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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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Summer in the City

Here’s how to explore Washington, D.C., from outdoor concerts to site-seeing to shopping there is always something cool to do for all ages.


The Summer Guide

A family-friendly and adults-only guide to the season.

Color-Coded Soul

Taking a break from recording a new album, Reston’s indie-go-go band RDGLDGRN talks beats, Colors and Pharrell Williams.

Northern Virginians of the Year

From science and social mentoring programs for girls, art classes for juvenile criminals and safety programs for children who fell victim to sexual abuse to online activism to stop bullying and mentoring our children to “be fierce”, here are our honorees who are making our community a place that will continue to grow.


Luke Frazier, Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s New Principal Pops Conductor

Luke Frazier

A visit with Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s New Principal Pops Conductor.


The Shoe Hive’s Christen Green

Putting Her Best Foot Forward

The Shoe Hive’s Christen Green forgoes colorful footwear for a summer of neutrals and proves that no career path is linear.



Golf: How to Look Like You’ve Done this Before

Whether you are trying to impress the father-in-law or just wanting to fit in at the country club, here are five ways to look like a pro.


City Sprawl

A Bad Lead

Follow my advice—not my social media feed.



Singer, songwriter and teacher, Natalie York, returns to Jammin’ Java

After a three week Spring tour promoting her newest album, ‘Promises,’ Vienna-native Natalie York returns to her hometown on Saturday, Aug. 2 to rock Jammin’ Java.

Courtesy of Laurence Labat/Cirque du Soleli (Teeterboard)

Cirque du Soleli brings female-driven “Amaluna” to National Harbor

“Amaluna” isn’t your typical Cirque du Soleli show. It’s one dominated by women. From the first all-female band in Cirque’s history, to casting a high percentage of women, “Amaluna’s” theme of women carries through onstage and off.

Maestro Lorin Maazel and wife Dietlinde Turban Maazel. Photo by Molly Peterson.

Closing Weekend at Castleton Ends on a Sadder Note

The Castleton Opera Festival closes its sixth season after saying good-bye to its founder, Maestro Lorin Maazel.

Santa and Mrs. Claus at Christmas in July in Alexandria.

Get a sneak peek at the nice list at Alexandria’s annual Christmas in July

Santa Claus is coming to town – and he’s showing up in his swim trunks for Alexandria’s Christmas in July.

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Aye! Lake Fairfax Park to Bring First Pirate Fest

This Saturday, Lake Fairfax Park provides families with a welcome alternative to watching Pirates of the Caribbean for the 67th time.