The Pitmen Painters: McLean’s 1st Stage performs "The Pitmen Painters," in which a group of miners makes an unexpected mark on the art world. The show is performed at 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays. The theater is located at 1524 Spring Hill Road, McLean. Tickets range from $15 to $27. Call 703-854-1856 for more information.
Get Your Second Wind: Speaking of tunes, Second Wind, a Southern rock band, is playing the final summer concert at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Road in Arlington. It's at 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free, but donations of $5 or more are requested to help fund the series. Picnic suppers are welcome, but leave the alcohol at home. More info here.
Brides Against Breast Cancer: Brides Against Breast Cancer is a national nonprofit touring the country selling donated wedding gowns with the proceeds directly going toward programs and services for those affected by cancer. The Nationwide Tour of Gowns will make a stop in Washington Friday and Saturday at the Dupont Circle Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Ave. in Washington. More info here.
A Few Good Men: The Keegan Theatre wraps up its performance of “A Few Good Men” this weekend. The military courtroom drama shows at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Ticket price ranges from $30 to $35. The Keegan is located at 1742 Church St. NW in Washington. Call 703-892-0202 for more information.
Relive the Battle of Antietam: Music, firing demonstrations and hikes are just some of the ways to commemorate the 151st anniversary of the Battle of Antietam at Antietam National Battlefield, 5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg, Md. The event runs Friday through Sunday and costs $4 per person or $6 per family. Call 301-432-5125 for more information.
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