Friday, Nov. 18: Dishing Up Dance
Small Plates Choreography Festival: Come for a
curated evening of dance representing professional
choreographers in the DC metro area. From 8 to 10 p.m. (also
Saturday) in the
W3 Theatre, Workhouse
Arts Center. $15/general admission; $10/student or
senior. Buy tickets
online. For information, call 703-584-2900.
Also on Friday:
Rockhounders – Fall Series
: A hands-on approach to geology for children ages 6 to
12 includes rock/mineral classification, plate tectonics,
fossils and collecting (this week’s topics are volcanoes and
earthquakes). From 5 to 6 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center.
Topics vary each week. $7/child. Register
online. For information, call 703-451-9588.
Saturday, Nov. 19: Got-Grain?
A Bountiful Harvest
: Wheat and corn were the two main crops grown at Sully.
Stop by the kitchen to see foods made using those two grains
and make a corn husk doll and a woven wheat ornament to take
home. From 1 to 3 p.m. at Sully Historic Site.
Ages 5 and up. $10/person. Register
online. For information, call 703-437-1794.
Also on Saturday:
”Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters – An African Tale”:
When a great African king desires a wife, only the most
perfect maidens in the land are invited to meet him. Mufaro's
pride and joy, his two daughters of very different
dispositions, embark on the long journey to be presented to
the king. Along the way, they encounter a number of
mysterious situations that unknowingly test their courage,
kindness and strength of spirit. Combining authentic African
drumming, powerful choreography and thrilling original music,
the splendor of Zimbabwe and the African continent comes to
life in this musical adaptation of the award-winning,
"Cinderella" tale. From 2 to 3 p.m. at The
Alden, McLean Community Center. Ages 5 and up.
$15/person. Buy tickets online.
For information, call 703-790-0123.
The Old Capitol Prison: Historian Jon Vrana will
discuss the Civil War-era Old Capitol Prison and some of its
notable events and inmates. From 2 to 4 p.m. at Martha Washington Library.
Adults and teens. Free; register
online. For information, call 703-768-6700.
: Enjoy a campfire and learn what ancient cultures saw in
the stars. Make s’mores over the embers after hearing tales
of the constellations. From 7 to 8 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center.
Ages 4 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult
registered in the program. $6/person. Register
online. For information, call 703-941-1065.
Ballroom Social Dance: Bring a friend, a date or a
group to enjoy a casual, fun night out. All skill levels
welcome. Mini-lesson on the swing, 7:30 to 8 p.m. Social
dance led by a professional ballroom instructor from 8 to
McGuireWoods 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
Sunday, Nov. 20: Music, Maestro!
Reston Community Orchestra – A Sonic Spectrum: The
opening concert of the orchestra's 2016-2017 concert season
will demonstrate a wonderful diversity of musical styles and
textures written by proven masters of composition. From 4 to
5:30 p.m. in the
Community Room, Reston Community Center – Hunters Woods.
Free admission; donations accepted at the door to offset
production costs. For information, call 571-449-7095.
Also on Sunday:
Concerts at The Alden: Come for the Young Soloists
Recital that showcases the talents of local school-age
musicians. This concert features Christopher Schmitt on
piano. From 3 to 4 p.m. at The
Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center. Free; no tickets
required. For information, call 703-790-0123.
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.