21 Things to Do in September
Expect outdoor festivals, '90s rock and dynamic theater this month.
Where: Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Highway, Arlington
When: Sept. 7, 1-7 p.m.
At this annual music festival celebrating its 29th year, hear a range of acts, from local go-go and jazz collective JoGo Project to New Orleans “brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit” Cha Wa. Free.
Where: The State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church
When: Sept. 7, 9 p.m.
The ’90s alt-rock group that brought us a line that’s surely the start of every great relationship—“It’s hard to say what it is I see in you”—comes to Falls Church. $22-$25.
Where: The Art League, 105 N. Union Street, Alexandria
When: Sept. 10-Oct. 6
Member artists present their interpretation of the “spirit of the times”—whether past or present—in this show curated by oil painter Zoey Frank. Opening reception Sept. 12, from 6:30-8 p.m. Free.
Where: Thomas Jefferson Community Theater, 125 S. Old Glebe Road, Arlington
When: Sept. 14-29
The Arlington Players opens its 69th season with a production of the Disney favorite that (if Murder, She Wrote hadn’t already done it) made Angela Lansbury a household name. $15-$25.
Where: Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St., Arlington
When: Sept. 15, 1-5 p.m.
Enjoy some tunes and snacks during Columbia Pike’s second year of this pet extravaganza, featuring dog walkers, groomers, rescue information and other resources for animal lovers. Free.