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The British Players’ Present: The Dresser

03/08/2024 to 03/23/2024

3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895

The Dresser by Ronald Harwood. Directed by Chrish Kresge. Produced by Caroline Gelb. The Dresser takes place behind the scenes in a provincial theatre in Britain during the Blitz in World War II. The story revolves around the eccentric and deteriorating actor, Sir, and his steadfast and loyal dresser, Norman. As the war rages on outside, the drama within the theater becomes equally intense as Sir struggles to maintain his sanity and composure. The audience also gets to see the “backstage” egos, tenderness, bitterness and confidences that are generally not on view. The play is poignant and sad, but laced with humor throughout, and gives us an idea of what it was like for actors who continued to play Shakespeare in the face of wartime air-raids. Buy Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=4&p=5

Bonita Lestina Old Town Hall Performance Series

03/08/2024 to 03/08/2024

3999 University Drive, Fairfax, VA, VA 22030

Performances begin at 8 p.m. from October through April. Unless otherwise noted, all performance take place at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; seating is not assigned, so arrive early. The Mandoleers - a Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra in the Finest American Tradition. Founded in 1923, The Mandoleers: A Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra in the Finest American Tradition performing in the Washington D.C. Area. Founded in 1923, by Herman von Bernewitz, in Takoma Park, Maryland, as “The Takoma Mandoleers” and rehearsing and performing every year since then. Our rehearsal site is in Arlington, VA. Our instrumentation includes the mandolin (for first and second mandolin), mandola, mandocello, guitar (classical/nylon string), and double bass.

24th Annual Casey Cares Totally 80’s Gala

03/09/2024 to 03/09/2024

800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230

Party on dudes and dudettes! Join us for a rad evening as we head back to the 1980s at the 24th Annual Casey Cares Totally 80's Gala! The gala will take place on Saturday, March 9th, 2024, at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. Visit CaseyCares.org to purchase tickets or a sponsorship. Guests will enjoy premium open bar, cocktail hour and seated dinner, live music, silent & live auctions and more! The proceeds will benefit our programs for thousands of critically ill children and their families who must make every moment count.

The Peking Acrobats

03/10/2024 to 03/10/2024

4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

Sunday, March 10 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. For more than 30 years, The Peking Acrobats have revitalized Chinese acrobatics, fusing ancient athletic discipline with modern special effects to create a kaleidoscopic marvel for all ages. These world-class gymnasts, jugglers, cyclists, and tumblers provide a gravity-defying spectacle with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, and control. Accompanied by live musicians who skillfully play traditional Chinese instruments, The Peking Acrobats execute daring maneuvers and display their technical prowess at trick cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting, and gymnastics. The Peking Acrobats will leave you and the whole family breathless with a performance full of exuberant pageantry and amazing feats that need to be seen to be believed. “The Peking Acrobats are pushing the envelope of human possibility, combining agility and grace in remarkable feats of pure artistry” (New York Post).

PHILADANCO!

03/15/2024 to 03/15/2024

10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA 20110

The Philadelphia Dance Company, known as PHILADANCO!, is widely recognized for its artistic integrity, superbly trained dancers, and electrifying performances. Witness one of America’s top dance companies share stories through movement. “If there’s fun to be had, PHILADANCO! will have it. But if there’s deeper purpose, these performers will clarify it, underscore it, and make you pay attention.” (Dance Magazine). For more information, please visit: https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/philadanco

Virginia Opera: Madama Butterfly

03/16/2024 to 03/17/2024

4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m. Virginia Opera’s season comes to a stunning close with one of opera’s most beloved works. Set in imperial Japan, Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly follows a young Japanese maiden after she is abandoned by a reckless American naval officer. Bound by tradition and honor, she fanatically believes her “husband” will return to her and they can be a family. Puccini’s haunting score—heavily influenced by Japanese folk melodies—is filled with unforgettable music of unparalleled beauty that will stay with you long after you’ve left the theater. This ever-popular opera will feature an all-female, Asian creative team, bringing a new lens to this tragic tale. Virginia Opera Artistic Director Adam Turner conducts the Richmond Symphony Orchestra. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.