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Entertainment Calendar of Events In Alexandria

Del Ray Artisans Fundraiser

"Artworks For Good" exhibit at Del Ray Artisans gallery: May 17-June 1. Opening Reception: Friday, May 17, 7-10pm. During the Closing/ Fundraiser/ Benefit reception on Saturday, June 1, 7-10 p.m., proceeds are split between the American Cancer Society in honor of arts patron Becky Arnold and Del Ray Artisans gallery at 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301. Tickets to the benefit reception are $10. Visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org/benefit.

Laboy Fundraiser

The Old Dominion Boat Club, at 1 King St., will hold a fundraiser in honor of Alexandria Police Officer Peter Laboy May 11 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. A limited number of tickets are available to the public at the Boat Club or Chadwick's Restaurant for $60 per person and includes food and drinks. Music by the Joe Chiocca Band. For more information call 703-836-1900.

National Chamber Players at Episcopal

The National Chamber Players will perform Tuesday, May 14, 7:30 p.m. at Pendleton Hall, Episcopal High School, 3900 W Braddock Road. The program will include: Sergei Prokoviev, Peter and the Wolf, narrated by Gideon Pollach; Ennio Morricone, Gabriel's Oboe, with the EHS choirs; and Aaron Copland, Quiet City. For this performance the musicians are: Thomas Cupples, trumpet; Abigail Evans, viola; Joel Fuller, violin; Jauvon Gilliam, timpani; Aaron Goldman, flute; Erich Heckscher, bassoon; James Lee, cello; Teri Lee, violin; Eugene Mondie, clarinet; James Nickel, french horn; Charles Nilles, bass; andNicholas Stovall, oboe. The National Chamber Players are members of the National Symphony Orchestra and other musicians from the metropolitan area and beyond. All are friends and colleagues who come together, under the leadership of artistic director James Lee, around a shared musical sensibility, and a desire to play together for the joy of it. Founded in 2004, the National Chamber Players have been in residence at Episcopal Hight School ever since, performing four concerts a year in Pendleton Hall.Their programming is innovative and eclectic, including a variety of chamber music, and has included dance and multimedia elements. The concert is free, no tickets are required. Visit www.episcopalhighschool.org, email vdp@episcopalhighschool.org, or call 703-933-4135.

GI FILM FESTIVAL - Actor Robert Davi, who played drug lord Franz Sanchez in the 1989 James Bond film “Licence to Kill,” speaks at the GI Film Festival opening night gala May 6 at Signature Theatre. The festival runs through May 12 with more than 50 films highlighting the service and stories of America's military forces. For a complete listing of films, locations and show times, visit www.GIFilmFestival.com.

GI Film Festival

The GI Film Festival announces its line-up for this year’s festival running May 6-12 in the DC Metro area. The award-winning festival unites members of Congress and military leaders with Hollywood stars to honor veterans and servicemembers through film and television.

The nation’s seventh annual premier military film festival will feature 50 independent films. Red carpet parties and exclusive embassy events will take place throughout the festival. Fifty films spanning the Civil War era to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will be shown at various locations including the AMC Shirlington Theater in Arlington, the AMC Hoffman Theater in Alexandria, and the U.S. Navy Memorial Theater in DC.

Wounded Warrior Appreciation Night—Held on Thursday, May 9, at AMC Hoffman in Alexandria, will feature a primetime film screening and an appearance by special guest, actor Mykelti Williamson. Perhaps best known for his portrayal of Bubba Gump in Forrest Gump, Williamson has starred in numerous films, includingHeat, Con-Air and Lucky Number Slevin. He will also star in Fox’s upcoming new military drama Wild Blue.

Friday Night Red Carpet Event with Actor and Military Veteran Mark Valley—Mark Valley of Boston Legal and Body of Proof fame will receive GIFF’s inaugural “Veterans in Entertainment” award on Friday, May 10 at the AMC Shirlington Theater. This event will also feature a “first look” screening of Ron Maxwell’s new Civil War epic Copperhead.

Visit the GI Film Festival website at gifilmfestival.com to view a full schedule of events and to purchase tickets. Tickets range in price from $12 for movie tickets to $50 for a film premiere and reception. Military discounts are available. Tickets for the “Secrets and Spies” gala are $135 per person ($250 per couple).

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.

Spring Classes. Art at the Center, 2804 Sherwood Hall Lane.

Children ages 6-10 can participate. Register at www.artatthecenter.org or 703-201-1250.

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

Art Exhibit. 7-10 p.m. at Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Thirteen T.C. Williams High School students selected as this year’s National Art Honor Society inductees will show their work through Sunday, May 12.

Art Exhibit. See “Ode to Hundertwasser” at Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery in Studio 18 at Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. See works from local artists inspired by paintings by Austrian painter Hundertwasser. Through May 19. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.

Art Exhibit. Helen Dilley Barsalou has a show of 39 watercolor and collage paintings at Goodwin House, 4800 Fillmore Ave. It is open from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. until May 21.

Art Exhibit. Through Sunday, May 26, Thursday, Friday and Sunday noon-4 p.m.; Saturday 1-4 p.m. at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. See works by Mary Margaret Pipkin. Free. Visit www.mmpipkin.com.

Walking Tour. Saturdays in May, 9 a.m., take a three-hour walking tour of Lee-Fendall House, Gadsby’s Tavern museum, Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum and Carlyle House. Meets at Lee-Fendall House, 614 Oronoco St., and ends at Carlyle House, 121 N. Fairfax St. $25/person; $20/volunteers and friends group members of the four sites. Tickets at www.historicalalexandria.org or 703-746-4242.

Ceramics Exhibition. Through Sunday, June 2 at Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Come to an exhibition of non-functional ceramic artwork. Free. For more information, go to www.torpedofactory.org/target.

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 2. 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.

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.

Art Exhibit. Through Tuesday, June 25, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at River Farm Gardens, East Blvd. Come see “Elegance of Spring.”

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 tumultuous time, through their own words, as well as in 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 your figure drawing skills. Just drop-in with your supplies to draw our live models. Fee: $8-12. View the calendar at www.TheDelRayArtisans.org.

Exhibit. Come see the Living Legends of Alexandria: African American Activists at the Alexandria Black History Museum.

Thursday/May 9

Garden Stroll and Tea. 1-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road.

Tour some of the gardens with a master gardener docent who will tell stories of Green Spring past and present. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea served in our 1784 historic house. $28. Call 703-914-7987 to register.

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

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

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

Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Come see Beth Hart perform. $25.

Concert. 7 p.m. at the Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Second Thursday music concert with a Songwriters Association of Washington artist. $10.

Final Show. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. See the final show in the 2013 season of “In Her Words” presented by Liberated Muse Arts Group and the Alexandria Public Library system. Free. Visit www.inherwordstour.com for more.

Music. 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 228 S. Pitt St. Hear music by Walmisley, Archer Ayleward and more. Donations of non-perishable foods will be accepted. 703-549-3312.

Memorial Service. Noon-1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 2932 King St. Sheriff Lawhorne and the Sheriff’s Office will join the Alexandria Police Department and the Alexandria Retired Police, Fire and Sheriff Association at the annual Alexandria Police and Sheriff Memorial Service, as they honor the memory of their fallen comrades.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Second Thursday Old Town. 6-9 p.m. at areas around Old Town, with headquarters at Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Some locations have free admission, some might charge. Enjoy music, spot the dot contests, best “dot” costume prizes and more. Visit www.secondthursdayoldtown.com for more.

Second Thursday Old Town. 6-9 p.m. in Old Town. Pop art with a dash of surrealism is the inspiration for the evening, with interactive art activities, prizes, shopping and live music. Some locations are free. Visit secondtursdayoldtown.com.

Friday/May 10

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

Neighborhood Social. 4-7 p.m. at the Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Neighbors are invited to stop by the Athenaeum, check out the exhibit and socialize. Free.

Farm to Table Event. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon Estate. Enjoy a four-course dinner featuring products cultivated and produced on estate grounds and tours of some of the grounds. $175/person. Purchase tickets at mountvernon.org.

Concert. The Wild Feathers and Ryan Bingham will perform at The Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Visit www.birchmere.com or 703-549-7500 for tickets.

Music Performance. The United States Air Force Band will perform a free concert at 8 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Visit www.usafband.af.mil or 202-767-5658.

Tour. 11 a.m. starts at Hooray for Books, 1555 King St. Take a tour of Old Town Boutique District and receive insider’s tips from the owners. Visit www.ACVA.eventbrite.com for reservations.

Tour. Noon. Learn about the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., with a tour led by CEO Eric Wallner. Visit www.ACVA.eventbrite.com for reservations.

Saturday/May 11

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

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

Opening Reception. 3-5 p.m. see “The Death of Fear,” an ink and pencil exhibit by Nelson Gutierrez at the Schlesinger Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Free.

Tour. 1 p.m. at Friendship Firehouse Museum, 109 S. Alfred St. Learn about three major fires, the techniques used to fight them and the five volunteer companies of the early city. $6/adult; $4/youth ages 10-17. Reservations required, 703-746-4994.

Benefit. The 12th annual Child and Family Network Centers’ benefit will take place at the home of Marnie and John Repetti. The event will feature a silent auction, food and drink from Susan Gage Catering, and will be a festive night in one of Alexandria’s beautiful, newly renovated homes. For more information or to donate, contact Joanna Zumhagen, Development Associate, at 703-836-0214 or jzumhagen@cfnc-online.org.

Baba Jamal. 10 a.m. at Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Storyteller Baba Jamal Korman will offer stories from the African cultures. All ages. Free. 703-746-1704.

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

Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony. 11 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Join the founders of Blessed Coffee for a coffee ceremony demonstration and coffee tasting. Free. 703-746-1705.

Saturday Matinee. 1 p.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Watch “Foreign Letters,” a film about the bonds of friendship. Free. 703-746-1705.

Mother’s Day Tea Party. 2 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 2 and up can enjoy a Fancy Nancy tea party story time. Fancy dress encouraged, but not required. Registration required, 703-746-1702.

Russkie Musikanti. 3 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. See performers on authentic Russian instruments while wearing traditional Russian costumes. All ages. Free. 703-746-1704.

Book Sale. 10 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Center. Find items for all ages. 703-339-4610.

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.

Jazz Extravaganza. 6:30 p.m. at Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St. Celebrate Mother’s Day with jazz music by musicians from T.C. Williams High School and Francis C. Hammond Middle School. Free. 703-746-5552.

Tour. 10:30 a.m. starts at the gazebo in Alexandria’s African-American Heritage Park, corner of Holland Lane and Jamieson Avenue. Led by historian C.R. Gibbs. Visit www.ACVA.eventbrite.com for reservations.

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.

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

Mother’s Day Tea. Seatings at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. At Carlyle House, 121 N. Fairfax Street, Old Town Alexandria. While sipping a special blend of spring teas from Tea and Spice Exchange of Alexandria, guests will enjoy a menu of finger sandwiches, scones, and banana or lemon tea bread. There will also be a special Mother’s Day dessert spread including petite fours, cheesecake with strawberries and powdered shortbread tea cookies. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 703-549-2997, or emailing carlyle@nvrpa.org. $27 per person. Carlyle House will also be offering free tours on Mother’s Day for all mothers and grandmothers, noon-4 p.m., cost is $5 for other adults and $3 for children (ages 5-12).

Capital Wind Symphony Concert. 4 p.m. at Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Road. Hear music by composer John Williams including “Harry Potter” and “Superman.” $15/adult advance or $20 at the door; $10/student, senior advance or $15 at the door. Visit www.capitalwindsymphony.org for more.

Spring Open House. 1-4 p.m. at Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Enjoy mini cupcakes by Occasionally Cake while browsing artwork, hear live music and enjoy a craft. New cupcake flavors each hour. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.

Monday/May 13

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. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 12-23 months can enjoy stories and more. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

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

Baby Rhyme Time. 11:30 a.m. at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Children up to 11 months with adult. 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.

Liberty’s Promise. 6:30 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Youth age 15-21 can learn about Liberty’s Promise, a program that supports young immigrants. Free.

Let’s Talk Books. 7 p.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Discuss “Listening is an Act of Love” by Dave Isay. Free. 703-746-1703.

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

Terrific 2s and 3s. 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 2-3 can enjoy stories and songs. Free. 703-339-4610.

Is it Bedtime? 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.

Introduction to Creative Writing. 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Adults can enjoy a six-week writing workshop. Bring ideas, laptop or pen and paper. Free. Registration required, 703-339-4610.

Books and Ideas. 7:30 p.m. at Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Discuss “Destiny of the Republic” by Candice Millard. Free. 703-765-3645.

Tuesday/May 14

Concert. 7:30 p.m. at Episcopal High School, 3900 W. Braddock Rd. The National Chamber Players perform Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, Morricone's Gabriel's Oboe and Copland's Quiet City. Free. Visit www.episcopalhighschool.org or call 703-933-4135.

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.

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

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

Handmade Storybooks. 3:30 p.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children can hear a story and then create a book to take home. Free. Call 703-746-1705 to register.

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

Event. Chocolate with the Park Sisters at 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Taste samples of chocolate while listening to the Park sisters speak about their lives as children of Korean immigrants. Free. 703-746-1702.

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

Small Wonders. 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Children ages 12-23 months can enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays. Free. Registration required, 703-765-3645.

Early Words. 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 12-23 months can enjoy stories and songs. Free. Registration required, 703-339-4610.

Fun for 2s and 3s. 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Children ages 2-3 can enjoy stories and activities. Free. Registration required, 703-971-0010.

Second Tuesday Book Group. 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Discuss “Tender at the Bone” by Ruth Reichl. Free. Visit secondtuesdaybookgroup.blogspot.com or 703-339-4610.

Evening Book Group. 7 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Adults can discuss “The Worst Hard Time” by Timothy Egan. Free. 703-768-6700.

Wednesday/May 15

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Hear music by Asleep at the Wheel and Amelia White. Visit www.birchmere.com or call 703-549-7500 for tickets.

Presentation. 7:30 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park Visitor Center, 3701 Lockheed Blvd. Larry Brindza will give a presentation on the life and migration of the monarch butterfly. Free. 703-768-2525. Visit www.fodm.org and www.foppr.org.

Square Dancing. 7:30 p.m. at Lincolnia Center, 4710 N. Chambliss St. All ages, all abilities, couples, singles and families welcome. Free. 703-573-8378.

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.

Animal Shelter Visit. 3:30 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children in ages K-5 can learn about animals, their habits, care and training. Animals usually come along for a visit. 703-746-1704.

Tae Kwon Do Demonstration. 3:30 p.m. at Duncan Library,2501 Commonwealth Ave. All ages can watch a demonstration and get questions answered. Free. 703-746-1705.

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at Duncan Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Discuss “Listening is an Act of Love” by Dave Isay. Free. 703-746-1705.

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

Thursday/May 16

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

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

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

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

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

Book Club. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Free. Call 703-746-1702 for title.

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

Writing Talk. 7:30 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Practice writing about yourself and loved ones. Bring a notebook and a pen. Free. 703-746-1702.

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

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

Friday/May 17

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

Opening Reception. 7-10 p.m. see “Artworks for Good” at Del Ray Artisans gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Free. Call 703-838-4827 or visit www.thedelrayartisans.org.

Music Performance. 8-10 p.m. at St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub, 2300 Mt. Vernon Ave. Randy “Windtalker” Motz will perform, with proceeds from the performance benefiting Futures for Children. Visit stelmoscoffeepub.com for more.

Casino Night Fundraiser. 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon HIgh School, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road. Enjoy dancing, games and more. $35/advance; $40/door.

May 17 through June 1

Art Exhibit “Artworks for Good” at Del Ray Artisans gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Free. Call 703-838-4827 or visit www.thedelrayartisans.org.

Saturday/May 18

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

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

Charity Day. Old Town Boutique District is holding its 3rd annual

Old Town Boutique District’s Boutiques Give Back Charity Day during retail store hours. Visit www.oldtownboutiquedistrict.com for more.

Book Signing. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Olio Tasting Room, 1223 King St. Chef Jenn Crovato will sign copies of her book “Olive Oil, Sea Salt & Pepper.”

Concert. 8 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall. The finale of the 2012-2013 ASO season. $5/youth; tickets start at $10 for students and $40 for adults. Visit www.alexsym.org for more.

Handmade Storybooks. 11 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children can hear a story and then create a book to take home. Free. Call 703-746-1702 to register.

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

Scrapbooking Workshop. 2 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Learn introductory techniques. Receive a journal and basic supplies. Call 703-746-1728 to register.

Tae Kwon Do Demonstration. 3:30 p.m. at Burke Library,4701 Seminary Road. All ages can watch a demonstration and get questions answered. Free. 703-746-1704.

Through May 18

Diaper Drive. Local volunteers, in conjunction with Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS), announced Diaper Drive 2013: Help Keep a Baby Dry intended to raise 10,000 diapers to assist local needy families. The drive runs through May 18 and encourages people to drop off diapers at local elementary schools, churches and public locations in several Fort Hunt, Mount Vernon and Old Town locations. Donated diapers can be loose from an open pack or part of a sealed pack. Financial donations are also accepted through the drive's Facebook page: www.facebook.com/DiaperDrive2013. Diaper Drop Locations include Occasionally Cake, 207 King St. Drop off at Occasionally Cake and be entered in to win a Mommy and Me cupcake decorating class. Visit www.occasionallycake.com for more.

Sunday/May 19

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

Opening Reception. 2-4 p.m. see artwork by Sandy LeBrun-Evans and Danny Conant at Multiple Exposures Gallery in the

Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.

Music. 7 p.m. at Church of the Resurrection, 2280 N. Beauregard

St. Focus Music presents Don White. $18/general; $15/advance. Buy tickets at www.focusmusic.org or 703-380-3151.

Dreamtime Puppet Show. 2 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Enjoy a show with lots of audience interaction. All ages. Free. 703-746-1702.

Performance Art. 3:30 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St.

Artist Tina McPherson will lead the group in making a performance art piece. Free. 703-746-1702.

Family Festival and Walk for Pediatric Cancer. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at St. Stephen’s upper campus, 1000 St. Stephen’s Road. Activities for all ages such as arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations, magic show, raffles and a walk around the track to show support for the cause. Featuring performances by Alexandria teen bands including Fuse Box, Keira Moran and others. To benefit Mattie

Miracle Cancer Foundation. $25 adults/$10 children and teens (under 3 free). T-shirts and drawstring bags included. Information and to register: www.mattiemiracle.com.

Stories and Music in the Garden. 4-6 p.m. at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane. Enjoy folk stories and songs in the walled garden. Food will be sold. Families with children are encouraged to bring a blanket. Proceeds will benefit the church’s natural playground project.

Monday/May 20

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

German Story Time. 10 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children up to age 5 can enjoy stories. 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.

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

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

Wise Light Lunch Hour. Noon at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Learn tips and tricks for getting off the sugar cravings. Free. 703-746-1705.

Animal Shelter Visit. 3:30 p.m. at Duncan Library, 2501

Commonwealth Ave. Children in ages K-5 can learn about animals, their habits, care and training. Animals usually come along for a visit. 703-746-1705.

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

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

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

Tuesday/May 21

Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Peter Tork performs. Visit www.birchmere.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

School Lunch Bunch Concert. 12:15-1:15 p.m. at Market Square, 301 King St. St. Rita’s, St. Francis of Assisi and Linton Hall bands will perform. Free. 703-746-5592.

Swing Dancing. 9-10:30 p.m. at The Carlyle Club, 411 John Carlyle St. King Teddy will perform music. $10. Visit www.gottaswing.com for more.

Wednesday/May 22

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Celebrate Sherlock Holmes. 4 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Watch the latest movie based on Sherlock Holmes’ works. Free. 703-746-1704.

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

PBS Documentary Screening. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Watch a screening of POV documentaries. Free. 703-746-1702.

Swing Dancing. 9-11 p.m. at Nick’s Nightclub, 642 S. Pickett St. DJ Dabe Murphy will provide music. $6. Visit www.gottaswing.com for more.

Thursday/May 23

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

Saturday/May 25

Tour. 1 p.m. at Friendship Firehouse Museum, 109 S. Alfred St. Learn about three major fires, the techniques used to fight them and the five volunteer companies of the early city. $6/adult; $4/youth ages 10-17. Reservations required, 703-746-4994.

Yard Sale. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Stop by the Del Ray Artisans yard sale. Profits support Del Ray Artisans. Free. For information on volunteering, contact Lesley at Volunteers@TheDelRayArtisans.org. Visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org/YardSale.

Sunset Viewing at Mount Vernon. 6-8:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon Estate. Families can enjoy evening tors of the mansion, dancing, games, wagon rides and more. Food, wine and beer will be available for purchase. $18/adult; $12/child; free for children under 5. This is a separate ticket from daytime estate admission. Visit mountvernon.org for tickets and information.

Sunday/May 26

Sunset Viewing at Mount Vernon. 6-8:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon Estate. Families can enjoy evening tors of the mansion, dancing, games, wagon rides and more. Food, wine and beer will be available for purchase. $18/adult; $12/child; free for children under 5. This is a separate ticket from daytime estate admission. Visit mountvernon.org for tickets and information.

Monday/May 27

Annual Jazz Festival. 1-6 p.m. at Waterfront Park, 1 Prince St. Hear music by the United States Navy Band, Al Williams, Daniel Ori, Emy Tseng and more. Free. 703-746-5592.

Wednesday/May 29

Adoption Information Session. 6:30-7:30 p.m. at UMFS, 5400 Shawnee Rd, Suite 101. Agency representatives will be on hand to answer questions and explain the requirements to foster or adopt. Free. Visit www.umfs.org or call 703-941-9008.

Thursday/May 30

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

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

May 30 through July 14

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

Saturday/June 1

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

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

Closing Benefit. 7-10 p.m. see “Artworks for Good” at Del Ray Artisans gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society Call 703-838-4827 or visit www.thedelrayartisans.org.

T.C. Williams Alumni Baseball Game. 2 p.m. at Eugene Simpson Field, 420 East Monroe Ave. All former players from T.C. Williams. Hammond, G.W. and Parker Gray High Schools are invited to play in the game and reconnect with old friends.$20. Buffet dinner, courtesy of the T.C. Williams Baseball Boosters, will be served at the field immediately following the game. $20. For more information contact Jeff Beck at jbeck55@msn.com.

Music Performance. Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra perform at The Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Visit www.birchmere.com or call 703-549-7500.

June 1-29

Art Exhibit. Eight painters, including Alexandria artist 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. Gallery hours are from noon-6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

June 1 through June 30

Art Exhibit. 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 http://www.facebook.com/WorkhouseStudio4 for more.

Sunday/June 2

Opening Reception. 4-6 p.m. see “Hair Apparent” in the Athenaeum Gallery, 201 Prince St. It is a multimedia exhibit featuring sculpture, photography, performance and assemblage. Free.

June 3 through 13

Art Class. At Art at the Center, 2804 Sherwood Hall Ln. Artists ages 4-6 explore clay, paint, collage, building, drawing and printing in a playful studio setting. Call 703-201-1250 or visit www.artatthecenter.org.

Thursday/June 6

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

Saturday/June 8

Program. Mount Calvary Baptist Church, located at 2221 Emmett Drive. Come to a community/health day program. Rain date June 29. http://www.mountcalvarybaptist.com.

Mrs. Madison’s Ball. 8-11 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St. Enjoy live music, special dessert collation and a cash bar. $45/advance; $50/door if available. Visit www.gadsbystavern.org or 703-746-4242.

Monday/June 10

Meet the Artists. 10 a.m.-noon at River Farm. Meet the artists of “The Elegance of Spring.” For more information, call 703-768-5700 or visit www.ahs.org.

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.

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.

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 http://www.facebook.com/WorkhouseStudio4 for more.

Sunday/June 16

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

Hair-Centric Events. Noon-4 p.m. enjoy events that tie in with the exhibit “Hair Apparent” in the Athenaeum Gallery, 201 Prince St. It is a multimedia exhibit featuring sculpture, photography, performance and assemblage. Free.

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.

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.

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.

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. Enjoy dinner, drinks and dancing until 10 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Fund for Alexandria’s Child. $75/adult until June 1; $85/adult after June 1. Buy tickets at www.decodence.eventbrite.com or 703-746-5663.

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.

Saturday/July 6

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

July 6 through July 28

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

Sunday/July 7

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

Thursday/July 11

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

Wednesday/July 17

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

Saturday/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.

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.

Saturday/Aug. 3

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

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

Tuesday/Aug. 27

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

Saturday/Aug. 31

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

Saturday/Sept. 7

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

Saturday/Sep. 28

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

Tuesday/Oct. 22

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