What’s Up? October 17-23

Saturday, October 20
Comedy Show with DC Improv
Club Eclipse, 5615 Wellington Road, Gainesville
DC Improv and Club Eclipse partnered to bring back Comedy Night. Meet some of the region’s best comedic talent. CJ Burney, Pat Riley, Pete Bladel, Rosebud Baker, and Ty Davis take the stage on Saturday, October 20th and bring A-list talent to Gainesville! These guys have performed all over the country and with some amazing other talents. Don’t miss this sure to be side-splitting comedy evening.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 19-21
Manassas Ballet Theatre presents Dracula
Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas
Manassas Ballet Theatre opens its 2018-19 season with the ultimate vampire story-DRACULA!. Theatrical and seductive, the Hylton stage becomes Transylvania after dark, where just one taste of blood guarantees eternal youth. The Kim Reynolds Band accompanies MBT as they weave this dark tale of the ages. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets may be purchased online, via phone, or at the Hylton Center Ticket Office. 703-993-7759, https://manassasballet.org/season/dracula/

Saturday, October 20
Haymarket Day
Downtown Haymarket, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Parade Starts at 9:30 a.m. at the QBE Building, Washington Street
Haymarket’s biggest event of the year! Regularly attended by over 35,000 spectators and 270 vendors, Haymarket Day has been voted Best Annual Event by readers of Haymarket Lifestyle magazine for three years and counting.  Enjoy a hometown street festival including a parade featuring local schools, performers, and law enforcement, led by this year’s Town Marshal, as well as dozens of vendors, entertainers, and culinary options. http://www.townofhaymarket.org/index.php/events/haymarket-day

Friday, October 19
Culpeper National Cemetery Final Salute Ceremony
501 E. Chandler Street, Culpeper. 2-3:30 p.m.
Hosted by Hero’s Bridge
The Culpeper National Cemetery provides a serene setting for service men and women to be interred, remembered, and honored. Committal Services for loved ones and military honors are quite common on these grounds. However, each year there are numerous individuals laid to rest in this quiet setting without anyone in attendance; this is about to change. The Culpeper National Cemetery will conduct a special ceremony to honor unaccompanied veterans, who are individuals who have passed away (KIA or died) who have been buried and do not have family or loved ones to attend a service honoring their life, their military service, or the sacrifices they made for the United States. This standalone ceremony will incorporate volunteers, area residents, staff from Hero’s Bridge, special guests, and more. Hero’s Bridge and Culpeper National Cemetery invite veterans and other community members to participate in this Final Salute and honor the men and women who have served our nation. https://piedmontlifestyle.com/community/final-salute/

Saturdays, October 20, 26, and 27
BRMC 19th Annual Halloween Safari
Bull Run Mountains Conservancy, 17502 Beverley Mill Drive, Broad Run. 7 p.m.
Sponsored by Dominion Energy
Come participate in the region’s most unique Halloween event as you take a night-time hike through the Bull Run Mountains and meet native “wildlife,” this year with brand new animals and a longer trail! The night begins after you park your car and walk down the candlelit road to the registration booth. After registering, you and your family and friends can all enjoy a bonfire, hot chocolate and cider, and live music as you wait in the crisp night air for your group to assemble. When your moment arrives, a guide leads you along a forest trail where you encounter a series of native “wildlife” that perform natural history skits based on their characters. This educational, non-scary event is a treat for all ages to enjoy together. Each year there is a new cast of animals, so don’t miss it! After finishing your hike, you are welcome to return to warm up around the bonfire, munch on popcorn cooked over the coals, try out the face painting, and enjoy live music by Peter McCory, The One Man Band. All participants should make sure to bring good walking shoes and a flashlight. You can pre-register online at www.brmconservancy.org for time slots between 7 and 8pm, and walk-ins are welcome anytime 7:00pm to 8:30pm on an as-available basis. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Groups of 15+ receive the discount rate of $8/ticket. www.brmconservancy.org.

Saturday, October 20
Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Fauquier Cops for Children’s Shop with a Cop Program
Fauquier County Fairgrounds, 6209 Old Auburn Road, Warrenton. 4-8 p.m.
Cafe Torino is donating the food for this sure to be scrumptious spaghetti dinner to benefit fauquier Cops for Children’s Shop With A Cop program. Enjoy all you can eat spaghetti, bread, salad, dessert, and beverage, with Moo Thru ice cream for dessert! Other fundraising activities include raffles and a bake sale. It’s a win-win; delicious food and a great cause! Adults $10, children 6-12, $5, under 5, free.  fauquiercopsforchildren@yahoo.com or 540-422-8650.

Thursday-Sunday, October 18-21
Middleburg Film Festival
Hosted by Salamander Resort and Spa, films at select venues in Middleburg.
Salamander Resort & Spa is home for the Middleburg Film Festival, four days of fantastic films in a spectacular setting. Experience the natural beauty, food, wine and warm hospitality of Middleburg while experiencing a carefully curated selection of narrative and documentary films screen in intimate theater environments. The films include festival favorites, world premieres, first-class foreign films, and Academy Award contenders. For more information and the updated schedules, please visit www.middleburgfilm.org, https://www.facebook.com/events/2190872754490305

A little far but worth the trip

Friday-Sunday, October 19, 20, 21.
The Rocky Horror Show
Workhouse W3 Theatre, 9518 Workhouse Way Building W3, Lorton, VA
Richard O’Brien’s modern classic musical tribute of the golden age of Sci-Fi “B Movies.” Young, naive couple Brad and Janet are celebrating their engagement when their car breaks down in the most unlikely of places. They soon find themselves at a mysterious castle in the middle of night, where a mad scientist (who’s also a “Sweet Tranvsestite”) is about to unveil his greatest creation, a Charles Atlas inspired Frankenstein’s monster. This rock and roll musical comedy features many hit songs, including the notorious “Time Warp.” You’ve seen the movie, but you haven’t seen Rocky Horror Show until you’ve seen it ‘live’! Contains mature content and adult language and humor and is not recommended for younger audiences. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 5 p.m.

The holiday season is coming….start planning your activities now with Insidenovatix!

From Photos with Santa to Seasonal Talent Shows to benefit families in Prince William, a musical Scrooge,  and a gingerbread house competition in Warrenton, we’ll have all the area’s events to make your holidays extra special!


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