Fairfax County Weekender — Jan. 24-26, 2020

Jan. 25: Collage Life

Cut Wife – A Fragmented Life Pieced Together: For close to 10 years, Dafna Steinberg has worked predominantly in collage, including themes that relate to the experiences of women and the fragmentation of their bodies. She also makes work about interactions between men and women and how these interactions play out in building relationships and understanding. Through March 9 at the Workhouse Arts Center. Adults. Free. For more information, call 703-584-2900.

Also on Friday:

OLLI Players Presents “Olli’s Follies II”: Start the new year with an afternoon of fun!  “Olli’s Follies” brings comedy, song and fun to audiences around the area with new sketches and songs. Bring a friend and chase away the winter blues. From 1 to 2 p.m. at City of Fairfax Library. Adults. Free. For more information, call 703-293-6227.Lego Club: Thousands of Lego bricks await your imagination. Come with friends or make new ones. From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at George Mason Library. Ages 6-12. Free. For more information, call 703-256-3800.

Lego Club: Thousands of Lego bricks await your imagination. Come with friends or make new ones. From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at George Mason Library. Ages 6-12. Free. For more information, call 703-256-3800.

Jan. 25: New Year, New Rat

Chinese New Year – Year of the Rat: Celebrate Chinese New Year with games, stories and crafts. Participate in a ribbon dance and a dragon parade. From 2 to 3 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. Ages 4 and up. $8 per person (children must be accompanied by a registered adult). Register online. For more information, call 703-941-1065.

Also on Saturday:

Acoustic Coffeehouse Presents Camerata Musica Renaissance Madrigals: This group specializes in madrigal pieces with rich harmonies, performing songs that range from the sacred to the silly, from Latin chants to love ballads. Light refreshments. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Pohick Library. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-644-7333.

MiY Makerspace (Make It Yourself): Teens access tools, techniques and hands-on learning experiences that will spark their imaginations and enrich their lives. Once a month, a topic will be introduced and the teens will have opportunities to build on that knowledge and create something of their own. From 2 to 3 p.m. at Burke Centre Library. Ages 10-16. Free. Register online. For more information, call 703-249-1520.

Making Ice & Ice Cream at Walney: Crank ice cream as you discover how ice was harvested and stored on the 19th-century farm. Try using ice tongs. From 2 to 3 p.m. at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Ages 4 and up. $8 per person (children must be accompanied by a registered adult). Register online. For more information, call 703-631-0013.

Reston Summer Camp Expo: Learn about hundreds of Reston-area summer camps and out-of-school activities – all in one place. The event also features youth sports organizations and providers. Bring the whole family for a fun and informative morning of snacks, music, games, prizes and resources. Teens: there will be on-the-spot interviews for excellent summer employment opportunities. From 9 a.m. to noon at Reston Community Center. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-390-6158.

Hiplet Ballerinas: Hiplet fuses classical pointe technique with African, Latin, hip-hop and urban dance styles that are rooted in communities of color. It was specifically designed to make ballet accessible to all, by mixing it with current popular songs that will be familiar to audiences who don’t normally attend ballet performances. 6 p.m. at McLean Community Center. All ages. $30 Non-McLean/$20 McLean. Buy tickets online. For more information, call 703-790-0123.

Alonzo King LINES Ballet: In “Figures of Speech,” the dance company interprets the rapid decline of world languages. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts. Pre-performance discussion with Caroline Rocher, adjunct professor in the School of Dance and former LINES company member begins at 7:15 p.m. All ages. $29-48.  Buy tickets online. For more information, call 703-993-8888.

Jan. 26: Designer Gardens

Winter Lecture – Bunny Mellon’s Oak Spring Gardens: Rachel “Bunny” Mellon was a gardener, artist and icon who created countless gardens for famous friends and family, including the White House Rose Garden and the Potager du Roi at Versailles. But her most intimate garden is the half-acre, walled garden at her estate in Upperville, Va. Head gardener Judy Zatsick will share the joys and challenges of carrying on the spirit of Bunny Mellon at Oak Spring Foundation. From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens. Adults. $10 per person; $12 at the door. Register online. For more information, call 703-642-5173.

Also on Sunday:

Cornerstone Saxophone Quartet Concert: The retired Washington, D.C., premier military band members present a program of classical transcriptions, jazz, marches and original music. From 3 to 4 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library. Adults. Free. For more information, call 703-765-3645.

Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: Commemorating Rachmaninoff and Debussy: Virtuoso pianist and storyteller Jeffrey Siegel and his “concerts with commentary” format.  7 p.m. at the George Mason Center for the Arts. All ages. $31 – $49 per person. Buy tickets online. For more information call, 703-993-8888. 

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