September 27, 2012 | by Ayanna Alexander
D.C. arts briefs: Sept. 28
Sutton Foster

Sutton Foster (photo by Laura Marie Duncan)

Broadway star Sutton at George Mason

Broadway singer Sutton Foster is here Saturday at 8 p.m. for a performance at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts (4400 University Drive in Fairfax).

The two-time Tony Award-winning actress, singer and dancer will be a part of the seventh annual ARTS by George! benefit. The entire benefit is held at GMU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. She is holding a discussion, which is free for ticket holders, beginning 45 minutes prior to the show. Tickets range from $40-$70. For details, visit cfa.gmu.edu.

SONiA Performs at the Alexandria Show

Out singer SONiA will perform at the Alexandria show for the Benefit for Separation of Church and State series of concerts Sunday at 7 p.m.

SONiA of Disappear Fear, is a LGBT singer, songwriter and guitar player, who performs love songs, while confronting all things negative with a positive message of being welcoming and optimistic. Her independent record label, Disappear Records, donates 18 percent of every download to the United Nations World Food’s Programme. A $25 donation is suggested. For more information, visit voicesunitedconcerts.com.

Blondie also playing Va.

Monday, Oct. 1, Blondie will perform at 7 p.m. at the State Theatre (N. Washington St. Falls Church, VA 22046).

Blondie plays the State Theatre (220 North Washington Street) in Falls Church Monday at 7 p.m.

The Debbie Harry-fronted band is touring its “Panic of Girls” album. Tickets are $57. Visit thestatetheatre.com for details.

SMYAL annual Fall Brunch this Sunday

SMYAL has its annual Fall Brunch at 12:30 p.m. at the Mandarin Oriental (1330 Maryland Ave. SW) Sunday in Washington.

The goal is to bring together different individuals, while showcasing its efforts of empowering the region’s youth to become LGBTs next leaders and advocates. Maryland First Lady Katie O’Malley will give keynote address and will receive the Community Ally Award. For more information, visit smyal.org/fallbrunch.php.

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