Weekend Planner: Artwork, Wine and Garden Design

Lots to do Friday, Jan. 11-Sunday, Jan. 13!

The weather Saturday and Sunday is supposed to be gorgeous (after possible showers Friday night) with highs in the 60s. Get out and have some fun! If you know of an event we haven't listed here, feel free to list it in the comments box below. 

Dulles Expo Center, South Hall, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly

Day/Time: Friday Noon-8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: $10 adults; ages 16 and younger admitted free

Everything you ever wanted to know about camping, under one roof! Virginia State Park offers seminars throughout the weekend.

Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton

Day/Time: Saturday, 6-9 p.m.
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: Free
The 2nd Saturday Art Walk at the Workhouse showcases the diverse work of more than 100 visual artists in a unique historic venue, creating an atmosphere that encourages visitors to immerse themselves in the richness of this creative community. 

Paradise Springs Winery, 13219 Yates Ford Rd, Clifton

Day/Time: Saturday, 1 p.m.
Phone: (703) 830-9463
Admission: $69 per person, includes light fare
Join the winery for their three-year anniversary for this special tasting in the historic log cabin. Reservations are required (limited to 20 people).

The winery is also holding a daylong bash from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with custom homemade cookie and wine pairings, four for $10 per person. Additional cookies will be available for sale. Free wine tasting from 11 a.m. to noon. Live music is set for 2-6 p.m. by West on 66 Trio on the back deck.

Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria

Day/Time: Recurring weekly Saturdays, Jan. 12-Feb. 16, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Admission: $185
Are you designing a new garden? This package helps you design a garden, develop your garden’s framework and produce a conceptual plan. It includes the two Garden Design Sessions (One and Two) and individual attention from George Washington Landscape Design instructors Elin Haaga and Betsy Washington, during three afternoon workshops. Register on-line at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173. 

The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna

Day/Time: Saturday, 7:30 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $22
Cosmopolitan rockers who will bring down the house with their trademark “polyglot rhythmic” music, a panoramic blend of styles and influences deeply rooted in funk. 

“The Full Monty”

Where: Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St, Alexandria, VA

When: Show runs through Feb. 2.

Why Go: In this Tony-winning musical, six unemployed steel workers decide to improve their financial prospects and self-esteem. (Show includes adult content.)

Price: $22 - $27 

Opening Reception: Frances Seeger’s “People”

Where: The Athanaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria

When: 4 – 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13

Why Go: Join artist Frances Seeger for an exhibit of some of her larger paintings.

Price: Free

George Washington Inauguration Items on Display

Where: George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate

When: From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Why Go: A suit reportedly worn by George Washington at his first presidential inauguration and a draft of his first inauguration speech are both on display.

Price: Adults $15; Seniors $14; Ages 6 to 11 $7; Ages 5 and under: FREE

Alexandria’s Destination Bridal Showcase

Where: Carlyle Club, 411 John Carlyle St., Alexandria

When: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13

Why Go: If you’re planning a wedding or even thinking about getting married, this is a great opportunity to see what trends are hot and meet with local service providers for your big day.

Price: $10.


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