17 things to do this week: June 11-17

The Columbia Pike Blues Fest, Love Your Body Yoga Festival and a Father’s Day Fest.

Columbia Pike Blues Fest // Photo by Lloyd Wolf

LECTURE
Women’s History: Fashion in the 20th Century
Tuesday, 7 p.m.
A person’s wardrobe can say a lot about them, and for women in the 20th century, their choice of fashion spoke to politics, social movements, music and more. Arlington County’s CostumeLab Manager, Jennifer Biehl, will talk about the history behind some of these clothes, pillbox hats to platform shoes. // Westover Branch Library: 1644 N. McKinley Road, Arlington

MUSIC
David Sanborn
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
David Sanborn contracted polio at the age of three and started playing the saxophone as a part of his treatment therapy. Since then, Sanborn’s career has spanned six decades. The musician has released 24 albums and won six Grammy Awards. // The Birchmere: 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria

PERFORMING ARTS
Pride Poetry Open Mic Night
Thursday, 6-8 p.m.
Take the chance to share or listen to poetry, short stories, songs and art that speak to the LGBTQIA+ experience in a safe and supportive community. Must be 18 or older to attend. // Freddie’s Beach Bar: 555 23rd St. S., Arlington

MUSIC
Harry Connick Jr.
Thursday, 8 p.m.
A Broadway actor and composer, as well as Tony nominee, Harry Connick Jr. memorializes  his childhood stomping grounds of New Orleans in this glorified performance. Tickets range from $45-$95. // Filene Center at Wolf Trap: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna

FAMILY
Medieval Mayhem Fun Camp
Friday, 7:15 a.m.-6:15 p.m.
Ideal for children ages 5-12 years old, this camp will offer a variety of period-themed crafts and activities including pool noodle jousting. Tickets cost $60. Attendees should wear comfortable clothes and pack their own lunch and snack. // Topkick Leesburg: 1025 Edwards Ferry Road, Leesburg

PERFORMING ARTS
CYT Les Miserables School Edition
Friday, 7-9:30 p.m.; runs through June 24
The multi award-winning story has been adapted for a younger audience while keeping the iconic scores and scenes that show human struggle set in 19th century France. // King George High School: 10100 Foxes Way, King George

FESTIVAL
DC/Virginia Tiny House Festival
Friday-Sunday
Tour some of the tiniest houses in the country and hear from key speakers in the modern housing industry all while sampling food from local vendors. Admission rates and times vary so check the website for specific information. // Prince William County Fairgrounds: 10624 Dumfries Road, Manassas

FESTIVAL
All-Star Comic Con
Friday-Sunday, times vary
Fly into action with some of the hottest actors, voice actors, artists and cosplayers in the comic and superhero industry. Get the opportunity to vote for the first annual cosplayer of the year award winner, delve into the magical world of tabletop gaming and more at the inaugural year of this regional comic con. // Sheraton Tyson Hotel: 8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons

FOOD & DRINK
Alexandria Historic Breweries Walking Tour & Tasting
Saturday & Sunday, 2-4:30 p.m.
Author of Alexandria’s Historic Breweries Garrett Peck and Portner Brewhouse co-founder Cat Portner will guide tourists on a walking tour through the foundations of Old Town Alexandria’s local brewing scene. The tour will also include Portner Brewhouse beer samplings. Tickets are $25. // Old Presbyterian Meeting House: 323 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria

MUSEUM
Innovations in Flight Family Day and Aviation Display
Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Set your eyes not to the sky, but on the ground to capture a hundred years of flight engineering and innovation. This one day only event will have over 50 aircrafts from different decades; the perfect event for the aviator-at-heart in your life. // Air and Space Museum:  14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly

SPECIAL EVENT
Annual Juneteenth Celebration
Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Visit James Madison’s Montpelier to honor and celebrate African American history with food, music and family. A traditional African libation ceremony will be held at Montpelier’s slave cemetery at 10 a.m., followed with lots of live music, educational arts and crafts, activities, walking tours, wagon rides and lunch. Additional information, including times of the events, is available online. // James Madison’s Montpelier: 11350 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station

MUSIC
Columbia Pike Blues Fest
Saturday, 1-8:30 p.m.
Three Man Soul Machine, Caz Gardiner, King Sould Band, Nikki Hill and Don Bryant headline the 23rd annual Columbia Pike Blues Fest. But there’s more than music going on, the Arlington Art Truck will be parked at the event, as will other artists curated by GRUMP, Arlington’s winter arts & crafts show. Local food and kids activities are also available at this free event. // Columbia Pike and Walter Reed Drive, Arlington

FOOD & DRINK
Mastering the Big Green Egg Cooking Class
Saturday, 2 p.m.
Summer is prime time for grilling, and those looking to brush up on their charcoal Big Green Egg grill skills can do so through a hands-on cooking class led by Executive Chef Ryan Arensdorf. // Salamander Resort & Spa: 500 N. Pendleton St., Middleburg

MUSIC
Sound of Music
Saturday, 7:15 p.m.
Be the star of the show as you belt the lyrics to you favorite, nostalgic musical tunes. Do-Rae-Me-Fa-So ready for this Sound of Music sing-a-long. // Filene Center at Wolf Trap: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna

FITNESS
Love Your Body Yoga Festival
Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Treat your soul and your body with a day filled with yoga, healthy snacks and beverages to kick off the beginning of Virginia Yoga Week. Come find your zen and say ‘Namaste’. // Reston Town Center: 11900 Market Street, Reston

HOLIDAY
Father’s Day Fest
Sunday, Noon-4 p.m.
Maltese Brewing Company and Potomac Point Vineyard and Winery host dad this year with live music by Lenny Burridge, beer, wine, cigars, barbecue and outdoor activities. // Potomac Point Vineyard and Winery: 275 Decatur Road, Stafford

MUSEUM EXHIBIT
History in Your Hands
Sunday, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Visitors of all ages who are blind or visually impaired are invited to interact with the collections through tactile exploration and verbal descriptions. Trained museum volunteers will lead this event. While free, pre-registration is required and can be made at 703-432-8455. // The National Museum of the Marine Corps and Heritage Center: 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle

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