Robinson Marketplace, Nearly Naked Runner, Jewish Book Festival

Check out these events going on in Fairfax County this weekend.

By Greg Hambrick

With elections finally over, you definitely have a reason to relieve some stress and/or celebrate the lack of incessant political campaigns on television. Here's what's going on in Fairfax County this weekend.

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The Robinson Secondary School Parent-Teacher Student Association (PTSA) will host its 
3rd Annual Robinson Marketplace on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be several craft vendors selling handmade items. Entry is free, but there will be a raffle and silent auction, so visitors are encouraged to purchase raffle tickets online.

There are several holiday craft fairs in Fairfax County this weekend. Check out our full roundup of these fairs.

(Nearly) Naked Runners. Boxers, sports bras and bikinis are suggested attire for the Nearly Naked Mile to benefit the Medstar Washington Hospital Burn Center. The first 800 registered runners get commemorative boxer shorts and winners in different categories win Naked Mile bathrobes. $30. On-site registration begins at 11 a.m. Saturday. Races begin at 2 p.m. Reston Town Center. 11900 Market St., Reston.

Book Festival: The Northern Virginia Jewish Book Festival continues this weekend. Hosted by the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, which is located at 8900 Little River Turnpike in Fairfax, the festival lasts through Wednesday, Nov. 13. Author Martin Fletcher will be the featured program on Saturday and there will be a film screening on Sunday.

NOVA Open House. Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) will host a college-wide open house for active-duty service members, veterans and family members on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the NOVA-Annandale Campus.

Feeling It.
 Soulful troubadour Foy Vance brings his Joy of Nothing Tour to Jammin Java this weekend. Vance is supporting his latest album, “Joy of Nothing,” including the single “Feel For Me.” From $12. 8 p.m. Saturday. Jammin Java, 227 Maple Avenue E., Vienna. See the complete Jammin’ Java schedule.

Pop Rocks. Currently enjoying Top 40 success with “Still Into You,” Paramore will be offering more of its college-friendly sound at George Mason University, with help from Metric and Hellogoodbye. From $29.50. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Also this weekend, Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Musical Theater Passion. Successful Broadway soprano Melissa Errico offers a unique performance of the music of Stephen Sondheim, along with other Broadway classics, in “A Passion for Broadway.” From $40. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna.

Art Collection Steals. Bring your cash, but you might not need that credit card. Items for sale in the 100 Under 200 show at the McGuireWoods Gallery include pieces from 100 artists that are all under $200. New items will be rotated in weekly from Saturday thru Jan. 5. Visit the gallery as part of the 2nd Saturday Art Walk. Free. 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton.


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