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Chocolate Lover’s Paradise in McLean

Chocolate Festival returns on Sunday, Jan. 25.

One day every year, McLean Community Center is a chocolate lover’s dream. The McLean Chocolate Festival will host 17 vendors selling decadent artisan chocolate goods on Jan. 25, ranging from candies to chocolate dipped bacon.

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The Dream is Alive

Reston Community Center holds annual celebration for MLK holiday.

Reston Community Center is keeping the dream alive. RCC’s annual Hunters Woods luncheon program to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and analyze current issues in racism was held on Monday, Jan. 20, with keynote speaker Anna Deavere Smith’s series of monologues showing Restonians how Americans have reclaimed grace in the face of adversity.

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Oakton High Drama Explores Propaganda

Oakton students to perform in “Signature in the Schools 20th Anniversary Festival.”

"We are so proud to be part of the ‘Signature in the Schools 20th Anniversary Festival,’” said Vanessa L. Gelinas, Oakton High School Theater Arts teacher. "It is a tremendous opportunity for the students to perform and learn."

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Vienna Theatre Company Says, ‘Be My Baby’

If there are hallmarks of a typical “romantic comedy,” they may include a couple falling in love in spite of themselves, and, maybe, a bit of “misdirection,” in which something that was predicted to happen, does not. There’s a happy ending to the quagmire. The Vienna Theatre Company’s production of award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig’s “Be My Baby” embraces the common attributes of the genre. And, it’s fun to be drawn into the story arc.

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New Additions at Tower Club

The Tower Club at Tysons Corner, a ClubCorp property, has recently unveiled its expansion as part of the continued development at Tysons Corner Center. For the unveiling of the club’s new Crescent Lounge and upscale restaurant Reserve, members were invited to the Tower Club’s winter wonderland re-opening celebration on Jan. 8.

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A Musical on Challenges of Growing Up

“13,” the musical, arriving on the Alden stage.

"I face the world for what it is, and not what I wish it could be" are key lyrics from the McLean Community Players (MCP) production of the musical "13." With rock-infused music and thought-provoking lyrics by Tony Award winning Jason Robert Brown, "13" is about the challenges of growing up.

The Great Falls Farmers Market at the Historic Old Schoolhouse until the Grange Re-Opens

Every Saturday morning, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., this winter the historic Old Schoolhouse comes alive with devoted vendors bringing their wares, set up beautifully, anticipating the visits of farmers market devotees, new discoverers of the market, and occasional visitors.

Chocolate Lovers Festival Returns Feb. 7-8

Indulge in America’s favorite confection at the City of Fairfax Chocolate Lovers Festival Feb. 7 - 8, in Old Town Fairfax.

Metro School of Arts Students Present ‘The Last Five Years’

Students of the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton will debut their first, student-directed, produced performance on Fri., Jan., 16 at 7:30 p.m., Sat., Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at The Atlas Performing Arts Theatre at 1333 H Street., NE, in Washington, D.C.

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Honoring Harlem Renaissance

Jasmine Guy and the Avery Sharpe Trio come to GMU Center for the Arts.

In the years following WWI, Harlem became the heart and soul of the African-American Community in New York.

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Fairfax's Sovereign Grace Co-op Drama Presents 'Our Town'

Sit back and take a breath of fresh clean New Hampshire air, as you meet the characters inhabiting the small town of Grover's Corners.

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If the Shoe Fits... in Arlington

Encore Stage & Studio presents “Cinderella.”

A young girl, nicknamed Cinderella by her stepsisters, dreams of leaving her work behind and becoming a princess in this classic musical being presented by Encore Stage & Studio.

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ACCT To Present ‘Shrek, Jr.’ in Alexandria/Mount Vernon

The Aldersgate Church Community Theater is bringing children’s favorite ogre to the stage. Based on the Oscar-winning film, “Shrek The Musical Jr.”

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Burke Author Sherry Harris Launches Mystery Series

Sarah Winston found two bloody shirts in a bag of clothes from a garage sale. She knew one belonged to her ex-husband, the other to the woman he was sleeping with.

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Vienna Theatre Company Presents ‘Be My Baby’

Vienna Theatre Company will present Ken Ludwig's “Be My Baby,” directed by Suzanne Maloney, opening on Jan. 23 at 8 p.m. “Be My Baby” is a romantic comedy that tells the story of John, an irascible Scotsman and an uptight English woman, Maud, and how they're brought together when his ward marries her niece and the young couple decides to adopt a newborn baby.