Events

  1. MUSEUM AT THE MARKET

    Saturday, May 20, 2017 10:00 AM thru Saturday, October 28, 2017 1:00 PM

    What is the Museum staff up to today? Are they playing games, creating a craft, cooking a meal, or breaking a secret code from the past? Stop by the Manassas Saturday Farmer's Market at the Prince William Street commuter lot across from the new Baldwin School through October and see what is going on.

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  2. Monday night Team Trivia

    Monday, August 21, 2017 7:30 PM thru Sunday, December 31, 2017 9:30 PM

    Ornery Beer Company

    EVERY Monday night! Happy Hour extended to 9PM on Trivia Nights Weekly Prizes: 1st - $25 Gift Card 2nd - $15 Gift Card 3rd - $10 Gift Card

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  3. $10 Growler Fills - EVERY Monday

    Monday, August 21, 2017 11:00 PM thru Sunday, December 31, 2017

    Ornery Beer Company

    Every Monday. Don't forget your growler on the way to work! We do cheap growler fills every Monday. Come on by and have a pint and a bite, leave with your favorite brew to get you through the week!

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  4. Opening exhibit: Visual Magic, The Art of Four Picture Book Illustrators

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 thru Thursday, October 26, 2017

    Visual Magic - The Art of Four Picture Book Illustrators Visual Magic features four talented children’s book illustrators: Janet Stoeke, Carol Schwartz, Susan Roth, and Jennifer O’Connell. The artists have contributed to multiple children’s publications, and their crisp dynamic images bring life to the stories. They work with various mediums, including gouache, Photoshop, and even collage to express topics that range from science and nature to culture and history! Meet the illustrators at the reception, September 16, 2017 at 5:30 pm. *Bookworm Central will have books available for purchase at the reception. ********* Greater Manassas/Prince William County sponsors theatrical productions for children and adults, teaches arts classes, promotes visual arts and provides community outreach programs for local youth. Founded in 1984 by a group of artists and art lovers, the Center aims to enrich the quality of life in the Northern Virginia suburbs through arts performance and education. A theater, an art gallery and classrooms are located in the historic Candy Factory building in Old Town Manassas, at 9419 Battle Street.

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  5. Team Trivia

    Monday, October 2, 2017 7:30 PM thru Sunday, December 31, 2017 10:30 PM

    Ornery Beer Company

    MONDAY NIGHTS ONLY: EVERY Monday 1st - $25 Gift Card Weekly Prizes: 1st - $25 Gift Card 2nd - $15 Gift Card 3rd - $10 Gift Card

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  6. Tuesday night Trivia

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017 7:00 PM thru Sunday, December 31, 2017 9:00 PM

    Brew Republic Bierwerks

    TUESDAY NIGHTS ONLY: Are you a wealth of random information? Do you enjoy drinking beer and competing against others to win fabulous prizes? If so, join us on Tuesday nights from 7-9pm for Tuesday Trivia Night with our friends from Trivia Kings and put your knowledge to the test. Teams are welcome and encouraged (but certainly not required). Format includes music, picture, and weekly theme rounds with interactive participation. Drink some beer, have some fun, and if the odds are in your favor, walk out with major awards! Fame and fortune could be yours.

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  7. Citizen's Choice Randall (Beer Infusion) Day

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017 3:00 PM thru Sunday, December 31, 2017 7:00 PM

    Brew Republic Bierwerks

    ONLY WEDNESDAY NIGHTS: Have any great ideas of what would go great infused into beer? Maybe chocolate and strawberries infused into our oatmeal stout; or mangoes and habanero peppers into our VAIPA? Let us know what flavor-enhancing ingredients (like fruit, coffee beans, spices, tootsie rolls, whatever else) you think would go well with one of our beers on drought. We’ll take the best ideas and create a poll each week for other citizens to vote on. The top choice each week will be featured in our taproom on Wednesdays (4-7pm) and the citizen submitting the winning idea will get a sample of the beer they concocted. Have your ideas submitted before Saturday of each week so voting can start Sundays. Submissions made after Saturdays will be considered for the next poll.

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  8. Radio Bingo

    Thursday, October 5, 2017 7:00 PM thru Sunday, December 31, 2017 9:00 PM

    Brew Republic Bierwerks

    ONLY THURSDAY NIGHTS: Get a bingo card and a glass of beer (or wine) and keep your ears peeled for songs listed on your card. Do you have the music recognition skills to outlast the competition? You could win major awards! It’s more fun than should be allowed on a Thursday night… but it is… we checked. We’ll rotate the genres each week (Hip Hop; Country; Pop; Rock; Decades). Here’s how it works: You get a bingo card with your initial purchase of a beer or wine, and additional cards can be purchased for $2 each. The proceeds from the additional cards will go to support wounded warriors through Azalea Charities. Music will play over the speakers, and if you correctly identify the song, and it is on your card, you mark that song. If you get 5 in a row before everyone else, you’ll win a major award. And as an added twist, if two or more people get bingo at the same time, we’ll have a dance-off to determine the winner (by popular vote of course). Visit the taproom every Thursday night 7-9pm to join the fun!

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  9. Ghost Walks

    Saturday, October 7, 2017 7:00 PM thru Tuesday, October 31, 2017 9:00 PM

    SATURDAYS ONLY: Hear Ghost Stories during a guide-led outdoor walking tour! Check out historic and modern paranormal detection devices. Enjoy hot cocoa and cider in Eerie Merchant Park! Advance Tickets Recommended.

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  10. Walk to End Alzheimer’s

    Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:30 AM thru 11:30 AM

    Join us for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s! It is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. We will walk on Saturday, October 21 at the Harris Pavilion.

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  11. Fall Festival

    Saturday, October 21, 2017 10:00 AM thru 2:00 PM

    LRPRA

    LRPRA Fall Festival Saturday October 21 10 am - 2 pm Children's Costume Parade @ 11 am Pony Rides ($5) Games/Crafts Ice Cream Truck BBQ Truck Kettle Corn Truck Visit local vendors from across the region with great bargains, one-of-a-kind-collectibles, original arts and crafts.... something for everyone!

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  12. Celebrate Fall at Chinn Park

    Saturday, October 21, 2017 11:00 AM thru 4:00 PM

    Chinn Park

    Free Celebrate Fall Event at CP, presented by the Chinn Aquatics and Fitness Center and Chinn Park Regional Library, Saturday, October 21 from 11am-2pm. Petting Zoo, Balloon Artist, Farmers Market, Inflatable Bounce House, Costume Contest, Pumpkin Painting Contest, Face Painting, and More Fun for the Whole Family!

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  13. Dumfries Fall Festival

    Saturday, October 21, 2017 11:00 AM thru 4:00 PM

    Garrison Park (behind Town Hall)

    Come out and enjoy a fun-filled day of food, entertainment, crafts, games, etc. for kids and adults.

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  14. Fall Festival and Haunted History Hike

    Saturday, October 21, 2017 4:00 PM thru 9:00 PM

    Where else can you find hayrides, apple launching, pumpkin painting, and a haunted hike all in one place in Northern Virginia? Leesylvania State Park! If you are not into the games come down and sit by our bonfire (weather permitting) and enjoy our concessions. Don't forget to bring your camera there will be plenty of photo opportunities. Call (703)583-6904 for more information. Cash only. Games: 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Cemetery Hayrides: 3 sessions - 4:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m., and 6:15 p.m. Haunted History Hike: 4 sessions - 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. Hayrides around picnic area: 4 sessions - 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. Fee for each Hike and Hayride $2 per person or $6 per family. For the games $1 per 1 ticket or $10 per 20 tickets. Pumpkins sold for $5 each. All proceeds go to the Friends of Leesylvania State Park. Location - By shelter #2

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  15. Pumpking Carving Contest

    Sunday, October 22, 2017 1:00 PM thru 6:00 PM

    Growling Bear Brewery

    Come participate in our first ever pumpkin carving contest. You can bring in your creation or bring or purchase a pumpkin here and carve while drinking a beer!

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  16. Boo Bash

    Sunday, October 22, 2017 1:00 PM thru 3:00 PM

    Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center

    Halloween fun with a witchy entertainment, crafts, Halloween games, mini car rides and Spiderman and Frozen character. Costume contest at 2 pm.

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  17. World War I Wednesday

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017 1:00 PM thru 3:00 PM

    In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, the Museum will be hosting WWI Wednesday educational displays the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Our Education and Community Outreach teams will be displaying WWI German uniforms and gear in Leatherneck Gallery. There will also be a craft for children! Admission to the Museum and parking are FREE!

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  18. Spooky Party

    Friday, October 27, 2017 5:00 PM thru 8:00 PM

    Beehive Indoor Playground

    Get creative with your most horrifying, unique and stylish outfit for an opportunity to WIN! (We'll have two winners) A lof of fun for everyone: • Face painting • Twisted balloons • Arts and Craft • Cooking Activities • Goodie Bags and more... ** $10 + taxes - Please call to reserve your spot (703) 910-4781/ (703) 496-5122

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  19. stranger Halloween

    Friday, October 27, 2017 6:00 PM

    Heroic Aleworks

    Nothing but our most favorite holiday ever here. Mark your calendars because Heroic is going all out to turn your world upside down with Stranger Halloween. We have lots of amazing stuff planned including THE ALPHABET WALL, ouija boards so you, yourself, can get in touch with Barb, and of course costume contests. Yes, we know Season 2 premiers the same night, but hang with us on Friday then binge watch all day Saturday!

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  20. Halloween Bash

    Saturday, October 28, 2017

    Tim's Rivershore

    Our 2017 Halloween Bash will be held Saturday, October 28th. Features costume contest, live music, great food, and your favorite drinks!

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  21. Insane Inflatable 5K

    Saturday, October 28, 2017

    Prince William County Fairgrounds

    3.1 MILES 11 INSANE INFLATABLES 1 CRAZY FUN DAY! That is the way to describe the Insane Inflatable 5K, a 1-day event coming to Prince William County. From start to finish the Insane Inflatable 5K is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. When we say INSANE, we mean it. As one of our participants said, “When you drive up and see the enormosity of the inflatables it’s crazy.” That’s what we were going for! At the Insane Inflatable 5K it’s not all about running, what we care about most is you having a #CrazyFun day. Just show up ready to make some #CrazyFun memories with your friends and family, we’ll do the rest. When it’s time to take on our GIANT inflatables, feel free to be a kid again; you’ll laugh until you cry! Afterwards take a load off, crack open a cold beverage and reminisce in our Midway. For more information, and to register, please go to: https://insaneinflatable5k.com/

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  22. Occoquan "Haunt the Town"

    Saturday, October 28, 2017 10:00 AM thru 4:00 PM

    Town of Occoquan

    Join the shops of Occoquan in finding and validating 6 Halloween Characters and be entered in a drawing to win a life-size Halloween Figure. Pick up your entry form at participating shops which will be flying orange and black balloons.

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  23. TRAVELERS (A MEET THE ARTIST EVENT)

    Saturday, October 28, 2017 1:00 PM thru 5:00 PM

    Art a La Carte

    Karen Rexrode creates assemblage art. A few mobile pieces function as adult toys, held in place with powerful magnets, designed to be separated and played with. A new line of altered Pez dispensers will be released, all fully functional candy dispensing toys and all travelers of one sort or another.

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  24. Trick or Treating

    Saturday, October 28, 2017 2:00 PM thru 5:00 PM

    Potomac Festival Shopping Center

    Put on your costume for Potomac Festival's family friendly Trick-or-Treat. Bring the family out for an afternoon of candy, crafts and more! Rain or shine.

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  25. Halloween Magic Show

    Saturday, October 28, 2017 4:30 PM thru 5:30 PM

    River Mill Park

    After shopping in town, be sure to join us down at River Mill Park for The Amazing Kevin for some spooky Halloween Magic. Eat Shop Popcorn will be here with some yummies for purchase. Come dressed in costume to make the event even more fun! All ages welcome!

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  26. Halloween party

    Saturday, October 28, 2017 8:00 PM thru 11:00 PM

    Winery at La Grange

    open only to guests 21 and older. Tickets are $30 per person and include a glass of wine, light fare will be provided. The haunted manor house will be decorated and we will have several spooky games for guests to enjoy.

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  27. Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

    Sunday, October 29, 2017 11:00 AM thru 3:00 PM

    Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please.

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  28. OSS Day

    Saturday, November 4, 2017 10:00 AM thru 2:00 PM

    Here the story of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and explore a little known part of the park. Hear the story of the OSS training in the park and visit the training ground.

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  29. Bridal Expo

    Saturday, November 4, 2017 12:00 PM thru 4:00 PM

    Bridal Expo- Meet with wedding vendors who will make your special day just as you dream. Let them take some stress off your plate while you get questions answered and learn about new wedding trends! Event on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 12pm-4pm in Grand Court/TJMaxx.

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  30. SHOP GOLDEN GOOSE BY TREE AND VILLAGE LIGHT

    Saturday, November 4, 2017 4:00 PM thru 8:00 PM

    Golden Goose

    When we’re closing and turn off the overhead lights the tree and village lights are so beautiful – so we want everyone to bask in this holiday glow. SPECIALS FOR THIS DAY ONLY: Department 56 Villages 30% off retired Byers’ Choice Carolers 50% off retired All Halloween merchandise on sale

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  31. A Nacht with Mozart featuring Marcolivia

    Saturday, November 4, 2017 7:30 PM

    Grace United Methodist Church

    Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra Overture to Don Giovanni Concertone in C Major Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"

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  32. Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons

    Thursday, November 9, 2017 8:00 PM

    Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons This performance is part of the American Roots Series. November 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm Gregory Family Theater This Northwest roots and blues music duo shares an undeniable musical kinship and sense of joy in their interpretation of American roots music. The duo’s self-proclaimed mission to “spread the glory and whimsy of traditional song,” shines through in a concert of field hollers, fiddle and banjo breakdowns, and early jazz by two American songsters. Food and beverage available for purchase. $25, $30 day of performance Buy all four performances in this series for $80.

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  33. Cake Cutting Ceremony

    Friday, November 10, 2017 12:00 PM thru 12:15 PM

    Join us as we celebrate the Marine Corps Birthday with a traditional cake-cutting ceremony. Cake will be served to everyone.

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  34. Fee Free weekend

    Saturday, November 11, 2017 thru Sunday, November 12, 2017

    Fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite. They will give both first time and repeat visitors a good reason to spend time in our national parks. The fee wavier does not cover expanded amenities or users fees for such things as camping.

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  35. US Classic Orienteering Championships

    Saturday, November 11, 2017 thru Sunday, November 12, 2017

    Quantico Marine Corps Base

    Have you been coming to Quantico Orienteering Club's local events? Are you a long time orienteer? If so, this event is for you! We invite everyone to come out and experience the excitement of orienteering at a National Championship event on the debut maps of some of the finest orienteering terrain in the Mid-Atlantic region. The 2017 U.S. Classic Champs will be the first events ever in two newly mapped areas of the Marine Corps Base Quantico. Come celebrate Quantico Orienteering Club’s 50th anniversary and be the first orienteers to see this new terrain! Hosted by Quantico Orienteering Club, the 2017 U.S. Classic Champs event will feature two days of Classic Orienteering Competition . While you are welcome to compete just one day, we encourage you to register for both days as final results and placements are based on 2-day combined times. This event is open to all levels of orienteering. Open Course Classes allow participation for those who do not want to run in their age class; e.g., You are a 30 year old male who normally does a Brown course, you may sign up to go out on M-Brown. For more information on this event, go to http://uschamps.qocweb.org/

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  36. Festival Of Food Trucks

    Saturday, November 11, 2017 11:00 AM thru 6:00 PM

    Prince William County Fairgrounds

    Join us at our inagural "Festival Of Food Trucks" hosted by MG Events & Design! MG Events & Design plans, promotes, and produces food truck related events in the DMV area each year. Festival Of Food Trucks will kick off at 12 noon with our favorite guy in Red....arriving in a Super Car! That's right, Santa is giving Rudolph the day off! Enjoy cuisine from the DMV's BEST food trucks, a holiday shopping market & more! Purchase your early general admission tickets for $5.00 or $10.00 at the event! All attendees who wish to partake in the food truck cuisine must have a wrist band. Children 12 and under are always free at our events. No Refunds.

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  37. WATERCOLOR AND WOOD

    Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 PM thru 4:00 PM

    The Loft Gallery

    This show features the works of George Jones and Karin Sebolka. George creates eye-catching pieces in wood turning. Karin's watercolors show her love for the beauty in nature. Includes Meet the Artist Reception.

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  38. Direct from the People’s Republic of China The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin

    Sunday, November 12, 2017 2:00 PM

    One of the best acrobatic troupes from China shows off its superior skill with thrilling acrobatics, circus acts, illusions, and mesmerizing demonstrations of martial arts. Accompanied by traditional Chinese music, more than one hundred acrobatic and martial arts performers take the stage in a vibrant spectacle of aerial stunts, juggling acts, contortion tricks, and feats of balance that are guaranteed to dazzle and delight. The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin is a favorite of audiences throughout the world, and has won numerous awards including the Silver Clown Award. Several of its acts also perform with some of the most renowned circuses in the western world. There’s plenty of excitement for the whole family!

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  39. The Washington Saxophone Quartet (WSaxQ)

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 12:30 PM

    Celebrating more than 40 years together, WSaxQ is the most widely heard saxophone quartet in the country and is heard daily through recorded arrangements of the theme for National Public Radio’s program “All Things Considered.” Featuring music from Bach to Gershwin, this dynamic ensemble enlightens and entertains audiences with its musical mastery. Enjoy lunch by an outstanding local restaurant followed by a one-hour concert and a coffee and dessert reception with the artists. Lunch 12:30 p.m. / Concert 1:30 p.m. Dessert Reception (following Concert) Prices: $27 Concert and Dessert Reception; $47 Lunch, Concert and Dessert Reception

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  40. OCCOQUAN HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

    Friday, November 17, 2017 4:00 PM thru 8:00 PM

    Town of Occoquan

    An evening of Shopping, Refreshments and an Old Fashioned Christmas. Register to share in over $1000.00 in Occoquan Gift Certificate Give-away. Must be present to win. Drawing at 8:15pm

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  41. ABOUT MY ALIEN WORLD, A SCI-ART STORY

    Friday, November 17, 2017 6:00 PM thru 8:00 PM

    Art a La Carte

    Artist Amanda Parker will speak on her alien-tech-sci-fi artwork at 6pm. Get your coloring book or fine art print signed by the artist for free all night! Brand new works of art will be available, so stop by to say hello or learn more about her fascinating process.

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  42. Nobuntu

    Friday, November 17, 2017 8:00 PM

    The internationally acclaimed female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe performs a stirring mix of traditional Zimbabwean music, afro jazz, gospel, and crossover in their first American tour. Their pure voices are augmented by minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments, such as the mbira (thumb piano), and organic, authentic dance movements. Named after the African concept of humbleness, love, unity, purpose, and family from a woman’s perspective, this ensemble represents a new generation of African women who celebrate and preserve the beauty of their culture and heritage through song. The ensemble was nominated for Best Musician of the Year at the Zimbabwe International Women Awards in 2015, and has performed at festivals and concert halls throughout Europe and Africa. Nobuntu gives “a vibrant and stunning performance full of sparkling energy” (Sunday Times–Passau, Germany). Don’t miss this beautiful and empowering concert.

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  43. Christmas Tree Lighting

    Friday, November 17, 2017 8:05 PM

    Occoquan Town Hall

    It is the kickoff to the holiday season in Occoquan as the historic town will have a tree lighting in front of town hall.

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  44. ENCHANTMENT THEATRE COMPANY My Father’s Dragon

    Saturday, November 18, 2017

    Saturday, November 18 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. How does nine-year-old Elmer Elevator rescue a baby dragon held captive on Wild Island? With pluck, chewing gum, lollipop sticks, and rubber bands, of course! In celebration of the 70th anniversary of Ruth Stiles Gannett’s charming adventure book, My Father’s Dragon, Enchantment Theatre Company brings to life the story of a compassionate and courageous boy and his unlikely friendship with a splendid yellow and blue-striped dragon. For nearly twenty years, Philadelphia-based Enchantment Theatre Company has produced original works based on classic children’s literature, using its distinctive blend of puppets, masks, creative scenic effects, and original music. “Everything about this world-class production is inventive and endearing; it fully captures the spirit of the beloved stories, the essence of childhood, and the imagination of the audience, both young and old. (Phindie.com, Philadelphia, PA) Recommended for ages 5–10; Grades K–5

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  45. Children's Gallery Grand Opening

    Saturday, November 18, 2017 12:00 PM thru 2:00 PM

    It's a celebration! Come one, come all for a fun filled afternoon of games, entertainment, exhibitors, a puppet show and much more. Admission to the Museum and parking are free.

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  46. Chanticleer A Chanticleer Christmas

    Sunday, November 26, 2017 2:00 PM

    “The world’s reigning male chorus” (The New Yorker) kicks off the holiday season at the Hylton Center with a concert of a capella voices that includes classical music and popular holiday favorites. Chanticleer is renowned for the seamless blend of 12 extraordinary male voices, ranging from countertenor to bass, with their superior technique, sublime tone, and unparalleled musicality. Their original interpretations span period and genre—from Gregorian chant to jazz, popular, and contemporary music. The group, which has been praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for its “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” has a long list of impressive accomplishments: sales of more than a million albums, winning two Grammy® Awards, being named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America in 2008, and induction into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame. Come savor these glorious sounds of the season.

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  47. American Festival Pops Orchestra Holiday Pops: Sounds of the Season

    Friday, December 8, 2017 8:00 PM

    Celebrate the Christmas season with Northern Virginia’s very own pops orchestra in its annual family concert of cheerful carols and cherished holiday tunes. This jovial evening includes a program of sentimental favorites including selections from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” Leroy Anderson’s “Christmas Festival” and “Sleigh Ride,” and culminates in a rousing sing-a-long, in which the audience members get a chance to share in the experience. Under the baton of founder and artistic director Anthony Maiello, these talented musicians from the greater D.C. area perform favorites that are guaranteed to fill you and your family with holiday warmth and merriment.

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  48. Santa’s Lake Ridge Parade

    Saturday, December 9, 2017 11:00 AM thru 12:00 PM

    TACKETT'S MILL

    Tackett’s Mill Center is proud to participate in WinterFest 2017 on Saturday, December 9th. Mark your calendars for this regional event spanning from Tackett’s Mill to both sides of the Occoquan River, presented by the Occoquan River Communities (ORC). WinterFest begins with “Santa’s Lake Ridge Parade” from 11am to Noon. The parade is organized and sponsored by “Santa’s Old Bridge Parade Inc.” and begins at the corner of Minnieville Road and Harbor Drive in the VDOT lot. It moves north on Harbor Drive, turns into the Tackett’s Mill Center at the McDonalds, and circles down to the beautiful Lakeside for a meet and greet with Santa, plus an award ceremony, and the Tackett’s Mill Holiday Arts Market from noon to 3pm with live music, treats, and gift items. (For 2017, the parade’s theme is “Comic Book Christmas”. Email paradesanta@gmail.com for more information or to enter the parade. Entries are being accepted until mid-November. Click here or below for an entry form. WinterFest continues from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. After the Holiday Arts Market, head to the Historic Town of Occoquan for an evening of shopping and dining with strolling carolers, holiday music, fire pits, marshmallow roasting, and period dressed re-enactors. The Workhouse Arts Center joins WinterFest from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with its Saturday Art Walk. Stroll through artists’ studios and enjoy refreshments, fire pits and sing-along caroling, Santa Claus, and maybe even some carriage rides! Fireworks complete the day! A festive display of fireworks from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m is sponsored by Prince William Marina. Free parking is available at Hoffmaster’s Marina and the Occoquan Regional Park from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with great views of the fireworks and more free hot chocolate. Or watch along the riverfront in the historic town of Occoquan. Activities are continually being added. For updates and more information go to Occoquan River Communities’ Facebook page at facebook.com/OccoquanRiverCommunitiesLLC/

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  49. Dailey & Vincent: Spirit of Christmas

    Sunday, December 10, 2017 7:00 PM

    Come enjoy a country Christmas as this award-winning band returns to our stage for a holiday concert of country and bluegrass favorites. Dubbed the “Rockstars of Bluegrass” by Country Music Television, Dailey & Vincent are extolled throughout the music industry as one of the most exciting Bluegrass bands in America. They chose to record their live DVD and PBS TV special for sold-out audiences in the Hylton Center’s Merchant Hall because of its excellent acoustics, and now they’re coming back to share their talents and wit for a special holiday treat. Their contagious and spirited music has earned them numerous awards, including three Grammy® Award nominations, four Dove awards, one Emmy Award nomination, and 14 International Bluegrass Music Association awards. Get in the spirit with this exceptional holiday experience.

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  50. Civil War Christmas

    Saturday, December 16, 2017 10:00 AM thru 4:00 PM

    See the park's very own jolly Civil War era Santa in his handmade, festive suit. Bring the entire family out for an afternoon of holiday cheer. Enjoy period music, costumed interpreters and light refreshments. Make decorations as folks during the Civil War did. Bring a camera for pictures with Santa. $2 per person or $6 per family. For more information please call (703) 583-6904.

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  51. Brentsville Holiday Concerts

    Saturday, December 16, 2017 5:00 PM thru 7:00 PM

    December 16 Brentsville Holiday Concerts Concerts from 5p.m. -7p.m.; Free Join the Brentsville community Saturday evening for two Holiday concerts filled with seasonal music performed by the Brentsville District High School Choir at the beautiful and historic Brentsville Union Church. Enjoy hot cider and cookies by a warm bonfire. Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Rd., Bristow, VA, 20136. 703-365-7895.

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  52. History in your hands

    Sunday, December 17, 2017 1:00 PM thru 3:00 PM

    HIYH is a program for visitors of all ages who are blind or have low vision. HIYH is an opportunity to interact with the collections through tactile exploration of selected objects, and through verbal description, tactile graphics, and other materials for artifacts that cannot be touched. Trained Museum volunteers and Visitor Services staff lead these events. There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the event.

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  53. Dublin Irish Dance: Stepping Out

    Sunday, January 28, 2018 2:00 PM

    Follow the evolution of Celtic culture in Stepping Out, a high-energy extravaganza of sights and sounds presented by Dublin Irish Dance. These accomplished Irish step-dancers and musicians take the audience on a journey, exploring the history of the Celtic cultural experience through song and dance. This entertaining production reveals the influences that have shaped Irish music and dance throughout recent history: from the farms of rural Ireland in the 1800s to the Great Famine and the resulting mass migration to New York, where Irish and American cultures blended and influenced each other. Many of the artists in this ensemble have performed with popular acts like Riverdance, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, and Celtic Woman. With the lightening-fast footwork of the step-dancers, the spirited melodies of an eight-member traditional Irish band, and the lovely sounds of their Irish vocalist, this performance is sure to amaze.

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  54. The Hollywood Special FX Show

    Saturday, February 3, 2018

    Saturday, February 3 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Ever wonder how they did that? Now the whole family can get the inside scoop and discover the science and secrets to making movie magic in this interactive and explosive show. Live on stage, join special effects professionals who’ve worked on action-packed blockbusters like The Dark Knight Rises, Guardians of the Galaxy, Phantom of the Opera, and Game of Thrones for thrilling and revealing insights that bring the audience closer to the action than ever before. Feel the heat from an onstage inferno, marvel at gruesome sci-fi monsters, be blown away by apocalyptic weather, and hold on tight through huge explosions! “Be prepared to be stunned. This really is a show unlike what you’ve seen before.” (Essex Chronicle) Recommended for ages 7 and up Disclaimer: This explosive family show will feature special effect sequences that include pyrotechnics, loud sounds, and more. For your safety and comfort, the audience will be protected by an impact-resistant glass during a portion of the show.

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  55. Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra

    Thursday, February 8, 2018 8:00 PM

    All Beethoven Program! Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op. 84 Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Op. 55 “Eroica” Stefan Solyom, conductor Catherine Manoukian, violin One of Sweden’s oldest orchestras presents a dynamic concert that combines the traditional with the iconoclastic. Under the direction of Stefan Solyom, the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra (HSO) with its 61 musicians and violin virtuoso Catherine Manoukian perform a thrilling all-Beethoven program, including one of his most celebrated works, the Eroica Symphony. The HSO has performed at many prominent European venues, including three recent sold-out performances at the Great Festival Hall in Salzburg and in Vienna. Sweden’s Dagens Nyheter applauded the HSO’s performance of Beethoven’s Eroica as “…a brutally life-affirming spring river. A grand performance!”

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  56. American Festival Pops Orchestra: Valentine Pops

    Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:00 PM

    The talented musicians of the American Festival Pops Orchestra set an amorous mood for you and your loved one in a performance of romantic standards just in time for Valentine’s Day. This concert features some of the 20th century’s most popular love songs and film scores including the love theme from Titanic, "My Heart Will Go On," and music from The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Under the esteemed leadership of conductor Anthony Maiello, the most accomplished musicians in the region come together for this special evening to present an exciting and nostalgic program of romantic and memorable music.

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  57. Walnut Street Theatre Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

    Sunday, February 11, 2018 7:00 PM

    Madcap mastermind Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo) reinvents Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1902 classic mystery, The Hound of the Baskervilles, into a hilarious romp about everyone’s favorite detective and his most famous case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being murdered one by one, and Sherlock Holmes, along with his trusted sidekick Dr. Watson, must work feverishly to crack the mystery of the curse before it dooms the newest heir. With only five energetic actors playing the roles of more than 40 quirky characters, this production from America’s oldest theater company takes the audience on a sidesplitting caper through the Devonshire moors, crowded railway stations, foggy London streets, and gloomy baronial mansions, where the duo searches for clues, runs into dead ends, and puzzles out the truth for the shockingly funny conclusion.

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  58. Ten Strings And A Goatskin

    Saturday, February 17, 2018 8:00 PM

    Ten Strings And A Goatskin This performance is part of the American Roots Series. February 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm Gregory Family Theater Enjoy an evening of folk fusion in an intimate cabaret setting with this young acoustic power trio from Prince Edward Island. The musicians, who perform on violin, guitar, and percussion, transform tradition with vigor, curiosity, and sparks of goofy humor. This mesmerizing performance of traditional and original music is inspired by the musicians’ Atlantic Canadian histories and roots and infused with pop and world rhythms. Food and beverage available for purchase. $25, $30 day of performance Buy all four performances in this series for $80

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  59. Soprano Soiree

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018 12:30 PM

    Enjoy a captivating afternoon of arias, duets, and trios sung by three acclaimed sopranos: Jennifer Decker, Kelly Glyptis, and Angela Knight. This talented trio with piano accompaniment charms in a program of musical treasures inspired by the artists’ favorite repertoire. Enjoy lunch by an outstanding local restaurant followed by a one-hour concert and a coffee and dessert reception with the artists. Lunch 12:30 p.m. / Concert 1:30 p.m. Dessert Reception (following Concert) Prices: $27 Concert and Dessert Reception; $47 Lunch, Concert and Dessert Reception

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  60. Danú

    Sunday, March 4, 2018 7:00 PM

    A leading traditional Irish ensemble comes to the Hylton Center for this big pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebration of festive Celtic music. Praised by The Washington Post for their “vibrant mix of virtuosity, energy, and empathy,” Danú performs both ancient Irish music and new repertoire for a lively, flawless performance. Mason’s University Singers, a talented student ensemble from George Mason University’s School of Music, join them onstage for a one-of-a-kind experience. Hailing from Ireland’s old counties, this award-winning ensemble has thrilled audiences throughout Europe and North America with stops at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and Symphony Space in New York. The virtuoso players are renowned for their mastery of authentic Irish instruments—flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, and bouzouki—which is matched by gorgeous vocals in English and Gaelic. Bring the whole family to enjoy this entertaining evening of Celtic music!

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  61. Moscow Festival Ballet Cinderella

    Friday, March 16, 2018 8:00 PM

    Fifty graceful dancers from this world-renowned ensemble perform a ballet for the whole family. Cinderella is based on the well-known fairy tale about the kind but mistreated step-daughter and step-sister who is forbidden to attend the royal ball. When her fairy godmother magically appears, Cinderella’s fate is wondrously transformed. With enchanted melodies, opulent costumes, lavish scenery, and hilarious physical comedy, this performance is a family friendly treat for all to enjoy.

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  62. Mummenschanz: you & me

    Saturday, April 7, 2018 8:00 PM

    For more than 45 years, these Swiss entertainers have dazzled and delighted audiences of all ages with their unique form of silent visual and whimsical theater. A playful yet compelling experience, Mummenschanz offers timeless and lighthearted insights into the human condition with the creative use of shadow and light and the ingenious manipulation of common objects. The result is a visually stunning spectacle that transcends cultural barriers and sparks the imagination. In this brand new creation, you & me, the Mummenschanz troupe brings to life their famous large-scale masks and revives a tradition of acrobatics. The show will also include some of the classic sketches that have stood the test of time. “Mummenschanz succeeds brilliantly because of its originality, exceptional ingenuity, sense of surprise, and deft satirical touches.” (San Francisco Chronicle).

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