Week in Fairfax

What's happening this week in Fairfax.

KidsFest Offers Two Days of Fun

Fall for Fairfax KidsFest returns to the Fairfax County Government Center on Oct. 4-5.

Enjoy the best that fall has to offer at the 22nd annual Fall for Fairfax KidsFest, Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.

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A Classic Message Play

Providence Players of Fairfax present “Of Mice and Men.”

One of Nobel Prize recipient John Steinbeck’s most acclaimed works, "Of Mice and Men," is coming to the James Lee Community Center Theatre.

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Crafts, Festivals and Dancing

A sampling of local, fun events this fall.

Below is a partial listing of some fun and exciting autumn events happening in the local area:

It’s Almost Time for Fairfax Fall Festival

Crafts, food, music, children’s rides and lumberjacks.

There’s something for everyone at the Fairfax Fall Festival. This year’s event is slated for Saturday, Oct. 11 (rain date, Oct. 12), from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and offers everything from crafts to food, music, children’s activities, rides, four stages of entertainment and lumberjacks.

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It’s All Relative

“Three Sistahs” returns to MetroStage.

It’s the third funeral in as many years for Olive, Marsha and Irene, sisters brought together by tragedy in “Three Sistahs,” a poignant tale of family relationships now playing at MetroStage Theatre.

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Maestro’s Musings

‘Dare to…’ Opening Night

I am very excited about the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra's opening night concert on Saturday, September 27th at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center.

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Crafts, Festivals and Dancing

A sampling of local, fun events this fall.

A highlight of every autumn is the fall festival at Cox Farms, 15621 Braddock Road, just off Pleasant Valley Road, in Centreville. It runs daily from Sept. 27-Nov. 4, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Lake Anne to Host Multicultural Festival on Sept. 27

Reston residents will be able to travel the globe in their own backyard this weekend. The 14th annual Reston Multicultural Festival will bring the community’s founding principle - to be open to all - to Lake Anne Plaza on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a celebration of culture.

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Beer, Bourbon and BBQ in Tysons

New festival gathers a crowd in Lerner Town Square.

A traveling festival new to Tysons Corner brought people into the urban center from all over the region. The Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival broke new records for Tysons’ festivals this year, attracting more than 4,000 visitors to the new Lerner Town Center on Saturday.

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Blood and Guts 5K Race

5,000 expected for apocalyptic zombie race at Bull Run Regional Park on Oct. 25.

The third-annual Blood and Guts 5K Run will take place Saturday, Oct. 25 at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville.

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Cox Farms Ready To Host Visitors

Fall Festival for families, Fields of Fear for teens.

Whether area residents are in the mood for giant slides, rope swings, hayrides, baby animals, apple-cider doughnuts or a pumpkin slingshot, they’ll find all these things and more at Cox Farms.

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Fall Family Fun Abounds in Vienna

Myriad of events make the crisp season festive.

When the air turns crisp and the leaves burst into color, it’s fall in Northern Virginia.

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Getting Ready for Potomac Day

Annual parade brings community together.

Oct. 25 is Potomac Day — and residents are already anticipating the excitement. Many are looking forward to the Grand Parade where children – and moms and dads too — can catch candy tossed from cars and trucks, spot a dentist dressed like the tooth fairy, cheer for their favorite businesses, political candidates and musical groups and applaud local Potomac leaders.

Naz Akbar Exhibits at Katie's

A Great Falls artist Naz Akbar will be exhibiting at Katie's Coffee from Oct. 3 to the Oct. 31 in an art exhibit "Moments to Remember."