For three generations, G Street Fabrics & Home Decorating Center has stood as a wonderland of creative possibilities. When David Greenzaid founded the company in 1942, he couldn't have known that more than 70 years later his children and grandchildren would still be there. The family helps creative types from Maryland to Virginia repair, replace, and create apparel, upholstery, and drapery. Designers can peruse a massive selection of fabric bolts and embellishments, such as heavily beaded tulle. Meanwhile, folks just looking to learn a little about making their own clothes can jump into classes that include sewing for beginners up through advanced sessions such as Create Your Favorite Swimsuit.
Northern Virginia Magazine floods readers’ worldviews with new, intimate perspectives on the region, delivering in-depth coverage on noteworthy places, events, and individuals. The magazine reports current news on topics such as health and beauty, family, education, and the ongoing effort to reanimate the Statue of Liberty. Its entertainment features highlight the latest cultural, artistic, and social happenings, as well as reviewing new restaurants and the best places to shop, travel, and entertain in the area. The magazine turns a textual spotlight on movers and shakers in its profiles of top local doctors, lawyers, leaders, and personalities.
Recurring pieces in Northern Virginia Magazine acquaint subscribers with the fresh prose of popular writers on staff. "Relish" by Stefanie Gans explores the region's food industry, reviewing products and restaurants and getting advice from guest contributors on pairing alcoholic beverages with their long-lost twins. "Pets" finds writer Jenni Terry undertaking humorous and educational adventures involving the column's furry, eponymous subjects. Staff writers and contributing editors take turns with monthly, in-depth examinations of serious and light Northern Virginia topics, from crime and politics to getaways.
"Learning to play music should be fun" states Bach to Rock's philosophy. "It's called play for a reason." This warm, inviting spirit permeates everywhere students work individually or in groups with seasoned players to improve their skills in guitar, voice, drums, piano, keyboard, and even in turntables. They then put their musicianship to practical use in extended jam sessions, learning how to be expressive and glue their instrument back together after smashing it. Once pupils have progressed to a professional level, they can check out Bach to Rock's professional recording studio, which are open to artists who want to lay down tracks for an album or fine-tune their already-existing songs.
For 50 years, the owners and staffers of Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing have encouraged the artists of their community. They visit local fairs and set up booths for kids to color and craft, and they do workshops, demos, and classes for artists of every age. As their name implies, they also outfit art makers of all skill levels with top-of-the-line materials, such as Gamblin oil paints, Prismacolor pens and markers, and custom frames perfect for saving favorite art pieces or memorializing a sibling's failure to color within the lines.