What’s Up? August 22-28

Saturday, August 25 
Summertime Swing Thing: Luau Party by the Silver Tones Swing Band
Marshall Community Center, 4133-A Rectortown Rd, Marshall. 7-9:30 p.m.

The Silver Tones will be celebrating summer with hot swing hits and a luau-themed party! The temperatures will be sizzling inside and out, as they play your favorite songs from the 1940s, 50s, 60s, and beyond. Songs will include Summertime, Too Darn Hot, Jump Jive an’ Wail, Jailhouse Rock, Alright Okay You Win, Shake a Tail Feather, Splish Splash, Go Daddy-O, and many others. The theme of the dance is “Luau Party,” so come dressed in your Hawaiian shirts, coconuts, and grass skirts! Refresher/beginner swing dance lesson starts at 7 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/611850499150734/

Saturday, August 25, 2 – 6 p.m.
Bristow Summer Family Festival: Healthy Living and Arts
Sweet Zen7 Ice Dreamery, 12757 Breamar Villiage Plaza, Bristow

A treat for the kids after school starts! Zemz Events and Sweet ZeN7 Ice Dreamery (Health Bar) have teamed up to sponsor the 1st Annual Bristow Summer Festival, a family fun event with moon bounce, face painting, and more for the kids. Organic local wine tasting from Scout Cellars, local vendors, photographers, and crafters from which to shop. The festival benefits local non-profit Comfort Cases (Comfortcases.org), an organization which provides children entering foster care, who, many times, arrive with their belongings in a trashbag, with a large duffel bag filled with personal items and fun/comfort items such as a stuffed animals. https://www.facebook.com/events/167787174089328/

Saturday, August 25
Screaming Monkeys
Club Eclipse Restaurant Bar & Billiards, 5615 Wellington Road, Gainesville. 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Plan to head to Club Eclipse on Saturday to rock to the Screaming Monkeys, a Virginia band based out of Fairfax playing rock music from the ‘70s to today. This high energy show will feature rock, pop and top 40 from classic favorites to the most current hits in one of the best entertainment venues around, with a Vegas-style atmosphere where the perfect blend of sight and sound will have you on your feet on their 2,500 square foot dance floor. Featuring the clarity of JBL, Yamaha & Behringer professional audio equipment, the near 20,000 watts of sound will literally move you while the onslaught of mesmerizing LEDs, lasers, haze and CO2 Cannons will drive your senses. And with over a dozen big screen TVs and some of the best technical LED lighting and lasers around, you will be immersed in high tech concert style lighting and visuals that stand bigger and bolder than any other venue in the area.

Saturday and Sunday, August 25-26
The Slave Dwelling Project Comes to Fauquier County
Various locations in Fauquier County.

An interactive public history program organized jointly by the Clifton Institute, the Afro American Historical Association, Historic Weston, Sky Meadows, and the Piedmont Environmental Council. Various events will be led and attended by Joseph McGill, founder of The Slave Dwelling Project, a nationally renowned nonprofit working to preserve and interpret the buildings that once housed enslaved people. Saturday’s events include interactive public history demonstrations at the Afro American Historical Association in The Plains, the Clifton Institute in Warrenton, Mount Bleak house at Sky Meadows State Park, and Weston Farmstead in Casanova. Plan to attend a talk with Mr. McGill and Dr. Kelley Deetz where you will learn, envision, and feel the plight of the enslaved and some free African Americans throughout the history of Fauquier County. Other events include hearth and outdoor cooking, hands-on archaeology, blacksmithing, butter making, a community dinner, a sunrise service, and more. There is no charge for event attendance. Registration is required for certain events due to capacity limitations. http://cliftoninstitute.org/evrplus_registration/?action=evrplusegister&event_id=41

Sunday, August 26
BluesX4 Festival
The Anne Marie Sheridan Amphitheatre, Verdun Adventure Bound, 17044 Adventure Bound Trail Rixeyville. 5-10 p.m.

Get ready for one of the summer’s last outdoor concerts! Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets and get ready to enjoy a night of blues. The Legendary Nighthawks will be joined on stage by the Dear John’s Blues Band, Bryan Jacobs and Remington Steel, and Tom Robbins Blues Band. Enjoy some tasty eats from Garnished Affair and wine from Magnolia Vineyards. http://www.verdunadventurebound.org/theatre

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