17 Things to Do in November
Enjoy some bluegrass, ward off post-turkey malaise and catch 'one singular sensation.'
When: Nov. 19-24
Where: Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington
Revisit some of the best soul tunes ever recorded, past and present, in this tribute to icons such as Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Beyoncé. $38.
When: Nov. 22, 9 p.m.
Where: The State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church
Dan Tyminski, a longtime Alison Krauss collaborator and George Clooney’s singing voice in O Brother, Where Art Thou?, comes to The State Theatre with a merry band of bluegrass troubadours. $23-$25.
When: Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Falls Church Episcopal, 166 E. Broad St., Falls Church
“The French Connection” features works by famed French composers Gabriel Fauré and Charles Gounod (known for his soaring “Ave Maria”). A free reception with refreshments follows the performance. $15-$20 (free for attendees 18 and under).
When: Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Knights of Columbus, 5115 Little Falls Road, Arlington
This fifth annual fundraiser includes a certified 5K course (open to adults and youth) and kids’ fun run, plus moon bounces, laser tag, a rock-climbing wall, balloon animals, face painting and more. Proceeds support pediatric and maternal health care services for economically vulnerable women and their infants. $22.50-$45.
When: Nov. 28, 8 a.m.
Where: Christ Church of Arlington, 3020 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington
This annual 5K tradition, now in its 14th year, was a reader pick for Arlington Magazine’s Best Local Running Race in 2019. With upward of 4,000 registrants, you can expect plenty of company as you walk or run. $45 (adults); $25 (kids ages 6-17); free for kids 5 and under.