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Metropolitan School of the Arts Features the Nutcracker

Metropolitan School of the Arts Features the Nutcracker

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria, Va. will present their annual Nutcracker performances on Fri., Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., and Sat., Dec. 3 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.at the Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus at 8333 Little River Turnpike. Ticket prices range from $26.50 to $30 and can be purchased online at www.metropolitanarts.org.

Audiences will join Clara and her Nutcracker in a magical journey from her Victorian home through the Land of Snow and into the Land of Sweets. The performance features a larger-than-life Christmas tree, more than 100 dancers, and Tchaikovsky’s glorious score.

Carmello's Old Ox Beer Dinner, Thurs., Oct. 20

Carmello's Old Ox Beer Dinner, Thurs., Oct. 20

Four-course dinner paired with beers from Old Ox Brewery, Thurs., Oct. 20 at 6:30 PM at Carmello's, 9108 Center Street, Manassas, VA. $70 per person (inclusive). www.carmellos.com

Four courses: Queijo Quente (baked brie), Sopa de Abobora Con Mel (pumpkin/garlic soup), Salada de Beterrabe no Forno (brick-oven roasted beet salad), Vitello Ragu (slow-cooked veal shoulder), and Pumpkin Tiramisu.

No. Virginia Couple Debuts “Cook in Mexico”; their Second Culinary Tour

No. Virginia Couple Debuts “Cook in Mexico”; their Second Culinary Tour

Mexico isn’t just known for its beautiful beaches. Cook in Mexico is now taking guests to the heart of Mexico and the heart of Mexican cuisine. Cook in Tuscany, a Tuscan culinary tour, recently named one of the top 15 Foodie Destinations by USA Today, just launched its second culinary tour, Cook in Mexico in central Mexico, San Miguel de Allende. Cook in Mexico was created by Haymarket, Va.-based owners, George and Linda Meyers, a Northern Virginia couple that hosts their worldwide guests on cooking tours in Cook in Tuscany in authentic Tuscan kitchens, and guides guests on personalized Tuscan historic tours and truffle hunts. Now guests, can experience the traditional flavors and storytelling from the Mexican cooks, visit historic sites, dance to Mariachi and climb the ruins of Cañada de la Virgin. For more information, go to www.cookinmexico.kitchen or  www.cookintuscany.com.

Metropolitan School of the Arts moves academy to Kingstowne; New Board Members

Metropolitan School of the Arts moves academy to Kingstowne; New Board Members

Metropolitan School of the Arts of Alexandria, Va., recently expanded its Alexandria/Kingstowne, Va. campus to include its Academy and studio classes, upon closing its Lorton, Va. campus. Alexandria/Kingstowne MSA headquarters now provides newly renovated space for its Academy, studios and soon-to-be constructed Black Box theatre. It also welcomed four new board members, including: Jeff Lovett of Motley Fool of Alexandria, Va.; Cos Dimaggio of Tauri Group of Fairfax Station,Va.; Kusuma Aralere of Gainesville, Va.;  David Patterson of Tech Enabled Solutions in Leesburg, Va.; Jim Anderson of Fairfax Station, Va. of the Anderson Company; and Peter Van Aartrikj of the Aartrikj Company in Alexandria, Va. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for more information.

Uncorked Wine Festival debuts Sat. Sept 24 at DC Armory

Uncorked Wine Festival debuts Sat. Sept 24 at DC Armory

For the first time, the nationally renowned Uncorked Wine Festival will be in Washington, D.C. on Sat., Sept. 24 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the DC Armory, 2001 E. Capitol St., SE, Washington, D.C., featuring more than 75 wineries with 200 grape varieties, gourmet food trucks, champagne bar, international wine market, artisanal food vendors, video DJ and a photo booth. Cost is $65 to $75 per person (for 21-year-olds and older only). Cocktail attire is recommended, but not required. Go to www. http://uncorkedwinefestivals.com/uncorked-dc/.

Metro School of the Arts Performs and Directs "Spring Awakening"

Metro School of the Arts Performs and Directs "Spring Awakening"

Students of the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria, Va. are putting on their fifth student-directed and produced show---the Tony Award-nominated, Spring Awakening. The performance is on Fri., July 29 at 7:30 p.m., Sat., July 30 and Sun., July 31 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the 1st Stage Theater at 1524 Spring Hill Rd. in McLean, Va. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online at www.metropolitanarts.org.

Carmellos Presents J Lohr Winery Wine Dinner, Thurs., July 14

Carmellos Presents J Lohr Winery Wine Dinner, Thurs., July 14

Carmellos Presents

J Lohr Winery Wine Dinner, Thurs, July 14, 2016 at  6:30pm, $95 Per Person plus tax and gratuity
Reserve at www.carmellos.com or www.eatmonza.com


1st Course

2014 J. Lohr Flume Crossing Sauvignon Blanc

Salada Tropical

 Micro Greens, Mango, Pineapple, Kiwi, Strawberries,