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Costco, Concerts in the Park and Pottery

Here are five things you should know in Kingstowne on Aug. 8.

Costco slated to open in August on Richmond Highway.
Costco slated to open in August on Richmond Highway.

It's Thursday, and as always there's plenty to do in the Kingstowne area. If you find yourself with an empty calendar today (which is probably unlikely for most), check out these events in the area.

Costco. The new Costco location open bright and early at 8 a.m. on Thursday. Be one of the first shoppers in the new store on Richmond Highway.

Browne Academy Open House. Take a tour of the school and find out more information about a typical day at Browne Academy. Click here for more information.

Enjoy an evening concert by Jason Paul Curtis & Swing Lab performing American songbook, jazz, swing and bossa nova. It’s part of the Carlyle Music at Twilight Concert series. 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., John Carlyle Park, 300 John Carlyle St. Special Events Hotline, 703-746-5592.

Rock out with indie rock, punk rock, dreamy shoe gazers and other up-and-coming bands at the long-running and free Fort Reno Park concerts. The series wraps up for the summer on Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The park is located at Chesapeake Street and Nebraska Avenue in Northwest Washington, DC.

Paint Your Own Pottery. Trying to find things for the kiddos to do on a rainy day? Try a paint your own pottery shop like Paint This! (1013 King Street in Old Town Alexandria), All Fired Up (3413 Connecticut Ave., NW in Washington, DC), Paint Your Own Pottery (10417 Main St., Fairfax) and Clay Café Chantilly (13894 Metro Tech D, Chantilly). It's not just for kids, either!

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