Three new Asian fried chicken sandwich joints open in NoVA

Mike Dranove Around Town, Taste of Tysons

Fried chicken sandwiches with an Asian twist seem to be growing in popularity, as Northern Virginia has seen three new vendors open in the past few months which feature the mouthwatering, and food coma inducing, entrée. Mama Mei’s in Annandale, Wooboi Chicken in Herndon, and Hot Lola’s in Ballston have all opened their doors since February, and all feature spicy …

LOVE Letters begin tour of Fairfax County with ribbon cutting at Tysons Corner Center

Mike Dranove Around Town, Art & Culture

Visit Fairfax celebrated National Travel & Tourism Week yesterday with a ribbon cutting and reception at The Plaza at Tysons Corner Center to showcase its newly created LOVE sign. The celebrations mark 50 years since a team led by David Martin and George Woltz of Martin and Woltz Inc made history when they produced the iconic slogan: “Virginia is for …

McLean Day festival to feature amusement rides, laser tag, rock climbing, and more

Mike Dranove Around Town

The McLean Community Center will host McLean Day, a free, annual, outdoor festival, on May 18th at Lewinsville Park. McLean Day will feature amusement park rides geared for both adults and small children in addition to a slew of other activities including laser tag, rock climbing, a petting zoo, live music and dance performances, and even everyone’s favorite activity: voting. …

9:30 Club Welcomes Parachute

Tysons Today Around Town, Art & Culture, Music Scene

Growing up in Charlottesville, Va., high school friends Will Anderson (vocals, guitar), Johnny Stubblefield (drums) and Christopher “Kit” French (saxophone, keyboards) all had a love for music, and joined together for the band Parachute. Mixing classic pop, heartfelt rock and tuneful soul, Parachute went on to success with the release of its debut album in 2009, charting Billboard as the …

Hamilton’s Mandy Gonzalez Starring in The Who’s Tommy at Kennedy Center

Keith Loria Around Town, Art & Culture, Theatre & Dance

Theater lovers are very familiar with the beautiful and dazzling Mandy Gonzalez, who has graced the Broadway stage as Nina Rosario in “In The Heights,” Elphaba in “Wicked” and most recently spending two-and-a-half years as Angelica Schuyler in “Hamilton.” This week, Gonzalez will take a break from the Broadway phenomenon and lend her powerful vocal chops for the Kennedy Center’s …

Free Admission Day To Great Falls Park Coming Up

Tysons Today Around Town

Via ThePatch National Park Week 2019 will kick off with free admission to national parks on Saturday, April 20. That includes national parks, monuments, historic sites and federally managed areas, including Great Falls Park. Admission to Great Falls is normally $7 per person or $15 per car, and the pass is good for seven consecutive days. Great Falls Park offers …

Vienna Community Center is golden

Tysons Today Around Town, Tysons Update

by the Town of Vienna The recently renovated Vienna Community Center isn’t only bigger and better – it’s also golden. The community center has received gold-level LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The most widely used green building rating system in the world, according to the USGBC website, the LEED program …

Wolf Trap announces summer Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods schedule

Mike Dranove Around Town, Art & Culture, Theatre & Dance

Wolf Trap released its lineup of Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods performers this week.  A summer tradition since it began in 1971, “Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods has been a Washington-area summer tradition for children and their families, featuring diverse acts including puppetry, storytelling, dance, theater, and music.” Kicking off Tuesday, June 18th with Willy Wonka’s ‘Wondershow’ , performances will take place Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 am until …