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Spend February with MCC

What’s Happening in February at the McLean Community Center


01/28/14, McLean, Va.—The McLean Community Center offers a wide variety of activities in February, including its 7th Annual Jewelry Showcase, a Valentine’s Day themed dance and a performance by the Canadian Celtic rock group Grand Derangement. Many activities are free, including a showing of the movie “Pippin,” a classical music concert and a night of improvisation at the Old Firehouse Teen Center. The center is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue, and all activities will be held there unless otherwise noted.


7th Annual McLean Jewelry Showcase
Saturday, Feb. 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $3
Come see (and purchase) the work of a collection of more than 30 skilled jewelry designers and artisans, makers of unique earrings, bracelets, necklaces and other products.



McLean Kids Series
Elska “Middle of Nowhere”
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2 p.m.
$15/$10 MCC district residents
Children can take a musical journey onto an amazing Artic island through this pop music and multimedia performance.



Midday Movie Musicals
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1 p.m.
Free admission
This month’s pick by Technical Director Jennifer Garrett is the latest in a series of favorite movie musicals personally chosen by The Alden staff.



Insider Knowledge Series
“Celtic Music around the World”
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Free admission
In anticipation of two upcoming Celtic music performances at The Alden, masters of traditional music, Mary Cliff of WAMU’s “Traditions” and Mary Sue Twohy of SiriusXM’s “The Village,” discuss trends in the popular music genre.



Studio Rep
“Code 20: Proceed to Improv”
Thursday, Feb. 13, 7-9 p.m.
Old Firehouse Teen Center, 1440 Chain Bridge Road
Free admission
A free, coffeehouse-style night of improv and open mic performances hosted by Studio Rep. Audience members are encouraged to join in the improv or jam out during open mic.



Dance and Dessert
Thursday, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.|
Old Firehouse Teen Center, 1440 Chain Bridge Road
Free admission
Regional choreographers will showcase and discuss their latest works-in-progress with lots of opportunities for audience members to ask questions.
Professional Artists Series



Grand Dérangement
Saturday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m.
$20/$15 MCC district residents
In an all-out explosion of lights, sound, contagious rhythms and amazing step-dancing, Nova Scotia’s young, hip ambassadors of Celtic music will ignite the Alden stage. 



Concerts at the Alden
Sunday, Feb. 23, 3 p.m.
Free admission
A classical music concert cosponsored by the Music Friends of the Fairfax County Public Library and The Alden.



Sunday Soirée Dance
“My Funny Valentine”
Sunday, Feb. 23, 3-5 p.m.
Admission: $5
Our casual dances, featuring live music by the Wayne Tympanick Trio, are for dancers of every skill level. 


For more information, to register or to purchase tickets, call the Center at 703-790-0123, or visit: www.mcleancenter.org.