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Comedy, Concerts Featured Events as June Comes to Close

Stand up comedy, celebrating the 25th year of a popular state park, and a summer sounds concert are all in your weekend events calendar this last weekend of June.

Comedian Ryan Conner Live at Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Friday – Tickets $15 pre sale, $20 at the door

Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA as host and comedian Rahmein Mostafavi presents our headliner Ryan Conner.

Ryan Conner has developed a style of sharp story-telling that is “unique and extremely funny,” according to Punchline Magazine. His stand-up act has earned him a position as a contributing writer for Saturday Night Live and for MTV’s Ridiculousness.

Other TV credits have ranged from being in a pilot for the NFL Network, to doing 2008 post-election commentary for the BBC.

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Leeyslvania State Park on Potomac River in Woodbridge Celebrates 25 years, Saturday – Free with park admission

Leesylvania State Park celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a special cake cutting at the Marina at 6 p.m. followed by Anthony James Band and fireworks. If you like to take your canine best friend hiking with you, enjoy a special range led hike at either 11 a.m., 2 p.m. or 5 p.m.

Dogs of all ages and breeds are welcome to go for a walk on the wild side. Leashes no longer than 6 feet in length are required. If your puppy gets nervous around other dogs please tie a yellow ribbon to their leash to let others know your furry friend needs some personal space. Meet at the visitor center.

Rhodes Tavern Troubadours live in concert at Workhouse Arts Center, 7 p.m. Saturday — FREE

oin us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA for Mount Vernon Nights presentation of The Rhodes Tavern Troubadours live in concert, June 28th at 7:00 p.m.

The Rhodes Tavern Troubadours are a post-pop and roots spectacular, ready to rock your world and serve up all kinds of ditties from Mark Noone’s Slickee Boys tunes to Jake Flack’s Thousand Dollar Car/Neptunes rockers, with everything in between.
This concert is free, no tickets are necessary.

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Center for the Arts at the Candy Factory SummerSounds Concert Series, 6:30 p.m. Saturday — FREE

The Center for the Arts at the Candy Factory kick-starts SummerSounds Concerts featuring the Washington Scottish Pipe Band June 28 at the Harris Pavilion.

Bring the family and a picnic and join us for tender to rousing Celtic Classics! The Center for the Arts brings all SummerSounds to you free, rain or shine, and in partnership with the Harris Pavilion, Micron Technology Foundation and the City of Manassas.

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Book Talk – Author Canden Schwantes, 2 p.m. Sunday — FREE

Fiery suffragettes, unconventional first ladies and rebellious socialites – turning up their noses at ladylike behavior, these pioneering women of Washington, D.C., shattered the expectations of a tightly corseted society. Escaped slave turned spy Mary Touvestre risked it all to scuttle Confederate plans to break the Union blockade.

Trading petticoats for trousers to work at the Union hospitals, Dr. Mary E. Walker was both the only female Medal of Honor recipient and the possessor of a police record for impersonating a man. During Prohibition, Firs Lady Florence Harding hosted jazz soirees and served up cocktails in the White House gardens.

Form pioneering photographers and newspaperwomen to enterprising madams and soldiers in disguise, author Canden Schwantes introduces readers to the decidedly daring and wild women of the capital.

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