Theaters and festivals get ready for fall

Iconic Theater: Arlington’s Iconic Theater will begin the 2022-23 season with performances of “The Purple” and “Nowhere to Go”; the former runs until October 9th and the latter runs until October 16th. In November and December, production will begin on “Into the Woods” and “The Road to the Stage,” allowing audiences to enjoy both comedy and fantasy performances. Visit for more information.

Keegan Theater: The regional premiere of “The Outsider” will be held September 24-24 at the Keegan Theater in Washington, D.C. From October 22 to November 20, Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist William Finn will present “Elegy: Song Loop,” and in late December, Matthew J. Keenan (Matthew J. Keenan) Keegan’s holiday traditional song “Irish Carol”. Visit for more information.

Capital One Hall: Capital One Hall will bring back their Broadway at Tysons for season two. Shows like “Tootsie”, “Hairspray”, “Anastasia” and “Get On Your Feet” will air from November to April, with individual tickets for each show going on sale in mid-September. On September 23, Capital One Hall presents a “new theater experience” called “Wheel of Fortune LIVE!” which allows guests to audition on stage and “feel like they’ve stepped into the game show itself.” Learn more at information.

Creative Cauldron: Every weekend through September, the Creative Cauldron in Falls Church hosts a cabaret series featuring “the best musicals and musical theatre talent in the DMV.” From October to December, there will be screenings of “Ichabod: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” “The Princess and the Goblin,” and “Christmas Angels,” as well as a December holiday cabaret series.Visit for more information

Providence Players: The Providence Players, a theater company located in Falls Church, announced their first show of the fall “November,” which opens in October. Providence Players’ board member and head of marketing David Whitehead called “November” a humorous take on a day in the life of “the current president of the United States.” Written in 2008 by David Mamet, the show “makes fun of the current situation” politically and backs the show with “great production” and a “very good cast.” Visit for more information.

Synetic Theatre: Arlington’s Synetic Theatre will kick off the 2022-23 season with a performance based on the Georgian epic “Host and Guest” from September 12 to October 2. Beginning in October, “Dracula” will run from October 13th to November 6th and throughout December, the 19th century folk tale “Snow Maiden” will run at Synetic until the 23rd. Visit for more information.

George Mason University Arts Center: The George Mason University Arts Center offers a variety of performances, including shows, concerts, and dance. “Grand Piano Celebration,” “Head Over Heels” and “Nrityagram Dance Ensemble” at the Mason School of Drama are just a few of the many productions the university is hosting this fall. Visit for more information.

Alexander’s Little Theatre: 2022 Alexander’s Little Theatre – Season 23 begins in December, producing “Little Tim’s A Christmas Carol” by Ken and Jack Ludwig. Visit for more information.

Reston Multicultural Festival: The Reston Multicultural Festival is a celebration of “discovered diversity and community spirit”

in Reston. The festival features an all-day active stage with performances by National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Heritage Fellows and about a dozen arts and crafts vendors from South America, Asia, Europe and a variety of other cultures represented by the festival. Local and county-level community organizations will also be on-site, offering hands-on activities that people can get involved in while learning about different cultures. Visit for more information.

DC Jazzfest at the Pier: From Saturday, September 3rd to Sunday, September 4th, the 18th annual DC Jazzfest will take place at the Pier. Mambo Legends Orchestra, Heidi Martin and Christian McBride & Inside Straight are just a few of the many talents that will perform at the festival. Visit for more information.

Falls Church Fall Festival: The 46th annual Falls Church Festival returns to the small town with events including a taste of Falls Church, beer gardens, live music, children’s entertainment and booths from local craftspeople, businesses and civic organizations. Admission to the public is free, but food, beer and rides require the purchase of one or more tickets. Visit for more information.

Arts on the Avenue: A regional multicultural arts and music festival, Arts on the Avenue will be held on October 1st in the Delray neighborhood of Alexandria. Participants will be “welcomed” by more than 300 artists, musicians and food vendors, along with activities for the kids. Visit for more information.

Clarendon Day: Clarendon Day returns on Saturday, September 24 in Arlington. Billed as Arlington’s “most loved and diverse” street festival, the event includes several music stages, a large children’s area, craft vendors, Clarendon and commercial and non-profit exhibitors from the area. Food and beverages from local and regional restaurants will also be on display. Visit for more information.

Civil War Show: The annual Civil War Show will be held at the Fairfax Elk Inn in Arlington from Saturday, September 24th to Sunday, September 25th. The event includes 20 Civil War photos, as well as the 37th Annual DCAntique Photo and Postcard Exhibition.

Roslyn Jazz Festival 2022: Jazz returns to Roslyn in this landmark year. Starting Saturday, September 10th at 1pm, the festival will bring four great performances to the stage: Cimafunk, Mwenso & The Shakes, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio and Groove Orchestra. Visit for more information.
Farm Day: On October 8, Falls Church’s annual Farm Day returns to Cherry Hill Park this year. Enjoy a day of old-fashioned fun and activities for the whole family, including petting farm, pony rides, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making (bring your own trousers and sleeved shirt), live music, Cherry Hill farmhouse and barn tour, blacksmithing Demonstration and so on. Visit for more information.

UCP Fall Arts & Crafts Fair: United Christian Diocese of Reston will hold its sixth annual Fall Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, October 29th. This jury will be showcasing a variety of handcrafted holiday and gift-giving needs from area artists and craftsmen in time. Glass art, woodwork, hand weaving, fabric crafts, gourds, pottery, jewelry, gnomes, paintings and more will be available. Visit for more information.

MPAartfest: The Mclean program of the Arts Festival focuses on the visual arts in the DMV region, accompanied by the “creative music” of the festival. Ken Avis, music curator for the festival, which takes place in McLean on Sunday, October 6, said the event tends to try and feature “creative original artists” and “local musicians.” MPAartfest features a variety of jazz, international and blues bands throughout the day. Visit for more information.
Vienna Oktoberfest: On October 1st, the Vienna Oktoberfest takes place in the green town and historic Church Street in the center of Vienna. The festival is divided into three stages of live entertainment: main stage, children’s stage and acoustic stage; a primary and secondary beer garden with beer and wine available at all food locations, multinational food vendors and more. Visit for more information.

Fairfax Fall Festival: The 46th Fairfax Fall Festival will take place on October 8th and will feature over 400 arts, crafts, information, food and gastronomy vendors, kids Activities and three stages for music and entertainment for all ages. Deanna Payne, assistant manager of Fairfax special events in Old Fairfax, said an exciting new element of this year’s festival is Flippenout Productions, which are “highly skilled professional athletes who compete with giants. Together for a bold and daring acrobatic routine wall and trampoline.” Visit for more information.

Mosaic Fall Festival: The Mosaic Fall Festival in Fairfax’s Mosaic District from Saturday, September 24th to Sunday, September 25th will highlight live entertainment and music, the FRESHFARM farmers market with over 50 vendors, and the FRESHFARM farmers market with over 90 URBN Market Handmade and Vintage Vendor for “Unique Market”. A beer and wine garden will also be present at the festival. Please visit for more information.

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