Going Out Guide, Northern Virginia


The Equalizer, driven by Mike Hawkins, drives over wrecked cars during the Monster Truck competition at last year’s Prince William County Fair. (Maddie Meyer/The Washington Post)
August 6, 2014
THU 07

“Land That I Love” Kathleen Best Gillmann’s recent paintings are inspired by the outdoors. Through Aug. 31. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-584-2900. www.workhousearts.org. Free.

“Sunday in the Park with George” George Seurat’s painting “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” provided the inspiration for Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s play. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m., Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., through Sept. 21. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-820-9771. www.signature-theatre.org. $29-$85.

Ocho de Bastos The Latin rock band performs as part of the Evenings on the Ellipse outdoor concert series. Wine tastings offered by Paradise Springs and Bull Run Winery. 5:30 p.m. Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., Fairfax. 703-324-3247. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks. Free.

The Kevin Kline Band The singer-songwriter performs in the sunken garden the first Thursday of each month, through Sept. 4. 6 p.m. Mount Vernon Inn, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Alexandria. 703-780-0011. www.mountvernon.org/inn. Free.

Tom Principato A blues rock show as part of the Concerts in the Parks series. Bring a picnic and blanket. If it rains, the concert will be held at the Falls Church Community Center. 7 p.m. Cherry Hill Park, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church. 703-248-5077. 703-241-5178. www.fallschurchva.gov. Free.

Jay Hayden & V.Rich The local R&B singer-songwriters co-headline the show. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $25.

FRI 08

Prince William County Fair The largest county fair in Virginia boasts agricultural and livestock exhibits, midway rides and games, live music and entertainment, food vendors, truck and tractor pulls, a demolition derby, monster trucks and more. Friday, Monday and Wednesday at 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at noon, Tuesday at 2 p.m., through Aug. 16. Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Rd., Manassas. 703-368-0173. www.pwcfair.com. $10, seniors 60 and older and children 5-13 $5, age 4 and younger free; Tuesday $2.

Donna Ulisse & the Poor Mountain Boys The bluegrass singer-songwriter released “Showin’ My Roots” in 2013. 7 p.m. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Rd., Herndon. 703-435-8377. www.holycrosslutheranchurch.net. $15, children 12 and younger free.

Peter Bradley Adams The singer-songwriter performs from his latest album, “The Mighty Storm.” 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $15-$18.

“Nightfall With Edgar Allan Poe” Fauquier Community Theatre presents the play in which Poe contemplates his own sanity by revisiting what he views as his best work: “The Raven,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Pit and the Pendulum” and “The Tell Tale Heart.” Friday-Sunday at 8 p.m., through Aug. 17. FCT Theatre at Vint Hill, 4225 Aiken Dr, Warrenton. 540-349-8760. www.fctstage.org. $12, students $10.

SAT 09

2nd Saturday Art Walk More than 100 artists display their work across the campus. Featured artists include Laura Bruce and her exhibit “Up Close and Personal,” Hadrian Mendoza and his exhibit “Sounds and Shapes,” and the fourth annual Workhouse Clay National. 6-9 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-584-2900. www.workhousearts.org. Free.

Early Virginia dinner Colonial Williamsburg historian Wayne Randolph discusses the farming of crops including tobacco during a historically inspired dinner with Virginia whiskey tastings. 7-9 p.m. Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Dr., Manassas. 703-367-7872. www.pwcgov.org/historicpreservation. $50.

Jon Carroll The singer-songwriter, erstwhile keyboardist for the Starland Vocal Band, performs outdoors as part of the Acoustic on the Green concert series. 7 p.m. Leesburg Town Hall, 25 W. Market St., Leesburg. 703-777-2420. www.leesburgva.gov. Free.

Soul Crackers Bring a picnic, lawn chair or blanket for the Mount Vernon Nights outdoor concert featuring Memphis and Motown soul music. 7 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-584-2900. www.workhousearts.org. Free.

Pure Prairie League The American country-rock band is best known for its 1972 hit “Amie.” With Firefall. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $39.50.

Jane Austen Ball A 1790s-era ball featuring English country dances, live music, a cash bar and “iced refreshments.” Period costume or “after-five” attire encouraged. 8-11 p.m. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-746-4242. www.gadsbystavern.org. $45, reservations required.

Peter Murphy The former vocalist of the rock group Bauhaus released his latest solo album, “Lion,” in June. With My Jerusalem. 8 p.m. State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300. www.thestatetheatre.com. $30, in advance $25.

SUN 10

Gadsby’s Tavern Family Day Tours by junior docents include ice cream-making demonstrations at the old ice well. 1-4 p.m. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-746-4242. www.gadsbystavern.org. $5, ages 5-12 $3, age 4 and younger free.

“Hot Wheels” The exhibit features Lydia Jechorek’s paintings depicting various modes of transportation. Artist reception 1-4 p.m. Through Aug. 31. Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-490-1117. www.loftgallery.org. Free.

“Picture This” The annual photography exhibition features dozens of entries. Juror Nikhil Bahl, a professional photographer, will select the winning photographs. Awards reception 4-6 p.m. Through Aug. 23. Vienna Arts Center, 115 Pleasant St., Vienna. 703-319-3971. www.viennaartssociety.org. Free.

Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson DeGraw, known for hits “Chariot” and “Best I Ever Had,” released “Make a Move” last year. Nathanson also released his latest album, “Last of the Great Pretenders,” last year. With Andrew McMahon. 7 p.m. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1900. www.wolftrap.org. $30-$50.

Kenny G The Grammy-winning jazz saxophonist performs. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $65.

The Tom Cunningham Orchestra The local swing dance band performs outdoors. 7:30 p.m. Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 703-324-7469. www.fairfaxcounty.gov. Free.

“Casablanca” The 1942 film starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman is part of the outdoor Summer Film Festival. Bring a picnic and lawn chairs. 8 p.m. Lake Anne Plaza, 1609-A Washington Plaza, Reston. 703-476-4500. www.lakeanneplaza.com. Free.

MON 11

Tanabata Celebration The traditional Japanese festival includes origami crafts, live music and peace lanterns released on the pond. 6 p.m. Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. 540-338-7973. www.franklinparkartscenter.org. $5, reservations suggested.

TUE 12

Dick Dale The guitarist released “Surfers’ Choice” with the Del-Tones in 1962 and has been recording and touring ever since. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $29.50.

Noche Flamenca Starring dancer Soledad Barrio, the Madrid-based ensemble of singers, guitarists and dancers stages a Spanish folk flamenco performance. 8:30 p.m. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1900. www.wolftrap.org. $10-$44.

WED 13

Linkin Park The California rock band performs from its latest album, “The Hunting Party,” during the Carnivores Tour with 30 Seconds to Mars and special guest AFI. 6:30 p.m. Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Dr., Bristow. 703-754-6400. www.jiffylubelive.com. $36-$90.

Scott Kirby A concert of “coastal-inspired” folk rock music. With guest violinist Emily Leader. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $15-$20.

Sierra Hull The bluegrass singer-songwriter released “Daybreak” in 2011. 7:30 p.m. Lee District Park, 6601 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria. 703-324-7469. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks. Free.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

Prince William County Fair

3The largest county fair in Virginia boasts agricultural and livestock exhibits, midway rides and games, live music and entertainment, food vendors, truck and tractor pulls, a demolition derby, monster trucks and more. Friday, Monday and Wednesday at 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at noon, Tuesday at 2 p.m., through Aug. 16. Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Rd., Manassas. 703-368-0173. www.pwcfair.com. $10, seniors 60 and older and children 5-13 $5, age 4 and younger free; Tuesday $2.

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