Music at Twilight Concert – The Music at Twilight concert series features All Scottish Night, playing traditional Scottish music. The concert begins at 7 p.m. at Fort Ward Park, 4301 W. Braddock Rd. For up-to-date information, call the Special Events Hotline at 703.883.4686, or visit www.alexandriava.
Lantern Tours Tour Gadsbys Tavern Museum by candlelight with a costumed guide. See how guests experienced the historic tavern and hotel before the advent of electricity. Located at 134 North Royal St. in Alexandria, tours are available from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost is $5 per person, ages 5 and up. Call 703.838.4242 to verify tour dates.
Ah, THAT Jack and Jill! Art Exhibition – Celebrate the 70th anniversary of Jack and Jill of America with the Alexandria Black History Museum! This exhibit highlights local chapters and honors the organizations history and mission to enhance the lives of children. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., through October 16. Visit www.alexblackhisto
ry.org, or call 703.838.4356 for more information.
Civil War Artwork at Fort Ward Museum – Through December 31. Drawings by William Lydston, Jr., are on display as part of the exhibition of Civil War art at Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site. Civil War drawings by soldier, artist and musician William Lydston, Jr., are featured, with musical instruments and related objects as part of the statewide celebration of Virginias musical heritage. Admission is free. The museum, located at 4301 W. Braddock Rd., is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.fortward.org, or call 703.838.4848.
Transportation Workshop – The first of two transportation workshops to educate participants on how to travel by bicycle, rideshare, and public transportation will be held on Saturday, August 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Samuel Tucker Elementary School, 435 Ferdinand Day Dr. For more information or to register, visit www.alexandriava.gov/localmotion, or call Donna Norfleet at 703.838.3800.
Archaeology Family Dig Days – Help city archaeologists and trained volunteers screen excavated soil for artifacts from a real dig on the grounds of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, located at 101 Callahan Dr., from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wear comfortable clothes, protect yourself from the sun, and bring a water bottle. Please, no sandals. All necessary equipment will be supplied. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Cost is $5 per person and reservations are required. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 703.838.4399 to save your spot.
Blueberry Art Gallery Exhibit – An art exhibit featuring artist Pridon Goisashvili will be held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. in suite 3110 at the Calvert building in Del Ray. Closing reception is August 31. Goisashvilis whimsical works of arts have appeared in both childrens books and publications for organizations such as UNICEF. Ample free parking. For more information, call 703.894.8854.
Cinema Del Day Presents Ice Age II: The Meltdown – Come and enjoy a movie on a warm summer night at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center Fields. Bring the whole family and be prepared to have fun!
7th Annual 1 Love Community Festival – Operation H.O.P.E. & Untouchables present the 7th Annual 1 Love Community Festival. Hosted by WHUR 96.3 FM DJs Tony Richards of the Steve Harvey Morning Show and Taylor Thomas, the festival will also feature live gospel music, jazz, folk and poetry readings. Enjoy games, food, rides, water slides face painting, clowns and comedians too! There will also be a double-dutch tournament and a 3-on-3-basketball tournament with trophies and prize money. The festival is from noon to 8 p.m. at the Braddock Road Field next to G.W. Middle School, 1005 Mt. Vernon Ave. For more infomation, call Lenny Harris at 202.285.1240.
‘1776’ Free Performance! – Take a front-row seat to history-making theater as LTA launches its 75th Season with its signature show, the 1969 Tony Award-winning musical 1776, August 21 at 7p.m in the Fort Ward Park. Often humorous, frequently touching, and always entertaining, the public events and personal struggles that led the Continental Congress to forge a new nation are recreated, making you a witness to history. For more information, call 703.683.0496, or visit www.thelittletheatre.com.
Homeschool Day – Explore Alexandria from the Colonial period to the present. The program begins at Gadsbys Tavern Museum and includes a tour and hands-on activities. Then a short walking tour of Old Town includes a visit to Friendship Firehouse and the Lyceum, Alexandrias History Museum. Tour times between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Registration is $5 per child (ages 4 and up). Parents are free! Call 703.838.4242 to reserve your tour time, or visit www.gadsbystavern.org.
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Capital Dance Sport Championships – Three days of competitive ballroom dancing at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center. Dancers from across the United States come to the Capital Dancesport Championships in preparation for the U.S. Championships. Spectators can enjoy American Smooth, American Rhythm, International Standard and International Latin dancing. 8 a.m. to midnight. Tickets: matinees $25; evening performance $45. For more information, visit www.capitaldancesport.net, or call 866.634.5515.