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Wildlife in Bronze Glow at Nepenthe Gallery

Otters are secretive and elusive, but “Sexy Otter” is reclining in a seductive, odalisque pose front and center at the Nepenthe Gallery.

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See The Nutcracker with Live Orchestra

Fairfax Symphony and Fairfax Ballet present Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Dec. 16 & 17 at 4 p.m. at GMU Center for the Arts.

Nutcracker

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Former Centreville High Teacher Writes Children’s Book

Partial proceeds will aid Maui wildfire relief.

Falling snow can be a magical thing – beautiful, exciting and ethereal – especially to a child. But for 5-year-old Kiki, who lives in Hawaii, it’s only a dream.

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Fundraiser for Earp’s Ordinary this Weekend

Fairfax City comes together to support new music venue.

More than 20 musicians will perform Friday night, 5 p.m. start; Saturday, noon and 5 p.m. starts; and Sunday, noon start.

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Bah, Humbug!

LTA’s A Christmas Carol is a holiday delight.

“Dickens himself was a rags-to-riches story and wanted his fellow Victorians to celebrate mankind and be charitable to those in need.” — Director Jonathan Mulberg

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Plaid Tidings

Scottish Walk celebrates 52 years.

“In my heart I am Scottish.” — Alexandria resident Anandashankar Mazumdar

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Lighting Up Del Ray

DRBA tree lighting kicks off holiday events.

Hundreds turned out Dec. 3 for the lighting of the Del Ray Christmas Tree in Pat Miller Neighborhood Square.

Nutcracker Dec. 9-10 at CVHS

The Mia Saunders School of Ballet (MSB) returns to the Centreville High School stage to celebrate the 29th anniversary production of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, on Dec. 9 and 10, 2023

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Tale of Two Independent Bookstores

Shoppers support small business Saturday.

When one shops at a small business, it helps the local economy and the environment. Interest in indie bookstores is thriving as small businesses, according to Statista 2023. After a decline during the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of independent bookstores in the United States will reach an all-time high in 2023 at 2,599, reports Statista.

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Reston Town Center Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting 2023

Good neighbor volunteers are the sparkle.

Reston Town Center launched the season, celebrating on Friday, Nov. 24, at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., with the annual Reston Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting.

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Encore Performers Present ‘Santa’s Special Delivery’

Dazzling songs and dances in a holiday-themed story.

Filled with the joy and wonder of the holiday season, Encore Theatrical Arts Project presents “Santa’s Special Delivery.” This Broadway-style extravaganza features some 30 performers, creative choreography, elaborate sets, colorful costumes and nearly two dozen musical numbers.

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Clifton Holiday Homes Tour and Horse Parade

The festivities begin Saturday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. with a colorful horse parade, followed by the Holiday Homes Tour from 4-7 p.m.

Capital Art & Craft Festival

The largest-ever Capital Art & Craft Festival returns to Northern Virginia Dec. 8-10, 2023 with more than 300 juried artisans taking over two Dulles Expo Center halls.

Reston Museum Puzzle Swap

On Dec. 2, visitors are encouraged to bring a puzzle and leave with a "new to you" puzzle.

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A Whole New World

Momentum Collective’s Aladdin JR a magical success.

“Kids from different backgrounds came together in this production.” — Momentum Collective founder Jason Ellis