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Falls Church Calendar: June 30 – July 6, 2022

Local Events

Thursday, June 30

Falls Church Fiber Artists. Mary Riley Styles Public Library (120 N. Virginia Ave, Falls Church) invites all who enjoy knitting and crocheting to a weekly craft group. All are welcome. 10 a.m. — 12 p.m.

La Hora del Cuento en Español. Tysons-Pimmit Library, in partnership with the Gift of Language Center, will present Spanish Immersion storytime once a month. (7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church.) 10:30 — 11 a.m.

Playtime with Early Literacy Center. The Mary Riley Styles Public Library Early Literacy Center will be open for free play for an hour following storytime. (120 N. Virginia Ave, Falls Church, VA.) 11 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Handmade Paper Workshop. Teens entering grades 6 — 12 are invited to explore papermaking at Mary Riley Styles Public Library (120 N. Virginia Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046). Register online at mrspl.librarycalendar.com. 3 — 5 p.m.

Summer Concerts in Cherry Hill Park. The Summer Concerts in the Park series, hosted by the Falls Church Village and Preservation and Improvement society, returns for its 30th year. Guests can visit Cherry Hill Park (312 Park Ave, Falls Church) every Thursday at 7 p.m. until Aug. 4.

Falls Church Writers Group. A group for local aspiring writers, usually meeting on the last Thursday of the month. Email Pete Sullivan of Mary Riley Styles Public Library ([email protected]) for a Zoom invitation. 7 — 8 p.m.

Friday, July 1

Burger Popup by Preservation Biscuit. The Preservation Biscuit Company has teamed up with Audacious Aleworks to host another burger popup at Audacious Aleworks (110 E. Fairfax St, Falls Church, VA) from 4 p.m. until all items are sold. Burgers, potato wedges, sweet potato tater tots, fried mac & cheese and cheese wedges will all be served at this popup. For more information on Preservation Biscuit, visit preservationbiscuit.com; for more information on Audacious Aleworks, visit audaciousaleworks.com.

LEGO Club for Kids. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library invites kids ages 5 — 10 with one adult caregiver for an afternoon of collaborative LEGO creation. All LEGOS provided and stay at the library. (7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church.) 4 — 5 p.m.

Saturday, July 2

Falls Church Farmers Market. Every Saturday, the Farmers Market features fresh, local produce, meat, dairy, flowers and more. Covid-19 health guidelines observed. City Hall parking lot (300 Park Ave, Falls Church). 8 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Bob Brown Puppets. Mary Riley Styles Public Library welcomes back Bob Brown Puppets, featuring finger puppets, hand puppets and a rod puppet. (120 N. Virginia Ave, Falls Church, VA.) 11 — 11:45 a.m.

Collab: Conversation in Art. An exhibition featuring work done in collaboration between two different artists, running now — Aug. 14 at Falls Church Arts Gallery (700 W. Broad St, Falls Church, VA). Visit fallschurcharts.org for more information. The gallery is open Wednesdays — Saturdays, 11 a.m. — 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. — 2 p.m.

Sunday, July 3

NOVA Central Farm Markets. This year-round market features meat, produce, dairy, baked goods and other finds. Visit nova.centralfarmmarkets.com for more information. (7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church.) 9 a.m. — 1 p.m.

Monday, July 4

Falls Church Arts Artist Cafe and Critique Group. Meeting the first Monday of the month, the Artist Cafe and Critique Group is a place for artists to receive feedback from fellow creators. For more information, visit fallschurcharts.org. Falls Church Arts is located at 700-B W. Broad St, Falls Church, VA. 12 — 2 p.m.

VPIS Historical Readings for July 4. The Falls Church Village Preservation and Improvement Society (VPIS) has sponsored and organized a reading of the nation’s founding documents for over 25 years on the 4th of July. This year’s readings will take place in City Hall Chambers, located at 300 Park Avenue, Falls Church. For more information, visit vpis.org. 12 p.m.

Live Music

Thursday, June 30

Blues City Shakedown. Clare and Don’s Beach Shack (130 N Washington St, Falls Church). 5:30 p.m. 703-532-9283.

Moonshine Society Duo. Settle Down Easy Brewing Co. (2822 Fallfax Drive, Falls Church). 6 p.m. 703-573-2011.

Apple Core (Beatles Tribute). Cherry Hill Park (312 Park Ave, Falls Church). 7 p.m.

Friday, July 1

Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Shawn Colvin. Wolf Trap (1551 Trap Rd, Vienna, VA). $27. 7:30 p.m. 703-255-1900.

Soul Gravity. Clare and Don’s Beach Shack (130 N Washington St, Falls Church). 5 p.m. 703-532-9283.

The Amish Outlaws and Jason D. Williams. The Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria). $39.50. 7:30 p.m.

Acoustic Aubrey. Dogwood Tavern (132 W. Broad St, Falls Church). 9:30 p.m. 703-237-8333.

Saturday, July 2

Digital Underpants. Clare and Don’s Beach Shack (130 N Washington St, Falls Church). 6 p.m. 703-532-9283.

Béla Fleck & My Bluegrass Heart. Wolf Trap (1551 Trap Rd, Vienna, VA). $29. 7 p.m. 703-255-1900.

The Grateful Allman Band Experience. Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). $20. 8 p.m. 703-255-1566.

Heather Peck. Dogwood Tavern (132 W. Broad St., Falls Church). 9:30 p.m. 703-237-8333.

Sunday, July 3

Sky Music Showcase. Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). $10. 12:30 p.m. 703-255-1566.

The Quantico Marine Corps Band. Cherry Hill Park (312 Park Ave, Falls Church, VA). 5 p.m.

Monday, July 4

Patchwork Dorothy. Dogwood Tavern (132 W. Broad St., Falls Church). 6:30 p.m. 703-237-8333.

Tuesday, July 5

Leonid & Friends. The Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria). $59.50. 7:30 p.m. 703-549-7500.

Bachelor Boys Band. Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). 8 p.m. 703-255-1566.

Wednesday, July 6

Séan McCann (of Great Big Sea). Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). $35. 7:30 p.m. 703-255-1566.

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

Theater & Arts

Thursday, June 30

We Shall Someday Concert. Presented by Signature Theatre, “We Shall Someday” weaves together story and song into a concert presentation that chronicles the lives of three generations of a Southern Black family. Viewers will experience life with the family, as they trace the effects of racism, activism and legacy from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s to the present day. “We Shall Someday” will run from Thursday, June 30 — Saturday, July 2 and is recommended for teens and adults. Signature Theatre is located at 4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA. For more information, visit sigtheatre.org.

Summer Concerts in Cherry Hill Park. The 2022 Summer Concerts in the Park Series, hosted by the Falls Church Village Preservation and Improvement Society (VPIS) and the Recreation and Parks Department, returns for its 30th year of local musical entertainment. Running now — Thursday, Aug. 4, guests will hear a variety of regional artists — ranging in genres from blues to rock to Latin — each week starting at 7 p.m. at Cherry Hill Park (312 Park Ave, Falls Church). Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or folding chairs and a picnic dinner to these outdoor concerts. Advanced registration is no longer required.The lineup for the remainder of the summer is as follows: Thursday, June 30: Apple Core (Beatles Covers); Thursday, July 7: Ocho De Bastos (Latin Rock); Thursday, July 14: Acosta and Clark (Acoustic Roots); Thursday, July 21: KM2 (Rock and Pop Covers); Thursday, July 28: Karl Stoll and The Danger Zone (Blues); Thursday, Aug. 4: Big Howdy (Bluegrass).

Friday, July 1

Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Written by Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin and adapted from Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird” tells the story of the young Scout, Jem and their father, Atticus, a middle-aged lawyer in the Deep South. Dealing with the issues of race, segregation, gender identity and justice, the stage version of one of America’s most popular books is directed by Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher, with Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas in the role of Atticus Finch. Presented at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (2700 F St, NW, Washington, DC). This production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” will run until Sunday, July 10. Patrons should arrive early, as performances start promptly at curtain time and run a total of 2 hours and 35 minutes. For complete showtimes, more information and tickets, visit kennedy-center.org.

Tuesday, July 5

Hotter Than July: Stevie Wonder. Running between Tuesday, July 5 — Sunday, July 17, Signature Theatre presents a Stevie Wonder-themed cabaret — its first in two years. Specifically taking inspiration from Stevie Wonder’s 1980 platinum album “Hotter Than July,” this cabaret show brings back songs like “All I Do” and “Master Blaster (Jammin’),” along with some of his other hits, such as “Isn’t She Lovely,” “Summer Soft,” “I Just Called To Say I Love You” and “Higher Ground.” For complete showtimes, more information and tickets, visit sigtheatre.org. The “Hotter Than July” cabaret runs for approximately 75 minutes, without intermission. Signature Theatre is located at 4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA. Covid-19 health and safety guidelines in place; to learn more about Signature Theatre’s Covid policies, visit sigtheatre.org/plan-your-visit/safety.