Events for Saturday, February 25, 2017

Mason's School of Theater presents No Solemn Silence: A Gilbert & Sullivan Review

Saturday, 02/25/2017 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Gregory Family Theater Get a glimpse inside the artistic process at this partially-staged performance “in workshop.” Historical context and commentary is weaved into this performance of one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular (but controversial) operettas. Representing these artists at the height of their creative genius, this topsy-turvy story has delighted and disturbed audiences for more than a century. Originally staged at the Savoy Theatre in London in 1885 at the height of Europe’s fascination with the East, this event launches Mason’s Year of Gilbert and Sullivan Celebration. Tickets: $20 general admission; $10 students, staff, seniors, and groups Attachments

The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

Saturday, 02/25/2017 8:00 PM

Founded in 1918, The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine is one of Eastern Europe’s most esteemed orchestras, earning international acclaim for its virtuosity and precision. Deeply rooted in the rich musical traditions of Eastern Europe and Russia, the orchestra is celebrated for its adventurous high-energy repertoire and vibrant performances. Under the baton of Conductor Laureate, Theodore Kuchar, the orchestra performs Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World, and ballet music by Ukraine composer Stankovych. Alexei Grynyuk — who is “among the finest” according to Grammophone Magazine — joins the orchestra to perform Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor. Throughout its history, The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine has premiered the works of many classical giants including those of Prokofiev, Lyatoshynsky, and Shostakovich, and has produced over 100 acclaimed recordings, garnering the ensemble several Grammy nominations.Attachments

Mardi Gras at The Republic

Saturday, 02/25/2017 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Laissez les bons temps rouler! It's Mardi Gras in the Republic. Join us on Saturday, February 25th from 7:30-11:30 for the wildest party this side of Bourbon Street. We'll have beer, live music, a Cajun-inspired menu, king cake for dessert and a major award for whoever finds the baby! Masks are encouraged and fun is required! Attachments

Ice Skating at The Harris Pavilion

Saturday, 02/25/2017 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Admission: • Adults – $8.00 • Children 10 & under $7.00 • Skate Rentals $5.00 • Adult Season Pass – – $180.00 – Does NOT include skate rental • Child Season Pass – $170.00 (10 and under) -Does Not include skate rental • Adult 10-visit pass – $70.00 (includes skate rental) • Child 10-visit pass – (10 and under) $60.00 (includes skate rental) Attachments

Lucasville School Open Weekends

Saturday, 02/25/2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate African American History Month at the historic Lucasville School with our open house weekends in February. With a special performance by the Ebenezer Baptist Church on February 11th at 11 a.m., visit the reconstructed 19th century school used by the community of Lucasville. Learn surprising facts of African American history in Prince William County and throughout the Northern Virginia region. Each weekend, enjoy a different activity in the schoolhouse, from tours and crafts, to photograph exhibits. Attachments

Barnes House Hard Hat Tour

Saturday, 02/25/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Get a hard hat tour of Prince William County’s newest “old” building. The Barnes House was restored as part of the Montclair Library project. The house was the home to an African American family after the Civil War. Learn about the family’s amazing history during the Reconstruction-era and learn about the restoration of the building. This is a rare opportunity to see preservation in action! Barnes House is located at the Montclair Community Library. Tours will begin at 11a.m., 1p.m., and 3p.m. Attachments

Family Day: African American Pioneers in Aviation and Space

Saturday, 02/25/2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Each February, the Museum celebrates the significant contributions African Americans have made to flight and space exploration despite the overwhelming obstacles they had to overcome. Enjoy presentations, hands-on activities, and stories. Learn about African American astronauts, pilots, and scientists of the past and present and their accomplishments. Attachments

Polar Plunge Festival

Saturday, 02/25/2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Put on your brave—just don't forget your swimsuit—for the Northern VA Polar Plunge® Fest, where hundreds will dash into the icy Potomac. In addition to your icy dip, you can strut your stuff on the beach in your best Plunge costume, listen to the live band, or win some COOL door prizes! The Festival will take place at Tim's Rivershore Restaurant & Crabhouse from 10 am to 4 pm. Registration opens at 10 am; the costume contest starts at 2 pm; and plunging begins around 3 pm (subject to tides). It's $100 to Plunge, but the more you raise, the COOLER the incentives! Students also are welcome to join us for the Cool School Challenge. Don't miss out on the COOLEST winter beach party in NOVA there is! Parking and shuttles to the event are available at John Paul the Great High School,17700 Dominican Drive in Dumfries, for all plungers. There is not parking at the restaurant. Attachments


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