Weekly agenda: New Year’s Eve parties, happiness art exhibition and more

Fireworks (via Jorgen Kesseler / Flickr)

The Weekly Planner is a roundup of interesting events to come over the next week in the Tysons area.

We searched the web for notable events in Tysons, Vienna, Merrifield, McLean and Falls Church. Do you know which ones we missed? Tell us!

Tuesday, December 28

  • Open mic – 6 p.m. at Settle Down Easy Brewing (2822 Fallfax Drive) – Have some beer and listen to a mix of musicians.

Wednesday, December 29

  • Outdoor Sharpie Tile Art for Kids – 5 pm-6pm at the Tysons-Pimmit regional library (7584 Leesburg Pike) – Create a design with Sharpies in a program for children aged 5 to 10.

Thursday, December 30

  • ‘Make me happy’ – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Falls Church Arts Gallery (700-B W. Broad St.) – Discover the works of three dozen artists, centered on works that make you smile. To free. Continues through January 30.

Friday December 31

  • Countdown to none 5K – 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Old Red Caboose (204D Mill Street NE) – A fundraiser for Type 1 Diabetes Research, Virtual 5K ends with a race and in-person celebration in the city of Vienna. There will be music, food and more with all proceeds going to the organization JDRF.
  • NYE ’80 Glow Party with DJ D – 8 p.m. at Jammin Java (227 Maple Avenue East) – Break out your 80s-inspired neon outfits to win prizes and enjoy this retro dance environment. Tickets start at $ 35. Doors open at 7 p.m.
  • NYE’s 8th Annual Grand Gala – 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner (7920 Jones Branch Drive) – Celebrate New Years Eve with three entertaining ballrooms featuring free light fare, champagne toast and more. The cost starts at $ 80.

Saturday January 1

  • Meadowlark Winter Walk of Lights – 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens – Enjoy the lights and the holiday scenes in this annual makeover, which has its last day on Sunday (January 2). Tickets for ages 2 and up cost $ 18 each.

Sunday January 2

  • The gift of language – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Quartier Mosaic (920, district avenue) – A cultural immersion program shares Spanish stories, games and arts and crafts at FRESHFARM’s weekly farmer’s market.

Photo via Jorgen Kesseler / Flickr

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Reggie S. Williams