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.
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, novaparks.com/parks/potomac-overlook-regional-park/events
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, wolftrap.org
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, birchmere.com
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, wolftrap.org
The local nonprofit presents an evening of Italian opera. $20. Wakefield High School, 1325 S. Dinwiddie St., Arlington, operanova.org
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