Friday, May 10, 2013
Regal has planned a 10-theater complex at the mall just east of Route 28.
Lerner Enterprises, the developer of the Dulles Town Center, has announced plans for a 2,000-seat, 10-theater movie complex at the mall to be called the Regal Dulles Town Center Stadium 10 & RPX Theaters. The RPX stands for Regal Premium Experience. The new theaters are expected to open in the middle of 2014. The project consists of a 45,000 square-foot theater complex, including a new mall entrance, between JCPenney and Sears. Construction will not interfere with regular mall operation. Check out the work on the theater 24/7 at OxBlue.com/Open/Lerner/RegalCinemaDTC. “Dulles Town Center continues to evolve its merchandising strategy to appeal to the wealthiest county in the United States and we are excited to enhance the shopping …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Ashburn community has scheduled several live shows at Hillside Park for the annual community event series.
Each year, several communities around Loudoun provide live entertainment for their residents, including the Town of Leesburg, Brambleton and Broadlands. While Brambleton and Leesburg kick off their concert series in June, Broadlands’ first show is set for Friday, May 10, at Hillside Park. The band Pebble to Pearl kicks off the season with Milkshake opening the show. The Broadlands shows, in their 10th year, run from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the park on Waxpool Road. Other band scheduled to play at Broadlands this year: The events are BYOB, but make sure to have your ID. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be sold at the shows. Call 571-333-4FUN or visit www.BroadlandsLive.com for more information.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Dance studio with locations in Brambleton and Leesburg offers scholarships for students in the arts at Broad Run and Dominion.
During dance studio Bella Ballerina’s spring recital at Broad Run High School, owner Natalie Perkins awarded two $1,000 scholarships to Loudoun students for their work in the arts. The following information was provided by Bella Ballerina about the recipients: Katherine Cowan is a senior at Broad Run High School, where her main interest is theater. She’s the stage manager and head of tech theater for her school plays, and has been assistant director, set designer and actor. Kiki is an elected member of the Theater Council and is captain of the improvisation troupe Humorous Diversion. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and has been recognized as Student of the Month. For the past seven years, Kiki has been a member of the …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The locally owned business focuses on the fun of art; professional training not required.
Gigi Toth, of Falls Church, and Julie Lele, of Reston, held the grand opening ceremony for their new business, The Art Station, Saturday at the Village at Leesburg. Councilwoman Kelly Burk and Mayor Kristen Umstattd turned out for a ribbon-cutting event and presented a plaque to one the many news businesses popping up around Leesburg. “We just love the community here,” Lele said, adding that the Village was developing into a family-oriented shopping center. She said they decided to open the business to provide “something that met the busy lifestyles of families.” The Art Station offers family art classes, adult classes and summer camps. It also sells art supplies. Burgeoning artists can register for classes online at www.theartstation.com…
The winning bands perform on the main stage during YouthFest, headlined by Mayday Parade, in June.
Want to help pick the teen bands and singers who will perform at YouthFest in June? Just head out to Brambleton Town Center Saturday, May 11, for the Loudoun County Battle of the Bands. Each year, the Loudoun Youth Advisory Council – comprised of representatives from each public and private high school as well home-school community – organizes YouthFest and holds a Battle of the Bands to select the live music acts for YouthFest’s main stage. After three preliminary battles, the final takes places Saturday. Loudoun Youth Inc. assists the council coordinating the event, which draws 2,500 – 3,500 people each year. Besides putting a spotlight on local youth musical talent, YouthFest provides introduces Loudoun teens to local nonprofit …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow stars in the third installment of the Marvel comics hero movie. Here's where to see it in Loudoun County, reviews and more info.
Iron Man 3 has arrived, and reviews seem to be positive — mostly. If there's a consensus, it's this: The movie is better than "Iron Man 2." RottenTomatoes.com, as of mid-morning Friday, rated "Iron Man 3" 77 percent "fresh." Here's what a few reviews had to say: Patch's own Cinema Siren has a review here. She says: With its mix of magnetic superstar power, exciting action and strong character development, Iron Man 3 has a good chance of making new Marvel fans and big dollars, making it the movie to beat this summer at the box office, and making the first big anticipated release the first mega-success of the year. The New York Times review of "Iron Man 3" says this: The story takes place after the events of “Marvel’s The Avengers” and a …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Top news of the week from our Patches around Virginia and DC.
Patch has 31 community sites in Virginia and D.C. Here are some of the top stories from around the region over the past week. 16. Mark Wahlberg Visits: Actor Mark Wahlberg visited T.C. Williams High School on Wednesday morning for an assembly presented by Get Schooled, a nonprofit that aims to engage high school students in an effort to improve graduation rates and empower more students to achieve in college. “I had to work really hard to get where I’m at,” Wahlberg said. “And I don’t mind working really hard to try and maintain it." 15. Runner Pledges 30 Races: Arlington resident Lauren Bailey is halfway through a personal challenge that has been daunting and exhilarating — running 30 races in one year, the year of her 30th birthday. …
The annual event focused on county teens is set for June 15 at the Brambleton Town Center.
Nonprofits organizations and government agencies that provide services to Loudoun middle and high school students are invited to reserve free exhibit space at YouthFest 2013, set to run from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 15 at the Brambleton Town Center in Ashburn. YouthFest is planned each year by local teens serving on the county’s Youth Advisory Council and features a national headlining music act, winners of the YouthFest Battle of the Bands, attractions, interactive games and much more. Organizations that serve or include Loudoun teens, including sports teams/leagues, booster clubs, PTAs and PTSOs are invited to register. Limited space is available for groups interested in hosting a fundraiser. Fundraising may include snack or merchandise …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Plus, Iguana models, cell towers in disguise, a Ladybug exodus and two birds ask, "Who cooks for you?"
Editor's Note: Patch has 31 sites in Virginia and D.C., and not a day goes by that something weird isn't happening somewhere in the area. Here's a look back at some weird goings on over the past week. Drivers at the Lake Ridge commuter lot near Interstate 95 saw more than the road crews and heavy machinery that have become standard commute scenery. Prince William County Police arrested a man April 19 when they found him dancing naked on the hood of his car. Without question, you should surrender to authorities when police have identified you as the suspect in a grand-larceny case. But we feel compelled to caution suspects about checking their pockets after a 27-year-old Annandale man turned himself in. Police in Falls Church say they …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The first of two spring concerts is set for April 28 at Bethany UMC, followed by a May 5 show at Holy Trinity.
The Loudoun Chorale will conclude its 2012-2013 season with two “Choral Favorites – Bach and Beyond” concerts, featuring works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Faure, Haydn, Handel, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Thompson, under the direction of William Propst. The first concert starts at 4 p.m. April 28 at Bethany United Methodist Church, 100 West Main Street, in Purcellville. The second begins at 4 p.m. May 5 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 West Market Street, in Leesburg. The Loudoun Chorale, a community-based arts organization founded in 1991, is Loudoun’s largest vocal ensemble, with about 60 singers. Ticket prices For more information, visit www.loudounchorale.org, call 571-207-5354 or email email@example.com.