Weekend Planner: The Little Mermaid, Tea Time and More

Lots to do Friday, Jan. 11-Sunday, Jan. 13

The weather Saturday and Sunday is supposed to be gorgeous (after possible showers Friday night) with highs in the 60s. Get out and have some fun! If you know of an event we haven't listed here, feel free to list it in the comments box below. 

Northern Virginia Players Presents: The Little Mermaid

When: Friday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 12 at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Where: 7719 Fullerton Road, Springfield

Why go: It's the Little Mermaid! Also, Northern Virginia Players will donate part of ticket proceeds from the first weekend shows to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

Price: $10


2nd Saturday Art Walk

When: Saturday, Jan. 12 from 6-9 p.m.

Where: Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton

Why go: The 2nd Saturday Art Walk at the Workhouse showcases the diverse work of more than 100 visual artists in a unique historic venue, creating an atmosphere that encourages visitors to immerse themselves in the richness of this creative community.

Price: FREE

Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical Tasting

Where: Paradise Springs Winery, 13219 Yates Ford Rd, Clifton

When: Saturday, Jan. 12 at 1 p.m.

Why go: Join the winery for their three-year anniversary for this special tasting in the historic log cabin. Reservations are required (limited to 20 people).

Price: $69 per person, includes light fare

The winery is also holding a daylong bash from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with custom homemade cookie and wine pairings, four for $10 per person. Additional cookies will be available for sale. Free wine tasting from 11 a.m. to noon. Live music is set for 2-6 p.m. by West on 66 Trio on the back deck.

Tea with Winnie the Pooh

When: Sunday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m.

Where: Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7701 Royce Street, Annandale

Why go: Kids and their parents can enjoy a cup of tea surrounded by friends from Hundred Acres Woods.

Price: $15 per person

George Washington Inauguration Items on Display

Where: George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate

When: From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Why Go: A suit reportedly worn by George Washington at his first presidential inauguration and a draft of his first inauguration speech are both on display.

Price: Adults $15; Seniors $14; Ages 6 to 11 $7; Ages 5 and under: FREE


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