Your guide to entertainment in Fairfax County.
For those looking to fill their calendar with some home-brewed, Fairfax County fun stuff (read: entertainment and diversion), The Connection's Fairfax County Entertainment Calendar has many options: weekend jaunts and larks; date night inspiration; winter-to-spring fun; day-long festivals and events; art-outings; family fun-and-learning fusions; plays and shows; beyond-Small Business Saturday local shopping and bazaars; markets of handcrafted wares; music; 1Ks to marathons... the list goes on. If you know of an event not listed in our entertainment calendar, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org for happenings in south Fairfax County or email@example.com for entertainment in the northern parts of the county.
Play presented at Hendon and Virginia Theatre Association conference.
Eighth grade students in the class of Herndon Middle School drama teacher Scott D. Pafumi performed a one act play on the history of Herndon on Oct. 23 at Herndon Middle School. The one act play covered the period from 1858 to the present.
Families from around the area visit Herndon farm park.
Hundreds of families took the advantage of mild fall weekend weather to attend the Frying Pan Farm Park’s Farm Harvest Days held Oct. 18 -19 in Herndon.
ArtSpace Herndon Portrait Exhibit kicks off ArtsWeek Herndon.
Finalists were recognized at the ArtSpace Herndon Expressions Portrait Exhibit during the Saturday, Oct. 11 artists reception. The art exhibit displays more than 20 portrait pieces composed by 18 artists.
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Twenty-eight schools attend high school marching competition.
On Sept. 27, Herndon High hosted the Northern Virginia Regional Showcase of Bands, an opportunity for 28 local high school marching bands to display their skills and abilities. The showcase featured high school marching bands from throughout the region, presenting their field shows, in which the bands march and make formations on the field while playing music.
Children and parents alike can learn how to keep the planet healthy on Saturday. The second annual Northern Virginia Sustainability Fair, an event to get children excited about the Earth’s future, will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 13 at Frying Pan Park.
Photo exhibit examines relationships with vehicles and buildings.
Photographer John Petro’s exhibit “Parked Outside the Door” has opened at art gallery ArtSpace Herndon. In the exhibit, Petro explores two fundamental constructs of ingenuity, vehicles and buildings. While traveling America, Petro captured scenes of mobility and permanence.
Never-ending wine. Dramatic cooking demonstrations. Endless food vendors. Herndon’s Labor Day Festival attracted people from all over the region Monday, Sept. 1, to the town square for a food and libation-centric hoorah for the unofficial end of summer.
While Herndon Friday Night Live concludes music does not yet stop.
Friday Night Live, the Herndon outdoor concert series concluded on Aug. 22 with performances by bands Almost Journey and The Fuzz. “We have had a great year so far for Friday Night Live,” said founder Doug Downer.
Art mural by Keith Naquin on view at Station Street in Herndon.
Associates and friends of the Council for the Arts of Herndon (CAH) assembled to celebrate the dedication of a mural at the Dominion Animal Hospital at 795 Station Street in Herndon. The mural, painted by former Herndon High School art teacher Keith Naquin, is a 95-foot long piece of art, and was commissioned by the CAH. Almost 100 persons attended the outdoor dedication ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 17.
In Parked Outside the Door, photographer John Petro explores two fundamental constructs of ingenuity that long ago separated homo sapiens from brutes: vehicles and buildings.
Herndon’s NextStop Theatre to present “Gidion's Knot.”
NextStop Theatre will be presenting audiences with an absorbing, provocative theater piece sure to raise disquieting issues to chew on. With the school year about to begin the dramatic work "Gidion's Knot" takes what could be a current school bullying and aftermath incident and places it on stage for all to take in.
NextStop Theatre’s first summer of theatre classes.
Opening on Aug. 28 at NextStop’s Industrial Strength Theatre will be “Gidion’s Knot” by Johnna Adams.
Construction projects underway in downtown Herndon.
In downtown Herndon construction has been occurring at several locations including the Vinehaven townhouse project on Vine Street.