Going Out Guide: Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William for July 5-11


Dweezil Zappa and Zappa Plays Zappa come to the Birchmere on Sunday. (Carlos Alvarez/GETTY IMAGES)
July 5, 2012
THU 05

“Four Seasons of Oatlands” The theme of this year’s art show is “The Trees of Oatlands,” and it features local artists’ renderings of trees and landscapes from around the region and around the world. Through July 31. Oatlands Plantation, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. 703-777-3174. www.oatlands.org. Free.

“At Home With Fiber Art” Felted, quilted, woven and knitted pieces created by eight resident artists. Through July 26. VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. 301-315-8200. www.visartscenter.org. Free.

“Tribute to the Queens” Guess who the real queens are in this exhibit of PhotoArt by Louise Noakes. Through July 29. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Multiple Exposures Gallery, Studio 31, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-2205. www.multipleexposuresgallery.com. Free.

Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods This week’s 10:30 a.m. shows include folk songs by Elizabeth Mitchell, her husband and their daughter Thursday-Saturday and jazz music by Coal Train Railroad on Tuesday and Wednesday. Wolf Trap, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1868. 877-965-3872. www.wolftrap.org. $8.

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” Three siblings go on adventures through a magic wardrobe. Thursday-Friday and Tuesday-Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Through Aug. 12. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. 301-280-1660. www.imaginationstage.org. $10-$22.

Anacostia River boat tours Naturalists lead environmental and historical tours on a 40-seat pontoon boat. Passengers 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Thursday-Friday at noon. Through Oct. 28. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. 301-779-0371. www.pgparks.com. Free, reservations required.

Cathedral tour: Remembering the American Civil War This docent-led tour for age 10 and older highlights the statues, stained-glass windows, stone and wood carvings and tapestries that reflect the nation’s divisive conflict. 3 p.m. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-6200. www.nationalcathedral.org. $10, reservations suggested.

The Tony Martucci Quartet Drummer Tony Martucci and his band perform an outdoor jazz concert. 7 p.m. Cherry Hill Park, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church. 703-248-5077. www.fallschurchva.gov/concerts. Free.

“Giselle” The Paris Opera Ballet, last seen here in 1993, presents a full-length production. Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Kennedy Center, Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. $29-$150.

City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold An outdoor screening of Paul Weiland’s 1994 comedy about friends who follow a treasure map; Billy Crystal and Jack Palance star. 8:35 p.m. Capitol Riverfront, Tingey Plaza, New Jersey Avenue and Tingey Street SE. 202-465-7093. www.capitolriverfront.org. Free.

FRI 06

First Free Friday Bring a picnic and listen to the 257th Army Band performing on the PNC Waterside Pavilion Stage at 7 p.m. Visit the Galleries and the Drum Point Lighthouse, where interpreters will be available to answer questions, or take a 30-minute cruise on the Wm. B. Tennison. 5-8 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-2042. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. Free.

Scott’s New Band The cover band has been playing ’90s and modern cover music in the mid-Atlantic region since 2006. 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Yards Park, Third and Water Streets SE. 202-465-7080. www.yardspark.org. Free.

Hyjinx The playlist for this band ranges from country to Lady Gaga to the Beatles. 6:30 p.m. Herndon Town Green, 777 Lynn St., Herndon. 703-435-6868. www.herndonrocks.com. Free.

The Big Paycheck This concert is a tribute to the late soul singer James Brown. 7-8:30 p.m. Gaithersburg City Hall, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. www.gaithersburgmd.gov. Free.

“Hot! Hot! Hot!” An exhibit inspired by the surface of the sun, steamy dances, ice melting on the sidewalk and all things hot. Reception Friday 7-10 p.m. Through July 15. Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-838-4827. www.thedelrayartisans.org. Free.

Bach Festival concerts German organist Roland Maria Stangier performs works by Handel, Bach and others Friday at 7:30 p.m. Organist Lawrence Molinaro, founder of the Grace Bach Festival, presents “Art of Fugue” Monday at 7:30 p.m. Grace Episcopal Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-333-7100. www.gracedc.org. $20.

Johnny Clegg The British-born musician performed with multiracial bands in South Africa during the apartheid era. 8 p.m. The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-588-5595. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

“Miss Saigon” Traveling Spotlight Productions, a community theater group, presents this epic pop opera. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Through July 15, James Lee Community Center, 2855-A Annandale Rd., Falls Church. 540-241-5609. www.travelingspotlight.org. $20.

“National Lampoon’s European Vacation” A 1985 comedy starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo. Part of the Movies on the Potomac series. Friday at sunset. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza. 877-628-5427. www.nationalharbor.com. Free.

SAT 07

Elizabethan garden tours Docents lead tours of the library’s knot garden, which features plants mentioned in Shakespeare’s works. 10 and 11 a.m. Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077. www.folger.edu. Free.

Laurel fireworks and car show The city’s Independence Day celebration features a parade at 10:45 a.m., a classic car show at noon and fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Granville Gude Park, 8300 Mulberry St., Laurel. 301-725-5300. Free.

Guided tours of Civil War battle sites Tour the sites of the Battle of Kettle Run and the Battle of Bristoe Station. Tours leave on the hour. Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, 10708 Bristow Rd., Bristow. 703-366-3049. www.pwcgov.org/historicsites. Free.

“The Prince and the Troubadour” A musical about a reluctantly daring prince, a no-nonsense princess, a rock-star troubadour and a hungry witch. For age 4 and older. Saturday-Sunday at noon and 2 p.m. Through July 29. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Rd., McLean. 703-854-1856. www.1ststagespringhill.org. $10.

Ice cream social and Art Out Loud Workhouse Arts Center serves ice cream in handmade bowls, and there will be pony rides and other entertainment from noon to 4 p.m. The day continues with Art Out Loud, painting demonstrations and musical performances, with fireworks capping off the day at 9 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-495-0001. www.workhousearts.org. Ice cream social (includes handmade bowl) $15, suggested donation for Art Out Loud $5.

Alexandria Birthday Celebration Festivities include children’s activities, exhibits, musical performances, a birthday cake and fireworks at dusk. 4 p.m. Oronoco Bay Park, Fairfax, Pendleton and Madison streets, Alexandria. 703-746-3301. www.visitalexandriava.com. Free.

Redwine Jazz Trio This group plays traditional instrumental jazz music. 7:30 p.m. Westlawn Inn, 9200 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach. 410-257-0001. www.westlawninn.com. Free.

Santiago Rodriguez The pianist will perform works by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Debussy and selected Spanish works as part of the William Kapell International Piano Competition and Festival. 8 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Gildenhorn Recital Hall, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. $35, seniors $30, youth $10.

Castleton Festival Grand Opera in Concert Puccini’s “La Boheme” will be performed in a concert format. Saturday at 8 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. 888-945-2468. www.hyltoncenter.org. $30-$60.

SUN 08

Billy Coulter Band The D.C. singer-songwriter has won awards for his roots rock. 6-7:30 p.m. Montgomery Village Lawn Theater, 18850 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-948-0110. www.montgomeryvillage.com. Free.

Chris Polk Band A concert of blues and classic rock on the Town Green. 6:30 p.m. Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-6360. www.viennava.gov. Free.

The Flaming Shillelaghs The Bluemont Concert Series continues with an outdoor program of Irish music. 7 p.m. Loudoun County Courthouse, 18 E. Market St., Leesburg. 540-338-4640. www.bluemont.org. $5, seniors $4, age 11 and younger $2.

Zappa Plays Zappa Frank Zappa’s son Dweezil and his band stop by on their “Tour de Frank.” 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $65.

MON 09

“Sleepless in Seattle” Pay tribute to Nora Ephron at this screening of her 1993 romantic comedy. Part of the Crystal City Outdoor Film Festival, which runs through Aug. 27. Vornado/Charles E. Smith’s, 1851 S. Bell St., Arlington. 703-412-9430. www.crystalcity.org/artful/screen. Free.

TUE 10

Chautuaqua 2012 The Maryland Humanities Council’s program features living history performances commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812. British Maj. Gen. Robert Ross is featured on Tuesday, President James Madison on Wednesday and Rosalie Stier Calvert on July 12. The events begin at 6:45 p.m. College of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 301-934-7828. www.csmd.edu/arts. Free.

Seal The Grammy-winning British soul singer performs. With Macy Gray. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 877-965-3872. 703-255-1900. www.wolftrap.org. $45, lawn $30.

Woody Guthrie Centennial Birthday Celebration Guthrie’s granddaughter Sarah Lee Guthrie and her husband, Johnny Irion, will celebrate his legacy in concert. This month marks his 100th birthday. 8:30 p.m. Hill Country, 410 Seventh St. NW. 202-556-2050. www.hillcountrywdc.com. $15-$20.

WED 11

Incwell Strathmore’s summer concert series continues with a blend of traditional rap with a rock sound by this D.C. hip-hop artist. 7 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. Free.

Barenaked Ladies The Canadian band is on its “Last Summer on Earth” tour. With alt-rockers Big Head Todd & the Monsters and Cracker. 7 p.m. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1900. 877-965-3872. www.wolftrap.org. $42, lawn $30.

“Soul Surfer” The 2011 movie is about a teen who loses an arm in a shark attack and finds the courage to go back into the ocean. Part of the Outdoor Movies on the Square series. 8:45 p.m. Series runs through Aug. 22. Rockville Town Square, between Rockville Pike, East Middle Lane, North Washington Street and Beall Avenue, Rockville. 301-998-8178. www.rockvilletownsquare.com. Free.

— Compiled by Jean Mack
from staff reports

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