News and notes from Fredericksburg's entertainment scene
Month at a Glance: January
Zumba Fitness With ZaKia, Strictly Ballroom Dance Studio, 125 Olde Greenwich Drive, Suite 190, Spotsylvania. 6:30–7:30 p.m. $6. 540/898-9060.
Auditions, Hope Christian Fellowship, 4173 Bludau Drive, Warrenton. Fauquier Community Theatre will hold auditions for William Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors” to be performed in March. 7–10 p.m. fctstage.org.
Bingo, 1114 Potomac Ave., Suite 103, Stafford. Sponsored by Stafford Lions. Doors open 11 a.m., games begin 12:30 p.m. 540/361-7019.
Auditions: “The Kitchen Witches,” Caroline Community Theatre (formerly Ladysmith Elementary School). Read selections from the script. 7 p.m. 540/842-6739.
Tickets Go On Sale at 9 a.m. for Christian Youth Theater—Fredericksburg’s production of “The Wizard of Oz” to be performed in March. cytfredericksburg.org.
Auditions, Young Adult Children’s Theatre for Stafford, 1120 International Parkway, Suite 111, Stafford. YACTS will hold auditions for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” to be performed in March. 6 p.m. 540/850-3700. yacts.org.
Celebrate Virginia Dog Show, Fredericksburg Expo Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. fredericksburgexpocenter.com.
Carolina Shag Dancing, Shannon’s Bar & Grille, 2801 Plank Road, Fredericksburg. Sponsored by Battlefield Boogie Club. Free lessons at 7:30 p.m., dance until 10 p.m. 540/786-8321.
Second Friday Art Walk, Colonial Beach. Galleries and businesses throughout town promote artists, with work for sale. 6–8 p.m. 804/224-8411.
Family Day—The President’s Own, National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle. Learn about the history of The President’s Own and make a musical instrument. Noon to 3 p.m. 703/784-6116.
Country, Western Dance Lessons, Waltz and Two-Step, American Legion Post 290, 1204 American Legion Road, Stafford. 5–7 p.m. $7. 540/273-1812.
Senior Bingo, Sumerduck Ruritan Club, 5335 Sumerduck Road, Sumerduck. For seniors 55 years and older. 10 a.m. to noon. Bring a gift bag with an inexpensive prize in it. 540/439-2278.
Alzheimer’s Support Group meets 1:30 p.m. at Homecare America (Westwood Shopping Center) and 7 p.m. at Carriage Hill Health & Rehab Center, 6106 Health Center Lane, Spotsylvania. 540/370-0835.
“Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution,” National Geographic Museum, 1145 17th St. N.W., Washington. Exhibit reveals all of the species of these elusive birds. Through May 12. 202/857-7488; ngmuseum.org.
Opening Reception: “Double-Booked: Works by Brian Davis and Lauren Jacobs,” UMW, duPont Gallery. Features the work of Brian Davis and Lauren Jacobs, adjunct instructors of art at UMW. 5–7 p.m. Free. 540/654-1013.
“Death of a Salesman,” Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Presented by Stage Door Productions.
8 p.m. $15. stagedoorproductions.org.
Presidential Inaugural Gala, Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway. Dinner, live music, door prizes. Hosted by Stafford County NAACP. 5:30 p.m. to midnight. $100. staffordnaacp; 540/903-2393.
Belmont Wedding Sampler Bridal Show, Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth. 1–4 p.m. $10 general admission. 540/654-1848.
“George Washington Presidential Scavenger Hunt,” George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon. Children participate in a scavenger hunt in honor of the 44th presidential inauguration. 703/780-2000, mountvernon.org.
DivorceCare for Kids, a program for children ages 5–12 of families experiencing divorce, meets at Grace United Methodist Church, Hartwood. 6:30 p.m. 540/752-5462.
“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Keynote Speaker: Steve Pemberton,” UMW, Woodard Campus Center, Great Hall. Featuring Steve Pemberton, divisional vice president and chief diversity officer for Walgreens and author of “A Chance in the World.” 7 p.m. Free. 540/654-1044.
The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series: “Julius Caesar,” UMW, George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium. By Philip Freeman, author of “Julius Caesar” and professor of classics at Luther College. 7:30 p.m. Free. 540/654-1065.
“Laughing Stock,” Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Woodbridge. Presented by the Castaways Repertory Theatre. 703/508-5418; castawaystheatre.org.
Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 15695 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge. 7:30 p.m. Adults $5, ages 18 and younger free. obco.org.
Fredericksburg Boat Show, Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $9, ages 12 and younger free. fredericksburgexpocenter.com.
Film: “Darfur Now,” UMW, George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium. In Arabic with English subtitles. 7:30 p.m. Free. 540/654-1995.
The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series: “Cleopatra,” UMW, George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium. By Duane W. Roller, author of “Cleopatra: A Biography” and professor of emeritus of Greek and Latin at The Ohio State University. 7:30 p.m. Free. 540/654-1065.
“Aint Misbehavin’,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater, 95 Riverside Parkway, Falmouth. Lunch 11:30 a.m., show 1:30 p.m. riversidedt.com.
“Nothing Miraculous, All Things Ethical: A President and His Bible,” UMW, George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium. Lecture by David Holmes, Walter G. Mason Professor of Religious Studies Emeritus at the College of William & Mary. 7:30 p.m. Free. 540/654-1342.
—Compiled by Debbie Sauder