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eventsThe Mountaintop. Jan 9th–Feb 2nd Next Stop Theatre in Herndon

In his hotel room on the night before his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. meets a young maid who forces him to consider exactly who and what he is fighting for. On April 3, 1968, room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis is not yet the scene of one of our nation’s greatest tragedies. It is just another motel for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Full of vivid theatricality, poetic language, and surprising twists, this drama takes us to the summit of a man’s historic life and offers a stunning new view of his dream for our nation. Written by Katori Hall, directed by Kevin McAllister, starring Curtis McNeil as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Shayla Simmons as Camae. 269 Sunset Park Dr, Herndon 20170 Admission: $35-50. The “Front Row to History” initiative allows local students and their teachers to see this performance for free – visit NextStopTheatre.org.

Tiny Nature Artists. Jan 15–Feb 12 Wed’s 10:00–11:00 A.M. Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Perfect for your 3-5 year-old budding artist (pun intended!). Young children are inspired by nature as they observe plants, animals and the weather. Projects include collage, sculpture, printing and painting. The program at Hidden Oaks Nature Center runs from 10 to 11 a.m. for six consecutive Wednesdays. The cost is $54 per child. More information at 703-941-1065. Adults stay with their child. 7701 Royce St., Annandale, 22003. Additional parking at Annandale Community Park off Hummer Rd.    

Hamza Namira Band.

Sun. Feb 2nd 5:30–8:30 P.M.
Ernst Community Theater 

Hailed as the “new Sayed Darwish”, Hamza Namira is one of the most celebrated faces of modern Arabic music. A songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist from Egypt, Hamza has become a luminous expression of his homeland’s resilience and ambition. Emerging as a major public figure, most notably since the Egyptian revolution of 2011, he uses his work to explore and engage with the prominent social issues of today. Well aware of a range of dilemmas his generation is facing, he addresses them in an emotive and inclusive manner, weaving through Egyptian traditional. 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale 22003.

Old Town Alexandria

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
saturday, March 7, 2019 12:30 P.M. 

Held annually on the first Saturday in March, the Parade has grown to being the largest one-day event in Old Town Alexandria. Featuring pipe bands, Irish dance schools, community groups, and a host of other musicians and performers. It is a fantastic day to spend with family or friends. If you have questions about parade participation, please contact the parade captain at ballyshaners_parade@yahoo.com. 

Summer Camp Fairs.

1) Feb 8th 11:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.
Tysons Corner Center.
2) Feb 15th 11:00 A.M.–3:00 P.M. Springfield Town Center.
3) Mar 7th 11:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M. Manassas Mall 

Summer’s just around the corner and you may like to consider a camping adventure for your children. Stop by one of these Fairs for a fun filled day of Summer Camp representatives, entertainment and MORE for the entire family! Meet face to face with knowledgeable staff from these local and sleep away options! More information at KojamProductions.com. 

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