Where’s Waldo Scavenger Hunt. Through Aug. 1, throughout Old Town. Waldo will be hiding out in stores around Alexandria. To participate, pick up a Waldo Passport at the front desk of Hooray for Books!, 1555 King St. Free. Call 703-548-4092.
Exhibit: “Quietly Cutting Through.” Through Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at The Art League Gallery, 105 N Union St. Artist Shiho K. Rice’s exhibit explores North American and Japanese culture through Kirié, a method in which a single piece of paper is cut by hand to create an image. Free. Visit www.theartleague.org.
“In The Heights.” Through Aug. 15, various times at The Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St. The story of a tight-knit New York community takes the shape of a hip-hop musical. Tickets are $25 and $30. Visit www.thelittletheatre.com for more.
Hollin Meadows Summertime Writing Nights. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 17 at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Families and elementary students kindergarten-third grade can read, write and talk with teachers. Free. Email Hollinmeadowses.KeepInTouch@fcps.edu.
Paintings by Stanley Agbontaen. Through Aug. 28 at The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, 4915 E. Campus Drive. The Maryland-based international artist’s depictions of scenes are painted on oil canvas. Free. Visit www.nvcc.edu/schlesingercenter.
Leigh Merrill: “Cloud Seedling.” Through Aug. 30, during gallery hours at Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N Union St. Texas-based artist Leigh Merrill shows photography and video in her solo exhibition Cloud Seeding. Merrill’s work examines the construction of desire, fiction and beauty in urban landscapes by digitally compositing thousands of images and videos into imaginary spaces. Admission is free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org.
Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery Juried Show. Through Aug. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N Union St. Studio 18. View parade-themed artwork. Admission is free. Visit www.Potomacfiberartsgallery.com or call 717-359-7724.
Cool Yoga. Wednesdays through Sept. 2, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at 1900 Mt. Vernon Ave. Participate in group yoga sessions taught by Prasada Yoga’s Maureen Clyne and enjoy refreshments provided by St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub and other local eateries. Suitable for all levels. Bring mat, towel and water. Free. Call 703-671-2000.
“Fields.” Through Sept. 6, during gallery hours at The Athenaeum Gallery, 201 Prince St. Abstract Artists David Carlson and Pat Goslee make art based on their interests in spiritual exploration and energy fields. Free. Visit www.nvfaa.org for more.
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.
Baseball Boat to Nationals Park. Through Sept. 26 at various times. Leaves from the Alexandria Marina, 1 Cameron St. Baseball fans can avoid heavy traffic and cruise along the Potomac to Nationals Park. Tickets are $20 one-way and $25 round-trip, Monday-Thursday, $28 roundtrip Friday-Sunday. Visit http://www.potomacriverboatco.com.
Doggy Happy Hour. Tuesdays through Oct. at 5-8 p.m. at Jackson 20, 480 King St. Enjoy discounted drinks and treats with one's dog. Free. Visit www.jackson20.com.
Water Taxi to the National Mall. Through Nov. 1, at various times at Alexandria Marina, 1 Cameron St. Cruise from Old Town to D.C. on the Miss Sophie, while stopping view some of the area's most popular attractions. Tickets are $28 roundtrip and $14 one-way for adults. For children under 12, tickets are $16 roundtrip and $8 one-way. Visit www.potomacriverboatco.com/.
Journey to Be Free: Alexandria Freedmen's Cemetery. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. A new exhibit tracing the 150-year history of the long-forgotten Freedmen’s Cemetery, its rediscovery and how the new Contrabands and Freedmen’s Cemetery Memorial was created at the site. Call 703-746-4356.
Their Fates Intertwined: The Lees of Alexandria in the War of 1812. Wednesday- Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Lee-Fendall House and Gardens, 614 Oronoco St. A new exhibit on the experiences of the Lee family in Alexandria during the War of 1812 examines the contributions of Alexandria’s citizens during the conflict that led to the writing of our national anthem through the lives of this iconic Virginia family. Visit www.leefendallhouse.org or call 703.548.1789.
Alexandria Cars & Coffee invites car enthusiasts to meet for coffee at Hollin Hall Shopping Center in front of Roseina’s, 1307 Shenandoah Road. Owners of classic cars, hot rods, exotic cars, motorcycles and more meet to share car stories and drink coffee. Group meets the first Sunday of every month. 8:30-11 a.m.
George Washington's Mount Vernon has joined Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and James Madison's Montpelier to expand the "Presidents Passport," Virginia's premier presidential trail. As an added bonus to this year's program, visitors to the Alexandria Visitors Center at 221 King St. showing or purchasing a ticket to any of the three presidential estates will, upon request, receive for free Alexandria's "Key to the City" pass, which grants access into nine historic sites and museums in Alexandria, a $26 value. Visit www.PresPassport.Monticello.org for more.
Fifty Years of Collecting. Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays 12-5 p.m. Fort Ward Museum, 4301 W Braddock Road. An anniversary exhibit of objects from the Fort Ward collection. Free. Visit www.fortward.org or call 703-746-4848.
Dinner for the Washingtons.12 p.m. at George Washington's Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. A walking tour that goes behind the scenes to find out how food was prepared and served before the era of microwaves and TV dinners. $5 in addition to estate admission. Visit www.mountvernon.org for more.
Second Thursday Music. Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. 7 pm. Second Thursday of every month. Visit nvfaa.org to view concert calendar and listen to upcoming Second Thursday Music artists.
The Monday Morning Birdwalk takes place weekly, rain or shine (except during electrical storms, strong winds, or icy trails), at 7 a.m. (8 a.m. November through March), is free, requires no reservation and is open to all. Birders meet in the parking lot at the park's entrance at 3701 Lockheed Blvd. Direct questions to Park staff during normal business hours at 703-768-2525.
Art for Life. Third Thursday of every month. 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Hyatt Regency Crystal City has partnered will the National Kidney Foundation for a program highlighting a different artist each month for a year.
Civil War Sundays. 1-5 p.m. at Alexandria Archaeology Museum, 105 North Union St., #327. Learn more about the Civil War as it occurred in Alexandria. Find dioramas, newspaper articles and more. Free. Visit www.alexandriaarchaeology.org.
“Science Behind Harry Potter.” 3-10 p.m. at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 107 S Fairfax St. Explore the real world of science and medicine behind J.K. Rowling’s series Harry Potter. Admission is $6 per person. Visit www.alexandriava.gov.
219 All Stars. 4 p.m. at Two Nineteen Restaurant, 219 King St. Live concert. Free. Visit www.219restaurant.com to make reservations.
Unburied: The Secrets We Keep Closing Reception. 7-10 p.m. at Convergence, 1801 N Quaker Lane. View a collaborative collective of new talent in the art world. spanning various mediums. Visit ourconvergence.org.
Phil Perry. 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. R&B artist Phil Perry performs live. Tickets start at $39.50. Visit www.birchmere.com/calendar for tickets.
BroadSound. 8 p.m. at The Carlyle Club, 2050 Ballenger Ave. BroadSound performs ’90s hip hop, soul, rock, and latin music. Tickets start at $20. There is a $25 minimum food and beverage purchase required per guest, except for general admission tickets. Visit www.thecarlyleclub.com.
Yard Sale. 7 a.m.-12 p.m. at Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge, 8717 Fort Hunt Road. Sales go towards charitable work by the community Freemasons. Visit www.yardsales.net/s/PetP.
Yoga at the Market. 8:15-9 a.m. at Market Square, 301 King St. Morning Yoga featuring live music by Alex Young. Bring yoga mat and water. Free. Call 703-746-3200.
Sidewalk Sale. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. throughout Old Town and Del Ray. More than 50 shops host promotional events and clearance sales. Free. visit www.visitalexandriava.com/sidewalksale/.
IPA Festival. 12-8 p.m. at Corcoran Brewing Company, 205 Hirst Road, Purcellville. Alexandria’s Port City Brewing will be celebrating National IPA Day in Purcellville. Nick Anderson of Port City and other beer professionals will be on hand with their goods. Tickets are $35. Visit www.squareup.com/market/IPAFestival.
Food Swap. 2-4 p.m. at 311 Beverly Drive. Swap homegrown, handmade or foraged food. Hosted by DIY Del Ray, a blog about small-space living, interior design, organizing, food, arts and crafts and life in the Del Ray. Free. Reserve a ticket at www.eventbrite.com/e/diy-del-ray-alexandria-food-swap-august-1-2015-tickets-17665378623?aff=eac2.
Ken Fisher Duo Performance. 7 p.m. at Blackwall Hitch Alexandria, 5 Cameron St. An acoustic duo, Ken & Wayne, will be performing. Free. Visit theblackwallhitch.com.
Marty Stuart. 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave. Accompanied by His Fabulous Superlatives and the Christian Lopez Band, Marty Stuart performs Tickets are $35 on Ticketmaster or at the door. Visit www.birchmere.com.
Big Bad Juju. 8 p.m. at The Carlyle Club, 2050 Ballenger Ave. The full nine-piece band performs live. Tickets start at $15. There is a $25 minimum food and beverage purchase required per guest, except for general admission tickets. Visit www.thecarlyleclub.com.
Collective Delusion. 9:30 p.m. at John Strongbow’s Tavern, 710 King St. Local band plays songs from the 1970s to the present. Admission is free. Visit www.collectivedelusion.net.
Brides Against Breast Cancer. Saturday, 5-9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Belle Haven Country Club, 6023 Fort Hunt Road. Brides Against Breast Cancer will be hosting a charity bridal event and trunk show as part of their “Nationwide Tour of Gowns.” Dresses will be priced from $75-1,800. Sign up for the Saturday night V.I.P. event and get first choice of the dresses on sale while enjoying refreshments, entertainment and giveaways. Proceeds will fund free programs for those affected by cancer nationwide. Tickets for Saturday V.I.P. event are $40 for bride + guest; $25 for each additional guest; Sunday general admission is $5. Visit www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.org.
Sidewalk Sale. 9 a.m-5 p.m. throughout Old Town and Del Ray. More than 50 shops will host promotional events and clearance sales. Free. visit www.visitalexandriava.com/sidewalksale/.
Bob Schwartz Quartet Performance. 10 a.m. at Blackwall Hitch Alexandria, 5 Cameron St. Jazz Quartet led by Bob Schwartz. Members include Oren Levine, Herb Nachmann, David Martin and Nina Schwartz. Free. Visit theblackwallhitch.com
Alexandria Library’s Science in the Summer Program. 10-11 a.m. for rising 2nd and 3rd graders, 12-1 p.m. for rising 4th-6th graders at Alexandria Library, 5005 Duke St. A four-day program with the purpose of educating children about science. Registration is free. Visit www.alexandria.lib.va.us or call 703-746-1753.
Broadway Musical Dance Workshop. 3:45-4:45 p.m. Mondays at Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road. Dance class involving jazz and Broadway music. All skills levels welcome. Free; donations accepted. Register by calling 703-765-4573.
Jorge Drexler. 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Uruguayan musician Jorge Drexler performs. Tickets are $35. Call 703-549-7500 or visit www.birchmere.com.
Aug. 4-Sept. 7
Art Exhibit: Sultry Colors. 10 a.m- 6 p.m. at Torpedo Factory Arts Center, 105 N. Union St. The Enamelists at The Torpedo Factory collaborate for an exhibit filled with sultry colors and patterns. Visit www.torpedofactory.org/event/sultry-colors/ or call 703-838-4565.
Tuesday Morning Stroll. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Simpson Park Gardens, 420 E. Monroe St. Residents are invited to visit the garden, receive free seed packets and have their gardening questions answered by experts. Free. Contact email@example.com.
Slingshot Dakota. 7 p.m. at Convergence, 1801 Quaker Lane. Convergence continues an a summer-long all-ages concert series. Tickets are $7-10. Visit www.ourconvergence.org for more.
Aug. 5-Sept. 7
Exhibit: “Scapes.” 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Art League Gallery, 105 N Union St. View the annual August landscape exhibit juried by Elizabeth Peak. Free. Visit www.theartleague.org.
Exhibit: “Taking Shape.” 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Art League Gallery, 105 N Union St. This exhibit features three-dimensional works by Art League member artists. Free. Visit www.theartleague.org
Virginia Beer Night. 4 p.m. at Highline RxR, 2010 Crystal Drive., Arlington. Alexandria’s Port City Brewing is celebrating Virginia Craft Beer Month with an evening of live music and beer. No cover charge. Visit www.portcitybrewing.com for more.
Andrew Goldstein Performance. 5 p.m. at Blackwall Hitch Alexandria, 5 Cameron St. Singer-songwriter, Andrew Goldstein, will be performing. Free. Visit
Free Film Series. 6:30-9 p.m. at Duncan Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. See the second feature in the Friends of Duncan Library's free film series, "Screwball Comedies of the 30s and 40.” Visit www.friendsofduncanlibrary.org or call 703-746-1705.
An Evening with Graham Nash. 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere Musical Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Graham Nash performs. Tickets are $90.50. Call 703-549-7500 or visit www.birchmere.com.
Tim Cretella Performance. 5 p.m. at Blackwall Hitch Alexandria, 5 Cameron St. Singer-songwriter Tim Cretella will perform. Free. Visit theblackwallhitch.com.
First Thursday. 6-9 p.m. along Mt. Vernon Ave., Del Ray. Attend a Music and dance festival on Del Ray’s main street. Free. Visit www.visitdelray.com.
Kasey Chambers. 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Country and country-pop music from Australian-born artist Kasey Chambers. Tickets are $35. Call 703-549-7500 or visit www.birchmere.com.
FLY-Summer Performance. 6 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center. 4915 East Campus Drive. The Metropolitan School of the Arts will be performing. Admission is free. Call 703-339-0444 or visit www.metrofinearts.com.
“Au Naturel” Exhibit Opening Reception. 7-9 p.m. at Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mt. Vernon Ave. Attend the opening ceremony for the “Au Naturel” exhibit. Admission is free. Visit www.TheDelrayArtisans.org.
Bruce Givens Performance. 7 p.m. at Blackwall Hitch Alexandria, 5 Cameron St. Acoustic artist Bruce Givens will be performing. Free. Visit theblackwallhitch.com.
Rachel Kline and Oklahoma Car Crash. 7:30 p.m. at Convergence, 1801 Quaker Lane. Local musicians perform in honor of a tour launch. Tickets are $5-7. Visit www.ourconvergence.org.
Kim Waters. 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Music by Maryland-born saxophonist and jazz performer Kim Waters. Tickets are $35. Call 703-549-7500 or visit www.birchmere.com.
Four Mile Summer Movie Festival. Movies start at dusk and are shown at the Four Mile Conservatory Building, 4109 Mt. Vernon Ave. National Community Church's Inaugural summer movie festival is co-sponsored by the City of Alexandria. Film schedule is as follows: Friday, Aug. 7, “Mcfarland USA” and Friday, Sept. 11, “Cool Runnings.” Bring a blanket or chair. Free. Visit www.theaterchurch.com.
“Au Naturel” Exhibit. First Thursdays, 12-9 p.m., Thursdays, 12-6 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, 12-9 p.m., Sundays, 12-6 p.m. at Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mt. Vernon Ave. View artwork made in the “Au Naturel” or minimalist style. Admission is free. Visit www.TheDelrayArtisans.org.
Friday-Sunday/ Aug. 7-9
Arts on the Horizon presents: “Space-Bop.” Friday -10:30 a.m.; Saturday – 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.; Sunday – 10:30 a.m. at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Join Arts on the Horizon for a sneak peak of “Space-Bop,” set to open in February 2016. “Space-Bop” takes place under the stars and employs hip-hop artist help tell a story that will help children appreciate the beauty of the night sky. The show is geared towards infants and toddlers. Tickets are $3. Visit www.ArtsOnTheHorizon.org
Cooking Event. 10-11:30 a.m. at Old Town Farmers’ Market, Market Square, 301 King St. Sample food from Chef Antonio Carluccio, from Carluccio's Restaurant. Free. Visit www.alexandriava.gov/OldTownFarmersMarket.
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.
Irish Festival. 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. at Waterfront Park. The Ballyshaners of Alexandria will host a full day of Irish music, dance, food and more. Visit www.ballyshaners.org/festival.
One Love Festival. 12-6 p.m. at Braddock Road Field, 400-594 E Braddock Road. This community event is held in honor of Lenny Harris to continue his legacy. Performers and vendors will be on site along with entertainment for children. Free. Visit www.actionalexandria.org/event/one-love-festival or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jane Austen Ball. 8 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N Royal St. Listen to live period music and watch or perform a variety of English Country dances. Tickets are $45. Visit www.alexandriava.gov/GadsbysTavern or call 703-746-4242.
Performance by Peter Omelchenko. 7 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S Washington St. See Peter Omelchenko perform, accompanied by pianist Jonathan Laird. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Visit www.balalaika.org.
Collective Delusion. 7 p.m. at Fort Hunt Park, 8999 Fort Hunt Road. Local band plays songs from the past and present. Admission is free. Visit www.collectivedelusion.net.