Fall for the Book Trivia Nights - Online!
- June 16
- June 30
- July 14
- July 28
- August 11
- August 25
Earn bragging rights while you support the Fall for the Book festival. You can come as one, or come as part of a team to participate in a fun night of fundraising trivia.
If it’s been written about, we’ll ask you about it! Books, movies, sports legends, famous literary places, technology, science, and more are all fair game. There will be three rounds of questions, and your points will be recorded after each round. Thanks to our sponsors at the City of Fairfax Economic Development Authority, at the end of the evening, the winning individual or team will be awarded a $25 gift card. Register at https://fallforthebook.org/trivianights/
Fall for the Book is going virtual!
In the year of COVID-19 and our twenty-second festival, Fall for the Book is making a radical change. We’re excited to announce that we’re going virtual! Authors from all over will join us, including our headliners Rainbow Rowell and Tommy Orange, along with Porochista Khakpour, Emily Wilson, David Marwell, Art Taylor, and many more.
Instead of hosting four days filled to the brim with programs, get a whole season of literary events at your fingertips. Join us on #FallfortheBookFridays at noon and for
other special events throughout the semester. Taking the festival online keeps us all safe while extending our borders across the nation and around the world.
We're elevating our status to "on demand"
Reading has always had the power to connect people, to encourage empathy, and to shine a light on lives unlike our own. In this new digital landscape, that hasn’t changed. The literary community is adapting swiftly, bringing us together in new and exciting ways, giving us a chance to be part of something enlightening, inspirational, and fun–all from the comfort and safety of our own homes. Now you can settle in with your kids to watch a live, interactive event with their favorite illustrator, or get a front-row seat to a talk with a writer who lives half a world away, no plane ticket required. By bringing the festival online, we hope to further unite the George Mason campus with the local community, while making meaningful connections with people wherever they live.
About Fall for the Book
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
The City of Fairfax Theatre Company Presents
A Midsummer Nights Dream
Directed by Adam Ressa
August 6-16, 2020
10455 Armstrong Street, Fairfax, VA 22030
Deep in an enchanted forest, four young lovers brawl over each other's affections, a troop of actors prepare for the opportunity of a lifetime, while mischievous sprites play tricks on them all. Magic, madness, mayhem, and of course, love intertwine as William Shakespeare’s raucous comedy comes to life in our first "Shakespeare in the City of Fairfax" at Veterans Amphitheater, August 2020.
Fairfax High School Choirs and Chamber Orchestra
Schubert's Mass in G
January 24th at 7:30pm
Truro Anglican Church
Summer Under the Stars
Thursday, 7:30pm at Veterans Amphitheatre (City Hall)
July 9 Blaskapelle Alte Kameraden
July 16 City of Fairfax Band Children’s Concert
July 23 Main Street Community Band
July 30 City of Fairfax Band
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.
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
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.
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.
See you next Year!
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