Out and About: Concerts & Events

Out and About: Concerts & Events

See what concerts and events are taking place near you.

The Alden

McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Ave. 
McLean, VA 22101

Enjoy a night at McLean’s premier performing arts venue. The Robert Ames Alden Theatre is a 383-seat performing arts venue that presents national and international touring acts in music, comedy, dance, film and more.


Performing Arts Movie

April 20

Free admission. Registration is recommended.

Learn a little about the performing arts through these one-hour (or so) documentaries. Join Performing Arts Director Sarah Schallern Treff for a discussion after.

Windmill Theatre Company of Australia: “Hiccup!”

April 23

Non-MCC District Resident Cost: $15/$12 seniors and students

It’s a perfect, balmy night in the outback. A sleep-deprived camper, a cheeky quokka and an emu with a penchant for creating wild inventions, awake to discover that a koala has come down with a stubborn and ear-shatteringly loud case of the hiccups! The three embark on an epic journey frantically eating, singing and inventing their way towards a cure before the sun comes up. “Hiccup” is a hilarious rocking musical extravaganza about working together, finding friendship and how to, once and for all, stop the hiccups.

Foreign Language Movie

May 4

Free admission. Registration recommended.

The Alden’s foreign language movie series is curated by Performing Arts Director Sarah Schallern Treff, with more than a little help from you, our audience members! The series has a few surprises thrown in.

(the) Unruly Theatre Project

May 5

Free admission

Come enjoy a night of laughs on us! (the) Unruly Improv is The Alden’s professional teen improv company dedicated to bringing comedic performances to the community. In May 2022, UTP was named 1st place Champions at Improvicon of Northern Virginia!

Honolulu Theatre for Youth: “The Pa’akai We Bring”

May 6

Non-MCC District Resident Cost: $15/$12 seniors and students

Bringing together stories and shared ritual, Honolulu’s Theatre for Youth’s latest performance is centered around practices and perspectives of healing, including elements such as salt, breath and Hooponopono, a traditional system of restorative justice. Each element will be explored using a mix of distinct theatrical tools: chant, movement, puppetry, dance, music, projections, participatory or interactive engagement, discussion and time for reflection. Created in partnership with the Bishop Museum and cultural elders and leaders, the performance is intended for a multigenerational audience and performed by a majority Native Hawaiian cast.


Jewish American Heritage Month Event

May 7

Non-MCC District Resident Cost: $30/$25 seniors and students

From the stages of the lower east side to the bright lights of Broadway, “L’Chaim” is a musical journey that pays tribute to the Jewish legacy of musical theater by exploring and celebrating the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists. Rooted in history, heritage and tradition, four Jewish performers bring to life the most iconic songs from the stage of past and present and the historical stories that go with them.

Jennifer Cutting and OCEAN Orchestra

“The Lusty Month of May”

May 13

McLean Central Park
1468 Dolley Madison Blvd.
McLean, Va. 22101

Free admission

The ancient Irish festival of Beltane (May Day) signaled the end of winter and the coming of summer. Come hear the celebrated Celtic band in a program of traditional and original music. OCEAN’s soaring vocals, fiery fiddle tunes and rollicking button accordion will have your heart swelling and your toes tapping, while you sing along with songs that stretch back for centuries.

Furia Flamenca: “Recordando la Alhambra”

June 3

$25/$15 MCC district residents/$20 students and seniors

Local flamenco dance company, Furia Flamenca, ends its 2022-23 residency at The Alden with a program combining flamenco and Middle Eastern dance traditions. Running Time: Approximately 90 minutes.

Capital One Hall

7750 Capital One Tower Road
Tysons, Virginia 22102

With a passion for the arts, pride in our headquarters in Tysons, Virginia and a firm commitment to serving our community, we pursue a mission of creating a welcoming experience and an occasion of “the magic of theater” for every patron and for each performance and event.


On Your Feet! The Story Of Emilio & Gloria Estefan

April 21 – April 23, 2023
Times vary

Tickets Start At $63.50

ON YOUR FEET! is the inspiring true story about heart, heritage and two people who believed in their talent—and each other—to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Now their story is an all-new exhilarating original musical winning the hearts of critics and audiences alike, with the Chicago Tribune declaring “IT’S A HIT!” and The New York Times cheering, “The very air in the room seems to vibrate in this undeniably crowd-pleasing musical!” 

NatPhil Presents When I Fall In Love: The Music Of Nat King Cole

April 27, 2023
Doors Open 6:30pm

One of the greatest singers in pop and jazz history, Nat King Cole had a velvety voice that soothed and stirred the heart in equal measure, leaving an indelible mark on the American Songbook with iconic interpretations of countless hit songs. The smoothest of crooners, he made it look easy singing unforgettable songs that still feel as nostalgic as a drive down Route 66. Embrace the retro vibe and join NatPhil Principal Pops Conductor Luke Frazier as we welcome Tony Nominee, Grammy- and Emmy Award-winner Chris Jackson (In the Heights, Hamilton), Aisha Jackson (Frozen, Paradise Square), and duo piano team Steven Mann and Ray Wong, award-winning pianists and veteran performers based in Manhattan. Nat King Cole broke color barriers in music, but his smooth persona belied the challenges he faced. His long and storied career is a testament to his patience, grace and talent, and his songs are still mainstays on jazz radio. The program includes Cole’s greatest hits, like L-O-V-E, The Very Thought of You, Stardust, Mona Lisa, For Sentimental Reason, Sweet Lorraine, and many other timeless tunes to make you long for a dry martini and the perfect dance partner. 

Ancient Aliens Live: Project Earth

April 29, 2023
Doors Open 6:30pm

Tickets start at $42.00

Photo courtesy of Capital One Hall

Ancient Aliens LIVE: Project Earth is an experiential extension of Ancient Aliens that explores the theory that extraterrestrials have visited Earth for millions of years.

The ninety-minute live experience celebrates the long-running program Ancient Aliens on The HISTORY Channel and features leading Ancient Astronaut theorist Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, investigative mythologist William Henry, aerospace engineer and intelligence experts Dr. Travis Taylor, UK government UFO investigator Nick Pope, and real-life Indiana Jones, David Childress, as they discuss thought-provoking extraterrestrial theories on fan-favorite topics from Ancient Egypt to the moon, paving the long road to Disclosure.

YES Epics & Classics Featuring JON ANDERSON And The Band Geeks

May 3, 2023
Doors Open 7pm

Tickets Start At $39.50

Legendary YES vocalist/songwriter Jon Anderson will be touring with The Band Geeks Spring 2023! The ensemble will be performing classic YES tracks including “And You and I,” “Starship Trooper,” “Heart of the Sunrise” and epic works like “Close To The Edge,” “The Gates of Delirium,” “Awaken” and others!

Dino Ranch Live Tour

May 5, 2023
Doors Open 5pm

Tickets Start At $32.50

For the first time ever, Dino Ranch, as seen on Disney Junior, comes to the stage with a fun-filled, action-packed live show. Dino Ranch follows the adventures of the Cassidy family as they tackle life in a fantastical, “pre-westoric” setting where dinosaurs still roam. As the young ranchers learn the ropes, they discover the thrill of ranch life while they navigate the great outdoors through unpredictable challenges.

Leanne Morgan: Just Getting Started

May 6, 2023
Doors Open 6pm

Tickets start at $39.75

Photo courtesy of Capital One Hall

After 22 years in comedy, Leanne Morgan has cemented herself as a must-watch comedian. Leanne has garnered over 2 million followers across social media and her popular stand-up special, So Yummy has reached over 50 million views on YouTube. Her fan base continues to grow with her relatability as she discusses everything from being a housewife, sharing Jell-O recipes to having a new grandbaby. She has appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show, The View, Nick at Nite’s Funniest Mom and toured with the Southern Fried Chicks.

NatPhil Presents Cosmic Cycles

May 11, 2023
Doors Open 6:30pm

In partnership with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, National Philharmonic presents the world premiere of the Henry Dehlinger’s Cosmic Cycles. Dehlinger’s new work integrates a symphonic suite played live against the backdrop of out-of-this-world images, animations, and groundbreaking visualizations from NASA Goddard.

Madagascar The Musical

May 26, 2023
Doors Open 5:30pm

Tickets start at $35.

Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular. This smash hit musical features all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. This brand new musical from Dreamworks (Shrek The Musical) will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”!

John Crist: The Emotional Support Tour

June 4, 2023
3pm and 6pm

Tickets start at $29.75

John Crist is one of today’s fast-rising stand-up comedians, with more than one billion video views, over five million fans on social media and sold-out shows from coast to coast making Pollstar’s Top 100 Global Tours list in 2019 with over 197,000 tickets sold. Widely known for viral videos like “Honest Football Coach,” “Every Parent at Disney,” “Brands that need to be CANCELLED” plus hundreds more. John Crist has performed all over the world and in 2021 began his multi-city national theater tour called “Fresh Cuts” selling out theaters all over the United States. John has been seen on ESPN, Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, Barstool Sports, and Buzzfeed just to name a few.

Wolf Trap

1635 Trap Rd
Vienna, VA 22182


Darrell Scott

The Barns at Wolf Trap

April 28

Tickets start at $32

Darrell Scott is a hitmaker. The Grammy-nominated Nashville songwriter has penned chart-topping songs in almost every genre. You’ve heard his words and melodies sung by Brad Paisley, Sam Bush, The Chicks, Zac Brown, and dozens more. He spent a year on the road in Robert Plant’s Band of Joy and has collaborated with artists like Steve Earle and Joan Baez. Scott has the uncanny ability to make just about every instrument talk, and his songwriting is rich with emotion.

The Avett Brothers

The Filene Center at Wolf Trap

May 25-27

Tickets start at $51

The Avett Brothers’ “accessible mix of bluegrass, rock, and folk” (NPR) has made them Wolf Trap fan favorites. Don’t miss the Americana stalwarts (Rolling Stone) when they return to the Filene Center for three nights of folk-tinged songs filled with unbridled energy and honest, heartfelt lyrics.

Taj Mahal Los Lobos

The Filene Center at Wolf Trap

June 1

Tickets start at $30

Living legend Taj Mahal uniquely blends traditional blues and rock with influences of the American South, the Caribbean, and Africa to produce a memorable sound heard in hits like “Queen Bee” and “Corinna.” Los Lobos’ blend of Tex-Mex rock ’n’ roll, country, and blues in tunes such as “La Bamba,” “Come On, Let’s Go,” and more made them a fan-favorite for decades. Southern blues band North Mississippi Allstars open the show.

John Legend

The Filene Center at Wolf Trap

June 2-3

Tickets start at $49

John Legend is an iconic 12-time Grammy Award winner (“All of Me,” “Love Me Now,” “Ordinary People”), critically-acclaimed concert performer, philanthropist/social activist, and one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people. He is one of only 17 entertainers who have achieved EGOT status by winning at least one Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award.

Night and Day, U.S.A

Steven Blier, Artistic Director

The Barns at Wolf Trap

June 4

Tickets start at $50

Recital Artistic Director Steven Blier takes his audiences through a whirlwind of a day—24 hours—travelling around the United States. There’s no better tour guide than Steve!

Véronique Filloux, soprano

Mary Beth Nelson, mezzo-soprano

Daniel Rich, baritone

William Clay Thompson, bass

Michelle Papenfuss, piano

Charlie Puth

The Filene Center at Wolf Trap

June 4

Tickets start at $39

Charlie Puth, one of pop music’s most consistent hitmakers and sought-after collaborators, returns to the Filene Center in support of his latest album, CHARLIE (2022), with hit songs like “Attention,” “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” and “One Call Away” in tow. 

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