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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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Rocknoceros Grows Up

At 10, the kids’ music trio is still making fans young and old.


Changing the Tune of Opera at Urban Arias

Urban Arias makes opera work for a new generation.

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.


Tiffany Faucette, 1757 Golf Course

Faces: Tiffany Faucette

One of the Most Recognized Golf Instructors in NoVA.


Any Barnes Barre Tech

Turning Challenges into Opportunities

Amy Barnes, owner of Barre Tech and Swēt Ride, shares her organic gym bag essentials and how to avoid falling into a fitness rut.


Tiffany Faucette, 1757 Golf Course

Faces: Tiffany Faucette

One of the Most Recognized Golf Instructors in NoVA.


Northern Virginia Magazine City Sprawl

Ask Me No Secrets

Unless there’s something you want to know, in which case you came to the right place.


The Durbin Rocket​, located in historic Durbin, offers family-friendly features such as a real red caboose, easily navigated open and closed cars, a stop along a mountain river and after the ride, ice cream and shopping at the Rail & Trail Store. Photo by Mark William Branciaroli.

Family Travel: West Virginia Mountain Rail Adventures

For your next family adventure, ride the rails of West Virginia.

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3 ways to celebrate Earth Day in NoVA

A guide to how and where to get involved for Earth Day celebrations on April 22.

Edgar Allen Poe Museum

The bohemian bounty of Richmond

Encounter the arts and nature in Richmond during spring.

Jessica Kallista, one of the Olly Olly Art Gallery

Arts on the Rise in Fairfax

Old Town Fairfax is becoming a new hotbed for the arts.

Teen Hamlet

Synetic’s ‘Hamlet’ pushes teen actors to emote without words

Synetic Theater’s teen acting programs culminate in “Teen Hamlet…the Rest is Silence”.