What’s Going on Around Reston This Weekend?

by Dave Emke February 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm 11 Comments

Reston historical marker

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here is a sampling of what’s available in Reston:

  • The South Lakes High School Chorus is presenting its Broadway Night event tonight and Saturday.
  • Reston Town Center events this weekend include a kids’ cooking class at Il Fornaio, cartoon skate at the ice pavilion, Super Bowl festivities at American Tap Room and Mon Ami Gabi, and more.
  • Potomac River Running will be putting on its For The Love Of It 10K, beginning at South Lakes High School (11400 South Lakes Drive), Saturday morning.
  • Reston Community Players will close out their run of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” tonight and Saturday at Reston Community Center’s CenterStage (2310 Colts Neck Road).
  • Project-based charter school Ideaventions Academy (12340 Pinecrest Road) will be holding an open house Saturday.
  • Art exhibitions “CUT” and “Springtime in Winter” remain on display at Greater Reston Arts Center (12001 Market Street) and Reston Art Gallery & Studios (11400 Washington Plaza W.), respectively.
  • Del. Ken Plum will be at Lake Anne Coffee House (1612 Washington Plaza N.) on Saturday morning to discuss issues with his constituents.
  • Red’s Table (11150 South Lakes Drive) won’t just be offering beer specials Sunday during the Super Bowl, but it will unveil its new bison chili as well.
  • Kalypso’s (1617 Washington Plaza N.) will host a Super Bowl party Sunday, featuring regional foods from New England and Atlanta. A raffle will also be held to benefit Camp Sunshine.

  • james dean

    On Mon Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm Reston Assoc members need to show up & speak out… Ra is looking to spend approx $780k on tennis courts… u can find info on this mtg @ Reston Assoc…under about Reston Assoc…then governance …then committees…then board operations committee…then right tab…meeting agenda packets feb 6, 2017… tennis info is on pg 27… hope my fellow Ra members show up & speak out… thanks

    • Alison Kamat
    • No fun tennis

      Thanks James, good point raised.

      The tennis expenditures are especially concerning because aside from a couple tournaments RA does not support USTA and instead only supports an inferior format of team world tennis.

      Secondly, RA is very territorial about the use of the use of their tennis courts which means id’s are checked and basically non-residents are barred from playing, this rule is even enforced when playing against the wall. The result is that tennis courts for much of the year are basically empty and therfore, in good shape.

      There is no need to spend any money on tennis unless the program pays for itself, cash up front.

      Lets not spend 700k + for something that only a few are interested in, the pools are much more important.


        Says you– I think tennis is a very important part of what makes Reston Reston– why does everything have to be about the pools?!

        • Chuck Morningwood

          Because more people use the pools than the tennis courts? Just a hunch…

        • MyAuntLikesCheese

          I am with you!

        • The Constitutionalist

          How does tennis make Reston Reston?

          Oh… you mean the blatant overspending of our money for services that the residents don’t use.

          I see what you did there.

        • Rational Reston

          Tennis is a niche activity in Reston. It seems to rank just above bocce.

          • jmsullivan

            Wait, we have bocce? Sweet! Where and when?

    • Don’tWantToPayMore

      The scarier thing on this agenda is Ray Wedell’s proposal for an alternative assessment method; one which calls for linking the size/value of the property to the amount that you would pay in assessments. “Live by yourself but own a large or expensive property? Pay more than your neighbor who lives with 4 pool using kids in a small/less expensive townhouse!” NO THANK YOU!

      • restonista

        WHAT? Thanks for the heads up. I’m going!


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