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Hometown actor Dermot Mulroney: Playing the sensitive roughneck

Hometown actor Dermot Mulroney: Playing the sensitive roughneck

Hometown Hollywood actor Dermot Mulroney’s character in “The Grey” spends most of the film being hunted by vicious, territorial wolves alongside Liam Neeson in the Alaskan arctic. He may have encountered some ornery neighborhood dogs as [...]

Restaurant week in full swing

Restaurant week in full swing

The winter version of Alexandria’s restaurant week begins today and runs through January 22 so foodies and plain old eaters get 10 nights to chow. Sixty restaurants throughout the city are participating in the dining merriment [...]

Chef Cathal Armstrong expands his culinary kingdom with Society Fair

Chef Cathal Armstrong expands his culinary kingdom with Society Fair

Local chef and restaurateur Cathal Armstrong hopes foodies far and wide will eat up his new wine bar and market, a marriage of American fare and European style, at 277 S. Washington Street. When patrons begin [...]

Laser show in, fireworks out at city’s New Year’s celebration

Laser show in, fireworks out at city’s New Year’s celebration

All eyes will be on the George Washington Masonic Memorial Saturday night as 6,000 balls drop on revelers heralding the arrival of 2012 in Alexandria. At the exact moment the ball drops in New York City’s [...]

Passion and pathos unbridled

Passion and pathos unbridled

When artistic director Paata Tsikurishvili asked in his intro, “How many of you have been to a Synetic production before?” he was surprised half of the audience raised their hands, as were the rest of us [...]

Alexandria City Hall paves a road for food trucks

Alexandria City Hall paves a road for food trucks

Members of the city council want planning and zoning staff to cook up a plan for food trucks to legally serve their culinary creations in Alexandria. The food truck craze, which has taken nearby Arlington and [...]

The Little Theatre of Alexandria offers “A Christmas Carol” this holiday

The Little Theatre of Alexandria offers “A Christmas Carol” this holiday

The Little Theatre of Alexandria celebrates the holiday season with a return of Charles Dickens’ heartwarming classic “A Christmas Carol.” An endearing portrait of mid-nineteenth century England, the age-old tale features Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly Victorian [...]

Local author Craig Shirley tackles Pearl Harbor and the world-changing month of December 1941

Local author Craig Shirley tackles Pearl Harbor and the world-changing month of December 1941

The nation profoundly changed on December 7, 1941, says local author Craig Shirley, but the enormity of the shift in culture, politics and economics is often lost, one more bullet point in a history textbook. Shirley [...]

Beyond The Cat in the Hat: the secret art of Dr. Seuss on display at P&C Art Gallery

Beyond The Cat in the Hat: the secret art of Dr. Seuss on display at P&C Art Gallery

Creator of Fox in Sox, The Cat in the Hat and a goo-chewing Goo-goose, you might think you know the great Dr. Seuss. But you don’t. There’s another side to Theodor Seuss Geisel — several sides [...]

MetroStage spoofs a classic Christmas tale

MetroStage spoofs a classic Christmas tale

Deck the halls with show tunes at MetroStage’s “A Broadway Christmas Carol.” This delicious dose of Christmas spoof, playing through December 18, highlights holiday irreverence with a hilarious and campy send-up of Charles Dicken’s classic tale. [...]