A Good Beer, and a Good Movie. Join the folks at ArtSpace Herndon for First Friday's ArtHouse Cinema and Brew event. This month's gathering will feature the movie The Red Shoes, the 1948 British feature film about a ballet dancer. Each film in the series is chosen for its contributions to the history of cinema. Your ticket includes a thoughtful discussion about the film, the screening, two microbrewed beers and popcorn. $20. This Friday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m. Reserve your seat.
Parents, Take the Night Off. Take the night off while your child has some fun with their friends at Herndon Parks and Recreation's all-new themed Kid’s Night Out. Children will enjoy a pizza or sub sandwich dinner, watch a movie, and participate in games and other activities that all fit with that night’s theme. $15. This Friday, Nov. 1, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Participants must be registered by 4 p.m. Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave.
Herndon High Alum, and Poet Too. Herndon High Class of 1994 member Sarah Kain Gutowski has published her first chapbook of poetry, Fabulous Beast: The Sow, a cycle of nineteen poems in the form of a fable. Published by Hyacinth Girl Press, Kain Gutowski’s poems explore the subjects of motherhood and postpartum depression, through the eyes of a sow. You can hear her read from her book at special events this Friday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls; and this Saturday, Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. at the Gum Spring Library, 24600 Millstream Dr., Stone Ridge (Aldie).
Must Love Dogs. Been thinking about a new four-legged member of the family? Mutts Love Rescue holds adoption events every Saturday, 12-2 p.m., in the Webers Pet Supermarket, 11021 Lee Highway in Fairfax. They're also looking for volunteers for the weekly events. If you're interested, email email@example.com.
Living History. The Civil War returns to Chantilly this weekend with Living History Day: Civil War at Walney. The Virginia 42nd Infantry will bring the period to life with stories of the Machen family’s wartime experiences. Free. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly. See the complete Fairfax County Parks schedule.
Cyclists—Speak Out! Are you a cyclist that is passionate about finding a way for bicyclists and motorists to co-exist peacefully? Interested in being a part of the conversation about the role of bicycling in the transformation of local neighborhoods and developments into livable, walkable, and sustainable communities, particularly with the Silver Line coming? Come to the Fairfax Bike Summit at George Mason University this Saturday, Nov. 2. $25 in advance, $30 the day of. Register here.
Family Farm Fun, With a Few Angry Birds. Halloween may end Thursday, but the farm fun continues through Sunday at Wayside Farm. Families are invited to come out and spend a few hours making memories while watching pig races, getting lost in a 10-acre "Angry Bird"-themed corn maze, or playing on the slides and playgrounds. There's an 8-acre you-pick pumpkin patch of beautiful varieties of pumpkins that have been on display at the White House, and the flat-fee admission covers all activities, so you won't have to worry about tickets or additional cost for activities. $10 admission, ages 2 and under free. Open Friday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 5273 Harry Byrd Highway, Berryville.
Night After Night. There’s still a little more spook left in 2013, which means an extra helping of cabaret at the Workhouse Arts Center. A Haunted Cabaret: The Music of Nevermore and More continues with performances Thursday and Friday. That will be followed with shows Saturday and Sunday of Broadway Biography — Based on a True Story, with Broadway songs based on actual events. Prices and times vary. Thru Sunday. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton.
Still A-Maize-ing. Halloween is over after Thursday, but we’ve still got time for fall fun this weekend at the Temple Hall Corn Maize and Fall Festival. A 24-acre corn maze, two large moonbounce stands, an all-ages bull riding machine, camel rides, pumpkin launcher and much more. $12 adults, $10 children/seniors. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Temple Hall Farm Regional Park, 15789 Temple Hall Lane, Leesburg.
Java’s Big Day. Luke Brindley and friends — a lot of friends — will be celebrating Jammin Java’s 12th Anniversary Party. Brindley is one of the owners of the Vienna club. $15. 7:30 p.m. Friday. Jammin Java, 227 Maple Avenue E., Vienna. See the complete Jammin’ Java schedule.
Burning Lights. Contemporary Christian worship singer Chris Tomlin performs Friday with guest Louie Giglio. Tomlin is touring in support of his latest album, “Burning Lights.” From $25. 7 p.m., Friday. Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax.
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