Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend November 4 – November 6

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 Princess and the Goblin

Friday, November 4

Saturday, November 5
2:00pm & 7:30pm 

Sunday, November 6
2:00pm & 4:00pm

Performances on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through November 20

Creative Cauldron
410 South Maple Avenue
Retail 116
Falls Church, VA 22046

When the always curious Princess Irene discovers a secret stair to the top turret of the castle, it leads to a wonderful revelation that she has a fairy grandmother. At the same time, the miner’s son Curdie overhears a fiendish plot by the goblins who live below the mountain.  It will take all their strength and courage, and the help of Irene’s magic ring, to foil the goblin’s schemes. Adapted for the stage with music, humor and wit that has become the signature of Creative Cauldron’s Learning Theater productions, this show has appeal for every age. Inspired by the classic novel by George MacDonald.

Reston Home Tour

Saturday, November 5
10:00am – 5:00pm

Reston, VA

This year’s featured homes include an award-winning modern masterpiece tucked back in a wooded oasis, a beautifully-landscaped personal “club house” offering amazing views of the golf course, a newly-renovated Reston Town Center townhouse with a water view, and an art-filled home near Lake Audubon with soaring ceilings and a delightful garden pond. Highlighted homes also include a renovated colonial near North Point with lots of unique personal touches, brand new EYA model townhouses with elevators near the Wiehle Avenue Metro and the newly-constructed Lake Anne House for seniors.

On November 5, 2022 from 10 am to 5 pm, ticket-holders may visit up to 8 stops throughout Reston. Showcasing the range of lifestyles that Reston offers, the tour is self-guided and homes may be visited in any order. Docents will be stationed throughout the homes to provide information on specific rooms and their features.

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble

Saturday, November 5

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

Set to the sounds of live flute, violin, harmonium, manjira, and drums onstage, Ahuti is a mesmerizing performance and collaboration between Mason Artist-in-Residence Nrityagram Dance Ensemble and the Chitrasena Dance Company. Through the classical movements of Odissi dance, Nrityagram Dance Ensemble brings stories of the Hindu epics to life with their bodies. Chitrasena has been leading the development of Kandyan dance in Sri Lanka, being a key proponent to opening this dynamic style to women, whilst also preserving it as a cultural tradition. Nrityagram Dance Ensemble has been on The New York Times’ “Best Dance of the Year” list for two consecutive years, in 2015 and 2016. More than a dance company, Nrityagram was founded as a one-of-a-kind community devoted to the art of dance. The all-female ensemble’s daily life includes intensive training and meditation, which they bring to the stage in sensual and lyrical performances admired worldwide. “The women of the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble are rock stars in the dance world!” (New York Post). “So beguiling, you resist blinking in case you miss a moment!” (The Herald). As Mason Artists-in-Residence, the companies will also work with the community through classes and workshops during the week leading up to the performance.

This performance is appropriate for all ages. 

DMV Chocolate and Coffee Festival

Saturday, November 5
10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday, November 6
11:00am – 4:00pm

Dulles Expo & Conference Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA 20151

Bring your friends, family, and appetite for a delicious weekend shopping experience! The top coffee shops, coffee roasters, chocolatiers, gourmet food purveyors, and unique artisans from DC, Maryland, Virginia, and abroad will gather at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA, for the DMV Chocolate and Coffee Festival. 

  • 80+ Vendors to meet!
  • Photo opportunity with balloon art background
  • Gourmet Coffee Baristas
  • Sampling experiences provided by select vendors
  • Coffee Filter Kids Craft Table
  • Prize drawings for food drive supporters
  • Art Demonstration by Hasan Kale
  • Onsite classes by Board and Brush

NatPhil Presents Broadway’s Brightest Lights

Sunday, November 6

Capital One Hall
7750 Capital One Tower Road
Tysons, VA 22102

After months of dimmed marquees and ghost-lit theaters, Broadway’s Brightest Lights puts the spotlight on some of the best and brightest talents working today under the direction of NatPhil Principal Pops Conductor Luke Frazier. Broadway diva Megan Hilty (NBC’s Smash, Wicked, Annie Live!) is joined by Michael Maliakel (Disney’s Aladdin, The Phantom of the Opera, Monsoon Wedding) and Luke Hawkins (Annie Live!, Xanadu, Singin’ in the Rain) to perform some of the greatest hits straight from Broadway. From Gershwin to Lerner and Loewe, Kander and Ebb to Sondheim, this program has something for every Broadway baby to love, and will have you dancing in your seat and singing all the way home.