What’s Going on Around Reston This Weekend?

(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.)

  • Get in the mood for Valentine’s Day and check out a free concert with Maya Feygelson and friends singing love songs at the United Christian Parish on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
  • Not in the Valentine’s Day mood? Instead, you can see the performance Word Becomes Flesh, a production that “examines masculinity and responsibility within the constructs of hip-hop culture” through a series of letters from a single father to his unborn son. The performance is on Saturday from 8-11 pm at the CenterStage RCC Hunter Woods. Tickets are $20 for Reston residents and $30 for non-Reston residents.
  • Learn more about what police are doing to build long-lasting relationships with Reston and nearby communities at the Fairfax County Civilian Police panel and Q&A. The panel and dialogue will be held Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston from 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
  • Get your foxtrot on this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Reston Community Center Hunter Woods for an afternoon dance class. There will be three mini dance lessons, light refreshments and music ranging from golden oldies to a more modern dance selection. Tickets are $5 for Reston residents and $10 for non-Reston residents.
  • As Reston is part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, learn more about  the bay in the presentation Creatures of the Chesapeake Bay where you can touch and meet live creatures native to the ecosystem. There are two showings Sunday at the Walker Nature Center. The first is at 1:30 p.m. and the second is at 3:00 p.m. Tickets cost $8 for Reston Association members and $12 for non-members.
  • Into action-packed novels about uprisings of empires? Then come and meet C.V. Wyk at the ArtInsights Gallery of Film and Contemporary Art and grab a copy of her new novel Blood and Sand on Sunday from 4- 5:30 p.m. The novel tells a story of two daring slaves who decide to take on an empire.
  • Celebrate Mardi Gras this Sunday at the United Christian Parish starting at 5 p.m. where you can watch live performances from local artists including the Reston Divas. The event is free and open to all ages.
  • Learn more about agriculture in Virginia, the state’s largest industry, in a lecture series by local farmers at the Frying Pan Park Visitor Center. The event is on Sunday from 2 – 3:30 p.m. and tickets cost $10. There will also be a sampling of the local farm’s fruits

Photo via Reston Community Center

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