Weekend Guide: Jan. 31-Feb. 3

THURSDAY 31

Teen Lego Challenge

What can you make with just a handful of Legos? Have your teen join in for a Lego challenge and find out! Participants will be tasked with coming up with imaginative creations using only a cup’s worth of Legos. Grades 6-12. FREE, Central Community Library, Manassas, VA.  

FeminismToMe: Respect – Aretha Franklin and Political Activism

Come out to The Goethe-Institut Washington for a dialogue and listening session revolving around Aretha Franklin’s work as a social and political activist. Join historians, musicians and community members for an evening focusing on the social justice work of Aretha Franklin. FREE, 6:30 p.m., Goethe-Insitut Washington, D.C.

FRIDAY 1

Washington Golf and Travel Show

See the east coast’s largest presentation of golf equipment, apparel and accessories all under one roof. In addition to great buys, you can also plan your next golf vacation! Both local and national golf resorts will be on-hand to help with travel plans. Other show features include a manufacturer’s demo range, several contest and competitions, stage presentations, celebrity appearances, FREE one-on-one golf lessons and more. $12; Children 12 and under, FREE, 11 a.m. Dulles Expo & Conference Center, Chantilly, VA.

2019 Chocolate Lovers Festival

This annual two-day festival features activities for all ages to enjoy. Indulge in a decadent chocolate tasting and chocolate chip pancakes and participate in a chocolate challenge! FREE to enter (some events require a fee), check website for times, Fairfax City Parks and Recreation, Fairfax, VA.

Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue

It’s the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Using their unique skills and teamwork, the pups show that “no job is too big, no pup is too small” and share lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving as they make several heroic rescues on their race to the finish line. $22-100, check website for times, EagleBank Arena, Patriot Cir, Fairfax, VA.

SATURDAY 2

Lunar New Year Celebration

County Executive Calvin Ball invites the community to join him for the Lunar New Year celebration at the Mall in Columbia featuring cultural performances and ethnic food. Celebrate the “Year of the Pig” with fun activities for all ages! FREE, 1 p.m., The Mall in Columbia, Columbia, MD.

Heathers the Musical: School Edition

Longing for a way to fit in, Veronica Sawyer persuades the Heathers to let her into the most exclusive group of mean girls in school. Life goes on for Veronica and the Heathers as they torment the lives of everyone at Westerberg High. Everything comes to a sudden halt when handsome and mysterious, Jason “JD” Dean rolls into town. Veronica instantly falls for his act, creating a Bonnie & Clyde-esqe romance. The couple then concocts a sinister plan to eliminate the evil cliques that plague their school. $12, 2 & 7 p.m., Kogelman Thrust Theatre, Alexandria, VA.

Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue

It’s the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Using their unique skills and teamwork, the pups show that “no job is too big, no pup is too small” and share lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving as they make several heroic rescues on their race to the finish line. $22-100, check website for times, EagleBank Arena, Patriot Cir., Fairfax, VA.

2019 Chocolate Lovers Festival

This annual two-day festival features activities for all ages to enjoy. Indulge in a decadent chocolate tasting and chocolate chip pancakes and participate in a chocolate challenge! FREE to enter (some events require a fee), check website for times, Fairfax City Parks and Recreation, Fairfax, VA.

SUNDAY 3

16th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration

Fair Oaks Mall presents their 16th annual Lunar New Year Celebration honoring the “Year of the Boar.” This event is unlike any in the region with a traditional dragon dance, cultural dances from varies countries, martial arts demonstrations and authentic craft-making. FREE, 1 p.m., Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA.

Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue

It’s the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Using their unique skills and teamwork, the pups show that “no job is too big, no pup is too small” and share lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving as they make several heroic rescues on their race to the finish line. $22-100, check website for times, EagleBank Arena, Patriot Cir, Fairfax, VA.

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