Entertainment Calendar: Vienna, McLean, Great Falls
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Entertainment Calendar: Vienna, McLean, Great Falls

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Ongoing

Students’ Art Work on Display. At Great Falls Starbucks, 9863 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Falls Studios in collaboration with Great Falls Starbucks presents “Still Life in the Style of American Realism,” the work of 10 young artists ages 7-13 years who studied under Michela Mansuino, artist and Fellow at Studio Incamminati/Philadelphia in summer camp at the Arts of Great Falls. The exhibit space in the Starbucks conference room rotates the work of local students from the Arts of Great Falls, Colvin Run Elementary, Forestville Elementary and Great Falls Elementary schools. Visit www.GreatFallsStudios.com.

Oak Marr Farmers' Market. 8 a.m.-noon at Oak Marr RECenter, 3200 Jermantown Road, Oakton. Every Wednesday through Nov. 13, rain or shine. Vendors include produce, meats, eggs, cheeses, pies, cured and smoked meats, popsicles, sorbet, bread, croissants, falafel sandwiches, humus, and pesto. Call 703-281-6501 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/farmersmarkets/oak-marr for more.

McLean Farmers Market. Fridays, through Nov. 15, 8 a.m.-noon at Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Sixteen local farmers and producers will sell fresh produce and fruits; meats; breads and pastries; jams; dairy products and eggs; herbs; flowers, coffee, and more. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/farmersmarkets/mclean.

Great Falls Farmers Market. Year-round, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 778 Walker Road, Great Falls. Music, vendors, fresh produce, fresh prepared food, delightful bakery, spices from around the world, wild-caught fish, grass-fed, free-range meats, organic-fed poultry and eggs. Email kathleen@greatfallsfarmersmarket.org for more.

Oakton Farmers Market. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Unity of Fairfax Church, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Year-round weekly farmers market in Oakton. Local produce, meats/eggs, dairy, baked goods, and more. Admission is free. Visit community-foodworks.org.

Mah Jongg Cards. Order cards through Jan. 15, 2020, from Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland St. 2020 Mah Jongg cards are $8 for small cards and $9 for large cards. Official cards and will be sent directly from the National Mah Jongg League in late March/early April 2020. Go to bit.ly/mahjonggcards2020 or email iva.gresko@gmail.com to order.

Wednesday/Nov. 13

Gourds and Gobblers. 1-2 p.m. At Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls. Turkeys seem to be on everything this time of year. Give your preschoolers a chance to learn about this important bird at the “Gourds and Gobblers” program at Riverbend Park. Did you know that wild turkeys still roam in Great Falls? Give your kids a chance to learn about this shy bird and some of the other animals and plants that are an important part of our Thanksgiving tradition. This program is designed for youngsters age 2-5. Call 703-759-9018 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/riverbend.

Duckhorn Wine Dinner. 6:30 p.m. At Broadway Gallery, 1025-I Seneca Road, Great Falls. Broadway Gallery and BRX American Bistro present the Duckhorn Wine Dinner. Come savor a five-course meal paired with five unique wines. Cost is $85/person. Broadway Gallery will be presenting new works by lauded Japanese artist, Hiromi Ashlin, known for her intricate multimedia origami creations. Hiromi's work will be featured on the BRX gallery wall from Nov. 13 to Jan. 4, 2020. To RSVP, call 703-433-9050.

Nov. 14-16

”A Midsummer Night's Dream.” 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 14, 15, and 16 and 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 16. At James Madison High School, 2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna. This classic Shakespearean comedy is full of whimsy as magically confused lovers fight, craftsmen rehearse a poorly-produced play for a wedding, and fairies meddle in the lives of mortals. Tickets are available at www.madisondrama.com for $10 and at the door for $12.

Friday/Nov. 15

Young Adult Game Night. 7:30-9:30 p.m. At Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, 1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. The Young Adult Ministry at Lewinsville Presbyterian Church will be hosting its third Game Night of the program year. Bring friends and games you are interested in playing. Contact Pastor Annamarie Groenenboom at email: agroenenboom@lewinsville.org or call 703-356-7200. Visit the website: https://www.lewinsville.org/events/young-adult-game-night/

Nov. 15-17

Still Life & Floral Workshop. Friday, 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. At The Arts of Great Falls, 756 Walker Road, Great Falls. The paintings of nationally-acclaimed artist Robert Johnson evoke a newfound appreciation for the power and elegance of work done in the classical tradition. This workshop will present the principles underlying this approach to art that have been passed along for the last five centuries from master to apprentice, teacher to student, and artist to artist. Call 703-232-1575.

Saturday/Nov. 16

Harvest Marketplace. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 8601 Wolftrap Rd., Vienna. Come browse for unique items and keepsakes that will make great gifts and home decor as we transition into the Christmas Season. A variety of vendors will be present. Relax and enjoy a cup of coffee and baked goods at the Cafe. Prepare for Christmas this year by making your own Christmas Lantern (Parol). Visit the website: https://www.olgcva.org/news-post/~post/harvest-marketplace

Model Railroaders Open House. 1-5 p.m. at the Vienna Depot, 231 Dominion Road NE. Northern Virginia Model Railroaders hold an open house at the Vienna Depot each month and on Vienna celebration days, including Viva! Vienna and the Vienna Holiday Stroll. Free admission. Call 703-938-5157 or visit www.nvmr.org.

LARD Dog & The Band of Shy. 4 p.m. At The Alden Theater, at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Cost is $15/$10 MCC district residents. Parents’ Choice Award-winners Lard Dog & The Band of Shy have burst onto the family entertainment scene converting countless families to be fans of their quirky universe and highly infectious tunes. Call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit the website, www.mcleancenter.org.

Nov. 17, 24, and Dec. 8

Celtic Concerts. 5 and 7 p.m. At the Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls. Presents the 17th season of family friendly, Fall Traditional Celtic Concerts, a five-week series of top quality music from the British Isles, Brittany (France), the Celtic areas of Northern Spain, and the Americas, staged in the Snuggery (dining room). Featuring nationally recognized Celtic musicians, the concerts are performed in a listening room by the fireside. Tickets must be purchased in advance at oldbrogue.com -- $18 general admission/$12 children. Season ticket: $80/$60. Visit the website: www.ionamusic.com/brogue.shtml or www.oldbrogue.com or call the Old Brogue at 703-759-3309.

Sunday/Nov. 17

Turkey Trot 5K Race. 8 a.m. At Tysons Corner Park, Greensboro Drive, McLean. This the first official professionally run 5K Race in Tysons Corner sponsored by Rotary of Tysons, Lerner Corporation and other Tysons businesses to support local charities. Cost is $45. Email Catherine Ahearn at cgahearn@gmail.com.

Breakfast Buffet. 8 a.m. to noon. At Vienna American Legion Post 180, 330 Center Street, N, Vienna. Get omelets, scrambled eggs, blueberry pancakes, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy and more. Adults $10, children 12 and under $4. For more information, call 703-938-6580.

Traditional Celtic Music. 5 and 7 p.m. At The Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls. Fall concert of traditional Celtic music of the Irish Inn Mates which features Tina Eck (Irish flute and whistles), Jesse Winch (bodhrán Irish bouzouki, banjo), Mitch Fanning (fiddle) and Zan McLeod (bouzouki, guitar, mandolin). The band of highly skilled musicians is much beloved by the Mid-Atlantic Irish community, and are performers of traditional Irish music. The Old Brogue is a fully licensed restaurant, with a masterful selection of ales and world and Irish cuisine. Tickets must be purchased in advance at oldbrogue.com - $18 general admission/$12 children. Call 703-759-3309.

Tuesday/Nov. 19

Heroines of Washington. 6 p.m. At The Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. Heroines of Washington is a March of Dimes event that recognizes and honors professional women in the D.C. Metro Area for their dedication to community service. Cost is $300. Email: Kate Leib at kleib@marchofdimes.org

Author William S. Connery. 7:30-9 p.m. At Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E, Vienna. Discussion of Col. John Singleton Mosby, the Grey Ghost, in the Civil War and beyond. Books available for sale and signing. Free. Visit the website: https://librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/event/541197

Wednesday/Nov. 20

Holy Happy Hour. 6:15 p.m. at Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, 1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Rock music from the 1969 Woodstock event featuring Lewinsville’s pipe organ with guitars, bass, drums, and vocals. Artists: Bruce Deatley, drums; Joe Koenig, guitar; Clay McConnell, bass & vocals; John Nothaft, organ. For more information, visit https://www.lewinsville.org/concerts/ or call the church office during business hours 703-356-7200.

Thursday-Saturday/Nov. 21-23

Christmas Craft Sale. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. At Oakton Church of the Brethren, 10025 Courthouse Rd., Vienna. This big annual fundraising craft sale features a variety of handmade items, craft supplies, holiday decor, baked goods, a soup-and-salad lunch, and more. Free admission. Hours are 10-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10-4 p.m. Saturday. Visit the website: www.oaktonbrethren.org.

Book Sale. At Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. The Friends of the Great Falls Library hold their semi-annual book sale in the branch in time for the Christmas season. In addition to a nice selection of Christmas books for kids and adults alike, we feature a great variety of genres in books, DVDs, audio books, CDs and eclectica. Donations for the sale will be accepted for as long as we have the space!

Dates and times: Thursday, Nov. 21, Members Pre-Sale (join at the door, $15) 6-8 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 22, Book Sale open to public 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 23, Book Sale open to public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 23, 4-5 p.m. Books $5/bag. For details, contact the Library at 703-757-8560, or friendsofthegreatfallslibrary@gmail.com.

Nov. 21-24

”You Can’t Take It With You.” Show times are Thursday thru Sunday at 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinee at 1:30 p.m. At McLean High School, 1633 Davidson Road, McLean. Meet the Sycamores, the family that is the very definition of eccentric itself. Directed by Phillip Reid and Assistant Directed by Annalise Kirby, the cast is led by Graham Cole, Benjamin Cudmore, John Godwin, Wyatt Lahr, Will Chapman, and Michael Aten.. The rest of the show is double cast, with Amanda Mulet, Easton McCollough, Jackie Stoll, Nate Fimbres, Rebecca Blacksten, Georgia Titus, Sheridan Dalier, Kiera Murphy, Tess Mellinger, Kylee Majkowski, Sanjna Kaul, Owen Stevens, Becca Sullivan, and Clarre A’Hearn leading the Fulton Cast, and Erica Bass, Sophie Camus, Kara Murri, Connor Mulhall, Avery Versaw, Erin Sharpe, Lyssa Bass, Emilia Ermanoski, Celine Jelinski, Chris Tillotson, Skye Bailey, Laura Connors, and Jack Abba leading the Dwayne Cast. Tickets are $12 online, $15 at the door, and $8 for students, and can be purchased at https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/15599.

Friday/Nov. 22

McLean Art Society Meeting. 10 a.m. to noon. At The McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Gale Pean, a proponent of palette knife painting, will be the featured artist. She will be doing a demonstration of techniques. Guests are welcome. Call 703-790-0123.

“Simon and Garfunkel [Revisited] Live in Central Park.” 7 p.m. At The Alden Theater, at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Recreated by Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers. Cost is $40/$35 senior/$30 MCC district residents. “Simon and Garfunkel [Revisited] Live in Central Park” uses visual media, a terrific band and vocalists’ beautiful voices to bring to life an accurate and honest recreation of the concert’s original 21-song set list, including two songs not included on the 1982 concert album. The recreation pays homage to the folk-rock legends with Lee Lessack’s and Johnny Rodgers’ own voices and musicianship rather than impersonations or “tribute band” antics. Call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit: www.aldentheatre.org.

Saturday/Nov. 23

1950s Sock Hop. 7-9 p.m. At the Auxiliary Gym at Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street, SE, Vienna. Presented by the Historic Vienna, Inc. There will be a short dance lesson at 7 p.m. followed by DJ'ed music. Light refreshments included. Admission $5; 5 years old and younger free. Tickets at the door. Also advance tickets are available in advance at the Freeman Store and Museum, 131 Church St., NE, Vienna. Call 703-938-5187, historicviennava@gmail.com. More information at www.historicviennainc.org.

Nov. 23-24

Christmas Market/Santa. Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. At Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, 1301 Trap Road, Vienna. Come shop hand-crafted holiday gifts, fine art jewelry, nature photography, paintings, wreaths (Sunday only), candles, bake sale and gift wrapping. Take your own photos with Santa Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Visit the website: https://www.andrewchapelumc.org/upcoming-events/

Sunday/Nov. 24

Inova Blood Drive. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. At Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church. Save the date now to donate blood at TRS. One unit of blood can save up to three lives. Contact Nancy at nancycb700@gmail.com. Visit the website: https://www.inovabloodsaves.org/index.cfm?group=op&expand=23633&zc=22043

An Afternoon of Opera and Song. 4 p.m. At Saint Francis Episcopal Church, 9220 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Frank Conlon is an Amadeus Concerts treasure and his annual turn on this series as collaborator and host is keenly anticipated by audiences. His unique insights and matchless experience allow him to bring top voices from around the nation and around the world. Tickets are $40 and may be purchased at the door or online at http://www.amadeusconcerts.com. Students 17 and under and active military are admitted free of charge. A pre-concert lecture by Music Director A. Scott Wood will begin at 3:15 p.m. A reception will follow the concert, at which attendees may meet and chat with the performers and fellow music lovers.

Monday/Nov. 25

Wreath Making Workshop. 12:45 p.m. At Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna. The Ayr Hill Garden Club’s November Meeting will feature Nancy Moats who will be leading in making holiday wreaths using fresh greens from gardens. A 12-inch frame plus wire and ribbon will be provided. Bring greens. The cost is $5. For more information, email emilielarson@rcn.com.

Sunday/Dec. 1

Fair Trade Fair. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. At Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, 1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. This annual Fair Trade Sale will feature products from Ten Thousand Villages. Checks, cash, and credit cards are accepted. Beautiful hand-crafted products from around the world will be available for purchase. Call the church office during normal business hours at 703-356-7200 or visit the website:

https://www.lewinsville.org/events/fair-trade-fair/

2019 Celebration of Lights. 3:45-6:30 p.m. At the Village Field in Great Falls (behind the Post Office). Celebrate the beginning of the season with the 29th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies next to the fire as you listen to local children's choral groups sing seasonal music. The petting zoo and pony rides will keep your kids busy until Mr. and Mrs. Claus arrive by antique fire truck to light the tree. The timeline is as follows:

3:45 p.m. - Great Falls United Methodist Preschool

4:00 p.m. - Village Green Day School

Pony Rides and Petting Zoo begin

4:15 p.m. - King's Kids Preschool

4:30 p.m. - Siena Academy

4:45 p.m. - St Francis Creche Preschool

5:00 p.m. - Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive to light the tree

5:15 p.m. - Forestville ES Ensembles

5:30 p.m. - Great Falls ES

5:45 p.m. - Colvin Run ES Singalong

6:00 p.m. - Live Nativity (pony rides and petting zoo close)

Volunteers are needed between 4-6 p.m. Contact info@celebrategreatfalls.org if you are available. After Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in an antique fire truck to light the Great Falls Tree, they will meet all children who wish to share their holiday wishes.

Monday/Dec. 2

Model Railroaders Open House. 6-9 p.m. at the Vienna Depot, 231 Dominion Road NE. Northern Virginia Model Railroaders hold an open house at the Vienna Depot each month and on Vienna celebration days, including Viva! Vienna and the Vienna Holiday Stroll. Free admission. Call 703-938-5157 or visit www.nvmr.org.

Dec. 6-8

Book Sale. At Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Dates and times: Friday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 8 ,1-4 p.m., which is half-price or $10 per bag sale. Call 703-790-8088.

Saturday/Dec. 7

Holiday Sing-A-Long. 4 p.m. At Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Featuring the U.S. Marine Band “The President’s Own.” Performances are free and no tickets required.

Sunday/Dec. 8

Santa Visits. 12 - 2 p.m. At Freeman Store and Museum, 131 Church Street, NE, Vienna. Presented by the Historic Vienna, Inc., The jolly ol’ elf will listen to children’s holiday wishes in the decorated parlor next to the Christmas tree. Free admission; no reservations necessary. Questions? Call 703-938-5187, email historicviennava@gmail.com, or visit historicviennainc.org.

Christmas Concert. 6 p.m. At Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, 1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. “Waiting for the Messiah” – a blend of the Christmas Section of Handel’s Messiah with Advent and Christmastime favorites. Also features Artists: Lewinsville’s vocal and bell choirs, featuring orchestra. Visit https://www.lewinsville.org/concerts/ or call the church office during business hours 703-356-7200.

Saturday/Dec. 14

Model Railroaders Open House. 1-5 p.m. at the Vienna Depot, 231 Dominion Road NE. Northern Virginia Model Railroaders hold an open house at the Vienna Depot each month and on Vienna celebration days, including Viva! Vienna and the Vienna Holiday Stroll. Free admission. Call 703-938-5157 or visit www.nvmr.org.

Sunday/Dec. 15

Santa Visits. 12 - 2 p.m. At Freeman Store and Museum, 131 Church Street, NE, Vienna. Presented by the Historic Vienna, Inc., The jolly ol’ elf will listen to children’s holiday wishes in the decorated parlor next to the Christmas tree. Free admission; no reservations necessary. Questions? Call 703-938-5187, email historicviennava@gmail.com, or visit historicviennainc.org.

Ongoing

Drop-in Mah Jongg. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon at McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Players should have a basic understanding of the rules and should bring their current American MJ League card. For McLean District residents. Email emvarner@verizon.net for more.

Camp Grow Registration Open. Camp Grow at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, in Vienna, invites children to explore nature through hands-on activities, gardening, discovery walks, crafts, music, storytelling, and animal programs. Camp Grow is designed to engage, challenge, educate and encourage a sense of community. Camp Grow values and encourages inclusion of all campers in every activity. Visit www.novaparks.com/things-to-do/camps/ for more.

The Golden Girls of Northern Virginia, a senior women’s softball league, is looking for players. Any woman over the age of 40 is encouraged to join. All skill levels are welcome. Games are on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings in Vienna, April-October. Other activities during the year. Visit www.goldengirls.org.

Free Tai Chi. Through Oct. 26, Saturdays, 7:55-9 a.m., meet on the outdoor basketball court located directly behind the Dolley Madison Public Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean Central Park, McLean. Introduction and beginners’ practice. All are welcome. Moves indoors for fall and winter. Call 703-759-9141 or visit www.FreeTaiChi.org for more.

Trivia Night. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. at Lost Dog Cafe - McLean, 1690 Anderson Road, McLean. Trivia featuring multiple winners and fun door prizes. Free to play. Visit www.facebook.com/EarthTriviaDc/ for more.

The Freeman Store & Museum Wednesday through Sunday noon-4 p.m. 131 Church St. NE, Vienna. The Freeman Store & Museum is dedicated to Preserving and promoting Vienna’s heritage through the identification, preservation, and interpretation of history significant places, events, and persons. Historicviennainc.org

Bingo Night. Sundays. 4 p.m. Flame Room, Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 400 Center St. S, Vienna. $10. www.vvfd.org/bingo.html.

Gentle Yoga. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Emmaus United Church of Christ, 900 E Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Gentle Kundalini Yoga, one free introductory session, senior discounts. Increase flexibility, improve breathing and health, reduce stress. Ravi Kaur has 15 years experience teaching yoga. $15 per session. Visit www.edimprovement.org or call 571-213-3192.

Colvin Run Mill open 11-4 p.m. daily, closed Tuesday. 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Fairfax County's operational 19th century water powered gristmill, offers recreational and educational activities for all ages through daily tours, school programs and special events. Fees: $7/adult, $6 students 16+ with ID, $5 children & seniors. Admission to park is free except for some special events.