The August Guide


August 11 through 17




Dairy Days

Photo courtesy of Don Sweeny, FCPA Photographer.

Diary Days at Sully Historic Site
August 15-29 on Fridays, 1-3 p.m. Children get a taste of 18th century life by churning butter and making their own ice cream at Sully Historic Site. Timed programs occur at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. on Fridays, register a time online. / Sully Historic Site; 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly; 703.437.1794; $5


Noche Flamenca
August 12, 8:30 p.m. Authentic flamenco music is celebrated with live dances and music by Noche Flamenca, a Madrid-based company of dancers, singers, and guitarists. / The Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts; 1645 Trap Road, Vienna; 703.255.1900; $10-44

Carnivores Tour: Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars, and AFI
August 13, 7 p.m. Three bands join forces for a night of alternative and punk rock. Linkin Park will be promoting their album The Hunting Party, which was released in June. / Jiffy Lube Live; 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow; 703.754.6400; $25-155+

Nickel Creek and Josh Ritter
August 13, 7:30 p.m. After a seven-year break, Nickel Creek is back to producing and touring. There lastest album A Dotted Line (2014) boasts music that is a combination of bluegrass and acoustic pop. Josh Ritter, known for his compelling lyrics in songs like “The Curse” and “Come Find Me” also performs. / The Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts; 1645 Trap Road, Vienna; 703.255.1900; $35-50 

Tab Benoit
August 14, 8:30 p.m. Blues musician Tab Benoit promotes his records the old fashioned way, by playing wherever his band can perform. The singer has been playing guitar-driven blues since 1990. Must be 18 or older to attend. / The State Theatre; 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church; 703.237.0300; $23-26

 Cindy’s Legacy Charity Golf Clinic & Play with the Pro Happy Hour
August 15, 6-9 p.m. Enjoy an evening with your choice of golf lessons and contests or three rounds of golf with the Pro. There will be refreshments in the clubhouse, and a silent auction. / Herndon Centennial Golf Course; 909 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon; 703.471.5769; $35-15

 Films in the Park: Fried Green Tomatoes
August 15, 7 p.m. The 1991 comedy-drama film based on the novel will be shown at Strawberry Park in the Mosaic district. The film is rated PG-13. As part of Mosaic’s food and film series, the movie is paired with Matchbox. / Strawberry Park; 2911 District Ave, Fairfax; 703.992.7765; Free

 Friday Night Live! Right On Band
August 15, 6:30-10:30 p.m. The authentic ‘Ten-Piece Show Band,’ Right On Band, performs. They’ve performed around the world, and have also entertained congress, and the last three U.S. Presidents. / Town Green Herndon; 777 Lynn Street, Herndon; 703.481.6133; Free

August 15, 8 p.m. The globally acclaimed composer comes to Wolf Trap to share his orchestrations, which are a fusion of classical instrumentation and samplings from jazz and world music. / The Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts; 1645 Trap Road, Vienna; 703.255.1900; $35-75

Aviza Black Art Exhibit
August 16, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. For one day only, Rippon Lodge will host an exhibit of Aviza Black’s work. Aviza Black was a successful artist and fashion illustrator in the 20th century. Local artists will also be present, doing demonstrations and selling their work. / Rippon Lodge Historic Site; 15520 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge; 703.499.9812; $5, children under 2 free

Second Annual Chesapeake Crab & Wine Feast
August 16, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Aimee & Todd Henkie, the owners of The Vineyards and Winery at Lost Creak host an evening of all-you-can-eat Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs. Lost Creek Wines will be served. The all-you-can-eat menu also includes hamburgers and hot dogs, corn on the cob, Chesapeake macaroni salad, and more. / The Harvest House at Lost Creek Winery; 43277 Spinks Ferry Road, Leesburg; 703.443.9836; $49 

Loudoun West Brew Bus
August 17, 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Enjoy a tour of two craft breweries and a distillery hosted by Reston Limousine. Corcoran Brewing is the first stop, and lunch choices will be offered from onsite vendors. Adroit Theory, a brewery with a focus on flavor-forward beers, is the next stop. Finally, Catoctin Creek, a distillery that’s been in Loudoun since before prohibition. / 205 E Hirst Rd, Purcellville; 703.478.0500; $39