Upcoming Events


Thursday, July 17
Landmark/Van Dorn Advisory Group Meeting – The group will meet at Landmark Mall, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., in a meeting room adjacent to Lane Bryant near the main entrance from Duke Street. The group will discuss retail market analysis and retail strategy and receive a plan development update. For more information, please contact Pat Mann at 703.838.4666 ext. 303.

Great Books Discussion Group – Residents are invited to the Great Books Discussion Group, who will meet to discuss The Open Boat, a short story by Stephen Crane. The group will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St. For more information, please call 703.519.5900.

Music at Twilight Concert – Music at Twilight Concert, Fort Ward Park, 4301 W. Braddock Rd.,  Featuring Michael Hoover Memories of Elvis (Traditional Elvis) at 7:30 p.m. Concerts are cancelled in the event of inclement weather and subject to change without notice. For up-to-date information, call the Special Events Hotline at 703.883.4686 or visit alexandriava.gov/recreation.

July 17-July24
NSO at Carter Barron Amphitheatre – July 18 – 19, 2008 
FREE! The NSO performs two family-friendly concerts outdoors at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre in beautiful Rock Creek Park.

July 18
Alexandrias Wrestling Appreciation Night – T.C. Williams High School wrestling team would like to invite all residents, wrestling enthusiasts and past TCW coaches and wrestlers to attend an open mat session and weigh-ins on Friday, July 18 from 6pm to 9 pm. This event is intended to promote wrestling as an athletic opportunity for youth and adults as a valuable recreational and competitive opportunity to promote fitness, discipline and friendly competition. Four full size wrestling mats will be available for open mat. We would like to document the achievements of past TCW coaches and wrestlers at this event. This will help create our wall of fame.

Cab Calloway Orchestra
The Carlyle Club. Come See for Yourself Led by Cab Calloways Grandson, Calloway Brooks One Night Only!  Dinner Seating Begins at 6 p.m.  Showtime at 8 p.m. Tickets on Sale Now! www.TheCarlyleClub.com 411 John Carlyle Street, Alexandria, Virginia  22314. 703-548-8899

July 19
The Comedy Zone Review.  7 p.m.  Jazz, Variety, Comedy, Dancing.  Reservations Recommended. More info at www.TasteOurLaughter.com. Every Saturday at The Carlyle Club.

July 18 and 19
Comcast Film Fest Outside summer cinema returns – The City of Alexandria will host the 5th Annual Comcast Outdoor Film Festival on Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19 at Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Dr. July 18, Bee Movie will be the feature, and on July 19, Transformers will be shown. Both movies begin at approximately 8:30 p.m.  Admission is free.  Proceeds from the Comcast Outdoor Film Festival benefit the Hopkins House. 

July 19
TC Williams Wrestling Club – T.C. Williams High School Wrestling Club will be hosting a USA Wrestling Sanctioned event on Saturday, July 19th. Weigh-ins are July 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. or July 19 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wrestling starts at 10 a.m. July 19. USA Wrestling card is required to participate, cards will be sold at the door.  For a registration form, visit   www.virginiawrestling.comwww.themat.com, then search for upcoming events. Youth through adult divisions are available. For more information, contact Jason Perkins at   jason.perkins@acps.k12.va.us or 703-623-4036.

Jaycees Yard Sale
Members of the public are invited to sell or browse at the Alexandria Jaycees Community Yard Sale at Anthony T. Lane Elementary School, 7137 Beulah Street, Alexandria, VA 22315, from 7:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. You will find everything from antiques to toys to clothing to furniture. Browsing is free; spaces for vendors are $15. Vendors may register online at www.alexjaycees.org/yardsales.htm. For updated rain date information call 703-866-7171.

July 24
NSO at Wolf Trap: Not the Messiah (Hes a Very Naughty Boy) with Eric Idle

July 24, 2008 at 8:15 p.m. Eric Idle and his Spamalotco-composer John Du Prez have schemed up a comic oratorio inspired by Handels Messiah and Monty Pythons hilarious Life of Brian, performed by the NSO, a chorus, soloists, bagpipers, and a sheep! (pictures online)

Now through Jan.
Nancy Reagans dress on display –
Former first lady Nancy Reagans evening dress has just joined the Donald W. Reynolds Museums exhibition of Setting the Presidents Table: American Presidential China from the Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Collection at Historic Mount Vernon. The dress will be on display through Jan. 21, 2009.

Reagans gown, designed by James Galanos, is a dark-yellow organza two-piece evening gown that includes a yellow snakeskin belt. The outfit was worn by the first lady on two occasions during her husbands presidency: at the 1986 Negro College Fund Dinner and the 1988 State Dinner for President Evren of Turkey.

The exhibition showcases over 100 pieces of porcelain from the McNeil Americana Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, considered to be the finest collection of its kind outside of the White House.

In conjunction with this special exhibition, visitors to Mount Vernon will have a chance every day through Aug. 31 to win a piece of porcelain featuring the Martha Washington States pattern. Drawings occur daily at 3 p.m. in the Shops at Mount Vernon. No purchase is required, and visitors do not have to be present to win.

Admission to the Donald W. Reynolds Museum is included in Mount Vernon Estate admission: $13 for adults, $6 for youth ages 6-11, and free for children five and under.