27 Things To Do in June

Summer brings live music festivals, outdoor movies, a cycling classic and Taste of Del Ray.

From Russia with Love

Where: The Falls Church Episcopal, 115 E. Fairfax St., Falls Church

When: June 15, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Enjoy a little Tchaikovsky (Suite No. 1, in D Major, Op. 43), Shostakovich (Piano Concerto No. 2, in F major, Op. 102) and Mussorgsky (Prelude to Khovanshchina) performed by the Washington Sinfonietta, featuring soloist Rachel Franklin. $15-$20.


Columbia Pike Blues Festival

Where: Intersection of Columbia Pike & S. Walter Reed

When: June 15, 1-8:30 p.m.

The 24th annual Columbia Pike Blues Festival may be the ideal Father’s Day weekend event: It’s got five bands who leave it all on the floor. Barbecue, donuts and Tex-Mex. And pours from New District Brewing. Enough said. Free.

Cinema Del Ray Outdoor Movies

Where: Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria

When: June 15-Sept. 21 (screenings at dusk)

For outdoor films parents can feel good about, head to Del Ray’s outdoor summer movie series. Peter Pan, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Smallfoot (in Spanish with English subtitles), How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and Incredibles 2 are all on the roster. Free.


Courtesy of Signature Theatre


Where: Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington

When: June 18-July 14

In this world-premiere musical by John Dempsey and Dana P. Rowe (The Witches of Eastwick), famed British pirate Blackbeard gets some comic treatment as he sets sail with his crew to escape the British army. It’s Signature Theatre’s last production of the 2018-19 season and promises to be an exciting one, with the performance space transformed into a ship and accompanying ocean. $40-$98+


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Well Ray Festival

Where: Mount Vernon Avenue between Custis and Uhler Avenues, Alexandria

When: June 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Get a full body workout at the sixth annual Well Ray Festival, where you can sample exercise trends (CrossFit, pilates, spin, yoga … shall we go on?) as well as wellness services, such as acupuncture and nutritional counseling. Plus, there’s food, kids’ activities and a bit of local shopping. Free.

Categories: Arts & Entertainment