Nov. 15: Life is a Cabaret
Cabaret One Night Stands: Renowned cabaret artists
Michael Sharp and Mary Payne eachperform a solo 45-minute set
as pianist Jacob Kidder leads you in an
evening of music and laughter. From 8 to 9:30 p.m. at the W3
Arts Center. $25/person; $20/senior or military and
$15/student with ID. Buy tickets
online. Ticket includes light fare; cash bar available.
For information call 703-584-2900.
16: All Aboard!
the Turkey Train: Take a ride on Engine #62 to learn
about early American Thanksgiving celebrations. Make a craft
to take home and learn American Indian hunting skills.
Rides are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at
Lake Fairfax Park. Also on Sunday. $5/person; pay at
site. The park is also collecting nonperishable foods to be
donated to a local food bank. For more information call
Also on Saturday:
Tree Identification: Conifers: Learn to distinguish
a pine from a fir or spruce. Look at the scale needle
conifers and learn how to distinguish the junipers, cedars
and cypresses. Bring a 10X hand lens or magnifying glass and
dress for the weather. From 1 to 3 p.m. at
Green Spring Gardens. $20/person. Register
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
Tea: Not Just for Drinking: Learn how to cook with
tea as an ingredient in both sweet and savory recipes from 1
to 3 p.m. at
Colvin Run Mill Historic Site. $30/person; reservation
required. For more information and to make a reservation call
Park Manager Walk and Talk: Join Park Manager Kevin
Munroe on a walk to find out about the wetland restoration
project and learn about wildlife from 4 to 6 p.m. at
Huntley Meadows Park. Free, no registration required. For
information call 703-768-2525.
Ballroom Social Dance:Put on your dancing shoes and
join the monthly Ballroom Social Dance featuring
complimentary refreshments and a cash bar. All skill levels
welcome! Arrive early for a 30-minute mini-lesson on swing
dancing from 7:30 to 8 p.m. The social dance is led by a
professional ballroom instructor from 8 to 10:30 p.m. in the
Gallery (second floor of W-16), Workhouse
Arts Center. $10/person (Ballroom Social) and $5/person
(mini-lesson). Mini-lesson tickets sold only at the door.
Ballroom Social Dance tickets may be purchased
online, by phone or at the door. For information call
The Rite of Spring: 100 years after Igor
Stravinsky’s ballet score for “The Rite of Spring” debuted to
much controversy, Bowen McCauley Dance will perform the piece
with accompaniment as it was originally composed, for piano
four hands. The piece has been considered the staple of
modern dance - angular and abstract - with a score full of
harmonic dissonance and syncopated rhythms. After a brief
intermission, experience the 14-movement tour de force when
Darryl Brenzel conducts his arrangement, “The Re-Write of
Spring,” for the 17-piece Bohemian Caverns Jazz
Orchestra. From 8 to 10 p.m. at the
Reston Community Center’s CenterStage. $50/person. Buy
online. For information call 703-476-4500.
Christopher O’Riley – Out of My Hands: Christopher
O’Riley is well known for hosting NPR’s “From the Top” for
over a decade. He’s also well regarded for his live
performances and recordings of classical works from
Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Chopin, Ravel and more. But what
gets fans truly excited is his work as a crossover artist,
recording contemporary works such as Radiohead’s “True Love
Waits.” O’Riley will perform music from R.E.M., Portishead,
Cocteau Twins, Pink Floyd, Nirvana and others from 8 to 9:30
p.m. at The Alden
Theatre, McLean Community Center. $27/person, $22/senior
or student. Buy tickets online.
For information call 703-790-0123.
17: Music to Your Ears
Young Soloists Recital: This free concert showcases
the talents of local school-age musicians including Julia
Marie Angelo on violin, Raymond Lin on cello, and Emma Guo
and Lyric Yu on piano from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at The Alden
Theatre, McLean Community Center. Free, no ticket
required. For information call 703-790-0123.
Also on Sunday:
Sunday Soirée Series Dance: As inexpensive and
enjoyable dates go, they don’t get better than this! Come
hear the music of The Wayne Tympanick Trio as you try out
your favorite dance moves and enjoy appetizers and other
refreshments at the Autumn Splendor dance from 3 to 5 p.m. at
Community Center. $5/person; pay at the door. For
information call 703-790-0123.
Flying Squirrels: Gliding in Tonight: Join the
naturalist calling in these amazing gliders of the night and
look for flying squirrels at roosting boxes. Learn how you
can encourage flying squirrels to visit your yard. From 5:45
to 6:45 p.m. at
Hidden Oaks Nature Center. $6/person. Register
online. For information call 703-941-1065.
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.