Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend November 11 – November 13

TysonsToday Staff Around Town, Art & Culture

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

Paul Huang, violin
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

Chamber Music at the Barns

Friday, November 11

The Barns at Wolf Trap
1635 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182

Hailed by The Washington Post for his “big, luscious tone [and] spot on intonation,” violinist Paul Huang returns to The Barns joined by the superlative Anne-Marie McDermott at the piano. The program, which spans the 18th through the 20th century and includes compositions from Mozart to John Corigliano, is sure to have something for everyone!

Chocolate Binge at the Chocolate Factory! River-Sea Anniversary Party

Saturday, November 12
12:00pm – 5:00pm

River Sea Chocolate Factory & Cafe
4520 Daly Drive, Suite 100
Chantilly, VA 20151

Visit our Chocolate Factory to help celebrate making craft single-origin chocolate another year! $5 entrance ticket includes a Hot Chocolate and Craft S’Mores kit! Try samples of chocolate made from cacao sourced all over the world, and Virginia wines paired with our chocolate bars! For $10 you can make a custom chocolate bar or hot chocolate bomb. See the chocolate making machines in action, shop for the holidays, and more!

Second Saturdays Sip & Stroll

Saturday, November 12
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Reston Town Center
Reston, VA

Enjoy entertainment and fun while strolling the streets of RTC with an adult beverage from participating restaurants within the event footprint. Featuring games, street music, caricaturists, family fun, and more!

McLean Antiques Show & Sale

Saturday, November 12
10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday, November 13
11:00am – 4:00pm

McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Ave
McLean, VA 22101

Find the best assortment of antiques, art and collectibles at this highly celebrated show of more than 40 years. Spanning centuries, discover historical items, as well as the unusual, from scores of reputable dealers.

The show features antiques and decorative accessories including furniture, folk art, porcelain, silver, jewelry, books, paintings and prints, glass, carpets, vintage clothing, and much more. Vogue magazine said younger consumers feel, “Authenticity is big” and “Sustainable, stylish furniture with a story—and no supply chain issue? No wonder more people are out with the new, and in with the old.”

Virginia Opera: The Pirates of Penzance

Saturday, November 12

Sunday, November 13

George Mason University’s Center for the Arts
4373 Mason Pond Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22030

Set sail with this classic comic operetta fit for all ages. Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance has everything—whimsical melodies, hilariously memorable characters, and one of the most terrific earworms of all time, “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General.” It’s no surprise it has been beloved since 1878! Frederic is ready to resign from his life of piracy upon his 21st birthday, but fate is determined to alter his course. Add the undying affection of a girl, a long-winded but well-intentioned father, a band of merry pirates set on finding sweethearts of their own, and the resulting confection is pitch-perfect pandemonium. Virginia Opera’s colorful production makes for an ideal outing for arts lovers young and old. Sung in English with English surtitles.