25 Things to Do in September

Fall kicks off with jazz supper clubs, a hop harvest tasting and a virtual artist studio tour.
Ttt Rooftop Rey Lopez

The rooftop bar at TTT. Photo by Rey Lopez.

Livestreamed DJs at TTT

When: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.; Sundays 4-8 p.m., starting Sept. 4

Where: TTT, 2900 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Clarendon)

The classic and cucumber margaritas are fan favorites at this Mexican hotspot, and they taste better with music. Street Guys Hospitality is taking the vibe up a notch at its first-floor taqueria and spacious rooftop bar in Clarendon with livestreaming DJ shows on weekends, curated by the D.C. entertainment group Pelonkey, on large projection screens. Playlists will be posted on the restaurant’s website.


The Tempest

The Tempest at Synetic Theater

The Tempest at Synetic Theater

When: Through Sept. 7

Where: Now livestreaming online

If you missed Synetic’s cinematic, live-stage adaptation of the Shakespeare classic in 2019, you can now stream the performance, and it’s a spectacle to behold. When the magical and powerful Prospera (played by Synetic co-founder Irina Tsikurishvili) conjures a storm, she gets more than she bargained for as romantic drama, deception and quests for vengeance emerge from the depths. Pay-what-you-can pricing is in effect, with tickets starting at $5.

Stealing Liberty

Live Outdoor Music at Falls Church Distillers

When: Weekends in September

Where: 442 S. Washington Street, Falls Church City

Pack your mask and grab a picnic table outside the Little City watering hole to hear live tunes from Dead cover band Jehovah’s Favorite Choir (Sept. 4), rock-soul-funk cover band The SuperFunk 5 (Sept. 5), rock-blues leaning Rock Creek Band (Sept. 18), classic-rock quartet My Generation (Sept. 26) and more. On Sept. 13, the distillery will host an End of Summer “Grateful Jams” open jam session with Stealing Liberty from 5-8 p.m.


Headliners in this year’s Fall for the Book Festival

Fall for the Book Festival

When: Begins Sept. 4

Where: Online

The usual four-day, in-person literary festival has been canceled, but the alternative may be just as enticing: a season-long celebration featuring #FallfortheBookFridays sessions at noon and other special events. Headliners include There There author Tommy Orange and fiction writer Rainbow Rowell, author of Wayward Son. Local booksellers like One More Page Books will have festival books available for purchase. Check website for event dates and times. Free.


Shaming Ritual.

“Shaming Ritual,” by Barbara Muth

My Body, Shamed

When: Through Sept. 6, Wednesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: The Art League Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria

Anyone who has ever struggled with body image will relate to Barbara Muth’s raw and honest depictions of her own journey from self-loating to acceptance in a “fat shaming” world. Admission is free. Visitors are required to wear a mask and temperatures will be taken at the door.

Categories: Arts & Entertainment