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Weekend Planner: Japanese Festival, Don Hakenson and More

Local events in our area Friday, July 13 through Sunday, July 15.

Wondering what to do this weekend? Let Patch help you plan with our list of local events happening this Friday through Sunday.

  • Where: Ekoji Buddhist Temple, Fairfax Station
  • When: Saturday, July 14 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Why Go: Celebrate Obon with an evening of Japanese music, dancing and games.  Food will also be available for purchase and may be preordered through the website.
  • Price:  FREE

Library Events:

  • Don Hakenson: This Forgotten Land at , Annandale.  Saturday, July 14 at 1 p.m.  For all ages.  FREE – Registration Required.
  • Fun Flicks at Pohick Regional Library, Burke.  Friday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m.  For all ages.  FREE – Registration Required.

Saya Caporal Dance Competition 2012

  • Where: GMU Center for the Arts, Fairfax
  • When: Saturday, July 14 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Why Go: (This event had originally been scheduled for June 30.  Tickets purchased for that date will be honored at this rescheduled performance.) This annual showcase of traditional Bolivian folk dancing is presented by the Pro Bolivian Committee of Northern Virginia.
  • Price: Adults $20 - $25; seniors and students $15 - $20; children 4 and under $5

Fairfax County Summer Entertainment Series Performances:

  • Braddock Nights presents Falls Church Concert Band at Lake Accotink Park, Springfield.  Friday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m.  FREE.
  • Spotlight by Starlight presents John Jorgenson Quintet at , Annandale.  Friday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m.  FREE.
  • Arts in the Parks presents The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s OTO Percussion Duo at , Annandale.  Saturday, July 14 at 10 a.m.  FREE.
  • Spotlight by Starlight presents Irish Cultural Heritage Night at , Annandale.  Saturday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m.  FREE.
  • Spotlight by Starlight presents The NOVA Annandale Symphony Orchestra at , Annandale.  Sunday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m.  FREE.

Nature Highlights:

  • Snake and Turtle Feeding at , Annandale.  Friday, July 13 at 3:30 p.m.  For ages 3 and up.  $5 - $7 per person – Registration Required.
  • Mammal Mania – Wild Cats and Canines at Hidden Pond Nature Center, Springfield.  Friday, July 13 at 4 p.m.  For ages 6 – 8.  $5 - $7 per person – Registration Required.
  • Smart Gardening at , Alexandria.  Saturday, July 14 at 9:30 a.m.  For adults.  $18 - $20 per person – Registration Required.

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