Now that the holiday panic has set in and many of us start scrambling to come up with unique ideas for that last few people on our holiday shopping list, we longingly look forward to all of the quiet (or not-so-quiet) family and friend traditions that will take place next week. Here at the Workhouse, we all feel the same pressures of wrapping up this past exciting year—and opening up a brand new 2013!
We want to share with you all of the excitement happening here at the Workhouse. Here are some new things that you can expect in the New Year, as well as the return of some old favorites.
First, you can start 2013 in style by joining us for our very popular Cabaret Series at the Workhouse! Songs for a New Year will be an exciting night of song, music, food and fun. Join us as we celebrate the start of a new beginning. This evening will feature some of the region’s finest performers and musicians who will present selected pieces by Cole Porter, the Gershwin Brothers and more. But be warned, these performances do sell out fast. Beat the crowds and get your tickets early online!
Our Cabaret Series will continue in the New Year with more new and exciting performances such as Notorious! featuring our favorite Broadway villains and their dastardly musical prowess. Our cast will perform songs and arias of some of the greatest female roles written for stage in Heroines: A Songbook Written in the Key of She! Then, join us for a side-splitting night of musical whimsy in Make ‘Em Laugh!
You will be able to travel back in time to a world before the Workhouse Arts Center and learn the exciting history of the Lorton prison at our Prison Museum’s new lecture series Uncover the Prison In Your Backyard. These lectures will cover everything from the prison’s conception to its turnover to Fairfax County, including tales of what life was like from prison inmates and correction officers that lived and worked here.
Collectors Showcase returns to the Workhouse, offering guests the opportunity to support the arts and take a piece of art home with them. With several ticket packages starting at $100, guests can enter their name into a lottery system with the chance to pick their favorite piece of art and add it to their own personal collection. Whether you are an experienced art collector, or just starting, you will be sure to have wonderful night of fun, food and most importantly, art!
With the popularity of our holiday children’s performances, we are excited to announce our next feature coming this February. Soon young audiences and their families will be able to embark on a storybook fairytale, Sleeping Beauty: The Broken Spell. A story of family, friendship and the power of true love, this princess story will win the hearts of everyone—both young and young at heart!
Last, but not least, you can expect our Dinner and a Movie Nights to continue! Escape the cold weather of Northern Virginia and travel to a Hawaiian paradise in January with Blue Hawaii featuring Elvis Presley! Not only will you get a great film and delicious meal of Island cuisine, but also a live hula demonstration by our very own Workhouse Education Hula Instructor and her students. See our website for details on the menu selection and to purchase tickets.
The staff here at the Workhouse Arts Center would like wish everyone the happiest of holidays and look forward to seeing everyone at the Workhouse in the New Year!
THIS WEEK AT THE WORKHOUSE
- 30X30: 30 Works in 30 Days, November 23-December 30 in the McGuireWoods Gallery.
- Crystal Rodrigue: Drift, November 23-December 30 in the McGuireWoods Gallery.
- A Magical Christmas Children’s Theatre in W-3 Theatre, December 22 at 1pm & 3pm.
- Cool Cow Comedy presents: Erin Jackson in W-3 Theatre, December 21 & 22 at 8pm.
- Workhouse Associate Artists December 5-January 2, Vulcan Gallery.
- December exhibitions in all seven studio buildings, Vulcan Gallery.
- Workhouse Prison Museum in Building W-9.
- Workhouse Farmers Market every Thursday 3-6pm on the Workhouse Quad.
Stop by and visit us!
The Workhouse is open Wednesday – Saturday from 11am – 7pm and Sundays from 12 – 5pm. The Workhouse Prison Museum is open Wednesday – Friday from 12 – 3pm and Saturday – Sunday from 12 – 4pm. Visit www.WorkhouseArts.org for more information, to purchase tickets or to register for classes.
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