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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Calendar Events 8/1/12

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Thursday/Aug. 2

Music At Twilight. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Musical performance by The Hot Society Orchestra of Washington, featuring 1920s-1940s Jazz. John Carlyle Park, 300 John Carlyle St. Call 703-746-5418.

Aug. 3 through Sept. 2

Boarderlines. Thursday-Sunday. Free. This exhibit is an individual and group journey across "boarders" and features a silent auction, 2-D and 3-D gallery artwork, and take-away art. At the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue. Visit www.theDelReyArtisans.org.

Friday/Aug. 3

Sea Chanters. Noon - 1:15 p.m. The U. S. Navy Band “Sea Chanters” chorus is the official chorus of the United States Navy. The ensemble performs a variety of music ranging from traditional choral music, including the sea chantey, to Broadway musicals. Market Square, 301 King St. Contact Maureen Sturgill at maureen.sturgill@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-5420.

Alexandria Citizens Band Concerts. 7:30-8:30 p.m. The Alexandria Citizens Band, the City's Oldest Performing Arts Organization, is celebrating 100 years. Join them in front of City Hall and enjoy the wide variety of music including marches, jazz, classical, patriotic and others. Market Square, 301 King St. Call 703-746-5592.

Open House. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Mount Vernon opens its doors for an inaugural evening event at George Washington’s Distillery & Gristmill, learn more about Washington’s role as “Distiller-in-Chief.” The Gentleman Distiller: Dinner and Whiskey Tasting event begins with a reception at the Distillery & Gristmill, where visitors watch as costumed distillers operate five copper stills, stirring mash tubs, and managing the boiler as they demonstrate 18th-century distilling. The event continues at the Estate with a brief lecture by Mount Vernon’s resident whiskey expert, Dr. Dennis Pogue, followed by a whiskey tasting and seated dinner at the Mount Vernon Inn. Tickets are $150 per person, including tax and gratuity, and go on sale June 1 at 10 a.m. at the Ford Orientation Center, or online at MountVernon.org.

Wee Ones Storytime. Join us as we explore the exciting world around us with some of our favorite stories and songs! Hooray for Books! Children's Bookstore. 1555 King St.10:30-11 am. Ages 2 and under. Free. For more information, call 703.548.4092 or visit www.hooray4books.com

Saturday/Aug. 4

Wee Ones Storytime. Join us as we explore the exciting world around us with some of our favorite stories and songs! Hooray for Books! Children's Bookstore. 1555 King St.10:30-11 am. Ages 2 and under. Free. For more information, call 703.548.4092 or visit www.hooray4books.com.

Happy Pig Day! Join us for a celebration of Mo Willems! Come in your best pig or elephant costumes, if you forget, we will have a face painting and piggie mask making station. We will read from some of our favorite Mo Willems books. Hooray for Books! Children's Bookstore. 1555 King St. 4 p.m.-5 p.m. All Ages. Free. Call 703-548-4092 or visit www.hooray4books.com.

Friendship Firehouse Festival. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy birthday cake, craft and food vendors, and a special display of antique and modern firefighting equipment at the 238th anniversary of the Friendship Fire Company. Visit www.friendshipfirehouse.net or call 703-746-3891.

Friendship Festival Public Open House. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission to visit and explore the museum dedicated to the Alexandria companies of the 17th Virginia Infantry that defended Virginia during the Civil War. Donations welcome. At R.E. Lee Camp Hall Museum, 806 Prince St. Contact relcamphall@hotmail.com or call 703-519-2123.

R.E. Lee Camp Hall Museum Open House. Free, noon – 4 p.m. This family-friendly program will feature living history interpreters portraying the Carlyle family. Enjoy games on the Carlyle House front lawn and explore native plants with a naturalist. At 121 North Fairfax St. Visit www.carlyle.org or call 703-549-2997.

John Carlyle’s Housewarming. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Come to Gadsby’s Tavern Museum’s free open house to experience an 18th century five-star hotel with costumed tour guides. At 134 N. Royal St. Visit gadsbystavern.org or call 703-746-4242.

Sunday/Aug. 5

Health Fair. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Will be filled with health screenings, cooking demonstrations, health food vendors, fitness demonstrations, seminars, holistic practitioners, and fun activities for everyone. At the Community Praise Center SDA Church, 1400 Russell Road.

Tavern Day Science. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Explore the Civil War in Alexandria with Civil War Sundays, a showcase of an original May 26, 1861 edition of The New-York Tribune. At Alexandria Archaeology Museum, 105 North Union Street, #327. Visit www.alexandriaarchaeology.org or call 703-746-4399.

Aug. 7 through Sept. 9

Art Show. Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery announces the opening of the juried show “Paper of All Kinds.” The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Studio 18 of the Torpedo Factory Art Center. 105 North Union Street, Old Town Alexandria on the waterfront.

Wednesday/Aug. 8

Lunch Bunch Concert: Project Natale. noon-1 p.m. Musical performance by Project Natale, featuring "real" jazz. Canal Center Plaza, 44 Canal Center Plaza. Call 703-746-5418.

Friday/Aug. 10

Friday Night Live featuring Gerald Scott & CO. 7p.m. Free. Special guest William McMillan with songs from his new album “Incredible.” Shiloh Baptist Church Worship Center. 1401 Jamieson Ave.

Saturday/Aug. 11

Summer Trees of Park Fairfax. 9-10:30 a.m. Free. Join us for a summer morning walk at amongst the trees at Park Fairfax. Education chair Scott Knudsen will review the keys to summer tree identification techniques. He will discuss the native habitat of each tree and good uses for the tree in the landscape. RSVP required. Email to sknudsen@earthlink.com to register.

Debi Smith. 7 p.m. A folk/pop singer, Smith has recorded more than 20 albums and compilations. Performing at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church.

Through Aug. 12

“The Wizard of Oz” presented by the Port Tobacco Players. Come see the family musical adapted for the stage from the classic movie version. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets for adults are $17 and tickets for students, seniors, and military are $14.

Monday/Aug. 13

Music. An Intimate Duo Evening with LUCINDA WILLIAMS featuring Doug Pettibone at the Birchmere. $49.50. Visit www.Birchmere.com.

Tuesday/Aug. 14

Music. An Intimate Duo Evening with LUCINDA WILLIAMS featuring Doug Pettibone at the Birchmere. $49.50. Visit www.Birchmere.com.

Friday/Aug. 17

Alexandria Harmonizers Concert. 7:30-8:30 p.m. The Alexandria Harmonizers, men's barbershop group, perform a variety of musical harmony. Sit around Market Square on bench seating, or bring a folding chair to enjoy the music. Market Square, 301 King St.

Call 703-746-5592.

Mount Vernon Swing Band. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $4 at the door. Owen Hammett will conduct the live band. Light refreshments will be provided by Mount Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road. Call 703-765-4573.

Sierra Hull and Highway 11. 7:30 p.m. Free. Part of the Mount Vernon Concert Series. Performing at Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mt. Vernon Highway.

Saturday/Aug. 18

The United States Marine Chamber Orchestra: Summer Concert Series III. 7:30 p.m. Free. Schlesinger Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Visit www.marineband.usmc.mil.

Nature Walk. 10 a.m. Join a nature walk led by Dr. Elizabeth Wells, Associate Professor Emerita of Botany at the George Washington University. Emphasis will be on native plants and identification of “pollinator syndromes” — flower characteristics that may appeal to a particular type of pollinator. At the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve.

Sunday/Aug.19

Family Day. 1-4p.m. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is welcoming families with tours hosted by its Junior Docents. Visit www.gadsbystavern.org

Silent Auction. St. Joseph Catholic Church, 711 N. Columbus Street. Following both Masses in the Church Hall until 3 p.m. Jewelry, paintings, crystal, silver, china, personal services and more.

Tuesday/Aug. 21

“Postal Routes and Our Ancestors” will be presented by Leslie Bouvier and the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society ( MVGS) in room 112 of the Hollin Hall Senior Center, starting at 1 p.m. Free, open to the public. The program will focus on the who, what, where, when, and how of mail from before the Revolution into the 19th century. The Hollin Hall Senior Center is located at 1500 Shenandoah Road in Alexandria. Contact Phyllis Kelley at 703-660-6969 or publicity@mvgenealogy.org.

Friday/Aug. 24

Concert by National Community Church. A local church is performing songs written by award-winning singer-songwriters, from its first worship CD, “The God Anthology” at the Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Visit www.godanthology.com or www.Birchmere.com.

Saturday/Aug. 25

Music. Mike Phirman to open for Paul & Storm at the Birchmere.

Visit http://www.birchmere.com.

Annual Bazaar. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Raffles, silent auctions, food and live entertainment. St. Joseph Catholic Church, 711 N. Columbus Street.

30th Annual Begonia Show and Sale. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Announced by the Potomac Branch of the American Begonia Society. At Green Springs Garden Park, 6403 Green Springs Rd.

Sunday/Aug. 26

A Great Gatsby Ice Cream Social. 2-5 p.m. Step back in time with an ice cream social on the lawn of the beautiful Lee-Fendall House Museum, 614 Oronoco Street. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for children ages 3-17. Call 703-548-1789 to purchase tickets. Visit leefendallhouse.org.

30th Annual Begonia Show and Sale. noon - 3:30 p.m. Presented by the Potomac Branch of the American Begonia Society. At Green Springs Garden Park, 6403 Green Springs Rd.

Jazz Summer. 2-3 p.m. With the duo "Mike and Tai Jazz," mainstays of the Washington Jazz Scene, at the Charles E. Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street, www.alexandria.lib.va.us; 703-746-1702. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday/Aug. 30

KENNY LATTIMORE. 7:30 p.m. Ticket: $29.50. The Music Hall. Visit www.kennylattimore.com.

September through October

Beatley Central Library Sunday Matinee Film Series. The schedule and films: Sept. 9, Dave (PG-13); Sept. 16, The American President (PG-13); Sept. 23, The Contender (R); Sept. 30, Wag the Dog (R); and Oct. 7, Iron Jawed Angels (unrated documentary). All films will begin at 2 p.m. at the Charles E. Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street; www.alexandria.lib.va.us; 703-746-1702. Free and open to the general public. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday/Sept. 5

"Out of the Past." 7 p.m. Free. Starring Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, and Jane Greer. Part of the monthly Film Noir Series at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., in Del Ray. After the movie, viewers are invited to discuss the film at St. Elmo's Coffee Pub at 2300 Mt. Vernon Ave. Call 703-746-1705.

Thursday/Sept. 6

Fashion's Night Out Alexandria. Presented by Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association. 6-11 p.m. Participating boutiques, restaurants and businesses throughout Alexandria. Visit www.fashionsnighoutalexandria.com

Ten Thousand Villages, a fair trade retailer on King Street in Old Town, will be transformed into an oriental rug showroom on September 6, when more than 300 rugs, all hand made in Pakistan by fairly paid adults, arrive for the annual 4-day sale. Ten Thousand Villages is located at 915 King Street. Call 703-684-1435.

Sept. 7

’It Runs in the Family’ art exhibit reception is from 7-10 p.m. In this exhibit, artists explore many ways art runs in families by presenting collections of their own and their family’s artwork.

Sept. 7 through 30

’It Runs in the Family’ art exhibit. Artists explore many ways art runs in families; presenting collections of their own and their family’s artworks. Details at http://www.thedelrayartisans.org.

Saturday/Sept. 8

Green Spring Gardens. Family Fun: Autumn is for Apples. 4603 Green Spring Road. Code: 290 484 7501. 2-3pm. $6/person. Children ages 5 and older with registered paying adult. Listen to the story of Johnny Appleseed and take a walk through our orchard. Try some applesauce and leave with an apple inspired decoration. Register on-line at www.greenspring.org or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Green Spring Gardens. Flourishing, Flowering Salvias. 4603 Green Spring Road. Code: 290 488 6301. 9:30-11am. $22. Make room in your garden for those eye-popping, traffic stopping fall blooming salvias. Nancy Olney, staff horticulturist, shows you her favorites in the garden and shares propagation and growing tips. Take home a sample of hardy salvia for your own garden. Register on-line at www.greenspring.org or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Sunday/Sept. 9

Green Spring Gardens. Springfield Art Guild Art Reception. 4603 Green Spring Road. 1-3pm. Free. Meet local artists from the Springfield Art Guild and their mixed media show of botanical art. Light refreshments served. Call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173 for more information.

Monday/Sept. 10

Green Spring Gardens. Floral Design: Punch with a Bunch. 4603 Green Spring Road. Code: 290 488 9601. 6:30-8:30pm. $35. Want to discover how to transform that grocery bunch of flowers into a beautiful floral design? Bruce Nash, Northern VA Community College instructor performs his magic before your eyes and even shares his secrets. Class participants design their own arrangement to take home. Floral material and containers provided. Registration and $20 supply fee due by August 31. Call 703-642-5173.

Green Spring Gardens. Garden Sprouts: Migrating Monarchs. 4603 Green Spring Road. Code: 290 484 7601. 11am-noon. $5/Child. Children ages 3-5 with accompanying adult. Hunt for monarch butterflies in the gardens, learn about their life cycle, migration and favorite flowers. Explore our butterfly displays, play a pollinator game and plant some milkweed seeds to start your own butterfly garden! Register on-line at www.greenspring.org or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Tuesday/Sept. 11- Sunday/Oct. 21

Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery announces the opening of the juried show “Antique Recreations”. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except on Thursdays when it is open from 11a.m. to 9p.m. Free. In this show, artists are inspired by old linens, old lace, old techniques made new. Jewelry, sculpture,clothing, and wall pieces are some of the items that will be exhibited. Studio 18 of the Torpedo Factory Art Center. 105 North Union Street, Old Town Alexandria on the waterfront.

Thursday/Sept. 13

Green Spring Gardens. Garden Stroll & Tea. 4603 Green Spring Road. 1-3pm. $27. Tour the glorious demonstration gardens with a master gardener docent who will inspire you with stories of Green Spring past and present. Then come into the Historic House to relax over an elegant English afternoon tea. Call 703-941-7987 for reservations.

Friday/Sept.14 (Free)

The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Society (NVFAA) is pleased to announce the next four scheduled SLAM ALEXANDRIA spoken word poetry events at the Athenaeum in Old Town. Admission is free for all, but attendees interested in competing in the poetry slam can pay an entry fee of $10 for a chance to win a $100 cash prize. . Featuring live music, scheduled artists, and an open mic, SLAM ALEXANDRIA is hosted by Shelly Bell and co-sponsored by the NVFAA and Shelly B. Arts. The event starts at 7 p.m. and is located at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street.

Green Spring Gardens. Basic Gardening: Grow Great Grub. 4603 Green Spring Road. Code: 290 486 0001. 1:30-2:30pm. $10. Planting a fall vegetable garden will extend the gardening season so you can continue to harvest fresh produce. Master Gardeners show you how. Register on-line at www.greenspring.org or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday/Sept. 15

Green Spring Gardens. Gardening with Succulents. 4603 Green Spring Road. Code: 290 485 5801. 9:30-11:30a.m. $22. Succulents, with their striking forms and unusual colors, are easy and fun houseplants. Growing tips, cultivar selection and design uses will be discussed by Green Spring gardener, Judy Zatsick. Register on-line at www.greenspring.org or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Green Spring Gardens. Gardens of Washington Lecture and Booksigning. 4603 Green Spring Road. Code: 290 483 1101. 1-2pm. $18. Come to Green Spring to join Barbara Glickman, an avid and active member of the D.C. gardening community and author of the recently published Capital Splendor, Gardens and Parks of Washington, D.C. as she shares the history and beauty of Washington gardens. Book-signing and light refreshments to follow. Register on-line at www.greenspring.org or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Sunday/Sept. 16 and 30

Green Spring Gardens. Tea at Downton Abbey. 4603 Green Spring Road. 1-3pm. $27. The spellbinding "Downton Abbey" portrays the intertwined lives of Edwardian aristocrats and their servants during a period of changing world order. Hear about life upstairs and downstairs at Downton. Call Historic Green Spring at 703-941-7987 to register.

Wednesday/Sept. 19

Wed. Sept. 19: TODD SNIDER at the Birchmere. $25.00

http://www.toddsnider.net/

*On Sale Fri. 7/13 @ Noon. www.Birchmere.com

Friday/Sept. 21, 22, and 23

Fri/Sat/Sun. Sept. 21,22,23: Joe Pug (Solo) to open for John Hiatt & The Combo at the Birchmere.

http://www.joepugmusic.com/

www.Birchmere.com

On Sale Now!

Saturday/Sept. 22

Green Spring Gardens. Fall Garden Day. 4603 Green Spring Road. No reservations required. 9am-3pm. Free. More than 25 plant and craft vendors descend on Green Spring Gardens to fill your fall gardening needs. Call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173 for more information.

Tuesday/Sept. 25

ANTHONY DAVID w/Antoine Dunn. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $29.50. The Music Hall. Visit www.rollingmojo.com or www.antoinedunn.com.

Friday/Sept. 28

Sept. 28: LEVI LOWREY to open for The BoDeans at the Birchmere.

http://www.levilowrey.com/

On Sale Now! www.Birchmere.com

Green Spring Gardens. Basic Gardening: Grow Lush Ferns. 4603 Green Spring Road. Code: 290 482 2301. 1:30-2:30pm. $10. Join us at Green Spring Gardens to learn more about growing ferns from a Master Gardener and walk through the garden to see them. Register on-line at www.greenspring.org or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday/Sept. 29

Green Spring Gardens. Invasive Plant ID and Native Alternative. 4603 Green Spring Road. Code: 290 489 3201. 9am-noon. $35. In this workshop Kristen Sinclair and Brenda Skarphol, curatorial horticulturist, focus on invasive plant identification both in the classroom and the field and provide native alternatives to plant instead. Register on-line at www.greenspring.org or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Sunday/Sept. 30

SHOVELS & ROPE to open for Asleep at the Wheel. 7:30p.m. Tickets on sale now. The Music Hall. Visit www.shovelsandrope.com.

Open daily through September 2013

“Occupied City: Life in Civil War Alexandria” examines life in an American town seized and held by its own Federal government, following Virginia’s decision to secede from the Union in May 1861. See how Robert E. Lee’s hometown of Alexandria was transformed literally overnight from a bustling commercial port into a supply, hospital, and transportation center for the Union Army, and find out why Alexandria became a destination for African Americans seeking freedom. The Lyceum (201 South Washington Street) is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Suggested admission is $2. Visit www.alexandriahistory.org or call 703.746.4994.

Monday/Oct. 1

Mon. Oct. 1: Los Lobos performing 'Kiko' live w/ Amy Helm at the Birchmere. $49.50

http://www.loslobos.org/

http://www.amyhelm.com/

www.Birchmere.com

*On Sale Fri. 7/27 at Noon.

Tuesday/Oct. 2

Tue. Oct. 2: Keiko Matsui at the Birchmere $39.50

http://www.keikomatsui.com/

www.Birchmere.com

*On Sale Fri. 7/20 at Noon.

Monday/Oct. 8

Mon. Oct. 8: Tift Merritt (Band) at the Birchmere. $25.00

http://www.tiftmerritt.com/

www.Birchmere.com

*On Sale Fri. 7/27 at Noon.

Thursday/Nov. 8

Thu. Nov. 8: War at the Birchmere. $49.50

http://war.com/

www.Birchmere.com

*On Sale Fri. 7/27 at Noon.

Friday/Nov. 23 through Nov. 24

Fri. & Sat. Nov. 23 & 24: THE SELDOM SCENE & DRY BRANCH FIRE SQUAD at the Birchmere. $35.00

http://www.seldomscene.com/

http://www.drybranchfiresquad.com/

*On Sale Fri. 7/13 @ Noon. www.Birchmere.com

Thursday/Dec. 6

Thu. Dec. 6: A PETER WHITE CHRISTMAS with Peter White, Mindi Abair, & special guest TBA at the Birchmere. $49.50

http://www.peterwhite.com/

http://www.mindiabair.com/

*On Sale Fri. 7/13 @ Noon. www.Birchmere.com

Monday/Dec. 10

Mon. Dec. 10: A John Waters Christmas 'Command Performance!' at the Birchmere. $49.50 (John will be signing copies of books purchased at the show!)

http://www.dreamlandnews.com/

www.Birchmere.com

*On Sale Fri. 7/27 at Noon.

Friday/Dec. 14 and 15

Fri. & Sat. Dec. 14 & 15: Four Bitchin’ Babes 'Jingle Babes!' featuring Sally Fingerett, Debi Smith, Deidre Flint, Marcy Marxer at the Birchmere $35.00

http://www.fourbitchinbabes.com/

www.Birchmere.com

*On Sale Fri. 7/20 at Noon.

Thursday/Dec. 20

Thu. Dec. 20: CARBON LEAF at the Birchmere. $27.50

http://carbonleaf.com/

*On Sale Fri. 7/13 @ Noon. www.Birchmere.com

Friday/Dec. 21

Fri. Dec. 21: Pieces Of A Dream at the Birchmere $35.00

http://www.piecesofadream.net/

www.Birchmere.com

*On Sale Fri. 7/20 at Noon.

Sunday/Dec. 23

Sun. Dec. 23: Christine Lavin & Uncle Bonsai 'Just One Angel' at the Birchmere. $25.00

http://www.christinelavin.com/

http://www.unclebonsai.com/

www.Birchmere.com

*On Sale Fri. 7/27 at Noon.

Open Through 2012

The Marshall House Incident Exhibition:This exhibit at Fort Ward features objects from the museum collection to tell the notable story about the event that launched the Civil War in Alexandria. Fort Ward Museum (4301 West Braddock Road) is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. Visit www.fortward.org or call 703.746.4848.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS / Local History & Genealogy

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen Street

Tel: 703-746-1703, Fax: 703-746-1708

Mon 1p.m.-9p.m.; Tues 2p.m.-9p.m.; Wed 10am-7p.m.; Fri 10am-6p.m.; Sat 10am-5p.m.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS NEW HOURS. Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen Street. Alexandria Library is pleased to extend the operating hours of its Special Collections branch, which will now be open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

TALKING BOOK SERVICE - For Blind and Physically Handicapped

5005 Duke Street (Second Floor), 22304

Tel: 703-746-1760 Fax: 703-746-1738 TTY (Hearing Impaired): 703-746-1790

Mon-Fri 10am-5p.m.

Through October 1

Glass, Stone and Steel: Photoes of Manhattan by Steve Rosenbach at Cherrydale Branch Library.

Monday/Oct. 15

Tower of Power. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $49.50. The Music Hall.

http://www.towerofpower.com.

Saturday/Nov. 10

Stephanie Mills. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $69.50. The Music Hall. visit http://www.stephaniemillsmusic.com.

Sunday/Nov. 11

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF DJANGO featuring Lulo Reinhardt's Latin Swing Ensemble, Les Doigts de l'Homme and Norig Gadji & Sebastien Giniaux. 7:30p.m. Tickets: $35.00. The Music Hall.

visit http://www.herschelfreemanagency.com/django/django.html

Friday/Nov. 16

MICHAEL FRANKS. 7:30p.m. Tickets: $45.00. The Music Hall. visit http://michaelfranks.com/

Saturday/Nov. 17

PAULA POUNDSTONE. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $39.50. The Music Hall. Visit http://www.paulapoundstone.com

Thursday & Friday/Nov. 29 and 30

WILL DOWNING. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $69.50. Visit http://www.willdowning.com

Friday/January 18, 2013

The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Society (NVFAA) is pleased to announce the next four scheduled SLAM ALEXANDRIA spoken word poetry events at the Athenaeum in Old Town. Admission is free for all, but attendees interested in competing in the poetry slam can pay an entry fee of $10 for a chance to win a $100 cash prize. . Featuring live music, scheduled artists, and an open mic, SLAM ALEXANDRIA is hosted by Shelly Bell and co-sponsored by the NVFAA and Shelly B. Arts. The event starts at 7 p.m. and is located at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street.

Through Sept. 2013

Life in Civil War Alexandria Exhibition. Daily exhibit traces life in Alexandria following Virginia's decision to secede from the Union in May 1861. At The Lyceum, Alexandria's History Museum, 201 South Washington St. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Suggested admission $2. Visit www.alexandriahistory.org or call 703-746-4994.