Friday, Nov. 2: Talkin' Turkey
Wild turkeys roam Riverbend’s meadows and riverbanks. Learn
about these elusive and seasonal birds with games and
activities during Riverside Campfire:
Terrific Turkeys. Bring a toasting stick; s’mores
provided. Come early if you’d like to bring a picnic or hot
dogs to toast. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Riverbend Park. $4/person.
online. For information call 703-759-9018.
Saturday, Nov. 3: Revolutionary!
Before Richard Bland Lee made his home here, Sully was an
Indian hunting ground, a pathway to the west and a tobacco
quarter. At Colonial Day
learn the daily routine of Revolutionary War soldiers.
Discover daily life skills that allowed the farm family to
feed and clothe themselves, and also to have fun. Gather
round the cook fire to keep warm. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sully Historic Site. $8/adults,
$6/children. (A house tour is included in the fee.) For more
information call 703-437-1794.
Also on Saturday:
Cabaret Series at the Workhouse: Broadway
Memories: A spirited evening of music and
laughter from the Broadway songbook. The cast will lead
audiences on a tour of some of the greatest hits from the
Great White Way, with the best of yesterday and the newest
hits playing today. Featuring some of the region’s finest
performers and musicians. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.,
performance at 8 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center. $25/person
(includes a complimentary hors d’oeurves plate). For
information call 703-584-2900.
e-reader Holiday Shopping Guide: Planning
to give or receive an eBook reader this holiday season? Learn
about the features and capabilities of popular eReaders and
how you can use them to access the library’s eBook
collection.1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Kingstowne
Library. Free. Register
online. For information call 703-339-4610.
Jazz Masters with John Eaton: The Wit and Wisdom of
Cole Porter: Pianist, scholar
and humorist John Eaton explores the career and life of
American composer Cole Porter in this lecture/recital.
Musical virtuosity and insightful commentary reveal the
secrets of composer-lyricist Porter's magic: Porter's songs,
arising from their wonderful melodic foundation, combined
with his incomparable lyrics, meld melancholy and joy. Eaton
brings his unique interpretations to this amazing music with
his performances of "Begin the Beguine," "Night
and Day," "Anything Goes" and many more.
Please note that this is a lecture with musical examples,
not a concert performance. 1 p.m. McLean
Community Center’s Alden Theatre . Free. For
information call 703-790-0123.
Sunday, Nov. 4: Song and Dance
Bluegrass-David Peterson & 1946: David
Peterson & 1946 capture the essence of why bluegrass was
so direct and compelling in its original form and why we're
still enjoying its complexity years later. Support the
Bluegrass Barn by becoming a season pass holder. Season pass
includes admission to all shows, plus prime reserved seating.
Doors open at 6 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor
Center. $12/person advance, $15/person at the door.
(Patron season passes: $132/person.) Advance purchases:
roster at door, please present ID. 703-437-9101.
Also on Sunday:
Howard Fishman & the Biting Fish Brass Band: A
contagiously exuberant five-piece New Orleans-style brass
band, the Biting Fish is Howard Fishman's tribute to the Big
Easy, his former home. Ever-evolving and increasingly
difficult to pin down, Fishman filters a deep passion for New
Orleans jazz, Brooklyn soul, open-hearted country, blues and
gospel music through a completely original, experimental
aesthetic, to create a sound entirely his own. The band
performs originals mixed with a classic brass band repertoire
of spirituals, blues, gospel and funk. 3 p.m.
Reston Community Center's CenterStage. $30/person
($15/Reston Community Center district residents.) For
information call 703-790-0123.
Demonstrations: Watch the blacksmith fire up
his forge and listen to the ring of his hammer as he strikes
the anvil to make iron tools and utensils. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Colvin Run Mill Historic Site.
Free. For more information call 703-759-2771.
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
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.