The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra will perform a pair of concerts titled "Dare to Think Heroically" on Saturday, April 11 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 12 at 3 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 E Campus Dr. This is the fourth concert program in a season-long celebration of the theme "Dare To..."
Play depicts human dignity and justice during the 1970s Apartheid.
As part of the 30th anniversary season, MetroStage in Alexandria is staging "The Island" now through April 26. The highly charged two-person play is set on Robben Island, South Africa, and depicts the plight of two political prisoners, John and Winston, as they perform labor by day and rehearse Sophocles’ "Antigone" by night.
The venturesome, daring folk at the Hub Theatre are continuing to bring audiences bold new works by playwrights less often produced in the area. For its spring production, the Hub is producing the area premiere of the provocative and insightful “The Typographer’s Dream” written by Obie-Award winning playwright Adam Bock.
“Creating a slice of Hollywood in Northern Virginia” is what the inaugural Northern Virginia International Film Festival is setting out to become for local and independent filmmakers and audiences, according to Fernando A. Mico, festival director.
Women gather for a night of learning and laughter
“The Healing Power of Women’s Friendships” — a timely topic for a “Girls Night Out” evening — set the tone and spirit for an evening featuring the wisdom of journalist and New York Times best-selling author Iris Krasnow.
Out & About: Spring (Finally) Finds Potomac
Bowen McCauley Dance returned to Kenmore Middle School last Saturday with the 6th annual Move Me Festival. Music, theatre and dance workshops and performances were held throughout the afternoon in the middle school.
Weekly happenings in the town of Herndon
Rosemary Hartman, director of Vienna Theatre Company’s next production described “Other Desert Cities” as “a play with plenty of political overtones in a world of power and influence, but driven by a complex family situation and a big secret.”
The McLean High School Theatre Company (MTC) presents the renowned docudrama “The Laramie Project,” April 9-12. Directed by Amy Poe, the award-winning company uses a series of interviews to piece together the facts and fabrications surrounding the tragic 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard.
Water Unspoken: Video by David Carlson will run April 16 through May 30 at McLean Project for the Arts (MPA).
Tour guide Garrett Peck debuts “Walt Whitman in Washington, D.C.: The Civil War and America’s Great Poet.”
Arlington historian, author and tour guide Garrett Peck will showcase his latest book “Walt Whitman in Washington, D.C.: The Civil War of America’s Great Poet” at One More Page Books.
Adeler Jewelers and Great Falls Optimist Club join forces for Easter Egg Hunt and fun.
Hundreds of children turned out for the 31st annual Children’s Spring Festival last Sunday, March 29, at the Village Centre in Great Falls. The event that included an Easter Egg Hunt and many inflatable rides and games was sponsored by Adeler Jewelers and the Great Falls Optimist Club.
A roundup of entertaining things to do this weekend.
A roundup of fun things to do this weekend in Fairfax county.
Spring Fun in Alexandria and Mt. Vernon