“Oceanids,” left, by Mel Bikowski and “Lotus and the Fox” by Lotus Heartsong will be featured in the “Nameless: An Exploration of Form” exhibit at Village Gallery in Fairfax. (Mel Bikowski)
Thursday

Del Ray’s First Thursday street festival The monthly outdoor event continues with music and dancing on Mount Vernon Avenue. 6-9 p.m. Through Sept. 7. Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. visitdelray.com. Free.

Bushmaster The funky blues-rock band wraps up the Falls Church Concerts in the Park series. Bring a picnic dinner and blanket. Falls Church Community Center (223 Little Falls St.) is the rain location. 7 p.m. Cherry Hill Park, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church. 703-248-5077. fallschurchva.gov . Free.

Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival The annual event features carnival rides, games, animal shows, exhibits, music and a tractor pull. Through Sunday. See website for schedule. Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 W. Ox Rd., Herndon. 703-437-9101. fairfaxcounty.gov . Free, fee for some activities.

Friday

Gallery Underground exhibits A reception for this month’s juried show, “Around the World,” and a member show celebrating the gallery’s fifth anniversary. Painter Wen LePore is this month’s featured artist. 5-8 p.m. Gallery Art Underground, Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Dr., Arlington. 571-483-0652. galleryunderground.org. Free.

Friday Night Live The summer series continues with rock and country music by Sam Grow and the Phillip Parsons Band. ­6:30-10:30 p.m. Through Aug. 25. Herndon Town Green, 777 Lynn St., Herndon. 703-435-6868. herndonrocks.com. Free.

Last Ham Standing Performers take suggestions from the audience to improvise humorous skits. Comedy Improv Bootcamp participants perform before the main show. 7:30 p.m. Franklin Park Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. 540-338-7973. franklinparkartscenter.org. $10-$14.

U.S. Air Force Band The fourth and final performance for the Heritage to Horizons Summer Concert Series, “Portraits of Courage,” includes flyovers and Honor Guard Drill Team demonstrations. 7:30 p.m. Air Force Memorial, 1 Air Force Memorial Dr., Arlington. usafband.af.mil. Free.

Sonu Nigam and Atif Aslam The popular Indian and Pakistani artists perform together. 8 p.m. EagleBank Arena, 4500 Patriot Cir., Fairfax. 703-993-3000. eaglebankarena.com. $49-$500.

Saturday

Friendship Firehouse Festival Celebrating the Friendship Fire Company’s 243rd anniversary, the event includes birthday cake, craft booths, a collection of new and antique equipment, and firehouse tours. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friendship Firehouse, 107 S. Alfred St., Alexandria. ­703-746-4554. friendshipfirehouse.net. Free.

“Shorelines” A reception and artist’s talk for Sarah Hood Salomon’s solo photography exhibit in the Multiple Exposures Gallery. 3-5 p.m. Through Sept. 3. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. ­703-683-2205. torpedofactory.org. Free.

Lox and Vodka The Mount Vernon Nights concert series continues with traditional Jewish and klezmer music blended with folk, jazz and spiritual music. 6-7 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton. 703-584-2900. workhousearts.org.Free.

Paranormal 101 East Coast Research and Investigation of the Paranormal leads a seminar and investigation at a site that once housed a Civil War hospital. Seminar 7 p.m. Investigation 9 p.m.-midnight. Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Dr., Manassas. ­703-367-7872. pwcgov.org . Seminar $40; seminar and investigation $100. Reservations required.

Florida Georgia Line with Nelly, Chris Lane and Ryan Hurd The country duo, which released “Dig Your Roots” last year, is on its Smooth Tour. 7 p.m. Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Dr., Bristow. 703-754-6400. livenation.com. $56-$72.

“Nameless, An Exploration of Form” An opening reception for the exhibit of individual and collaborative work by artists Lotus Heartsong and Mel Bikowski. 7-11 p.m. Village Gallery, 3950 University Dr., Fairfax. 571-455-6064. melbikowski.com. Free.

“Gospel at Colonus” The Oedipus tragedy told gospel-style by WSC Avant Bard.
8 p.m. Lubber Run Amphitheater, North Second and North Columbus streets, Arlington. 703-228-1850. arlingtonarts.org. Free.

Sunday

Signature Theatre Open House A kickoff for the upcoming season with performances every 15 minutes, special ticket offers, raffles and a grand finale concert. Noon-8:30 p.m. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-820-9771. sigtheatre.org. Free.

K-Tigers with K-Pop The Korean extreme martial arts touring group performs. 5 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. hyltoncenter.org. $30-$50.

Monday

Mount Vernon Celebrates Purple Heart Day A ceremony will commemorate the oldest U.S. military decoration with members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. 10:30 a.m. George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Mount Vernon. ­703-780-2000. mountvernon.org. $9-$20.

“Wrapped Gems by Fred” Artist Fred Walker demonstrates wrapping sea glass and other gems. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Art a la Carte, 310 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-496-9540. artalacartegallery.com. Free.

Tuesday

Goo Goo Dolls with Phillip Phillips The rock band, which released “You Should Be Happy” in May, is on its Long Way Home Summer Tour. 7:30 p.m. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1900. wolftrap.org. $40-$75.

Wednesday

Chrisette Michele The R&B and soul singer-songwriter performs songs from her latest album, “Milestone.” 7:30 p.m. The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. ­703-549-7500. birchmere.com. $69.50.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane from staff reports