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Our online events calendar features a week-by-week rundown of the region's music, theater, dance, art, comedy and festival events, as well as special events specifically for kids.

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NoVA Happy Hours

We’ve compiled a list of happy hour hot spots that offer more than just your average drink specials.

Guides: Farmers Markets

These outdoor markets provide a unique opportunity to shop, sample and help area farmers, all while saving money…


Guides: Biking and Jogging Trails

As the beautiful weather continues, take advantage of the warmth to skip the gym and get outside for your exercise routine. The following biking and jogging trails offer a beautiful respite from stuffy gyms…


Public Parks

Whether small, passive green spaces in urban areas, or more expansive acres offering activities, there are plenty of NoVA parks available.



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The Man with the Medal

Colonel Harvey Curtiss “Barney” Barnum on his saga of how he earned his Congressional Medal of Honor, and the ongoing kinship of all medal honorees.


Books Mean Business

How a former charter school teacher and ex-Google employee dove into “Shark Tank” and snagged a billionaire backer.

An Advocate for Animals

Adele Douglass gave up her life savings to bring humane treatment practices to farm animals through her humane certification organization.

Comedy Man

Greg Garcia dips into his Northern Virginia upbringing for Season Two of ‘The Millers.’


Joe Calarco

Joe Calarco

Playwright and director Joe Calarco takes on the new Resident Director/Director of New Works position Signature Theatre.



Mastering The Art of Office Dressing

For designer and artist Anchyi Wei being fearless and fashionable is the only option in the workplace.


Golf ball in roses

The Perfect Golf Date for Your Golf-Free Relationship

Planning a golf date when your partner isn’t into golf can be a challenge. Here’s what to look for, and where to go.


Northern Virginia Magazine City Sprawl

Neighborhood Botch

Where are the Road Signs for Becoming a Better Neighbor?


Photo courtesy of Seth Coggeshall.

Fairfax Band His Dream of Lions Makes Dreams Come True

Fairfax may be a great place to live, but it’s also a hotbed for rock music. Take it from alternative rock band His Dream of Lions, whose five members came together through the local Fairfax music scene.

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About No Words at Synetic Theater

Paata Tskikurishvili’s Synetic Theater transforms Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing into a nonverbal production.

Photo Courtesy of Tina Images/ Shutterstock

How to Celebrate Women’s History Month

How to celebrate women in history in Northern Virginia during Women’s History Month.

From left to right: Julie Ann Greene, Lea Mae Rice Camarda, Larry Rice. Photo courtesy of Larry Rice.

When Lady Gaga meets Falls Church folk

Former country rocker Larry Rice and family put a unique twist to modern pop hits.

Othello at Artisphere

WSC Avant Bard’s ‘Othello’ Casts Shakespearean Tragedy in New Light

Artistic Director Tom Prewitt sets “Othello” in modern context and explores PTSD in characters.