Herndon Friday Night Live. Fridays, through Aug. 28. 6:30 p.m. at 777 Lynn Street, Herndon. Listen to great music on Friday nights during the summer. herndonrocks.com/schedule.php.
“Paint and Beyond,” through Aug. 28 at U.S. Geological Survey, National Gallery, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston. The League of Reston Artists is displaying paintings, mixed media, and two-dimensional works suitable for wall hanging. Many of the artworks reflect USGS’s environmental mission. The exhibit is free and open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
“Birds of a Feather.” Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, 12-5 p.m. through Sept. 3 at Reston Art Gallery & Studios, 11400 Washington Plaza, Reston. Marie Straw works with different media, discovering the changing properties in each. In her works of acrylics and collage elements on paper, canvas, plywood and even tar paper, she is constantly experimenting to attain the look she wants to achieve. Straw is primarily self-taught through study with several local artists, art books and visiting art shows and museums.
Take a Break Concert Series. Thursdays, through Sept. 3. 7-9 p.m. at Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Listen to some great music live.
Reston Concerts on the Town. Saturdays, through Sept. 5. 7:30-10 p.m. at Reston Town Center. Bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets and enjoy live music in the Pavilion Saturday nights. Free. Rain or shine. 703-912-4062. www.restontowncenter.com/concerts
Summer Reading Program. Saturdays, through Sept. 5. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Reston Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Come to the library all summer for books and events. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/rr/.
Stars on Sunday Concert Series. Sundays, through Aug. 30. 3 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton. Featuring a lineup of performances that showcase the diversity of talent and culture in Northern Virginia. Concerts are free to attend and are perfect for families, a special date or a relaxing afternoon of music and dance.
Follow Your Heart: Recent Work by Nancy Hannans through Sept. 6 at Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton. Nancy Hannans' recent paintings weave stories of love, joy and harmony in magical lands filled with unlimited possibilities. Hannans combines her love for storytelling and universal symbolism to communicate that we are all interconnected, and to celebrate our common humanity. The women in her work represent all cultures and races. They embody the beauty of the human spirit and are symbols of wisdom, strength, honesty, courage and perseverance.
Great Falls Concerts on the Green. Sundays, through Sept. 6. 6-8 p.m. at Great Falls Village Centre Green. Come out on Sundays and listen to some live music. Visit http://www.celebrategreatfalls.org/concerts-on-the-green/.
“Gold Rush.” Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. through Sept. 26. at Vienna Art Center, 115 Pleasant St., NW, Vienna. Artwork with “gold” as the theme. This can be interpreted in many ways, gold colors, gold coins, golden hair, gold leaf and more. The show is open to the public, and visitors can also view small items of original art, scarves, jewelry, notecards etc. All hand made by VAS artists – great for gifts.
Vienna’s Summer on the Green Concert Series. Fridays-Sundays, through Sept. 27. 6:30 p.m. at Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Avenue E, Vienna. Come out on the weekend and listen to some good music.Visit http://www.viennava.gov/DocumentCenter/View/2640
Thursday-Sunday/Aug. 27-Sept. 13
Kiss Me Kate. A jazzy musical comedy about a divorced couple staging an outlandish musical version of “Taming of the Shrew.” For tickets and show timings visit www.nextstopHerndon.com.
Family Game Time. 3:30 p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Drop-in and play assorted board games. All skill levels and ages welcome.
McLean Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Fridays, May 1-Nov. 20. 1659 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/farmersmarkets/mcleanmkt.htm
Kristin Chenoweth. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. This Tony-and Emmy-winning star takes center stage performing theater and pop standards as well as songs off her 2014 album. Tickets: $25-$60.
Kingstowne Farmers Market. 4-7 p.m. Fridays, May 1-Oct. 30. Giant Parking Lot, 5955 Kingstowne Towne Center, Alexandria. Vendors products include fresh organic honey and hand held pies and rolls.www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/farmersmarkets/kingstownemkt.htm.
“Midsummer on a Playground.” 7 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. This adaption of Shakespeare's classic “A Midsummer Night's Dream” is told by a traveling magician, his assistant, and some unsuspecting "volunteers." Appropriate for all ages, this zany production brings the fun of the playground to the stage. Tickets: $10-$12.
Women Unplugged. 8 a.m. Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls. Unplug and spend the weekend outdoors with kayaking, a dinner and bonfire Saturday night, camping under the stars, and archery lessons on Sunday. The program ends at 2 p.m. on Sunday. For women only. The cost is $214. Call 703-759-9018.
Kayak Mini Float Trip. 11 a.m. Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls. A scenic wagon ride from the Riverbend Park Visitors Center. Then enjoy a 1.5-mile instructor-led float trip down the river through riffles and flat water.
Oakton Farmers Market. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Year round. Unity of Fairfax Church, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. www.smartmarkets.org/
Great Falls Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Year round. Great Falls Village Centre, 778 Walker Road, Great Falls. www.celebrategreatfalls.org/FarmersMarket.html.
Vienna Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Faith Baptist Church Parking Lot, 301 Center Street South, Vienna. www.viennafarmersmarket.com.
Afro-Cuban Drumming Class. 4:30 p.m. Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Your chance to see/learn the hot Havana beats to Afro-Cuban drumming. Tickets: $15.
Asian Sauces Cooking Demo. 9 a.m. Big Bowl, 11915 Democracy Drive, Reston. Learn how classic Asian sauces are made. $10-$25.
Reston Concerts on the Town Series. 7:30-10 p.m. 11900 Market St., Reston. Bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets to the pavilion for the U.S. Navy big band jazz in a concert format. Free admission. www.restontowncenter.com/concerts.
SPCA NoVA Charity Dog Wash. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Weber's Pet Supermarket back lot, 11021 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Volunteers will wash and towel dry your dog, trim nails and clean ears. Donation based on size of dog. 703-799-9390.
Art of Movement Class on the Quad. 8 a.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Enjoy a free pilates class - no experience is necessary, bring your own mat.
Teen Art and Digital Media Contest Award Ceremony. 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Winners of the Art and Digital Media Contest will be announced and prizes awarded. Ages 12-18. Teen. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/bc/
Family Math Games. 2 p.m. Fairfax Library, 10360 North Street, Fairfax. Games for all levels with tips for parents to use at home to improve math and logic skills. All ages. Sign up required. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/fx/
Mount Vernon Nights 2015: Ryan Shupe and The Rubber Band. 7-8 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. This five man-band, hailing from the Salt Lake City, Utah, is a breath of fresh air with their organic approach to performing. Free admission.
Burke Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-noon. Saturdays, May 2-Nov. 21. 5671 Roberts Parkway, Burke. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/farmersmarkets/burkemkt.htm
Springfield Farmers Market. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Springfield Town Center, 6699 Spring Mall Drive, Springfield. www.smartmarkets.org.
Fairfax Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, May 9-Oct. 31. 10500 Page Avenue, Fairfax. www.fairfaxsaturdaymarket.com.
Afternoons on Church Street. 1-5 p.m. Church Street along the Town of Vienna. Theme: Wheely Fun Time. Church Street businesses will be open and residents enjoy entertainment, food, wine and beer tastings.
Wagon Ride to Poohsticks Bridge. 11 a.m. Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls. Listen to Winnie the Pooh’s story and play Poohsticks on the bridge. The cost is $5 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
Intro to River Kayaking. 10 a.m. Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls. This half-hour introductory course at Riverbend Park covers river hazards, water safety and paddling basics. Fees include equipment and same-day, half-day kayak rental. $29.
Sunrise Kayak Tour. 7 a.m. Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls. Enjoy breathtaking sunrise views over the Potomac River with this two-hour, naturalist-led tour. No previous experience is required. $38.
Tysons Farmers Market. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 8400 Westpark Drive, McLean. Sundays, through Nov. 15. www.tysonspartnership.org.
Lake Anne Summer Film Festival: Jazz on a Summer’s Day. 8 p.m. Lake Anne Plaza, 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston. The free outdoor festival will take place each month on selected Sunday’s and will feature some great flicks from classic to comedy. Grab a date, the family or a group of friends, bring the lawn chairs and a picnic and enjoy flicks under the stars.
Reston Fit Club. 11 a.m. Reston Town Center, 11900 Market St., Reston. Enjoy a variety of free fitness classes including yoga, dance, self-defense, cardio, and core strength. RSVP requested. 703-668-0256 stores.athleta.net/store-4866/.
9th Annual Pakistan Independence Day Festival USA. Noon. Bull Run Regional Park, 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville. The Pakistan Independence Day Festival includes musical performances, rides and games. Visit www.pakistanfestivalusa.com.
Lorton Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, May 3-Nov. 8. Featuring fresh produce, a Swiss bakery and potted plants and herbs. VRE Parking Lot, 8990 Lorton Station Boulevard, Lorton. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/farmersmarkets/lortonmkt.htm
Fairfax Farmers Market. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, May 10-Oct. 25. 10500 Page Avenue, Fairfax. www.fairfaxsaturdaymarket.com/
Fair Lakes Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 4501 Market Commons Drive, Fairfax.www.greentowns.com/initiative/farmers-market/fair-lakes-farmers-market-fairfax-va.
Sunday-Saturday/Aug. 30-Sept. 5
Lake Anne Plaza Jazz Week. Lake Anne Plaza, 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston. The week will feature a variety of jazz themed events that will take place from live music, merchant activities, to a featured film part of Lake Anne’s ongoing Summer Film Festival series.
Mr. Knick Knack. 10:30 a.m. Reston Town Center, 11900 Market St., Reston. Heart-centered music for children.
PJ Library Book Buddies. 10:30 a.m. Fairfax Library, 10360 North Street, Fairfax. Enjoy Jewish storybooks from the PJ Library and make a craft. Ages 6 months to adult. Sign up required. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/fx/
Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Stories, songs and activities. Age 3-5 with adult.
Yoga Storytime. 7 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Bedtime stories, stretching and simple yoga poses. Bring a mat or towel and wear comfortable clothing. Age 4-8.
Introduction to Genealogy, Part I. 1 p.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Learn the basic tools for researching your family history. This is the first of a two part program. Registration required. Adults.
Storytime at Old Town Square. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North Street, Fairfax. Come across the street to Old Town Square to hear some stories, weather permitting. Age 2-5 with adult.
Pokemon League. 4:30 p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Drop-in and play Pokemon with your friends.
Babytime. 10:30 a.m. Herndon Library, 768 Center Street, Herndon. Rhymes, songs, stories with music for you and your baby. Come enjoy time with your child while building an early literacy foundation. Age birth to 18 months with adult.
Bilingual Storytime. 4 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North Street, Fairfax. Bilingual storytime in English and Spanish. Build your child's early literacy skills while enjoying stories, songs and activities. Age 3-5 with adult.
Read! Build! Play! 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Read a story, build with DUPLOs, and play with friends! Age 3-5 with adult.
Reading Buddies. 4:30 p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Teen Volunteers available to read to or with beginning readers. Ages 3-9.
STEM Project. 4 p.m. Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. National Honor Society tutoring project in STEM subjects for elementary school students.
Millenial Readers Book Club. 7 p.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Interested in discussing great books and connecting with other Millennials who love to read? Explore fiction and non-fiction of all types starting with September's title, Tracy Kidder's Strength in What Remains. Adults from early 20s to early 30s.
Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North Street, Fairfax. Build your child's early literacy skills while enjoying stories, songs and activities. Age 3-5 with adult.
Playdate Cafe. 10 a.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Toys and play space for children. Coffee and conversation for grownups. Ages birth-5.
Frying Pan Fridays. 6:30 p.m. Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Delve into a different piece of your favorite Farm Park on a stress- free adventure including hands-on activities and short hikes.
Lake Anne Jazz Festival. 2 p.m. Lake Anne Plaza (Waterfront), 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston. Showcasing a variety of talented local emerging artista and national jazz performers. Beer garden on site. Visit http://lakeanneplaza.com/event/9th-annual-lake-anne-jazz-festival/.
Cabaret Series: Autumn in New York. 8 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. The Workhouse cabaret team will perform a musical score sure to ease us into the autumn season! Featuring the best songs 'selectively harvested' from Broadway that will have us looking forward to the end of the summer heat and prove that there's no better place for to enjoy fall weather than New York City. Tickets: $25-$30.
Teen Writers Group. 2 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Do you enjoy writing fiction, poetry, non-fiction and/or memoirs? Join us for sharing, discussion and feedback of works in progress. Teen volunteer facilitates. Age 13-18.
22nd Annual Middle Eastern Food Festival. Saturday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday: 12-6 p.m. Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, 8501 Lewinsville Road, McLean. The Festival will feature authentic Middle Eastern food, pastries, music and dancing, as well as vendors, church tours, and activities for both children and adults. www.MiddleEasternFoodFestival.com.
LEGO Model Train Show. Sunday: 12-5 p.m. Monday: 12-4 p.m. 11200 Fairfax Station Road. A two day HO scale modular train display running at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum. They will be joined by Monty with a custom built LEGO train display.
Herndon Labor Day Festival. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Herndon Town Green, 777 Lynn St., Herndon. Great music, a craft show, food, 12 wineries and micro-brews and culinary demonstrations. Visit www.herndon-va.gov for more.
16th Annual Labor Day Car Show. 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Historic Clifton. Antiques, classics, foreign, customs, motorcycles and more. Pre-register by Aug. 24. www.labordaycarshow.com. All proceeds benefit local charities.
Labor Day Picnic. 10:20 a.m. - 4 p.m. St.Mary's Church, 5612 Ox Rd., Fairfax Station. Mass, entertainment, rides, games, bingo, rummage sale, crafts, food and more.