25 Things to Do in September
Fall kicks off with jazz supper clubs, a hop harvest tasting and a virtual artist studio tour.
When: Through Sept. 26, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Where: Cherry Hill Park, 223 Little Falls St., Falls Church
Enjoy the waning days of summer with some smooth tunes at sunset. Just grab your own chair or blanket, maintain distance between other music lovers. The lineup includes Wesley Diener (Sept. 4), Sean Heely (Sept. 5), Jade Jones (Sept. 11), Tia Rountree (Sept. 12), Abby Middleton (Sept. 18), Griefcat (Sept. 19), and Night at Newcastle, featuring Creative Cauldron veteran Alan Naylor (Sept. 25). Tickets $30. Creative Cauldron is also hosting a series of Virtual Thursdays online performances.
When: Sept. 4-26
Where: Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria
Anyone with two left feet, or who has been skipping their ab workout, will agree: Belly dancing is art. This exhibit features a belly dance souk—an Arab marketplace containing costumes and accessories—along with paintings inspired by the dance, and even a live performance on social media. Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday, noon-6 p.m., and Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Visitors are asked to wear a mask and maintain six feet of distance. Free.
When: Sept. 11, 13 and 17 (class times vary)
Where: 5512 23rd Street North, Arlington
Learn to make your own plant-based skincare products the Parisian way with Elodie Cally, who holds a diploma in cosmetic formulation. Cally hosts outdoor classes at her home in Westover, with tables spaced apart for social distancing. Participants in September workshops will learn how to make lemon scrub with olive powder and a facial serum. $75 per class.
When: Sept 12, 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Where: Caboose Commons, 2918 Eskridge Road, Fairfax (Mosaic District)
Gather your quarantine crew, break out of the house and head over to Caboose Commons to sample flights from six breweries and one cidery—at a socially distanced table reserved just for you. $320 for a table of eight.
When: Sept. 9-Oct. 4
Where: The Art League, 105 North Union St., Alexandria
Struggling to find the words to describe this unprecedented period in modern history? Perhaps that’s because words alone cannot do it justice. See artists’ creative interpretations of all that is 2020 in this free online exhibit.