(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.)
- Join Monsters Dance at the Hyatt Regency Reston from Friday through Sunday for a weekend of classes and events. There will also be vendors and auditions.
- Join the Reston Association Friday in a trip to the Ronald Reagan building to watch the Capitol Steps, a parody political musical group, perform live. To go, meet at the Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) at 5:45 p.m. or at the Lake Anne Plaza parking lot at 6 p.m.
- Take a dip in the pool with the family for The Terry L. Smith Aquatics Center at RCC Hunters Woods. The event is Friday from 7-9 p.m. and entry costs $13 for Reston residents and $23 for non-Reston groups.
- Attend a free screening of the documentary “City of Trees” as part of the Annual Environmental Film Series at the Walker Nature Center from 7-9 p.m. on Friday. The film touches on a community’s fight for equal access to good jobs and safe parks in D.C.
- Love musicals? Then check out the “Back to Broadway” cabaret at Herndon High School starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Musical features include songs from “Hamilton,” “Shrek” and “Tuck Everlasting.” Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens.
- Do your kids love to dance? Then bring them to the Kiddie Academy of Reston’s free DanceParty! starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Children of all ages are welcome to attend.
- Pet Valu in the South Lakes Village Shopping Center will be holding an adoption event Saturday from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. There will be an Alaskan malamute and pet goodies for sale that will go toward donations.
- Check out Reston Association’s newest community building, the Lake House. An open house will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday.
- Martha Washington Library is hosting a free family movie screening Saturday from 2-4 p.m. The movie will be “Wonder” a PG rated movie about a boy with facial differences who attends school for the first time.
- The CenterStage RCC Hunter Woods is showing the musical “Letters from Iraq” by Rahim AlHaj, which reflects on the aftermath and consequences of war. The show starts on Saturday from 8-11 p.m. and tickets cost $20 for Reston residents and $30 for non-residents.
- Tag along as beginner or expert bird finder on a bird walk of Reston Lakes and waterfowl tour. The free bird walk will meet at Lake Newport Tennis and will run from 8-11 a.m. Sunday.
- There’s also Purim Palooza which is being held at Congregation Beth Emeth on Sunday from 12-2 p.m. There will be a moon bounce, crafts, carnival games, lunch, a costume contest and more.
- Need a new birdhouse? You can make one out of a gourd grown at Frying Pan Park. The program runs at the park from 2-3:30 p.m. on Sunday and tickets cost $10 per person.
- Get the chance to meet Dennis Woods, author of “Black Flag Journals” which tells his story of his experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan. Woods will be at Scrawl Books from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday to discuss the memoir.
- Nothin’ Fancy, a bluegrass band, will be performing at the Frying Pan Park Visitor Center. The show is at 7 p.m. Sunday and tickets cost $18 in advance and $20 at the door.
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