Out and About: Concerts & Events

Out and About: Concerts & Events

See what live concerts and events are taking place near you.

Tysons Corner Center

1961 Chain Bridge Rd
Tysons, VA 22102


Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition – DC

Now Through April 5, 2022

Lower Level Across From H&M

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition showcases the awe and wonder of arguably one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements, while allowing its visitors to experience this art from an up-close, life-size, and never-before-seen perspective.

With special expertise and care, the ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced in a truly unique way using licensed high definition photos. Brought to life using a special printing technique that emulates the look and feel of the original paintings, visitors are given a chance to engage with the artwork in ways that were never before possible: seeing every detail, every brushstroke, and every color of the artist’s 34 frescoes. Each image is accompanied by informative signage, and audio guides are available to rent for an even more in-depth experience.

This globally successful exhibition is an innovative and unique interpretation of Michelangelo’s timeless masterpiece. Whether visitors have already been to the Sistine Chapel or not, everyone can admire the artwork up close, at their own pace, and with the ability to capture photographic memories of this iconic work

1st Stage

1524 Spring Hill Road
Tysons, VA 22102

(703) 854-1856


The Mamalogues

April 21-May 8

Written by Lisa B. Thompson
Directed by Angelisa Gillyard

In this satirical comedy, three friends share the joys, challenges, and anxieties of being middle class single Black mothers in predominantly white suburbs. The story celebrates motherhood and community while exploring racial profiling on the playground and supporting your kid who is perpetually the Only Black Child (OBC). Follow their journey as they lean in and steer their children from pampers to college while navigating their own road toward retirement. Visit boxoffice@1ststage.org to book your ticket.

The Barns at Wolf Trap

1635 Trap Rd
Vienna, VA 22182


String Masterpieces

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Chamber Music at The Barns

Friday, April 1, 7:30PM

TIX Start at $44

Recognized as the heavy-hitters of the chamber music canon, Beethoven, Mozart, and Brahms are often heard in concert halls with large orchestras. In this performance, an all-star Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center line up presents a selection of trios, quintets, and sextets, allowing us to revel in the beauty and power of these titans of classical music in an intimate setting.

The Requests Only Tour

Saturday, April 2 and 3, 8pm

TIX start at $25

Oregon-bred sister trio Joseph (Natalie Schepman, Allison Closner, and Meegan Closner) are best known for their crystalline vocal work and harmonies that suggest a near-telepathic connection among sisters. “[They] blend their voices in the eerily close way that only siblings seem able to accomplish” (NPR). Experience Joseph’s dreamy folk and pop-rock-filled Barns debut.

Tom Paxton & The DonJuans

Wednesday, April 13, 8pm

TIX start at $26

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winner and folk icon, Tom Paxton, teams up with the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter duo The DonJuans: Don Henry and Jon Vezner. Within days of writing and playing together, they knew they were onto something. Now they’re taking it on the road!

33rd Annual Evening of Comedy

Friday, April 15 and 16, Times vary

TIX start at $27

The Barns transforms into a comedy club for three performances of hilarious stand-up entertainment. The 33rd Annual Evening of Comedy performances originally rescheduled for Friday, March 19, 2021 and Saturday, March 20, 2021 at The Barns at Wolf Trap have been rescheduled to Friday, April 15, 2022 and Saturday, April 16, 2022.

Photo courtesy of Wolf Trap

Meow Meow

Wednesday, April 20, 8pm

TIX start at $32

Post-post-modern diva Meow Meow has hypnotized and inspired audiences globally with unique creations and sell-out shows from New York’s Lincoln Center to London’s West End. “The voice alone is glorious in its range and texture. But combine it with carefully chosen songs, superb comic timing, improvisational wit, and some engaging audience participation, so cannily conducted that you suspect a degree in psychology, and you have an evening that demonstrates that Meow Meow really is the cat’s whiskers” (The Guardian).

John McCutcheon

Thursday, April 21, 8pm

TIX start at $27

A master instrumentalist, powerful singer/songwriter, storyteller, activist, and author, John McCutcheon is folk music’s Renaissance man. “His storytelling has the richness of fine literature” (The Washington Post).

The John McCutcheon performance originally rescheduled for Thursday, April 15, 2021 at The Barns at Wolf Trap has been rescheduled to Thursday, April 21, 2022.

A BandHouse Gigs
Tribute to Linda Ronstadt

Saturday, April 22 and 23, 8pm

TIX start at $27

Come celebrate Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Linda Ronstadt’s many contributions to popular music with a tribute concert featuring the DC-area’s premier vocalists and musicians performing classics like “You’re No Good,” “When Will I Be Loved,” and many more.A BandHouse Gigs Tribute to Linda Ronstadt performances originally scheduled at Wolf Trap on Friday, January 21, 2022 and Saturday, January 22, 2022 have been rescheduled to Friday, April 22, 2022 and Saturday, April 23, 2022.

Paul Thorn

Photo credit: Steve Roberts

Wednesday, April 27, 8pm

TIX Start at $37

Before becoming a rootsy singer/songwriter, Paul Thorn was a prizefighter and skydiver. However, as the son of a Pentecostal preacher, music was always in his blood. After retiring from boxing, he turned to music—his lifelong passion. “Thorn is a natural-born Southern storyteller with humble stage banter and musical delivery that’s gritty and gruff” (NPR).

Choir! Choir! Choir!

Photo credit: Myriam Santos

Friday, April 29, 8pm

TIX start at $24

Choir! Choir! Choir! turns the audience into performers. Founders Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman travel around the world building community through the joy of song. No audition necessary! Just show up, and get ready to sing! Arrangements to favorite songs are provided. The Choir! Choir! Choir! performance scheduled for Friday, April 23, 2021 at The Barns at Wolf Trap has been rescheduled to Friday, April 29, 2022.

The Quebe Sisters

Saturday, May 5, 8pm


The Quebe Sisters combine the musical stylings of The Mills Brothers, Ray Price, Count Basie, and Willie Nelson to create a unique Americana blend of Western swing, Texas-style fiddling, and three-part harmonies that has been performed at concert halls and festivals all over the world.

The Jazz Effect

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Chamber Music at The Barns

Sunday, May 8, 3PM

TIX start at $44

Pianists Zhu Wang, Wu Han, and the Orion String Quartet explore the influence jazz has made on the classical music canon. Repertoire spans Gershwin’s beloved Rhapsody in Blue to Marsalis’ At the Octoroon Balls.

The Original Kings of Go-Go
Big Tony and Trouble Funk

E.U. with Sugar Bear

Junkyard Band

DJ Wroyal

And the Queens of Go-Go Fitness

Saturday, May 28, 7PM

TIX start at $27

Trouble Funk, worldwide ambassadors of go-go music, headline this lineup of DC’s best go-go groups. Signed into law as the official music of DC in February 2019, go-go is a music of celebration and participation that thrives off the audience’s energy. Come ready to dance and sing along!

The Mclean Community Center

1234 Ingleside Ave.
McLean, VA 22101

703-790-0123 | TTY: 711


Spring Community Parking Lot Trunk Sale

Sunday, April 10, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Shoppers, find bargains at this parking lot sale with up to 50 vendors! Residents selling household items are welcome. Limited commercial vendors or flea market dealers are also welcome. Register online, or in person or by phone by contacting the MCC Registrar at 703-744-9365, TTY: 711.

Adults, All Items
Vendor Space Fee: $30/$20 MCC district residents

Children (up to 15 years old), Children’s Items Only
Youth vendors must be supervised by a parent or guardian.
Vendor Space Fee: $15/$5 MCC district residents.

The vendor enrollment deadline is Wednesday, April 6. Advanced registration is required. Vendor spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

McLean Community Center is helping the American Red Cross with Diverse Blood Donations!

Friday, April 15, 1-6 p.m.

It is urgent for donors of all ethnicities to support patients in need! Join us and support the community with your lifesaving blood donation. All donors will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card via email. For an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor word: HEARTOFGOLD, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) Questions? Contact Melanie Hurley at melanie.hurley@heartogold.org or Meosha Hudson at 410-375-5190 or meosha.hudson@redcross.org.

Spring Fest

Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m.–noon

$5 per person, children under 29 months are free
Advance registration is required for all participants
Walk-ins will not be accepted
Activity No. 4502.322

For families with children ages 2-8. Join your neighbors as we celebrate the changing of seasons with self-guided arts and crafts, entertainment and an opportunity for your child to take a photo with our Bunny character. Bring your camera or smartphone for photos! An MCC staff member will be on hand to take a photo of you and your family. Remember to bring your basket for our Parent-Child Egg Hunt (10 egg limit per child). Please register early! Space is limited.

Old Firehouse Family Fun Bingo (Virtual)

Friday, April 22, 7–9:30 p.m.

$5 for 5 cards.

Activity No. 4711.322

For all ages. Join us for a virtual evening of fun and prizes! Winners will take their pick of themed prize packs. Preregistration is recommended.

Earth Day McLean—Act Locally

Saturday, April 23, 9 a.m.–noon

Free admission for MCC district residents; registration is required.

To allow us to process everyone in a timely fashion and prevent overcrowding, we ask that you sign up for a specific timeslot. This outdoor environmental action event is designed to provide McLean residents an opportunity to create a healthier planet. Shred, reuse, recycle and replenish, and make McLean an even better place by acting locally. The event will include document shredding (up to 5 file boxes – no clips please), composting, recycled art displays, bulk and household item donations, and more. Don’t leave without your free gifts of a tree seedling and pollinator seeds!

Note: This event is limited to McLean residents who reside in Small Tax District 1A—Dranesville.

The State Theatre

220 North Washington Street
Falls Church, VA 22046


All of our indoor shows require a proof of vaccination (original card or picture is sufficient), or a negative COVID 19 test that is no more than 72 hours old for entry. At home tests will not be accepted. Please call the box office at 703-237-0300 with any questions.

Farewell Show

Saturday, March 19, 9pm

TIX start at $17

Melodime is a Virginia-based band with influences in both country and rock that features emotionally charged anthems, piano driven hooks, and energetic guitar solos for a dynamic, organic sound. Melodime, featuring Brad Rhodes (lead vocals, guitar), Sammy Duis (piano, organ, bass), Tyler Duis (drums), and Jon Wiley (guitar, mandolin, dobro), has performed over 100+ shows annually throughout the continental United States, sharing the stage with such well-known acts as Sam Hunt, Eli Young Band, A Thousand Horses, and Sister Hazel.

A Tribute to Sublime

Saturday, April 23, 8pm

TIX start at $25

The phenomenon known as Sublime, arguably the most energetic, original and uniquely eclectic band to emerge from any scene, anywhere, ended with the untimely death of lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Brad Nowell in May of 1996. But encompassing the sense of place and purpose long associated with Sublime’s music, Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime continues to channel the spirit of Sublime with a fury not felt for some time. What separates Badfish from other tribute bands is that they have replicated Sublime’s essence, developing a scene and dedicated following most commonly reserved for label-driven, mainstream acts. Badfish make their mark on the audience by playing with the spirit of Sublime. They perform not as Sublime would have, or did, but as Badfish does!

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Photo credit: Eric Petersen

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