Thomas W. Jones II stars in “The Wizard of Hip, or When in Doubt Slam Dunk,” opening Thursday through Sept. 17 at MetroStage. (MetroStage)

Arlington County Fair Live music, dance performances, piglet races, and carnival and pony rides highlight the 41st annual indoor and outdoor fair. 5-10 p.m. Through Sunday. Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 Second St. South, Arlington. 703-228-5920. Free.

Hometown Thursdays Lucia Valentine, a pop and R&B singer-songwriter, performs songs from her self-titled album. 6:30 p.m. Series continues through Sept. 28. Old Town Square, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-385-7858. Free.

“The Wizard of Hip, or When in Doubt Slam Dunk” Thomas W. Jones II brings his comedic story of an African American man in search of the ultimate state of “hip” back to the stage with the Lady Doo Wops, Kanysha Williams and Jasmine Eileen Coles. Opens Thursday at 8 p.m. Through Sept. 17. MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-548-9044. $55-$60.

Albert Cummings The blues singer has played with legends B.B. King, Johnny Winter and Buddy Guy. 8:30 p.m. State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300. $18-$22.

“Cocoon” Columbia Pike Movie Nights continues with the Oscar-winning 1985 movie. 7:55 p.m. Through Aug. 24. Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St., Arlington. 703-228-7790. Free.


Alexandria Restaurant Week More than 60 restaurants in Old Town, the West End, Carlyle and Del Ray offer a $35 three-course dinner or a $35 dinner for two. More than two dozen restaurants offer lunch specials at $10, $15 or $20. Through Aug. 27. ­703-746-3301.

Late Shift: Boardwalk Nights The last of three late-night festivals features a riverfront art market, carnival games, street performers, acrobats, food vendors and a photo booth. 7 p.m. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-838-4565. Free.

“Annie Jr.” The Center for the Arts’ Pied Piper Theatre presents the musical, performed by young actors who participated in a three-week intensive camp. 7 p.m. Through Saturday. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. ­703-993-7759. $5-$10.

Holdviola American Hungarian Heritage House presents a concert of Hungarian folk songs. 7 p.m. Marymount University, Reinsch Auditorium, 2807 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-522-5600. Free-$20.

Summer Cabaret Series Singer-songwriter Jim Van Slyke presents “Sedaka Is Back!” and will sing the songs of pop music icon Neil Sedaka. 8 p.m. Through Aug. 19. Creative Cauldron, 410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church. 703-436-9948. $18-$110.


Lucketts Fair Bluegrass music, cakewalks, baked goods, horse-drawn hayrides, cloggers, juried crafts and artisans, food vendors, barnyard animals and border collie sheepherding demonstrations round out the annual event. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Sunday. Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. 703-771-5281. Free-$7.

Mount Vernon Nights Concert Series Americana songwriting duo Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish, the Honey Dewdrops, perform. 6 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton. 703-584-2900. Free.

Movie Night Under the Stars A treasure hunt, a teddy bear clinic, food trucks, hospital tours and games take place before Pixar’s movie “Up.” Rain date is Sunday. 6:30 p.m. Inova Loudoun Hospital, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. 855-694-6682. Free.

David Sedaris An evening of storytelling by the Grammy-nominated humor writer and comedian. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. 877-965-3872. $25-$55.

Movie Night at Brentsville Bring a lawn chair or blanket for the outdoor movie “The Count of Monte Cristo.” Concessions will be available. 8 p.m. Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Rd., Bristow. 703-365-7895. Free.


Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association The Lyceum Summer Chamber Series continues with cellist Randy Ward and pianist Chloe Sunyang Choi performing pieces by Beethoven, Brahms and Vaughan Williams. 3 p.m. Through Sept. 3. The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-799-8229. Donations requested.

Jonny Lang The blues, gospel and rock singer-songwriter performs songs from his latest album, “Signs.” 7:30 p.m. The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. $69.50.


Jammin Java Local Scene Upright Man, Epitrope, Jean Serene and Hungry on Monday perform. 7 p.m., Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 877-987-6487. $10-$20.


Take Out Tuesday Acoustic country music guitarist Joe Chiocca performs. 6 p.m. Loy E. Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St., Manassas. 703-361-9800. Free.

Kenny Loggins The Grammy-winning songwriter has produced hits for soundtracks including “Top Gun,” “Footloose” and “Caddyshack.” 8 p.m. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1900. $35-$70.


Deep Purple and Alice Cooper with the Edgar Winter Band The British rock band performs from songs its latest album, “Infinite,” and Cooper performs songs from his album “Paranormal.” 6:30 p.m. Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Dr., Bristow. 703-754-6400. $33-$200.

Bob Schneider with Clarence Bucaro The Austin-based singer-songwriter performs. 7:30 p.m. The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. $29.50.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane from staff reports