"The American Dream - Starring Jackie Chan and John Cusack, Dragon Blade 3D IMAX will be released in February 2015" by Bin Feng, part of “Borders & Boundaries.” During gallery hours through July at the Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Artists were inspired the “outsider’s perspective” for this exhibit. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org.
“Saturate.” Through July 19 during gallery hours at the Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Six artists use different mediums to convey moisture. Free. Visit www.nvfaa.org.
“Borders & Boundaries.” During gallery hours through July at the Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Artists were inspired the “outsider’s perspective” for this exhibit. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org.
“Magical, Mystical Animals.” Through July 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily at The Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery at the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Studio 18. Artists will display art inspired by childhood stories and mythical creatures. Admission is free. Visit www.potomacfiberartsgallery.com.
Mt. Vernon Recreation Center Art Class Exhibit. Through July 28, Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 7 a.m.-6 p.m. at Saint Elmo’s Coffee Pub, 2300 Mt. Vernon Ave. View drawings and paintings done by the senior art class. Free. Visit www.stelmoscoffeepub.com.
Special Family Museum Tours. Saturdays through Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N Royal St. Flexible tours and hands-on activities provide a deeper experience into the social and political life of Alexandria in the 18th and 19th centuries. Tickets are $5 for adults ($4 with AAA card), $3 children ages 5-12, and children ages 4 and under as well as Alexandria Public School and Blue Star families receive free admission. Coupons accepted. Call 703-746-4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org for more.
Alexandria Live Music Week. Various times at venues throughout the city. Find music from almost every genre. Admission varies by venus. Visit www.livemusicweek.com for a full schedule.
Alexandria's Historic Breweries Guided Tour and Tasting. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Old Town. Learn about the history of local breweries on a walking tour. Tickets are $20. Visit www.visitalexandriava.com/things-to-do/summer-in-alexandria/.
Gardening Exposition. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. The Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia provide a program on container gardening and composting with focuses ranging from selecting and potting plants to building a compost pile. Free. Enroll at mgnv.org.
Canine Cruise. 11 a.m. at Alexandria City Marina, 1 Cameron St. The family dog is welcome to join in on an hour-long cruise through the Alexandria Seaport. Tickets are $16 for adults and $10 for children. Dogs ride free. Visit www.potomacriverboatco.com/canine-cruise.php.
Old Fashioned Cookout and Talent Showcase. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Fort Hunt Park. 8999 Fort Hunt Road. Fun family event with lots of food, music, door prizes, games, face painting for children, a photo booth, and a talent show. Tickets are $16 for adults, $8 for ages 6-12, free for children 6 and under. For tickets, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music Performance. 6:30-9 p.m. at Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N Union St. As part of Alexandria Live Music Week, Nomadic Jazz will be hosting saxophonist and composer Elijah Jamal Balbed. Admission is $22. Visit www.torpedofactory.org/event/nomadic-jazz/
Alexandria/USA Birthday Celebration. 7-10 p.m. at Oronoco Bay Park, 100 Madison St. Watch fireworks and live entertainment. Free. Visit www.visitalexandriava.com/alexandria-birthday-celebration/.
Old Time Banjo Festival. 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. 9th Annual Mike Seeger commemorative festival, featuring Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, Jayme Stone, David Reed, and Adam Hurt. Tickets start at $29.50. Visit www.birchmere.com/calendar for tickets.
Gardening Program. 7-8:30 p.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. The Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia present “Rebooting Your Summer Herb Garden,” a session focused on maintenance and helpful tips. Free. Register at mgnv.org.
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes. 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Closely associated with Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny and his band performs live. Tickets start at $39.50. Visit www.birchmere.com/calendar for more.