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Experimentation/Exploration: Shadé Reneé
Experimentation/Exploration: Shadé Reneé @ Torpedo Factory Art Center
Mar 1 – Apr 30 all-day
Experimentation/Exploration: Shadé Reneé @ Torpedo Factory Art Center | Aurora | Illinois | United States
Experimentation/Exploration is a partnership with Olly Olly to provide support and mentorship for a local emerging artist. Founded by artist Jessica Kallista, Olly Olly is a new alternative artist-driven space located in the historic City[...]
2018 Emerging Artists
2018 Emerging Artists @ Torpedo Factory Art Center
Mar 31 – May 20 all-day
2018 Emerging Artists @ Torpedo Factory Art Center | Wilmington | Delaware | United States
Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, introduces a new annual exhibition series featuring the work of emerging artists of the D.C., Maryland and Virginia region. The selected artists for[...]
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An Evening of Scottish Music 7:00 pm
An Evening of Scottish Music @ The Lyceum
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm
An Evening of Scottish Music @ The Lyceum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Gleadhraich is a Celtic rock band formed in Carnoustie, Angus in 2010 featuring Craig Weir (Bagpipes/ Vocals), Ross White (Guitar/ Vocals), Paul Weir (Percussion) and Graeme Ritchie (Bass Guitar). Craig Weir has performed for the[...]
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First Thursday: Hats Along The Avenue 6:00 pm
First Thursday: Hats Along The Avenue @ Along Mount Vernon Avenue
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
First Thursday: Hats Along The Avenue @ Along Mount Vernon Avenue | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
First Thursday returns to Del Ray on Thursday, April 5, with the theme “Hats Along the Avenue.” The monthly street festival takes place from 6 p.m. to dusk along Mount Vernon Avenue and is free[...]
“Ain’t Nobody More Surprised” by Spoken Word Artist 13 of Nazareth 7:00 pm
“Ain’t Nobody More Surprised” by Spoken Word Artist 13 of Nazareth @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association at the Athenaeum
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
"Ain't Nobody More Surprised" by Spoken Word Artist 13 of Nazareth @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association at the Athenaeum  | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Using storytelling, poetry and verse, Spoken Word Artist 13 of Nazareth shares experiences gathered throughout life. This performance is for adult audiences only. Admission is free.
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Second Annual Del Ray Spring Bar Crawl 1:00 pm
Second Annual Del Ray Spring Bar Crawl @ Mount Vernon Avenue
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Kick off the spring season by grabbing your friends, family and neighbors for a celebration of community. Wear your best Del Ray swag (or your hometown tees) and enjoy an afternoon of cheer, cocktails and[...]
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Architecture, Design and Cultural Spaces 5:30 pm
Architecture, Design and Cultural Spaces @ Torpedo Factory Art Center
Apr 8 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Architecture, Design and Cultural Spaces @ Torpedo Factory Art Center | Wilmington | Delaware | United States
The Torpedo Factory is partnering with AIA Northern Virginia to celebrate National Architecture Week. The week kicks off with Architecture, Design and Cultural Spaces. Cultural and public spaces are where social values can be expressed[...]
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Celebrate 2018 Architecture Week: 30 Years of Shaping the City Cartoons by Roger K. Lewis, FAIA 6:30 pm
Celebrate 2018 Architecture Week: 30 Years of Shaping the City Cartoons by Roger K. Lewis, FAIA @ The Athenaeum
Apr 12 @ 6:30 pm
In 1984, The Washington Post began publishing a weekly column called “Shaping the City.” Written and illustrated by Roger K. Lewis, FAIA, the column addresses a broad range of topics and issues relevant to the[...]
The Center for Alexandria’s Children Annual Gala: A Starry Starry Night 7:00 pm
The Center for Alexandria’s Children Annual Gala: A Starry Starry Night @ the new Old Dominion Boat Club
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Center for Alexandria's Children Annual Gala:  A Starry Starry Night @ the new Old Dominion Boat Club | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Please join us at the 2018 CAC Gala, a Starry Starry Night, to benefit the Center for Alexandria’s Children, the city’s primary resource for the prevention, investigation and treatment of child abuse whose programs serve[...]
Art & Social Impact: Torpedo Talk with Kate Goodall 8:00 pm
Art & Social Impact: Torpedo Talk with Kate Goodall @ Torpedo Factory Art Center
Apr 12 @ 8:00 pm
Art & Social Impact: Torpedo Talk with Kate Goodall @ Torpedo Factory Art Center | Wilmington | Delaware | United States
Kate Goodall is the co-founder and CEO of Halcyon, a non-profit dedicated to solving 21st century problems by providing space and access to emerging leaders in social entrepreneurship and the arts. She will share how[...]
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City Limits: A Cityscape Invitational Exhibition 6:30 pm
City Limits: A Cityscape Invitational Exhibition @ Principle Gallery
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
City Limits: A Cityscape Invitational Exhibition @ Principle Gallery | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
This invitational exhibition will feature a handful of extraordinarily talented artists who have focused on painting urban landscapes. The Principle Gallery hosts an opening reception for the exhibition between 6:30 and 9 p.m., which will[...]
The Georgetown Saxatones 6:30 pm
The Georgetown Saxatones @ The Athenaeum
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm
The Georgetown Saxatones @ The Athenaeum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Get ready to rock the house with the Georgetown University Saxatones. Their acapella repertoire includes everything from alternative to pop to soul. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Saxatones’ preferred charity: The John McNicholas[...]
George Washington Middle School Presents “High School Musical” 7:00 pm
George Washington Middle School Presents “High School Musical” @ GWMS Auditorium
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm
George Washington Middle School Presents "High School Musical" @ GWMS Auditorium | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
George Washington Middle School students perform “High School Musical.” Showtimes are Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. for three weeks, starting Friday, April 13 and running through Saturday, April[...]
The Late Shift: What is Art? 7:00 pm
The Late Shift: What is Art? @ Torpedo Factory Art Center
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Late Shift: What is Art? @ Torpedo Factory Art Center | Wilmington | Delaware | United States
The question of “What is Art?” has been asked for ages. Find answers during the April Late Shift. Meet four of the region’s best up-and-coming artists during the reception for 2018 Emerging Artists in Target[...]
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Live Painting Demonstration with Gavin Glakas 1:00 pm
Live Painting Demonstration with Gavin Glakas @ Principle Gallery
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Live Painting Demonstration with Gavin Glakas @ Principle Gallery | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Local artist Gavin Glakas is setting up in the Principle Gallery and painting live in front of visitors. Stop in, grab a seat, enjoy some tasty treats and watch as the artist creates a brand[...]
The U.S. Air Force Strings 1:30 pm
The U.S. Air Force Strings @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ The Athenaeum
Apr 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The U.S. Air Force Strings @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ The Athenaeum  | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Join 16 musicians for a spring afternoon of traditional orchestra and strolling segments that include a wide range of musical styles. A large turnout is expected, so please RSVP to admin@nvfaa.org. Free admission.
The Pen Is Mightier: How to write memorable letters to the editor 2:15 pm
The Pen Is Mightier: How to write memorable letters to the editor @ Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Apr 14 @ 2:15 pm – 4:15 pm
The Pen Is Mightier: How to write memorable letters to the editor @ Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Want to spread a message to your community and your representatives? Letters to the editor are a powerful way to bring attention to issues you’re passionate about. Whether you’re writing about your local community, national[...]
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Parallel Lives Gallery Talk 2:00 pm
Parallel Lives Gallery Talk @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ The Athenaeum
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Parallel Lives Gallery Talk @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ The Athenaeum  | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Attend a gallery talk with the artists (Amy Lin, Antonius Bui, Jeff Huntington, Muriel Hasbun and Nekisha Durrett) from current exhibition “Parallel Lives” and curator Brigitte Reyes. Moderated by Laura Roulet, independent curator. Admission is[...]
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“Here, Now” Opening Reception 5:30 pm
“Here, Now” Opening Reception @ Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce office
Apr 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
"Here, Now" Opening Reception @ Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce office | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Alexandria artist-photographer Nina Tisara will be showing her mosaic art at the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce office from April 18 to June 15. The exhibition, “Here, Now” features Tisara’s new nature-themed work. The public is[...]
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Two Solos: Brian Williams / Sophie Blondeau Exhibition
Two Solos: Brian Williams / Sophie Blondeau Exhibition @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ The Athenaeum
Apr 19 – Jun 3 all-day
Two Solos: Brian Williams / Sophie Blondeau Exhibition @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ The Athenaeum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
In “Two Solos: Brian Williams / Sophie Blondeau,” Brian Williams’ paintings on metal prompt viewers to consider whether humans can adapt without catastrophe. Meanwhile, Sophie Blondeau’s canvasses explore memory and perception through the lens of[...]
2018 Public Safety & Valor Awards 8:00 am
2018 Public Safety & Valor Awards @ Hilton Alexandria Old Town
Apr 19 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
2018 Public Safety & Valor Awards @ Hilton Alexandria Old Town | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce honors the brave women and men of the city’s police and fire department and sheriff’s office, who showed exceptional poise and courage in extraordinary circumstances in 2017. Nominated by their[...]
Lee-Fendall House Spring2Action Kickoff Happy Hour 5:30 pm
Lee-Fendall House Spring2Action Kickoff Happy Hour @ The Light Horse
Apr 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Lee-Fendall House Spring2Action Kickoff Happy Hour @ The Light Horse | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Lee-Fendall House is in the process of repairing and stabilizing its foundations to ensure it – and the history it preserves and presents – endures for future generations. Lee-Fendall’s Spring2Action goal for this year is[...]
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Historic Garden Week Tour
Historic Garden Week Tour @ Old Town Alexandria
Apr 21 all-day
Historic Garden Week Tour @ Old Town Alexandria | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Old Town Alexandria will kick off the Garden Club of Virginia’s (GCV) 85th Historic Garden Week public tour of stunning historic homes and gardens which is expected to draw an estimated 1,500 garden enthusiasts and[...]
Professional Practices for the Visual Artist
Professional Practices for the Visual Artist @ Torpedo Factory Art Center
Apr 21 all-day
Professional Practices for the Visual Artist @ Torpedo Factory Art Center | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
This workshop, presented by Jeffery Allison, Paul Mellon Collection Educator and Statewide Manager at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), is devoted to the needs of the individual artist. Topics include photographing artwork, funding opportunities,[...]
Yard Sale 8:00 am
Yard Sale @ St Mary School Parking Lot
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Clothing, shoes, jewelry, books, CDs, knicknacks and other treasures.  All proceeds will go to charities supported by Court Kavanaugh of the Catholic Daughters.
Marketplace at The Athenaeum 9:30 am
Marketplace at The Athenaeum @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ The Athenaeum
Apr 21 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Marketplace at The Athenaeum @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ The Athenaeum  | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
The Hunting Creek Garden Club has curated a fabulous selection of vendors to display their wares amongst the art in the Athenaeum’s gallery. Tickets for the Historic Garden Week House and Garden Tour are also[...]
Balducci’s Food & Wine Event 12:00 pm
Balducci’s Food & Wine Event @ Balducci's Food Lovers Market
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us for a delicious wine and food tasting on Saturday, April 21st. Whether you’re an expert sommelier or a novice just learning the art, our wine events are not to be missed. Join professional[...]
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Carpenter’s Cook-Off 2018 12:00 pm
Carpenter’s Cook-Off 2018 @ The Birchmere
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Enjoy an afternoon of food and fun from 12-3 p.m. at The Birchmere — all in the name of ending homelessness in Alexandria. The afternoon’s events focus on a friendly competition among 20 top-rated local[...]
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Poem in Your Pocket 7:00 pm
Poem in Your Pocket @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ The Athenaeum
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Poem in Your Pocket @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ The Athenaeum  | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Celebrate National Poetry Month with Poem in Your Pocket. Bring poetry and stories that ignite your spirit. Hosted by Poet Laureate Wendi R. Kaplan and the Office of the Arts, City of Alexandria.
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Spring2ACTion
Spring2ACTion @ Spring2ACTion presented by ACT for Alexandria
Apr 25 all-day
Spring2ACTion @ Spring2ACTion presented by ACT for Alexandria | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Spring2ACTion is Alexandria’s 24-hour online giving day and is one of the most widely recognized community events touching every part of the city. Since 2011, Spring2ACTion has raised more than $6.3 million for Alexandria nonprofits.[...]
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Home on Cameron’s One Year Anniversary 5:30 pm
Home on Cameron’s One Year Anniversary @ Home On Cameron
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Home on Cameron's One Year Anniversary @ Home On Cameron | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Join us for an open house block party as we welcome spring and mark the one year anniversary of Home On Cameron. Enjoy light fare from local restaurants and shop Home on Cameron’s curated collection[...]
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National Rebuilding Day
National Rebuilding Day @ TBA
Apr 28 all-day
With your help, we will continue to improve the lives of those in need and provide needed house repairs and energy efficient upgrades for less fortunate residents including the elderly, physically challenged, veterans and families[...]
Old Town Underground | Experimental Film Program 1:30 pm
Old Town Underground | Experimental Film Program @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
Apr 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Old Town Underground | Experimental Film Program @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Attend the inaugural Old Town Underground Experimental Film Program featuring different types of experimental film. Experimental films re-define the way we think about cinema and encourage filmmakers to think outside of the box. Many experimental[...]
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Alexandria Love Your Pet Day Block Party 11:00 am
Alexandria Love Your Pet Day Block Party @ Colvin & Roth Streets
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Alexandria Love Your Pet Day Block Party @ Colvin & Roth Streets | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
A fun, free event for the whole family celebrating the love we have for our pets. In 2017, a group of West End pet businesses worked with the mayor and city council to declare an[...]
MIN: Contemporary Flute and Guitar Duo 2:00 pm
MIN: Contemporary Flute and Guitar Duo @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ The Athenaeum
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
MIN: Contemporary Flute and Guitar Duo @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ The Athenaeum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
MIN, one of the area’s finest chamber music ensembles, presents diverse styles like baroque, be-bop, blues, broadway and beyond.
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Hair Cuttery’s Share-A-Haircut for Victims of Domestic Violence Apr 30-May 1
Hair Cuttery’s Share-A-Haircut for Victims of Domestic Violence Apr 30-May 1 @ Alexandria
Apr 30 – May 1 all-day
Hair Cuttery’s Share-A-Haircut for Victims of Domestic Violence Apr 30-May 1 @ Alexandria | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and -operated chain of hair salons in the country, is teaming up with the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) for its spring Share-A-Haircut program Apr 30-May 1, 2018.[...]