Head out to Angelika Film Center
on Thursday, Dec 12 as the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra presents CHRISTMAS in Black and White. Enjoy this unique experience combining music with classic black and white holidays films. Tickets are available online
Celebrate the season of giving at Mosaic with free photos with Santa, horse drawn carraige rides, community musical performances, Christmas trees and decor. FREE PHOTOS with SANTA
this weekend! Saturday from 11am-6pm and Sunday from 12noon-4pm. Receive a free 4x6 print and personal photos are welcome! HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
every weekend in December until Christmas! Saturdays from 11am-8pm and Sundays from 12noon-6pm. For more information, visit www.mosaicdistrict.com
Thursday, NOV 14 @ 7pm
RAVE 14 Cinemas at Fairfax Corner
Reserve your tickets: http://www.seeitfirst.net/pin/299013Seating is FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.
DREAMWORKS PICTURES and Reliance entertainment
Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeliveryManMovie
Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/deliverymanfilm
U.S. Release date: November 22, 2013
Cast: Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders
Director: Ken Scott
DreamWorks Pictures' "Delivery Man" stars Vince Vaughn as affable underachiever David Wozniak, whose anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years earlier resulted in 533 children. David must now embark on a journey that leads him to discover not only his true self but also the father that he could become.
"The Intersection of Business, Blogging, and Branding"
A new quarterly series that goes beyond networking in this unique opportunity to build relationships between the Beltway's business owners, marketing directors, and social media influencers.
Beltway Business Social Series
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Syrah @ Sheraton Reston Hotel
11810 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA 20191 Register via Eventbrite:
Join the Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/455704544542509/
Keynote Address: "Social Media Success in Business"
Dr. Shannon Ginnan, Medical Director and Owner of Medalase Aesthetic Centers
Closing Remarks: Souny West, Owner of W Salon VA
and Board Member of the Young Executive Society (YES) Tower Club of VA
Space is limited. Attire is business casual. Complimentary appetizers will be served. Complimentary parking is available. Event Hosted by Andrea Khoury, Blogger and Publisher of Real Housewives of Northern Virginia Blog, Voted Best Blogger in Northern Virginia by Northern Virginia Magazine’s Best of 2013.
Event Sponsored by Medalase Aesthetic Centers: Medalase is a leader in social media marketing and has successfully bridged partnerships with online social media influencers. Medalase is a high-end, full-service medical aesthetics facility with locations in Fairfax Corner and Pentagon Row. Medalase provides access to a wide array of technologies from the latest in high-tech lasers to premier skincare solutions.
NOV 6 2ND aNNUAL rEAL hOUSEWIVES OF nORTHERN vIRGINIA bLOGIVERSARY bASH
The Real Housewives of Northern Virginia blog is turning TWO! Join our readers, bloggers, and business owners for a night out at The Winery at Bull Run to celebrate a FABULOUS year of award winning blogging, community outreach, and growth. Join the FB Event
Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door. Ticket includes complimentary glass of sangria and lite fare. Raffles and giveaways will take place throughout the night. The proceeds from ticket sales of the event will benefit a fantastic local charity, the Meant to Live Foundation. http://blogiversarybash.eventbrite.com
A HUGE THANK YOU to NOVA Plastic Surgery
for sponsoring the event! ICYMI: Take a look at the photos from last year’s party! http://goo.gl/B6c2Aj
NOVEMBER 13 BELTWAY BUSINESS SOCIAL SERIES
The Intersection of Business, Blogging, and Branding
Wednesday, November 13, 2013. 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Syrah Lounge @ the Sheraton Reston. 11810 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, 20191.
Go beyond networking in this unique opportunity to build relationships between the Beltway's business owners, marketing directors, and social media influencers. Keynote Address: "Social Media Success in Business" Dr. Shannon Ginnan, Owner of Medalase Aesthetic Centers. Closing Remarks: Souny West, Owner of W Salon VA and Board Member of the Young Executive Society, Tower Club.
NOV 14 PRIVATE PRE-SCREENING: DREAMWORKS DELIVERY MAN STARRING VINCE VAUGHN
Download up to two admit-one tickets: Go to seeitfirst.net
and enter code: 299013
Thursday, November 14 at 7:00pm. Rave 14 Cinema @ Fairfax Corner, 11900 Palace Way, Fairfax, VA 22030.
Seating is first come, first served. Space is limited. Get there early!
NOV 16 2ND ANNUAL SENSORY-FRIENDLY SANTA AT FAIR OAKS MALL ICE PALACE
NOV 20 SPA NIGHT WITH BITAR COSMETIC SURGERY INSTITUTE AT TOKA SALON
Champagne, hors d'oeuvres, and the latest trends in Fall beauty
Wednesday, November 20 from 6:30-8:30pm. TOKA Salon, 4907 Brenman Park Dr, Alexandria, VA 22304.
Demonstrations by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Robert F. Centeno, cut & color consults, eyebrow shaping, and more! Swag bags, raffles, and giveaways throughout the night.
NOV 21 EXCLUSIVE BLOGGER HOLIDAY EVENT AT FAIR OAKS MALL
An exclusive night out at FAIR OAKS MALL for local bloggers and social media influencers
Mingle with the Ice Princess, get your photo taken with Santa and the elves, and sample the fare at different restaurants as we enjoy a “TASTE OF FAIR OAKS”. Be one of the FIRST to see the unveiling of the brand new Michael and Sons play area which will open to the public on November 22, 2013
my 2nd annual BLOGIVERSARY is coming up next week! check out the goodies that have been rolling in for the swag bags. can't wait! this year, we'll be at The Winery at Bull Run on Wed, Nov 6 from 5-8pm
. ticket sales from the event will benefit the Meant to Live Foundation. check out the facebook event
Thursday, August 22, 2013
3pm-4pm | 4pm-5pm
Friday, August 23, 2013
3pm-4pm | 4pm-5pm
Saturday, August 24, 2013
10am-11am | 11am-12pm | 12pm-1pm | 1pm-2pm
| || |Space is limited. Sign up today! Register onlinehttp://bit.ly/nbmplay2
Or call 866.816.8608
for more information. Provide your preferred day, session, attendees, phone number, email address - reference Learn & Play date. Hope to see you there!
On July 4th, I woke up at 9:15am and went in and asked B if he wanted to go to a parade. Little did he know that by saying "yes" he would be rushed into the car and would be eating his Lucky Charms from a red solo cup with a plastic spoon on the short ride into Old Town Fairfax.
Parking was easy and by 9:40 we were walking through the closed-down streets trying to find the perfect spot to watch from. Luckily for us, I heard someone calling my name and my good friend Micaela
had staked out some prime seating right in a shady area under a tree. SCORE! We didn't plan it at all - but sometimes it's funny how things just work out perfectly :) Her boys are close to B's age and they all sat together while the adults stood behind and watched.
I was truly surprised how legit the parade actually was - floats and all. It was the first time I've stayed in town for Independence Day rather than heading south to my parents' house -- could be a new family tradition!
On Thursday, July 4, 2013
, visit Long Bridge Park
from 3-10 p.m. for FREE family-friendly fun, including: Delicious Food from a Variety of Food Trucks
, Local Arts and Crafts Vendors
, Live Music
, Drop-in Kickball Games provided by Kickball365
, Drop-in Lawn Games provided by DC Social Sports
, Free Face Painting, Balloon Art and Moon Bounces, Games For All Ages, and Amazing Views of Washington, DC's fireworks display.
From 3-9:30pm, local food vendors will be set up in the parking lot, serving up a variety of great eats.A'Lo Cubano
: Cuban sandwich, chicken fricassee, pork tacos, cake pops, ropa viejo, white rice and black beans, veggie tacos, no-jito (mojito without alcohol), soda and water.
Bar-B-Que At Its Best: Rib Sandwich, whole and ½ slab of ribs, ¼ chicken legs, pulled pork sandwich, beef brisket sandwich, BBQ wings, chicken wingettes, French fries, Gatorade and water.Chick-Fil-A of Ballston Common Mall
: Chick-Fil-A sandwich, water, Gatorade, sodas, chips and chocolate chunk cookies.DC Slices
: Pizza by the slice (varieties include cheese, pepperoni and buffalo chicken), fried tater tots with optional toppings, fried mozzarella sticks.Grapevine Restaurant
: Lamb gyro sandwich, Italian sausage sub, marinated chicken kabob, mozzarella sticks with marinara, falafel sandwich, steak and cheese sub, fries, chips, Greek burger, baklava, foot-long corndog and funnel cakes.Lemongrass Truck
: Banh Mi sandwiches and tacos (chicken, pork or tofu), vermicelli noodles, salad (chicken, pork or tofu) and bubble tea (Thai tea, iced coffee, chai tea).
Rod's Oasis: Variety of flavored shaved ice.
Salou Kaba's Ice Cream: Soft serve ice cream, ice cream bars, sodas and water.Scoops2U Ice Cream Truck & Catering
: Scoops of ice cream in a cup or cone topped with sprinkles, prepackaged ice cream novelties and prepackaged cups of Ittibitz ice cream.Willie's Po' Boy
: Shrimp, oyster, catfish and Andouille po' boys, muffaletta, root beer floats, fries, kids' French bread pizza, beignets, water, soda and Gatorade.Free Drop-in Games Provided by Arlington Athletic and Social League
From 3-8pm, attendees can enjoy a variety of drop-in lawn games, including:
Cornhole, Bocce, Ladder Golf, Duck Pin Bowling, Hoops, Free Drop-In Kickball Games.
From 3-8pm, join Kickball 365
for drop-in kickball games on Field #1. Kickball365 enables people to make friends and have fun through local kickball leagues and one of a kind tournament vacation experiences.Additional Event Information:
- For additional event information, please email email@example.com or call (703) 228-3329.
- It is advised that event attendees leave pets at home during fireworks displays. Animals can be seriously spooked by the noise at celebrations with fireworks. Read tips from the Humane Society of the United States about keeping your pet calm and safe during the Fourth of July weekend.
- Please note that the Arlington Police Department will perform searches of bags and coolers. Alcohol and fireworks are not permitted in the park and will be confiscated. Food, drinks (excluding water), spiked items such as shoes, chairs, umbrellas, etc. on not permitted on synthetic turf fields.
Free Concerts, Performances and Outdoor Movies in Your Fairfax County Parks
JUNE 12-16 Featured Shows of the Week
FRIDAY, JUNE 14
Afro Bop Alliance (Caribbean Jazz)
The Afro Bop Alliance, based in Annapolis MD, is an energetic big band specializing in contemporary approaches to the rhythms of Latin American music with a strong jazz emphasis. Led by drummer Joe McCarthy, the group won a Latin Grammy Award in 2008 for their release with Vibraphonist Dave Samuels and the Caribbean Jazz Project. The alliance is poised to garner further acclaim with its latest project, UNA MAS, a well-conceived session full of first-rate playing and unconventional material.
Grist Mill Park: 4710 Mt. Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309. 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, JUNE 15
The United States Navy "Cruisers" (Pop/Rock)
The United States Navy "Cruisers" features seven of the Navy's most dynamic performers under the leadership of vocalist Senior Chief Musician John L. Fisher. Cruisers are versatile, flexible, multi-missioned ships, and the members of the "Cruisers" live up to their namesake by presenting a variety of music including classic rock, rhythm and blues, oldies from the '50s and '60s, Motown favorites, as well as today's Top 40 hits.
Ossian Hall Park: 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale, VA 22003. 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12The United States Air Force Band "Celtic Aire" (Celtic)
Celtic Aire, the premier folk ensemble of the Air Force, performs great classic Irish melodies with refreshing new flavor! From foot-stomping tunes to heart-warming ballads, these professional vocalists play it all while accompanying themselves on traditional Celtic instruments. They also add Celtic flavor to some of your favorite songs, always offering a unique and exciting performance. Celtic Aire is proud to represent our country as a component of The United States Air Force Band.Lee District Park Amphitheater:
6601 Telegraph Rd, Franconia, VA 22310
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Janine Wilson Band (Roots/Rock)
WAMMIE-award winning Janine Wilson has a big voice with a stage presence to match. Her command of vocal styles ranges from the Blues and Americana to torch songs, singing award-winning songs full of love, heartache and mischief.Mason District Park Amphitheater:
6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. THURSDAY, JUNE 13The United States Air Forces "Singing Sergeants" (Chorale)
The Singing Sergeants, the official chorus of the United States Air Force, is one of the world's most versatile and traveled choral organizations. It is also one of a select few singing groups internationally recognized for its commitment to excellence in vocal performance.Frying Pan Farm Park:
2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA 20171
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. FRIDAY, JUNE 14Afro Bop Alliance (Caribbean Jazz)
The Afro Bop Alliance, based in Annapolis MD, is an energetic big band specializing in contemporary approaches to the rhythms of Latin American music with a strong jazz emphasis. Led by drummer Joe McCarthy, the group won a Latin Grammy Award in 2008 for their release with Vibraphonist Dave Samuels and the Caribbean Jazz Project. The alliance is poised to garner further acclaim with its latest project, UNA MAS, a well-conceived session full of first-rate playing and unconventional material.Grist Mill Park:
4710 Mt. Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Veronneau (World Jazz)
International acoustic quartet Veronneau won this yearā?Ts Washington Area Music Association (WAMMIE) Awards for Best Jazz Vocals, Jazz Recording and Jazz Band. The band has delighted audiences in North America, Europe and beyond with their world jazz and pop. Their two recent albums both rose to Top 10 status in the national jazz and world music charts, earning critical and international acclaim.Mason District Park Amphitheater:
6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. SATURDAY, JUNE 15
The United States Navy "Cruisers" (Pop/Rock)
The United States Navy "Cruisers" features seven of the Navy's most dynamic performers under the leadership of vocalist Senior Chief Musician John L. Fisher. Cruisers are versatile, flexible, multi-missioned ships, and the members of the "Cruisers" live up to their namesake by presenting a variety of music including classic rock, rhythm and blues, oldies from the '50s and '60s, Motown favorites, as well as today's Top 40 hits.Ossian Hall Park:
7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale, VA 22003
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Black Masala (Gypsy Music)
DC's own Gypsy Music inspired Horn Band. Eastern European Grooves, New Orleans Influenced, Ambient/Experimental indie rocked, and a hint of Appalachian twang.Workhouse Arts Center At Lorton:
9601 Ox Road, Lorton, Virginia 22079
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. SUNDAY, JUNE 16Honky Tonk Confidential (Country)
Honky Tonk Confidential made their debut at the Grand Ole Opry in 2012 and are the winners of three WAMMIE awards. Claiming classic honky tonk and western swing as major influences, HTC's performances include classic country tunes as well as clever originals.Mason District Park Amphitheater:
6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Quickly search 170 summer shows
- find your favorite performances by type of music, day of the week or location. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performancesFor rain cancellation information, directions and questions, call 703-324-SHOW (7469).