City of Fairfax 33rd Annual Spotlight on the Arts Festival


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WHAT: City of Fairfax 33rd Annual Spotlight on the Arts Festival

WHEN: 04/20/2018 – 05/11/2018 (all day)

WHERE: Old Town Hall, Fairfax, VA 22030

32nd Annual Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts Festival starts on April 20th with a glittering evening at Old Town Hall celebrating three decades of arts in the City of Fairfax. Sponsored by the City of Fairfax in cooperation with George Mason University and the arts community of Fairfax, Spotlight on the Arts continues its commitment to support and encourage the awareness of cultural opportunities in the greater Fairfax community. It has grown into a significant three-week festival and is now considered one of Virginia’s foremost arts festivals. With outstanding music performances from leading musicians, quality arts exhibitions, dance (both classical and modern) stimulating theater performances, community activities and events. This year’s Festival of youth, of music, of dance and so much more all highlight the emerging vibrant art scene in historic Old Town Fairfax.

We are delighted to bring you so many exceptional events in the Spotlight on the Arts Festival this year. In the spirit of a festival all participating groups endeavor to bring you the best arts and cultural events on offer during this year’s program – come and enjoy the festival! For more information and the schedule for this year’s Festival, please visit www.fairfaxspotlight.org.




33rd Annual Spotlight on the Arts Festival
Please check www.fairfaxspotlight.com for latest events. Programs are occasionally subject to change.
Fri, Apr 20 7pm
Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts $ Opening Gala
Old Town Hall
Apr 20 & 21 8pm
Apr 22 2pm
Mason Opera
“Albert Herring” – Comic Opera by Benjamin Britten $ Harris Theatre, GMU
Fri, Apr 20 8pm
Great Performances at Mason $ “The King’s Singers”
Concert Hall, GMU
Sat, Apr 21 2pm – 4pm
Fairfax Art League, Spotlight on the Arts Reception and Awards
Old Town Hall
Apr 21 2pm, 7pm
Apr 22 2pm
Shoestring Theatre Company $ “The Best Doctor in Town” Pacers Pop-Up Theatre Space 10427 North St., Fairfax
Sat, Apr 21 5 – 8pm
School of Art $
Off the Wall – an evening to celebrate the visual arts at Mason Create a piece of Art, Star in a Film or play a Virtual Game Art and Design Building, GMU
Sat, Apr 21 7pm
Britepaths Artful Living “Empowerment” $ An Evening of Art, Wine, and Community The Sherwood Center

Sat, Apr 21 8pm
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra $ “Connections Through Time” Simone Dinnerstein, piano Concert Hall, GMU
Sun, Apr 22 2pm
Washington Chamber Orchestra $
“Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns” The Sherwood Center
Sun, Apr 22 4pm
Main Street Community Band Spotlight Concert
The Sherwood Center
Sun, Apr 22 6pm – 9pm
11th Annual Spotlight Bluegrass & American Roots ‘Andrew Acosta & Friends’
The Auld Shebeen
Sun, Apr 22 7pm
Great Performances at Mason $ The Hot Sardines
Concert Hall, GMU
Mon, Apr 23 10:30am
Funday Monday – Peter McCory One Man Band Fairfax Commission on the Arts
Old Town Hall
Mon, Apr 23 2pm
Free Yoga
Center for the Arts Lobby, GMU
Tue, Apr 24 10:30am
Storytime in the Park in association with the Fairfax County Public Library
Old Town Square
Tue, Apr 24 7pm
An Evening with Professor Kinter
“How Climate Change is Affecting Virginia” Old Town Hall

Thu, Apr 26 10:30am
Lace Time with Paint Your Own Potttery $ Young at Heart Senior Center
Green Acres Center
Thu, Apr 26 5:30pm
Fall for the Book: Pop-Up Lit Night
Pacers Pop-Up Theatre Space 10427 North St., Fairfax
Thu, Apr 26 7pm
John Mason Arts Achievement & Business Awards Presented by Fairfax Commission on the Arts
The Sherwood Center
Thu, Apr 26 8pm
Mason Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band $
Concert Hall, GMU
Fri, Apr 27 7pm
Fairfax High School Jazz Ensemble with U.S. Navy Commodores Jazz Band $
The Sherwood Center
Apr 27 & 28 7pm
Apr 29 1pm
FX Players presents Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” $ Fairfax High School
Apr 27 & 28 8pm
Apr 28 2pm
Mason Chorale Broadway Showcase $ Harris Theatre, GMU
Apr 27 & 28 8pm
Apr 28 2pm
Mason Players “Originals” $ TheatreSpace, GMU
Apr 27 & 28 8pm
Apr 29 3pm
“Orson the Magnificent – The Magic of Orson Welles” $ City of Fairfax Theatre Company
Old Town Hall

Sat, Apr 28 10am – 5pm
Fairfax History Day $ Historic Blenheim
Sat, Apr 28 10am – 3pm
Chesapeake Lace Guild – 10th Annual Lace Day
The Sherwood Center
Sat, Apr 28 11:30am
Woman’s Club of Fairfax Fashion Show
American Legion Post #177 Oak Street, Fairfax
Apr 28 2pm, 7pm
Apr 29 2pm
Shoestring Theatre Company $ “The Best Doctor in Town” Pacers Pop-Up Theatre Space 10427 North St., Fairfax
Sat, Apr 28 7pm
MCT Fest (Music, Computer, Technology) $ Fairfax Academy for Communications & Arts The Sherwood Center
Sun, Apr 29 11am – 1pm
Student Playwright Festival Acting for Young People The Sherwood Center
Sun, Apr 29 2pm – 4pm
Faculty & Student Concert Mason Community Arts Academy The Sherwood Center
Sun, Apr 29 6pm – 9pm
“Mary Poppins in Concert” Acting for Young People The Sherwood Center
Sun, Apr 29 7pm
Great Performances at Mason $
Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel Concert Hall, GMU

Mon, Apr 30 10:30am
Funday Monday – Arty Party with Young at Heart Seniors* Fairfax Commission on the Arts
Old Town Hall
Mon, Apr 30 8pm
School of Music
International Jazz Day Concert $ Concert Hall, GMU
Tue, May 1 10:30am
Storytime in the Park in association with the Fairfax County Public Library
Old Town Square
Tue, May 1 7:30pm
Vienna-Falls Chorus, Sweet Adelines*
The Sherwood Center
Tue, May 1 8pm
School of Music $
Mason Jazz Vocal Concert Concert Hall, GMU
Wed, May 2 11am – 2pm
Young at Heart Senior Center Open House*
Green Acres Center
Wed, May 2 7:30pm
Historic Fairfax City, Inc. & Mason History of George Mason University Old Town Hall
May 3 – 5 7pm
May 5 1pm
FX Players presents Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” $ Fairfax High School
May 3 – 5 8pm
May 6 3pm
“Orson the Magnificent – The Magic of Orson Welles” $ City of Fairfax Theatre Company
Old Town Hall
Thu, May 3 7:30pm
The Call To Creativity*
Freeman Patterson Lecture in association with Osher Life Long Learning Center

An evening with Freeman Patterson, photographer and writer.
The Sherwood Center
May 3 – 6
Mason Film Festival and FAVS@10 Celebration
Check for venues and times favs.gmu.edu
GMU
Fri, May 4 8pm
School of Music $
Mason Wind Symphony & Ohio State Band Concert Concert Hall, GMU
May 4 & 5 8pm
Dance Innovations with Mason School of Music $
Harris Theatre, GMU
Sat, May 5 2pm – 8pm
Derby-Q, BBQ, Blues, Bourbon & Brews $
Old Town Square
Sat, May 5 7:30pm
Avant Fairfax – an eclectic evening of music & art
The Sherwood Center
Sun, May 6 1pm – 5pm
An Afternoon with AFYP Acting for Young People The Sherwood Center
Sun, May 6 5pm – 6pm
“Tubas in the Park” Mason Tuba Concert Band Old Town Square
Sun, May 6 7pm
Fairfax Saxophone Quartet
The Sherwood Center
Mon, May 7 10:30am
Funday Monday – Mr. Skip and St. Leo’s School Fairfax Commission on the Arts
Old Town Hall

Mon, May 7 2pm
Free Yoga
Center for the Arts Lobby, GMU
Tue, May 8 10:30am
Storytime in the Park in association with the Fairfax County Public Library
Old Town Square
Tue, May 8 6pm, 8pm
School of Dance $
Dance Studio Series Performance deLaski 3009 – Dance Studio, GMU
Tue, May 8 11am – 12pm
“All About Dogs” – a family-friendly fun show MVLE and BodyWise Dance
The Sherwood Center
Thu, May 10 6:30pm
Jazz Happy Hour
City of Fairfax Chamber of Commerce De Clieu Coffee Shop
10389 Main Street
Thu, May 10 7pm
“An Evening in Korea”
Fairfax Academy for Communications and the Arts The Sherwood Center
Fri, May 11 11am
Mother’s Day Tea
Young at Heart Senior Center Green Acres Center
Fri, May 11 7:30pm
“An Evening in Germany” with Alte Kameraden German Band
The Sherwood Center
Sat, May 12 10am – 6pm
Mural Slam – an amazing event! Sponsored by Kimco Realty
Old Town Square
Sat, May 12 8pm
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra $
“A Night at the Opera, A 60th Anniversary Celebration”

Danielle Talamantes, soprano Carl Tanner, tenor
Concert Hall, GMU
Sat, May 12 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Northern Virginia Ceili – Irish Dance $
Green Acres Center
Sun, May 13 2pm – 4pm
MusicLink Foundation – Mother’s Day Recital
Old Town Hall
Thu, May 17 6:30pm – 8:30pm Hometown Thursdays
Witness Protection
Old Town Square
Sat, May 19 10am – 3pm
21st Annual Antique Car Show and Bluegrass
City Hall
Sat, May 19 10am – 1pm
Kids Safety Saturday
City Hall
Sat, May 19 10am – 3pm
Art in the Park with Fairfax Art League and Friends
Old Town Square
Sat, May 19 7:30pm
City of Fairfax Band $ “The Americas” Fairfax High School
Sun, May 20 3:00pm
Northern Virginia Youth Winds – Spring Concert
Fairfax High School
*Part of the Creative Aging Festival







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