Nancy Brittle’s "Emma and Bea" is part of "The Painter's Journey," a collaborative exhibit opening Tuesday at the Center for the Arts in Manassas. (Nancy Brittle)
THU 16

It’s Thursday! Summer Concert Series Classic rock covers by the Back Pages Band. 6:30 p.m. Through Aug. 18. Old Town Square, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax City. 703-352-2787. Free.

“The Good Devil (in Spite of Himself)” A comedy about a 17th-century French improv troupe that revolts against a royal decree forbidding its members from speaking onstage. Preview shows begin Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and continue Friday, Saturday and Monday at 7:30 p.m. Through July 17. Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-418-4808. Preview shows are pay-what-you-can. Performances $10-$35.

Gaelic Storm The Celtic band released “Matching Sweaters” last year. 8:30 p.m. Tally Ho Theatre, 19 W. Market St., Leesburg. 703-777-1665. $35-$75.

FRI 17

Taste of Reston Outdoor food festival with live music, including LauraLea & Tripp Fabulous and the Reagan Years, beer and wine gardens, and family activities. Friday 3-11 p.m., Saturday noon-11 p.m. Reston Town Center, 11900 Market St., Reston. 703-707-9045. Free, 24 food and beverage tickets $20.

Plaza Party The weekly summer event includes games, dining, a fountain for kids to play in, and country music by Scott Kurt and Memphis 59 on Friday and rock band Total Distraction on Saturday. Friday and Saturday 6-8 p.m. Through Sept. 4. The Village at Leesburg, 1602 Village Market Blvd. SE, Leesburg. 571-291-2288. Free.

Kenny Rogers The Country Music Hall of Famer appears on the last stop of his Gambler’s Last Deal final world tour. With Linda Davis. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 877-965-3872. $30-$60.

SAT 18

Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour Visit the studios and galleries of more than 60 artists during the 11th annual self-guided driving tour. Visit the website for a list of locations. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 540-338-7973. Free.

Northern Virginia Summer BrewFest Seasonal beer, mead and cider from more than 45 regional breweries and cider makers, plus live music, food and more. Saturday noon-7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Bull Run Regional Park, Special Events Center, 7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville. 703-923-0800. $35, in advance $30, designated drivers $10.

Columbia Pike Blues Festival Music by Little Bit a Blues, the Bobby Thompson Project, Bosley, Davina & the Vagabonds, and Jesse Dee; arts-and-crafts vendors; family activities; and food. Sponsored by Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization. 1-8:30 p.m. Columbia Pike Blues Festival, South Walter Reed Drive and Columbia Pike, Arlington. ­703-228-3000. Free.

“The Beauty of Inflections” Opening reception for Julia Bloom and Susan Hostetler’s mixed-media exhibit , which features drawings, sulptures and other three-dimensional pieces. 4 p.m. Through July 31. Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. ­703-548-0035. Free.

U.S. Marine Chamber Orchestra The concert is part of the Summer Orchestra Series. 7:30 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 E. Campus Dr., Alexandria. 202-433-4011. Free.

Cabaret Series: “Classic vs. Contemporary” A competitive show of Broadway tunes with the audience choosing the winner between new and classic songs. Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 1 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton. 703-584-2900. $20-25.

Dave Matthews Band The Grammy-winning rock band performs. 8 p.m. Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Dr., Bristow. 703-754-6400. $40.50-$85.

“The Magic of Bill Blagg” The illusionist will make audience members levitate and disappear in this interactive show. 8 p.m. McLean Community Center, Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-9223. $20.

SUN 19

Antique Car Show Celebrate Father’s Day at the 43rd annual show, co-sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Authority and the Model A Ford Club of America, with more than 400 antique and classic cars, a flea market, vendors and house tours. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly. 703-437-1794. $10, seniors $8, children $7.

MON 20

Art of Ballroom Dance Gary Stephans teaches the fox trot, waltz, tango and more. Beginners at 7 p.m., advanced at 7:45 p.m. The Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. 703-505-5998. $15.

Vista Kicks The indie band performs songs from its debut album, “Chasing Waves.” With Burn the Ballroom and Strangers You Know. 7:30 p.m. Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703-255-1566. $12-$20.

TUE 21

“The Painter’s Journey” Nancy Brittle, Janie Mosby, Chris Smith and Kathleen Willingham explore rural life in this collaborative exhibit. Opens Tuesday and continues through July 29. Center for the Arts, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. 703-330-2787. Free.

Colvin & Earle Duo Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle perform from their self-titled album released this month. Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. $79.50.

WED 22

David Engel Pirate School! With slapstick, magic and puppets, Pirate Billy Bones teaches a young audience how to stand, talk, laugh and eat like pirate. 10:30 a.m. Wolf Trap, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 877-965-3872. $10.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

from staff reports