Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend May 17 – May 19

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!

The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin

Friday, May 17 & Saturday, May 18

Sunday, May 19
2:00pm & 7:00pm

Performances through Sunday, June 9

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

Viveca Stanton, a vibrant black girl hailing from sunny Southern California, navigates her journey with a big, bubbly smile on her face in the electrifying musical The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin. Helmed by the talented Angelisa Gillyard, fresh from her Assistant Directing role in the Tony Award-nominated Days of Wine and Roses, this sensational production promises to leave audiences spellbound. Through Kirsten Childs’ semi-autobiographical narrative, we’re invited to join Viveca on a humorous and poignant coming-of-age voyage spanning the 60s to the 90s.

McLean Day 2024

Saturday, May 18
11:00am – 15:00pm

Lewinsville Park
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!

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
Melodies of the Soul

Saturday, May 18

George Mason
Harris Theatre

4471 Aquia Creek Ln
Fairfax, VA 22030

Heralded by The New York Times as a “composer of uncommon gifts and unusual methods,” English composer Anna Clyne has masterfully crafted a new musical language, drawing inspiration from the words of 13th-century Persian poet Rumi. Her composition, a captivating dance for cello and orchestra, transports listeners to ethereal realms through its enchanting melodies. This extraordinary concerto, performed by Israeli-American cellist Inbal Segev, has garnered immense praise, with its opening 

Tephra ICA Arts Festival

Saturday, May 18
11:00am – 7:00pm

Sunday, May 18
11:00am – 5:00pm

Reston Town Center
Reston, VA1

Now in its 33rd year, the Tephra ICA Arts Festival (formerly titled the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival) will take place on May 18-19, 2024 at Reston Town Center. Over 200 contemporary artists and artisans will travel from across the country to present original handmade artwork to share with Festival audiences. Drawing upon a robust exhibitor and collector base coupled with Tephra ICA’s contemporary art foundation, the Festival has become one of the region’s most anticipated events, attracting tens of thousands of people to the unique, outdoor environment of Reston Town Center. The Festival is comprised of one-on-one experiences, performances, and special events leaving an exciting, thoughtful mark in the region. Scroll down to learn more about this marquee event.

Asian Festival on Main

Sunday, May 19
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Main Street in Historic Old Town Fairfax City

The Asian Festival on Main will be feature Asian culture through traditional performances, amazing cuisine (over 10 food trucks and over 60 food vendors!), and Asian-owned or Asian-inspired small businesses (over 60 non-food vendors)! With two stages to feature performers and demonstrators, anime-wrapped cars, a Cosplay Costume Contest, and more families and friends will enjoy this annual marquee event in the heart of the City of Fairfax.