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The Fairfaxb2ap3_thumbnail_FCPS-seniors.jpg County Council of PTA's is hosting an online auction to raise funds for its Senior Scholarship Program. Items available include: restaurant gift cards, entertainment packages, historic tours, museums passes, wine tastings, and much more!  View the complete auction catalog at http://www.32auctions.com/fccpta

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washbMark your calendars for the Washington Balalaika Orchestra's 2015 Spring Concert Weekend featuring world-accclaimed domra soloist Tamara Volskaya, with bayanist Anatoly Trofimov, and balalaika soloist extraordinaire Andrei Saveliev.
There are two performances. Click here to order tickets.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_wolftrap-KoolAndTheGang-small.jpgWolf Trap is on track for one of the most popular seasons to date; patrons are encouraged to order their seats soon for best availability.

*  From chart-toppers to family fare, comedy, classical, and classic rock, Wolf Trap welcomes arts and entertainment fans from across the Washington region. 
*  Opening week highlights the scope, diversity, and quality of Wolf Trap, with Sheryl Crow, A.R. Rahman, Kool & The Gang and Chaka Khan, A Prairie Home Companion, and the annual Free Summer Blast-Off! concert and fireworks with the United State Marine Band.
*  Summer 2015 features 72 Filene Center performances, including 39 artist debuts; plus 32 Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods shows and 13 performances by Wolf Trap Opera.
*  Season concludes with Wolf Trap Ball, hosted by Italian Embassy, on stage at the Filene Center September 19.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_ROC-adriana3.jpgSoaring melodies and gripping drama are the best way to describe just how amazing Riverbend Opera's 2015 production, Adriana Lecouvreur is. There are showstopping and chill-bump inducing moments in every act! A huge favorite of opera aficionados, Adriana is also a terrific first opera for music lovers of all types. The schedule includes six performances, May 29 - June 13, 2015.  http://riverbendopera.com/adrianapressreleasemay2015c.htm

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This June and July, the Reston Photographic Society, a special-interest group of the League of Reston Artists, is offering a variety of exciting opportunities.

b2ap3_thumbnail_RPS-Schlett_GettysburgFall0914-small.jpgCall for Photographers for "PhotoArt" Exhibit
The Reston Photographic Society seeks photographers to enter their work in the "PhotoArt" exhibit. Entry forms must be completed online by May 29 and works dropped off on June 1 at 10:00 am. The exhibit and entry acceptance will be at the JoAnne Rose Gallery, Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA 20190. http://www.leagueofrestonartists.org/shows/2015-jun-photoart-at-joanne-rose-gallery

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b2ap3_thumbnail_CBT-Mary-Carmen-Catoya-Dancing-small.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_CBT-Lauren-Edson-Dancing.jpgClassical Ballet Theatre invites serious ballet dancers in the Washington Metropolitan Area to a one-week, summer dance intensive with two renowned artists – Mary Carmen Catoya, a Principal Dancer with Miami City Ballet, and Lauren Edson, a highly awarded choreographer and former company member of the Trey McIntyre Project.

Held August 31st-September 4th, 2:00 pm-9:00 pm, the intensive is designed for current professional dancers and professional track students with at least four years of ballet technique training, and it includes instruction by Ms. Catoya and Ms. Edson each day. It also involves an exciting, optional opportunity to be part of original choreography that Ms. Edson will create exclusively for Classical Ballet Theatre. All dancers participating in choreography are required to rehearse and perform the premiere of Ms. Edson's new work.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, June 20th, 10:30 am-12:00 pm. Interested dancers should call (703) 471-0750 for further information.  http://www.cbtnva.org/summer

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b2ap3_thumbnail_FCS-broadway-goes-choral.jpgMany bright lights illuminated New York's theatre district as "The Great White Way." Now, the bright lights come down to Northern Virginia as the Fairfax Choral Society presents Broadway Goes Choral! The voices of the Symphonic Chorus, Master Singers, Concert Choir, and soloists, along with a full symphony orchestra, will light up the night with works from your favorite musicals, featuring shows by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Meredith Willson, to name only a few. Come hear the richness, depth, and grandness that hundreds of skilled singers will lend to these musical treasures from the Broadway stage. http://www.fairfaxchoralsociety.org/event/broadway-goes-choral/

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, NVCC (Alexandria)
4915 East Campus Drive, Alexandria, VA

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b2ap3_thumbnail_WCO-peled.jpgThe Washington Chamber Orchestra's inaugural season will end with the finale concerts featuring the renowned cellist, Amit Peled, Professor at Peabody Conservatory, on Friday, May 29 at Shrine of St.Jude Catholic Church in Rockville, MD and on Saturday, May 30 at Open Door Church in Herdon, VA.

Peled will play Schumann Cello Concerto with the WCO on the Goffriller Cello once owned by the legendary cellist Pablo Casals! The Washington Chamber Orchestra, under Artistic Director, Jun Kim will open the concert with Beethoven's Youthful Symphony No.1 in C Major !  http://www.thewco.org/

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piloterrorPilot Error, the up to the minute feature film story of investigative reporter Nicola Wilson’s quest to find out why a French jet with over 200 passengers, including a close friend, disappeared, premieres on the east coast May 18 and 19 at Fairfax's Cinema Arts. The film plays at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m both days. Watch the trailer.

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The Arts Council of Fairfax County announces the 2015 Strauss Artist Grants recipients — choreography and dance performance collaborative Katherine Horrigan and Arturo Garcia; visual artist Andrew Watson; and sculptor Andy Yoder.

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