Events in the Arlington area for the weekend of May 1-3
Meet the Vienna man who owns the favored horse in the Kentucky Derby.
Kaleem Shah won’t have a wager on Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. “I do not gamble,” he says. But he will have much more than a rooting interest. Shah, who lives in Vienna, is the owner of Dortmund, one of the favorites in this year’s Run for the Roses.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the McLean Day festival’s existence. A number of enhancements will give the beloved festival a “facelift,” while still maintaining the hometown feel and fun for which it has come to be known.
Gourmet food trucks will change the food game at McLean Day 2015.
Now celebrating 100 years, McLean Day continues to evolve with the times. This year, the food offerings will be changed by the appearance of several popular gourmet food trucks offering everything from eggrolls and lobster rolls to fried Oreo cookies and crepes.
Opening day highlights local, sustainable food source in residents’ backyards: deer.
On Saturday, April 25, Great Falls restaurants helped kick off opening day for the summer season at the Great Falls Farmers Market with a focus on a local, sustainable food source in residents’ backyards, deer.
Sponsored by Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, the annual food-fest draws hundreds throughout the day.
The 2015 Taste of Vienna was the chilliest food-fest since its inception – and cloudy, as well - but the weather did not appear to keep away local and not-so-local folks from coming by to sample signature dishes of popular restaurants, and, if you were a kid, to bounce in the bounce house.
Summer Concert Series, ViVa! Vienna! highlight spring, summer fun.
Fun activities starting in Vienna in May.
Women’s Club raises funds for charities.
The New Dominion Women’s Club held its annual “Arts Night Out” on Friday, April 24 at the McLean Project for the Arts in the McLean Community Center.
Ribbon-cutting and Derby-Q event.
The City of Fairfax’s brand-new Old Town Square will make its debut Saturday, May 2, with two special events. First, at 9 a.m., will be the official ribbon-cutting on the City’s new gathering place that features decorative fountains.
Seated right onstage, the audience becomes part of the action when Woodson High presents an original musical, “Waiting.” It presents a slice of teenage life, as seen through the eyes of servers at a diner. The cast and crew of nearly 70 have been rehearsing since February, and the show is the world premiere of a play by Sarah Motes Ashley. She and Woodson Director Terri Hobson attended Woodson together as teens.
In today’s world, many young people spend so much time on their smartphones that they miss chances to just go out and play. But Fairfax High’s production of “Big: The Musical” reminds them and others to sometimes be kids again and have fun doing so.
A roundup of entertaining things to do this weekend.
A roundup of fun things to do this weekend in Fairfax county.
When the Fairfax County Park Authority wanted to create a new cultural resources event for the public, Pirates was an alluring theme for citizens and their families.
“Persistent Voices” to explore the effect of AIDS.
The visionary choreographer Daniel Phoenix Singh is returning to Reston CenterStage with a premiere of his newest dance theater work, “Persistent Voices.” Singh is known for crossing cultural and artistic boundaries in his dance works. He wants his works to communicate to an audience as “a vehicle for social change and community development.”
Events near Centreville and Chantilly for April 24-26