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What’s Going On This Weekend Around Reston?

by Fatimah Waseem January 19, 2018 at 11:00 am 8 Comments

From a performance on multiculturalism to a seminar on brain health, there’s a lot to do in Reston this weekend.

  • Children can let their imaginations go wild at Box-A-Rama on Saturday. At the event from 9 a.m. through noon at Reston Association headquarters (12001 Sunrise Valley Drive), children can play with boxes of all sizes. All children must be accompanied by parents and caregivers. Tickets are $10 for RA members and $15 for all others.
  • An open house is set for The Lake House (11450 Baron Cameron Avenue) on Saturday from 2 – 4 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments and talk to staff about the multipurpose uses of the space.
  • At Reston Regional Library on Saturday, enjoy the movie “Guardians of the Galaxy,” from 2 – 4 p.m. as part of the library’s series on movies that began as books. The event is open to teenagers and adults.
  • The American Association of Retired Persons is hosting a brain health seminar at Reston Community Center (2310 Colts Neck Road) on Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon. To register call 703-390-6157 or email [email protected]ty.gov.
  • Join the Greater Reston Arts Center and Reston Community Center on Saturday at 5 p.m. for an exploratory weaving workshop. Students will leave with a completed wall hanging. Tickets are $45 for Reston residents and $55 for all others. Register online.
  • In a concert about friendship and multiculturalism, Mohammed Bilal and Josh “Boac” Goldstein use their friendship to actively challenge the American notions of black and white, Jew and Muslim, and urban and suburban. The performance, “The Color Orange,” will take place at CenterStage (2310 Colts Neck Road) on Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 for Reston residents and $20 for all others.
  • On Sunday, watch 20 local figure skaters perform at the Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion (1818 Discovery Street). The National Skating Month Exhibition will take place from 7:15-8:45 p.m.
  • The Capitol Steps, a popular Washington-based music and satire troupe, will perform at the Hyatt Regency Reston (1800 Presidents Street) on Sunday at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Proceeds will go to Cornerstone. Purchase tickets online.
  • Reston artist Rudy Guernica’s exhibit, “Lost in the Woods,” will be in the Jo Ann Rose Gallery at Reston Community Center Lake Anne from Jan. 9 through Feb. 4.
  • In this exhibit, Paulina Peavy’s work will be on display through Feb. 17 at Greater Reston Arts Center. Peavy gave up control of her brush to an alien entity named Lacamo after attending a seance in 1932. Her work includes paintings, films and texts that she used to better channel Lacamo’s energy. A talk by GRACE’s executive director Lily Siegel is set for Saturday at 3 p.m. at the center.

(Editor’s Note: This is just a limited list of all the events taking place in the Reston area this weekend. If you have an event you would like to ensure is listed on the website, be sure to submit it to our Events Calendar.)

Photo via Reston Community Center

  • The Constitutionalist

    Does anyone remember when you were a kid (a long time for some of you) and you got to play with boxes for free?

    • Chuck Morningwood

      Major appliance boxes were the best, and could double as sleds in a pinch.

      • OneReally

        I loved those boxes and some of my Dad’s duct tape.

        Had some of the best indoor forts.

  • Mike M

    “[T]o actively challenge the American notions of black and white, Jew and Muslim, and urban and suburban. ”

    They get paid for this “challenging?”

    • The Constitutionalist

      They should probably be in the Middle-East, challenging the notions of their prospective religions there.

      Wait…

      Never mind.

  • Bah

    An open house
    is set for The Lake House (11450 Baron Cameron Avenue) on Saturday from
    2 – 4 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments and talk to staff about the
    multipurpose uses of the space.

    One question could be, “why is this space open on Saturday afternoon which should be a prime time for paying customers to rent it?” Oh wait, people aren’t renting it like we promised you they would. So sorry! No further questions about our incompetence that wasted hundreds of thousands of your dollars, thanks.

    • 40yearsinreston

      A dog park would generate more income
      Support razing the white elephant and conversion

      • Chuck Morningwood

        How would a dog park generate income? I doubt people would pay to use it when there is already a free one in Reston and also a free one in Herndon.

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