Fairfax County Weekender


 Friday, Jan. 3: Jazzy Notes

Cabaret Series — Welcome to the Speakeasy: Ramble through the Jazz Age as talented performers tackle the tunes inspired by the gin-joint atmosphere. Take one part Broadway, add a dash of hot jazz, shake well and you’ve got the perfect musical martini, served up by a sizzling cast of singers. Featuring classic and contemporary songs, lots of laughs and just a little naughty. From 8 to 9:30 p.m. at the W3 Theatre, Workhouse Arts Center (also on Saturday from 8 to 9:30 p.m. and from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday). $25/person includes planche campagnarde. Buy tickets online. For information call 703-584-2900.

 Saturday, Jan. 4: Look Up!

Astronomy Festival: Enjoy activities including guided stargazing, looking through the telescope and listening to ancient stories about the constellations around the campfire. Other activities and games will be going on throughout the evening, with hot chocolate and snacks available for purchase. Cancelled if raining or snowing. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Riverbend Park. $5/person online or $6 at the door. Register online. For information call 703-759-9018.

Also on Saturday:

Flying Squirrels: Gliding in Tonight: Join the naturalist calling in these amazing gliders of the night and look for flying squirrels at roosting boxes, as well as learn how you can encourage flying squirrels to visit your yard. From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. $6/person. Register online. For information call 703-941-1065.

 Sunday, Jan. 5: Lasting Impressions

Art Reception: Come see the work of watercolor and collage artists Jan Burns and Loy McGaughy in the exhibit "Revisiting Nature – Far and Near" and also tour the Horticulture Center to see the Vienna Arts Society's 2014 Winter Art Show and Sale. Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. From 1 to 3 p.m. at the Historic House at Green Spring Gardens. Free. For information call 703-642-5173.

Also on Sunday:

Madelle Duo: Madelle Duo, composed of violinist Rachelle Betancourt and cellist Madeleine Kabat, has won top prizes in numerous international and national competitions. In addition to her work as a soloist, Betancourt is a member of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. After making her solo debut with the Cleveland Orchestra at age 18, Kabat has performed with orchestras all over the world. From 3 to 4:30 p.m. at The Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center. Free. For information call 703-790-0123.

  • Information was correct at time of publication.  Please contact individual event sites to confirm programs are being held as scheduled. 
  • The Fairfax County Weekender highlights a selection of county events taking place each weekend. Many more events and activities can be found at the Parks and Library pages, and elsewhere on the Fairfax County website. Additionally, the towns of Herndon and Vienna as well as the city of Falls Church offer many arts, entertainment and recreational opportunities.  
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