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Based upon the novel written by Alice Walker and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture Book by Marsha Norman Music and Lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray The Color Purple was produced on Broadway at the Broadway Theater by Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders, Roy Furman, and Quincy Jones. The world premiere of The Color Purple was produced by the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Georgia. From Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller and Steven Spielberg’s ...

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MAR 30

The Arts & Cultural Council of the Rappahannock (RappArts for short) invites you to join us at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 30 for a fundraiser to support our Honoring the African American Experience in the Central Rappahannock River Region initiative. Dinner begins at 5:30, followed by the show at 7:30. After the show there will be a meet and gre...

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APR 01-28 APR

Photographer Penny A Parrish shares some of her favorite images from Italy, with scenes from Lake Como, Cinque Terre, Florence and Tuscany. Celebrate First Friday April 5 from 6-9 pm at Brush Strokes Gallery.   Visit Brush Strokes Gallery at 824 Caroline Street, open daily from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, to view the special exhibit and our artists' creations in a spectrum of mediums, including hand-crafted jewelry, unique glass ar...

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APR 05

Joint Sister Cities Dinner

Venue: Dorothy Hart Community Center
Cost: $15
Apr 05, 2019 06:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Members of any Fredericksburg Sister City are invited to join in the annual Sister Cities Dinner. Friday, April 5, 6 PM, at Dorothy Hart Community Center on Canal Street. Tickets are $15. Costumes representing the culture of each sister city country are encouraged. Members bring dishes typical of the country's cuisine. Go to Fredericksburg Sister City website to purchase tickets a...

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APR 07

50’s Sock Hop

Venue: Falmouth Volunteer Fire Department
Cost: $20
Apr 07, 2019 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

ArtsLIVE! Spring Fundraiser Join us for an afternoon of music we all grew up with and love from The Acoustic Onion. Snacks and water will be provided. Wine will be available for $5 a glass.

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APR 13

Join us in celebrating our 20th Anniversary! Enjoy in the delights of some of our memorable performance pieces from the past 20 years. Revel in the beauty of the commissioned piece "In the Cradle of Freedom:  An Anniversary Fanfare" by retired UMW Associate Professor of Music Craig Naylor. Afterwards, join us for a reception featuring displays of photos, past programs, and musician lists from our 20 years.  Mingle with the performers while we enjoy some light food and refreshments and ...

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Great American Spirit Live

Venue: Chancellor High School
Cost: $25.00
Apr 28, 2019 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Friends of Wilderness Battlefield is pleased to host “Great American Songbook Live” on Sunday, April 28, at Chancellor High School. On the heels of rave reviews in New York City, sisters GRACIE & LACY appear one-day-only in the hometown of their ancestors in support of the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield, who preserve the sites and stories where their Lacy Family roots lie. Enjoy powerhouse vocals set to great American musical hits of the 1920s-1960s . . . Gracie might even break ou...


Gather in historic Market Square from 11am – 2pm to listen to African storyteller Baba Jamal Koram, view a dance performance from the D.C. area’s Taratibu Youth Association. Immediately after the performances, join us for dance lessons, drumming activities and make and take crafts.


The Pirates of Penzance

Venue: Riverside Center for the Performing Arts
Cost: $50 – 69
May 22, 2019 - Jul 07, 2019

or the Rascals of the Rappahannock

The Pirates of Penzance with a delightful twist! Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved comic operetta is as appealing today as it was over a century ago. But instead of the rocky coast of Cornwall, we are in late eighteenth century Virginia, when King George III ruled the colony. The famous soft-hearted pirates (lately of Penzance) are endeavoring to plunder with aplomb along the banks of the famous Rappahannock River. Meanwhile, the blundering Redcoats o...


Juneteenth Celebration

Venue: New City Fellowship
Cost: Free
Jun 15, 2019 12:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Come visits us at Fredericksburg’s Juneteenth celebration, an event that commemorates of the end of slavery in Texas in 1865. The event will be held at New City Fellowship, 200 Prince Edward St., from 12:00 – 7:00pm