Established as the Washington Shakespeare Company in 1990, WSC Avant Bard is dedicated to updating classic theater for modern audiences, revitalizing well-worn drama with challenging interpretations. Under the leadership of newly appointed artistic director Tom Prewitt, the theater treats audiences to daring productions of established classics, new works, and little-known Shakespeare fan-fiction about him teaming up to fight crime with Queen Elizabeth I.
It's a charity race with a back story like none other:
bloodthirsty demons have been working in your community's offices, living in its homes, attending its schools. And now they're on the hunt and people are
running for their lives. Citizens might be booking it across a field, seemingly far from the chaos, when shapes emerge on the horizon dressed head-to-toe in vampires' telltale black clothes. If you're a citizen, be prepared to run. If you're a vampire—lock in your target.
That's just part of what you might experience on the Vampire 5K, a twilight fun run where participants can register as
"citizens" or "vampires" and take off from two separate starting lines. Both camps eventually converge in a chase that finds vamps trying to convert their mortal counterparts to the dark side. Citizens, dressed in white, sport two garlic flags; if the flags are taken before runners cross their finish line, they switch to a black tee and
citizens. After the race, a moonlit party finds both camps sipping bloody marys during a dance party and award presentation. The race benefits the Mission to Hear Foundation, which provides hearing aids to underprivileged children, adults, and whatever they're calling the age group that comes in between these days.
Located in Springfield, Courtyard by Marriott Springfield is in the business district and close to National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Hilltop Golf Club. This hotel is within the vicinity of Green Spring Gardens Park and Landmark Mall.
Make yourself at home in one of the 191 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Windows open for fresh air and courtyard views. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 32-inch high-definition televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness facility. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, a fireplace in the lobby, and a television in the lobby.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Full breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Planning an event in Springfield? This hotel has 2125 square feet (191 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms and small meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.
Located in Springfield, Hilton Springfield is close to National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Hilltop Golf Club. This hotel is within the vicinity of Green Spring Gardens Park and Landmark Mall.
Conveniences include irons/ironing boards, and cribs/infant beds can be requested.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities including an indoor pool and a fitness facility.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Hilton Springfield. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, business services, and express check-out. Free parking is available onsite.
Traveling with your pet? Homewood Suites by Hilton Springfield, VA in Springfield offers upscale, pet-friendly rooms for pets of all sizes, including large breeds.
Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Homewood Suites by Hilton Springfield, VA's complimentary wifi.
The suites at this hotel are more than desirable, they are filled with character and charm.
If you feel like getting a workout in, check out the hotel's fitness center.
Be sure to grab your flip-flops and head on over to the pool area for a dip!
You'll love having your very own kitchenette as part of your stay.
Every morning, Homewood Suites by Hilton Springfield, VA prepares a delicious breakfast for guests, free of charge.
The hotel bar is a prime location for travelers to mingle.
Get around with Homewood Suites by Hilton Springfield, VA's free shuttles, knowing that you're benefitting the environment as well.
There is a wide range of public parking options located within walking distance of Homewood Suites by Hilton Springfield, VA.
Surprise your loved one with a trip to Homewood Suites by Hilton Springfield, VA in Springfield and enjoy a special weekend of bonding and making memories.
Embassy Suites has the best amenities around. Enjoy Embassy Suites when you stay in Springfield.
Up for grabs (and free of charge) is Embassy Suites' wifi.
This hotel's deluxe suites are a hit amongst frequent travelers.
With the on-site fitness center at Embassy Suites, you can stay fit while you're on the road.
The hotel's swimming pool allows a place for kids to have fun and parents to relax.
Embassy Suites' room service menu includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert options.
This hotel has it all: beds, bathrooms, and kitchenettes.
Embassy Suites understands you wake up starving. That's why they already have breakfast prepared. Don't worry, it's free!
Hotel guests can take advantage of the on-site restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Anyone in the mood for a Long Island Iced Tea? Check out the bar for a wide selection of tasty drinks!
The hotel offers free shuttle bus service for guests.
Drivers will find quick and easy parking just around the corner from Embassy Suites.
Embassy Suites in Springfield is a great place to kick back, relax and forget all of your daily stresses. Give the hotel a call today and plan your getaway.