Selena Gomez, Jon McLaughlin, Chockabl-Octoberfest

Check out some interesting events scheduled around the Fairfax County area this weekend.

Jon McLaughlin will perform at Vienna's Jammin' Java Thursday and Friday night. Patch file photo.
Jon McLaughlin will perform at Vienna's Jammin' Java Thursday and Friday night. Patch file photo.
The weather is not so fun for a normal October, but there's still plenty to do in NoVa. Here are some weekend events you should know about in Fairfax County.

Children's Concert. The Lake Braddock Secondary School Annual Children's Concert is on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Little Theater at Lake Braddock Secondary School, located at 9200 Burke Lake Rd. Admission to the concert is $2 per person or two cans of food as a donation. All proceeds benefit ECHO, a local organization that serves families in need in the Springfield and Burke Communities.

Taste of Springfield. The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce will host the "Taste of Greater Springfield" on Sunday from 4-8 p.m. at the Waterford at Springfield, 6715 Commerce St. 

Come and Get It. Young pop star Selena Gomez performs at the Patriot Center on Thursday. The Stars Dance Tour is in support of her latest album of the same name. Expect Top 40 hits like “Come and Get It.”  From $30.50. 7 p.m. Thursday. Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax.

Off the Wall, In The Barns. Jakob Dylan brings The Wallflowers to the Wolf Trap. The band is best known for ‘90s hits like “6th Avenue Heartache” and “One Headlight.” From $50. 8 p.m. Friday. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Also at The Barns this weekend: Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott on Thursday and The Bobs on Saturday.

Pounding the Keys. A busy weekend at Jammin' Java begins with two nights of Jon McLaughlin. The talented pianist and singer/songwriter just released his latest album, “Holding My Breath.” From $15. 8 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 p.m. Friday. Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Avenue E., Vienna. Also at Jammin' Java this weekend: Mary Fahl and The Open Mic Comedy Tour on Saturday and New Authors Book Slam on Sunday.

Home for Dinner. The Workhouse Arts Center’s 2nd Saturday Art Walk will include a special opening reception for “Home for Dinner,” a new community action exhibition showcasing how the community can make a difference in the battle with hunger and homelessness. Visitors to the exhibit are encouraged to bring canned food. The exhibit runs through Dec. 1. Reception is 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Vulcan Gallery, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton.

Chockabl-Octoberfest. Reston Town Center will be full of fall season treats and autumn brews with Oktoberfest Reston. Hosted by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, the three-day event includes food, beer, wine, live music, a carnival, the Anthem Great Pumpkin 5K and more. Free admission. 3-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.


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