Events for Saturday, October 7, 2017

Album Release Party

Saturday, 10/07/2017 9:00 PM

A Song For Manassas - Prince William County based band, The Fringe Benefits will celebrate with an Album Release Party Oct 7, 9pm at Uptown Alley, Manassas. The new album follows on the heels of the band’s first album that included their original song “You’re On My Time Now!" that went to #1 on the Radio Indie Alliance chart in May of this year. The new album has 7 songs including one that is offered to the Manassas city council for consideration as an official song of the city. The song, “Sign Of Love” refers to the LOVE sign in Historic Downtown Manassas. It was inspired by the charitable giving of various local businesses and organizations. As a member of Manassas Rotary and a member of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce board, songwriter Bruce Moore has seen this first hand. His song about brotherly love is a timely reminder about what Manassas and Virginia stand for today, in contrast to the recent criticism of confederate history. The album also includes covers of popular songs from the band’s shows as well as other originals. The title song “Step Out” was a songwriting collaboration between guitar synth player Bruce Moore and lead vocalist Julianna Smith. Bruce says,” We are thankful and surprised at the radio airplay success we’ve had with “You’re On My Time Now!”. Based on the reception we are having in our live shows, our new song "Step Out” may be even more successful." The Fringe Benefits band is a favorite at Uptown Alley located in the Manassas Mall. The 11 million dollar, 45,000 sq. ft. venue has an arena for live music along with 3 bars and a scratch based menu. The band plays pop songs from 80’s, 90’s, and today as well as motown- great music for dancing. Highly visible past performances of the band include the VIP lounge at Jiffy Lube Live prior to Aerosmith, The World Police & Fire Games, and Horseshoe Casino. The band’s song “You’re On My Time Now!” can be heard on TouchTunes jukeboxes in most bars nationwide and available on iTunes and Amazon. Attachments

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra

Saturday, 10/07/2017 8:00 PM

Bria Skonberg, trumpet/singer 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.” Attachments

Ghost Walks

Saturday, 10/07/2017 7:00 PM - Tuesday, 10/31/2017 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. Attachments

Guest Tap-A-Palooza

Saturday, 10/07/2017 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Join us for a rare guest tap night at Brew Republic on Saturday, October 7th from 7-11pm. We’ll have $4 guest beers from some of the best local and regional breweries from 7-9pm, while supplies last. You’ll also get a raffle ticket for every beer you buy; we’ll be raffling off one of our Oktoberfest 20oz glass dimple steins every hour from 7-11pm. Wear your Oktoberfest lederhosen or dirndls and you could win a major award (by the people’s choice of course). We’ll also have delicious food (as always) and live music with Nick Coons from 8-10pm. It’s our way to keep Oktoberfest going… (and why not continue to celebrate beer?). And in the event we have any guest beers left after Saturday, we’re offering 20% off 64oz growler fills of them in the tap room on Sunday, 10/8, all day, or until the beer is gone. Enjoy great beer and take some home with you… for less money! Attachments

Night Witches

Saturday, 10/07/2017 7:00 PM - Sunday, 10/08/2017 9:00 PM

"Night Witches" is the second installment of the ongoing development of a new play about the first female combat pilots. SYNOPSIS In the fall of 1941 after the Nazi Invasion of the Soviet Union, Marina Raskova, a Russian Amelia Earhart, formed three female aviation regiments to fight back. Of the three, the 588th Night Bomber Regiment was the only unit to remain exclusively female throughout the war. Made up of 112 girls ages 17-26, they flew for 3 ½ years using repurposed cropdusting planes to drop bombs on Nazi forces below. Inspired from Anne Noggle’s book, "A Dance with Death", "Night Witches" weaves together a story of sisterhood, courage, and endurance, amidst a world war. Performances: October 7th, 2017 at 7PM October 8th, 2017 at 7PM Conceived by and features performances by: Madeline Barr, Elizabeth Chahin, Josephine Cooper, Alida Rose Delaney, Alexis Ingram, Elena Kritter, and Maggie Ronck Directed by: Kathleen Anne Hefferon "Night Witches" is produced by Ground Rush Productions LLC. Not recommended for children under 12. Content includes sounds of war, verbal descriptions of battle, and stylized scenes of death.Attachments

Spectral Stories at Historic Brentsville

Saturday, 10/07/2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you love scary movies and hearing ghost stories? Join site staff for a fun filled evening spent around a campfire as you hear spooky stories about Historic Brentsville and other haunts in and around Prince William County. Attachments

Tekken 7 Brewery Beatdown Tournament

Saturday, 10/07/2017 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

TEKKEN 7 TOURNAMENT!!! AIM HIT GO is calling upon the best TEKKEN Players in the area! Come and show everyone your skills on October 07, 2017. Do you have what it takes to become the KING OF IRON FIST? AGES 21 & UP ONLY Registration prices: $10 online; $13 at the door Heroic Aleworks and AIM HIT GO have come together to bring you this HEATED EVENT! Enjoy award winning brews, comics, and video games at an amazing venue!! WIN AWESOME PRIZES!!! 1st Place prize sponsored by the employees at GamesStop (Worth Ave. Woodbridge, VA): $100 GameStop Gift Card 2nd Place prize sponsored by our amazing hosts at Heroic Aleworks: $50 3rd Place prize will be announced this week. This will be a bracketed, double elimination tournament played on the PS4. Controllers will be provided, however, it is highly encouraged for gamers to bring their own controllers and joysticks. Tekken 7 Official Tournament Rules: 1. Random Stage 2. Double Elimination 3. Best 2 out of 3 match sets to determine winner; Grand Finals will be best 3 out of 5 match sets 4. Best 3 out of 5 rounds (default setting) 5. 60 seconds (default setting) 6. Winner must continue using the same character (unless it goes into brand new set/bracket reset) 7. Losing player has the option to change characters * *IF YOU BUY YOUR TICKET ONLINE, BRING YOUR PRINTED CONFIRMATION TO REGISTRATION* * Attachments

BadWolf Fall Festival

Saturday, 10/07/2017 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join BadWolf for our Annual Fall Festival @ Kao Circle.  10+ breweries, 4 food trucks, 10+ vendors, 2 bands, fire spinner and more!! Tickets through Eventbrite. Online advance tickets $15 Day of-tickets at the door $20 Rain or Shine 2-8 (last call 7:30pm)  Attachments

Potomac Blockade Boat Tour

Saturday, 10/07/2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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. Attachments

35th Annual Manassas Fall Jubilee

Saturday, 10/07/2017 10:00 AM - 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. Attachments

IWALK for ACTS 5K and Family Festival

Saturday, 10/07/2017 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Action in Community Through Service (ACTS) and Image Church are partnering together to host the 7th Annual IWALK for ACTS on Saturday, October 7 at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center (14900 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge, VA). To register for IWALK, visit or e-mail for more information. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K walk/run starts at 9 a.m. Registration is $20/individual, $15/team members (4+ per team), or $50/family. Proceeds benefit ACTS. Following the walk, the community can enjoy a free family festival from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Attendees will enjoy food vendors, various performances, and kids activities such as face painting, moon bounces, carnival games, crafts, and much more. The mission of ACTS is to provide relief, foster hope and promote self-sufficiency for our Prince William area neighbors in crises. For more information about ACTS, visit Image Church meets at 13900 Church Hill Drive in Woodbridge. For more information, visit Attachments

Fall Migration Bird & Nature Walk

Saturday, 10/07/2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Julie J. Metz Neabsco Creek Wetlands Preserve is home to a diverse bird population. Join local birding and nature experts on a guided walk along the trails and boardwalks. Discover this unique 120 acre property in the heart of Woodbridge. Bring binoculars and guide books. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. You will get muddy if it has rained in the days proceeding. No pets please. Attachments

Rappahannock Model Railroaders Display

Saturday, 10/07/2017 - Sunday, 10/08/2017

The Rappahannock Model Railroaders (RMR) club will have their O-Gauge model railroads chugging through displays in Leatherneck Gallery. RMR members consider themselves ambassadors of “The Greatest Hobby” and work to promote the joy of model railroading in a positive way.Attachments

Cruise Against Cancer – Motorcycle Poker Run

Saturday, 10/07/2017

Our 2017 “Cruise Against Cancer” Motorcycle & Hot Rod Poker Run will be held Saturday, September 23rd. Plan to arrive at Tim’s Rivershore in Dumfries no later than 9am for registration and briefing. Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for more information. Attachments

Thomas Rhett at Jiffy Lube Live

Saturday, 10/07/2017

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". Attachments

Rippon Lodge in Mourning

Sunday, 10/01/2017 11:00 AM - Tuesday, 10/31/2017 4:00 PM

Why is black a color for mourning? Why are mirrors covered when one passes away? How long did someone wear mourning attire? How did mourning practices change over the centuries? Learn this and more during the month of October at Rippon Lodge, as we dress the historic house in various periods of mourning. Guided tours of this special look at how death was commemorated and celebrated over the centuries are on the hour. Attachments

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

Wednesday, 09/13/2017 - Thursday, 10/26/2017

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. Attachments


Saturday, 05/20/2017 10:00 AM - Saturday, 10/28/2017 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.Attachments


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