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Alexandria Calendar February-April

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Winter Classes. Beginning in Feb. 20 at Art at the Center, 2804 Sherwood Hall Lane. Children ages 6-10 can participate. Register at www.artatthecenter.org or 703-201-1250.

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.

Art Exhibit. Alexandria artist Francis Seeger will display “People” in the Athenaeum Gallery, 201 Prince St. through Feb. 24. Free. Features a number of the artist’s larger figural paintings. Often appearing to be waiting for time to pass or expressing a touch of boredom, Seeger’s subjects are captured with vibrant palette. Visit www.nvfaa.org or 703-548-0035.

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

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.

Through March 17

Theater Performance. “Ladies Swing the Blues,” a world premiere by Thomas W. Jones II and William Knowles at Metrostage, 1201 N. Royal St. Explore the jazz folklore, mythologies and backstage stories of the ’40s and ’50s with four legendary jazz divas as they gather to commemorate the passing of jazz legend Charlie Parker. Performances are Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets $50 (students $25). For tickets call 800-494-8497 or visit www.metrostage.org, Groups/Info 703-548-9044. Fully accessible, free parking.

Through March 3

Art Exhibit. See “Fabricated: An Exhibition of Wearable Art” at Target Galley in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Visit www.torpedofactory.org/target for more on the exhibit.

Through March 17

Art Exhibit. See Matthew D. Kiehl’s “Craft and Character: Wasteland” at the Schlesinger Center Margaret W & Joseph L. Fisher Gallery. See an exploration of pen and ink on paper. Free.

Through March 24

Art Exhibit. Multiple Exposures Gallery in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., will showcase work by three new artists: Tim Hyde, Soomin Ham and Fred Zafran. Each artist will showcase the world around us. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.

Wednesday/Feb. 13

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.

Celebrate the Presidents. 4 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 6-12 can hear stories about the presidents and more. 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.

Pajama Party.7 p.m. at Duncan Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 3-7 can come dressed in their favorite outfit/pajamas and listen to stories. Free. 703-746-1705.

Music Performance. See Fusebox at Evening Star Cafe, 2000 Mount Vernon Ave., from 8-10 p.m. Free. Visit eveningstarcafe.net or 703-549-5051.

Through March 17

“Hearth and Home.” Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., presents a juried show where items reflect on the meaning of home, or items used in the home. Free. Visit www.Potomacfiberartsgallery.com or 703-548-0935.

Thursday/Feb. 14

Reception and Juror Talk. 6-8 p.m. hear Rachel Timmins give a talk relating to “Fabricated: An Exhibition of Wearable Art” at Target Galley in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Visit www.torpedofactory.org/target for more on the exhibit.

Burlesque Revue. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the performance starting at 7:30 p.m. at Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. The Pontani Sisters will perform their Burlesque-A-Pades with music by Brian Newman. $29.50/person. Visit www.birchmere.com or 800-745-3000 for tickets.

Thursday Art Night: Made with Love. 6-9 p.m. at Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Browse open studios, interact with artists and more. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or 703-838-4565.

Valentine’s Day Tea Party. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Christmas Attic, 125 S. Union St. Enjoy a selection of gourmet teas and take your cup home. Free. Visit www.christmasattic.com for more.

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.

Classic Film Series. 6:30 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Watch “Pride and Prejudice” and celebrate Valentine’s Day. Free. 703-746-1704.

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.

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 find a literary better half at this event. Prizes will be awarded and refreshments will be served. 703-746-1751 to reserve a spot.

Valentine’s Day Concert. 7 p.m. at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Married singers Christal and Peter Prout will present a concert for lovers. $10/person. Visit www.nvfaa.org for tickets.

Love Letters. 1-3 p.m. at Historic Green Spring, 4603 Green Spring Road. Enjoy a selection of love letters from the past. Heartfelt missives penned by novelists, kings, queens, and world leaders are witty, bittersweet and often intriguing. $28 per person and includes a full English tea. For information and reservations, call 703-941-7987.

That Magic Something: YA Author Panel. 6:30 p.m. at Hooray for Books, 1555 King St. Brittany Geragotelis, author of “Life’s a Witch” and Michelle Hodkin, author of “Mara Dyer” will discuss their books. Free. RSVP info@hooray4books.com.

Friday/Feb. 15

Teen Production. 7:30 p.m. at Heritage Presbyterian Church, 8503 Fort Hunt Road. See “The Pink Panther Strikes Again.” $10 available only at the door.

Live Music. Fusebox and All Things Null and Void perform at 7 p.m. at Electric Maid Community Exchange, 268 Carroll St., N.W., Washington, D.C. $10. Visit electricmaid.org for more.

Wee Ones Story Time. 10:30 a.m. at Hooray for Books, 1555 King St. Children under age 2 can enjoy stories and songs. Free. Call 703-548-4092 or visit www.hooray4books.com.

Saturday/Feb. 16

George Washington’s Birthday Celebration. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Mount Vernon Estate. Enjoy a taste of his favorite meal while supplies last, mingle with costumed characters and more. $17/adult; $8/children age 6-11; children under 5 are free. Visit www.mountvernon.org for more.

Birthnight Banquet and Ball. 5:30 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St. Includes an 18th-century banquet, English country dancing, dessert collation and more. Period costume optional, after-five attire encouraged. $100/advance reservation; $125 to sit in the main dining room with the Washingtons or $200 to dine at the same table with the Washingtons. 703-746-4242.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. The United States Air Force Band will play music for the viola. Free. Visit www.usafband.af.mil or 202-767-5658.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane. The Patagonia Winds will perform music by Piazzolla, D’Rivera and more. $10/adult; $5/student, senior, military. Reception to follow.

Teen Production. 7:30 p.m. at Heritage Presbyterian Church, 8503 Fort Hunt Road. See “The Pink Panther Strikes Again.” $10 available only at the door.

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

Wee Ones Story Time. 10:30 a.m. at Hooray for Books, 1555 King St. Children under age 2 can enjoy stories and songs. Free. Call 703-548-4092 or visit www.hooray4books.com.

Free Workshop. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Alexandria Black History Museum. Families with children ages 6-12 can choose a “legend” in their family, write a story and then make it into a handmade storybook. Reservations requested, 703-746-4356.

Feb. 16-18

George Washington’s Birthday Parade and Weekend Festivities. Largest parade in the country celebrating the 281st anniversary of the birth of the nation’s first president takes place on Washington’s Birthday holiday, Monday, Feb. 18, 1-3 p.m. in Old Town Alexandria. Part of a weekend of events that includes the Birthnight Banquet & Ball and a Madeira wine tasting at Gadsby’s Tavern, a 10-K race, a 1-mile race just before the parade, plus free open houses at historic attractions on parade day. VisitAlexandriaVA.com, WashingtonBirthday.net, 703-746-3301 for information on the events.

Sunday/Feb. 17

George Washington’s Birthday Celebration. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Mount Vernon Estate. Enjoy a taste of his favorite meal while supplies last, mingle with costumed characters and more. $17/adult; $8/children age 6-11; children under 5 are free. Visit www.mountvernon.org for more.

Madeira Tasting. 3 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St. Taste a variety of George Washington’s favorite drink from Rare Wine, Inc. $45/person includes food paired with it. Reservations required. 703-746-4242.

Film Day. 2 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Watch “The Pursuit of Happyness” in honor of African-American History Month. Free. Visit www.alexandria.lib.va.us or 703-746-1702.

Opening Reception. 2-5 p.m. at Multiple Exposures Gallery in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., will showcase work by three new artists: Tim Hyde, Soomin Ham and Fred Zafran. Each artist will showcase the world around us. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.

Barbershop Harmony Concert. 3 p.m. at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane. Hear the Harmony Heritage Singers do favorite songs including “Barbara Ann,” “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and more. Free, offering taken for United Community Ministries. 703-765-4779.

Teen Production. 3 p.m. at Heritage Presbyterian Church, 8503 Fort Hunt Road. See “The Pink Panther Strikes Again.” $10 available only at the door.

Revolutionary Battle Re-Enactment. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Fort Ward Museum a Historic Park, 4301 W. Braddock Road. See military drills, cannon firings, music and more. Part of George Washington’s birthday celebration weekend. Free. Visit http://www.washingtonbirthday.net/ or 703-829-6640.

Music Performance. 7 p.m. at Church of the Resurrection, 2280 N. Beauregard St. Hear acoustic blues singer/historian Scott Ainslie with special guest Rick Franklin. $18/general; $15/advance at www.focusmusic.org or 703-501-6061.

VETStravaganza Concert. 3 p.m. at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Hear the West Point Cadet Glee Club, country singer Mark Wills and more. Tickets are free but required. Visit www.lisner.org, 202-994-6851 or 202-994-9599 for tickets.

Monday/Feb. 18

Free admission. In honor of George Washington’s birthday, enjoy free admission to Mount Vernon Estate. There will be a wreath-laying ceremony, music and military performances. The estate is open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit www.mountvernon.org for more.

Parade Day Open House. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St. Enjoy the tour for free. Donations welcome.

Music. James Cotton and guitarist Tinsley Ellis are part of the all-star Blues at the Crossroads II: Muddy and the Wolf concert at 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $49.50/person. Visit www.birchmere.com or 703-549-7500 for tickets.

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Hooray for Books, 1555 King St. Shawn Stout, author of “Penelope Crumb” series will discuss her second book. For children ages 6 and up. Free. Call 703-548-4092 or visit www.hooray4books.com.

Tuesday/Feb. 19

Music. Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale perform 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.

Film Screening. 7 p.m. at Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Watch “Chisholm 72: Unbought & Unbossed,” based on Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to Congress and her 1972 presidential bid. Visit www.alexandriava.gov/humanrights for more.

Wednesday/Feb. 20

Author Series. 7-8:30 p.m. at Charles Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Tom Young will discuss his latest military thriller “The Renegades.” Free. www.alexandria.lib.va.us or 703-746-1702.

Antiques Club. 9:30-11 a.m. at Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road. The Alexandria/Mount Vernon Antiques Club will feature Gale Curcio who will be highlighting vintage tablecloths. Free.

Feb. 20 through March 3

Student/Faculty Exhibit. The Art League in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., presents paintings, drawings, ceramics, jewelry, and more. Visit www.theartleague.org or 703-683-1780.

Thursday/Feb. 21

Art Focus Group. 7:30-9 p.m. Collage - build on children's natural instinct for collecting by creating something new out of scraps and bits and pieces. We will also explore extending collage into paper architecture. 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 Lane. Call 703-201-1250.

Creative Writing Session. 1 p.m. at Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road. Get the creative juices flowing with the help of Camilla Clocker and Julie Ellis. Free, open to the public. 703-765-4573.

Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Burgundy Farm Country Day School, 3700 Burgundy Road. Hear the 6th graders perform “Burgundy on Broadway: Dreams and Magic,” a musical revue that includes music from “Harry Potter” to “Oklahoma!” There will be a puppet show, spoken narration, clarinet performance and more. $5/door; $1/child.

Friday/Feb. 22

Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun And Wayne 'The Train' Hancock. 7:30 p.m. $29.50. The Birchmere Music Hall is located at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Visit www.birchmere.com or call 703-549-7500.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. The United States Air Force Band will play music for the clarinet. Free. Visit www.usafband.af.mil or 202-767-5658.

Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Burgundy Farm Country Day School, 3700 Burgundy Road. Hear the 6th graders perform “Burgundy on Broadway: Dreams and Magic,” a musical revue that includes music from “Harry Potter” to “Oklahoma!” There will be a puppet show, spoken narration, clarinet performance and more. $5/door; $1/child.

Theater Production. 8 p.m. at Port City Playhouse, 1819 N. Quaker Lane. See “The Drawer Boy.” $18/adult; $16/student, senior; $14/groups of 10 or more.

Performance. 10:30 a.m. at Downtown Baptist Church, 212 S. Washington St. See “The Young Spectaculars and the Front Yard Adventure.” $8/person and can be purchased at www.artsonthehorizon.org or at the door.

Birthday Symposium. 1-4 p.m. at George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. Hear three talks on “George Washington and Religion: Private Man and Public Issues.” Free. 703-683-2007.

Birthday Concert and Gala. 6 p.m. at George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. Celebrate George Washington’s birthday with music and more. $100/person, reservations must be made by Feb. 18. http://gwmemorial.org/birthday-celebration-2013.php to buy a ticket.

Feb. 22 through March 9

Theater Production. Port City Playhouse's third production of the 2012-13 season “The Drawer Boy” by Michael Healey, directed by Jennifer Lyman opens on Friday, Feb. 22. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 22-23; March 1-2 and 8-9; and Tuesday, March 5 at 8 p.m.; and Saturday, March 2 and 9 at 2 p.m. Port City Playhouse performs at 1819 N. Quaker Lane.

Saturday/Feb. 23

Harmony Sweepstakes 2013 'Mid Atlantic Regional.' 7:30 p.m. $29.50. Visit www.harmony-sweepstakes.com/. The Birchmere Music Hall is located at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Visit www.birchmere.com or call 703-549-7500.

Closing Reception. 3-5 p.m. See work by local artists Pamela Underhill and Rusty Lynn at The Gallery at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane. Free. Visit www.Convergenceccf.net.

Free Wedding Open House. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Kimpton’s Monaco Alexandria. Couples can browse the ballroom, courtyard, guest rooms and suites. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served. There will be wedding vendors present, raffles and more. Visit www.monaco-alexandria.com or RSVP to Allison Manning at Allison.Manning@kimptonhotels.com.

Author Signing Event. 1-4 p.m. at Books A Million, 6230-I N. Kings Highway. S.E. Simpson will sign copies of her book “Ginger and the Bully.” Free.

Theater Production. 8 p.m. at Port City Playhouse, 1819 N. Quaker Lane. See “The Drawer Boy.” $18/adult; $16/student, senior; $14/groups of 10 or more.

Performance. 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. at Downtown Baptist Church, 212 S. Washington St. See “The Young Spectaculars and the Front Yard Adventure.” $8/person and can be purchased at www.artsonthehorizon.org or at the door.

Sunday/Feb. 24

Annual Jury Information Session. 2-3 p.m. in Studio 31 at the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Visual artists who are interested in joining the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association can get more information. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org.

Film Day. 2 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Watch “The Color Purple” in honor of African-American History Month. Free. Visit www.alexandria.lib.va.us or 703-746-1702.

African Drumming Workshop. 2-3:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane. Susan Berning leads the interactive rhythms. Bring own drum, bell or shaker, or ask to borrow one. $5/person or $15/family. Contact Susan Berning at 443-761-0165 or sberning@worldportico.com.

Through Feb. 24

Exhibit. "Dot and Dash" art exhibit at Del Ray Artisans gallery from Feb. 1-24. Getting back to the basics: dot and dash. Artists deconstruct their individualized art-making processes to interpret the theme in their unique styles, showcasing two- and three-dimensional work that is painterly, graphic, realistic, and abstract. Del Ray Artisans gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. www.TheDelRayArtisans.org.

Monday/Feb. 25

Performance. 10:30 a.m. at Downtown Baptist Church, 212 S. Washington St. See “The Young Spectaculars and the Front Yard Adventure.” $8/person and can be purchased at www.artsonthehorizon.org or at the door.

Feb. 26 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.

Wednesday/Feb. 27

Black History Month Event. 7:30 p.m. at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Features Kathy Harty Gray Dancers, poetry readings by students and faculty, music by the NOVA Jazz Band and more. Free, but donations requested. Parking is $6. 703-845-6097.

Thursday/Feb. 28

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

Author Series. 7-8:30 p.m. at Charles Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. In honor of Black History Month, Bob O’Connor will speak about his book “The U.S. Colored Troops at Andersonville Prison.” Free. Visit www.alexandria.lib.va.us or call 703-746-1702.

Networking Fun. 6-9 p.m. at the Carlyle Club, 411 John Carlyle St. Hosted by New Hope Housing’s Young Professionals Board and IMPACT Marketing & Events. Features cocktails, music and more. $20 online or $25 at the door. E-mail Michelle Jannazo at mjannazo@newhopehousing.org or 703-799-2292 ext. 11.

Information Talk. 6-7:30 p.m. at Sherwood Hall Library. Students and parents can gain insight into the importance of promoting financial literacy at an early age. Daryl Mackey, author of “Teamesteem is the Key to a Teen’s Financial Dreams” will lead the forum. Copies of his book will be given out to the first 25 teens to arrive. 703-980-3510 for questions.

Gala Benefit. 7-10 p.m. at Virtue Feed and Grain, 106 S. Union St. The fourth annual CAC Gala benefits the Center for Alexandria’s Children. Features a silent auction, mini raffle, buffet and more. Tickets start at $150 and available at http://2013cacgala.eventbrite.com or by contacting the Center at 703-746-6008. For more information about the Center, go to www.centerforalexandriaschildren.org.

Performance. 10:30 a.m. at Downtown Baptist Church, 212 S. Washington St. See “The Young Spectaculars and the Front Yard Adventure.” $8/person and can be purchased at www.artsonthehorizon.org or at the door.

Through Feb. 28

Highlights at Mount Vernon Estate. In observance of Black History Month, Mount Vernon highlights the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. Throughout the month, a daily Slave Life at Mount Vernon tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. Black History Month activities are included in regular Estate admission: adults, $17; children ages 6-11, $8; and children under 5 are admitted free.

“Dance Your Heart Out” Campaign. Metropolitan Fine Arts Center of Alexandria and Fairfax Station is offering unlimited adult dance and mind/body classes throughout February for a special price of $110. And MFAC will donate 10 percent of all “Dance Your Heart Out class fees to the American Heart Association. Schedules can be viewed at www.metrofinearts.com. 703-339-0444.

Art Exhibit. See “Shades of Gray” at Printmakers Inc., in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org.

Feb. 28 through April 7

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. Free. Visit www.nvfaa.org for more.

Friday/March 1

Theater Production. 8 p.m. at Port City Playhouse, 1819 N. Quaker Lane. See “The Drawer Boy.” $18/adult; $16/student, senior; $14/groups of 10 or more.

Performance. 10:30 a.m. at Downtown Baptist Church, 212 S. Washington St. See “The Young Spectaculars and the Front Yard Adventure.” $8/person and can be purchased at www.artsonthehorizon.org or at the door.

Friday-Sunday/Mar. 1-3

The Bacon Brothers. 7:30 p.m. At the Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $39.50. Visit http://baconbros.com. The Birchmere Music Hall is located at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Visit www.birchmere.com or call 703-549-7500.

March 1 through March 6

Artwork Due. Target Gallery’s March Fundraiser exhibition will accept artwork at the gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or 703-838-4565.

March 1 through March 31

Needlework Exhibit. Exhibit is at Historic Woodlawn Museum, 9000 Richmond Highway. There is a fee. Visit http://woodlawn1805.org.

Saturday/March 2

Celebrate Alexandria: 25 Years with Music and the Maestro. 6 p.m. at Westin Hotel, 400 Courthouse Square. Kim Allen Kluge, musical director of the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra will be honored. There will be a reception, silent and live auction, dinner, dancing and more. Individual tickets are $200. For reservations and information, contact Margherita Woods at 703-960-7994, marg.woods@cox.net, or Jane Ring at 703-548-745, jring10@comcast.net.

Virginia Grand Military Band. 7:30 p.m. Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, NVCC, Alexandria Campus, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Hear works by Sousa, Grainger, Gilbert & Sullivan. Adults $15; band directors and students free. Parking $6.-cash only, vehicles displaying handicapped tags park free. Visit www.vgmb.com or 703 426-4777.

Music. Focus Music presents Slaid Cleaves with special guest Ruut at 7 p.m. at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church. $20/general; $18/advance at www.focusmusic.org.

Theater Production. 2 p.m. or 8 p.m. at Port City Playhouse, 1819 N. Quaker Lane. See “The Drawer Boy.” $18/adult; $16/student, senior; $14/groups of 10 or more.

Performance. 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. at Downtown Baptist Church, 212 S. Washington St. See “The Young Spectaculars and the Front Yard Adventure.” $8/person and can be purchased at www.artsonthehorizon.org or at the door.

Sunday/March 3

Choral Evensong. 5 p.m. at Christ Church Episcopal, 118 N. Washington St. Listen to a service of evening prayer with choral music. All are welcome. Visit www.historicchristchurch.org or 703-549-1450.

Film Day. 2 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Watch “Remember the Titans,” about T.C. Williams High School and its newly desegregated football team, in honor of African-American History Month. Free. Visit www.alexandria.lib.va.us or 703-746-1702.

Opening Reception. 4-6 p.m. at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Meet some of the creators of the “Process: Photography.” 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. Free. Visit www.nvfaa.org for more.

Closing Reception. 2-4 p.m. meet the creators of “Student/Faculty Exhibit” at The Art League in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Browse through paintings, drawings, ceramics, jewelry, and more. Visit www.theartleague.org or 703-683-1780.

Through March 3

Art Exhibit. See “Fabricated: An Exhibition of Wearable Art” at Target Galley in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Visit www.torpedofactory.org/target for more on the exhibit.

Monday/March 4

Performance. 10:30 a.m. at Downtown Baptist Church, 212 S. Washington St. See “The Young Spectaculars and the Front Yard Adventure.” $8/person and can be purchased at www.artsonthehorizon.org or at the door.

Tuesday/March 5

Theater Production. 8 p.m. at Port City Playhouse, 1819 N. Quaker Lane. See “The Drawer Boy.” $18/adult; $16/student, senior; $14/groups of 10 or more.

Thursday/March 7

Art Focus Group. 7:30-9 p.m. Weaving and textile arts — we will look at ways to bring textile arts into the classroom or home studio with a specific focus on recycled fibers. 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 Lane. Call 703-201-1250.

Performance. 10:30 a.m. at Downtown Baptist Church, 212 S. Washington St. See “The Young Spectaculars and the Front Yard Adventure.” $8/person and can be purchased at www.artsonthehorizon.org or at the door.

Friday/March 8

Performance. Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt perform “Nancy & Beth” at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Hall at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $29.50. Visit www.birchmere.com or 703-549-7500.

Mardi Growl Gala. 7-10 p.m. at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 600 Dulany St. Enjoy music by a N’awlins jazz band, silent auction, raffle, beverages and more. $85/single; $150/pair of tickets. All proceeds benefit the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. Visit www.alexandriaAnimals.org/MardiGrowl for more.

Theater Production. 8 p.m. at Port City Playhouse, 1819 N. Quaker Lane. See “The Drawer Boy.” $18/adult; $16/student, senior; $14/groups of 10 or more.

Performance. 10:30 a.m. at Downtown Baptist Church, 212 S. Washington St. See “The Young Spectaculars and the Front Yard Adventure.” $8/person and can be purchased at www.artsonthehorizon.org or at the door.

Saturday/March 9

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. The United States Air Force Band will play music for the woodwind quintet. Free. Visit http://www.usafband.af.mil/ for more.

Theater Production. 2 p.m. or 8 p.m. at Port City Playhouse, 1819 N. Quaker Lane. See “The Drawer Boy.” $18/adult; $16/student, senior; $14/groups of 10 or more.

Performance. 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. at Downtown Baptist Church, 212 S. Washington St. See “The Young Spectaculars and the Front Yard Adventure.” $8/person and can be purchased at www.artsonthehorizon.org or at the door.

Power Art. 3 p.m. at Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Features nationally touring art quilts. Power Suits curator Cyndi Souder will speak and display additional pieces from the collection. Call 703-838-4827 or visit www.thedelrayartisans.org.

March 9 through March 17

Art Exhibit. March Fundraiser exhibit at Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or 703-838-4565.

Sunday/March 10

Power of Mixed Media Workshop. 1-5 p.m. at Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Join Judy Guia of Artistic Artifacts to make a "power art necklace" using vintage, recycled materials. $55 (includes kit). Register by March 6 at www.TheDelRayArtisans.org/art-necklace.

Tuesday/March 12

Music. George Thorogood & the Destroyers perform in the Flex Stage at The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., at 7:30 p.m. $45. Visit www.birchmere.com or 703-549-7500.

Friday/March 15

Art Party. 7-10 p.m. at Target Gallery in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Get a discount on artwork, enjoy prizes, music, games, wings and more. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.

March 15-16

The Average White Band. 7:30 p.m. $35. Visit www.averagewhiteband.com. The Birchmere Music Hall is located at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Visit www.birchmere.com or call 703-549-7500.

Saturday/March 16

Conversations and Stories. 2:30 p.m. at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Local artist/storyteller Sushmita Mazumdar will read from her books and more. $20/includes tea and cookies.

Andrew Jackson Birthday Gala Dinner and Fundraiser. 6:30 p.m. at George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. Features a catered dinner, auction and more. $20/person which will go to one of three scholarship funds. Visit www.andrewjackson120.org for more.

Poetry and Book-Making Workshop. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., lead by artists Stacy Rauch and D.J. Gaskin. Create a journal and personal poems. $75 (includes supplies). Register by March 8 www.TheDelRayArtisans.org/bookmaking.

Sunday/March 17

Watch Awards 2013. 7 p.m. in the Music Hall at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $15. Visit www.birchmere.com or 703-549-7500. Visit www.washingtontheater.org for nominees.

African Drumming Workshop. 2-3:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane. Susan Berning leads the interactive rhythms. Bring own drum, bell or shaker, or ask to borrow one. $5/person or $15/family. Contact Susan Berning at 443-761-0165 or sberning@worldportico.com.

Through March 17

Theater Performance. “Ladies Swing the Blues,” a world premiere by Thomas W. Jones II and William Knowles at Metrostage, 1201 N. Royal St. Explore the jazz folklore, mythologies and backstage stories of the ’40s and ’50s with four legendary jazz divas as they gather to commemorate the passing of jazz legend Charlie Parker. Performances are Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets $50 (students $25). For tickets call 800-494-8497 or visit www.metrostage.org, Groups/Info 703-548-9044. Fully accessible, free parking.

Thursday/March 21

An Evening with Rickie Lee Jones. 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.

Art Focus Group. 7:30-9 p.m. Puppets in the classroom — creating characters to tell stories. 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.

Saturday/March 23

An Evening with Tom Rush. $39.50. The Birchmere Music Hall is located at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Visit www.birchmere.com or call 703-549-7500.

Vinyasa Yoga Session. 10-11:30 a.m. at Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Instructor Isabella Gutfreund will give an intermediate skill level class. $15. Register by March 18 at www.TheDelRayArtisans.org.

Trunk Show. Noon-6 p.m. at Vintage Mirage, 117 S. Columbus St. Features Selma Karaca and her Spring 2013 line of hand-made clothes. Free. Visit www.vintagemirage.com or 703-535-8200.

Sunday/March 24

Music. Madeleine Peyroux performs at 7:30 in the Music Hall at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $55. Visit www.birchmere.com or 703-549-7500.

Ladies 18th-Century Tea. 3 p.m. or 3:15 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St. Sip the museum’s special blend and eat period-inspired delicacies. $35/person. Reservations required. 703-746-4242.

Monday/March 25

Music Performance. Travis Tritt performs at 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $55/person. Visit www.birchmere.com or 703-549-7500 for tickets.

Saturday/March 30

Cleve Francis. 7:30 p.m. $32.50. The Birchmere Music Hall is located at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Visit www.birchmere.com or call 703-549-7500.

Wednesday/April 3

Music. Carolina Chocolate Drops 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.

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.

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.

Sunday/April 7

Artists’ Show & 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.

Apr. 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

Thursday-Sunday/Apr. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.