Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend January 12 – January 14

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!

Because Love

Friday, January 12
Doors open 6:30pm

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

You are cordially invited to Because Love, a choral concert presented by Novasian Chorus on Friday, January 12, 2024, at Capital One Hall. In this concert, Novasian Chorus will perform a wide variety of love songs. In addition, pianist Jiayue Yang, Er Hu performer Cathy Yang, Chinese Zither performer Kueihua Lu and Percussionist Wei Wu will also be joining us. Purchase your ticket now and come experience a loving atmosphere that will warm your heart in the cold winter.  

Michael Steele: “The Black Experience & The American Dream”

Saturday, January 14
4:00pm

The Alden Theatre
1234 Ingleside Ave.
McLean, VA 22101

For all ages. Michael Steele made history as the first Black chairperson of the Republican National Committee. Mr. Steele will bring his perspective to engage us in a dialogue about the Black experience in the context of the American Dream, unflinchingly taking on hard-hitting topics.

Reston Community Orchestra
Tribute to Dr. King

Saturday, January 13
4:00pm

RCC Hunters Woods
2310 Colts Neck Rd.
Reston, VA 20191

With music and words specifically chosen for this occasion, RCO joins the Reston community in a weekend commemoration of the contributions made by this celebrated American, and his vision of a society free of prejudice and racial division. The program features students from Al Fatih Academy, Alia Waheed, and other special guests, along with overtures by Scott Joplin and Joseph Bologne, plus songs and spirituals known and loved by Dr. King.

Calvin Earl
“Music of the Civil Rights Movement”

Sunday, January 14
2:00pm

The Alden Theatre
1234 Ingleside Ave.
McLean, VA 22101

As a singer/songwriter/guitarist/storyteller and activist Calvin Earl highlights our collective human story with music intending to bring us to a better understanding of who we are, in the context of our American story. Join us in an uplifting class on the music of the Civil Rights Movement and beyond. Change is inevitable. Music helps us though that change and helps us together imagine our lives beyond who we are and what we know, into who we will become. Running time: 90 minutes including Q&A.

Dan + Claudia Zanes

Sunday, January 14
2:00pm

the CenterStage
2310 Colts Neck Rd.
Reston, VA 20191

Grammy Award-winner Dan Zanes, and Haitian American jazz vocalist Claudia Zanes, perform a mix of old and new songs from near and far in a style that’s been called “All-Ages Social Music.” In other words, when they perform, it’s a party! The music is homespun, joyful, sophisticated and artful. Claudia is a board-certified Music Therapist. Her background has given the pair additional ways to make meaningful community connections and reach a diverse audience.