Arts & Entertainment

Falls Church Calendar: July 29 – August 4, 2021

LOCAL EVENTS

THURSDAY, JULY 29

Concerts in the Park: Big Tow. Currently in its 28th year following a pause due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Concerts in the Park has been featuring a variety of musical acts every Thursday night since June 17. Closing out the current season is local cover band Big Tow, who will feature tunes from John Hiatt, Tom Petty, Wilco and Steely Dan. This event series is made possible by the Village Preservation and Improvement Society and the Recreation and Parks Department. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or folding chairs as well as something to eat and drink. In case of inclement weather, performances are moved inside the Community Center. Cherry Hill Park (312 Park Ave., Falls Church). For more information, visit fallschurchva.gov/concerts or call 703-248-5077. 7 p.m.

Walk-In Tech Clinic. A tech tutor will be available every Thursday morning to help adults with their tech issues. The Tech Clinic is located in the Group Study Room of the Thomas Jefferson Library (7415 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church). 10 – 11 a.m.

English Conversation Group. A small conversation group for adults seeking to practice English. Group meetings take place in the conference room of the Thomas Jefferson Library (7415 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church). Noon – 1 p.m.

SATURDAY, JULY 31

Falls Church Farmers Market. The Falls Church Farmers Market runs every Saturday, where attendees will find fresh, local produce, meat, dairy, flowers & plants, honey, music and more. City Hall (300 Park Ave., Falls Church) 8 a.m. – noon. For more information, visit fallschurchva.gov/547/Farmers-Market-To-Go.

Paws to Read with Lucy. Children and pre-teens can come and read aloud to Lucy, a trained therapy dog. Kids can bring their own book or find a book at the library. Age 6 – 12. Thomas Jefferson Library (7415 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church). 2 – 3 p.m.

MONDAY, AUGUST 2

Storytime Fun for Preschoolers. Space limited to 15 children with one caregiver each. First come, first served basis. Check in at the info desk for tickets. Bring your own towel, cap and water bottle. Weather permitting, the event will take place outdoors in a shady location. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library (7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church). 10:30 – 11 a.m.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3

National Night Out Ice Cream Social. Those interested are invited to join the Sleepy Hollow United Methodist Church for a National Night Out Ice Cream Social. For more information, call 703-534-6461. Sleepy Hollow United Methodist Church (3435 Sleepy Hollow Road, Falls Church). 6 – 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4

English for Pre-Beginners. Adults with no or limited prior English experience are invited to a learning session focusing on basic vocabulary and every-day phrases. Limited to 6 participants. Registration required. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library (7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church). 6:30 – 8 p.m.

VIRTUAL EVENTS

THURSDAY, JULY 29

Live Well: Mood Boosting Foods (online). As part of the Food and Nutrition Series, join Emily Massi, dietician and nutritionist, for a virtual lesson in mood-boosting foods as well as help in creating a grocery list to help lighten your spirit and improve long-term physical wellness. An invitation to join the class will be emailed to interested participants 1 day prior to the start time. Register online at librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/event/7689490. Noon – 1 p.m.

MONDAY, AUGUST 2

Virtual Reading Buddies/Ayuda de Lectura. Every Monday and Wednesday, students have a chance to practice their reading with a high school volunteer, supervised by a librarian. Geared toward students in the K – 6 age range. Sign up with the name of the student for a Zoom link to join the session. Registration opens up one week prior to each session and closes 24 hours before the start time. If you are a high school student interested in volunteering as a Reading Buddy, email [email protected] 1 – 1:30 p.m.

City Council Work Session — to include joint session w/CACT (online). All participating members of the City Council will be present at this meeting. Members of the public may view this electronic meeting via www.fallschurchva.gov/CouncilMeetings. The meeting may also be viewed on FCCTV (Cox 11, RCN 2, Verizon 35). City Council Work Sessions are held the first and third Monday of the month, with the exception of August and December when only one meeting is held. These meetings are open to the public and are conducted to allow Council Members to discuss upcoming legislation and policy issues; the public is not generally invited to speak. 7:30 – 11 p.m.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3

Yoga Wellness: Movement, Breath, Meditation (online). Those interested are invited to join Laura East for yoga movement practice and a lesson in traditional yoga breathing techniques. This learning session is focused on stress relief and heart-centered compassion meditation. An invitation to join this virtual class will be emailed the day of the program. Teens and adults are welcome. 10 – 10:45 p.m.

Bouncin’ Babies (online). Participants are invited to join Ms. Kelly and her ukulele for a morning of songs, storytelling and fun. Geared towards children age 1 and under. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered parents and guardians a day in advance. 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

THEATER & ARTS

FRIDAY, JULY 30

After Midnight. Conceived by Jack Viertel, this song and dance extravaganza is set to the swinging sounds of Duke Ellington, Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields and many others, framed by the classic works of American poet Langston Hughes. Starring Hamilton’s Christopher Jackson and Signature favorite Nova Y. Payton with direction and choreography by Jared Grimes), After Midnight features 28 of the big band era’s most memorable songs, including “Stormy Weather,” “I’ve Got the World on a String” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing,” taking the audience on a glamorous, vibrant tour of Harlem after midnight. Streaming on demand until Aug. 4 at sigtheatre.org.

LIVE MUSIC

THURSDAY, JULY 29

Scarlet Begonias. Falls Church Distillers (442 S. Washington Street, Ste A Falls Church). 7 p.m. 703-858-9186.

Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes. Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). 7 p.m. 703-255-1566.

ZOSO: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience. The State Theatre (220 N Washington St., Falls Church). $20. 8 p.m. 703-237-0300.

Thrillbillys: The Return. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church). 8 p.m. 703-241-9504.

FRIDAY, JULY 30

Josh & Garrett. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church). 4 p.m. 703-241-9504.

Toad Head. Falls Church Distillers (442 S. Washington St., Ste A Falls Church). 6 p.m. 703-858-9186.

Young Relics: Their Return to JV’s. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church). 7:30 p.m. 703-241-9504.

Back to the 90’s (Outdoor Show). Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). 7 p.m. 703-255-1566.

Judith Hill: Live. The Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria). $39.50. 7:30 p.m. 703-549-7500.

Kix & The Roadducks Live. The State Theatre (220 N Washington St., Falls Church). $30. 7:45 p.m. 703-237-0300.

SATURDAY, JULY 31

Shot Glass Romance Live and in Concert. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church). 3:30 p.m. 703-241-9504.

Debonis Allen Trio. Falls Church Distillers (442 S. Washington Street, Ste A Falls Church). 4 p.m. 703-858-9186.

The Free Flowing Musical Experience: Free Outdoor Show. Falls Church Distillers (442 S. Washington Street, Ste A Falls Church). 6 p.m. 703-858-9186.

U2TOPIA: A Live Tribute to U2. Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). 7 p.m. 703-255-1566.

The Fabulous Thunderbirds: Live and in Concert. The Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria). $39.50. 7:30 p.m. 703-549-7500.

Shakin Woods (Funk, Blues and More). JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church). 8 p.m. 703-241-9504.

Saved by the 90’s: A Party with the Bayside Tigers. The State Theatre (220 N Washington St., Falls Church). $20. 9 p.m. 703-237-0300.

Joint Operation: Live. Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). $15 – $25. 10 p.m. 703-255-1566.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1

Cosmic Carl’s Drum Circle Open Mic Live. Falls Church Distillers (442 S. Washington Street, Ste A Falls Church). 5 p.m. 703-858-9186.

Terra Firma: Live and in Concert. Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). 6 p.m. 703-255-1566.

Zen Warship — Outdoor Concert. The Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria). $25. 7:30 p.m. 703-549-7500.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3

Casey Abrams: Live and in Concert. Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). $15 – $25. 7:30 p.m. 703-255-1566.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4

Rewind Wednesdays with David Thong & Friends: A Live Outdoor Concert. Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). 7 p.m. 703-255-1566.

Shinyribs. The Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria). $35. 7:30 p.m. 703-549-7500.