Montgomery County Agricultural Fair - August 8-16, 2014. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Gaithersburg, MD. Livestock competitions and displays, monster trucks, lots of entertainment and food.

Amaluna – Cirque du Soleil - Through September 21, 2014, National Harbor, MD.  The unique show features signature Cirque gravity-defying acrobatics coupled with cutting-edge technology.

Redskins Training Camp - Through August 11, 2014. Redskins Park, Richmond, Virginia. Fans are invited to watch the Washington Redskins gear up for the season.

Maryland Sales Tax Holiday - August 10-16, 2014. Shoppers will save 5 percent on purchases of school supplies costing $20 or less per item, or clothing and footwear priced at $100 or less.

Arlington County Fair - August 6-10, 2014. Thomas Jefferson Community Center, Arlington, VA. Pig and goat races, pony rides, carnival rides, international foods, crafts. Free Admission. For information on more upcoming fairs,  see a guide to Maryland and Virginia County Fairs.

Prince William County Fair - August 8-16, 2014. Prince William County Fairgrounds, Manassas, VA. Carnival rides, barn shows, live entertainment and attractions for all ages. For information on more upcoming fairs,  see a guide to Maryland and Virginia County Fairs.

Hagerstown Restaurant Weeks - Through August 16, 2014. Hagerstown, MD. Restaurants offer special menus to encourage diners to try a new place, enjoy a sought-after specialty restaurant, or revisit their favorite dining establishment.

Dog Days Peach Festival - August 9-10, 2014.  Great Country Farms, Bluemont, VA. The event for dogs and their people includes Doggie Olympic Games, demonstrations from experts in animal health, training, and area services, farm style attractions and more.


Beatles tribute band, "The Apple Core", free show at National Harbor, Friday, 7 p.m.

"Shark Week" Preview Party, Silver Spring's Fountain Plaza at 8 p.m. Friday, including a free screening of "Air Jaws: Fin of Fury", giveaways, live music and photo-ops with everyone's favorite Shark Week mascot Chompie.

Free showing of "Casablanca" at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston, Sunday, sundown.

Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson at WolfTrap Sunday night.