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Major Antiques Show in Alexandria

Antiques In Alexandria, a show featuring 60 of the nation's top antique dealers, returns to Flippin Field House at the Episcopal High School, 3900 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, on March 12-14. Hours for the show are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 12; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 13; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 14. A Gala Preview Party will be held on Thursday, March 11 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Antiques In Alexandria features a wide array of fine American, English, Oriental and Continental furniture, silver, porcelain, rugs, paintings, jewelry, clocks, folk art, garden furniture, and other decorative arts. With 60 nationally-recognized dealers, Antiques in Alexandria has dealers of interest to all collectors.

Among the dealers exhibiting at the 2010 show are Mark and Marjorie Allen, W. Graham Arader III, Alfred Bullard, Douglas Constant, Judd Gregory, G. Sergeant Antiques, Andrew Spindler, and William Cooke.

Special events at this year's show include a guided show tour with a decorative arts expert (Friday, 10 a.m. $25), an illustrated folk art lecture with Americana expert Bev Norwood (Friday, 2 p.m. $25), a speakeasy party (Friday, 6-8 p.m. $45), a champagne brunch with Chris Jussel, original host of Antiques Roadshow (Saturday, 11 a.m. $45), an evaluation and conservation clinic (Saturday, 2-5 p.m. $5 per item), a lecture and fashion show on the eight-decade history of the cocktail dress (Sunday, 1 p.m. ($35), and a loan exhibition (Spirits in America).

Proceeds from ticket sales and special events benefit three Washington-area charities. General admission is $15 per person and includes a show catalog. There is free parking, a cafe, and a bar during show hours. Visit www.antiquesinalexandria.com or call 703-548-SHOW.