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April 2018

Lecture: Becoming a Birder

Monday, Apr 02, 2018 10:00am
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Lifelong Learning Institute

Birding is being taken up by more and more people each year. Dave Larsen will focus his presentation on the “how to” of birding – an avocation that combines a love of the out-of-doors with intellectual curiosity and stimulation. He will discuss the basic elements of bird identification, the equipmen...Read More


Lecture: Wonders of the Universe Part 2

Monday, Apr 02, 2018 1:30pm
Monday, Apr 09, 2018 1:30pm
Monday, Apr 16, 2018 1:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Lifelong Learning Institute

Employing the same sophisticated computer graphics program in use at NASA, while traveling on his spaceship Celestia 1, Frank Gregorio will guide you to many of the amazing places in our Universe, again focusing on evidence defining our Cosmos. Topics selected for these four 2-hour classes are:

• Ce...Read More


Lecture: Prince William County's Early History

Tuesday, Apr 03, 2018 10:30am
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Lifelong Learning Institute

This 3-part class will be as follows:

Colonial Prince William County 1650-1776 covers many aspects of the earliest events in the county and Virginia from contact with Native Americans by Europeans through the Revolution.

Revolutionary Prince William County 1765-1781 focuses on the important decision...Read More


Lecture: Social Media Unveiled: Value & Possibilities

Tuesday, Apr 03, 2018 1:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Lifelong Learning Institute

We all know the power of social media to create online communities that connect families, professionals, entrepreneurs, and many others. This class will show us how to utilize them beyond simply garnering likes and friends. Ramunda Young will provide an overview of the various forms of social media ...Read More


Dominion Energy Veterans Guitar Workshop Series: Level I

Tuesday, Apr 03, 2018 7:00pm
Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 7:00pm
Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018 7:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Prince William Health Systems Rehearsal Ro

Musicians of all skill levels are invited to bring their own guitar or try one of ours in this ten-week series of lessons with Glen McCarthy, guitar instructor at George Mason University, who has shared his expertise with the community during Veterans Day events at the Hylton Center. Information and...Read More


Dominion Energy Veterans Guitar Workshop Series: Level II

Tuesday, Apr 03, 2018 8:00pm
Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 8:00pm
Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Prince William Health Systems Rehearsal Ro

Musicians of all skill levels are invited to bring their own guitar or try one of ours in this ten-week series of lessons with Glen McCarthy, guitar instructor at George Mason University, who has shared his expertise with the community during Veterans Day events at the Hylton Center. Information and...Read More


Lecture: Hamilton: The Man and the Musical

Saturday, Apr 07, 2018 10:30am
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Lifelong Learning Institute

Alexander Hamilton has always been known as a central player in America’s early history, but the smash Broadway musical Hamilton has focused new attention on the life and career of this fascinating individual. This multimedia class will draw on both Hamilton’s biography and his depiction on stage to...Read More


Mummenschanz

Saturday, Apr 07, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall, Science and Technology
Presented By: Hylton Presents

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For more than 45 years, these Swiss entertainers have dazzled and delighted audiences of all ages with their unique form of silent visual and whimsical theater. A playful yet compelling experience, Mummenschanz offers timeless and lighthearted insights into t...Read More


Asaph Dance Ensemble: Spring Concert

Sunday, Apr 08, 2018 4:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall, Science and Technology

A mixed program of ballet that will exhilarate, inspire and motivate you to spring forward into a new season!  $30 adults (13+), $15 seniors (65+), $15 children (12 and under) and military (active or retired, ID required)

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Lecture: Comets: From Fearful Omens to Natural Wonders

Monday, Apr 09, 2018 10:30am
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Lifelong Learning Institute

Throughout most of history, the ‘hairy stars’ that occasionally appeared in the night sky were thought to portend something very bad – the fall of empires or the death of kings. Sir Edmund Halley used Newton’s theory of gravity to deduce that three historic comets were actually the reappearance of t...Read More


Matinee Idylls: Virginia Opera

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 12:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater, Hylton Performing Arts Center Didlake Grand Foyer, Science and Technology
Presented By: Matinee Idylls

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A Taste of Opera

The Virginia Opera, honored by the General Assembly as the “Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia,” presents a program of opera favorites performed by the Company’s talented young professionals of the Herndon Foundation Emerging Artis...Read More


Lecture: Persistence and Resistance: Enslaved Women in Prince William County

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 1:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Lifelong Learning Institute

Enslaved women formed a vital part of the labor force in Prince William County, working in the fields, as artisans, and in homes. Yet their roles as mothers, wives, and daughters were challenged by the ever-present threat of sale and removal to the Deep South. Even though opportunities to wield powe...Read More


Galileo's Science Café: Science for the Community

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 7:00pm
Thursday, May 03, 2018 7:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater

“Math in Motion: What Dance Can Tell us About Motor Control,” presented by Dr. Wilssan Joiner. Bring your family and friends for a free, casual, interactive science discussion about the latest findings surrounding hot topics in science and medicine. Learn More

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The Mason Cabaret in Concert

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Mason School of Theater

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Directed by James Gardiner and Erin Gardiner | Musical Direction by Joseph Walsh

A perennial favorite, our Musical Theater ambassadors, the Mason Cabaret, return with a fresh line up of stellar vocalists offering showstoppers, ballads and duets from the Great White Way. As Sondheim once...Read More


8th Anniversary Gala

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 6:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall, Science and Technology, Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater, Hylton Performing Arts Center Didlake Grand Foyer, Science and Technology, Hylton Performing Arts Center Buchanan Partners Art...

The 8th Anniversary Gala provides critical funding to support the Hylton Center’s many artistic performances, arts education programs, and outreach initiatives throughout the year. Your participation will bring the magic of the arts to life for our region’s artists, audiences, students, Veterans, an...Read More


8th Annual Gala After Party

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 8:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater

Just as the Gala winds down, the best party in town begins – and both support the arts! You'll enjoy:

•        Craft cocktails by KO Distilling

•        Late-night snacks and sweet desserts

•        Dancing with D.C.'s premier band Keynote

•        Relaxing in the Jazz Lounge

•        More fun surpr...Read More


Hylton Extra: Livingston Taylor

Sunday, Apr 15, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Hylton Center EXTRA!

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Livingston Taylor’s music career as a singer-songwriter, pianist, and guitarist spans an impressive 50 years and includes a varied repertoire of Top-40 hits in musical genres from folk and pop to gospel and jazz.  He has shared the stage with Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac,...Read More


Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen

Friday, Apr 20, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater

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Their progressive bluegrass sound has quickly turned this Grammy-nominated band into industry pioneers through their exploration of new sounds and concepts rooted in tradition.  Performing on the mandolin, banjo, guitar, bass, and vocals, the band combines its collect...Read More


Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall, Science and Technology
Presented By: Hylton Presents

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Beethoven and Friends

Virtuoso pianist Jeffrey Siegel closes our season at the Hylton Performing Arts Center with three 18th century musical masters who were contemporaries of each other. In Beethoven and Friends, Jeffrey Siegel performs Haydn's delightful Sonata in D...Read More


Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

Sunday, Apr 22, 2018 2:00pm
Sunday, Apr 22, 2018 4:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall, Science and Technology
Presented By: Hylton Family Series

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Presented by Bay Area Children's Theatre

Bedtime is approaching, and this team of construction vehicles needs to get their rest. But Crane Truck is getting cranky, Cement Mixer takes too long with bath time, and Dump Truck just isn’t sleepy! Excavator and Bulldozer fi...Read More


Gallery Exhibit: CINZA

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 10:00am
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Buchanan Partners Art Gallery

Works by Javier Padilla

This exhibit runs through June 2

Color serves as such a powerful component of art that it often has the ability to distract from other elements. When artist Javier Padilla began to consistently receive feedback that the bright colors of his works appealed to viewers, his resp...Read More


Balloonacy

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 10:30am
Friday, Apr 27, 2018 11:45am
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 10:30am
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 11:45am
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Imagination Stage

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A lonely, elderly man discovers the fun, imagination, and companionship of childhood with the help of a red balloon. Balloonacy is a tender, uplifting, and interactive show for the little ones (and the big ones too). Inventive and packed with physical comedy, this play explores the power...Read More


Disney's The Little Mermaid

Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 2:00pm
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 7:00pm
Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 3:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall, Science and Technology
Presented By: Center for the Arts Pied Piper Theatre

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Pied Piper Theatre’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid follows the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, who longs to leave the ocean and walk in the world above the sea.  Against the wishes of her father, King Triton, she makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and meets Prince ...Read More


Gallery Reception: CINZA

Thursday, May 03, 2018 6:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Buchanan Partners Art Gallery

Featuring wines or beer from Otium Cellars, 8 Chains North, and Bald Top Brewing.

The Gallery Receptions are free and open to the public, but an

RSVP is required. RSVP to smeyer3@gmu.edu

Color serves as such a powerful component of art that it often has the ability to distract from other elements. W...Read More


Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra

Saturday, May 05, 2018 7:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall, Science and Technology

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¡Acompáñanos!: A Journey of Latin Favorites from Boléro to Carmen

The Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra, Prince William County’s premiere chamber ensemble, concludes its 20th Season with a stirring, passionate journey of Spain and Latin America.  The pulsating rhythms and ecstatic melodies o...Read More


April 2018