We're excited to announce the 6th Annual Jazz & Blues Festival coming to Lake Anne Plaza Saturday, but we're even more excited that renowned artist Rashida Jolley will be kicking off the evening with an unforgettable performance. Jolley is a triple threat -- she can sing, play the harp and compose her own music. Crowned as "The Soul of R&B with the Power of Pop," she has spent the past year touring around the world with international megastar Lady Gaga.
The festival will be held at Lake Anne Plaza (1609 Washington Plaza, Reston) and will kick off at noon. There will be performances by various jazz artists in the afternoon and Jolley will perform at 7 p.m. This event is free.
It's the last Truckeroo of the summer and not a bad way to enjoy a good meal on Saturday. The Truckeroo, which has gathered thousands for its monthly festival of local food, is ending the season with a bang. More than 20 food trucks will surround the perimeter of the event, held at the corner of Half and M streets SE, across from the Navy Yard Metro. There will also be live music and games such as cornhole to help you relive your college days.
So whether you're craving beef berbere from Fojol Bros. or a chongos pop from Pleasant Pops, check out the free festival from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Come aboard to Michael Merino's newest play "Hemispheric Dysfunctionalism and the Cortical Titanic." The play -- while not about the Titanic -- contains original and period-inspired music, singing and a series of dramatic performances. Merino's production explores how humans interact within a rapidly changing, technological world and portrays this with a ship full of fools attempting to defy common sense.
This is the most recent play produced by Capital Fringe, a nonprofit organization that supports the performing arts in the D.C. region. The play sets sail Friday at Fringe's headquarters (607 New York Ave. NW) at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $25 and if you dress up in early, 20th-century garb, you get priority seating! The show runs through Oct. 28.