“Living Yesterday Today.” Through June 14 at various times at Multiple Exposures Gallery, 105 N. Union St. “Living Yesterday Today” is an exhibit featuring photography by Sandy LeBrun-Evans following 150th Civil War Reenactments. Free to attend. Visit www.torpedofactory.org.
“The Letters.” Through June 14 at various times at MetroStage. “The Letters” is a study of 1930s Soviet Union suppression of the work of prominent artists under Stalin’s rule. $50-55. Visit www.metrostage.org/index.html for showing times, directions, and to buy tickets.
“Paintings of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists.” Through June 28, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 12-4:30 p.m. on Sunday at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Find watermedia floral and landscape paintings. Free to visit gallery. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring.
Cat Adoption Promotion. The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave. The Animal Welfare League will be holding a “Class of 2015” Cat Adoption promotion. Select cats (typically, cats who have been at the shelter longer than four months, senior cats, etc.), will have fees waived for the month of June. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-746-4774.
Baseball Boat to Nationals Park. Through Sept. 26 at various time. 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. Visit www.potomacriverboatco.com/baseball-boat.php.
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 Sophia, 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/.
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 added value. Visit www.PresPassport.Monticello.org for more.
Fifty Years of Collecting. Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays noon-5 p.m. Fort Ward Museum 4301 West Braddock Road. An anniversary exhibit of objects from the Fort Ward collection. Free. Visit www.fortward.org or call 703-746-4848.
June 4-July 19
“Saturate.” Gallery hours at the Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Six artists use different mediums to convey moisture. Free. Visit www.nvfaa.org.
West End Food Truck Rodeo. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at the parking lot of Southern Towers Apartments, 4901 Seminary Road. Taste diverse cuisine served by food trucks. Free admission. Visit www.alexandriaweba.com/.
Family Paint Night. 6-8 p.m. at Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St. Artist Teresa Brunson will guide participants through painting their own masterpiece. Admission is $5 per person or $15 per family. Visit www.alexandriava.gov.
Artist’s Talk. 6:30-9 p.m. at Principle Gallery, 208 King St. Observe GC Myers’s exhibition titled "Native Voice" and speak to him about his artwork. Free. Visit www.principlegallery.com.
Fostering the Future Gala. 7-10 p.m. at Hotel Monaco, 480 King St. Enjoy food and live entertainment and help raise money for The Fund for Alexandria's Children. Tickets are $85. Visit www.alexandriava.gov/thefundforalexchild.
Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra. 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert will perform with his band. Tickets are $35. Visit www.birchmere.com.
Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Palms Orchestra. 8 p.m. at The Carlyle Club, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Orchestra present music from the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s. General admission is $35. Visit www.thecarlyleclub.com.
Beatles to Broadway Concert. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at The George Washington Masonic National Memorial. Listen to the combined ensemble of The Alexandria Singers and The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic. Tickets are $20. Visit www.wmpamusic.org.
“Building Bridges.” gallery hours at Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2701 Mount Vernon Ave. The gallery will unveil an exhibit that is the result of a partnership with Six Degrees Consortium. Free to attend. Visit www.thedelrayartisans.org.
Butterfly Container Gardening Workshop. 9:30-11 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn how to create a butterfly container garden to attract and feed butterflies and other pollinators. The fee is $35. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring.
6th Annual Youth Arts Festival. 12-4 p.m. at George Washington Middle School, 1005 Mount Vernon Ave. The festival will showcase the talents of youth from around the city. It will include artists, music, entertainment, and food vendors. Free. Call 703-549-7115 ext.126.
Pohick Church Tours. 1-3 p.m. at Pohick Church, 9301 Richmond Highway. During the colonial period, Pohick Church was the congregation of many of the area’s most prominent families, including the Washingtons, Masons and Fairfaxes. Free. Visit www.pohick.org.
Family Fun: Worm Workshop. 1-2 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn how to build a 10-gallon bin with newspaper bedding, food scraps, and live worms that will recycle garbage into rich compost. The program alone is $6 and $15 for the program and worm kit supplies. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring.
71st Anniversary of D-Day Celebration. 2:30-5 p.m. at Market Square, 301 King St. Commemorate D-Day by viewing band performances and war reenactments. Free. Contact AlexandriaCaenSisterCities@gmail.com.
Live Jazz Concert. 7-10:30 p.m. at The Carlyle Club, 2050 Ballenger Ave. Keyboardist Marcus Johnson takes the stage for the benefit of Virginia Music Adventures, Inc., a non-profit educational organization that promotes jazz music through performances by young musicians. Admission is $35. Contact email@example.com or call 703-919-3323.
Benefit Concert. 7 p.m. at the Carlyle Club, 2050 Ballenger Ave. Local keyboardist Marcus Johnson will perform. Tickets $35. Visit www.VaMusicAdventures.org for more.
“Fashion and Invention.” 1-3:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Artist and collector Caroline Hottenstein will present a timeline of tools, inventions and innovations that have influenced changes in fashion and fibers over the centuries. View pieces from Caroline’s antique clothing collection that showcase the historical connection between fashion and technology. The program is $38 with afternoon tea and $15 without tea. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring.
Family Fun: Strawberry Tea Party. 1:30-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Walk through Green Spring Gardens to see how strawberries and other fruits grow, then have tea and a snack. The program is $15. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring.
“Saturate” Opening Reception. 4 p.m. at the Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Celebrate the opening of the new exhibit in which six artists use diverse media to convey “watery wetness.” Free. Visit www.nvfaa.org.
Sunday/June 7, June 14, and June 28
Cook For Your Pet. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Pet Sage, 2391 S. Dove St. and Southern Kitchens, 2350 Duke St. Take a three-part course on cooking for your cat or dog. Each session is $25, or $60 for all three. Visit www.petsage.com.