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Alexandria and Mount Vernon Calendar April 3

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Art Exhibit. See “Process: Photography” at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Features established and emerging talent displaying a wide variety of picture taking devices ranging from large print to electron microscopy. Over 15 types of equipment are represented. Through April 7. Free. Visit www.nvfaa.org for more.

Spring Classes. Art at the Center, 2804 Sherwood Hall Lane. Children ages 6-10 can participate. Register at www.artatthecenter.org or 703-201-1250.

Art Exhibit. Through Tuesday, April 23. Open Friday-Wednesday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Thursday 1-9 p.m. Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery announces the opening of the juried show “Sculptural Elements.” Located located in Studio 18 of the Torpedo Factory Art Center at 105 North Union Street. Free Admission. Visit www.Potomacfiberartsgallery.com or call 703-548-0935.

Art Exhibit. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. “Spotlight,” an exhibition of acrylic paintings on canvas by Lukman Ahmad, will be on display in the Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, 3001 N. Beauregard St. through Sunday, April 28. Visit www.nvcc.edu/alexandria/schlesingercenter/gallery.html.

Tavern Toddlers. Mondays, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Mondays through the end of April. Designed for walkers through 36 months and their caregivers. Tavern Toddlers features a weekly open playtime in Gadsby’s historic ballroom. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is located at 134 North Royal St. Call 703-746-4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org.

Art Exhibit. See Multiple Exposures Gallery “Dual Show” by Eric Johnson and Susan Meyers through Sunday, May 5. Located in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Free. Visit www.multipleexposuresgallery.com or 703-683-2205.

Art Exhibit. Through May 11. Local artist Nicholaus Aman attempts to express the compelling nature of the Pacific coast through his solo exhibition, “Pacific Pulse,” at Alexandria's Artspace 109 Gallery, 109 N. Fairfax St. The gallery hours are: Tuesday through Friday noon-5 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sundays noon-5 p.m.

Occupied City: Life in Civil War Alexandria Exhibition. At The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 South Washington Street. Open daily through September, this exhibit traces life in Alexandria following Virginia’s decision to secede from the Union in May 1861. See how Robert E. Lee’s hometown was transformed literally overnight from a prosperous 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. Explore the experiences of Alexandrians and others who lived here during this tumultuous time, through their own words, as well as in period photographs and collections items. The Lyceum is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, from 1-5 p.m. Suggested admission is $2. Visit www.alexandriahistory.org or call 703-746-4994.

Dance Class. Join Tom Koerner and Debra Sternberg, 1994 UK Lindy Hop Air Steps and 1994, ‘95, ‘96, ‘98, ‘02 and ‘03 Virginia State Open Champions at these great swing dances. For more information call 703-359-9882 or visitwww.gottaswing.com.

Life Drawing. Del Ray Artisans offers a range of open life drawing sessions to hone your figure drawing skills. Just drop-in with your supplies to draw our live models. Fee: $8-12. View the calendar: www.TheDelRayArtisans.org.

Wednesday-Sunday/April 3-7

O’Connell’s Fleadh Cheoil. There will be music and fun for all ages at O’Connells, 112 King St. April 7 is family fun day with face painting, story telling and more. All events are free. Visit www.danieloconnells.com for more.

Thursday/April 4

Comedy Performance. Jon Lovitz, Tim Meadows and Chris Kattan will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Hall at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $69.50. Visit www.birchmere.com or 703-549-7500.

Dumbarton Oaks Estate and Park. 9:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Meet at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Get away to Dumbarton Oaks historic estate in Georgetown. Tour the historic house and gardens, have lunch at a local park, and spend the afternoon exploring Dumbarton Oaks Park, the work of landscape designer Beatrix Farrand. $95. Visit www.greenspring.org or call 703-642-5173.

Mother Goose Time. 10 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 12-24 months can enjoy stories, activities and more. Limited to 25 children. Free. 703-746-1705.

Story Time. 10:30 a.m. or 3 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 3-5 can enjoy stories, activities and more. Free. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Story Time. 11 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 3-5 can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1705.

Little One-Ders. 11:15 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 12-23 months can enjoy stories and more. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Story Time. 4 p.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children ages 3 and up can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1703.

Poem in Your Pocket Day. 5 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Read and listen to haiku poems before creating one. Then carry your poem in a pocket decorated by you. Children ages 8-12. Free. 703-746-1702.

Paws to Read. 5:30 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children in grades 1-6 can read to friendly dogs. Registration required, 703-746-1702 x5.

Pajama Party. 7 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children ages 3-6 can come dressed in their favorite outfit/pajamas and listen to stories. Free. 703-746-1704.

Build/Renovate Your Own Castle V. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Future and current home buyers, renters and homeowners can get advice on how to renovate their living space. Free. To RSVP 703-746-4356.

Whiskey sale. 10 a.m. Mount Vernon Distillery & Gristmills gift shop. Purchase unaged George Washington Rye Whiskey. The Whiskey is the most authentic version of Washington’s whiskey available today. $95 per bottle.

April 4 through May 6

Art Exhibit. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Studio 21. Linda Lawler presents “Everyday Gods and Goddesses.” Free. Call 703-683-1780 or visit www.theartleague.org.

Friday/April 5

Opening Reception. 7-10 p.m. “Turn on Your Masters” at Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. The artists pay homage to, praise, critique or dish the artists who have influenced them. Free. Visit www.thedelrayartisans.org for more.

April 5-28

Art Exhibit. “Turn on Your Masters” at Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. The artists pay homage to, praise, critique or dish the artists who have influenced them. Free. Visit www.thedelrayartisans.org for more.

April 5-6

Rachelle Ferrell. $59.50. The Birchmere Music Hall is located at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Visit www.birchmere.com or call 703-549-7500.

Saturday/April 6

World Magic Gala Show. 7:30-9 p.m. at Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Road. Features four magicians from around the world. Visit magi-whirl.org/gala for tickets. Proceeds benefit the International Brotherhood of Magicians and Bishop Ireton High School’s Theater.

Opening Reception. 4-6 p.m. at the Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Meet artist Lukman Ahmad. Featuring Kurdish Sitar and Saz music by Jani Dylan and Azad Yalcin. Visit www.nvcc.edu/alexandria/schlesingercenter/gallery.html.

Garden Markets. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Local growers have shrubs, native plants and wildflowers, ornamental grasses and unusual perennials and annuals. Call 703-642-5173.

Workshop: Ikebana Flower Arranging. 9:30-11 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn the rich symbolism and fundamentals of Ikebana flower arranging and take home an arrangement of your own. $35. Register by March 28. Call 703-642-5173.

Tasting Party: Umami Means 'Delicious.' 10 a.m.-noon at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Explore the savory taste of umami, its history, health benefits, and the taste research science behind it. Sample umami-rich foods and learn how to use its attributes to enhance your cooking. $27/person. Visit www.greenspring.org or call 703-642-5173 to register.

Annual Rum Punch Challenge. 7-9:30 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St. Try six different creations while bidding on silent auction items. $50/person. Proceeds benefit the education and preservations programs of the museum. Go to visitalexandriava.com to register and information.

Craft Workshop. 2 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Adults can learn how to make soaps in an ice tray. Free. 703-746-1702.

Saturday Stories. 11 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. All ages can enjoy stories and songs. Free. 703-746-1702.

Family Collage Workshop. 9-11 a.m. at Art at the Center, 2804 Sherwood Hall Lane. Come celebrate four years of Art at the Center being on Sherwood Hall Lane, with a collage workshop. Free. Call 703-201-1250 or visit www.artatthecenter.org.

Festival. 12:30-6:30 p.m. at Market Square in Old Town. Come celebrate Alexandria’s Scottish heritage with a daylong festival, featuring bagpipe bands and singers performing traditional Scottish song. Free.

War Re-enactment. Noon-4 p.m. at Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St. Take a step back in time and experience the French and Indian War at the Alexandrian home of Colonel John Carlyle. Free. Call 703-549-2997 or email carlyle@nvrpa.org.

Concert. 1 p.m.-1 a.m. at L&B Pizzeria & Sports Bar, 5401 Mapledale Blvd. Come see Alexandria locals Fuse Box and other bands, to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. $10. Call 703-730-1764.

April 6 through April 30

Art Exhibit. See works by Bud Hensgen, 14 paintings reflecting the impressions he found in Palestine at The Gallery at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane. Free. 703-998-6260.

Sunday/April 7

Artists’ Show and Tell. 2 p.m. at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Meet some of the creators of the “Process: Photography.” Many of the artists will bring the equipment they used and talk about the processes they used to create their art. Free. Visit www.nvfaa.org for more.

Reception. 1-:30 p.m. “Artistic Duo IV” will be on exhibit at Green Spring Horticultural Center Gallery, 4603 Green Spring Road. Works by watercolor artist Carolyn Grossé and photographer Stephen Gawarecki are featured in a joint show. Paintings range from realistic to abstract; photographs include his window series and moody landscapes. Free. Visit www.greenspring.org or 703-642-5173.

Concert. 4 p.m. New Dominion Chorale will perform Thomas Beveridge's “Yizkor Requiem,” along with several works by Felix Mendelssohn at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 North Beauregard Street. $30/adults; $25/seniors; $5/children and students. Tickets are available through www.newdominion.org/.

Film Fest. In honor of Women’s History Month watch “Frida” at 2 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Free. Visit www.alexandria.lib.va.us or 703-746-1702.

Benefit Concert. 5 p.m. at the Ernst Cultural Center at the Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale campus. The Metropolitan Performing Arts Alliance will showcase the dance companies of Metropolitan Youth Ballet, Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble and iMpulse Jazz Ensemble. $40/person. Visit www.metrofinearts.com for tickets.

Concert. 3 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Violinist Alexandra Osborne and pianist Christopher Astilla perform Brahms, Debussy and others. Free. Call 703-635-2770 or visit eclipseco.org.

Concert. 4 p.m. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Performance of “Yizkor Requiem: A Quest for Spiritual Roots.” Tickets available: $30, general admission; $25 for seniors; $5 for students and children. For more information, call Margaret Volpe at 703-403-4709.

Monday/April 8

Little One-Ders. 10:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 12-23 months can enjoy stories and more. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Baby Time. 11 a.m. at Duncan Library, Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children up to 11 months can hear stories and more. Sign up half-hour before it begins. Free. 703-746-1705.

Baby Rhyme Time. 11:30 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children up to 11 months can enjoy rhymes and more. Free. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Read, Sing & Play Baby. 4 p.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children up to 11 months can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1703.

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at Barrett Library, 717 Queen St. Discuss “Blood Done Sign My Name” by Timothy B. Tyson. Free. 703-746-1703.

Interfaith Book Club. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Read nonfiction works that strive to find common ground through recognizing and celebrating common values. Free. Call 703-746-1743 for title.

Poetry Group. 7 p.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Discuss poems and poetry in an informal setting. Free. 703-746-1705.

Auditions. 4-6 p.m. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St. Auditions for 4th and 5th graders for Junior Docents. Visit www.gadsbystavern.org or call 703-746-4242.

Tuesday/April 9

Stories and Songs. 10 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 1-4 can enjoy stories and more. Sign up half-hour before. Free. 703-746-1705.

Mother Goose Time. 10:15 a.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children ages 12-24 months can enjoy games, rhymes and more. Free. 703-746-1703.

Time For 2s. 10:30 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children age 24-36 months can enjoy stories and more. Free. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Stories to Grow On. 11 a.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children age 2 and up can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1703.

Tuesday Tots. 11 a.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children ages 2-3 can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1704.

Baby Rhyme Time. 11:30 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children up to 11 months can enjoy rhymes and more. Free. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Paws to Read. 5:30 p.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children in grades 1-6 can read to friendly dogs. Registration required, 703-746-1705.

Game Night. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 8-12 can play with their friends. Free. 703-746-1702.

PechaKucha Night. 6-9 p.m. at the Light Horse Restaurant & Bar, 715 King St. Enjoy food and drink and discover a fun way to share ideas and experiences with only 20 images, shown for 20 seconds each. The evening will feature a variety of creative presenters and interesting topics. Free. Visit www.aianova.org/architectureweek.php.

Concert. 7:30 p.m. Springbank Auditorium, 6500 Quander Road. Listen to a free concert performed by a Russian women’s choir hosted by West Potomac High School. Free.

Wednesday/April 10

Days of Remembrance. Noon-1 p.m. at City Hall. Each year the City of Alexandria sponsors a civic ceremony observing the days of Remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust.

Mother Goose Time. 10:15 a.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children ages 12-24 months can enjoy games, rhymes and more. Free. 703-746-1703.

Time For 2s. 10:30 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children age 24-36 months can enjoy stories and more. Free. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Stories to Grow On. 11 a.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children age 2 and up can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1703.

Spanish Story Time. 1 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. All abilities and all levels can join in for stories. Free. 703-746-1702.

Author Series. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. WUSA News reporter Bruce Johnson will discuss his book “Heart to Heart,” his account of surviving a heart attack. Free. 703-746-1702.

Lego Family Night. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Families can enjoy building together and more. Free. 703-746-1702.

Founder’s Day Benefit. 6-8 p.m. at Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 Eighth St., N.W. Washington, D.C. A celebration of empowered women featuring art, food and entertainment. $40/individuals, $75/couple. Visit www.maggio-kattar.com/about/community/founders-day-benefit.

April 10 through April 28

Art Exhibit. See “Trash Talk” at Target Gallery in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. The exhibit focuses on everyday common objects that are reclaimed, recycled and transformed into art. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org/target for more.

Thursday/April 11

Art Focus Group. 7:30-9 p.m. Building Observation skills through drawing — explore connections between drawing and building and ways to encourage observation skills through drawing. Classes are $25 each or $200 for the 10 class series. A school or group of teachers can share the registration for the full series. At 2804 Sherwood Hall Ln. Call 703-201-1250

Opening Reception. 6-8 p.m. at Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Juror talk with Maren Hassinger. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org/target for more.

The History of Jazz. 7:30 p.m. at Pendleton Hall, Episcopal High School, 3900 W. Braddock Road. Robert Jospé and Inner Rhythm present performances of compositions from some of the greatest American jazz artists and composers, including Louis Armstrong’s “Struttin’ With Some Barbecue,” Duke Ellington’s “Black and Tan Fantasy,” Count Basie’s “Tickle Toe,” and more. Free. Visit www.episcopalhighschool.org or 703-933-4135.

Mother Goose Time. 10 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 12-24 months can enjoy stories, activities and more. Limited to 25 children. Free. 703-746-1705.

Story Time. 10:30 a.m. or 3 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 3-5 can enjoy stories, activities and more. Free. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Story Time. 11 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 3-5 can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1705.

Little One-Ders. 11:15 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 12-23 months can enjoy stories and more. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Story Time. 4 p.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children ages 3 and up can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1703.

Pajama Party. 7 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children ages 3-6 can come dressed in their favorite outfit/pajamas and listen to stories. Free. 703-746-1704.

Library Speed Dating. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Book lovers can share love of books to find a literary better half. Prizes will be awarded. Free. 703-746-1751 to reserve a spot.

Architecture Exhibit. 6 p.m. at Virginia Tech’s Washington Alexandria Architecture Center, 1001 Prince St. The exhibit highlights award-winning projects by local architects and features a presentation by Christopher L. Gordon, AIA and his team at KGD Architecture. Free. Visit www.aianova.org/architectureweek.php.

Art Exhibit. 6-9 p.m. at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Browse open studios, interact with artists and enjoy refreshments. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or call 703-838-4565.

Reception. 6:30-8 p.m. at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Studio 21. Open reception for Linda Lawler’s exhibit, “Everyday Gods & Goddesses.” Free. For information call 703-683-1780 or go to www.theartleague.org.

Thursday-Sunday/April 11-14

Kathleen Madigan “Gone Madigan.” $59.50. The Birchmere Music Hall is located at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Visit www.birchmere.com or call 703-549-7500.

April 11 through May 26

Art Exhibit. Thursday, Friday and Sunday noon-4 p.m.; Saturday 1-4 p.m. at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. See works by Mary Margaret Pipkin. Free. Visit www.mmpipkin.com.

Friday/April 12

Basic Gardening: Edibles Mix-it-Up. 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Discover the basics of mixing edibles into your ornamental landscape and enjoy the beauty and benefit of fresh vegetables outside your door. $10. Visit www.greenspring.org or call 703-642-5173.

PBS Documentary Screening. 3 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Watch “Guilty Pleasures,” which takes a look at why romance novels are so popular. Free. 703-746-1702.

Call for Submissions. Artists of all ages—young and old—are invited to participate in the Mental Health Anti-Stigma HOPE Campaign's 2013 Art Exhibtion "Art Uniting People." Artists may enter a diverse range of art pieces including all the different mediums in painting as well as sculpture, drawings, ceramics, photography and writing. Entry forms must be returned by Friday, April 12. For more information go to www.healthieralexandria.org/antistigma.

Theater Performance. 7 p.m. in the main auditorium of T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King St. The T.C. Williams Drama Department presents "The Wiz," a musical retelling of The Wizard of Oz set against an urban background to music with a mixture of rock, gospel and soul. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for ACPS staff, students and senior citizens.

Saturday/April 13

Garden Markets. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Local growers provide you with shrubs, native plants and wildflowers, ornamental grasses and unusual perennials and annuals. Call 703-642-5173.

Tasting Party: Umami Means 'Delicious.' 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Explore the savory taste of umami, its history, health benefits and the taste research science behind it. Sample umami-rich foods and learn how to use its attributes to enhance your cooking. $27/person. Visit www.greenspring.org or call 703-642-5173 to register.

Homes for Native Bees. 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn more about our busy native pollinators and how you can help them by creating native bee homes for your yard. $12. Visit www.greenspring.org or call 703-642-5173 to register.

Java Jolt. 10 a.m. at Alexandria Archaeology Museum, 105 N. Union St. William Connery “Mosby’s Raids in Civil War Northern Virginia.” Light refreshments will be served. Free, but reservations required, 703-746-4399.

BEL13VE Gala. 6 p.m. at Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria. Features cocktails, auctions, dinner and a guest appearance by Three for a Song. Benefits Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services. For tickets visit www.goodhousing.org or 703-768-9404.

Pet First Aid Course. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at PetSage, Inc., 2391 S. Dove St. Prepare for wound care, acute health challenges and more. $45. Register online at www.petsage.com or 703-299-5044.

Opening Reception. 5-7 p.m. see works by Bud Hensgen, 14 paintings reflecting the impressions he found in Palestine at The Gallery at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane. Free. 703-998-6260.

Music Performance. Fusebox performs at Moe’s Peyton Place, 6516 Backlick Road. Visit www.moespeytonplace.com/ for more.

Saturday Stories. 11 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. All ages can enjoy stories and songs. Free. 703-746-1702.

Duncan Film Series. 1 p.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Call 703-746-1705 ext. 3 for title.

Theater Performance. 7 p.m. in the main auditorium of T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King St. The T.C. Williams Drama Department presents "The Wiz," a musical retelling of The Wizard of Oz set against an urban background to music with a mixture of rock, gospel and soul. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for ACPS staff, students and senior citizens.

Concert. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. at the Virginia Theological Seminary, 3737 Seminary Road. The day-long event includes a morning Quidditch clinic and tournament, food vendors and more than 10 hours of live music. Free, registration required. Visit www.vts.edu/rockconert.

Civil War Re-enactment. 2-4 p.m. at Historic Huntley, 6918 Harrison Ln. Join 1st Lieutenant Willard Longnecker and fellow re-enactors of the 3rd US Infantry Regiment Company B, “The Old Guard,” as they recreate Civil War life at Historic Huntley. Suggested donation $3; children 10 and under, free; visitors in period attire, free. Call 703-768-2525.

Live Music. 7-9 p.m. Alexandria’s FuseBox performs at Moe’s Peyton Place, 6516 Backlick Road. Visit them at www.reverbnation.com/fuseboxbandrocks.

Sunday/April 14

Pop-up Sewing Class. 9 a.m. or noon at Del Ray Artisans. Children age 11 up to adult can make an environment friendly bag. $20/member; $25/non member. Register at www.TheDelRayArtisans.org/sewing.

Walking Tour. 1-3 p.m., leaves from Market Square. The tour, offered by local architects, covers the history of Alexandria as reflected through its architecture and urban design, highlighting examples from Georgian to Art Deco. The tour is free, but requires pre-registration by emailing reservations@aianova.org.

Monday/April 15

Performance. Brian Culbertson performs at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Hall at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $55. Visit www.birchmere.com or 703-549-7500.

Little One-Ders. 10:30 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 12-23 months can enjoy stories and more. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Baby Time. 11 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children up to 11 months can hear stories and more. Sign up half-hour before it begins. Free. 703-746-1705.

Baby Rhyme Time. 11:30 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children up to 11 months can enjoy rhymes and more. Free. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Meet a K-9 Dog and Deputy Sheriff. 3:45 p.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. For middle and high school students. Free.703-746-1705.

Meet a K-9 Dog and Deputy Sheriff. 3:45 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. For students in K-8 grade. Free.703-746-1704.

Read, Sing & Play Baby. 4 p.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children up to 11 months can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1703.

Tuesday/April 16

Live Music. 9-11 p.m. at The Carlyle Club, 411 John Carlyle St. DJ dance party with TK the DJ. Free.

Stories and Songs. 10 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 1-4 can enjoy stories and more. Sign up half-hour before. Free. 703-746-1705.

Mother Goose Time. 10:15 a.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children ages 12-24 months can enjoy stories, activities and more. Limited to 25 children. Free. 703-746-1703.

Time For 2s. 10:30 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children age 24-36 months can enjoy stories and more. Free. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Stories to Grow On. 11 a.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children ages 2 and up can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1703.

Tuesday Tots. 11 a.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children ages 2-3 can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1704.

Baby Rhyme Time. 11:30 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children up to 11 months can enjoy rhymes and more. Free. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Craft Night. 7 p.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. All skill levels can bring their own supplies and get help with their knitting, crochet or sewing project, or just come for the conversation. Free. 703-746-1703.

World Book Night Reception. 7 p.m. at Barrett Library, 717 Queen St. Those who were selected to hand out books can pick them up. Anyone interested in learning about the program can get questions answered. Free. 703-746-1703.

Game Night. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 8-12 can play with their friends. Free. 703-746-1702.

Wednesday/April 17

Music Performance. Fusebox performs at Evening Star Cafe, 2000 Mount Vernon Ave. Visit www.eveningstarcafe.net/ for more.

Civil War Discussion. 9:30 a.m. at the Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road. Don Hakenson presents a talk on the Civil War in this area. Free. For more information, call 703-765-4573.

Live Music. 9-11 p.m. Hangover Royal performs at Nick’s Nightclub, 642 South Pickett St. $10.

Mother Goose Time. 10:15 a.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children ages 12-24 months can enjoy stories, activities and more. Limited to 25 children. Free. 703-746-1703.

Time For 2s. 10:30 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children age 24-36 months can enjoy stories and more. Free. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Stories to Grow On. 11 a.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children ages 2 and up can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1703.

Nature Program. 3:30 p.m. at Duncan Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children in grades K-5 can learn about various artifacts and animals. Free. 703-746-1705.

Oscar Winners Film Series. 4 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Watch the adaptation of the world’s longest running musical. Free. 703-746-1704.

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at Duncan Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Discuss “Moonwalking with Einstein” by Joshua Foer. Free. 703-746-1705.

Pajama Party.7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. All ages can come dressed in their favorite outfit/pajamas and listen to stories. Free. 703-746-1702.

Thursday/April 18

Music. Joe Pug will play at Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Hall. Visit www.birchmere.com or 703-549-7500 for tickets.

Lecture. 7:30 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Guy Gugliotta, an award winning reporter and writer will speak on his recent book “Freedom’s Cap.” This is the story of the 1850’s expansion of the U.S. Capitol, the coming of the Civil War and the amazing and ironic role Jefferson Davis played in pursuing this project. Free.

Mother Goose Time. 10 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 12-24 months can enjoy stories, activities and more. Free. 703-746-1705.

Story Time. 10:30 a.m. or 3 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 3-5 can enjoy stories, activities and more. Free. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Story Time. 11 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 3-5 can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1705.

Little One-Ders. 11:15 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 12-23 months can enjoy stories and more. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Friends of Beatley Library Preview Book Sale. 4 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Membership available at the door. 703-746-1702.

Story Time. 4 p.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children ages 3 and up can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1703.

Paws to Read. 5:30 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children in grades 1-6 can read to friendly dogs. Registration required, 703-746-1702 x5.

Book Club. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Free. Call 703-746-1743 for title.

Pajama Party. 7 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children ages 3-6 can come dressed in their favorite outfit/pajamas and listen to stories. Free. 703-746-1704.

Friday/April 19

Spring Garden Market. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at River Farm. Browse through a variety of plants including natives, annuals, shrubs, vegetables and more, garden supplies and garden art. $5 parking fee. 703-768-5700 or e-mail plantsale@ahs.org.

Music Performance. Fusebox performs at Old Town Theater, 815 ½ King St. Visit www.oldtowntheater1914.com/ for more.

Spring into Books. 4-8:30 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Browse through books in a variety of genres, including children’s, fiction, non-fiction and more. 703-746-1702.

Theater Performance. 7 p.m. in the main auditorium of T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King St. The T.C. Williams Drama Department presents "The Wiz," a musical retelling of The Wizard of Oz set against an urban background to music with a mixture of rock, gospel and soul. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for ACPS staff, students and senior citizens.

Choral Concert. 7:30 p.m. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 228 S. Pitt St. Watch the choral voices of Calmus before their Lincoln Center debut, featuring a free wine and beer reception following the concert. Tickets are $22-25; can also be purchased at the door. To purchase, call 703-683-6040.

Jelly Bean Math. 4 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children in grades K-3 can read a story and explore math concepts using jelly beans. Free. 703-746-1702.

April 19 through June 16

Student Design Competition. Come see Woodlawn transformed from a historic house museum into a comfortable and stylish home for 21st century living. $20. Call 703-780-4000.

Saturday/April 20

Garden Markets. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Local growers have shrubs, native plants and wildflowers, ornamental grasses and unusual perennials and annuals for purchase. Call 703-642-5173.

Native Plants for the Spring Garden. 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Stroll through the gardens at Green Spring with curatorial horticulturalist Brenda Skarphol and discover beautiful native plants with spring interest for both shady and sunny sites. $18. Visit www.greenspring.org or call 703-642-5173.

Math for Gardeners. 10-11:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Green Spring Gardens' manager Mary Olien takes the pain out of garden calculations by sharing her garden math secrets. Bring calculator, tape measure and ruler. $18. Visit www.greenspring.org or call 703-642-5173.

Gettysburg Tour. Tour starts at 8 a.m. Learn about the battle of Gettysburg and visit the historical sites. Start the day with coffee and donuts at the Franconia Museum, 6121 Franconia Road. $100 per person. Includes Bus Ride, Buffet Lunch (including gratuity) and a Snack Card to spend on the way home, as well as all entrance fees. Contact Don Hakenson at 703-971-4984 or dhakenson@cox.net, Carl Sell at 703-971-4716 or sellcarl@aol.com, or Ben Trittipoe at 703-530-0829 or btrittipoe@verizon.net.

Spring Garden Market. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at River Farm. Browse through a variety of plants including natives, annuals, shrubs, vegetables and more, garden supplies and garden art. $5 parking fee. 703-768-5700 or e-mail plantsale@ahs.org.

Annual City-wide Cheerleading Competition. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at T.C. Williams High School. Admission fees apply.

80th Annual Historic Garden Tour of Alexandria. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This Alexandria tradition offers the rare opportunity to be invited into some of Old Town’s finest private homes and gardens. Many of the area’s historic sites offer special activities, including Carlyle House’s annual herb sale. Visit www.vagardenweek.org or www.visitalexandriava.com.

Spring into Books. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Browse through books in a variety of genres, including children’s, fiction, non-fiction and more. 703-746-1702.

Theater Performance. 7 p.m. in the main auditorium of T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King St. The T.C. Williams Drama Department presents "The Wiz", a musical retelling of The Wizard of Oz set against an urban background to music with a mixture of rock, gospel and soul. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for ACPS staff, students and senior citizens.

Raptor Rapture. 10 a.m.-noon Belle Haven picnic area. Celebrate Earth Day and learn about birds of prey. Free. Visit www.fodm.org or call 703-289-2500.

Saturday Stories. 11 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. All ages can enjoy stories and songs. Free. 703-746-1702.

Antique Books Roadshow. Noon at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Rare book expert Allan Stypek from Second Story Books will help determine the value of prized volumes. Free. 703-746-1702.

Pet Portrait Day. 1 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Reserve a portrait session for your pet. Make reservations at the Information Desk. $10 sitting fee required at sign-up and will benefit the library. Visit www.lilpalsva.com for more.

Sunday/April 21

5k Walk. 4:30 p.m. at Fairfax Corner. Enjoy a resource fair, live music and more. Hosted by the Victims Services Section of the Fairfax County Police Department and the Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation. Register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/survey/crimevictimsrights.htm.

Spring into Books. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Browse through books in a variety of genres, including children’s, fiction, non-fiction and more. 703-746-1702.

Concert. 3 p.m. at the George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. David Teie conducts the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Mozart's Posthorn Serenade. In addition, Joel Fuller and Mahoko Eguchi perform Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante. $25/general admission, $20/seniors, students are free. Call 703-635-2770 or visit eclipseco.org.

Open House. Noon-6 p.m. Ten Thousand Villages, 915 King St. Brides- and grooms-to-be can learn how to make their wedding everything they dreamed, in a local, eco-friendly and fair trade way, at the Fair Trade Wedding Open House. Free. Call 703-684-1435.

Concert. 7 p.m. Church of the Resurrection, 2280 N. Beauregard St. Singer Anne Hills performs with special guest Jesse Palidofsky. Tickets are $18 general, $15 in advance at FocusMusic.org. For more information, call 703-380-3151 or go to herb@focusmusic.org.

Sunday-Monday/April 21-22

Gardening Sale. Spring blooms are in the air at The Attic, 125 S. Union St. Stop by for truckloads of plants and spring bulbs to get you in the green thumb mood. There will also be an Earth Day book signing, pick-a-flower prize discounts at checkout and flower craft making for kids. Visit www.christmasattic.com.

Monday/April 22

Music. Leo Kottke performs at 7:30 in the Music Hall at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $35. Visit www.birchmere.com or 703-549-7500.

German Story Time. 10 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children up to age 5 can enjoy stories in Spanish. Free. 703-46-1705.

Little One-Ders. 10:30 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 12-23 months can enjoy stories and more. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Baby Time. 11 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children up to 11 months can hear stories and more. Sign up half-hour before it begins. Free. 703-746-1705.

Baby Rhyme Time. 11:30 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children up to 11 months can enjoy rhymes and more. Free. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Animal Shelter Visit. 3:30 p.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children in ages K-5 can learn about animals, their habits, care and training. Animals usually come along for a visit. 703-746-1705.

Read, Sing & Play Baby. 4 p.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children up to 11 months can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1703.

Tuesday/April 23

Craft Night Social. 5-9 p.m. at Del Ray Artisans. Bring unfinished projects that are in progress and be social with other creative individuals. $8 DRA members / $10 non-members. Register: www.TheDelRayArtisans.org/craft.

Music Performance. The Milk Carton Kids will perform at Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Hall. Visit www.birchmere.com or 703-549-7500 for tickets.

Stories and Songs. 10 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 1-4 can enjoy stories and more. Sign up half-hour before. Free. 703-746-1705.

Mother Goose Time. 10:15 a.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children ages 12-24 months can enjoy stories, activities and more. Limited to 25 children. Free. 703-746-1703.

Time For 2s. 10:30 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children age 24-36 months can enjoy stories and more. Free. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Stories to Grow On. 11 a.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children ages 2 and up can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1703.

Tuesday Tots. 11 a.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children ages 2-3 can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1704.

Baby Rhyme Time. 11:30 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children up to 11 months can enjoy rhymes and more. Free. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Matinee Series. 4 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Watch a hit film. Free. 703-746-1704.

Paws to Read. 5:30 p.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children in grades 1-6 can read to friendly dogs. Registration required, 703-746-1705.

Game Night. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 8-12 can play with their friends. Free. 703-746-1702.

Wednesday/April 24

Mother Goose Time. 10:15 a.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children ages 12-24 months can enjoy games, rhymes and more. Free. 703-746-1703.

Time For 2s. 10:30 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children age 24-36 months can enjoy stories and more. Free. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Stories to Grow On. 11 a.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children age 2 and up can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1703.

Baby Rhyme Time. 11:30 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children up to 11 months can enjoy rhymes and more. Free. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Spanish Story Time. 1 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. All abilities and all levels can join in for stories. Free. 703-746-1702.

Author Series. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Local author and historian George Gawalt will discuss his book “George Mason and George Washington: The Power Principle.” 703-746-1743.

Lego Family Night. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. The whole family can enjoy an evening of creative play. Free. 703-746-1702.

Thursday/Apr. 25

Art Focus Group. 7:30-9 p.m. Making Mosaics - The Math and Art of Mosaic Making. Classes are $25 each or $200 for the 10 class series. A school or group of teachers can share the registration for the full series. At 2804 Sherwood Hall Ln. Call 703-201-1250.

Garden Stroll and Tea. 1-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Tour some of the glorious demonstration gardens with a master gardener docent who tell stories of Green Spring past and present. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea served in our 1784 historic house. $28. Call 703-914-7987 to register.

Mother Goose Time. 10 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 12-24 months can enjoy stories, activities and more. Limited to 25 children. Free. 703-746-1705.

Story Time. 10:30 a.m. or 3 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 3-5 can enjoy stories, activities and more. Free. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Story Time. 11 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 3-5 can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1705.

Little One-Ders. 11:15 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 12-23 months can enjoy stories and more. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Story Time. 4 p.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children ages 3 and up can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1703.

Blockbuster Thursday. 6:30 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Watch a movie. Free. Visit www.alexandria.lib.va.us or 703-746-1702.

World Short Story Discussion. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Call for title. 703-746-1779.

Pajama Party.7 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children age 3-6 can come dressed in their favorite outfit/pajamas and listen to stories. Free. 703-746-1704.

Friday/Apr. 26

Junior Brown. $25. The Birchmere Music Hall is located at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Visit www.birchmere.com or call 703-549-7500.

Basic Gardening: Easy Makeover Tips. 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. This 'Do-over' class will help determine your needs to create a garden that matches personal style. $10. Visit www.greenspring.org or call 703-642-5173 to register.

Ballet Performance. 6:30 p.m. Come see the Virginia Ballet Company’s working stage rehearsal of the Don Quixote ballet at the Ernst Community Cultural Center Theater, 8333 Little River Turnpike. Tickets are $10 plus a $2 fee per each ticket. Visit www.virginiaballetcompany.org or call 703-249-8227.

Saturday/April 27

Workshop: Container Garden for Shade. 9:30-11 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Add beautiful color and texture to a shady garden, patio or porch with a container that thrives in the shade. $25 includes supplies. Call 703-642-5173 to register and pay fee.

Ballet Performance. Performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Come see the Virginia Ballet Company perform the full-length Don Quixote Ballet at the Ernst Community Cultural Center Theater, 8333 Little River Turnpike. Adults/$30; children, students and seniors/$20; plus a $3 fee per each ticket. Visit www.virginiaballetcompany.org or call 703-249-8227.

Community-wide Yard Sale. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Mount Zephyr community of Mount Vernon. Free.

Walking Tour. 2 p.m. at Fort Ward, 4301 West Braddock Road. Learn more about the Civil War history of Fort Ward and the Defenses of Washington on a soldier-led walking tour of the historic fort. Free. Visit www.fortward.org or call 703-746-4848.

Literary Fiesta. 11 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Celebrate El Dia de los Ninos with music, stories and free books. All ages welcome. Free. 703-746-1702.

Search and Rescue Dog Association.11 a.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Learn what to do if you get lost in the woods. All ages. Free. 703-746-1704.

Saturday Stories. 11 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. All ages can enjoy stories and songs. Free. 703-746-1702.

Gary Lloyd Storyteller. 2 p.m. at Duncan Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. All ages. Free. 703-746-1705.

Global Tea Testing. 2 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Enjoy teas from all around the world while learning about cultures and traditions. Register by calling 703-746-1771.

Sunday/Apr. 28

Boney James. $55. The Birchmere Music Hall is located at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Visit www.birchmere.com or call 703-549-7500.

Carpenter’s Cook-Off. Noon-3 p.m. at The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Taste samples of food from chefs around the area. There will be a live auction, music and more. $50/adults; $15/child. $65 buys entrance into the live broadcast with Food & The Beast and entrance to the cook-off. Proceeds benefit Carpenter’s Shelter. Visit www.carpenterscookoff.com for more.

Flowers in Fashion. 1-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Hear the history of personal adornment with flowers and interconnections between botany, garden aesthetics and clothing design. View fabulous floral motifs in fashion to see how their shapes and meanings have inspired designers through the ages. For people 13 and older. $28. Call 703-642-5173 to register.

Ballet Performance. 2 p.m. Come see the Virginia Ballet Company perform the full-length Don Quixote Ballet at the Ernst Community Cultural Center Theater, 8333 Little River Turnpike. Adults/$30; children, students and seniors/$20; plus a $3 fee per each ticket. Visit www.virginiaballetcompany.org or call 703-249-8227.

Music. 2 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Listen to music by the Mike Gillispie jazz quartet. Free. 703-746-1702.

Through April 28

Exhibit. “Artistic Duo IV” will be on exhibit at Green Spring Horticultural Center Gallery, 4603 Green Spring Road. Works by watercolor artist Carolyn Grossé and photographer Stephen Gawarecki are featured in a joint show. Paintings range from realistic to abstract; photographs include his window series and moody landscapes. Free. Visit www.greenspring.org or 703-642-5173.

Monday/April 29

Little One-Ders. 10:30 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 12-23 months can enjoy stories and more. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Baby Time. 11 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children up to 11 months can hear stories and more. Sign up half-hour before it begins. Free. 703-746-1705.

Baby Rhyme Time. 11:30 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children up to 11 months can enjoy rhymes and more. Free. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Read, Sing & Play Baby. 4 p.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children up to 11 months can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1703.

Biography Book Club. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Call for title. 703-746-1743.

Tuesday/April 30

Stories and Songs. 10 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 1-4 can enjoy stories and more. Sign up half-hour before. Free. 703-746-1705.

Mother Goose Time. 10:15 a.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen ST. Children ages 12-24 months can enjoy games, rhymes and more. Free. 703-746-1703.

Time For 2s. 10:30 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children age 24-36 months can enjoy stories and more. Free. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Stories to Grow On. 11 a.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children age 2 and up can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1703.

Baby Rhyme Time. 11:30 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children up to 11 months can enjoy rhymes and more. Free. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Game Night. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 8-12 can play with their friends. Free. 703-746-1702.

The Art of Finding the Perfect Bridal Gown. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Learn how to choose the most flattering dress. Free. 703-746-1702.

Through April 30

New Items on View. See the suite George Washington likely wore during his inauguration at Federal Hall at Mount Vernon Estate until April 30. Also on view until March 31 is the first draft of his first inaugural address. Visit www.mountvernon.org for more.

Wednesday/May 1

Jazz. Fourplay will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Hall at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $55. Visit www.birchmere.com or 703-549-7500.

Thursday/May 2

Acoustic Performance. Hayes Carll performs at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Hall at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Visit www.birchmere.com or 703-549-7500 for tickets.

Friday/May 3

Music. John Hodgman performs at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Hall at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $25. Visit www.birchmere.com or 703-549-7500.

Saturday/May 4

Music. Howie Day performs at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Hall at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $25. Visit www.birchmere.com or 703-549-7500.

Reception. 3-6 p.m. Attend the Bethany House of Northern Virginia’s second annual Garden of Light Reception, located at the Holiday Inn & Suites rooftop patio, 625 1st St. The event will feature refreshments, live music and a silent auction. Tickets are $55 per person, and will directly benefit victims of abuse served through BHNV’s Family Assistance Program. Visit www.bhnv.org or call 703-658-9500.

Workshop. 9:30-11 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Workshop on creating garden containers led by Green Spring’s staff. $35 per person. Call 703-642-5173 to register and pay $20 supply fee by May 1.

Alexandria Art Market. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Colasanto Park, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Meet local artists and hear live music. Visit www.thedelrayartisans.org/artmarket for more.

May 4 through June 2

Exhibition. Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Come to an exhibition of non-functional ceramic artwork. Free. For more information, go to www.torpedofactory.org/target.

Sunday/May 5

Steve Tyrell. 7:30 p.m. $45. The Birchmere Music Hall is located at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Visit www.birchmere.com or call 703-549-7500.

Concert. 3 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Come see performances by Alice Weinreb, William Wielgus and David Teie. Free. Visit eclipseco.org or call 703-635-2770.

Thursday/May 9

Garden Stroll and Tea. 1-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Tour some of the gardens with a master gardener docent who will tell stories of Green Spring past and present. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea served in our 1784 historic house. $28. Call 703-914-7987 to register.

Art Reception. 5-8 p.m. at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. Come to the reception for the “Art Uniting People” exhibit. Free. For more visit www.healthieralexandria.org/antistigma.

Reception. 6 -8 p.m. Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Come to a reception for the Beyond Function art exhibition and meet some of the featured artists. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org/target.

Tour. 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Travel to Wilmington, Del. and tour Mt. Cuba’s native plant gardens in the morning and spend the afternoon at Winterthur with a house tour and a tram tour of the grounds and gardens. $120 per person. Register on-line at www.greenspring.org or call Green Spring Gardens 703-642-5173.

Friday/May 10

Gardening Demonstration: Hostas. 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Master Gardeners show you how to care for and make the most of this great plant in your garden. $10 per person.Register on-line at www.greenspring.org or call Green Spring Gardens 703-642-5173.

Saturday/May 11

Music. Gary Taylor performs at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Hall at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $35. Visit www.birchmere.com or 703-549-7500.

Gardening Demonstration. 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Horticulturalist Karen Rexrode shows you colorful shrubs and evergreens to anchor your mixed border for year round beauty. $18 per person. Register on-line at www.greenspring.org or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Sunday/May 12

Mother’s Day with Mother’s Finest. 7:30 p.m. in the Music Hall at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Visit www.birchmere.com or 703-549-7500 for tickets.

Carlyle House Tours. Noon-4 p.m. Free tours on Mother’s Day for all mothers and grandmothers at the Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St. $5/adults; $3/children ages 5-12. Contact carlyle@nvrpa.org or call 703-549-2997.

Tea Party. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. At Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn about some of the remarkable mothers who raised children in the historic house from the 1780s to the 1960s. $28 adult/ $18 children under 12. Call 703-941-7987 for reservations.

Friday/May 17

Wine Festival. 6-9 p.m. at Mount Vernon. Learn about the history of wine in Virginia and Mount Vernon, while sampling wine from 16 Virginia wineries among other activities. $38. Visit www.mountvernon.org to purchase tickets.

Saturday/May 18

Civil War 150th Concert. 7 p.m. featuring the Federal City Brass Band. Honor Armed Forces Day at an evening performance of songs from the Civil War era in the Fort Ward Park amphitheatre. The Federal City Brass Band recreates the sound and appearance of a regular U.S. Army regimental brass band of the 1860s. Visit http://apps.alexandriava.gov/Calendar.

Exhibition. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Spring Garden Day. Free. Call 703-642-5173 for more information.

Sunday/May 19

Wine Festival. 6-9 p.m. at Mount Vernon. Learn about the history of wine in Virginia and Mount Vernon, while sampling wine from 16 Virginia wineries among other activities. $38. Visit www.mountvernon.org to purchase tickets.

Monday/May 20

Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Don Williams performs, with special guest Ashley Monroe. $55. Visit http://ashleymonroe.com/.

Wednesday/May 22

Lecture. 7:30 p.m. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Listen to a lecture by Chief Historian of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park John Hennessy on the aftermath of the Battle of Fredericksburg, its impact and its connections to Alexandria. Free. Open seating, ADA accessible, 140 people maximum. Visit www.AlexandriaHistory.org or call 703-746-4994.

Thursday/May 23

Garden Stroll and Tea. 1-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Tour some of the gardens with a master gardener docent who will tell stories of Green Spring past and present. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea served in our 1784 historic house. $28. Call 703-914-7987 to register.

Thursday/May 30

Psychic Show. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave. Come see Sylvia Browne present her one woman show about her work in the field of parapsychology, give readings and hold a Q&A on her field and work. $55. Visit www.birchmere.com.

Tour. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Leaves from Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Travel to Richmond to an herb farm for lunch and a class on lavender followed by an afternoon tour of the gilded age of Maymont Estate and gardens. $119 per person.Register on-line at www.greenspring.org or call Green Spring Gardens 703-642-5173.

Saturday/June 1

21st Annual Alexandria Armenian Festival. 1:30-6 p.m. at Market Square, 301 King St. Enjoy vendors, entertainment, food and more. Free admission. Visit www.alexandriaarmenianfestival.com/ for more.

Alexandria Art Market. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Colasanto Park, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Meet local artists and hear live music. Visit www.thedelrayartisans.org/artmarket for more.

Thursday/June 6

Garden Stroll and Tea. 1-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Tour some of the gardens with a master gardener docent who will tell stories of Green Spring past and present. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea served in our 1784 historic house. $28. Call 703-914-7987 to register.

Friday/June 14

Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Come see HEM perform. $25. Visit www.hemmusic.com.

Sunday/June 16

Carlyle House Tours. Noon-4 p.m. Free tours on Father’s Day for all fathers and grandfathers at the Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St. $5/adults; $3/children ages 5-12. Contact carlyle@nvrpa.org or call 703-549-2997.

Thursday/June 20

Garden Stroll & Tea. 1-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Tour some of the gardens with a master gardener docent who will tell of Green Spring past and present. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea served in our 1784 historic house. $28. Call 703-914-7987 to register.

Tuesday/June 25

Craft Night Social. 5-9 p.m. at Del Ray Artisans. Bring unfinished projects that are in progress and be social with other creative individuals. $8 DRA members / $10 non-members. Register: www.TheDelRayArtisans.org/craft.

Saturday/July 6

Alexandria Art Market. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Colasanto Park, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Meet local artists and hear live music. Visit www.thedelrayartisans.org/artmarket for more.

July 6 through July 28

Exhibit. See a solo exhibit from Torpedo Factory Artist of the Year Ruth Gowell. Located in the Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St. See works in woven fiber art and kiln-formed glass. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.

Sunday/July 7

Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Come see Swing Out Sister perform. $35. Visit www.swingoutsister.com.

Thursday/July 11

Opening Reception. 6-8 p.m. see a solo exhibit from Torpedo Factory Artist of the Year Ruth Gowell. Located in the Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St. See works in woven fiber art and kiln-formed glass. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.

Wednesday/July 17

Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Come see Jars of Clay perform. $27.50. Visit www.jarsofclay.com.

Saturday/Aug. 3

Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Come see Poco and Pure Prairie League. $35. Visitwww.poconut.org/ andwww.pureprairieleague.com/.

Alexandria Art Market. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Colasanto Park, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Meet local artists and hear live music. Visit www.thedelrayartisans.org/artmarket for more.

Tuesday/Aug. 27

Craft Night Social. 5-9 p.m. at Del Ray Artisans. Bring unfinished projects that are in progress and be social with other creative individuals. $8 DRA members / $10 non-members. Register: www.TheDelRayArtisans.org/craft.

Saturday/Aug. 31

Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Come see The Outlaws perform. $35. visit www.outlawsmusic.com.

Saturday/Sept. 7

Alexandria Art Market. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Colasanto Park, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Meet local artists and hear live music. Visit www.thedelrayartisans.org/artmarket for more.

Saturday/Sep. 28

Live Music. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Come see The Wailin’ Jennys perform. $39.50. Visitwww.thewailinjennys.com/.

Tuesday/Oct. 22

Craft Night Social. 5-9 p.m. at Del Ray Artisans. Bring unfinished projects that are in progress and be social with other creative individuals. $8 DRA members / $10 non-members. Register: www.TheDelRayArtisans.org/craft.