Falls Church Events Calendar: August 18-24, 2022

Summerfest takes place in the plaza at the Tysons Corner Center and hosts a variety of summer events in the weeks leading up to September. Happy hour game tournaments on Tuesday nights, including bingo, ping pong and more. (Photo courtesy: Maurissa Potts)

Thursday, August 18

Arlington County Fair. From August 17th to August 21st, the Arlington County Fair is one of the largest free events on the East Coast. Featuring a beer garden, goat yoga, big trucks, pizza eating contests and more. Located at Thomas Jefferson Community Center (Arlington, VA). (703) 829-7471.

Dog days in summer. Harvey’s is collaborating with Lost Dog and Cat Rescue and @Acme Pie Co. for “Dog Days of Summer”! Harvey’s will be launching their dog menu and hosting a dog beauty contest. Come with your dog and get a raffle ticket. Dress up your dog and get two raffle tickets. Acme pies is also baking some special dog treats. Lost Dog and Cat Rescue will be on-site with information on all the wonderful pets.

Friday 19 August

Friday night family movie night. Bring your folding chair or blanket and enjoy family-friendly outdoor movies and entertainment at The Plaza. Movie titles will be provided via Facebook @tysonscornercenter. These events are weather sensitive; updates will be provided in the event of severe weather.7pm

Saturday, August 20

The Workhouse Arts Centre is on stage. On Stage will take place in the private McGuireWoods Galley Theater at the Workhouse Arts Center as well as in our outdoor Rizer Pavilion theater. This new lineup features a range of artists for our 2022 season, spanning a variety of genres including classical, pop, modern and comedy. $20-30. 703-584-2900.

“Wild” omnimedia art exhibition. Thirty-one artists will present an omnimedia exhibition inspired by the word “Wild” at the Falls Church Arts Gallery from August 20th to October 2nd. The Falls Church Arts Gallery is located at 700-B West Broad St. (Route 7), Falls Church. Open Tuesday-Friday 11am-6pm, Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 11am-4pm with free admission.

summer festival. Enjoy live music at The Plaza on Fridays and Saturdays from 6-8pm and Sundays from 5-7pm. Featuring soundtracks across various genres or DJs playing popular songs. We look forward to seeing you there.

Musical Theatre Summer Cabaret Series. It’s a celebration of music and musical theatre. Every summer weekend, Creative Cauldron hosts cabaret shows or concerts by some of the brightest minds in the DC area. Choose a table for two or four and see your favorite performers and some exciting new faces. $25-35 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. Visit https://www.creativecauldron.org/cabarets22.html for more information.

Virtual Reproductive Rights Summit. The summit will focus on immediate, practical assistance those seeking abortion care need, as well as witnessing for reproductive justice. 10:00 am to 12:00 pm For more information please contact: [email protected]

Monday 22 August

Rush into past summer camps. Campers will learn about farming, cooking, chores, clothing, crafts and games of the time, as well as gain a better understanding of our local history. Camp is open from 9 am to 3 pm, visit www.fallschurchva.gov/recreation or call 703-248-5027 for more information. Sign Up Online. Monday 22 August to Friday 26 August.

Tuesday, August 23

summer festival. DC Fray will host Happy Hour Gaming Tournaments every Tuesday from May to August from 6pm to 8pm. Concepts will rotate between Cornhole, Ping Pong and Bingo. Participation is free. Prizes will be offered by Tysons Corner Center retailers. Located at Tysons Corner Center Plaza.

Wednesday 24 August

Blood donation at Falls Church. Make a life-saving donation on Wednesday, August 24 at The Falls Church Episcopal Blood Drive. 115 E Fairfax St., Falls Church, VA. Visit https://bit.ly/FCE0824 from 3pm to 7pm.

summer festival. Join Earls Kitchen + Bar every Wednesday from 5-7pm for alfresco cocktails and entertainment. Includes happy hour specials. Located at Tysons Corner Center Plaza.

live music

Thursday, August 18

Elvis Costello and the imposter. Filene Center (1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA). 8:00pm (703) 255-1868

Tommy Pullin. Jammin Java (227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA). 7:30pm (703)-256-1566

Road Duck. National Theater (220 N Washington Street, Falls Church). 7:30 pm 703-237-0300.

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

Friday 19 August

David pass. Dogwood Tavern (132 W. Broad St, Falls Church). 9:30pm 703-237-8333.

Fantasia. Filene Center (1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA). 8:00pm (703) 255-1868

Dom Flemings. Mason District Park Location (6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA).7:30pm

Zero class. Celtic Home (2500 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA). 9:30pm (703)-746-9644.

Saturday, August 20

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

Bill Kilchin. Arrowbrook Center Park (2351 Field Point Road, Herndon, VA) 7:30 PM

Alex Parres. Dogwood Tavern (132 W. Broad St, Falls Church). 9:30pm 703-237-8333.

Los Angeles Texas Madman. Lorton Workhouse Arts Center (9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton, VA).7:30pm

Irish Heritage Night “The Irish Breakfast Band”. Ossian Hall Park (7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale, VA).7:30pm

Sunday 21 August

Mr Chaps. National Theater (220 N Washington Street, Falls Church). 7:30 pm 703-237-0300.

Luya project. Mason District Park (6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA).7:30pm

Wednesday 24 August

Decembrists. Filene Center (1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA). 8:00pm (703) 255-1868

Colin Thompson Band. Bourke Lake Park (7315 Cow Road, Fairfax Station, VA).7:30pm

Thursday, August 18

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 change her life, while experiencing depression, despair, and heartbreak. An 11-time Tony Award-nominated and with a sky-rocketing score of jazz, gospel, blues and ragtime, The Color Purple brilliantly illuminates the lives of black women in the South on an astonishing range. (703) 820-9771.

Providence presents. As part of the Fairfax County Park Service’s Summer Entertainment Series, the Providence District will host a series of live music performances at Nottoway Park (9601 Court Road, Vienna) on Thursday nights throughout August. Upcoming shows at Nottoway Park are as follows: Thursday, August 18: Yellow Dubmarine (The Beatles Tribute); and Thursday, August 25: Billy Coulter (Roots Rock, Pop). For more information, visit fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Friday 19 August

A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Folgers Theatre. Check out the summer show, where the Folgers Theatre presents Shakespeare’s most magical comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream – only until August 28th! Against the backdrop of the National Building Museum’s ornate atrium, this “Broadway World” production collides with young lovers, mischievous fairies and bumbling actors in the bright moonlight. Be blown away by 90 minutes of pure fun.

Tuesday, August 23

Hamilton. From August 2 to October 9, Hamilton will perform at the Kennedy Center on select dates. Hamilton was the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, Hamilton tells the story of America’s founding father, Alexander Hamilton, and creates a revolutionary moment in theater. Tickets range from $59.00-$399.00. (202) 416-8000.

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