Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend March 8 – March 10

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!

School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play

Friday, March 8 & Saturday, March 9
8:00pm

Sunday, March 10
2:00pm

NextStop Theatre Company
269 Sunset Park Drive
Herndon, VA 20170

Paulina, the reigning queen bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school, has her sights set on the Miss Global Universe pageant. But the arrival of Ericka, a new student with undeniable talent and beauty, captures the attention of the pageant recruiter—and Paulina’s hive-minded friends. This buoyant and biting comedy explores the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe.

The Music Of Billy Joel Featuring Michael Cavanaugh

Friday, March 8
7:00pm

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

Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Billy Joel’s iconic album “52nd Street” and the Piano Man’s upcoming 75th birthday with the remarkable Michael Cavanaugh, star of the Broadway sensation “Movin’ Out.” 

Experience Billy Joel’s greatest hits, including classics like “Big Shot,” “My Life,” “Just the Way You Are,” “Piano Man,” “You May Be Right,” “New York State of Mind,” and many more. 

Canines and Clovers Festival

Saturday, March 9
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Shipgarten
7581 Colshire Dr
Tysons, VA 22102

Join us for a day filled with tail-wagging joy, as dogs and their owners come together to enjoy various activities and festivities. From playful games to a clover-filled ambiance, this event is a perfect way to share the love with your canine companions. Bring your pups, make new friends, and enjoy a day of canine delight at Shipgarten’s Canines and Clovers Festival!

Transcending Boundaries

Saturday, March 9
8:00pm

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

Experience a historic musical collaboration between Syrian composer Malek Jandali and virtuoso Anthony McGill, Principal Clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, in the world premiere performance of a new clarinet concerto dedicated to the victims of injustice everywhere. This groundbreaking composition weaves together Jandali’s innovative vision to preserve the cultural heritage of his homeland with McGill’s breathtaking artistry, resulting in a symphonic masterpiece that unites us through the transformative power of music. 

Lucy Wainwright Roche

Sunday, March 10
Dooors 6:00pm

Jammin Java
227 Maple Avenue, East
Vienna, VA 22180

Those familiar with Lucy Wainwright Roche are aware of her bell tone voice, her unshakable
melodies, and her knack for wise, wry lyrics that clench the heart.  It’s no surprise that Wainwright Roche is the daughter of Suzzy Roche (The Roches) and Loudon Wainwright III, half sibling to Rufus and Martha Wainwright. She grew up steeped in music.

But Lucy has carved out her own career as a touring singer/songwriter and recording artist, having sold over 60 thousand copies of her four critically acclaimed solo recordings released on her own label: Eight Songs, Eight More, Lucy, and There’s a Last Time for Everything.  Other recordings include a collaboration with her sister Martha Wainwright on Songs In the Dark, a collection of lullabies, and three duet recordings with her mother Suzzy Roche: Fairytale and Myth (winner of Vox Pop Independent Music Awards), Mud and Apples (IMA nominated), and most recently, I Can Still Hear You —  an album largely recorded in the darkest hours of the Covid shutdown in the spring of 2020 in NYC and hailed as “one of the year’s best” by Americana Highways.