Ashburn Academy of Dance Annual Benefit Gala
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

Ashburn Academy of Dance Annual Benefit Gala

Enjoy a beautiful evening of dance knowing proceeds from the show will benefit A Place To Be and Darby's Dancers. Tickets are $25/adults, $15/ages 3-18 and are available online and then at the door. Purchase Tickets Now (Scroll to state of Virginia, the event can be found under Ballet Theatre of Ashburn).

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Parent Forum
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Parent Forum

Join us for a special Parent Forum with A Place To Be Co-Founder, Tom Sweitzer, MMT, MT-BC. The parent forum is open to parents of clients 12 & up and will include discussions on the impact of music therapy on our individual clients, the growth of music therapy nationwide, and how our music therapy services are being used. The event is free but please RSVP to  Sierra@aplacetobeva.org to save your space!

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The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelky
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelky

Join us at The Hill School for The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, a one-of-a-kind theatrical event!

Brought to Middleburg with the generous support of Ken Dreyfuss and Teresa Wheeler

Tickets $25 Buy online at absolutebrightness.eventbrite.com

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey of the Outer Critics Circle & Off Broadway Alliance Awards for Outstanding Solo Performance

Written and Performed by James Lecesne

(Creator of the The Trevor Project and Academy Award winning short lm, Trevor)

Directed by Tony Speciale

Original Music by Duncan Sheik

SYNOPSIS:

When 14-year-old Leonard Pelkey mysteriously disappears from a small, New Jersey shore town, the secrets of the townspeople are brought to light, and everyone is forced to examine the effect of one boy’s life on a fractured community. Adapted from Lecesne's novel of the same name, this 70 minute solo show begins with the discovery of Leonard’s disappearance and follows the criminal investigation to its startling conclusion. A luminous force of nature whose magic is only truly felt once he’s gone, Leonard Pelkey becomes the unexpected inspiration for a town as they question how we live, who we love and what we leave behind.

*This show contains mature language. Not recommended for children under 17.

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Valentea Open House
Feb
17
3:00 PM15:00

Valentea Open House

Please join for a Sweet Valentea Open House! We’ll have the Just Flow Heart art exhibit by Carla Hakim O'Brien on display and a Heart Flow painting station for kids. We'll be listening to our new Someone Big album to be released March 1, 2019, and enjoying love songs performed by A Place To Be clients.  And of course we’ll be serving tea, strawberry lemonade and incredibly delicious tiny tea sandwiches and sweets provided by Lori Price! The event is free but please RSVP to Sierra@aplacetobeva.org to save your space.

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Mind Matters: Stroke Comeback Center
Oct
26
11:30 AM11:30

Mind Matters: Stroke Comeback Center

The Stroke Comeback Center in partnership with A Place To Be presents Mind Matters. featuring Keynote Speaker, Kathleen Howland, Ph.D. Kathleen, a nationally renowned lecturer, clinician, teacher and advocate professor of Music Therapy at Berklee College of Music and a consultant at A Place To Be, will speak about venturing the gap between music, science and wellness and how to unlock the beauty and power of music and apply these tools to our everyday lives.

This informative and engaging event includes a seated luncheon, presentation and performance by local stroke choir, Different Strokes for Different Folks.

Full program information including tickets and sponsorship is available online
at strokecomebackcenter.org.

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Abira and the Mountain
Oct
7
2:00 PM14:00

Abira and the Mountain

A Place To Be's newest original family production  focusing on acceptance, empathy and love. Don't miss your chance to see Abira and the Mountain which will tour Loudoun County middle schools as part of The Same Sky Project throughout the fall. 

Tickets $10 at the door!

 

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A Mother's Will: A Fundraiser and Screening with Q&A
Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

A Mother's Will: A Fundraiser and Screening with Q&A

A MOTHER'S WILL tells the story of Ann-Charlotte Robinson, an inspiring woman that takes the stage in a production based on her son's suicide. Created by Tom Sweitzer and music therapy non-profit A PLACE TO BE, the rock opera A WILL TO SURVIVE was performed in front of thousands of high school students and on the Kennedy Center stage. The stage production spread a message of hope and encouraged young people to reach out in times of need.

This locally-produced documentary short will be followed by a live music performance and a Q&A.

100% of ticket sales will be donated to A PLACE TO BE

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Coming of Age
Aug
11
8:00 PM20:00

Coming of Age

A Place To Be performers are debuting at the Creative Cauldron venue in Falls Church, VA with another original production, Coming of Age, a cabaret addressing the important issues of teens and mental health. Join us for a night featuring songs about the struggles that teens go through, from anxiety, bullying and depression, to having that uncomfortable talk with your parents about romantic intimacy.  Recommended for families with high school freshman and older. 

Click here to reserve tickets on the Creative Cauldron website
General Admission $22 - Seniors/Military $20 - Students $18
Tables for two with wine $55 - Tables for four with wine $110

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