Monthly Archive: July 2011

Reston Festival

They’ll Be Partying in the Streets at the Reston Festival

Having lived in Reston, even if it was a decade ago, I feel particularly qualified writing about this planned community of some renown. Though, wouldn’t you know it, today I’m writing about something I didn’t attend while living there? That...

Capital Fringe Festival

All Northwest’s a Stage for the Popular Capital Fringe Festival

With all the festivals in the Washington, D.C., area during the warm months, there’s something for nearly everybody. Today, we’re highlighting the Capital Fringe Festival, which is taking place July 7-24. Capital Fringe is a “nonprofit organization founded in the...

Fireworks on the National Mall

Nobody Does Fireworks Like D.C. and the National Mall

People who rent in the Washington, D.C., area are luckier than they realize. Sure, the I-495 Capital Beltway is awful, the local government in the District isn’t much better, and the meter maids in the city are ridiculous … yeah,...

Wolf Trap

Big, Bad Wolf Trap Brings Music to the Vienna Masses

There is undoubtedly a lot of intergenerational debate about what constitutes a good band. The father may like Led Zeppelin; the son, Death Cab for Cutie; the mom may favor the Beatles; the daughter, Arcade Fire. It could go on...