Fall for the Book Festival
Fall for the Book Literary Pop-Up Nights
Pop-Up Lit Night - Story Sprint, Thursday, January 30 @ 7pm
Three authors will write “off-the-cuff” stories using audience suggested beginning and ending sentences. Audience members will also participate by writing and sharing their own Six-Word Stories.
Pop-Up Lit Night - Love Stories, Thursday, February 27 @ 7pm
Sponsored by the Folklore Roundtable, this evening invites audience members to share their own love stories and/or read love poetry and stories written by others. Two Better Said Than Done Story Tellers will also participate.
Pop-Up Lit Night - Editor’s Speed Dating, Thursday, March 26 @ 7pm
Four magazine editors will start off this event with a panel discussion. The second part of the evening will include one-on-one audience/editor meetings (“Speed-dating” style) and a “Polish Your Pitch” small group discussion.
*All events take place at Old Town Hall*
Based at George Mason University, Fall for the Book is an independent non-profit literary arts organization that promotes reading by sponsoring a variety of year-round events and activities, the flagship of which is the Fall for the Book festival held each September or October. The festival as well as other activities for both children and adults: Connect readers and authors so that readers become acquainted on a personal level with writers and their work in new and vibrant ways, illustrate the many ways reading encourages cultural growth through empathy and knowledge, give children their first experience with the thrill of writing creatively through tailored workshops and readings, as well as first publication opportunities. Find a full schedule of events and more information at fallforthebook.org
Fairfax City Scools Arts
Fairfax High School Choirs and Chamber Orchestra
Schubert's Mass in G
January 24th at 7:30pm
Truro Anglican Church
City of Fairfax Band Association
Sponsored by the City of Fairfax and the Commission on the Arts, the City of Fairfax Band has been making music since 1969. By their active participation, ensembles and members of the City of Fairfax Band Association (CFBA) support performing arts in the Fairfax community and in the greater Northern Virginia and Washington DC metropolitan area. Led by talented and experienced musical staff, CFBA ensembles have entertained the citizens of Fairfax, the Commonwealth of Virginia (including Richmond, Yorktown, Orkney Springs, and Fredericksburg), and the Washington, DC metropolitan area for 40 years.
Programs are varied and present the best in classical transcriptions, wind band music, military and marches, show tunes, and much more. CFBA is proud to sponsor new compositions and to showcase new arrangements at every season. Its concerts frequently feature exciting and well-known guest artists.
Ensembles include the nationally renowned City of Fairfax Band, the Main Street Community Band, Northern Virginia Youth Winds, Northern Virginia Junior Winds, the internationally acclaimed German band Alte Kameraden, the Fairfax Swing Band, the Fairfax Saxophone Quartet, the Potomac Brass Quintet, the Rebel Run Dixieland Band, and other small ensembles.
Fairfax Art League
Old Town Hall Gallery
3999 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Old Town Hall Gallery is opened Monday-Thursday from 10:30am-2:30pm
Gallery at City of Fairfax Regional Library
10360 North Street Fairfax, VA
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 9pm
Friday: 10am -6pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm -5pm
Art & Lunch - Grab your lunch, your art, and your creativity! The Fairfax Art League will be hosting an Art & Lunch at Old Town Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bring a lunch and enjoy the company of other artists while creating. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance of Old Town Hall should you choose to pick up a bite in the area.
December 12, 2019
January 9, 2020
February 13, 2020
March 12, 2020
April 9, 2020
The Fairfax Art League was founded in 1986 by six artists exhibiting their work as a group in the John C. Wood complex. In 1987 the six artists, after much consideration about the name adopted The Fairfax Art League (FAL). League was selected since League, by definition, is a covenant between persons, and FAL's covenant is to promote art in the community. In 1988, the League applied for incorporation through the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, which in February 1989 resulted in the League incorporation as a Non Profit Organization. In the years since its inception the League's membership has grown to over 100 members. The Fairfax Art League (FAL) is a vibrant organization comprised of local and regional artists coming together to celebrate the arts.
Friday Morning Music Club
This series is presented on the 3rd Thursday morning in the month, by the Friday Morning Music Club, Inc., a community of music lovers and musicians dedicated to promoting classical music throughout the metropolitan area. On the third Thursday of the month from October through April, except December, they host their performances at Old Town Hall at 12:00pm. Please visit www.fmmc.org for more information.
Songs by Eric Satie
Peggy McNulty, Soprano
Andante Favori, WoO 57 by Beethoven
Barbara Cackler, Piano
Eight Pieces op. 83 by Bruch
Albert Hunt, Clarinet
Bonnie Cohen, Viola
Jung-Yoon Yon, Piano
City of Fairfax Theatre
The City of Fairfax Theatre Company presents:
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
December 5th at 7:30pm
December 6th at 7:30pm
December 7th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
*All performance are at Truro Anglican Church*
Irish Folk Festival
24th Annual Irish Folk Festival
October 5th, 2019
Sherwood Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub, 3971 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, VA
Irish music and dance performances on four stages
Food & craft vendors
Workshops and sessions
More information at www.cceirishfest.org