Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend March 15 – March 17

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!

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Super Pet Expo

Friday, March 15
3:00pm – 8:00pm

Saturday, March 16
10:00am – 7:00pm

Sunday, March 17
10:00am – 7:00pm

Dulles Expo & Conference Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA 20153

Join us at Super Pet Expo for a paw-some adventure where shopping sprees meet furry feats!

Unleash the Fun: Three Days of Paws, Claws, and Applause.

Dive into a world where thousands of pet lovers gather to explorelearn, and celebrate the magic of pets through an unparalleled extravaganza of shoppingeducation, and entertainment. Don’t miss out on the ultimate pet lover’s paradise!

The Princess and The Pea

Friday, March 15
7:30pm

Saturday, March 16
2:00pm & 7:30pm

Sunday, March 17
2:00pm & 4:00pm

Performances run through March 24

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

The King and Queen have decided that it’s high time for their son Prince Dillon to find a wife. They task the Court Jester with finding a suitable bride, but what he unleashes is a never-ending line of young women with serious flaws – one is an egomaniac, one is a maniac, and one has an unnatural attraction to ketchup. Finally, one stormy night, a young woman knocks on the castle door seeking shelter. Is she the match he is seeking? His mother’s ridiculous test of worthiness involving a pea, and some magical help from the local wizard will reveal the answer.

Arushi Mudgal

Friday, March 15
8:00pm

The Barns at Wolf Trap
1635 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182

Arushi Mudgal, “one of India’s most remarkable dancers” (New York Times), brings creativity and technical virtuosity to Odissi, a classical dance style of India. Trained by her aunt Madhavi Mudgal and educated at the famous Gandharva Mahavidyalaya school in New Delhi, Mudgal is heralded as one of the foremost young talents of Odissi.

Kids’ Trout Fishing Derby

Saturday, March 16
8:00am –12:00pm

Event meets at Sugarland Run.
NEW ENTRANCE: Park on Cavendish Street and follow signs to the trail.

Start an annual family tradition and join us for this special day! Children age 2-15 and their families learn about fishing and experience a relaxing and successful day catching fish. All kids MUST be accompanied by an adult. Limited fishing poles and bait are available for use.  

Virginia Opera: Madama Butterfly

Saturday, March 16
7:30pm

Sunday, March 17
2:00pm

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

Virginia Opera’s season comes to a stunning close with one of opera’s most beloved works. Set in imperial Japan, Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly follows a young Japanese maiden after she is abandoned by a reckless American naval officer. Bound by tradition and honor, she fanatically believes her “husband” will return to her and they can be a family. Puccini’s haunting score—heavily influenced by Japanese folk melodies—is filled with unforgettable music of unparalleled beauty that will stay with you long after you’ve left the theater. This ever-popular opera will feature an all-female, Asian creative team, bringing a new lens to this tragic tale. Virginia Opera Artistic Director Adam Turner conducts the Richmond Symphony Orchestra. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.