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The Now List: Fall in Northern Virginia

Discover Northern Virginia and take your pick from local events offering arts, stage productions, historic re-enactments and even an astronaut academy.

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

This summer’s lineup at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is a who’s who of entertainment, says the concierge at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. From Lionel Richie to Sing, the B-52s to Wilco, the musical guests are many. Events featuring writers David Sedaris and Neil Gaiman are also part of this summer’s lineup.

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Photo Cruise of Mount Vernon and the Potomac

See Mount Vernon from a different perspective aboard a sightseeing cruise of the Potomac. The 40-minute narrated excursion offers insight on the river’s history and how it contributed to George Washington’s business ventures. Through October 31.

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Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

From Charles Lindbergh’s historic flight to the modern spacecraft of today, discover the major aviation milestones that have transformed our world as we know it. See the iconic Spirit of St. Louis, the Viking Lander and more at the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall.

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