Naked Running, Holiday Shopping, Paramore, 'Go Dog, Go' and More

Plan your weekend with these fun events taking place around Fairfax County.

The band Paramore comes to the Patriot Center at George Mason University this weekend. (Courtesy Photo)
The band Paramore comes to the Patriot Center at George Mason University this weekend. (Courtesy Photo)

Start That Holiday Shopping Early at Woodson. Knock a lot (or all) of people off your holiday gift-giving list early this weekend with Woodson High School's 21st Annual Holiday Happenings CraftShow. This exceptional show features juried handmade arts and crafts in a diverse selection that includes fine arts, jewelry, fiber arts, wood, photography, pottery, giftware, pet accessories, stress relief items and hundreds of holiday collectibles/decorations. There will be approximately 100 exhibitors. Free admission. Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax.

(Nearly) Naked Runners. Boxers, sports bras and bikinis are suggested attire for the Nearly Naked Mile to benefit the Medstar Washington Hospital Burn Center. The first 800 registered runners get commemorative boxer shorts and winners in different categories win Naked Mile bathrobes. $30. On-site registration begins at 11 a.m. Saturday. Races begin at 2 p.m. Reston Town Center. 11900 Market St., Reston.

Final Weekend for 'Go, Dog. Go!' Give the kids a special treat by taking them to a performance of the hit children's stage production "Go, Dog. Go!" by the NextStop Theatre Company (formerly Elden Street Players). This is the run's final weekend. This interactive show will delight and excite the young ones, and is on the shorter side so they don't lose interest. All tickets $10 each, age 2 and under are free. Performances are Saturday at 12 and 3 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Industrial Strength Theater, 269 Sunset Park Dr., Herndon. Tickets available online.

Feeling It. Soulful troubadour Foy Vance brings his Joy of Nothing Tour to Jammin Java this weekend. Vance is supporting his latest album, “Joy of Nothing,” including the single “Feel For Me.” From $12. 8 p.m. Saturday. Jammin Java, 227 Maple Avenue E., Vienna. See the complete Jammin’ Java schedule.

Pop Rocks. Currently enjoying Top 40 success with “Still Into You,” Paramore will be offering more of its college-friendly sound at George Mason University, with help from Metric and Hellogoodbye. From $29.50. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Also this weekend, Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Musical Theater Passion. Successful Broadway soprano Melissa Errico offers a unique performance of the music of Stephen Sondheim, along with other Broadway classics, in “A Passion for Broadway.” From $40. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna.

Art Collection Steals. Bring your cash, but you might not need that credit card. Items for sale in the 100 Under 200 show at the McGuireWoods Gallery include pieces from 100 artists that are all under $200. New items will be rotated in weekly from Saturday thru Jan. 5. Visit the gallery as part of the 2nd Saturday Art Walk. Free. 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton.

Do you have an event to share on Patch?


Facebook | Twitter | Daily & Breaking News E-mail Updates


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »