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FFXnow Daily Debrief for May 5, 2023

Good Friday evening! Today we published 4 articles that were read a total of 3834 times on FFXnow alone, so far.

📈 Top stories

The following are the most-read articles for today (May 5, 2023)…

  1. Call Your Mother’s mini mobile deli is now open in McLean
  2. Morning Notes
  3. Early voting for Democratic primary begins with a slew of local races on the ballot

Since it’s Friday, we’ve also compiled a list of the most-read articles of the week, below.

  1. Pizza restaurant Mellow Mushroom withers away in Herndon (26589 views)
  2. Report: Ikea to open new ‘urban format’ store in Fairfax Corner (16135 views)
  3. Group protesting Bangladesh prime minister shuts down Tysons Blvd (6738 views)
  4. Barnes & Noble announces opening date for Reston location (6553 views)
  5. For first time, Cirque du Soleil selects Tysons for U.S. debut of new show (5441 views)
  6. Fairfax County offers to split the bill for private stormwater projects (2826 views)
  7. New Lebanese restaurant to take over former Chopt space in Vienna (2479 views)
  8. JUST IN: Police officer injured in crash on Fairfax County Parkway (1824 views)
  9. Haulin’ Trash bankruptcy leaves many county residents out of luck getting refunds (1659 views)

📅 Upcoming events

Here is what’s going on Saturday in Fairfax County, from our event calendar.

Here are the events planned for Sunday:

⛅ Saturday’s forecast

Increasing cloudiness. Mild. High of 73 and low of 57. Sunrise at 6:05 am and sunset at 8:06 pm. See more from

🌅 Tonight’s sunset

We hope you have a great weekend! Feel free to discuss the most-read stories of the week, the upcoming weekend events or anything else of local interest in the comments. 👋

Recent Stories

Good Wednesday evening, Fairfax County. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier…

Fairfax Connector will pull into the Fairfax County Government Center soon for its first-ever Winterfest. Space is quickly disappearing for the public bus system’s holiday event, which will take place…

A solo exhibition by sculptor and microbiologist Kendall Buster will descend on Reston’s Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art on Dec. 9. The exhibit, SEED, is presented in conjunction with Buster’s…

A coffee shop inspired by Saudi Arabia’s cafe culture is now bringing that hip energy to both Tysons malls.

Shotted has gained a loyal following, especially within the D.C. area’s Muslim community, since opening a kiosk at Tysons Corner Center in 2020. Three years later, Shotted has expanded for the first time with a new branch in Tysons Galleria.

Art House 7 warmly welcomes you to our upcoming Fall 2 session of classes starting on October 30th. We’re thrilled to offer a diverse range of mediums and flexible class lengths, catering to a wide age range, starting from as young as 2, and, of course, providing a multitude of engaging options for adults!

Our classes cover an exciting spectrum of creative mediums, including fiber arts such as knitting, modern embroidery, crochet, and sewing. We also offer classes in ceramics on the wheel, drawing, watercolor, gouache, oil, acrylic, still-life painting, and captivating Japanese Suminagashi and printmaking. One of the highlights of this session is the highly anticipated 5-week “Painting the Portrait and Figure” workshop, led by the renowned local artist, Danni Dawson.

For our younger artists, we have specially designed classes like “Art Exploration through Impressionism” for students in kindergarten through 5th grade, an engaging “Art Together” parent-child class designed for 2–4-year-olds, and a “Teen Taught Art Club” tailored for kindergarteners through 4th graders.

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The Nutcracker presented by the Ravel Dance Company

The Ravel Dance Company will present the beloved holiday tradition The Nutcracker. It is Christmas Eve and the Stahlbaum family’s daughter Clara has received a Nutcracker from the mysterious toymaker and godfather Herr Drosselmeyer. Follow her journey through the Pine

Winter Wonderland Fundraiser

Proceeds benefit Fellowship Square, improving the lives of 800+ older adults with very limited income and resources by providing affordable housing and supportive services.

Experience a festive holiday fundraiser complete with savory wines & craft beers, scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, exciting


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