Ready to start planning some weekend R&R? The weather should be in the 60s — sunny on Friday, a 30 percent chance of showers Saturday and sunny on Sunday. Here are some ideas to get your weekend going:
- Start your Saturday off at the Falls Church Farmers Market, from 8 a.m. to noon in the City Hall parking lot located at 300 Park Ave.
- Get ready to boogie down Friday night at The State Theatre in Falls Church at "The World's Greatest '70s Experience." Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. The Right On Band will perform songs from the '70s. Saturday night, "The Furlough Party" is a free show featuring Crooked Crow and Joe Rathbone and the Mercy Alliance.
- The K9 Krawl 5K is at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Fairfax County Government Center and starts in parking lot C. However, participants are encouraged to check in by 8:30 a.m. to browse the vendor tables and watch the Fairfax County Police Department K9 unit demonstration at 8:45 a.m.
- Slouch Like a Zombie. The undead aren’t known for their posture, but they have to move fast if they want to eat … brrraaainnns. Centreville Day presents the Zombie Slouch 5K Run & Walk on Saturday. The event benefits DC Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation. Strollers and dogs are welcome! $25 for runners, $15 for walkers. 8 a.m. Saturday. St. John’s Church, 5649 Mt. Gilead Road, Centreville.
- Spooky Parks. Fairfax County Parks Authority is hosting several Halloween events, including a weekend full of activities at Frying Pan Farm Park. There will be standard farm harvesting events, including milking cows and goats and watching the cider press. There will also be a fall carnival with games, rides and fair food. Costs and times vary depending on activities. Through Sunday. 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Also at Fairfax Parks on Saturday: Preschool Pumpkins in the Park at Lake Fairfax Park and Fear-less Fest at Hidden Oaks Nature Center.
- Chamber Music Reinterpreted. As part of the Wolf Trap’s Discovery Series, violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott perform a Founder’s Day Celebration concert. $40. 8 p.m. Friday at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Also at The Wolf Trap this weekend: The Center for Education hosts a workshop for teachers titled “Movies, Music and Math: Creating Memorable Math Experiences.”
- Jam and Adopt a Family. Pat McGee puts on a good show, and he is doing it for a good cause this weekend. The event Sunday evening supports Adopt a Family. McGee will be performing with Jason Adamo. From $25. 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Jammin Java, 227 Maple Avenue E., Vienna. Also at Jammin Java this weekend: Andrea Gibson brings her poetry slam talents on Thursday and Will Hoge hosts two album release shows on Friday with Nate Ihara and Saturday with Luke Brindley.
- Gallery Gala. The Workhouse Arts Center and the Lorton Arts Foundation hosts the 3rd Annual Workhouse Arts Gala. The event includes a cocktail reception, silent auction and dinner in the McGuireWoods Gallery, along with dancing and a live band. $250. 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton.