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Weekend Planner: Dancing, Live Theater and Stand-Up Comedy

Friday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 18

Making plans for the weekend?  Take a look at Patch’s list of events happening locally this Friday through Sunday.

 

Jokeslingers Comedy Tour

  • Where: Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton
  • When: Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8 and 10 p.m.
  • Why Go: Featuring stand-up comedians Alex Moore, Brian Kerns and Adam Dodd.  Due to the nature of the material, this show is intended for adults only.
  • Price: Tickets are $20 at the door.

 

MVCCT presents: Oklahoma!

  • Where: Bryant Alternative High School, Alexandria
  • When: Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m.
  • Why Go: Enjoy this popular Rodgers and Hammerstein musical featuring classic showtunes such as “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’”, “Surrey with the Fringe on Top” and more.
  • Price: Tickets are $10 online and $12 at the door.

 

Hope for Help 5K

  • Where: New Hope Church, Lorton
  • When: Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8 a.m.
  • Why Go: Run or walk to raise money for the “Feed My Starving Children” organization.  Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers.  There will also be a “Kids Mini Color Run” for ages 12 and under. 
  • Price: Race day registration is $35; $15 for “Color Run”.

 

Run for Shelter 5K and 10K

  • Where: US Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria
  • When: Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8 a.m.
  • Why Go: Proceeds will benefit Carpenter’s Shelter and the fight against homelessness.  Awards will be presented to the top male and female finishers.  There will also be a 1-mile “Fun Run” for kids.
  • Price: Race day registration is $40; $30 for “Fun Run”.

 

Suspicious Cheese Lords Concert

  • Where: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Alexandria
  • When: Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Why Go: This renaissance-style concert will be followed by a wine and cheese reception.
  • Price: Adults: $20; Seniors: $15; Students and Teachers: $10

 

Date Night: Ballroom Social Dance

  • Where: Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton
  • When: Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 – 10:30 p.m.
  • Why Go: Enjoy light refreshments and a cash bar as you dance the night away.  If you’d like to brush up on your skills, you’re welcome to join the Cha Cha mini-lesson at 7:30 p.m. for an additional fee.
  • Price: Social Dance: $10 per person; Mini-Lesson: $5 per person

 

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Concert

  • Where: GMU Center for the Arts, Fairfax
  • When: Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m.
  • Why Go: An evening of Beethoven, with guest conductor Kenneth Woods and violinist Benjamin Beilman.  Don’t miss the pre-performance lecture at 7 p.m.
  • Price: Tickets range from $25 - $55

 

Needlework Workshop

  • Where: The Athenaeum, Alexandria
  • When: Sunday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Why Go: Learn about 18th century needlework, and begin your own project to take home.  This class is intended for those of an intermediate skill level or confident beginners.  Space is limited, and reservations are required.
  • Price: $20 per person – includes materials

 

CROP Hunger Walk

  • Where: Begins at Living Savior Lutheran Church, Fairfax Station
  • When: Sunday, Nov. 18 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Price: See website for fundraising details.
  • Why Go: Join this 20th anniversary event to help provide food, shelter and emergency relief to those in need both locally and around the world.   The route is 3.6 miles long, and there will be light refreshments, live music and an awards presentation following the walk.  Please bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the ECHO food pantry.

 

Snowflake Stampede

  • Where: Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville
  • When: Sunday, Nov. 18 beginning at 4:30 p.m.
  • Why Go: This 2.5 mile run/walk lets you preview the Bull Run Festival of Lights on foot.  Please bring a non-perishable food item to benefit “Food for Others”.  Space is limited, so pre-register to secure your spot.
  • Price: Adults: $15; Kids: $10

 

Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: Claude Debussy – Clair de Lune and Beyond 

  • Where: GMU Center for the Arts, Fairfax
  • When: Sunday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.
  • Why Go: Celebrate the French composer’s 150th birthday with favorites such as Fireworks, Girl with the Flaxen Hair, Isle of Joy and more.    
  • Price: Tickets range from $19 - $38

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Nature Highlights:

  • Living History Event at Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville.  Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.   
  • Thanksgiving Design at Green Spring Gardens, Annandale.  Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m.  For adults.  $35 - $37 per person – Registration Required.
  • Nature Craft at Mason Neck State Park, Lorton.  Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m.  Weekend parking is $4 per vehicle.
  • Making Light at Sully at Sully Historic Site, Chantilly.  Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m.  $5 per person.
  • Thankful, Thoughtful, Thanksgiving at Green Spring Gardens, Annandale.  Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.  For ages 4 and up.  $6 - $8 per person – Registration Required.
  • American Indian Foods Tasting and Tea at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale.  Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.  For ages 3 and up.  $15 - $17 per person – Registration Required.
  • Eagle Eye at Mason Neck State Park, Lorton.  Saturday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m.  Weekend parking is $4 per vehicle.
  • Astronomy Campfire at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale.  Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.  For ages 3 and up.  $6 - $8 per person – Registration Required.
  • Occoquan Riverboat Tour at Occoquan Regional Park, Lorton.  Saturday, Nov. 17 from Noon – 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18 from 1 – 8 p.m.  Adults: $10; Kids 12 and under: $5.
  • Turkey Walk at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, Chantilly.  Sunday, Nov. 18 at 9 a.m.  For ages 2 and up.  $5 - $7 per person – Registration Required.
  • Birding Belmont Bay at Mason Neck State Park, Lorton.  Sunday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m.  Weekend parking is $4 per vehicle.
  • Baking Workshop at Sully Historic Site, Chantilly.  Sunday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m.  For ages 9 and up.  $25 - $27 per person – Registration Required.
  • Mammals of Mason Neck at Mason Neck State Park, Lorton.  Sunday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m.  Weekend parking is $4 per vehicle.

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