Upcoming Events


Aug. 7
Music at Twilight Concert – The Music at Twilight Concert series features Dagmar & the Seductones. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Fort Ward Park, 4301 W. Braddock Rd. Concerts are cancelled in the event of inclement weather and are subject to change without notice. For up-to-date information, call the Special Events Hotline at 703.883.4686 or visit www.alexandriava

Purple Heart Ceremony Mount Vernon honors all recipients of the Purple Heart with this commemoration at the Purple Heart Memorial located just outside Mount Vernons Main Gate. The memorial marks the beginning of the Purple Heart Trail, which runs through Virginia and will ultimately extend to all other states. The event is free and all Purple Heart recipients and their families are encouraged to attend in addition to the public. Contact 703.780.2000 or visit www.mountvernon.org for more information.

Aug. 7 8
Del Ray Artisans Board Walk: An Art and Technology Journey – Celebrate the art of making by taking an interactive walk as art and technology merge at the Del Ray Artisans August show, including painting, photography and technology, ranging from realism to abstract. The Gallery at Del Ray Artisans is located at 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. The gallery is open from 6-9 p.m. on August 7 as part of First Thursday, with opening reception from 7-10 p.m on August 8. Admission is free. Visit www.thedelrayartis
for more information.

Aug. 7 9
Morningstar Productions presents Cheaper by the Dozen – In their sixth season, Morningstar Productions will present Cheaper by the Dozen, a family friendly production appropriate for all audiences, at 7:30 pm Thursday through Saturday, August 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2008, with a 2:00 pm matinee on Saturday, August 9th.  All performances will be held at Plymouth Haven Baptist Church, 8523 Fort Hunt Road in Alexandria.  Admission will be collected at the door: $7.00 per adult, $4.00 per child, student, or senior citizen ($25 maximum admission fee for each family unit).  For more information or group orders, please contact Gina Smithers at Smithersgm@aol.com or 703.577.3966.

Aug. 8
Summer Concert Series National Harbors Summer Concert Series presents Chieli Minucci and Special EFX (Smooth Jazz) on August 8 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The concert takes place at the National Plaza and stage. Some seating is provided. However, guests are allowed to bring their own chairs as well. We request guests bring nylon folding chairs. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.nationalharbor.com.

Market Square Concert – The Market Square Concert series will feature the Alexandria Citizens Band, the Citys Oldest Performing Arts Organization, at 7:30 p.m. at Market Square, 301 King St. 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 www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

Lantern Tours at Gadsbys Tavern Museum – Tour the historic tavern and City Hotel, 134 North Royal St., Alexandria, by candlelight with a costumed guide. Tour times are 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. $5 per person, ages 5 and up. Call 703.838.4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org.
Aug. 9
Birchmere – Birchmere will feature Edwin McCain with Justin Trawick on August 9 at 7:30 p.m. Birchmere is located at 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave, Alexandria. Tickets for the show are $27.50. For more information, call 703.573.7328 or visit www.birchmere.com.

Dynamic Dinosaurs Did you know the Tyrannosaurus Rex had teeth the size of a human hand? Get prehistoric while exploring dinosaurs through fossils, art activities, puppets and dino-games. The show is presented by the National Childrens Museum for the American Market at National Harbor from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The American Market is located on Lot N (next to Hampton Inn & across from Gaylord National Resort).

Aug. 9 – 10
Whiskey Rebellion at George Washingtons Distillery – The Whiskey Rebellion controversy comes to Historic Mount Vernon for the first time with dramatic performances, a military encampment, militia drilling, music, open-hearth cooking, and costumed demonstrations at George Washingtons Distillery & Gristmill, 5514 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria. The event takes place from August 9 to 10. Visit www.MountVernon.org or call 703.799.5203 for more information.

HistoricAlexandriALIVE! Waterfront – History-inspired performances on the docks by the Torpedo Factory. Meet and greet people from the past as re-enactors portray early Alexandria residents and travelers near the Waterfront and along lower King Street. Free! Noon to 5 p.m. For more information visit www.historicalexandria.org.

Aug. 11
Alexandria Marketing Committee Meeting Rescheduled  – The Review Meeting of the Alexandria Marketing Committee, scheduled for Monday, July 28, has been rescheduled. The committee will now meet on Monday, August 11, at 8 a.m. in Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, City Hall (301 King St., Alexandria). The purpose of the meeting is to review applications for the Alexandria Marketing Fund, now in its second round of funding. The purpose of the committee is to foster public/private cooperation and coordination among multiple businesses and organizations to promote Alexandria as a destination for visiting, shopping, dining and doing business. For more information about the Alexandria Marketing Fund, visit www.alexandriava.gov/index_quicklinks.aspx?id=11060

Aug. 13
Calling all Gardeners – Project Discovery, a college preparatory program for City youth, is recruiting volunteers to assist students with the Discovery Garden, an educational organic vegetable garden at Chinquapin Gardens adjacent to T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King St., Alexandria, every Wednesday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information or to volunteer with the Discovery Garden or Project Discovery, contact Lorien MacAuley at 703.838.0743, e-mail lorien.macauley@alexandriava.gov, or visit pdalex.blogspot.com.

August 14
Sultry Summer Nights Browse open studios, interact with the artists and enjoy refreshments. The event is free and open to the public. The night is on fire with fun activities including a free prize drawing and scavenger hunt. The event takes place at the Torpedo Factory Art Center located at 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. For more information, visit www.torpedofactory.org or call 703.838.4565.