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This Weekend: Live Music, Chocolate and Sinbad

Planning on having fun this weekend?

This Weekend: Live Music, Chocolate and Sinbad


What will you do this weekend? Let Patch help you decide with our list of various local events happening this Friday through Sunday.  

Basic Gardening: Veggies in Small Places

  • Where: Green Spring Gardens, Annandale
  • When: Friday, March 2 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 
  • Why Go: Want your own veggie garden but don't have the space? Learn to grow food you love in any size home of yard. 
  • Price: $10 for Fairfax County residents; $12 for non-residents

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday:

  • Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! at Burke Centre Library, Friday, March 2, from 10:30–11:30 a.m. FREE – Registration required.
  • Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Extravaganza at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale. Saturday, March 3 from 2:00–3:30 p.m. $6 - $8 per person – Registration required.
  • Studio 3 Theatre: “Sinbad: The Untold Story”

    • Where: , Lorton
    • When: Beginning Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    • Why Go: Studio 3 specializes in shows for kids of all ages. Children will follow Sinbad in an adventure with flying carpets and sword fights
    • Price: $12 for adults/$8 for kids under 12 
    • Chocolate Lovers Festival

      • Where: Various locations in Fairfax
      • When: Friday, March 2 through Sunday, March 4
      • Why Go: A weekend of chocolate-themed fun? C'mon, now. 
      • Prices vary, but most events are FREE
      • Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

        • Where: Begins at the intersection of King and Alfred streets in Alexandria
        • When: Saturday, March 3 at 12:30 p.m.
        • Why Go: See a traditional parade in a beautiful city
        • Price: FREE
        • Family Fun: Feathers in Flight

          • Where: Green Spring Gardens, Annandale
          • When: Saturday, March 3 from 2 – 3 p.m.
          • Why Go: Enjoy a nature hike as you watch for birds returning from their winter migration. Learn about the birds that make this trip each year. For ages 5 and up.
          • Price: $6 for Fairfax County residents; $8 for non-residents – Registration required.
            • ArtNotes: Sior-Og Irish Band

              • Where: Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton
              • When: Saturday, March 3 at 4 p.m.
              • Why Go: A performance by this local Irish band includes Celtic music, traditional folk tunes, and step dancing.
              • Price: $10 – Reservations recommended.
              • Ballet Folklorico De Antioquia

                • Where: GMU Center for the Arts, Fairfax
                • When: Saturday, March 3 at 8 p.m.
                • Why Go: Don't miss a chance to see this authentic Colombian dance ensemble on their first tour of the USA. Pre-performance discussion starts 45 minutes before the show
                • Price: $23-$46 

                Nordwest Deutsche Philharmonic

                • Where: GMU Center for the Arts, Fairfax
                • When: Sunday, March 4 at 4 p.m.
                • Why Go: Conducted by Eugene Tzigane, and featuring cellist Amit Peled. Enjoy an afternoon with this world-renowned German orchestra. The program includes music by Grieg, Brahms, and Victor Herbert. There will be a pre-performance discussion beginning at 3:15 p.m.
                • Price: $25 - $50

                 

                 

                 

                 

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