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Alexandria Entertainment Calendar Feb. 27

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Winter Classes. 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.

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.

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.

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

Basic Gardening. 1:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn how to incorporate native plants to the garden. Visit www.greenspring.org or 703-642-5173.

Performance. 6:30-8 p.m. Alexandria City Community Theatre presents Apollo Live in the Kauffman Auditorium at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St., featuring music through the years. Free. Contact kendall.hermsdorf@alexandria.gov or call 703-746-5575 or 703-746-5411.

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.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Starts at 12:30 p.m. at the corner of King Street and Alfred St. Grand Marshal is Bryan “Bugsy” Watson, owner of Bugsy’s Pizza Restaurant and Sports Bar. There will also be a Classic Car Show at 10 a.m. at Pitt Street. Visit www.ballyshaners.org for more information about the day’s events.

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

Read Across America Story Time. 11 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 6 and under can enjoy stories and more. Free.

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

Indoor and Outdoor Plants. 9:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rod. Discover plants that work best in both indoor and outdoor gardens. Visit www.greenspring.org or 703-642-5173.

Exhibit. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Explore the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum for free. Located at 105-107 S. Fairfax St. Contact apothecary.museum@alexandria.gov or call 703-746-3852.

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.

Friends of Dyke Marsh. 2 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park Visitor Center, 3701 Lockheed Blvd. Learn about snakes, skinks, salamanders, geckos, frogs, alligators and more. Free. Visit www.fodm.org or 703-768-2525.

Party with a Purpose. 6-8 p.m. at Grevey’s Restaurant, 8130 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation invites you to come learn about volunteer opportunities for their 10 weekly adoption events, fostering, transport or taking care of cats and kittens in their adoption centers. Door prizes and munchies, free. Prospective volunteers welcome. Email lisamarierescue@hotmail.com or lostdogbarb@gmail.com.

Winter Lecture. 1:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Elissa Steeves will discuss her gardening experience and how her garden reflects her personality. Visit www.greenspring.org or 703-642-5173.

Exhibit. 1-5 p.m. Explore the Civil War in Alexandria with Civil War Sundays at Alexandria Archaeology Museum, 105 N Union St. Free. Visit www.alexandriaarchaeology.org or call 703-746-4399.

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.

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.

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.

Dinner Meeting. 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 24 Hall, 400 Cameron St. $25/person. William Connery will discuss his book “Civil War Northern Virginia 1861.” Visit www.leecamp.org or RSVP 703-217-7871.

Spanish 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. 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, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children up to 11 months can hear stories and more. Sign up half-hour before it begins. Free. 703-746-1705.

Teen Movie. 4 p.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Teens in grades 6-12 can watch a movie with their friends. Free. 703-46-1705.

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.

Garden Sprouts. 11 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn the history of maple syrup and its importance. Then sample some treats while visiting trees that are tapped for syrup. Visit www.greenspring.org or 703-642-5173.

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.

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.

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.

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.

“Lincoln and Booth: One Mad Act and Its Expiation.” 6-8 p.m. at the Morrison House, 116 S. Alfred St. In relating the story of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination and John Wilkes Booth’s escape, flight and death, Dr. Terry Alford will introduce fresh details and insights about the most consequential murder of the 19th century. Free. Visit www.morrisonhouse.com or call 703-838-8000.

Wednesday/March 6

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.

Film Noir Film Series. 6:45 p.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Call for title. Discussion follows at St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub. Free 703-746-1705.

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

Special Presentation. 1 p.m. in the ballroom at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. Enjoy an illustrated lecture by Marc Meltonville on “The Kitchens of George III.” RSVP at gadsbys.tavern@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-4242.

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.

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.

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.

Pope-Leighey Lecture Series. 7 p.m. Lecture featuring Frank Lloyd Wright homeowners and qualified experts in the fields of restoration, conservation, preservation and management of Wright sites. Located at The Lyceum; 201 S. Washington St. $15; $10 for members. Contact woodlawn@nthp. org or call 703-780-4000.

Children’s Concert. 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St. The NOVA Alexandria Band, John Adams Elementary School Orff Ensemble and more will perform to celebrate Music in our Schools month. Free, but parking is $6.

March 7 through April 1

Art Exhibit. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. “State of Emergency,” Sabyna Sterrett’s exhibition of woven repurposed plastic bags and products, will be featured in The Art League Gallery, at 105 N. Union St. Free. Visit www.theartleague.org or call 703-683-1780.

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.

Classical Potpourri. 7:30 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Hear works by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and more. $15/advance or $20/door. Buy online at InstantSeats.com.

Book Reading. 7 p.m. Hooray for Books, 1555 King St., will host author Pat Britz for a special reading and activity program with children. Free. Visit www.hooray4books.com or call 703-548-4092.

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 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 Madness. 10 a.m. at Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Enjoy a book sale and more. 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.

Celtic Jewelry Workshop. 2 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Shannyn will lead this workshop full of Celtic symbols, beads, clover bobbles and more. Attendance is limited. Call 703-746-1743 to register. Free.

History Symposium. 8:30 a.m. at Green Spring Garden, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn about what was happening in the United States during World War II and what makes 1942 important for Green Springs. Visit www.greenspring.org or 703-642-5173 to register.

Movie Screening. 1:30 p.m. See the next film in the “Saturday Matinee at Duncan” series at the Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Free. Call 703-746-1705.

Music Recital. 7:30 p.m. Hear “Abraham and Isaac,” “A Charm of Lullabies,” folksong arrangements and more at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 8009 Fort Hunt Road. Featuring performances by Benjamin Britten, Barbara Hollinshead, Matt Heil and Betty Bullock. $20/adults; $10/students and teachers; $15/seniors. Call 703-765-4342.

Through March 9

Theater Production. Port City Playhouse's third production of the 2012-13 season is “The Drawer Boy” by Michael Healey, directed by Jennifer Lyman. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, March 1-2 at 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.

Theatre Production. St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School presents “The Wiz” March 1, 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and March 2 at 2 p.m. Located at 1000 St. Stephen’s Road. Tickets are $5. Visit www.sssas.org/arts or call 703-212-2950.

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.

Winter Lecture. 1:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Janet Davis will show how to pamper pollinators, beguile butterflies and boost birds in a garden. Visit www.greenspring.org or 703-642-5173.

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.

Thursday/March 14

Toast to Fashion. 6:30-10 p.m. at Belle Haven Country Club. Enjoy a fashion show, marketplace, raffle and more. Benefits the Campagna Center. Visit www.campagnacenter.org to purchase tickets.

Open Discussion. 3 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Low Vision Tea and Talk “Do you know what I know?” discussion with Gloria Sussman. Call 703-746-1760.

Thursday Art Night. 6-9 p.m. “Spring Awakening” at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union Street. Browse three floors of open studios and galleries, converse with artists and enjoy refreshments at this monthly event. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org/thursday.htm

Fundraiser. 7 p.m. reception; 8 p.m. performance at MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St. Healthy Families Alexandria presents “Ladies Swing the Blues” to benefit early childhood intervention programs. $75/person. Register at https://give.nvfs.org/pages/event-registrations/metrostage-registration or call 571-438-7715.

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.

Live Music. 7:30-9:30 p.m. The Mount Vernon Swing Band will perform at the Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road. $4. Call 703-765-4573.

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.

Touch-A-Truck. 3-6 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson High School, 6560 Braddock Road. Explore fire trucks, police cars and other vehicles. This is a hands-on event,so horns will be sounded and more. $5/person, children under 2 are free. Proceeds benefit Fort Hunt Preschool. Visit www.forthuntpreschool.com/events for more.

Civil War Artillery Projectile Presentation. 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m., 30-minute presentations will be offered. Come learn about the projectiles used in the Civil War at Fort Ward, located at 4301 West Braddock Road. Free. Visit www.fortward.org or call 703-746-4848.

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.

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.

“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.

Monday/March 18

Salute to Women Awards Banquet. 6:30 p.m. reception; dinner at 7:15 p.m. at Westin Hotel Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Square. Alexandria’s Commission for Women will honor 11 women who have contributed to improving the quality of life in Alexandria. $85/person includes dinner. Visit www.alexwomen.com or 703-746-3123.

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.

Presentation. 6:30 p.m. at the Art League Gallery, located in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Representatives from the Alice Ferguson Foundation will discuss their initiative, in conjunction to the exhibit “State of Emergency.” Free. Visit www.theartleague.org or call 703-683-1780.

March 22 through April 28

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. Visit www.nvcc.edu/alexandria/schlesingercenter/gallery.html.

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.

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.

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.

Through March 25

Art Exhibit. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Come see the art of Kathleen Stafford at the Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Free. Visit www.alexblackhistory.org or call 703-746-4356.

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.

Through March 31

50th Annual Needlework Exhibition. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Monday. At the Historic Woodlawn, 9000 Richmond Highway. $10/adults; $5/students through grade 12; free/children 5 and under. Visit http://woodlawn1805.org/50th-annual-needlework-exhibition/ or call 703-780-4000.

Exhibit. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 1-3 p.m. Sunday. No admission charge at the Lee-Fendall House Museum throughout March. Located at 614 Oronoco St. Visit www.leefendallhouse.org or call 703-548-1789.

Tuesday/April 2

Chasing the Bloom in Southern Appalachia. 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Become an armchair tourist through mountains of Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Don Hyatt will lead us on a tour of his favorite native azaleas, rhododendrons, and wildflowers as they come into flower in the wild. $15. Visit www.greenspring.org or call 703-642-5173.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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/.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Garden Stroll & 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Thursday/May 9

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 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.

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.

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.

Thursday/May 23

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 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/June 6

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 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/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.

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.

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.