Weekly Planner: Queen’s Gambit, Vienna Police Groundbreaking, and Emo Trivia Night

The Weekly Planner is a roundup of interesting events coming up over the next week in the Tysons area.

We’ve searched the web for events of note in Tysons, Vienna, Merrifield, McLean, and Falls Church. Know of any we’ve missed? Tell us!

Monday (Jan. 25)

  • Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week — The D.C. area’s annual Restaurant Week starts today and lasts through Feb. 7. Several venues in the Tysons area are participating.
  • Metro Mondays (Online) — 4-5:30 p.m. — Fairfax and Loudoun county officials will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Metro’s budget and the Silver Line for a panel hosted by the Tysons Partnership. Registration for the Zoom event is free.
  • The Amazing Max Magic Workshop (Online) — 4-5 p.m. — After putting on a family show on Sunday (Jan. 24), The Amazing Max will give children an opportunity to learn how to make magic. Tickets cost $15 per device for the general public and $10 for McLean Community Center district residents. They can be purchased through the Alden Theatre.
  • Introduction to Ballroom Dancing — 7:30-8:30 p.m. — The McLean Community Center is offering new introductory classes to ballroom dance, with each month focusing on a different style. The class consists of 20 hour-long lessons, starting today through June 28. Instruction is available either in-person at the community center (1234 Ingleside Ave.) or virtually.
  • The Nields Benefiting Jammin Java (Online) — 8 p.m. — Jammin Java will live-stream a virtual concert by the folk-rock band The Nields. Tickets are free, but donations to support the Vienna music venue/cafe are encouraged.

Tuesday (Jan. 26)

  • Tuesday Morning Book Club (Online) — 10:30-11:30 a.m. — The Mary Riley Styles Public Library’s Tuesday Morning Book Club will discuss the novel “The Island of Sea Women” by Lisa See. Email group coordinator Catherine Wilson for more information about the Zoom meeting. No registration is required.

Thursday (Jan. 28)

  • The Queen’s Gambit (Online) — 4:30-5:30 p.m. — With the Netflix show “The Queen’s Gambit” inspiring a new generation of female chess players, Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library chess club founder Ashley Xing will talk about the history of women in the game and her experience as a successful youth competitor. Registration is required and can be done through the Fairfax County Public Library website.
  • Cup O’Jokes — 7:30 p.m. at Jammin Java (227 Maple Ave. E) — Jokes on Tap comes to Jammin Java once a month to present a comedy show featuring stand-up comics from around the D.C. region. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, but a donation is suggested, and a minimum two-item purchase is required for customers at tables.

Friday (Jan. 29)

  • Vienna Police Station Groundbreaking — 10 a.m. at 215 Center St. South — The Vienna Police Department is holding a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction on its new headquarters building. Mayor Linda Colbert and other town officials will be present. Masks and social distancing are required.

Saturday (Jan. 30)

  • Emo Trivia Night — 7:30 p.m. at Jammin Java (227 Maple Ave. E) — Test your indie cred at this trivia night focused on the alternative music scene. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and masks are required except when eating or drinking. Teams must purchase tickets at the same time through Eventbrite, and they should arrive at the event as a group. Tickets start at $7.50, with four-ticket bundles available for $30.

Photo via Jonathan Ybema on Unsplash

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