Weekly planner: ‘Crescendo,’ caroling, and more

Characters perform the roles of youth musicians during a scene of “Crescendo” (Photo by Christian Luedeke via Menemsha Films)

The weekly planner is a roundup of interesting events over the next week in the Herndon and Reston area.

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Monday, Dec. 13

  • Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights — 5:30-10 p.m. at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens — Enjoy lights and holiday scenes in this annual transformation, which will stick around through Jan. 2. Tickets start at $18.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

  • Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones — 7:15 p.m. at Amphora’s Diner Deluxe-Herndon — A married couple from Galax, Virginia participate in their first performance with The Folk Club. Tickets start at $10.

Wednesday, Dec. 15

Thursday, Dec. 16

  • American Mah Jongg — 9:30 a.m. to noon at RCC Hunters Woods — A drop-in program for players of all skill levels invites adults to participate. Free.

Friday, Dec. 17

  • “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)” — 8 p.m. at NextStop Theatre Co. with recurring performances throughout December — A three-member cast brings together this satirical and irreverent holiday production featuring traditional carols to pop-cultural references and of course, Christmas icons ranging from Santa to the Grinch. Tickets start at $25.

Saturday, Dec. 18

  • Snow Much Fun — Fountain Square at Reston Town Center — Enjoy festive performances throughout the day from community groups, featuring the Northern Virginia Ukulele Ensemble from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Northern Virginia Ukulele Society from 12:30-1:15 p.m. and caroling from from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 19

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