What’s Up? July 24 – 30

Friday, July 26
Tim Campbell and the Tropical Attitudes Band at Club Eclipse
5615 Wellington Road, Gainesville | 9pm

We’re a group of guys who like to get out there and relive that tropical vacation experience every chance we get. We love tiki bars, warm weather, and playing the style of music that brings back great memories and makes new ones.


Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27
Hope Drama Camp presents “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka”
4173 Bludau Drive, Warrenton | 7pm or 2pm

Hope Drama Camp presents our 11th annual Summer presentation: Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, the timeless classic story of the world-famous Candy Man and his quest to find a worthy heir. Appropriate for all ages, this classic Broadway musical delivers a heartwarming story of hope, imagination, mischief, and just deserts — but with an interesting twist.

All performances are free to the community, with donations accepted to support CareNet Pregnancy Resource Centers, in lieu of a ticket fee.  After all, if Wonka teaches us anything, it’s that good things come in small packages.


Thursdays and Fridays through August 31
“Throwback Thursdays” and “Jam Fest Fridays” at Rockwood Sports Bar
7505 Iron Bar Lane, Gainesville | 6pm – 2am

Make your summer sizzle at Rockwood! The Gainesville sports bar introduced this summer two weekly weeknight specials filled with cocktails, gourmet American comfort food, and live entertainment. Every Thursday evening from 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m., Rockwood will host Throwback Thursdays with DJ Rushhour spinning hits from the eighties and nineties. For those looking for a more beachy experience, live bands will take over Rockwood’s patio on Jam Fest Fridays from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. with fresh-squeezed orange crushes, beach buckets, homemade sangria and frozen cocktail specials.


Friday, July 26
Summer Movie Night at Old Bust Head Brewing
7134 Farm Station Road, Warrenton | 7:30 – 9:30pm

Grab a lawn chair, a cold beer, and a bag of popcorn for Summer Movie Night featuring 1985 classic The Goonies!! The movie will be shown just outside the taproom underneath the overhang… rain or shine!

Popcorn Monkey LLC will be on site with a variety of sweet and savory popcorn or you can grab some grub from Red Dog BBQ food truck!


Saturday, July 27
Grand Opening of Old Ox Brewery Middleburg
14 S. Madison Street, Middleburg | 12 – 6pm

Come celebrate the opening of the second location of Old Ox Brewery, with special beers, a Backlot BBQ, live music and yard games. They’ve brewed two new beers just for the Middleburg tasting room: Middleburg Apricot Blonde and Middleburg Blonde Aged in Red Wine barrels. Come early…the first 100 people will get a free Old Ox Koozie! And the ceremonial tapping of the first keg takes place at noon. 


Saturday, July 27
Open House at Allegro
39 Culpeper Street, Warrenton | 10am

While you’re out and about on Saturday morning, why not stop in and learn a little about Allegro? See their new space. Meet a few of the instructors. Ask some questions. Maybe even have your student sit down with an instructor and see what a lesson is like.


Sunday, July 28
Butterflies on the Preserve
16290 Thoroughfare Road, Broad Run | 10am – 12pm

Join Bull Run Mountain Conservancy’s Michael Kieffer for a nature walk and discussion on butterflies. See all the varieties that the Preserve has to offer. This event is free and open to the public. Meet at the Thoroughfare Road parking lot.

Christine Craddock
About Christine Craddock 78 Articles
Christine Craddock is a writer, editor, photographer, wife, and mother of two adorable children. She is a faithful contributing writer for Haymarket Lifestyle magazine and has resided in Haymarket since 2006.

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