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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[...]
TRIM LIFE- Hypnosis Weight Loss Program with Dr. Eleni Boosalis
TRIM LIFE- Hypnosis Weight Loss Program with Dr. Eleni Boosalis @ Del Ray Psych & Wellness
Jan 26 – Feb 16 all-day
TRIM LIFE- Hypnosis Weight Loss Program with Dr. Eleni Boosalis @ Del Ray Psych & Wellness
TRIM-LIFE is a 4-week integrative medical weight management program offered in a shared appointment setting. Our unique program will empower you to manage both your hunger and your weight by addressing body, mind and spirit.[...]
Carpenter’s Cook-Off 2019: Early Bird Ticket Sales
Carpenter’s Cook-Off 2019: Early Bird Ticket Sales @ The Birchmere
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
Carpenter's Cook-Off 2019: Early Bird Ticket Sales @ The Birchmere
It’s hard to believe but the biggest food fight of the year is just around the corner! This year, Carpenter’s Shelter’s signature fundraising event will take place on Sunday, April 28 from 12 noon to[...]
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[...]
Local History and Special Collections Tour 11:00 am
Local History and Special Collections Tour @ Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Feb 2 @ 11:00 am
Come take a tour of the Local History and Special Collections Branch.
Ester’s Granola Tasting 12:30 pm
Ester’s Granola Tasting @ The Old Town Shop
Feb 2 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Ester's Granola Tasting @ The Old Town Shop
Come sample Ester’s Granola!
Goodbye Booze: The Music of Prohibition 2:00 pm
Goodbye Booze: The Music of Prohibition @ Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm
This program will trace the musical legacy of Prohibition.
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Martin & Mahalia 7:00 pm
Martin & Mahalia @ James M. Duncan , Jr. Branch Library
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm
Celebrate with the entire family the words and songs of the famous Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahalia Jackson for Black History month. All ages with adult.
Monthly Meditation 7:00 pm
Monthly Meditation @ James M. Duncan , Jr. Branch Library
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm
Enjoy a free monthly meditation class at Yoga in Daily Life.
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Budgeting and Money Management 7:00 pm
Budgeting and Money Management @ Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get your finances in shape, we’re here to help!
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Amazing African American STEAM 4:00 pm
Amazing African American STEAM @ Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Feb 6 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hands on art and science projects for ages 5+. No registration required.
What is Mindfulness? with Dr. Eleni Boosalis 7:00 pm
What is Mindfulness? with Dr. Eleni Boosalis @ Del Ray Psych & Wellness
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm
What is Mindfulness? with Dr. Eleni Boosalis @ Del Ray Psych & Wellness
Join Dr. Eleni Boosalis as she discusses mindfulness and offers mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and anxiety and induce a sense of peace and calm in your everyday life. *Donations recommended for the charity of[...]
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The 2017 Tax Act – How it Impacts You 7:00 pm
The 2017 Tax Act – How it Impacts You @ ELLEN COOLIDGE BURKE BRANCH LIBRARY
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm
This program is designed to provide an overview of the changes and implications to one’s financial planning.
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Cape Science: Float On 4:00 pm
Cape Science: Float On @ JAMES M. DUNCAN BRANCH LIBRARY
Feb 8 @ 4:00 pm
Come along for a STEM program led by the science education organization Cape Science. School age kids. Limited to the first 30 participants.
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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Truly-Life Bath Fizz Demo. 12:30 pm
Truly-Life Bath Fizz Demo. @ The Old Town Shop
Feb 9 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Truly-Life Bath Fizz Demo. @ The Old Town Shop
Mellenie of Truly-Life will be demonstrating how she makes her Bath Fizzes. She will also have small soap samples available.
Selling a Home 1:00 pm
Selling a Home @ ELLEN COOLIDGE BURKE BRANCH LIBRARY
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm
Learn how to make a house stand out from the others on the market.
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.”
Creating Deeper Connections in Your Relationships 7:00 pm
Creating Deeper Connections in Your Relationships @ Del Ray Psych & Wellness
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm
Creating Deeper Connections in Your Relationships @ Del Ray Psych & Wellness
Whether you’re embracing the celebration of love and admiration or avoiding connections at all cost, come explore the inner, often unconscious, patterns driving your relationships with romantic partners and even family members. This is a[...]
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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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Double Dutch fun with DC Retro Jumpers 12:00 pm
Double Dutch fun with DC Retro Jumpers @ Oswald Durant Arts Center
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – Feb 17 @ 4:00 pm
Double Dutch is a vigorous style of jumping rope that uses two ropes turning simultaneously. D.C. Retro Jumpers seeks to bring this long beloved childhood pastime back to communities and neighborhoods across the region. Join[...]
Landlord/Tenant for Law Beginners 11:00 am
Landlord/Tenant for Law Beginners @ ALEXANDRIA LAW LIBRARY
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am
Whether a tenant or a landlord, if you are facing property rental issues in Virginia without a lawyer, this program will get you started.
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[...]
Popped Republic flavored popcorn tasting 12:30 pm
Popped Republic flavored popcorn tasting @ The Old Town Shop
Feb 16 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Popped Republic flavored popcorn tasting @ The Old Town Shop
Popped Republic, locally made flavored popcorn, tasting.
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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Free Movie Series 6:00 pm
Free Movie Series @ Auditorium at Nannie J. Lee Memorial Recreation Center
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Mobile Art Lab presents a series of free movie nights starting at 6 pm every Wednesday in February. Gourmet is popcorn generously provided by sponsor Popped Republic. • February 6: Coming to America (Rated[...]
Navigating Dating in Your 20’s with Kristin Schmittel 7:00 pm
Navigating Dating in Your 20’s with Kristin Schmittel @ Del Ray Psych & Wellness
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm
Navigating Dating in Your 20's with Kristin Schmittel @ Del Ray Psych & Wellness
Join Kristin Schmittel as she discusses the challenges of dating your 20’s while giving you tips and tools to navigate dating in a healthy, positive way. This class is designed for group support for like-minded[...]
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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 conversation[...]
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[...]
Sweet Sophia Honey Tasting 12:30 pm
Sweet Sophia Honey Tasting @ The Old Town Shop
Feb 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Sweet Sophia Honey Tasting @ The Old Town Shop
Sweet Sophia local honey product tasting.
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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Exercise through Dance 5:00 pm
Exercise through Dance @ Oswald Durant Arts Center
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Mobile Art Lab hosts Charonne Butler of DANCEVENTS for a lively night celebrating the art of movement and unity by dancing. Join the community and get fit together in dance styles including hip-hop, jazz[...]
(re)Reading “Sapphira and the Slave Girl” 7:00 pm
(re)Reading “Sapphira and the Slave Girl” @ JAMES M. DUNCAN BRANCH LIBRARY
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm
Dr. Janie Mitchell returns to Duncan to lead a discussion of Willa Cather’s “Sapphira and the Slave Girl.”
Journalist Jim McElhatton Talks Civil Rights History in ACPS 7:00 pm
Journalist Jim McElhatton Talks Civil Rights History in ACPS @ ELLEN COOLIDGE BURKE BRANCH LIBRARY
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm
Join us for a talk with journalist Jim McElhatton.
Liberated Muse Arts Group 7:00 pm
Liberated Muse Arts Group @ CHARLES E. BEATLEY, JR. CENTRAL LIBRARY
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm
Liberated Muse Arts Group Presents: “Zora Past the Sun” a musical and poetic tribute to Zora Neale Hurston.
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STEM Extravaganza: Third Time’s a Charm 6:00 pm
STEM Extravaganza: Third Time’s a Charm @ Grace Episcopal School
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
STEM Extravaganza: Third Time's a Charm @ Grace Episcopal School
Come along for a family friendly, hands-on STEM event designed for preschool age children through middle schoolers! Fourth and fifth graders have selected some of their favorite STEM projects to share. Build a lava lamp,[...]
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African-American: Keeping Heritage Alive 7:00 pm
African-American: Keeping Heritage Alive @ JAMES M. DUNCAN BRANCH LIBRARY
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm
Join us for a special presentation of African-American: Keeping Heritage Alive by Sheila Arnold Jones in honor of Black History Month.
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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[...]