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It’s a good weekend for local foodies.

Roll Bär is a new egg roll, sushi burrito and poke fusion restaurant coming to the Scott’s Run development, but the restaurant is making it’s debut at a pop-up event in the Tysons Biergarten.

From 1-3 p.m., the restaurant will host a tasting in the Biergarten at 8346 Leesburg Pike.

And if you sample Roll Bär early enough, you can make it across town to TenPenh Tysons‘ cooking demonstration at the Tysons Pimmit Library (7584 Leesburg Pike).

Chef Erick from the restaurant near the Tysons Galleria (7900 Westpark Drive) will teach guests how to make grilled shrimp and Vietnamese rice noodle salad. The demonstration runs from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

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It’s a season of duets and intimate conversations for The Barns at Wolf Trap.

First up is Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti and her mother, former Broadway star Linda Benanti, for a musical performance about the relationship between mothers and daughters. Laura Benanti performed in several Broadway productions like “Gypsy”, for which she won Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical and Linda starred in the 1981 revival of Brigadoon. The show will have two performances on March 9. Tickets start at $40.

Comedy troupe The Second City will also have five improvised comedy shows from March 20-23. Alumni of the group include Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and Bill Murray. Tickets start at $30.

Finally, the venue will host “An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash” on March 25, 27 and 28. Nash is a singer-songwriter and a founding member of Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies. Among his many accolades, Nash is a two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee, Grammy Award winner, New York Times bestselling author and an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. Tickets start at $85.

Here’s the full list of Wolf Trap events in March:

The full Wolf Trap schedule is available online.

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Women’s and safety organizations around McLean are coming together for a panel discussion on combatting local teen trafficking.

In 2017, Virginia ranked sixth in the number of human trafficking cases on federal court dockets. There were 33 active human trafficking cases, most of them in the Eastern District of Virginia, which includes Northern Virginia.

The panel presentation will be led by the Just Ask Prevention Project, a nonprofit based out of Tysons dedicated to combatting sex trafficking helmed by former Detective Bill Woolf. Woolf first became involved with the fight against sex trafficking after he discovered a young victim who was being trafficked by a gang.

The event is scheduled for next Tuesday (Feb. 19) at 7 p.m. at the McLean Presbyterian Church (1020 Balls Hill Road). The discussion is free and open to the public, though the website includes an option to donate to Just Ask Prevention.

The event is being co-hosted by the Women’s Club of McLean, the Safe Community Coalition and the New Dominion Women’s Club.

According to the event description:

“Trafficking and exploitation of teens is appallingly prevalent and underreported in Fairfax County. Help us eradicate this horrendous scourge by learning what makes children vulnerable, how to identify the signs of a possible victim, and what to do if you suspect a teen is being exploited.”

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Tysons Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in the Tysons area.

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

Tuesday, Feb. 12

TheatreMcLean Fundraiser at Chipotle
Chipotle Mexican Grill (6707 Old Dominion Dr)
Time: 5-9 p.m.

A fundraiser at Chipotle in McLean will benefit TheatreMcLean. Show the fundraiser flyer on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting TheatreMcLean to make sure that 33 percent will be donated to TheatreMcLean.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Artificial Intelligence Summit
Potomac Officers Club (8245 Boone Blvd)
Time: 7 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Potomac Officers Club in Tysons will host a discussion with private and public sector leaders about AI. Attendance is free but only open to those with a director level or above position with a company, federal government agency or non-profit organization.

Galentine’s Day Book Celebration
Bards Alley (110 Church Street NW)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Bring your favorite gal pals for a night with local romance authors, who are giving out some free merchandise. Enter to win a gift basket worth over $100. The event is free but RSVP is required.

Thursday, Feb. 14

Valentine’s Day Beer, Whiskey, & Chocolate Tasting at Tysons Biergarten
Tysons Biergarten (8346 Leesburg Pike)
Time: 11-2 a.m.

For $30, you and a loved one can get a selection of alcohol and chocolates at the Tysons Biergarten. The event runs all day, so couples are encouraged to stop by for lunch, dinner or afterwards.

Red Carpet Affair at Greenhouse Bistro
Greenhouse Bistro (2070 Chainbridge Rd)
Time: 4 p.m.-2 a.m.

Greenhouse Bistro is hosting a Bollywood-themed Valentine’s Day event with free parking and no cover charge. The Valentine’s Day dinner special starts at 5 p.m. and the international music starts at 10 p.m. The dress code is “dress to impress.”

Valentine’s Day Dinner at the Tower Club
Tower Club – Tysons Corner (8000 Towers Crescent Drive)
Time: 5:30-9:30 p.m.

The Tower Club is offering four-course Valentine’s Day dinners. Tickets are $85 for members or $95 for guests. Flower bouquet arrangements are also available.

Friday, Feb. 15

Cookies and Cocktails
Blackfinn Ameripub – Merrifield
Time: 5-8 p.m.

Any purchase of a Valentine’s Day themed cocktails comes with a plate of fresh-baked cookies. Seating is first come, first serve.

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It’s a little outside the usual area for weekend events, but volunteers are needed to help clean out the river access at Great Falls on Saturday.

If enough volunteers arrive to clear out the ravine in one day, the National Park Service will re-open river access from Great Falls on Sunday.

The National Park Service will provide trash bags, gloves, and pickers.

Volunteers should meet at the top of the ravine, near Overlook 3, and wear sturdy shoes.

Saturday (Feb. 9)

Meal Packing: 75K Meals for 75 Years (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) — To celebrate its 75th anniversary, the McLean Presbyterian Church is hosting a meal packing event. The goal is to pack 75,000 meals for people in need. Lunch for volunteers will also be provided.

Swolemates Bootcamp (10:30-11:30 a.m.) — The Tysons Sport & Health at 8250 Greensboro Drive is offering a free training session tomorrow morning. Non-members, as well as members, are invited to the free work-out event. The event is themed around partners, but singles are invited as well. The workout session will be followed by a raffle with dozens of prizes from local partners.

Supervisor and School Board Candidate Meet and Greet (1-3 p.m.) — Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust and School Board candidate Alicia Plerhoples are hosting a meet-and-greet at 1815 MacArthur Drive in McLean. The event is aimed at getting feedback from residents of the Chesterbrook neighborhood on what the important issues are in the area.

I Love McLean Party (3-6 p.m.) — The McLean Citizens Association is hosting a celebration of all things McLean at the McLean Community Center (1234 Ingleside Ave) with music from a local school choir and a meeting with various community leaders.

Sunday (Feb. 10)

Valentine’s Day Wine and Book Tasting (3-5 p.m.) — Bards Alley and The Vienna Wine Outlet are teaming up to host a romantic Valentine’s Day event. The sampling will be hosted at Bards Alley (110 Church Street NW) and is free, but RSVP is requested.

All You Need Is Love (7 p.m.) — Jammin’ Java is hosting its annual tribute to the Beatles and love songs in general. Tickets to the event are $16.

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Lunar New Year celebrations are being held around the area.

Today is the Chinese New Year, and some local shopping centers are helping to ring in the year of the pig.

Over the weekend Tysons Corner Center held its Lunar New Year celebration, with cultural performances, plus arts and crafts, in front of a crowd of shoppers and onlookers.

Today the Eden Center in Falls Church (6751 Wilson Blvd) is holding the first of two days of new year celebrations, starting at 11 a.m. The family-friendly, midday festivities will feature a dragon dance and a flag ceremony. The celebrations continue on Sunday, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with a lion dance, entertainers, balloon sculptures, face painting and “other surprises and giveaways.”

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Tysons Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in the Tysons area.

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

Monday, Feb. 4

Lost Dog Fundraiser for Westgate Elementary
Lost Dog Cafe McLean (1690 Anderson Rd)
Time: 5-11 p.m.

Lost Dog Cafe will be hosting a fundraiser tonight for the Westgate Elementary PTA. A portion of all purchases will be donated to the school organization.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

Greensboro Park Property Blood Drive
Greensboro Park Property (8180 Greensboro Dr.)
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Inova Bloodmobile will be parked outside the Greensboro Park Property tomorrow for a blood drive. Appointments can be made online or by calling 1-866-256-6372.

State of the Union Watch Party
Glory Days Grill (3059 Nutley St.)
Time: 8:30-10:30

The local Fairfax Area Young Republicans will be hosting a viewing of the State of the Union address near Vienna. Members, or other interested Republicans, are invited to attend.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Movie Screening: Coming to America
Angelika Film Center (2911 District Ave.)
Time: 7-10 p.m.

The Angelika Film Center in the Mosaic District will hold a screening of “Coming to America,” the 1988 comedy about a prince who comes to the United States to find love. Tickets are $14.50.

Thursday, Feb. 7

Trek Travel Night at Spokes Etc.
Spokes Etc. (224 Maple Avenue E)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Spokes Etc. will hope a social event and discussion on traveling and cycling in preparation for a group trip being organized to Portugal by Spokes Etc. later this year. The event is free and will include raffle prizes.

Bob Marley’s 74th Birthday Tribute featuring Adwela & The Uprising
Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave E)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Four bands will be playing an all-night tribute to reggae musician Bob Marley for what would be his 74th birthday. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 the day of the show.

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Miss your chance to see Marvel mega-hit and Best Picture-nominated Black Panther? It’s coming back to AMC theaters this weekend, including the theater in Tysons Corner Center, for free.

Screenings are at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. from Feb. 1-7.

Today (Friday) also marks the start of celebrations for the Chinese New Year. TenPenh Tysons is offering a special Chinese New Year meal from today until Tuesday (Feb. 5). The offer includes four dishes — like lion’s head soup and vegetable lo mein noodles —  representing different virtues. The meals are $36.68 per person.

Several local bars are also hosting Super Bowl parties, including Blackfinn Ameripub, Greenhouse Bistro, Caboose Tavern, and the Tysons Biergarten.

Saturday (Feb. 2)

  • Deer Management Strategies (10 a.m.-12 p.m.) — Roger Zinn, Merrifield plant specialist, will host a discussion at the Merrifield Garden Center (8132 Lee Highway) on how to handle deer in your gardens, from water resistant plants and deer repellents.
  • The Princess Bride – Family Flashback (10 a.m.-12 p.m.) — The Angelika Film Center in the Mosaic District (2911 District Ave) will hold a screening of The Princess Bride. Tickets are $12.50 and seating is reserved.
  • Lunar New Year Celebration (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) — The Tysons Corner Center will host a cultural performance and celebration of the Year of the Pig in the court outside the Nordstrom. Arts and crafts will be available, with family-friendly activities.
  • The Wizard of Oz (1 p.m.) — The Alden Theater in the McLean Community Center (1234 Ingleside Ave) will host a production of The Wizard of Oz by Vital Theatre. The one-hour is a family-friendly musical. Tickets are $15 or $10 for McLean residents.
  • Vienna’s African American History (2-3:30 p.m.) — Gloria Runyon and Sylvia Taylor from Historic Vienna Inc. will share insights on the African-American historic presence and contributions to Vienna and surrounding areas at the Patrick Henry Library (101 Maple Ave E).

Sunday

  • Post Office Passport Fair (9 a.m.-12 p.m.) — The Merrifield Post Office (8409 Lee Highway) will host a passport photo to help locals obtain or renew a passport. Appointments are not required. A full list of necessary documents is available online
  • Winter Forest Trail Walk at Wolf Trap National Park (1-3 p.m.) — Friends of Wolf Trap will host a winter hike through the park. Tickets are free but RSVP is required. The two-mile hike is open to families and leashed dogs. Sturdy shoes are recommended. The Hike starts at the Filene Center Box Office (1551 Trap Rd).
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Tysons Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in the Tysons area.

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

Monday, Jan. 28

Vienna Town Council Meeting
Town Hall Council Chambers (127 Center Street S)
Time: 8 p.m.

The Vienna Town Council will hold their bimonthly meeting tonight. Plans on the docket include a new pedestrian link between Vienna and Tysons.

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Best Trails for Mushrooms and How to Find Them
REI (8209 Watson Street)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

William Needham, longtime Sierra outings leader and president of DC’s Mycological Society, will share slides of his favorite trails and the succulent mushrooms found along them. The class is free, but advance registration is required.

Introductory Course in Underwater Archaeology
McLean High School (1633 Davidson Road)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Once you have completed the Maritime Archaeological and Historical Society (MAHS) course, if you are a certified scuba diver, you will be eligible for the MAHS Field School, which includes surveying a shipwreck. Admission for the class is $175.

Wednesday, Jan. 30

The Beatles Get Back to Vienna
Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave E)
Time: 7-11 p.m.

Over 22 performers will be performing at the Vienna in a homage to the 50th anniversary of the band’s rooftop concert. Tickets are $15 at the door and the event is limited to a 200 ticket total.

Thursday, Jan. 31

TFAA Membership Jury Information Session at Mosaic
Torpedo Factory Artists at Mosaic (2905 District Ave)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Learn about membership in the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association. Learn about what TFAA membership has to offer, and how the application process works. The event is open to the public with no RSVP required.

The Brothers Size
1st Stage (1524 Spring Hill Rd)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

The 1st Stage Theater’s production of ‘The Brothers Size’ by ‘Moonlight’ writer Tarell Alvin McCraney premiers this week. General admission tickets are $39.

Friday, Feb. 1

Inca Social Grand Opening
Ince Social (2670 Avenir Pl)
Time: 4 p.m.

A new Peruvian restaurant in Merrifield will throw a grand opening celebration this Friday, after several weeks of a soft opening and special events. Reservations can be made online.

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This weekend is the long-awaited return of the McLean Chocolate Festival, returning for its eighth year to the McLean Community Center (1234 Ingleside Avenue).

The event will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Sunday, with attendees encouraged to arrive early for the best selections. Admission is $2 for adults and free for children three or younger.

Credit cards are accepted for admission and by most vendors, but attendees are encouraged to bring cash for faster transactions.

The Chocolate Festival is a fundraiser for the McLean Rotary Club, which redistributes proceeds to various other local organizations. The 2018 festival had over 2,500 attendees and raised over $14,000 to support local charities.

But if you’re not in the mood for chocolate or want to avoid the crowds, here are some other events around the Tysons area this weekend:

Saturday (Jan. 26)

  • Vienna 2019 Legislative Agenda (9:30-11:30 a.m.) — Sen. Chap Petersen and Del. Mark Keam will host a town hall meeting to discuss the latest news out of Richmond at the Town Hall Council Chambers (127 Center Street).
  • Providence Democrats 2019 Welcome Reception (12-2 p.m.) — With the Providence District seat on the Board of Supervisors up for grabs, it promises to be a busy year for local Democrats. A meeting at 8500 Executive Park Ave. in Merrifield tomorrow will be open to the public to help those interested in working on a campaign get connected to their candidate of choice. Food will be provided.
  • Legendary Artist Peter Max at Wentworth Gallery (7-9 p.m.) — The Wentworth Gallery in Tysons Galleria will open a new exhibit of art by Peter Max, an artist known for his psychedelic imagery.

Sunday (Jan. 27)

  • Rosebud Ireland Live at Caboose Commons (12-3 p.m.) Guitarist Rosebud Ireland will be performing at Caboose Commons near the Mosaic District.
  • Military Care Package Event (2-4 p.m.) — Seniors from throughout McLean and surrounding communities are invited out to the Vinson Hall Retirement Community (6251 Old Dominion Dr.) to help students from The Potomac School put together Valentine’s Day care packages for military service members. The event is free and open to the public.
  • Jackson Dean at Jammin Java (7 p.m.) — Country singer and songwriter Jackson Dean will be performing at Jammin Java this weekend. Tickets are $25. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.

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