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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 Opens at Two Smithsonian Imax Theaters

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Smithsonian Theaters presents Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2: The Imax Experience, starting July 15 at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center’s Airbus Imax Theater in Chantilly, Va., and in 3-D at the National Museum of Natural History’s Johnson Imax Theater, starting July 29.

 

Free Summer Entertainment Returns to Local Parks

Free Summer Entertainment Returns to Local Parks

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

The Fairfax County Park Authority, in partnership with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and with generous contributions from local businesses and corporations, presents a summer-long calendar of shows, concerts and movies appropriate for you and your family. These concerts, held in local parks are the perfect place to bring a picnic dinner, blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the best local and regional entertainers. Best of all, they are close to home and absolutely free! Performances range from children's puppet shows to big band, jazz, bluegrass, rock, classical and world music. For those who love a classic, enjoy a nostalgic return to the good old days and the drive-in theatre where you can view classic movies on a large, outdoor screen from the comfort of your car.

Maestro Lorin Maazel brings Castleton Festival to the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas

Maestro Lorin Maazel brings Castleton Festival to the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas

 

The Hylton Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the Castleton Festival to present three performances in the Hylton Center’s Merchant Hall on July 7, 14 and 21, in addition to the annual festival at the Castleton Farms estate in Rappahannock County, Va., held June 25 through July 24. These three performances will be exclusive to the Hylton Center, and Maestro Lorin Maazel, founder and artistic director of the Castleton Festival, will conduct each of these Castleton Festival at the Hylton concerts.

“The Hylton Center is honored to partner with the Castleton Festival, bringing the highest level of classical music to one of the finest venues on the East Coast,” said Jean Kellogg, the Hylton Center’s executive director. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to present some of today's stars and the stars of tomorrow in our beautiful new performing arts center.”

The ART of Culture

The ART of Culture

OMG it got hotter! Grab some free VitaminWater from G40 tonight and this weekend to cool off. Below is a listing of the evening events and then the schedule for when the building is open. A good friend's piece is located on the second floor at the end of the hallway just past CON's train wall. Breaking a little ground for her. Check her blog for a picture of her wall. http://www.happy-accidents.tumblr.com. She also added a Rerun & Spray cans (one can, PureEvil is a collaboration with the mysterious Mar5) to the wheat paste room, as well as contributing some Old School Cameras to the Albus Cavus room & right out side the elevator (all available for purchase, just ask). Keep the comments coming.

Scroll down for information for her first show at the Corner Store on Capitol Hill.
*Bonus* Same day, same neighborhood* 7:30, ALBUS CAVUS cookout at the Fridge (2.5 blocks away)

7 Things To Do In Vienna, VA To Celebrate Memorial Day

7 Things To Do In Vienna, VA To Celebrate Memorial Day

 

It's Memorial Day weekend. How will you be celebrating? Here are 7 things to do in and around the Vienna, VA area!

First Annual Comedy Show at Teen Center

From the Town of Vienna:

Vienna, VA- Club Phoenix’s Teen Improv Club will hold its First Annual Improv Group Comedy Show on Friday, June 3, at 6 p.m. at the Club Phoenix Teen Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. The show will feature members of the Teen Center’s Improv Group who will perform an assortment of improv games.

The Improv Group, comprised of youth ages 11 to 17, formed last August and participants have spent the last several months honing their comedic skills through a series of improv and sketch comedy classes.

Summer Entertainment Series Features Nighthawks, Blues and Country

Summer Entertainment Series Features Nighthawks, Blues and Country

From Fairfax County:

The 2011 Summer Entertainment Series get underway in June. Get ready for great music, performances and entertainment of all kinds presented by the Fairfax County Park Authority in partnership with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and through generous contributions from local businesses and corporate sponsors. These performances take place at local parks and are free! You can find the entire summer schedule and location information online.

Start the fun on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 with the Nighthawks. The Nighthawks have earned a reputation as one of the best and hardest working bands around. Among the first boy blues bands of their generation, they are noted for the high energy of their phenomenal live shows.