“Summer in the City” This exhibit features works in a variety of media, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics and glass, with the theme of summertime in the D.C. area. Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Through Aug. 24. Gallery Underground, Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Dr., Arlington. 571-483-0652. www.novaartcenter.org. Free.
Beach Bumz This week the Rock the Row Concert Series presents a Jimmy Buffett tribute band. 7 p.m. Pentagon Row Plaza, 1201 S. Joyce St., Arlington. 703-413-6691. www.pentagonrow.com. Free.
Potomac Nationals The P-Nats will play at home for the next three days, hosting the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Thursday-Friday at 7:05 p.m., Saturday at 6:35 p.m. G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium, 7 County Complex Ct., Woodbridge. 703-590-2311. www.potomacnationals.com. $9-$15, seniors, youth and military with ID $8-$10, age 5 and younger free.
Cool Cow Comedy Showcase Rahmein Mostafavi hosts the show with three local comics for an evening of laughs. 8 p.m. Arlington Cinema ’N’ Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. 703-486-2345. www.arlingtondrafthouse.com. $5.
National Symphony Orchestra George Daugherty conducts his creation, “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II,” featuring cartoons shown on huge screens. 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1900. www.wolftrap.org. $22-$55.
“Anything Goes!” An exhibit of works by Del Ray Artisans board members Michele Reday Cook, Susan Amber Gordon, Lesley Hall, John W. Hiller, Nora Partlow, Betty Plummer and Stacy Rausch. Opening reception 7-10 p.m. Through Sept. 1. Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-838-4827. www.thedelrayartisans.org. Free.
Summer Shakespeare: “Taming of the Shrew” Franklin Park Arts Center’s Summer Shakespeare program, with Run Rabbit Run Theatre, will showcase young talent with community performers in this witty love story, set to 1960s-style music. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. 540-338-7973. www.franklinparkartscenter.org. $10, seniors and students $8.
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” Friday Family Movie Night features a screening of the 2012 family comedy. Bring a blanket and popcorn. 8:30-10 p.m. Loy E. Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St., Manassas. 703-361-9800. www.harrispavilion.com. Free.
“Can’t Hardly Wait” Showing this week at the Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival is the 1998 film starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry and Charlie Korsmo. Dusk. Gateway Park, Lee Highway and North Lynn Street, Arlington. 703-522-6628. 703-228-1850. www.rosslynva.org/play/calendar/film-festival. Free.
Friendship Firehouse Festival The Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association festival features antique and modern fire equipment, craft booths and food vendors. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friendship Firehouse, 107 S. Alfred St., Alexandria. 703-746-3891. www.friendshipfirehouse.net. Free.
BrickFair The annual celebration of all things Lego features models, displays and trains. Kids can create their own works of brick art in the Stay & Play area. Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dulles Expo Center, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly. 703-378-0910. www.brickfair.com. $12, free for age 3 and younger.
Acoustic on the Green Don Chapman performs vocals with acoustic and electric guitars. With Lisa Lim and Firefall’s Larry Burnett. Take picnics, lawn chairs and blankets. 7-9 p.m. Leesburg Town Hall, 25 W. Market St., Leesburg. 703-737-7156. www.acousticonthegreen.com. Free.
Goodnight, Texas Avi Vinocur of San Francisco and Patrick Dyer Wolf of North Carolina named their band for a town midway between their homes. They released “A Long Life of Living” in October. With the Bankesters. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $10-$13.
Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas This group won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 Zydeco Music Awards and an award for best zydeco at the 2012 Big Easy Entertainment Awards. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. 7:30-10 p.m. Reston Town Center Pavilion, 1818 Discovery St., Reston. 703-709-6300. www.restontowncenter.com/
Poco This country rock group released its latest album, “All Fired Up,” in February. With Pure Prairie League. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $35.
Summer Chamber Music Series The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association presents clarinetist Kristen Sheridan performing works by Poulenc, Debussy and Stravinsky. 3 p.m. The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-746-4994. www.wmpamusic.org. www.alexandriahistory.org. Donations accepted at the door.
Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers This Grammy-winning singer and keyboardist performs pop, jazz, soul and bluegrass music with his band, the Noisemakers. With Railroad Earth. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1900. www.wolftrap.org. $25-$42.
“The Help” The 2011 drama, starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard and Octavia Spencer, is based on Kathryn Stockett’s book by the same name. Vornado/Charles E. Smith’s, 1851 S. Bell St., Arlington. www.crystalcity.org/artful/screen/
“Artistic Impressions” An exhibit of hand-built pottery by Sherri Johnson of Fairfax and digitally painted photographs by David and Jane Ernst of Springfield opens Tuesday. Reception Aug. 17 1-5 pm. Through Sept. 2. Artists’ Undertaking, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-494-0584. www.theartistsundertaking.com. Free.
Sunset Parade Listen to music by the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and watch precision drills by the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Iwo Jima Memorial, near Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington. 202-433-6683. www.barracks.marines.mil. Free.
Arlington County Fair A 5K run has been added to this year’s lineup of activities. There will be exhibits, carnival rides, fair treats, entertainment, piglet races and more. Wednesday and Aug. 8 5-10 p.m., Aug. 9 2-11 p.m., Aug. 10 10 a.m.-11 p.m. and Aug. 11 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. 703-358-5920. arlingtoncountyfair.us. Free, fees for some activities.
Delores King Williams The music of Peggy Lee is featured in this performance for the Sizzlin’ Summer Cabaret series. With pianist Howard Breitbart. 8 p.m. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-820-9771. www.signature-theatre.org. $25.
Ballroom With a Twist Derek Hough, Peta Murgatroyd, Anna Trebunskaya and Tristan MacManus of “Dancing With the Stars” and finalists from “So You Think You Can Dance” and “American Idol” perform. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1900. www.wolftrap.org. $25-$48.
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3An exhibit of hand-built pottery by Sherri Johnson of Fairfax and digitally painted photographs by David and Jane Ernst of Springfield, above, opens Tuesday. Reception Aug. 17 1-5 pm. Through Sept. 2. Artists’ Undertaking, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-494-0584. www.theartistsundertaking.com. Free.