McLean Project for the Arts to Open SHIFT July 15

Nancy Sausser | Deb Bissen Art & Culture

Henry L. Thaggert and Sarah Tanguy juried MPA’s first online exhibition How has your world been affected by this “SHIFT” in our lives? The work of 48 mid-Atlantic artists will answer this question on July 15, when McLean Project for the Arts opens SHIFT, MPA’s first juried online exhibition. The works featured in SHIFT focus on the concept of shift, …

Reduced Shakespeare Company to Return to Reston

BeBe Nguyen Art & Culture

RCC Invites Audiences to Enjoy ‘The Remote Shakespeare Company’ Reston Community Center invites audiences to join the Reduced Shakespeare Company on July 12, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. for a remote live-streaming experience of subversive and joyful entertainment: The Reduced Shakespeare Company in An Afternoon with the Remote Shakespeare Company. Reduced Shakespeare Company co-artistic directors Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor will tell RSC tales, take audience questions via …

‘Community Theatre Thrives’ Telethon To Provide Critical Support To Regional Theatre Companies

Cara Giambrone Art & Culture

Virtual fundraising telethon unites DMV community theatres, prominent personalities In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, community theatre companies in the Washington, DC metropolitan area will come together July 17-18 to raise crucial funds via a live streamed telethon. Participating companies hail from localities throughout the greater Capital region, all representing a vitally important sector of the arts scene in …

1st Stage Announces Updates to 2020-2021 Season and Introduces a New Virtual Classroom!

Arielle Seidman-Joria Art & Culture, Theatre & Dance

Online CoursesBegin July 13, 2020 Season 13 PerformancesBegin in February of 2021  Keeping in mind the health and safety of our staff, performers, and patrons, 1st Stage has decided to begin its next season in February of 2021. Join 1st Stage in February, April, and May for three fantastic full-length productions, and in July 2021 for the return of the …

Creative Cauldron Presents Arts Adventure Camp Online

Ellen Selby Art & Culture

Creative Cauldron presents its 18th summer camp schedule, and for the first time, it’s all virtual. No worries about screen exhaustion, his is an engaging and interactive program with all of the same elements that campers have come to know and love at Creative Cauldron! Every day provides an opportunity for campers to work with our seasoned and creative teaching …

Public Art Reston launches Public Art Explorer learning art adventures

Anne Delaney Art & Culture

Just in time for summer adventures, Public Art Reston is launching a new online series of art activity pages filled with interactive learning experiences for children and their families. Designed for the whole family to look, learn and create together, Public Art Reston’s Public Art Explorer program is packed with absorbing, interactive, and fun things for all ages to do …

Maxing Out the Music

Keith Loria Music Scene, Staff Picks

Originally published in the January-February 2018 issue of VivaTysons Magazine Max Weinberg is probably best known as the drummer of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, having played behind the kit since 1975 and being part of the Boss’ biggest hits such as “Born to Run,” “Born in the USA,” “Dancing in the Dark,” “Thunder Road,” “Badlands” and “Hungry Heart.” Additionally, the …

Thoreau’s Ensemble by Ben Volta Placed in the 2020 CODAawards Top 100!

Anne Delaney, Public Art Reston Around Town, Art & Culture

The 2020 CODAawards jury has selected Thoreau’s Ensemble by Ben Volta among this year’s Top 100 finalists, representing the best design and art projects. This year, 446 projects from 30 countries were submitted to the awards, which recognize design projects demonstrating the most successful integration of commissioned art into an interior, architectural, or public space. PEOPLE’S CHOICE VOTING IS OPEN! …

Rajendra K.C.: A Prolific Artist of Great Passion

Rick Mundy Art & Culture

Originally published in the November-December 2016 issue of VivaTysons Magazine Rajendra K.C. is a modest man who allows his brushes to deliver most of his expression. An outdoor or “plein air” watercolorist, he can be found at the Falls Church Farmers Market many Saturdays during the year or at many other locations around town. Wherever he paints, a crowd gathers to admire his …

Getting to Know Here Come the Mummies

Keith Loria Music Scene

Originally published in the May-June 2018 issue of VivaTysons Magazine At first look, one might be a little skeptical of the musical prowess of the members of Here Come the Mummies, as those in the band come out on stage looking as if they are right out of a tomb. And though they claim to be 5,000-year-old Egyptian Mummies, the eight-piece …