June 15: Hear Stories on the Hill
Storytime on the Hill: Wear your jammies and bring blankets to sit on and snuggle in as you listen to stories from long ago — the way the Mason family might have done in the 1800s. Enjoy the sunset and spectacular view. From 7 to 8 p.m. at Historic Huntley. Ages 2 to 12. $5/child. Register online. For more information, call 703-768-2525.
Also on Friday:
Summerbration – King Teddy: Swing to the lively tunes of King Teddy. Join the swing dancers and instructors to accompany King Teddy’s sounds. From 7 to 9 p.m. on the open-air piazza adjacent to Wiehle-Reston East Metro. All ages. Free; parking is free from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for concert. For more information, call 703-476-4500.
Mount Vernon Nights: While rooted firmly in the tradition of authentic Jamaican reggae music and dance hall, Jah Works also blends elements of hip-hop and popular tunes into their mix with a heavy dose of drum and bass. Combined with sweet melodies and catchy hooks, the group’s trademarks are on display. From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Grist Mill Park. Free. For more information, call 703-324-7469 (SHOW).
June 16: Percussion Party
The Uncle Devin Show: Journey through the land of percussion as you hear and play different instruments. From 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at Thomas Jefferson Library. Also from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library. All ages. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-573-1060 (Thomas Jefferson) and 703-830-2223 (Centreville).
Also on Saturday:
Rhythmaya: Explore Indian dance and music for the whole family. From 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library. All ages. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-293-6227.
Mount Vernon Nights: The infectious music and dazzling stage show of Cha Wa has been described as “funk with feathers” — a sound rooted in traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian music mixed with funk and soul, creating a nonstop groove machine. Cha Wa means “We’re coming for ya!” It’s a slang phrase used by every Mardi Gras Indian tribe. From 7 to 8 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center. Free. For more information, call 703-324-7469 (SHOW).
Ballroom Social Dance: Bring a friend, a date or a group to enjoy a casual, fun night out. All skill levels welcome. Mini-lesson from 7:30 to 8 p.m. on the tango. Social dance led by a professional ballroom instructor from 8 to 10:30 p.m. in the McGuireWoods Gallery (second floor of W-16), Workhouse Arts Center. $10/person (ballroom social) and $5/person (mini-lesson). Mini-lesson tickets only sold at the door. Ballroom Social Dance tickets may be purchased online, by phone or at the door. For more information, call 703-584-2900.
Taiwan Cultural Heritage Night: Enjoy the exotic and diverse beauty of Taiwanese culture, dance and music. From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Ossian Hall Park. Free. For more information, call 703-324-7469 (SHOW).
June 17: Dad’s Day
Annual Antique Car Show: Celebrate Father’s Day with more than 400 classic and antique cars at Sully’s 45th Annual Antique Car Show, co-sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Authority and The Model A Ford Club of America. Buy the car of your dreams at the Car Corral. Find the perfect accessory at the extensive flea market or showcase your own wares. Pre-registration is required to show or sell a car or to be in the flea market. Treat dad to lunch, then get your toes tapping to music from the heyday of these classic automobiles. From 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Sully Historic Site. All ages. $10/adult, $8/senior and $6/child. A tour of the historic house is included. Pay at site. For more information, call 703-437-1794.
Also on Sunday:
Animal Dads: Pretend to be a penguin, wolf and beaver dad as you learn about these doting fathers. Meet live animals and make a craft for your favorite father/grandfather. From 1 to 1:45 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. Ages 2 to 6. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $6/child. Register online. For more information, call 703-941-1045.
Spotlight by Starlight: Founded in 1969, the City of Fairfax Band is one of the area’s best-known community ensembles, bringing enjoyment to audiences of all ages with pop-style concerts of light classical, Broadway, jazz, film and patriotic music. From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mason District Park Amphitheater. Free. For more information, call 703-324-7469 (SHOW).