24 Things To Do in August
From Cirque du Soleil to Lenny Kravitz, August promises some serious excitement.
Where: Creative Cauldron, 410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church
When: Aug. 3, 8 p.m.
Jazz pianist and vocalist Mark Meadows, fresh off his performance in Signature Theatre’s Unforgettable, revisits the music of Nat King Cole in concert with award-winning jazz vocalist and Falls Church native Danielle Wertz. $18-22.
Where: Filene Center at Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna
When: Aug. 4, 8 p.m.
ABBA is the pop foursome that just won’t quit (no for real, they actually won’t quit, with a tour—albeit with avatars—and new music planned for later this year). Get your fix of “Dancing Queen” and “Take a Chance on Me” at this tribute concert. $30-$60.
Where: Crystal City Water Park, 1601 Crystal Drive, Arlington
When: Aug. 6, 6-9 p.m.
Take part in an annual, nationwide night of block parties and neighborhood events, designed to promote positive relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Gatherings are planned throughout Arlington, including Crystal City’s first such event, featuring food from The Stand and raffles at nearby restaurants and stores. Free.
Where: The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria
When: Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m.
About a decade ago, Arlington singer-songwriter Justin Trawick founded The 9, a concert series featuring a rotating cast of fellow singer-songwriters and performances throughout the area, as well as New York City and Philadelphia. Celebrate their 10th anniversary at The Birchmere. $20.
Where: Next Phase, 1711 Wilson Blvd., Suite No.2, Arlington
When: Aug. 10, 1-4 p.m.
Why do just one workout when you can do three? Register for this healthy take on the pub crawl and attend 30-minute classes at Next Phase, Lava Barre and Good Sweat. Proceeds help Operation Paws for Homes. $30.