Feb. 16: Foreign Policy Film
Great Decisions Series: Watch the film produced by the Foreign Policy Association and participate in a roundtable discussion on current events and U.S. foreign policy options. This month’s topic is “Russia’s Foreign Policy.” Discussion materials will be available at the info desk. Light refreshments served. From 2 to 4:15 p.m. at Reston Regional Library. Adults. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-689-2700.
Also on Friday:
Astronomy Campfire: 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 Burke Lake Park. Ages 4 and up. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. $7/person. Register online. For more information, call 703-323-6600.
Galentine’s Day Quote-Along Movie: Don’t sit at home writing in your very sad book. Get your best gals (and guys) together for the hilarious movie “Bridesmaids” (R). There will be plenty of fun, including an ugly bridesmaid dress contest. From 8 to 10 p.m. at the Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Must be 18 or older to attend. Admission and popcorn are free; bring your own non-alcoholic beverage. Prop bags are $5/each. Supplies are limited; advance purchase recommended. Buy prop bag online. For more information, call 703-790-0123.
Feb. 17: Drumroll, Please
U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps – A Musical Revolution: Rat Tat Tat! The U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps will present “A Musical Revolution” featuring the instruments and music from the Revolutionary War. From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Thomas Jefferson Library. All ages. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-573-1060.
Also on Saturday:
Eco-Savvy Gardening – Skyward Gardening: Make the most of limited garden space by going vertical. In this half-day symposium, learn alternative approaches to small space gardening using rooftops, balconies and terraces. From 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens. Adults. $58/person. Register online. For more information, call 703-642-5173.
Beatles and Bubblegum: Sing, dance and explore the music of The Beatles, The Monkees and other bands from the ‘60s and ‘70s. From 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library. All ages. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-644-7333.
Goodbye Booze – The Music of Prohibition: Historian Gregg D. Kimball of the Library of Virginia will trace the Prohibition musical legacy through spoken narrative, period images and live and recorded music. From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Chantilly Regional Library. Adults. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-502-3883.
Astronomy Festival: Enjoy activities including guided star gazing, looking through the telescope and listening to ancient stories about the constellations round the campfire. Participate in other activities and games throughout the evening. Hot chocolate and snacks available for purchase. Canceled if it’s raining or snowing. From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Turner Farm Park. Ages 3 and up. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. $10/person. Register online. For more information, call 703-324-8702.
Feb. 18: Funny Man, Funny Fable
“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”: The facts are these: Mark Brutsché is a very funny man and “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” is a very old story. Or is it that Mark Brutsché is a very old man and “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” is a very funny story? You and your whole family can decide. From 3 to 4:30 p.m. at The CenterStage, Reston Community Center – Hunters Woods. $10/person. Buy tickets online. For more information, call 703-390-6167.
Also on Sunday:
Winter Lecture Series – Design Inspiration: Global gardens and wild places provide inspiration for garden design. Christopher Lloyd’s long border, Burle Marx masterpieces or Jensen council rings, as well as boundless prairies and cathedral woodlands, are all grist for the designer’s mill. Plantsman and author Cole Burrell explores how landscapes, gardens, iconography and experiences inspire the magnificent gardens he creates for clients with diverse needs and expectations. From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens. Adults. $10/person. Register online. For more information, call 703-642-5173.