Friday, August 29
Joe Enroughty and His Royal Virginians – This 12-piece big band from Richmond is performing for your dancing pleasure, with vocalists Lydia Ooghe and Danny Willis singing standards such as Exactly Like You, As Time Goes By, They Cant Take That Away From Me, and more at the Carlyle Club. If you like the sounds of Guy Lombardo and other ballroom bands, come out and enjoy the show. There is an entrance fee and reservations are required. For more information call 703-548-5953 or visit www.thecarlyleclub.com.
Lantern Tours at Gadsbys Tavern Museum – Last chance this summer to tour the historic tavern and City Hotel, 134 North Royal Street, by candlelight with a costumed guide. Tours from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. $5 per person, ages 5 and up. For more information call 703-838-4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org.
Sunday, August 31
HistoricAlexandriALIVE! Waterfront – Alexandrias 18th-century heritage comes to life along the waterfront on Sunday afternoons from noon to 5 p.m. Enjoy history-inspired performances on the docks by the Torpedo Factory. Re-enactors portray early Alexandria residents and travelers near the Waterfront and along lower King Street. Free. For more information visit www.historicalexandria.org.
Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic at Lyceum – The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic performs with soprano Tia Wortham and pianist Caroline Williams at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington Street, at 3:00 p.m. Free. For further information visit www.wmpa.us.
Monday, September 1
Alexandria Democratic Committee Labor Day Picnic – Alexandria Democratic Committee Labor Day Picnic from noon until 4:00 p.m. at Fort Ward Park, 4301 W. Braddock Rd. All the baked beans the law will allow, plus a lot of other good stuff! $10 per adult, $5 for children 5 to 18 years of age, $25 per family, $15 for a friend, $25 for a patron, $50 for a sponsor, and $100 for a benefactor. Reservations are not required but are appreciated. To volunteer to bring food or to help out at the picnic, contact the ADC office at 703-549-3367.
First Day of the Holy Month of Ramadan – During the month of Ramadan, Muslims practice self-discipline and spiritual cleansing; devout Muslims read the entire Quran, fast, give charity and reflect on their lives.
Tuesday, September 2
Annual Doggie Day Swim – Old Town Pool, 1609 Cameron Street, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Rain Date: September 3). A celebration of the end of the pool season for dogs and their owners. Old Town Pool will remain open for dogs (only) to swim and play. There is a nominal fee for dog admission. Proceeds benefit the Alexandria Animal Welfare League. Note: Bring your own doggie dish for water. Dog handlers must be 16 years of age or older. All dogs should wear current vaccination tags or proof of vaccinations must be shown. For additional information, call 703-519-2160.
Wednesday, September 3 through October 12
Aftermath – This all-media juried exhibition at the Target Gallery in the Torpedo Factory Art Center features art work that deals with the aftermath of traumatic events such as terrorism, war, natural disasters, and violent crime. Reception: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. September 11. For more information call 703-838-4565 or visit www.torpedofactory.org/galleries/target.htm.
Thursday, September 4
First Thursdays – Mount Vernon Avenue from Bellefonte to Hume avenues from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This months theme is Cuisine on the Avenue. For additional information, call Carol Bailey at 703-683-3560.
Saturday, September 6
Soldier-Led Walking Tour – Learn about the history of Fort Ward on a soldier-led tour at Fort Ward, 4301 West Braddock Road. A Union Civil War soldier will give guided tours of the historic site at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more information visit www.fortward.org, or call 703-838-4848.
Sunday, September 7
Gallery Talk – Song for Europe – Mark Cameron Boyd and art-history professor Lisa Lipinski discuss the relationship of his Song for Europe installation to the work of French poststructuralist Jacques Derrida at the Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. For more information, visit www.nvfaa.org or call 703-548-0035.
Monday, September 8
Supper Under the Stars – King Street Garden Park, 1806 King St. at 5:30 p.m. Featuring jazz by Liz Briones. For additional information, call Tara Zimnick-Calico at 703-838-4565 ext. 2.
Wednesday, September 17
The Friends of Dyke Marsh Updates – Jon James, Acting Superintendent of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, will give an update on the Dyke Marsh restoration plan, waysides, research and other management issues such as pets, boats, permits, bird boxes and platforms.
Sergeant Frank Barwinczak of District 2 Station, United States Park Police, will discuss some of the issues his force addresses, including commercial fishing, poaching, unleashed dogs and sexual misconduct at Dyke Marsh. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m., Huntley Meadows Park Visitors Center, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Free. For further information, call 703-768-2525.
Sunday, September 21
Cameron Station Celebrates 10th Anniversary – Cameron Station Communitys 10-Year Anniversary Celebration, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free events open to the public in Ben Brenman Park, 5000 Duke St., Alexandria. Art in the Park craft show with jazz entertainment. West End Farmers Market, south parking lot of Brenman Park. Kite Flying, Brenman Park near Duke and Somervelle streets. Canned food collection for ALIVE! in front of Food Matters restaurant, 4906 Brenman Park Drive.