Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend July 29 – July 31

TysonsToday Staff Around Town

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here are our picks for the best events happening in the area!

SummerFest – Family Movie Night
Cruella

Friday, July 29
7:00pm

The Plaza at Tysons Corner Center
1961 Chain Bridge Rd
Tysons Corner, VA 22102

Bring your folding chair or blanket for family-friendly outdoor movies and entertainment on The Plaza the last Friday of the month!

Complimentary popcorn and sodas will be provided, while supplies last. These events are weather sensitive; updates will be provided in the case of inclement weather.  

Cirque du Soleil
“KURIOS: A Cabinet of Curiosities”

OPENING NIGHT
Friday, July 29
7:30pm

Under the Big Top, Tysons II

Critically acclaimed the world over, KURIOS—Cabinet of curiosities astonishingly revisits the signature Cirque du Soleil style of performance by weaving jaw-dropping acrobatics with a refreshing touch of poetry, artistry and humour. A mind-boggling escape from reality, KURIOS unveils a festive, steampunk-inspired universe where the unexpected lies at every corner.

In an alternate yet familiar past, KURIOS steps inside the mechanical lab of an inventor convinced that there exists a hidden, invisible world—a place where the craziest ideas and the grandest dreams await. Once the inventor succeeds to unlock the door to this world of wonders, time comes to a complete stop and an uplifted cast of otherworldly characters invades his curio cabinet, bringing his makeshift creations to life one by one. As the visible becomes invisible and perspectives transform, KURIOS bursts into a celebration of the power of the imagination. 

Exhibit
Determined: The 400-Year Struggle for Black Equality

Friday, July 29 & Sunday, July 31
11:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday, July 30
10:00am – 4:00pm

On display through August 26

Reston Museum
1639 Washington Plaza
Reston, VA  20190

Starting July 26, the Reston Museum will host the Virginia Museum of History and Culture’s traveling exhibit: Determined: The 400-Year Struggle for Black Equality.

Determined traces four centuries of Black history in Virginia through stories of extraordinary individuals who struggled for equality and, in the process, profoundly shaped the nature of American society and the meaning of our collective ideals. Their stories help us to understand the origins of today’s problems and to reckon with the painful legacies of slavery, segregation, and white supremacy. These determined individuals also inspire us to create a better future.

Along with the Determined exhibit, the Reston Museum will feature artifacts from the Reston Museum’s collection showcasing Reston’s founding as a diverse community and how Restonians continued to pursue equality for all members of their community.

Disney and Pixar’s
Toy Story in Concert

Saturday, July 30
8:00pm

Wolf Trap – Filene Center
1551 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182

The NSO brings Toy Story in Concert to Wolf Trap, featuring the Oscar® and Grammy®-winning score by Randy Newman. Ever wonder what toys do when people aren’t around? Toy Story answers that question with a fun-filled journey through the eyes of two rival toys—Woody and Buzz Lightyear.

Summer Sunday
Concerts in the Park
DuPont Brass

Sunday, July 31
3:00pm

McLean Central Park
1468 Dolley Madison Blvd
McLean, VA 22102

DuPont Brass is a unique, soulful brass ensemble hailing from the DMV. Originally composed of five Howard University music majors working to raise money for tuition, the rising supergroup now tours nationally and has developed a sound that mixes varied genres of music, including jazz, hip-hop and R&B.