This Weekend: Live Music, Chocolate and Sinbad

Planning on having fun this weekend?

What will you do this weekend? Let Patch help you decide with our list of various local events happening this Friday through Sunday.  

Basic Gardening: Veggies in Small Places

  • Where: Green Spring Gardens, Annandale
  • When: Friday, March 2 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 
  • Why Go: Want your own veggie garden but don't have the space? Learn to grow food you love in any size home of yard. 
  • Price: $10 for Fairfax County residents; $12 for non-residents

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday:

  • Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! at Burke Centre Library, Friday, March 2, from 10:30–11:30 a.m. FREE – Registration required.
  • Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Extravaganza at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale. Saturday, March 3 from 2:00–3:30 p.m. $6 - $8 per person – Registration required.
  • Studio 3 Theatre: “Sinbad: The Untold Story”

  • Where: , Lorton
  • When: Beginning Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Why Go: Studio 3 specializes in shows for kids of all ages. Children will follow Sinbad in an adventure with flying carpets and sword fights
  • Price: $12 for adults/$8 for kids under 12 
  • Chocolate Lovers Festival

  • Where: Various locations in Fairfax
  • When: Friday, March 2 through Sunday, March 4
  • Why Go: A weekend of chocolate-themed fun? C'mon, now. 
  • Prices vary, but most events are FREE
  • Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

  • Where: Begins at the intersection of King and Alfred streets in Alexandria
  • When: Saturday, March 3 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Why Go: See a traditional parade in a beautiful city
  • Price: FREE
  • Family Fun: Feathers in Flight

  • Where: Green Spring Gardens, Annandale
  • When: Saturday, March 3 from 2 – 3 p.m.
  • Why Go: Enjoy a nature hike as you watch for birds returning from their winter migration. Learn about the birds that make this trip each year. For ages 5 and up.
  • Price: $6 for Fairfax County residents; $8 for non-residents – Registration required.

    ArtNotes: Sior-Og Irish Band

  • Where: Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton
  • When: Saturday, March 3 at 4 p.m.
  • Why Go: A performance by this local Irish band includes Celtic music, traditional folk tunes, and step dancing.
  • Price: $10 – Reservations recommended.
  • Ballet Folklorico De Antioquia

    • Where: GMU Center for the Arts, Fairfax
    • When: Saturday, March 3 at 8 p.m.
    • Why Go: Don't miss a chance to see this authentic Colombian dance ensemble on their first tour of the USA. Pre-performance discussion starts 45 minutes before the show
    • Price: $23-$46 

    Nordwest Deutsche Philharmonic

    • Where: GMU Center for the Arts, Fairfax
    • When: Sunday, March 4 at 4 p.m.
    • Why Go: Conducted by Eugene Tzigane, and featuring cellist Amit Peled. Enjoy an afternoon with this world-renowned German orchestra. The program includes music by Grieg, Brahms, and Victor Herbert. There will be a pre-performance discussion beginning at 3:15 p.m.
    • Price: $25 - $50






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