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Illuminate 10:00 am
Illuminate @ The Torpedo Factory Art Center
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – Sep 2 @ 10:00 am
Illuminate @ The Torpedo Factory Art Center | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Target Gallery presents Illuminate, a special glow-in-the-dark exhibition that is focused on the relationship between art and light. The lights will be turned off in the gallery, turning the viewer’s attention to the illuminated artwork[...]
Woodlawn Makers in the Mansion Exhibit
Woodlawn Makers in the Mansion Exhibit @ Woodlawn and Pope-Leighey House
Jun 22 – Oct 22 all-day
Woodlawn Makers in the Mansion Exhibit @ Woodlawn and Pope-Leighey House | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
The Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House historic site presents Makers in the Mansion: A Transformed African American Community at Woodlawn through the Artisan Eye, an installation that will run in the museum from June to October.[...]
Old School, New Concept | The Compass Atelier
Old School, New Concept | The Compass Atelier @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
Jul 26 – Sep 9 all-day
Old School, New Concept | The Compass Atelier @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Among the programs and classes offered by The Compass Atelier is a Master Artist Program (MAP). This multi-year program is founded on a combination of classical art building blocks and essentials that leads the student[...]
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Platinum Moments
Platinum Moments @ Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center
Sep 8 all-day
Platinum Moments @ Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Alexandria’s award-winning barbershop chorus is celebrating its 70th anniversary by reprising some of its most celebrated songs from years past, and by hosting two of the best barbershop ensembles in the world – Signature quartet[...]
Improv Comedy Show – The Auxiliary 8:00 pm
Improv Comedy Show – The Auxiliary @ The Lyceum
Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm
Improv Comedy Show - The Auxiliary @ The Lyceum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
The Auxiliary Improv is putting on a show. Improv comedy, as seen on TV shows like Whose Line is it Anyway, or with live theater groups like Upright Citizens Brigade or Second City, is an[...]
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Four Directions Wellness Mindfulness Mondays 12:00 pm
Four Directions Wellness Mindfulness Mondays @ Four Directions Wellness
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Four Directions Wellness Mindfulness Mondays @ Four Directions Wellness | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Four Directions Wellness, affiliated with the GW Center for Integrative Medicine, offers complimentary meditation and mindfulness hour on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. No RSVP is required. Learn more by visiting www.fourdirectionswellness.com.
Ballroom Dance Class with Gary Stephans 7:00 pm
Ballroom Dance Class with Gary Stephans @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ballroom Dance Class with Gary Stephans @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Renowned, international ballroom dance instructor, Gary Stephans, promises the most fun you’ll ever have learning or improving your Fox Trot, Waltz, Tango, Swing, Salsa, Merengue, Rumba, Cha-Cha and Samba. Discover little techniques that will help[...]
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The 2018 Athenaeum Invitational / The Cabinet of Curiosities Exhibition 12:00 pm
The 2018 Athenaeum Invitational / The Cabinet of Curiosities Exhibition @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 11 @ 4:00 pm
The 2018 Athenaeum Invitational / The Cabinet of Curiosities Exhibition @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
The Athenaeum Invitational is an annual celebration of the visual arts of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. It is a theme-based exhibition featuring the works of both specially-invited artists who have[...]
Music Makers 4:00 pm
Music Makers @ Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library
Sep 13 @ 4:00 pm
Music Makers @ Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Practice your rhythm by making music as a group with percussion instruments. Ages 6-8.
Book Talk: “Jefferson’s Treasure: How Albert Gallatin Saved the New Nation from Debt” 7:00 pm
Book Talk: “Jefferson’s Treasure: How Albert Gallatin Saved the New Nation from Debt” @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Book Talk: "Jefferson's Treasure: How Albert Gallatin Saved the New Nation from Debt" @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Gregory May’s deeply researched and engagingly written book, “Jefferson’s Treasure: How Albert Gallatin Saved the New Nation from Debt,” is much more than a biography. Via the long life of Gallatin, May gives us an[...]
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Children’s Latin Dance 3:30 pm
Children’s Latin Dance @ James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library
Sep 14 @ 3:30 pm
Children's Latin Dance @ James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
In honor of Hispanic Heritage, Ms. Garcia is leading a Latin dance class for kids 8-12. A zest for learning dance is all that’s required! Space is limited so please call (703) 746-1783 to register.
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Colonial Market & Fair 9:00 am
Colonial Market & Fair @ George Washington's Mount Vernon
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – Sep 16 @ 5:00 pm
Colonial Market & Fair @ George Washington's Mount Vernon | Mount Vernon | Virginia | United States
The annual Colonial Market & Fair features dozens of America’s finest historic craftspeople and plenty of family fun. Visit with colonial artisans who demonstrate and sell traditional wares such as baskets, woodcarvings, tin and ironwork,[...]
GC Myers Artist Talk & Exhibition at Principle Gallery 1:00 pm
GC Myers Artist Talk & Exhibition at Principle Gallery @ Principle Gallery
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm
GC Myers Artist Talk & Exhibition at Principle Gallery @ Principle Gallery | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
GC Myers will be in town to give an entertaining and informative talk about his work and life. Brand new works will be on display! We’ll have refreshments and Myers will be giving away a[...]
Learn to Cha Cha! 3:30 pm
Learn to Cha Cha! @ James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library
Sep 15 @ 3:30 pm
Learn to Cha Cha! @ James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Martha E. Garcia will teach you to Cha Cha!
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The Opening Reception for the 2018 Athenaeum Invitational / The Cabinet of Curiosities Exhibition 4:00 pm
The Opening Reception for the 2018 Athenaeum Invitational / The Cabinet of Curiosities Exhibition @ Northern Virgina Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
Sep 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Opening Reception for the 2018 Athenaeum Invitational / The Cabinet of Curiosities Exhibition @ Northern Virgina Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
The Opening Reception for the 2018 Athenaeum Invitational / The Cabinet of Curiosities Exhibition is Sunday, September 16th from 4pm-6pm. Admission is free.  More about the exhibit: The Athenaeum Invitational is an annual celebration of the[...]
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RiverRenew Community Listening Session: Outfall 001 (Oronoco Bay) 6:00 pm
RiverRenew Community Listening Session: Outfall 001 (Oronoco Bay) @ United Way Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Room 101
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
RiverRenew Community Listening Session: Outfall 001 (Oronoco Bay) @ United Way Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Room 101 | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
In late June 2018, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality approved a plan to prevent millions of gallons of sewage mixed with rainwater from being discharged to Alexandria’s waterways via four existing outfalls. The plan,[...]
Ballroom Dance Class with Gary Stephans 7:00 pm
Ballroom Dance Class with Gary Stephans @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ballroom Dance Class with Gary Stephans @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Renowned, international ballroom dance instructor, Gary Stephans, promises the most fun you’ll ever have learning or improving your Fox Trot, Waltz, Tango, Swing, Salsa, Merengue, Rumba, Cha-Cha and Samba. Discover little techniques that will help[...]
Learn to Salsa! 7:30 pm
Learn to Salsa! @ James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library
Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm
Learn to Salsa! @ James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library
Martha E. Garcia will teach you to Salsa!
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Del Ray Psych Open House Party
Del Ray Psych Open House Party @ Del Ray Psych & Wellness
Sep 19 all-day
Attend the official grand opening party at 1900 Mount Vernon Ave. The Del Ray Psych team, the Vital Body, and other wellness tenants will greet you with food, spirits, and a good time. 
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RiverRenew Community Listening Session: Outfalls 003/4 (Duke St/Hooffs Run) 7:30 am
RiverRenew Community Listening Session: Outfalls 003/4 (Duke St/Hooffs Run) @ Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town, Prince Conference Room
Sep 20 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
RiverRenew Community Listening Session: Outfalls 003/4 (Duke St/Hooffs Run) @ Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town, Prince Conference Room | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
In late June 2018, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality approved a plan to prevent millions of gallons of sewage mixed with rainwater from being discharged to Alexandria’s waterways via four existing outfalls. The plan,[...]
“In the Executioner’s Shadow” Screening and Q&A 7:00 pm
“In the Executioner’s Shadow” Screening and Q&A @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
"In the Executioner's Shadow" Screening and Q&A @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
St. Paul’s is hosting the D.C. area premiere of “In the Executioner’s Shadow” and a Q&A with the filmmakers. This documentary casts a penetrating look at the consequences of the death penalty through three powerful[...]
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Car Free Days 2018
Car Free Days 2018 @ Car Free Days
Sep 21 – Sep 22 all-day
Car Free Days 2018 @ Car Free Days | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Take the free pledge to go car free or car-lite for a day at www.CarFreeMetroDC.org. Telework, bicycle, walk, take transit or carpool/vanpool (car-lite). Reduce traffic congestion, save money and improve air quality by dropping your[...]
Principle Gallery presents the Washington Society of Landscape Painters 6:30 pm
Principle Gallery presents the Washington Society of Landscape Painters @ Principle Gallery
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Principle Gallery presents the Washington Society of Landscape Painters @ Principle Gallery | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Principle Gallery presents the Washington Society of Landscape Painters. The WSLP is one of the oldest active art organizations in the greater Washington area. It was founded in 1913, by Charles Seaton and Winfield Scott[...]
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16th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival
16th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival @ Old Town Alexandria
Sep 22 – Sep 23 all-day
16th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival @ Old Town Alexandria | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Due to Hurricane Florence, this show has been rescheduled for September 22nd – 23rd, 2018. Minutes from Washington, DC but a world away, art lovers find in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia a hidden gem bursting[...]
77th Historic Alexandria Homes Tour 10:00 am
77th Historic Alexandria Homes Tour @ Walking Tour of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
77th Historic Alexandria Homes Tour @ Walking Tour of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Visit historic 18th and 19th century homes on a walking tour of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. In its 77th year, the tour is sponsored by The Twig, the Junior Auxiliary of Inova Alexandria Hospital. All[...]
September 22, 12 noon to 3 p.m., Trash Cleanup 12:00 pm
September 22, 12 noon to 3 p.m., Trash Cleanup @ Trash Cleanup
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
September 22, 12 noon to 3 p.m., Trash Cleanup @ Trash Cleanup | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
On National Public Lands Day, September 22, join your friends and neighbors in a trash cleanup in Dyke Marsh and along the Mount Vernon Trail. Check in is at Belle Haven Park or the Dyke[...]
Washington Society of Landscape Painters Plein Air Demonstrations 1:00 pm
Washington Society of Landscape Painters Plein Air Demonstrations @ Founders Park
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Washington Society of Landscape Painters Plein Air Demonstrations @ Founders Park | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
As a part of Principle Gallery’s Juried Exhibition with the Washington Society of Landscape Painters, some of the active WSLP members will present Live Plein Air Painting Demonstrations here in Old Town, Alexandria at Founders[...]
Write Like A Woman Networking Workshop 1:30 pm
Write Like A Woman Networking Workshop @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
Sep 22 @ 1:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Write Like A Woman Networking Workshop @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Facilitated by Poet and Author KaNikki Jakarta, “Write Like A Woman Networking Workshop” welcomes women writers ages 18-100. Meeting periodically, the workshop centers on uplifting and inspiring through writing. Each workshop focuses on different writing[...]
The United States Navy Concert Band Performance 7:00 pm
The United States Navy Concert Band Performance @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The United States Navy Concert Band Performance @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
The United States Navy Band Chamber Group from Washington, DC, is the Navy’s premier musical organization. This chamber music recital series will feature a diverse array of traditional and contemporary music including works by Kerry[...]
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Run! Geek! Run! 5k 8:30 am
Run! Geek! Run! 5k @ Main Line Boulevard
Sep 23 @ 8:30 am
Run! Geek! Run! 5k @ Main Line Boulevard | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Ironistic and Hudson Studio are proud to co-host the 11th Annual RUN! GEEK! RUN! 5K benefitting the Alexandria Seaport Foundation. The Alexandria Seaport Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization which improves the lives of young[...]
At Home in Alexandria Benefit Garden Party 4:00 pm
At Home in Alexandria Benefit Garden Party @ Murray-Dick-Fawcett House
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
At Home in Alexandria Benefit Garden Party @ Murray-Dick-Fawcett House | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
At Home in Alexandria will hold a Garden Party at the historic Murray-Dick-Fawcett House in Old Town to benefit the organization’s mission to provide social, emotional and practical support to older adults in Alexandria. The[...]
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Four Directions Wellness Mindfulness Mondays 12:00 pm
Four Directions Wellness Mindfulness Mondays @ Four Directions Wellness
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Four Directions Wellness Mindfulness Mondays @ Four Directions Wellness | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Four Directions Wellness, affiliated with the GW Center for Integrative Medicine, offers complimentary meditation and mindfulness hour on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. No RSVP is required. Learn more by visiting www.fourdirectionswellness.com.
RiverRenew Community Listening Session: Outfall 002 (S Royal St/Hunting Creek) 6:30 pm
RiverRenew Community Listening Session: Outfall 002 (S Royal St/Hunting Creek) @ St. Mary Catholic School, Multipurpose Room
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
RiverRenew Community Listening Session: Outfall 002 (S Royal St/Hunting Creek) @ St. Mary Catholic School, Multipurpose Room
In late June 2018, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality approved a plan to prevent millions of gallons of sewage mixed with rainwater from being discharged to Alexandria’s waterways via four existing outfalls. The plan,[...]
Banned Books Read Out With Honorary Host Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg 7:00 pm
Banned Books Read Out With Honorary Host Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Banned Books Read Out With Honorary Host Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Did you know that “To Kill A Mockingbird,””Beloved” and the “Harry Potter” series have all been banned books? The Alexandria Library, in partnership with the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association, is hosting a Banned Books[...]
Banned Books Read-Out 7:00 pm
Banned Books Read-Out @ The Athenaeum in Old Town Alexandria
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm
Banned Books Read-Out @ The Athenaeum in Old Town Alexandria | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Join Honorary Host Mayor Allison Silberberg and Alexandria Library Director Rose Dawson for the annual Banned Books Read-Out at the Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street. Every September the American Library Association celebrates the freedom to read[...]
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RiverRenew Scoping Meeting with National Park Service and Other Agencies 6:00 pm
RiverRenew Scoping Meeting with National Park Service and Other Agencies @ Alexandria Renew Enterprises Environmental Center
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
RiverRenew Scoping Meeting with National Park Service and Other Agencies @ Alexandria Renew Enterprises Environmental Center | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
In late June 2018, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality approved a plan to prevent millions of gallons of sewage mixed with rainwater from being discharged to Alexandria’s waterways via four existing outfalls. The plan,[...]
Adult Knitting Workshop for Beginners 7:00 pm
Adult Knitting Workshop for Beginners @ Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm
Join us for an introduction to knitting.
Author Talk: Katie Bianco 7:00 pm
Author Talk: Katie Bianco @ Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm
Come meet local author Katie Bianco as she presents the new edition of her guidebook to Washington, DC. Books will be available for purchase and signing. This revised edition of 100 Things to Do In[...]
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Selling Your House 7:00 pm
Selling Your House @ Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm
Learn how to make your house stand out from the others on the market.
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Fall Festival 10:00 am
Fall Festival @ Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am
Join Beatley Central Library as we celebrate our 6th annual Fall Festival and Open House.
The 2018 Athenaeum Member Appreciation Party 7:00 pm
The 2018 Athenaeum Member Appreciation Party @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The 2018 Athenaeum Member Appreciation Party @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Enjoy a last sip of summer at The 2018 Athenaeum Member Appreciation Party. This year, members and guests are invited to wear their favorite Hawaiian shirt, flip flops and Ray Bans and to enjoy a[...]
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Washington Chamber Orchestra with Pianist Yeol Eum Son 5:00 pm
Washington Chamber Orchestra with Pianist Yeol Eum Son @ R. Schlesinger Performing Arts Center
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm
Washington Chamber Orchestra with Pianist Yeol Eum Son @ R. Schlesinger Performing Arts Center | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
For one special night, award-winning Pianist Yeol Eum Son, a double Silver medalist at the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Competition and 2009 Van Cliburn International Competition, will perform a benefit performance with the Washington Chamber Orchestra.[...]
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