Falls Church Calendar: August 25-31, 2022

Thursday, August 25

Falls Church Writers Group. A group of local aspiring writers. Share your work, give and receive feedback. The program will take place virtually on Zoom.e-mail [email protected] Request a Zoom invite.7pm

Summer concerts and open houses. Enjoy an afternoon of live music and signature summer snacks. Meet the residents and team members who make up our Kensington Falls church family and visit our community. 700 W Broad St, Falls Church.3pm

Friday 26 August

Burger pops up. Join Settle Down Easy Brewing for their second burger pop. 2822 Fallfax Dr, Falls Church.4 pm

Martha’s escape room. This summer, Martha Washington Library is pleased to introduce a collection of escape rooms designed for older elementary school children, teens and adults. Each session is designed for single-group registration, preferably four to eight players. Just register for the event time you want. Martha Washington Library (6614 Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria) 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Saturday, August 27

Paint + Yoga/Summer Sunset Body Paint and Flow. During this guided flow and playtime, paint your practice and let your body be your paintbrush. 60 minutes. Guided/free flow and colorful playtime to enjoy summer sunsets. Tickets are $50. 7-9pm 7900 Lee Highway, Falls Church.

Travel around the world cultural food festival. As in previous years, we will take you on a day trip around the world to show you the cuisine, culture and traditions of the 40+ participating countries. Ethnic crafts, small businesses and nonprofits will also be present at the festival. 100 Madison Street, Alexandria. Admission is free from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm.

41 for the 41 National Brain Tumor Society fitness fundraiser. Join us for a fundraiser for the National Brain Tumor Society as we host a series of fitness-themed events. All proceeds will go to the National Brain Tumor Society. Functional Fitness VA (350 S. Washington St., 2nd floor, Falls Church). 10:00am – 12:30pm

Sunday, August 28

Descent and sprint. Drop & Dash donations will be held at the Falls Church Presbyterian (225 E Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046) for the benefit of the Knox Food Pantry. Full-size toiletries that welcome table guests are also welcome. For more information, visit fallchurchpresby.org.9:30 am

FRESHFARM farmers market. Located in the bustling shopping district of Fairfax’s Mosaic neighborhood, this family-friendly market is the place to shop for locally grown fruits and vegetables, grass-fed meats and pastured eggs, dairy products, sweet and savory baked goods, cold-pressed juices , coffee, ice cream, handmade dog treats and more! Mosaic District Avenue, Fairfax) 9:00am to 2:00pm

Monday 29 August

dog story. Read to therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from the library. Call or sign up for a 15-minute session. Ages 5-11+. Herndon Biweekly Library. 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Bicycle Falls Church Meeting. Take your bike to the City Hall steps and spend an hour viewing potential bike trail attractions year-round. 6:30pm

Tuesday, August 30

Stand-up comedy open mic from the Shipgarten Comedy Tent. Join us every Tuesday for our weekly comedy open mic featuring the best rising stars, touring comedians and ignorant beginners. Doors open at 7:30; show starts at 8pm at the comedy tent. 7581 Colshire Drive, McLean, VA.

College application essay writing. The College Essay Writing Program is an opportunity to help high school students write essays for college. Led by a former high school teacher, the program will provide tips and tricks for writing essays, as well as opportunities to receive feedback and/or criticism. Oakton Library. 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Thursday, August 25

Blues Urban Reorganization. Claire and Don’s Beach Cabin (130 N Washington Street, Falls Church). 5:30pm 703-532-9283.

Pile O’ Rock. JV Restaurant (6666 Arlington Avenue, Falls Church, VA). 8 p.m. (703) 241-9504.

Red is not chili. National Theater (220 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA) 8:00 p.m. (703) 237-0300.

Friday 26 August

Bourbon Moon. Claire and Don’s Beach Cabin (130 N Washington Street, Falls Church). 5:30pm 703-532-9283.

Nowhere Male Tribute to the Beatles. National Theater (220 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA) 7:30 p.m. (703) 237-0300

sidewalk. Solace Outpost (444 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA). 8 p.m. (571) 378-1469

Holly Montgomery. Dogwood Tavern (132 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA) 9:30 p.m. (703) 237-8333

Tony Luca and Rachel Levitin. Jammin Java (227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA) 8:00 PM (703) 255-1566

Saturday, August 27

Chris Coletta and State Secrets. Claire and Don’s Beach Cabin (130 N Washington Street, Falls Church). 6:00 pm 703-532-9283.

Dan Barry. Dogwood Tavern (132 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA) 9:30 p.m. (703) 237-8333

Mary Chapin Carpenter and Emily Harris. Wolf Trap (1551 Trap Rd, Vienna, VA) 7:00 pm (703) 255-1800.

Creek Water Band. JV Restaurant (6666 Arlington Avenue, Falls Church, VA). 8:30pm (703) 241-9504

Sunday, August 28

Surf fan. Claire and Don’s Beach Cabin (130 N Washington Street, Falls Church). 5:30pm 703-532-9283.

Josh Allen Band. JV Restaurant (6666 Arlington Avenue, Falls Church, VA). 8pm (703) 241-9504

Monday 29 August

Tom Saputo. JV Restaurant (6666 Arlington Avenue, Falls Church, VA). 7:30pm (703) 241-9504.

Wednesday 31 August

Mark Wenner and the Blues Warriors. JV Restaurant (6666 Arlington Avenue, Falls Church, VA). 8pm (703) 241-9504

Thursday, August 25

Purple. From August 16th to October 9th, The Color Purple will be at the Signature Theatre. Timothy Douglas (Spunk) directed the successful musical adaptation of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about human tenacity, redemption, and love. Teenage Celie is separated from her beloved sister and forced into an abusive marriage. Over the next four decades, Celie found hope in a group of friends who inspired her to find her voice, discover her beauty, and transform her life, while experiencing depression, despair, and heartbreak. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards® and featuring high scores in jazz, gospel, blues, and ragtime, Purple brilliantly illuminates the lives of black women in the South with a stunning range. (703) 820-9771.

Friday 26 August

Hamilton. From August 2 to October 9, Hamilton will be on display at the Kennedy Center on select days. Hamilton was the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that fuses hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, Hamilton continues the story of founder Alexander Hamilton and creates a revolutionary moment in theater. Tickets range from $59.00-$399.00.

Tuesday, August 30

Dear Evan Hansen. Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical and a 2018 Grammy, Dear Evan Hansen is a deeply personal and profound work about life and the way we live of contemporary musicals. The Washington Post called “Dear Evan Hansen” “one of the greatest performances in musical theater history.” Kennedy Center. The show runs from August 30th to September 25th. Tickets range from $79.00 – $199.00. (202) 416-8000.

nowhere to go. Bobby Smith’s enterprising ode to the unemployed in this musical. A dedicated corporate “information refiner” learned that his company was moving to a cheaper but very (very) remote location, and with it came work. Backed by a jazz band, the permanent part-timer must decide whether to uproot his family’s life or embark on an unknown adventure. Ironic wit fused with clever jazz, blues, and bluegrass for an offensive capitalist critique of the personal costs of doing business. Signature Theater in Arlington, Virginia. 7:30pm (703) 820-9771.

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