Fairfax County Events

Events

Upcoming Fairfax County, Virginia Events 

We have the latest information on what to do while staying in Fairfax, VA. Our updated events listings for Virginia provide travelers and visitors with the latest details for upcoming festivals, concerts, art performances, sporting events, and more. 

Visit our events calendar to browse events by category and date. We're sure that no matter what, you'll find something entertaining to do.

 

Featured Events

Great Falls Studios Holiday Show and Sale

Dec 13 - Dec 14, Wolf Trap Center for Education

Recurring daily
Address: 1645 Trap Rd, Vienna, VA
Admission: FREE

Great Falls Studios presents Great Falls Annual Holiday Art Show and  Sale. This annual show includes paintings, pottery, traditional and  digital photographs, jewelry, drawings, art quilts, and hand pulled  lithographic prints, plus artful gifts and cards. All of the artwork  is created by Great Falls artists, most of whom work out of their  home studios.


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One-Day Events

Mount Vernon Signature Walking Tour

Jan 16, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 3:30pm
Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This tour is available daily at 3:30 pm through March 14 (except February 14 - 17).


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Tributes at the Tomb at Mount Vernon

Jan 16, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 10am and 3pm (April-October); 12pm (November-March)
A special ceremony and wreath laying occurs at Washington's Tomb daily at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., April - October, and 12 p.m., November - March. This tour is included with general admission. Consult Today at Mount Vernon upon arrival for programming details.

 


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First Saturday Brewery Open House

Feb 1 - Dec 6, Mad Fox Brewing Company

Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday
Address: 444 W. Broad St, Suite I, Falls Church, VA
Times: Tours start around 12pm
Join a brewer to learn about and get a behind-the-scenes look at our brewing process. Scheduled for Noon, 2 and 4 PM, tours last approximately one-hour and are available on first-come, first-serve basis for up to 15 guests per session. Sign up available at host stand the day of the event.

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Friday Mornings with Rocknoceros

Feb 7 - Dec 26, Jammin Java

Recurring weekly on Friday
Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30am
Contact: Jammin Java
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $5
As every family with youngsters in the DC area already knows, Rocknoceros (pronounced like rhinoceros) is three guys: Coach Cotton, Williebob, and Boogie Woogie Bennie, who make wildly popular, award-winning music for the whole family. The three Rocknoceros bandmates "grew up" (if they ever did) in Northern Virginia. Boggie and Coach, best friends since they were four years old, remember endlessly spinning Beatles records in Boogie's suburban bedroom while "waiting for Williebob" who appeared on the scene in high school. The three have been making music ever since, although it wasn't until 20 years later in 2005, when Coach Cotton was raising young'uns of his own, that the inspiration for Rocknoceros finally crystallized. Rocknoceros has since dominated the Washington, DC children's music scene and gained significant national recognition as well...

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Cigar Bar and Swagger Fridays

Feb 21, Paradise Springs Winery

Recurring monthly on the 3rd Friday
Address: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, Virginia
Times: 5pm - 9pm
Phone: (703) 830-9463

Join us every 3rd Friday of the month for Swagger Friday and Cigar Bar. Cigar bar on our front patio and our fortified port style wine, Swagger, poured by the glass. Complimentary tasting with every cigar or Swagger clothing purchase.


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Special Exhibit: Gardens & Groves

Feb 22 - Jan 10, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Admission: Included in regular Estate admission.

Come explore Washington's design for his estate, highlighting the first president's interests and talents as a landscape designer.


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National Treasure Tour at Mount Vernon

Mar 1, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: Check Mount Vernon Website for dates/times.
Admission: $5 per tour, in addition to regular Estate admission.

 

This one-hour walking tour goes behind-the-scenes to areas where "National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets" filming took place and explores how these locations were used during George Washington's time.

 


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Sightseeing Water Tour at Mount Vernon

Mar 1 - Nov 29, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: Check Mount Vernon Website for dates/times.
Admission: $10 per tour, in addition to regular Estate admission.

 

See George Washington’s Mount Vernon from a different perspective during this 45-minute narrated sightseeing excursion on the Potomac River.

 


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Through My Eyes Tour at Mount Vernon

Mar 1 - Dec 28, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 1:30pm
Admission: $5 per tour, in addition to regular Estate admission.

 

Step back in time for a 45-minute immersive experience. Join people from Washington's world, like his granddaughter, personal secretary, or farm manager, as they go about their daily activities, making several stops along the way.

 


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"Flights of Fancy" - Stories for Children

Mar 11 - Dec 18, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Address: 14390 Air & Space Museum Way, Chantilly, VA
Times: 11:00am
Phone: (703) 572-4118
Admission: Free, Parking $15

Museum staff will read stories for children about famous aviators, hot-air balloon flights, trips to Mars, the night sky, and winged creatures that soar through the skies. Afterwards, visitors ages two through eight-years-old will take part in a hands-on activity. Story time will take place at 11:00 am and 11:30 am. Location changes depending on the book to provide the proper atmosphere for each story-telling experience, so ask at the Welcome Center for the day's Flights of Fancy location.


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Carousel at Clemyjontri Park

Apr 5 - Oct 26, Clemyjontri Park

Recurring daily
Address: 6317 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA
Times: Check website for open dates/times.
Phone: (703) 388-2807
Admission: $1.75/ride
Universal access to fun and enjoyment is a hallmark of Fairfax County Park Authority facilities, most notably showcased at Clemyjontri Park in McLean, Va. This unique park features an accessible Liberty swing alongside an amazing two-acre playground where children of all abilities can play side by side. A fully-accessible carousel opens for the season on Saturday, April 5, 2014 , operating on weekends through May 25, then adding weekdays to the operating schedule on May 26. Complete with a picnic pavilion to make the day special, Clemyjontri earns high marks for its playground where every child is welcome and every child can play. *The carousel does not operate in conditions such as heavy rain, thunder, lightning, and temperatures less than 55° F

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Dinner for the Washingtons Walking Tour

Apr 5 - Oct 26, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria, VA
Times: 12pm - 1pm
Phone: (703) 780-2000
Admission: $5 in addition to Estate admission

 

This one-hour walking tour showcases food, hospitality, and dining at Mount Vernon by taking an in-depth look at locations around the Estate, including the Mansion's basement. The tour will end in Mount Vernon's greenhouse with a special tasting. 


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Saving Mount Vernon Tour

Apr 5 - Oct 26, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Admission: $5 in addition to Estate admission: $17 adults; $8 children (6-11); free for children 5 & under.

 

During this one-hour tour, visit the rarely seen Mansion basement and wander the historic area to learn of the heroics of the estate’s caretakers during the Civil War, and the robust efforts of many over the century and a half that followed.

 


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Architecture in the Afternoon Tours

Apr 6 - Oct 5, Gunston Hall

Recurring monthly on the 1st Sunday
Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: Regular admission.

This 90-minute tour explores the Mansion's exterior and interior, including the cellar. View the master work of carpenter William Buckland and carver William Bernard Sears up close.


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First Sunday Jazz Brunch

Apr 6, Bazin's on Church

Recurring monthly on the 1st Sunday
Address: 111 Church St, NW, Vienna, VA
Times: 11am - 2pm
Phone: (703) 255-7212

Bring your friends and family for a wonderful Sunday Brunch Bazin's style while grooving to jazz. Reservations recommended, as these brunches fill up quickly.


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Stories from Strawberry Park

Apr 8, Mosaic District - Strawberry Park

Recurring weekly on Tuesday
Address: 2911 District Ave, Merrifield, VA
Times: 10am
Admission: Free
Enjoy a live interactive performance each week taught by a group of unique storytellers. For ages 10 and under.

Held outside in Strawberry Park. In inclement weather story time will be held in Angelika Film Center.


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Yoga in the Park

Apr 10, Mosaic District - Strawberry Park

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday
Address: 2911 District Ave, Merrifield, VA
Times: Thursday, 7pm; Sunday, 9am
Admission: Free
Free community Vinyasa flow yoga outside in Strawberry Park taught by Spark Yoga.

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Gunston Hall Conversations

Apr 13 - Oct 12, Gunston Hall

Recurring monthly on the 2nd Sunday
Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA
Times: 12pm - 4pm
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: Regular admission.

George Mason's family, friends and servants discuss politics, play games, and perform domestic skills in 18th-century Virginia. The mini-program varies each session.


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Architecture in the Afternoon Tours

Apr 20 - Oct 19, Gunston Hall

Recurring monthly on the 3rd Sunday
Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: Regular admission.

This 90-minute tour explores the Mansion's exterior and interior, including the cellar. View the master work of carpenter William Buckland and carver William Bernard Sears up close.


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Sunday Night Jazz

Apr 20, Il Fornaio

Recurring monthly on the 3rd Sunday
Address: Reston Town Center, Reston, VA
Times: 6pm - 9pm
Phone: (703) 437-5544
Enjoy live jazz the last two Sundays of every month.

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Gunston Hall Conversations

Apr 27 - Oct 26, Gunston Hall

Recurring monthly on the 4th Sunday
Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA
Times: 12pm - 4pm
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: Regular admission.

George Mason's family, friends and servants discuss politics, play games, and perform domestic skills in 18th-century Virginia. The mini-program varies each session.


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Sunday Night Jazz

Apr 27, Il Fornaio

Recurring monthly on the last Sunday
Address: Reston Town Center, Reston, VA
Times: 6pm - 9pm
Phone: (703) 437-5544
Enjoy live jazz the last two Sundays of every month.

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Films in the Park

May 2 - Aug 29, Mosaic District - Strawberry Park

Recurring weekly on Friday
Address: 2911 District Ave, Merrifield, VA
Times: 7pm
Admission: Free
A weekly summer family movie series.

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Reston Farmers Market

May 3 - Nov 8, Lake Anne Village Center

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 11406 North Shore Drive, Reston, VA
Times: 8am-noon
Phone: (703) 642-0128
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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Mosaic Central Farm Market

May 4 - Sep 28, Mosaic District

Recurring weekly on Sunday
Address: 2911 District Ave, Merrifield, VA
Times: 9am - 2pm
Admission: Free
A weekly farmer's market with over 30 vendors offering fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and other local products.

Vendors:

Ah Love Oil & Vinegar, Bee Chic Naturals, Bending Bridge Farm, Betty's Chips & Salsa, Capital Teas, Doctor Dread's Jerk, Dress it up Dressing, Giradot's Crumbs, Good Gardener, Hook by MediterraFISH, I Heart Butter, KarenKay's Cakes, Liberty Delight Farms, MeatCrafters, Nicecream, Nina's Pantry, Number 1 Sons, Oh! Mercy Hot Sauce, Old Town Suds, Out of the Bubble Bakery, Pinch Dumplings, Pleitez Produce, Pure Pastry Co., Rita's Crepes, Robb's Edge Express, Springfield Farm, Stonyman Gourmet Farmer, Sweet Belly Cookies, The Farm at Our House, Toigo Orchards, Twin Springs Fruit Farm, Two Acre Farm, Westmoreland Berry Farm, Westmoreland Produce


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Lake Anne Summer Film Festival

May 11 - Sep 14, Lake Anne Plaza

Recurring monthly on the 2nd Sunday
Address: 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA
Times: Sundown (8PM)
Contact: Maurisa Turner Potts
Phone: (703) 501-6289
Admission: Free
Lake Anne Plaza is pleased to announce the return of its Summer Film Festival. This year’s mini-film festival will take place the second Sunday of every month starting this year in May through September - transforming the Plaza into a free outdoor movie theatre. The festival will kick off on Mother’s Day evening (Sunday, May 11th) with an appropriate themed movie for this special day – Mamma Mia! Treat the special ladies in your life to a fun sing along movie on opening night! This year’s movie categories include Date Night, Family, Retro, and Classic. Grab a date, the family or a group of friends, bring the lawn chairs and a picnic and enjoy flicks under the stars. SCHEDULE: MAY 11 - MAMMA MIA! (MOTHER’S DAY) JUNE 8- UP (FAMILY) JULY 13 - BREAKFAST CLUB (RETRO) AUG 10 - CASABLANCA (CLASSIC) SEPT 14 SKYFALL $300 (DATE NIGHT) What: Lake Anne Summer Film Festival When: Second Sunday Every Month (May-September) Where: Lake Anne Plaza (Waterfront) - 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA 20190 Time: Sundown (8PM ish) Check the Lake Anne Plaza website for approximate sundown times each night. Website: www.lakeanneplaza.com Cost: Free Weather: Rain or Shine About Lake Anne Plaza Lake Anne Plaza is the historic “heart and soul” of Reston, Virginia and the center of local living in our community. Reminiscent of a European coastal village where people live, work and play, this spectacular community nestled around a lake, is one of the few places in Northern Virginia where you can dine or shop at independently owned establishments. From our fine restaurants to unique boutiques to the seasonal Farmer’s Market, Lake Anne Plaza embodies the best of living local. A destination spot for residents and visitors alike, Lake Anne prides itself on being internationally recognized as one of the finest examples of the modern planned community. Lake Anne architecture has graced the cover of dozens of national and international magazines. www.lakeanneplaza.com

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Farmers Market every Wednesday at the Workhouse Arts Center

May 14 - Nov 5, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: Free
On Saturday, May 14th from 3:00pm to 7:00pm, the Farmers Market returns to the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA. The Farmers Market will run every Wednesday until November 5th. For more information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/general-events/workhouse-farmers-market-4

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Seafood Shack at Trummer's on Main

Jun 3 - Aug 7, Trummer's On Main

Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Address: 7134 Main Street, Clifton, VA
Times: 5:30pm - 9pm
Phone: (703) 266-1623

It's time to say goodbye to Burger Bar and say hello to summer, salt and sea with the new Trummer's Seafood Shack, popping up in our Gallery Room from June 3rd to August 7th!  

Our third floor is transforming into a casual seaside shack just in time for Summer! The restaurant will feature chef Austin's take on some popular dishes such as:

- Chicken Fried Oysters with Andouille Sausage Gravy

- Rock Shrimp Po'Boy with Fries

- Lobster Roll with Diablo Sauce

- Port City Pils Battered Codfish with Malt Vinegar Chips

The drink menu includes "Buckets o' Beer" to share, a

Seaside Margarita featuring a sea salt finishing spray and light crisp wines by the glass. 


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Free "Art of Movement" Exercise Classes at the Workhouse Arts Center

Jun 7 - Aug 30, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 8:00am
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: Free
Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA for free exercise classes, or as we refer to them, " The Art of Movement"! The classes are every Saturday from June 7th to August 30th at 8:00am. These free, drop-in Art of Movement classes feature Yoga, Mat Pilates, Tai Chi and Hula on the Quad at the Workhouse! No experience is necessary. Please bring your own mat and open mind! For more information or questions, please contact Lesley Spalding, Art of Movement Program Manager at lesleyspalding@workhousearts.org For a schedule of specific classes, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/general-events/free-art-movement-classes-1  

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Take a Break Concert Series

Jun 12 - Aug 28, Lake Anne Plaza

Recurring weekly on Thursday
Address: 11404 Washington Plaza W, Reston, VA
Times: 7pm - 9pm
Admission: Free
Take a Break with this outdoor concert series at Lake Anne Plaza. See website for weekly lineup.

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Hunter Mill Melodies

Jun 26 - Aug 28, Kidwell Farm at Frying Pan Farm Park

Recurring weekly on Thursday
Address: 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA
Times: 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Contact: Yvonne Johnson
Phone: (703) 437-9101
Admission: Free
Outdoor concerts at Frying Pan Farm Park run from 7:30 - 8:30pm, bring chairs or a blanket. For a complete list of the bands that'll be performing, go to http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/fpp. Lots to do while you’re at the park. Visit the farm animals, picnic and create wonderful family memories.

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Campfire Saturdays

Jun 28 - Aug 23, Royal Lake

Recurring every 2 weeks on Saturday
Address: 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Admission: $7 for residents; $9 for non-residents

What better place for a campfire than on a lake?  Join Hidden Pond naturalists for excursions into the wilds of our neighborhood gems.  Explore with nets, find animals and listen for the call of the wild critters as the full moon rises and nocturnal hunters do their aerial acrobatics over the lake.  Topics this summer include reptiles and amphibians, bats, nocturnal predators, flying squirrels, owls, stargazing and more!  Programs conclude with a campfire. S'more ingredients are provided, and hot dogs are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a paid, registered adult.


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Summer Block Party

Jun 28 - Aug 23, Mosaic District

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 2911 District Ave, Merrifield, VA
Times: 4pm - 7pm
Admission: Free
Food and drinks by Red Apron Butcher, live music and old school summer games. Saturdays at the Mosaic District.

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Chairman Bulova's "Evenings on the Ellipse" Summer Concerts & Wine Tastings

Jul 3 - Aug 28, Fairfax County Government Center "Ellipse"

Recurring weekly on Thursday
Address: 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Contact: Christina Fullmer
Phone: (703) 324-2321
Admission: FREE
Enjoy food trucks, FREE wine tastings, picnic blankets, and great music? Stop by Chairman Sharon Bulova’s "Evenings on the Ellipse" Summer Concert Series, happening every Thursday evening on the Government Center lawn from 5:30pm to 7:00pm (July 3 – August 28, 2014). Whether you like jazz, big band, bluegrass, or Latin pop, there is sure to be something for everyone! So bring your lawn chairs, blankets, families and dates and get ready for some memorable Thursday evenings this summer!

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Farmers’ Market Fun Days, free children’s shows

Jul 17 - Aug 28, Town Green Herndon

Recurring weekly on Thursday
Address: 777 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 10:30am
Phone: (703) 787-7300
Admission: Free

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Jazz and Cigars Under the Stars

Jul 18 - Aug 29, The Winery at Bull Run

Recurring weekly on Friday
Address: 15950 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA
Times: 6pm - 10pm
Phone: (703) 815-2233
Admission: $40 - $69

 

On July 18th, we are launching Jazz and Cigars under the Stars, Fridays through the end of the summer (8/29) with extended hours (until 10pm)! Live Jazz on the patio, cigars on the scenic deck, S'mores on the lawn, Sangria pitchers and wine all around!

 


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Capitol Tap - Tapping the Timeline: Tap Music from the 1920s to Today

Jul 31, Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30 am
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $8
DC's favorite youth tap ensemble will have you kicking up your heels and rocking to the beat as they share repertoire from both new and classic works including traditional jazz, Latin music, and hip-hop.

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Council for the Arts Annual Golf Tournament, hosted by Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern

Jul 31, Herndon Centennial Golf Course

Address: 909 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 9am
Phone: (703) 471-5769

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Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival

Jul 31 - Aug 3, Frying Pan Farm Park

Recurring daily
Address: 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA
Times: Saturday, August 3rd 9:00 am- 9:00 pm and Sunday, August 4th 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phone: (703) 437-9101
Admission: Free; Cost varies for some rides.
66th Annual Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival! Old-fashioned country fun with carnival games, rides, 4-H exhibits, animal shows, and entertainment. Free AdmissionFree Parking Thursday & FridayBig Truck Night18 Departments of 4-H CompetitionsFarm AnimalsInteractive Educational ExhibitsCarnival RidesFair FoodTractor PullPicnic Areas, and more!

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Help Fight Alzheimer's on July 31!

Jul 31, Foster's Grille in Herndon & Vienna

Address: 905 Herndon Parkway / 138-A West Maple Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Help Fight Alzheimer's on Thursday, July 31! Join us for Alzheimer's Awareness Day at Foster’s Grille in Herndon and Vienna! When our friends and supporters dine at Foster’s Grille, the restaurant will donate 20% of your total meal purchases (minus alcohol) to the Alzheimer’s Association.   How you can help: - Please mention the Alzheimer’s Association when ordering. - Drop your receipts in the Alzheimer’s Association box by the register. So come out, have a good meal and Help Fight Alzheimer's! Below are the addresses of the participating restaurants: Foster’s Grille 905 Herndon Parkway Herndon, VA 20170 PH: 703.956-6231 Hours: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm Foster’s Grille 138-A West Maple Avenue Vienna, VA 22180 PH: 703.281.2224 Hours: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm Questions? Please contact our office at 703.766.9025 or via email at samartey@alz.org.

Nellie McKay A GIRL NAMED BILL - The Life and Times of Billy Tipton

Jul 31, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Contact: Jammin Java - Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $20
Nellie produced her critically acclaimed, debut double album Get Away From Me with Beatles' engineer Geoff Emerick, followed by Pretty Little Head, Obligatory Villagers, Normal as Blueberry Pie: A Tribute to Doris Day, ("among the killer overhauls of American standards” - The New York Times), and her latest, Home Sweet Mobile Home. She has won a Theatre World Award for her portrayal of Polly Peachum in the Broadway production of The Threepenny Opera and performed onscreen in the film PS I Love You, as well as writing original music for the Rob Reiner film Rumor Has It and the Emmy-winning documentary, Gasland.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Jul 31, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $35-$65
Nimble-fingered Mexican guitar duo presents rhythmically supercharged instrumentals, with influences ranging from heavy metal to salsa

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Smash Mouth

Jul 31, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 8pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $25

"We've got so many hits on this new record it's ridiculous" says Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell. Harwell oughta know a thing or two about hit songs. His band has charted more hits than a World War || battleship. Smash Mouth, the band that's given you such memorable songs as "All-Star," "Walkin' on the Sun," "Then the Morning Comes," and "I'm a Believer," is back for more season-of-the-sun fun with their vibrant new CD "MAGIC".

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Summer in the City - City of Fairfax Band

Jul 31, Veterans Amphitheater

Address: 10455 Armstrong Street, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8PM
Contact: Joanna Ormesher
Phone: (703) 352-2787
Admission: FREE
Come enjoy the great outdoors and live music! The City of Fairfax Band, an ensemble of the City of Fairfax Band Association, takes the stage at Veterans Amphitheater to play tunes that the whole family will enjoy. (Weather permitting.)

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An Evening with The Nighthawks + Andy Poxon

Aug 1, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:00pm
Contact: Jammin Java - Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $20
Over more than three decades, The Nighthawks have earned a reputation as one of the best and hardest-working bands around. Their live shows are legendary. Founded in the Washington, D.C. area in 1972, the ‘Hawks’ were a roots band before anyone had come up with the term. Their mix of blues, rock, rockabilly, soul and swing appeals to a widely diverse audience, built over years of touring throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.

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Ed Kowalczyk - Performs Throwing Copper, 20th Anniversary

Aug 1, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 8pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $30 advance / $33 day of

ED KOWALCZYK is the founding member, songwriter and former Lead-Singer of LIVE. With over 20 Million Albums sold worldwide, KOWALCZYK built an impressive résumé in LIVE that includes eight full-length albums that have reached gold and platinum status in 9 countries, and nine Top 10 hit songs, which include the crossover smash "Grace" from his debut solo album, and classics such as "Lightning Crashes", "I Alone", "Selling The Drama", "The Dolphin's Cry" and "Heaven". Ed's trademark vocals, electrifying stage presence and sweeping diversity as a performer shines through in his new powerful full-band production that celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Live album, Throwing Copper.

After just wrapping up a sold-out tour in Australia with his Throwing Copper 20th Anniversary Tour, Ed Kowalczyk will be returning home to extend the tour in the United States where he will be performing the album front-to-back, along with an extended encore of other hit songs from his career.

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Friday Night Live! Laura Lea & Tripp Fabulous

Aug 1, Town Green Herndon

Address: 777 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 6:30pm-10:30pm
Phone: (703) 481-6133
Admission: FREE

Tripp Fabulous is a hard-hitting, female-fronted Cover/Original band based out of Philadelphia with an excellent range of various songs working together to master and create great tunes to dance, sing along or just rock out to - Tripp Fabulous is all the party you can handle!


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Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R.

Aug 1, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30pm
Contact: Jammin Java - Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $10-$18
Lukas Nelson and his band P.O.T.R. (Promise of the Real) are an American rock n roll group based out of California. Lukas first picked up the guitar at age 11 to honor a promise he made to his father and was able to teach himself the craft by playing along to classic Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix songs. Now at age 24, Lukas is building his following the old fashioned way by touring year round and delivering high energy performances to fans across the country. Lukas Nelson and P.O.T.R. have performed over 400 shows in the past 3 years and have played with the likes of Neil Young, John Fogerty, Bob Weir, B.B. King, and Bob Dylan. The band has self-released 4 records and will look to put out their next full length album in 2014.

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Mary Chapin Carpenter: Songs From The Movie – National Symphony Orchestra

Aug 1, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8:15 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $25-$60
Vince Mendoza, conductor Spellbinding orchestral arrangements from an intimate country/rock Grammy winner’s new album, Songs From The Movie

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Old Town Plaza Series - Peter McCory & His One Man Band

Aug 1, Old Town Plaza

Address: 3950 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7:00pm
Contact: Joanna Ormesher
Phone: (703) 352-2787
Admission: FREE
Peter McCory and his One Main Band perform in the Old Town Plaza Series. Come out and enjoy the shops and restaurants at Old Town Plaza, along with live music! (Weather permitting.)

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Pushcart Players: "Little Red Riding Hood & Other Stories"

Aug 1 - Aug 2, Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Recurring daily
Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30 am
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $10
Enjoy a morning of adventure when an Emmy-nominated theatrical group acts out 4 cherished fables that capture the wonder of live theatre-Little Red Riding Hood, The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor's New Clothes, and All's Well That Ends Well.

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Women of Faith

Aug 1, Patriot Center

Address: 4400 University Dr., Fairfax, Virginia
Times: Friday 7pm - 10 pm, Saturday, 9am - 5pm
Contact: Andria Lamp
Phone: (310) 595-0048
Admission: $49 - $129
America’s leading Christian event for women is back on the road with the 2014 tour! Women of Faith hits cities across the country for a day-and-a-half experience that will take women on a journey From Survival to Revival. Here is a glimpse of what you can expect. http://youtu.be/LKpMOl2ibQM

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BrickFair: America's LEGO Fan Festival

Aug 2 - Aug 3, Dulles Expo Center

Recurring daily
Address: 4320 Chantilly Center, Chantilly, VA
Times: 11am - 4pm
Contact: Todd Webb
Phone: (240) 481-7998
Admission: $12
BrickFair is America's LEGO Fan Festival. All creations are built using LEGO bricks! Displays range from the cutest tiny little thing to towering cityscapes. We anticipate 900 exhibitors, 30 vendors, and 15,000 public visitors. The Stay-n-Play area offers a ton of bricks for kids to get creative. 

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Cabaret Series: Dueling Dives! live on-stage

Aug 2 - Aug 3, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring daily
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: Saturday, 8pm - 10pm; Sunday, 1pm - 3pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $30
Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA as our Workhouse Cabaret Performers present our cabaret series: Dueling Divas! Our Dueling Divas will perform songs made famous by the Broadway Stars of yesterday and today, with a good dose of laughter, too. Due to suggestive humor, this performance is intended for mature crowds. Ticket price includes planche campagnarde. A la carte cash bar available in venue. A la carte cash bar available in venue. For tickets and information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/performing-arts/cabaret-series-dueling-divas

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Campfire Saturdays

Aug 2 - Aug 30, Lake Accotink Park

Recurring every 2 weeks on Saturday
Address: 7500 Accotink Park Rd, Springfield, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Phone: (703) 569-3464
Admission: $7 for residents; $9 for non-residents

What better place for a campfire than on a lake?  Join Hidden Pond naturalists for excursions into the wilds of our neighborhood gems.  Explore with nets, find animals and listen for the call of the wild critters as the full moon rises and nocturnal hunters do their aerial acrobatics over the lake.  Topics this summer include reptiles and amphibians, bats, nocturnal predators, flying squirrels, owls, stargazing and more!  Programs conclude with a campfire. S'more ingredients are provided, and hot dogs are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a paid, registered adult.


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Heady Entertainment Presents Moogatu featuring Ron Holloway + Nicky C and the RSB Dual Album Release

Aug 2, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:00pm
Contact: Jammin Java - Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $10-$13
In late 2010, Moogatu planted the first seeds for its unique blend of funky, wompy prog rock just outside of the nation's capital in bucolic northern Virginia. Soaring dual lead guitars and a pulsing rhythm section bring the quintet's inviting songcraft and creative improvisations to an audience that grows at every club and festival. Moogatu is carving its niche with high energy sets that keep people grooving long into the night.

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Mount Vernon Nights presents Town Mountain bluegrass concert!

Aug 2, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 7:00pm
Contact: Moria Nisbet
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: Free
The Workhouse Arts Center is thrilled to be hosting Mount Vernon Nights again this summer! This series of free public concerts will take place Saturday evenings at 7-8pm on the Quad in June, July and August. The sound of the award-winning group Town Mountain can best be described as traditional bluegrass, albeit with a rough-hewn side to it that is not too slick or glossy. They are a band of the here-and-now, yet they have a groove that is based on the bluesy and swinging sounds explored by the first generation of bluegrass pioneers. Come early and stroll through our art galleries and meet over 100 of the region's finest artists. On the second Saturday of each month, stay for 2nd Saturday Art Walk including artist talks and featured artists' opening receptions until 9pm. Make it an evening to remember with other special Workhouse summer events such as the annual Ice Cream Social, opening art exhibition receptions and Date Night - all programs that you can enjoy regularly in conjunction with the Mount Vernon Nights concert series! Please bring your picnic, comfy lawn chair or blanket to enjoy during the show (outside alcohol not permitted). Some of the performances will have refreshments available for purchase. Limited seating is available underneath the Rizer Pavilion.

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Natalie York Band + Karen Jonas

Aug 2, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:00pm
Contact: Jammin Java - Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $12-$20
Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Natalie York had a seismic artistic epiphany while making her latest album, Promises. Previously, the Brooklyn-based artist garnered accolades for her quiet-fire aesthetic, a mix of contemporary folk and simmering Stax soul. But, for her sophomore record, she decided to do something bold – Natalie decided to make a rock record filtered through her distinct Americana vision.

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NOVA Brew Bus

Aug 2, Mad Fox Brewing Company & various other breweries

Address: 444 W. Broad St, Suite I, Falls Church, VA
Times: 11am - 6pm
Admission: $55/person (includes lunch)

Reston Limousine is rolling out a new brewery tour focusing on Northern Virginia breweries! Guests will enjoy behind-the-scenes tours and tastings at craft breweries including Mad Fox Brewing Co., Port City Brewing Co. and the newly opened Forge Brew Works!

You’ll start the trip with a tour, tasting, and lunch at Mad Fox Brewing Co., where “the food is worthy of matching those brews,” according to The Washington Post.Our next stop is Port City Brewing Co., which recently took home several medals at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival. Final stop is Forge Brew Works, where you’ll sample some of the latest beers from rocket scientist-turned-brewer Matt Rose.

Choose your closest pickup location and relax as you get a taste of the Northern Virginia brew scene without worrying about driving, traffic, or parking! Bring your growler to fill at any of the breweries or purchase one.


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Walter Martin (of The Walkmen)

Aug 2, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 11:00am
Contact: Jammin Java - Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: Family 4-pack $50 | GA $15
'We’re All Young Together,' Martin’s debut solo effort, is a sweet, funny, rough-around-the-edges “family record,” as he likens it, that’s intended to entertain the little ones, while getting a laugh out of their parents. An album of alphabet songs, it is not. Inspired by early rock ‘n’ roll, it is filled with the kind of innocent yet mischievous music that has long struck a chord with Martin. “I'm calling it ‘family music’ because I want families to enjoy it together,” explains Martin. “But to me it's just rock 'n' roll done the old-fashioned way.”

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We Share STEM! Connecting Across Cultures: Heritage Family Day & Helicopter Day

Aug 2, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Address: 14390 Air and Space Parkway, Chantilly, Virginia
Times: 10am - 3pm
Admission: Free, Parking $15
This heritage series family day will highlight the contributions of scientists and engineers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) professions across cultures, from Juan de la Cierva, the inventor of the Gyroplane, to Dr. George Carruthers, the inventor of the first Moon-based observatory. Outside, see a display of helicopters and meet the pilots who fly these amazing rotorcraft. Indoors, talk to an astronaut, participate in an array of hands-on activities with Museum staff; radio control rocketry and airplane groups; professional engineering organizations; Washington Metropolitan Area LEGO Users Group; and local astronomers. There will also be Flights of Fancy Story time with arts and craft activities for our youngest visitors. Guest presenters in the STEM professions will be on hand, including Latino professionals participating in the ¡Descubra! Meet the Science Expert Series, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center. The Heritage Family Day Series is made possible through the generous support of Northrop Grumman Corporation.

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Yo-Yo Ma – National Symphony Orchestra

Aug 2, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8:15 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $25-$75
Thomas Wilkins, conductor World’s most famous cellist stirs the imagination with expressive performances that have earned him more than 15 Grammy Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Dark Star Orchestra: Continuing the Grateful Dead Concert Experience

Aug 3, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 7 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $35-$42
With a “fanatical attention to detail” (Rolling Stone), this ultimate Grateful Dead tribute band has been “Truckin’” on a long, strange trip to resurrect the spirit and sound of psychedelic rockers

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Mikaela Davis

Aug 3, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Contact: Jammin Java - Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $10-$13
Mikaela Davis is a harpist/singer-songwriter from Rochester, New Yorkwho burst onto the scene following her amazing YouTube covers of Sufjan Stevens' Casimir Pulaski Day, which has received over 130,000 hits, and Elliott Smith’s Twilight, which has received close to 75,000 hits. Since releasing her latest EP Fortune Teller in January of this year, Mikaela has showcased at SXSW and toured the East Coast and Midwest with bandmates Alex Coté (drums and percussion) and Cian McCarthy (guitar, sitar, and keys). Refinery 29 describes Mikaela's style as “virtuosic playing with singer-songwriter chops.” Her musical inspirations range from psychedelic rock to classical and jazz and, to date, she has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Indie Rock artists My Brightest Diamond,Jukebox the Ghost, Filligar, and Indians.

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Operation Firefly Finale

Aug 3, Fair Oaks Mall - Grant Court West

Address: 11750 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA
Times: 1pm - 4pm
Admission: Free
At the Finale, families will be able to enjoy science related entertainment, participate in all-ages activities, and hear from various presenters.

Entertainment will include:
• Billy B, the Natural Science Song and Dance Man, a trained educator and performer, who uses song and dance to teach children and families about environmentalism, ecology, and scientific phenomena. He performs 400-500 shows a year that get kids moving, singing, and learning about science and the world around them.

• Samuel Ramsey, entomologist, is our Celebrity Scientist who will enthrall visitors with everything you didn't know about fireflies and why they are so important. He is an avid supporter of citizen science programs like Operation Firefly.

• Pat Britz, author of Animals Need ZZZ's Too, a non-fiction children's book that explores sleep and compares human sleep to that of various animals. The author will be doing a reading from her book, and signed copies will be available for sale at the event, with part of the proceeds benefiting the museum.

Activity tables will be open for the duration of the event and will appeal to various age groups:
• Explore the Firefly Life Cycle
• Find Your Firefly Mate
• Effects of Environmental Light on Fireflies
• Create Your Own Firefly Art that Glows

Children's Science Center Executive Director Nene Spivy will be on hand at the Finale to share information about The Lab at Fair Oaks Mall, as well as information on the full-scale museum at the Kincora development in Dulles, Virginia.


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Summer Concert Series: United States Air Force Band, Max Impact

Aug 3, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Address: 14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA
Times: 6pm - 7pm
Admission: Free

Don't miss this chance to see Max Impact, the Air Force's celebrated rock band, perform classic and current rock and country hits, as well as patriotic favorites and original music at the Udvar-Hazy Center. This Max Impact performance promises to thrill with its trademark high-intensity, hard-rocking vivacity and musical versatility.

About the concert series: Music at the Museum concerts at the Udvar-Hazy Center feature energetic ensembles from the U.S. military or the local community performed in the Boeing Aviation Hangar. No tickets are required and parking is free after 4:00 pm.


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@JamminJavaMei's LOCAL SCENE: A Different Kind of War + The Project + Last Armistice + more

Aug 4, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Contact: Jammin Java - Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $10-$15
@JamminJavaMei's Local Scene shows are main stage showcases for DC area bands of all styles. Each night is booked and promoted by Jammin Java's own "Local Music Matriarch," Mei Verba. Learn more about what's up with Mei and the Local Scene in this Northern Virginia Magazine feature and come on out to support local music!

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Improv 4 Kids

Aug 5, Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30 am
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $8
Hilarious, action-packed skits, songs, and dances based on audience suggestions. Performed by a playful, energetic ensemble cast.

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National Night Out

Aug 5, Herndon Neigbhorhoods

Address: Herndon Neighborhoods, Herndon, VA
Times: TBD
Phone: (703) 435-6846

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Tyler Ward + Brynn Elliott + My Silent Bravery

Aug 5, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 8:00pm
Contact: Jammin Java - Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $15
With 1.5 Million subscribers on YouTube, 700,000 “likes” on Facebook and 150,000 followers on twitter, Tyler Ward has built a passionate fanbase all over the world… without the help of a record label. He has collaborated with artists such a Plain White T’s, Jason Derulo and Lindsey Stirling. Embarking on his first US and Canadian tour in nearly two years, Tyler is looking forward to bringing his famous live show to the stage. Look for Tyler on tour in the spring and summer of 2014.

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Pat Metheny Unity Group and Bruce Hornsby – Campfire Tour 2014

Aug 6, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $22-$55
Boundary-pushing jazz quintet meets genre-hopping pop pianist and songwriter behind ’80s hit “The Way It Is”

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Summer Youth Performances: Synetic Theater presents "The Music Box"

Aug 6, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Times: 11am
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: Adults, $15; Youth through grade 12, $5

 

Synetic Theater, D.C.’s premier physical theater company, presents “The Music Box,” a magnificent collection of comedic short stories set to music and brought to life through the company’s unique movement theater style. Audience members will journey into the wonderful world of storytelling through pantomime, imagination, illusions and physical comedy. In this delightful performance filled with engaging vignettes, an average day becomes extraordinary when a surly janitor and an uptight businessman discover a magical mask that tricks and teases whomever discovers it; two cowboys in the Wild West tame a bull on the loose; two road workers try to catch a butterfly in an attempt to capture the heart of a girl; and – not to be missed – the classic invisible wall amazes and astounds the performers and the audience. Synetic Theater performs “The Music Box” at the Hylton Center on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 at 11 a.m.


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Taylor 2: Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company

Aug 6 - Aug 7, Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Recurring daily
Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30 am
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $10
Showcasing the vision of legendary choreographer Paul Taylor, this team of gifted dancers inspires us through storytelling and exceptional movement.

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Evening Book Talk: Francis D. Cogliano

Aug 7, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens - Fred W. Smith National Library

Address: 3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 7pm
Admission: Free

 

Mount Vernon welcomes author Francis D. Cogliano to the Rubenstein Leadership Hall at the Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss his book Emperor of Liberty: Thomas Jefferson’s Foreign Policy, on August 7, 2014.


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2U - The World's 2nd Best U2 Show

Aug 8, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 8pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $13 advance / $16 day of

WITH: Almost Journey, THE Journey tribute show!

 

18 and up to enter. VALID ID required.

 


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Classic Albums Live Presents: Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

Aug 8, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $25-$45
World-class musicians take one giant leap through the entirety of Pink Floyd’s concept album and other hits from the seminal band.

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Friday Night Live! The Reflex

Aug 8, Town Green Herndon

Address: 777 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 6:30pm-10:30pm
Phone: (703) 481-6133
Admission: FREE

The 80's! A time for classic coming of age movies, big hair, and some pretty crazy fashions. The glue that held it all together of course was the music. The Reflex serves as a perfect reminder of that great music of a decadent decade


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Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players

Aug 8 - Aug 9, Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Recurring daily
Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30 am
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $10
Your favorite band is back! Wear your PJs and join in the fun as Grammy-nominated Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players deliver a rockin' performance of all-new music from their latest album, Recess.

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Marcus Johnson FLO Fantasy

Aug 8, Carlyle Club

Address: 411 John Carlyle St, Alexandria, VA
Times: 8:00 pm
Contact: Carlyle Club
Phone: (703) 548-8899
Admission: $20
Join world renowned jazz keyboardist, pianist, and CEO of FLO Brands, Marcus Johnson for a FLO Fantasy at the Carlyle Club. MJ has released over 20 CDs including award-winning 'Poetically Justified'. Experience a magical fusion of Jazz, Bellydance, and FLO Moscato. FLO Wine was announced in 2014 as a Top 10 Celebrity Wine by USA Today. Get Advanced Tickets on InstantSeats.com

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Milhaud, Le pauvre matelot | Poulenc, Les mamelles de Tirésias – Wolf Trap Opera

Aug 8, Wolf Trap – The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $36-$88
The Barns at Wolf Trap - New Production Sung in French with English supertitles This French double-bill ranges the emotional gamut from tragedy to absurdist comedy in the space of one evening! Conducted by Timothy Myers and directed by Matthew Ozawa, both pieces are Wolf Trap premieres, and the productions are new, designed and built specifically for The Barns. Le pauvre matelot centers on a woman who has been waiting for her husband's return from sea for more than 20 years. Les mamelles de Tirésias is about a woman who yearns to "wear the pants" in her family.

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Old Town Plaza Series - Andrew Acosta & Friends

Aug 8, Old Town Plaza

Address: 3950 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7:00pm
Contact: Joanna Ormesher
Phone: (703) 352-2787
Admission: FREE
Andrew Acosta and Friends perform in the Old Town Plaza Series. Come out and enjoy the shops and restaurants at Old Town Plaza, along with live music! (Weather permitting.)

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The Laramie Project at the Workhouse Arts Center

Aug 8, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Contact: Moria Nisbet
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $15 General Admission, $10 Senior/Military, $10 Student
Presented by Front and Center Productions. By Moises Kaufman. Laramie, Wyoming. Population 26, 687. “The Gem City of the Plains”. The site of a tragic crime. On October 7, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a twenty-one-year old gay student at the University of Wyoming, was kidnapped, tied to a fence, and severely beaten where he was left to die. His bloody, bruised and battered body wasn’t discovered until the next morning, and he died a few days later. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is an award-winning play based on hundreds of interviews with friends, residents and others connected to the story. It is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink, and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. How does a community cope with such a terrible crime? What do we learn? How do we make good out of such evil? *Limited seating, advance ticket reservations are recommended for this event. Reserved tickets may be collected at Will Call beginning 30 minutes prior to event, doors open for seating 30 minutes prior.

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Engine #62 Trackless Train Rides at Lake Fairfax

Aug 9 - Aug 10, Lake Fairfax Park

Recurring daily
Address: 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston, VA
Phone: (703) 471-5416
Admission: $3/person

Hit the pool and hitch a ride this summer at Lake Fairfax Park. Combine a trip to the Water Mine with a ride on Engine #62 of ResOURces Railroad. The Fairfax County Park Authority's trackless train will be running at Lake Fairfax Park on the second weekend of June, July, and August. It will also make special runs at the park May 31, June 1, and July 4. Rides will be $3 person. Engine 62 is used by the Park Authority's Resource Management Division to interpret county parks and resources during fun rides through parks. 

The Water Mine waterpark opens Saturday, May 24. 


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Herndon Centennial Club Championship

Aug 9 - Aug 10, Herndon Centennial Golf Course

Recurring daily
Address: 909 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 8am
Phone: (703) 471-5769

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Historic Fairfax City Walking Tours

Aug 9, Ratcliffe-Allison House

Address: 10386 Main Street, Fairfax, VA
Times: 11am
Phone: (703) 385-8414
Admission: $5 per person ($3 for kids 6-12, childern under 6 free) or $15 per family
Join a seasoned tour guide for a walk through the historic section of Fairfax and featuring the Old Courthouse and other historic sites. Tours last approx 90 minutes.  Tours leave in front of the Ratcliffe-Allison House, 10386 Main Street in Fairfax, weather permitting.

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Jim Gaffigan

Aug 9, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $30-$60
Comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan finds humor in everyday oddities from the power of human laziness to the culinary calamity of Hot Pockets. Known for his trademark high-pitched inner voice, Gaffigan’s distinctly relatable cynicism and self-doubt have cemented him as a familiar face on talk shows, television series, and feature films alike.

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Mount Vernon Nights presents Soul Crackers live in concert!

Aug 9, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 7-8pm
Contact: Moria Nisbet
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: Free
The Workhouse Arts Center is thrilled to be hosting Mount Vernon Nights again this summer! This series of free public concerts will take place Saturday evenings at 7-8pm on the Quad in June, July and August. Come early and stroll through our art galleries and meet over 100 of the region's finest artists. On the second Saturday of each month, stay for 2nd Saturday Art Walk including artist talks and featured artists' opening receptions until 9pm. Make it an evening to remember with other special Workhouse summer events such as the annual Ice Cream Social, opening art exhibition receptions and Date Night - all programs that you can enjoy regularly in conjunction with the Mount Vernon Nights concert series! Please bring your picnic, comfy lawn chair or blanket to enjoy during the show (outside alcohol not permitted). Some of the performances will have refreshments available for purchase. Limited seating is available underneath the Rizer Pavilion. The music of Soul Crackers encompasses Memphis & Motown soul, and features timeless songs by artists like Sam & Dave, Average White Band, Martha & The Vandellas & Wilson Pickett among others. This music brings together all ages and personalities at a dance party. The Soul Crackers grew up with this music and honor it with the legitimacy of a crackerjack soul horn band from the 60s.

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Peter Murphy

Aug 9, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Phone: (703) 237-0300

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THE FRANCONIA MUSEUM PRESENTS - A 2014 HOME-TOWN HISTORY BUS TOUR

Aug 9, Franconia Museum

Address: 6121 Franconia Road, Franconia, VA
Times: 10am-2pm
Contact: Don Hakenson
Phone: (703) 971-4294
Admission: $25
Local history lessons by Don Hakenson including stops at historic ASHLAND, SHARON CHAPEL AND LAUREL GROVE SCHOOL.  Also LEARN ABOUT OUR AGRICULTURAL PAST AT NALLS PRODUCE.  The bus leaves the Franconia Museum, 6121 Franconia Road, Franconia,  VA 22310, at 10 a.m. sharp and ends with Refreshments at Nalls Produce before returning to the museum. Send tour payment check for $25 to the Museum. 

WIC Soccer Family Fun

Aug 9, nZone Sports Center

Address: 14550 Lee Rd., Chantilly, VA
Times: 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Contact: Ciarra Smith
Phone: (703) 618-9087
Admission: FREE
Come and Join the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program and our local sponsors for a free family event in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week! In the spirit of this year's theme, "Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal For Life", have fun with soccer workshops and obstacle courses for young children. Enter a free raffle for loads of goodies from our community partners. Breastfeeding counselors will be on hand to answer questions and help you plan your breastfeeding success!

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"The Battle of the White House on Belvoir Neck in 1814"

Aug 10, Fairfax Museum

Address: 10209 Main St, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 385-8414
Admission: Free
Join Historian and archaeologist Patrick O'Neill for an illustrated talk on a battle in August 1814 between American and British naval forces on the Potomac River near George Washington's Mount Vernon. 

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Gavin DeGraw & Matt Nathanson

Aug 10, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 7 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $30-$50
Irresistibly catchy and chart-topping jams by three princes of pop rock! Gavin DeGraw’s infectious mixture of blue-eyed soul vocals and energetic R&B-influenced songwriting have made him a pop rock mainstay with Top 40 hits like “Chariot,” “I Don’t Want To Be,” and “Not Over You.” Matt Nathanson rose from best-kept secret to platinum artist overnight when his hit single “Come On Get Higher” clued the pop music scene into his clever lyrics, breezy voice, and folk-friendly songs. Former Something Corporate frontman and Jack’s Mannequin mastermind Andrew McMahon brings his acoustic sensibility and warm pop-infused sound to the electronic frontier in his latest solo project.

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Milhaud, Le pauvre matelot | Poulenc, Les mamelles de Tirésias – Wolf Trap Opera

Aug 10, Wolf Trap – The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 3 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $36-$88
New production, sung in French with English supertitles. This French double-bill ranges the emotional gamut from tragedy to absurdist comedy in the space of one evening! Conducted by Timothy Myers and directed by Matthew Ozawa, both pieces are Wolf Trap premieres, and the productions are new, designed and built specifically for The Barns. Le pauvre matelot centers on a woman who has been waiting for her husband's return from sea for more than 20 years. Les mamelles de Tirésias is about a woman who yearns to "wear the pants" in her family.

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Virginia Ballet Company and Impact Dance present "PRECEDENCE"

Aug 10, Ernst Theater - NVCC Annandale Campus

Address: 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA
Times: 4:30 PM
Phone: (703) 249-8227
Admission: $20 plus $3 fee; all seats reserved
Virginia Ballet Company and Impact Dance will present their summer performance "Precedence”, offering a program including ballet, flamenco and modern works. Join us for another mix of great dancing on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 4:30PM at the Ernst Community Cultural Center, located on the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale VA. All seats are reserved, and all tickets are $20 plus a $3 processing fee for each ticket. Tickets may be purchased online at www.virginiaballetcompany.org. For further information, please call 703 249-8227. (VIRGINIA BALLET COMPANY & SCHOOL IS A NONPROFIT 501(c)(3) organization.)

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Noche Flamenca

Aug 12, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8:30 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $10-$44
Spellbinding live music with song and dance reveal the essence of flamenco at its most authentic

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Nickel Creek & Josh Ritter

Aug 13, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $35-$50
“Hard-charging bluegrass with sweetly sung acoustic pop” (The New York Times) by a Grammy-winning trio and a singer/songwriter’s heartfelt Americana

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The GoodLife Theater (Puppets)- Hunter Mill Melodies

Aug 13, Visitor Center at Frying Pan Farm Park

Address: 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA
Times: 10AM-11AM
Contact: Yvonne Johnson
Phone: (703) 437-9101
Admission: Free
Outdoor concerts at Frying Pan Farm Park run from 10-11 am; bring chairs or a blanket. Lots to do while you’re at the park. Pick up fresh produce or baked goods at the Farm Stand (8-12:30), visit the farm animals, have a wagon or carousel ride, picnic and create wonderful family memories.

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The GoodLife Theater (Puppets)- Hunter Mill Melodies

Aug 13, Visitor Center at Frying Pan Farm Park

Address: 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA
Times: 10AM-11AM
Contact: Yvonne Johnson
Phone: (703) 437-9101
Admission: Free
Outdoor concerts at Frying Pan Farm Park run from 10-11 am; bring chairs or a blanket. Lots to do while you’re at the park. Pick up fresh produce or baked goods at the Farm Stand (8-12:30), visit the farm animals, have a wagon or carousel ride, picnic and create wonderful family memories.

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Boney James and Eric Benét

Aug 14, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $35-$75
Smooth, soulful hits from genre-busting saxophonist Boney James and sensual R&B crooner Eric Benét

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Tab Benoit

Aug 14, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 8:30pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $23 advance; $26 day of
Guitarist, singer and songwriter Tab Benoit is one of the hardest working Blues musicians on the scene today. With radio stations playing mostly rock and hip hop, Benoit promotes his records the old fashioned way, by playing anywhere and everywhere he and his band can play.

Benoit has played his version of a "down-home blend of swamp blues and East Texas guitar-driven blues" since the early 1990's and shows no signs of slowing down!

18 and up to enter. VALID ID required.


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42: A Tribute to Coldplay

Aug 15, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 9pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $13 advance / $16 day of

18 and up to enter. VALID ID required.

 


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Cindy's Legacy Charity Golf Clinic & Play with the Pro Happy Hour

Aug 15, Herndon Centennial Golf Course

Address: 909 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, Virginia
Times: 6 PM - 9 PM
Admission: $35 Golf; $15 Network Only
Cindy's Legacy Charity presents: 3rd Annual Golf Clinic and Play with the Pro Happy Hour There's something in it for everyone. Please be our guest and join us for a lovely mid-summer evening where you can enjoy your choice of golf lessons and contests or three rounds of golf with the Pro. If you don't want to golf at all, there will be networking and refreshments in the clubhouse, and an awesome silent auction available for everyone to participate in. Through your support of this event, Cindy's Legacy can continue our vital mission of helping cancer patients and their families with financial aid and administrative assistance. Event at a Glance: Registration & Networking: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Golf Clinic / Play with the Pro*: 6:30PM – 8 PM Full Dinner Buffet, Door Prizes, Silent Auction & Networking: 6:30 PM – 9 PM A delicious BBQ buffet will be served throughout the evening. Register by August 8th, space is very limited for golfers. Premium Raffle Prize: 2 Roundtrip Airline Tickets on Southwest! *Clubs are provided, unless you wish to bring your own.

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Dairy Days

Aug 15 - Aug 29, Sully Historic Site

Recurring weekly on Friday
Address: 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA
Times: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Phone: (703) 437-1794
Admission: $5
Get a taste of 18th century life by making ice cream and butter the old-fashioned way at Dairy Days on select Fridays in July and August at Sully Historic Site in Chantilly, Va. Children will get to churn butter, hand-crank ice cream, and play historic games. Timed programs with online registration are offered at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. on August 15, 22, and 29th.

Children five and up will churn their own butter and hand-crank their own ice cream, then enjoy the results. There will also be historic games such as hoop and stick and the game of graces to enjoy, just as children of the 18th century did.

The cost is $5 per participant for Fairfax County residents and $7 for out of county residents; children must be accompanied by an adult. Tours of the 1794 house and accompanying outbuildings are available for an extra cost.

Sully Historic Site is the 1794 home of Northern Virginia's first congressman, Richard Bland Lee. Until 1811, Sully was home to the Lee family as well as over 30 enslaved African-Americans. Sully is operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority as a historic house museum and includes extensive grounds and outbuildings.

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Friday Night Live! Almost Journey + The Fuzz

Aug 15, Town Green Herndon

Address: 777 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 6:30pm-10:30pm
Phone: (703) 481-6133
Admission: FREE

Almost Journey, the newest NY based Journey tribute playing all of your favorite Journey hits and B-sides to perfection.


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Friday Night Live! Right On Band

Aug 15, Town Green Herndon

Address: 777 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 6:30pm-10:30pm
Phone: (703) 481-6133
Admission: FREE

Right On Band is an authentic 'Ten-Piece Show Band' with a full horn section. They have performed all over the world including Italy, Ethiopia, Canada, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas. They have had the honor of performing for each of the last three United States Presidents. They also have played for the US Congress at 'The White House', as well as other celebrities, dignitaries and heads of state around the world.


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Old Town Plaza Series - Sior-Og

Aug 15, Old Town Plaza

Address: 3950 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7:00pm
Contact: Joanna Ormesher
Phone: (703) 352-2787
Admission: FREE
Sior-Og performs in the Old Town Plaza Series. Come out and enjoy the shops and restaurants at Old Town Plaza, along with live music! (Weather permitting.)

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YANNI

Aug 15, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $35-$75
Globally acclaimed composer whose epic orchestrations fuse otherworldly synthesized sound with gorgeous instrumentation

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ABBA – The Concert

Aug 16, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $25-$42
“Mamma Mia” here they go again! Take a chance on this ultimate tribute band that recreates the look and sound of the world’s most phenomenal pop ensemble

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Bearcat Boas with Twisted Knickers Burlesque

Aug 16, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 9pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $12 advance / $15 day of

It's a night of sexy, saucy, cabaret when the Twisted Knickers perform accompanied by a live band -- The Bearcat Boas. This neo-cabaret band plays jazz standards, guilty pleasures, modern hits and lots of surprises. This ain't your daddy's cabaret. 

18 and up to enter. VALID ID required.

 


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Milhaud, Le pauvre matelot | Poulenc, Les mamelles de Tirésias – Wolf Trap Opera

Aug 16, Wolf Trap – The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $36-$88
New production, sung in French with English supertitles. This French double-bill ranges the emotional gamut from tragedy to absurdist comedy in the space of one evening! Conducted by Timothy Myers and directed by Matthew Ozawa, both pieces are Wolf Trap premieres, and the productions are new, designed and built specifically for The Barns. Le pauvre matelot centers on a woman who has been waiting for her husband's return from sea for more than 20 years. Les mamelles de Tirésias is about a woman who yearns to "wear the pants" in her family.

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Jonny Lang

Aug 17, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 8pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $45
Sixteen years ago, at the age of 16, Jonny Lang found incredible success with the release of his major label debut album Lie To Me. Fame does not seem to have impacted him from being the same country farm boy from Fargo, ND who got his start in the local clubs of Minneapolis. He survived the passage of youth to adulthood, fell in love, began a family, and in the process passed through the life lessons we all endure. He has a keen sense of what he aims to achieve creatively, what music means to him, and is focused on the impact that his songs bring to the lives of those that encounter his repertoire. For Lang, with the release of Fight For My Soul, he is entering a chapter wherein he has found his true voice.

18 and up to enter. VALID ID required.


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Josh Groban with Wolf Trap Orchestra

Aug 19 - Aug 20, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Recurring daily
Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $40-$125
Multiplatinum vocalist charms with inspirational pop ballads and lush arias such as “You Raise Me Up,” “You’re Still You,” and “You Are Loved”

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Rocknoceros (Songs)- Hunter Mill Melodies

Aug 20, Visitor Center at Frying Pan Farm Park

Address: 2739 West Ox Road,, Herndon, VA
Times: 10AM-11AM
Contact: Yvonne Johnson
Phone: (703) 437-9101
Admission: Free
Outdoor concerts at Frying Pan Farm Park run from 10-11 am; bring chairs or a blanket. Lots to do while you’re at the park. Pick up fresh produce or baked goods at the Farm Stand (8-12:30), visit the farm animals, have a wagon or carousel ride, picnic and create wonderful family memories.

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Rocknoceros (Songs)-Hunter Mill Melodies

Aug 20, Visitor Center at Frying Pan Farm Park

Address: 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA
Times: 10AM-11AM
Contact: Yvonne Johnson
Phone: (703) 437-9101
Admission: Free
Outdoor concerts at Frying Pan Farm Park run from 10-11 am; bring chairs or a blanket. Lots to do while you’re at the park. Pick up fresh produce or baked goods at the Farm Stand (8-12:30), visit the farm animals, have a wagon or carousel ride, picnic and create wonderful family memories.

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Chef's Table at Wildfire

Aug 21, Wildfire

Address: Tysons Galleria - International Dr., Tysons Corner, VA
Times: 6:30pm
Contact: Amanda or Erika
Phone: (703) 442-9110
Admission: $60/person without wine; $75/person with wine

Reserve your seat at our exclusive chef's table overlooking the kitchen at Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, 3rd floor, McLean, VA when Executive Chefs Eddie Ishaq and Edwin Amaya team up to prepare and present a custom 4-course menu with optional wine pairings.

This event will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $60.00 per person without wine pairings plus tax (gratuity not included) or $75.00 per person with wine pairings plus tax (gratuity not included). For more information or to make a reservation, please call Amanda or Erika at (703) 442-9110.


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Robyn + Royksopp

Aug 21, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $30-$55
Supercharged pop vocalist won’t be dancing on her own when she’s joined by a hypnotic synth duo for an electric evening of hard-hitting beats!

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Jah Works with Greenbeets and Christos

Aug 22, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 8pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $12 advance / $15 day of
JAH WORKS: Jah Works is a band of brothers based out of Baltimore, MD dedicated to writing, recording and performing original reggae music. A heavy dose of drum and bass combined, sweet melodies, vocal harmony and catchy hooks are the groups' trademarks. Through the help of a dedicated fan base, the internet, and their relentless tour schedule, they have sold over 100,000 records.

GREENBEETS: By combining the seasoned flavors of four of the most cultivated musicians in teh Washington, DC area, The Greenbeets have created a groove so savory that it will inevitably change the catalog of songs you choose to sing in the shower. Together, they naturally bring about the best in their audience as well as in each other as musicians, as performers, and most certainly as friends. This is the vital secret behind the recipe for the greenbeets.

CHRISTOS: His sound is best described as a blend of Downtempo, Reggae with overtones of jazz.
His career began in the early 90's producing hip hop & r&b tracks w/ indie artists from DC & New York, but it was his deep appreciation for the sounds coming out of Kingston, Jamaica that led him to record with legendary reggae artists Sly and Robbie as well as the Firehouse Crew. He was later recruited by Don Carlos of Black Uhuru and The Itals to tour. He spent several years on the road as a guitarist and backup vocalist performing in the United States and a few places abroad.

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Lyle Lovett & His Large Band

Aug 22, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $25-$50
Texas’s beloved “Cowboy Man” and his all-star band blend wry humor with blues, gospel, and swing for an eclectic alt-country songbook

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Old Town Plaza Series - Shepherd's Pie Ceili Band

Aug 22, Old Town Plaza

Address: 3950 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7:00pm
Contact: Joanna Ormesher
Phone: (703) 352-2787
Admission: FREE
Shepherd's Pie Ceili Band performs in the Old Town Plaza Series. Come out and enjoy the shops and restaurants at Old Town Plaza, along with live music! (Weather permitting.)

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Rock the Block! #TGIFairfax

Aug 22, Old Town Fairfax

Address: University Drive between North and Main Streets, Fairfax, VA
Times: 6:00-9:00pm
Contact: Leslie Herman
Phone: (703) 385-7858
Admission: FREE
Rock the Block! #TGIFairfax is a FREE summer concert series, and block party held on the University Drive in the heart of Old Town Fairfax City. Rock the Block! features popular bands from around the areas playing covers of all of your favorite hits from the '70s, '80s, '90s, and today! Along with live music you can also enjoy some of the City of Fairfax's great food vendors and merchants, beer, games and more. Performance by The Breakfast Club playing total faves of the 1980s.

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Skyward to Play Jammin Java's Mid-Atlantic Band Battle #11 Finals

Aug 22, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, Virginia
Times: 6:30 PM
Contact: Jordan Breeding
Phone: (434) 987-9774
Admission: $12 adv $15 Day of
After winning their preliminary round on July 1st, Virginia natives, “Skyward,” will return to Jammin Java in the hopes of winning it all. Skyward will be performing at Jammin’ Java’s Mid-Atlantic Band Battle on August 22nd, 2014. Tickets are on sale now from the band directly for $12 and on the Jammin’ Java website. This marks Skyward’s first battle of the bands finals appearance since their third place finish at Empire’s Mid-Atlantic Battle of the Bands last summer, where they beat out almost 100 other bands. Originally hailing from Harrisonburg, Va, Skyward is a collection of current and former JMU students with a shared passion for big music. With music built around powerful, driving rhythms and soaring lead lines and melodies, Skyward’s electronic/rock sound would not be out of place in large venues in front of massive crowds. And yet, their music has an intimate, unifying quality as well. They’ll be looking to turn some heads with their exciting set on August 22th, and to connect with fans new and old.

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"Civil War Balloon Corps"

Aug 23, Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center

Address: 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 591-0560
Admission: Free
Balloons were used for surveillance and reconnaissance by the Union Army from 1861 through 1863 and by Confederate Army in 1862. Join Kevin Knapp as he shares oral and living history as the Union Army's chief aeronaut, Thaddeus Lowe, and discusses the technological innovations that were at the birth of U.S. military aviation.

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Historic Fairfax City Walking Tours

Aug 23, Ratcliffe-Allison House

Address: 10386 Main Street, Fairfax, VA
Times: 11am
Phone: (703) 385-8414
Admission: $5 per person ($3 for kids 6-12, childern under 6 free) or $15 per family
Join a seasoned tour guide for a walk through the historic section of Fairfax and featuring the Old Courthouse and other historic sites. Tours last approx 90 minutes.  Tours leave in front of the Ratcliffe-Allison House, 10386 Main Street in Fairfax, weather permitting.

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Michael Godard - 'The Rockstar of the Art World'

Aug 23, Wentworth Gallery @ Tysons Galleria

Address: 1807 U. International Drive, McLean, Virginia
Times: 6pm-9pm
Admission: FREE
A never-before-seen collection of works by Michael Godard, the Rockstar of the Art World, will be on exhibition and available for acquisition in a dual-exhibition presentation at two Wentworth Gallery locations in Bethesda, Maryland and McLean Virginia on Saturday, August 23. Michael Godard will be making a very special appearance at both Wentworth Gallery locations in Bethesda (1-4 pm) and McLean (6-9pm) on Saturday, August 23. Artwork is available for acquisition and all appearances are open to the public. Visit www.wentworthgallery.com for more info and to RSVP.

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Sing-A-Long Sound of Music

Aug 23, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:15 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $25-$38
Maria, the Von Trapp family, and even the lonely goatherd are back to bring you a few of your favorite things: the classic film shown on huge screens with lyrics and an unforgettable costume contest

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Boston – Heaven on Earth Tour

Aug 24, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $35-$60
Extraordinary “Rock and Roll Band” with enduring guitar-driven anthems and “Smokin’” harmonies that spark “More Than a Feeling”

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Run! Geek! Run!

Aug 24, Fairfax Corner Shopping Center

Address: 4100 Monument Corner Dr, Fairfax, Virginia
Times: 8:00-10:00am
Contact: Christine Blake
Phone: (703) 877-8114
Admission: $30 until July 24, $35 until August 23, and $40 for race day registration.
On August 24, 2014, W2 Communications will be hosting the seventh annual Run! Geek! Run! race to benefit the Equal Footing Foundation. The 5K race starts at 8:00 a.m. in Fairfax Corner Shopping Center in Fairfax, VA. All proceeds will be donated to the Equal Footing Foundation. The Equal Footing Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity (Tax ID: 54-2007851) that provides underprivileged youth in Northern Virginia with opportunities to achieve their full potential through youth development and educational initiatives. Their core program focuses on science, technology, engineering and math-centered activities delivered through an after-school initiative called the Computer Clubhouse.


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All-American Girl - Living Dolls Camp

Aug 25 - Aug 29, Colvin Run Mill

Recurring daily
Address: 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, VA 22033
Times: 9am each day
Phone: (703) 759-2771
Admission: $190 - $205
Pack up your favorite doll friend and experience the life of an American girl growing up in the most interesting eras in history. Practice the life skills girls needed in the past and relate them to the world you live in now. Bring these times to life with your doll through fun activities, costumes, crafts and themed games in a beautiful historic setting. Bring a snack daily. Download camp forms from website.

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Pacific Northwest Ballet | Oregon Ballet Theatre – A Face of America™ Production

Aug 27, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $10-$44
Pacific Northwest Ballet and Oregon Ballet Theatre dance to the music of Fleet Foxes and Chromatics with stunning site-specific film

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The Band Perry

Aug 28, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $35-$60
Country-pop trio with a fiery rock ’n’ roll edge whose streak of No. 1 singles includes “If I Die Young” and “Better Dig Two”

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JamBrew

Aug 29 - Sep 26, Town Green Herndon

Recurring weekly on Friday
Address: 777 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 6-10pm
Phone: (703) 674-0589

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Old Town Plaza Series - Mr. Skip

Aug 29, Old Town Plaza

Address: 3950 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7:00pm
Contact: Joanna Ormesher
Phone: (703) 352-2787
Admission: FREE
Mr. Skip performs in the Old Town Plaza Series. Come out and enjoy the shops and restaurants at Old Town Plaza, along with live music! (Weather permitting.)

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The Fresh Beat Band Live In Concert!

Aug 30, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 2 PM
Phone: 1877WOLFTRAP
Admission: $25-$50
It’s a “Great Day” to sing and dance “Just Like a Rockstar” with Kiki, Marina, Twist, and Shout from Nick Jr.’s sensational TV band!

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George Benson with Special Guest Andreas Varady

Aug 31, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $25-$55
“On Broadway” icon, jazz guitarist, and silky-smooth singer jams on funky favorites ranging from pop to bebop

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Summer Concert Series: Quantico Marine Corps Rock Band

Aug 31, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Address: 14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA
Times: 6pm - 7pm
Admission: Free

Say farewell to summer with a bit of excitement! Come enjoy your favorite classic and contemporary rock tunes performed on the north lawn by the celebrated Quantico Marine Corps Rock Band. Don't miss this high energy performance at the last concert of the summer.

About the concert series: Music at the Museum concerts at the Udvar-Hazy Center feature energetic ensembles from the U.S. military or the local community performed on the north lawn. No tickets are required and parking is free after 4:00 pm. Blankets are encouraged; lawn chairs and picnic snacks permitted but may not be brought inside the Museum. Concerts will be held inside if it rains.


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Herndon Labor Day Festival

Sep 1, Historic Downtown Herndon

Address: 777 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 12-6pm
Contact: Herndon Parks and Recreation
Phone: (703) 787-7300
Admission: Wine and Microwbrew Tastings and Entertainment - $20; Entertainment Only (no alcohol) - $10
Join us in downtown Herndon for the 26th annual Labor Day Festival which includes great music, a craft show, food, twelve wineries and micro-brews and culinary demonstrations. Sorry, no pets allowed.

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Cirque Italia

Sep 3 - Sep 7, Sudley Manor Shopping Center

Recurring daily
Address: 7807 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA
Times: 7:30pm, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm
Contact: office.cirqueitalia@gmail.com
Phone: (941) 704-8572
Admission: See website.
Many people dream of visiting Europe one day, and immersing themselves into its culture. Now, you will have the chance to experience a traditional event enjoyed in every village, town, and city across the “Old World:” A GENUINE, EUROPEAN TRAVELING CIRCUS WITH A UNIQUE FEATURE NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE IN AMERICA. Cirque Italia has gathered circus performers from around the world for this year’s production. The Cirque Italia owner decided to start a NEW CONCEPT in America with a TRAVELING 35,000 GALLON WATER STAGE!!! This 40 foot Broadway circular style stage is 4 feet high and contains 35,000 gallons of water inside. During the show, audience members will be surprised when the lid lifts up to 35 feet in the air while a CURTAIN OF RAIN AND FOUNTAINS DANCE WITH EACH PERFORMANCE MOVE!

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Gipsy Kings with Special Guest Ole' Noys

Sep 4, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $35-$50
Get ready to rumba to the explosive guitar rhythms of flamenco’s reigning royal family!

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Cirque Dreams - Jungle Fantasy

Sep 5 - Sep 6, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Recurring daily
Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: Friday, 8 PM; Saturday, 7:30 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $25-$50
Animalistic acrobatics abound in a musical jungle adventure hailed as “the grandest circus spectacle east of Vegas.”—New York Magazine

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NOVA Brew Bus

Sep 6, Mad Fox Brewing Company & various other breweries

Address: 444 W. Broad St, Suite I, Falls Church, VA
Times: 11am - 6pm
Admission: $55/person (includes lunch)

Reston Limousine is rolling out a new brewery tour focusing on Northern Virginia breweries! Guests will enjoy behind-the-scenes tours and tastings at craft breweries including Mad Fox Brewing Co., Port City Brewing Co. and the newly opened Forge Brew Works!

You’ll start the trip with a tour, tasting, and lunch at Mad Fox Brewing Co., where “the food is worthy of matching those brews,” according to The Washington Post.Our next stop is Port City Brewing Co., which recently took home several medals at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival. Final stop is Forge Brew Works, where you’ll sample some of the latest beers from rocket scientist-turned-brewer Matt Rose.

Choose your closest pickup location and relax as you get a taste of the Northern Virginia brew scene without worrying about driving, traffic, or parking! Bring your growler to fill at any of the breweries or purchase one.


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ZOSO: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience

Sep 6, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 9pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $17
Zoso - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. For Zoso, it's much more than just being a tribute. It's about touching a golden era in music. Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones in their spirit, tightly-wound talent and authenticity.

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Colbie Caillat Gypsy Heart Tour

Sep 7, Wolf Trap - The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: 8:00pm
Contact: Philip Cangelosi
Phone: 703-255-1900 ext 1729
Admission: $30.00 - $100.00
Grammy Award-winning “Bubbly” pop star charms with carefree tunes such as “Realize” and “Brighter Than the Sun.” Don’t miss Caillat’s June EP release, Gypsy Heart – Side A, including “Try,” co-written with R&B legend Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.

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Gentleman Distiller: Whiskey Tasting & Dinner

Sep 12, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens - Distillery & Gristmill

Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 6pm - 9pm
Admission: $125/person

Learn more about Washington’s role as “Distiller in Chief” at this exclusive event! The evening begins with a reception at the Distillery & Gristmill, where guests will get a first-hand look at how whiskey was produced in Washington’s time. The event continues on the estate with a brief talk by Mount Vernon’s resident distiller, followed by a whiskey tasting and seated dinner at the Mount Vernon Inn.

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KATCHAFIRE

Sep 12, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 9pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $15
"...They transformed the place into a freedom-founded club where the only rule was to enjoy the music. No external force could stop the fire!" KDHX 88.1 (USA)
Hailing from the mighty H-Town (Hamilton), Aoteoroa (New Zealand), KATCHAFIRE, have become a global roots reggae phenomenon..The all Maori Reggae band, bring their pure classic sound to music lovers worldwide, delivering one of the most authentic Reggae shows around today.

4 highly succesful studio albums, mulitple awards, platinum sales, highest selling singles, and the list goes on.. Their sound is built on the foundations of classic roots reggae with an R'n'B and funk rub, mashing modern dancehall and slinky reggae pop. Katchafire has crafted a universal vibe, capturing something truly special in a diversity of instrumentation and clarity of sound.

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Historic Fairfax City Walking Tours

Sep 13, Ratcliffe-Allison House

Address: 10386 Main Street, Fairfax, VA
Times: 11am
Phone: (703) 385-8414
Admission: $5 per person ($3 for kids 6-12, childern under 6 free) or $15 per family
Join a seasoned tour guide for a walk through the historic section of Fairfax and featuring the Old Courthouse and other historic sites. Tours last approx 90 minutes.  Tours leave in front of the Ratcliffe-Allison House, 10386 Main Street in Fairfax, weather permitting.

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Tysons World Music Festival

Sep 13, Town Square at Tysons II

Address: Tysons Blvd., Tysons Corner, VA
Times: 12pm - 10pm
Full day of local and national performances, fine art, and refreshments. Proceeds shared with charity.

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"Woodward and Lothrop: A Store Worthy of the Nation's Capital"

Sep 14, Fairfax Museum

Address: 10209 Main St, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 385-8414
Admission: Free
Talk and book signing by Michael J. Lisicky, who has chronicaled the story of "Woodies," the department store that opened in Washington, DC in 1887 and operated until 1995.

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Evening Book Talk: François Furstenberg

Sep 18, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens - Fred W. Smith National Library

Address: 3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 7pm
Admission: Free

 

Mount Vernon welcomes author François Furstenberg to the Rubenstein Leadership Hall at the Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss him book When the United States Spoke French: Five Refugees who Shaped a Nation, on September 18, 2014.


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"Broadway's Next Hit Musical"

Sep 20, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

"Broadway's Next Hit Musical" is a hysterically funny musical comedy with a twist that comes straight from New York to Northern Virginia! A group of quick-witted improvisers, along with an entertaining emcee and gifted pianist, make up a whole new musical right on stage, complemented by original show songs, memorable characters, witty dialogue and spontaneous plot twists.


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"The War of 1812 in Fairfax"

Sep 20, Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center

Address: 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 12pm - 4pm
Phone: (703) 591-0560
Admission: Free
In commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of local Fairfax citizens' military role with the Virginia Militias in 1814, Historic Blenheim will host a living history encampment of the 60th Virginia Militia, portrayals of local landowners, talks by historian Stuart Butler, author and reporter Steve Vogel, and period music by musician/musicologist David Hildebrand.

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5K/10K Dulles Day on the Runway

Sep 20, National Air and Space Museum, in the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Address: 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, VA
Times: 7:30 am start time
Admission: 5K: $30 per participant until August 22. $35 until September 17; $40 per participant until August 22. $45 until September 17

This is your opportunity for the flattest, fastest course in the area. The full length of the runway will be closed off for runners to experience a flat, fast course and a unique look at the airport grounds, something you do not get to do every day! Run past planes and along the actual landing strip on this certified looped course.

All race proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Virginia, the Committee for Dulles Community Outreach, and the Washington Airports Task Force, all 501c3 nonprofit organizations closely affiliated with Dulles Airport. 

When: Saturday, September 20, 2014; 7:30 am start time

Course: New this year, the event will feature both a 5k and a 10k. The 10k will run the entire length of the runway! Both races are flat and fast. All runners must be able to complete the chosen course by 9:00 am, so that the runway can be reopened for aircraft traffic. Only registered runners will be allowed on the race course There will be water stations available along the course.

Registration Fee: Sign up early! There is a limit of 2,500 runners for this event and we expect it to sell out quickly again this year. 


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Colonial Market & Fair

Sep 20 - Sep 21, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 9am - 5pm
Admission: Included in Estate admission.

 

The annual Colonial Market & Fair at Mount Vernon features dozens of America’s finest craftspeople and plenty of family fun! Fifty colonial-attired artisans demonstrate 18th-century crafts and sell traditional wares such as baskets, woodcarvings, tin and ironwork, leatherworkings, weavings, furniture, and much more. “General Washington” will be on hand overseeing the lively Revolutionary War military drills and 18th-century entertainment including music, fire-eating, sword-swallowing, puppet and magic shows, plus hearty specialty food for sale on site. Costumed interpreters will be demonstrating the 18th-century chocolate-making process using an authentic colonial recipe! This weekend only, Potomac River sightseeing cruises, courtesy of Spirit Cruises and Potomac Riverboat Company, are free of charge. The Colonial Market & Fair at Mount Vernon is included in admission.


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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra presents Brahams, Grieg and Glinka by Alexander Schimpf

Sep 20, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Pre-concert lecture at 7pm. Show begins at 8pm.

Alexander Schimpf, piano

Presents Brahms: Symphony No. 2, Grieg: Piano Concerto, and Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture. 


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Paint Herndon Celebration

Sep 20, ArtSpace Herndon

Address: 750 Center Street, Herndon, VA
Times: TBD
Phone: (703) 956-6590

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The English Beat

Sep 20, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 8pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $25

Fans abroad had been waiting to embrace these long time ska legends of the 1980's. Their reformation in 2003 turned heads and people took notice. The result was a sold out show at the Royal Festival Hall in the UK. That reception convinced the band to keep doing what they do - make great music.

"Consummate showman that he is, Dave Wakeling has continued to keep The Beat alive and strong. How could he not? Dave continues to tour the world as The English Beat with an amazing all-star ska backing band playing all the hits of The Beat, General Public, and his new songs." - Louis ‘Sir Lou' Kahn

The English Beat is that fun and spirited band that never gets old. From playing sold out shows, recording multi-platinum records, donating to reputable causes, and simply making fans happy, it's not a surprise that they keep coming back for more. Grab your best threads and lace up your two-tone shoes friends. The beat is back. 

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Tysons BBQ, Bourbon and Beer

Sep 20, Town Square at Tysons II

Address: Tysons Blvd., Tysons Corner, VA
Times: 12pm - 6pm
Taste extravaganza, featuring gourmet burgers, craft beer, small-batch bourbons and fiery BBQ.


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Herndon Kids Triathlon

Sep 21, Herndon Community Center

Address: 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 7:30am
Phone: (703) 787-7300

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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Classics Go Pop!

Sep 21, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $40, $34, $24
Jeffrey Siegel opens his season of Keyboard Conversations with a stellar program of well-loved and familiar compositions by some of the world’s most gifted composers. This captivating pianist has entertained and enlightened audiences for more than 40 years with his brilliant “concerts with commentary” series. Featuring a collection of music that never goes out of style or loses its enormous appeal, this exciting program includes favorites by Gershwin, Chopin, Schubert, Mendelssohn, and much more.

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Kids at Hope Family Fun Night

Sep 26, Herndon Community Center

Address: 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 6:30-9pm
Phone: (703) 787-7300

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Rock the Block! #TGIFairfax

Sep 26, Old Town Fairfax

Address: University Drive between North and Main Streets, Fairfax, VA
Times: 6:00-9:00pm
Contact: Leslie Herman
Phone: (703) 385-7858
Admission: FREE
Rock the Block! #TGIFairfax is a FREE summer concert series, and block party held on the University Drive in the heart of Old Town Fairfax City. Rock the Block! features popular bands from around the areas playing covers of all of your favorite hits from the '70s, '80s, '90s, and today! Along with live music you can also enjoy some of the City of Fairfax's great food vendors and merchants, beer, games and more. What is the magic that makes LEGGZ so successful? It is the ability to read any crowd in any situation and engage them in an interactive party they will never forget. LEGGZ plays all of your favorite songs from Today's Hits to Motown & Classic Rock to '70s & '80s Retro.

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34th Annual Fall Mosby Civil War Bus Tour

Sep 27, Tour begins at Truro Parish

Address: 10520 Main Street, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8:30am-5:30pm
Contact: Don Hakenson
Phone: (703) 971-4984
Admission: Cost for Stuart-Mosby Historical Society members is $65; Non Members is $75

Sponsored by the Stuart - Mosby Historical Society.  Tour Leaders will be Don Hakenson, Gregg Dudding & Eric Buckland with special guest Tom Evans joining us in the morning!

We will be visiting various sites in Millwood, the Old Chapel, and the execution sites in Front Royal (the 150th Anniversary of this very sordid affair), and much more!Please arrive before 8a.m. to sign in. We will be stopping for lunch, but it is not a part of the fee. You will be responsible for your own lunch! We are proud to proclaim that this tour is the longest continuously running Mosby Tour conducted in America today!Reserve your seat by sending us your name, address and phone number and contact Don Hakenson at mailto:dhakenson@verizon.net

  

Reservations are not complete until we receive your check. Make checks payable to: Don Hakenson and send it to:  4708 Lillian Drive, Alexandria, Virginia  22310

Sorry, no refunds after September 10th, 2014!


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9th Annual ARTS by George! Gala featuring Patti LuPone

Sep 27, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 5pm
Contact: Deborah Paez Hoesly
Phone: (703) 993-4188
Admission: $250/person (includes student showcases, food & beverage, concert and champagne/dessert reception onstage)

George Mason University's College of Visual and Performing Arts is pleased to announce its ninth annual ARTS by George! gala on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at 5 p.m. One of the premier arts events in Northern Virginia, this outstanding benefit event features a showcase of performances and exhibitions by gifted students and faculty, sumptuous buffets and beverages, a silent auction of arts-related items and experiences and a dazzling gala performance by Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award winner Patti LuPone. ARTS by George! is dedicated to providing support for student scholarships in the areas of visual arts, dance, music, theater, computer game design, film and video studies and arts management, as well as the Great Performances at Mason season at George Mason University's Center for the Arts.


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Hoppy Oktoberfest

Sep 27, Mad Fox Brewing Company

Address: 444 W. Broad St, Suite I, Falls Church, VA
Times: TBD
Phone: (703) 942-6840
Hoppy Oktoberfest Celebration

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Patti LuPone: COULDA, WOULDA, SHOULDA…Played That Part

Sep 27, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $100, $85, $60
Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award winner Patti LuPone takes the audience on a marvelous journey through her long and triumphant career in theater, both on Broadway and around the world. In this delightful performance, Ms. LuPone performs the songs from roles in musicals that she could have played, would have played, or should have played, along with those that she did play or will be playing. Included in the program will be songs from Hair, Bye Bye Birdie, Funny Girl, West Side Story, and Peter Pan, and, of course, from Gypsy and Evita.

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NatureFest, Runnymede Park

Sep 28, Runnymede Park

Address: Herndon Parkway, bewteen Elden and Queens Row Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 1-5pm
Phone: (703) 787-7300
All nature programs, unless otherwise indicated, meet at Runnymede Park (off Herndon Parkway). Meet at the kiosk next to the parking lot. Please wear long pants and sturdy shoes to all programs and dress appropriately for the weather. For all outdoor nature programs, anyone under 8 must bring an adult with them-no siblings please, unless they are registered also. Please be on time as all programs start promptly. 

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3rd Annual Reston Town Center Help the Homeless Walk

Oct 2, Reston Town Center

Address: 11959 Market St, Reston, Virginia
Times: 12 pm
Contact: Angela Suarez
Phone: 5713239555x563
Admission: $25 for adults, $20 for kids
Walk from Mayflowers Floral Design Studio on The Promenade to the Embry Rucker Community Shelter and back. Funds will enable Cornerstones to provide essential resources and services for individuals and families in our community who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

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Evening Book Talk: Nathaniel Philbrick

Oct 2, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens - Fred W. Smith National Library

Address: 3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 7pm
Admission: Free

 

Mount Vernon welcomes author Nathaniel Philbrick to the Rubenstein Leadership Hall at the Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss his book Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution, on October 2, 2014.


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Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Oct 3, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $44, $37, $26
Alonzo King showcases his illustrious corps of dancers in their first performance at the Center for the Arts. This revered choreographer and his celebrated contemporary ballet company, LINES Ballet, use principles of science to further develop the language of movement. Among his many awards, he was honored with the Jacob’s Pillow Creativity Award for moving ballet in a very 21st-century direction. Collaborating with noted composers, musicians, and visual artists, King creates work that imbues classical ballet with a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions and is renowned for its profound sense of shared humanity.

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Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour

Oct 3 - Oct 5, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 6pm - 9pm
Admission: $38 (Fri & Sun); $44 (Sat)

Enjoy live blues and spectacular views of the Potomac River while sampling wine from 16 Virginia wineries. Visitors learn about the successes and failures of our Founding Father’s wine endeavors, enjoy live blues music, and meet “George and Martha Washington” on the Mansion's piazza.  Guests experience an evening tour of the Washingtons’ home and are invited to visit the basement where he stored his wine. Tickets to the Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour tickets are $38 per person Friday and Sunday night; Saturday night $44 per person, fruit and cheese boxes are $26 each.

 

Ticket sales begin August 25 at 10 a.m. at the Ford Orientation Center or MountVernon.org.


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The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir

Oct 3, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir will lift hearts and spirits when this inspiring West African ensemble performs on Oct. 3, bringing unique interpretations of gospel spirituals, traditional African songs and magnificent masses sung in the country's four national languages.



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The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir

Oct 4, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $46, $39, $28
Founded more than six decades ago, Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir is a symbol of peace, hope, humanity, and brotherhood in its homeland, creating harmony between the music of the Catholic and Islamic cultures in Senegal. Each Sunday, the choir performs at a cathedral in the heart of one of Dakar’s working-class neighborhoods. The voices rise in the polyphonic sounds of traditional African songs, Gospel spirituals, and magnificent masses composed by the choir’s brilliant founder. Singing in the country’s four national languages – Wolof, Diola, Sérère, and Portuguese Creole – the choir is accompanied by African drums, guitar, and kora.

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Aquila Theatre: Wuthering Heights

Oct 5, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $44, $37, $26
Set in a farmhouse on the stormy Yorkshire moors, this epic saga follows the turbulent life-long relationship between Catherine, daughter of Mr. Earnshaw, and Heathcliff, an orphan who is taken in by her benevolent father. The ill-fated pair develops an inseparable bond as children, but Catherine eventually chooses comfort and security over love, and marries a man of high social standing, leaving Heathcliff tormented and vengeful. The sole work of Emily Brontë, this riveting tale of passion, revenge, family, social class, and the supernatural is performed by acclaimed British-American touring company Aquila Theatre.

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Fairfax Pets On Wheels 19th Annual “Paws for a Cause” 3K Walk

Oct 5, Weber’s Pet Supermarket

Address: 11021 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 12 Noon - 3 PM
Contact: Ruth Benker
Phone: (703) 324-5424
Admission: Registration is $20 prior to September 18th and $25 thereafter
At noon Sunday, October 5, 2014, the Fairfax Pets on Wheels will hold its 19th annual “Paws for a Cause” 3K Walk in Fairfax, Virginia. The doggone fun begins at Weber’s Pet Supermarket, 11021 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Proceeds from the walk will go toward recruitment and training, volunteer activities, and insurance. All pre-registered participants will receive a “Paws for a Cause” t-shirt. There will be human and canine treats at each kilometer and sponsored walkers are encouraged. Registration is $20 prior to September 18th and $25 thereafter. Register online at: www.tiny.cc/walk2014 or visit www.fpow.org. Walk-in registrations are welcome. Potential walkers and businesses interested in providing sponsorship or donating door prizes for participants should call (703) 324-5424 or email dfspetsonwheels@fairfaxcounty.gov for more information, or go to www.fpow.org. Fairfax Pets on Wheels is an all-volunteer program sponsored by the Fairfax Area Agency on Aging and is a United Way agency (#8907). FPOW provides pet therapy with teams of animals and their human companions who regularly visit 14 area long-term care facilities. 2014 is the 27th anniversary of Fairfax Pets on Wheels caring and sharing in the community.


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MPAartfest

Oct 5, McLean Central Park

Address: 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd, McLean, VA
Times: 10 AM - 5 PM
Contact: McLean Project for the Arts
Phone: (703) 790-1953
Admission: Free
The 8th annual MPAartfest arrives on Sunday, October 5th, from 10 am - 5 pm in McLean Central Park (at the intersection of Dolley Madison Blvd (rt 123) and Old Dominion Drive). Fifty-two juried artists will exhibit and sell their art, transforming the park into a lively landscape of mini-galleries. Created for the community by McLean Project for the Arts, MPAartfest draws thousands of art-lovers of all ages to enjoy (and purchase) original art, listen to live music, create their own masterpiece at MPA’s Innovation Station and picnic on delicious selections from local restaurants. Parking is free and easy with shuttle buses running all day. This fun, free art festival gratefully accepts donations to help support McLean Project for the Arts' exceptional exhibitions and art education programs all year long.


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Aquila Theatre presents "The Tempest"

Oct 11, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

Acclaimed British-American touring troupe Aquila Theatre presents Shakespeare's "The Tempest" on Oct. 11. This magical tale is filled with shipwrecks and storms, revenge and reconciliation, and fatherly love, as Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan, must decide between using sorcery to exact revenge on his conspirators, or the happiness of his daughter Miranda, who has fallen in love with the son of one of the men who usurped him.



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Herndon Arts Week

Oct 11 - Oct 17, Town of Herndon

Recurring daily
Address: TBD, Herndon, VA
Contact: Council for the Arts of Herndon
Phone: (703) 689-9535

Virginia Opera: Sweeney Todd

Oct 11 - Oct 12, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Oct 11, 8 pm; Oct 12, 2pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $86, $72, $44
Virginia Opera’s 40th season opens with Sondheim’s hit and Tony Award-winning musical thriller about revenge, murder, and meat pies. This is the deliciously disturbing tale of Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street whose idyllic life was utterly destroyed by a corrupt and lecherous judge. Bitter and angry, Todd teams up with shop owner Mrs. Lovett to gratify his insatiable need for revenge while providing her with a steady supply of meat for her thriving pie business. Their gruesome scheme works — until Todd’s past catches up to him. Performed in English with English supertitles.

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"Taking Tea: Teatime Across the Centuries"

Oct 12, Fairfax Museum

Address: 10209 Main St, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 385-8415
Admission: $8/person.
Learn about the history of the tea drink and the tradition of taking tea as an afternoon snack or evening meal. Tastings of hot tea, scones, teacakes, and shortbread will follow the presentation. Fee is $8/person. Program is limited to 25 attendees. For reservations and to arrange payment, call 703-385-8415.

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Great Pumpkin Gathering

Oct 16 - Nov 1, Town Square at Tysons II

Recurring daily
Address: Tysons Blvd., Tysons Corner, VA
Times: 6pm - 10pm
Artisan pumpkin carvers showcase a dazzling display that changes every day.

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11th Annual Great Falls Studios (GFS) Art Tour

Oct 17 - Oct 19, Great Falls Community Library, Tour Headquarters

Recurring daily
Address: 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA
Times: 10 AM - 5 PM both days
Admission: FREE
11th Annual Great Falls Studio Tour (GFS). A three-day family-friendly, FREE, self-guided driving tour to meet 50 artists in their individual home or group studios in scenic Great Falls, VA. Friday, October 17 - Saturday, October 18 - Sunday October 19. 10 AM to 5 PM each day. Rain or shine! An occasion to step inside the creative “habitats” of GFS artists. Meet potters and painters, sculptors and jewelry makers, photographers, a weaver, a print maker, a wood carver, quilters, and a layered-paper artist. Experience ongoing demonstrations, some hands on, and engage in conversations focusing on process and inspiration. The tour is meant to be educational, a celebration of community creativity. It does, though, offer guests the opportunity to purchase exceptional local art. Tour Headquarters at the Great Falls Community Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, GF. Friday and Saturday register there for one of twenty $50 “Art Bucks” good toward purchases on the tour. The Great Falls Studio Tour is generously sponsored by Sun Design Remodeling Specialists, an award winning, architectural design-build firm. http://www.sundesigninc.com/ They will be hosting an open house, throughout the weekend, at a Great Falls home where they have reinvented living spaces. Theirs is a tradition of exquisite design, expert remodeling and enduring relationships. Visit www.GreatFallsStudios.com for more information on the tour and Great Falls Studios community activities and individual artists.

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11th Annual Great Falls Studios Art Tour

Oct 17 - Oct 19

Recurring daily
Address: 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA
Times: 10 AM - 5 PM
Admission: Free

Join Great Falls Studios on a self-guided driving adventure to art studios tucked along the scenic roads of Great Falls, Virginia @ the 11th Annual Great Falls Studios Art Tour.  60 member artists - painters, potters, sculptors, jewelry makers, photographers, digital artists, a weaver, a printmaker, a wood carver, two quilters, a layered-paper artist, and other talented folk! - will be opening the doors to their individual studios, and several shared venues created just for the event.

Additional information, member artist bios and images of their work can be found at http://www.greatfallsstudios.com/


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19th Annual Craftsmen's Fall Classic Art & Craft Festival

Oct 17 - Oct 19, Dulles Expo Center

Recurring daily
Address: 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA
Times: Fri. & Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5
Contact: Gilmore Shows
Phone: (336) 282-5550
Admission: $8/Adult, $1/Child (6-12) at door
Features original designs & work from hundreds of talented artists & craftsmen locally and from from across the nation. Something for every style, taste & budget with thousands of choices from traditional to contemporary, functional to whimsical and decorative to fun & funky. Visit with the actual artisans as you browse the booths for those one-of-a-kind treasures that will become treasured heirlooms. Admission good all three days with Free Return Pass from the show desk. Advance Discount and Group (15+) Tickets available through promoter. Discount coupons available in local newspapers as a part of the ads or from the web site. Online tickets available two weeks prior to start of show. For more information call 336-282-5550, email contact@gilmoreshows.com or visit CraftShow.com. Gilmore Shows is continually looking for new exhibitors with unique and unusual work. New Exhibitor Application kit available online for the jury process.

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Dr. Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys: Farewell Tour

Oct 17, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $48, $41, $29
This evening will be a fantastic celebration of the life of Dr. Ralph Stanley, performing the music he’s made famous. His is a distinctly American art form, which blends rural-based lyrics with fluid, jazz-like instrumental improvisations: music that will warm the hearts and stir the souls of bluegrass fans young and old. This patriarch of bluegrass has spent most of his 87 years honoring this uniquely American genre, and preserving it for generations to come. An influence for countless musicians through the years, this living legend is a Grand Ol’ Opry inductee and winner of three Grammy Awards.

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Claude Moore Colonial Farm 1771 Market Fair

Oct 18 - Oct 19, Claude Moore Colonial Farm

Recurring daily
Address: 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA
Times: 11:00am to 4:30pm
Phone: (703) 442-7557
Admission: Adult: $6; Children aged 3-12: $3; Children under three: Free; Seniors $3
In the fall, warm yourself by the fires and enjoy the splendor of autumn with crisp local apples, warm savory meat pies and hearty breads. Let Market Fair entertainers, tradesmen, and the militia amuse and educate you. Allow Mistress Barrow and Mr. John to entice you with their goods at the Dry Goods and the Gentlemen's Goods stands. Learn to dip candles or turn a piece of wood on the carpenter's lathe. Stop by the tavern for a cup of mulled wine before you begin your holiday shopping at the many tradesmen's and merchants' stalls.mple the foods and merchandise of the Market Fair.

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Tysons Harvest Festival

Oct 18 - Oct 19, Town Square at Tysons II

Recurring daily
Address: Tysons Blvd., Tysons Corner, VA
Times: 12pm - 6pm
Crafter exhibits, cider, pumpkins, country music, tastings, farm mart and kids fun zone.

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The National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China with "Cirque Peking"

Oct 19, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

The National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China come to the Hylton Center on Oct. 19 to thrill young and old alike with outstanding athletic skill, daring feats and dazzling artistry. This exciting new performance, "Cirque Peking," features tumbling, juggling, contortion and balancing acts that have entertained audiences for thousands of years.



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Spooktacular

Oct 24, Herndon Community Center

Address: 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 6:30-8:30pm
Phone: (703) 787-7300
Admission: $8 advance, $11 day of
Enjoy ghoulish games, a spooky craft and a children's show.  Fee covers all activities, show and a treat bag. Get more boo for your buck and register early; parents must accompany children at the event. 

Children's show is MAGIC of SPEED
The High Energy Magic of Speed is one of the east coast's premiere magic acts. Speed is the hyperactive, fast talking slick magician, while Curl is the fun loving, bubbly stage assistant. This combination leads to a fun, exciting and mystifying illusionist team!

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Oct 24 - Oct 26, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 2pm & 8pm; Sunday, 4pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $25 adults, $15 children up to grade 12
This wildly warm-hearted theatrical experience kicks off when the Music Hall Royale "puts on" its flamboyant rendition of an unfinished Dickens mystery. The giddy playfulness of this play-within-a-play draws the audience toward one of the musical's most talked-about features, which allows the audience to vote on the solution as prelude to the most unusual and hilarious finale! Presented by the School of Theater and the School of Music.


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"The Little Women of Virginia: The Adventures of a Navy Widow & her Daughters during the Civil War"

Oct 25, Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center

Address: 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 591-0560
Admission: Free
In the vein of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women," Jennie Forrest Richardson wrote a loving tribute about the ordeal of her penniless and widowed mother, Anna Henderson Forrest, and her five sisters during the Civil War. Adele Air will relate how the family survived while living in several states and Washington, DC.

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Annandale Fall Festival and Parade

Oct 25, Safeway Shopping Center at Little River Center

Address: 7414 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003
Times: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Contact: The Annandale Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (703) 256-7232
Admission: none
ANNANDALE FALL FESTIVAL SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP: Over 100 Gift Vendors On Saturday, October 25, 2014, the Annandale Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a spectacular Fall Festival in the Safeway parking lot on Little River Turnpike. This is the largest public event in Greater Annandale attended by over 10,000 people. From 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM the Annandale Fall Festival will offer something for everyone in the family, and will be held in conjunction with the annual parade for a fun-filled day! In the Food & Entertainment Zone, Rock, County, & Jazz Bands along with costumed international dancers, will entertain. Japanese, Thai, Nigerian, Caribbean, German, Greek, Italian, and Latin cuisines will be represented along with the perennial favorites such as barbeque, Philly cheese steaks, burgers and fried chicken, funnel cakes, snow cones, home baked good, cotton candy, Kettle Corn, and Jaguar Joe Coffee. In the Community Market there will be one hundred vendors to include numerous artisan handcrafts. The ever popular Pet Vendors will again feature a broad range of clever pet accessories, dog trainers & walkers, and gourmet pet food. Children’s books & toys, endearing marionettes, herbal wraps & wreaths, garden accessories, quality giftware from major manufacturers, silks, handbags, exquisite hair jewelry, fashion accessories, and professional stylists will fill-out the Community Market. The Kids Zone will host rides and interactive games appropriate for all ages. Bungee jumps, an Obstacle Course, the Giant Slide, and Toddler Play in Lil’ Pirates Cove are just a small sampling of what is planned. Finally, antique & classic cars, fire trucks, and the Nationwide NASCAR & simulator, sponsored by Burke & Burke Insurance, await your exploration. Vendor, Volunteer, Entertainment, and Sponsor Forms along with the parade entry form can be found at www.annandalechamber.com under OUR EVENTS. Don't delay; space fills quickly at both the festival and parade. Festival Parking available at the Bowling Alley AND at the Annandale Swim and Tennis Club, 7530 Little River Tpk. next to Wendy's. The Annandale Parade Cited in 2013 as one of, "THE BEST SMALL TOWN PARADES IN AMERICA" The popular Annandale Parade will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 beginning at 10:00 am. Marching along Columbia Pike from the historic white church near Gallows Road all the way to the Bowling Alley-Safeway, thousands of participants from Clowns, Storybook Characters, and Marching Bands to Antique & Military Cars, Fire Trucks, Civic Organizations, Scouts, and beautifully costumed International Dancers will parade before the residents of Greater Annandale. Sponsored by the Annandale Chamber of Commerce, this sixty-four year old tradition only gets bigger and better every year.

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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra presents Copland and Stravinsky

Oct 25 - Oct 26, George Mason University's Harris Theatre

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Show begins at 8pm.

Copland: "Quiet City"; Stravinsky: Concerto in E-flat "Dumbarton Oaks"; Copland: "Appalachian Spring"; Stravinsky: Suite 1 and 2 for Small Orchestra


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Hylton Family Series: "ImaginOcean"

Oct 26, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

The Hylton Family Series begins on Oct. 26 with two performances of "ImaginOcean," a one-of-a-kind, glow-in-the-dark, under-the-sea musical about three fishy friends who discover a treasure map, thus beginning a remarkable journey of underwater discovery. This exciting performance is brought to the Hylton Center by Tony Award nominee John Tartaglia, whose credits include "Sesame Street" and Disney's "Johnny and the Sprites," as well as Broadway's "Avenue Q," "Shrek the Musical" and "Beauty and the Beast."



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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Oct 31 - Nov 1, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Recurring daily
Address: 10960 George Mason Cir, Manassas, VA
Times: Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 2pm & 8pm
Admission: $25 adults, $15 children up to grade 12
This wildly warm-hearted theatrical experience kicks off when the Music Hall Royale "puts on" its flamboyant rendition of an unfinished Dickens mystery. The giddy playfulness of this play-within-a-play draws the audience toward one of the musical's most talked-about features, which allows the audience to vote on the solution as prelude to the most unusual and hilarious finale! Presented by the School of Theater and the School of Music.


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The National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China: Cirque Peking

Oct 31 - Nov 1, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 2pm & 8pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $48, $41, $29
From the exotic Far East comes the world’s most riveting acrobatic troupe whose astonishing acts inspire the same awe and wonder in people today as a millennium ago. The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China is among Asia’s most acclaimed ensembles, and has won countless international awards and competitions. For seven decades, this company has been thrilling young and old alike with dazzling acts of tumbling, juggling, contortion, balancing, and high-flying athleticism. With a combination of traditional and modern music, colorful sets, and imaginative props, their extraordinary performance is guaranteed to have everyone on the edge of their seats.

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Cask Ale Festival

Nov 1, Mad Fox Brewing Company

Address: 444 W. Broad St, Suite I, Falls Church, VA
Times: TBD
Phone: (703) 942-6840
Cask Ale Festival

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Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate)

Nov 1, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA
Times: 7pm
Contact: Jammin Java-Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $15
In 25 years, Wynn has released at least that many albums and has seen over 300 of his songs recorded. He has played over 2000 shows in more than 25 countries. His songs have been recorded and/or performed by REM, Luna, Concrete Blonde, The Black Crowes, Yo La Tengo and Eleventh Dream Day, among others; his "That's Why I Wear Black" became the #1 single of 1993 in Norway as the leadoff track from the debut album by Somebody's Darling. He has been prominently featured in Rolling Stone, Mojo, Uncut, Entertainment Weekly, People, The Los Angeles Times, New York Times and countless other publications all over the world.

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Deana Martin - "A Tribute to Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra"

Nov 2, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

An unforgettable night featuring the music of two legendary American crooners comes to the Merchant Hall stage on Nov. 2 as entertainer Deana Martin brings "A Tribute to Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra." In this incredible concert, Martin pays homage to the two men she knew as "Dad" and "Uncle Frank" by performing their most popular hits, such as "The Lady is a Tramp," "Volare," "Strangers in the Night" and "That's Amore," while sharing some little known stories about these celebrated members of the Rat Pack.




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New Orleans Legends: Featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint

Nov 2, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $48, $41, $29
These two musical titans from the Big Easy pay homage to the great music of their city in an extraordinary evening of jazz. The legendary jazz and New Orleans R&B pianist Allen Toussaint recently received the highly prestigious National Medal of Arts by President Obama in recognition of his seminal influence on New Orleans music. Joining Toussaint, from the heart of the French Quarter comes the one-and-only Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which has invigorated traditional New Orleans jazz through performances at Preservation Hall, extensive tours and recordings, and its collaborations with artists from a diversity of musical genres.

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Children’s Performing Art Series

Nov 3, Herndon Community Center

Address: 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 11-11:45am
Phone: (703) 787-7300

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Martha Graham Dance Company

Nov 7, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $46, $39, $28
Described by The Washington Post as “one of the seven wonders of the artistic universe,” this venerated ensemble is committed to preserving the legacy of its founder, Martha Graham, whose timeless and uniquely American style of dance has influenced generations of artists. Featured in this evening of contemporary dance is Appalachian Spring Suite, which includes a narration created from letters between Graham and Aaron Copland; Graham’s Cave of the Heart, set to the music of Samuel Barber; and Maple Leaf Rag, which was Graham’s last work. Also included on the program is Echo, a new work choreographed by Andonis Foniadakis.

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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra presents "I'll Be Seeing You" by Luke Frazier

Nov 8, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Pre-concert lecture at 7pm. Show begins at 8pm.

Luke Frazier, guest conductor.

"I'll Be Seeing You" - Based on actual letters from Luke Frazier's family written during World War II, including songs of the era by Gershwin, Kern, Carmichael, Ellington, and more. 


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The Mavericks

Nov 8, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 9pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $40/floor ; $50/balcony
"... the Mavericks can still mix torch and twang with a vibrant virtuosity that defies genre boundaries" - USA TODAY

The Mavericks are back. The country-steeped garage band with a Cuban American lead singer that had emerged from Miami in 1989 with their sultry debut that was equal parts innocence, intensity, and vintage influences has reunited in 2012 after an eight-year hiatus. Time has a way of melting when you're busy living life - and two decades have passed since their polyrhythmic brand of post-modern country has given the world "All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down," "Here Comes The Rain," and "Dance The Night Away."

With their new album, time melts once again, and the band that defied definitions, blurred genres, and made everybody feel good is back. The "most interesting band in the world" has captured the infectious energy and robust sound from their live shows on their new Valory Music release In Time. Songs like "Dance In The Moonlight," the Orbison-esque "Born To Be Blue," the horn-punctuated retro noir "Back In Your Arms Again," and the Tejano-esque "All Over Again" show that the Mavericks have once again found the way to make genre-defying soul music.

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"Not Forgotten: The Story of the Offerings at the Wall"

Nov 9, Fairfax Museum

Address: 10209 Main St, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 385-8414
Admission: Free
Megan Leining, Collections Manager with Fairfax County Park Authority, will talk about her former work with the National park Service of curating objects left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Three Great B’s – Beethoven, Brahms, and Bartók!

Nov 9, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $40, $34, $24
Jeffrey Siegel delves into the creative genius of three of the most revered composers the world has ever known in his second Keyboard Conversations concert of the season. In a stellar performance, this distinguished pianist explores Beethoven’s ardent, lyrical Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp major, Op. 78; Brahms’ powerful Rhapsodies and intimate Intermezzi; and Bartók’s vibrant, zesty Romanian Folk Dances and tuneful, humorous Rondo. For over four decades, Mr. Siegel has delighted audiences with his virtuosity at the piano and his fascinating insight into the world’s most revered composers and their works.

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Veteran’s Day Observance

Nov 11, Town Green Herndon

Address: 777 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 11am
Phone: (703) 481-1200
Admission: Free

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Veterans Day Ceremony

Nov 11, Memorial Amphitheater

Address: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Phone: (877) 907-8585
Admission: Free
About 5,000 visitors attend each of the two major annual remembrance ceremonies in the Memorial Amphitheater. They take place on Memorial Day and Veterans Day and are sponsored by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington.

Many military organizations also conduct annual memorial services in the amphitheater. In addition, organizations also host memorial observances and events at Arlington. All ceremonies and special events are free and open to the public.


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World of Color Expo 2014

Nov 12 - Nov 15, Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel

Recurring daily
Address: 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon, Virginia
Times: Open daily 9am til 6 pm
Contact: David Vernon
Phone: (703) 754-3191
Admission: Registration Required to take classes. Trade Floor Admission.
The most amazing art Expo to hit the East Coast in a decade. We will offer painting classes in a variety of skill levels and mediums (everything from decorative to fine art). Registration is required for the painting classes. (50-60 classes and approximately 50 vendors). Attendees may register for classes, view painting demonstrations, enter the world of our Exhibit Trade Floor, and browse/shop for that special item, needed painting supplies or new painting products. All are open to the public with no prior painting experience. Join us for a truly exciting experience through the world of Art. Have You Promoted Art Today!

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Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Nov 14, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $70, $60, $42
Since its inception more than a century ago, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra has maintained an outstanding international reputation on par with many of Europe’s most prominent orchestras. The ensemble, which performed one of its first concerts under the baton of Dvořák, presents a program of beloved Eastern European works led by conductor Jiří Bělohlávek. Regarded as one of the world’s best pianists, Jean-Yves Thibaudet showcases his musical sensibilities and dazzling technical ability and musicality to the Center in a performance of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

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Girls Night Inn

Nov 14 - Nov 15, Courtyard by Marriott Dunn Loring

Recurring daily
Address: 2722 Gallows Rd, Merrifield, VA
Times: 6pm (Friday) to 12pm (Saturday) & 6pm (Saturday) to 12pm (Sunday)
Contact: Lauren Webb
Admission: $120 per person
Le Rebouchon hosts events where women can reconnect with each other by learning crafts, preserving memories and laughing 'til it hurts. We are hosting our first event in November where girlfriends can learn a new craft, begin an album, let loose and have fun!

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American Festival Pops Orchestra: Lights, Camera, Action! Music from Cinema, Television, & Broadway

Nov 15, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $48, $41, $29
This outstanding orchestra is known and appreciated throughout the greater D.C. area for its superb musicianship and its delightful performances. This concert features music from film, television and Broadway that is a cherished part of American pop culture. Under the baton of founder and Artistic Director Anthony Maiello, this gifted group of musicians performs some of your favorites in what is certain to be a delightful evening of popular music. Special Guest Artist, Norma Douglas Zimdahl, has performed on radio, television and on Broadway, and joins the AFPO as piano soloist for a performance of her composition, Norma’s Jazz Classic. “[American Festival Pops Orchestra] performed crisply and with great enthusiasm under the baton of Maestro Maiello.” (Washington Times)

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Virginia Girls Summit

Nov 15, George Mason University - Johnson Center's Dewberry Hall

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 9am-3:30pm
Contact: Patsy Mangas
Admission: Registration is $20 for teens and $25 for parents.
George Mason University's Women and Gender Studies Center is hosting the first Virginia Girls Summit on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The mission of the summit is to teach and inspire 7th-12th grade girls to be resilient, confident, and courageous as they discover and pursue their passions.  Advertisers and media will tell girls that they are not skinny enough, not smart enough, or pretty enough. The Virginia Girls Summit is created to tell girls THEY ARE ENOUGH just the way they are without becoming someone else. Throughout the day of the summit, girls will attend creative, engaging, fun workshops. These workshops will challenge girls to see their value, introducing them to possibilities and helping them create their own road maps for the future.  In addition, the girls will hear from a panel of young, successful entrepreneurs sharing their own stories of resilience, passion, and dreams.  Misty Copeland, who many consider the first African American ballerina for the American Ballet Company, will be our keynote speaker (MistyCopeland.com).

Misty is the epitome of strength, courage, and passion.  Misty's interactive talk will be live streamed for girls all over the country and hopefully the world to see.

 

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L.A. Theatre Works: In the Heat of the Night

Nov 16, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $44, $37, $26
This gripping detective murder mystery, brought to our stage by America’s premier radio theater company, begins on a steamy August night in a small Southern town, where the body of a wealthy white man is discovered. Police arrest a black stranger passing through town, only to learn that he is a respected homicide detective. The detective reluctantly finds himself working with the chief of police to solve the murder, while wrestling with the fear, hatred, and prejudices prevalent in the deep South in the 1960s. John Ball’s timely novel became an Oscar-winning film and an Emmy Award-winning television show.

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23rd Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show

Nov 22 - Nov 23, George Mason University Fairfax, at The HUB Ballroom

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 Universtiy Drive, Fairfax, Virginia
Times: Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-4pm
Contact: Jim Kostka
Phone: (202) 207-5437
Admission: Adults $5, seniors $3, students (13-17) $3. FREE = Children (12 and under), Scouts in uniform and GMU Students with ID.
More than 20 dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, meteorites, crystals, demonstrations, exhibits, door prizes, kids' mini-mines, learning activities, Cub Scout activities, silent auction on Sunday.

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Brother Against Sister: Rape in the Civil War

Nov 22, Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center

Address: 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 591-0560
Admission: Free
While nearly 30 soldiers were executed for the crime of rape during the Civil War, hundreds of women came forward with horror stories of rape and attempted rape. In many cases, the judicial system worked against them. Based on her book, "I Had Rather Die: Rape in the Civil War," award-winning author Kim Murphy will contradict many historians' claims that the American Civil War was a "low-rape" war to show the atrocities against women, both white and black. Book purchase and signing to follow.

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Gobbler Scramble

Nov 22, Herndon Centennial Golf Course

Address: 909 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 9am
Phone: (703) 471-5769

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Hylton Family Series: "Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters: The Musical"

Nov 22, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

Fresh from its sold-out off-Broadway run, Berenstain Bears LIVE! in "Family Matters: The Musical" appears at the Hylton Center in two performances on Nov. 22. Based on three of the most popular books in Stan and Jan Berenstain's beloved children's series, this humorous and heartwarming musical featuring everyone's favorite bear family is filled with original songs, fun dancing and important life lessons for the entire family.




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The Nighthawks and Skip Castro Band

Nov 28, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 9pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $20
Washington's favorite bad boys, the Nighthawks are masters of electric Chicago Blues and the kings of sh*t kicking roadhouse rock. They're not called America's Best Bar Band for nothing...

The Nighthawks history is extensive, beginning in the '70s when the band criss-crossed the country playing clubs and colleges then dominated by the sounds of country rock and disco. The band spread their version of roots rock, soul, rockabilly, and blues that was hardly the standard fare. In addition, the Nighthawks were considered touring pioneers, since only a handful of Chicago blues stars were touring nationally, and the west coast blues bands stayed on their side of the Great Divide.

It began a long time ago. 1978 to be exact. Four musicians, out of work at the same time got together because honestly, they liked to play music. Thus, the Skip Castro Band was born. A mutual love of rhythm 'n blues, swing, boogie woogie and rock 'n roll became the foundation.

Over the next ten years, Skip Castro would become staples on the East Coast between Boston and Atlanta playing every bar, club, music hall, and college in between. All the while having a great time. Called one of the best party bands ever, Skip Castro brings the party everytime they take the stage.

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Seraphic Fire Christmas: Carols by Candlelight

Nov 29, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $50, $43, $30
Begin celebrating the holiday season with the rapturous voices of this revered a cappella ensemble. This critically acclaimed group comes to the Center for the first time to present a dazzling holiday performance — a candlelight Christmas concert with a popular mix of Gregorian chant, carols, motets, and contemporary favorites. Based in Miami, and under the direction of its founder and artistic director, Patrick Dupré Quigley, Seraphic Fire’s reputation as an important vocal ensemble has been enhanced by two Grammy nominations, a top-ten appearance on the Billboard classical chart, and a number-one debut on the iTunes classical music charts.

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"A Chanticleer Christmas"

Nov 30, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

A cherished annual tradition at the Hylton Center, Chanticleer kicks off the Christmas season with its Thanksgiving weekend concert, "A Chanticleer Christmas," on Nov. 30. This Grammy Award-winning male a cappella group displays its mastery of more than a thousand years of vocal literature by performing ancient hymns, venerated sacred songs and contemporary works, as well as a selection of festive American and European carols and spirituals.




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Virginia Opera: H.M.S. Pinafore

Dec 5 - Dec 6, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 2pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $86, $72, $44
All aboard the grand British naval ship, H.M.S. Pinafore, where the Captain plans to wed his dear daughter to the First Lord of the Admiralty, despite her forbidden love for a sailor of humble means. Hilarity ensues and secrets are revealed when the young couple ignores social convention and plans to elope. Filled with toe-tapping tunes, saucy satire, and nutty nautical humor, it is easy to see why this timeless comic operetta was Gilbert & Sullivan’s first international sensation, and remains one of the opera world’s most popular works. Sung in English with English supertitles.

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Annual Tree Lighting and Sing-Along

Dec 6, Town Hall Square

Address: 730 Elden Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 5-6pm
Phone: (703) 437-5556

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Herndon Holiday Homes Tour

Dec 6, Town of Herndon

Address: Herndon Homes, Herndon, VA
Times: 10am-4pm
Phone: 703-435-6800 x2222

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Superintendent’s Revenge Golf Tournament

Dec 6, Herndon Centennial Golf Course

Address: 909 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 9am
Phone: (703) 471-5769

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Towne Square Singers Holiday Concert

Dec 6 - Dec 7, ArtSpace Herndon

Recurring daily
Address: 750 Center Street, Herndon, VA
Times: Saturday, 7:30pm ; Sunday, 2pm
Phone: (703) 787-7300
The Herndon Towne Square Singers, which is sponsored by the Town of Herndon Parks and Recreation Department, numbers 25 strong for the upcoming concert.  Many members hail from the Town of Herndon and others come from surrounding communities in Fairfax and Loudoun counties.


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Winter Open House, Herndon Fortnightly Library

Dec 6, Herndon Fortnightly Library

Address: 768 Center Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 11am-2pm
Phone: (703) 437-8855

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"Christmas in Camp" - Civil War Living History

Dec 7, Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center

Address: 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 12pm - 4pm
Phone: (703) 591-0560
Admission: Free
Discuss Civil War-era holiday customs, make Victorian ornaments, and participate in camp drills with Company D, 17th VA Infantry, "Fairfax Rifles" C.S.A. Guided tours of Historic Blenheim House.

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Holiday Arts & Crafts Show

Dec 7, Herndon Community Center

Address: 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 10am-4pm
Phone: (703) 787-7300
Admission: Free
Over 70 artisans and craftspeople will exhibit and sell their work at this annual arts and crafts show sponsored by the Town of Herndon Department of Parks and Recreation. A variety of handcrafted items and fine art will be on sale including wreaths, quilts, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, decorations, original artwork, photography, stained glass, and more. Visitors are encouraged not to bring strollers inside the building during show hours due to limited space.

Free admission and parking.  Additional parking at the Herndon Centennial Golf Course.

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American Festival Pops Orchestra presents "Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season"

Dec 12, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

The joy and magic of the holiday season come alive when the American Festival Pops Orchestra takes the Merchant Hall stage under the baton of founder and Artistic Director Anthony Maiello on Dec. 12 to present a festive concert titled "Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season," featuring cherished Christmas carols, holiday favorites, guest soloists and the popular audience sing-along.





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Holiday Celebration with The 5 Browns

Dec 12, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $50, $43, $30
In their Center debut, these virtuosic sibling pianists present a merry evening of music-making featuring everything from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite to selections from Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas. Praised by Entertainment Weekly for their “scorching piano,” they first made headlines when all five were accepted at Juilliard simultaneously, and have since exploded onto the classical music scene. The Billboard chart-topping artists have appeared on The Tonight Show, Today, Oprah, and even in their own PBS special, but nothing can match the experience of enjoying these talents live onstage thundering away on five Steinways.

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American Festival Pops Orchestra: Holiday Pops - Songs of the Season

Dec 13, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $50, $43, $30
Always a treasured holiday tradition at the Center, this gifted orchestra spreads holiday cheer and good tidings. This festive concert celebrates the season with cherished Christmas carols, holiday favorites, guest soloists, and a popular carol sing-along. Under the baton of founder and Artistic Director Anthony Maiello, this ensemble of 60 of the finest musicians from the D.C. area presents a jubilant evening full of joyful holiday favorites that is certain to create precious Christmas memories.

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Model Train Display

Dec 13 - Dec 14, Herndon Municipal Center

Recurring daily
Address: 777 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA
Times: Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 11am-4pm
Phone: (703) 437-5556
Depot Museum and Caboose also open.

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"Four Centuries of Virginia Christmases"

Dec 14, Fairfax Museum

Address: 10209 Main St, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 385-8414
Admission: Free
Join author Mary Miley Theobald to explore Virginia Christmas customs and their evolution from pagan, British, German, and Dutch precedents.

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A Storybook Holiday Brunch

Dec 14, Herndon Community Center

Address: 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 11am
Phone: (703) 787-7300
Admission: $14
Bring your child to enjoy holiday fun. Children will prepare a craft, enjoy a visit from Santa and in addition, a special guest appearance who will read the ever popular Elf on the Shelf storybook. Fee also includes brunch for one parent and one child.

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Clint Black - "A Clint Black Christmas"

Dec 14, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

Country music legend Clint Black brings a heartwarming concert of original Christmas music and beloved hits from throughout his 25 years in country music to the Hylton Center with "A Clint Black Christmas" on Dec. 14. Black has won over countless country music fans with his authentic and traditional sound, as well as his numerous Triple Platinum-selling albums and Billboard chart-topping songs, including his breakout hit, "A Better Man."





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Dress Up Herndon for the Holidays

Dec 15, Homes in Herndon

Address: Homes in Herndon, Herndon, VA
Times: Judging 6-8pm
Phone: 7034356800x2222

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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Dec 17 - Dec 18, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Moscow Ballet's classic Great Russian Nutcracker returns!

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Vienna Boys Choir: Christmas in Vienna

Dec 20 - Dec 21, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 4pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $50, $43, $30
This spirited performance by these remarkable Austrian youngsters features everything from ancient hymns and traditional Christmas carols to popular holiday favorites and songs from across the globe. Audiences and critics worldwide have praised these talented singers for their celestial voices, rapturous harmonies, pure tone, appealing demeanor, and, above all, a wide-ranging repertoire spanning centuries and genres. Dating back over half a millennium, the history of this choir has been associated with many of the world’s great composers, including Mozart and Bruckner; Franz Schubert himself was even a chorister.

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Herndon's New Year’s Eve Bonfire and Celebration

Dec 31, ArtSpace Herndon

Address: 750 Center Street, Herndon, VA
Times: TBD
Phone: (703) 956-6590

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New Year’s Eve Scramble

Dec 31, Herndon Centennial Golf Course

Address: 909 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 10am
Phone: (703) 471-5769

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Aquila Theatre: The Tempest

Jan 23, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $44, $37, $26
Aquila Theatre brings to our stage this tale of shipwrecks, magical powers, vengeance, forgiveness, and enlightenment. The Bard’s bittersweet farewell to the stage is the story of Prospero, the Duke of Milan and self-taught sorcerer, who was put to sea with his daughter, Miranda, but found exile on an exotic and mystical island. Seeking justice against those who usurped him, and with retribution finally within his grasp, his relationship with his child is tested when she falls in love with the son of one of the conspirators.


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Jasmine Guy and the Avery Sharpe Trio - Raisin' Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey

Jan 24, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $48, $41, $29
In an extraordinary performance, renowned actress, singer, and dancer Jasmine Guy, along with the acclaimed Avery Sharpe Trio, honors these legendary artists of the Harlem Renaissance who struggled against racial inequality, prejudice, and segregation. Weaving together text, song, movement, and imagery into a panoramic experience, Guy and the trio transport audiences to this prolific period through the voices of Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Zora Neale Hurston, and W.E.B. Du Bois.


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State Symphony Orchestra of México

Jan 31, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $50, $43, $30
This esteemed Latin American orchestra pays tribute to its Spanish roots with an exquisite performance featuring the works of Enrique Granados, Isaac Albéniz, Manuel de Falla, and other great Spanish composers. For over 40 years, National Symphony Orchestra of México has interpreted the classics with great reverence and has introduced exciting new compositions to audiences around the world. Under the baton of founding conductor Enrique Bátiz, these gifted musicians perform a Spanish Festival program featuring piano soloist Irina Chistiakova and guitar soloist Alfonso Moreno.


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Arlo Guthrie

Feb 6, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

Legendary folk singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie returns to the Hylton Center on Feb. 6 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his iconic song, "Alice's Restaurant," which helped spark an entire generation to embrace social activism. This counterculture icon charmed audiences with his witty stories, amusing anecdotes and folk favorites during his last appearance at the Hylton Center, and "Alice's Restaurant: 50th Anniversary Tour" promises even more.






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Walnut Street Theatre: A Life in the Theatre

Feb 6, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $44, $37, $26
Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre presents David Mamet’s humorous and thoughtful play about two actors competing for the spotlight — and the dressing room! Inspired by his background as an actor, this Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright wrote a very funny and touching story about two actors in a repertory company: Robert, a veteran thespian, and John, a promising young actor. This hilarious work provides a backstage glimpse into the world of show business, and the challenges of the relationship between this mentor and his apprentice — from rehearsals to reprisals, and ego trips to acting tips.


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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra presents Dvorak and Bodorova

Feb 7, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Pre-concert lecture at 7pm. Show begins at 8pm.

Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 and Bodorova: Symphony No. 1 (U.S. Premiere)


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Todd Ellison: Love on Broadway

Feb 8, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 4 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $46, $39, $28
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, enjoy an evening of Broadway’s most romantic love songs performed by this outstanding pianist joined by some of Broadway’s finest vocalists. Todd Ellison has distinguished himself on Broadway as the first-rate music director for the Tony Award-winning productions of Spamalot, La Cage aux Folles, and 42nd Street. He was also music director for New York’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular. This delightful evening of music features favorites such as “It Had To Be You” and “The Way We Were”; Broadway gems from West Side Story, Carousel, and Wicked; an Elvis Presley Medley; and more!


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American Festival Pops Orchestra presents "Valentine's Day Pops"

Feb 14, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

American Festival Pops Orchestra returns once again for a concert of popular love songs to enjoy with your sweetheart on Feb. 14. Under the baton of Anthony Maiello, this acclaimed ensemble that includes some of the finest musicians from the greater D.C. area performs "Valentine's Day Pops," featuring timeless love songs and romantic standards from the Great American Songbook.







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Virginia Opera: Salome

Feb 14 - Feb 15, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Saturday, 8pm ; Sunday, 2pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $86, $72, $44
Richard Strauss’s chilling one-act opera, an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s notorious play about the Bible’s wicked femme fatale, both shocked and thrilled audiences over a century ago with its extravagant debauchery; its rich, evocative score; and its infamous “Dance of the Seven Veils.” Salome, the beautiful yet troubled stepdaughter of Herod, has a perverse obsession with the imprisoned John the Baptist, who spurns her seductions. Meanwhile, her lecherous stepfather is willing to offer her whatever her heart desires if only she will perform a dance, until he learns of the extremity of her demands. Sung in German with English supertitles.

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Doc Severinsen with the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra - "An Evening with Doc Severinsen"

Feb 20, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

Trumpet legend Doc Severinsen joins the extraordinary Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra for a concert of high-flying jazz music on Feb. 20. "An Evening with Doc Severinsen" features the former leader of "The Tonight Show" band performing a collection of memorable jazz classics with this remarkable jazz orchestra from the greater D.C. area, led by alto sax virtuoso and Artistic Director Jim Carroll.







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Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra: An Evening with Doc Severinsen

Feb 21, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $50, $43, $30
Trumpet legend Doc Severinsen joins the extraordinary Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra for an evening of high hitting jazz. From his incomparable talent to his unforgettable fashions, this former music director of The Tonight Show band is sure to wow the audience with this program of jazz classics. Under the direction of artistic director and alto sax virtuoso Jim Carroll, the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra brings together the most remarkable jazz performers in the D.C. metro area.


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Christopher O'Riley and Pablo Ziegler: Two to Tango

Feb 22, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 4 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $46, $39, $28
These two brilliant contemporary pianists perform two-piano arrangements of tango music. One of the foremost pianists of his generation, Christopher O’Riley is known for breaking down barriers between classical and popular music. He regularly performs as a soloist with the world’s leading orchestras, and is host of NPR’s popular From the Top. Latin Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer, and arranger Pablo Ziegler launched his career performing in the legendary quintet of tango master Astor Piazzolla, and has since become the face of Argentine New Tango, a fascinating hybrid of tango and American jazz.


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Hylton Family Series: Pushcart Players present "Alice in Wonderland"

Feb 28, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

The Emmy-nominated Pushcart Players, who have enchanted young audiences at the Hylton Center for the past several seasons, return on Feb. 28 with two performances of Lewis Carroll's zany and fantastical tale, "Alice in Wonderland." Featuring memorable characters such as the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts, this delightful adaptation is complemented by whimsical music, vibrant costumes and spectacular scenic elements.




 


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Mark Morris Dance Group

Feb 28 - Mar 1, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 4pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $48, $41, $29
For over three decades, this visionary choreographer has thrilled audiences and impressed critics with the exquisite beauty and delightful wit of his choreography and the remarkable artistry of his dance group. Renowned for his commitment to setting his dances to live music, Mark Morris’s work is celebrated for its musicality, and he continues to experiment with the relationship between music and movement. Mark Morris Dance Group has been an important presence at the Center for over 18 years, each season performing groundbreaking new works, as well as many pieces from its classic repertoire.


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Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy - "Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond"

Mar 1, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

Canadian fiddling couple Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy - who have each graced the Merchant Hall stage separately - team up for an exciting performance on March 1. "Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond" sees these two ferocious fiddlers and step dancers joined onstage by their children, demonstrating that this next generation has undoubtedly inherited many great talents.








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Danú: 20th Anniversary Tour

Mar 6, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $46, $39, $28
To celebrate 20 years of spirited music-making, this award-winning band from the Emerald Isle returns to our stage to perform an unforgettable night of lively Celtic music. Hailing from Ireland’s historic County Waterford, Danú has built a massive following worldwide due to its vibrant performances, and its mastery of traditional Celtic instruments such as flute, tin whistle, button accordion, and bouzouki, as well as striking vocals. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, this celebrated band, along with two of its former band mates, perform a glorious blend of ancient Irish music and fresh new songs.


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Tango Buenos Aires: Song of Eva Perón

Mar 7, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $48, $41, $29
This renowned company uses the art of tango to journey through the life of Argentina’s larger-than-life former First Lady, Eva Perón. From her impoverished childhood in the slums to her position as one of the country’s most powerful and influential figures, Perón’s story is told in this riveting new performance by these celebrated dancers, singers, and instrumentalists. Tango Buenos Aires, one of Argentina’s greatest cultural exports, is recognized worldwide for its authentic interpretations of this captivating dance.


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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Torment and Triumph – Franz Liszt — Satan or Saint?

Mar 8, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $40, $34, $24
Jeffrey Siegel elucidates and enlightens audiences on one of the most celebrated composers of the Romantic Era in his third performance at the Center this season. In this enchanting evening of classical music, Mr. Siegel performs Liszt’s heavenly Ave Maria, the devilish Mephisto Waltz, and the Sonata in B Minor, perhaps Liszt’s most autobiographical work.


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Tango Buenos Aires - "Songs of Eva Perón"

Mar 8, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

Tango Buenos Aires shares the story of one of Argentina's most compelling historical figures with "Song of Eva Perón" on March 8. This masterful ensemble of dancers, singers and musicians use the art of the tango to tell the larger-than-life story of Evita: her dizzying ascent from an impoverished childhood in the slums to a successful career in radio and film, which culminated in her becoming the celebrated First Lady of Argentina.









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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra presents Mozart, Vaughan-Williams and Richard Strauss

Mar 14 - Mar 15, George Mason University's Harris Theatre

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Show begins at 8pm.

Mozart: Adagio and Fugue; Vaughan-Williams: "Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis" and Concerto for Violin and Strings; Richard Strauss: "Metamorphosen"


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19th Annual Craftsmen's Spring Classic Art & Craft Festival

Mar 20 - Mar 22, Dulles Expo Center

Recurring daily
Address: 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA
Times: Fri. & Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5
Contact: Gilmore Shows
Phone: (336) 282-5550
Admission: $8/Adult, $1/Child (6-12) at door
Features original designs & work from hundreds of talented artists & craftsmen locally and from across the nation. Something for every style, taste & budget with thousands of choices from traditional to contemporary, functional to whimsical and decorative to fun & funky. Visit with the actual artisans as you browse the booths for those one-of-a-kind treasures that will become treasured heirlooms. Admission good all three days with Free Return Pass from the show desk. Advance Discount and Group (15+) Tickets available through promoter and online two weeks prior to start of show. Discount coupons available in local newspapers as a part of the ads or from the web site. For more information call 336-282-5550, email contact@gilmoreshows.com or visit CraftShow.com. Gilmore Shows is continually looking for new exhibitors with unique and unusual work. New Exhibitor Application kit available online for the jury process.


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Virginia Opera: La Traviata

Mar 21 - Mar 22, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 2pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $86, $72, $44
Verdi’s heart-wrenching tale of the desirable and fragile courtesan is a heartrending classic. Violetta is the most desirable courtesan in Paris, enjoying a luxurious lifestyle filled with glamorous soirées and wealthy gentlemen. She gives it all up for her true love, Alfredo, but when his father claims her reputation is ruining the family name, she selflessly attempts to end the relationship. Will true love win out in the end, or does failing health seal her fate? This tragic love story is brought to life through the glorious voices of Virginia Opera. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

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Mason Dance Company Gala

Mar 27 - Mar 28, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Friday & Saturday, 8pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $25 adults, $12 children up to grade 12
The Gala Concert is the Dance Company's crowning season event featuring a program of works by contemporary professional choreographers.



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Russian National Ballet Theatre brings "Cinderella"

Mar 27, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

Russian National Ballet Theatre brings one of the most exquisite fairy tale ballets of all time to the Hylton Center on March 27. Featuring an exuberant score by Prokofiev, "Cinderella" is the iconic tale of the virtuous servant girl, who with the help of her fairy godmother, is magically transformed so she can attend the royal ball, where she captures the heart of the prince.










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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra presents "A Civil War Portrait"

Apr 11, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Pre-concert lecture at 7pm. Show begins at 8pm.

Luke Frazier, guest conductor with the National Broadway Chorus.

"A Civil War Portrait" - This program guides the audience through the major campaigns of the Civil War and features music of the era, from Stephen Foster to "Battle Hymn of the Republic" as well as popular Civil War era folksongs like "Danny Boy" and "Annie Laurie." 


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Hylton Family Series: Peter Yarrow

Apr 12, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

American folk music legend and children's author Peter Yarrow returns to the Hylton Center on April 12 with a family-oriented concert featuring "Don't Laugh at Me" and other songs that encourage children to treat each other with compassion, kindness and respect. Yarrow also performs iconic folk songs from throughout his career, including "If I Had a Hammer," "Puff the Magic Dragon," "Blowin' in the Wind" and "Leaving on a Jet Plane."




 


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Todd Ellison: Classic Broadway

Apr 12, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 4 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $46, $39, $28
This virtuoso pianist and consummate entertainer brings the best of Broadway to our stage in a delightful concert performance. Few are as well suited to stage this tribute to the Broadway musical as Todd Ellison, who is one of the most sought-after music directors and conductors working on Broadway today, who has worked on 42nd Street, Monty Python’s Spamalot, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Annie. Joined by some of Broadway’s finest vocalists, this concert features hits from your favorite Broadway shows, including Damn Yankees, Les Misérables, West Side Story, Hello, Dolly! and more.


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Phil Vassar and Lyndsey Highlander

Apr 18, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

Two of Virginia's finest homegrown country artists bring their rich sound to the Hylton Center on April 18. Known as one of Nashville's top tunesmiths, Phil Vassar has touched country and popular music fans alike with his soulful lyrics, infectious melodies and charismatic voice, which he has showcased on hits like "Just Another Day in Paradise," "Carlene" and "American Child," as well as "Bye Bye" and "My Next Thirty Years," which were hits for fellow artists Jo Dee Messina and Tim McGraw. Lyndsey Highlander, who has enchanted music fans across the country with her vocal prowess and intimate storytelling, opens for Vassar in this fantastic evening of country music.











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Russian National Ballet Theatre: Cinderella

Apr 18, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $56, $48, $34
Cinderella is a treat for audiences of all ages. This classic fairy tale is about the virtuous and mistreated servant girl who is magically transformed by her fairy godmother, so that she may attend the grand royal ball. She captures the heart of the handsome prince, but dashes off at the stroke of midnight, leaving only her glass slipper behind. Russian National Ballet Theatre is committed to upholding the great, grand national tradition of Russian ballet, and at the same time offering opportunities for emerging young artists.


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Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel - "Popular Piano Classics"

Apr 19, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

Virtuoso pianist Jeffrey Siegel returns to the Hylton Center on April 19 to perform a collection of the best-known and most beloved melodies in classical music with his popular "concerts with commentary" series, Keyboard Conversations®. Siegel provides illuminating insight into the lives and works of the world's most famous composers. In this program, titled "Popular Piano Classics," he performs Mendelssohn's "Wedding March," Beethoven's "Sonata Pathétique," a Polonaise by Chopin and Grieg's "Wedding Day."












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Russian National Ballet Theatre: The Sleeping Beauty

Apr 19, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 4 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $56, $48, $34
Considered the crown jewel of legendary choreographer Marius Petipa’s career, The Sleeping Beauty is the magical fairy tale of the beautiful, sleeping princess who awaits the kiss of her prince. This enchanting tale is set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. A grand theme of good versus evil, the ballet is the story of Aurora, who has been cursed since birth by the evil fairy Carabosse. After pricking her finger on a spindle, the princess and her whole kingdom fall into a deep sleep that will last one hundred years until she is saved by the brave prince, Désiré.


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BBC Concert Orchestra

Apr 24, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $60, $51, $36
Since the early 1950s, the BBC Concert Orchestra has grown into one of the world’s most respected and versatile orchestras, with an enviable reputation in light music, opera, ballet, and musicals. Performing regularly on radio, television, and in the concert hall, it is featured on BBC’s radio program Friday Night is Music Night, and can be heard on countless television soundtracks, including Blue Planet and Planet Earth. Under the baton of principal conductor Keith Lockhart, who is also the conductor of Boston Pops, BBC Concert Orchestra performs music of British and French composers and is joined by pianist Charlie Albright.


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MOMIX: Alchemia

May 1 - May 2, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 8pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $48, $41, $29
This new work about the art of alchemy was born of the brilliant and untamed mind of MOMIX’s genius, founder, and choreographer Moses Pendleton. It manipulates the four classic elements: earth, air, fire, and water, to create a visually arresting theatrical experience full of whimsy, sensuality, beauty, and intrigue. Pendleton and his company have enthralled audiences for over three decades on stages all over the world — including the 2014 Olympic opening ceremonies — with their athletic virtuosity and outstanding innovation, combined with hypnotic music, inventive props, and outrageous and vibrant costumes.


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Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

May 3, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

The 2014-2015 Hylton Presents season concludes with one of the world's most illustrious ensembles, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble, performing a delightful concert of classical music by Brahms, Shostakovich and Mendelssohn on May 3. Created in 1967 to perform a range of the larger chamber works from quintets to octets, this ensemble comprises principal musicians from the world-renowned Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Orchestra.


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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra presents Mozart and Mahler by Stanislav Khristenko

May 9, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Pre-concert lecture at 7pm. Show begins at 8pm.

Stanislav Khristenko, piano. 

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 and Mahler: Symphony No. 1 "Titan" 


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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Rachmaninoff and Friends

May 10, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $40, $34, $24
The Romanticism of the Russian Soul! Jeffrey Siegel concludes this season of his “concerts with commentary” series with a fantastic program highlighting the life and works of Rachmaninoff and his fellow Russian composers. In this final concert of the season, Mr. Siegel performs the glorious Preludes of Rachmaninoff, excerpts from the famous Seasons by Tchaikovsky, the hair-raising Suggestion Diabolique of Prokofiev, and the mystical musical musings of Scriabin. This virtuoso pianist has dazzled piano enthusiasts and classical music newcomers at the Center for over two decades.


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On-Going Events

Third Thursday Charity "Talent" Night

Aug 15, Walker's Grille

Recurring monthly on the 3rd Thursday
Address: 6909 Metro Park Dr, Alexandria, VA
Times: 6:30pm
Phone: (703) 922-6200
Admission: Free, but donations encouraged
Walker's Grille will be hosting a Third Thursday Charity "Talent" Night once a month in support of Operation Renewed Hope Foundation. Come and enjoy a great show and wonderful food all while contributing to a great cause - Helping Homeless Veterans! This is a free event but ORHF will be accepting donations at the door.


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Thursday Mornings with The Great Zucchini

Oct 17, Jammin Java

Recurring weekly on Thursday
Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30am
Contact: Jammin Java
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $5
The Great Zucchini, Washington's funniest and most magical PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN entertainer, performs a colorful magic show where every child is a star and guaranteed to laugh! Experience the excitement of the children when they get to learn a magic trick at the end of show! For over 12 years, The Great Zucchini has been entertaining young children as a magician and preschool teacher. He performs his hands-on, interactive magic shows to more that 250 groups a year. His experience, coupled with his gentle nature and wacky facial expressions, makes kids immediately feel comfortable and ready to laugh. The wonder of magic, silliness of comedy, and interactive nature of The Great Zucchini's show keeps children on the edge of their seats. Watch your kids' faces light up as they see things disappear and reappear. Watch how animated and excited the children get when they yell "Wake up Zucchini," when he accidentally falls asleep during the show or when he turns tissue paper into colorful rainbow streamers, or when his puppet, Ruffles the Rabbit, keeps coming out of the hat without The Great Zucchini noticing. This is "eye candy" magic comedy at its best. Have your cameras ready. You'll get some terrific pictures of the kids laughing the entire 40-minute show.


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Live Music at Paradise Springs Winery

Dec 20 - Dec 28, Paradise Springs Winery

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, Virginia
Times: Fridays until 9pm, Saturdays 2pm-6pm, Sundays (most afternoons)
Phone: (703) 830-9463
Admission: N/A
Enjoy your Friday evening or Saturday and Sunday afternoons with live music at Paradise Springs Winery, the closest winery to Washington DC and the first in Fairfax County. After a hard week at work, relax with a picnic, good friends, and a great bottle of wine. Featuring live music every Friday evening until 9pm, and every Saturday from 2-6pm. Additionally, music is featured on most Sunday afternoons. Artists include acoustic acts, pianists, jazz bands, banjos, or other various forms. Check the website for the schedule of performing artists.


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"The Paradise Springs Winery Experience" Production Tour & Tasting

Jan 4 - Dec 28, Paradise Springs Winery

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 13219 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton, Virginia
Times: Sat - 11am, 1pm Sun - 11am, 12pm
Phone: (703) 830-9463
Admission: $25 per person
Join us on our signature experience tour and tasting with a first hand look at how wine is made at Paradise Springs. The tour will take you through the historic log cabin, inside the vineyard, through production, and ultimately end with a full tasting of our entire flight of wines including our sparkling Viognier, Aprés. No reservations needed but can be taken over the phone (prepayment required). First come, first serve. Please check in at the main tasting counter. *We apologize but children are not allowed on the tour due to visitation of production areas. Groups of 8 or more will need to reserve a private time. Available group times include:


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Phoenix Rising Meal Deliveries - Volunteer Event

Feb 28 - Nov 28, Franconia United Methodist Church

Recurring monthly on the 4th Friday
Address: 6037 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA
Contact: Ese
Phone: (703) 971-5151
Admission: Free
Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, is part of a group of churches that serves a nutritious bagged meal to homeless people living in the woods, their vehicles, and in motels along the Route One corridor between North Kings Highway and the Fairfax County Parkway in Alexandria. All ages can help prepare and assemble the bag lunches and assist in delivery. We deliver the meals the fourth Friday of the month at 5:30 pm, and we prepare the meals on the day before (Thursdays) at 6:30 pm. Contact us at 703 971-5151 or admin@franconiaumc.org. Website: http://www.franconiaumc.org. We're at the corner of Beulah and Franconia, next to Franconia Elementary School, on Fairfax Connector buses 231, 232, and 310. Our 2014 schedule is Jan 23 & 24, Feb 27 & 28, Mar 27 & 28, Apr 24 & 25, May 22 & 23, Jun 26 & 27, Jul 24 & 25, Aug 21 & 22, Sep 25 & 26, Oct 23 & 24, Nov 25 & 28, and Dec 23 & 26.

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Live Acoustic Music Weekends

Mar 8 - Dec 28, The Winery at Bull Run

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 15950 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA
Live acoustic music throughout the day every weekend! Check calendar for artist line-up.

 


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Jazz Night with Karl Anthony

Mar 17, Maplewood Grill

Recurring weekly on Monday
Address: 132 Branch Rd., Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30-10 PM
Phone: (703) 281-0070
Admission: Free
A night of straight ahead jazz every monday at 7:30 pm. Hosted by drummer, Karl Anthony. Gguest musicians and open mike at times.

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Garden and Landscape Tours

Apr 1 - Oct 31, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 11am - 12pm
Admission: Included in regular Estate admission.

 

This 45-minute guided tour examines Washington's brilliant design for the grounds at Mount Vernon. Visit the gardens he created, see some of the original trees that are still standing, and learn how he merged areas for work and leisure to create a master plan for his beloved home.


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Slave Life at Mount Vernon

Apr 1, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 2pm - 3pm
Admission: Included in regular Estate admission.

 

This 45-minute guided walking tour highlights the lives and contributions of the enslaved community who built and operated Mount Vernon, the plantation home of George and Martha Washington.

 

 


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Falls Church Farmers Market

Apr 12, City Hall Parking Lot

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 300 Park Avenue, Falls Church, VA
Times: April-December, 8am-12pm; January-March, 9am-12pm
Phone: (703) 248-5077
Admission: FREE
Located just minutes from Washington, D.C. and Metro accessible from the East and West Falls Church Metro stations, Falls Church City's Farmers Market boasts over 50 vendors during peak season and 40 during the winter months. Unique to the Falls Church Market is the monthly Chef Series, which brings chefs from area restaurants in to develop recipes and share tastes using local, seasonal food.

The market strives to support local farmers while also helping protect the environment by reducing packaging and transportation demands.


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Great Falls Community Farmers Market

Apr 19, Great Falls Farmers Market

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 750 Walker Road (next to Wells Fargo Bank), Great Falls, VA
Times: 9am to 1pm
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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Annandale Farmers Market

May 1 - Nov 6, Mason District Park

Recurring weekly on Thursday
Address: 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA
Times: 8am-noon
Phone: (703) 642-0128
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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Fairfax Farmers Market

May 1 - Oct 30, Fairfax County Government Center

Recurring weekly on Thursday
Address: 12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 3pm - 7pm
Phone: (703) 642-0128
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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Herndon Farmers’ Market

May 1 - Nov 13, Historic Downtown Herndon

Recurring weekly on Thursday
Address: 777 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 8am-12:30pm
Phone: (703) 787-7380
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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Kingstowne Farmers Market

May 2 - Oct 31, Kingstowne Towne Center

Recurring weekly on Friday
Address: 5955 Kingstowne Center, Alexandria, VA
Times: 4pm-7pm
Phone: (703) 642-0128
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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McLean Farmers Market

May 2 - Nov 21, Lewinsville Park

Recurring weekly on Friday
Address: 1659 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA
Times: 8am-noon
Phone: (703) 642-0128
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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Burke Farmers Market

May 3 - Nov 22, VRE Parking Lot

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 5671 Roberts Parkway, Burke, VA
Times: 8am-noon
Phone: (703) 642-0128
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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Cartoons and Coffee

May 3 - Aug 30, Mosaic District - Strawberry Park

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 2910 District Ave, Merrifield, VA
Times: 10am
Admission: Free

 

A chance to share your favorite old-school cartoons with the little ones. Grab your coffee and come see the Jetson's, Tom and Jerry, the Flintstone's and Scooby Doo on the big screen in Strawberry Park, every Saturday morning at 10:00 AM, May through August.


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Concerts in the Park

May 3 - Aug 30, Mosaic District - Strawberry Park

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 2910 District Ave, Merrifield, VA
Times: 7pm
Admission: Free

 

Every Saturday night, May-August, listen to Concerts in the Park, a mix of classic concerts on the screen, like Eric Clapton, Coldplay and Johnny Cash. Follow Mosaic on Facebook to find out what concerts will be announced each week.


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Lorton Farmers Market

May 4 - Nov 2, VRE Parking Lot

Recurring weekly on Sunday
Address: 8990 Lorton Station Boulevard, Lorton, VA
Times: 9am-1pm
Phone: (703) 642-0128
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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Mount Vernon/McCutcheon Farmers Market

May 7 - Dec 17, Sherwood Library

Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Address: 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria, VA
Times: 8am-noon
Phone: (703) 642-0128
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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Oakton/Oak Marr Farmers Market

May 7 - Nov 26, Oak Marr Park and RECenter

Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Address: 3200 Jermantown Road, Oakton, VA
Times: 8am-noon
Phone: (703) 642-0128
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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Wakefield Farmers Market

May 7 - Oct 29, Wakefield Park

Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Address: 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA
Times: 2pm-6pm
Phone: (703) 642-0128
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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Tysons Sunday Farmers Market

May 18 - Nov 16, NADA Campus

Recurring weekly on Sunday
Address: Greensboro & Westpark Drs., Tysons Corner, VA
Times: 10am - 2pm
Admission: Free
Sixteen vendors offer fresh, locally sourced produce, breads, desserts and more!

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Live Music at Mount Vernon Inn

Jun 5 - Sep 4, Mount Vernon Inn

Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday
Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 6pm - 9pm
Live Music at Mount Vernon Inn is here! On the first Thursday of each month this summer, we will have free live music in the sunken garden. Music by The Kevin Kline Band. Happy hour food and drinks will be available during the show until 8:30pm.

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Mestey Films Productions presents Live Onstage: The Ice Queen

Jun 21 - Aug 9, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 1:00pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $12, $9 for children under 12
Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center for Mestey Films Productions presentation of The Ice Queen, every Saturday from June 21st through August 9th at 1:00pm. Being the Ice Queen is not easy! Our story unfolds as the sister of the mysterious Ice Queen and Charles (a Wise Man) is determined to find her true love. But, it won't be an easy task, as who can really understand the Ice Queen? When Jack Frost enters the picture, new twists and turns evolve! Will the Ice Queen and Jack Frost make the perfect pair and live happily ever after? "Chill Out" this Summer with this new original fairytale by Vianlix Mestey! For tickets and information, please visit: http://workhousearts.org/events/performing-arts/childrens-theatre-ice-queen

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Tour George Washington's Library

Jul 2, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens - Fred W. Smith National Library

Recurring daily
Address: 3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 1:30pm - Check website for specific available dates.
Admission: Included in regular Estate admission.

This one-hour guided tour takes visitors through the main floor of the Fred W. Smith National Library. View rare books and manuscripts, special collections and art, research resources, and one-of-a-kind design details such as custom-created busts of the Founding Fathers.


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Wine'd Down Wednesdays

Jul 2, The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Address: 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA
Times: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

 

Sample Sommelier Vincent Feraud's hand selected wines by the glass or step up to the Fresh Market Seafood Station where you can create your own tasting of Jumbo Shrimp, Crab Claws, and Fresh Louisiana Oysters prepared right in front of you by our chefs.


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Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

Jul 4, The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA
Times: 12pm - 4pm (check website for specific dates/times)

Enjoy the timeless ritual of Afternoon Tea served at Entyse Lounge. Treat someone special to this enduring tradition honored in a luxurious setting while being pampered with The Ritz-Carlton hotel's service excellence. 

To start, enjoy a lavish selection of tea sandwiches including egg salad, grilled vegetable tart, classic English cucumber, and smoked salmon rosette. An assortment of fresh fruits, flavorful scones, and a sumptuous display of sweets are a delicious complement. 

Our tea selection includes traditional Earl Gray, as well as chamomile, green tea and English Breakfast as well as other varieties. Add a glass of Champagne for a royal treat. 

*Musical entertainment available 

(reservations required 24 hours in advance) 


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Jazz Fridays in ENTYSE Wine Bar & Lounge

Jul 4, The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

Recurring weekly on Friday
Address: 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA
Times: 8:30pm - midnight

 

Join The Ladies and Gentlemen of ENTYSE, Wine Bar & Lounge for live Jazz Entertainment, The Christopher Linman Jazz Ensemble. As the jazz ensemble plays for your musical entertainment, enjoy an upscale food and wine experience in a warm and relaxed environment.


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Live Music Saturdays in ENTYSE Wine Bar & Lounge

Jul 5, The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA
Times: 8:30pm - midnight

Join The Ladies and Gentlemen of ENTYSE, Wine Bar & Lounge for live music. As the group plays for your musical entertainment, enjoy an upscale food and wine experience in a warm and relaxed environment.


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Sushi Thursdays

Jul 10, The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

Recurring weekly on Thursday
Address: 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA
Times: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

 

Watch as our expert guest Sushi Chef creates savory maki, sashimi and specialty rolls for guests delight. Enjoy drink specials and the luxury of creating your own sushi experience that will leave guests asking for more!


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Glass Unpolished: an Exhibition on Explorations of Time, Nature, and Technology

Jul 12 - Sep 7, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 11:00am to 6:00pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: Free
Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA for a glass art exhibition entitled Glass Unpolished: Explorations of Time, Nature, and Technology from July 12th to Sept 7th. Three artists from Virginia and Maryland use glass as a means to dig into the conceptual nature of discovery, time, fiction and experiment. All expert glass workers, these artists dive into theoretical ideas and challenge the viewer’s notion of craftsmanship, media, narrative and beauty. Artists include Charlotte Potter, the Glass Studio Manager and Programing Director at Chrysler Museum of Art, Bohyun Yoon Professor of Glass at VCU School of Art and David D’Orio, a Co-Founder of DC GlassWorks located in Maryland. Public Opening Reception is July 12th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. This exhibition is free to the public and no tickets are required. For more information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/visual-arts/glass-unpolished-explorations-time-nature-and-technology

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Signs of Summer: Painters and Photographers

Jul 12 - Oct 11, League of Reston Arts

Recurring daily
Address: 10780 Parkridge Blvd (Parkridge 5), Reston, VA

The League of Reston Artists (LRA) invites artists and photographers to enter works for the "Signs of Summer" exhibit. The show runs from July 12 through October 11 and will include original painting, mixed media, two-dimensional hangable art, and photography. The exhibition will be at the Parkridge 5 Building, 10780 Parkridge Blvd., Reston, VA 20191.


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WGMU Summer Radio Camp

Jul 21 - Aug 1, George Mason University

Recurring every week day
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
WGMU, George Mason University's radio station hosts a summer camp every year designed for students in grades 6-12 to experience hands on training in a professional radio environment. Students will: -get a chance to be a deejay and play music over WGMU, broadcasting around the world from our web site! -learn from broadcast professionals how radio works! -learn how to write and produce a commercial and newscast. -attend a field trip to an area radio station to give students a "behind the scenes" look at radio. · Dates and times: July 21-25 and July 28-August 1, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm each day. Cost: $280 For more information or to enroll, call Rodger Smith at (703) 993-2874

4th Annual Workhouse Clay National Ceramics Exhibition

Aug 2 - Sep 7, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: Free
The Workhouse Arts Center will be presenting the 4th Annual Clay National Ceramics Exhibition on it's campus at 9601 Ox Road in Lorton from Aug 2 to Sept 7th. This exhibition represents the depth and breadth of contemporary functional and sculptural ceramic artworks being created throughout the country. Ceramic Artist -Richard Notkin juried nearly 500 images to select 54 pieces of art which incorporate a contemporary spirit as well as a technical mastery of the material. The show is a rare opportunity to see a variety of styles and techniques which encompass the field of contemporary ceramic arts. For more information, please visit: http://workhousearts.org/events/visual-arts/4th-annual-workhouse-clay-national

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Jeopar-Tea Trivia

Aug 5, Mosaic District - Capital Teas

Address: 2910 District Ave, Merrifield, VA
Times: 7pm
Admission: Free

Join us for trivia night at Capital Teas! Sign up at Facebook.com/CapitalTeas


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Jeopar-Tea Trivia

Aug 12, Mosaic District - Capital Teas

Address: 2910 District Ave, Merrifield, VA
Times: 7pm
Admission: Free

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Earth and Fire The 3rd Southeast Asian Ceramics Symposium

Sep 12 - Oct 19, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring daily
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: Free

Earth and Fire opens doors to collaboration among 35 leading ceramic artists of both East and West and the projection of possibilities for this encounter are endless.  This will mark the very first time that this group of Southeast Asian ceramic artists will have direct contact with an audience in the United States.

Ceramics has played an important role in the Southeast Asian (SEA) region, where daily life and the use of pottery have always been intertwined. Bound by geographic and cultural ties, 10 countries -- Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Brunei, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar – today make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a regional bloc formed to reduce conflicts and achieve harmony in that part of the world.

The 3rd Southeast Asian Ceramics Symposium entitled Earth and Fire will take place at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia.  The networking phase of this project was funded by the Asian Cultural Council in New York.  This conference will provide a meeting place for an exchange of ideas and cultural practices between these artists and the local artists, students, and scholars. The interaction would introduce the viewers to a variety of perspectives offered by different artists in today’s society. The view that art is important for the survival of humanity will prevail in the conference, which will also aid the region’s artists in the globalized appreciation of their work.

The exhibition will be on display in the Vulcan Gallery at the Workhouse Arts Center from September 12 – October 19. A public opening reception with food, music and short artist talks will take place on October 9, 6-8pm.

The culmination of the exhibit will be a three day symposium (Oct. 10-12, 2014), where 12 ceramic artists Thailand, Philippines, Singapore will demonstrate their techniques and present lectures. 


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Turkey Trot 5K Race

Nov 22, Herndon Community Center

Address: 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 4pm
Phone: (703) 787-7300
Held at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Avenue

All canned food will be donated to LINK

Course takes you through Herndon Centennial Golf Course grass and paved paths, parts of the WOD paved trail and vehicular paved road.

 


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