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1/20/22: The McLean Community Center and the Old Firehouse Center will open on time. All classes will be held as scheduled. Rentals and local, open meetings are not affected unless canceled by the Executive Director or the rental client.

 

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Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021 - Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022
Wednesday-Saturday, Noon–8 p.m. and Sunday, Noon–6 p.m. Closed on Monday and Tuesday. 
This experience will be closed on 12/23, 12/24, 12/25 and 12/31 in observance of County holidays.

Free admision; registration required. You can register for a one-hour timeslot by clicking here.

 

In “Traveling While Black VR,” the immersion of 360° footage draws viewers into living history lessons told around a booth in Ben’s Chili Bowl. The Washington, D.C. restaurant has been a mainstay of the African American community since 1958, bearing witness to significant Civil Rights milestones that are woven into the film in powerful snippets of footage. The Traveling While Black VR experience/film was directed by Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams.

Canada wordmarkFrom the stirring memories of civil rights leader Courtland Cox to the heartbreaking words of Samaria Rice, whose young son, Tamir, was killed by police in 2014, VR allows Williams to connect the parallels of the past to the present. 

 

QcDrapeau 2couleurs 619kPlease register for a timeslot. We will sign in participants at the top of the hour, with a short introduction to the Occulus VR set, followed by the film that lasts approximately 20 minutes.

Please Note: Contact lenses are strongly encouraged for the best viewing experience. Glasses don't fit well under the Oculus sets and may cause blurriness.

The experience was funded with support from the Québec Government Offices in New York and Washington as well as the Embassy of Canada to the United States and in cooperation with the Fairfax County Public Library.



Thursday, Jan. 20, 1 p.m.
Free admission. Registration is required. Register here
View the Trailer 

Learn a little about the performing arts through these one-hour (or so) documentaries. Safety permitting, join Performing Arts Director Sarah Schallern Treff for a discussion after.

Black History Month Selection

Thursday, Feb. 3, 1 p.m.

Free; registration is required. Register here
View the Trailer

By popular demand, our foreign language movie series is back! Curated by Performing Arts Director Sarah Schallern Treff, with more than a little help from our audience, the series will pick up where we were so rudely interrupted in 2020, with a few surprises thrown in. All screenings are free, but advance registration is required. Schedule subject to change.


Thursday, Feb. 24, 1 p.m.
Free admission. Registration is required. Register here

Watch the Trailer

Learn a little about the performing arts through these one-hour (or so) documentaries. Safety permitting, join Performing Arts Director Sarah Schallern Treff for a discussion after.

Women's History Month Selection 

Thursday, March 3, 1 p.m.

Free; registration is required. Register here.
View the Trailer

 

By popular demand, our foreign language movie series is back! Curated by Performing Arts Director Sarah Schallern Treff, with more than a little help from our audience, the series will pick up where we were so rudely interrupted in 2020, with a few surprises thrown in. All screenings are free, but advance registration is required. Schedule subject to change.

Thursday, March 17, 1 p.m.
Free admission. Registration is required. Register here

Learn a little about the performing arts through these one-hour (or so) documentaries. Safety permitting, join Performing Arts Director Sarah Schallern Treff for a discussion after.

Thursday, April 7, 1 p.m.
Free; registration is required. Register here
View the trailer

By popular demand, our foreign language movie series is back! Curated by Performing Arts Director Sarah Schallern Treff, with more than a little help from our audience, the series will pick up where we were so rudely interrupted in 2020, with a few surprises thrown in. All screenings are free, but advance registration is required. Schedule subject to change.

Thursday, April 14, 1 p.m.
Free admission. Registration is required. Register here

Learn a little about the performing arts through these one-hour (or so) documentaries. Safety permitting, join Performing Arts Director Sarah Schallern Treff for a discussion after.

AAPI Heritage Month Selection

Thursday, May 5, 1 p.m.

Free; registration is required. Register here
View the trailer

By popular demand, our foreign language movie series is back! Curated by Performing Arts Director Sarah Schallern Treff, with more than a little help from our audience, the series will pick up where we were so rudely interrupted in 2020, with a few surprises thrown in. All screenings are free, but advance registration is required. Schedule subject to change.

Thursday, May 26, 1 p.m.
Free admission. Registration is required. Register here

Learn a little about the performing arts through these one-hour (or so) documentaries. Safety permitting, join Performing Arts Director Sarah Schallern Treff for a discussion after.