2: If It Walks Like a Duck...
Preposterous political disregard, buffoonery and cynicism at
a time of economic and political crisis. No, it's not a
current newspaper headline; it's a description of the great
Marx Brothers film "Duck
classic political farce that was banned by Mussolini makes
the Capitol Steps seem tame, and you will enjoy it even more
with Groucho historian Frank Ferrante's introduction. 8 p.m.
McLean Community Center's Alden Theatre. $8/person ($5/McLean
Community Center district residents.) For information call
Also on Friday:
Woman Made: A curated exhibition centered around
works made, created and inspired by women handpicked
from around the D.C. Metro region, in honor of National
Women's History Month. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Runs through March
25, hours vary.) Workhouse Arts Center. Free. For information
3: Eat Dessert First!
Get your chocolate on as the City of Fairfax Regional
Library takes part in the city's Chocolate Lovers Festival
Chocolate Lovers Events.
"Chocolate-Covered Fairy Tales" with Gary Lloyd
begin at 2 p.m. and the Unchained Harmony Quartet shares
their fun, spirited performance style at 3:30 p.m. Register
online for the storytelling event. No registration
necessary for the concert. 2 p.m. ("Chocolate
Covered Fairy Tales") and 3:30 p.m. (concert).
Free. For information call 703-293-6227.
Also on Saturday:
Winter Garden Treasures: Green Spring curator Brenda
Skarphol introduces you to members of the dogwood and witch
hazel families that will brighten gray days and provide you
with cheery early blooms that hint of spring. The outdoor
class offers a closer look at these diverse and beautiful
trees and shrubs. Participants will receive thorough fact
sheets on each plant covered in the class. 1 tp 3 p.m. Green Spring Gardens. $15/person.
online or call 703-222-4664. For information call
Theatre for Young Audiences - "Sinbad, the Untold
Story": Join the adventure as Sinbad and Ittifaq
(a pampered young lady) battle a bitter sorceress who has
cast a poison cloud over the city. Experience daring
swordfights, flying carpets and genies! Who will win the day?
Advance ticket reservations recommended. 10 a.m. and 1
p.m. (Saturdays through March 31.) Workhouse Arts
Center. $12/adults, $8/children 12 and under. For
information call 703-584-2961.
ArtNotes: Síor-Óg Irish Band, March 3: Join the
Workhouse in an early St. Patrick's Day celebration. Síor-Óg
performs primarily traditional Irish tunes, songs, dances and
verse, accompanied by Irish step dancers. The band also
performs Celtic music from such places as Scotland, Wales and
the Asturian and Galician regions of Spain. 4 p.m. Workhouse
Arts Center. $10/person. Advance ticket reservations
recommended. For information call 703-495-0001.
Evening With Groucho: Frank Ferrante's outrageous,
hilarious and uncanny portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho
Marx is loaded with the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes
and songs, including "Hooray for Captain Spaulding"
and "Lydia the Tatooed Lady." You'll literally become
part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs his way throughout the
performance in grand Groucho style. 8 p.m. McLean Community
Center's Alden Theatre. $25/person ($18/McLean Community
Center district residents.) For information call
Workshop: Tammy Burke, horticulturist, will show how
to start annuals and perennials from seeds and cuttings.
Various techniques, potting media and resources will be
presented. 10 a.m. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. $5/person.
Reserve a spot (required) by calling 703-255-3631.
4: Fly Like an Eagle (or a Snipe)
The marshes at Pohick Bay offer a marvelous opportunity for
beginning birders to find birds well-known but rare (like
eagles) and little known but common (like snipe!). During the
and Snipe Watch, enjoy a walk through the woods to a
magical bluff overlooking the marsh for sightings of eagles,
snipes and water birds. Hot chocolate tops the
experience! Meet at the mini golf parking lot. 2 to 4
p.m. Pohick Bay Regional Park. For reservations call
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
A complete list of county calendars is also available online.
To request this information in an alternate format, call
TTY is 711 unless otherwise indicated.