Falls Church Calendar: June 23-29, 2022

Thursday June 23

Write like a pro with YA Author Christina June. Young adult author Christina June will be at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library (7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church) to talk about topics like plot, dialogue, and world-building, from 1-2 p.m. Register online at librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov.

friday june 24

Children’s chess club. Club meetings include practice games and chess lessons. Tysons-Pimmit Library (7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church). 4:30 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.

Saturday June 25

Falls Church Farmers Market. Every Saturday the Farmer’s Market offers fresh, local produce, meat, dairy, flowers, honey and more. Covid-19 instructions respected. City Hall parking lot (300 Park Ave, Falls Church). 8 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Arlington Pride Festival 2022. Arlington’s first Pride celebration, to be held at Gateway Park in the Rosslyn neighborhood. The event will include live entertainment, vendors, food and a wide variety of entertainment. Free to attend; accessible by metro. For more information, visit arlingtonva.us. 12 p.m. — 7 p.m.

Children in motion. An interactive experience for children ages 3-8, with an adult caregiver, designed to teach them healthy fitness habits. Register online at librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov. Tysons-Pimmit Library (7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church). 12 — 1 p.m.

Movie night at the Thomas Jefferson Public Library. The Thomas Jefferson Public Library will host a screening of “Luca,” rated PG. No food allowed. First come, first served. (7415 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church.) 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Teen Zone after normal working hours. The Woodrow Wilson Library invites teens ages 12-18 to hang out with friends, eat pizza, play games, and do an optional craft activity. Participants must have reliable transportation to return home at the end of the evening. (6101 Knollwood Drive, Falls Church.) 6-9 p.m.

Lawrence the Great. Local magician Lorenzo the Great will return to the Mary Riley Styles Public Library (120 N. Virginia Ave, Falls Church). Ideal for ages 4 and up. Limited places. 11 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Sunday June 26

NOVA Central Farmers Markets. This year-round market offers meat, produce, dairy, baked goods, and other local finds. Visit nova.centralfarmmarkets.com for more information. (7731 Leesburg Pike, Church of the Falls.) 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Black + White exhibition at FC Arts (Last day). Featuring works of art made specifically in black, white, and gray, this Falls Church Arts exhibit includes paintings, drawings, collages, and sculptures. The FC Arts Gallery (700-B W. Broad St, Falls Church). Open Tuesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit fallschurcharts.org/blackwhite.

Monday, June 27

City council meeting. The municipal council meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month, with the exception of August and December when only one meeting is held. The public can address the Council on any subject during the public consultation period; those wishing to speak can register at fallschurchva.gov/publiccomment. Meetings can be viewed online at fallschurchva.gov/councilmeetings or on FCCTV. Meetings are held in the council chambers (300 Park Ave, Falls Church). 7:30 p.m. — 11 p.m.

Tuesday, June 28

Great Books Discussion Series. The group will discuss “Death In Venice” by Thomas Mann on Zoom. Email Marshall Webster at [email protected] for a Zoom invite. Hosted by Mary Riley Styles Public Library. 7 p.m. — 8:45 p.m.

Wednesday, June 29

Summer Craft: Treasure Chests. Kindergarten through 5th grade students are invited to join the Mary Riley Styles Public Library (120 N. Virginia Ave, Falls Church) for a Treasure Chest craft program. Participants will decorate treasure chests to store the library’s most valuable treasures. 3:30 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.

Thursday June 23

Henry K. Noble. Set up Easy Brewing Co. (2822 Fallfax Drive, Falls Church). 6 p.m. 703-573-2011.

Mary Fahl (formerly of the October Project). Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). $25. 7:30 p.m. 703-255-1566.

The Black Crows. Wolf Trap (1551 Trap Rd, Vienna, Virginia). $47. 8 p.m. 703-255-1900.

friday june 24

Chris Colletta and State Secrets. Clare and Don’s Beach Shack (130 N Washington St, Falls Church). 5:30 p.m. 703-532-9283.

Tribute to Tom Petty: Scott Kurt & Memphis 59 with Jon Carroll. The Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria). $25. 7:30 p.m.

Janiva Magnes. Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). $20. 8 p.m. 703-255-1566.

Alex “The Red” Parez. Dogwood Tavern (132 W. Broad St, Falls Church). 9:30 p.m. 703-237-8333.

Saturday June 25

Raman. The Casual Pint (6410 Arlington Blvd, Suite E, Falls Church). 7 p.m. 703-286-0995.

Steely Dan. Wolf Trap (1551 Trap Rd, Vienna, Virginia). $48. 7:30 p.m. 703-255-1900.

Pieces of a dream. The Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria). $45. 7:30 p.m. 703-549-7500.

Adam Forbes. Dogwood Tavern (132 W. Broad St., Falls Church). 9:30 p.m. 703-237-8333.

Sunday June 26

Ramon and Kamaka. Clare and Don’s Beach Shack (130 N Washington St, Falls Church). 4 p.m. 703-532-9283.

The Music of the Cream: Will Johns and Kofi Baker. The Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria). $35. 7:30 p.m. 703-549-7500.

Rebecca Loebe and Crys Matthews. Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). $20. 7:30 p.m. 703-255-1566.

Monday, June 27

Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway. The Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria). $39.50. 7:30 p.m. 703-549-7500.

Thursday June 23

Jersey Boys. This musical takes audiences behind the scenes of iconic American band Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons as they make their way from the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “Jersey Boys,” presented by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (2700 F St, NW, Washington, DC), is 2 hours and 40 minutes (including intermission) and will run now – Sunday, June 26. Covid-19 health instructions will be respected; for more information on the Kennedy Center’s Covid-19 Safety Plan, visit kennedy-center.org/visit/covid-safety. For more information on “Jersey Boys”, visit kennedy-center.org.

friday june 24

The American plan. Written by Richard Greenberg, “The American Plan” centers on Eva Adler, a widow in 1960s New York and her daughter, Lili, a socially awkward 20-year-old. After meeting Nick Lockridge, an aspiring architect engaged to another woman, Lili and Nick fall in love. Eva, seeking to control Lili, sets out to discredit Nick and destroy their summer romance. This production of “The American Plan,” presented by NOVA Nightsky Theater, will premiere Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Falls Church Presbyterian, located at 225 E Broad St., Falls Church, Virginia . This production of “The American Plan” is directed by Paul DiSalvo and stars Constance Meade as Lili Adler, Mara Rosenberg as Eva Adler and Zach Adams as Nick Lockridge. For more information, visit novanightskytheater.com.

Broadway in the park. An evening of performances under the stars presented at Wolf Trap, featuring two of Broadway’s Tony Award-winning leading ladies, Keilli O’Hara and Adrienne Warren. The show will feature songs from musicals such as “West Side Story”, “The Wiz”, “Gypsy” and other popular tracks. Broadway in the Park begins at 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center (1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA). Tickets for this event start at $30. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit sigtheatre.org.

Sunday June 25

Playing Juliet and Casting Othello (Last Day). Presented by the Providence Players of Fairfax, “Playing Juliet and Casting Othello” centers on the New Vistas Theater Company as they prepare to stage Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and “Othello” with a multiracial cast. Wendy, the determined white director, plays her longtime black friend Georgia as Juliet. However, tempers soon begin to flare when Jimmy, Georgia’s boyfriend, tries to stop her from participating in the production. Later, as the band plays “Othello”, Jimmy, now married to pregnant Georgia and having grown accustomed to being the main man’s backup during rehearsals, is set to become Othello – despite his lack of training. The friendship soon turns to discord as Georgia vigorously opposes Jimmy’s casting. In these companion acts, questions of race, class, and gender emerge as the bard brings out hidden fears, animosities, love, and laughter among this company of players. Play begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information on “Play Juliet and Cast Othello,” visit providenceplayers.org or call 703-425-6782. Performances are held at the James Lee Community Center Theater, located at 2855 Annandale Rd, Falls Church, VA.

Madcap Puppets: Jack and the Gentle Giant (Last Day). Jack returns in this sequel to the iconic fairy tale in a story that highlights his son, Leo, who does not wish to be a giant conqueror. He prefers to tell giant stories with his friend Tulipe, the castle fairy. This family-friendly show takes place at Wolf Trap’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, located at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA., starting at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $12; children under 2 enter for free. Wolf Trap’s Covid-19 health and safety guidelines will be adhered to. For more information, visit wolftrap.org.

A Romantic Journey. The Washington Sinfonietta will present a program that includes Carl Maria von Weber’s ‘Der Freischuetz Overture’, Franz Schubert’s iconic ‘unfinished’ ‘Symphony No. 8′ and Richard Strauss’ ‘Serenade in E flat major’. Internationally acclaimed pianist Rachel Franklin will join the orchestra for Ludwig van Beethoven’s ‘Concerto No. 5’, as well as a special encore of Claude Debussy’s ‘Clair de Lune’. The presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. at The Falls Episcopal Church (166 East Broad St, Falls Church) and is dedicated to the memory of Cindy Pettigrew, a longtime friend and supporter of Sinfonietta. For more information and tickets, visit washingtonsinfonietta.org.

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