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 …

This Week: 2019 Nowruz Festival at Tysons Corner Center

Tysons Today Art & Culture

Held at Tysons Corner Center outside of Bloomingdale’s, The Nowruz Festival is a the largest complimentary event for the Iranian-American community that celebrates the Persian New Year. The event is held in every March and has more than 10,000 attendees. It draws people from Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey and other countries whocelebrate Nowruz as well as Americans who are interested in …

Backbeat Underground Comes to 1st Stage in Tysons

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Via The Connection “We want everyone to begin thinking of Tysons as a vibrant and far-ranging musical destination,” said Douglas C. Lovejoy, President, Virginia Chamber Orchestra Board of Trustees. Working together with 1st Stage, “we are always on the lookout for performers who will attract audiences to Tysons. Our partnership with 1st Stage goes back to the opening of the …

Coming to Tysons Corner Center: 2019 Nowdruz Festival

Tysons Today Art & Culture

Held at Tysons Corner Center outside of Bloomingdale’s, The Nowruz Festival is a the largest complimentary event for the Iranian-American community that celebrates the Persian New Year. The event is held in every March and has more than 10,000 attendees. It draws people from Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey and other countries whocelebrate Nowruz as well as Americans who are interested in …

McLean Community Center March Calendar of Events Released

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McLean Community Center Calendar of Events for March 2019 McLean, Va.— The McLean Community Center (MCC) offers the following activities in March. Residents of the Center’s tax district, Small District 1A-Dranesville, are eligible for discounts on fees. The center is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue. The McLean Traveler Day Trip 2019 Philadelphia Flower ShowThursday, March 7, 6:45 a.m.-8 p.m.$138/$133 MCC district …

Capitol Steps Returning to Vienna courtesy of the James Madison Crew Boosters

Tysons Today Around Town, Art & Culture

The hilariously entertaining  Capitol Steps are returning to Vienna on Sunday March 17 at 4pm to help the James Madison Crew Boosters raise funds for the Warhawk Crew team.  This event is sponsored by JMCBO and is operated independently of FCPS, the Superintendent and James Madison HS.  Tickets and info are available online at WarhawkCrew.org or contact Fundraising@warhawkcrew.org. 

Wolf Trap Summer Shows Announced

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Summer season kicks off with three shows by The Avett Brothers, each night featuring new openers – resulting in three nights and three different concerts Chart-topping artists across genres take the stage this summer – Sting, Kacey Musgraves, Jennifer Hudson with the National Symphony Orchestra,and Josh Groban Several artists make their Wolf Trap debuts – including rock band Dispatch, Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa, rockabilly group Stray Cats celebrating its 40th anniversary, R&B artists Bobby …