THE 12TH ANNUAL LIZZIE BORDEN Ax Throwing Contest will be held on Saturday, August 6 at 400 N. Oak St in the City of Falls Church in support of the American Legion Post 130. Registration begins at 11 am, the Practice begins at 12 pm and the contest will begin at 1 pm Registration is $20 per person. The first place prize is a silver tomahawk. For more information, call 703-533-1945. (Photo: Teresa Irwin)
Thursday, August 4
New Yorker discussion group. Monthly discussion group for readers of the New Yorker, presented by the Mary Riley Styles Public Library. Email Pete Sullivan ([email protected]) for a Zoom invite. 2 — 3 p.m.
Solace Outpost Q&A Night. First and second place teams win gift cards. 571-378-1469. (444 W. Broad St., Falls Church). 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 6
Falls Church Farmers Market. Every Saturday the market offers fresh local produce, meat, dairy, flowers, honey and more. Covid-19 guidelines observed. (300 Park Ave, Church Falls). 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cherry Hill Open House Tours. The historic Cherry Hill Farm and Home is offering docent-led tours now through the Oct. Cherry Hill Farmhouse (312 Park Ave, Falls Church). For more information, visit cherryhillfallschurch.org. 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Storytelling “My trip to the fair”. Local author Mallika Appana will read her children’s book “My Journey to the Fair: A Journey Through the Handicrafts of India” and will also show how to make one of the handicrafts mentioned in her story. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library (7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church). The craft will involve fabric paint, recommended for ages 5-12. Register online at librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/event/9355911. 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Wes Iseli magic show. Wes Iseli and his family will bring their magic show to the Mary Riley Styles Public Library (120 N. Virginia Ave, Falls Church). His magic and illusion show is loaded with audience participation, comedy routines and animal effects. 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Paws to Read with Lucy. Those interested can visit Lucy, a trained therapy dog, and read aloud to her. Visitors can bring their own book or choose one from the library. Walk-ins welcome. Thomas Jefferson Public Library (7415 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church). 2 — 3 p.m.
Monday, August 8
Meditation for children. The Tysons-Pimmit Library (7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church) is inviting children ages 5-12 and their parents/guardians to a guided meditation session. Register online at librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/event/9148391. 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Nonfiction book discussion group. For August, the group will discuss “They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us: Essays by Hanif Abdurraqib”. This program will be held virtually by Zoom; register online at mrspl.librarycalendar.com to attend. 19:00
Tuesday, August 9
I like being me… when I grow up. Wolf Trap Master Artist Kofi Dennis will present ways to adapt songs, rituals, and activities from other cultures into each family’s daily routine. Participants will go on an imaginary journey to share the movements, sounds and instruments of different West African traditions. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library (7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church). Register online at librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/event/8906327. 2:30 — 3:15 p.m.
Thursday, August 4
City of Fairfax: Main Street Community Band. Fairfax County Government Center (12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax). 5:30 pm
The scene rarely. Nottoway Park (9537 Courthouse Rd., Vienna). 7:30 p.m. 703-324-7469.
Elikeh. Frying Pan Farm Park (2709 West Ox Road, Herndon). 7:30 p.m. 703-324-7469.
Friday, August 5
Washington Balalaika Orchestra. Mason District Park (6621 Columbia Pike Annandale). 7:30 p.m. 703-324-7469.
Fire. Grist Mill (4710 Mt. Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria). 7:30 p.m. 703-324-7469.
Daryl Davis. Royal Lake Park (5344 Gainsborough Dr, Fairfax). 7:30 p.m. 703-324-7469.
Fairfax City Band Alte Kameraden German Band. Lake Accotink (7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield). 7:30 p.m. 703-324-7469.
Saturday, August 6
The Grandsons, Jr. Burke Lake Park (7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station) 10 am 703-324-7469.
The Uncle Devin Show. Visitor Center and Amphitheater (5040 Walney Road, Chantilly) 10 am 703-324-7469.
Marsha and the positions. Audrey Moore Recreation Center (8100 Braddock Road, Annandale) 10 am 703-324-7469.
Zero lesson. Austin Grill (8430 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield). 7 p.m. 703-644-3111.
Bolivian Cultural Heritage Night: “Fraternity Folklore Cultural Morenada Bolivia”. Ossian Hall Park (7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale) 7:30 pm 703-324-7469.
High noon. Arrowbrook Center Park (2351 Field Point Road, Herndon) 7:30 p.m. 703-324-7469.
Margot McDonald. Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton (9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton) 7:30 pm 703-324-7469.
Sunday, August 7
Arielle Silver. Sandy Spring Museum (17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD). 7 p.m. 301-774-0022.
Wednesday, August 10
123 Andrew. Frying Pan Park Visitor Center (2709 West Ox Rd, Herndon). 10:00 a.m. 703-324-7469.
The Tayrona. Graham Road Community Building (3036 Graham Rd, Falls Church) 7:30 pm 703-324-7469.
Taisha Estrada. Mason District Park (6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale). 7:30 p.m. 703-324-7469.
CONCERTS IN THE PARK, organized by the Falls Church Village Preservation and Improvement Society (VPIS) and the Department of Parks and Recreation, wrapped up its final show of the year last week. Concerts in the Park will return next summer for its 31st year of entertainment. Apple Core (pictured here) is a Beatles cover band that often performs in the Falls Church area. (Photo: Gordon Theisz)
Thursday, August 4
Summer concerts at Cherry Hill Park. The 2022 Summer Concert Series in the Park, organized by the Falls Church Village Preservation and Improvement Society (VPIS) and the Falls Church Parks and Recreation Department, returns for its 30th year of local musical entertainment. Guests have heard a variety of regional artists, ranging in genres from blues to rock and Latin music, each week beginning at 7 pm at Cherry Hill Park (312 Park Ave, Falls Church) and now, for the final performance of the Summer, attendees will get the opportunity to experience Big Howdy, a group specializing in bluegrass music. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets or folding chairs and a picnic dinner, as seating will not be provided. For more information, visit fallschurchva.gov/632/Concerts-in-the-Park.
Providence presents. As part of the Fairfax County Parks Authority Summer Entertainment Series, the District of Providence will present an ongoing set of live music performances at Nottoway Park (located at 9601 Courthouse Rd, Vienna) and the Graham Road Community Building. (located at 3036 Graham Rd, Falls Church) on Wednesday and Thursday nights, throughout the month of August. Upcoming shows at Nottoway Park are as follows: Thursday, August 4, The Seldom Scene (Bluegrass); Thursday, August 11: Cathy Ponton King (Roots, Blues); Thursday August 18: Yellow Dubmarine (Beatles Tribute Band); and Thursday, August 25: Billy Coulter (Roots Rock, Pop). Upcoming performances at the Graham Road Community Building are: Wednesday, August 3: The Continentals (polka music); Wednesday, August 10: El Tayrona (Colombian Dance); Wednesday, August 17: Peru Cultural Center (Peruvian Dance); and Wednesday, August 24: Caiso Steel Drum Band (Caribbean Music). Those who wish to volunteer at an event can send an email [email protected] For more information, visit fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.
To your taste. Presented by NOVA Nightsky Community Theatre, William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” a tangled tale of love, lust and mistaken identity, will run Thursday, August 4 through Saturday, August 6 beginning at 7:30 p.m. with three more consecutive presentations. From Thursday, August 11 to Saturday, August 13, all at the Vienna Baptist Church (located at 541 Marshall Rd SW, Vienna). This performance of “As You Like It” is directed by Chuck O’Toole. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets, as production takes place outdoors. In the event of inclement weather, clients may attend another night or a rescheduled date will be made available. For more information and tickets, visit novanightskytheater.com/box-office.
Friday, August 5
Summer Cabaret Series 2022. Sponsored by Sislers Stone and produced by Creative Cauldron, the Summer Cabaret series is a season-long celebration of music and musical theatre. Every Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, now on September 17, the public will be able to experience the spectacular local talent of the DC area. Upcoming performances will feature Abby Middleton, Favorite Child, JChris, Sally Imbriano, DeCarlo Raspberry, Sarah Anne Stillers, Susan Derry, Wesley Diener and Kanysha Williams. Creative Cauldron, a nonprofit professional theater in the city of Falls Church, is located at 410 S Maple Ave, Falls Church. For more information and tickets, visit creativecauldron.org.