Tartan Day takes places on Saturday, April 11 at 1:30.
Photo by Louise Krafft.
“Dance for All Ages.” 7-9 p.m. at T.C. Williams High School. 3330 King St. Find dancing, refreshments, and door prizes. Free. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 HOPE Experience. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel, 5000 Seminary Road. Child Care/Family Expert and Lifetime TV's "America's Supernanny" Deborah Tillman will headline this conference designed to encourage and empower parents. Admission is $99.99 plus service fees. Couples tickets are $149.99 plus service fee. Child care is available for an additional $40 fee. See www.theparentingmovement.org.
Pinwheel making. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Children are invited to learn to make their own pinwheels. This is a partnership with Stop Child Abuse Now, Virginia (SCAN), which uses pinwheels as a symbol for child abuse awareness. This event is free, $5 suggested donation. Visit www.scanva.org/kidsneedconnections.
Walking Tour. 1-3 p.m. at The Friendship Firehouse, 107 S Alfred St. Attend the “Firefighting in Civil War Alexandria Walk Tour.” Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for children 10-17. Visit www.friendshipfirehouse.net.
Tartan Day. 1:30-6 p.m. at Market Square. Learn about the Scottish culture by viewing traditional and contemporary music and dance. Free. Visit www.dctartanday.org/scottishfestival.
Mag-Whirl Gala. 7 p.m. at 201 Cambridge Road. This event will feature three magicians and DC's own Eric Henning, Magician of the Year. Benefits Bishop Ireton HS Tech Theater Dept. and Ring 50 of the IBM. Tickets start at $15. Call 703-347-5540.
“Dare to Think Heroically.” 8 p.m. at Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, 2121 Eisenhower Ave. Suite 608. The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra welcomes Pianist Thomas Pandolfi to Present Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1. Children’s tickets are $5. Adult admission is $60-80. Visit www.alexsym.org.
Architecture Tour. 1-3 p.m. at Market Square. As part of Alexandria Architecture Week, local architects will provide free walking tours through Old Town Alexandria. The tours will highlight the history of Alexandria as reflected through its architecture and urban design, showcasing examples from Georgian to Art Deco. Register at http://aianova.org/panes/event.php?eventID=1102.
“Dare to Think Heroically.” 3 p.m. at Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, 2121 Eisenhower Ave. Suite 608. The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra welcomes Pianist Thomas Pandolfi to Present Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1. Children’s tickets are $5. Adult admission is $60-80.
Artist Talk: Enveloping Time. 3 p.m. at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. Opening for an exhibition of the works of Robert Cwiok in the Athenaeum gallery. Cwiok’s paintings, collage, and mixed media works lead visitors on a visual tour through the development of an artist. Text, print ephemera and envelopes are visual leitmotifs throughout his career. Free. Visit www.nvfaa.org.
TranzitionMe Grand Opening. 3-7 p.m. at 2815 Duke St. Tour TranzitionMe, a new holistic wellness center offers yoga, colon hydrotherapy, sauna and more. Free. Call 703-212-5802 to RSVP.
“Music in the Life of President Lincoln.” 4 p.m. at Ernst Community Cultural Center Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike. Explore Lincoln’s musical preferences, from opera and folk songs to patriotic melodies and spirituals. $40 for adults; $30 for seniors. Student admission is free. See www.virginiachamberorchestra.org.