Falls Church Calendar: April 29 to May 5, 2021
THURSDAY, APRIL 29
News-Press “Spot of the week”. Interested readers and supporters of Falls Church News-Press can join the staff at a restaurant in or around the Falls Town Church in celebrating the newspaper’s weekly publication. Learn how to become a News-Press member, get a chance to purchase one of the newspaper’s books, “The Front Page: The First Five Years: 1991 – 1996” or just get to know the staff better. This week, the News-Press will be at the Italian Cafe (7161 Lee Hwy., Falls Church) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
FRIDAY APRIL 30
Animal tracks. If you’ve ever seen animal tracks in the mud, how would you like to take your own tracks home? Participants will make plaster animal feet with staff from Arlington Parks. While the impressions unfold, the group will walk through the forest in search of animal tracks. 6 to 10 years old. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. To register, contact 703-228-4747. Long Branch Nature Center at Glencarlyn Park (625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington). 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Pop-Up Park at Bluemont Park. Interested participants can join the Arlington Parks staff at Bluemont Park, where they can meet a naturalist or historian at one of the parks while learning about Arlington nature and history. The staff member may bring hands-on learning objects, artifacts, or activities for participants to enjoy. No registration necessary. Canceled if it rains. Bluemont Park (601 N Manchester St., Arlington) 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
SATURDAY MAY 1
Falls Church Farmers Market. The Falls Church Farmers Market takes place every Saturday, where attendees will find fresh, local produce, meat, dairy, flowers and plants, honey, music and more. City Hall (300 Park Ave., Falls Church) 8 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit the Calendar Item page at fallschurchva.gov/547/Farmers-Market-To-Go.
ArlinGnomes Treasure Hunt. Interested park visitors can participate in an ArlinGnomes self-guided scavenger hunt, April 24 through May 24, at the Long Branch Nature Center in Glencarlyn Park. Here’s how to play: Find the ten gnomes along the path; scan the QR code next to each gnome to earn a letter and learn fun facts about the element of nature that each gnome protects; At the end of your journey, collect all the letters to form a password, then enter the password to become an ArlinGnome Guardian. If participants do not have a telephone, brochures will be placed at the entrance of the park as a low-tech means of participation. Long Branch Nature Center at Glencarlyn Park (625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington).
SUNDAY MAY 2
Walk on the history of the women of the church of the falls. The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation and the Elected Women of Falls Church invite the community to roam the city and learn about the women whose efforts forged Falls Church. Forty-four “Her-Story” stations along the two-mile walk feature the activism, engagement, and contributions of remarkable women from Falls Church from the 1600s to the present day. The walk will be a 3 km self-guided loop from Falls Church Town Hall to Cherry Hill Farmhouse. Participants can start at any time along the route, but please note that guides will be available to provide advice and instruction at three locations along the route: Big Chimneys Park, Tinner Hill Park, and the Hotel city. Due to issues related to Covid-19, no gatherings are scheduled before the start or end of the event. All participants are encouraged to adhere to a mask and social distancing advice. For more information, visit here. 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
THURSDAY, APRIL 29
Group of amateur writers from Falls Church. A group for aspiring writers. Participants meet to discuss and offer constructive criticism for each other’s work. Contact [email protected] to receive the invitation to the group. 7 p.m.
Nature challenge of the city. The City Nature Challenge is a friendly, annual and global event to record biodiversity. The City of Falls Church participates as part of the Washington DC metropolitan area. From April 30 to May 3, participants will document wild plants, animals and fungi using the iNaturalist mobile app and website. After the observation period, we will all participate, with the help of experts, in identifying what we have seen in our region – and competing globally for most of the species observed. Global results will be announced on May 10.
MONDAY MAY 3
ESOL Conversation Group (online). Interested participants can practice their English with a weekly ESOL conversation group. This program meets online via Zoom. To request a Zoom invitation, email Marshall Webster at [email protected] 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
City council working session (online). The working sessions of the municipal council take place on the first and third Monday of the month, with the exception of August and December when only one meeting takes place. These meetings are open to the public and are organized to allow Council members to discuss upcoming legislation and policy issues; the public is generally not invited to speak. All participating City Council members will attend this meeting electronically. All members of the public can view this electronic meeting via www.fallschurchva.gov/CouncilMeetings. The meeting can also be viewed on FCCTV (Cox 11, RCN 2, Verizon 35). The video will be available after the meeting online and on FCCTV. The virtual meeting will be held in accordance with and in accordance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, section 2.2-3708.2 and national and local legislation enacted to enable the continued operation of government during the emergency declared by COVID-19 . 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
THEATER AND ARTS
VIRTUAL (ON REQUEST)
“The Jam: Only Child” by Daniel J. Watts (online). In Daniel J. Watts’ “The Jam: Only Child”, a nod to his great-grandmother’s bountiful recipe and the spirited spontaneity of jazz, 2020 Tony Award nominee Daniel J. Watts ( Hamilton, Ike Turner in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) tells about her life as an only child of a single mother. From the fierce growing pains of childhood innocence to the awkwardness of adolescence to a proud black man, Daniel delves into the attic of his memory in a powerful and playful story of metamorphosis. Bursting with lyricism, dynamic tap dancing and heart, this delicious treat is a little salty, a little sweet and a little sticky – but it’s all good. $ 35. Sigtheatre.org.
THURSDAY, APRIL 29
Bobby Thompson Band – Outdoor concert. Jammin ‘Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). 7 p.m. 703-255-1566.
Michelle Swan and her friends. Falls Church Distillers (442 S. Washington Street, Ste A Falls Church). 6 p.m. 703-858-9186.
Fluid musical experience. The State Theater (220 N Washington St., Falls Church). 7:30 p.m. 703-237-0300.
Sol Roots Show. JV Restaurant (6666 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church). 7:30 p.m. 703-241-9504.
FRIDAY APRIL 30
Josh Allen & Garrett Acoustic Show Live & In Concert. JV Restaurant (6666 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church). 4:30 p.m. 703-241-9504.
Super Funk 5. Falls Church Distillers (442 S. Washington Street, Ste A Falls Church). 7 p.m. 703-858-9186.
Jerry Tripsters (Jerry Garcia Tribute) – Outdoor concert. Jammin ‘Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). $ 20. 7 p.m. 703-255-1566.
Mother’s little helper: a tribute to the Rolling Stones. The State Theater (220 N Washington St., Falls Church). 7:30 p.m. 703-237-0300.
Chris Timbers Band. JV Restaurant (6666 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church). 8 p.m. 703-241-9504.
SATURDAY MAY 1
Smokin ‘Lounge (Janna Audey and Rob Santos). Falls Church Distillers (442 S. Washington Street, Ste A Falls Church). 13 hours 703-858-9186.
Randoll Rivers show. JV Restaurant (6666 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church). 4 p.m. 703-241-9504.
Squid Inc. Falls Church Distillers (442 S. Washington Street, Ste A Falls Church). 6 p.m. 703-858-9186.
Born Cross Eyed (Grateful Dead Tribute) – Outdoor concert. Jammin ‘Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). 7 p.m. 703-255-1566.
Jehovah’s Favorite Choir: A Tribute to the Grateful Dead. The State Theater (220 N Washington St., Falls Church). 7:30 p.m. 703-237-0300.
Country Six Pack Band. JV Restaurant (6666 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church). 7:45 p.m. 703-241-9504.
SUNDAY MAY 2
Mark Werblin. Falls Church Distillers (442 S. Washington Street, Ste A Falls Church). 13 hours 703-858-9186.
Too many additional groups live and in concert. JV Restaurant (6666 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church). 3:45 p.m. 703-241-9504.
Cosmic Carl’s open drum circle mic. Falls Church Distillers (442 S. Washington Street, Ste A Falls Church). 5 p.m. 703-858-9186.
Robbin Kapsalis and the Vintage # 18. The State Theater (220 N Washington St., Falls Church). 6 p.m. 703-237-0300.
Karen Jonas Live – Outdoor concert. Jammin ‘Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). 7 p.m. 703-255-1566.
Linwood Taylor Band. JV Restaurant (6666 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church). 7:45 p.m. 703-241-9504.
WEDNESDAY MAY 5
Rewind Wednesday with David Thong and Friends – Outdoor Concert. Jammin ‘Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). 7 p.m. 703-255-1566.