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Learn to Dance at the New Dance Program, Watch a Chainsaw Artist and Ride Twisted Twister…

 It’s that time again for the beautiful log carvings of the popular Chainsaw Chix, more than 100 crafters and an all new interactive dance session with dance groups like the Israeli Dance Program and the Happy Feet Cloggers at the 29th Annual Manassas Fall Jubilee to be held, Sat., Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Old Town Manassas, Va. With FREE admission and FREE parking, the event will feature hundreds of crafters, including exhibitors with handmade jewelry and products, woodcrafts, face painting, a pumpkin patch, live entertainment and rides. For more information, call 703-361-6599.

New this year, the Fall Jubilee is hosting an interactive dance area with dance groups like, The Happy Feet Cloggers, The Suburban Gypsies and the Israeli Dance Program. Attendees can watch performances and learn the dance steps as well.

Fourth Annual Arts and Craft Show at South Run RECenter

From Fairfax County Park Authority:


Experience the world of arts and crafts by more than 50 artisans at the third annual Arts and Crafts Show at South Run RECenter.  The event takes place on Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, October 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Crafters will tempt shoppers with everything from beautiful jewelry to intricate woodworking.  Other crafting categories include photography, painting, glasswork, clothing, dolls and pottery to mention just a few.

This is an annual favorite for folks looking for holiday gifts and unique hand crafted items. The show has been juried by the Northern Virginia Hand Crafters Guild, ensuring the highest quality from the vendors, all of whom are members of the guild.  Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day.

The Art League at the Alexandria Festival for the Arts with the Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser

The Art League at the Alexandria Festival for the Arts with the Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser

The Art League is kicking off the festivities for the FREE Alexandria Festival for the Arts THIS SATURDAY, September 10 beginning at 10:00 am at Market Square (corner of King and North Fairfax Streets), and all are invited to come and join the festivities.

We will host a variety of free creative programs from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at Market Square in Old Town Alexandria (corner of King & North Fairfax Streets) on both Saturday and Sunday. Fun, hands-on, art activities for all ages will be offered throughout the day along with demonstrations by nationally recognized artists. The weekend will also feature our popular Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser, back for TWO days this year and with 1,000 bowls!!

Updated Event Cancellations Due to Hurricane Irene

From drink specials to cancellations, everything you need to know here! 

Jimmy Buffet at Jiffy Lube- Postponed until Thursday September 1st

Journey and Foreigner at Jiffy Lube - Postponed until Sunday September 4th

D.C. State Fair - Postponed (new date TBA)

Columbia Heights Day -Now Columbia Heights Bar Crawl!

D.C. United vs. Portland Timbers - Postponed

MLK Memorial Dedication - Postponed

MLK Memorial Dedication Party w/ Biz Markie at 9:30 Club - Postponed

Chuck Brown at 9:30 Club - Postponted to Sunday August 28th at 7 p.m.

Mary Chapin Carpenter Show at Wolf Trap Cancelled

Mary Chapin Carpenter Show at Wolf Trap Cancelled

Please Note: The Mary Chapin Carpenter performance Saturday, August 27th, at the Filene Center has been cancelled, and will not be rescheduled this summer.

REFUND INFORMATION: If you purchased your tickets with a credit card, your card will be credited with your refund. If tickets were purchased by check, cash, or gift certificate, you will receive a refund check. Refunds will be automatically processed over the next 3 weeks.

For questions, please contact Wolf Trap Ticket Services at (703) 255-1868.

Wolf Trap greatly appreciates your patronage and hopes you will attend another performance.

Local Hula Group to Perform at Festivals in China

From Fairfax County Park Authority:


Hui O Ka Pua Ilima, a local hula group that meets at Spring Hill RECenter in McLean, Va., has been invited by George Mason University’s New World Bilingual Institute to perform in China’s Gala Festivals next month. The troupe will showcase Hawaiian dancing at a number of public and private performances. The trip will be the second for troupe member and aquatics supervisor Joyce Quay. Joining Hui O Ka Pua Ilima is Hui Hula O Na Pualani of Arlington, Va., and also a member of the Hawaii State Society Ukulele Hui from McLean.