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 …

Three-restaurant complex to open on Leesburg Pike

Mike Dranove Taste of Tysons

Great American Restaurants (GAR), the growing collection of restaurants that began as a 16 seat pizza parlor in Fairfax, VA, has announced an ambitious, three-restaurant project at 8051 Leesburg Pike. Based on the company’s Valentine’s Day Facebook Post, the project will feature two new brands, Patsy’s American, and Randy’s Prime Seafood & Steaks, next door to what would become the …

McLean students make top 5 at national science competition

Mike Dranove Education

At a black tie gala on March 12th, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals announced that two McLean teens, Adam Ardeishar and Carolyn Beaumont, placed 3rd and 5th respectively at its science and math competition for high school seniors. Ardeishar, a McLean native who attends Thomas Jefferson High School, was awarded the third place prize of $150,000 for his project which provided new insight …

New stores opening in the Mosaic District

Mike Dranove Tysons Update

Merrifield’s Mosaic District is slated to become home to a host of new stores this year, with two restaurants, a whiskey bar, and a Barnes & Noble among those set to open. 8926 Glass Alley will soon be home to the French bistro, Parc de Ville.  The bistro is the latest from brothers Ian and Eric Hilton, best known for …

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 …

February 2019 Housing Market Update

Bright MLS Real Estate

Washington D.C. Metro sets yet another January price record at $420,000; closed sales decline for sixth consecutive month; inventory levels up slightly The following analysis of the Washington, D.C. Metro Area housing market has been prepared by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. of MarketStats by ShowingTime and is based on February 2019 Bright MLS housing data. OVERVIEW The February 2019 Washington D.C. …

Pi Day 2019 Deals And Freebies At NoVA, DC Restaurants

Deb Belt - The Patch Around Town

Via The Patch Thursday, March 14, is National Pi Day, a day to observe the Greek symbol for a constant, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. While it’s a day to reflect on mathematics, it’s also a great excuse to find deals on the edible types of pi(e) — both the dessert and pizza. Pi …

Olympic Gold Medalist Opens Swim School in Falls Church

Brian Indre - FCNP Around Town

Via Falls Church News Press Olympic champion Tom Dolan officially opened his second swim school in Seven Corners over the weekend, bringing his gold medal instruction closer to where his passion for swimming originated. As a two-time gold medal winner and one-time silver medalist, when it came time for Dolan to hang up the competitive swimming cap, he decided he …

Goal of Women’s Center’s leadership conference: Improve civility

Brian Trompeter - Inside NOVA Around Town

Via Inside NOVA It’s been impossible to miss for the past few years: The U.S. is becoming more politically and ideologically polarized, while civility and respect for others have dwindled. The Women’s Center will try to make a dent in the problem with a series of discussions and presentations at its 33rd annual Leadership Conference on April 6 at the …

Cvent is expanding its Tysons Corner HQ by adding 72K square feet of office space

Michael Graham - Technical.ly Around Town

Via Technical.ly After almost a year after announcing its expansion plans, event management platform Cvent has begun expanding its Tysons Corner headquarters with three new floors of office space, the Tysons Reporter first reported. Founded in 1999 by CEO Reggie Aggarwal, the company makes software to manage meetings and events, as well as web surveys and email marketing. “As a Virginia native, this is where Cvent began, …