24 Things To Do in August

From Cirque du Soleil to Lenny Kravitz, August promises some serious excitement.

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Tony Bennett

Where: Filene Center at Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna

When: Aug. 17, 8 p.m.

Legendary velvet-voiced crooner Tony Bennett may be a nonagenarian, but his music is timeless. Hear some of the tunes performed live that landed him a whopping 18 Grammys over the course of his career. (And if you just can’t wait for the concert, get plenty of Bennett in the interim by browsing his original artwork.) $35-$85.


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Signature Theatre Open House

Where: Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington

When: Aug. 18, Noon-7 p.m.

Signature Theatre marks its 30th season with its annual open house, featuring short performances, season previews, games and crafting, master classes and a finale concert. Free.


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Portuguese Wine Class

Where: Screwtop Wine Bar, 1025 N. Fillmore St., Arlington

When: Aug. 18, 4-6 p.m.

Going to school on a Sunday doesn’t sound too compelling—till you learn that it’s wine school. Sip on vino and nibble on cheese at this survey of choice wines from Portugal. $49.99.


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The British Invasion

Where: Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington

When: Aug. 20-31

As its title makes clear, The British Invasion is a chance to revisit the UK music that significantly altered the American pop-culture landscape in the 1960s. Expect some Rolling Stones, The Who and that little-known foursome of suited mop tops from Liverpool. $38.


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Lenny Kravitz

Where: Filene Center at Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna

When: Aug. 21, 8 p.m.

Singer-songwriter, actor and producer Lenny Kravitz sounds every bit the rock star he is on 2018 album Raise Vibration, singing with confidence and conviction on a collection of songs meant to uplift and to spark change. $45-$115.


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