December 2020

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

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


“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


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


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

A Chanticleer Christmas

Saturday, Dec 05, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

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Join us in our tradition of ushering in the holiday season with peace, joy, and a cappella, with a specially recorded digital performance by Chanticleer! With their signature harmonic blend of 12 male voices ranging from soprano to bass, this festive holiday program features American hymns...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


“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, ...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


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

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas

Sunday, Dec 13, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

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A Celtic Family Christmas

Champion fiddlers Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy, and their seven children welcome us directly into their home to experience Christmas with them like never before through a virtual performance. Join their family as they invite you into their home for...Read More

Arcadia: Hear Nature’s Songs with Artist Sam Nester

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Mason Exhibitions

Arcadia is an environmental public art installation on George Mason University’s Fairfax campus, which features a stream of ever-changing music and light generated by the natural biorhythms of Virginia native plants. The creator Sam Nester, who is an accomplished trumpet player, will be using the mu...Read More

Step Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show

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


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

Spring at the Center for the Arts Update

Thursday, Jan 28, 2021 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

Mark your calendars for an upcoming Center for the Arts virtual event featuring updates to the winter and spring season. Director of Programming Adrienne Bryant Godwin will share new digital Mason Arts at Home performances you can enjoy from the comfort of your home—including exclusive events for Fr...Read More

CANCELED: The Chieftains

Monday, Mar 08, 2021 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

This performance will be rescheduled to Spring 2022.

Ticket holders for The Chieftains will be contacted by the Ticket Office via email. Options for ticket holders include transferring the value of remaining ticket(s) into account credit; donating the value of the ticket(s) as an in-kind contributio...Read More

December 2020