Friday, Nov. 22: Bright
Walk of Lights: The enchanted world of Meadowlark’s
Winter Walk of Lights is open seven days a week through Jan.
6. From 5:30 to 10 p.m. at
Meadowlark Gardens. Timed tickets required. Weekday rates
(Monday-Thursday excluding holidays): age 13+/$12, age
3-12/$7, children under 3 are free. Weekend and holiday
rates: age 13+/$13, age 3-12/$8, children under 3 are free.
online. For information call 703-255-3631.
Also on Friday:
Bull Run Festival of Lights: For more than 12
years the Bull Run Festival of Lights has drawn thousands of
visitors to celebrate the winter holiday season with a
magnificent display of lighted wonders. This year's festival
is open through Jan.5 at
Bull Run Regional Park. Monday-Thursday: 5:30 to 9:30
p.m., Friday-Sunday and holidays: 5:30 to 10 p.m.
Admission fee. For information call 703-631-0550.
Black ‘n Blue Boys: Dael Orlandersmith
premiered this uncompromising show garnering high praise from
audiences and critics alike. In this work, he embodies seven
male victims of abuse – across racial and socio-economic
backgrounds – with compassion and laser-like insights. Strong
language and adult situations; suitable for adults only. From
8 to 9:30 p.m. at
Reston Community Center’s CenterStage. $40/person. Buy
online. For information call 703-476-4500.
Saturday, Nov. 23: Bird's-Eye View
Walk: Join master gardener and local bird
enthusiast Harry Glasgow for a guided bird walk. Look for
migrants on their way to southern wintering grounds as well
as familiar year-round birds. Bring binoculars, dress for the
weather and the walk. Stay for refreshments to review the
walk and compile the bird list. From 9 to 11 a.m. at Green Spring
Gardens. Free, but please RSVP at 703-642-5173.
Also on Saturday:
Gustafer Yellowgold: Gustafer is a friendly
creature who came to Earth from the sun and is living out an
explorer's life in a slightly psychedelic version of the
Minnesota woods. Enjoy this multi-media performance of live
music, animated illustrations and storytelling. From 3 to 4
Reston Community Center’s CenterStage. $10/person. Buy
online. For information call 703-476-4500.
Mike: Join manager Mike McCaffrey for a free
walk through the park to learn about the plants and animals
at home in the Pohick Stream Valley. From 3 to 5 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature
Center. Free, no registration required. For information
Owl Outing: These nocturnal raptors are
pair-bonding and looking for nesting sites at this time of
year. Prowl the park after dark to listen for and learn about
local owls and possibly see a barred owl. From 4:30 to 6:30
p.m. at Huntley
Meadows Park. Meet at the visitor center and dress for
the weather and standing off trail. $6/person. Register
online. For information call 703-768-2525.
Cool Cow Comedy Presents Kevin Lee: Kevin Lee
captivates his audience with amazing magic, breathtaking
juggling and outrageous comedy. A la carte cash bar, soft
drinks and concessions sold before performance (no outside
alcoholic beverages). Due to material, all patrons must be 18
and older. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. and 9 to 10:30 p.m. in the W3
Arts Center. $15/person in advance; $20/person day of
show; free tickets for active or retired military. Tickets
For information call 703-584-2900.
Sunday, Nov. 24: Native Americans
American Indian Foods Tasting and Tea:Taste
the flavors enjoyed by Woodland American Indians in the 1600s
while sitting communally around the “fire.” Listen to stories
about local animals, enjoy traditional games and make a game
to take home. From 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature
Center. $15/person. Register
online. For information call 703-941-1065.
Also on Sunday:
Turkey Walk: Discover the wild turkey’s
habits and secret ways during a walk in the cedar forest.
From 9 to 10 a.m. at E.C. Lawrence
Park. $5/person. Register
online. For more information call 703-631-0013.
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.