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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.


Lissette Bishins, Alexandria’s Child & Family Network Centers

Lissette Bishins

The new Executive Director of Alexandria’s Child & Family Network Centers talks about helping children in need.


Angelica Talan Clarendon Moms

How to Tackle Motherhood with Style

Angelica Talan, creator of Clarendon Moms, shares her essentials for a spring break trip with the family and why she created her popular blog.


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 Susan Anspach

Safety Debt

A home break-in made us safer. I wish it hadn’t.


author Jonathan Harper

NoVA writer Jonathan Harper talks ‘Daydreamers’, the D.C. Literary scene

NoVA author Jonathan Harper talks about new short story collection, “Daydreamers.”

The Lauren Calve Band. Photo courtesy of Lauren Calve.

Virginia native Lauren Calve brings her concert series, ‘Her Roots’, to Jammin’ Java

Virginia singer-songwriter Lauren Calve’s monthly concert series, Her Roots, showcases the female musical talent in the DMV area.

Fairfax County Animal Shelter.

Northern Virginia shelters offer Doggie Day Trips

Local shelters establish dog walking programs to get the pets and residents some exercise.

Shakespeare in the 'Burg festival

Shakespeare comes to the ‘Burg

The second annual Shakespeare in the ‘Burg festival lights up the small town of Middleburg, VA with American Shakespeare Company productions, film showings and even a one-act play competition.

6th Annual Move Me Festival

Moving Minds and Creativity in a Day

Enjoy a display of culture at the 6th Annual Move Me Festival that focuses on getting children “active, creative and involved.”