Fairfax County Weekender — Nov. 22-24, 2019

Nov. 22: Hello Darkness My Old Friend

Simon and Garfunkel [Revisited] Live in Central Park: Recreated by Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers: In 1981, more than 500,000 music fans gathered in Central Park to witness the now legendary reunion of folk duo Simon and Garfunkel. Award-winning recording artists, Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers recreate that magical night: “Mrs. Robinson,” “Homeward Bound,” “Scarborough Fair,” “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” “The Sound of Silence” and many more. 7 p.m. at McLean Community Center. $40 Non-McLean/$35 Seniors/$30 Mclean. Buy tickets online. For more information, call 703-790-0123.

Also on Friday:

Treat Yo’Self 101: DIY Lip Balm: Learn how to make your own lip balm using a few simple ingredients and a microwave. From 5 to 5:30 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library. Teens. Free. Register online. For more information, call 703-765-3645.

Game On! Food, flicks, gaming and Friday night fun. From 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library. Teens. Free. Register online. For more information, call 703-644-7333.

“Vic’s Mix”: RUBBERBAND Dance Group presents their latest work of innovative contemporary dance.  From 8 to 10 p.m. at George Mason Center for the Arts. All ages. $29 to $48. Buy tickets online. Ticket office, 703-993-2787.

Nov. 23: Big Brother

“1984”: Aquila Theatre presents one of the great novels of the 20th century.  From 8 to 10 p.m. at George Mason Center for the Arts. $26 to $44.  Buy tickets online. Ticket office, 703-993-2787.




Also on Saturday:

Tri-M Performance Showcase: Members of Hayfield High School’s Tri-M Music Honor Society perform. From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at John Marshall Library. School-age children. Free. For more information, call 703-971-0010.

Meet the Author: Rashed Hasan: The local author will discuss “Social Consciousness: Removing the Middleman Volume 3,” the newest volume of his series studying the Qur’an. From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at George Mason Regional Library. Adults. Free. For more information, call 703-256-3800.

Saturday Crafterday– Marimo Moss Jars: Make your own terrarium with Marimo moss. From 2 to 3 p.m. at John Marshall Library. Ages 13 and up. Free. For more information, call 703-971-0010.

Floral Design Workshop – Fruits and Vegetables: Certified floral designer Betty Ann Galway shows you which edibles work well in flower arrangements and demonstrates techniques for incorporating them. You leave with a stunning arrangement of flowers and edibles to accent your home. From 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens. Adults. $39 per person, plus $30 for supplies. Register online. For more information, call 703-642-5173.

My Sky Tonight! Preschoolers are full of questions about the world around them. Join a naturalist to explore the wonders of the night sky with activities, stories and a craft. From 7 to 7:45 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. Ages 3 to 5. $8 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register online. For more information, call 703-941-1065.

Nov. 24: Blue Jean Baby

Bluegrass – Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass: The band has made its own niche in the bluegrass world, playing powerful, unadorned and intense traditional bluegrass for those that like it “straight-up.” Part of the Bluegrass Barn Series at Frying Pan Farm Park. Doors open at 6 p.m., show time is 7 p.m. Food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Buy tickets online. For more information, call 703-437-9101.


Also on Sunday:

Discovery Days: During this hands-on interpretive hour, you may search for animals, make biscuits and butter, explore a stream or more. Contact the park for program topics. From 1 to 2 p.m. at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Ages 3 and up. $7 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-631-0013.

Naked Tour: See Sully behind the scenes as never before — completely open for all to see. With your guide, walk freely through the home of Richard Bland Lee, the first congressman from Northern Virginia, without museum barriers. Clothing required. 1 to 2 p.m. at Sully Historic Site. Ages 5 and up. $8 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-437-1794.

Kids Nature Journaling: Children will learn basic drawing skills and how to set up a field sketch page and make accurate drawings to sharpen their observations. All participants take home an art kit to keep. The program includes a short hike; dress appropriately for the weather. All supplies included. From 2 to 4 p.m. at Huntley Meadows. Ages 8 to 13. $15 per child. Register online. For more information, call 703-768-2525.

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