6 Things to Do This Week

Salsa lessons, outdoor movies and an all-day street festival with live music on two stages.


Aztec Sun

Aztec Sun comes to Ballston

Bands & Brews on the Boulevard

When: July 24, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Wilson Boulevard in Ballston, Arlington

Get ready for an all-day outdoor music festival featuring nine live performances and a 200-foot street pub serving beer, wine and cocktails. Featured artists include DJ Touch Basis, hip-hop cellist Andrew Savoia and Fordson Labs, Turtle Recall, Junkfood, Popstar Drive, Aztec Sun, Bobby McKey’s Dueling Pianos, Avant Bard Theatre and Lucia Valentine. The music is free, but if you plan to belly up to the bar you’ll need drink tickets.


Salsa Dancing at The Renegade

When: July 19, 7:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: The Renegade, 3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington

Always wanted to learn how to salsa? The Renegade in Clarendon is staging a series of Latin Nights hosted by Michy TL with international tapas-style food, pitchers and bucket drink specials. The night kicks off with a salsa 101 lesson for beginners, followed by live salsa dancing with Edwin Ortiz y La Mafia Del Guaguanco and then a late-night party with DJ Renzo. $10 cover. For updates, follow @latinnightsTL on Facebook.

Shogan Duck

Author Colleen Shogan, Dead as a Duck Book Launch

When: July 21, 7 p.m.

Where: One More Page Books online

Arlington author Colleen Shogan follows up on her 10 other mysteries with a new whodunnit. In Dead as a Duck, a beach town mayor turns up dead during a congressional staffer’s vacation, triggering a dramatic chain of events. Former Washington Post reporter Ellen Crosby leads a discussion with the author in this virtual event hosted by One More Page Books. Register here.


King Soul

King Soul comes to Lubber Run Amphitheater

King Soul at Lubber Run

When: July 24, 8 p.m.

Where: Lubber Run Amphitheater, entrance at N. Columbus Street and Second St. N., Arlington

The Wammie-winning 8-piece band has a new album out, and they’re ready to take the stage with powerful vocals, driving rhythms and serious horns. King Soul includes members of the Slickee Boys, the Rhodes Tavern Troubadours, the Recliners, the Grandsons, the Hula Monsters, the Thangs and the J Street Jumpers.


Films in the Park: Moana

When: July 22, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Strawberry Park, The Mosaic District

Bring the kids and a picnic blanket, grab an ice cream cone and watch Disney’s epic tale of a girl who sets sail on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and save her people.


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Colorful Sails (oil), Vicki Doyle

HOT! An all-member show at Gallery Underground

When: Through July 30 (gallery hours Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where: Gallery Underground, 2100 Crystal Drive (Crystal City Shops), Arlington

Local artists showcase multimedia works inspired by the steamy temperatures, scenes, colors and activities of summer, from orange sunsets and dreamlike seascapes to depictions of outdoor social gatherings.


Categories: Arts & Entertainment