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Calendar: January 5 – 11

Local Events

Thursday, January 5th

Foreign Language Movie. The Alden’s foreign language movie series is curated by Performing Arts Director Sarah Schallern Treff, with more than a little help from you, our audience members! The series has a few surprises thrown in. Showing at the Alden at McLean Community Center, (1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean). 1:00 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.

The Unruly Theatre Project can be seen this Saturday at McLean Community Center during the 2nd Annual Winter Block Party. (Photo courtesy: MCC)

Saturday, January 7th

Old Firehouse Annual Winter Block Party. Come to McLean Community Center for their 2nd Annual Winter Block Party. There will be entertainment, amusements, and food for all ages. (1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean). 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

5th Annual Resolution Buster. Join Settle Down Easy Brewing as they celebrate their 4th Annual Resolution BUSTER. The party will start at noon and the first 20 guests receive a free glass. The Fermented Pig will be there serving lobster rolls. (2822 Fallfax Dr., Falls Church)

Sunday, January 8th

AAUW Open Forum With Delegate Simon. The Falls Church Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host VA Delegate Marcus Simon (53rd District) in an open forum at the Falls Church Community Center. The program is free and open to the public. 2:00 p.m.

The D.C. Big Flea Antiques Market. The DC ‘Big Flea’ returns for the 1st DC Big Flea of 2023. Discover one-of-a-kind jewelry, art pottery, mid-century modern furniture, vintage clothing, and much more. Dulles Expo Center (4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly).11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 11th

Young Professionals Happy Hour. Join fellow young (early and mid-career) professionals for networking and happy hour. Ballston Quarter Lower Level (4238 Wilson Blvd, Arlington). 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Live Music Events

Friday, January 6th

Sean Healy’s Big Celtic Show. Creative Cauldron. 410 S Maple Ave • 7:30 p.m. (703) 436-9948

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

Saturday, January 7th

Mother’s Little Helper. JV’s Restaurant. 6666 Arlington Blvd. • 8:30 p.m. (703) 241-9504

Sean Tracy. Dogwood Tavern. 132 W. Broad St. • 9:30 p.m. (703) 237-8333

GrooveJet. Clare and Don’s Beach Shack. 130 N. Washington St, 7:30 p.m. (703) 532-9283

Sunday, January 8th

Kostov-Su Duo. St. Patrick’s Episcopal. 3241 Brush Drive • 4:00 p.m. (703) 532-5656

Chuck Prophet Trio. Jammin Java. 227 Maple Ave. E • 8:00 p.m. (703) 255-1566

Chuck Prophet Trio will be performing at Jammin’ Java this Sunday, January 8th alongside singer-songwriter Mark Erelli. (Photo courtesy: Lauren Tabak)

Griefcat. Creative Cauldron. 410 S Maple Ave • 7:00 p.m. (703) 436-9948

Linwood Taylor Band. JV’s Restaurant. 6666 Arlington Blvd. • 8:30 p.m. (703) 241-9504

Theatre/Arts Events

Friday, January 6th

A Soldier’s Play. The Pulitzer Prize-winning thriller has rocketed back into the spotlight thanks to this 2020 Tony-winning Best Revival. In 1944, on a Louisiana Army base, two shots ring out. A sergeant is murdered, triggering a gripping barrage of questions about sacrifice,
service, and identity in America. Broadway’s leading man Norm Lewis stars in the show Variety calls “a knock-your-socks-off-drama.” Showing at the Eisenhower Theatre at the Kennedy Center. 8:00 p.m. $45 – $135

Sunday, January 8th

Fiesta De Los Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day). Join GALA Hispanic Theatre in Washington, D.C. for their annual Three Kings Day Celebration. This festive end to the holiday season features the timeless story of the Magi, performances by local musicians and dance troupes, a street parade, and free gifts for children. This year, the event is capped at 220 people. Only one adult allowed for every three children. Every family will be given up to four tickets for the event. 2:00 p.m.

Monday, January 9th

Merrily We Sing Along: West Side Story. Grab a provided lyrics sheet and enjoy singing along to songs from the classic musical West Side Story with several talented performers. At Signature Theatre in Shirlington. 7:30 p.m. $15

Tuesday, January 10th

Falls Church Pyramid Orchestra Concert. Falls Church Orchestra, Falls Church Pyramid Concert. All concerts are free and open to the public. FCHS Spratley Auditorium. 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 11th

Falls Church Pyramid Honors Concert. Falls Church Pyramid Honors Choir Concert. Free and open to the public. Falls Church High School, 7:00 p.m.