Top 5 weekend picks February 22

Every week Connect2Mason will offer five entertainment picks for your weekend. Ranging from on-campus to off-campus events, Connect2Mason's Top 5 will give you a jump start on your weekend. Here are the Top 5 picks for this weekend:

  1. Oscar Watch with Office of Student Involvement
    When: Friday, Feb. 22 through Saturday, Feb. 24
    Where: Johnson Center Cinema
    Price: Free

    The Oscars are on this Sunday and what better way to get your movie fix in for the weekend than by watching some classics before the big night. Featuring iconic films such as “Casablanca,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Silence of the Lambs”, pick your favorite of these films and watch them for free on the big screen!
    Following this movie marathon, watch the 85th Academy Awards presented in the Johnson Center Cinema .
  2. Battle of York show
    When: Saturday, Feb. 23 at 10 p.m.
    Where: P.J. Skidoos
    Price: $5

    Formed in the summer of 2011, the folk-band Battle of York will be performing a show at Fairfax’s P.J. Skidoos. For fans of the Lumineers and Fleetwood Mac, this band might be a great addition not just to your playlist, but to your Saturday evening.

    This show is for ages 21 and over and includes a $5 cover charge.

  3. Mason Symphony Orchestra performs works of Dvorak
    When: Sunday, Feb. 24 at 4 p.m.
    Where: Center for the Arts
    Price: Free with a Mason ID

    Classical music might seem boring to readers, but take a listen to any work by Antonín Dvořák and you might be surprised. The George Mason University Symphony Orchestra, performing works by Dvořák,is made up entirely of Mason students. Featuring Dvořák’s iconic “Slavic Dances,” you won’t want to miss a night of great music.

    Tickets are available for students, for free, at the Center for the Arts Box Office.
  4. See How They Run
    When: Friday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m.
    Where: George Mason University Theaterspace
    Price: One free ticket with a Mason ID

    Marking their first performance, the Mason Players presents their first play for the new semester with the British farce play “See How They Run.” Set during World War II, the play focuses on a young wife hoping to fit in with a tight-knight community in England. However, as she tries to fit in with the town, a male friend from her past emerges as well as a Russian convict and a Bishop. A play about mistaken identities that’s heralded for its comedy, “See How They Run” is play you won’t want to miss.
  5. Who Run It? NHCP Step-Show
    When: Friday, Feb. 22 at 6:45 p.m.
    Where: Center for the Arts
    Price: $15 day of

    The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) at George Mason University will hold its annual Step Expo in Dewberry Hall. The NPHC is a collaboration of nine historically African American lead fraternities and sororities colloquially called “The Divine Nine.” The Step Expo showcases talent from all nine organizations that date back to roots in  Africa. The event is free to Mason students and to the public.
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