Weekend Events in Vienna, McLean and Great Falls


Weekly Storytime. Wednesday and Saturday. 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 7851 L Tysons Corner Center, McLean. Themes and Titles vary. Free admission.

"Harvey.” Check for show times. Nov. 12-Dec. 20. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this beloved classic is a treat for the whole family. Veta Simmons and her daughter Myrtle Mae have just moved back into town and are making quite a splash on the social scene. Gatherings and engagements abound as Myrtle Mae peruses for a viable suitor. $15-$30. . 703-854-1856.

Great Falls Decorating Contest. Through Dec. 22. Bring out your lights, bows, tinsel, inflatables and everything festive to help light up the holidays in town. Submit pictures of your business, organization or neighborhood to info@celebrategreatfalls.org and then vote for your favorites on our website. Voting runs through Dec. 22. www.celebrategreatfalls.org.

Meadowlark Gardens’ Winter Walk of Lights. Nov. 14-Jan. 4. A half-a-million colorful LED lights span the lakeside and gardens of Meadowlark Botanical Gardens off Beulah Road in nostalgic and fairytale scenes of the holiday season. http://winterwalkoflights.com/.

Bingo Night! 4 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27. Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 400 Center Street South, Vienna. The Vienna Volunteer Fire Department hosts smoke-free bingo every Sunday night in the Flame Room and activities include 33 games for a $100 prize each and one $1,000 jackpot game. Admission: minimum $10. 703-255-6300.

Vienna Lions Club Christmas Tree Sales. Weekdays noon-8 p.m.; Saturdays & Sundays 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Through Dec. 17. Walgreen's lot, 225 Maple Ave East, Vienna. Help the Lions help the youth, vision- and hearing-impaired of our community. Fresh, live, beautiful Christmas trees, wreaths, roping, Virginia peanuts, extra-large coloring books all for sale at the best prices in Town.

Dennis Crayon and Susan La Mont Exhibit. Through Dec. 20. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. View the works of two accomplished artists while attending a performance of “Harvey.” www.1ststagetysons.org. 703-854-1856.

Nutcracker Tea. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dec. 12 and 19. The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. Delight in a contemporary twist on the beloved holiday classic by the South Riding Dance School while you enjoy afternoon tea, petite sandwiches and pastries. All children will go home with a nutcracker doll. $79 per person. www.ritzcarlton.com/tysons. 703-748-4068.

Enchanted Forest Tea. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 6, 13, 20. The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. Watch a dazzling performance by the South Riding

Dance School as the Snow Fairy strives to save the woodland ballerinas from the Icicle King, whom is trying to freeze over the forest. Enjoy afternoon tea, petite sandwiches and pastries. $79 per person. www.ritzcarlton.com/tysons. 703-748-4068.

Thursday-Saturday/Dec. 3-5

”She Kills Monsters.” 7:30 p.m. McLean High School, 1633 Davidson Road, McLean. TheatreMcLean, the recently renamed award-winning theatre department at McLean High School, launches its new season by entering into the fantasy role playing realm of Qui Nguyen’s “She Kills Monsters.” This show marks the first production directed by new theatre faculty members Chip Rome and Phillip Reid. $12-$15. Mature audiences. visit https://sites.google.com/site/theatremclean/.


An Acoustic Evening with Over the Rhine. 8 p.m. The Barns, Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Founded Over the Rhine in 1991, music of the duo singers Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist is marked by literary influences by Lewis, Dylan Thomas, and T.S. Eliot. Detweiler and Bergquist released albums and have performed with Bob Dylan, Ani DiFranco and others. Tickets: $25-$28. For more information, visit http://www.wolftrap.org or call 703-255-1900.

Happy Holidays from Rocknoceros. 10:30 a.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Happy Holidays from Rocknoceros is a musical "Norman Rockwell" that captures the essence of the procession of holidays that punctuate each year with a festive exclamation point. $5. www.jamminjava.com.

Friday-Saturday/Dec. 4-5

Annual Renaissance Feaste. 7 p.m. Capital Church, 10233 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Journey back to Merrie Olde England for a festive evening of Renaissance-style dining and musical entertainment. Enter the Greate Halle for a spectacular holiday celebration featuring costumed servers, jesters, minstrels, musicians and the Langley Madrigals. Reservations required. Go to http://www.langleychorus.com/monthly-calendar/ to find out how to reserve your spot.

Fridays/Dec. 4 and 18

VBA Lead Share Breakfast. 7:30-9 a.m. American Legion, Post 180, 320 Center St, Vienna. Fee for breakfast required. Any questions, contact Linda Christ at Linda@LindaAChrist.com.

Saturday/Dec. 5

Holiday Open House. 1-4 p.m. Brightview, 10200 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Join the Brightview Great Falls community in ringing in the Winter Season! Enjoy the decorations, music, refreshments and good cheer.

Wolf Trap Holiday Sing-A-Long. 4 p.m. Filene Center, Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. This annual musical celebration hosts a performance by the United States Marine Band and a Sing-A-Long of Christmas carols and Hanukkah songs with choir and vocal groups from the metropolitan Washington area. Bring a candle and join the tradition of exiting the Filene Center with a candlelight processional during the last verse of “Silent Night.” Free admission. For more information, visit http://www.wolftrap.org or call 703-255-1900.

Christmas Bazaar. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Epiphany United Methodist Church, 1014 Country Club Lane, Vienna. Handmade Wreaths, See's Candy, silent auction and more. 703-938-3494. www.epiphany.com.

Lofty Salon 10th Anniversary Celebration. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Lofty Boutique Salon Spa, 354 W. Maple Ave., Vienna. Hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and shopping specials will be provided, and owner Mona Harb will be on hand to greet and chat. www.loftysalon.com. 703-242-0609.

Artist's Reception, Public Welcome. 3-6 p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Former Corcoran docent Ralph Dashner describes the printmaking techniques that led to his 23-piece exhibit, "Truth and Beauty: Fine Art Prints in the Digital Age." The exhibit will be on display through December. Free. DashnerFineArts@gmail.com.

Pure Barre Vienna: Grand Opening Party. 4-7 p.m. 218 Maple Avenue West Vienna. Join for a fun-filled celebratory open house evening. Come shop for sale, play raffle, meet the team and tour the studio. Stop by for a bite to eat and stay for a drink, or a few! Any question, contact at vienna@purebarre.com.

Artist Reception. 5:30-7:30 p.m. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. View the works of two accomplished artists while attending a performance of “Harvey.” www.1ststagetysons.org. 703-854-1856.

Saturday-Sunday/Dec. 5-6

Great Falls HolidayFest. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Great Falls Grange and the Old Schoolhouse, 9818 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Shopping, art, food, lights, crafts. Noon-4 p.m. Santa will be at the Old Schoolhouse for pictures. On Sunday, 4:30-6:30 p.m. will be the Celebration of Lights, which will have hot cider and cocoa, Yule log, choral groups, petting zoo, pony rides, live nativity scene and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus by antique fire truck. Town Christmas tree will be lit. Free. www.GreatFallsStudios.com.

Sunday/Dec. 6

Calmus. 7:30 p.m. The Barns, Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Experience the German A capella quintet as they sing traditional and contemporary holiday music. Tickets: $35. For more information, visit http://www.wolftrap.org or call 703-255-1900.