Weekend Planner: Boutique Sale, Harp Recital and More

Things to do this weekend in Northern Virginia.

Enjoy this mild February weather by getting out of the house this weekend. Check out this list of top events happening in our area this Friday through Sunday.

Old Town Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale

  • Where: , Alexandria
  • When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Why Go: Alexandria’s most popular high-end boutiques gather at this annual event to provide shoppers with big savings on designer items.

Duo Harp Recital

  • Where: , Alexandria
  • When: Sunday, 3 p.m.
  • Why Go: Harpists Melissa Dvorak and Michelle Lundy will perform selections by Franck, Bizet, Bach, and more. 
  • Price: Admission is FREE (donations accepted)

Wonders of Science

  • Where: , Alexandria
  • When: Saturday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Why Go: Watch 18th century science come alive as experiments are reenacted by members of the McLean High School Historical Society. 
  • Price: $6 per person (reservations required)

Groovy Nate’s Musical Review

  • Where: , Burke
  • When: Saturday, 11 a.m.
  • Why Go:  A family friendly show featuring music by local artist Nathan Starnes.
  • Price: The event is FREE, but registration is required 

7th Annual Seed Exchange

  • Where: , Annandale
  • When: Saturday, 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Why Go: Bring your extra seeds to exchange with fellow gardeners, and listen to informative lectures offering expert planting advice. 
  • Price: $15 per person (registration required)

Chucho Valdes and the Afro-Cuban Messengers

  • Where: , Fairfax
  • When: Friday, 8 p.m.
  • Why Go: Let this multi-Grammy Award winning artist entertain you with an evening of Latin jazz.
  • Price: Tickets range from $23-$46

Family Fun: Valentine Workshop

  • Where: Green Spring Gardens, Annandale
  • When: Saturday, 2 p.m.
  • Why Go: Learn about the history behind Cupid and Valentine’s Day.  Craft materials will be provided to make a gift for someone special.  Ages 5 and up.     
  • Price: $6 for Fairfax County residents; $8 for non-residents (registration required)

ArtNotes: US Navy Brass Quintet

  • Where: , Lorton
  • When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Why Go: The group’s repertoire features a diverse selection of music from the 16th through the 20th centuries. 
  • Price:  This event is FREE, but tickets are required

Tschaikowsky St. Petersburg State Orchestra Concert

  • Where: , Fairfax
  • When: Saturday, 8 p.m.
  • Why Go: The evening’s performance will feature selections by Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Prokofiev.  Arrive 45 minutes early for a “Pre-Performance Discussion”.
  • Price:  Tickets range from $25 - $50

Military Insignia Fair 2012

  • Where: Fort Belvoir Community Center
  • When: Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Why Go: Collectors and traders will find military memorabilia from around the world and every era. 

Faculty Artist Concert Series

  • Where: , Fairfax
  • When: Sunday, 2 p.m.
  • Why Go: The performance will feature Peter Haase on violin, Nancy Thomas on viola, Kenneth Law on cello, and Kelly Ker-Hackleman on piano.
  • Price: Admission is FREE


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