Weekend Planner: Eagles, Spring Concerts, Gardening and Crafts

Friday, April 20, through Sunday, April 22, 2012.

What will you do this weekend?  Check out our list of local events happening Friday through Sunday. 

 U.S. Navy Band Chamber Ensemble

  • Where: Annandale United Methodist Church, Annandale
  • When: Friday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Why Go: The Harbor Winds Clarinet Quartet’s repertoire features a variety of music, from classical to jazz.
  • Price:  FREE

  • Where: Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax
  • When: Saturday, April 21, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Why: "One man's trash is another man's treasure." Hosted by Robinson Leadership Training, sale that will include food, music and area merchants.
  • Price: Admission is free.

 NOVA Annandale Symphony Orchestra Spring Awakening Concert

  • Where: Ernst Community Cultural Center, NOVA Annandale Campus
  • When: Friday, April 20 at 8 p.m.
  • Why Go: Featuring selections by Mendelssohn, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, and more. 
  • Price: Regular admission $15; Seniors and Students $10; Children FREE

 Mason Dance Company Spring Concert

  • Where: GMU Center for the Arts, Fairfax
  • When: Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 at 8 p.m.
  • Why Go: Don’t miss Mason’s own modern dance company in their spring performance.
  • Price:  Regular admission $15; Students, Staff, and Seniors $10

 Carlyle House Annual Garden Day Herb and Craft Sale

  • Where: Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria
  • When: Saturday, April 21 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Why Go: A family-friendly event where you can select plants and herbs for your garden.  Kids will enjoy period activities, games, and entertainment.  Gardening experts will be on hand to offer advice. 
  • Price: Garden Day admission is FREE  (Carlyle House tours regular price)

 Mason Neck Eagle Festival

  • Where: Mason Neck State Park, Lorton
  • When: Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Why Go: Activities to include canoe tours, guided hikes, hayrides, animal shows, live music, and more. 
  • Price:  Free

 Japanese Art and Culture Day

  • Where: Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton
  • When: Saturday, April 21 from Noon – 4 p.m.
  • Why Go: Enjoy a variety of Japanese artistic and cultural demonstrations such as flower arranging, Sumi-e painting, tea tasting, sushi preparation, origami, and more.
  • Price:  Admission is FREE

 American Festival Pops Orchestra: Broadway Lights

  • Where: GMU Center for the Arts, Fairfax
  • When: Saturday, April 21 at 8 p.m.
  • Why Go: This orchestra is comprised of 60 DC area musicians.  Featuring compositions by John Williams, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and more.
  • Price:  Tickets range from $23 - $46

 Wabi-Sabi: Embracing Imperfection

  • Where: Green Spring Gardens, Annandale
  • When: Sunday, April 22 at 1 p.m.
  • Why Go: Learn about the Japanese philosophy of “making do” at this garden tea-tasting event.
  • Price:  $25 - $27; registration required

 Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band Concert

  •  Where: GMU Center for the Arts, Fairfax
  • When: Sunday, April 22 at 4 p.m.
  • Why Go: The Mason Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will combine their talents for this special performance.  With selections by Shostakovich, Hindemith, Holst, Dello Joio, and more.
  • Price:  Adult admission $15; Students and Seniors $10


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