Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend November 3–November 5

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 Adventures of Pinocchio / Las Aventuras de Pinocho

Friday, November 3

Saturday, November 4
2:00pm & 7:30pm

Sunday, November 5
2:00pm & 4:00pm

Performances through November 19

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

This inventive adaptation of the classic Collodi tale features music and lyrics by Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith, and Spanish language elements. The tale begins with Pinocchio as a real boy in the throes of a nightmare where he is being chased by a giant shark. His cries awaken the other puppets that are sleeping on the shelf in Gepetto’s workshop. He is afraid that he is still a puppet, but they assure him that he is indeed a real boy and help him remember all of the adventures that he went through to become one. ​

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

Saturday, November 4
12:00pm – 5:00pm

River-Sea Chocolates
4510 Daly Dr
Chantilly, VA 20151

Visit our Chocolate Factory to help celebrate making craft single-origin chocolate another year! $8 entrance ticket includes a Hot Chocolate and Craft S’Mores kit! Cacao Bag Races with Chocolate Prizes, LIVE MUSIC! Try samples of chocolate made from cacao sourced all over the world, and Virginia wines paired with our chocolate bars!

Dog O Ween

Saturday, November 4
1:00pm – 6:00pm

7581 Colshire Dr
Tysons, VA 22102

Come celebrate Halloween in our Dog Parks! We will have Trick or Treating for kids and dogs this Saturday! We will also have live music all day at our main stage and a DJ starting at 8 PM. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to try some new featured European beers here for a limited time only!

“When You Wish Upon a Star — A Jazz Tribute to 100 Years of Disney”

Saturday, November 4

The Alden Theatre
1234 Ingleside Ave.
McLean, VA 22101

Join us for an unforgettable evening as we celebrate 100 years of Disney through the lens of jazz as performed by the house band of The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, a Smithsonian-affiliated museum. Music director of the five-piece band, Pianist Sean Mason, will bring these famous songs to life along with two wonderful singers and storytellers. “When You Wish…” is a great way to introduce children to jazz… and for grownups to proudly enjoy Disney tunes.

Unmask Historic Heroes from the War of 1812 at Colvin Run

Sunday, November 5
12:00pm – 3:00pm

Colvin Run Mill
10017 Colvin Run Road
Great Falls, Va. 22066

Dive into the past and experience the thrilling days of the War of 1812 as it comes to life at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site. This is not just history; it’s history with a twist – engaging, interactive and family-friendly.

At Colvin Run, the War of 1812 is not just about battles and generals; it’s about everyday people who played a pivotal role in assisting the U.S. Navy. The homefront was their battlefield. Discover unsung heroes who made extraordinary contributions during these challenging times, including the remarkable efforts of women who stitched uniforms with care, while farmers, millers, and bakers ensured a steady supply of food for the Navy