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Calendar: October 13th – October 19th

Local Events

Thursday, October 13th

Candidate Forum. The Falls Church League of Women Voters, in association with the Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria Leagues, invites the public to meet the candidates for the 8th Congressional District of Virginia at a virtual forum at 7:00 p.m. Attendees will be able to submit questions for the candidates. In order to receive a link to attend the forum, please register on Eventbrite at

The Falls Church chamber of Commerce will be hosting a luncheon on Tuesday, October 18th at Dominion Wine & Beer at 11:30 a.m. VA Senator John “Chap” Petersen will be talking about the latest updates from Richmond. (Photo: Kylee Toland)

Friday, October 14th

Lucketts Fall Vintage Market. The Lucketts Fall Vintage Market showcases more than 200 of the best “vintage hip” vendors on the East Coast. Located at the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Berryville, VA. 12:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.

Fall Family Fun Festival. Come and enjoy an afternoon/early evening of family fun. Includes food from7StarrWings, moon bounce, petting zoo, magician JT the Stoppable, and more. Little River United Church of Christ (8410 Little River Turnpike, Annandale). 5:00 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.

Melinda’s Haunted Woods & Zombie Laser Tag. A fundraiser to help save the lives of animals. A terrifying walk through seven acres of haunted woods with zombies, ghosts and much more. Back by popular demand is the Zombie Laser Tag. 8:00 p.m. — 11:00 p.m. 67 Main Street, Reisterstown, Maryland.

Saturday, October 15th

Cars & Coffee Show. Join Craftsman Auto Care Merrifield on a car showcase during this free community event. Free coffee, prizes for top cars and giveaways throughout the show are included. Located at Craftsman Auto Care Alexandria (7001 Manchester Blvd, Alexandria). 8:00 a.m.

Community Trash Day. Join JD Callander and Ed Blanchard to their annual Community Trash Day where one can bring their unwanted items to be disposed. Items can include appliances, furniture and more. The event will be at Oak St. Elementary School from 9:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m. Questions can be asked at (703) 821-1025

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Coat Drive. Items can include new -or gently used- hooded winter coats, new socks (all sizes), baby blankets, hoodies, gently used toddlers’ and kids’ winter clothes, bars of soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shaving products, feminine care, and diapers 4-5-6. Collection box locations are at City Hall, Library and Community Center.

Sunday, October 16th

Community Benefit Concert. Presented by Mclean Baptist Church and Virginia Chamber Orchestra, the concert will be free and donations will be accepted for humanitarian needs in Ukraine. Mclean Baptist Church (1367 Chain Bridge Road, Mclean). 4:00 p.m.

NOVA Central Farm Market. NOVA Central Farm Market is a year-round farmers market located on Beulah Road at the Church of the Holy Redeemer in Vienna, Virginia. The market features produce, dairy, baked goods, flowers and more. The market also has table seating, live music each week, kids club activities, chef demos and special events. The Church of the Holy Redeemer (543 Beulah Road, Vienna). 8:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.

Mclean Pet Fest. Have fun at the park, see great pet tricks and demonstrations, find valuable pet-related information and get tips on products and services that can enhance the life of your pet and improve your experiences as a pet owner. A variety of exhibitors will be participating. Bring your leashed pets to show off their best costumes and join the fun for the Pet Parade at 3:00 p.m. Mclean Central Park (1468 Dolley Madison Blvd.) 11:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.

The Mclean Pet Fest on Sunday, October 16th, will feature a variety of exhibitors and allow one’s pet to participate to in tricks and meet other furry friends. Located at Mclean Central Park from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A pet parade will also be held during the event at 3:00 p.m. and a photobooth to take pictures with one’s furry companion. (Photo Courtesy: Sabrina Anwah)

Live Music Events

Friday, October 14th

Shartel & Hume Band. Clare and Don’s Beach Shack (130 N Washington St, Falls Church) 5:30 p.m. (703) 532-9283

Saved by the 90s. The State Theatre (220 N Washington St., Falls Church, VA) 9:00 p.m. (703) 237-0300

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

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

Saturday, October 15th

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

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

Sunday, October 16th

Hot Club of Cowtown. Wolf Trap (1551 Trap Rd., Vienna). 7:30 p.m. (703) 255-1800

Sarah Potenza. Jammin Java (227 Maple Ave., Vienna). 7:00 p.m. (703) 255-1566

Hot Club of Cowtown has been lauded for its “down-home melodies and exuberant improvisation,” and has toured extensively with artists such as Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Bryan Ferry and more. The band has been described the New York Times as having “an arsenal full of technique and joy.” They will be performing at Wolf Trap on Sunday, October 16th at 7:30 p.m. (Photo: Hot Club of Cowtown)

Theater & Arts

Thursday, October 13th

Dracula. Join Synetic Theater for a descent into darkness as we reawaken Bram Stoker’s Gothic horror story, Dracula. Synetic’s take on this iconic tale looks evil in the eye and never backs down in a horror-fueled, heart-pounding production that’s sure to get your blood pumping. The sensuous and terrifying thriller arrives just in time for Halloween. Tickets start at $25.

Friday, October 14th

November. In this quick-moving comedy and satire, President Charles Smith’s chances for reelection are looking grim. It’s November in an election year and nuclear war might be imminent. Amidst the biggest fight of his political career, the President has to find time to pardon a couple of turkeys and this simple PR event inspires Smith to risk it all in an attempt to win back public support. With Mamet’s characteristic no-holds-barred style, November is a scathingly hilarious take on the state of America today and the lengths to which people will go to win. Performed by the Providence Players of Fairfax. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 15th

‘Scapes Art Exhibit. Artists are invited to contemplate the ‘Scapes that inhabit their world, inner or outer, real or imagined, representational or abstract, macro- or microscopic. Exhibition is until November 13th. Pieces will be judged by juror Bryan Jernigan. Located at Falls Church Arts Gallery and online.

‘Scapes Art Exhibit at the Falls Church Arts Gallery will feature works by artists that “inhabit their world, inner or outer, real or imagined, representational or abstract, macro- or microscopic.” The exhibition will be until November 13th. (Photo: Keifer Johnson)

Broadway Center Stage: Guys and Dolls. Classic Broadway at its show-stopping best! Hailed by many as the perfect musical comedy, this Tony-winning favorite follows a rowdy bunch of gamblers, gangsters, and sassy showgirls in a wild game of chance—then love sneaks in! Set in bustling 1950s Manhattan, Guys and Dolls features some of Frank Loesser’s most memorable tunes including the hilarious “Adelaide’s Lament” and the crowd-pleasing classic “Luck Be a Lady.” Showing at Eisenhower Theater at the Kennedy Center. Run time is two and a half hours. Show starts at 2:00 p.m.