Weekly Planner: Branford Marsalis Quartet, Shop Local Saturday, and more

Branford Marsalis Quartet (via Wolf Trap)

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. 24

  • Fiber Art Exhibits — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the McLean Textile Gallery (6819 Elm St.) — Artists Cindy Grisdela and Eileen Doughty show off their stitching skills in this joint exhibition.

Tuesday, Jan. 25

  • Jessica Stone — 7-8:30 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library (101 Maple Ave. East) — The author of “Crossing the Divide: 20 Lessons to Help You Thrive in Cross-Cultural Environments” talks about mistakes and triumphs in a talk geared toward high schoolers, college students, and their parents.

Wednesday, Jan. 26

  • An Evening with Branford Marsalis — 8 p.m. at The Barns (1635 Trap Road) — The Branford Marsalis Quarter, led by a saxophonist from the Marsalis jazz family, performs at Wolf Trap. Tickets start at $68, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. The band will also perform on Thursday.

Thursday, Jan. 27

  • Joint Operation — 8 p.m. at Jammin Java (227 Maple Ave East) — With reggae band Harbor Boys and special guest Toby Raps, this Baltimore-based funk-rock band shows a range of influences, from Beck to Sublime. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $15.

Friday, Jan. 28

Saturday, Jan. 29

  • Shop Local Saturday Market — 12-5 p.m. at The PARC at Tysons (8508 Leesburg Pike) — Browse baked goods, artwork, crafts, and goods from more than 25 local small businesses, artisans, and entrepreneurs. This is Celebrate Fairfax’s second market at The PARC this year, with more dates expected to be announced soon.
  • “The Dinner Party” — 8-10:30 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center (120 Cherry St. Southeast) — The Vienna Theatre Company continues staging Neil Simon’s one-act play, a comedy about marriage and divorce that centers around strangers gathering for an unorthodox dinner party. Tickets are $15. Additional performances go through Feb. 6.

Sunday, Jan. 30

  • Virtual Piedmont Wine Dinner — 5-6:30 p.m. through Zoom — Thompson Italia in Falls Church (124 N. Washington St.) is offering a four-course meal for two people with wine pairings and an online experience with a Charlottesville wine importer representative. Customers will pick up food and wine beforehand. Cost is $220.

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