What’s Up? January 9-15

Thursday, January 10
Gallery Reception: Ambry
Hylton Performing Arts Center (Buchanan Partners Art Gallery), 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas | 6pm

Image Credit: Mary L. Cooper

Mandy L. Cooper’s work explores what meaning is revealed through the dissection of a subject, and in creating meaning or corrections with the parts of dissected material through rearranging, reframing, or reimagining them. Her project-based works vary from photography, video, sculpture, drawing, painting, ready-mades, and participatory work.

In the Ambry series, Cooper manipulated family video-stills by grafting them onto her skin and by sculpting them into “memory cakes.” Moments of her parent’s childhood as well as her own, and family clothing and materials are compressed, folded, torn, and discolored like the jumble of our memories that can never be pieced together or clearly seen. Exhibition on display December 18 – January 16. The Gallery Receptions are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. RSVP to smeyer3@gmu.edu

Thursday, January 10
Fauquier Historical Society Annual Meeting
John Barton Payne Building, 2 Courthouse Sq., Warrenton | 6:30pm

Photo Credit: Fauquier Historical Society

Curious to learn what the Fauquier Historical Society has been up to in 2018? New and old members are welcome to attend their annual meeting. Meet members of the board, and museum staff as they discuss the last year and their goals for 2019. This year’s special guest speaker is Jennifer Moore, Executive Director of the Mosby Heritage Area Association. She will be presenting on the topic of “Preserving our Historic Roads”. Light refreshments will be served and it is FREE to attend. The John Barton Payne Building is directly across the street from The Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail. Please direct questions, or requests for additional information, to 540-347-5525 or to info@fauquierhistory.org.

Friday, January 11
Club Eclipse, 5615 Wellington Road, Gainesville  | 9pm
Join Schreiner at their debut performance at Club Eclipse! Schreiner is a rock & blues power trio based in the Washington, D.C. area led by vocalist / guitarist John Schreiner. Schreiner is a band that thrives on performing live. Composed of professional musicians from the D.C. scene, Schreiner ensures the audience gets the full ‘live experience’.

Through January 19th
Craving For Travel
Grace Episcopal Church, 6507 Main Street, The Plains | Friday and Saturday nights @ 7:30pm

Photo Credit: Dark Horse Theatre Company

2 Actors. 30 Characters. 80 Minutes. No Problem. Professional theatre group, Dark Horse Theatre Company, makes their Fauquier debut with the off-Broadway play “Craving For Travel”! Come out to this regional premiere about rival travel agents and former spouses, Gary (Jay Tilley) and Joanne (Arianne’ Warner), who are vying for their industry’s most prestigious honor: the Globel Prize. With their reputations on the line, they’ll tackle any request, no matter how impossible, and any client, no matter how unreasonable. Full of overzealous travelers, overbooked flights, and hoteliers who are just over it, this off-Broadway hit features two actors, a bottomless suitcase of zany characters, and reminds us why we travel and everything that can happen when we do. Tickets are $20 and there is ample free parking. Visit www.darkhorseva.com for more info!

Saturday, January 12
YHikes! Youth Nature Hike
The Clifton Institute, 6712 Blantyre Rd, Warrenton | 10am – noon

Join the Clifton Institute for their FREE monthly Saturday YHikes! (Youth Hikes). Children ages 5 and older are invited to come along as we explore the field station and learn about the animals, fungi and plants that live here. You never know what you’ll find! Participants will be outside for most of the morning and will stop often to look at and learn about all the different the species that live in northern Virginia.
Parents are welcome to drop off their child or they may attend the program. Closed-toe, preferably waterproof, shoes or boots, hats, and water bottles are recommended. Please email Alison (azak@cliftoninstitute.org) to RSVP or register online!

Saturday-Sunday, January 12-13
Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas | Saturday 2pm & 7pm, Sunday 3pm

Pied Piper Theatre brings its high steppin’, sensational production of Disney’s NEWSIES to the Hylton Center stage! It’s the summer of 1899 and New York City’s newsboys are on strike protesting price hikes for the newspapers they are selling. NEWSIES won Tony awards in 2012 for Best Actor, Best Choreography, and Best Original Score. “Seize the Day” and see NEWSIES!
Tickets: Early bird – $15 adults; $12 children (12 and under); Regular price – $20 adults, $15 children (12 and under). Purchase tickets here.

Saturday, January 12
Harry Potter: The Dream Production
Fauquier High School, 705 Waterloo Rd, Warrenton | 5pm

Join Dreams of Dance Performing Arts Studio for their winter dance production, Harry Potter! The performance spans across all of the books and movies and will act through some of the big scenes. The soundtrack will utilize songs from the movies as well as songs that relate to the specific scene being performed. Tickets will be available at the studio all week, and if there are any left, they will be available at the door on Saturday. $10 Adults, $7.50 12 years old & under, $13 Day of at the Door (Cash only). Check out the FB Event for updates!

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