What’s Up? Sept 5-11

Saturday, September 8
Allegro Community School of the Arts Summer on the Green Concert Series: The Elizabeth Lawrence Band
Corner of Culpeper Street and Hotel Street, Warrenton. 7:30 p.m.

Rescheduled from an earlier rain date, Summer on the Green event is hosting The Elizabeth Lawrence Band this weekend. Compared to the likes of Bonnie Raitt and Susan Tedeschi, Elizabeth and her band have become a very popular local favorite. With her powerful voice, throaty vocals and on-stage presence, Elizabeth entertains with a mix of soulful blues, rugged rock, and inspired ballads. Tickets are $5 per person and can be bought at the concert. There will be pre-concert time with activities and entertainment for children, as well as refreshments for sale at the concert.

September 8 
11th Annual Winemakers’ Crab Festival
Philip Carter Winery, 4366 Stillhouse Road, Hume. 5-8 p.m.

Join the annual celebration of the harvest at Philip Carter Winery with a Tidewater Virginia tradition of steamed Chesapeake Blue Crabs, Hush Puppies, Corn Fritters, and more. PC Winery is teaming up with the finest purveyor of Virginia seafood, Blue Ridge Seafood, for their 11th annual Philip Carter CrabFest, an all you can eat crab and wine extravaganza! Reservations Required. $49.95 per person includes all you can eat crabs and one glass of select wine. Minors, $32. Children 12 and under, $10. 

Saturday, September 8
Mercury Avenue
Mariachis Tequileria and Restaurant, 9428 Battle Street, Manassas. 8:30 p.m.

Have you heard these kids? Mercury Avenue is a Northern Virginia cover band of friends who call the Contemporary Music Center in Haymarket their home having fun with various genres of music from the ’70s to today. With Vlad, Sofia, and Wyatt on guitar and vocals, and Jackson on drums, the band plays classics from artists such as Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty, Van Halen, Nine Inch Nails, and Cheap Trick. They will be playing outside at Mariachis Tequileria and Restaurant where Battle Street will be blocked off for a night of music!  https://www.facebook.com/events/275061499943118/

Saturday, September 8
Junk Food DC Based Rock Band
Club Eclipse Restaurant Bar & Billiards, 5615 Wellington Road, Gainesville. 9 p.m.

Come in for the area’s favorite show, one of the top live bands performing ‘80s, ‘90s, and today’s rock music! Grab some good food and then see Junk Food Live in one of the best entertainment venues around, with a Vegas-style atmosphere where the perfect blend of sight and sound will have you on your feet on their 2,500 square foot dance floor. Featuring the clarity of JBL, Yamaha & Behringer professional audio equipment, the near 20,000 watts of sound will literally move you while the onslaught of mesmerizing LEDs, lasers, haze and CO2 Cannons will drive your senses. And with over a dozen big screen TVs and some of the best technical LED lighting and lasers around, you will be immersed in high tech concert style lighting and visuals that stand bigger and bolder than any other venue in the area. 

September 8
Prince William Model Railroad Club Train Show
Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Avenue, Manassas. 11 a.m.

All ages all aboard! Got a little guy or girl who can’t get enough of trains? The Prince William Model Railroad Club is returning to the library with their exciting display of model trains and track. Conductors will be on hand to answer questions about this fascinating hobby. http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/library/Pages/default.aspx

Saturday, September 8 
8th Annual Bands, Brews, and Barbecue Festival
Manassas Museum Lawn, 9101 Prince William Street, Manassas, 12-6 p.m.

Historic Downtown Manassas will hold its 8th Annual Bands, Brews, and Barbecue Festival featuring award winning craft beers & distilled spirits for sampling, some of Northern Virginia’s best barbecue, and incredible live music by The Danger Zone, His Dream of Lions, and the Tim Vitullo Band. Bring a partner and try your hand at the cornhole tournament hosted by D & D Beach Cornhole, and get ready for an awesome day! http://visitmanassas.org/event/8th-annual-bands-brews-barbecue/

Saturday, September 8 
Marshall Day Fall Festival and 5K
Marshall Community Center, 4133 Rectortown Road, Marshall

Join the Marshall Community Center Advisory Committee for this community wide event that will host a free family festival at 12 p.m. that will include entertainment, crafts, and games at the Community Center, and the Acorn Cross Country 5k at the Northern Fauquier Community Park at 10 a.m. At 1 p.m., join Fauquier County Parks and Recreation, Fauquier County Public Schools, and invited guests for the ribbon cutting of the newly renovated space that will host a free after school program and provide additional space for FCPRD rentals and programs. This space was made possible by community contributions and will be a major benefit to the community’s youth. https://www.facebook.com/events/292170334670397/

Sunday, September 9
John Cowan w/Darin & Brooke Aldridge live at Drum & Strum
102 Main Street, Warrenton. 7-10 p.m.

The Gloria Faye Dingus Music Alliance is pleased to welcome the return of bass guitar superstar, newgrass pioneer and vocalist extraordinaire, John Cowan to the Listening Room at Drum & Strum. John will be joined by award-winning husband and wife duo, Darin & Brooke Aldridge for an evening of music filled with songs, stories, hot instrumentals, and soaring harmonies. Tickets are $30 and seating is limited so advance purchase or reservations are highly recommended. Children 12 and under admitted free with parent or guardian. Proceeds will go to The Gloria Faye Dingus Music Alliance, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing music education and instruments for all those wishing to learn and enjoy music. https://www.facebook.com/events/300191190514989/

Activities and events in the region include classes and workshops for a variety of activities and interests. Yoga, theater and writing classes are available throughout the area, as are various trades skills workshops that you can find here

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