Enjoy the holiday weekend with FIRSTfriday events around the Little City, a trunk show at Stifel & Capra, a Queen tribute concert at State Theatre, a Cole Porter musical review at Creative Cauldron's ArtSpace Falls Church and Cap City Brewing Company's Oktoberfest in Shirlington Village!
FIRSTfriday: Join in on the fun with dinning specials and retail discounts this Friday! October’s highlights include exhibits showcasing the works of artists Chris Lazos, Wendy Sittner and Grace Napolen; ArtALot with Cruise-In Friday; a musical performance by the Harley String Band; art exhibits featuring various painters, jewelers, businesses and other artists; free ice cream and pasta; a magician; an ARTful event; tastings; yoga; dance moves; live music by Irish Balladeer at Ireland's Four Provinces – plus even more musical performances at Dogwood Tavern and Clare and Don's Beach Shack. Check the website for more details!
Friday, Oct. 5, All day; Prices may vary
Various locations around the City of Falls Church; 703-534-4202
October Visiting Artisan and Trunk Show at Stifel & Capra: Grace Napoleon of Folk Couture: Presenting a trunk show by featured artisan Grace Napoleon, who hand-stitches her Folk Couture line of reinvented clothing, including tunics, sweaters, dresses and gowns. Come see her one-of-a-kind line of clothes.
Friday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. - Saturday, Oct. 6, 6 p.m.; Free
Stifel & Capra, 260 West Broad St.; 703-533-3557
Cole Porter: You're the Top!: Don’t miss opening weekend of this musical review featuring Cole Porter standards like "Take Me Back to Manhattan" and "I Get a Kick Out of You." This original Creative Cauldron production follows Porter from Paris in the roaring '20s to Broadway and Hollywood's Golden Age. Sean Thompson (Edgar Allen Poe in the Cauldron’s critically-acclaimed Nevermore) and Helen Hayes Award-winner Carolyn Cole (Women of the Blues) star in this smashing season opener!
Friday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m. - Sunday, Oct. 28, 6 p.m.; $20-$22
410 South Maple Ave.; 571-239-5288
Almost Queen: A Tribute to Queen: Queen fans will love this tribute to the British glam rockers known for playing sold-out shows across the nation. Broadway performer Joseph Russo pays homage to Freddie Mercury with spot-on covers of the band's hits including "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Another One Bites the Dust" and "We Will Rock You." 18+ show.
Friday, Oct. 5, 9 p.m.; $15
The State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St.; 703-237-0300
Capitol City Brewing Company's Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest: Hit the streets of Shirlington for the 13th annual beer-themed block party sponsored by Capitol City Brewing Company. More than 50 breweries will set up tents and pour 4 oz. samples from D.C. area brewpubs and regional microbreweries. Enjoy food from area restaurants and the sounds of authentic German oompah music.
Saturday, Oct. 6, 12-7 p.m.; $25 to sample beer
Shirlington Village, 4001 Campbell Ave. Arlington, VA