David Baldacci’s Neighborhood: Where The Next Thriller Plot Is Just Around the Corner

Kathleen McDonough Art & Culture, Books & Literature

Originally published in the November-December 2018 issue of VivaTysons Magazine You know him as a best-selling author of page-turning thrillers, with over 130 million books in print.  But it might surprise you to learn that David Baldacci lives, works and plays in in our community.  A native Virginian, he and his wife of nearly 30 years, Michelle, are long-time residents …

Jaynelle Hazard appointed Executive Director & Curator of the Greater Reston Arts Center

Robert Goudie Art & Culture

The Board of Directors for the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) today announced the appointment of Jaynelle Hazard as the Center’s Executive Director & Curator. She will start on April 13. The appointment comes at an important time in the Center’s nearly five decades, as it carves an identity as a compelling cultural destination along Metro’s Silver Line and grows …

1st Stage Suspends Productions Effective Immediately in Response to COVID-19

Emily Wall Art & Culture

In response to new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and local and state governments, 1st Stage is pausing all productions and closing the theatre to the public effective immediately. Artistic Director, Alex Levy, gave this statement, “The safety and well-being of our community is our highest priority. A New Brain will not open as intended on March 26, …

Traveling Players Brings Two Family-Friendly Comedies to Tysons Corner

Jeanne Harrison Art & Culture

COVID-19: Show Postponement Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), performances of Charlie & The Chocolate Factory and A Midsummer Night’s Dream have been indefinitely postponed. Traveling Players Ensemble is working to reschedule these performances, and will update the perfomance schedule once plans have been confirmed. Traveling Players Ensemble will present four public performances of Charlie & The Chocolate Factory and A Midsummer …

10,000 Maniacs Performing at Birchmere

Keith Loria Music Scene

The March 20 show at the Birchmere has been postponed. With a long list of hits including “Because The Night,” “These are the Days,” “Jealousy,” “Like the Weather” and “More than This,” 10,000 Maniacs has plenty to celebrate as they embark on a new tour in 2020 that will make a stop at the Birchmere on March 20. Originally forming …

1st Stage’s Production of A New Brain Opens in Tysons

Arielle Seidman-Joria Art & Culture

 From the Tony Award-winning author William Finn and James Lapine comes an energetic, sardonic, and comical musical. Gordon collapses into his lunch and awakes in the hospital, surrounded by his nearest and dearest. When what was thought to be a life-threatening neurological disorder turns out to be treatable, Gordon is grateful for a second chance to create his own art.  …

“Transitions” by Kinda Barazi Opens on March 15 at Dara Global Arts Gallery

TysonsToday Staff Art & Culture

Dara Global Arts Gallery is happy to announce the upcoming fine art exhibit for Kinda Barazi titled “Transitions.” The artist states the following about her collection: Prepping for ‘Transitions’ while living life to its fullest, may determine our Life’s Outcome. Anger, lies, hate, jealousy, and resentment, will transition along with us to the next realm — so too will Unconditional …

ValeArts “Fresh Perspectives”

Diana Eichler, ValeArts Art & Culture

ValeArts “Fresh Perspectives” at the historic Vale Schoolhouse will showcase the best in local fine art in a neighborhood setting. For more than two decades, Valearts has featured oil, watercolor, and acrylic paintings as well as all variety of collage and multi-media work. More than 150 works will hang in the historic 19th century Fairfax County schoolhouse April 24, 25, …

New Glass House Theater in NOVA Produces the Play “Sweat”

Mary Lareau Art & Culture

Thu., Feb. 27, 7 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 28 and Sat., Feb. 29, 8 p.m. “Sweat,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Lynn Nottage, makes its Northern Virginia debut on Feb. 27 at the Glass House Theater, 2709 Hunter Mill Rd., in Oakton. Glass House Theater is the home stage and production company of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax (UUCF) and …