Weekend Planner: Boutique Sale, Valentine Workshop, Harp Recital

Local events in our local area this weekend Feb. 3 to Feb. 5.

Enjoy this mild February weather by getting out of the house this weekend. Check out this list of top events happening in our area this Friday through Sunday. 

Chucho Valdes and the Afro-Cuban Messengers

  • Where: , Fairfax
  • When: Friday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m.
  • Why Go: Let this multi-Grammy Award winning artist entertain you with an evening of Latin jazz.
  • Price: Tickets range from $23-$46

7th Annual Seed Exchange

  • Where: , Alexandria
  • When: Saturday, Feb. 4 from 12:30–4 p.m.
  • Why Go: Bring your extra seeds to exchange with fellow gardeners, and listen to informative lectures offering expert planting advice. 
  • Price: $15 per person (registration required)

Old Town Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale

  • Where: , Alexandria
  • When: Saturday, Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Why Go: Alexandria’s most popular high-end boutiques gather at this annual event to provide shoppers with big savings on designer items.

Groovy Nate’s Musical Review

  • Where: , Burke
  • When: Saturday, Feb. 4 at 11 a.m.
  • Why Go:  A family friendly show featuring music by local artist Nathan Starnes.
  • Price: The event is FREE, but registration is required 

Family Fun: Valentine Workshop

  • Where: Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria
  • When: Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m.
  • Why Go: Learn about the history behind Cupid and Valentine’s Day.  Craft materials will be provided to make a gift for someone special.  Ages 5 and up.     
  • Price: $6 for Fairfax County residents; $8 for non-residents (registration required)

Tschaikowsky St. Petersburg State Orchestra Concert

  • Where: , Fairfax
  • When: Saturday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m.
  • Why Go: The evening’s performance will feature selections by Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Prokofiev.  Arrive 45 minutes early for a “Pre-Performance Discussion”.
  • Price:  Tickets range from $25 - $50

Military Insignia Fair 2012

  • Where: Fort Belvoir Community Center
  • When: Sunday, Feb. 5 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Why Go: Collectors and traders will find military memorabilia from around the world and every era. 

Duo Harp Recital

  • Where: , Alexandria
  • When: Sunday, Feb. 5 at 3 p.m.
  • Why Go: Harpists Melissa Dvorak and Michelle Lundy will perform selections by Franck, Bizet, Bach, and more. 
  • Price:  Admission is FREE (donations accepted)


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