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Woodbridge Dance Company: A Coffee House Concert Collection

  • January 8, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Merchant Hall, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Join Woodbridge Dance Company for a presentation of local dancers performing original new works by elite area choreographers. Come to the lobby at 4 PM prior to the concert for complimentary coffee and refreshments during the Director’s Reception and auction.

Prices: $25 adult, $20 seniors 60+, students 13 and under

Gallery Reception: Four Seasons Active Adult Community Exhibition: Visual Expressions

  • January 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Buchanan Partners Art Gallery

Visual Expressions, a group of artists within the Four Seasons Active Adult Community exhibit an eclectic mix of abstract, realism, and mixed media that reflects a lifetime of learning, traveling, and exploring new techniques and mediums.

Featuring wines by Miracle Valley Vineyard.

Gallery Receptions are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. RSVP to jconnor8@gmu.edu.

Free and open to the public

Galileo's Science Café: Interfacing Brains to Electronics by Dr. Nathalia Peixoto

  • January 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Gregory Family Theater

Dr. Nathalia Peixoto presents “Interfacing Brains to Electronics.” Hear about the latest findings surrounding hot topics in science and medicine that affect our everyday lives and the decisions that we make! Bring your family and friends for a free, casual, interactive science discussion. Learn from the experts and speak with them personally. 

“Interfacing Brains to Electronics” by Dr. Nathalia Peixoto

New breakthroughs in computer-brain interfaces can revolutionize the way that disabled individuals can go about their everyday lives. Our ability to see, hear, move, and think is controlled by neurons in our body that communicate by transmitting electrical signals.  Scientists are using the electrical properties of nerves, in conjunction with the power of modern computers, to develop computer-brain interface technologies. While this may sound like science fiction, our neural engineering laboratory is electrically stimulating and recording activity from neurons, developing retinal implants for blind people, and leveraging augmented reality to help people with disabilities.

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Center for the Arts Pied Piper Theatre’s production of: Disney’s Mulan, Jr.

  • January 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm
  • January 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • January 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Merchant Hall, Hylton Center for the Performing Arts

Music and lyrics by Matthew Wilder & David Zippel, Stephen Schwartz, Jeanine Tesori & Alexa Junge.  Music adapted & arranged & additional music lyrics by Bryan Louiselle. Book adapted & additional lyrics by Patricia Cotter. Based on the 1998 Disney film Mulan & story Fa Mulan by Robert D. San Souci.

A celebration of culture, music and storytelling, Disney’s Mulan, Jr. is a heartwarming family adventure not to be missed!  Travel to the mountains of ancient China as the Center for the Arts’ Pied Piper Theatre brings this enchanting legend to life.  Dressed in her father’s armor, the young Mulan takes her father’s place in the Emperor’s army to fight the invading Huns.  With the help of a misfit dragon and a merry band of fellow recruits, Mulan tries not to be discovered at the all-male “boot camp”.  Fighting for her family’s honor, Mulan faces avalanches and war in an effort to save the Emperor and the Kingdom. 

Tickets on sale soon.

Prices: Early bird special $15 for adults/$12 for children 12 and under. After 1/9, $20 for adults/$15 for children 12 and under.

Dance Etcetera School of the Arts: 36th Annual Winter Concert

  • January 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Gregory Family Theater, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Don’t miss the 36th Annual Winter concert featuring performances by faculty and selected students of the dance, music and drama departments.

Tickets: $20

Cornerstone Music, Art and Learning: Winter Recital

  • January 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Gregory Family Theater, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Enjoy performances by the school’s students.  See cornerstonemal.com for more information.

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Lecture: Murder on the Nile  

Instructor: Professor Lorraine Goldberg      

  • January 18, 2017 at 10:00 am

Presented by the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

Prepare for an exciting introduction to Dame Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile with this interactive presentation. Professor Goldberg will lead audience members through an adventuresome literary analysis of the text and provide historical context for its inclusion among the most popular works of contemporary British Gothic fiction.

Professor Lorraine Goldberg teaches English literature, composition, and creative writing at Northern Virginia Community College-Manassas, where she specializes in Victorian and Gothic Literature. She completed her master’s degree in English at Saint Louis University in Madrid, Spain, and is a doctoral candidate in the Higher Education program at George Mason University. In addition to her teaching and research, she has presented her work for George Washington University and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

Performance: Aquila Theatre performs Murder on the Nile
Saturday, 8:00 p.m., Jan. 21
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Tickets $44, $37, $26. 

Hylton Presents:

Aquila Theatre: Murder on the Nile

  • January 21, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Merchant Hall

Set during World War II at the BBC Home Service studios in London, Aquila Theatre’s production features members of a theater troupe preparing for a live radio broadcast of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile when yet another air raid threatens the performance. Air raid sirens were a regular occurrence in London during this time as Great Britain was on constant alert to bombings by Germany. Yet somehow, the show goes on and the story unfolds. Famous heiress Kay Ridgeway boards a honeymoon cruise with her penniless new husband, and it's inevitable that foul play will follow. The passenger list on this treacherous journey includes a spurned lover, a protective uncle, a troubled doctor and a slew of other colorful characters, as well as the world-famous investigator Hercule Poirot, who must call on all of his intuition and investigative skills to solve this baffling mystery. This deliciously dangerous murder mystery is one of Dame Christie's most popular tales. For Britain's foremost mystery author, whenever class, wealth, and reputation are on the line, a murder or two cannot be far behind!

Known for its breathtaking interpretations of theatrical classics, Aquila Theatre brings its signature style of thrilling physicality and stunning design to this gripping play. Book a one-way ticket on this Nile cruse and see if you can figure out "whodunit!"

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Aquila Theatre will also perform Murder on the Nile at the Center for the Arts on the Fairfax Campus on January 22 at 4:00 pm. Learn more.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Jan 21, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

$44, $37, $26. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

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Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity: Founder's Dance Scholarship Celebration

  • January 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Gregory Family Theater, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Contact celam77@verizon.net for more information.

Hylton Presents:

Direct from Dublin, Ireland:
The Five Irish Tenors: Salute to Ireland

  • January 29, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Merchant Hall

These five premier tenors of Ireland fuse Irish wit and boisterous charm with lyricism, dramatic flair and operatic style in this singular concert experience. In their first U.S. tour, The Five Irish Tenors perform a marvelous program of opera arias and beloved Irish songs, including W.B. Yeats's "Down by the Sally Gardens," Verdi's "O Mio Rimorso" from La Traviata, Cesar Franck's "Panis Angelicus," and the glorious "Danny Boy." Two extraordinary pianists join Ireland's most popular ensemble as they perform solos, duets, trios, quartets, and quintets. Let the celestial voices of these legendary classical performers whisk you away to the emerald isles.

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The Five Irish Tenors will also perform at the Center for the Arts on the Fairfax Campus on January 28 at 8:00 pm. Learn more.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Ciaran Kelly, Principal Tenor (Jan 29, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

$55, $47, $33. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

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Gallery Exhibit: The 6th Annual Prince William County Public Schools Student Exhibition  

Exhibit runs through March 4, 2017

  • January 31, 2017

Buchanan Partners Art Gallery

The 6th Annual Prince William County Public Schools Student Exhibition showcases the creative talents of students grades K-12 from Prince William County Public Schools. The works on display are selected by the art teachers and then adjudicated by a team of retired art educators. Every day, thousands of artworks are created in the classrooms of our 97 schools by over 88,000 students. The artworks featured in this exhibition represent just a small percentage of the pieces made by the gifted and culturally diverse young artists in our area.

Gallery Reception: Saturday, February 25 from 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.

Gallery Receptions are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. RSVP to spavia@gmu.edu

Gallery Sponsors: Buchanan Partners Art Gallery; Wegmans  

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