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.



July 13 and Aug. 10, 7-9 p.m.

Potomac Overlook Second Saturdays

Bring a picnic to the park for an evening of family fun. On July 13, Soulfire plays a setlist of classic tunes ranging from funk and country to rock. August 10 brings the guitar, sax and harmonica sounds of Two Blue. Donations requested. Potomac Overlook Park, 2845 Marcey Road, Arlington,
July 14, 8 p.m.

Nas with the National Symphony Orchestra

Twenty-five years after his album’s critically acclaimed release, hip-hop icon Nas teams up with the NSO to stage a symphonic rendition of Illmatic, one of the most revered albums in hip-hop history. Conducted by Steven Reineke. $45 and up. Wolf Trap Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna,
July 18, 7:30 p.m.

Aimee Mann with Jonathan Coulton

After debuting as the lead singer of ’80s band ‘Til Tuesday, Mann went on to cultivate a prolific solo career. Her new album, Mental Illness, features the songs “Goose Snow Cone” and “Patient Zero.” $55. The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria,
July 20, 7 p.m.

SOJA, Sublime With Rome and Common Kings

The Grammy-nominated reggae band from Arlington joins forces with ska-influenced Sublime With Rome and the pop-rock band Common Kings. $40 and up. Wolf Trap Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna,
July 21, 3 p.m.

Opera Nova

The local nonprofit presents an evening of Italian opera. $20. Wakefield High School, 1325 S. Dinwiddie St., Arlington,


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