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Going Out Guide for Northern Virginia, Aug. 5-11

A Lego "moonbase" from BrickFair, coming to the Dulles Expo Center this weekend.
A Lego "moonbase" from BrickFair, coming to the Dulles Expo Center this weekend. (Brickfair)

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Thursday, August 5, 2010


Aug. 5

THE MUSIC OF JAMES BOND The spy series has featured theme songs from the likes of Paul McCartney, Madonna, Tina Turner, Sheryl Crow and Carly Simon. Composer Carl Davis leads the National Symphony Orchestra and singer Mary Carewe through tunes stretching from Bond's inaugural film, 1962's "Dr. No," to 2006's "Casino Royale." 8:15 p.m. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1868. 877-965-3872. $20-$52.

"ILLUSIONS OF REALITY" Gina Noelle Ash is the featured artist in this group exhibit by members of ArtBeat Gallery. Through Sept. 5. ArtBeat Gallery, 9407 Main St., Manassas. 703-365-8558. Free.


Aug. 6

MIDDLEBURG SUMMER SIDEWALK SALE During the fourth annual weekend-long shopping spree, Middleburg stores and restaurants will offer discounts. Look for orange and red balloons outside participating stores. Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 pm., Sunday noon-5 p.m. Washington, Madison and Federal streets, Middleburg. 540-687-5152. Free.

"LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST" The Traveling Players Ensemble performs Shakespeare's comedy under the stars. 7:30 p.m. Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. 703-987-1712. Free.

"QUESTIONABLE PLOTS BY 3 SENSIBLE DIVAS" A cabaret featuring Bligh Voth, Shayna Blass and Karissa Lynn Swanigan. Part of Creative Cauldron's Fourth Wall Cabaret Series. 8 p.m. ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church. 571-239-5288. $15, seniors and students $10.


Aug. 7

FAIRFAX COUNTY 4-H FAIR AND FARM SHOW This old-fashioned outing includes rides, carnival games, exhibits, live entertainment and a tractor pull. You can even milk a cow. The 4-H Fair is Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; the carnival is Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 W. Ox Rd., Herndon. 703-437-9101. Free admission; parking is $5 per car.

BRICKFAIR This festival highlights all things Lego with an array of creations, movies about the colorful bricks as well as a chance for youngsters to build their own. A portion of the proceeds go to the SladeChild Foundation in Bowie. Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dulles Expo Center, Willard Road off Route 28, Chantilly. 240-481-7998. $10, ages 10 and younger $7, age 3 and younger free; family of four, $30.

SILKY SMOOTH JAZZ FESTIVAL The second annual event features Brandon Combs, Phase II, Secret Society and many more. There will also be food and arts and crafts vendors. Noon-10 p.m. Bull Run Regional Park, 7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville. 703-647-9771. 703-217-8992. $45, ages 6-17 $20.

STARLIGHT CINEMA The drive-in series screens family-friendly movies every Saturday night in August. The first film is "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs," an animated hit from last year about an inventor (voiced by Bill Hader) who causes food to rain from the sky. James Caan and Anna Faris lend their voices as his father and love interest. Music, food and children's activities begin at 6 p.m.; the films screen at dusk. Trinity Center, 5860 Trinity Pkwy., Centreville. 703-324-8727. Free.

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