August Happenings!

Every Tuesday in August:

Take out Tuesday Concert Series

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

HARRIS PAVILION

9201 Center St

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COST:

Free

CONTACT:

Anna Marie Robinson

703-361-9800

Various local musicians performing a variety of songs. Visit one of the many old town restaurants and receive a 10% discount on a take out dinner to the concert. This is a very laid back and relaxing evening. There is also a small farmer’s market going on at the same time.

August 1 – Harlen Simple
August 8 – Chris Rall
August 15 – Zac Quintana
August 22 – Joe Chiocca
August 29 – Gary Smallwood

Every Wednesday in August:

Wednesday Lunch Concert Series

11:30 am – 1:30 pm

HARRIS PAVILION

9201 Center St

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COST:

Free

CONTACT:

Anna Marie Robinson

703-361-9800

Tables and chairs will be set up to hear various musicians perform a variety of songs during the lunch hour. Please bring your own lunch or pick up from any of the 11 old town restaurants that are within walking distance of the Harris Pavilion.
August 2 – Franklin Carrington
August 9 – Deep Crater Boys
August 16 – Gina DeSimone & The Moaners
August 23 – Doug Tumer
August 30 – Rob Maletick

 Every Thursday & Saturday in August:

Farmer’s Market

7:30 am – 1:00 pm

PRINCE WILLIAM LOT (ACROSS FROM THE NEW BALDWIN SCHOOL)

9020 Prince William St

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CONTACT:

Erin Beckman

703-361-6599

erin@historicmanassasinc.org

Come out and enjoy our producer only Farmer’s Market.  Buy Fresh!  Buy Local!

We love them too, but no pets are allowed at the market. Free parking is available in the parking garage.  SNAP proudly accepted.

Check out our list of vendors here!

Make sure to follow us on Facebook for updates and specials this season!

Every Sunday in August:

Sunday Ice Cream Social

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

HARRIS PAVILION

9201 Center St

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COST:

Free

CONTACT:

Anna Marie Robinson

703-361-9800

Enjoy local orchestras and after the concert enjoy free ice cream!

Tuesday, August 1st:

National Night Out

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

MANASSAS MUSEUM

9101 Prince William St

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COST:

Free

Join the annual community event held in conjunction with the Manassas City Police and enjoy music, entertainment and fun for the whole family.

Wednesday, August 2nd:

Cello Fury: Melodies, Moods + Movies

Summer Performances for Young Audiences

11:00 am

Hylton Performing Arts Center

Merchant Hall

This cello rock powerhouse featuring three cellists and a rock and roll drummer brings movie themes to life in a lively performance designed for children that fuses symphonic sounds with driving rock beats to create an unforgettable musical experience.

Tickets:
Adult: $15; Child $5

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Thursday, August 3rd:

Gallery Reception: Marti Patchell, Winner of 2016 Juried Show Exhibition

Botanical Fusion

6:00 pm

Hylton Performing Arts Center

Buchanan Partners Art Gallery

Marti Patchell expresses her passion for gardening and the beauty of nature through an exploration of her interest in the drawn line. Botanical Fusion features works illustrating the intricate layering of formal elements found in the natural world around us. Reflecting upon her “up close” encounters, the artist presents works including monoprint etchings and collages that encourage the viewer to dive deeper into the beauty found in the “power of nature’s display.”

Featuring wines by Stone Tower Winery.

Gallery Receptions are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. RSVP to spavia@gmu.edu

Gallery Sponsors: Buchanan Partners Art Gallery; Wegmans  

Friday, August 4th:

Friday Night Family Movie Night

8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

HARRIS PAVILION

9201 Center St

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COST:

Free

CONTACT:

Anna Marie Robinson

703-361-9800

Bring a blanket or a chair, wear your pajamas and bring popcorn and enjoy a great kid-friendly movie outdoors.

August 4 – Finding Dory
August 18 – Storks

Friday, August 4th:

Museum Exhibit – Tailor-Made: Vintage Fashions from the Museum’s Collection Unveiled @ Manassas Museum

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

MANASSAS MUSEUM

9101 Prince William St

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COST:

Free

Drawing almost exclusively from the museum’s large collection of textiles and accessories, this exhibit will look at the fashions of the first quarter of the 20th century.

Featuring guest curator Meaghan Reddick

Exhibit runs daily May 12 – September 24

Friday, August 4th:

First Friday ‘Dog Days of Summer’ @ Old Town Manassas

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OLD TOWN MANASSAS

Another new month..time to celebrate First Friday! Come out and enjoy the shops and restaurants in Historic Downtown Manassas. Don’t forget…in August we celebrate the DOG Days of Summer. Bring out your dog for a fun evening.

Saturday, August 12th:

Saturday Adult Dance – The Fabulous Bel Airs @ Harris Pavilion

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

HARRIS PAVILION

9201 Center St

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COST:

Free

CONTACT:

Anna Marie Robinson

703-361-9800

annamg5250@aol.com

http://www.harrispavilion.com

Bring your jitter bug moves to the dance floor!! Please bring your own chair as we have a limited number of them!

Saturday, August 12:

An Evening of Comedy @ Center for the Arts

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

CENTER FOR THE ARTS

9419 Battle St

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COST:

Adults $22, Senior/Student $18 Get Tickets

CONTACT:

Jordan Exum

(703)330-2787

jexum@center-for-the-arts.org

Ready to laugh the night away?  Join us as Rooftop Productions presents a night of stand up comedy, improv, and comedy skits. Limited seating, so get your tickets early.

Cash bar and refreshments available in the theatre lobby.

All tickets sales are final.  Please review the Ticket Policy for more details.

August 25th – 27th:

Civil War Weekend

7:00 pm – 5:00 pm

MANASSAS MUSEUM

9101 Prince William St

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COST:

Free

Everything Civil War and so much more, this annual event features keynote speaker Catherine Clinton, re-enactors from both armies, living history demonstrations on medicine, music and games all topped off with the traditional Saturday programs of free bourbon tasting, a dance and the rail car burning at the Museum.

Join us August 25 – 27.

There will also be events at Liberia Plantation at 8601 Portner Ave., Manassas, VA

Hey Manassas! Here’s whats happening in June!

By Team SFMC — Jillian Noelle Ellis: Happy June! Here are some fun activities for the first month of summer!

Friday, June 2nd: National Doughnut Day

Celebrate this annual holiday by planning your morning stop for tomorrow morning! Click here to read about some of the businesses participating by giving away FREE donuts!

Friday, June 2nd: First Friday in Historic Downtown Manassas

6:00pm-9:00pm in Historic Downtown Manassas, Cost: Free

Enjoy the variety of shops and restaurants in Historic Downtown Manassas on Friday, June 2 for First Friday!

Saturday, June 3rd: 23rd Annual Heritage Railway Festival

10:00 am in Historic Downtown Manassas, Cost: $5.00 cash, $6.00 credit card for train excursion tickets

Experience Manassas at its best this June and come out to the 23rd Annual Manassas Heritage Railway Festival. This family celebration of rich railroad history features train memorabilia, specialty vendors, and live performances. Country and blue grass music will transport you, as you watch miniature trains come to life. These elaborate train displays are created by a number of local model train groups. Located under the Harris Pavilion, these displays are a must see.

Visit the canned goods arts sculptures on the Manassas Museum during the festival! All cans will be donated to the food banks to fight hunger.

Saturday, June 3rd: The Gypsy Flea at Belmont Farm Distillary

9:00am-5:00pm at 125 S.East Street, Culpeper, VA 22701, $5.00 to park

Modern Flea Market with Vendors, Music, Food and More! 30+ vendors will be offering new, gently-used, recycled and up cycled merchandise.

Sunday, June 4th: Manassas Hamfest

7:00am-6:00pm at the Prince William County Fairgrounds

Come see Northern Virginia’s largest Amateur Radio, Computer &  Technology show! For more information, visit manassashamfes.org

Saturday, June 10th: The Manassas Color Vibe 5k Run

9:00am-11:00am at Martin K Alloy Boys & Girls Club of Manassas, 9501 Dean Park Lane, Manassas, VA 20110

This 5k chalk race is fun for the whole family! Kids 12 and under run for FREE! A portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the Boys and Girls Club of Manassas.

Click here to register: http://www.thecolorvibe.com/manassas.php

Wednesday, June 7th: Heroes’ Voice National Poetry Contest Reading

7:30pm, Gregory Family Theater

Cost: Free, Donations accepted to support programming for Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families presented by the Veterans and the Arts Initiative.

Join us for The Soldier’s Journey, an evening of music and poetry exploring a variety of perspectives on war, peace, and the soldier’s experience.*  The evening will feature extraordinary selections of live music and poetry, followed by a reception.

These performances are the culminating events of the Heroes’ Voices National Veterans Poetry Contest, a cooperative venture between Heroes’ Voices in San Francisco, CA and George Mason University in Manassas, VA. The four winning poems, selected from hundreds of entries received from Veterans across America, will be featured at both events, along with other selected poetry.

Saturday, June 10th: Okra’s Cajun Occasion 3

12:00pm-4:00pm, City of Manassas Museum Lawn, Cost: $40-$60

Come enjoy a picnic on the lawn with an Authentic Louisiana Buffet and a Crawfish Boil!

Tuesday, June 13th: Primary Election

On Election Day Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Unofficial Election Results are available after the polls close on Election night. For more information, visit manassascity.org/vote

Monday, June 12th: Osbourn High School Gradutation

7:00pm, Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow, VA 20136

Tuesday, June 13th: Primary Election for Governor, Lt. Governor, VA House of Delegates 50th District and Attorney General http://www.manassascity.org/vote

Sunday, June 18th: Father’s Day Jazz Jam

7:30pm, Jirani Coffeehouse, Cost: $20.00

Come out for an evening of Jazz & Blues featuring artists V Cornelius Harrison on Sax, Jon Potter on Guitar, Ken Moorman on Vocals and Alfred Smith III on Trumpet!

Saturday, June 18th (Rain Date June 25): 13th Annual Jazz Festival

12pm-7pm, Historic Manassas, 9431 West Street, Manassas, VA 20110

Previously known as the Manassas Wine & Jazz Festival, this year’s Manassas Jazz Festival is expanding to include wine, beer, and spirits – something for everyone to enjoy!

Saturday, June 24th: “Oklahoma” Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre – Winchester, VA

Cost: $65.00 per person **Cost Subsidized by Bluebird Committee, as a part of their “Trips for the Over 55” Bluebird Tours Catalog**

Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry, because here comes Oklahoma! The classes Rodgers and Hammerstein musical full of rivalry and romance in a turn-of-the-century territory on the Brik of statehood. We will depart Woodbridge at 9:30am and Manassas at 10:15am. Return time is approximately 6:30pm. Lunch is included at the Cracker Barrel in Winchester. The show will be playing from June 22 – July 2.

Tuesday, June 27th: The Science of Sound

11:00am & 12:30pm, Merchant Hall – Hylton Performing Arts Center, Cost: Adults $15.00, Children $5.00

Come hear and “see” what sound is all about! Sound waves become visible in this exciting performance that uses technology to transform sound into a multisensory experience. Caryn Lin uses her five-string electric violin, loop recorder, oscilloscope (a device that displays electronic signals and waveforms), and other special effect tools to create amazing soundscapes.

Featured all month:

Museum at the Market, Saturday Farmer’s Market

9am-1pm, Cost: FREE

Location: Prince William Lot, Across from the New Baldwin Elementary School

Historic Downtown Walking Tours, Second, Third and Fourth Saturday

2:00pm, Cost: FREE

Enjoy a narrated tour of historic downtown Manassas