Wondering what to do with your weekend? Patch has got you covered with a variety of local events happening this Friday through Sunday.
- Where: Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton
- When: Friday, Aug. 24 at 8 p.m.
- Why Go: Featuring comedians Randolph Terrance, Tim Miller and Andy Kline. Hosted by Rahmein Mostafavi. For ages 18 and up.
- Price: Tickets are $15
- Where: George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Alexandria
- When: Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. - Noon
- Why Go: Watch costumed staff create one of George Washington’s favorite desserts using period tools and equipment. Visitors will receive an adapted ice cream recipe to make at home.
- Price: Estate admission is $15 for adults and $7 for kids ages 6 – 11
- Where: Inova Alexandria Hospital (Howard Street Parking Lot), Alexandria
- When: Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Why Go: Learn about emergency safety from local police, firefighters and medical personnel. Activities will include petting zoo, moon bounce, video games, face painting, snacks and more.
- Price: FREE
- at The Lyceum, Alexandria. Sunday, Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. FREE.
- at Fort Hunt Park, Alexandria. Sunday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. FREE.
- Mount Vernon Nights presents MAHALA at Grist Mill Park, Alexandria. Friday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. FREE.
- Mount Vernon Nights presents Alexandria Kleztet at Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton. Saturday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. FREE
- Mammal Mania – Weasels at Hidden Pond Nature Center, Springfield. Friday, Aug. 24 at 4 p.m. For ages 6 – 8. $5 - $7 per person – Registration Required.
- Kayak Tour at Pohick Bay Regional Park, Lorton. Saturday, Aug. 25 at 8 a.m. For ages 8 and up. $30 per person.
- Ranger Station Creations: Nature Crafting at Mason Neck State Park, Lorton. Saturday, Aug. 25 at Noon. Weekend parking is $4 per vehicle.
- Sunday Morning Bird Walk at Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Alexandria. Sunday, Aug. 26 at 8 a.m. FREE.
- Wagon Ride at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, Chantilly. Sunday, Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. For ages 2 and up. $5 - $7 per person – Registration Required.
- Freshwater Ecology at Mason Neck State Park, Lorton. Sunday, Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. Weekend parking is $4 per vehicle.