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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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Facing Fate

For Secret Service agent Clint Hill, expressions of anguish and adoration have helped heal the wounds of Dallas 1963.


Standing Up

A single act of determined, non-violent heroics by one of Alexandria’s native sons marks the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement in Virginia.

Unlikely Warrior

One Woman’s fight from Northern Virginia against Iran’s oppressive policies.

Torpedo Factory’s anniversary mural brings the center “Outside the Lines”

Commissioned piece is just the beginning of the changes at the art center.


Prince William County Poet Laureates Robert Scott and Alexandra “Zan” Hailey.

Robert Scott and Alexandra “Zan” Hailey

Prince William County’s first-ever poet laureates on their role of bringing culture into everyday life.


Fashion designer Kim Elleen

Keeping Up with Kim

Fashion designer Kim Elleen showcases her fall collection and spills details on balancing two careers, while facing the challenges of producing locally.


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 by Susan Anspach.

Run Ragged

I am a runner—whether the rest of them like it or not.


Photo by Ann W. Kosche/

4 Fall Festivals to Start the Season

The first day of autumn is September 23 and several nearby farms are celebrating the new season with Fall Festivals. These festivals offer great fall foods and attractions for the family. Check this list for farms with Fall Festivals opening soon.

Patti Lupone performing Woulda , Coulda, Shoulda at 54 Below on July 22, 2013.

Patti LuPone headlines ARTS by George!

The two-time Tony and Grammy Award winner on her career and advice for those trying to make it on stage.

Photo courtesy of James Shubinski/Broadway's Next Hit Musical.

“Broadway’s Next Hit Musical” Spontaneously Creates Classics

Ever wanted to help make a musical? This Saturday, at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, you can. Broadway’s Next Hit Musical is a musical comedy performance that the actors and actresses make up during the show, and with the audience’s participation, the show does go on.

Mason Improv

Improv comedy comes to George Mason

The Mason Improv Association will perform its free show this Friday.

D.C. Shorts Film Festival.

Northern Virginia Filmmakers Showcase at The DC Shorts Film Festival

The DC shorts Film Festival opens tonight and Northern Virginia Filmmakers entered the fray of competition.