1st Stage Announces New Commission of Solo Work from Brilliant Playwrights and Creators

Arielle Seidman-Joria Art & Culture

 During this uncertain time for the nation and the arts community, 1st Stage remains committed to creating diverse, modern work by leading playwrights and performers. Despite the prolonged theatre closure necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, we delight in bringing you the same quality of beautiful, emotional, relatable stories that you could have otherwise seen on our stage. As part of …

Virtual MPAartfest Kicks Off with Drive-In Concert Starring the “Voices of Classic Soul”

Deb Bissen | Jennifer Wormser Art & Culture

The McLean Project for the Arts’ 14th annual MPAartfest 2020 will kick off on Sunday, October 4, 2020 with two drive-in concerts at the McLean Community Center. Starring the “Voices of Classic Soul”—a trio comprised of the lead singers from four legendary vocal groups: the Drifters, Four Tops, Platters, and Temptations—concerts will take place at 4pm and 6pm. Virtual MPAartfest …

Virtual MPAartfest Set for October 4-18, 2020 at MPAartfest.org

Deb Bissen | Jennifer Wormser Art & Culture

The McLean Project for the Arts will host its 14th annual MPAartfest on a new virtual platform due to the continuing pandemic. This year’s festival will run Sunday, October 4 through Sunday, October 18, 2020. The inaugural Virtual MPAartfest will feature the work of more than 50 juried artists, showcased and for sale in their own online galleries. Admission is …

NextStop Theatre Company Finds a Way Back with “The Parking Lot Concerts”

Abigail Fine Art & Culture

NextStop returns to performances with outdoor concerts featuring past audience favorites. NextStop Theatre Company is excited to announce their brand new outdoor concert series called “The Parking Lot Concerts,” being performed on Saturday evenings at 7:30pm from September 26th to October 31st. Each weekend will feature an intimate, cabaret-style performance with beloved performers from past NextStop productions, including Robert Mintz …

Creative Cauldron’s Summer Concerts and Cabarets Presents Irene Jalenti, Abby Middleton, and GRIEFCAT

Ellen Selby Art & Culture

Creative Cauldron continues the 2020 Summer Cabaret and Concert Series, with the addition of a Virtual Series. Outdoor concerts mandate the wearing of masks, and adherence to social distancing protocols. Only three live performances remain featuring a diverse and talented array of performers and bands, but the Virtual Concert series with a top-quality recordings broadcast to your home will continue …

McLean Project for the Arts, Washington Sculptors Group to Open Sculpture NOW on September 17th

Nancy Sausser | Deb Bissen Art & Culture

McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) and the Washington Sculptors Group will open Sculpture NOW 2020 on September 17, 2020 with a Virtual Opening Exhibition Reception from 7-8pm. Sculpture NOW includes pieces by over 50 members of the Washington Sculptors Group working in a wide array of media and approaches. Juried by MPA Curator and Exhibitions Director Nancy Sausser, the …

Dara Global Arts Gallery to host a Meet the Artist Reception for their current exhibition Radiance by Dayline Sherbondy

TysonsToday Staff Art & Culture

DATE CHANGE: Sunday, October 11, 2020 We miss you and we are cautiously back!  Dara Global Arts Gallery invites you to a Meet the Artist Reception and Gallery Tour on Sunday, October 11, 2020. Meet Dayline Sherbondy, the artist behind our current exhibition Radiance. Dayline grew up in Venezuela where she encountered countless forms of art created by kind and happy people. …

Creative Cauldron’s Summer Concerts and Cabarets Presents Nataly Merezhuk Virtual and Tia Rountree Live

Ellen Selby Art & Culture

Creative Cauldron continues the 2020 Summer Cabaret and Concert Series, with the addition of a Virtual Series. Outdoor concerts mandate the wearing of masks, and adherence to social distancing protocols. 22 performances are scheduled featuring a diverse and talented array of performers and bands and a Virtual Concert series with a top-quality recordings broadcast to your home. This Thursday, it’s …

NextStop Theatre Company Launches “NextStop Cinema”

Abigail Fine Around Town, Art & Culture

NextStop to offer private rentals to serve the community during the shutdown. NextStop Theatre Company is excited to introduce the “NextStop Cinema,” where patrons can rent the entire theater for a private movie viewing experience! NextStop provides the big theater, high-powered projector, 16’ screen, movie theater quality sound and a staff member, and the patron brings the movie (DVD, Blu-ray …

Creative Cauldron Presents Fall Classes for All Ages

Ellen Selby Art & Culture

Creative Cauldron launches new classes for ages 4-104 in theater, visual art, music, dance, podcasting, and more, all virtual with the possibility for some hybrid outdoor/distanced fun and games. Along with some of our most popular programs, like the Learning Theater, we’re adding: pre-professional auditions and fringe workshops for teens who are serious about pursuing the arts, professional dance workshops …