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Calendar: September 29th – October 5th

Friday, September 30th

Sunset Cinema. Bring the whole family out to enjoy a free movie on the big screen in Historic Cherry Hill Park. All you need is a blanket and bug spray. Popcorn, candy and drinks will be available for purchase. Cherry Hill Park Ave. 7:45 p.m. FALLs Church Farmers Market. Every Saturday, every week, the Falls Church Farmers Market has fresh, local produce, meat, dairy, flowers & plants, honey, and so much more. City Hall Parking Lot (300 Park Ave.,Falls Church) 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Saturday, October 1st
RECYCLING EXTRAVAGANZA. The City of Falls Church is pleased to announce that almost all the recycling offered at an Extravaganza is now offered every day of the year. The long-running Extravaganza has made a tremendous impact over the years – thousands of residents served and hundreds of thousands of pounds diverted from the waste stream. 217 Gordon Road Falls Church. 9:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.

The recycling extravaganza will be held on October 1st. The long-running Extravaganza has made an impact over the years by allowing residents to help clean up waste. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. at 217 Gordon Road Falls Church. (Photo Courtesy: Maggie Redden)


ART ON THE AVENUE. A regional multicultural arts and music festival, the Art on the Avenue festival held in the Del Ray neighborhood in Alexandria will be on October 1. Attendees will be “greeted” by more than 300 artists, musicians and food vendors, along with kids activities. 10:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.


THE MCLEAN 5K. Hosted by the McLean Community Center with the support of sponsors, Century 21 New Millennium and the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce, the race features a USATF certified course through the heart of McLean and is designed to appeal to runners of all abilities. McLean Square Shopping Center, 6631 Old Dominion Dr. Race begins at 8:00 a.m.


SILENT DANCE PARTY. Reston Station is hosting the first ever Silent Dance Party on Reston Metro Plaza. Bring friends and family and dance like nobody’s watching and enjoy other activities for kids of all ages. 5:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m.


VIENNA OKTOBERFEST. The Vienna Oktoberfest takes place on the Town Green and historic Church Street in the heart of Vienna. The festival features live entertainment on three stages: Main Stage, Kid’s Stage and Acoustic Stage; a primary and secondary beer garden, access to beer and wine at all food locations, multinational food vendors and more. 131 Church St NE, Vienna. 11:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m.


Fall Fest 2022. It’s Fall Fest time! Fall Fest is back once again with a northern VA family fave. Bring the kids and join Fall Fest for loads of fun games, activities, pumpkins music and more. Reston Farm Garden Market (10800 Baron Cameron Ave). 10:00 a.m.


Sunday, October 2nd

FRESHFARM FARMERS MARKET. Located in the thriving shopping district of the Mosaic neighborhood in Fairfax, this family-friendly market is the perfect spot to shop for locally grown fruits and vegetables, dairy products, sweet and savory baked goods, pastries, cold-pressed juices, coffee, ice cream, handmade dog treats, and more! Located on District Avenue in Fairfax. 9:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m. p.m.

Tuesday, October 4th

FAMILY FUN NIGHT. The community is invited to join the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce for mini golf, a picnic dinner, dessert, children’s activities, entertainment, and much more! Bring your friends, neighbors and colleagues to enjoy the outdoor fun. Jefferson Falls Mini Golf (7900 Lee Highway). 5:30 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 5th

U.S. CITIZENSHIP PREPARATION CLASS. This ten-week in-person class will prepare you to take and pass the U.S. Citizenship Interview and Civics and English tests. Regular attendance and registration are required. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. 1:00 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.

Live Music Events

Thursday, September 29th

Blues City Shakedown. Clare and Don’s Beach Shack (130 N Washington St, Falls Church) 5:30 p.m. (703) 532-9283


Dave Chapell & His Band. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA). 8 p.m. (703) 241-9504


Kick: The INXS Experience. The State Theatre (220 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA) 8:00 p.m. (703) 237-0300

Friday, September 30th
DL Funkband. Clare and Don’s Beach Shack (130 N Washington St, Falls Church) 5:30 p.m. (703) 532-9283


Broken Arrow: A Tribute to Neil Young. The State Theatre (220 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA) 8:30 p.m. (703) 237-0300

Broken Arrow performs the music of Neil Young, featuring both the rockin’ electric Crazy Horse tunes and the more acoustic, pedal steel driven country rock material. Broken Arrow has audiences on their feet singing along and demanding encores at every show. Broken Arrow will be performing at The State Theatre on Friday, September 30th at 8:30 p.m. (Photo: Lorissa Lock)


The Silent Critics. Solace Outpost (444 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA ). 8 p.m. ​​(571) 378-1469


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


Brook Yoder. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA). 4:00 p.m. (703) 241-9504


Roadducks. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA). 8:30 p.m. (703) 241-9504

Saturday, October 1st
Southern Accents. The State Theatre (220 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA) 8:30 p.m. (703) 237-0300


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

Sunday, October 2nd
Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. The State Theatre (220 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA) 8:00 p.m. (703) 237-0300


Cheryl Wheeler & Christine Lavin. The Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria) 7:30 p.m. (703) 549-7500

Tuesday, October 4th
The Cactus Blossoms. Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave E, Vienna) 7:30 p.m. (703) 255-1566


Milton Nascimento. The Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria) 7:30 p.m. (703) 549-7500

Wednesday, October 5th
William Fitzsimmons. Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave E, Vienna) 7:30 p.m.

Theatre/Arts Events

Friday, September 30th

While the Coffee Grounds Settle: Stories from Women in the UAE. Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC and Dirwaza Curatorial Lab, an Abu Dhabi-based creative incubator, While the Coffee Grounds Settle: Stories from Women in the UAE features artworks by a diverse group of female artists from across the UAE who span nationalities, generations and artistic styles. It celebrates and honors women who have contributed immensely to the development and progress of the UAE’s vibrant and diverse creative landscape, while examining how indoor social spaces, like the living room, can foster community-building among women. Fathom Gallery in Georgetown (1351 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC) 11:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m. Admission is free. p.m.

Saturday, October 1st

Great Performances at Mason: Momix. Wish MOMIX a “Happy Birthday!” with VIVA MOMIX, a compilation of the company’s most dazzling vignettes from the past 40 years of inventive dance and acrobatics. The program is a mix-and-match variety of sections from Botanica, Alchemia, Remix, Opus Cactus, and Lunar Sea. Expect the unexpected as athletic bodies morph into wondrous shapes and create illusions with the help of clever props, stunning costumes, artful lighting, and astonishing imagination. Formed by visionary choreographer Moses Pendleton, MOMIX has earned an international reputation for its ingenious, carefully crafted, and physically gorgeous productions—keeping audiences of all ages on the edge of their seats. CriticalDance gushed, “one of the most beautiful and entertaining evenings of dance I can recall seeing, presented with consummate artistry by a talented and engaging cast.” Center for the Arts, Concert Hall at George Mason University. 8:00 p.m.

after the storm is being performed by NOVA Nightsky Theater from September 29th to September 30th, October 1st and October 6th to October 8th. Written by Ward Kay, the play is about a family whose home is destroyed by a tornado. (Photo Courtesy: Jaclyn Robertson)


After the Storm. The tornado destroyed their house. Their home was already wrecked. Join NOVA Nightsky Theater for After the Storm by Ward Kay. September 29th-30, Oct 1st, Oct 6th-8th. Show starts at 7:30pm in the parking lot of the Falls Church Presbyterian. Tickets are $18 online or $20 at the door. Bring your own chair and a picnic!