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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is Friday at noon for the following week’s paper. Photos and artwork encouraged. if you have any questions, call Miguel Koropecky at 703-917-6407.
<lst>Works of art from two centuries, 1800-2000, will be on display at Adams-Byrd Fine Arts & Antiques of Mount Vernon, 8747 Cooper Road from Aug. 19-Sept. 30. The exhibition includes oils, watercolors, photographs, and original prints; etchings, engravings, serigraphs, lithographs. Call 703-799-8700.
Carolyn Malon Sober at Gallery West, 205 South Union Street. Featuring new paintings in oils and acrylics. The reception will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24. The show will run from Sept. 15-Oct. 10. Contact Cary Sober at Gallery West for advance preview of these new works at email@example.com. Call 703-549-7359 or visit www.carysstudio.com.
Recovered Views: African American Portraits, 1912-1925, an exhibition, will be at the Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe Street. Sept. 1-Nov. 30. Call 703-838-4356 or visit www.alexblackhistory.org.
"The Best of Both," August brings both the Ceramic Guild and the Kiln Club to Scope Gallery. It is a joint show that will provide ceramic pieces to enhance any occasion. Functional pottery as well as art for the table, wall or mantel. Open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Call 703 548-6288.
Jen Chappell, Karen Schmitz and Susan Slattery will exhibit SPLASH at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mt. Vernon Ave. through Aug. 28. Opens Friday, Aug. 5 with a reception from 7-10 p.m. at the gallery. Preview Aug. 4, 6-9 p.m. at that time, the Choreographers Collaborative Project will debut two SPLASH-themed choreographed dance pieces at 7 p.m. Visit delrayartisans.org or call 703-838-4827.
“Open for Business: Commerce and Industry in Old Alexandria” at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., is on display through Sept. 26, uses a variety of photographic and archival resources compiled by James M. Goode and examines the businesses that were the lifeblood of Alexandria before World War II. The Lyceum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and Sundays 1-5 p.m. Call 703-838-4994.
"Up Close and Floral," Photographer Bradley Furman's work will be on display at Historic Green Spring, 4603 Green Spring Road, through Aug. 29. Call 703-941-7987.
"Containers/Contained," at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 North Union St., Studio 2, at the Target Gallery from through Aug. 28. This all-media national exhibition explores the notion of containment as a tool of cultural, social, and political critique. Juried by Twylene Moyer, Managing Editor, Sculpture Magazine. Call 703-838-4565 or visit www.torpedofactory.org.
Exhibition: "Making Good Impressions." Printmakers Inc., studio 325 (third floor of the Torpedo Factory), 105 N. Union St., presents a special 30-year anniversary artists book. Member artists have created an artist book with a representative print from each artist. The variety of printmaking techniques includes woodcut, etching, screen printing and monotone. Exhibit runs through Aug. 31. Open free to the public 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. Call 703-683-1342.
The Von Brahler Gallery, located at 1437 Powhatan St., will be hosting open studio shows during 2005 on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Shows will be Aug. 20 and 21; Sept. 17 and 18; Oct. 15 and 16; Nov. 19 and 20; and Dec. 17 and 18.
Role Play: The Definition of Self in Society, at the Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., from Sept. 8-Oct. 16. A reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 8 from 6-8 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free to the public. Call 703-838-4565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
<lst>Evening lantern tours at Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal Street, every Friday through September. Tours begin at 7 p.m. and the last tour is at 9:15 p.m. $5/person. Free for children age 4 and under. No reservations necessary. Call 703-838-4242.
The Hands-on-History exhibit at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Garden turns children of all ages into cultural detectives who learn about early American life. Carding and spinning wool, cross-mending artifacts, using 18th-century tools, constructing wooden buckets, dressing up in colonial clothing, and playing colonial games. Through Sept. 5; hours 8 a.m.—5 p.m. Call 703-780-2000; 703-799-8697 (TDD); or visit www.mountvernon.org
“Measure Up to George Washington,” at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Garden, a life-size image of George Washington allows children to measure up to the master of Mount Vernon. Through Sept. 5; Hours 8 a.m.—5 p.m. Call 703-780-2000; 703-799-8697 (TDD); or visit www.mountvernon.org
“Working at Mount Vernon 200 Years Ago,” at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Garden, an exhibit where children learn the daily tasks of estate upkeep. Call 703-780-2000; 703-799-8697 (TDD); or visit www.mountvernon.org
“How Do We Learn About George Washington at Mount Vernon?,” at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Garden, an archeology site where children can become archeologists themselves and play archeology bingo. The exhibit is open daily, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call 703-780-2000; 703-799-8697 (TDD); or visit www.mountvernon.org
Slave Life at Mount Vernon explores the lives and contributions of the slaves. At George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Garden, Tours are offered daily at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. Call 703-780-2000; 703-799-8697 (TDD); or visit www.mountvernon.org
The Gardens and Landscape Tour at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Garden, highlights Washington’s creative design for his gardens at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Tour available daily. Call 703-780-2000; 703-799-8697 (TDD); or visit www.mountvernon.org
George Washington’s Gristmill allows visitors to see an 18th-century water-powered mill in operation, discover how it works and learn how this particular mill played an important role in George Washington’s vision for America’s future. Colonial millers reveal Washington’s innovative approach to farming as they grind wheat into flour just as it was done more than 200 years ago. Cornmeal, ground and bagged at the Gristmill, is available for sale at the Gristmill Shop. The Gristmill, located three miles from the Mount Vernon Estate on Route 235, is open daily through October, 10 a.m. —5 p.m. Additional charge to Estate admission. Call 703-780-2000; 703-799-8697 (TDD); or visit www.mountvernon.org
Potomac River sightseeing cruises at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Garden, offer a refreshing opportunity to explore Mount Vernon from a different view with a 30-minute narrated excursion aboard the Potomac Spirit or Miss Christin Tuesday through Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Additional charge to Estate admission. Call 703-780-2000; 703-799-8697 (TDD); or visit www.mountvernon.org
<lst>"The Sand Storm: Stories From the Front," at Metro Stage, 1201 North Royal St., Aug. 17-Sept. 25. Wednesday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., and Sunday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets $25. Reservations: 800-494-8497 or 703-476-8001.
Natural Theatricals presents “Herakles,” written by Pulitzer Prize winner Archibald MacLeish, through Aug. 28. Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. $20. Call 703-739-5895.
Natural Theatricals presents “Alexa’s Necklace,” written by local playwright Paula Alprin, Sept. 9 - Oct. 2. Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. $20. Call 703-739-5895.