100 best things to do in Virginia

100 best things to do in Virginia

Your RV Lifestyle Art & Culture, Staff Picks

This article was reposted with the consent of YourRVLifestyle.com Virginia is a state in the south-eastern area of the USA. It runs from Chesapeake Bay to the Appalachian Mountains, and has a long coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. The Colonial period of American history is closely tied to Virginia. Jamestown was the first permanent settlement to be founded in the …

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Vienna’s free summer block parties start tomorrow

Michael Dranove Around Town, Art & Culture, Music Scene, Talk of Tysons, Taste of Tysons

Vienna’s monthly summer block parties, “Chillin’ on Church,” will begin tomorrow, June 21st with a performance by the Deja Gruv Band. The parties are sponsored by Ben and Jerry’s, who will have a food truck on location along with the following vendors: Blue City Foods– Indian street food Chix N’ Stix– Wings, chicken tenders, fries, hot dogs  DC Tapas Truck– Spanish style tapas …

Winners of Falls Church outdoor painting festival to be announced Saturday

Michael Dranove Around Town, Art & Culture

Falls Church Arts will mark the end of its two month long annual Plein Arts Festival this Saturday, June 15th. Plein arts, for those who don’t know, is the art of painting outdoors.  Popularized in the mid-19th century, plein arts emphasizes the importance of naturally capturing light and color notes in the landscape.  Barb Cram, the festival director, told TysonsToday …

Creative Cauldron presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Victoria Dandrea Art & Culture, Theatre & Dance

Music by ALAN MENKENLyrics by HOWARD ASHMAN & TIM RICEBook by LINDA WOOLVERTONDirected by Matt Conner Falls Church, VA – Creative Cauldron closes out its 10th season of award-winning theater with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. In the same spirit of its highly acclaimed Wizard of Oz, Creative Cauldron will tackle the iconic Disney musical Beauty and the Beast, with creativity …

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

Michael 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 …

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 …