24 Things To Do in July
From fireworks and pirates to roots rock, July is packed with memorable events.
Bad Art Night III: The Dark Art Rises
Where: Columbia Pike Branch Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive, Arlington
When: July 29, 7-8:30 p.m.
Join fellow artists (pros and novices alike) to create a simply awful piece of artwork from the underworld. (No seriously, a trophy will be handed out to the worst piece.) All mediums are welcome, and additional art supplies and snacks will be available. 18+. Free.
Where: Gallery Underground, 2100 Crystal Drive, Suite 2120-A, Arlington
When: July 29-August 23
The four ancient elements of fire, earth, water and air serve as inspiration for this multimedia show by members of the Arlington Artists Alliance. Free.
Where: The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria
When: July 30, 7:30 p.m.
She played Scarlett O’Connor, burgeoning music star and niece to Deacon Claybourne (the troubled songsmith portrayed by locally raised actor Charles Esten) for several years on TV’s Nashville, but she’s now a solo artist in her own right. Catch Clare Bowen alongside fellow Aussie Imogen Clark. $49.50.
Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington
Where: Filene Center at Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna
When: July 30, 8 p.m.
Fourteen-time Grammy winner and jazz aficionado Herbie Hancock shares a bill with innovative saxophonist Kamasi Washington, who in addition to his albums as bandleader, has appeared on records by Kendrick Lamar and St. Vincent. $35-$75.
Catch more great events this month in our summer arts guide and summer family events roundup.