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‘A Party to Murder’

LTA presents fast-paced, who-done-it farce in the mold of Agatha Christie.

The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) is staging the farce, "A Party to Murder" now through Nov. 12.

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Ghost Stories of Old Town

Mysteries, phantoms, and Devil-Bats lurk through city streets.

Many Old Town Alexandrians are protective of their city. For some, that defensiveness continues beyond the grave.

Having Adventures, Finding a Family

Alliance Theatre presents “James and the Giant Peach Jr.”

To Go Show times are: Nov. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 at 2 p.m., and Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m., at Mountain View High School, 5775 Spindle Lane (off Braddock Road) in Centreville. For ticket prices and other information, go to www.thealliancetheatre.org.

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Small Plates Choreography Festival Returning to Workhouse Arts Center

The Workhouse facility “supports the idea of short, small dance works presented together. It’s an intimate environment, conducive to a personal feedback experience with the audience,” said Beth Elliott of Northern Virginia Community College. Continuing its role as a locally-based incubator venue for Northern Virginia, the Workhouse Arts Center will be presenting the “Small Plates Choreography Festival.”

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Patriotic Musical Salutes to America’s Veterans

Veterans Day weekend at Center for the Arts.

“Many young adults now do not grow up with the music of Duke Ellington so it is incredibly gratifying to watch them develop, both musically and emotionally, when they make a connection with ‘Jazz’ and its significance within American history,” said Darden Purcell, Director of Jazz Studies, George Mason University.

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Having Adventures, Finding Family

Fairfax students are in ‘James and the Giant Peach Jr.’

When 10-year-old James loses his parents, he has to live with his two mean aunts. But things get better when he discovers a magic potion that grows a gigantic peach. Alliance Theatre’s upcoming musical, “James and the Giant Peach Jr.,” is about courage and self-discovery.

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Bradley Farm Haunted House Presents ‘Spirits of the Past – One Final Year’

Looking for some spine tingling fun this Halloween? Right here in Herndon, the Bradley Farm Haunted House promises everyone a ghoulishly fun time for just $5 a walk-thru.

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Washington West Film Festival A Success

Film festival brings together filmmakers and film lovers.

A red carpet was laid out at Reston Town Center’s Bow Tie Cinema for the 6th annual Washington West Film Festival. The 6th annual Washington West Film Festival (WWFF) showcased fifty-nine films from around the world, including world premieres and D.C. premieres. ”We're getting terrific feedback about our Washington West 2016 lineup of films,” said Brad Russell, founder and president of WWFF.

Rotary Brings 206-Year Oktoberfest Tradition to Great Falls

Did you know that the original Oktoberfest in 1810 was a wedding party? That’s right! Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig organized the first Oktoberfest to celebrate his marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.

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Ghost Stories of Alexandria

Mysteries, phantoms, and Devil-Bats lurk through city streets.

With 267 years of history, Alexandria is a city fraught with supernatural hauntings.

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Library Jubilee Fundraiser in McLean

200 guests attend Dolley Madison Library's 'Squeeze'-themed party.

"We raise money to enhance the library beyond the taxpayer funded budget, which includes the library," said Brian Engler, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fairfax Library Foundation.

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Madison High Musicians Perform at Thoreau Middle

Sixteen different musical selections were performed ranging from “African Adventure" by Robert Sheldon, to selections from “Fiddler on the Roof.” The Madison High performers played a live show at Thoreau Middle School.

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Shining A Light on the Arts of Herndon

An “Arts Crawl” around historic downtown was a perfect mid-point for Herndon Arts Week, an annual celebration that started its 2016 run with “Kids Day” at Frying Pan Park and ended appropriately with a performance by child prodigy pianist Jose Andre Montano at ArtSpace in the town.

Herndon: A Dreamy Tale of Love and Loss

Mystical drama ‘Eurydice’ coming to NextStop Theatre.

The Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice has fascinated audiences for centuries. But NextStop Theatre is producing a modern retelling told from the perspective of Eurydice. That gives it a different outlook. The play titled “Eurydice” is written by Sarah Ruhl.

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Restonians ‘Embrace Change’

Annual Reston Home Tour features six diverse private homes, and a roam through BLVD, Reston’s newest luxury apartments.

A mild, sunny autumn day made wandering from one end of Reston to the other a decided pleasure, both for the ticket holders for the annual Reston Home Tour, and for the homeowners who generously put their digs on display. “Really,” said one gentleman volunteer at the stop at the five-story Beacon Heights Derrick/Lashlee townhouse along Lake Audubon.