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October 2021

Updates from Parking and Transportation

Department of Police & Public Safety Love Clicks campaign. photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services

Bicycle Commuting 101: Online via Zoom

Bicycling to campus can be fun and great for your well-being.  Join Delia Johnson from the College of Visual and Performing Arts and a League of American Bicyclists certified instructor for Bicycle Commuting 101. During this session at noon on Tuesday, November 16 via Zoom, Delia will share information to help you feel more confident about getting to campus on two wheels.  

This session is open to faculty, staff and students. To register, visit https://gmu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kcO-przMqH9RMJFuWnZ_pVfZSMwjxKP15 . Zoom meeting details will be sent to you.

Mason Partners for Safety: Ride with Mason Police

Mason Police have teamed up with Parking and Transportation to put safety at the forefront. Join them on Thursday, October 28 from noon to 2 p.m. for two opportunities. From noon-1:30, stop by the table fair on the Merten Lawn. While safety is the focus, there will be Mason and community organizations in attendance to share information and resources. At 1:30, bring your bike, scooter, or skateboard to the Merten Hall parking lot where Mason Police will lead a ride around Patriot Circle demonstrating how to ride safely. To register to attend, visit https://transportation.gmu.edu/archive/mason-partners-for-safety-ride-with-mason-police/.   

Sustain & Save Program for Arlington Campus Faculty and Staff

Are you a faculty/staff member who commutes on I-66 to the Arlington Campus during tolling hours? Mason has partnered with Commute66 to help faculty and staff who currently pay tolls on I-66 take advantage of Sustain & Save. This program provides $100 per month to employees who switch their commute from driving and parking at the Arlington Campus to using transit, carpooling, vanpooling, biking, walking, or another sustainable option. Conditions apply; please review the details at https://transportation.gmu.edu/archive/sustain-save-program-for-arlington-campus-faculty-and-staff/.

Recruiting Vanpool Riders from Fairfax to the Arlington Campus

Are you a full-time faculty/staff member who lives in the Fairfax area and works on the Arlington Campus? Would you like to have your commute costs reimbursed up to $270/month, tax-free, not have to do all the driving, park free at Mason, and reduce carbon emissions? If so, consider vanpooling. Parking and Transportation is continuing its vanpool outreach and has developed a short vanpool match survey for a possible Fairfax to Arlington vanpool at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FFXARLPOOL. 

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October 2021

Upcoming Performances at Mason

Dancers practice. Photo by: Ron Aira/Creative Services/George Mason University
Family Series: The Magic of Bill Blagg Live! 
Saturday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m.
Center for the Arts

Witness the impossible with top illusionist Bill Blagg in his mind-bending and hilarious magic show The Magic of Bill Blagg Live! “Unbelievable!” raves USA Today, and “Absolutely Incredible!” echoes The Chicago Tribune. The whole family will rub their eyes in disbelief as the “Houdini Times Ten” (NBC), makes objects disappear, teleports across the theater, levitates in mid-air, and so much more. Recommended ages 8 and up.   

Learn more: https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/the-magic-of-bill-blagg-live

 

Mason Artist-in-Residence Sphinx Virtuosi: Tracing Visions
Sunday, Oct. 17, at 3 p.m.
Center for the Arts

Welcome Mason Artist-in-Residence Sphinx Virtuosi, the chamber orchestra dedicated to increasing racial and ethnic diversity in classical music. Prepare to stretch beyond the usual notions of the classical music canon with a dynamic program of music by women and composers of color. With this program, Sphinx Virtuosi contemplates our country’s present division and through creative expression offers ways to evolve together toward a more just and equitable future.

Learn More: https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/sphinx-virtuosi

 

Visual Voices Lecture with Amanda Ross-Ho
Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m.
Virtual Event

Amanda Ross-Ho is a Los Angeles-based artist whose work takes the form of sculptural installations and material environments that propose dynamic and imagined ecologies of labor, time and the building of speculative archives. She builds formal syntax comprised of objects, images, and performative gestures mined from personal and collective phenomena, to inscribe meaning through poetic systems of circuitry and taxonomy. Utilizing conflicting sensibilities of the forensic, hyperbolic, and theatrical, her work aims to function as a sensitive instrument: tuned to carefully observe, record, transcribe and translate the landscapes of our made and lived-in surroundings. 

Learn more: https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/visual-voices-lecture-with-amanda-ross-ho/

 

Mason School of Theater: A Concert Presentation of FOOTLOOSE
Multiple dates, Oct. 28–31
Center for the Arts

Based on the 1984 film of the same name, FOOTLOOSE the musical celebrates the exhilaration of youth, the wisdom of listening to one another, and the power of forgiveness. Kick off our new season with exuberant singing and dancing as everybody cuts footloose! 

Learn more: https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/a-concert-presentation-of-footloose/   

  

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra: Swingin’ with the Met
Saturday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m.
Hylton Performing Arts Center

Calling all Jitterbugs! Come celebrate the Big Band Era with the coolest cats in town, Northern Virginia’s own Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. Artistic Director and alto sax virtuoso Jim Carroll leads this distinguished ensemble comprising the most remarkable jazz performers in the metro region, who will perform music from the libraries of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Cab Calloway, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Kenton, Benny Goodman, and more. Carroll’s long and illustrious career has included performances with the likes of Michael Jackson, Nancy Wilson, Maynard Ferguson, Billy Taylor, Woody Herman and His Thundering Herd, and the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. Join us for a finger-snapping, toe-tapping good time.

Learn More: https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/metropolitan-jazz-orchestra

 

Mason Symphony Orchestra Concert
Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m.
Center for the Arts

The Mason Symphony Orchestra is comprised of outstanding string, wind, and percussion players from throughout the School of Music. 

Learn more: https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/mason-symphony-orchestra-concert 

   

Dewberry School of Music: Mason Choirs Fall Concert
Saturday, Nov. 6, at 4 p.m.
Center for the Arts

George Mason University choirs are under the direction of Dr. Lisa Billingham. The choral ensembles perform a wide variety of music each semester ranging from classical styles to multi-cultural works and popular music. The Fall Choral Festival will feature clinics in the morning and performances in the afternoon. 

Learn more: https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/mason-choirs-fall-concert/ 

 

Jerusalem Quartet featuring Pinchas Zukerman, violin/viola, and Amanda Forsyth, cello
Sunday, Nov. 7, at 4 p.m.
Center for the Arts

GRAMMY Award-winning conductor, violinist, and violist Pinchas Zukerman, and Canadian Juno Award-winning cellist Amanda Forsyth, join forces with the Jerusalem Quartet for a trio of radiant Romantic-era works by Bruckner, Dvořák, and Brahms. Highly accomplished and much in demand in their own right, the husband and wife duo of Zukerman and Forsyth create a sextet with the four Israeli artists in a dazzling display of virtuosity. Widely recognized as one of the top international chamber ensembles, the Jerusalem Quartet has left its mark on stages worldwide, and now it brings its world-class musicianship to the Center.

Learn More: https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/jerusalem-quartet