24 Things To Do in July

From fireworks and pirates to roots rock, July is packed with memorable events.

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Spoons, Toons and Booze

Where: Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington

When: July 13-14, Noon

Extend your weekend-morning bliss with some early-afternoon cartoons, cereal (from an all-you-can-eat bar) and adult beverages. And scrap the latte for a breakfast cocktail—including The Sonny, a Cocoa Puff-topped White Russian. $15.

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Lionel Richie

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

When: July 15, 8 p.m.

Before there was Adele’s “Hello,” there was Lionel Richie’s, a stirring and equally dramatic ballad that went to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1984. Have your ’80s dance moves ready as the American Idol judge revisits his many hits, with “All Night Long” and “Dancing on the Ceiling.” $127-$147.

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SigWorks: Soldiers of the Cross

Where: Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington

When: July 15, 7 p.m.

In this new dramedy by local playwright and American University professor Caleen Sinette Jennings, an African-American activist has to re-assess her family dynamics when her brothers wed outside their race. The work is part of SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Readings at Ali’s Bar. Free.


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Treasure Island

Where: Synetic Theater, 1800 South Bell Street, Arlington

When: July 17-August 18

Explore the world of orphan Jane Hawkins as she searches for buried treasure with a crew of adventurers in this adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale. Recommended age 8+. $10-$65.

Sheryl Crow

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

When: July 18, 8 p.m.

She’s got nine Grammys under her belt and a roster of hits that include “All I Wanna Do,” “Strong Enough,” “If It Makes You Happy” and “Soak Up the Sun”—a great segue to the fact that you can do just that at her Wolf Trap concert. $45-$185.

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