25 Fun Things To Do in May

Take some time out for Mister Rogers, The Avett Brothers, a Kentucky Derby party for pups and Ballston Quarterfest.

Image by Christopher Mueller


Where: Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington

When: April 30-June 23

Based on short stories by novelist, playwright and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, Spunk presents stories from African-American life in the early 1900s against a blues-tinged backdrop. $40-$85.


Courtesy of Wayne Brezinka, waynebrezinka.com

Mister Rogers: Just the Way You Are

Where: Public Broadcasting Service, 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington

When: Through May 31

Nashville-based artist Wayne Brezinka brings to Arlington this interactive portrait of the beloved children’s television figure, complete with a mirror that the artist hopes “will evoke and encourage an acceptance of ourselves and others just the way we are.” Free.


Photo by Andy Zumberge

Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes

Where: The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna

When: May 1-2

Ever noticed the musical cameo in Eddie Money’s “Take Me Home Tonight” that sounds a lot like Ronnie Spector of rock ‘n’ roll trio The Ronettes? Well that’s because it is Spector, who quotes the group’s hit song “Be My Baby” on the chorus of the ’80s tune. Hear the legendary artist and the Ronettes perform songs that landed them in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. $50-$55.


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