Weekend Pick: Reston Multicultural Festival

Reston Multicultural Festival/RCC file photoMusic, dance, food and other activities from around the world will return to Lake Anne Plaza on Saturday at the Reston Multicultural Festival.

The Reston Multicultural Festival celebrates the diversity and community spirit of Reston, says Reston Community Center, which sponsors the annual event along with Reston Association and other local organizations and businesses.

The festival starts at 11 a.m. with a naturalization ceremony of new United States citizens and a release of doves.

Live entertainment begins at 1 p.m. on two stages. Admission is free.

World Stage 

1 p.m.
Elaine Hoffman Watts, National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow, Klezmer Music

2 p.m.
Christylez Bacon-Washington Sound Museum with Wytold and Nitsha Raj, Cross-Cultural Collaborative Music Experience

2:55 p.m.
Angel Roman, Middle Eastern Dance

3:30 p.m.
Kalavaridhi Dance, Indian Classical Dance

4:10 p.m.
Khinezin Win, Burmese (Myanmar Dance)

5 p.m.
Elikeh, Afro-pop

Global Stage

12:15 p.m.
Tom Teasley,  UN Cultural Ambassador for Percussion

1:10 p.m.
Shaolin Temple, Chinese Martial Arts

1:45 p.m.
Jayamangala,  Indian Classical Dance

2:20 p.m.
Furia Flamenca, Flamenco Dance

3:00 p.m
Ta’Ta RoiRoi, Tahitian Dance and music

3:40 p.m
Born 2 Dance,  Capoeira, Bollywood, and Salsa

4:15 p.m
Nomad Dancers,  Dances from ancient Persia and Central Asia

5:15 p.m.
Ocho de Bastos,  Latin Pop Rock

Additionally, RCC’s Jo Ann Rose Gallery includes an indoor stage with storytelling, Irish music and dance, and Ukranian egg decorating, among other activities. Visit RCC’s website for the full schedule of events.

There will also be food and crafts from many cultures available for purchase. On the menu: Peruvian chicken, Thai food, tacos and more. See the list of arts and crafts vendors.

Photo: Reston Multicultural Festival/file photo

Recent Stories

The former private venue will be preserved as part of the overall infill residential proposal (via JR Catering/Facebook) A nearly 9-acre property near Lake Fairfax Park in Reston could be…

The Fairfax County Government Center building (staff photo by David Taube) Local officials are already preparing for “one of the most challenging” budget talks in years due to inflation, the…

PayMore plans to open a location in Reston within two to three weeks (via PayMore) An electronics trading store is slated to open in Reston’s Home Depot by the end…

Morning Notes

Wolftrap Creek in fall (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Route 7 Lane Shift in Reston Starts Today — “On or about Tuesday, Nov. 29, the right-turn lane from eastbound Route…

The Ravel Dance Studio will re-open for fall classes 2020. The school will offer in person and virtual online instruction. With over 5000 sq. ft. to social distance the school has added air ionization filtration systems, ballet barres, acrylic dividers, hands free bathrooms, strict monitoring and more.

The Ravel Dance Studio will produce a Nutcracker Ballet Hollywood style video through the Reston Community CenterStage. REGISTRATION online begins August 17.

Submit your own Community Post here for just $99.

Chris Green is one of the DMV’s finest fitness instructors. A Lululemon and South Block ambassador, he is a coach and mentor to so many. He embodies grace, positivity and motivation in ways that no one else can. If we could all learn a thing or two from him, the world would be a much better place. He does so much for others, and does so with a smile on his face 99% of the time.

He recently ruptured his Achilles and has an incredibly long and tough journey ahead. As if COVID hadn’t impacted fitness professionals enough, throw this in the mix and it’s a double, even triple whammy. CG is no longer able to work and do what he loves for the time being because of this and we’d love your support.

Read More

Submit your own Community Post here for just $99.

×

Subscribe to our mailing list