It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this President’s Day weekend. Annandale Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your “done-work-outta-here time”. Check our top picks and activities for this weekend.
1. Virginia Opera: The Valkyrie
Where/When: Center for the Arts at George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax /Friday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m.
Why Go: This opera is based on Norse and Teutonic myths, a powerful god is torn between conflicting loyalties among his mortal and divine children in his desire to possess a magical ring that will make him omnipotent. Audiences will enjoy listening to Wagner’s magnificent score including famous piece “Ride of the Valkyries”.
Pricing: Tickets start at $44
2. Outerloop Presents: Freqontrol
Where/When: Jaxx Nightclub - 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield/Friday, Feb. 18, Doors open at 5 p.m.
Why Go: Enjoy a night of Alternative Punk music with Freqontrol. Scatterpoint and Walking the Monolith will also be performing. This is an All Ages show.
Pricing: $10 in advance, $12 day of show
3. Mardi Gras Ball
Where/When: 9001 Arlington Blvd, Fairfax/Saturday Feb. 19 from 7:30 p.m. until 11 p.m.
Why Go: The Krewe of Kena are throwing their first Mardi Gras Ball. There will be a prize for the best costume but you are not required to dress up.
Pricing: Tickets are $35
4. Hot Tuna
Where/When: Center for the Arts at George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax /Saturday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m.
Why Go: In 1969 the members of Jefferson Airplane formed an American blues-rock band known as Hot Tuna. Don’t miss your chance to see them perform acoustic and electric versions of original and traditional blues songs.
Pricing: Tickets start at $22
5. George Washington’s 279th Birthday Celebration
Where/When: Mount Vernon- 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon/Monday, Feb. 21 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Why Go: In honor of George Washington’s Birthday admission to Mount Vernon is Free on Monday February 21st only. There will be a wreath laying ceremony at 10 a.m. and a surprise party reminiscent of his party in 1778 at 1:30 p.m.