"Untitled" by Kathryn Avila Reyes is part of “MIX: Adventures in Mixed Media.” The exhibit runs through May 31 at DelRay Artisans gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Artists mix two or more mediums for this exhibition collaboration between Del Ray Artisans and Artistic Artifacts. See www.TheDelRayArtisans.org.
Image courtesy of the artist
“Attics and Alleys.” Saturdays in May, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at various locations. Guests are invited to take a walking tour through historic sites like Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, The Apothecary Museum and the Carlyle House in honor of National Preservation Month. Tickets are $35. Visit www.alexandriava.gov for more.
Art Exhibit. Through May 31. Athenaeum Gallery, 201 Prince St. “Rara Avis” is an exhibition of bird-centric works of Beverly Ress, Langley Spurlock and Martin Tarrat in the Athenaeum Gallery. Admission to the gallery is free. Visit www.nvfaa.org.
Eunsook Lee: “Dispersed Family.” Through May 31. Gallery hours at The Target Gallery, 105 North Union St. Eunsook Lee’s exhibit of black light threads sealed and laminated alongside images and other materials will be on display. Admission is free. Visit www.torpedofactory.com.
“MIX: Adventures in Mixed Media.” Through May 31 at DelRay Artisans gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Artists mix two or more mediums for this exhibition collaboration between Del Ray Artisans and Artistic Artifacts. See www.TheDelRayArtisans.org.
“Perceptions.” Through May 31, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at The Associates Gallery at the Torpedo Factory, Studio 319, 105 N. Union St. The “Perceptions” exhibit will feature 3-D artist Erika Cleveland, painter Ellen Delaney, graphic artist Kara Hammond, and street photographer Val Proudkii. Free to attend. Visit www.torpedofactory.org.
Nine Paintings from John Chapman.Through May 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Highway, Mount Vernon. Nine unique paintings by the Virginia born artist John Gadsby Chapman (1808-1889) illustrating landscape scenes important to George Washington’s biography are on view. Visit www.mountvernon.org.
EMS Memorial Bike Ride. 3-5 p.m. in Old Town on King, Royal and Fairfax streets. Honor EMS workers who died serving their communities. The ride ends at Oronoco Bay Park. Free. Contact Ray Whatley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Fun Night. 6-9 p.m. at Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility, 3210 King St. Bring the whole family to Family Fun Nights for swimming and fun for all ages on Friday evenings. Pool games include beach ball relays, water basketball, diving for prizes and fun on the ‘AquaChallenge’ floating obstacle course. Participate in swimming skill assessments for youth, learn pool safety tips and more. $4 per person. Visit www.alexandriava.gov/c/10280 for more.
The Retrocessionists. 8 p.m. at the Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Audience members are invited to make suggestions to an improv group. Admission is $15. Visit www.nvfaa.org.
May 22-July 22
“The Lonely Drone.”10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 North Beauregard St. Artist Brian William’s oil paintings on aluminum panel are meant to convey what a drone would see from above. Free. Visit www.schlesingercenter.com.
Eric Roberson Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Eric Roberson's performance will feature jazz, hip-hop, and blues styled music. Tickets are $39.50. Visitwww.birchmere.com/events/eric-roberson/.
“The Lonely Drone” Opening Reception. 2-4 p.m. at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 North Beauregard St. Celebrate the new exhibit at the Schlesinger Center. Free. Visit www.schlesingercenter.com.
Grand Reopening Party. 8 p.m. at The Carlyle Club, 411 John Carlyle St. The Carlyle Club will celebrate their new location with Big Bad Juju, a nine-piece band, and a new menu. Tickets are $18. Visit www.thecarlyleclub.com.
Running Festival. 7 a.m.-12 p.m. at National Inventors Hall of Fame, 600 Dulany St. Start off the morning running the streets of Alexandria on a children’s one-mile, 5K, or half-marathon run. The children's one-mile is $15, the 5K is $50, and the half marathon is $80. Prices will rise on May 23. Visit www.mc-coop.org/alexandria_running_festival.aspx.
Memorial Day Jazz Festival. 1-6 p.m. at Waterfront Park, 1 Prince St. The Army Blue Jazz Ensemble will kick off the concert, to be followed by Origem, Hally Shoenberg Jazz Quartet and more. Free. Call 703-746-5592.