performing arts

performing arts

Photo Gallery: The 2015 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

The streets of Reston Town Center are filled with extraordinary art this weekend at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival. Over 200 artists from around the country have arrived in Reston to display their work at this show. Art forms include painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, textiles, furniture, pottery, and more. It’s a juried show, which means that only…

May 17, 2015

From Taiwan to Reston in Pursuit of a Dream: Get to Know Shu-Chen Cuff of Gin Dance Company

One of my favorite parts of writing for Modern Reston has been the opportunities to meet fascinating people in this community. Dancer Shu-Chen Cuff is one of those people. As I was looking through the schedule for this weekend’s Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival at Reston Town Center, I learned that it will include dance performances…

May 14, 2015

DMV Music Series, Vol. 2: Reston Locals RDGLDGRN Debut New Music

DC has rich music history that includes major players in the genres of punk, jazz, indie rock, and it’s own musical style of funk called go-go. And while some of the bands from the past are legends, we thought it would be fun to delve into what’s happening today. In our DC Music Series, we’ll…

May 5, 2015

DMV Music Series, Vol. 1: An Interview with Jake Starr of Jake Starr & The Delicious Fullness and Go Mod Go!

DC has rich music history that includes major players in the genres of punk, jazz, indie rock, and it’s own musical style of funk called go-go. And while some of the bands from the past are legends, we thought it would be fun to delve into what’s happening today. In our DC Music Series, we’ll introduce…

April 23, 2015

The SingStrong A Cappella Festival Comes to Reston

Perhaps you’ve discovered a cappella music by watching Pitch Perfect or The Sing Off, or maybe you’re like me, and you’ve been a fan since your college days. If you’re unfamiliar with this musical format, a cappella is music sung without instrumental accompaniment. This artform originated centuries ago as religious madrigals, which eventually influenced the musical styles of barbershop and doo wop. Contemporary…

March 2, 2015

March Events in the Reston Area

March is here, and with it brings the hope of warm weather and an increase in local events. Highlights this month include the SingStrong a cappella festival, the Mini Maker Faire, and an Easter egg hunt. Here are plenty of ideas for things to do in March in the Reston area.

March 1, 2015

Get to Know DEVIATED THEATRE and Reston Dancer Dana Yasek

My first impression of Dana Yasek was that she was a beautifully graceful yogi on a paddleboard. After watching her balance so effortlessly across Lake Anne last summer, I was not surprised to discover that she is a dancer. Dana is a Reston resident with a formal background in dance and experience with several dance companies. She now…

February 22, 2015

The Ultimate Guide to Kids’ Indoor Fun in the Reston Area

When the weather outside is frightful, it’s the perfect time to relax under a cozy blanket with a book. Unless you’re a kid, that is. For kids, it’s the perfect time to bounce off the walls. If you’re looking for ideas for indoor activities for your kids, we have lots of suggestions for you. Here is a…

January 27, 2015

2014 Holiday Events in the Reston Area

NOTE: This events calendar is from 2014. The guide to 2015 holiday events can be found HERE. Mark your calendars! The holiday season brings wonderful Christmas events and holiday celebrations to the Reston area. Here is our huge list of things to do for the holidays in Reston and surrounding areas, including Herndon, Vienna, McLean, and DC. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER…

November 23, 2014

The Touring Artist Series and “Parents Time Out” at CenterStage

You are probably privy to the fabulous productions at CenterStage in the Reston Community Center due to their beautiful program arriving at your door each season. But chances are you haven’t heard of their inaugural Parents Time Out program. This year, CenterStage has chosen four of it’s performances to offer complete childcare for the entirety of the show for children…

November 7, 2014

Oktoberfest Reston 2014: Photo Gallery

Music, bratwurst, and beer lured revelers to Reston Town Center all weekend. Oktoberfest Reston transformed the Pavilion into a beer garden and had people dancing in the streets. Traditional German musicians and dancers performed during the afternoons, and live bands and DJs played contemporary dance music until late in the evenings. Throughout the weekend, a carnival offered…

October 12, 2014

A Celebration of Diversity at the 2014 Reston Multicultural Festival

It was a street party of nonstop entertainment at Lake Anne on Saturday. Big crowds turned out in the warm weather for the Reston Multicultural Festival. This annual festival is hosted by the Reston Community Center as a celebration of the cultural diversity within our community. The Plaza and surrounding areas were filled with music, food, and…

September 27, 2014