Going Out Guide, Northern Virginia


Jill Scott comes to Wolf Trap on Monday. (Courtesy of Wolf Trap)
July 10, 2013
THU 11

“Intertidal” This exhibit features coastal paintings by Kathleen Best Gillmann. Reception Saturday 6-9 p.m. Through Aug. 4. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-584-2900. www.workhousearts.org. Free.

“The No Rules Show” No Rules Theatre Company’s variety talk show, hosted by Joshua Morgan, features a different local talent each night. Wednesday-Sunday at 8 p.m. Through July 21. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-820-9771. www.norulestheatre.org. $10-$40.

“Balance: Playing With Symmetry” Kiln Club members exhibit art with altered thrown forms, statuary and balanced or swooping silhouettes. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Through July 28. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-548-6288. www.torpedofactory.org. Free.

Wolf Trap Opera Company Instant Opera Singers introduce children to the world of opera by allowing them to decide what happens in the show. Thursday and Friday at 10:30 a.m. Wolf Trap, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1868. www.wolftrap.org. $8.

The Reflex This band pays tribute to the 1980s. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Brambleton Town Center, 42395 Ryan Rd., Brambleton. 703-542-2925. www.brambleton.com. Free.

“Tommy” The Piedmont Arts (Pie Arts) Foundation performs the musical based on the Who’s 1969 rock opera album. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. 540-338-7973. www.piearts.org. $12, in advance $10.

FRI 12

“Act a Lady” Hub Theatre closes its season with a play-within-a-play in which people from a small town stage a show that requires them to shed preconceived gender identities. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Through Aug. 4. The New School of Northern Virginia, John Swayze Theatre, 9431 Silver King Ct., Fairfax. 800-494-8497. www.thehubtheatre.org. $25-$30, seniors and students $15-$20.

“Damn Yankees” The McLean Community Players stage the musical comedy about baseball and a man who sells his soul to win. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Through July 28. McLean Community Center, Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-0123. www.aldentheatre.org. $20, seniors and students $18.

Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival Showing this week is the 1986 film “Pretty in Pink,” starring Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer and Harry Dean Stanton. Dusk. Gateway Park, Lee Highway and North Lynn Street, Arlington. 703-522-6628. 703-228-1850. www.rosslynva.org/play/calendar/film-festival. Free.

SAT 13

World War II Living History Allied and Axis reenactors demonstrate what life was like for soldiers and civilians throughout the war. Learn about their jobs, living quarters, food and life in the 1940s. House tour included. Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly. 703-437-1794. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sully-historic-site. $8, seniors and children $6, veterans and active-duty military free.

Ukulele Festival Internationally known and local ukulele musicians perform, with music demonstrations, an open-to-the-public jam session, a beer garden, festival vendors and family-friendly activities. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Lake Anne Plaza, Waterfront, 1609A Washington Plaza, Reston. 703-501-6289. www.lakeanneplaza.com. Free.

Workhouse Ice Cream Social Buy a handmade ceramic bowl, then fill it with ice cream and toppings. There will also be music by the Backyard Blues Band, pony rides and a raffle. Noon-4 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-584-2900. www.workhousearts.org. $15 per bowl, raffle tickets $5.

Family Day: Revolutionary War 1775 Life during Colonial times is demonstrated through games, tricorn hats and quill pen writing. Noon-3 p.m. National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle. 877-635-1775. www.usmcmuseum.com. Free.

Prescott Engle The Loudoun County singer-songwriter returns for an “Acoustic on the Green” concert. Bring a picnic, lawn chairs and a blanket. 7-9 p.m. Leesburg Town Green, 25 W. Market St., Leesburg. 703-737-7156. www.acousticonthegreen.com. Free.

“Dr. Suess’ The Lorax” The Jumbotron will show the 2012 animated movie (rated PG). Saturday 7-9 p.m. Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 14900 Potomac Town Pl., Woodbridge. 703-580-1559. www.stonebridgeptc.com. Free.

Sandra Lilia Velásquez This singer-songwriter, founder of the Latin band Pistolera, is now performing solo. With Levi Stephens. 8 p.m. Artisphere, Dome Theater, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-875-1100. www.artisphere.com. $15.

SUN 14

“Ghostbusters” Watch an outdoor screening of the 1984 movie starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Sunday at dusk. Lake Anne Plaza, 1609-A Washington Plaza, Reston. 703-476-4500. www.lakeanneplaza.com. Free.

Concert and Ice Cream Social Listen to music by the Sam ‘O Reggae Band followed by an ice cream social. Bring lawn chairs. 3-4:30 p.m. Loy E. Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St., Manassas. 703-361-9800. www.harrispavilion.com. Free.

Martinsburg Jazz Orchestra The Bluemont Concert Series presents this 16-piece orchestra performing swing music and contemporary big band jazz music. Bring blankets and chairs. 7 p.m. Loudoun County Courthouse, 18 E. Market St., Leesburg. 540-955-8186. www.bluemont.org. $5, Bluemont friends and seniors $4, ages 11 and younger $2.

MON 15

The Iguanas The New Orleans-based band released its latest album, “Sin to Sin,” in 2012. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $20-$22. Jill Scott The Grammy-winning R&B singer is also a film and TV actress. With Raheem DeVaughn. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1900. 877-965-3872. www.wolftrap.org. $40-$250.

TUE 16

Farafina Kan Dance and music are used to introduce families to the sights and sounds of Africa. 10:30 a.m. Wolf Trap, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1868. 877-965-3872. www.wolftrap.org. $8.

Sunset Parade Listen to music by the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and watch precision drill by the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. 7-8 p.m. Iwo Jima Memorial, near Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington. 202-433-6683. www.mbw.usmc.mil www.barracks.marines.mil. Free.

WED 17

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Shakespeare’s comedy is told without words. Wednesday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Through Aug. 4. Synetic Theater, 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington. 800-494-8497. www.synetictheater.org. $10-$55.

Watercolor exhibit Local artist Grace Rooney displays her watercolor paintings. Wednesday-Sunday noon-4:30 p.m. Through Aug. 25. Green Spring Gardens, Historic House, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area. 703-642-5173. www.greenspring.org. Free.

“Quidam” In Cirque du Soleil’s show, a girl compensates for her dull surroundings by creating an imaginary world. Wednesday-Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 1 and 5 p.m. George Mason University, Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Cir., Fairfax. 703-993-3000. 800-745-3000. www.patriotcenter.com. $40-$115.

Jars of Clay This rock band has won Grammy and Christian music awards. With singer- songwriter Brooke Waggoner. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $27.50.

— Compiled by Jean Mack from staff reports

Jill Scott

3The Grammy-winning R&B singer is also a film and TV actress. With Raheem DeVaughn. Monday at 8 p.m. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1900. 877-965-3872. www.wolftrap.org. $40-$250.

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