McLean Community Center Calendar of Events for May 2024

McLean Community Center Around Town, Art & Culture

The McLean Community Center (MCC) offers the following activities in May 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

“Alice: Dreaming of Wonderland”

Thursday, May 2, 6-7:15 p.m.
$20/$17 seniors/$15 MCC district residents

Based on the classic by Lewis Carroll, “Alice” is an action-packed theatrical circus full of surprises, amazing acts, video projection with 3-D mapping and live music. Imagine the March Hare balancing on a tower of chairs during a tea party of The Mad Hatter playing crazy instruments or Alice performing acrobatics inside a giant keyhole!


Old Firehouse Teacher Workday Trip

Kings Dominion

Friday, May 3, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
$90/$80 MCC district residents

Tame the grizzly, hop on the Intimidator or ride along with Scooby Doo—Kings Dominion has something for everyone. Admission and chartered transportation are included in the fee. Bring $20 for lunch and additional funds for snacks and/or souvenirs as desired.


Presented by Dark Horse Theatre Company and (The) Unruly Theatre Project

Improvicon

Saturday, May 4, 7 p.m.
$20/$15 MCC district residents

This event is a real deal competition of multiple improv groups throughout Northern Virginia. The show features audience participation and the hottest NOVA improv comedy groups!! Who will walk away with the title of Improvicon champion of 2024? This show will likely sell out, so get your tickets early.


Presented by The Alden

Foreign Language Film
“Parasite” (South Korea; Directed by Bong Joon-Ho)

Two showings! 
Wednesday, May 8, 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, May 9, 1 p.m.

Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan. Shown in Korean with English subtitles. Cannes and Oscar winner. Rated R.


Presented by The Alden

(the) Unruly Theatre Project

Friday, May 10, 7-8 p.m.
Free admission

Come enjoy a night of laughs on us! (the) Unruly Improv is The Alden’s professional teen improv company dedicated to bringing comedic performances to the community. UTP won 1st place at Improvicon of Northern Virginia in both 2022 and 2023—and were the only teen group competing.


Presented by The Alden

Performing Arts Movie
“Wagner & Me”

Thursday, May 16, 1 p.m.
Free admission

Jewish-American Heritage Month Selection. Stephen Fry’s journey to reconcile his Jewish heritage with his love of Richard Wagner’s music. Programs subject to change. Not rated.


Produced by the McLean Community Center

McLean Day T.G.I.F. Carnival Rides

Friday, May 17, 2-10 p.m.

Lewinsville Park
1659 Chain Bridge Rd.

Come enjoy the carnival rides and games on the Friday before the full McLean Day festival! Ride tickets sold onsite and online.


Produced by the McLean Community Center

McLean Day Festival

Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Free admission

1659 Chain Bridge Rd.
McLean, Va. 22101

Need fun? Come to McLean’s biggest annual festival! Great music, gourmet food trucks, games, 100+ exhibitors, sponsors, giveaways, balloon animals, magician, petting zoo, amusements, large and small carnival rides and much more. Dranesville Small District 1A residents can vote for their favorite MCC Governing Board candidates. This event draws approximately 10,000+ patrons throughout the day. Ride tickets sold onsite and in advance online. The festival will be held rain or shine.


MCC Governing Board

Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, May 22, 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 “Public Comment” portion of the monthly board meeting are welcome to do so while attending the meeting, or may call the center in advance at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, to be placed on the speakers’ list.


Closing Notice

Memorial Day

Monday, May 27

The McLean Community Center and the Old Firehouse Center will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday. The centers will reopen on Tuesday, May 28, at regular business hours.


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.