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Sarah McKeown (Stepmother), Sarah Peterson (Stepsister), Marge Lingenfelter (Stepsister), Nikki Amico (Cinderella). Feb. 26-27 "Cinderella." 7:30 p.m. Staged by the Carl Sandburg Middle School, Alexandria. Tickets are $5/door. Call 703-799-6204.

E-mail announcements to the Gazette, gazette@connectionnewspapers.com. Photos and artwork are encouraged. Deadline is Thursday at noon for the following week's paper. Call Steve Hibbard at 703-778-9412 with questions.

<cal1>Ongoing

<cal2>The Kingstowne Area Artists' Association (KAAA) is looking for new members. The club meets once a month to network, socialize, learn from each other and participate in opportunities to show and sell its work. All visual artists, professional or hobbyists are welcome. Go to www.kingstowneartists.com. The group meets the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Kingstowne Active Adult Center, 6488 Landsdowne Center, Alexandria. Contact Ginny Wywyj at duchessducky@msn.com or Nancy Hannans at nancyhannans@yahoo.com.

The Del Ray Farmers Market is now open year round — located at the corner of Mt. Vernon Avenue and Oxford Avenue in Del Ray. During the winter months the market will be open 9 am to noon each Saturday. The Del Ray Market farmers that will be there are Smith Meadows meats, eggs, fresh pasta and sauces; Amish cheese, yogurt, bakery goods, eggs and jams and jellies; winter vegetables; fancy nuts; pralines; and bakery goods. Any questions, contact Pat Miller at pmiller1806@comcast.net.

Ms. Senior Virginia America is searching for candidates statewide for this year's May Pageant, which will be held Thursday, May 6 at the Lee Center Kauffman Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. Showtime is 2-4 p.m. Admission is free with a donation of $10. A deadline for entries will be Feb. 8. Call 703-978-3663 and directions at 703-838-4343. The current Ms. Senior Virginia America, Maureen Ribble, will end her reign in May. The Pageant showcases women age 60-plus who live in Virginia and are U.S. citizens.

Meditation Class. 10-11 a.m. every Sunday. Come enjoy a free group class on meditation instruction and practice. Class will be centered around calm abiding (shine/samatha). No experience is needed. All are welcome at the 3rd floor of Mindful Hands Gallery, 211 King Street. Visit http://www.palyuldc.org/meditation.html.

<cal1>Friday Afternoons

<cal2>Tea Dances. 1-3:15 p.m. Group class from 1-1:30 p.m. Ballroom, Latin and Swing music. $11/person. At the Dance Studio Lioudmila, 18 Roth Street, 2nd Floor (off Duke Street), Alexandria. Call 703-751-8868.

<cal1>Thursday/Feb. 25

<cal2>Port Tobacco Pickers. 7-9 p.m. Free. Seven-piece bluegrass band from Southern Maryland will perform a musical medley of bluegrass, Southern rock, train songs and an Irish whiskey tune. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Call 703-838-4565 or go to www.torpedofactory.org.

Life on Death Row. 7-9 p.m. Free. Mr. Shujaa Graham will speak on his experience on death row for a crime he did not commit. Terri Steinberg, mother of a boy on death row in Virginia, will also speak. At Epiphany Lutheran Church, 5521 Old Mill Road, Alexandria. Call 703-768-2380.

Oscar Night Gala. 7-10 p.m. First annual gala benefitting the Center for Alexandria’s Children, a public private partnership dedicated to the elimination of child abuse in the City of Alexandria. At Belle Haven Country Club, 6023 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria. Tickets are $125. Call 703-746-6008. Visit www.centerforalexandriaschildren.org.

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 26

<cal2>Celebrity Organ Concert. 8 p.m. Christophe Mantoux, titular Organist of the Church of Saint Séverin in Paris, France. At Grace Episcopal Church 3601 Russell Road, Alexandria. Admission is Free. Call 703-549-1980 or e-mail music.director@gracealex.org.

"Street Smart, the Adventures of Polly Pedestrian." Two shows: 12:45 p.m. (K-2), and 1:40 p.m. (3-5). By AFYP Stages — Acting for Young People & Adults Inc. At Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School, 435 Ferdinand Day Drive, Alexandria.

<cal1>Feb. 26-27

<cal2>"Cinderella." 7:30 p.m. Staged by the Carl Sandburg Middle School, Alexandria. Tickets are $5/door. Call 703-799-6204.

<cal1>Feb. 27 to March 20

<cal2>"Chicago." Wednesday to Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m. Presented by the Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria. The cast includes: Bethany Blakely as Velma, Jordan Houghham as Roxie, Andy Izquierdo as Billy Flynn, Jennifer Strand as Mama Morton, Jon Keeling as Amos, Melissa Stamps as Mary Sunshine, along with a talented ensemble that includes Ivan Davila, Akiyo Dunetz, Danielle Eure, Jacqui Farkas, Kristen Magee, Daniel McKay, Keith Miller, Angela Norris, Lauren Palmer.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 27

<cal2>Dedication Ceremony. 3 p.m. For Charles Houston Recreation Center Gymnasium and Pool. Naming honors Louis Johnson and Morris Siebert, who coached and mentored African American youth, and memorializes African American youth who drowned in local creeks and rivers because they were not allowed to use the City pool during segregation. At 901 Wythe Street, Alexandria.

Feeding Our Founding Fathers Lecture. 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Culinary historian Michael Twitty, an expert on African-American foodways, explores the role and work of enslaved African Americans in providing food to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe. At the Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe Street, Alexandria. Free. Call 703-746-4356.

Gum Springs Family Cooking. 2 p.m. Taste the original recipes, take part in the cooking contest. At the Gum Springs Museum and Cultural Center, 8100 Fordson Road, Alexandria. Contact Ron Chase, Executive Director of the Gum Springs Historical Society, at 703-340-6051.

The Joy of Laughter Christian Comedy Show. 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10/advance, $15/door, $5/children. Organized by Operation H.O.P.E & Funny Style Ent. At the George Washington Middle School, 1005 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Contact Dawud Rawlings at 571-274-8538.

Little Conductors Day. Timed admission is on the half-hour between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per child and free for caregivers. Children ages 3 through 7 will visit train activity stations, including operating Lego trains presented by the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area LEGO Train Club, a train-related craft, a train bean-bag toss, Thomas the Tank Engine play table, Lego play area, and a miniature train display. At The Lyceum. Call 703-746-4994 or www.alexandriahistory.org.

The Organ and Friends. 4 p.m. Featuring Victoria Shields, resident organist. At the Washington Street United Methodist Church, 115 S. Washington Street, Alexandria. Visit www.wsumc.com.

Michèle Choinière. 8 p.m. $20/general, $17/members. At The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Call Marty at 703-354-6460.

Teddy Bear Picnic. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $10/child. Children ages 7 to 11 should bring their favorite teddy bear or stuffed toy to the museum, where they will play traditional Victorian era games, learn about the history of the teddy bear, and enjoy a picnic lunch. At the Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden. Go to the Web site at www.leefendallhouse.org.

Understanding Your Garden's Life Cycle. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn to work with nature’s resources to develop a low maintenance urban retreat! At Green Springs Gardens. To register, call 703-642-5173. Registration: $45 Boxed Lunch: $12 additional. Call 703-642-5173 to register.

Kidsave Summer Miracles. 10-11:30 a.m. Attend info session to learn about helping/hosting orphans this summer. At the John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Dr., Alexandria. RSVP to castilloaa@gmail.com or 202-280-6331. www.kidsave.org.

<cal1>Feb. 27-28

<cal2>Tea with Martha Washington. 3-4:30 p.m. The tea includes the museum’s blend of tea, pound cake, dried fruit, and assortment of cookies. Party attire is requested. Cost is $25 per person or $20 each for groups of six or more. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 703-746-4242. At Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 North Royal Street, Alexandria. Visit www.gadsbystavern.org.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 28

<cal2>Tones of Triumph Concert. 6 p.m. The American Youth Concert Orchestra with Conductor J.D. Anderson, and the American Youth Symphonic Orchestra with Conductor Carl J. Bianchi, and the AYSO Percussion Ensemble with Director Douglas Wallace. Featuring works by Schubert, Von Suppe, Liszt. At the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria campus. Tickets will be available at the door. Go to

www.aypo.org

Annual Black History Month Lecture & Soul Food Tasting. 2–4 p.m. Guest speaker, Ron Waters, will discuss the 2010 Black History Month Theme "The History of Black Economic Empowerment." Following the lecture, guests will sample a variety of African-American traditional foods. Free! Call 703-746-4356. At Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe Street, Alexandria.

The Wammies. 8 p.m. 24th Annual Wammie Awards. At The State Theatre, Falls Church. Tickets are $35/non WAMA members, $20/WAMA members, $15/Nominees. Go to www.wamadc.com or call 703-368-3300.

<cal1>Monday/March 1

<cal2>Tavern Toddlers. 10:30 a.m. to noon. A special program for toddlers (walkers through 36 months) and their caregivers. Themes change monthly. $7 for a group of three, which must include one adult, or purchase a five-week pass for $30. Call 703-746-4242, ext. At 134 North Royal Street, Alexandria. Visit www.gadsbystavern.org.

<cal1>Tuesday/March 2

<cal2>Striking Example - Local Slave Patrols and Slave Resistance. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Historian Terry Buckalew will discuss an 1840 confrontation between a county slave patrol and a group of local slaves that has been called "the most renowned patrol attack" by slaves in the history of the United States. At the Morrison house, 116 South Alfred Street, Alexandria. Go to www.morrisonhouse.com or call 703-838-8000.

"Chicago," The Musical. 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Inova Alexandria Hospital. Tickets are $25 and include desserts at intermission. Sponsored by the Board of Lady Managers of Inova Alexandria Hospital. Reservations recommended, 703-548-9485. At the Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe Street, Alexandria.

Striking Example — Local Slave Patrols and Slave Resistance. 6-8 p.m. Salon-style discussion series. Historian Terry Buckalew will discuss an 1840 confrontation between a county slave patrol and a group of local slaves that has been called "the most renowned patrol attack" by slaves in the history of the United States. At Morrison House, 116 South Alfred Street, Alexandria. Visit www.morrisonhouse.com or 703-838-8000.

<cal1>Wednesday/March 3

<cal2>Country Music Open Mic Night. 8-11 p.m. For novice and aspiring country musicians. Solos and bands welcome. Mics and PA provided. At Nicks Night Club, 642 South Pickett St., Alexandria. Contact dwtolly@gmail.com

<cal1>Friday/March 5

<cal2>World War II Lecture. With speaker U.S. Army Lieutenant Dee Paris, now 94, a World War II Tank Commander. Sponsored by the Mount Vernon Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. At Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria. Contact Mike Everard, President, Harmony Heritage Singers, 703-941-1057, smartalexme@aol.com or Ron Brandt, publicity, 703-765-4779, brandtron@verizon.net

World Day of Prayer. Noon to 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Salvation Army Alexandria Corps. Captain Ken Argot of The Salvation Army will preside over the hour long service. The Corps is located at 1804 Mount Vernon Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia. In addition to the World Day of Prayer service, a bag lunch will be provided.

<cal1>Saturday/March 6

<cal2>St. Patrick’s Day Parade/ Antique Car Show/ Dog Show. 12:30 - 3 p.m. In Old Town Alexandria. The event is co-sponsored by the Ballyshaners Inc. Contact 703-237-2199 or www.ballyshaners.org.

2 Men in Skirts Concert. 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20/adults, $12/students. Buy tickets at www.rscds-greaterdc.org. At the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Call 703-838-4994.

Alexandria Choral Society. 8 p.m. Presents Pour l'amour de la Musique with Brian Gendron, Artistic Director. At Fairlington United Methodist Church, Alexandria. Cost is $10/ seniors, $20/adults over 13 years of age, children 12 and under are free. Visit www.AlexChoralSociety.org or info@AlexChoralSociety.org.

SOLA Ball. 6:30 p.m. to midnight. The 23rd Annual Symphony Orchestra League of Alexandria (SOLA) Ball. At the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, 1250 S. Hayes St., Arlington. Silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing. Prices: $150 for first-timers, $200 for others. Contact Jane Ring at 703-548-7454 or jring10@comcast.net. To purchase ASO concert tickets, contact the box office at 503-548-0885 or go to www.alexsym.org.

Black Opal Gala. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. The 10th Anniversary Gala of the Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professionals Network (YPN). YPN engages area young professionals in the Urban League movement toward social and economic empowerment through community service, political awareness and professional development programs. Tickets are $60 until Feb. 15; $70 after. At the George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria. Contact Karen James, Director of Social Programs, social@nvulypn.org; 703-785-9762.

<cal1>March 6-7

<cal2>The 24th Annual Jazz & Tap Dance Festival. Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. At the Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Tickets: $18 – In advance at: www.jatdf.org 1-800-595-4TIX ; $20 – At the door.

<cal1>Sunday/March 7

<cal2>Ten Thousand Villages Fundraiser. 10 percent of sales will be donated to the Alexandria Office on Women's Domestic Violence Program. At 915 King Street in Old Town Alexandria.

Folk Festival. 2 p.m. By The United States Marine Band — The President's Own. With Percy Grainger and Dorothy Chang. At the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, NVCC, Alexandria Campus.

<cal1>Thursday/March 11

<cal2>Our Natural Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together. 7:30 p.m. Get a peek at just how interdependent our insects, plants, other wildlife, and even humans can be and try to put together our local nature puzzle. At Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria.

Bob Sima. 7 p.m. The warmth and sincerity of Bob's tone matched with his delicious words are a powerful pairing. At The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria. Call 703-548-0035. Visit www.bobsima.com.

<cal1>Saturday/March 13

<cal2>Used Book Sale. Friends Book Sale. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Call 703-339-4610.

March Madness Festival. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Historic Non-Fiction Author Thomas E. Crocker (Braddock’s March ) at 9:30 a.m.; Children’s Author Betty Shepard (Virginia: An Alphabetical Journey through History ) at 9:45 a.m.; Face Painting with Miss Nadine from 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Children’s Author Bebe Willoughby (Saving Emma ) at 10:45 a.m.; Adult Novelist R. K. Price (I’ve Already Met the Devil ) at 11 a.m.; Katie Balloons and her balloon show from 12 noon to 3 p.m.; Folk Dancers from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., plus refreshments and a book sale! At the Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road, Alexandria.

Recruiting Day. 1-4 p.m. Explore Civil War reenacting. Soldiers and civilians of the 3rd U.S. Regular Infantry will be on hand to talk about a soldier's uniform and equipment, demonstrate drills and explain the roles of military and civilian reenactors. At Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 West Braddock Road. Visit www.fortward.org or call 703-746-4848.

Alexandria Coin Show. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be 50 tables with U.S. coins and currency, world coins, banknotes, ancient coins, hobby books, gold, silver, medals, tokens and collectibles. Buy, Sell, Trade. Open to the public. Prizes and coins are given away for first 500 attendees. For more information visit the Alexandria Coin Club Web site at: www.members.cox.net/alexandriacoinclub. At the Hampton Inn & Suites, corner of I-495 Beltway and Route 1, Alexandria.

<cal1>Sunday/March 14

<cal2>Johannes Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem. 4 p.m. Presented by the Maryland Choral Society. For this performance, the Maryland Choral Society will be joined by: Jessica Lennick - soprano, Andrew Sauvageau - baritone, and piano virtuosi: Jerfi Aji and Justin Bird. At the George Washington Masonic Memorial Theatre, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria.

The Kennedys Folk/Pop Duo. 7 p.m. With special guest Dan Cohn. Tickets are $18/general, $15/advance at FocusMusic.org. Church of the Resurrection, 2280 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Contact Kay Coyte at kay@focusmusic.org or 703-501-6061.

<cal1>Wednesday/March 17

<cal2>Swing Dancing. 9-11 p.m. With Scott Ramminger and the Crawstickers, which plays swing, R&B, blues, soul, rock, funk, jazz, and a little bit of twang. Cost is $10. At Nick's Nightclub, 641 South Pickett Street, Alexandria.

<cal1>Thursday/March 18

<cal2>Boris Arratia. 7-9 p.m. Free. Boris Arratia performs Latin American guitar with a twist of jazz. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Call 703-838-4565 or go to www.torpedofactory.org.

<cal1>Friday/March 19

<cal2>Evening of Music for Flute, Cello, and Harp. 8 p.m. Free. Presented by the United States Air Force Band Chamber Players Series. At the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria. Call 202-767-5658 or visit www.usafband.af.mil.

<cal1>Saturday/March 20

<cal2>Benefit for Haitian Relief. Ten Thousand Villages of Alexandria is hosting a benefit shopping day with 15 percent of the day's sales going to the Mennonite Central Committee, earmarked for Haiti. They will increase the donation to 20 percent for all items actually made in Haiti. At 915 King Street in Old Town Alexandria.

Light Everlasting — Music of Faith, Hope and Love. 8 p.m. Presented by the 100-voice Fairfax Choral Society. At the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Alexandria campus of NVCC, 3001 North Beauregard St., Alexandria. Call 703-642-3277 or visit www.fairfaxchoralsociety.org or office@fairfaxchoralsociety.org.

<cal1>Sunday/March 21

<cal2>Mount Vernon CROP Walk. 1 p.m. At the Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, 2001 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria. Visit cropwalkonline.org, or churchworldservice.org for more information, or to donate on-line. Give credit to Mt. Vernon area Crop Walk! Contact Rosemary Kley at 703-719-6238 or at epkley@yahoo.com

<cal1>Thursday/March 25

<cal2>The Mango Project. 7-9 p.m. Features the sounds of contemporary and Latin-Jazz, as well as a variety of jazz standards and musical treatment of well known pop, R&B, and smooth jazz selections. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Call 703-838-4565 or go to www.torpedofactory.org.

<cal1>Saturday/March 27

<cal2>"JUMPPIN 4 JESUS." First Annual Double Dutch Tournament fund-raiser. To benefit the return, updated, and revised educational stage production of "Nefertiti 18th Dynasty." Visit www.biblestoriestheatre.org

<cal1>Sunday/March 28

<cal2>The Dream Hour. 2 p.m. The U.S. Marine Band with Col. Michael J. Colburn conducting and Mark Shields, moderator. At the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, NVCC, Alexandria Campus.

<cal1>Thursday, April 1

<cal2>The Jefferson Street Strutters. 7-9 p.m. Free. Enjoy hand-clapping, toe-tapping music from the Jefferson Street Strutters who will treat visitors to traditional jazz and American popular songs from the early years of the 20th century. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Call 703-838-4565 or go to www.torpedofactory.org.

<cal1>Thursday/April 8

<cal2>Laura Baron. 7 p.m. Laura brings a poet's sensitivity to her writing and is known for the beauty of her voice and style of jazz. At The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria. Call 703-548-0035. Visit www.laurabaronmusic.com.

<cal1>Thursday, April 15

<cal2>Djesben. 7-9 p.m. Free. Djesben includes a trio of multi-instrumentalists whose backgrounds guarantee to delight with a variety of styles: jazz standards, bebop and bossa nova. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Call 703-838-4565 or go to www.torpedofactory.org.

<cal1>April 15, 16, 17

<cal2>Spring Garden Market. AHS Members' Night is Thursday, April 15 from 4-8 p.m. The public sale is Friday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. At River Farm, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria.

<cal1>April 16-17

<cal2>Flower Show. District II Garden Clubs "Carpe Diem — Seize the Day" Standard Flower Show. Sponsored by the American Horticulture Society. Friday, April 16 from 1:30-5 p.m. And Saturday, April 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. At River Farm, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria.

<cal1>Saturday/April 17

<cal2>Good Shepherd Housing — Dreams Do Come True Gala. 6-11 p.m. Features cocktails, dinner, auctions and dancing to live music. Black Tie optional. Tickets are $150 ($175 if purchased after 3/26/10); $100 Next Generation ticket price (Age 40 and under). Visit http://www.goodhousing.org. At the Crowne Plaza, 901 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria.

<cal1>Sunday/April 18

<cal2>German Masterworks. 2 p.m. The U.S. Marine Band with Capt. Michelle Rakers, conducting. At the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, NVCC, Alexandria Campus.

<cal1>Thursday, April 22

<cal2>U.S. Army Band. 7-9 p.m. Free. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Call 703-838-4565 or go to www.torpedofactory.org.

<cal1>Thursday/April 29

<cal2>Port Tobacco Pickers. 7-9 p.m. Free. Seven-piece bluegrass band from Southern Maryland will perform a musical medley of bluegrass, Southern rock, train songs and an Irish whiskey tune. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Call 703-838-4565 or go to www.torpedofactory.org.

<cal1>Sunday/May 2

<cal2>Alexandria Running Festival. 7 a.m. Open to the first 1,500 runners of all ability levels. Aims to raise funds and awareness of the partner charities that work to improve the plight of children and families, locally and globally, including Haiti. Race course starts at near the Eisenhower Metro and covers the Eisenhower Avenue Corridor. Runners can register at www.mc-coop.org/arf or call 703-683-7500.

Man vs. Machine. 2 p.m. The President's Own U.S. Marine Band. With Col. Michael J. Colburn, conducting. At the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, NVCC, Alexandria Campus.

<cal1>Tuesday/May 4

<cal2>Benefit Concert for Autism Speaks. Schubert Cello Quintet in C. At Episcopal High School, in Pendleton Hall in the Ainslie Arts Center, 1200 North Quaker Lane, Alexandria. Call 703-933-4135.

<cal1>Thursday/May 6

<cal2>Lynn Hollyfield and Grace Griffith. 7-9 p.m. Free. Lynn Hollyfield and Grace Griffith celebrate the interconnectedness of life and nature through folk music that touches and lifts the human spirit. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Call 703-838-4565 or go to www.torpedofactory.org.

<cal1>Thursday/May 13

<cal2>Mateo Monk. 7 p.m. Performs on acoustic guitar and flute, as well as vocals. At The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria. Call 703-548-0035. Visit myspace.com/mateomonk.

<cal1>Thursday/May 20

<cal2>Wind Energy. 7-9 p.m. Free. Wind Energy plays music for dancing, listening and enjoying, from the folk traditions of England, Ireland, Scotland and beyond, using Northumbrian smallpipes, silver flute and Appalachian dulcimer. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Call 703-838-4565 or go to www.torpedofactory.org.

<cal1>Saturday/June 5

<cal2>Historic Alexandria Museum Gala. 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Rescheduled. Dining and dancing to Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Palms Orchestra. Tickets are $150/person or $300/sponsor. At the Holiday Inn Old town, 625 First Street in Alexandria. Visit www.historicalexandria.org or call the Office of Historic Alexandria at 703-746-4554.

<cal1>Thursday/June 10

<cal2>David Kitchen. 7 p.m. Known as a road warrior in the local DC area, Kitchen has honed his skills performing before live audiences on an almost nightly basis, working as a sideman on various projects as well as fronting his own bands. At The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria. Call 703-548-0035. Visit myspace.com/davidkitchen.

<cal1>Oct. 9-10

<cal2>Old Town Alexandria Wine Festival. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $35. Visitors will educate their palate with tastings of Virginia's locally grown world-class wine, and enjoy fine arts, fancy foods and culinary seminars. At the Crown Plaza Hotel, 901 North Fairfax, Alexandria. Email: donna@OldTownWineFestival.com or visit www.OldTownWineFestival.com