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Events

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Free Events

The Artist-Activist: Centering Black Voices with Theresa Ruth Howard and Nicole Brewer

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

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“The only way to make the world a better place, is to be better people in it,” shared prolific dance choreographer, industry expert, and author Theresa Ruth Howard. The Artist-Activist: Centering Black Voices is pleased to host Howard along with anti-racist theater advocate Nicole Brewer fo...Read More


Alabaster

Friday, Dec 04, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

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Written by Audrey Cefaly

Staged reading, directed by Rachel Sharp

A noted photographer sets out to explore the topography of “scars.” Her journey lands her in the mysterious realm of an undiscovered folk artist on a small farm in North Alabama. This intimate portrait explores the meaning an...Read More


Running To and Toward: A Dance Film by Hope Boykin

Thursday, Dec 10, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

A Dance Film (World Premiere) by Hope Boykin and the Mason School of Dance

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“There are no limits to how we can make, build, and bring dance to the lovers of our art form; the lock is broken, and the lid thrown away.” -Hope Boykin

Through the efforts of HopeBoykinDance, Boykin is a creator, m...Read More


Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music Holiday Concert

Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music

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Join us for a joyous virtual concert by the Dewberry School of Music as we ring in the holiday season! Showcasing Mason's outstanding ensembles, this evening will feature traditional holiday favorites and festive new works performed by extraordinary student artists.

This event will be strea...Read More


Step Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020 7:30pm
Location: Virtual Event

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Mason Artist-in-Residence 

As the world’s first holiday show highlighting the African American tradition of stepping, Step Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show is a feast for the eyes and ears! Step Afrika!’s fabulous and furry friends from the Arctic Kingdom—Popper the Penguin along...Read More


Past Events

Visual Voices: D. Dominick Lombardi - "Resilience and Focus

Thursday, Sep 10, 2020 7:30pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Mason School of Art

The George Mason University School of Art Visual Voices Colloquium is a professional lecture series that invites nationally recognized visiting artists and designers to speak about their work and the world of art and design to students and the community at large. Presented in a digital format this F...Read More


Grand Piano Celebration*

Sunday, Sep 13, 2020 3:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: All online

Get ready for an afternoon of joyous music during Mason’s own “All-Steinway” event, featuring livestreamed and recorded performances. Showcasing the Dewberry School of Music's extraordinary student and faculty artists, and including a tribute by Mason President Gregory Washington, this concert celeb...Read More


Visual Voices: Steve Rost - Channeling the Flaneur and other stories

Thursday, Sep 24, 2020 7:30pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Mason School of Art

The George Mason University School of Art Visual Voices Colloquium is a professional lecture series that invites nationally recognized visiting artists and designers to speak about their work and the world of art and design to students and the community at large. Presented in a digital format this ...Read More


Visual Voices: Agustina Woodgate - "Critical Circulation"

Thursday, Oct 08, 2020 7:30pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Mason School of Art

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The George Mason University School of Art Visual Voices Colloquium is a professional lecture series that invites nationally recognized visiting artists and designers to speak about their work and the world of art and design to students and the community at large. Presented in a digital for...Read More


Hookman

Friday, Oct 09, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Mason School of Theater

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Written by Lauren Yee
Staged reading, directed by Julia Rudgers

The Mason Players present a staged reading of Hookman—an existential slasher comedy! Freshman year at college is hard, especially when there is a hook-handed serial killer on the loose. But if Lexi can discover what really happen...Read More


The Artist-Activist: Centering Black Voices with Bree Newsome

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

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Join filmmaker, musician, speaker, and activist Bree Newsome for a conversation as part of The Artist-Activist: Centering Black Voices—a speaker series that provides an opportunity for Mason students, faculty, and staff, as well as the greater community, to engage in dialogue around creativ...Read More


Visual Voices: Adriana Ospina - "Working at the Art Museum of the Americas - Latin America and Diplomacy"

Thursday, Oct 22, 2020 7:30pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Mason School of Art

The George Mason University School of Art Visual Voices Colloquium is a professional lecture series that invites nationally recognized visiting artists and designers to speak about their work and the world of art and design to students and the community at large. Presented in a digital format this F...Read More


Gaining Ground: A Celebration of Diverse Voices in Musical Theater

Friday, Oct 23, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Mason School of Theater

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A Musical Revue
Conceived and directed by James Gardiner, Erin Gardiner, and musical director Joe Walsh

In the spirit of The Season of Jubilee, a yearlong celebration of uniting in joyful responsibility and change, The Mason Players have gathered songs by BIPOC and/or women composers and lyr...Read More


Beyond the Stage

Friday, Nov 06, 2020 6:00pm
Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 6:00pm

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Student choreographers from Mason’s School of Dance have created original dance-video works to be projected onto the outdoor walls of the Center for the Arts. Join Mason’s dancers and choreographers and enjoy their innovation as we gather (physically distanced) to celebrate creativity in th...Read More


Jazz 4 Justice™

Friday, Nov 20, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music

Jazz4Justice™ and Justice for Jazz. 

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Established in 2001 by Fairfax, Virginia attorney Edward L. Weiner, Esq. and Founder of Mason Jazz Studies, Jim Carroll, Jazz 4 Justice is an award-winning annual concert presented by Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) and Mason Jazz Studies. Th...Read More


Mason Players' Originals! Part 1 and Part 2

Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 7:00pm
Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Mason School of Theater

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Part One: 7 p.m. / Part Two: 8 p.m. 

A series of plays and presentations, each 10 minutes in length, that showcases The Mason Players’ student writers and creative artists. The performances are pre-recorded and will premiere in two parts. 

The performances will be streamed simultaneously on...Read More