6 Things to Do This Week
Disco roller-skating, live music, drive-through theater, a roving art exhibit and more.
When: Open daily through Sept. 12
Where: Strawberry Lane (between Strawberry Park and District Ave.), Mosaic District
Feeling nostalgic? Lace up some roller skates and cruise around the Mosaic District’s new pop-up outdoor skate rink to disco revival music. Admission (which includes skate rental) is $15 for adults; $13 for kids; $12 for groups of 10 or more. You can also rent lockers, skate aids and socks if needed.
When: July 9, 8 p.m.
Where: Lubber Run Amphitheater, at N. Columbus Street and Second Street N., Arlington
Get ready for live music under the stars. The Lubber Run Summer Concert Series returns, kicking off the season with a live performance by Chris Pierce, co-writer of the song “We Can Always Come Back to This,” from the NBC primetime series This is Us. Subsequent shows will bring artists such as Veronneau, JoGo Project, Akua Allrich, King Soul, Nkula and the 19th Street Band to the outdoor stage. See website for the full lineup of musicians and dates.
When: July 10, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Settle Down Easy Brewing, 2822 Fallfax Drive, Falls Church
That’s right—funky bluegrass. It’s a thing, which the organizers of this fun jam session describe as, “Motown throws on a pair of worn boots, hops on a Harley and heads out west. Ain’t that sweet?” Head on over to the Falls Church microbrewery for the D.C.-area debut of the “freshest, funkiest groove this side of Nashville,” a mashup of Marvin Gaye, Jerry Garcia, Chris Thile, String Cheese Incident, Stevie Wonder and more, “with a side of sass.” And fresh suds, of course.
When: July 10 (9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.) and July 11 (11 a.m.)
Where: St. Thomas More Cathedral Parking Lot, 105 N. Thomas St., Arlington (Saturday) and Lubber Run Amphitheater (Sunday)
Not quite ready to bring the kiddos back into a crowded theater? Get tickets to Encore Stage & Studio’s Voyager’s Compass, a drive-through play by Justice High School rising senior Xander Tilock, in which eccentric creatures embark on an epic mission to explore the seven skies and find their way home. The format prompts families to drive from scene to scene to meet each character and take part in the adventure. Audience members are asked to remain masked and in their vehicles for the duration of the show. The cost is $10 per vehicle. Buy tickets here.
When: Through Aug. 8
Where: This Arlington Art Truck activation will be making the rounds to multiple locations
Social justice printmaker Justyne Fischer has created woodcuts of five prominent women educators—Hazel Mahler, Dorothy Hamm, Evelyn Reid Syphax, Phoebe Hall Knipling and Emma Violand-Sánchez—for this Arlington Art Truck activation. The woodcut portraits are printed on postcards local residents can use to send notes of gratitude to teachers, mentors and others who have made a difference in their lives. Visit the art truck (see website for dates and locations) to meet the artist in person.
When: Saturdays, noon – 5 p.m.
Where: 2121 Crystal Drive, Arlington
Ready to do a little shopping, a little snacking and maybe a little drinking while supporting local makers? National Landing Market has moved to a new, easier-to-find location (The Park at 2121 Crystal Drive). Find vintage housewares, handmade apparel and accessories, upcycled art, cool jewelry, artisanal sweets, craft beer and more.