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This is the full calendar of events, performances and exhibits at Workhouse.
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The 5th Annual Lorton Arts Foundation Golf Classic

Japanese Anime Film, 5 Centimeters Per Second

Japanese Art and Culture Day at the Workhouse

Workhouse Artist Association Exhibition

April Featured Artists and Studio Building Exhibitions

4th Annual Sgt. Scott Lange Kirkpatrick High School Poetry Scholarship

Youth Arts Celebration

Commerce: Painting at the Workhouse

May Featured Artists and Studio Building Exhibitions

Workhouse Film presents Om Shanti Om

First Friday: Urban Decay 3 Artists' Talk

CINEMA UNDER THE STARS presents The Goonies

CINEMA UNDER THE STARS Presents Grease Sing-A-Long

Celebrate Summer Block Party at the Workhouse

4th Annual Ice Cream Social

June Featured Artists and Studio Building Exhibitions

Urban Decay 3 Opening Reception

Date Night: Chef's Table

Workhouse Film Institute: Beautiful Losers

Workhouse Film Institute: BOMB IT

Clifton Film Festival

Live Stand Up Comedy Night

Patriotic Fireworks Show

2nd Annual Workhouse Clay National Ceramics Exhibition

Crystal Rodrigue: 2012 Collector's Showcase Winner Solo

Date Night: Chef's Table

Date Night: Chef's Table

July Featured Artists and Studio Building Exhibitions

Live Stand Up Comedy Night

Workhouse Artist Association Exhibition

Cool Cow Comedy Presents : Randolph Terrance, Tim Miller, and Andy Kline

August Featured Artists and Studio Building Exhibitions

Date Night: Ballroom Social Dance

Date Night: Ballroom Social Dance

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Nick Vatterott

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Danny Rouhier

“The Sixth Generation” In Concert, CD Release Event

Cabaret Series at the Workhouse: Holiday Magic

Cabaret Series at the Workhouse: Songs for a New Year

Dinner & A Movie Nights at the Workhouse: Plan 9 From Outer Space

Dinner & A Movie Nights at the Workhouse: To Catch A Thief

Dinner & A Movie Nights: Blue Hawaii *POSTPONED*

Workhouse Artist Association Exhibition

Prison to Park Festival at Giles Run Meadow Park

Inova Blood Drive at the Workhouse Arts Center

Cabaret Series at the Workhouse: Broadway Memories

2nd Annual Workhouse Arts Gala

September Featured Artists and Studio Building Exhibitions

Workhouse Artist Association Exhibition

Date Night: Ballroom Social Dance

Drumming with Dishes: The Holiday Edition

Drumming with Dishes: The Holiday Edition

Drumming with Dishes: The Holiday Edition

Drumming with Dishes: The Holiday Edition

Drumming with Dishes: The Holiday Edition

Drumming with Dishes: The Holiday Edition

Drumming with Dishes: The Holiday Edition

Drumming with Dishes: The Holiday Edition

National Symphony Orchestra Artists In Concert

New Works: Workhouse Education Student and Teacher Exhibition

Annual Congressional Art Competition

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Rob Maher

Workhouse Artist Association Exhibition

Encore: Cabaret Series "Broadway Memories"

Jokeslingers Comedy Tour: Alex Moore, Brian Kerns and Adam Dodd

Jokeslingers Comedy Tour: Alex Moore, Brian Kerns and Adam Dodd

Live Onstage: The Cecil Ray Comedy Club

Workhouse Artist Association Exhibition

Date Night: Ballroom Social Dance

Drink This! The Workhouse International Ceramic Cup Show

FREE Holiday Art of Movement Classes

VCA Artists Nights: Brass 5!

VCA Artists Nights: Lynne Mackey, Classical Pianist

VCA Artists Nights: Tom Teasley, World Percussionist

*SOLD OUT* Cabaret Series at the Workhouse: Notorious!

Cabaret Series : Heroines--SOLD OUT

Cabaret Series: Make 'em Laugh!

Jokeslingers Comedy Tour: Alex Moore, Brian Kerns and Adam Dodd

Children's Theatre: A Magical Christmas

Live Onstage: The Amazing Gospel Souls

en Route: A Touring Dance Project

Workhouse Artist Association Exhibition

Dinner & A Movie Nights: Carmen Jones

Dinner & A Movie Nights: Saawariya

Dinner & A Movie Nights: Rear Window

Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Dan St. Germain

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Dan St. Germain

Live Onstage: The Cecil Ray Comedy Club

Give Together: A Family Volunteer Day

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Jermaine Fowler

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Jermaine Fowler

Live Onstage: Sapphire--A Play by God's Boo

Workhouse Artist Association Exhibition

Asian Art and Culture Day, National Cherry Blossom Festival 2013

Valentine's Day Celebrations at the Workhouse

Ephemeral: Interpretations of the Cherry Blossom

Incarceration: Visions of Confinement

Cabaret Series: Heroines

Cecil Ray Comedy Club *POSTPONED*

Concert-Style Reading of "Deeds Not Words"

Sleeping Beauty--The Broken Spell

*SOLD OUT* Sleeping Beauty--The Broken Spell

Cabaret Series: Make 'em Laugh!

Cabaret Series: Broadway Showdown: Classic vs. Contemporary!

Cabaret Series: Broadway Showdown: Classic vs. Contemporary!

Cabaret Series: Legends, Myths and Fables

Cabaret Series: Legends, Myths and Fables

*SOLD OUT* Sleeping Beauty--The Broken Spell

Mason Cabaret presents The Millennials!

Cabaret Series: Hot, Hot, Hot!

ENCORE PERFORMANCE: Cabaret Series: Hot, Hot, Hot!

Cabaret Series: Cinemagic Memories

Cabaret Series: Cinemagic Memories

Cabaret Series: Mystery, Suspense… and Hijinks!

Cabaret Series: Broadway Biography--Based on a True Story

Cabaret Series: Broadway Biography--Based on a True Story

Cabaret Series: Mystery, Suspense… and Hijinks!

Cabaret Series: Home for the Holidays

Cabaret Series: Home for the Holidays

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Big Al Goodwin

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Big Al Goodwin

FREE Art of Movement Classes

FREE Art of Movement Classes

Suzanne DeSaix: The Beds We Make

Dinner & A Movie Nights: Mamma Mia!

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Ryan Conner

5th Annual Ice Cream Social Fundraiser

Support the Workhouse, Purchase Celebrate Fairfax Tickets!

Torches, Tears and Tiaras

Dinner & A Movie Nights: Blue Hawaii

360 Degrees of Post-Traumatic Stress

3rd Annual Workhouse Clay National 2013

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Ryan Conner

6th Annual Workhouse Arts Center Golf Classic

Cecil Ray Comedy Club

PechaKucha 20x20 Night at the Workhouse

A Sunset Serenade: An Evening of Friends

Cool Cow Comedy featuring: Danny Rouhier

Cool Cow Comedy featuring: Danny Rouhier

Cecil Ray Comedy Club *POSTPONED*

Fireworks at the Workhouse

Inverse Tangent presents: DMV Artist Showcase

Sixth Generation Concert

Lone Star and Laundry & Bourbon

Lone Star and Laundry & Bourbon

Intellectual Property for Artists

Comedian Howard G and Guests

Comedian Howard G and Guests

Peter Pan and Captain Hook in the Fairies' Land

Drumming With Dishes: Holiday Edition

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Jeff Maurer

Women’s Equality Day

Workhouse Education Scholarships Available!

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Jono Zalay

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Randolph Terrance

In Concert: Sunset Serenade

VASA Storytelling Workshops

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Tony Woods

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Tony Woods

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Kevin Lee

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Kevin Lee

In Concert: Percussionist Tom Teasley

Family Concert: Santa's North Pole Sing-a-Long (CANCELLED)

Family Concert: Santa's North Pole Sing-a-Long (CANCELLED)

FREE Hula on the Quad!

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Rob Maher

One Night Stands (POSTPONED)

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Jared Logan

Black Friday Holiday Celebration at the Workhouse

Welcome to the Speakeasy

Cabaret Series: My Broadway Valentine

Cabaret Series: My Broadway Valentine

Leading Ladies Cabaret

Cabaret Series: It’s a Comedy, Tonight!

Cabaret Series: It’s a Comedy, Tonight!

Halloween Mini Camp at the Workhouse!

Small Plates: Fall Choreography Showcase

Beth Elliot Dance Group

"The Sixth Generation" - A Wintertime Sock Hop

Date Night: Chef's Table

Date Night: Chef's Table

Holiday Shopping & Activities at the Workhouse!

"Drink this!" The Workhouse International Ceramic Cup Show

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: NYE Special Show! (SOLD OUT)

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: NYE Special Show! (SOLD OUT)

Made Powerful: Veterans' Stories

Cabaret Series: One Night at the Moulin Rouge

ENCORE : Welcome to the Speakeasy

ENCORE : Welcome to the Speakeasy

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Ben Kronberg

VMFA Lecture Series: Why is That Art?

VMFA Lecture Series: Those Gaudy Ancients

VMFA Lecture Series: Berthe Morisot and the Impressionist Image of Women

Dr. Seuss & Read Across America Day!

Collectors Showcase Fundraising Event

Deeds Not Words: Alice Paul and the Fight for Women's Voting Rights

Workhouse Education Student and Teacher Exhibition

Annual Congressional Art Competition

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Alex Koll

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Alex Koll

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Amir K

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Amir K

Cabaret Series: British Music Hall

Cabaret Series: British Music Hall

Cabaret Series: Dueling Divas!

Cabaret Series: Dueling Divas!

Cabaret Series: Hot, Hot, Hot!

Cabaret Series: Hot, Hot, Hot!

Cabaret Series: Cabaret Macabre!

Cabaret Series: Cabaret Macabre!

Cabaret Series: Heroes Cabaret!

Cabaret Series: Heroes Cabaret!

Cabaret Series: Holiday Magic

Cabaret Series: Holiday Magic

Spotlight on VCA Artists: Word-Beat

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]

7th Annual Workhouse Arts Golf Classic

"Death at the Devereux"

"Death at the Devereux"

Clifton Film Festival

"The Sixth Generation" - Spring 1960s Sock Hop Series

"The Sixth Generation" - Spring 1960s Sock Hop Series

ENCORE: Leading Ladies Cabaret

Once Upon A Time... (POSTPONED)

Workhouse Barnes and Noble Bookfair

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Paul Hooper (HBO Comedy Festival)

A Life Behind the Lens-Maxwell DiPalma

Once Upon A Time... (Costume Ball Fundraiser)

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Rahmein & Friends Comedy Showcase

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Rahmein & Friends Comedy Showcase

Workhouse Ceramics Ice Cream Social Fundraiser

Look At Me: How Veterans View Themselves

Mount Vernon Nights: April Verch (Bluegrass)

Mount Vernon Nights: Alt Washingtonia (Bavarian)

Mount Vernon Nights: Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra

Mount Vernon Nights: Rhodes Tavern Troubadours (Roots)

Mount Vernon Nights: Caravan of Thieves

Mount Vernon Nights: The Duhks (Folk/Rock)

Mount Vernon Nights: Little Red & The Renegades (Zydeco)

Mount Vernon Nights: Alexandria Kleztet (Jazz/Jewish)

Mount Vernon Nights: Town Mountain (Bluegrass)

Mount Vernon Nights: Soul Crackers (Motown/Soul)

Mount Vernon Nights: IONA (Celtic)

Mount Vernon Nights: The United States Air Force "Singing Sergeants" (Chorale)

Mount Vernon Nights: Chaise Lounge Band (Jazz/Lounge/Swing)

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Jared Logan and Kara Klenk

Insurance for Artists: Simple Ways to Insure Your Artwork

Third Annual Independence Day Concert & Fireworks

Legally Blonde - The Musical

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Ryan Conner

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Ryan Conner

Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Ryan Conner

Friends of the Workhouse Open Door Reception

"Earth and Fire" Ceramics Exhibition

Glass Unpolished: Explorations of Time, Nature and Technology

40 Years of Potomac Valley Watercolorists