ART & CULTURE

Tour 5 Notable Reston Gardens on June 2 Presented by The Reston Chorale Those looking for landscape inspiration or simply love admiring gardens can look forward to the second annual Gardens of Note on Saturday, June 2. Five private residential gardens in Reston will be open for a self-conducted, exclusive tour from 10 a.m. until […]

Cirque du Soleil comes to Tysons II with a stunning performance of ‘LUZIA’ Cirque du Soleil started touring the U.S. in 1987 and has since become an international sensation. The modern circus tells narratives featuring stunning light and sound aspects, as well as breathtaking displays that defy human nature in a show that reinvented circus […]

NextStop Brings a Modern Twist to the Musical Sensation NextStop Theatre Company, located near Reston Town Center, opens “Godspell” on March 1, 2018. Director Lorraine Magee brings a modern twist to the musical, setting the new production in a coffee shop. The show, whose writers include Stephen Schwartz, creator of Broadway’s “Wicked,” retells parables of […]

November 10th is the last weekend to see Aida, winner of four Tony Awards and featuring music by pop legend Sir Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice.  This musical is popular and special because its story combines a tragedy of love and intriguing politics. Although set in Egypt centuries ago, theatergoers will experience the […]

A new way to experience the artisan culture of Virginia I was browsing through the regional travel brochures at the Occoquan Visitors Center recently, when I came across a series of trails that I knew nothing about…the Virginia Artisan Trails. I had to learn more. As members of the Virginia Artisan Trail Network, various communities [...]

Andrew Wyeth, one of the most prominent artists of the 20th-century — whose realistic style defied artistic trends — was commemorated on July 12, 2017, on his birth centennial with the issuance of 12 Forever stamps highlighting his paintings.   The Andrew Wyeth Forever stamps were dedicated at the Brandywine River Museum of Art located at his […]

October 22 at the Music Center at Strathmore Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra returns to Washington, D.C., with its signature concert experience that spans 5,000 years of classical music. The concert will take place on October 22, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, in Bethesda, Md. Shen Yun’s unique repertoire of all-original […]

Celebrating their 51st season, the Reston Community Players (RCP) announced their upcoming season with exciting plays for everyone. From Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA, with an unforgettable score, to Peter and the Starcatcher, a magical and hilarious tale of fantasy, to Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, one of the most successful plays of […]