The Weekend Planner
A selection of special events for the weekend of January 20 – 22, 2017. Click the hyperlinks for more details.
Fredericksburg Theatre Ensemble presents Stupid F’ing Bird by Aaron Posner
7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, Friday, Jan. 20, Saturday, Jan 21, Friday, Jan. 27, and Saturday, Jan. 28
Picker’s Alley, 902 Caroline St., alley entrance, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
In this “irreverent, contemporary, and funny remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull, Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all.” Original songs composed by James Sugg. $10
Fredericksburg Boat Show
Friday, Jan. 20, 1 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 22, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center, 2371 Carl D Silver Pkwy., Fredericksburg, VA 22401
$5 -$9. Children 12 and under, free.
Richmond Fishing Expo
Friday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 21, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Meadow Event Park, Farm Bureau Center, 13191 Dawn Blvd., Doswell, VA 23047
A large array of tackle, combined with some of the finest professional talent around, offering a weekend of fishing overload. $5 – $9.
Friday, Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m. at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Virginia
Equally renowned for its gritty depiction of rebellious teenagers in an inner-city school and its theme song “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley and the Comets, The Blackboard Jungle is a landmark film that defined an era. Free.
Edgar Allan Poe’s 208th Birthday Bash at the Poe Museum
Saturday, Jan. 21, 12 noon – 12 midnight at the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, 1914 E Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
Be a part of the world’s largest annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday, with twelve straight hours of music, performances, film, readings, walking tours, exhibits, and birthday cake! There’s a midnight toast in the Poe Shrine. $5 all day admission.
ArtsLIVE!/Fredericksburg Festival for the Performing Arts 2017 Young Artist Competition Finals Concert
Saturday, Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m. at Chancellor Baptist Church, 11324 Gordon Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Students of classical music and voice compete in this concert.
A Gathering for Fredericksburg Area Artists and Art Organizations
Sunday, Jan. 22, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at Central Rappahannock Regional Library Headquarters Branch, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401
An afternoon of conversation and refreshments to learn about The Fredericksburg Arts Initiative, an upcoming series of workshops designed to help local artists and art organizations nurture their art businesses. Sponsored by the Fredericksburg Arts Commission, The Arts & Cultural Council of the Rappahannock, and the library.
Live Music Calendar January 18 – 24
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