Out and About: Concerts & Events

Out and About: Concerts & Events

Recurring Events

NOVA Central Farm Market 

@ George C. Marshall High School

Sundays @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm


NOVA Central Farm Market, formerly Mosaic Central Farm Market, is a year-round farmers market located on Leesburg Pike, between Tysons Corner and the city of Falls Church, at Marshall High School in Falls Church, Virginia.

The market features fresh local pork, chicken, fish, cheeses, produce, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods to go, eggs, flowers, and ice cream. The market also has table seating, live music each week, kids club activities, chef demos, special events and much more!

Falls Church Farmer’s Market 

@ City Hall of Falls Church

Saturdays @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Located just minutes from Washington, D.C. and Metro accessible from the east and west Falls Church Metro stations, Falls Church City’s Farmers Market boasts more than 50 vendors during peak season and more than 40 during the winter months.

The market strives to support local farmers while also helping protect the environment by reducing packaging and transportation demands.

The Barns at Wolf Trap

1635 Trap Rd
Vienna, VA 22182


Masters of Hawaiian Music:
George Kahumoku Jr, Led Kaapana, & Herb Ohta Jr.

Thursday, Jan. 20 @ 8:00PM


The Barns at Wolf Trap

Direct from the Pacific, Masters of Hawaiian Music brings “folklore and cultural memory into a performance that…[unfolds] as breezy entertainment”
(The New York Times)

The Spanish Hour
Sharon Isbin, guitar

Chamber Music at The Barns

Sunday, Jan. 23 @ 3:00PM

The Barns at Wolf Trap


Multi-Grammy Award-winning guitarist returns to The Barns after many years for her first solo performance. Isbin will explore the rich and multifaceted legacy of Spanish solo guitar works.

An Evening With Branford Marsalis

Photo credit: Eric Ryan Anderson

Wednesday, Jan 26 @ 8:00pm

Thursday Jan. 27 @ 8:oopm

The Barns at Wolf Trap


“Saxophonist [Branford] Marsalis leads one of the most cohesive, intense small jazz ensembles on the scene today” (Associated Press). Known for the telepathic communication among its personnel, deep book of original music replete with expressive melodies and provocative forms, and an unrivaled spirit, the Branford Marsalis Quartet has long been recognized as the standard to which other ensembles of its kind must be measured.

Enter The Haggis

Photo courtesy of Wolf Trap

Friday, Jan. 28 @ 8:00PM

The Barns at Wolf Trap


Toronto’s Enter The Haggis has combined bagpipes and fiddles with a rock rhythm section and powerful vocals to create a distinctively eclectic, Celtic-influenced sound.

Sam Bush, Mike Marshall
Edgar Meyer, George Meyer

Wednesday, Feb. 2 @ 8:00pm

Thursday, Feb 3 @ 8:00pm

The Barns at Wolf Trap


American music masters Sam Bush, Mike Marshall, and Edgar Meyer are joined by George Meyer for a special collaboration normally only heard on the summer bluegrass festival circuit. Blending Bush and Marshall’s bluegrass and mandolin sounds with the classical music elements of the Meyers, get ready for an evening of acoustic music that can only be categorized as amazing.

Ana Popovic

Friday, Feb. 4 @ 8:00PM

The Barns at Wolf Trap


Ana Popovic is best known as the “Serbian Scorcher” of blues guitar due to her fiery technique. For over 20 years Popovic and her band have toured tirelessly, sharing stages with luminaries like B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, Joe Bonamassa, and more. She’s even been called “one helluva guitar-player” by Bruce Springsteen for her signature shredding.

International Guitar Night

Wednesday, Feb. 9 @ 8:00pm

Thursday, Feb. 10 @ 8:00pm

The Barns at Wolf Trap


Celebrate over 20 years of International Guitar Night with its most eclectic lineup yet: Guest host Lulo Reinhardt, Germany’s Latin Swing master, is joined by contemporary classical guitarist Stephanie Jones from Australia, two-hand “tapper” Alexandre Misko from Russia, and jazz classicist Eleonora Strino from Italy.

1964 The Tribute

Friday, Feb. 11 @ 8:00pm

Saturday, Feb 12 @ 8:00pm

The Barns at Wolf Trap


Beatlemania is back at The Barns with the “best Beatles tribute on Earth” (Rolling Stone).

Amy Helm

Thursday, Feb 17 @ 8:00pm

The Barns at Wolf Trap


Amy Helm is a deeply expressive singer/songwriter who blends Americana, country, blues, and gospel with four-part harmonies. The daughter of The Band’s Levon Helm and singer/songwriter Libby Titus, she began her musical career as a founding member of the alt-country collective Ollabelle and later played in her father’s Midnight Ramble Band. Helm’s music has a “vibrant spirituality that aims straight at your heart…introspective, reflective, and beautifully heartfelt…terrific” (American Songwriter).

The Miró Quartet

Chamber Music at The Barns

Sunday, FEb. 20 @ 3:00PM

The Barns at Wolf Trap


The Miró Quartet returns to The Barns in a wide ranging program that focuses on two key works: contemporary composer Kevin Puts’ sonorous String Quartet No. 4 (subtitled “Home”) and Ravel’s iconic String Quartet in F.

Mavis Staples

Photo credit: Myriam Santos

Monday, Feb 21 @ 8:00pm

The Barns at Wolf Trap


Mavis Staples is the kind of once-in-a-generation artist whose impact on music and culture would be difficult to overstate. She’s both a Blues and a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, a civil rights icon, a Grammy Award-winner, and a chart-topping soul/gospel/R&B pioneer. A frequent presence at the Filene Center, Staples makes her Barns debut with these special performances.

The Second City

Thursday, Feb 24 through Sunday, Feb. 27, times vary

The Barns at Wolf Trap


Full of the live and in-your-face entertainment Netflix can’t provide, this must-attend show features improvised comedy, audience interaction, and of-the-moment sketches and songs from The Second City made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bill Murray, and more.

The Alden Theatre

1234 Ingleside Ave.
McLean, Virginia 22101


Improvicon of Northern Virginia

Saturday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m.

$20/$15 MCC district residents

This event is a real deal competition of multiple improv groups throughout Northern Virginia. The show will feature hosts Sarah Akers and Star Balatoon, The Pundemics, Home Improv Mints, (the) Unruly Theatre Project and Calamity Improv. Who will walk away with the title of Improvicon champion of 2022? The Alden’s own (the) Unruly Theatre Project will be the only teen group participating!

Celebrate Uttarayan/Makar Sankranti
(Kite Festival) Workshop (Virtual)

Thursday, Jan. 13, 6 p.m.

$7/$5 MCC district residents (fee is per device)

Makar Sankranti / Uttarayan is the Hindu festival dedicated to the Surya, the Sun God. In Gujarat, the festival is also known as the kite festival, as people of all backgrounds take to rooftops and fill the sky with colorful kites or patang. Kites for Uttarayan are made of special light-weight paper and bamboo and a single bow. The string is often coated with glass powder to make it easier to cut down other kites during the frequent kite fights that take place. In advance of Uttarayan, join us in a craft-making workshop where we’ll create a kite-inspired craft. Supplies needed will be sent to participants ahead of time.

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Friday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m.

$40/$30 MCC district residents

Couldn’t you use a good laugh? “The Trocks” recreate the glories of the Russian Imperial ballet in the biggest pointe shoes you’ll ever see.

“The all-male dance parody troupe is still the funniest and most sophisticated act around.” — San Francisco Chronicle


Sunday, Jan. 23, 4 p.m.

$15/$10 MCC district residents

D’DAT is a multicultural group that mixes the uniquely American musical traditions of the native southwest, jazz and hip-hop. National touring artist Def-i’s intelligent, poetic lyrics and hip-hop style blends with the hard-driving instrumental fire of trumpet player Delbert Anderson, the deep funk of drummer Nicholas Lucero and the explorative and expanding groove of Mike McCluhan on bass. D’DAT combines it all to give audiences an experience like no other. This modern sound not only attracts listeners but also tells a story of cultural tradition. D’DAT has been featured on NPR, Yahoo, MIC.com, SiriusXM and TEDTalks.

Capital One Hall

7750 Capital One Tower Road
Tysons, Virginia 22102


Leanne Morgan – The Big Panty Tour

Saturday, January 8 @ 4 p.m.

Saturday, January 8 @ 7 p.m.


After 22 years in comedy, Leanne is embarking on her 100-city Big Panty Tour across the U.S. with Outback Presents. Now that her children are grown, Leanne is so grateful to have this opportunity at this time in her life. And to top it all off, she’s got a new grandbaby….SO YUMMY!

Fortune Feimster: 2 Sweet 2 Salty

Sunday, January 9 @ 7 p.m.


You can catch stand-up comedian, writer, and actor, Fortune Feimster, on the radio, on screens both big and small, and touring her stand-up across the nation. Fortune Feimster’s first one-hour special, SWEET & SALTY, is currently streaming on Netflix and was nominated for Best Comedy Special for the Critics’ Choice Awards. Prior to her one-hour special, Netflix released Feimster’s half-hour special in 2018 as part of THE STANDUPS, which received rave reviews. She has done late night TV sets on CONAN and LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS and has another acclaimed half hour special on Comedy Central.

Dwight Yoakam

Thursday, January 13 @ 8 p.m.


Legendary multiple GRAMMY Award winner and star of film and television, Dwight Yoakam, continues to sell out shows across the nation. With 12 gold albums and 9 platinum or multi-platinum albums, Yoakam’s hits consistently top Billboard’s Country Albums chart; nearly 40 of Yoakam’s singles have charted on Billboard, with 14 peaking in the Top 10. Yoakam’s popularity renown in the industry lead to his self-curated SiriusXM channel, titled Dwight Yoakam and The Bakersfield Beat ‘Where Country Went Mod’, which celebrates the Bakersfield sound and those whom it has inspired. Yoakam is a recipient of AMA’s prestigious Artist of the Year Award and was recently inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN.

Demetri Martin: I Feel Funny Tour

Friday, January 14 @ 7 p.m.


Demetri Martin, standup comedian, writer, and director, won the Perrier Award at the International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh for his one-man show, If I. At the Melbourne International Comedy festival, his show Dr. Earnest Parrot Presents Demetri Martin won Australia’s Barry Award. Demetri has released three standup comedy albums and four hour-long standup comedy specials, including his latest for Netflix, The Overthinker.

Russell Peters: The Act Your Age World Tour

Friday, January 28 @ 7 p.m.

Saturday, January 29 @ 7 p.m.


Russell Peters returns to the global stage with an all new world tour. The first phase of The Russell Peters Act Your Age World Tour starts in January, 2022 with shows across the US and the UK. After building his new act in clubs across the United States over the past year, Russell is back with his hilarious take on cancel culture, aging and the current state of the world. “I was supposed to start this tour in 2020, but then, I’m not sure if you guys heard, but something happened…”, says Peters.

National Symphony Orchestra: Gemma New & Jennifer Koh

Friday, February 4 @ 8 p.m.


Gemma New, conductor
Jennifer Koh, violin

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Missy Mazzoli: Violin Concerto (NSO Co-commission)
Jean Sibelius:  Symphony No. 5 in E-Flat major, Op. 82

The Washington Post described Gemma New’s 2019 NSO debut as “meticulously calibrated beauty.” Now, the New Zealand-born conductor leads Missy Mazzoli’s Violin Concerto, commissioned by the NSO and performed by superstar Jennifer Koh.

The evening closes with Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5, which was commissioned by the Finnish government in honor of the composer’s 50th birthday (Dec. 8, 1915), now declared a national holiday.

Clint Black featuring Lisa Hartman Black: Mostly Hits and The Mrs.

Saturday, February 5 @ 8 p.m.


It has been three decades since the release of Clint Black’s groundbreaking debut album, Killin’ Time. The genre altering record cemented the Country music icon as one of the truest traditionalists in the game and his widespread influence can still be felt in the works of artists today. Now, the seemingly unstoppable legend is heading out on tour with Lisa Hartman Black.

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus Live!

Friday, February 11 @ 8 p.m.


The Off-Broadway hit comedy Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE!, is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up, and is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray.

Rodney Carrington – Let Me In Tour

Saturday, February 12 @ 7 p.m.


Rodney Carrington is a multi-talented comedian, actor, singer and writer playing sold-out shows around the world as one of the top 10 highest-grossing touring comedians for the past two decades.

A platinum-recording artist, Rodney’s recorded eight major record label comedy albums, followed by three albums on his own record label, Laughter’s Good Records. His last album “Here Comes the Truth” (released 2017) climbed to #3 on the comedy charts, accruing tens of millions of streams on Spotify and even spawned a Netflix special.

Holst’s The Planets

Sunday, February 13 @ 3 p.m.


Holst’s The Planets in collaboration with NASA Goddard
Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Travel to the reaches of space as National Philharmonic partners with NASA Goddard for an otherworldly performance of Holst’s The Planets. Visit the fiery red planet, joyful Jupiter, and the serene sights and sounds of Venus in this unique collaboration of science and art.


Claude Debussy, La Mer
Gustav Holst, The Planets, Op. 32

Sal Vulcano

Saturday, February 19 @ 7 p.m.


Staten Island native Sal Vulcano is best known for creating and starring in truTV’s long-running hit “Impractical Jokers,” and for “The Misery Index” on TBS. In addition to performing as part of The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe to sold-out arenas, Sal founded the No Presh Network in 2020, hosting “Hey Babe!” and “Taste Buds” podcasts.

The Marshall Tucker Band 50th Anniversary Tour with Special Guest Dave Mason

Sunday, February 20 @ 7:30 p.m.

The Marshall Tucker Band came together as a young, hungry, and quite driven six-piece outfit in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1972, having duly baptized themselves with the name of a blind piano tuner after they found it inscribed on a key to their original rehearsal space — and they’ve been in tune with tearing it up on live stages both big and small all across the globe ever since.

Reston Community Center CenterStage

Reston Community Center Hunters Woods
2310 Colts Neck Road
Reston, VA  20191


Baratunde Thurston
Writer, Comedian, Activist

Sunday, January 16 @ 2 p.m.

$15 Reston/$20 Non-Reston

Baratunde Thurston holds space for hard and complex conversations with his blend of humor, wisdom and compassion. He is an Emmy-nominated TV host who has worked for The Onion, produced for The Daily Show, advised the Obama White House, and written the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black. As the executive producer and host of How to Citizen with Baratunde, which Apple named one of its favorite podcasts of 2020, Baratunde also received the Social Impact Award at the 2021 iHeartRadio Podcast Awards. Baratunde is unique in his ability to integrate and synthesize themes of race, culture, politics and technology to explain where our nation is and where we can take it.

It is recommended that children under 16 be accompanied by an adult.

Heather McGhee – Reston MLK Birthday Celebration

Monday, January 17 @ 11 a.m.

$5 Reston/$20 Non-Reston

Reston Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Keynote Address and Community Lunch

A renowned expert on the American economy, Heather McGhee is one of the most brilliant and influential thinkers exploring inequality today. Both her viral TED talk and her instant New York Times bestseller The Sum of Us reveal the devastating true cost of racism – not just for people of color, but for everyone. Deeply stirring, intelligent and compassionate, McGhee’s talks offer us an actionable roadmap during one of the most critical – and most troubled – periods in history.

It is recommended that children under 16 be accompanied by an adult.

A Reading of American Moor With Keith Hamilton Cobb

Saturday, February 5 @ 8 p.m.

$15 Reston/$20 Non-Reston

Keith Hamilton Cobb embarks on a poetic exploration that examines the experience and perspective of Black men in America through the metaphor of Shakespeare’s character Othello, offering up a host of insights that are by turns introspective and indicting, difficult and deeply moving. American Moor has been seen across America, including during a successful run Off Broadway. This reading will be followed by a lively conversation regarding the issues raised by this remarkable story.

It is recommended that children under 16 be accompanied by an adult.
“A witty, passionate, furious, and movingly intimate record of an African American actor’s often unrequited love for Shakespeare.” – The New York Review of Books

Art Spiegelman
What the %@&*! Happened to Comics?

Sunday, February 27 @ 3 p.m.

$20 Reston/$30 Non-Reston

Pulitzer Prize-winning artist/illustrator and author Art Spiegelman has almost single-handedly brought comic books out of the toy closet and onto the literature shelves. In 1992, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his masterful Holocaust narrative Maus, which portrayed Jews as mice and Nazis as cats. Maus II continued the remarkable story of his parents’ survival of the Nazi regime and their lives later in America.

Contains depictions of violence and strong language in cartoon form. Children under 16 must be accompanied by adults.
“Like all great stories, it tells us more about ourselves than we could ever suspect.” – The Guardian

NextStop Theatre Company

269 Sunset Park Drive
Herndon, Virginia 20170


Every Brilliant Thing

February 18-March 20
Friday & Saturday @ 8 p.m.
Sunday &t 2 p.m.

General Admission: $25

A young boy attempts to cure his mother’s depression by creating a list of the best things in the world. The list grows as he progresses from childhood (ice cream) and adolescence (Star Trek), to college (surprises) and marriage (falling in love). The audience participates in a shared journey of remembering to see all the good things, even in the darkest of times.


1524 Spring Hill Road
Tysons, VA 22102


February 17 – March 6
Thursday @ 7:30 p.m.
Friday @ 8 p.m.
Saturday @ 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sunday @ 2 p.m.

The Phlebotomist

1st Stage will bring the regional premiere of the hit show from London. In a sci-fi-inspired world where genomics is the norm, every person gets assigned a “rating” at birth based on their genetic map. Bea, a phlebotomist, finds herself being pulled deeper and deeper into the dark side of the genetic testing underworld even as she falls in love with Aaron, a man she met by accident who has a near-perfect rating that far exceeds her own. The play was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement and had a sold-out run at the UK’s Hampstead Theater. “…a racy dystopian thriller that is part Black Mirror and part Brave New World.” – The Guardian.

Pictures at top:
Photo credit: Marco Van Rooijen

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