Going Out Guide, Northern Virginia


Lyle Lovett and His Large Band play Wolf Trap on Thursday. (Courtesy of Wolf Trap)
August 28, 2013
THU 29

“Dupont Market” Forty of Anita Walsh’s graphite drawings from her book “Dupont Market” are on exhibit. Walsh’s drawings are based on her weekly visits to the farmers market in Dupont Circle. Through Oct. 13. Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-248-6800. www.findyourartist.org. Free.

Elikeh Massama Dogo, the group’s leader, was born in Togo, and elements of Togolese rhythms are the foundation this group’s Afro-pop sound. 5 p.m. Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., Fairfax. 703-324-7469. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances. Free.

Alexandria Restaurant Week More than 50 Alexandria restaurants are offering the latest in food trends with special menus and prices. Through Sept. 1. 703-746-3301. www.visitalexandriava.com/restaurants/
restaurant-week
. $35 dinner for two or a $35 fixed-price three-course meal.

Mama’s Black Sheep Singer-songwriters Ashland Miller and Laura Cerulli have been touring together since 2008, performing a blend of blues, country and acoustic rock. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Rd., Herndon. 703-324-7469. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances. Free.

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter’s alt-country music is highlighted with touches of blues, gospel and swing music. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1900. www.wolftrap.org. $25-$42.

FRI 30

Epicurience Virginia This wine and food festival includes dinners, tours and cocktail seminars Friday through Sunday at various locations in Loudoun County. The grand tasting, featuring farm-to-table food, award-winning wines, notable chefs, live bands and more will be held Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Morven Park Estate, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. 855-771-3742. www.epicvirginia.com. $95 for grand tasting general admission; prices vary for other events.

Bluegrass, Celtic and folk music jam Stop by and listen or bring an instrument and jam with a group playing your type of music. All ages and skill levels welcome. Proceeds benefit Genesis International. Food and beverages sold. 6 p.m.-midnight. Old Furniture Factory, 6 W. Loudoun St., Round Hill. 540-338-5050. www.theoldfurniturefactory.com. Free, donations accepted.

151st Anniversary Commemoration of Second Manassas Historian-led walking tours and living history demonstrations are showcased throughout the park to commemorate the anniversary of the Civil War battle. Friday 7-9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Manassas National Battlefield Park, 6511 Sudley Rd., Manassas. 703-361-1339. www.nps.gov/mana. $3.

“Grease” The 1978 film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John is the last in this summer’s Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival. 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 31

Middle Eastern food festival Sample authentic Middle Eastern food, pastries, beer and wine, with live music and dancing, vendors, church tours and activities for children and adults. Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday noon-6 p.m. Holy Transfiguration Catholic Church, 8501 Lewinsville Rd., McLean. 703-734-9566. www.holytransfiguration.org. Free.

Lake Anne Jazz and Blues Festival Rashida Jolley, known for her fusion of R&B, hip-hop, classical and pop music, returns for the third year to headline the festival, which showcases local emerging artists and national jazz performers. 1-8 p.m. Lake Anne Plaza, 1609-A Washington Plaza, Reston. 703-476-4500. www.lakeanneplaza.com. Free.

Prince William Community Band Bring your chairs, blankets and picnics and listen to a concert of patriotic music. 6:30-8 p.m. Loy E. Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St., Manassas. 703-330-2787. www.center-for-the-arts.org/programs/summer-sounds-concerts. Free.

“Miracle” The final outdoor movie of the summer season is the 2004 film about Herb Brooks, the coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory. 7-9 p.m. Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 14900 Potomac Town Pl., Woodbridge. 703-580-1559. www.stonebridgeptc.com. Free.

Ocean Orchestra Known for Celtic, folk and folk-rock music, the orchestra, directed by Jennifer Cutting, features folk instruments such as button accordion, bagpipes and fiddle, along with electric bass, drums and electronic keyboard. 7-8 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-324-7469. www.workhousearts.org. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances. Free.

Sing-a-Long “Sound of Music” The 1965 hit movie will be shown on big screens, with a sing-a-long and a costume contest. 7:15 p.m. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1900. www.wolftrap.org. $20-$38.

John Mayer “Paradise Valley,” Mayer’s latest album, was released Aug. 20. With “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips. 7:30 p.m. Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Dr., Bristow. 703-754-6400. www.jiffylubelive.com. $33.75-$89.70.

SUN 01

Maysa “Blue Velvet Soul,” the 10th album by this soul, jazz and R&B artist, was released in June. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $45.

Chamber music concert The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic presents violinist Benjamin Scott performing works by Beethoven, Ravel, Copland and Grieg. 3 p.m. The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-799-8229. 703-746-4994. www.wmpamusic.org. Free, donations welcome.

MON 02

Labor Day Picnic Begin the day with a blessing of tools and Mass, followed by a picnic with food, games, children’s rides, entertainment, a raffle, bingo, crafts and a rummage sale. 10:20 a.m.-5 p.m. St. Mary of Sorrows Historic Church, 5612 Ox Rd, Fairfax Station. 703-978-4141. www.stmaryofsorrows.org. Free.

Labor Day Festival Celebrate Labor Day with live music, a craft show, culinary demonstrations and tastings from 12 wineries and microbreweries. Noon-6 p.m. Herndon Town Green, 777 Lynn St., Herndon. 703-787-7300. www.herndon-va.gov . $20 for wine and microbrew tastings and entertainment, $10 for entertainment only, age 12 and younger free.

TUE 03

“Two Visions” The exhibit featuring sculptures by Francesca Di Lorenzo and paintings by Denise Shamoun Phalan opens. Reception Sept. 8, 1-4 p.m. Exhibit runs Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. Through Oct. 6. Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-490-1117. www.loftgallery.org. Free.

“Be Square” This exhibit features 10-by-10-inch paintings by Arlington Artists Alliance members. Reception Sept. 6, 5-8 p.m. Exhibit runs through Sept. 28. Gallery Underground, Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Dr., Arlington. 571-483-0652. www.galleryunderground.org. Free.

“Mark of the Maker” This educational exhibit by Ceramic Guild artists looks at traditional styles and techniques, including Native American pit-firing and Japanese raku. Opens Tuesday and continues 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursdays). Through Sept. 29. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-548-6288. www.torpedofactory.org. Free.

WED 04

Chelsea Packard A concert of Broadway music opens the Signature Theatre’s Autumn Cabaret Festival. 8 p.m. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-820-9771. www.signature-theatre.org. $25.

— Compiled by Jean Mack from staff reports

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

3The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter’s alt-country music is highlighted with touches of blues, gospel and swing. 8 p.m. Thursday. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1900. www.wolftrap.org. $25-$42.

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