ARTS IN brief

ARTS IN brief

The Fairfax Ballet will perform
The Fairfax Ballet will perform "Beauty & the Beast" this weekend in Oakton. (Thomas Russell)
Thursday, May 18, 2006

'Beauty,' 'Paquita' And 'Swan Song' in Ballet

The Fairfax Ballet will perform an original story ballet, "Beauty & the Beast," and excerpts from "Paquita," "Swan Song" and "Itsuka Mata" on Saturday and Sunday at Oakton High School.

The Fairfax Ballet is the resident company of the Russell School of Ballet in Chantilly.

The performance includes students at various levels of study.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday.

The school is at 2900 Sutton Rd., Vienna. Tickets are $18 for adults, $14 for students. For information, call 703-378-4999 not or visit .

'Masked Marvels' And Tales in McLean

Michael Cooper will perform his one-man show, "Masked Marvels & Wondertales" at 3 p.m. Sunday at the McLean Community Center's Alden Theatre.

Cooper is a visual artist and mime whose performances combine the mythical and the autobiographical.

The show features Cooper's handcrafted masks, original stories of courage and wonder, stilt dancing and a physical repertoire.

Tickets are $7 for McLean District residents; $9 for nonresidents. To purchase, call 703-573-SEAT or visit . For information, call 703-790-0123 or visit .

Gilbert and Sullivan, By Voce Chamber Singers

The Voce Chamber Singers will perform a "Let's Laugh!" concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax.

Advance admission is $18 for adults, $13 for seniors and $5 for students. Add $2 for admission at the door.

The group plans to perform Gilbert and Sullivan's "Trial by Jury" and Peter Schickele's "Liebeslieder Polkas."

The church is at 2709 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton. For information, call 703-277-7772, visit or send an e-mail to .

Modern-Day Impressionist To Show Works at Hospital

Local artist and Vienna Arts Society member Frances M. Rathjen will exhibit her work at Inova Fairfax Hospital the month of June as part of the Art in the Atrium program.

Rathjen, who paints in the impressionist style using oils and acrylics, has 25 works in the show she calls "In and Around the Capital Area."

The hospital is at 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church.

-- Compiled by DIANE MATTINGLY

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