A Breath of Korea
Through Sept. 29
Born in Korea, artist Mook Jae has been familiar with Asian art traditions ever since she was a little girl. Now, she seeks to blend her Korean heritage with Western influencers in her calligraphy, frequently incorporating English words into beautifully detailed ink prints. // ArtSpace Herndon: 750 Center St., Herndon; Free
Brian Kirk: Natural Reaction
Using a combination of art and science, Brian Kirk has come to embrace rust in his art work after years of trying to prevent it. Kirk creates prints from rigid material, from saw blades to steel wool, letting the rust bloom into hues of amber, ochre and apricot. // The Art League Gallery: 105 N. Union St., Alexandria; Free
Thursday, 8-11 p.m.
With 60 million album sales worldwide, Alanis Morissette has skyrocketed to one of the most influential singer-songwriters in contemporary music. From performing with fellow pop artist Demi Lovato at the 2015 American Music Awards to winning seven Grammy awards, Morissette proves that she can belt as high as the bar she sets for herself. // Filene Center: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna; $45-$80
Dierks Bentley: Mountain High Tour 2018
Friday, 7 p.m.
Coming off the success of his ninth studio album, The Mountain, Dierks Bentley is ready to bring his own brand of country music flare to the DMV. Entertainment Weekly calls this album “one of the most joyful, brazen and cohesive collections of his career.” // Jiffy Lube Live: 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow; $35-$285
Friday & Saturday, Times vary
Named the best stand-up comedian in Chicago by the Chicago Reader in 2010, Stelling has proved she can make people laugh. She performed stand-up on Jimmy Kimmel Live, appeared on Comedy Central’s @midnight, Chelsea Lately and The Pete Holmes Show, and is featured in episode five of Netflix’s The Standups. // Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse: 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington; $20-$25
FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS
Apple Gala & Fresh Cider Festival
Saturday & Sundays in September
Celebrate apple picking season by learning how to make fresh apple cider with fresh picked apples. In the mood for more fall fun? Navigate a corn maze, browse a local farmers market and get lost in 5 acres of farm filled fun. // Great Country Farms: 18780 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont; $8 (child), $10 (adult)
August: Osage County
Saturday-Sept. 23, Times vary
Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best New Play, this play explores the dark inner workings behind the Weston family, who return to rural Oklahoma to care for their mother, Violet, after the family patriarch disappears. // The Little Theatre of Alexandria: 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria; $21-$24
Women’s Lifestyle Expo
Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Calling all ladies: enjoy wine tastings and explore a number of vendors catering to your beauty, health and wellness concerns.// Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center: 2371 Carl D Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg; Free
FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS
Stonebridge Fall Fest and Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Think you can make the best chili in Prince William County? Prove it. Celebrate the love for fall and delicious, homemade chili by competing against other chili fanatics while browsing local vendors and exhibitors from the area. // Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center: 14900 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge; Free
FOOD & DRINK
Battle of the Vintages: 2014 vs 2015
Saturday, Noon, 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.
For $20 per person, or $18 if you are a wine club member, sample three different kinds of wine (Merlot, Meritage and Nebiolo) seeing which year, 2014 or 2015, did it best. // Breaux Vineyards: 36888 Breaux Vineyards Lane, Purcellville; $20
FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS
Rosslyn Jazz Fest 2018
Saturday, 1-7 p.m.
Attracting more than 10,000 fans last year, the Jazz Fest is back and ready to take over Gateway Park yet again. This year’s performers include Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Orquesta Akokan, True Loves and Aztec Sun. // Gateway Park: 1300 Lee Highway, Rosslyn; Free
17th Arlington Police, Fire & Sheriff 9/11 Memorial 5K Race
Saturday, 6-9 p.m.
Taking place every year since 2002 in honor of the victims and heroes of 9/11, The Arlington Police, Fire & Sheriff 9/11 Memorial Race will feature 3,500 runners, with all proceeds going to the Pentagon Memorial Fund and the National Police Suicide Foundation. Open to all, special awards will be given to the top law enforcement, firefighter and military finisher, as well as the top teams from those three branches. Registration is open until 10 a.m. on race day, depending on availability. // Double Tree Hotel: 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington; $40-$45
30th Annual Music by Moonlight Concert
Saturday, 7-9 p.m.
By making a donation at this event, you will be helping children attend the Salvation Army’s Camp Happyland. While listening to music from the Fredericksburg Big Band, participate in a silent auction, buy some baked goods or simply relax on your own blanket or lawn chair. // Hurkamp Park: Prince Edward Street, Fredericksburg; Free
George Washington Patriot Run
Sunday, 8 a.m.
Race to Mount Vernon this weekend—literally. The George Washington Patriot Run offers a 5K and 10K race that will start on the George Washington Memorial Parkway and finish in front of the Mount Vernon mansion. Admission to the estate is included in the race registration. There will also be a free Kids Fun Run, though they must register and purchase a discounted admission ticket. // George Washington’s Mount Vernon: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon; $60
Eighth Annual Polo Classic
Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
With central Asian origins, polo has existed since the sixth century B.C. Once used as a training game for cavalry units, polo is now considered one of the most unique sports in the U.S. Enjoy a day of high-stakes polo, all supporting the National Sporting Library & Museum. // Great Meadow: 5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains; $60
4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince
Sunday, 8-11 p.m.
Prince’s passing was a devastating loss to the music industry. As one of the most heralded showmen of all time, Prince’s music had a direct impact on all aspects of life. 4U, the only estate-approved celebration, will make sure Prince’s music carries on to the next generation. Hear his greatest hits as well as some of his hidden gems. // Filene Center: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna; $30-$60