Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: June 12-14

Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: June 12-14

“Cosmic Codacat” is part of the Del Ray Artisan’s “Under a Summer Sun” exhibit at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter, 4101 Eisenhower Ave. The exhibit will run through Sept 27.

“Cosmic Codacat” is part of the Del Ray Artisan’s “Under a Summer Sun” exhibit at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter, 4101 Eisenhower Ave. The exhibit will run through Sept 27. Image courtesy of the artist.


“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

“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 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.

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 or call 703-746-4774.

“Boundaries & Borders.” 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

"Under a Summer Sun."Through September 27 at Vola Lawson Animal Shelter, 4101 Eisenhower Ave. Del Ray Artisans has teamed up with The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria for an exhibit "Without Walls." Free. Visit

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

Cool Yoga. Every Wednesday through Sept. 4, 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.

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

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

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

Thursday-Saturday/June 11-13

“Next to Normal.” 7 p.m. at West Potomac High School, 6500 Quander Road. Beyond the Page Theatre at West Potomac High School presents a performance of the rock musical by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey. General admission tickets are $12. Prime seat tickets are $30. $18 of every prime seat ticket purchased will support WPHS students participating in the Scottish Fringe Festival in Edinburgh this August. Visit for more.

Friday-Saturday/June 12-13

Wine and Dine on George Washington’s Lawn. 6-9 p.m. at 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. George Washington’s Mount Vernon invites visitors to sip wine and taste local and historic culinary fare while watching the sunset at the Mount Vernon Estate. Admission is $20 per person. See

Friday/June 12

Opening Reception of “Art Uniting People.” 6-7:30 p.m. at Alexandria City Hall. 301 King St. A celebration of recovery, creativity and mental health–the focus of the new exhibit. Free. The public is welcome. Visit

Saturday/June 13

Community Yard Sale. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the parking lot of Lincolnia United Methodist Church, 6335 Little River Turnpike. Free to attend. See

George Mason Day. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. Commemorate the June 1776 ratification of Mason’s Virginia Declaration of Rights by joining the color guard in procession to Mason’s tomb for a wreath laying, and more. Free. Visit

Civil War Camp Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fort Ward Museum & History Site, 4301 W Braddock Road. Watch Civil war re-enactors perform drills and demonstrations. Suggested donation $2 per adult and families $5. Visit

Balsamic Vinegar Tasting Party. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn the history of balsamic vinegar and how to determine genuine balsamic vinegar from fake vinegars. Admission is $30. Visit

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

Arts and Crafts Fair. 3-8 p.m. at Market Square, 301 King St. Shop for handmade crafts and view art created by local artists. Free. Visit

Billy Joe Shaver. 7 p.m. at The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. The country singer/songwriter will celebrate the upcoming release of his first studio album since 2008. Tickets are $29. Visit

Lafayette Ball. 8-11 p.m. at Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 N Royal St. Dance to revolutionary-era music and taste traditional sweets. Tickets are $45 and reservations are required. Visit

Sunday/June 14

Adult Dance Class. 11:30 a.m. at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Jane Franklin offers a free 30-minute mini-dance class at The Athenaeum. Everyone welcome. No need for specific attire, but come dressed to move; chat and refreshments after. Free. Call 703-933-1111.

Book Talk. 2 p.m. at the Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Ron Goldfarb discusses his two new works, “Courtship, a novel of Life, Love and the Law” and “After Snowden: Privacy, Secrecy, and Security in the Information Age.” Free. Visit

Meet the Artists. 5:30-7 p.m. at St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub, 2300 Mount Vernon Ave. Meet students in the Senior Citizens Art Class at a reception and view their work. Free. Call Alice Kale at 703-683-3988 for more.

Envisioned Strings Concert. 7-9 p.m. at George Washington Masonic Temple Memorial Theatre, 101 Callahan Drive. Enjoy different genres of music played on string instruments. Tickets are $15-$35. Visit

Stephane Wrembel presents DJANGO A GOGO. 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere Music Hall 3701, Mount Vernon Ave. French-born guitarist/composer Stephane Wrembel brings the latest edition of his homage to gypsy jazz legend Django Reinhardt to The Birchmere. See