Summer Arts Guide 2019

Local exhibits and performances you won't want to miss, from country, rock and hip-hop legends to marauding pirates and a building-size public art project.


Singing Sergeants

July 4-Aug. 23

Summer Concerts at the Air Force Memorial

Spread a blanket, watch the fireflies and enjoy patriotic live performances by the U.S. Air Force Concert Band, Singing Sergeants and Max Impact. Show times are 7:30 or 8 p.m. Free. Air Force Memorial, 1 Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington,

Shamans of Sound. Photo by Josh Brick

July 5-Aug. 11

Summer Concerts at Lubber Run

Lubber Run Amphitheater celebrates its 50th anniversary with a packed lineup of free weekend concerts. Scheduled performers include U.S. Army Blues (July 5), the Fuss (July 6), Vox Pop (July 12), King Soul (July 13), Rocknoceros (July 14), Dogo (July 19), Hot Lanes (July 20), Rainbow Rock Band (July 21), Mariachi Los Amigos (July 26), Shamans of Sound (July 27), Levine School of Music Interactive Family Concert (July 28), Irene Jalenti (Aug. 3), Mr. Gabe and the Circle Time All Stars (Aug. 4), Carly Harvey (Aug. 9) and Veronneau (Aug. 10). Lubber Run Amphitheater, 200 N. Columbus St., Arlington,

July 5-6, 8:30 p.m.

National Symphony Orchestra Presents Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Take the kids and relive the magic of the film. Watch high-def images on a giant screen while the orchestra performs Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable musical score. Costumes encouraged! $35 and up. Wolf Trap Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna,
July 11-14

Elvis Costello: The Juliet Letters

Part song cycle, part rock opera, Elvis Costello’s The Juliet Letters is a collection of musical love notes to Shakespeare’s Juliet. Multiple characters present short, overlapping stories of passion, loss, death and betrayal that stretch across space and time. UrbanArias presents this series of dramatic ballads by Costello and the Brodsky Quartet in a cabaret setting. $45. Shows are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington,
July 12-Sept. 14

Creative Cauldron’s Summer Cabaret Series

Friday and Saturday summer nights become even more sultry with cabaret concerts by area musical theater performers. Styles run the gamut from Broadway to Tin Pan Alley to folk and jazz. Check the theater’s website for artists and their performance dates. $20-$22. Creative Cauldron, 410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church,


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