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Alden Theatre

Alden Theatre An intimate, 383-seat performing arts venue presenting international touring artists. Located in the McLean Community Center just inside the Beltway and minutes from I66 and the GW Parkway, the Alden offers a full season of performances by touring artists in our gorgeous, 383-seat venue.

You'll see the same acts that come to DC's 1,000+ capacity theatres but with the experience of having them in your living room. From rock to comedy, modern dance to film, puppetry to bluegrass - and even drag queen ballerinas - the Alden is an ideal venue for nearly every genre of performing arts. The Alden also presents outdoor concert series, and our educational opportunities include workshops with performing artists, classes and talk-backs with experts.

Operating as usual

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06/23/2022

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Join us for โ€œThe History of the African American Spiritual" with Calvin Earl, a program about how enslaved Africans in America created an original music genre known today as African American spirituals.

๐Ÿ“† Friday, July 29, 7 p.m.
๐ŸŽŸ Free
โ„น๏ธ http://ow.ly/mCR850JEVFo

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06/22/2022

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๐‘ณ๐’Š๐’โ€™ ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’„๐’†๐’ ๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’‚๐’™ ๐ŸŽท

This Summer Sunday Concert in the Park will have you dancing, guaranteed ๐Ÿ˜‰ Don't miss this old-school, funky, foot-stomping R&B jam session!

๐Ÿ“† Sunday, July 24, 3 p.m.
๐Ÿ“McLean Central Park
๐ŸŽŸ Free admission
Lil' Maceo

It was a great weekend spending time with our friends The Alphabet Rockers celebrating #pride and #Juneteenth!Thank you ...
06/21/2022

It was a great weekend spending time with our friends The Alphabet Rockers celebrating #pride and #Juneteenth!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the weekend festivities ๐ŸŽ‰

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06/21/2022

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Help us plan for a bright future...and you might win a $60 MCC voucher!

MCC and AMS Planning and Research want to hear from community members like YOU as they work to establish our new strategic plan ๐Ÿ’ก

Share input on the strategic priorities of MCC: http://ow.ly/WXZH50JCJJS

06/19/2022

Can you believe how awesome McLean Community Center's Art In Motion Dance & Fitness dancers are?! So proud of these talented kids!

06/19/2022

Right now! Alphabet Rockers

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06/17/2022

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DDAT is back! Join us for this July Summer Sunday Concert in the Park featuring an incredible musical blend of the Native Southwest, jazz and hip-hop. ๐ŸŽถ

๐Ÿ“† Sunday, July 17, 3 p.m.
๐Ÿ“McLean Central Park
๐ŸŽŸ Free admission

06/15/2022
Cinema Hearts

๐Ÿ’ƒ โ† you at this upcoming Summer Sunday Concert in the Park!

An ex-pageant queen makes power pop; Cinema Hearts is the indie rock musical project of Washington, DC singer-songwriter Caroline Weinroth.

๐Ÿ“ McLean Central Park
๐Ÿ“† Sunday, July 3, 3 p.m.
๐ŸŽŸ Free admission

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06/13/2022

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What a weekend June 18-19 is going to be! ๐Ÿคฉ
Alphabet Rockers

Don't miss out: http://ow.ly/Z9Lz50JncK8

DuPont Brass is a unique, soulful brass ensemble hailing from the DMV that has developed a sound that mixes varied genre...
06/10/2022

DuPont Brass is a unique, soulful brass ensemble hailing from the DMV that has developed a sound that mixes varied genres of music, including jazz, hip-hop and R&B.

โ˜€๏ธSummer Sunday Concerts in the Park
๐Ÿ“† Sunday, July 31, 3 p.m.
๐Ÿ“McLean Central Park
๐ŸŽŸ Free admission

๐‘ณ๐’Š๐’โ€™ ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’„๐’†๐’ ๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’‚๐’™ ๐ŸŽทThis  Summer Sunday Concert in the Park will have you dancing, guaranteed ๐Ÿ˜‰ Don't miss this old-s...
06/09/2022

๐‘ณ๐’Š๐’โ€™ ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’„๐’†๐’ ๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’‚๐’™ ๐ŸŽท

This Summer Sunday Concert in the Park will have you dancing, guaranteed ๐Ÿ˜‰ Don't miss this old-school, funky, foot-stomping R&B jam session!

๐Ÿ“† Sunday, July 24, 3 p.m.
๐Ÿ“McLean Central Park
๐ŸŽŸ Free admission
Lil' Maceo

The Show Must Go On!The McLean Community Players return to The Alden with a gala r***e remembering songs from previous s...
06/08/2022

The Show Must Go On!

The McLean Community Players return to The Alden with a gala r***e remembering songs from previous shows and looking ahead with songs from future shows.

Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23, 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 24, 2 p.m.
http://ow.ly/bfXF50JsJCB

06/07/2022

Bassem Youssef will be here Friday for a SOLD OUT showโ€ผ๏ธ

He's excited. We're excited. But Bassem wants you to do one thing: BE ON TIME ๐Ÿ˜‚ See you there! ๐Ÿ‘‹

DDAT is back! Join us for this July Summer Sunday Concert in the Park featuring an incredible musical blend of the Nativ...
06/06/2022

DDAT is back! Join us for this July Summer Sunday Concert in the Park featuring an incredible musical blend of the Native Southwest, jazz and hip-hop. ๐ŸŽถ

๐Ÿ“† Sunday, July 17, 3 p.m.
๐Ÿ“McLean Central Park
๐ŸŽŸ Free admission

Spending the weekend thinking about this upcoming show ๐Ÿ’ญOh He Dead is an indie soul band from Washington D.C. and they a...
06/03/2022

Spending the weekend thinking about this upcoming show ๐Ÿ’ญ

Oh He Dead is an indie soul band from Washington D.C. and they are coming to McLean for our Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park series! ๐ŸŽถ

๐Ÿ“ McLean Central Park
๐Ÿ“† Sunday, July 10, 3 p.m.
๐ŸŽŸ Free admission

About  โ˜๏ธ month away from this Summer Sunday Concert in the Park!An ex-pageant queen makes power pop; Cinema Hearts is t...
06/02/2022

About โ˜๏ธ month away from this Summer Sunday Concert in the Park!

An ex-pageant queen makes power pop; Cinema Hearts is the indie rock musical project of Washington, DC singer-songwriter Caroline Weinroth.

๐Ÿ“ McLean Central Park
๐Ÿ“† Sunday, July 3, 3 p.m.
๐ŸŽŸ Free admission

What a weekend June 18-19 is going to be! ๐ŸคฉAlphabet Rockers Don't miss out: http://ow.ly/Z9Lz50JncK8
06/01/2022

What a weekend June 18-19 is going to be! ๐Ÿคฉ
Alphabet Rockers

Don't miss out: http://ow.ly/Z9Lz50JncK8

We're just gonna say it: Divinity Roxx rocks ๐ŸคŸKick off our Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park series with a celebration ...
05/31/2022

We're just gonna say it: Divinity Roxx rocks ๐ŸคŸ

Kick off our Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park series with a celebration of self-love and positivity for kids and families.

๐Ÿ“† Sunday, June 12, 3 p.m.
๐Ÿ“McLean Central Park
๐Ÿ”— http://ow.ly/NeFh50Jm6wo

Want to be a part of the arts? Want to get involved in your community? ๐ŸคNeed community service hours for school? Retired...
05/31/2022

Want to be a part of the arts? Want to get involved in your community? ๐Ÿค

Need community service hours for school? Retired and looking for something fun to do? ๐Ÿ˜„

We are looking for volunteers to serve as ushers during our performances! ๐ŸŽญ

More: http://ow.ly/vigN50Jmp1z

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05/30/2022

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Today, #MemorialDay, we remember the men and women who have given their lives in service to our country and we express our gratitude for their sacrifice. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

We're a month away from Garba360 live dance instruction! ๐ŸคฉJoin us for this social dance experience with live music and l...
05/27/2022

We're a month away from Garba360 live dance instruction! ๐Ÿคฉ

Join us for this social dance experience with live music and learn about the high-energy folk dance style from the Indian state of Gujarat.

๐Ÿ“† Sunday, June 26, 3 p.m.
๐Ÿ“McLean Central Park
๐ŸŽŸ Free admission

Juneteenth.Alphabet Rockers.McLean Central Park.Join us as we stand up to hate and be our brave and beautiful selves.Sun...
05/26/2022

Juneteenth.
Alphabet Rockers.
McLean Central Park.

Join us as we stand up to hate and be our brave and beautiful selves.

Sunday, June 19, 3 p.m.
Free admission
http://ow.ly/8wY850JiL6s

Mark your ๐Ÿ“† for our LGBTQ+ Pride Concert for Families, featuring music from The Alphabet Rockers album, โ€œTHE LOVEโ€!This ...
05/25/2022

Mark your ๐Ÿ“† for our LGBTQ+ Pride Concert for Families, featuring music from The Alphabet Rockers album, โ€œTHE LOVEโ€!

This Grammyยฎ-nominated hip-hop album gives voice to what matters: love, belonging and gender justice for all.

Saturday, June 18, 4 p.m.
http://ow.ly/CH9Y50JhPUZ

๐‘ณ๐’๐’๐’Œ ๐’˜๐’‰๐’'๐’” ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘จ๐’๐’…๐’†๐’!Dubbed the Jon Stewart of the Arab World, Egyptian heart surgeon turned world-famous poli...
05/25/2022

๐‘ณ๐’๐’๐’Œ ๐’˜๐’‰๐’'๐’” ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘จ๐’๐’…๐’†๐’!

Dubbed the Jon Stewart of the Arab World, Egyptian heart surgeon turned world-famous political comedian Bassem Youssef is bringing political satire to McLean!

๐Ÿ“† Friday, June 10, 7 p.m.
โ„น๏ธ http://ow.ly/MONu50Ji10Q

05/24/2022

Join us for a live reading of โ€œYou Are Not Alone," an inclusive picture book that empowers kids to love their beautiful selves and celebrate their identities.

Saturday, June 18, 10:30 a.m.
Ages 5โ€“12.
Dolley Madison Library
Free, registration required.
http://ow.ly/pqZB50JgE0F

This week! โฌ‡๏ธ
05/23/2022

This week! โฌ‡๏ธ

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!

๐Ÿ“… Thursday, May 26, 1 p.m.
๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Free; Registration is required.
โ„น๏ธ http://ow.ly/aijz50IZeSp

๐˜–๐˜ฉ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต?Oh He Dead is an indie soul band from Washington D.C. and they are coming to McLean for our Summer Sunday Co...
05/19/2022

๐˜–๐˜ฉ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต?

Oh He Dead is an indie soul band from Washington D.C. and they are coming to McLean for our Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park series!

๐Ÿ“ McLean Central Park
๐Ÿ“† Sunday, July 10, 3 p.m.
๐ŸŽŸ Free admission
โ„น๏ธ http://ow.ly/akcj50JcoHh

05/18/2022

We love Jeff!

๐ŸšจSummer Sunday Concerts in the Park Alert๐ŸšจAn ex-pageant queen makes power pop; Cinema Hearts is the indie rock musical p...
05/18/2022

๐ŸšจSummer Sunday Concerts in the Park Alert๐Ÿšจ

An ex-pageant queen makes power pop; Cinema Hearts is the indie rock musical project of Washington, DC singer-songwriter Caroline Weinroth.

๐Ÿ“ McLean Central Park
๐Ÿ“† Sunday, July 3, 3 p.m.
๐ŸŽŸ Free admission
โ„น๏ธ http://ow.ly/Ac7Q50Jb8U6

We're kicking off our 2022 Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park series with none other than Divinity Roxx!This live show w...
05/17/2022

We're kicking off our 2022 Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park series with none other than Divinity Roxx!

This live show will be a celebration of self-love and positivity for kids and families.

๐Ÿ“ McLean Central Park
๐Ÿ“† Sunday, June 12, 3 p.m.
๐ŸŽŸ Free admission
โ„น๏ธ http://ow.ly/Zo9u50Ja5Ao

Back with another Foreign Language Movie riddle ๐Ÿ‘€Join us Sunday, June 5, at 2 p.m., for a free viewing of this 1978 Fren...
05/16/2022

Back with another Foreign Language Movie riddle ๐Ÿ‘€

Join us Sunday, June 5, at 2 p.m., for a free viewing of this 1978 French film! ๐ŸŽฌ

Advance registration is highly recommended: http://ow.ly/TgSm50J9bgU

You may be following us here, but are you following us there? Or there? Find us, follow us, social feed us! #TheAlden
05/12/2022

You may be following us here, but are you following us there? Or there? Find us, follow us, social feed us! #TheAlden

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05/11/2022

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Counting down the days until #McLeanDay! โณ

Will we see you there? ๐Ÿ‘‹

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McLean Community Center!! we cant wait to celebrate with you Alden Theatre. It's gonna be a celebration y'all! #mcleanva #RocksUp #VA #shine #family #Pride #live #concert #goodvibes #wegotworktodo #youarenotalone #kids #youth #community #pride2022 #pride #juneteenth #buffalo #uvalde #loveislovenomatterwhat
We love building community and can't wait to do that next weekend with the kids in McLean, VA!! #RocksUp #VA #shine #family #Pride #live #concert #goodvibes #wegotworktodo #youarenotalone #kids #youth #community Alden Theatre McLean Community Center
What would life be without a little salsa? (Or waltz, or electric slide or tango?) Our Seniors in Action enjoyed an afternoon dance demo with Alden Theatre's very own Jeff Virchow, learning the basics of some of dance's most popular moves ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿ’ƒ
Join us tonight for this beautiful, important work! โ€œ(The opera) exposes a very dark moment in our legal system, and it could help us prevent it from happening again.โ€ https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/entertainment/arts/2022/04/07/zavala-zavala-tells-tale-family-separated-us-mexico-border/7271425001/ A few tickets remain at Alden Theatre: https://mcleancenter.org/performing-arts/performance/music/cat.listevents/2022/03/28/-
Our friends at the Alden Theatre inspired us ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ Can you find these items in this photo of MCC? ๐Ÿป๐Ÿšช๐Ÿ•ฐ๏ธ๐Ÿช
Our friends at The Alden Theatre told us Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is coming to town! ๐Ÿ˜‰ The San Francisco Chronicle raves: โ€œThe all-male dance parody troupe is still the funniest and most sophisticated act around.โ€ ๐Ÿ“† Friday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m. โ„น๏ธ http://ow.ly/1oIY50HCPjq
Playing with Daryl Davis is always a hoot! Looking forward to doing it again this coming Friday at the Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center! Get yer tickets now!
During Damien Sneed's amazing holiday concert tour at Alden Theatre in McLean, VA; the incomparable Alicia Peters-Jordan performed a medley of Oleta Adams' "Holy Is the Lamb" into Kirk Franklin's "Now Behold The Lamb." Both Damien and Alicia I've known since I was a teenager growing up in church and watching both of them shine in their gifts is remarkable to see!!! #OletaAdams #NowBeholdTheLamb #DamienSneed
TOMORROW (9/18/21)!! McLean, VA Central Park at 5:00PMโ€ฆ FREE SHOW!! #BOOYAH (Alden Theatre)
Hey DC, thanks for coming out to our Wolf Trap show in the Theatre in the Woods! Good to see all of you amongst those life-giving trees! And thanks to Sonia De Los Santos and Elena Moon Park & Friends for joining us too! We forgot to mention that we'll be back in Virginia as the duo on October 16th and 17th at the Alden Theatre in McLean. Should be a good one! Info below - Hope to see you there!
Outdoor Hitchcock, drive-thru performances, an annual parade, and a House of Terror. COVID may alter how we participate, but there is quite a bit of spooky fun this year in Vienna, Falls Church, and McLean. McLean Community Center is hosting two events; virtual spooky bingo and a house of terror, Vienna's annual Wave parade will include floats and distanced waving, Jammin' Java will have an outdoor 90's night on Halloween eve and Alden Theatre will host the drive-thru drama. Catch the Hitcock movies at Mosaic. Be safe and spooky. via Arlington Magazine #halloween
Friday, August 21st at 7 PM! An incredible group of teens from Alden Theatre called The Unruly Theatre Project are putting on their first ever virtual improv show! Enjoy UTPโ€™s quirky style from the comfort of your couch! Register at least 2 hours in advance at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TheAldenUTPAug21