September-October 2020 Premier Real Estate

Tysons Today Staff Real Estate

See what’s new in the real estate market. 6404 Washington Blvd. Arlington, VA | $1,449,900  Unique opportunity to own “Memory House”, which is a landmark in Arlington, VA.  It is a 1890s Victorian Queen Anne, Painted Lady, as seen in Bed and Breakfast magazine as well as Unique Inns of Virginia. The home is a rare and beautiful find and …

McLean Community Center Calendar of Events for October 2020

Sabrina Anwah Around Town, Art & Culture

The McLean Community Center (MCC) offers the following activities in October. Due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, many Center programs and events have been adjusted to virtual online or in-person, socially distanced formats. Please check the Center’s website, www.mcleancenter.org, for up-to-date information. Residents of the Center’s tax district, Small District 1A-Dranesville, are eligible for discounts on fees. The center is located at …

1st Stage Announces New Commission of Solo Work from Brilliant Playwrights and Creators

Arielle Seidman-Joria Art & Culture

 During this uncertain time for the nation and the arts community, 1st Stage remains committed to creating diverse, modern work by leading playwrights and performers. Despite the prolonged theatre closure necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, we delight in bringing you the same quality of beautiful, emotional, relatable stories that you could have otherwise seen on our stage. As part of …

Virtual MPAartfest Kicks Off with Drive-In Concert Starring the “Voices of Classic Soul”

Deb Bissen | Jennifer Wormser Art & Culture

The McLean Project for the Arts’ 14th annual MPAartfest 2020 will kick off on Sunday, October 4, 2020 with two drive-in concerts at the McLean Community Center. Starring the “Voices of Classic Soul”—a trio comprised of the lead singers from four legendary vocal groups: the Drifters, Four Tops, Platters, and Temptations—concerts will take place at 4pm and 6pm. Virtual MPAartfest …

Partying Through a Pandemic

Michael Evans Taste of Tysons

There’s no question that 2020 has been an unprecedented year. While the better part of this year has been turned upside down by the Coronavirus pandemic, hope remains for making up for lost time with friends and families as things continue to open and we head into the fall and the holiday season. Currently, Virginia is open for gatherings of …

Ask an Advisor: About Roth IRAs

Bruce Vaughn - VLP Finance

What is a Roth IRA and how is it different from a Traditional Individual Retirement Account? Both Traditional and Roth IRAs are dedicated retirement accounts, with a few key differences: Tax Incentives: While both Roth and Traditional IRAs include tax incentives, the timing of when you receive those benefits differs. With Traditional IRAs, the benefit comes at the front end. Contributions …

Virtual MPAartfest Set for October 4-18, 2020 at MPAartfest.org

Deb Bissen | Jennifer Wormser Art & Culture

The McLean Project for the Arts will host its 14th annual MPAartfest on a new virtual platform due to the continuing pandemic. This year’s festival will run Sunday, October 4 through Sunday, October 18, 2020. The inaugural Virtual MPAartfest will feature the work of more than 50 juried artists, showcased and for sale in their own online galleries. Admission is …

Your Guide to Coffee in Fairfax County

Ali Morris | Visit Fairfax Taste of Tysons

From Visit FairfaxAuthor Ali Morris There are dozens of places to get your caffeine fix in Northern Virginia, from locally-owned coffee shops to hip and modern coffee houses to quaint mom and pop cafés to popular national chains. There are even several shops that roast their coffee beans right on site! Warm up with a delicious cup of joe in …

4 Reasons Why Selling Your Home, Even During COVID-19, Might be a Good Idea

Casey Margenau Real Estate

The residential real estate market in Northern Virginia has a seasonal rhythm that includes highs and lows. COVID-19 has upended everything, and some of the most common wisdom about when to sell has changed. We are seeing some exciting opportunities for home sellers, as well as some possible trends that go against business as usual in the area.  August was …

NextStop Theatre Company Finds a Way Back with “The Parking Lot Concerts”

Abigail Fine Art & Culture

NextStop returns to performances with outdoor concerts featuring past audience favorites. NextStop Theatre Company is excited to announce their brand new outdoor concert series called “The Parking Lot Concerts,” being performed on Saturday evenings at 7:30pm from September 26th to October 31st. Each weekend will feature an intimate, cabaret-style performance with beloved performers from past NextStop productions, including Robert Mintz …