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July 2018

Mount Vernon Nights Concert Series: Enter the Haggis (Celtic, Rock)

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

Enter The Haggis offers a high energy, Celtic-based explosion of blues, funk, and rock with a show that is a musical feast – viscerally dynamic, emotionally uplifting and intellectually stimulating. The band darts effortlessly from the traditional strains of The Chieftains and The Pogues to the frenetic pop of early Elvis Costello and even to the Latin-tinged spirit of the Buena Vista Social Club and beyond.

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Open Life Drawing

July 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

July 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

July 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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Mount Vernon Nights Concert Series: Machaya (Klezmer)

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Quad, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

Referred to as ‘one of the best Klezmer band in the US’ by the Washington Post, Machaya is a nationally acclaimed band playing authentic Klezmer, Yiddish, Israeli, International, Swing, Rock and Classical Music. The band masters the style, feeling and dynamism of authentic East European Jewish music. The band’s versatile musicians carry on an exciting dialogue in that free-style improvisational mode that characterizes true Klezmer music.

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Open Life Drawing

July 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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CLASS ACT PLAYERS: GOOD DOGS

July 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 29, 2018

Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Class Act Players present Good Dogs Written by Morgan Smalley Directed by Maxwell Snyder BUY TICKETS   About the Show "Good Dogs" is a dark comedy that explores the minds of humans and dogs. After Charlotte gives her dog, Lucy, a device that allows her to talk, Lucy begins to learn more about the world through Siri on her owner's iPad. Simultaneously, Chloe and Dexter, a pair of squirrel-hating homeless dogs, cannot find their missing owner. See these worlds overlap as the animals struggle to connect with their humans, each other, and themselves. About the Company The Class Act Players…

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Date Night: Chef’s Table

July 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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Mount Vernon Nights Concert Series: Brass 5 (Light Classical, Jazz)

July 21 @ 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 Sounds of the Big Bands – some of America's best music from the best artists of the big band era: Miller, Ellington, Dorsey, Basie and more. It's just like you were there.

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CLASS ACT PLAYERS: GOOD DOGS

July 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 29, 2018

Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Class Act Players present Good Dogs Written by Morgan Smalley Directed by Maxwell Snyder BUY TICKETS   About the Show "Good Dogs" is a dark comedy that explores the minds of humans and dogs. After Charlotte gives her dog, Lucy, a device that allows her to talk, Lucy begins to learn more about the world through Siri on her owner's iPad. Simultaneously, Chloe and Dexter, a pair of squirrel-hating homeless dogs, cannot find their missing owner. See these worlds overlap as the animals struggle to connect with their humans, each other, and themselves. About the Company The Class Act Players…

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Workhouse Social Dance

July 21 @ 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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oin us for our monthly Workhouse 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 Bobbi Brennan and/or Cookie Bell beginning at 8:00pm and the music, dance, food and fun continue through 10:00pm. All skill levels welcome! The night begins at 7:30pm with a complimentary 30 minute mini-lesson led by a professional dance instructor, versed in ballroom, Latina and social dance styles. General dancing begins at 8pm and continues until 10pm. For the schedule of mini-lessons, see below. We are occasionally asked about dress code for the dances hosted at…

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Cabaret Series

July 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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TBD

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CLASS ACT PLAYERS: GOOD DOGS

July 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 29, 2018

Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Class Act Players present Good Dogs Written by Morgan Smalley Directed by Maxwell Snyder BUY TICKETS   About the Show "Good Dogs" is a dark comedy that explores the minds of humans and dogs. After Charlotte gives her dog, Lucy, a device that allows her to talk, Lucy begins to learn more about the world through Siri on her owner's iPad. Simultaneously, Chloe and Dexter, a pair of squirrel-hating homeless dogs, cannot find their missing owner. See these worlds overlap as the animals struggle to connect with their humans, each other, and themselves. About the Company The Class Act Players…

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CLASS ACT PLAYERS: GOOD DOGS

July 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 29, 2018

Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
+ Google Map

Class Act Players present Good Dogs Written by Morgan Smalley Directed by Maxwell Snyder BUY TICKETS   About the Show "Good Dogs" is a dark comedy that explores the minds of humans and dogs. After Charlotte gives her dog, Lucy, a device that allows her to talk, Lucy begins to learn more about the world through Siri on her owner's iPad. Simultaneously, Chloe and Dexter, a pair of squirrel-hating homeless dogs, cannot find their missing owner. See these worlds overlap as the animals struggle to connect with their humans, each other, and themselves. About the Company The Class Act Players…

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Mount Vernon Nights Concert Series: Mariachi Los Amigos (Mariachi)

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Quad, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

Mariachi Los Amigos was founded in 1979 and has continued to evolve over the years. Los Amigos truly are what their name depicts: a group of friends who share a passion for the lively, extroverted sound of mariachi music. Mariachi music originated among the ranching and farming people of west Mexico in the 19th century and began to gain recognition in the US during the early 20th century. Traditionally found at weddings, birthdays, saint's day celebrations and rural dances, this upbeat style of music was used to inspire celebration at special occasions in Mexico.

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CLASS ACT PLAYERS: GOOD DOGS

July 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 29, 2018

Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
+ Google Map

Class Act Players present Good Dogs Written by Morgan Smalley Directed by Maxwell Snyder BUY TICKETS   About the Show "Good Dogs" is a dark comedy that explores the minds of humans and dogs. After Charlotte gives her dog, Lucy, a device that allows her to talk, Lucy begins to learn more about the world through Siri on her owner's iPad. Simultaneously, Chloe and Dexter, a pair of squirrel-hating homeless dogs, cannot find their missing owner. See these worlds overlap as the animals struggle to connect with their humans, each other, and themselves. About the Company The Class Act Players…

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CLASS ACT PLAYERS: GOOD DOGS

July 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 29, 2018

Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
+ Google Map

Class Act Players present Good Dogs Written by Morgan Smalley Directed by Maxwell Snyder BUY TICKETS   About the Show "Good Dogs" is a dark comedy that explores the minds of humans and dogs. After Charlotte gives her dog, Lucy, a device that allows her to talk, Lucy begins to learn more about the world through Siri on her owner's iPad. Simultaneously, Chloe and Dexter, a pair of squirrel-hating homeless dogs, cannot find their missing owner. See these worlds overlap as the animals struggle to connect with their humans, each other, and themselves. About the Company The Class Act Players…

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August 2018

Open Life Drawing

August 2 @ 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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Workhouse Brewfest

August 4 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Quad, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Workhouse Brewfest takes place each August, with more than 30 Virginia craft breweries, artisan distilleries, and Virginia wineries on tap! This unique event features live performances by some of the region’s most popular bands, unique food trucks, access to 12 air-conditioned art galleries and 65 artist studios, and some of the area’s most exciting beer, spirits, and wine. The day provides an unforgettable experience for every kind of beer lover – from the uberknowledgeable beer geek to the casual drinker and those new to the world of craft beer. Fairfax County, Visit Fairfax, Fairfax County Park Authority, and Celebrate Fairfax partner…

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Master Lecture: Kyle Rowling: Fight Master

August 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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BUY TICKETS   Australian Fight Master Kyle Rowling pulls back the curtain for a special peek behind the scenes of his work as performer and choreographer of staged combat for film, stage and television. His impressive resume includes training many Star Wars actors in proper swordsmanship- including Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen and Samuel L. Jackson. He performed as fight double for cinema legend Christopher Lee for Episodes 2 & 3 is also fight/movement double for CGI character General Grievous. For this exclusive Workhouse experience, Mr. Rowling will unspool a sizzle reel featuring highlights from his work accompanied by live technique…

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Master Workshop: Kyle Rowling: Fight Master

August 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Building W-4, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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BUY TICKETS   Australian Fight Master Kyle Rowling leads a workshop in saber technique for youth and families! Here's your chance to learn basic techniques from the Fight Master that trained many of your favorite Star Wars actors- including Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen and Samuel L. Jackson! He performed as fight double for cinema legend Christopher Lee for Episodes 2 & 3 is also fight/movement double for CGI character General Grievous. Mr. Rowling will select a prop sword that will be yours to keep following the workshop! All ages are welcome to participate, but this workshop will be intended primarily…

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Open Life Drawing

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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

August 11 @ 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

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
$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: Kevin Maines and The Volts (Soul, Blues, Jazz)

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Quad, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

Raised in North Florida, where gospel and soul music lay as thick as the hot, humid air, Kevin Maines brings a youthful vibrancy to the classic southern R&B/Soul legacy. Kevin’s debut album, American Hustle, received praise for its creative writing, playing, and production, as well as the strong musical maturity rarely seen in debuts. From deep and dirty Duane Allman-esque slide guitar rockers to sweet gospel-inspired falsetto singing, Kevin Maines doesn’t just play in the southern soul traditions, he consumes and then gives them back bursting with his own unique twist. From gritty to ethereal, this music speaks for itself.

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Art with Impact

August 16 - August 28
Building W-3, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Art with Impact – A Hope & Healing Art Exhibition about Suicide prevention Exhibition Prospectus On average, 20 Veterans a day are lost to suicide. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—a time to share resources to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic. The Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative program invites artists to submit works about this topic in an effort to reach out to those affected by suicide, raise awareness and connect individuals with treatment services. The work will be on display At the Workhouse Arts Center for the entire month of September. Entry Rules:…

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Open Life Drawing

August 16 @ 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

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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: Bill and the Belles (Country, Roots)

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Quad, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

With striking three-part harmonies and masterful instrumentation, Bill and the Belles skillfully breathe new life into the sounds of early country music. At the foothills of the Blue Ridge and the forefront of old time music, Bill and the Belles (Johnson City, Tennessee) continue to further the music traditions of their region. From sentimental Southern ballads to the popular songs of Tin Pan Alley to regional fiddle breakdowns, a Bill and the Belles show is a celebration of the diversity country music once represented. Lifelong musicians Kris Truelsen, Grace Van’t Hof, Kalia Yeagle, and Karl Zerfas bring to the stage…

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Workhouse Social Dance

August 18 @ 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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oin us for our monthly Workhouse 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 Bobbi Brennan and/or Cookie Bell beginning at 8:00pm and the music, dance, food and fun continue through 10:00pm. All skill levels welcome! The night begins at 7:30pm with a complimentary 30 minute mini-lesson led by a professional dance instructor, versed in ballroom, Latina and social dance styles. General dancing begins at 8pm and continues until 10pm. For the schedule of mini-lessons, see below. We are occasionally asked about dress code for the dances hosted at…

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Cabaret Series

August 18 @ 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 presents... Hot! Hot! Hot! BUY TICKETS   Our talented troupe of cabaret performers "raise the mercury" during our sizzling serenade to a hot summer's night! Join us for a slightly raunchy ramble, featuring a night of red-hot jazz mixed with some tropical tunes and some of the spiciest sun-drenched songs written for the stage. When you can't "beat the heat" it's time to celebrate it! Featuring Mary Payne, Barbara Lawson, Karissa Swanigan, Linda Rose Payne and Alvin Smithson! Your ticket includes admission and a Beverage Token which may be exchanged for a beverage of your choice. Additional…

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Mount Vernon Nights Concert Series: Washington Balalaika Orchestra (Russian)

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Quad, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

Hear musicians devoted to the study and performance of the music of Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe perform on traditional instruments -- the balalaika, domra, bayan, plus folk wind and percussion.

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September 2018

BBQ. Beer. Bonerama!

September 2
The Quad, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE WORKHOUSE STARTING AT 4PM   Bonerama has always been hailed as “unlike anything you’ve ever heard before”. It’s the best way to describe this 20 year old powerhouse touring band from New Orleans, LA. In addition to changing the way people think about the trombone, the sound of Bonerama has become an influence and contribution to the sound of New Orleans music today. With newer acts such as Trombone Shorty and Big Sam’s Funky Nation on the national music scene, it’s New Orleans that has benefited with a newfound reputation as being a bonafide “Trombone Town”.…

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Open Life Drawing

September 6 @ 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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Community Mural Project with Asad Walker

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on September 9, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on September 15, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on September 16, 2018 at 2:00pm

The Quad, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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UPDATE: The Community Mural Project WILL NOT take place the weekend of September 15/16 due to potential weather issues related to Hurricane Florence. Please check back on this page, check the Workhouse Facebook page, or call the Workhouse at 703-584-2900 to inquire about reschedule dates when they are finalized. Thanks for your understanding and be safe this weekend! Please join us in painting a community mural with D.C. based graffiti artist – Asad Walker! The mural project will celebrate Workhouse Art Center’s 10-year anniversary and include elements addressing the breadth of activities and programming on campus – art making of…

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Community Mural Project with Asad Walker

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 9, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on September 15, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on September 16, 2018 at 2:00pm

The Quad, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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UPDATE: The Community Mural Project WILL NOT take place the weekend of September 15/16 due to potential weather issues related to Hurricane Florence. Please check back on this page, check the Workhouse Facebook page, or call the Workhouse at 703-584-2900 to inquire about reschedule dates when they are finalized. Thanks for your understanding and be safe this weekend! Please join us in painting a community mural with D.C. based graffiti artist – Asad Walker! The mural project will celebrate Workhouse Art Center’s 10-year anniversary and include elements addressing the breadth of activities and programming on campus – art making of…

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Education Open House

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about the creative arts offerings at the Workhouse during our Education Open House! This free event is open to the public and will feature demos, hands-on workshops, opportunities to talk one-on-one with our amazing instructors as well as explore our beautiful, historic campus. Young and young-at-heart attendees will enjoy free balloons and cotton candy. For questions about the Education Open House, please contact Debra Balestreri, Director of Education, at 703-584-2909. Download a PDF of the Open House Flyer

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Pottery Throw Down

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Quad, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Two teams of ceramics artists will “duel it out” for the most number of bowls made in 2 hours. Interested pottery enthusiasts and bowl-making misfits will do their best to make as many “ice cream bowls” as possible. We’re looking for quantity AND quality! Interested in participating or building your own team? Email debrabalestreri@workhousearts.org for more info!

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Recovery Forge Open Studio

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Building W-9A, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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If you are a Military Veteran, Active Duty or Retired, Every weekend this summer join Adam Porras of Recovery Forge for free open studio time in forging. Recovery Forge’s main mission is to teach blacksmithing and bladesmithing to Wounded Warriors, Active Military, Veterans, and First Responders. Learn more about Recovery Forge and “like” their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/recoveryforge. You must enter from the front of the complex- where the glass door is located. Cost: FREE for Wounded Warriors, Active Military, Veterans, and First Responders

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Workhouse Ceramics Student Sale

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Quad, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Join us on September 8th from noon until 4p for the Workhouse Ceramics Student Sale. Located in three tents outside Building W-12, discover many beautiful handmade pieces created by Workhouse ceramics students.

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Community Mural Project with Asad Walker

September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 9, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on September 15, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on September 16, 2018 at 2:00pm

The Quad, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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UPDATE: The Community Mural Project WILL NOT take place the weekend of September 15/16 due to potential weather issues related to Hurricane Florence. Please check back on this page, check the Workhouse Facebook page, or call the Workhouse at 703-584-2900 to inquire about reschedule dates when they are finalized. Thanks for your understanding and be safe this weekend! Please join us in painting a community mural with D.C. based graffiti artist – Asad Walker! The mural project will celebrate Workhouse Art Center’s 10-year anniversary and include elements addressing the breadth of activities and programming on campus – art making of…

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Second Saturday Art Walk

September 8 @ 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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Next Reflex Dance Collective Artists in Concert: Fall Into Dance

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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BUY TICKETS NOW   Kick off the start to school and start to Fall with a variety of performances celebrating dance throughout the region! Next Reflex Dance Collective was founded by Roxann Morgan Rowley and Erika Surma in 2007. An award winning modern dance company based in Northern Virginia, NRDC has been presented throughout the region by multiple venues and festivals including The DC Dance Festival, The Charlotte Dance Festival, The Cool NY Dance Festival, Mason/Rhynes Productions “Late Night Series”, The American Dance Institute, Dance Place, The Harman Center for the Arts, The National Theater, The John F. Kennedy Center…

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Cabaret

September 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Quad, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

Entering our 7th year of presenting monthly Workhouse Cabaret performances, our talented troupe of cabaret performers will give a free concert on Saturday September 8 at 7:30pm at the Workhouse Arts Center! This performance will be suitable for all ages and features our award-winning cast of vocalists performing a variety of vocal music from Broadway and the Great American Songbook. The performance will be approximately an hour long (without intermission). A la carte beverage service will be sold during this concert. Doors open 30 minutes prior, general admission seating.

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Next Reflex Dance Collective Artists in Concert

September 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Next Reflex Dance Collective Artists in Concert: Fall into Dance BUY TICKETS NOW   Kick off the start to school and start to Fall with a variety of performances celebrating dance throughout the region! Next Reflex Dance Collective was founded by Roxann Morgan Rowley and Erika Surma in 2007. An award winning modern dance company based in Northern Virginia, NRDC has been presented throughout the region by multiple venues and festivals including The DC Dance Festival, The Charlotte Dance Festival, The Cool NY Dance Festival, Mason/Rhynes Productions “Late Night Series”, The American Dance Institute, Dance Place, The Harman Center for…

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Community Mural Project with Asad Walker

September 9 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on September 9, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on September 15, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on September 16, 2018 at 2:00pm

The Quad, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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UPDATE: The Community Mural Project WILL NOT take place the weekend of September 15/16 due to potential weather issues related to Hurricane Florence. Please check back on this page, check the Workhouse Facebook page, or call the Workhouse at 703-584-2900 to inquire about reschedule dates when they are finalized. Thanks for your understanding and be safe this weekend! Please join us in painting a community mural with D.C. based graffiti artist – Asad Walker! The mural project will celebrate Workhouse Art Center’s 10-year anniversary and include elements addressing the breadth of activities and programming on campus – art making of…

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Walking Tours

September 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 16, 2018 at 2:00pm

Entire Campus, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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REGISTER FOR FREE TOUR   Join Neal McBride for a walking history tour! The tour will cover all the outbuildings on the property for which the Workhouse is responsible. The tour takes about 45 minutes and requires considerable walking with sturdy shoes. Tours meet in W-16. Registration required.

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Art of Movement Luau

September 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Building W-16, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Aloha! The Workhouse Art of Movement program is turning 10 years old this September! Please come join staff and students on Sunday, September 9th from 4p-6p to celebrate a decade of happiness and awesomeness in our program. A free luau is planned with great food, Lava Flow drinks, music, and Hula performances. Mahalo to all! Come celebrate 10 years of Art of Movement at the Workhouse this Sunday as AOM hosts a fantastic luau! Entry is free! Delicious food being offered by Kovi Food Truck, serving Hawaiian Cuisine as well as American. Kona Shaved Ice Truck serving their delicious shaved ice.…

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19 – Special Pre-Production Workshop

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Special Pre-Production Workshop 19, A New Musical Theatre Work Written & Directed by Jennifer Schwed & Doug Bradshaw Music by Charlie Barnett Lyrics by Jennifer Schwed & Doug Bradshaw About the work! 19 is the dynamic and little-known story of Alice Paul, the suffragists and their fight to get women the right to vote- the 19th Amendment. The inspirational story of these fearless women is brought to life through jazz, spoken word, dance and audience interaction. For those interested in women's rights, history, great music, inspirational stories and especially for those that are interested to see how the "musical sausage"…

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Open Life Drawing

September 13 @ 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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Game Night with The Cave Gaming Center

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Building W-4, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Help The Workhouse bring in their 10th Anniversary with a night of fun and gaming! The Cave Gaming Center will be on campus from 6-8:30p with an array of games and consoles! Everything from Super Smash Bros. to Tekken! Admission is free and you're welcome to bring your own controller. The game night will be held in building W-4. See you there!

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Community Mural Project with Asad Walker

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on September 9, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on September 15, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on September 16, 2018 at 2:00pm

The Quad, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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UPDATE: The Community Mural Project WILL NOT take place the weekend of September 15/16 due to potential weather issues related to Hurricane Florence. Please check back on this page, check the Workhouse Facebook page, or call the Workhouse at 703-584-2900 to inquire about reschedule dates when they are finalized. Thanks for your understanding and be safe this weekend! Please join us in painting a community mural with D.C. based graffiti artist – Asad Walker! The mural project will celebrate Workhouse Art Center’s 10-year anniversary and include elements addressing the breadth of activities and programming on campus – art making of…

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Drawing Rally

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Our drawing rally is a live art-making event – artists take shifts to each create a piece of art in only one hour; everyone is welcome to watch them work. The resulting pieces immediately go on sale for $75, proceeds directly supporting the artists and Workhouse Arts Center. Free for all to view; to participate, contact sharonmoores@workhousearts.org

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Date Night: Chef’s Table

September 15 @ 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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Social Dance

September 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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 Workhouse 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 Bobbi Brennan and/or Cookie Bell beginning at 8:00pm and the music, dance, food and fun continue through 10:00pm. All skill levels welcome! For the Saturday September 15 Social Dance, a group of regular dancers and students have been practicing an Anniversary Waltz in commemoration of the 10th Anniversary Celebration Week, and all are invited to participate. The night begins at 7:30pm with a complimentary 30 minute mini-lesson led…

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Workhouse Social Dance

September 15 @ 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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Note: This event has been cancelled due to anticipated weather effects from Hurricane Florence. We apologize for any inconvenience. Join us for our monthly Workhouse 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 Bobbi Brennan and/or Cookie Bell beginning at 8:00pm and the music, dance, food and fun continue through 10:00pm. All skill levels welcome! The night begins at 7:30pm with a complimentary 30 minute mini-lesson led by a professional dance instructor, versed in ballroom, Latina and social dance styles. General dancing begins at 8pm and continues…

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Cabaret Series

September 15 @ 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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Community Mural Project with Asad Walker

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on September 9, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on September 15, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on September 16, 2018 at 2:00pm

The Quad, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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UPDATE: The Community Mural Project WILL NOT take place the weekend of September 15/16 due to potential weather issues related to Hurricane Florence. Please check back on this page, check the Workhouse Facebook page, or call the Workhouse at 703-584-2900 to inquire about reschedule dates when they are finalized. Thanks for your understanding and be safe this weekend! Please join us in painting a community mural with D.C. based graffiti artist – Asad Walker! The mural project will celebrate Workhouse Art Center’s 10-year anniversary and include elements addressing the breadth of activities and programming on campus – art making of…

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Walking Tours

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 16, 2018 at 2:00pm

Entire Campus, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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REGISTER FOR FREE TOUR   Join Neal McBride for a walking history tour! The tour will cover all the outbuildings on the property for which the Workhouse is responsible. The tour takes about 45 minutes and requires considerable walking with sturdy shoes. Tours meet in W-16. Registration required.

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Open Life Drawing

September 20 @ 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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