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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Entertainment Calendar 7/25/12

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Thursday/July 26

Story Time. Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke Street. 10:30 a.m. or 3 p.m., for ages 3 to 5 (children only). Sign-up required: call 703-746-1702x5 or visit children's desk.

Music At Twilight Concert-John Carlyle Square Park. 7:30-8:30 p.m. New Location. Musical performance by the Alexandria Harmonizers, featuring men's barbershop. John Carlyle Park, 300 John Carlyle St. Call 703-746-5418

Discussion Group. Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. 7 p.m. Discussing stories from the book Other Voices, Other Vistas edited by Barbara Solomon. Call the adult services/reference desk, 703-746-1704 for stories.

SummerQuest Oh Susannah Concert, Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen Street. 3:30 p.m. Ages 2 and up. 703-746-1708.

Friday/July 27

Swing Music. The ATOMIC Swing Club delivers a high energy program of vintage swing, jump blues, big band and rockabilly swing. 7:30 p.m. Mt. Vernon Nights at Grist Mill Park. 4710 Mt. Vernon Memorial Highway. Visit http://www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/artists/.

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!! You are invited to 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

Saturday/July 28

Benefit. Gold’s Gym will host a Help the Homeless (HTH) event to benefit New Hope Housing. Class offerings will include: Body Flow (8 a.m.), Step Interval (9:05 a.m.), Cycle (9 and 10:05 a.m.), CXWORK (10:10 a.m.), Cardioblast (10:45 a.m.), 360 (11:15 a.m.) and Zumba (11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.). 7770 Richmond Highway (Route 1). To register for one or more classes, visit http://hthwalks.org/goto/goldsgym or contact Michelle at 703-799-2293 x11, or mjannazo@newhopehousing.org.

Through July 29

Solo Exhibition. The Torpedo Factory Art Center's Target Gallery presents Masks, which features paintings and sketches by Susan Makara, winner of the Friends of the Torpedo Factory Art Center's annual Artist of the Year award.

"Spice it Up!" At the Torpedo Factory's Scope Gallery featuring experimental ceramic art, vibrant glazes and whimsical forms for all things saucy and spicy. Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays until 9 p.m. The gallery is located at 105 North Union Street, ground floor Studio 19, Alexandria,VA. 22314. Call Scope Gallery at 703-548-6288 or visit http://www.torpedofactory.org/galleries/scope.

Peace Paper Project – Workshop & Exhibition. Participants will use a portable paper making studio and fibers that hold significance (such as articles of clothing that one might have worn during chemo treatment, or part of a military uniform) to create hand made paper, and then create artwork onto this paper. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union Street. Visit www.torpedofactory.org/galleries/APS/PeacePaper.htm.

Musical. Encore Stage & Studio presents The Pirates of Penzance at Thomas Jefferson Community Theater. Visit www.encorestage.org.

Sunday/July 29

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association

2012 (22nd) Annual Chamber Music Series. 3p.m. An instrumental master class. Details to be announced at www.wmpamusic.org. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Visit wmpamusic.org, email wmpa@earthlink.net or call 703-799-8229.

Rug Event Preview. 6:30-7:30 p.m. People interested in fair trade rugs can get a sneak peek of Ten Thousand Villages’ September 4-day rug sale. Guests can sample fair trade wines and artisanal cheeses as they view samples of the rugs coming in September, learn about the different types of oriental rugs, how they are made, how fair trade rugs differ from other rugs, and what to consider when choosing a rug. Free, but reservations strongly advised. 915 King Street, Alexandria. Call 703-684-1435.

Monday/July 30

SummerQuest Carolyn Christensen Theater Games and Activities, James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Avenue. Monday, July 30 at 3:30 p.m., ages 6-9. At 4:30 ages 10-12. 703-746-1705.

SummerQuest Green Craft Night, Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Monday, July 30 at 7 p.m., ages 9-17. 703-746-1704.

Little One-ders. Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke Street. 10:30 or 11:15 a.m., ages 12 to 23 months, with an adult. Sign-up required: call 703-746-1702x5 or visit children's desk.

Through July 31

Where’s Waldo Scavenger Hunt presented by Hooray for Books! Children’s Bookstore. Look in many business across Old Town, Alexandria to find Waldo. All ages welcome. Free.

Tuesday/July 31

Time for 2’s. Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke Street. 10:30 a.m., ages 24-36 mos. with an adult. Sign-up required: call 703-746-1702x5 or visit children's desk.

Baby Rhyme Time. Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke Street. 11:30 a.m., for ages 0 to 11 months, with an adult. Sign-up required: call 703-746-1702x5 or visit children's desk.

Theater Night Fundraiser. 7 p.m. Local cat orphanage King Street Cats will host its 6th annual Theater Night at the Little Theatre of Alexandria, featuring "Sweeney Todd,” and an evening of theater, hors d'oeuvres, and a silent auction. Tickets for the event are $40 in advance or $50 at the door (if available). All ticket purchases and donations are tax deductible. Visit www.kingstreetcats.org.

All Wheel Jive at The Carlyle Club. 9-11 p.m. Blues and blues-flavored vocals, guitar and harmonica, as well as the addition of Aussie Angus Mackay on standup bass to bring a hint of Rockabilly and Rock and Roll. Admission is $10. 411 John Carlyle Street.

SummerQuest Jr. C Shells Musical Duo, James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Avenue. 10 or 11 a.m., ages 0-5. 703-746-1705.

Through July 31

Scavenger Hunt. Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen Street. Sunday July 1 - July 31 Can you solve the clues? Pick up a copy of the Scavenger Hunt at Barrett Branch Library, correctly solve the puzzles, and return it by July 31st to be entered in a prize drawing. Call 703-746-1714 or email hmartyn@alexandria.lib.va.us.

Wednesday/Aug. 1

"The Postman Always Rings Twice" with Lana Turner and John Garfield. 7 p.m. Free. 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., Alexandria. Call 703-746-1705.

DJ Dance Party with TK the DJ. The event is from 9-11 p.m. at Nick’s Nightclub and costs $6. The nightclub is located at 642 South Pickett St.

Thursday/Aug. 2

Music At Twilight Concert-John Carlyle Square Park. 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

Concert By The U. S. Navy Band 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.

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.

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, Alexandria.

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.

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.

Contact: Special Events Hotline, 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.

Saturday/Aug. 18

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

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

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 email publicity@mvgenealogy.org.

Saturday/ Aug. 25

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

Visit www.mikephirman.com or www.Birchmere.com.

Thursday/Aug. 30

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

Wednesday/Sept. 5

"Out of the Past," starring Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, and Jane Greer. 7 p.m. Free. 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., Alexandria. 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. For more info visit http://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, Alexandria, VA 22314. Call 703-684-1435 for more information.

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 www.TheDelRayArtisans.org.

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.

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, Alexandria. 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, Alexandria, VA 22314.

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!

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

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, like a star from the flag that had flown over Marshall House, and loan items from the Mary Custis Lee Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy, 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, Alexandria. 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, Alexandria, VA 22314.