Neverland awaits for all those who are young or young at heart, as Pied Piper Theatre brings to life James M. Barrie’s captivating classic tale of PETER PAN. Fly away with Peter to the land of the lost boys, pirates, Tiger Lily and Captain Hook! Enjoy the familiar and popular songs “I Won’t Grow Up,” “I’ve Got to Crow,” and “I’m Flying.” This rousing musical, complete with a pirate ship and 45 of the area’s most talented young actors, will entertain the entire family.
PETER PAN will be presented on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 2pm and 7pm and Sunday, January 21 at 3:00pm. Performances are at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle in Manassas. Purchase tickets at the box office or order tickets on-line at hyltoncenter.org. Early bird special runs through Jan. 17 with tickets $15 general admission and $12 for children 12 and under. Starting Jan. 18 tickets will be $20 general admission and $15 for children 12 and under. Group tickets for organized groups such as scouts, school drama clubs, and church groups are also available by calling the Center for the Arts at (703) 330-2787.
Directed by Kelly Glyptis with music directed by Veronica Sharpe, Peter Pan is a musical
based on the play by Sir J.M. Barrie with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, music by Morris Charlap with additional lyrics and music by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jule Styne. The show was originally directed, choreographed and adapted by Jerome Robbins.
Tween Mixer. Ages 10-13. $5 for admission. Friday, January 26th from 7:00- 9:30 P.M. Music, dancing, karaoke, snacks and games. At Hearthstone School, 11576 Lee Highway, Sperryville, VA 22740 (Rt 211 2 miles west of Sperryville). 540-987-9212.
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.http://hyltoncenter.org/calendar/988/
Centering Prayer Group at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Join us for an hour of reflection and prayer, each Wednesday at 11 a.m., followed by Healing and Holy Communion service at noon. Contact 540-825-8786. Located at 115 N. East Street.
The Jefferson Ruritan Club together with the Jeffersonton Community Center will hold its monthly all-you-can-eat Country Breakfast from 8-11 a.m., at the Jeffersonton Community Center, 5073 Jeffersonton Rd., Jeffersonton (Rts. 802 & 621 off Rt. 229). Menu will include eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, fried apples, biscuits & gravy, pastries, orange juice & coffee. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and under 6 free. Carry-out available. All are welcome. For info, call 937-5119 or go to www.jeffersonvaruritanclub.org.
February 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm
February 3, 2018 at 5:00 pm
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.http://hyltoncenter.org/calendar/1004/
Ayeye: A Retrospective of Black History Month
(January 30 – March 2, 2018)
To commemorate Black History Month, the Center for the Arts has scheduled an exhibit exploring art works by local and regional African-American artists. This eclectic and collaborative exhibition includes photography, painting, and mixed media with subject matter ranging from studies of African culture and history to nature and travel photography. The term ayeye means “celebration” or “ceremony” in Yoruba. Ceremonies are considered a core value in Yoruba culture and involve the participation of not only family, but community. Join us in celebrating culture, history, and community at the Opening Reception, Saturday, February 3, 6-8 PM. Receptions are free and open to the public.
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.
Stefan Solyom, conductor
Catherine Manoukian, violin
All Beethoven Program!
Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op. 84
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Op. 55 “Eroica”
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!”http://hyltoncenter.org/calendar/989/
Shake off the winter blues and join us for our 5th Annual Valentine’s Dinner & Dance “All You Need is Love” Party. Beatles Music will be performed by the band Grass Fed. Friday, February 9, 2018, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. LIVE MUSIC Begins @ 7 p.m. WHERE: Hearthstone School 11576 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740 (Rt. 211 2 miles west of Sperryville). It’s ITALIAN NIGHT $25/Person FULL Pasta, Salad Buffet Including Beverage & Dessert * Cash Bar * Chocolate Fountain. $10 for Children 18 & Under. Call or Email for Table Reservations in Advance at 540-987-9212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 17 is Comedy Night at Bogati Winery! Your ticket includes admission and a glass of Bogati wine.
Doors open at 7 PM and the first act goes on at 8 PM – this is a great way to get out of the house, sample the best wine in Virginia and pizza or lite fare, and laugh the night away with friends both new and old!
Headliner: Howard G
Howard “G” is a quick improv stand-up comic (16 years). He does celebrity impressions from old school to new school (Bill Cosby and Elvis Presley to Chris Tucker and Ray Romano). He does crowd participation that the audience will get a kick out of. Howard rewrote the “dating game” and made it must see event. Once the audience members get involved, Howard G takes them to another level they probably didn’t know they could go.
Featured Performer: Jimmy Meritt
Because he’s amazing at comedy, Jimmy Meritt spent four years as a nationally touring college act, performing in hundreds of college shows over forty six states. In addition to these live shows, you also might have seen him perform comedy on the PBS Show The Truth About Money. He also co-stars in the horror/comedy America’s Most Haunted, playing at Film Festivals around America. Jimmy has worked with some of the biggest names in comedy, such as Gilbert Gottfried, Jim Norton, Kevin Nealon, the Cast of Whose Line Is It Anyway, John Pinette, Maria Bamford, and many more!
You and your sweetie go together like cupcakes and wine.
This February 10th, fall in love all over again as you experience a self-guided pairing of Virginian wine and decadent mini cupcakes by the warm glow of the fireplace!
Savor the romance of indulgence with your honey and discover life’s greatest pleasures. These sinfully delicious pairings will start your Valentine’s Day weekend off right!
Reservations are required in advance. Tickets are $18 per person and include a pairing of four mini cupcakes and four wines, complete with a pairing guide. Ticketholders may enjoy their pairing anytime between 1:00 – 6:00 PM.https://shop.bogatibodega.com/res-406968/Valentines-Cupcakes-And-Wine-Pairing.html
The Paris Apothecary is celebrating their 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY on February 10th, 2018!
February 10, 2018 The Paris Apothecary will host a poetry reading and book signing for Charlottesville-based poet, Jamie K. Reaser, her poems carefully chosen to reflect the apothecary’s space and energy, the time of the year, and the stories of seeds.
3:00pm – Drinks, cookies, chocolate & elixir tasting before reading
3:30-5:00pm – Interactive poetry reading by Jamie K. Reaser
5:00pm-7:00pm – Local Seed Swap accompanied by light live music (Bring some of your favorite seeds to trade with others! Please make sure to bring them in a labeled container, we will have seed packets here for you to put your traded seeds in)
*There will be a limited number of Jamie’s poetry books for sale. We encourage you to purchase the books you would like to have/have signed online before the event. You can find Jamie’s books on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.*
This is a free event.
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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.http://hyltoncenter.org/calendar/990/
Please join us for the closing celebration for Millicent Young: Cantos for the Anthropocene & Kris Iden: Pelago d’Aria with a conversation between Millicent Young and Christopher Yates, Ph.D. on Sunday, February 11 at 3 p.m.
Please call or consult our website for details. LYDM.CO and 434-973-5566/434-882-2620 or email LYDMGallery@gmail.comhttp://lydm.co
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.http://hyltoncenter.org/calendar/991/
Cellist DAVID FINCKEL and pianist WU HAN, Musical America’s 2012 Musicians of the Year, ranked
among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today will join forces with
clarinetist DAVID SHIFRIN, one of only two wind players to have been awarded the Avery Fisher Prize,
performing works by Beethoven, Bruch & Brahms. Tickets available beginning January 30; new tickets available daily, so check back for desired locations.
UVA Arts Office:http://artsboxoffice.virginia.edu
Join the staff at Vinosity in downtown Culpeper on Friday evenings from 5 – 8 p.m. for their complimentary in-store tasting. Sample a selection of wines or beers from either new arrivals or old favorites. 174 E. Davis Street. 540-829-9463
Doors open at 5 p.m., play starts at 6:45 p.m. Guaranteed $1,000 jackpot, regular games pay $100 if over 90 players. Only upstairs seating available, and the facility is non-smoking. For further information call 825-3424.
Les Yeux du Monde will present Three Voices: Pam Black, Sally Bowring & Lou Jordan in the main gallery and Judy McLeod: Recent Work in the rear gallery from 17 February through 25 March 2018. There will be an opening reception with the artists on Saturday, February 17, from 3 – 5 p.m. There will also be a Lunch with Artists on Wednesday, April 16 (reservations required, $15) and a Closing Reception on Sunday, March 25 from 2 – 4 followed by a talk by Judy McLeod about her recent work.
Pam Black, who teaches at the University of Virginia in the Drama and Architecture schools, will exhibit paintings from her “Architecture of the Field” series. In these, she literally paints with her fingers in oil her observations of animals, often horses or dogs, in the fields sometimes using hand stitching reminiscent of bridle stitching. This method of working directly without even the intermediary of the brush heightens the freshness and intimacy of the scene.
Sally Bowring a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University will exhibit her high keyed colorful abstractions derived loosely from the natural world—weather, changing seasons and light patterns. Layering organic and geometric forms and subtle veils of color with strong contrasts in a square format, her works “allude to cycles, unpredictability, things seen and hidden and the repetition of life.”
Lou Jordan will exhibit exuberant paintings and collages that were inspired by her recent time in Rome at the American Academy. In many she combines palette paper and other textures to create energized compositions that bring to mind artists like Matisse and the Fauves.
Judy McLeod’s recent paintings and collages of the earth and other lands inspired by her travels while teaching at Semester at Sea will fill the rear gallery. This show is part of her multi venue 40-year retrospective also taking place at McGuffey Art Center and at Piedmont Virginia Community College in the spring.
The gallery is open Thursday through Sunday 1 – 5 and by appointment. It is located at 841 Wolf Trap Rd in Charlottesville. Visit our new website, LYDM.co or call 434-973-5566 or 434-882-2620 for more information.http://lydm.co
Help support local groups with a fun night of games. Held at Pepper’s Grill located at 791 Madison Road in Culpeper (by Best Western). Doors open at 5 p.m. Games begin at 6:30 p.m. Three progressives each night, $1,000 jackpot. Food available for purchase. Contact Jim Calhoun at 540-937-1730.