Friday, June 1: State of the Art
The third installment of a highly successful exhibition
focused on the aesthetic of street art, urban culture and new
contemporary art ideologies,
Urban Decay 3, on display through June 24, focuses
on lowbrow, a widespread populist art movement with origins
in the underground comic world, punk music, hot-rod street
culture, graffiti and other subcultures. In conjunction
with the exhibit, a special RSVP First Friday event features
three major players in urban art. Gregg Deal, HKS181 and Asad
ULTRA Walker will discuss their work as it relates to street
art as a valid and historical art genre. The artists will
showcase their talents live as they paint two 8'x8' walls
that will then be raffled off during the exhibit's
opening reception on June 2, from 5 to 11 a.m. The
exhibit is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Wednesdays through
Saturdays), 12 to 5 p.m. (Sundays.) First Friday runs
from 7 to 9 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center. Free. For information
Saturday, June 2: Party Line
Celebrate Springfield Days with a Party
in the Park, featuring live music on the
entertainment stage, delicious food, a pet parade, Family
FitnessFest, farm animals, raptors and snakes, a pool
party and the animated movie "Happy Feet II" on the
big screen at dark. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. South Run RECenter. All
offerings are free, with the exception of food and wagon
rides. For more information call 703-866-0566.
Also on Saturday:
Evening Salute: Help celebrate the 237th birthday of
the U.S. Army and Fort Belvoir's Centennial Year with
performances from the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the U.S.
Army Blues Jazz Ensemble and the USO's Liberty Bells show
troupe. All are welcome to attend. Bring blankets to
sit out on the yard and enjoy the performances. Fort
Belvoir and U.S. Army exhibits will also be showcased
throughout the evening. 5 p.m. Fairfax County Government
Center. Free. To request reasonable ADA accommodations
Run Creek Walk: Explore one of Bull Run’s best
natural features, the Cub Run stream. Join a naturalist on a
netting excursion to the creek. Learn about the stream life,
catch crayfish, aquatic insects and fish. 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Bull Run Regional Park. Free. For reservations and more
information call 703-631-0550.
Mount Vernon Nights at the Workhouse! Featuring The Johnny
Artis Band: Bring a picnic and a comfy lawn
chair or blanket and enjoy the Johnny Artis Band, well-known
in the region for its fun-loving brand of R&B and Rock
& Roll. Come early and stroll through the gallery! 7 to 8
p.m. Workhouse Arts Center. Free. For information
Hidden Oaks Treasures Hunt: Ahoy matey! Prepare for
an adventure as you follow your treasure map to collect clues
finding treasures along a half mile of woodland and
stream trails. Some of the treasures include meeting live
woodland creatures, others are fun facts about native plants
and rocks and some include feats of daring. Children must be
accompanied by a registered, paying adult. 2 to 4 p.m. Groups
leave every 15 minutes. Hidden
Oaks Nature Center. $8/person. Register
online. For information call 703-941-1065.
Sunday, June 3: That Sinking
The Regatta is back! Who will sink and who will float? Come
cheer on contestants in the Cardboard Boat Regatta!
Awards for the best boats and costumes will be presented.
Boats will be judged at noon and the races begin at 2 p.m. Lake
Accotink Park. $25/boat. (
Download the registration form.) Admission for spectators
is free; however, a $4 parking fee/vehicle applies for those
entering the park on race day. For more information call
Also on Sunday:
Painting in the Park: Art lovers of all ages are
invited to participate in an outdoor art activity including
art projects for kids of all ages. Artists who would like to
paint "en plein air" are encouraged to bring their
supplies and add to the fun. 1 to 4 p.m. McLean Central
Park. Free. For information call 703-790-1953.
Kayak Tour: Join volunteer trip leader Scott Stewart
for an exciting adventure on the water of the Pohick Bay
Marsh. Glide by kayak while enjoying views of bald eagles,
great blue herons and other wildlife. No experience
necessary. Appropriate for ages 8 and above.
Participants under age 16 must be accompanied by
an adult. 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Pohick Bay Regional Park.
$30/person. For information and reservations (required)
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.