Wolf Trap adds seven new shows to summer lineup

Mike Dranove Around Town, Arts, Music Scene

Wolf Trap has announced that seven new world class acts will join the already packed Wolf Trap summer lineup.  New acts are: Alternative rock groups Big Head Todd and the Monsters plus Toad the Wet Sprocket (6/30), Lionel Richie (7/15), former Grateful Dead pianist Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers plus Amos Lee (7/24), The State Singers (7/26), Herbie Hancock with Kamasi …

Renowned American Shakespeare Center to perform weekend at McLean’s Alden Theatre

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

Staunton, Virginia’s nationally recognized American Shakespeare Center will come to McLean, March 30th and 31st, with productions of “Antigone,” “The Winter’s Tale,” and “The Comedy of Errors.”  With an esteemed track record dating back to 1988, American Shakespeare Center continues to bring skilled, fresh interpretations, of Shakespeare’s classic material.  The theatre company’s recent productions have received glowing feedback, and they …

Vienna Idol auditions to begin next month

Mike Dranove Around Town, Art & Culture, Music Scene

Vienna Idol, Vienna’s very own annual American Idol style competition, will begin auditions next month for its eighth iteration.  The contest will feature public auditions at the Whole Foods on Maple Ave, and Caffe Amouri on Church St.  The winner of the auditions gets chosen by attendees, and after going through semi-finals a select few will be invited to the …

Keith On The Town: A Look at What’s Happening in Music, Arts and Theater this Week

Keith Loria Around Town, Art & Culture, Music Scene

SOJA Headed to Wolf Trap this Summer By Keith Loria On July 20, Grammy-nominated reggae band SOJA returns to their “favorite hometown venue” as part of a trio of bands playing Wolf Trap, joining ska-influenced Sublime With Rome and pop-rock band Common Kings. Tickets are selling fast, so fans of the D.C. band will want to buy them sooner rather …

Pi Day 2019 Deals And Freebies At NoVA, DC Restaurants

Deb Belt - The Patch Around Town

Via The Patch Thursday, March 14, is National Pi Day, a day to observe the Greek symbol for a constant, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. While it’s a day to reflect on mathematics, it’s also a great excuse to find deals on the edible types of pi(e) — both the dessert and pizza. Pi …

Olympic Gold Medalist Opens Swim School in Falls Church

Brian Indre - FCNP Around Town

Via Falls Church News Press Olympic champion Tom Dolan officially opened his second swim school in Seven Corners over the weekend, bringing his gold medal instruction closer to where his passion for swimming originated. As a two-time gold medal winner and one-time silver medalist, when it came time for Dolan to hang up the competitive swimming cap, he decided he …

Goal of Women’s Center’s leadership conference: Improve civility

Brian Trompeter - Inside NOVA Around Town

Via Inside NOVA It’s been impossible to miss for the past few years: The U.S. is becoming more politically and ideologically polarized, while civility and respect for others have dwindled. The Women’s Center will try to make a dent in the problem with a series of discussions and presentations at its 33rd annual Leadership Conference on April 6 at the …

Cvent is expanding its Tysons Corner HQ by adding 72K square feet of office space

Michael Graham - Technical.ly Around Town

Via Technical.ly After almost a year after announcing its expansion plans, event management platform Cvent has begun expanding its Tysons Corner headquarters with three new floors of office space, the Tysons Reporter first reported. Founded in 1999 by CEO Reggie Aggarwal, the company makes software to manage meetings and events, as well as web surveys and email marketing. “As a Virginia native, this is where Cvent began, …

The Business Case for Economic Mobility

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Around Town

Last week, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, in partnership with the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the Northern Virginia Regional Commission and the Northern Virginia Technology Council, hosted the Shape of the Region Conference: The Business Case for Economic Mobility. We learned, economic mobility takes more than income. It takes power over the trajectory of your life, and it takes …

St. Patrick’s Day Shenanigans 2019

Tysons Today Around Town

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Green beer, Irish folk music, and parades are the hallmarks of this popular cultural celebration. Here is a collection of some of the best ways to celebrate in our area. Greater Manassas Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday, March 9 | 11amThe parade boasts unique Irish flair with several pipe bands including the Alexandria Pipe …