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“Fax Ayres / Photography” Exhibition 12:00 pm
“Fax Ayres / Photography” Exhibition @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
Jan 10 @ 12:00 pm – Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm
In Fax Ayres’ exhibition “Fax Ayres / Photography,” Ayres’ employs a ‘lightpainting’ technique to embue his subjects with an almost surreal quality. He sets up still life vignettes in the dark and then carefully paints[...]
Ritualisms
Ritualisms @ Target Gallery
Jan 18 – Mar 3 all-day
Ritualisms @ Target Gallery
The newest group exhibition in Target Gallery explores how rituals are an intrinsic part of the human experience. It juxtaposes different artists’ interpretations of rituals through their work, daily routines, habits, or personal quirks. It[...]
New Beginnings Art Exhibit
New Beginnings Art Exhibit @ Del Ray Artisans
Feb 1 – Feb 24 all-day
New Beginnings Art Exhibit @ Del Ray Artisans
“New Beginnings” art exhibit (February 1-24, 2019) – The EPA estimates 75 percent of waste is recyclable, but only 30 percent is. Artists are often the most conscientious recyclers who reuse others’ discards to create[...]
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Factory Flow Saturday Morning Yoga 8:00 am
Factory Flow Saturday Morning Yoga @ Torpedo Factory Art Center
Feb 2 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Factory Flow Saturday Morning Yoga @ Torpedo Factory Art Center
On the first Saturday of every month, find inner peace and creativity with this early-morning series. It’s a lovely way to start the day, focused on art, health, and imagination. Sessions feature sound artists, yoga[...]
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The Late Shift: Love & Ritual 7:00 pm
The Late Shift: Love & Ritual @ Torpedo Factory Art Center
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Late Shift: Love & Ritual @ Torpedo Factory Art Center
Enjoy gallery talks, artist receptions, music, live performances, hands-on artmaking, and three floors of open artists’ studios. In February, spread love through art, music, and healing arts. Co-curated by The Omi Collective, an artist cooperative[...]
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Read Write Now: A Craft Talk with Carmen Maria Machado 5:30 pm
Read Write Now: A Craft Talk with Carmen Maria Machado @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
Feb 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Read Write Now: A Craft Talk with Carmen Maria Machado @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
“Read Write Now” is an event series focused on the craft of writing. Join Old Town Books and National Book Award-nominated writer Carmen Maria Machado in conversation with bestselling writer and editor Nicole Chung on[...]
ASO Presents: Mozart’s Prague Symphony 8:00 pm
ASO Presents: Mozart’s Prague Symphony @ Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 8 p.m. The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center 4915 E. Campus Drive Alexandria, VA 22311 Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 3 p.m. – with pre-concert talk at[...]
Auxiliary Improv Show 8:00 pm
Auxiliary Improv Show @ The Lyceum
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm
Auxiliary Improv Show @ The Lyceum
We’re putting on a show! Come see the Auxiliary Improv perform at the Lyceum at 8:15 P.M. on Saturday, February 9. Improv comedy, as seen on TV shows like Whose Line is it Anyway, or[...]
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ASO Presents: Mozart’s Prague Symphony 3:00 pm
ASO Presents: Mozart’s Prague Symphony @ George Washington Masonic Memorial
Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm
Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 3 p.m. – with pre-concert talk at 2:15pm George Washington Masonic Memorial 101 Callahan Drive Alexandria, VA 22301 James Ross, Music Director Tickets: $20-$80 adult, $5 youth, $10 student www.alexsym.org[...]
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Let’s Talk Books: Bunk by Kevin Young 7:00 pm
Let’s Talk Books: Bunk by Kevin Young @ KATE WALLER BARRETT BRANCH LIBRARY
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm
Join Barrett Branch Library’s monthly book club to read “Bunk: the Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phones, Post-Facts, and Fake News” by Kevin Young
The Chef’s Studio: A Pop-Up Dinner 7:00 pm
The Chef’s Studio: A Pop-Up Dinner @ Principle Gallery
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm
The Chef's Studio: A Pop-Up Dinner @ Principle Gallery
Principle Gallery presents, The Chef’s Studio, A Pop-Up Dinner. The dinner will take place on Monday, Feb. 11 and feature the culinary stylings of two D.C. chefs, Griffin McDermott and Stephen Taylor. Tickets are available[...]
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Author Talk with Char McCargo-Bah 7:00 pm
Author Talk with Char McCargo-Bah @ CHARLES E. BEATLEY, JR. CENTRAL LIBRARY
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm
Char McCargo-Bah will discuss her new book, “They Marched with the Yankees.”
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Second Glance Dance Performance 7:30 pm
Second Glance Dance Performance @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Second Glance Dance Performance @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
-A performance by Jane Franklin Dance in cooperation with Fine Art Photographer Fax Ayers- “Second Glance” heightens the perception of photography with movement and sound that leads to a greater understanding of both visual art[...]
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Smithsonian Discovery Theater: Into the Great Unknown 11:00 am
Smithsonian Discovery Theater: Into the Great Unknown @ CHARLES E. BEATLEY, JR. CENTRAL LIBRARY
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am
Meet famous African American explorers, cowboys, astronauts, and more in this exciting live theater performance from the Smithsonian. All ages, children must remain with adults.
Something Old, Something New with Monte Durham 12:00 pm
Something Old, Something New with Monte Durham @ River Farm
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Whether you are a history buff, a vintage fashion fan, newly married, engaged (or about to be), you are in for a sweet post-Valentine’s day treat on Feb. 16 for Something Old, Something New at[...]
Torpedo Talk: Black Women Artists Matter 1:00 pm
Torpedo Talk: Black Women Artists Matter @ Torpedo Factory Art Center
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Torpedo Talk: Black Women Artists Matter @ Torpedo Factory Art Center
Artist Jamilla Okubo leads a panel discussion about black women artists and the role these narratives play in the community, particularly in the greater metropolitan area. Stay after for networking. Space is limited, early registration[...]
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Cellospeak Presents: Bomin Collins & Susanna Mendlow 6:00 pm
Cellospeak Presents: Bomin Collins & Susanna Mendlow @ Trinity United Methodist Church
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cellospeak Presents: Bomin Collins & Susanna Mendlow @ Trinity United Methodist Church
Cellospeak presents an evening of music with the organization’s leadership, cellists Bomin Collins and Susanna Mendlow. The concert begins with the music of 18th-century cellist and composer Jean-Baptiste Barriere, whose collections of sonatas continue to[...]
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The African-American Experience during the Civil War with Audrey Davis 7:00 pm
The African-American Experience during the Civil War with Audrey Davis @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
*Second Annual Athenaeum Civil War Authors Series* Three local Civil War authors. Three winter dates. In celebration of Black History Month, Audrey Davis, the Executive Director of the Alexandria Black History Museum, will lead a[...]
The African-American Experience During the Civil War with Audrey Davis Talk 7:00 pm
The African-American Experience During the Civil War with Audrey Davis Talk @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The African-American Experience During the Civil War with Audrey Davis Talk @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
In celebration of Black History Month, Audrey Davis, the Executive Director of the Alexandria Black History Museum, will lead a conversation on the African-American experience during the Civil War. The lives of Contabrands in occupied[...]
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Black History Screen Printing 11:00 am
Black History Screen Printing @ Alexandria Black History Museum
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Mobile Art Lab partners with Alexandria’s Black History Museum, to offer free tote and t-shirt screen printing*; with special designs from artist Sardar Aziz and others. *While supplies last. For reasonable disability accommodation, contact[...]
Virginia Craft Spirits Roadshow 12:00 pm
Virginia Craft Spirits Roadshow @ Building Momentum Co-Op Space ("The Garden")
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Virginia Craft Spirits Roadshow @ Building Momentum Co-Op Space ("The Garden")
Calling all lovers of local spirits! Come join us for the Virginia Craft Spirits Roadshow at Building Momentum “Co-Op” Space (aka “The Garden”) in Alexandria, Virginia, on Saturday, February 23rd from 12-5pm. Tickets will include[...]
Thor: Dark World 2:00 pm
Thor: Dark World @ JAMES M. DUNCAN BRANCH LIBRARY
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm
Come along for a completionist’s watch-through of the known Marvel Cinematic Universe in anticipation of the final installment this April. This week’s feature film is Thor: Dark World. Rated PG-13.
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Artist Talk About His Process: Fax Ayres and his “Fax Ayres / Photography” Exhibition 2:30 pm
Artist Talk About His Process: Fax Ayres and his “Fax Ayres / Photography” Exhibition @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
Feb 24 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Please join us for an artist talk with Fax Ayres about his exhibition “Fax Ayres / Photography.”
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Checks & Balances / Alexandra N. Sherman Exhibition
Checks & Balances / Alexandra N. Sherman Exhibition @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
Feb 28 – Apr 14 all-day
Checks & Balances / Alexandra N. Sherman Exhibition @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
In “Checks & Balances / Alexandra N. Sherman,” the artist stumbled onto a cache of 1930’s checks in an antique writing box and was inspired to make use of the printed engraving, beautiful handwriting from[...]
Water Works / Lisa Tuback, Suzanne Yurdin, Rhonda Smith Exhibition
Water Works / Lisa Tuback, Suzanne Yurdin, Rhonda Smith Exhibition @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
Feb 28 – Apr 14 all-day
Water Works / Lisa Tuback, Suzanne Yurdin, Rhonda Smith Exhibition @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
Water Works features paintings by Lisa Tubach and Suzanne Yurdin, and large prints by Rhonda Smith. Each artist explores varied interpretations of water and aquatic environments. This exhibit will run simultaneously with “Checks & Balances[...]
Community Painting with Luther Wright 5:00 pm
Community Painting with Luther Wright @ Oswald Durant Arts Center
Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Mobile Art Lab hosts a live painting workshop with Luther Wright, award-winning multi-media artist and founder of LW Arts and Design. Open to all ages and skill levels. For reasonable disability accommodation, contact tia.bural@alexandriava.gov[...]
Tom Teasley and Chao Tian Musical Performance 7:00 pm
Tom Teasley and Chao Tian Musical Performance @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tom Teasley and Chao Tian Musical Performance @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
Two local music icons, world percussionist Tom Teasley and Chinese dulcimer specialist Chao Tian join forces to showcase tunes from their recent collaboration, “Dong Xi.” 2016 DRUM! Magazine World Percussionist of the Year, Teasley continuously[...]