Friday, March 8 – Sunday, March 24
As You Like It
Fauquier Community Theatre, 4225 Aiken Dr, Warrenton | Fri & Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm
Fauquier Community Theatre presents Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” in which the Bard banishes all unhappiness unless it springs from love. The play follows a multitude of characters driven from a nobleman’s court to exile in the Forest of Arden, where they find refuge from the ambition, intrigue, envy, and striving of the world. Filled with familiar Shakespearian tropes like the instantaneous and absolute way love conquers, a woman dressed as a man who hides from her love and is loved by the wrong person in turn, and the character who arranges events to create maximum drama, this is a performance not to be missed!
Friday, March 8 – Sunday, March 17
Anne of Green Gables
Hylton Performing Arts Center (Gregory Family Theater), 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas | Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm
Prince William Little Theatre presents, “Anne of Green Gables”, a charming play by L.M. Montgomery and Sylvia Ashby, produced by arrangement with Samuel French. Audiences of all ages will fall in love with Anne in this refreshing, contemporary telling of the classic story. Stern Marilla and her warm-hearted brother Matthew hoped to adopt a boy to work on their farm. But the orphanage sends young, befreckled Anne by mistake and their lives will never be the same. Her warmth and wit affect everyone around her – even, eventually, the cold Marilla. We follow Anne through her rebellious years, her transformation into a young woman, and her romantic pairing with Gilbert.
Saturday, March 2 – Sunday, March 31
Philip Carter Winery Barrel Tasting Series
Philip Carter Winery, 4366 Stillhouse Road, Hume | Noon – 2pm
Weekends in March, enjoy guided cellar tours by Philip Carter Winery educators! Ticket includes tour, tasting of several wines in the cellar with wine descriptions, charcuterie picnic basket, and keepsake Philip Carter wine glasses to take home. Tours occur every Saturday and Sunday in March with limited availability. 1 ticket is good for 2 people for one time slot on a specific date. Reservations are required.
Saturday, March 9
Messier Astronomy Marathon
Crockett Park, 10066 Rogues Road, Midland | 7 – 11pm
A “Messier Marathon” is an attempt, usually organized by amateur astronomers, to find as many “Messier objects” as possible during one night. The Messier catalogue of objects was compiled by French astronomer Charles Messier during the late 18th century and consists of 110 relatively bright deep-sky objects (i.e. galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters.) Telescopes will be provided by the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club. Registration not required. This is a FREE program and all ages are welcome (ages 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult). Share the FB event!
Saturday, March 9
Calamity Improv Comedy
Grace Episcopal Church, 6507 Main St, The Plains | 7:30pm
Dark Horse Theatre Company presents “Calamity Improv: The Wild West of Improv Shows”! It’s tough performing in the town of Scriptless Gulch. These lawless folks have to come up with everything on the spot, while the town’s Sheriff keeps them in line. Don’t miss this bunch of sharp shootin’ buckaroos take audience suggestions and turn them into gold. Load up your chuck wagon because this is one TALL TALE of a show and you don’t want to miss it!
Sunday, March 10
Sunday with the Library: Andy & Judy Daigle
John Barton Payne Bldg., 2 Courthouse Sq., Warrenton | 1 – 3:30pm
Enjoy an afternoon performance by folk duo Andy & Judy Daigle! Andy & Judy are a Boston area folk duo who perform regularly at libraries, coffeehouses and concert venues throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Great Lakes regions. Their original, lyric driven songs feature close harmonies blending Judy’s evocative alto and Andy’s rich baritone. Beginning instrumentally with a classic folk guitar base, Andy & Judy have deepened their sound through the addition of mandolin, banjo, piano, harmonica, ukulele, and percussion. Even though their songwriting style has its roots firmly planted in traditional and folk music, the influences of country, gospel, blues, and bluegrass can be heard in their songs.
FREE and open to the public. Sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library.
Tuesday, March 12
Community Forum feat. Chris Herren
Highland School Rice Theater, 597 Broadview Avenue, Warrenton | 7 – 8pm
The PATH Foundation is hosting a free community forum featuring former NBA player Chris Herren discussing his recovery after years of addiction. A basketball legend from Fall River, MA, Herren realized his lifelong dream of playing in the NBA when he was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 1999 and was traded to the Boston Celtics after his rookie season, but lost it all to due to substance abuse. Over the past two academic years, Chris has spoken to high school and middle school students across Fauquier, Rappahannock and Culpeper counties. Organized for parents, grandparents and guardians, this free community-wide event gives families the chance to hear his perspective on issues facing kids today, with thoughts on helping teens avoid the potentially devastating consequences of substance use issues. The event will also offer local information and resources.
Seating opens at 6:30 p.m. No registration required.