Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend November 10–November 12

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!

30th Annual Northern Virginia Christmas Market

Friday, November 10 & Saturday, November 11
10:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday, November 12
10:00am – 5:00pm

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

It’s Northern Virginia’s grand opening celebration of the holiday season! This spectacular, award-winning holiday show features 225 fine artisans from more than 30+ states. Artisans offer a diverse selection of fine arts, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, wood, photography, fiber arts, vintage re-creations as well as thousands of one-of-kind Christmas collectibles. Select specialty food vendors will offer gift-packaged gourmet fare. These tasty homemade goodies are ideal for creating wonderful gift baskets, loading up Santa’s stockings, and gathering those hard-to-find executive gifts. A major food drive benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank is held during this event each year as well.

McLean Antiques Show & Sale

Saturday, November 11
10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday, November 12
10:00am – 4:00pm

McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Ave.
McLean, VA 22101

Discover fine antiques, art and collectibles from scores of reputable dealers at this highly celebrated show of almost 50 years. The show features antiques, decorative accessories, furniture, folk art, porcelain, silver, jewelry, paintings and prints, glass, carpets, vintage clothing and more.

Relax with a cup of coffee or stay for lunch at the onsite café.

Virginia Opera: The Barber of Seville

Saturday, November 11

Sunday, November 12

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

“Bravo Figaro, bravo, bravissimo!” Get ready to laugh and cheer for everyone’s favorite barber in this beloved masterpiece. Figaro, wily barber and wingman extraordinaire, is determined to help the lovestruck Count Almaviva woo the beautiful Rosina away from her lecherous guardian, Dr. Bartolo. The shenanigans unfold in Gioachino Rossini’s delightful bel canto and operatic comedy, The Barber of Seville. Presented by Virginia Opera, Rossini’s tour de force is a witty tale of bribery, deception, disguise, and, of course, true love. From the famous opening aria “Largo al factotum” (“Make Way for the Servant Who Does Nothing”), audiences of all ages will recognize the music, laugh out loud as Figaro and Almaviva scheme their way into Rosina’s heart, and leave utterly smitten with the romantic comedy. The music for this production is provided by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.


Saturday, November 11

Capital One Hall
7750 Capital One Tower Road
Tysons, VA 22101

Presented by Gin Dance Company

This production is comprised of three pieces each with very different meanings, cultural influences, and styles. 

The first piece, “Insight”, a brand new original work that was inspired by the quote “When an old person dies, a library burns down.” This powerful quote reminds us of the immense wealth of knowledge and experience that older generations possess.

Second, a collaboration with kinetic sculpture artist, Kevin Reese. This work is called “I Am Here” in which GDC’s Artistic Director Shu-Chen Cuff, as a 1st generation immigrant to the U.S., delves into her experience of the desire, dreams, struggles, opportunities, and celebration of immigrating to this country.

Third, “A Cup of Tea”, an Asian culturally influenced work with live music accompaniment by Chinese Dulcimer musician, Chao Tian. In this work, Shu-Chen, through dance, delves into the culture and philosophy of the Chinese tea ceremony and reveals that the tea ceremonies and rituals contain an adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday life, as well as a sense of refinement, an inner spiritual content, humility, restraint and simplicity.


Sunday, November 12
2:00pm – 4:30pm

Herndon Community Center
814 Ferndale Ave
Herndon, VA

Back by popular demand! Gather your team of up to 4 people to show off your skills at Puzzle-Palooza! Teams will race against each other to complete a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle while competing for prizes.  Light snacks will be served, plus you keep the puzzle.