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Author/Producer of The Butler to Speak at BASIS Independent McLean, Mar. 10

Author/Producer of The Butler to Speak at BASIS Independent McLean, Mar. 10

Wil Haygood, author and associate producer of the blockbuster film, The Butler, will present at BASIS Independent McLean on Fri., Mar. 10 from 6:30 pm to 8 p.m., to talk about writing and how his work launched him onto the world stage. The event is free and open to public, located at 8000 Jones Branch Drive in McLean, Va. Haygood will also be available for a book signing, as his two books will be available for sale; The Butler and his latest book, Showdown, which chronicles the battle of the Supreme Court nomination of Thurgood Marshall. For more information on the event, go to http://basisindependent.com/Haygood.

Metropolitan School of the Arts Celebrates American Heart Month - $60 for Unlimited Adult Fitness/D

 Metropolitan School of the Arts Celebrates American Heart Month - $60 for Unlimited Adult Fitness/D

MSA is proud to offer Unlimited Adult Fitness and Dance classes for just $60.00 for the entire month of February for American Heart Month. Participants can take as many MetroBarre, Yoga, Ballet, Tap and Contemporary Classes throughout February for only $60. www.metropolitanarts.org to register.

Metropolitan School Of The Arts Student, James Woods, To Head To Catholic University For Music Educa

Metropolitan School Of The Arts Student, James Woods, To Head To Catholic University For Music Educa

James Woods, 18, of Alexandria, Va., and senior at Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria Va. was selected by The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. to study music education, in the fall of 2017. Not only is he finishing up his high school studies at MSA, Woods worked as the music director for Aldersgate Community Children’s Theater (ACCT) with Elf Jr. and is also employed by the Educational Theatre Company of Arlington, Va. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for more information on the school.

Haymarket Couple’s ‘Cook in Tuscany’ Winner of Travel Weekly’s 2016 Magellan Award

Haymarket Couple’s ‘Cook in Tuscany’ Winner of Travel Weekly’s 2016 Magellan Award

Cook in Tuscany, a Tuscan culinary tour was named winner of the 2016 Magellan Award for Best in Europe for Culture and Arts by Travel Weekly, a premiere travel magazine. Haymarket, Va.-based owners George and Linda Meyers host their worldwide guests on cooking tours in authentic Tuscan kitchens, and guide guests on personalized Tuscan historic tours and truffle hunts. For more information, go to www.cookintuscany.com.

The Magellan Awards is the premier award for the travel industry, which honors the best in travel and is judged by a 14-member panel.  The Travel Weekly Magellan Awards honor the best in travel.   

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.