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. Prince William County Fair

    Friday, August 11, 2017 thru Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Prince William County Fairgrounds

    Coming August 11-19, 2017 2017 Tickets Will Be Available at The Fairgrounds and Online. Please visit the Fairgrounds at 10624 Dumfries Rd. Manassas, VA 20112 to buy tickets! One Admission Adult Ticket $10 One Admission Child/Senior Ticket $6 Ride wristbands: Weekdays: $18 Sun 8/14: $22 Fri 8/19: $20 Sat 8/20: $22 Specials: Tickets are half price on Half Price Night—Aug 14th. FREE GATE ADMISSION. 2-5pm only on Tues, Aug 15th. Ladies admitted FREE on Ladies Night—Aug 16th. Children 4 and under and Active Military admitted FREE daily. NO TAX DOLLARS The County Fair receives NO FUNDS from federal, state, or local governments. The Fair is privately owned by the Prince William Veterans Farm Club. Mark your calendars for the 68th annual event August 11-19, 2017, and join the FUN4U. Be sure to Like the Fair Facebook page for updates (Click Here) and share it with your friends! ABOUT The Prince William County Fair is the largest County Fair in the state of Virginia. The annual event in Manassas includes livestock exhibits, home arts exhibits, tractor pulls, a rodeo, demolition derbies, baby contests, live music and a variety of midway shows. Games and carnival rides are provided by America’s #1 Carnival Company, Deggeller Attractions Inc. Prince William County 4-H Clubs participate in numerous activities and demonstrations. Upwards of 90,000 to 100,000 spectators are expected to pass through the turnstiles this year. HISTORY The Fair began in 1949 by a group of young World War II veterans who wanted to promote the agricultural industry in the county. The Fair history book, “Farms Forever – Forever Farms” is available at the Fair office (703-368-0173).

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  3. Potomac Nationals vs. Salem Red Sox

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 7:05 PM

    The final Wednesday home game of 2017 as the P-Nats continue with the Salem Red Sox. There will be various raffles and contests to provide 9 innings of winning, as well as 2 chances to win $10,000 cash!

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  4. Thursday's at La Grange!

    Thursday, August 17, 2017 4:00 PM thru 9:00 PM

    The Winery at La Grange

    Join us for food & wine specials and stay to enjoy the beautiful sunset over the vineyard! Cafe Havana Food Truck will be on-site serving up delicious sandwiches!

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  5. Potomac Nationals vs. Salem Red Sox

    Thursday, August 17, 2017 7:05 PM

    College night at the ballpark as the team wraps up their set with the Salem Red Sox. College students , present a valid college ID and you can get into the game for just $5, and once inside, head over to the picnic area of the ballpark to participate in cornhole, water pong, and themed trivia tournaments. In addition, for those of the legal drinking age, it is $1 beverage night.

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  6. Circo Hermanos Vazquez traveling Circus

    Friday, August 18, 2017 thru Monday, August 28, 2017

    Potomac Mills will play host to the renowned Circo Hermanos Vazquez traveling circus this week from August 18th to the 28th. Taking place under a huge blue and purple top tent near Marshalls, the show features clowns, trapeze artists, and amazing aerial acrobatics. Founded in 1969, this breakthrough show features performers from around the world and is completely animal-free. Performances begin this week with weekday shows starting Thursday at 7:30pm and over the weekend at 2:00pm, 5:00pm, and 8:00pm. Tickets can be purchased on the Circo Hermanos Vazquez website (http://www.circovazquez.com/compreboletos) or by phone at 1-877-829-7839.

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  7. Potomac Nationals vs. Winston-Salem Dash

    Friday, August 18, 2017 7:05 PM

    Friday night Carolina League baseball action as the P-Nats welcome to town for the first time this year the Winston-Salem Dash (White Sox affiliate). Players will be wearing vintage franchise jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game to benefit local charities. It will also be Bark in the Park, where you can bring your dog to the game, and be invited to participate in a dog parade pre-game. Postgame, there will be fireworks, and kids will be invited down to the field to run the bases.

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  8. Storks- Friday Night Family Movie Night

    Friday, August 18, 2017 8:30 PM thru 10:00 PM

    Bring a blanket or a chair, wear your pajamas and bring popcorn and enjoy a great kid-friendly movie outdoors. June 9 – Sing June 23 – Surfs Up July 21 – Moana August 4 – Finding Dory August 18 – Storks

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  9. A Double Event Day at Historic Brentsville!

    Saturday, August 19, 2017 10:00 AM thru 2:00 PM

    Art in the Park 10am-2pm; Free & Movie Night at 8pm; Free. Join us for a day filled with art! We will hace local artists, free art supplies for art projects , free workshops, and local art for sale! Later, when it gets dark , come back for our 4th Annual Brentsville Movie Night! Featured Film: The Count of Monte Cristo. Bring chairs or blankets. Concessions will be available for purchase.

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  10. Prince William Farm to Table Dinner for Environmental Education

    Saturday, August 19, 2017 4:00 PM thru 8:00 PM

    Windy Knoll Farm

    On Saturday August 19, 2017 the Prince William Environmental Excellence Foundation (Foundation) will be hosting their second annual Farm to Table fundraiser dinner to support environmental education. This year’s event will be held at Windy Knoll Farm located at 11602 Kettle Run Rd., Nokesville, VA 20181. Windy Knoll Farm is a working sheep and cattle farm with an event center that hosts the MWEE program that the Foundation helps to provide to Prince William county 3rd graders. The event will run from 4 – 8 p.m. with the meal being served from 5 – 7 p.m. In addition to the meal, there will also be opportunities to meet the local sponsors and view vendor displays and antique equipment. A silent auction and 50/50 raffle will be held until 7 p.m. at which time winners will be announced. For those interested in a tour of the farm, hay rides will be provided that include a MWEE experience that area third graders receive at the farm. Cooking demos will also be available that highlights preparing fresh produce. The meal will be an open seating buffet style dinner consisting of pork, chicken, and beef brisket BBQ, roasted corn on the cob, coleslaw, potato salad, a fresh greens garden salad, and seasonal fruit cobbler with ice cream prepared by Blue Dog BBQ. Refreshments will be provided by PWCSWCD that include; lemonade, tea, and water. All ingredients for this meal have been provided & produced by farms within Prince William County. . Two of our sponsors, Old Bust Head Brewing Company and The Winery at La Grange will be on site offering by the glass purchase of locally produced beer and wine. The list of farms that have contributed to this wonderful meal include; Yankey Farms, Rainbow Acres Farms, Evergreen Acres, True Farms, The Bloom Farm, Windy Knoll Farm. Kettle Wind Farms, Dutchland Farms, Greenville Farms, Out on a Limb Orchard, and Moose Acres. Additional sponsors include: The Winery at La Grange, Old Bust Head Brewing Company, Prince William – Fairfax Farm Bureau, Nokesville – Bristow Ruritans, Blue Dog BBQ, Get Bubbly Ferments, Tractor Supply Company, and Shumate Auctions. All proceeds from the event go towards the implementation of beyond the walls of the classroom environmental and agricultural education for the Prince William County Community. This mission is achieved through educational programs: Farm Field Days, Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEE’s), Arbor Day activities, Water Quality Monitoring, and Adopt-A-Stream, to name a few. Your support of the Foundation and the community enable us to provide these outreach programs. Unfortunately tickets are limited and there will be no day of event sales. Purchase your tickets early and bring a friend or neighbor to a dinner that highlights the wonderful agricultural products produced in Prince William County. All ticket sales for this event are final. We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you at the dinner.

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  11. Music on the Mill-The Amazing Kevin

    Saturday, August 19, 2017 6:00 PM thru 8:00 PM

    River Mill Park

    Music on the Mill concert series continues on this night with The Amazing Kevin. Blankets and Lawn Chairs are welcome, but no tents or pop-ups. Free public parking available in the streets or the town public parking lots.

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  12. Potomac Nationals vs. Winston-Salem Dash

    Saturday, August 19, 2017 6:35 PM

    Its Saturday night baseball in Woodbridge as the P-Nats continue their series with the Dash. The first 1250 fans will receive an Anthony Rendon "Real Electric Hair" Bobblehead. Scouts are invited to bring their den, pack, or troop to the game, and after the game pitch a tent on the field to camp out over night. Flying Dog Brewery will be on site to provide beer tastings. After the game, there will be postgame fireworks, and kids will be invited to the field to run the bases.

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  13. Movies Under the Stars-Angry Birds Movie

    Saturday, August 19, 2017 7:00 PM thru 9:00 PM

    Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center

    Saturday night, perfect night to get out of the house and watch an outdoor movie. Bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets and either a meal from home or stop in at any one of the surrounding restaurants to pick up a meal and bring it outside and watch Movies Under the Stars. Tonight's showing is THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE.

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  14. Potomac Nationals vs. Winston-Salem Dash

    Sunday, August 20, 2017 1:05 PM

    Kids Day Sunday at the ballpark, as the P-Nats wrap up this set with the Dash. Its Sunday, so that means its all about the kiddies today. First 250 kids ages 12 and under will get a voucher for a free hotdog and a voucher for a free cheese pizza to any local Little Caesars. Kids will be invited to the field after the game to run the bases and play catch on the field, as well as participate in a kids-only autograph signing with the Potomac Nationals players. In addition, during the game, kids will be selected at random to serve as PA announcers. In addition, the first 1000 fans, any ages, will receive a replica inaugural Potomac Nationals jersey.

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  15. Deep Purple & Alice Cooper at Jiffy Lube Live

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017 6:30 PM

    Wow what an EPIC line-up as two of the biggest artists in Rock history fuse together and hit the road for a co-headlining tour! Deep Purple & Alice Cooper will be hitting to Jiffy Lube Live stage on Wednesday 23rd August 2017 – and you can grab the chance to be there! Deep Purple will be bringing their FINAL shows as they say farewell, making this is an unmissable night for any dedicated fan and Alice Cooper, like always will be bringing his biggest anthems! Tickets are already selling fast – book yours before it's too late! 'The Godfather of Shock Rock music', Alice Cooper has gained his unique title through a colorful career over five decades, where he has given so many impressive and out of this world performances! Some of the features have included the likes of; guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, deadly snakes, baby dolls, and dueling swords. He continues to bring all of this and more to the LIVE stage for fans to witness, although every show can't compare as all are different and Alice Cooper always has something up his sleeve!

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  16. Thursday's at La Grange!

    Thursday, August 24, 2017 4:00 PM thru 9:00 PM

    The Winery at La Grange

    Join us for food & wine specials and stay to enjoy the beautiful sunset over the vineyard! Cafe Havana Food Truck will be on-site serving up delicious sandwiches!

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  17. Growling Bear Brewing 2nd Anniversary

    Friday, August 25, 2017 thru Sunday, August 27, 2017

    Growling Bear Brewing Company

    GROWLING BEAR BREWING 2ND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WEEKEND AUG 25th THRU 27th WINE - CIDER - BEER FOOD TRUCKS - OUTDOOR GAMES SPECIAL BUY $19.99 GETS YOU A FREE 10 oz BELGIAN GLASS AND 5 FILL TICKETS

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  18. Potomac Nationals vs. Frederick Keys

    Friday, August 25, 2017 7:05 PM

    Friday night baseball action in Woodbridge, as the P-Nats begin their final homestand of the season, taking on the Keys. (Orioles affiliate) First 1000 fans will take home a 2018 magnet schedule. In addition, all fans receive P-Nats Thunderstix! Prince William County Recycling Program will be on hand to provide some tips for recycling. In addition, kids are invited to stay after the game to run the bases.

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  19. Jason Aldean, Chris Young & Kane Brown Jiffy Lube Live

    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Treat yourself with tickets to the show of the year as the one and only: Jason Aldean takes to the stage this Summer! On support for this incredible show is fellow country favorites, Chris Young & Kane Brown! This awe-inspiring entertainment will take place LIVE at Jiffy Lube on Saturday 26th August 2017! So what are you waiting for, if you're a fan of either one of these groundbreaking acts, then escape to your happy place with a night of excitement! Get your Jason Aldean, Chris Young & Kane Brown tickets today!! Jason Aldean kicked off his successful career almost 20 years ago with a move to Nashville, Tennessee in 1998. Here he released his groundbreaking debut record via Warner Chappell Publishing and continued to churn out hit after hit with his dedicated and passionate approach to making music. Fans around the globe were formed and til this day have enabled him to pretty much tour every single year. His first album certified platinum and six next studio records smashed the charts also. But 2010-2012 brought his best success to date with his album 'Night Train', as it certified as double-platinum and 'My Kinda Party' certified as triple-platinum!

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  20. Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

    Saturday, August 26, 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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  21. Semper K9 Obedience Olympiad

    Saturday, August 26, 2017 11:00 AM thru 2:00 PM

    Join Semper K9 for this friendly competition. All dogs welcome to enter. Spectators encouraged to attend. Competitive events will award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Vendor spaces available. All event proceeds go to Semper K9's facility fund. Visit semperk9.org for more details.

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  22. Potomac Nationals vs. Frederick Keys

    Saturday, August 26, 2017 6:35 PM

    The final Saturday home game of the season, as the P-Nats take on the Keys. First 1250 fans will receive a MASN's Dan Kolko-Jayson Werth bobblehead (voted on by fans choice last winter), First 1000 fans will take home a 2018 magnet schedule, and Flying Dog Brewery will be on site for beer tastings. In addition, the Potomac Nationals Booster Club will hold a silent auction of sports memorabilia. Kids will be invited to the field after the game to run the bases, and there will be postgame fireworks.

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  23. Music at the Marina - U.S. Navy Band Country Current

    Saturday, August 26, 2017 7:00 PM thru 8:30 PM

    The United States Navy Band, Country Current, is the Navy's premiere country-bluegrass ensemble. The group is nationally renowned for its versatility and "eye-popping" musicianship, performing a blend of modern country music and cutting-edge bluegrass. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic basket and enjoy the Country Current. Stay a little later to watch the fireworks over the Potomac River!

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  24. Movies Under the Stars

    Saturday, August 26, 2017 7:00 PM thru 9:00 PM

    Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center

    Saturday night, perfect night to get out of the house and watch an outdoor movie. Bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets and either a meal from home or stop in at any one of the surrounding restaurants to pick up a meal and bring it outside and watch Movies Under the Stars. Tonight's showing is THE PRINCESS BRIDE.

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  25. Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

    Sunday, August 27, 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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  26. Potomac Nationals vs. Frederick Keys (home finale!)

    Sunday, August 27, 2017 1:05 PM

    After 5 months of a grueling season, the P-Nats wave goodbye to their fans for the season with their home finale this afternoon against the Keys. First 250 kids ages 12 and under will get a voucher for a free hot dog and a voucher for a free cheese pizza at any local Little Caesars. During he game, kids will be randomly selected to serve as PA announcers. Postgame, kids will be invited to the field to run the bases, play catch on the field, and participate in a kids-only autograph signing involving members of the team! The entire team will be available for a pre-game autograph signing.

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  27. Thursday's at La Grange!

    Thursday, August 31, 2017 4:00 PM thru 9:00 PM

    The Winery at La Grange

    Join us for food & wine specials and stay to enjoy the beautiful sunset over the vineyard! Cafe Havana Food Truck will be on-site serving up delicious sandwiches!

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  28. Music on the Mill

    Friday, September 1, 2017 6:00 PM thru 8:00 PM

    River Mill Park

    Come on out to River Mill Park to hear some reggae and rock music from the group FeelFree. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. Pop-up tents are not. Free public parking on streets and in the town lots.

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  29. Kids Fishing Tournament

    Saturday, September 2, 2017 9:00 AM thru 11:00 AM

    Join our kids fishing tournament and see what you can catch. There is some fishing equipment that participants can borrow, but we encourage folks to bring their own. There are several volunteers on hand to give participants help. Sponsored by the Friends of Leesylvania State Park.

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  30. 6th Annual Craft Festival!

    Saturday, September 2, 2017 12:00 PM thru 8:00 PM

    The Winery at La Grange

    6th Annual Craft Festival! Our 6th Annual Craft Festival to celebrate our 11th Anniversary! Join us for live music by Pete Baker from 2-6pm, food and ice cream trucks and plenty of amazing local vendors for you to peruse! When Sat Sep 2, 2017 12pm – 8pm Eastern Time

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  31. Movies Under the Stars-BABE

    Saturday, September 2, 2017 7:00 PM thru 9:00 PM

    Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center

    Come on out on a beautiful summer Saturday night and watch a major motion picture. Bring a picnic blanket and lawn chairs and either bring a meal from home or stop in at any of the surrounding restaurants to pick up a meal and bring it outside and watch Movies Under the Stars. Tonight's showing is BABE.

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  32. 6th Annual Craft Festival

    Sunday, September 3, 2017 12:00 PM thru 7:00 PM

    The Winery at La Grange

    6th Annual Craft Festival Our 6th Annual Craft Festival to celebrate our 11th Anniversary! Join us for live music by Something Shiny from 2-6pm, food and ice cream trucks and plenty of amazing local vendors for you to peruse! When Sun Sep 3, 2017 12pm – 7pm

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  33. 6th Annual Craft Festival!

    Monday, September 4, 2017 12:00 PM thru 6:00 PM

    The Winery at La Grange

    6th Annual Craft Festival! Our 6th Annual Craft Festival to celebrate our 11th Anniversary! Join us for live music by the J&A Duo from 1-5pm, food and ice cream trucks and plenty of amazing local vendors for you to peruse! When Mon Sep 4, 2017 12pm – 6pm

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  34. Prisoner of War Paul Galanti to Speak at Freedom Museum

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017 7:30 PM

    On Tuesday, 5 September 2017, at 7:30 PM, Commander (CDR) Paul Galanti, U.S. Navy (Retired) will speak about his experiences as a Prisoner of War (POW) during the Vietnam War. Galanti flew 97 combat missions before being captured on June, 1966. He was a prisoner of war for nearly seven years and was released on February, 1973. After retiring from the Navy, he held several civilian executive positions and, in 2010, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell appointed CDR Galanti as the Commissioner of Veterans Services for the Commonwealth of Virginia and later to the Board of Governors to the Virginia Military Institute. The Freedom Museum is in the Terminal Building at the Manassas Regional Airport, 10600 Harry Parrish Blvd, Manassas, VA 20110. The event is from 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM, admission is free and light refreshments will be served. For directions and further information, visit www.freedommuseum.org.

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  35. Medal of Honor Recipient Douglas Munro and the U.S. Coast Guard in WWII Presentation

    Friday, September 8, 2017 thru Saturday, September 9, 2017

    In a special two day event at the Museum, U.S. Coast Guard historian, Beth Crumley will be sharing the personal history of Medal of Honor recipient Douglas Munro. Munro, the only Medal of Honor recipient for the Coast Guard, died a hero evacuating a battalion of Marines trapped by the Japanese at Guadalcanal on September 27, 1942. He is a legend in the Coast Guard and the Marine Corps. Ms. Crumley will also be providing information on the history of the USCG’s mission at Guadalcanal, specifically on the events of the 2d Battle of Matanikau. Also during the event, the Museum will have on display for visitors, Munro’s Medal of Honor and special artifacts and exhibits on the Battle of Guadalcanal. This is the first time since the 1960s that Munro's medal has been on display outside of the USCG Academy in Connecticut. Visitors are welcome to attend the presentations by Ms Crumley at 1:00 pm daily.

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  36. Brad Paisley, Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant & Lindsay Ell at Jiffy Lube Live

    Saturday, September 9, 2017

    Multi-platinum-selling country superstar Brad Paisley has announced another leg of his hugely popular Life Amplified World Tour, and he's coming to Jiffy Lube Live on Saturday 9th September 2017! After the incredible success of last year's run, Paisley will once again be joined on his North American stint by pal Dustin Lynch, up-and-comer Chase Bryant & Canadian songstress Lindsay Ell, bringing a stellar line up, for one of the hottest country shows of the year! Winner of three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, and two American Music Awards, country artist Brad Paisley launched into the music scene with the release of his 1999 debut album Who Needs Pictures. To date, Paisley has released ten studio albums and a Christmas compilation, all of which have been been certified by the RIAA as Gold or above. Paisley has had 32 Top Ten singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 18 of which have reached Number One, and as of 2009 he holds the record for having ten consecutive singles reaching the top spot on that chart. In 2001, Paisley became the youngest ever member to be inducted to the Grand Ole Oprey.

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  37. Potomac Blockade Boat Tour

    Saturday, September 9, 2017

    Potomac Blockade Boat Tour 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; $45 per person Cruise along the Potomac River shoreline and view sites that were critical to the Confederate forces' successful blockade of Washington D.C. from September 1861 through March 1862. Local historians will discuss the significance of the Blockade and of the gun batteries and camps that supported the Confederate efforts. The cruise will include the preserved batteries at Freestone Point and Possum Nose, as well as Evansport and Shipping Point. Tour includes lunch and departs from Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge. For reservations call 703-792-4754.

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  38. 2 Years of Beer - 2nd Anniversary Party

    Saturday, September 9, 2017 11:00 AM thru 5:00 PM

    Ornery Beer Company

    It' been an amazing whirlwind 2 years. From being to first Brewpub in Woodbridge to winning a Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal for our Light of Cologne Kolsch, to you voting us the Best Brewery/Distillery in Prince William 2 years in a row! You, our fans and guests, have made us what we are today. We love you and look forward to having a great time for our 2nd Anniversary Party. Fresh Virginia Oysters - Shucking Stations from our Virginia oyster partners will be shucking your oysters to order!! Grilled Oysters in the Biergarten! We'll be grilling up oysters on the half shell like the N'Orlean's tradition. Smoked Virginia Pork. We'll have a huge smoker full of Virginia Butts slow smoked and served with our house BBQ. Tapping the long awaited Bourbon Barrel Aged Lord Vader Stout and other new beers! Door Prizes ALL Day Live Music ALL Day Brewery Tours ALL Day Kids Activity Tables

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  39. 7th Annual Bands, Brews, & Barbecue

    Saturday, September 9, 2017 12:00 PM thru 6:00 PM

    Historic Downtown Manassas will hold its 7th Annual Bands, Brews, and Barbecue Festival on September 9, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last pour at 5:30 p.m.). This ticketed event features award winning craft beers for sampling and Northern Virginia’s best barbecue – as well as incredible live music. Ticket prices will go up the day of the event. The Bands: 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm: TBA 2:15 pm – 4:00 pm: The Duskwhales2017-TheDuskwhales 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Harlen Simple profile The Brews: Alewerks Brewing Company BadWolf Brewing Company Brew Republic Bierwerks Champion Brewing Company Mustang Sally Brewing Company Ornery Beer Company & Public House Port City Brewing Company Seven Arrows Brewing Company New District Brewing Company Sinistral Brewing Company The Farm Brewery at Broad Run Three Notch’d Brewing Co. The Barbecue: Better Than Carolina BBQ N.C. Ribs on Wheels L.L.C. Interested in Volunteering? We are looking for volunteers aged 21 and up to offer their time pouring one of our 60+ beers at this year’s festival. There will be both a morning and an afternoon shift. All interested candidates should email Erin Beckman at erin@historicmanassasinc.orgfor more information. The rain date, in the case of severe weather is September 17th.

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  40. Family Day-"Robotics"

    Saturday, September 9, 2017 12:00 PM thru 3:00 PM

    Come on out to the National Museum of the Marine Corps for the monthly Family Day, and this month the theme is Robotics. Discover how the Marine Corps Explosive Ordinance Disposal robots function, and try your hand at operating one. Experts in this field will be on hand to answer any questions. Crafts and hands-on activities will be available, making this a fun, family-friendly day at the Marine Corps Museum. Free admission and free parking!

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  41. Movies Under the Stars-LEGO BATMAN

    Saturday, September 9, 2017 7:00 PM thru 9:00 PM

    Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center

    Come on out on a beautiful summer Saturday night and watch a major motion picture. Bring a picnic blanket and lawn chairs and either bring a meal from home or stop in at any of the surrounding restaurants to pick up a meal and bring it outside and watch Movies Under the Stars. Tonight's showing is LEGO BATMAN. (This is the last showing of Movies Under the Stars for the year.)

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  42. Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

    Sunday, September 10, 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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  43. World War I Wednesday

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:00 AM thru 12:00 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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  44. World War I Wednesday

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:00 AM thru 12:00 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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  45. Mid-Atlantic Police Motorcycle Rodeo

    Friday, September 15, 2017 12:00 PM thru 4:00 PM

    100-150 motorcycle police officers will be competing in a riding skills rodeo. This provides training and networking for the officers and fun for the public to watch. We are also raising funds to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Rodeo will be held Sept. 13-16. The 13 and 14 are practice days. Sept. 15 there will be practice in the morning and competition from noon to 1600. Saturday the 16, opening ceremonies are at 0800 followed by competition until 1600. There will be raffles and a live auction on Saturday with fabulous items to win. We will have vendors from Harley Davidson, Super Seer, Mortons BMW, Laser Technology and Rider Alert to name a few. On Friday and Saturday the 540 Boyz – a motorcycle stunt team – will do a performance at noon. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend and cheer on the riders, win prizes, have delicious food from the food trucks and see a great show. Parking available at the BuyBuy Baby store lot.

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  46. Mid-Atlantic Police Motorcycle Rodeo

    Saturday, September 16, 2017 8:00 AM thru 4:00 PM

    100-150 motorcycle police officers will be competing in a riding skills rodeo. This provides training and networking for the officers and fun for the public to watch. We are also raising funds to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Rodeo will be held Sept. 13-16. The 13 and 14 are practice days. Sept. 15 there will be practice in the morning and competition from noon to 1600. Saturday the 16, opening ceremonies are at 0800 followed by competition until 1600. There will be raffles and a live auction on Saturday with fabulous items to win. We will have vendors from Harley Davidson, Super Seer, Mortons BMW, Laser Technology and Rider Alert to name a few. On Friday and Saturday the 540 Boyz – a motorcycle stunt team – will do a performance at noon. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend and cheer on the riders, win prizes, have delicious food from the food trucks and see a great show. Parking available at the BuyBuy Baby Store lot.

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  47. 42nd Bull Run Region AACA Edgar Rohr Memorial Car Show

    Saturday, September 16, 2017 9:00 AM thru 4:00 PM

    Enjoy this classic car experience in the historic heart of Manassas on the Museum lawn.

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  48. Heroic Aleworks Maryland Renaissance Fest Bus Trip

    Saturday, September 16, 2017 9:30 AM thru 6:00 PM

    Heroic Aleworks

    Heroic Aleworks is organizing an excursion to the Maryland Renaissance Festival and you're invited! We'll meet at the brewery on Saturday morning. We'll open the doors at 8:45 but the bus won't leave until 9:30 and no one's gonna judge if you decide to have a beer before we take off... We should arrive at Revel Grove a little after 10:30, where you'll have the afternoon to eat, drink, and be merry. Before heading home, we'll rendevouz at the Dragon Inn around 3:30-4 for one last beer. The bus leaves at 4:45 to get us back to the brewery around 6 PM. Costumes are always fun but are certainly not required. Ticket price includes transportation, entry to the Fest, a souvenir mug, and a coupon to use at Heroic at the end of the day. Added bonus - you won't have to worry about being the one who gets stuck driving home! Huzzah!

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  49. "Dog Days of Summer" Event

    Saturday, September 16, 2017 10:00 AM thru 2:00 PM

    NMMC's annual event celebrating the Dog Days of Summer! Bring the kids! There will be crafts, a puppet show and an animal scavenger hunt! Inside the Museum, there will be a Bulldog "Kissing Booth" and birds of prey on display from the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia. Outside, on the grounds of the Museum, visitors will have a chance to see working dogs in action and meet many different animal rescue groups. Organizations in attendance include: State Department Working Dogs MCB Quantico MP Working Dogs Virginia German Shepherd Rescue Lab Rescue of the LRCP (Potomac) Semper K9 Dogs on Deployment Leashes of Valor Stafford Police will be demonstrating their Disaster Animal Trailer Food and drinks from our Devil Dog Diner Dogs are welcome on the grounds of Museum. Please keep dogs on a leash and use "doggie" relief area near the flag pole. Entrance to the Museum and parking are always FREE!

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  50. Music on Mill

    Saturday, September 16, 2017 6:00 PM thru 8:00 PM

    River Mill Park

    Come on out to River Mill Park on the Occoquan waterfront, as the town's inaugural Music on the Mill Summer Concert series wraps up for the year with James Drake and CT3, performing acoustic rock. This show is sponsored by the town's own Bottle Stop Wine Bar. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome-pop up tents are not. Parking is available in the streets and in the town lots.

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  51. Sam Hunt, Maren Morris & Chris Janson at Jiffy Lube Live

    Saturday, September 16, 2017 7:00 PM

    "Drinkin' Too Much" singer Sam Hunt embarks on a summer-long tour this year, and he comes to Jiffy Lube Live on Saturday 16th September 2017! The country singer is hitting the road with fellow rising country stars Maren Morris & Chris Janson, and will be entertaining fans with his high-octane genre-bending hits, and some brand new hits in the making! Sam Hunt launched into the country music scene in 2014 with his smash hit debut album Montevallo, which became (and remains) the best-selling debut album for a country artist since 2011. Montevallo charted several record-breaking singles, making Hunt the first country music artist in 22 years to reach the top of three country music charts simultaneously, the first country music artist since Clint Black in 1989 to occupy both year-end number one album and single, and the first solo male artist to land four number ones on the Country Airplay chart from a debut studio album.

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  52. Under the Streetlamp

    Saturday, September 16, 2017 8:00 PM

    The Hylton Presents season opens with a lively celebration of classic hits from the 1950s to the 1970s. In an evening of unforgettable entertainment, Under the Streetlamp transports audiences back to an era of sharkskin suits and flashy cars with their tight harmonies and slick dance moves. Former stars of the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys, Michael Ingersoll, Christopher Kale Jones, Brandon Wardell, and Shonn Wiley exude the irresistible rapport of a modern day Rat Pack as they perform doo-wop, motown, and old time rock ‘n’ roll favorites. Enjoy popular hits from The Drifters, Roy Orbison, Nat King Cole, The Beach Boys, and The Beatles, plus a show-stopping salute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons that is guaranteed to bring down the house. A favorite of PBS audiences, this dynamic quartet comes to the Merchant Hall stage in an electrifying performance. Retro never sounded so good.

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  53. History in Your Hands

    Sunday, September 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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  54. OCCOQUAN FALL CRAFT SHOW

    Saturday, September 23, 2017 thru Sunday, September 24, 2017

    OCCOQUAN FALL CRAFT SHOW September 23rd & 24th Occoqun's Historic Streets are filled with unique Crafters. Streets are closed to traffic - look for signs to satellite parking. Continuous shuttle bus service from satellite parking for a minimal fee. Children under 13 ride free

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  55. Okra's Comfort Food

    Saturday, September 23, 2017 12:00 PM thru 4:00 PM

    Okra's Comfort Food Challenge - A Cook-Off featuring the best Gumbo, Chili, and Mac N Cheese recipes. Visit the website for event pricing and more information.

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  56. GOOD DOGS BAD CATS & WEIRDOS Meet The Artist Reception

    Saturday, September 23, 2017 1:00 PM thru 3:00 PM

    The Loft Gallery

    GOOD DOGS BAD CATS & WEIRDOS September 23rd 1pm - 3pm - Meet The Artist Reception Charla Wilkerson’s off-beat and often humorous paintings and painted objects bring a groovy weirdness to the Loft Gallery and Occoquan. Wilkerson is a self-taught visionary artist with a highly individualized style drawn from her inner desire to do whatever the heck she wants.

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  57. 2017 Manassas Latino Festival

    Sunday, September 24, 2017 thru 5:30 PM

    Harris Pavilion

    The Latino Festival highlights the food, music, and art of our area’s Latin American communities, with live performances throughout the day, including Mariachis and Pinatas for the kids! The event is free and open to public. The 2017 Manassas Latino Festival will be held on Sunday, September 24 at the Harris Pavilion in old town Manassas. The activities and entertainment start at 12:00 noon and end at 5:30 pm. Visit us at www.ManassasLatinoFestival.com for more information about the event activities and entertainment.

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  58. Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

    Sunday, September 24, 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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  59. Mannheim Rocket Orchestra

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:30 PM

    Spend the afternoon indulging in the sublime with Mannheim Rocket Orchestra as they perform works including Mozart’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings. Under the direction of founder and clarinetist Richard Spece, Mannheim Rocket Orchestra is the premier period-instrument ensemble of Northern Virginia. 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. Get Nuts for National Public Lands Day

    Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:00 AM thru 1:00 PM

    Help Potomac Conservancy kick off the Growing Native season here at Leesylvania State Park. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to help collect native tree seeds in this beautiful and historic park. These seeds will go to local nurseries that grow trees for reforesting efforts across the region. Not only will you be creating forests for tomorrow, you will also learn more about the important connection between healthy, forested lands and clean waters. What you need: Close-toed shoes and Sharp nut-spotting eyes What we provide: Everything else. All tools, drinking water, and supplies will be provided by Potomac Conservancy and Leesylvania State Park. Check-in is between 9:30 a.m. and 10. It is important that you arrive on time so that we can get started with instructions and a brief Tree-ID lesson at 10 a.m. Tell the ranger at the gate that you are there for the volunteer event for free admission. For more information please call 703-583-6904.

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  61. Manassas Steins, Wines & Spirits Festival

    Saturday, September 30, 2017 12:00 PM thru 5:00 PM

    The Manassas Steins, Wines & Spirits Festival is a unique opportunity to sample your choice in beverage while listening to live music at the Harris Pavilion in Historic Downtown Manassas. Taste beer from local craft breweries; wine from local wineries; and local distilled spirits. Great food from some of the best food vendors in northern VA not to mention a new addition this year – The Oyster Tent- . There is plenty of parking and the event is under cover, so it is a rain or shine event.

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  62. FANTASY LIVES OF PETS Artist Reception

    Saturday, September 30, 2017 12:00 PM thru 4:00 PM

    Art A' La Carte

    FANTASY LIVES OF PETS September 30th 12 noon - 4pm Artist Reception Pam Eisenmann's works on display explore imagined or incongruous situations and things at play in whimsical ways. Some reveal odd characterizations, fantasized beings, or hint what creatures might do if they were us and we weren’t looking.

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  63. Prince William Half Marathon

    Sunday, October 1, 2017

    Voted Runner Up for Best Half Marathon and Best Course in the Washington DC area in the 2017 Best of Washington Running Survey! The Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Half Marathon offers runners a unique racing experience. The race start is staged at Jiffy Lube Live – the premier live entertainment venue in Prince William County in Bristow, VA. Here runners can enjoy a race village atmosphere complete with live music featuring several local bands, food, beer garden and more. Runners will make their way to, and travel through, the Manassas National Battlefield. All roads on the course are paved. Upon your return to Jiffy Lube Live, the race celebration will be in full swing, welcoming you back after YOUR PERSONAL BATTLE and more importantly…personal victory! For more information on the activities, and to register to participate in it, go to http://www.princewilliamhalf.com/.

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  64. PUSHCART PLAYERS The Velveteen Rabbit, Reborn

    Sunday, October 1, 2017

    PUSHCART PLAYERS The Velveteen Rabbit, Reborn Sunday, October 1 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The whole family will treasure this enchanting musical re-telling of a timeless storybook favorite. Through the power of love and nursery magic, a young boy transforms his beloved toy into a real rabbit. Together the Boy and his velveteen friend embark on exciting imaginary adventures, from deep dark caves to the wide open sea, and together they learn the true meaning of friendship. This award-winning theater company specializing in arts education for children has been Emmy-nominated twice and received numerous state and private awards for excellence and innovation. “The company’s creative team knows its business! Young or old, parent or grandparent, catch the Pushcart Players when and where you can!” (Independent Press) Recommended for ages 5–10; Grades Pre-K–5

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  65. Thomas Rhett at Jiffy Lube Live

    Saturday, October 7, 2017

    The hottest guy in country music right now, Thomas Rhett, is heading Jiffy Lube Live on Saturday 7th October 2017 as part of his extended debut headliner tour: the Home Team Tour! “This is really the first time we’ve been able to totally build our own stage and really plan for our show with all our fans,” said Thomas Rhett. “There has been this undeniable energy out on the road this year, and I know having Kelsea out there is going to amp things up even more. Having my own tour also gives me the opportunity to introduce some people I think are going to explode in the next couple of years and help give them a platform to reach the fans, like how Blake, Toby and Jason did for me. I’m a huge fan of both Ryan and Russell and I can’t wait for my fans to get to know them too.” Son of American country music singer and songwriter Rhett Akins, Thomas Rhett began his music career in 2010, when he co-wrote "I Ain't Ready to Quit" on Jason Aldean's 2010 album My Kinda Party. This lead to him signing a record deal with Big Machine Records' Valory Music Group division in 2011. Since then, Rhett has released two studio albums, It Goes Like This (2013) and Tangled Up (2015), and has written singles for fellow country acts Jason Aldean, Lee Brice, and Florida Georgia Line. Rhett has released ten singles that have charted on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, with six reaching the No. 1 position on the latter: "It Goes Like This", "Get Me Some of That", "Make Me Wanna", "Crash and Burn", "Die a Happy Man", and "T-Shirt".

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  66. Potomac Blockade Boat Tour

    Saturday, October 7, 2017 10:00 AM thru 1:00 PM

    Potomac Blockade Boat Tour 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; $45 per person Cruise along the Potomac River shoreline and view sites that were critical to the Confederate forces' successful blockade of Washington D.C. from September 1861 through March 1862. Local historians will discuss the significance of the Blockade and of the gun batteries and camps that supported the Confederate efforts. The cruise will include the preserved batteries at Freestone Point and Possum Nose, as well as Evansport and Shipping Point. Tour includes lunch and departs from Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge. For reservations call 703-792-4754.

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  67. 35th Annual Manassas Fall Jubilee

    Saturday, October 7, 2017 10:00 AM thru 5:00 PM

    The Annual Fall Jubilee, in Historic Downtown Manassas will be held on October 7, 2017 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. This year’s Jubilee will include an assortment of fun for both kids and adults with over 100 crafter and community booths, live music and entertainment, and more! The Fall Jubilee is free to the public. Bring your family out for a day of fun – play games, shop at unique crafter booths, pick out your pumpkins for fall, and so much more! Don’t forget to stop by the museum lawn for more fun! There will be a Beer & Wine Garden to take a break and sample delicious drinks! Pumpkin Pie Contests: Show off your skills in eating and/or baking! We will be having pumpkin pie contests back again this year. Show off your favorite pumpkin pie recipe or show off just how fast you can eat a pumpkin pie! Sign up today! The rain date, in the case of severe weather is October 14th.

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  68. 35th Annual Manassas Fall Jubilee

    Saturday, October 7, 2017 10:00 AM thru 5:00 PM

    Come out to Historic Downtown Manassas and enjoy some family fun at the 35th Annual Fall Jubilee! The Annual Fall Jubilee, in Historic Downtown Manassas will be held on October 7, 2017 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. This year’s Jubilee will include an assortment of fun for both kids and adults with over 100 crafter and community booths, live music and entertainment, and more! The Fall Jubilee is free to the public. Bring your family out for a day of fun – play games, shop at unique crafter booths, pick out your pumpkins for fall, and so much more! Don’t forget to stop by the museum lawn for more fun! There will be a Beer & Wine Garden to take a break and sample delicious drinks! Pumpkin Pie Contests: Show off your skills in eating and/or baking! We will be having pumpkin pie contests back again this year. Show off your favorite pumpkin pie recipe or show off just how fast you can eat a pumpkin pie! Sign up today! Pumpkin Pie Contest Rules 2017 Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest 2017 To apply, click Fall Jubilee Application 2017. Attraction vendors, click here for application. The rain date, in the case of severe weather is October 14th.

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  69. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra

    Saturday, October 7, 2017 8:00 PM

    Named as a Millennial “Shaking Up the Jazz World” by Vanity Fair, Canadian singer, trumpeter, and songwriter Bria Skonberg joins Mason’s own Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra in a swinging evening of fresh beats and brassy standards. Musical Director and alto sax virtuoso Jim Carroll leads this distinguished ensemble comprising some of the metro area’s finest jazz musicians in a concert featuring the versatile Skonberg. Her soulful, sultry voice and extensive trumpet dexterity fuses modern pop with jazz, creating unique allure. In 2016, she released a debut LP of original compositions titled BRIA showcasing her broad range from the bluesy instrumental “Down the Deep” to the Brazilian-flavored “How Can It Be.” The Wall Street Journal called Skonberg one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation,” and she was recognized in 2016 as one of DownBeat magazine’s “25 for the Future.”

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  70. World War I Wednesday

    Wednesday, October 11, 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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  71. Tango Buenos Aires: The Spirit of Argentina

    Friday, October 13, 2017 8:00 PM

    One of Argentina’s greatest cultural exports, Tango Buenos Aires is considered the most authentic tango ensemble performing today. Take a journey to this South American country as dancers dazzle audiences with sensual moves and playful dramatics, while the musicians entice with melodies of romance and nostalgia. This program traces the evolution of tango through the musical compositions of Carlos Gardel, a central figure in the history of tango, and his collaborations with composer Astor Piazzolla. The Spirit of Argentina showcases the breadth of styles and range of emotions that have made tango the cultural phenomenon that it is. “Crafted swirling, fast-paced tapestries of movement, laced with proud postures and sensual couplings.” (The Washington Post)

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  72. Cemetery Tour

    Friday, October 13, 2017 8:00 PM thru 9:00 PM

    MANASSAS CONFEDERATE CEMETERY

    This year’s installment learning about the Manassas City Cemetery to discover the contributions from the people who have gone before us. The theme will be “Important Citizens who Influenced Prince William County History.”

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  73. Flavor Run 5K

    Saturday, October 14, 2017

    Prince William County Fairgrounds

    It is time to get outside for some fitness, family, and flavor party time. No matter your age or fitness level, The Flavor Run has everything to offer to make for a unique and fun experience for friends, families, and colleagues. The Flavor Run™ is the original fruit-flavored color powder run, and we are excited and fortunate to expand our family fun to different cities across the US! YES. We said "fruit-flavored" powder - PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA - Blueberry, strawberry, orange, banana, watermelon, and grape! Plus we have an awesome Post-Run Flavor Festival that includes everything from fresh fruit, healthy vendors, live entertainment, and children's activities. All you have to do is show up in all white clothing to be covered in delicious flavored color celebration powder! For more information, go to http://flavorrun.com

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  74. Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

    Saturday, October 14, 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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  75. Bumps, Babies & Beyond Expo

    Saturday, October 14, 2017 11:00 AM thru 4:00 PM

    Babies, Bumps & Beyond Expo- The chicest baby event in the area! This event celebrates parenthood, pregnancy and babies with shopping, education, entertainment, prizes and more! Diaper Derby and Photo Contest! Event on Saturday, October 14 from 11am-4pm in Grand Court/TJMaxx.

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  76. Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

    Sunday, October 15, 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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  77. History in your Hands

    Sunday, October 15, 2017 1:00 PM thru Monday, October 16, 2017 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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  78. Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel The Longevity of the Short Piece!

    Sunday, October 15, 2017 2:00 PM

    Experience the joys of classical music as Jeffrey Siegel returns to Merchant Hall with his signature Keyboard Conversations® program. This unique “concert with commentary” format is an opportunity to hear the finest piano literature performed by an extraordinary artist who also shares fascinating insights and background information about each work. In this concert, enjoy familiar, well-loved short compositions of Mozart, Chopin, Grieg, Rachmaninoff, Mendelssohn, and Gershwin. Praised by the Toronto Star as a “musical bridge-builder in action…Siegel showed just how illuminating the combination of words and abstract music can be.” An interactive Q&A will conclude this program.

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  79. Kids Club event featuring Reptiles Alive!

    Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:00 AM thru 11:00 AM

    Potomac Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the Washington, D.C. area, will host an exciting party featuring Reptiles Alive! and Abrakadoodle to feature healthy lifestyles, as part of the Simon Kidgits Club monthly event series. Get ready for fun, and join us for an interactive presentation by Reptiles Alive! and a fun craft lead by Abrakadoodle and more!

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  80. 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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  81. 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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  82. 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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  83. 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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  84. 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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  85. 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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  86. 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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  87. 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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  88. 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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  89. 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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  90. 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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  91. 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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  92. 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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  93. 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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  94. 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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  95. 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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  96. 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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  97. 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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  98. 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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  99. 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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  100. 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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