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Registration is now open for spring classes. Art at the Center is located at 2804 Sherwood Hall Lane. Call 703-201-1250 or visit www.artatthecenter.org.

Ongoing

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

Theater Performance. MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., presents “Ghost-Writer.” Performances are Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. through Sunday, June 16. Tickets are $45-$55; $25/student. Visit www.metrostage.org or 703-548-9044 for tickets.

Art Exhibit. Through Sunday, June 16, see artwork by Sandy LeBrun-Evans and Danny Conant at Multiple Exposures Gallery in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Free. Hours are Thursdays from noon-9 p.m., all other days from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.

Student Design Competition. Come see Woodlawn transformed from a historic house museum into a comfortable and stylish home for 21st century living. Through Sunday, June 16. $20. Call 703-780-4000.

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Supreme Action" by The Art Monkeys. The artists of Studio 4, Old Town, in Alexandria, are creating a topical show of 2D and 3D artworks reflecting on the themes of pride and equality. The artists believe that art is a vehicle for social change and are devoted to making the community a better place. They have committed to donating a portion of all proceeds raised via art sales to Fairfax Pride. An evening that includes live entertainment is in the works for the exhibit’s mid-month “Pride Party” reception, taking place Saturday, June 15, 6-9 p.m. at Studio 4, Old Town. It is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on display through June 30 at Studio 4, Old Town, 218 N. Lee Street, Suite 101. Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Satutday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m. Visit www.facebook.com/events/150301198479526.

Photography Exhibit. Through Sunday, June 16 at Multiple Exposures Gallery features work by Sandy LeBrun-Evans and Danny Conant that focus on unique aspects of places they have traveled. For Drive By, LeBrun-Evans captures "the history left behind" from her journey through Utah’s national parks. Conant’s altered photos in Once Tibetan express his inspiration from a trip to Eastern Tibet. Multiple Exposures gallery is located at 105 N. Union St. Call 703-683-2205.

Art Exhibit. See Under the Microscope at Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery through Sunday, June 16. The gallery's artists explore small life forms, crystalline structures, and the world the audience cannot see. Located 105 N. Union St. Call 703-548-0935.

Watercolor Exhibit. Through Sunday, June 23, see “Paintings of the Potomac Valley Watercolorist” at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Hours at the Historic House are Wednesday-Sunday, noon-4:30 p.m. and at the Horticulture Center are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sunday, noon-4:30 p.m. Visit potomacvalleywatercolorists.org for more.

Theater Performance. “Twentieth Century” is playing through June 29 at The Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St. Call 703-683-0496 or visit www.thelittletheatre.com.

Walking Tour Devoted to Dogs. Saturdays, through June 29 at 10 a.m. at Mount Vernon Estate. All dogs on a leash can enjoy a 1.25 mile walk around the estate, and learn about canine life at Mount Vernon. $5/for the tour plus the general admission for owners. Dogs are free. Visit www.mountvernon.org or 703-780-2000.

Art Exhibit. Through Sunday, June 30, the artists of Studio 4, Old Town, 218 N. Lee St., Suite 101, have created 2D and 3D artworks on the themes of pride and equality. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. Visit www.facebook.com/WorkhouseStudio4 for more.

Art Exhibit. Through Sunday, June 30, see work by Patrick Sargent at Printmakers Inc. For this exhibition, Patrick Sargent brings together his military background with his artistic talents to create large woodcuts based on his experiences. Printmakers Inc. is at 105 N. Union St. Call 703-683- 1342.

Art Exhibit. Through Sunday, June 30, see the exhibit “Food: Friend or Foe,” which examines the relationship we have with food. Showcases 19 works by artists from all over the country. Free. Located at Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Visit www.torpedofactory.org/target for more.

Gallery. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Sunday, June 30, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays. “Sweet Celebrations” at the Scope Gallery, 105 N Union St. Ceramic Guild members present pottery for weddings, anniversaries, graduations and birthdays. Call 703-838-4565 or visit www.torpedofactory.org.

Gallery. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Sunday, June 30, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays. Enamelists Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N Union Street. In “Summer Joy,” enamelists work with a bright summertime palette to celebrate the intensity and everlasting beauty of enamel colors. Call 703-838-4565 or visit www.torpedofactory.org.

Art Exhibit. Running through Sunday, June 30, Target Gallery presents Food, an all-media exhibition at the Torpedo Art Factory that explores the complex relationship with food including a reception Thursday, June 13, 6-8 p.m. Torpedo Art Factory is located at 105 N. Union St. Call 703-838-4565 or visit www.torpedofactory.org.

Gallery. The Art League Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N Union St.

This juried exhibition, running through Monday, July 1, “(Con)text: Art with a Message,” features text-based work. Call 703-683-1780 or visit www.theartleague.org.

Gallery. The Art League Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N Union Street.

The Art League Gallery presents “Tabletop,” an exhibition of functional tabletop wares crafted by artists from around the country, and juried by Linda Christianson. Running through Monday, July 1. Call 703-683-1780 or visit www.theartleague.org.

Gallery The Art League Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N Union Street

Bob Tetro’s solo show, “Bob Tetro: Yellowstone Abstracted,” features photographs of Yellowstone National Park that bring the viewer close. Running through Monday, July 1. Call 703-683-1780 or visit www.theartleague.org.

Art Exhibit. Through Sunday, July 14, see “Hair Apparent” in the Athenaeum Gallery, 201 Prince St. It is a multimedia exhibit featuring sculpture, photography, performance and assemblage. Free.

Art Exhibit. Open through Aug. 3, “Living Legends of Alexandria: African American Activists” is on display at the Alexandria Black History Museum, 601 Wythe St. Free. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit www.alexblackhistory.org or 703-746-4356.

Art Class. Running through Saturday, Aug. 31, classes meet 9:15 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Bring toddlers or preschoolers for guided exploration of clay, paint, collage, drawing and building in a supported studio environment. Classes held at Art At The Center, 2804 Sherwood Hall Lane. Register online at www.artatthecenter.com.

Distillery Open. George Washington’s Distillery and Gristmill open through Oct. 1. $17/adult, $8/child, 5 and under are free.

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 time, as well as period photographs and collections items. Open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, from 1-5 p.m. Admission $2. Visit www.alexandriahistory.org or call 703-746-4994.

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

The West End Farmers Market will run Sundays from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. through November. Located at Ben Brenman Park, browse food, crafts and more. Visit www.westendfarmersmarket.org for more.

This exhibit at Fort Ward, located at 4301 W. Braddock Road, features objects from the museum collection, to tell this story of the event that launched the Civil War in Alexandria. Free. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Visit www.fortward.org or call 703-746-4848.

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

African American Activists Exhibition. Living Legends of Alexandria is an ongoing, not-for-profit photo-documentary project created in 2006 by artist-photographer Nina Tisara to identify, honor and chronicle people making current history in Alexandria. This free exhibit is at the Alexandria Black History Museum, 601 Wythe St. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit www.alexblackhistory.org or call 703-746-4356.

Summer Camps

Mt. Vernon Community Children’s Theatre Summer Camp. Children can participate in either a one-week all-day session July 22-26 or a two-week session, with the option of either morning, afternoon or all day from July 1-12 (no 4th) or July 29-Aug. 9. Children will learn about all aspects of theatre through games, rehearsals and a final showcase. Visit www.mvcct.org/camps.php or 703-360-0686.

The American Backstage Company is offering a variety of summer classes and workshops, many which are free. Located at 5380 Eisenhower Ave. Visit www.americanbackstage.com for a full listing.

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Get Crafty Del Ray Artisans' Craft Night Social provides time to work on a project in progress or start a new one. It is also an opportunity to get to know other creative individuals. The evening is open to all who knit, crochet, sew, scrapbook, make cards or jewelry, or any other fiber, paper or general craft that does not involve wet media other than glue. Each crafter will receive 2-3 feet of table space. Each four-hour session is $8 for Del Ray Artisans members and $10 for non-members. Space is limited; register at www.TheDelRayArtisans.org/craft. For questions about Craft Night Social, contact Lisa at artenuestra@yahoo.com. Craft Night Socials are planned from 5-9 p.m. on June 25, Aug. 27 and Oct. 22, at Del Ray Artisans gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue.

Art Camp 2013 for Kids at Del Ray Artisans. Art exploration through art history, themes, influential artists. Ages 8-14 enjoy drawing, painting, sculpture, games, individual pursuits. Includes supplies, healthy lunches/snacks. Choose week: July 15-19 or 22-26. Visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org/ArtCamp or email ArtCamp@TheDelRayArtisans.org. Camp will be at the Del Ray Artisans gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. The gallery is handicap accessible.

Spanish Immersion Camp for Tots. Monday, July 8-Friday, July 12. Children ages 3-5 will enjoy games, art and sngs and more. $325/child. Register online at www.sssas.org/smmertimesreg.

Clio’s Kids: A History Mini-C.a.m.p. Tuesday, July 23-Thurday, July 25, 9 a.m.-noon for children ages 5-7. $105 includes snacks and souvenirs. Visit www.alexandriava.gov/historic/lyceum/default.aspx?id=43632 for more.

Thursday/June 13

Lecture. 7:30-9 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. The Potowmack chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will discuss “Celebrating the Natural Communities of VA,” including plant roots and their fungal partners. Free. 703-642-5173.

Reception. 6-8 p.m. enjoy a juror talk with April Wood and see the exhibit “Food: Friend or Foe,” which examines the complex relationship we have with food. Showcases 19 works by artists from all over the country. Free. Located at Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Visit www.torpedofactory.org/target for more.

Second Thursday Music. 7 p.m. at Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Tom Dews performs with Henry Cross and Ron Goad. $10. Visit nvfaa.org or 703-548-0035.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Old Town Theater, 815 King St. Hear Live Jazz. Buy tickets at www.oldtowntheater1914.com/home.html or 703-544-5313.

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Fairfax's emmet swimming is celebrating the release of “This Kid Walks Into A Bar…”, their first studio album release in more than a decade. The album features five new songs along with two previously unreleased tracks from emmet’s earlier years. The band will celebrate by playing an album release party on Saturday, June 15 at the Birchmere at 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., all ages, tickets are $20. Visit www.birchmere.com.

Jazz Evening. 6-9 p.m. at locations on King Street near the waterfront. There will be interactive art activities, live music and art receptions. Some locations are free, but some have a charge. Visit secondthursdayoldtown.com for more.

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.

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.

Crime Prevention Tips. 5 p.m. at Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Road. The ACPD Crime Prevention Officer will give tips on how to stay safe at home, on vacation and even around the city. 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.

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.

Second Thursdays. Browse three floors of open studios, converse with artists, and enjoy refreshments at this free monthly event taking place at the Torpedo Factory Art Center 6-9 p.m.105 N. Union St. Call 703-838-4565 or visit www.torpedofactory.org.

Second Thursday Music. 7 p.m. The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Local blues-influenced singer/songwriter Tom Dews uses acoustic guitar and harmonica to underscore his vocals. Dews will be accompanied by Ron Goad on percussion. $10 admission, call 703-548-0035.

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.

Opening Reception. 6-9 p.m. eight painters, including Alexandria Christine Gray, have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards. Their works will be on display at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. Free.

Performance. 7 p.m. at Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Ellouise Schoettler will perform a one-woman piece about Arlington National Cemetery. A coffee and dessert reception will follow. $10. Visit nvfaa.org or 703-548-0035.

Comedy. 7 p.m. or 10 p.m. at Old Town Theater, 815 King St. Chris Barnes performs. Buy tickets at www.oldtowntheater1914.com/home.html or 703-544-5313.

Opening Reception. 7-9 p.m., see “Conscious Evolution” by Denise Philipbar at Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, located in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St. The exhibit blends nature with science and technology. Visit www.nvcc.edu/schlesingercenter/ for more.

Tango Performance. 7 p.m. at Minnie Howard Auditorium, 3801 W. Braddock Road. QuinTango will perform with student performers. Free. Visit www.quintango.com or 703-548-6811.

PBS Documentary Screening. 2 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Watch “Guilty Pleasures,” which takes a look at why romance novels are so popular and “Biblioburro: The Donkey Library,” which showcases a Columbian library. Free. 703-746-1702.

Celebrate Flag Day. 7 p.m. at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Storyteller Ellouise Schoettler's latest one-woman show, “Arlington National Cemetery, My Forever Home,” reveals an unusual view of the grounds, where honoring service and family stories blend. $10 admission, call 703-548-0035.

June 14 through July 21

Art Exhibit. See “Conscious Evolution” by Denise Philipbar at Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, located in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St. The exhibit blends nature with science and technology. Visitwww.nvcc.edu/schlesingercenter/ for more.

Saturday/June 15

Workshop. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Adults and children work together to choose a “legend” in their family, write their story, and make it into a handmade storybook to take home.

Pride Party Reception. 6-9 p.m. the artists of Studio 4, Old Town, 218 N. Lee St., Suite 101, have created 2D and 3D artworks on the themes of pride and equality. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. Visit www.facebook.com/WorkhouseStudio4 for more.

Book Signing and Discussion. 4 p.m. at The Gallery at Convergence. Mike Stavlund will sign and discuss his book “The Reshaping of Faith in a Year of Grief.” Free.

Workshop: DIY Plant Markers. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Look at creative ideas for plant labels from frugal to decorative and then use your creativity to make some to take home. $35/person. Register at www.greenspring.org or call 703-642-5173.

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Exhibit runs June 7-30 at Del Ray Artisans gallery. Opening reception scheduled for Friday, June 7, 7-10 p.m. This all-member exhibit explores the relationship between music and art by showcasing artists' interpretations of music in art in a variety of media. Celebrate Music In Art and find out what songs, musical artists, and musical genres have influenced Del Ray Artisans members' artwork. Visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org.

Tasting Party: Coffee Cupping. 10 a.m.-noon at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Taste a selection of specialty brews to discern the nuances that give each a signature flavor and hear the story of coffee’s transformation from bean to beverage.

Performance. Margot MacDonald opens for Emmet Swimming at 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Visit www.Birchmere.com or 703-549-7500.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. or 11 p.m. at Old Town Theater, 815 King St. Hear Dana Fuchs. Buy tickets at www.oldtowntheater1914.com/home.html or 703-544-5313.

Music Performance. See Emmet Swimming at 7:30 p.m. at Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave. All ages welcome. $20. Visit www.birchmere.com for tickets.

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

Summer Reading Open House. 10:30 a.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Learn all about the 2013 Summer Reading Program for children ages -15. Free. Door prizes and refreshments provided. 703-768-6700.

Wag A Tale. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 5-12 can register to read aloud to Chester, a reading therapy dog. Registration required, 703-339-4610.

Book Signing & Discussion. 4 p.m. at the Gallery at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane. Join the conversation with Mike Stavlund as he discusses wrestling with God in the midst of personal tragedy as described in his book, “A Force of Will: The Reshaping of Faith in a Year of Grief.” For more information call 703-998-6260.

Art Exhibit. River Farm Gardens will be exhibiting “Elegance of Spring” by artists Armen Kankanian, Nancy Zieglar, Bettina Gehring and Nathan Leibowitz. Reception: June 16, 10 am to Noon.

Bookmaking Workshops for Kids. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Alexandria’s Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Designed for families with children 6-12 years, adults and children work together to choose a "legend" in their family, write their story and make it into a handmade storybook to take home. Instructor Sushmita Mazumdar is a local book artist, writer and educator. Free. Visit www.alexblackhistory.org or call 703.746.4399.

Visiting Artists. Noon-4 p.m., meet the Torpedo Factory’s June Visiting Artists and learn about their methods, materials, techniques, and backgrounds as they demonstrate their art forms. Meet July and August's visiting artists on July 20 and Aug. 17. The Torpedo Factory is located 105 N. Union St. Call 703-838-4565 or visit www.torpedofactory.org.

Events at Mount Vernon Estate

Mount Vernon, George Washington's home, welcomes visitors with special activities and tours for visitors. Mount Vernon will open its doors at 8 a.m. daily through August. For the full list of events, hours and tickets,visit MountVernon.org. Special walking tours are $5 in addition to estate admission and include, but are not limited to:

*The Dinner for the Washingtons walking tour. The one-hour walking tour showcases food, hospitality, and dining at Mount Vernon by taking an in-depth look at locations around the Estate, including the basement cellar. The tour will end in Mount Vernon's greenhouse with a sample of food based on an 18th century recipe.

*Mount Vernon's National Treasure Tour returns. The tour is dedicated to the behind-the-scenes filming of "National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets" at Mount Vernon.

*During Mount Vernon's Tribute at the Tomb, visitors recite

Washington's "Prayer for his Country" and the Pledge of Allegiance as

part of this daily program offered at the tomb of George and Martha

Washington at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Included in Estate admission.

Sunday/June 16

Arts and Crafts Festival. 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. Volunteer Alexandria hosts its 33rd Annual Old Town Arts and Crafts Festival. Featuring 60 local artists, food vendors, and a performance by Lynn Hollyfield and Michael Kelly, 1-4 p.m. The Art League of Alexandria will be offering children’s activities. Free Event. Shuttle from Metro.

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.

Hair-Centric Events. Noon-4 p.m. at Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Holly Bass will perform “Come Clean,” a ritualized performance in which strangers are invited to wash the artist's hair and engage in structured dialogue. Poet and performance artist Shelly Bell will become a touchable art exhibit, allowing others to explore her hair and identity. Amber Robles Gordon will invite attendees to participate in her elaborate Hair Shrine. Free. Visit nvfaa.org or 703-548-0035.

Sunday Film Fest. 2 p.m. at Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Free. Watch “The Bucket List.” Visit www.alexandria.lib.va.us or 703-746-1702.

Father’s Day Celebration. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. during the West End Farmers Market at Ben Brenman Park. Fathers can get their picture taken with a throne, a crown and robe. Lorton Art Center will also be there to talk about classes available at the center. Visit www.westendfarmersmarket.org for more.

Film. 2 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Watch “Bucket List.” Free. 703-746-1702.

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

Father’s Day Tour. Noon-4 p.m., Carlyle House at 121 N. Fairfax St., offers free tours on Father's Day for all fathers and grandfathers. Carlyle House served as General Braddock's headquarters during the French and Indian War. Cost $5 for each adult, $3 for children (ages 5-12). Call 703-549-2977.

Father’s Day Tour. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Friendship Firehouse Museum, 107 S. Alfred St. Free for fathers and their families on Father's Day. Have a family portrait taken as you stand alongside the historic equipment that fought fires in early 19th century Alexandria. Youngsters will also receive a fire hat of their very own. Call 703-746-4994.

Father’s Day Tour. 1-5 p.m. Gadsby's Tavern Museum at 134 N. Royal St. offers free tours by Junior Docents on Father's Day for all visiting fathers. $5 for all other adults and $3 for children (ages 5-12). Tour times with Junior Docents are from 1 to 5 p.m. Visit www.gadsbystavern.org or call 703-746-4242.

Father’s Day Tour. 1-5 p.m. The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 S. Fairfax St. offers free tours on Father’s Day for all visiting fathers. $5 for all other adults and $3 for children (ages 5 -12). Visit www.apothecarymuseum.org or call 703.746.3852.

Monday/June 17

Music Performance. See Tommy Emmanuel with Anthony Snape at 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $45. Visit www.Birchmere.com or 703-549-7500.

Evening Storytime. 7 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Children ages 1-5 can wear pajamas and enjoy stories and activities about bedtime. Free. Registration required, 703-768-6700.

June 18-Aug. 4

Art Exhibit. Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery is opening a juried show called “Where in the World.” In this show, artists derive inspiration from travel and adventure. Free. The Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery is located at 105 N. Union St. Call 703-548- 0935.

Tuesday/June 18

Swing Dance. 9-10:30 p.m. at The Carlyle Club, 411 John Carlyle St. TK the DJ provides the music. Free. Visit www.gottaswing.com or 703-35-9882.

Partners in Art. 7 p.m. at Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St. Support Carlyle House Historic Park while enjoying a night at the theatre. $30. Enjoy a reception at 7 p.m. and at 8 p.m. watch “Twentieth Century.” Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 703-549-2997.

Summer Reading Program Open House. 1 p.m. at Kingstown Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. All ages can sign up for the program, check out books, get face painted and more. Free. 703-339-4610.

Harambee Readers. 7 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Adults can discuss “Half of a Yellow Sun” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Free. 703-765-3645.

Martha’s Mystery Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Adults can discuss “The Pigeon Pie Mystery” by Julia Stuart. Free. 703-768-6700.

June 18-July 29

Gallery. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, 12 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays. Multiple Exposures Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N Union Street. Multiple Exposures Gallery presents “Michael Borek: What Would Sudek Do?,” a solo show inspired by a Czech photographer who sought beauty in places that others dismissed. Call 703-838-4565 or visit www.torpedofactory.org.

Wednesday/June 19

Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Lee District Park. Robin & Linda Williams will perform. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances for more.

Concert. Noon-1 p.m. at Canal Center Plaza, 44 Canal Center Plaza. Music by Cathy Ponton King. Free. 703-746-5592.

Swing Dance. 9-11 p.m. at Nick’s Nightclub, 642 S. Pickett St. The Hula Monsters provide the music. $10. Visit www.gottaswing.com or 703-35-9882.

Groovy Nate. 7 p.m. at Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. All ages can dance and sing with Groovy Nate and his puppets. Free. Registration required, 703-765-3645.

Thursday-Sunday/June 20-22

Fest Too 2013. Fun, music, and art at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane. Call 703-998-6260 or visit www.convergenceccf.net.

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.

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Edward Belfar will discuss his book “Wanderers.” Free. 703-746-1751.

Garden Stroll & Tea. 1-3 p.m., at at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Tour demonstration gardens with a master gardener docent; afterwards, enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea served in our 1784 historic house. Ages 13 and older. $28. 703-914-7987 or www.greenspring.org.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Old Town Theater, 815 King St. Hear Live Jazz. Buy tickets at www.oldtowntheater1914.com/home.html or 703-544-5313.

Twilight Concert. 7:30-8:30 p.m. at John Carlyle Park, 300 John Carlyle St. Concert by the Cruisers. Free. 703-746-5592.

Yappy Hour. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Fosters Grill, 2400 Eisenhower Ave. Free. Dogs welcome. Donations benefit AWLA.

Beauty of Indian Dance. 2:30 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. All ages can enjoy classical and Bollywood dance with Sumona. Free. Registration required, 703-768-6700.

Martha’s Poetry Discussion. 7 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Discuss the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Free. 703-768-6700.

The One Man Band. 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. All ages can sing and dance to music by Peter McCory. Free. Registration required, 703-339-4610.

Book Discussion. 7:15 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Call for title. Free. 703-971-0010.

Friday/June 21

Fairfax County NAACP Golf Tournament. 2 p.m. shotgun start at Fort Belvoir Golf Course. $100/person. E-mail fairfaxnaacp@gmail.com or call 703-591-4488 to register.

Music Performance. Focus Music presents folk/Celtic duo Acoustic Eidolon at 7:30 p.m. at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 8531 Riverside Road. $18/general; $15/advance. Visit focusmusic.org for tickets or 703-380-3151.

Starting Genealogy. 7 p.m. at Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Learn how to start researching and interpreting records. Free. Visit nvfaa.org or 703-548-0035.

Gardening: Waterwise Garden 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road.Learn how to use water efficiently within your garden while still enjoying a beautiful landscape. $10/person Register at www.greenspring.org or call 703-642-5173. Code: 290 288 4701

Music Performance. 8 p.m. or 11 p.m. at Old Town Theater, 815 King St. Hear the Devon Allman Band. Buy tickets at www.oldtowntheater1914.com/home.html or 703-544-5313.

Fest Too. 4-11 p.m. at The Lab at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane. Families will be able to listen to music from dozens of live bands, see artists working and partake in workshops. $10. Visit www.convergenceccf.net for more.

Remembrance Walk. A walk remembering civil rights activists Samuel W. Tucker. Meeting 5:30 pm at 717 Queen Street. The 1/2 mile walk will be followed by refreshments and conversation at the Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe Street. Free.

1 Friday/June 21- Saturday/ June 22

Music Festival. Del Ray Music Festival at the Del Ray Farmer’s Market. Friday from 7 pm- 8 pm and Saturday 12 pm- 9 pm. In addition to music the festival offers fun activities for the kids, food, and fun all around for everyone.

Saturday/June 22

Alexandria Food and Wine Festival. Noon-7 p.m. at John Carlyle Square, 300 John Carlyle Square. Enjoy live entertainment, children’s corner, food and wine tasting and more. Local restaurants will compete for best appetizer, best main dish and best dessert. A portion of the proceeds will benefit ALIVE! Inc. Free, but tickets are needed to sample food and wine. $15/8 taste tickets; $10/person to access the wine garden. Visit www.alexandriafoodandwine.com for more.

Old and New, Tried and True Vegetables 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road Discover some old and new edible plants new on the market.$15/person Register at www.greenspring.org or call 703-642-5173.Code: 290 387 4201.

Music Performance. 7 p.m. or 10 p.m. at Old Town Theater, 815 King St. Hear The Drifters. Buy tickets at www.oldtowntheater1914.com/home.html or 703-544-5313.

Fest Too. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. at The Lab at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane. Families will be able to listen to music from dozens of live bands, see artists working and partake in workshops. $15. Visit www.convergenceccf.net for more.

Jonathan Edwards. 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave. Edwards, who topped the charts with the classic hit “Sunshine” in the 1970s, will perform songs from his latest release, “My Love Will Keep.” Visit www.birchmere.com.

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

Wag A Tale. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 5-12 can register to read aloud to Chester, a reading therapy dog. Registration required, 703-339-4610.

Sunday/June 23

Sunday Film Fest. 2 p.m. at Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Free. Watch “Away From Her.” Visit www.alexandria.lib.va.us or 703-746-1702.

Performance. Enjoy an evening with Bill Payne at 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $25. Visit www.Birchmere.com or 703-549-7500.

Monday/ June 24

Book Club. Biography Book Club will discuss Speaking for Myself by Cherie Blair

Wednesday, July 10. 7 pm at the Beatley Public Library.

SummerQuest Jr: Kaydee Puppets. 10 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 2-5 can enjoy a two puppet shows. Free. 703-746-1705.

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.

SummerQuest Jr: Classic Tales N’ Tunes. 11 a.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children ages 1-5 can listen to stories and music. 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. 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

SummerQuest Jr: Fruit Salad Fun. 4 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 6-12 can test their knowledge of fruits while creating a custom-made fruit salad. Free. 703-746-1702.

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.

SummerQuest Jr: Rainbow Interactive Theater. 7.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children ages 6-12 can volunteer to be in “Sword in the Stone.” Free. 703-746-1704.

Eat My Dust. 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 6-12 can meet Charlie Williams, vocal sound impressionist and noise making children’s comedian. Free. 703-339-4610.

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.

Eat My Dust. 2:30 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Children ages 6-12 can meet Charlie Williams, vocal sound impressionist and noise making children’s comedian. Free. 703-768-6700.

Create It with Duct Tape. 7 p.m. at Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Teens ages 12-18 can use duct tape to cover items and create new ones. Bring something to cover, such as a book bag, sneakers or belt. Door prizes randomly drawn. Free. Registration required, 703-765-3645.

Wednesday/June 26

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Kay C. Goss will discuss her book “Mr. Chairman: The Life and Legacy of Wilbur D. Mills.” Free. 703-746-1751.

Concert in the Garden 7-8 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. The Fairfax Symphony Brass Quintet will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Friends of Green Spring (FROGS). Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy on the lawn. FROGS Board will serve complimentary birthday cake and lemonade and raffle off 20 plants in celebration of their 20 years. Free.

Thursday/June 27

“A Little DECOdence.” Enjoy the 10th Anniversary Fostering the Future Cruise with a dockside reception at 7 p.m.; the Cherry Blossom paddle wheel boat will depart at 8:30 p.m. at the City Marina in Old Town Alexandria, Cameron and Union Streets. Enjoy dinner, drinks and dancing until 10 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the Tower House Band. Attire is 1920s jazzy casual. All proceeds benefit The Fund for Alexandria’s Child helping foster children and others at risk of abuse and neglect. $85/adult. Buy tickets at www.decodence.eventbrite.com or 703-746-5663.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Old Town Theater, 815 King St. Hear Live Jazz. Buy tickets at www.oldtowntheater1914.com/home.html or 703-544-5313.

Friday/June 28

Community Dance. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road. Dance to a live band. $4/person. 703-765-4573.

Comedy. 7 p.m. or 10 p.m. at Old Town Theater, 815 King St. Claude Stuart performs. Buy tickets at www.oldtowntheater1914.com/home.html or 703-544-5313.

Delbert & Glen Duet. Delbert McClinton with special guest Glen Clark. Birchmere 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Showtime: 7:30 p.m.; Tickets $45. Visit www.birchmere.com.

Saturday/June 29

Family Dig Day. 1:30-3 p.m. Help City archaeologists screen excavated soil for real artifacts. $5. Contact archaeology@alexandriava.gov or call 703-746-4399.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. or 11 p.m. at Old Town Theater, 815 King St. Hear Billy Hancock. Buy tickets at www.oldtowntheater1914.com/home.html or 703-544-5313.

Saturday-Sunday/June 29-30

Theater. Metropolitan Arts Center will put in Mirror, Mirror at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Center at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $18 to $23.

Air Force Concert. 8 p.m. West Potomac High School, 6500 Quander Road. The Concert Band Alumni Reunion Concert is offered as a public service. Free. Tickets not required. For more information visit www.usafband.af.mil.

Sunday/June 30

Photographers and art enthusiasts of all skill levels are invited to engage in a friendly dialogue and share their work, ideas, and questions at this free workshop held on the last Sunday of each month except December from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. No reservations. Takes place at Multiple Exposures Gallery on 105 N. Union Street in Alexandria, VA. For more information call 703-683-2205

Monday-Wednesday/July 1-3

Stop-Motion Animation Class. 10 a.m.-noon, Art at the Center, 2804 Sherwood Hall Lane. Cassie will be back in the studio July 1-3 and July 9-11. Bring toys and build sculptures to tell a unique story. Call 703-201-1250 or visit www.artatthecenter.org.

July 1- July 13

Art Class. Del Ray Artisans is offering an adult art camp with 22 workshops over 11 days, including Intro to Fashion Drawing, Intro to Visual Journaling, and Pop-Up Sewing. Workshop details and registration at www.TheDelRayArtisans.org/GUAC. All workshops will be at the Del Ray Artisans gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria.

Tuesday/July 2

Alexandria’s First Family of Beer - Then and Now. 6-8 p.m. at Morrison House, 116 S. Alfred St. The Portner sisters will share details about their great-great-grandfather’s company, The Robert Portner Brewing Company, and how it is influencing their own. Free. Sample some of the beers available. Visit www.morrisonhouse.com or 703-838-8000.

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.

Art Exhibit. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N Union Street. The Target Gallery presents “Optical Studies,” a solo exhibition of work by Torpedo Factory artist Ruth Gowell, winner of the Friends of the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Artist of the Year award. A reception will be held July 11, 6-8 p.m., with an artist talk and award ceremony at 7 p.m. Call 703-838-4565 or visit www.torpedofactory.org/target.

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.

Wednesday/July 10

Concert. Noon-1 p.m. at Canal Center Plaza, 44 Canal Center Plaza. Music by Wake Campbell. Free. 703-746-5592.

Author Event. Author Bob O'Connor will speak about his book Countdown to West Virginia Statehood celebrating 150 years of statehood. 7 pm at the Beatley Public Library.

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.

Twilight Concert. 7:30-8:30 p.m. at John Carlyle Park, 300 John Carlyle St. Concert by the Sudden M Pac Band. Free. 703-746-5592.

Tuesday/July 16

Concert. Bill Kirchen will be performing at The Birchmere at 7:30 pm. $29.50. Visit www.birchmere.com.

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.

Friday/July 19

Concert 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Billy Price Band CD Release Show. Tickets are $20. Visit www.birchmere.com or call 703-549-7500.

Saturday/July 20

Writing Workshop. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at The Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Join Instructor Sushmita Mazumdar for chai tea, relaxing storytelling and a chance to express your creativity with a handmade book. Free.

Open House. 2-4 p.m. at The Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Join the Living Legends past and present, organization founder Nina Tisara, and Living Legends Board Members to enjoy light refreshments, see the exhibition and learn more about how to nominate a Legend.

Monday-Friday/July 22-26

Camp Carlyle. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Carlyle House, 121 N. Fairfax St. Children ages 9-12 can learn about 18th century games, clothing, schooling and more. Includes field trips to other museums in Old Town Alexandria, storytelling and more. $300/in district child; $350/out of district child. To register visit www.nvrpa.org or 703-549-2997.

Wednesday/July 24

Concert. Noon-1 p.m. at Canal Center Plaza, 44 Canal Center Plaza. Music by Anthony “Swamp Dog” Clark. Free. 703-746-5592.

Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Patrick Sweany to open for Dr. John. Visit www.birchmere.com or call 703-549-7500.

Thursday/July 25

Twilight Concert. 7:30-8:30 p.m. at John Carlyle Park, 300 John Carlyle St. Concert by the Alexandria Harmonizers. Free. 703-746-5592.

Saturday/July 27

Concert. Folk singer Bill Staines will perform in Mount Vernon at St Aidan’s Episcopal Church. 7pm. $15-$18.

July 29-Aug. 2

Shakespeare Summer Camp. StagePlay will be serving up it's 12th year of Shakespeare this summer at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, 8531 Riverside Road. Children in grades 3-6 will be introduced to “A Midsummer Night's Dream” through scene work, improvisation activities, costume play and theatre games from 1:30-4:30 p.m. For details on this and other StagePlay camps e-mail Heather Sanderson at bardsplay@gmail.com. Visit www.stageplay.TV for more.

Sunday/July 21

Dog Wash. 10 a.m. -2 p.m. at 3121 Colvin St. Dogtopia will host its 9th Annual Charity Dog Wash to raise money for Veterans Moving Forward. The event will feature give-aways, food, photo booths, fun and games for the whole family. A $15 per dog wash donation is requested. Visit www.dogdaycare.com or call 703-751-7387.

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 and www.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.

Wednesday/Aug. 7

Concert. Noon-1 p.m. at Canal Center Plaza, 44 Canal Center Plaza. Music by Silver City. Free. 703-746-5592.

Thursday/Aug. 8

Twilight Concert. 7:30-8:30 p.m. at John Carlyle Park, 300 John Carlyle St. Concert by Jason Paul Curtis & Swing Lab. Free. 703-746-5592.

Saturday/Aug. 24

VietFest. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. at Landmark Mall, 5801 Duke St. Celebrate the Vietnamese culture through art, food, history and entertainment. $5/advance; $7/onsite; free to people wearing full Vietnamese dress. Visit www.VietFest.com or 540-497-1661.

Sunday/Aug. 25

VietFest. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Landmark Mall, 5801 Duke St. Celebrate the Vietnamese culture through art, food, history and entertainment. $5/advance; $7/onsite; free to people wearing full Vietnamese dress. Visit www.VietFest.com or 540-497-1661.

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.