Jul 29, 2014

Craft Bazaar, Nearly Naked Runner, NOVA Open House, Jewish Book Festival

Check out these events going on in Fairfax County this weekend.

Craft Bazaar, Nearly Naked Runner, NOVA Open House, Jewish Book Festival
By Greg Hambrick

With elections finally over, you definitely have a reason to relieve some stress and/or celebrate the lack of incessant political campaigns on television. Here's what's going on in Fairfax County this weekend.

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Craft Bazaar. Saturday is the 7th Annual Christmas Craft Bazaar at Annandale United Methodist Church, located at 6935 Columbia Pike, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be more than 35 artists, crafters and vendors selling a variety of items, such as handcrafted jewelry, ornaments, glass art, fabric art and more. The historic Little White Church and museum will be open to the public for free tours where visitors can learn about the history of Annandale and Northern Virginia. Additionally, there will be a used book sale and bake sale.

There are several holiday craft fairs in Fairfax County this weekend. Check out our full roundup of these fairs.

(Nearly) Naked Runners. Boxers, sports bras and bikinis are suggested attire for the  Nearly Naked Mile to benefit the Medstar Washington Hospital Burn Center. The first 800 registered runners get commemorative boxer shorts and winners in different categories win Naked Mile bathrobes. $30. On-site registration begins at 11 a.m. Saturday. Races begin at 2 p.m. Reston Town Center. 11900 Market St., Reston.

Book Festival: The  Northern Virginia Jewish Book Festival continues this weekend. Hosted by the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, which is located at 8900 Little River Turnpike in Fairfax, the festival lasts through Wednesday, Nov. 13. Author Martin Fletcher will be the featured program on Saturday and there will be a film screening on Sunday.

NOVA Open House. Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) will host a  college-wide open house for active-duty service members, veterans and family members on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the NOVA-Annandale Campus.

Feeling It.
 Soulful troubadour  Foy Vance brings his Joy of Nothing Tour to Jammin Java this weekend. Vance is supporting his latest album, “Joy of Nothing,” including the single “Feel For Me.” From $12. 8 p.m. Saturday. Jammin Java, 227 Maple Avenue E., Vienna. See the  complete Jammin’ Java schedule.

Pop Rocks. Currently enjoying Top 40 success with “Still Into You,”  Paramore will be offering more of its college-friendly sound at George Mason University, with help from Metric and Hellogoodbye. From $29.50. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Also this weekend,  Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Musical Theater Passion. Successful Broadway soprano Melissa Errico offers a unique performance of the music of Stephen Sondheim, along with other Broadway classics, in  “A Passion for Broadway.” From $40. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna.

Art Collection Steals. Bring your cash, but you might not need that credit card. Items for sale in the  100 Under 200 show at the McGuireWoods Gallery include pieces from 100 artists that are all under $200. New items will be rotated in weekly from Saturday thru Jan. 5. Visit the gallery as part of the  2nd Saturday Art Walk. Free. 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton.

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