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Weekend Fun in Fairfax County - May 22-24, 2015

A roundup of entertaining things to do this weekend.

A roundup of fun things to do this weekend in Fairfax county.

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Clifton Caboose Twilight Runners Race Despite Rain

Late spring showers went from light to heavy as runners lined up to begin the annual Clifton Caboose Twilight Run on Saturday, May 16. Undeterred by the rain, competitors in the one-mile run-walk race took off around 6 p.m., followed shortly thereafter by five-kilometer runners.

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McAuliffe Signs Bill to Get Food Trucks Rolling in Virginia

Food trucks, those compact mobile restaurants that have become wildly popular on the streets of Washington, D.C., are getting closer to expanding their tread-print in Virginia.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Memorial Day Weekend Fun: May 22-25

Events near Alexandria and Mount Vernon for Memorial Day weekend.

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Arlington Memorial Day Weekend Fun: May 22-25

Events near Arlington for the weekend of May 22-25.

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Potomac Memorial Day Weekend Fun: May 22-25

Events in and near Potomac for the weekend of May 22-25.

15 Cappie Nominations For Local Schools

The 2014-15 Cappie nominations for high-school theater were announced Monday night, with two local schools garnering a total of 15 nominations. Fairfax High received nine nods for “Big: The Musical,” and Paul VI got six for its play, “The Miracle Worker.”

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Tennessee Williams With a Humorous Attitude

Providence Players to Present “The Glass Mendacity.”

“The Glass Mendacity,” the name alone draws quizzical smiles with its off-kilter, double-take title. It is a parody play created by mixing and mingling Tennessee Williams’ iconic dramatic characters and situations into a lighthearted comic production.

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Potomac Hunt Race-Goers Broil in Sun and Fun

At the Kiplinger family’s “Bittersweet Field.”

It was hot. Brutally hot, at the 63rd running of the Potomac Hunt Races on Sunday, May 17. The weatherman repeatedly called for cloudy, stormy weather. Wrong. By 1 p.m. when the first race at the Kiplinger family’s “Bittersweet Field,” Poolesville, and a couple thousand tailgate picnics were already in full swing, more than just horses had broken out in a full sweat.

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Cappies Review: Meeting a Hefty Challenge

Edison High production of ”Annie Get Your Gun.”

Shouts of "pull!" and rounds of rifle shots permeate the air. With a personable, pioneering feminist, competitions galore, and shooting champions running up and down the aisles of Thomas Edison High School's auditorium, the school's rendition of ”Annie Get Your Gun” hit the stage with all the right notes.

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Fresh and Delicious Date Night at Workhouse Arts Center

It was Date Night at the Chef’s table in Lorton on Saturday, May 16. Three couples registered for a class and learned how to cook a four-course gourmet meal.

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Thought-provoking Classic

“A Man for All Season” arriving at NextStop Theatre.

“The show may be set in 16th Century England, but the issues raised have little changed over the centuries”, noted Todd Huse, who plays the central role of Thomas More in the upcoming production of “A Man for All Seasons” at NextStop Theatre.

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Cappies Review: A Warm Welcome to the ‘60s

South Lakes High School's production of “Hairspray” showed that "You can't stop the beat" of these performers.

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Silver Anniversary Coming to Arts Festival

Bob Simon’s silhouette, sculpture, painting, jewelry, birds’ nests, marimbas, stained glass windows and more attracts 40,000 to Reston this weekend.

Dozens stopped to watch Adam Crowell play his art Sunday at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival. “Teachers said it over and over when I pounded on desks, lockers and books. ‘That’s not a drum,’” he said.

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Alexandria People at Work: Martha Teaches Tea Etiquette

"Oh my goodness, I can see your elbows," Martha Washington said to Mary "Peggy" White who attended the Sunday afternoon tea at Gadsby's Tavern in Old Town.

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