McLean Community Center Calendar of Events for May 2022

McLean Community Center Around Town, Art & Culture

The McLean Community Center (MCC) offers the following activities in May. All patrons are encouraged to wear masks while inside the building. Please check the Center’s website, www.mcleancenter.org, for up-to-date information. Residents of the center’s tax district, Small District 1A-Dranesville, are eligible for discounts on fees. The center is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave.


Presented by The Alden

Foreign Language Movie: AAPI Heritage Month Selection

Thursday, May 5, 1 p.m

Free; registration is required

Register here

By popular demand, The Alden’s foreign language movie series is back! Curated by Performing Arts Director Sarah Schallern Treff, with more than a little help from patrons, all screenings are free, but advance registration is required. Schedule subject to change. Advisory: This month’s film contains graphic violence and gore.

View the trailer


Old Firehouse Friday Night Trips

Bowling & Arcade

Friday, May 6, 3:30-10 p.m.

$60/$50 OFC members
Food is included
Preregistration is highly recommended
Activity No. 5307.322

1440 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, VA 22101

Lace up your bowling shoes, OFC is heading to the lanes! Participants are going bowling at a facility with big screen video walls and a surround sound system that plays the hits. It’s a nonstop, high-fiving, unforgettable good time. In between games, participants will be able to visit the arcade. Dinner will be included on this Friday night adventure.


Presented by Dark Horse Theatre Company and (the) Unruly Theatre Project

Improvicon of Northern Virginia

Saturday, May 7, 7 p.m.

$20/$15 MCC district residents
Buy tickets

This event is a real deal competition of multiple improv groups throughout Northern Virginia. The groups competing for the trophy are The Pundemics, Home Improv Mints, (the) Unruly Theatre Project and Calamity Improv with host, Pete Bergen. Who will walk away with the title of Improvicon Champion of 2022?


The Alden Chamber Music Series

The Suzuki Duo

Sunday, May 8, 2 p.m.

$10/$5 MCC district residents
Buy tickets

Hidetaro Suzuki and Zeyda Ruga Suzuki comprise the violin and piano duo that has been performing in the musical centers of the world from New York, to Chicago, London, Paris, Russia and Tokyo, since the 1960s. The couple have been residents of McLean for the last 15 years and have performed at The Alden several times. They are resuming their engagements in the U.S. and Japan in the spring of 2022.


Old Firehouse Family Events

Family Trivia Night

Friday, May 13, 7–9 p.m.

$5 per family of 4
Preregistration is recommended
Activity No. 4713.322

1440 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, VA 22101

Gather the whole family and come test your trivia knowledge at the Old Firehouse Family Trivia Night. Participants will enjoy unlimited popcorn with the chance to win delicious prizes!


Presented by The Alden

“Live in Central Park [Revisited]: James Taylor”

Friday, May 13, 7 p.m.

$40/$30 MCC district residents
Buy tickets

Relive James Taylor’s 1979 Central Park concert with the transcendent harmonies of Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers as they pay homage to the unique artistry and indelible music that was celebrated on that monumental night. “Vocal romanticism of a high order.” — Billboard Magazine.


Produced by the McLean Community Center

McLean Day 2022: Celebrating Our Hometown Since 1915

Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Free admission

Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Rd.

Check Out the Rides in Advance!
Friday Night Rides
Friday, May 20, 2–10 p.m.

Purchase your tickets in advance. Ride tickets also sold on-site.

Vote for Adult & Youth Candidates
MCC Governing Board Election
Saturday, May 21, 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Bring the family and enjoy the fun at McLean’s biggest annual festival. This event draws approximately 10,000+ patrons throughout the day. Enjoy music, games, balloon animals, a petting zoo, amusements, sponsors, exhibitors, gourmet food trucks, large and small carnival rides and much more! Ride tickets are sold onsite or may be purchased in advance online.


MCC Governing Board

Regular Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, May 25, 6:30 p.m.

All Governing Board meetings are open to the public.

Tax district residents (Small District One A-Dranesville) who wish to speak during the “Citizen Comment” portion of the meeting are asked to call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, to be placed on the agenda.


Presented by The Alden

Performing Arts Documentaries

Thursday, May 26, 1 p.m.

Free admission. Registration is required.
Register here

Learn a little about the performing arts through these one-hour (or so) documentaries. Safety permitting, join Performing Arts Director Sarah Schallern Treff for a discussion after.


For more information, call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit the website, www.mcleancenter.org. For Old Firehouse activities, call 703-448-8336. For The Alden Box Office, call 571-296-8385.


About McLean Community Center

McLean Community Center offers a continuing program of activities for adults and children, including a wide range of classes, lectures, study tours, camps, art exhibits, theatre performances, and specialty shows. The Center also sponsors major community activities such as McLean Day at Lewinsville Park in May and the 4th of July Fireworks at Langley High School.

The McLean Community Center, an agency of Fairfax County Government, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all programs, services and activities. We will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. To request special accommodations, call the Center 14 working days in advance of the event.

To request this information in an alternate format, call 711. 

www.mcleancenter.org