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Honoring the Future: Climate Art & Action

  • August 29, 2016 - October 2, 2016

Buchanan Partners Art Gallery

Art can be a powerful catalyst for creative solutions to climate change: art focuses attention, compels reflection, taps creativity, and inspires innovation. So artists have increasingly expressed concern in their artwork about climate change.

This exhibition presents photographs of the work of a dozen pioneers of this emerging art. Taken together, their work develops a narrative theme that depicts melting glaciers, rising seas, and extreme storms but also showcases sustainable responses to climate change.

These artworks deliver a powerful visual message about the challenges climate change presents to our natural resources, our economy, and our children's future. But they also offer hope, inspiring us to act –to preserve our children's future, to protect our communities, to make a difference where we live, work, study, and play.

Honoring the Future is a nonprofit project dedicated to harnessing the power of art to educate, empower, and engage the public on climate change. We have partnered with the Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, arts institutions, community organizations, colleges and schools to create inspiring exhibitions and education programs on climate change. We aim to build a better world for our children and grandchildren by creating resilient, environmentally responsible, "climate smART" communities, starting with you. Learn More.

Featuring wines by The Winery at La Grange
Exhibition sponsor: Lifelong Learning – Manassas

Gallery Receptions are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. RSVP to jconnor8@gmu.edu.

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Russian Grand Ballet: Swan Lake

  • October 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Merchant Hall

Only one opportunity to see the full-length classic production of the world's famous ballet – Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, featuring Russia's brightest ballet stars! There is good reason why Swan Lake is so often called the "ballet of all ballets". The combination of pure romanticism, the story of love and deception and Tchaikovsky's famous ballet music all continue to reach new generations of audiences. Russian Grand Ballet was founded by and incorporated graduates from the Great Russian choreographic schools of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev. The principal dancers of the company came from the upper ranks of the great ballet companies and academies. Today, the Russian Grand Ballet is its own institution, with over 50 brilliant dancers. www.russiangrandballet.com

Tickets:
$65, $60, $55, $45, $35, $25
Senior and students discounts available

REMIX: Mason School of Art Alumni Exhibition

  • October 3, 2016 - November 6, 2016

Buchanan Partners Art Gallery

The School of Art REMIX: Alumni Exhibition spans multiple George Mason University galleries at our Arlington, Prince William County, and Fairfax Campuses. The exhibition reception on October 13th provides an enjoyable evening where, students, alumni, and faculty are able to come together and share their experiences, discuss current events, and reconnect with other alumni. The School of Art is founded on the premise that art both reflects and inspires a creative society, improving the human condition while describing the world, both as it is and could be. The School of Art focuses on the role of artists in that conversation; encourages students to see art both as individual expression and public interaction; and celebrates historical reference, current relevance, experimentation –emphasizing innovative ways of thinking that enhance the impact of art on the future of society. Learn more.

Gallery Reception: Thursday, October 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with live music by singer-songwriter, Caroline Cotter, and featuring beer by Atlas Brew Works.

Gallery Receptions are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. RSVP to jconnor8@gmu.edu.

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Free and open to the public

Lecture: Cuban Nights by the Havana Cuba All-Stars 

  • October 3, 2016 at 10:30 am

Hylton Performing Arts Center

Instructor: Jim Carroll

The pulse of the Caribbean fills the air as Jim Carroll introduces you to Cuba's most prominent musicians, who share their rich musical heritage from the Rumba to the Cha-Cha-Cha to the Habanera. In this interactive discussion/presentation you will journey to the land of white-sand beaches, swirling cigar smoke, and swinging music with rhythmic drums and castanets, wailing trumpets, masterful acoustic guitar, and amazing vocals. Presenting the wide tapestry that exists in Cuban music, from Latin dance to soulful ballads, “The Asere Friendship Tour” is The Havana Cuba All-Stars' debut U.S. tour, which celebrates the new open relationship between the United States and Cuba.

Professor Jim Carroll has a versatile background ranging from tours with Michael Jackson to Woody Herman and the Thundering Herd. He is the founder and artistic director of the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra and the Jazz Connection. He is passionate about spreading the word of the power of the arts to bring people together, change lives and do good in the world. Jim resides in Manassas with his wife Janette.

Performance: The Havana Cuba All-Stars, Cuban Nights
Friday, 8:00 p.m., Oct. 14

Bob Marsh, LLI Coordinator

bandkmarsh@verizon.net, 703-368-7276

LLI is partnering with the Hylton Performing Arts Center for three performances this season. Three lecture topics presented at the Hylton Center will be specifically tied to three Hylton performances (prior to the performance dates). These lectures are open to the public, however, you must purchase your own Hylton Center ticket to the performance associated with the lecture.

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

Matinee Idylls:

Matinee Idylls: Mason Jazz: Minding the Drums in Congo Square

  • October 4, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Gregory Family Theater

Mason Jazz hits the road to map the musical migration of "America's Classical Music": jazz. This musical journey travels from its birthplace of New Orleans to Chicago's roaring 1920's music scene to the swingin' "cradle of jazz" in Kansas City, and other legendary jazz cities. Sax virtuoso Jim Carroll leads the premier Mason Jazz Chamber Ensemble comprising faculty and students in a program that features songstress extraordinaire, Darden Purcell.

Lunch Sponsor: Mum Mum

Tickets:
$45 (12:30 lunch and concert)
$25 (concert only)

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Galileo's Science Café: Personalized Therapy: Offering New Hope for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients by Dr. Mariaelena Pierobon

  • October 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Gregory Family Theater

Precision medicine is transforming cancer therapy from a one-size-fits-all approach to customized patient treatment. Changes within DNA, RNA, and proteins are the underlying cause of cancer and such changes can vary widely across patient populations. By targeting the unique biochemistry of individual tumors, precision medicine provides personalized solutions for each patient.

The SideOut Foundation, a non-profit organization located in Fairfax VA, pioneered the field of personalized treatment for metastatic breast cancer by sponsoring a series of clinical trials in which data collected from each patient’s tumor is used to guide individual treatment selection. Nationwide breast cancer oncologists are working side-by-side with research scientists in the SideOut clinical study to identify genomic and proteomic alterations that are driving tumor growth in each individual patient. The physicians use the molecular information as a roadmap for treatment selection.

I will provide an overview of the SideOut Foundation sponsored trials, the role that our laboratory has played in the delivery of personalized therapy for metastatic breast cancer patients and the tremendous impact precision medicine has on cancer treatment and survival.

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Hylton Center Extra! Native Run

  • October 7, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Gregory Family Theater

This organic, acoustic, and musically smart country music duo has performed at the Grand Ole Opry, opened for Lady Antebellum, and now brings its self-described "playful-yet-heartfelt" unique sound to the intimate Gregory Family Theater for all to enjoy. Don't miss this instrument-driven performance including acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, and stunning vocals by musical partners Bryan Dawley and Mason alumna, Rachel Beauregard.


$25

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Manassas Chorale: Love Actually

  • October 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Merchant Hall

Come share seven decades of love songs with the Manassas Chorale, the Chorale Ensemble, their instrumentalists, and guest artists. From upbeat selections to the sentimental, you're sure to hear one of your favorites.

Tickets:
$20, $18 adults; free to Mason students and children (18 years and younger)

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Gallery Reception: REMIX: Mason Alumni Exhibition

  • October 13, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Buchanan Partners Art Gallery

Welcoming back Mason alumni from years past, this exhibition spans multiple George Mason University galleries including the Arlington, Prince William County Sci/Tech, and Fairfax campuses. Be sure to also join the School of Art for a special gallery reception on October 13 where, students, alumni, and faculty come together to share their experiences, discuss current events, and reconnect with other alumni.

With live music by singer-songwriter, Caroline Cotter. Featuring beer by Atlas Brew Works.

Gallery Receptions are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. RSVP to jconnor8@gmu.edu.

Free and open to the public

Mason School of Theater: The Laramie Project

by Moisés Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project; Directed by Heather Hicks:
A Studio Series Production

  • October 13, 2016 - October 15, 2016 at 8:00 pm
  • October 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Gregory Family Theater

In October 1998, Matthew Shepard was viciously beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. Following the attack, Moisés Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project conducted interviews with hundreds of Laramie residents. These interviews were used to create this emotionally charged story that will leave you considering the past, present, and hope for a better future.

Tickets:
$20 General Admission;
$10 Students, Staff, Seniors and Groups

This performance will also be presented at the Center for the Arts TheatreSpace in Fairfax on October 6-8 at 8 pm, and October 8 & 9 at 2 pm.

Lecture: Bat Boy: The Musical

  • October 14, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Hylton Performing Arts Center

Instructor: Susy Moorstein and Cast Members 

In preparation for the Prince William Little Theatre performance of Bat Boy: The Musical, Producer Susy Moorstein and PWLT cast members will discuss how the show came together including costumes, set construction, actors, and music. Bat Boy is the story of a boy raised by bats in the hills of West Virginia. The effect of his appearance on the community and the ways in which he tries to fit in resonate with some parts of society today. Down home music and dancing enhance the mood of this “comedy/horror show.”

Susy Moorstein was active in professional and community theater in Ohio before moving to Prince William Co. and co-founding Prince William Little Theatre in 1980. She has directed about a dozen shows for PWLT and costumed about 40 productions throughout the local theater community. As a collector for over 40 years and owner of SusyQtiques, a vintage clothing store, she enjoys costuming historical shows. Susy and her husband Mark are parents of two children and four grandchildren, who keep them busy and young.

Performance: Bat Boy: The Musical

Fridays & Saturdays, 8:00 p.m., Oct. 21, 22, 28, 29
Sundays, 2:00 p.m., Oct. 23, 30

Hylton Performing Arts Center

Bob Marsh, LLI Coordinator

bandkmarsh@verizon.net, 703-368-7276

LLI is partnering with the Hylton Performing Arts Center for three performances this season. Three lecture topics presented at the Hylton Center will be specifically tied to three Hylton performances (prior to the performance dates). These lectures are open to the public, however, you must purchase your own Hylton Center ticket to the performance associated with the lecture.

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

Hylton Presents:

The Havana Cuba All-Stars: Cuban Nights

  • October 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Merchant Hall

The pulse of the Caribbean fills the air as Cuba's most prominent musicians share their rich musical heritage, from the Rumba to the Cha-Cha-Cha to the Habanera. Journey to the land of white-sand beaches, swirling cigar smoke, and swinging music with the acclaimed Havana Cuba All-Stars. This exciting band brings the Cuban vibe to life with rhythmic drums and castanets, wailing trumpets, masterful acoustic guitar, and amazing vocals. Devoted to presenting the wide tapestry that exists in Cuban music — from Latin dance to soulful ballads — this concert presents the great musical traditions of the Cuban people. "The Asere Friendship Tour" is The Havana Cuba All-Stars' debut U.S. tour and celebrates the new open friendship between the United States and Cuba. Bringing the musical traditions of their forefathers to the U.S. for the first time, the group's Spanish vocals and traditional songs are sure to leave audiences dancing in the aisles.

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The Havana Cuba All-Stars will also perform at the Center for the Arts on the Fairfax Campus on October 15 at 8:00 pm. Learn more.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Michel Pardron, Music Director. Spanish Translator: Rei Berroa (Oct 14, 2016) Pre-Performance Discussion

$50, $43, $30. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

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Hylton Family Series:

Odd Squad Live!

Please note that the performance times for the Odd Squad are now 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. There is no longer an 11 a.m. performance of this show.

  • October 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm
  • October 15, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Merchant Hall

Attention Odd Squad fans, there is oddness in your town and Ms. O needs YOU to help solve it. Team up with brand new agents Orian and Oleanna in this live, interactive adventure. With help from Ms. O back at headquarters, kids will put their STEM skills to the test and decode, decipher and unravel clues to stop villains like Father Time and Lady Terrible. Featuring an original script by the creators of Odd Squad and new music including songs by Soundcheck, Odd Squad: Live! is a laugh-out-loud, action-packed experience not to be missed.

Odd Squad is an Emmy Award winning series about a spy organization run by kids that investigates anything strange, weird and especially odd. Each episode follows kid agents as they track down villains, stop odd creatures and help people with odd conditions like The Jinx or The Sing-Alongs. Odd Squad is a little Men In Black for kids, mixed with Airplane and elements of Get Smart. Also embedded in each episode is a math lesson aimed at kids 4 to 8, leading to the expression: Odd is the problem, math is the solution.

ODD SQUAD: LIVE! is based on the PBS Kids series, Odd Squad, created by Tim McKeon and Adam Peltzman with original music by Paul Buckley. It is produced by The Fred Rogers Company and Sinking Ship Entertainment. Major funding for Odd Squad is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting & the U.S. Department of Education.

Adults: $15
Children: $5

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Manassas Ballet Theatre: Frankenstein

  • October 21, 2016 - October 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm
  • October 23, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Merchant Hall

Manassas Ballet Theatre leads you through this frightful classic, featuring an international cast of company dancers in their season opening performance. Kim Reynolds' band and an original score accompany this monsterish tale.

Tickets:
$55, $45, $35, $25, $15

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Prince William Little Theatre: Bat Boy: The Musical

  • October 21, 2016 - October 22, 2016 at 8:00 pm
  • October 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm
  • October 28, 2016 - October 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm
  • October 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Gregory Family Theater

A half-boy half-bat creature is found in a cave and brought to the home of a local veterinarian. Under the guidance of the vet's wife and daughter, Bat Boy "Edgar" begins to speak and learn, but struggles with the realization that the people of Hope Falls will never accept him. This darkly comic musical deals with themes of hypocrisy, acceptance, forgiveness and revenge while revealing how the Bat-Boy came to be and what his future holds.

Warning: Includes comedic sexual content, partial nudity, and violence. Not suitable for children.

Tickets:
$25 adults
$20 seniors, students (12 years and older), and active and retired military

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Lecture: Does My Vote Count? 

  • October 24, 2016 at 10:30 am

Hylton Performing Arts Center

Instructor: Mitch Rachlis, Ph.D.

Prepare for the fall 2016 election by becoming better informed about the value of a vote, which depends on the voting rules in place, the size and shape of a district, and the number of representatives elected from each district. In the United States, we usually have one district, one vote, and the candidate with plurality wins. Dr. Rachlis will discuss the implications of election rule changes that have recently been passed in a number of states.

Mitch Rachlis holds a Ph.D. in economics and is retired after 30 years with the Government Accounting Office. At GAO he specialized in analyzing the performance and regulation of housing, mortgage, and financial markets.  Mitch has taught economics, real estate finance, and financial markets at several universities. He has published professional articles on risks in markets, statistical appraisal methods, statistical tests for discrimination in financial markets and financial literacy.  He is a frequent lecturer for LLI-Manassas.

Ann Cain, LLI Coordinator

alcainva@yahoo.com, 703-754-8573

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

Lecture: 1, 2, Threepenny Opera: Before the Curtain Rises 

  • October 25, 2016 at 10:30 am

Instructor: Ken Elston

What will happen this fall before the curtain rises on George Mason’s production of The Threepenny Opera? Ken Elston will bring you into the production process from concept to stage sets and costumes and from rehearsal to performance.  Haunted by spirits of the German music hall, this daring social satire is Bertolt Brecht’s and Kurt Weil’s most popular musical. In Mason’s production, wartime camaraderie and sacrifices set the stage for this humorous examination of class struggle and sexual politics in Post-WWI New York City. 

Ken Elston has directed on major regional stages in the U.S. and overseas. He is the director of the George Mason School of Theatre, where he teaches performance and directing. This production is part of his endeavor to build musical theatre studies at Mason.

Performance: The Threepenny Opera

Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 8:00 p.m., Nov. 3, 4, 5
Saturday, 2:00 p.m., Nov. 5

Hylton Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $30 adults, $15 students & seniors.

Bob Marsh, LLI Coordinator

bandkmarsh@verizon.net, 703-368-7276

LLI is partnering with the Hylton Performing Arts Center for three performances this season. Three lecture topics presented at the Hylton Center will be specifically tied to three Hylton performances (prior to the performance dates). These lectures are open to the public, however, you must purchase your own Hylton Center ticket to the performance associated with the lecture.

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

Lecture: Does My Vote Count? 

  • October 28, 2016 at 10:30 am

Hylton Performing Arts Center

Instructor: Mitch Rachlis, Ph.D.

Prepare for the fall 2016 election by becoming better informed about the value of a vote, which depends on the voting rules in place, the size and shape of a district, and the number of representatives elected from each district. In the United States, we usually have one district, one vote, and the candidate with plurality wins. Dr. Rachlis will discuss the implications of election rule changes that have recently been passed in a number of states.

Mitch Rachlis holds a Ph.D. in economics and is retired after 30 years with the Government Accounting Office. At GAO he specialized in analyzing the performance and regulation of housing, mortgage, and financial markets.  Mitch has taught economics, real estate finance, and financial markets at several universities. He has published professional articles on risks in markets, statistical appraisal methods, statistical tests for discrimination in financial markets and financial literacy.  He is a frequent lecturer for LLI-Manassas.

Ann Cain, LLI Coordinator

alcainva@yahoo.com, 703-754-8573

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

Hylton Presents:

Reduced Shakespeare Company: The Complete History of America (abridged): Election Edition!

  • October 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Merchant Hall

Enjoy a comedic romp through 600 years of American history in just 90 minutes as this trio of comedians turns their satirical wit to the U.S. election process. Coming at the height of election season, this rollercoaster ride through our country's glorious and messy past reminds audiences of what makes America great... our ability to enjoy a good laugh. Since its original long-running hit show, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), the Reduced Shakespeare Company (RSC) has taken on many other topics, all abridged and every bit as hilarious. In this production, RSC irreverently portrays American giants from Lincoln to Lewis and Clark, tackles the controversies of our history, and manifests our destiny into a rapid and ridiculous retelling of history from sea to shining sea. "What the 'Daily Show' might be like if it were hosted by the Marx Brothers." (Boston Herald)


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Pre-Performance Discussion: Austin Tichenor and Reed Martin (Oct 28, 2016) Pre-Performance Discussion

$44, $37, $26. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

2016-2017 HP Sponsor - NOVANT/UVA

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Manassas Symphony Orchestra: Il Virtuosi

  • October 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Merchant Hall

The Manassas Symphony, winner of the 2015 American Prize for Orchestral Performance, opens its 24th Season celebrating virtuoso performers and composers – Liszt, Paganini, and Tchaikovsky. Works include Liszt's Les Préludes, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, and Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 2 in b minor ("La campanella") featuring internationally acclaimed violinist Emil Chudnovsky.

Tickets:
$20 adults
$16 seniors and educators; free students (through college)

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