Weekly schedule: Stargazing, Grind Day and Preservation Hall Jazz Band


Preservation Hall Jazz Band (via Preservation Hall Jazz Band / Facebook)

The Weekly Planner is a summary of interesting events to come over the next week in the Tysons area.

We searched the web for notable events in Tysons, Vienna, Merrifield, McLean and Falls Church. Do you know which ones we missed? Tell us!

Tuesday (July 13)

  • Kids on the Green – 10:00 am at Vienna Town Green (144 Maple Ave. E) – Vienna’s annual summer children’s program features a demonstration of Japanese Taiko percussion with artist Mark Rooney. The event is part of the last week of Freedom Amendments month celebrating the 19th Amendment, which extended the franchise to women.

Wednesday (July 14th)

  • Stargazing 101 – 6:00 p.m. – Boro office tenants can join University of Maine professor Shawn Laatsch for an evening of stargazing. The family event is perfect for learning to stargaze before any summer camping trip. Register online in advance.

Thursday (July 15th)

  • Live Summer Music Series: Deanna Dove – 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Upper Promenade near Boro Park (8350 Broad Street) – This week’s live musical performance at The Boro features multi-genre artist Deanna Dove. RSVP for more information.
  • Movies in the park: fat – 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Strawberry Park (2910, avenue du district) – Mosaic District’s Films in the Park series continues with Grease starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. The film is rated PG and will run for one hour and fifty minutes. Grab your picnic blanket and join your neighbors at Strawberry Park for a movie night!
  • Concerts in the park: Andrew Acosta – 7 to 9 p.m. at Cherry Hill Park (312 avenue du Parc) – This week’s concert in the park at Falls Church features Andrew Acosta, a native of Falls Church bringing his guitar to serenade his hometown. E-mail [email protected] with questions or concerns.

Friday (July 16)

  • Cinderella / Savitri in concert8 p.m. at the Filene Center (1551 Trap Road) – Wolf Trap combines Pauline Viardot’s one-act performance on “Cinderella” with Gustav Holst’s chamber opera “Savitri” for a concert featuring a chamber orchestra conducted by Kelly Kuo. Tickets will be sold in socially distant pods for two to eight people with no single tickets available. Questions can be directed to Wolf Trap Customer Services at 703-255-1868 or by email [email protected]

Saturday (July 17)

  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Wolf Trap – 8 p.m. at the Filene Center (1551 Trap Road) – Wolf Trap will host the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, a staple of New Orleans music for over 50 years. Tickets will be sold in socially distant pods for two to eight people.
  • Vienna Multicultural Festival – 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Church Street – The 2021 Vienna Multicultural Festival closes the first month of the Freedom Amendment with a one-day festival celebrating the diverse cultures and communities of Northern Virginia. The event will feature food vendors, crafts, interactive activities and a variety of musical performances.

Sunday (July 18)

  • Sunday summer concert – 5 p.m. at the McLean Central Park Gazebo (1468, boulevard Dolley Madison) – The next installment in McLean’s summer concert series is The Sensational Soul Cruisers: A Tribute to Motown. The 11 horn players and four singers pay homage to the best of the 60s, 70s and 80s.
  • Big Tony and Trouble Funk – 8 p.m. at the Filene Center (1551 Trap Road) – Wolf Trap presents Big Tony and Trouble Funk and their world famous go-go music. Tickets will be sold in socially distant pods for two to eight people.
  • Grinding day – 11 am-2pm at Colvin Run Mill (10017 Colvin Run Road) – The Colvin Run Mill will be operational as it did in 1811 for guests to come and see it operate and learn more about its history. The program is run by the hour and the cost is $ 60 per family. Customers must register in advance. For more information about this event, call 703-759-2771.

Photo via Preservation Hall Jazz Band / Facebook

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