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.
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.
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.
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.