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Ballet Folklorico de Mexico traces the history of Mexican dance Sunday in Manassas.
Ballet Folklorico de Mexico
Ballet Folklorico de Mexico traces the history of Mexican dance Sunday in Manassas.

(Sept. 29) By George!
The weekend's on its way and there's plenty of art, music, and dance to keep you busy. The seventh annual ARTS by George! is held at George Mason University's Center for the Arts in Fairfax Saturday night. The benefit features performances and exhibitions from the University's students and faculty, and closes out with a concert by Tony Award-winning actress, singer, and dancer Sutton Foster.

(Sept. 29) SW by SW
There will certainly be some singing and dancing at the SW ArtsFest Saturday. Expect lots of jazz, hand dancing, food, drink, and a festival of decorated bikes to take over Southwest Washington.

(Sept. 30) Ballet Folklorico de Mexico
The Ballet Folklorico de Mexico takes over the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas this Sunday. The sixty-year-old dance company from Mexico City traces the evolution of dance in Mexico from indigenous peoples up to the present just in time for National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Music: "Que Rico El Mambo" by Gustavo Santaolalla

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