Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend November 18 – November 20

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!

The Rainmaker

Friday, November 18

Saturday, November 19 & Sunday, November 20

Performances on Thursdays – Fridays through December 11

1st Stage
1524 Spring Hill Road, Suite LL
Tysons, VA 22102

Not only is the Curry family farm being paralyzed by a devastating drought, but Lizzie Curry, to the chagrin of her father and brothers, is unmarried with no viable prospects. A charming, confident trickster named Starbuck comes to town and promises to bring rain in exchange for $100, setting off a series of events that enable Lizzie to see herself in a new light.

Holiday Craft Show

Saturday, November 19
10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday, November 20
10:00am – 3:00pm

Fairfax High School
3501 Lion Run
Fairfax, VA 22030

What started out in 1987 as a very small show has grown to become a premium arts and crafts festival. Artisans from all over the United States, including many local artists, are participating in this year’s show and we are delighted to be able to offer you so many wonderful holiday gift choices. There really is something for everyone on your shopping list. Please take your time and visit all the areas of the show – you won’t want to miss a single one. Take a rest during the show to enjoy a hot lunch.

Herndon Turkey Trot 5K Race

Saturday, November 19

Herndon Community Center
814 Ferndale Avenue
Herndon, VA 20170

This cross country 5K scenic run is a pre-Thanksgiving tradition. Long-sleeve athletic shirts to first 350 registered runners. This year includes a costume contest (both individual and group categories), door prizes, top 3 M/F awards, plus a post-race Aslin beer for those over 21!

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Saturday, November 19
5:00pm – 9:00pm

7581 Colshire Drive
Mclean, VA 22102

Join Shipgarten in kicking off the holiday season! Santa’s elves have been working hard at decorating for their Winter Wonderland. Grab one of our hot drinks and enjoy the holiday lights. At 6pm gather around for the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas Tree.


Chamber Music Series

Sunday, November 20

The Alden Theatre
1234 Ingleside Ave.
McLean, VA 22101

District5 is a daring, Washington D.C.-based wind quintet that specializes in new music and new transcriptions. They are recipients of a 2016 Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant with composer Evis Sammoutis and have recently performed at “The REACH” at the Kennedy Center, Dumbarton Oaks, U.S. Department of State, Library of Congress, Barns at Wolf Trap, DC Kosciuszko Foundation and the Anderson House. In 2014, they gave the U.S. premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s ROTARY Woodwind Quintet