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12:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month through June

In the Community Hall

Free admission

Bring an indoor picnic and introduce your kids to the classic animated movies that you love. Sign up to our monthly e-news to find out which movie we will be showing. Click here to receive The Alden's monthly e-Newsletter.

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 11, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 8, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 13, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 10, 12:30 p.m.

1 p.m. on select Wednesdays
In The Alden Theatre
Free admission

Come enjoy foreign films selected by our staff. All movies are shown in the original language with English subtitles.

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*These movies are chosen for adult audiences and may contain mature content, language and themes.


Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, April 1, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, April 22, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, May 27, 1 p.m.

Perspectives Speaker Series: Presented in partnership with Fairfax County Public Library
Nikki Giovanni: An Afternoon of Poetry, Love and Enlightenment
Sunday, March 1, 2 p.m.
Makeup Date: Sunday, March 8, 2 p.m.
Free; preregistration is required. Registration begins on Sunday, Feb. 9, at https://librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/event/5588178 

 

Acclaimed poet Nikki Giovanni shares her eloquent words of wisdom, spanning the civil rights movement, politics, love, art and more. Discussing the ideals of equality in her dramatic oratory, she shares the experiences and thoughtful poetry that embody her activism and legacy of passion for the arts. Running time: 60 minutes, followed by a book signing.                       

 

“One of the finest poets of our time. . . Her work still resonates.” — Ebony

Tysons McLean Orchestra String Quintet

Saturday, March 7, 2 p.m.

Free admission; reservations are not required.


Featuring:
Violins: Stephanie Sims Flack and Erynn Hangen
Viola: Sarah Pohl Castrillon
Cello: Diana Flesner
Bass: Brandon Harris

 

Program:
Mozart: Divertimento in F "Salzburg Symphony No.3" K138
I Allegro
II Andante
III Presto

Onslow: Quintet No. 26, Op. 67
I Non tanto lento—Molto moderato e grandioso


Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 3, No. 11

I Allegro—Adagio
II Allegro
III Largo e Spiccato
IV Allegro


Michael McLean: Two Pieces from Six Dances for String Quartet

1. Tango
2. Serenata

Danú “Saint Patrick’s Celebration” (All Ages)btn buy tickets
Sunday, March 15, 3 p.m.  
$50/$45 senior/$35 MCC tax district residents


Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Their standing room only concerts throughout Ireland are true events featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire.

 

“…a vibrant mix of virtuosity,energy, and empathy”-The Washington Post

“Dorothy Meets Alice or The Wizard of Wonderland”-An Alden productionbtn buy tickets

By Joseph RobinetteBased on the musical by Joseph Robinette and Karl Jurman

Produced with special arrangements with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY


Saturdays and Sundays, Mar 28, 29; April 4 and 5, 2 p.m.

$15/$10 MCC tax district residents

 

Two of literature’s most famous young ladies meet at last when a young man puts off his book report until the last minute. Suddenly in a strange place, somewhere between Oz and Wonderland, familiar characters like the Cowardly Lion, the Mad Hatter, the Scarecrow, and the White Rabbit need his help to unscramble their stories and avoid the Wicked Witch and the Red Queen. This hilarious, adventurous romp is filled with laughter and surprises at every turn.

This performance features youth actors from McLean and professional technical theatre artists.

 

“Dorothy Meets Alice or The Wizard of Wonderland”-An Alden productionbtn buy tickets

By Joseph RobinetteBased on the musical by Joseph Robinette and Karl Jurman

Produced with special arrangements with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY


Saturdays and Sundays, Mar 28, 29; April 4 and 5, 2 p.m.

$15/$10 MCC tax district residents

 

Two of literature’s most famous young ladies meet at last when a young man puts off his book report until the last minute. Suddenly in a strange place, somewhere between Oz and Wonderland, familiar characters like the Cowardly Lion, the Mad Hatter, the Scarecrow, and the White Rabbit need his help to unscramble their stories and avoid the Wicked Witch and the Red Queen. This hilarious, adventurous romp is filled with laughter and surprises at every turn.

This performance features youth actors from McLean and professional technical theatre artists.

The Good Humor Men (All Ages)btn buy tickets
Starring Moody McCarthy, Keith Alberstadt and Pat Hazell
Saturday, Apr. 18, 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m.  

$35/$20 MCC tax district residents


Three of America’s funniest stand-up comedians (with numerous appearances on "The Tonight Show," "The Late Show" and "The Daily Show") join forces to showcase their original brand of humor in an evening packed with punch lines, clever writing and hair trigger laughs.

Intermediate Djembe Drumming and Drum Circle btn buy tickets
Friday, April 24, 7-8:30 p.m.
$12/$8 for MCC tax district residents

 

Back by popular demand! Join The Alden for a creative (and de-stressing) Friday evening master class for families. Master Artist, Kofi Dennis, will lead the group through intermediate-level drumming skills culminating a group drum circle. Participants do not need to have taken the Intro to Djembe Drumming class at The Alden, but should be familiar with basic drumming skills. This class is designed for children eight and older, and it is recommended that families participate together. Children under 14 must have a parent register and attend with them.

Saturday April 25 at 1 p.m.  
$20/$15 senior/$10 MCC tax district resident

Jazz pianist, musicologist and humorist John Eaton brings his popular continuing education program to the Alden. Jazz Masters with John Eaton is an entertaining and insightful afternoon that combines Eaton’s peerless knowledge of the Great American Songbook, hilarious commentary and elegant, ultra-tasteful renditions of Cole Porter’s work.