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Weekend: Farmers Market, Jammin' Java, Vienna Community Band, Pumpkin Fun

The Vienna Community Band will perform in a free concert this weekend. Photo courtesy of the Vienna Community Band
The Vienna Community Band will perform in a free concert this weekend. Photo courtesy of the Vienna Community Band

Ready to start planning some weekend R&R? The weather should be in the 60s — sunny on Friday, a 30 percent chance of showers Saturday and sunny on Sunday. Here are some ideas to get your weekend going:

  • The Vienna Theatre Company presents "PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE," a comedy by Steve Martin (yes, that Steve Martin). This long running Off-Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism.  Performance Dates: Friday (today), Saturday, and next weekend Oct. 25, Oct. 26, Nov. 1, 2 at 8 pm; Sunday, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.; ticket price - $13 Purchase or Reserve Tickets
  • Start your Saturday off at the Vienna Farmers Market, from 8 a.m. to noon at 301 Center St. South. This will be the second to last market of the season. 
  • The Vienna Community Band will perform a free concert Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center. The program will include marches, transcriptions, classical and contemporary music by composers such as Norman Dello Joio, Percy Grainger, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Richard Wagner, Eric Whitacre, and Donald H. White. No tickets necessary. Open to all ages. For more information, call (703) 403-9179.
  • Jam and Adopt a Family. Pat McGee puts on a good show, and he is doing it for a good cause this weekend. The event Sunday evening supports Adopt a Family. McGee will be performing with Jason Adamo. From $25. 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Avenue E., Vienna. Also at Jammin Java this weekend: Andrea Gibson brings her poetry slam talents on Thursday and Will Hoge hosts two album release shows onFriday with Nate Ihara and Saturday with Luke Brindley.
  • Get ready to boogie down Friday night at The State Theatre in Falls Church at "The World's Greatest '70s Experience." Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. The Right On Band will perform songs from the '70s. Saturday night, "The Furlough Party" is a free show featuring Crooked Crow and Joe Rathbone and the Mercy Alliance.
  • The K9 Krawl 5K is at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Fairfax County Government Center and starts in parking lot C. However, participants are encouraged to check in by 8:30 a.m. to browse the vendor tables and watch the Fairfax County Police Department K9 unit demonstration at 8:45 a.m.
  • Slouch Like a Zombie. The undead aren’t known for their posture, but they have to move fast if they want to eat … brrraaainnns. Centreville Day presents the Zombie Slouch 5K Run & Walk on Saturday. The event benefits DC Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation. Strollers and dogs are welcome! $25 for runners, $15 for walkers. 8 a.m. Saturday. St. John’s Church, 5649 Mt. Gilead Road, Centreville.
  • Spooky Parks. Fairfax County Parks Authority is hosting several Halloween events, including a weekend full of activities at Frying Pan Farm Park. There will be standard farm harvesting events, including milking cows and goats and watching the cider press. There will also be a fall carnival with games, rides and fair food. Costs and times vary depending on activities. Through Sunday. 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Also at Fairfax Parks on Saturday: Preschool Pumpkins in the Park at Lake Fairfax Park and Fear-less Fest at Hidden Oaks Nature Center.
  • Gallery Gala. The Workhouse Arts Center and the Lorton Arts Foundation hosts the 3rd Annual Workhouse Arts Gala. The event includes a cocktail reception, silent auction and dinner in the McGuireWoods Gallery, along with dancing and a live band. $250. 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton.
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