eventThe January Calendar
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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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.’

The cloudy, hazy weed renaissance

As other states and the district move on legalizing marijuana, a look at what it’s going to take to get Virginia up to speed.


“When the Games Froze” by Angela Peabody

Angela Peabody

Author and advocate against gender-based violence.


Stylist and personal shopper Alison Beshai

Create Your New Closet

Stylist and personal shopper Alison Beshai shares her wardrobe must-haves for the new year, and talks about how persistence pays off.


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.


City Sprawl

Ever Fear

If all we have to fear is fear itself, I have a lot to be afraid of.


Yappy Hour, Friendship Animal Hospital, Pet dentist, Veterinarian

Q&A with your Pet’s Dentist and “Yappy Hour” at Friendship Animal Hospital

Advice by Dr. Ray Phillip of Friendship Animal Hospital about your pet’s oral hygiene.

Rosebud Film Festival

Falls Church’s supernatural series, Malice, spotlighted at Rosebud festival

The Rosebud Film & Video Festival will feature a special episode of the award-winning webseries, Malice, this weekend.

Savannah the African Serval Cat

Offset Winter Blues with a Pair of Family Activities

Suffering from holiday withdrawal and cabin fever? Try one of these fun winter activities.

Oscars Statue, Statuette, Oscars 2015 Image

Vote for your Best Picture and where to watch Oscar nominees

A walk through of the eight Best Picture Nominees for 2015 and where to watch them in Northern Virginia.

Photo courtesy of Katie Campbell

Experience the Evolution of Celtic Music at Hylton in the Highlands

Hylton in the Highlands: A Festival of Scotland will feature performances by Elke Baker, Ken Kolodner and Brad Kolodner.