Fairfax County Weekender


 Friday, Feb. 22: Be Amused 

Fun Flicks: Watch movies based on children’s books (call for titles). Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Pohick Regional Library. All ages.10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, Meeting Room 1/2. Free but registration required. Register online.(Sign up each child and adult separately) For information call 703-644-7333.

Also on Friday:

Woodcock Watch: Woodcocks breed in early spring through beautiful night courtship flights. Learn about this breathtaking annual ritual from an Ellanor C. Lawrence Park naturalist. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Elklick Woodlands Nature Preserve in western Fairfax County. Participants must be at least age eight. $6/person. Register online. For information and directions call 703-631-0013.

 Saturday, Feb. 23: Be Entertained and Amused

Live Onstage: Sleeping Beauty – The Broken Spell: When the prince learns he is to marry the princess known as Sleeping Beauty, he has a right to worry! She falls asleep every chance she gets. Little does he know that a mysterious spell has been cast upon her and he must soon find a cure before it is too late and she falls asleep forever. 3 to 4:30 p.m. in W3 Theater at Workhouse Arts Center. $12/adults and $8/children under 12. Buy tickets online. Limited seating; advance ticket reservations recommended. For information call 703-584-2900.

Also on Saturday:

Doc Scantlin and His Imperial Palms Orchestra: Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to swing with Doc, Chou Chou and the rest of the gang. Doc’s band knows and plays just about everything but focuses on the works of Cab Calloway, George Gershwin and Irving Berlin. 8 to 10 p.m. at the Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center. $30/person. Buy tickets online. For information call 703-790-0123.

Live Stand Up Cool Cow Comedy: Jermaine Fowler performed as a finalist in NBC's Stand Up for Diversity and is currently on tour with Comedy Central. He is on SyFy's brand new series "Insane or Inspired," Adult Swim's "The Eric Andre Show," and the reboot pilot of "In Living Color." Due to material, all patrons must be at least 18. Line-up of performers subject to change without notice. Two shows: 8 and 10 p.m. in W3 Theater at Workhouse Arts Center. $15/person (advance reservations strongly recommended as previous performances have sold out). Buy tickets online. For information call 703-584-2900.

 Sunday, Feb. 24: Be Enlightened

Winter Lecture: Herbs in the Landscape: If you already have a garden or are just starting out, herbs make a great addition to the landscape to add color and texture, while adding fragrance and flavor for the kitchen and many winged friends. Learn how to add herbs to your landscape to lower maintenance and watering needs. Presentation includes photos. 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens. $10/person. Register online. For information call 703-642-5173.

Also on Sunday:

Barred Owl: Stream Valley Hunter: Meet a live barred owl and learn to recognize its call. Learn how to spot owls in our woods and how they are well adapted hunters of the night. 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. $5/person. Register online. For information call 703-941-1065.

Maple Syrup Boil-Down: The sap is rising and the maple trees are tapped. Now it’s sugaring time! Watch and learn as sap is boiled down into sweet syrup over an open fire. Sample the delicious combination of maple syrup over fresh baked cornbread for $3, while supplies last! Noon to 2 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site. No registration required. For information call 703-759-2771.

Readers Theater Live! Stories for All!: The Chantilly High School Drama Department will present humorous stories and fairy tales featuring acting, audience involvement and Readers Theater. Sure to entertain the entire family! All ages. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Chantilly Regional Library Meeting Room. Free. Register online. For information call 703-502-3883.

Young Soloists Recital: Free classical music series includes a Young Soloist recital to showcase the talents of local school-age musicians. Pianists Andrew Zhang, Felix Fei, Luke Alexander Ratcliffe, Clara Guo and Alan Wei (Clara and Alan are a piano duo) are joined by violinists Sam Panner and Aiden Kane who also plays the viola. 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center. No tickets required. 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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