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Louis At 14 Launches Dog Contest in Celebration of Logan Circle's Dog Days Festival

Louis At 14 Launches Dog Contest in Celebration of Logan Circle's Dog Days Festival

Design Army creates Louis at 14th Dog Contest via Facebook event

In celebration of Washington DC's MidCity Dog Days Summer Sidewalk Festival last weekend, Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4, https://www.facebook.com/MidCityDogDays, @MidCityDogDays, along 14th Street NW in the U Street Corridor, Louis at 14th has launched a nationwide Dog Contest via its Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/events/551444418224193/, with more than 130 dogs entered to date.

METRO CLUB AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM to START at METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS

METRO CLUB AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM to START at METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS

Metro Club is an arts-focused after-school program for grades 1st through 6th, offered by the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) performing arts studios in Alexandria and Lorton, Va. from Sept. 9, 2013 to June 27, 2014. The program teaches a well-rounded curriculum of music, dance, theatre, yoga, academics, as well as homework time. MetroClub students have the option to be bused from select area schools by MetroRide buses as well. For more information, call 703-339-0444 or go to www.metropolitanarts.org.

METROPOLITAN PERFORMING ARTS THEATER to PRESENT “FAME” in AUGUST

METROPOLITAN PERFORMING ARTS THEATER to PRESENT “FAME” in AUGUST

FAME, the musical, is coming to the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Va., reminiscent of the popular 80s’ TV show that engaged young teens throughout the United States. Metropolitan Performing Arts Theatre (MPAT)’s ensemble cast will present on Aug. 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31st at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 25 at 3 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center, W-3 Theatre in Lorton, Va. Tickets are available online for $20 general admission at www.metro-theatre.org. Discounted rates are available for groups of 10 or more by contacting the box office at (703) 584-2900.

 “We’ve had a lot of fun preparing for FAME and we’re bringing out the best in our students, showcasing ‘triple-threat’ actors who shine in dance, singing and performance,” said Dan Stapula, artistic director of Metropolitan Performing Arts Theatre of Alexandria, Va. and Lorton, Va.

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS CENTER STUDIO OPENS in LORTON, VA

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS CENTER STUDIO OPENS in LORTON, VA

Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) of Alexandria, Va. has officially moved into the Workhouse Arts Center, located in Lorton, Va. The new studio at the Workhouse Arts Center, building W-4, is 7,000 square feet, much larger than their former location in Fairfax Station, Va., allowing for more classes and performance space. For more information, go to www.metrofinearts.com.

“Classes have started in our new spacious studio and we’re loving it…we appreciate the partnership with the Workhouse Arts Center,” said Melissa Dobbs, executive director of Metropolitan Fine Arts Center of Alexandria and Lorton, Va.

Save the Date: Nature Visions Expo is Nov. 8-10 in Manassas

Save the Date: Nature Visions Expo is Nov. 8-10 in Manassas

Three-day photo expo features free admission, free vendor demos and free classes for beginning photographers, as well as 15+ reasonably-priced advanced seminars, classes and lectures with experts like Bryan Peterson. Hands-on learning includes iPhone photography and shooting raptors (live hawks, owls and falcons) in a natural setting.

The 2013 Nature Visions Expo, organized by seven photography clubs of the Mid Atlantic Photography Association, comes to the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, Virginia  on November 8-10, 2013 (8 minutes from I-66 Exit 44 at the Prince William campus of George Mason University).

Save the Date: Nature Visions Expo is Nov. 8-10 in Manassas

Save the Date: Nature Visions Expo is Nov. 8-10 in Manassas

Three-day photo expo features free admission, free vendor demos and free classes for beginning photographers, as well as 15+ reasonably-priced advanced seminars, classes and lectures with experts like Bryan Peterson. Hands-on learning includes iPhone photography and shooting raptors (live hawks, owls and falcons) in a natural setting.

The 2013 Nature Visions Expo, organized by seven photography clubs of the Mid Atlantic Photography Association, comes to the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, Virginia  on November 8-10, 2013 (8 minutes from I-66 Exit 44 at the Prince William campus of George Mason University).

METRO FINE ARTS CENTER OFFERS SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS with PRESTIGIOUS TEACHERS

METRO FINE ARTS CENTER OFFERS SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS with PRESTIGIOUS TEACHERS

If hip-hop, tap, jazz, ballet, guitar, percussion and theatre are passions for your child, check out the many summer programs at Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. With studio classes in Old Town Alexandria, Alexandria and Lorton, Va., MFAC brings instructors from around the U.S, offering top-of-the-line instruction to their youngest students, from babies in Musikgarten programs to teens polishing their craft.  Summer classes start in July. Go to www.metrofinearts.com for a full schedule of classes and registration.

Metropolitan Fine Arts Center is welcoming world-class instructors to their summer program, including: