6. ’Tis the season for county fairs—Prince William and Montgomery counties are hosting theirs through Saturday. Expect all the trimmings: funnel cake, rides, animals, and more. Though some attractions are free, others, such as rides, require tickets. Check out the fairs’ Web sites for details.
7. Thanks to local news-radio station WTOP, you can get tickets to the Newseum at half price in August. During the promotion, tickets for adults (ages 19 to 64) are $10, seniors (65 and older) $9, and youth (ages 7 to 18) $6.50; under 7 is free. Just mention “WTOP” at the ticket counter, or go here to get the discounted tickets online.
8. Lego fans, rejoice! BrickFair 2009, a gathering of Lego lovers who show off and admire miniature masterpieces, takes place this Saturday and Sunday at the Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner. The Web site says you’ll need at least 90 minutes to see all the Lego creations. There will also be Lego robot wars, door prizes, and more. Public-access passes, which get you in from 11 to 4, are $10 for adults, $7 for kids under 11; children under age four are free. You can also opt for full registration, which allows you to bring your own Lego creations and entitles you to longer hours at the festival, for $50.
9. Ten bucks will get you into the nine-year-anniversary celebration for Black Cat’s Blisspop Dance Party Saturday night. The show includes performances by keyboard-heavy Yes Giantess, disco/funk band Codebreaker, and electronica group Dmerit. Surprise guests, too. 9 PM.
10. Sundays at the Palace of Wonders mean Chaos Comedy, the freak-show bar’s standup-comedy open-mike night. It’s free, and doors open at 7. The show gets under way at 9.
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