25 Things to Do in September

Fall kicks off with jazz supper clubs, a hop harvest tasting and a virtual artist studio tour.
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Sculpture NOW 2020

When: Sept. 17-Nov. 14 (virtual opening reception Sept. 17)

Where: Zoom

The floor. The ceilings. The walls. In this non-thematic exhibit put on by the Washington Sculptor’s Group and McLean Project for the Arts, 3D sculptures from more than 50 artists will be freestanding or hung on various surfaces. A virtual opening reception will take place on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. An artist talk will be held online Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. Free.


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Oktoberfest at Courthaus Social

5th Annual Oktoberfest at Courthaus Social

When: Sept. 19, 11 a.m..-10 p.m.

Where: Courthaus Social, 2300 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington

Oktoberfest 2020 has officially been canceled in Munich. But if you love food, craft beer and cornhole, all hope is not lost. Grab your friends—furry ones too!—and safely reenact the festival closer to home in Courthouse. Entry is free. Social distancing will be part of the drill.


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George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Colonial Market & Fair at Mount Vernon

When: Sept. 19-20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon

It’s never too early to stock up on unique gifts for friends and family. Head to our first president’s Virginia home to find artisan wares and edible treats—including demos of ice cream and chocolate being made in Colonial fashion. Social distancing guidelines will be observed, masks are required and the historic site has strategically located hand sanitizer stations. Price of fair is included in admission ($18 for adults; $10 for kids ages 6-11; free for kids 5 and under).


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Objects from “Flight,” by Greg Stewart

Flight by Greg Stewart

When: Sept. 19-Oct. 25

Where: Arlington Art Truck

Quarantine provided ample time for us to stop and take in our surroundings. If, in so doing, you discovered an appreciation for our avian friends, this “art activation” is up your alley. It stars the birds that will fly by us this fall. Free. Check website and social media for updates on the art truck’s whereabouts to pick up a free birdseed sculpture “Take and Make” kit.


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Celebrating The Sopranos

When: Sept. 20, 7 p.m.

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

Calling all fans of The Sopranos: Here’s your chance to do a deep dive into the seven-season, 86-episode series with a screening that’s divided into three parts. The first will feature insights from critics; the second will highlight the show’s creators; and third will compile thoughts from the beloved cast.  Tickets $10. Masks required.

Categories: Arts & Entertainment