McLean Community Center Calendar of Events for February 2024

McLean Community Center Around Town, Art & Culture

The McLean Community Center (MCC) offers the following activities in February 2024. Please check the center’s website, mcleancenter.org, for up-to-date information. Residents of the center’s tax district, Small District 1A-Dranesville, are eligible for discounts on fees. The center is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave.


Presented by The Alden

“Animaniacs” in Concert!
Voices and Songs of the Iconic Animated Series LIVE on Stage

Saturday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m.
$45/$35 seniors and students/$25 MCC district residents

Join the leading voice cast of “Animaniacs” for a zany, animany and totally insaney evening! Randy Rogel, the show’s original Emmy-winning composer, and voice talents Rob Paulsen and Maurice LaMarche perform the world-famous songs from the beloved cartoon TV series… backed by video projections from the equally world-famous animations! The live show celebrates the creative inspiration behind the songs with lots of audience interaction and never-before-told behind-the-scenes insider stories shared by the voice actors. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit aldentheatre.org.


Presented by The Alden

Foreign Language Film
“After Life” (Not rated)

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m.
Free admission

Japan; Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. Shown in Japanese with English subtitles. In this acclaimed film, a group of people who have recently died find themselves in limbo. Counselors are on hand to help new arrivals pick one memory from their lives to bring with them into eternity. Once the memories are chosen, the staff makes a short film representing each one, and the films make up a collage of thoughtful cinematic moments.


Presented by The Alden

Performing Arts Movie
Double Feature: “Sing Faster: The Stagehand’s Ring Cycle” and Stravinsky’s “Oedipus Rex” (Not rated)

Thursday, Feb. 15, 1 p.m.
Free admission

Wagner’s “Ring Cycle” is a daunting undertaking for an opera company and for the union stagehands at the San Francisco Opera. Directed by Jon Else. “Oedipus Rex” features Jessye Norman, Philip Langridge, Bryn Terfel and Min Tanaka; Conducted by Seiji Ozawa; Directed by Julie Taymor. (Not rated)


Youth Activities

Sweetheart Parent-Child Dance

Friday, Feb. 23, 7-9 p.m.
$20 per person

For all ages. Children are invited to come to MCC for a fancy “date” with their parent or guardian. Featured activities included a photo booth, a DJ playing favorite dance tunes, craft projects and light refreshments. Create lasting memories by joining us. Parents must attend with their child/children and register individually at mcleancenter.org.


Presented by The Alden

Buckets ‘N Boards

Friday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m.
$15/$12 seniors and students/$10 MCC district residents

Back by popular demand! BNB is a hilarious, high-energy and interactive percussion show that has captivated audiences worldwide! It offers something for everyone in the family—amazing tap dancing, clean comedy, body percussion, beatboxing and more! The show was born from Gareth Server and Matt Livingston’s shared passion for music and rhythm combined with their natural joyous charm and lighting quick wit. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit aldentheatre.org.


Perspectives Speaker Series. Presented by The Alden in Partnership with The Fairfax County Public Library

A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School

Sunday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m.
Free admission; registration is required.

A key protagonist in one of the most gripping watershed moments of the Civil Rights Movement, Carlotta LaNier delivers powerful keynotes that reflect on history while inspiring hope for the future. In her lectures LaNier revisits the journey of the “Little Rock Nine” who led the nation on a turbulent path that challenged prevailing attitudes, broke down barriers, and forever changed the landscape of America. A book sale and signing will follow this event. Registrations open at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4 at: librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/event/11400644.


MCC Governing Board Meeting

Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m.
All Governing Board meetings are open to the public.

Tax district residents (Small District One A-Dranesville) who wish to speak during the “Citizen Comment” portion of the meeting are asked to call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, to be placed on the agenda.


For more information, call MCC at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit www.mcleancenter.org. For Old Firehouse activities, call 703-448-8336. For The Alden Box Office, call 571-296-8385.


The McLean Community Center, an agency of Fairfax County Government, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all programs, services and activities. We will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. To request special accommodations, call the Center 14 working days in advance of the event.

To request this information in an alternate format, call 711.