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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[...]
Bringing Words to Life Art Exhibit at VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital
Bringing Words to Life Art Exhibit at VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital @ Veterinary Clinics of America Alexandria Animal Hospital (VCA Alexandria)
Sep 30 2018 – Jan 27 2019 all-day
Exhibit Dates: September 30, 2018 – January 27, 2019 The Bringing Words to Life art exhibit at the Veterinary Clinics of America Alexandria Animal Hospital (VCA Alexandria) features Del Ray Artisans members’ artwork. The exhibit[...]
The Art of Dancing with Fire 7:00 pm
The Art of Dancing with Fire @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association at the Athenaeum
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Art of Dancing with Fire @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association at the Athenaeum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Have you ever been curious about the art of fire dancing? What inspires this peculiar art form? Attend an engaging artist talk with fire performance professional Kyle Rasmussen and her colleagues from Incandescent Entertainment and[...]
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Senior Helpers to Host Free Monthly Memory Café
Senior Helpers to Host Free Monthly Memory Café @ Senior Helpers of Arlington-Alexandra
Nov 2 all-day
Senior Helpers to Host Free Monthly Memory Café @ Senior Helpers of Arlington-Alexandra | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Senior Helpers of Arlington-Alexandria, one of the nation’s premier providers of personalized in-home senior care, today announced it will host a monthly Memory Café in partnership with Dementia Care Connections. The Memory Café, a social[...]
Computer Basics Class 10:15 am
Computer Basics Class @ Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Nov 2 @ 10:15 am
Computer Basics Class @ Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Learn the basics of using a computer with an overview of Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 applications. Also find out the best strategies for locating information on the Internet.
Art on Tap 7:00 pm
Art on Tap @ The Art League Gallery
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Art on Tap @ The Art League Gallery | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Art. Beer. Food. Enjoy local craft beers, original artwork, and amazing food at The Art League’s annual Art on Tap! Craft beers from local breweries have been artfully paired with a work of art from[...]
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First Tour 11:00 am
First Tour @ Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am
Come learn about the unique treasures held at the Local History / Special Collections the first Saturday of every month.
Performance by the United States Air Force Band 2:00 pm
Performance by the United States Air Force Band @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association at the Athenaeum
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Performance by the United States Air Force Band @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association at the Athenaeum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
The United States Air Force Band will present a chamber music performance of two masterworks, Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Igor Stravinsky’s  L’Histoire du soldat (The Soldier’s Tale), led by associate conductor, Lieutenant Christina Muncey. This performance is free[...]
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Agudas Achim Preschool Fall Festival FUNdraiser 2:00 pm
Agudas Achim Preschool Fall Festival FUNdraiser @ Agudas Achim Congregation
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Agudas Achim Preschool Fall Festival FUNdraiser @ Agudas Achim Congregation | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Attend the Agudas Achim Preschool’s Fall Festival Fundraiser. The festival includes games, prizes, crafts, bounce houses, face painting, a petting zoo and music by Alexandria’s own Rainbow Rock Band starting at 3:30 p.m. Adults and[...]
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Dino-vember 4:00 pm
Dino-vember @ Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Nov 7 @ 4:00 pm
Dino-vember @ Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
It’s Dino-Vember! Join us for simple STEAM activities with a dinosaur theme. All materials supplied, no registration required. For children ages 5 and up.
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Book Discussion: Joseph Esposito 7:00 pm
Book Discussion: Joseph Esposito @ Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm
Book Discussion: Joseph Esposito @ Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Join author Joseph Esposito as he talks about his book Dinner in Camelot: The Night America’s Greatest Scientists, Writers, and Scholars Partied at the Kennedy White House.
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The Late Shift: 100 7:00 pm
The Late Shift: 100 @ Torpedo Factory Art Center
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Late Shift: 100 @ Torpedo Factory Art Center | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Celebrate 100 years since the groundbreaking of the building that made the Alexandria Waterfront. Target Gallery hosts a reception for Art of Armistice, a group exhibition that explores the after effects of war. The Office[...]
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Craft Fair and Pancake Breakfast 9:00 am
Craft Fair and Pancake Breakfast @ First Christian Church
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
First Christian Church invites you to unwrap an awesome holiday season by shopping at their annual craft fair and pancake breakfast on Nov. 10. This event features unique and one-of-a kind handcrafted creations from local[...]
Learn to Discern 12:00 pm
Learn to Discern @ Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm
Learn to Discern @ Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Come join Barrett Branch Library and IREX to learn how to detect and build resilience against misleading information, emotional manipulation, and “fake news.”
Author Talk: Kara Arundel 2:00 pm
Author Talk: Kara Arundel @ Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm
Author Talk: Kara Arundel @ Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Author of Raising America’s Zoo, the story of the National Zoo’s shift from a Victorian-era menagerie to its current day center for animal conservation, research and education.
Performance by the United States Navy Concert Band 2:00 pm
Performance by the United States Navy Concert Band @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Performance by the United States Navy Concert Band @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Attend a special Veterans Day Weekend performance by The United States Navy Concert Band from Washington, D.C. The chamber music recital performance will feature a diverse array of traditional and contemporary music. This performance is[...]
Improv Jam Workshop with the Auxiliary 4:00 pm
Improv Jam Workshop with the Auxiliary @ The Lyceum
Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Improv Jam Workshop with the Auxiliary @ The Lyceum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Ever wanted to try your own hand at some improv? Or maybe you just want to watch some folks give it their best shot with some more experienced improvisers? Now is the time. The Auxiliary[...]
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Christmas Market 9:00 am
Christmas Market @ Christ Church
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Christmas Market @ Christ Church | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Come to the Christ Church Christmas Market! Enjoy a taste of our jams, jellies, dips, nuts and soup while you shop for jewelry, scarves, Christmas decorations and much more. All profits go to local and[...]
Thanks for Giving 4:00 pm
Thanks for Giving @ Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall
Nov 11 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thanks for Giving @ Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
A Seasonal Community Concert Presented by: The National Band of the Salvation Army
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Book Discussion 2:00 pm
Book Discussion @ Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Nov 14 @ 2:00 pm
Book Discussion @ Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
The Round House by Louise Erdich. Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with us for a discussion of a page-turning masterpiece by one of the most revered novelists of our time and a brilliant chronicler of[...]
Winter’s Bone 6:30 pm
Winter’s Bone @ James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm
Winter's Bone @ James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
The Friends of Duncan Library are sponsoring A Year of Great Art House Films on the first Wednesday of each month. Due to the book sale, this month we will view our film on the[...]
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Elizabeth Casquiero / Re:Vision Exhibition 12:00 pm
Elizabeth Casquiero / Re:Vision Exhibition @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association at the Athenaeum
Nov 15 2018 @ 12:00 pm – Jan 6 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Elizabeth Casquiero / Re:Vision Exhibition @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association at the Athenaeum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
In Re:Vision, Casqueiro reflects on the emotional content of immigration and what it means to push forward with a new life while remaining pulled by the old. Using as springboard two sets of images that[...]
The Georgetown Saxatones A Cappella Concert 7:00 pm
The Georgetown Saxatones A Cappella Concert @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association at the Athenaeum
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Georgetown Saxatones A Cappella Concert @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association at the Athenaeum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Get ready to rock the house with everything from alternative to pop to soul with the Georgetown Saxatones. As Georgetown’s only community service a cappella group, they are passionate about sharing their music in support of[...]
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Cape Science: Mixed Reactions 4:00 pm
Cape Science: Mixed Reactions @ James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library
Nov 16 @ 4:00 pm
Cape Science: Mixed Reactions @ James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Mixed Reactions explores the signs and signatures of chemical changes, featuring one of the most exciting areas of chemistry: combustion!
Jeremy Mann’s Solo Exhibition “The Unbound Process” Photography & Paintings 6:30 pm
Jeremy Mann’s Solo Exhibition “The Unbound Process” Photography & Paintings @ Principle Gallery
Nov 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jeremy Mann's Solo Exhibition "The Unbound Process" Photography & Paintings @ Principle Gallery | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Principle Gallery hosts Jeremy Mann’s first ever photography exhibition. Mann’s ability to translate his singular artistic vision from one medium to another is astounding, and his photographs incorporate everything successful about his paintings. The artist[...]
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Jeremy Mann Artist Talk 6:00 pm
Jeremy Mann Artist Talk @ Principle Gallery
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm
Jeremy Mann Artist Talk @ Principle Gallery | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
As a continuation of the opening weekend for Jeremy Mann’s Solo Exhibition “The Unbound Process,” Jeremy will return to the gallery the evening after the Opening Reception. On Saturday, November 17 at 6pm Jeremy will[...]
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Performance by “MIN ~ Contemporary Flute and Guitar Duo” 2:00 pm
Performance by “MIN ~ Contemporary Flute and Guitar Duo” @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Performance by "MIN ~ Contemporary Flute and Guitar Duo" @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Returning to the Athenaeum for a Fall concert is one of this region’s finest chamber music ensembles, “MIN ~ Contemporary Flute and Guitar Duo” featuring flutist Saïs Kamalidiin and guitarist extraordinaire, Rick Peralta. “MIN” will[...]
Opening Reception for “Elizabeth Casquiero / Re:Vision” 4:00 pm
Opening Reception for “Elizabeth Casquiero / Re:Vision” @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association at the Athenaeum
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Opening Reception for "Elizabeth Casquiero / Re:Vision" @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association at the Athenaeum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Head to the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association for the opening reception of the exhibition of “Elizabeth Casquiero / Re:Vision.” In Re:Vision, Casqueiro reflects on the emotional content of immigration and what it means to push[...]
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Diverse Films
Diverse Films @ Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Nov 19 all-day
Talking Stone: Rock Art of the Cosos contemplates many perspectives and meanings of the art created by the now extinct Native tribe. Not Rated
Diverse Films 7:15 pm
Diverse Films @ Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Nov 19 @ 7:15 pm
Talking Stone: Rock Art of the Cosos contemplates many perspectives and meanings of the art created by the now extinct Native tribe. Not Rated
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Book Discussion 7:00 pm
Book Discussion @ James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm
“Behind the Beautiful Forevers.” The Duncan Book Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.
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Four Directions Wellness Mindfulness Mondays
Four Directions Wellness Mindfulness Mondays @ Four Directions Wellness
Nov 26 all-day
Four Directions Wellness Mindfulness Mondays @ Four Directions Wellness | Orlando | Florida | 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.
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Snacks & Self-Expression 3:15 pm
Snacks & Self-Expression @ Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Nov 27 @ 3:15 pm
Find your inner artist using the mediums of painting, sketching, collage and more. Plus snacks. We’ll bring the supplies, you bring the inspiration. For teens (grades 6 – 12).
Preserving Heritage 7:00 pm
Preserving Heritage @ Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm
Victoria Vasques and Marty Abbott will discuss the work being done to preserve and support learning of indigenous languages of North America.
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Building Relationships Through Art-Making 6:00 pm
Building Relationships Through Art-Making @ Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm
This workshop will help attendees to experience MLK’s call to develop “understanding with the enemy and release those vast reservoirs of goodwill that have been blocked by impenetrable walls of hate.”
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