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April 2018

COLLECT! 2018

April 4 - April 20
Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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The COLLECT! 2018 exhibition features more than 70 original works of art generously donated by the acclaimed community of artists at Workhouse Arts Center. This year’s collection includes painting, sculpture, photographs, fiber art, jewelry and more with subject matter varying from traditional figuration, natural landscapes, bright and bold abstraction, oriental clay wares to conceptual collage. A diverse and rich body of work, this exhibition attests to each artists’ individuality and personal passion as well as Workhouse Arts commitment to connecting fine art and community. Visit the McGuireWoods Gallery April 4 – April 20 to preview the collection in advance of…

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Open Life Drawing

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Building W-6, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

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Open Life Drawing

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Building W-6, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

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Second Saturday Art Walk

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Entire Campus, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Join us from 6p-9p on the Second Saturday of each month to discover all the Workhouse Arts Center has to offer. Whether it’s your first visit or your hundredth, the Second Saturday Art Walk is the perfect time to meet nearly 100 Resident and Associate Artists, creating art in the studios or exhibiting in our 12 campus galleries. Enjoy thrilling performances of dance, cabaret, comedy, big band, jazz, and theater. Indulge in classes in the art of mixology or cuisines from around the globe. Experience art exhibitions in nine galleries of the region’s finest sculpture, painting, glass, ceramics, and fiber…

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Hand-Crafted Mixologist

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until March 9, 2019

Building W-3 (Culinary Classroom), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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$45

All Skill Levels, Ages 21 and up Take your cocktail party to the next level! Learn how to create special, signature drinks sure to wow your guests and friends. This is a great class for groups, friends and couples and features a cocktail theme that changes monthly. (Meets in W-3, 302)   REGISTER NOW  

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Rock of Ages: The Musical

April 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Rock of Ages Created by Chris D'Arienzo Featuring the Music of Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and many others   BUY TICKETS NOW   This Tony-Award winning musical takes you back to the 1980s era of big: big bands, big egos big guitar solos and big hair! Aqua Net, Lycra and liquor flow freely on the legendary Sunset Strip rock music scene. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star Drew longs to become the next big thing in music, and longs for fresh-off-the-bus newcomer Sherrie, a Kansas kid with stars in her eyes. This musical comedy lovingly nudges…

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Rock of Ages: The Musical

April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Rock of Ages Created by Chris D'Arienzo Featuring the Music of Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and many others   BUY TICKETS NOW   This Tony-Award winning musical takes you back to the 1980s era of big: big bands, big egos big guitar solos and big hair! Aqua Net, Lycra and liquor flow freely on the legendary Sunset Strip rock music scene. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star Drew longs to become the next big thing in music, and longs for fresh-off-the-bus newcomer Sherrie, a Kansas kid with stars in her eyes. This musical comedy lovingly nudges…

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Art Lab: Jennifer Lillis

April 18 - May 13
Building W-16 (Art Lab), 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Longing Manifestations Jennifer Lillius On View April 18 – May 13, 2018 McGuireWoods Gallery, Art Lab Reception: Saturday, May 12 6pm – 8pm   ARTIST STATEMENT Longing Manifestations is a series of prints constructed through the process of sigil magic. The images represent personal manifestation of earthly desires, transforming the space into a sacred place of reflection. Rituals have been used to liberate man from distractions of the earthly realm to bring him/her closer to their greater self. Ritual examines life as a series of transitions that are marked by ceremonial acts. Ritualizing my creative practice, I charge my intention…

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Museum + History Lecture Series: Sexual Victimization of Children

April 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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This Museum + History Lecture Series event provides a glimpse into the research of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit at Quantico. “Sexual Victimization of Children.” Award-winning retired FBI Special Agent Kenneth Lanning, a consultant in the area of crimes against children, shares his experiences working in this critical area of child abuse. The event is free, but donations are welcome!

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Open Life Drawing

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Building W-6, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

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Rock of Ages: The Musical

April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Rock of Ages Created by Chris D'Arienzo Featuring the Music of Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and many others   BUY TICKETS NOW   This Tony-Award winning musical takes you back to the 1980s era of big: big bands, big egos big guitar solos and big hair! Aqua Net, Lycra and liquor flow freely on the legendary Sunset Strip rock music scene. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star Drew longs to become the next big thing in music, and longs for fresh-off-the-bus newcomer Sherrie, a Kansas kid with stars in her eyes. This musical comedy lovingly nudges…

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COLLECT! Art of the Draw

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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COLLECT! Art of the Draw IMPORTANT: Thanks to everyone who joined us last Saturday for our COLLECT! Art of the Draw fundraiser! We hope you all had a wonderful evening. There are a few winners from our art raffle who didn't claim their works at the end of the event. Please check your raffle stubs for the following numbers: 193799, 193965, 194321, 193035, 193293, 193587, 193280, 193570, 223779. We'll hang onto remaining raffle items until May 16, at which point they'll be considered donations to the Workhouse. You may contact Jaynelle Hazard, Director of Exhibitions, to claim your raffle item…

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Date Night: Chef’s Table

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until February 23, 2019

Building W-3 (Culinary Classroom), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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$150

Anyone can go out for dinner and a movie so why not make your night something special to be remembered! Date Night cooking classes are designed to be fun, relaxing and an escape from the daily grind. They are great way to learn some basic cooking techniques while enjoying your company and making new friends. The menu items will be prepared by participants working together at each of the cooking islands. No one will leave hungry! Every month you will prepare a new dish! Reservations are required. Reservations must be made at least two days prior to event start date.…

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Ballroom Social Dance

April 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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DUE TO LARGE EVENT IN GALLERY SPACE THERE WILL NOT BE A SOCIAL DANCE IN MONTH OF APRIL 2018 Join us for our monthly Ballroom Social Dance in the McGuire-Woods Gallery (second floor of W-16) featuring dancing, complimentary refreshments and cash bar. The social dance will be led by professional ballroom instructors Bobbie Brennan and/or Cookie Bell beginning at 8:00pm and the music, dance, food and fun continue through 10:30pm. All skill levels welcome! We are occasionally asked about dress code for the dances hosted at the Workhouse. We do not have a specific dress code, but most attendees tend…

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Cabaret Series

April 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

Building W-16 (Muse), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Rock of Ages: The Musical

April 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Rock of Ages Created by Chris D'Arienzo Featuring the Music of Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and many others   BUY TICKETS NOW   This Tony-Award winning musical takes you back to the 1980s era of big: big bands, big egos big guitar solos and big hair! Aqua Net, Lycra and liquor flow freely on the legendary Sunset Strip rock music scene. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star Drew longs to become the next big thing in music, and longs for fresh-off-the-bus newcomer Sherrie, a Kansas kid with stars in her eyes. This musical comedy lovingly nudges…

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Rock of Ages: The Musical

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Rock of Ages Created by Chris D'Arienzo Featuring the Music of Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and many others   BUY TICKETS NOW   This Tony-Award winning musical takes you back to the 1980s era of big: big bands, big egos big guitar solos and big hair! Aqua Net, Lycra and liquor flow freely on the legendary Sunset Strip rock music scene. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star Drew longs to become the next big thing in music, and longs for fresh-off-the-bus newcomer Sherrie, a Kansas kid with stars in her eyes. This musical comedy lovingly nudges…

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11th Congressional District High School Exhibition

April 25 - May 12
Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Rock of Ages: The Musical

April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Rock of Ages Created by Chris D'Arienzo Featuring the Music of Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and many others   BUY TICKETS NOW   This Tony-Award winning musical takes you back to the 1980s era of big: big bands, big egos big guitar solos and big hair! Aqua Net, Lycra and liquor flow freely on the legendary Sunset Strip rock music scene. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star Drew longs to become the next big thing in music, and longs for fresh-off-the-bus newcomer Sherrie, a Kansas kid with stars in her eyes. This musical comedy lovingly nudges…

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Summer Camp Open House 2018

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Building W-3, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

Come one! Come all! To the 2018 Summer Camp Open House on Saturday, April 28th from 12pm -3pm! The Summer Camp Open House is a one-stop-shop where parents and potential campers can meet camp instructors, meet camp counselors, talk to our Camp Director, register for a summer camp and even try your hand at mini-camp arts lessons and activities! Located in building W-3, "Camp Central" as we call it, the Summer Camp Open House provides parents with all the information they need concerning our various camp programs. Come with questions, and we'll have the answers! If you find a camp…

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Rock of Ages: The Musical

April 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Rock of Ages Created by Chris D'Arienzo Featuring the Music of Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and many others   BUY TICKETS NOW   This Tony-Award winning musical takes you back to the 1980s era of big: big bands, big egos big guitar solos and big hair! Aqua Net, Lycra and liquor flow freely on the legendary Sunset Strip rock music scene. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star Drew longs to become the next big thing in music, and longs for fresh-off-the-bus newcomer Sherrie, a Kansas kid with stars in her eyes. This musical comedy lovingly nudges…

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Rock of Ages: The Musical

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Rock of Ages Created by Chris D'Arienzo Featuring the Music of Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and many others   BUY TICKETS NOW   This Tony-Award winning musical takes you back to the 1980s era of big: big bands, big egos big guitar solos and big hair! Aqua Net, Lycra and liquor flow freely on the legendary Sunset Strip rock music scene. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star Drew longs to become the next big thing in music, and longs for fresh-off-the-bus newcomer Sherrie, a Kansas kid with stars in her eyes. This musical comedy lovingly nudges…

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May 2018

Open Life Drawing

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Building W-6, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

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Paint the Night with Visiting Artist Paul Jackson

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$420

Paint the Night - with Returning Visiting Artist Paul Jackson All skill levels, Young Adults to Adults Back with us, by popular demand, this will be Paul’s second workshop here at the Workhouse. If you missed The Illusion of Glass/Transparency and Reflections in Watercolor workshop in the summer of 2016, we highly recommend you don’t miss this one! Painting nocturnal subjects poses technical challenges while opening new potential for creativity. The light at night is often dim and multidirectional, coming from many small sources rather than one big skylight. The colorful and dramatic lighting patterns let you create images with…

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Rock of Ages: The Musical

May 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Rock of Ages Created by Chris D'Arienzo Featuring the Music of Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and many others   BUY TICKETS NOW   This Tony-Award winning musical takes you back to the 1980s era of big: big bands, big egos big guitar solos and big hair! Aqua Net, Lycra and liquor flow freely on the legendary Sunset Strip rock music scene. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star Drew longs to become the next big thing in music, and longs for fresh-off-the-bus newcomer Sherrie, a Kansas kid with stars in her eyes. This musical comedy lovingly nudges…

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Rock of Ages: The Musical

May 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Rock of Ages Created by Chris D'Arienzo Featuring the Music of Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and many others   BUY TICKETS NOW   This Tony-Award winning musical takes you back to the 1980s era of big: big bands, big egos big guitar solos and big hair! Aqua Net, Lycra and liquor flow freely on the legendary Sunset Strip rock music scene. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star Drew longs to become the next big thing in music, and longs for fresh-off-the-bus newcomer Sherrie, a Kansas kid with stars in her eyes. This musical comedy lovingly nudges…

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Rock of Ages: The Musical

May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Rock of Ages Created by Chris D'Arienzo Featuring the Music of Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and many others   BUY TICKETS NOW   This Tony-Award winning musical takes you back to the 1980s era of big: big bands, big egos big guitar solos and big hair! Aqua Net, Lycra and liquor flow freely on the legendary Sunset Strip rock music scene. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star Drew longs to become the next big thing in music, and longs for fresh-off-the-bus newcomer Sherrie, a Kansas kid with stars in her eyes. This musical comedy lovingly nudges…

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Museum + History Lecture Series: Investigating the Attempted Assassination of President Reagan

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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"Lessons in Cooperation: The Investigation of the Attempted Assassination of President Reagan." Thomas Baker, a retired FBI Special Agent, will share his experiences as one of the first agents on the scene of President Reagan's shooting. He directed the FBI's initial response to that crisis. Museum + History Lecture Series events are free but donations are welcome!

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Open Life Drawing

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Building W-6, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

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Rock of Ages: The Musical

May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Rock of Ages Created by Chris D'Arienzo Featuring the Music of Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and many others   BUY TICKETS NOW   This Tony-Award winning musical takes you back to the 1980s era of big: big bands, big egos big guitar solos and big hair! Aqua Net, Lycra and liquor flow freely on the legendary Sunset Strip rock music scene. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star Drew longs to become the next big thing in music, and longs for fresh-off-the-bus newcomer Sherrie, a Kansas kid with stars in her eyes. This musical comedy lovingly nudges…

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Adult Group Cello Class Recital

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Building W-16 (Muse), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

The 2nd Adult Group Cello Recital will take place in the Vulcan Muse Gallery in Building W-16. The adult class will perform arrangements of Suzuki pieces that they have worked on throughout their Winter and Spring class here at the Workhouse Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public. We hope you will join us in supporting all their hard work!

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Second Saturday Art Walk

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Entire Campus, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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  Join us from 6p-9p on the Second Saturday of each month to discover all the Workhouse Arts Center has to offer. Whether it’s your first visit or your hundredth, the Second Saturday Art Walk is the perfect time to meet nearly 100 Resident and Associate Artists, creating art in the studios or exhibiting in our 12 campus galleries. Enjoy thrilling performances of dance, cabaret, comedy, big band, jazz, and theater. Indulge in classes in the art of mixology or cuisines from around the globe. Experience art exhibitions in nine galleries of the region’s finest sculpture, painting, glass, ceramics, and…

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Hand-Crafted Mixologist

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until March 9, 2019

Building W-3 (Culinary Classroom), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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$45

All Skill Levels, Ages 21 and up Take your cocktail party to the next level! Learn how to create special, signature drinks sure to wow your guests and friends. This is a great class for groups, friends and couples and features a cocktail theme that changes monthly. (Meets in W-3, 302)   REGISTER NOW  

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Rock of Ages: The Musical

May 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Rock of Ages Created by Chris D'Arienzo Featuring the Music of Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and many others   BUY TICKETS NOW   This Tony-Award winning musical takes you back to the 1980s era of big: big bands, big egos big guitar solos and big hair! Aqua Net, Lycra and liquor flow freely on the legendary Sunset Strip rock music scene. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star Drew longs to become the next big thing in music, and longs for fresh-off-the-bus newcomer Sherrie, a Kansas kid with stars in her eyes. This musical comedy lovingly nudges…

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Rock of Ages: The Musical

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Rock of Ages Created by Chris D'Arienzo Featuring the Music of Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and many others   BUY TICKETS NOW   This Tony-Award winning musical takes you back to the 1980s era of big: big bands, big egos big guitar solos and big hair! Aqua Net, Lycra and liquor flow freely on the legendary Sunset Strip rock music scene. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star Drew longs to become the next big thing in music, and longs for fresh-off-the-bus newcomer Sherrie, a Kansas kid with stars in her eyes. This musical comedy lovingly nudges…

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NEW BREED Pop-Up Exhibition

May 16 - May 26
Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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NEW BREED Pop-Up Exhibition On View May 16-26, 2018 Closing Reception: May 26, 4pm - 6pm Featured artists include Nick Zimbro, Shepherd Norman, Zak Goldwasser, Tehron Porter, Robin Kovzelove, David Warner, Trent Barfield, Harry Mayer, Sean Bostick, Gaby Carpo, Kyle Murray, Tommy Kiesner Works are available for purchase: Hand painted works: $180 Mixed media works: $70

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Open Life Drawing

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Building W-6, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

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Rock of Ages: The Musical

May 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Rock of Ages Created by Chris D'Arienzo Featuring the Music of Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and many others   BUY TICKETS NOW   This Tony-Award winning musical takes you back to the 1980s era of big: big bands, big egos big guitar solos and big hair! Aqua Net, Lycra and liquor flow freely on the legendary Sunset Strip rock music scene. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star Drew longs to become the next big thing in music, and longs for fresh-off-the-bus newcomer Sherrie, a Kansas kid with stars in her eyes. This musical comedy lovingly nudges…

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Armed Forces Day Open House

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Entire Campus, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

First observed on 20 May 1950, the day was created on 31 August 1949, to honor Americans serving in the five U.S. military branches – the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard. Many events across the United States take place on Armed Forces Day to honor Americans in uniform who served their country in times of war and peace. The Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative is adding to this celebration by offering free demonstrations and workshops for members of our military, no matter your status (active, retired, veteran..) Join us on…

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Date Night: Chef’s Table

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until February 23, 2019

Building W-3 (Culinary Classroom), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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$150

Anyone can go out for dinner and a movie so why not make your night something special to be remembered! Date Night cooking classes are designed to be fun, relaxing and an escape from the daily grind. They are great way to learn some basic cooking techniques while enjoying your company and making new friends. The menu items will be prepared by participants working together at each of the cooking islands. No one will leave hungry! Every month you will prepare a new dish! Reservations are required. Reservations must be made at least two days prior to event start date.…

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Ballroom Social Dance

May 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Join us for our monthly Ballroom Social Dance in the McGuire-Woods Gallery (second floor of W-16) featuring dancing, complimentary refreshments and cash bar. The social dance will be led by professional ballroom instructors Bobbie Brennan and/or Cookie Bell beginning at 8:00pm and the music, dance, food and fun continue through 10:30pm. All skill levels welcome! We are occasionally asked about dress code for the dances hosted at the Workhouse. We do not have a specific dress code, but most attendees tend to wear casual cocktail attire. Some of our attendees dress more casually and some dress up a little more.…

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Cabaret Series presents The Spotlight: Love ’em or Leave ’em!

May 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Building W-16 (Muse), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Workhouse Cabaret Series The Spotlight: Love 'em or Leave 'em!   By popular request! An intimate evening featuring Mary Payne and Daniel Felton in a musical showcase inspired by their own favorite songs from Jazz standards, Broadway show stoppers featuring those tumultuous relationships, true romance and unlikely couples that audiences love to pine and sometimes.... whine about! Your ticket includes admission and a Beverage Token which may be exchanged for a beverage of your choice. Additional beverages may be purchased a la carte from our bartender. Light refreshments are also included.   BUY TICKETS NOW   Venue: Vulcan Muse Gallery (Building W16,…

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Rock of Ages: The Musical

May 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Rock of Ages Created by Chris D'Arienzo Featuring the Music of Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and many others   BUY TICKETS NOW   This Tony-Award winning musical takes you back to the 1980s era of big: big bands, big egos big guitar solos and big hair! Aqua Net, Lycra and liquor flow freely on the legendary Sunset Strip rock music scene. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star Drew longs to become the next big thing in music, and longs for fresh-off-the-bus newcomer Sherrie, a Kansas kid with stars in her eyes. This musical comedy lovingly nudges…

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Rock of Ages: The Musical

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Rock of Ages Created by Chris D'Arienzo Featuring the Music of Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and many others   BUY TICKETS NOW   This Tony-Award winning musical takes you back to the 1980s era of big: big bands, big egos big guitar solos and big hair! Aqua Net, Lycra and liquor flow freely on the legendary Sunset Strip rock music scene. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star Drew longs to become the next big thing in music, and longs for fresh-off-the-bus newcomer Sherrie, a Kansas kid with stars in her eyes. This musical comedy lovingly nudges…

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June 2018

Ice Cream Social

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Quad, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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$20

The 2018 Workhouse Ceramics Program Ice Cream Social Fundraiser will occur on June 2nd, 2018 from 12pm-4pm on the Workhouse Quad. The event involves the sale of hand-made ice cream bowls created by our students, ceramic artists and instructors. Participants pay $20 per bowl and are given Ice Cream and toppings (included in purchase price), listen to live Jazz and Rock music by Eric Highsmith, a performance by the Great Zucchini and visit with our local firefighters from Crosspointe Fire Station #41. Watch other on-site artist demonstrations, buy a raffle ticket for $5 to win a gift certificate for a Ceramics…

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Mount Vernon Nights Concert Series: South County High School Jazz Band (Jazz)

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Quad, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

The South County High School Band program is a comprehensive band program for students grade 9-12 living in southeastern portion of Fairfax County, Virginia. The band program consists of two high school concert bands, jazz bands, percussion ensemble, an indoor drumline, an indoor color guard, and a marching band. The band program has been named a Virginia Honor Band for the 2006-2013 school years after obtaining superior ratings in both its Symphonic Band and Marching Band programs, during state and district assessments.

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Next Reflex Dance Collective Annual Concert

June 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Next Reflex Dance Collective presents new work from the resident artists Covenant Babatunde, David Deegan and Roxann Morgan Rowley and NRDC alumni Sandra Atkinson, Tina Fratello, and Erika Surma. Featured musical guest includes Nate Masters. With lemons, water, buckets, ladles and lots of dance this spring line up is sure to be exciting.   BUY TICKETS NOW    

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Open Life Drawing

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Building W-6, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

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Watercolor Printmaking: Japanese Woodblock with Visiting Artist Linda Beeman

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Building W-6, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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$300

Linda Beeman: Watercolor Printmaking: Japanese Woodblock All skill levels, Young Adults to Adults Linda Beeman is an award-winning Mokuhanga artist whose detailed prints have garnered top awards in juried competitions. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections around the world. Known for both the precision of her carving and her subtle, quiet colors, Linda’s prints transport the viewer to a place worth knowing and protecting. This is an intensive 3-day workshop that covers various aspects of the traditional and rare Japanese printmaking process — mokuhanga. The process is versatile and differs from western (oil based ink) woodblock…

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Second Saturday Art Walk

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Entire Campus, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Join us from 6p-9p on the Second Saturday of each month to discover all the Workhouse Arts Center has to offer. Whether it’s your first visit or your hundredth, the Second Saturday Art Walk is the perfect time to meet nearly 100 Resident and Associate Artists, creating art in the studios or exhibiting in our 12 campus galleries. Enjoy thrilling performances of dance, cabaret, comedy, big band, jazz, and theater. Indulge in classes in the art of mixology or cuisines from around the globe. Experience art exhibitions in nine galleries of the region’s finest sculpture, painting, glass, ceramics, and fiber…

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Hand-Crafted Mixologist

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until March 9, 2019

Building W-3 (Culinary Classroom), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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$45

All Skill Levels, Ages 21 and up Take your cocktail party to the next level! Learn how to create special, signature drinks sure to wow your guests and friends. This is a great class for groups, friends and couples and features a cocktail theme that changes monthly. (Meets in W-3, 302)   REGISTER NOW  

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Mount Vernon Nights Concert Series: Stacy Brooks Band (Blues)

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Quad, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

The Stacy Brooks Band was formed in February 2007, in her short span on the blues circuit she has shared the stage with blues legends Grammy Award Winner Sugar Blue, Guitar Legend Bobby Parker, The Nighthawks, Grammy Nominated Billy Branch, Kenny Neal and Memphis Gold to name a few.

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Open Life Drawing

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Building W-6, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

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Date Night: Chef’s Table

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until February 23, 2019

Building W-3 (Culinary Classroom), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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$150

Anyone can go out for dinner and a movie so why not make your night something special to be remembered! Date Night cooking classes are designed to be fun, relaxing and an escape from the daily grind. They are great way to learn some basic cooking techniques while enjoying your company and making new friends. The menu items will be prepared by participants working together at each of the cooking islands. No one will leave hungry! Every month you will prepare a new dish! Reservations are required. Reservations must be made at least two days prior to event start date.…

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Mount Vernon Nights Concert Series: Cha Wa (Mardi Gras Indian Funk)

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Quad, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

The infectious music and dazzling stage show of Cha Wa has been described as “funk with feathers” – a sound rooted in traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian music mixed with funk and soul, creating a non-stop groove machine. See the HBO series “Treme” for more details on the culture of Mardi Gras Indians, whose history dates in the Crescent City dates from 1885. Cha Wa, meaning “We’re coming for ya!” is a slang phrase used by every Mardi Gras Indian tribe. The band features legendary Mardi Gras Indians Irving “Honey” Banister and J’Wan Boudreaux on vocals and Kerry “Boom…

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Ballroom Social Dance

June 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Join us for our monthly Ballroom Social Dance in the McGuire-Woods Gallery (second floor of W-16) featuring dancing, complimentary refreshments and cash bar. The social dance will be led by professional ballroom instructors Bobbie Brennan and/or Cookie Bell beginning at 8:00pm and the music, dance, food and fun continue through 10:30pm. All skill levels welcome! We are occasionally asked about dress code for the dances hosted at the Workhouse. We do not have a specific dress code, but most attendees tend to wear casual cocktail attire. Some of our attendees dress more casually and some dress up a little more.…

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Cabaret Series

June 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

Building W-16 (Muse), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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TBD

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Open Life Drawing

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Building W-6, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

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Youth Art Camp Fairs!

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on June 23, 2018 at 11:00am

The Workhouse Camp Staff will be participating in a number of camp fairs throughout Northern Virginia. Stop by to learn more about our Youth Arts Camps, meet instructors, and save with special discounts only available at the registration table during these camp fairs! Upcoming camp fairs include: Saturday, March 24 Springfield Town Center Mad Hatter Tea Party Fair 11am-4pm Saturday, June 23rd Taste of Woodbridge Stonebridge Town Center 11am -5pm  

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Mount Vernon Nights Concert Series: Don Vilanova with Bruce Ewan (Blues, Rock)

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Quad, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

Guitarist Don Vilanova and harmonica player Bruce Ewan have toured together many times in Argentina, Chile and the US. In 2002, they recorded “LIVE IN RIO IV Argentina” and recently collaborated on a concert tour of Argentina, performing on Fox Net show, one of the highest rated TV programs in South America. Don Vilanova is one of the most beloved and respected blues/rock musicians in Latin America. He has toured extensively across the globe and written some 15 musical instruction books on the art of blues guitar. He started playing classical guitar at age 9 and his professional debut was…

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