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September 11, 2019

Best Bets: McMahon’s and Twilight Polo finales

Clockwise from top left: The Elizabeth Lawrence Band will perform the last Saturday night at McMahon’s Irish Pub; the Dark Horse Theatre Co. will stage “No Exit” in The Plains, and the Songs From The Road Band will play Saturday night at Gloria’s Listening Room.
“Seussical The Musical”
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13-14
2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15
Fauquier Community Theatre
4225 Aiken Drive, Vint Hill


The community theatre concludes a three-weekend run of the musical that features more than 30 characters from at least 15 of Dr. Seuss’ books. The story focuses on Horton the Elephant as he navigates a series of challenges and discoveries. The show — with complex choreography and vibrant costumes — celebrates friendship and community as much as the power of the individual imagination. It also teaches the power of being unique and the importance of fighting for your beliefs. Tickets: $18 for students, $20 for seniors and $22 for adults. www.FCTstage.org or 540-349-8760.


“No Exit”
Dark Horse Theatre Co.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13
2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14
Grace Episcopal Church
6507 Main St., The Plains


The contemporary play begins with three characters who find themselves waiting in a mysterious room. It is hell and these characters are punished by being locked into a room together for eternity. Dark and often comedic, this play examines the human condition under such circumstances. Tickets: $20 and $15 for students and military members.


Street Music
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14
Main Street, Warrenton


Local musicians, including students, invited to play acoustic (non-amplified) music along Main Street as the continuation of “Street Busking,” which has become popular in towns and cities across the nation and in neighboring communities. Sponsor: Experience Old Town Warrenton.


Twilight Polo: Grande Finale
5:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14
Great Meadow
5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains


The season will conclude with three polo matches, halftime games, picnicking, wine for sale. Dancing in the pavilion after the matches. First match at 6 p.m. Last match at 8 p.m., with music and dancing afterward. Car pass $30 at gate or $25 online, with other options available.


The Elizabeth Lawrence Band
7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14
McMahon’s Irish Pub
380 Broadview Ave., Warrenton


The local band will provide the soundtrack for McMahon’s final Saturday night. After 13 years, the pub will close Sunday night, when locals gather to share Irish music for the last time there.


Songs From The Road Band
8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14
Gloria’s Listening Room
92 Main St., Warrenton


North Carolina-based quartet melds bluegrass, Americanna and jazz. The band has released four albums, most recently Road To Nowhere. Tickets: $20, free for children 12 and younger with parent or guardian.


The Dark Hollow Bluegrass Band
7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14
Flatbeds and Tailfins
300 E. Main St., Remington


Based in Madison County, the five-member band has played together for 16 years. The group also has released five CDs. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door and free for children younger than 5.


Other options

> FABuLAR on Saturday at Wort Hog Brewing Co.

> The Rogue Farmers on Saturday night at Old Bust Head Brewing Co.

> Northern Virginia Senior Olympics on Sunday morning at Vint Hill

> Meet the Beekeepers on Sunday afternoon at Sky Meadows State Park

> Flying Circus Airshow on Sunday afternoon near Bealeton


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