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Calendar: November 3rd – 9th

Local Events

Thursday, November 3rd 

Bolay Ribbon Cutting. Members of City Council, the EDA and Chamber of Commerce will join Bolay at Birch and Broad for the Ribbon Cutting and grand opening. The public is invited to join the celebration. 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 5th

Children’s Business Fair. The 2nd annual Falls Church Children’s Business Fair will host up to 40 young entrepreneurs at Cherry Hill Park. The event is free and open to the public. All children need to apply in order to have a booth. 2:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m. Contact bjauregui@actonfallschurch.org for more information.

The Falls Church Children’s Business Fair will be hosting up to 40 young entrepreneurs at Cherry Hill Park on Saturday, November 5th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public (Photo: Barbara Jauregui)

Crawl for the Courts. The local Falls Church restaurant community is coming together to host a Crawl for the Courts to benefit the employees of Ireland’s Four Courts. To participate, one will need to buy a voucher at each participating restaurant on the day of the event. The cost is $100 per person and 100 percent of proceeds will be presented to Ireland’s Four Courts. 3:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.

“Jewish Musical Treasures” Concert. The 2022-23 National Chamber Ensemble’s 16th Season “A Season of Cultural Expressions” opening night marks the 84th anniversary of Kristallnacht, a tragic event in history, with a concert entitled “Jewish Musical Treasures.” The Ensemble will perform music of beloved composers whose contributions continue to symbolize Cultural Expressions which have become part of the American mainstream. Performed at Gunston Arts Center (2700 S Lang St., Arlington). 7:30 p.m. 

U.S. Army’s  “Heroes & Voices” Concert. Please join The U.S Army for “Heroes and Voices: Always at our Nation’s Side,” an immersive musical, theatrical experience celebrating the heroic Soldiers throughout the ages. Located at Conmy Hall (101 Jackson Avenue, Arlington). Showing at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 

Sunday, November 6th

City Of Falls Church Band Fall Concert. Join the City of Falls Church Band for a live musical performance. The concert will be performed at 7:00 p.m. at the Falls Church Episcopal Church in Falls Church. Featured guests will include a retired NSO flutist, a retired Air Force Band Conductor, with a musical selection including “Chaminade’s Concertino” and “Hymn to the Fallen.” 

Tuesday, November 8th 

Election Day. General elections for Member, House of Representatives, 8th District. Polls are open at one’s assigned polling place from 6:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m.

Kensington Falls Church Job Fair. The Kensington Falls Church is hosting an in-person job fair for all positions and departments. Interviews with the Leadership Team will also be conducted on site. Hosted at the Kensington Falls Church from 11:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.  For Questions or to RSVP, please email Takisha White at: twhite@kensingtonsl.com

Wednesday, November 9th

Wine & Wonderment. 2941 Restaurant is excited to gather once again at their popular Wine & Wonderment wine-tasting event at the restaurant. Appetizers, wines and beverages, and a private auction will be held. All proceeds from the evening help families enjoy holiday meals and gifts for their children. Visit britepaths.org to register. 2941 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church. 6:00 p.m.

Live Music Events

Thursday, November 3rd

 Los Nocheros. The State Theatre (220 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA) 8:30 p.m. (703) 237-0300

Friday, November 4th

David Andrew Smith. Dogwood Tavern (132 W. Broad Street, Falls Church). 9:30 a.m. (703) 237-8333

Stephen Kellog. Wolf Trap (1551 Trap Road, Vienna). 8:00 p.m. (703) 255-1800

Phillip Phillips. Birchmere Hall (3701 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria). 7:30 p.m. (703) 549-7500)

Saturday, November 5th

Tyler Goldstein. Dogwood Tavern (132 W. Broad Street, Falls Church). 9:30 p.m. (703) 237-8333

Deep State. Clare & Don’s Beach Shack (130 N Washington St., Falls Church). 5:00 p.m. (703) 532-9283

Loose Ends. Birchmere Hall (3701 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria). 7:30 p.m. (703) 549-7500)

Sunday, November 6th

Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra. Birchmere Hall (3701 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria). 7:30 p.m. (703) 549-7500)

Theater/Arts Events

Friday, November 4th

The Princess & The Goblin. When the always curious Princess Irene discovers a secret stair to the top turret of the castle, it leads to a wonderful revelation that she has a fairy grandmother. Adapted for the stage with music, humor and wit that has become the signature of Creative Cauldron’s Learning Theater productions, this show has appeal for every age. Showing at Creative Cauldron from November 4th — 20th. 7:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 5th

Il trovatore (The Troubadour). Jealousy. Sorcery. Vengeance. Forbidden love. Verdi’s melodrama set in 16th century Spain has it all for the “perfect” opera night out, with one rousing aria and chorus after another. Manrico, a troubadour, and Count di Luna are bitter rivals in love and war, but they share a secret origin that irrevocably links them. Manrico’s mother, Azucena, carries a secret of her own. When her tragic past returns to haunt her, Azucena’s allegiance will be put to the test. Showing at the Kennedy Center from October 22nd — November 7th. 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 8th

Into the Woods. Escape into a fantastical fairytale adventure where dreams come true, but not free. A trove of storybook characters’ paths intertwine as they chase their deepest desires through an enchanted forest. However, once they receive their happily ever after, the unintended consequences of granted wishes unravel their worlds. Weaving a euphoric score, “Into the Woods” is a sophisticated musical twist on beloved childhood fables. Showing at Signature Theatre from November 8th — January 29th, 2023. 7:30 p.m