Ongoing Calendar

Ongoing Calendar

To have an item listed in the calendar, mail to Calendar Editor, 1604 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314; fax to 703-917-0991 or e-mail to Deadline is Friday at noon for the following week’s paper. Photos and artwork encouraged. if you have any questions, call Elizabeth Orr at 703-917-6449.

<15hdr>Museums, Exhibits & Shows

<lst>George Washington's Gristmill. At Mount Vernon. Open to the public daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 1 through Oct. 31 every year. Visitors see one of the most authentic recreations of an 18th-century water-powered mill in the country in operation by colonial-attired millers. They discover how it works, and learn how this particular mill played an important role in George Washington's vision for America's future as granary to the world. Adult admission is $4, $2 when combined with admission to George Washington Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens.

The "Paint" Alexandria Show at the Athenaeum will showcase the work produced during "Paint" Alexandria!, an outdoor painting and art event where more than 100 League artists spent the day capturing local Alexandria sights and scenes. Sunday, Aug. 8-Thursday, Sept. 30.

"The Death of Film," a solo exhibition featuring the “Rough Edge Photography” of experimental artist, James W. Bailey takes place at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 North Beauregard St., Alexandria, from Aug. 30-Oct. 1. Exhibit is free and open to the public. Opening reception Sept. 11, from 1-3 p.m.

"Myth and Mirage." The art of Avel De Knight is on exhibit at the Alexandria Black History Museum from Sept. 1 through Jan. 15, 2005. The works on paper include watercolors, studies of the figure and of landscapes, and art featuring the influence of De Knight's travels in France, Italy, Russia and North Africa. The museum is located at 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. For more information, call 703-838-4356 or visit

"Layers and Edges," including the wood work of Alexandria resident Patrick O'Brien, will be on display at the Artists' Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan, from Sept. 7 through Oct. 4. The gallery is open every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for more information, call 703-494-0584.

Celebration show. This exhibit will be held Sept. 8-Oct. 3 at the Art League, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Art League. Fifty works from this exhibit will then move to the Athenaeum, Oct. 8-Nov. 7. An opening reception will be held at the Art League Sept. 12 from 2-4 p.m. Call 703-683-1780 for more information.

A.Muse.ment Multiplied. Contemporary fiber art by Jennifer Coyne Qudeen at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Sept. 9-Oct. 4. Opening reception Sept. 12, 2-4 p.m. Gallery hours Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m.

"Fresh for Fall." The Del Ray Artisans' annual fall all-member exhibit, from Sept. 10-Sept. 26 at the DRA Gallery, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Gallery hours are Thursdays 6-9 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sundays 12-4 p.m. The exhibit is fee. For more information, visit or call 703-838-4827.

"Yuri Kokoyanin, Artist of the Figure & the City." September exhibit at the von Brahler Ltd. Gallery, 1437 Powhatan St., Alexandria. Grand openings Sept. 18 and 19, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 703-798-8686.

Pottery for Home and Garden. Handcrafted pottery created by juried members of the Kiln Club, including platters, serving trays, baking dishes, sushi sets, planters, fountains, bird baths, candle holders, and other decorative pieces, will be on display at the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, through Sept. 30. Free; open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Summer Tours at Woodlawn. This historic house, located at 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, is providing a glimpse this summer of how the first generation of Americans lived in summer, well before central air, or even electric fans. This special tour will be available until mid-September. Call 703-780-4000 or visit for more information.

Special Tours at Woodlawn and Pope-Leighey House. These historic homes, located at 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, both have special programs scheduled through the end of the year. Woodlawn’s fall and winter events will include Haunted History (Oct. 28-30) and the holiday Candlelight Tours (Dec. 12, 19, 26).  Pope-Leighey offers special in-depth tour the first Sunday of every month and Tea and Tours (Sept. 18 and 19, Oct. 17 and 24, Nov. 14 and 21, and Dec. 5 and 12). To make your required reservations for any of these programs, please call 703-780-4000 ext. 27.

<15hdr>Rehearsals & Auditions

<lst>Auditions for the Alexandria Choral Society 2004-2005 Season: Adult Choristers and Children's Chorus (Alexandria area third-10th graders, directed by Kevin Carr), will be by appointment from 1-6 p.m. on Sept. 12. Season: September-May with Tuesday evening rehearsals. Limited Children's Chorus scholarships available. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 100 W. Luray Ave. Call 703-584-4734 for appointment or visit

Mount Vernon Community Children's Theatre. Auditions fort the musical comedy "Honk," an updated version of Hans Christian Anderson's "The Ugly Duckling." Auditions for children ages 8-17 will be held Sept. 13 and 14 at Carl Sandburg Middle School, 8428 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria. An audition workshop will be held Sept. 11 at Heritage Presbyterian Church. For more information or to make an audition appointment, call 703-360-0686.

The Alexandria Singers. Open auditions will be held Sept. 14, 21 and 28. All voice parts are welcome — soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone/bass. The Alexandria Singers, now in their 29th year, are dedicated to performing America's songbook — jazz, pop, Broadway, top 40, and rock and roll. For more information or to schedule an audition, visit or call 703-941-SING.

Barbershop Harmony. The Seaport Sounds, a small, not-for-profit chorus of women of all ages, is seeking more voices. Rehearsals each Wednesday evening at 7:30 at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. Call 202-332-5273.