Going Out Guide, Northern Virginia


Naked Blue (Jen and Scott Smith) perform a free show Saturday in Leesburg. (Ruut Demeo)
July 25, 2013
THU 25

“The Gourd Palace Spirit House” Baltimore artist Doug Retzler created this “living sculpture” out of gourd vines, bamboo and metal posts. It is part of the “Green Acres” exhibition, which addresses concerns about the environment and agriculture through contemporary art. Through Oct. 13. Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-248-6800. www.findyourartist.org. Free.

Vinyl Rhino This band plays party rock music. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Brambleton Town Center, 42395 Ryan Rd., Brambleton. 703-542-2925. www.brambleton.com. Free.

Mama Tried with Randy Barrett and Dede Wyland These award-winning artists bring their bluegrass harmonies to Falls Church. Bring a blanket and a picnic. Local artists will also exhibit their work. 7 p.m. Cherry Hill Park, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church. 703-248-5077. www.fallschurchva.gov/concerts. Free.

The Crawdaddies The Rock on the Row concert series presents the roots rock and zydeco music of this award-winning band. 7 p.m. Pentagon Row Plaza, 1201 S. Joyce St., Arlington. 703-413-6691. www.pentagonrow.com. Free.

Haunted Occoquan Walking Tour Paranormal investigator Kay Pietrewicz leads family-friendly walking tours through the town. Wednesday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 4 and 8 p.m. Occoquan Visitors Center, 200 Mill St., Occoquan. 540-846-7449. www.haunted-occoquan.com. $12, children 6-12 $6, age 5 and younger free.

FRI 26

“Peter and the Wolf” The Pushcart Players stage the musical story. Friday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Wolf Trap, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1868. www.wolftrap.org. $10.

“A League of Their Own” Watch an outdoor screening of the 1992 movie starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna. Part of the Films in the Park series. Friday at 7 p.m. Mosaic District, Strawberry Park, 2910 District Ave., Fairfax. 703-992-7765. www.mosaicdistrict.com. Free.

Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival Up this week is the 1980 film “Fame,” about teens who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts. Dusk. Gateway Park, Lee Highway and North Lynn Street, Arlington. 703-522-6628. 703-228-1850. www.rosslynva.org/p lay/calendar/film-festival. Free.

The Hackensaw Boys Originally from Charlottesville, this country music band has toured the United States and Europe. With Rust Belt Kings. 9 p.m. State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300. www.thestatetheatre.com. $16, in advance $13.

SAT 27

“Avenue Q” The Little Theatre of Alexandria’s irreverent puppet show for mature audiences opens Saturday. Wednesday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Through Aug. 17. Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria. 703-683-0496. www.thelittletheatre.com. $22-$27.

“Unknown or Unfamiliar Civil War Incidents in Fairfax County” Local historian Don Hakenson tells stories of Confederate Col. John Singleton Mosby, the Mosby Rangers and their raids and surprise attacks on Union Army supply wagons and outposts in Fairfax County. 2 p.m. Historic Blenheim, Civil War Interpretive Center, 3610 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. 703-591-0560. www.fairfaxva.gov. Free.

Naked Blue This duo released its latest album, “Weightless,” in June. Bring a picnic, lawn chairs and blankets. 7-9 p.m. Leesburg Town Office, 25 W. Market St., Leesburg. 703-737-7156. www.acousticonthegreen.com. Free.

Bill Staines This folk singer-songwriter began his career in the early 1960s and has been on the road with his music ever since. In 1975, he won the National Yodeling Championship. 7 p.m. St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 8531 Riverside Rd., Alexandria. 703-380-3151. www.focusmusic.org. $18, in advance $15.

Dave Matthews Band This Grammy-winning band was formed in Charlottesville in 1991. 7 p.m. Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Dr., Bristow. 703-754-6400. www.jiffylubelive.com. $53-$89.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Stagecoach Theatre Company presents the murder mystery “Fatal Error” with a catered dinner. Wine sold separately. 7 p.m. North Gate Vineyard, 16031 Hillsboro Rd., Purcellville. 571-477-9444. www.stagecoachtc.com. $60, reservations required.

Open mike stand-up As many as 15 local comics take the stage in quick succession. Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Arlington Cinema ’N’ Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. 703-486-2345. www.arlingtondrafthouse.com. Free.

SUN 28

Summer Chamber Music Series The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association presents violinist Tim Kidder, violist Jason Diggs and cellist Joan Kidder. 3 p.m. The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-799-8229. www.wmpamusic.org. Free, donations accepted at the door.

Sip, Swirl and Twirl Have a glass of wine and learn some dance steps. 4:30-6:30 p.m. The Winery at La Grange, 4970 Antioch Rd., Haymarket. 703-753-9360. www.wineryatlagrange.com. $15, reservations required by Saturday.

Bill Emerson and the Sweet Dixie Band Known for his banjo playing, Emerson performs bluegrass music with the Sweet Dixie Band for the Bluemont Concert Series. Bring blankets or lawn 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.

Eric Brace & Peter Cooper This duo released “The Comeback Album” in April. With Callaghan. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $12-$15.

MON 29

“Creatures in Clay” Washington Ceramic Guild potters exhibit their animal creations in the form of dishes, sculpture, piggy banks, bird houses, vases and tiles. The exhibit opens Monday and runs daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m., with Thursdays open until 9 p.m. Through Sept. 2. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-548-6288. www.torpedofactory.org. Free.

Jonas Brothers This award-winning group released the single “First Time” in June. 7 p.m. Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Dr., Bristow. 703-754-6400. www.jiffylubelive.com. $35.50-$105.50.

TUE 30

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet The world premiere of “Fold by Fold,” a contemporary dance performance choreographed by Norbert de la Cruz III. 8:30 p.m. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1900. www.wolftrap.org. $4-$40.

WED 31

Workhouse Clay National Ceramics Exhibition This exhibit, featuring functional and sculptural ceramic artwork, opens Wednesday. Reception Aug. 3 6-9 p.m. Through Sept. 8. Workhouse Arts Center, McGuireWoods Gallery, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-584-2900. www.workhousearts.org. Free.

Twilight Tattoo This military pageant features the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the U.S. Army Drill Team, the U.S. Army Blues, a soloist from the U.S. Army Chorus, vocalists of the U.S. Army Downrange and the U.S. Army Voices. Pre-ceremony live music at 6:45 p.m.; show 7-8 p.m. Whipple Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington. 202-685-2888. www.usarmyband.com. Free.

— Compiled by Jean Mack from staff reports

Naked Blue

3The duo of Jen and Scott Smith released its latest album, “Weightless,” in June. Bring a picnic, lawn chairs and blankets. 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Leesburg Town Office, 25 W. Market St., Leesburg. 703-737-7156. www.acousticonthegreen.com. Free.

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