Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: May 29-31

Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: May 29-31

Susan Lynskey and Michael Russotto star in “The Letters” at MetroStage in Alexandria. The show is running at MetroStage, 1201 N Royal St. through June 14. Tickets are $50-55. Visit for more.

Susan Lynskey and Michael Russotto star in “The Letters” at MetroStage in Alexandria. The show is running at MetroStage, 1201 N Royal St. through June 14. Tickets are $50-55. Visit for more. Contributed by Chris Banks

“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 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

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

“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

“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

“Paws ‘N Claws for Art.” Runs through May 31 at Vola Lawson Animal Shelter, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria. Del Ray Artisans and Animal Welfare League of Alexandria teamed up to present this animal-themed, fundraising exhibit. Both nonprofits receive a percentage of each sale. Also showing, but not for sale, will be UpCycle’s Fur-Vor project community-based student-recycled dog art. Visit for more.

“Intricacies” Exhibit. Through Sunday, May 31 at various times at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane. Artist-Photographer Nina Tisara unveils her “Intricacies” exhibit, a collection of mosaics. Visit

“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.

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

Friday/May 29

School Lunch Bunch Concerts. 12:15-1 p.m. at Market Square, 301 King St. Watch the Immanuel Lutheran School's student choirs sing. Free. Call 703-746-5592.

An Afternoon with Journalist Sylvester Monroe. 1-2:30 p.m. Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Meet and talk to the Washington Post journalist about his work, experiences and his new book. Free. Visit

Art Demonstration. 6 p.m. at Principle Gallery, 208 King St. Artist and Art League instructor Robert Liberace will be giving demonstrations of his work. Liberace’s work centers around the study of human anatomy, art history and technique. Free. Visit

West Potomac High School Jazz Band. 7:30 p.m. at West Potomac High School Springbank Auditorium, 6500 Quander Road. The West Potomac High School Jazz Band will have a spring concert. Free. Contact Sue Genuario at

Saturday/May 30

Bake/Yard Sale. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 5614 Old Mill Road. Call 703-780-3081.

ASA Soccer Fest. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at George Washington Middle School, 1005 Mount Vernon Ave. Celebrate the end of ASA's spring season by playing and watching soccer. Free. Contact Ann Clark at

Culture Queen Program. 10-11:30 a.m. at The Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. The Alexandria Black History Museum and Culture Kingdom Kids will host an interactive program for children and families designed to inspire children’s choices in career and life. Admission to the program is $5. Visit

Savor the Flavor: The Food of the 18th Century. 12-3 p.m. at Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N Fairfax St. Participate in various activities that teach one about colonial cooking. Free admission. Call 703-549-2997.

3rd Annual Croquet Day. 12-4 p.m. at Hensley Park, 4200 Eisenhower Ave. Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) is hosting a croquet tournament to raise funds for their efforts in Northern Virginia. Those who choose not to play will find other lawn games including bocce ball, life-size Angry Birds, bean bag toss, etc. Tickets are $15 for spectators, team registration for 3-4 people is $150, and family teams are $75. Visit

Orchestra. 7 p.m. at The George Washington Masonic Memorial Theatre, 611 King St. The Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia presents “Symphonic Tap” with Capitol Tap. Visit for more.

“Broadway Goes Choral!” 8 p.m. at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 E. Campus Lane. The Symphonic Chorus, Master Singers, Concert Choir, and soloists, will perform alongside a symphony orchestra. Find works from shows by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, Stephen Sondheim, and more. Tickets are $10-40. Visit

Collective Delusion. 9:30 p.m. at John Strongbow's Tavern, 710 King St. Local band plays rock songs from ’70s to present. Admission is free. Visit

Sunday/May 31

“Spandex in the Narthex.” 9 a.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Road. The church is raising funds for pastor Jason Micheli with a Fun Run/Walk, cook-out and live music. An entry for the fun run is $16 for an individual and $50 for a family. Plates are $7 plus a $5 donation. Visit

Bright Young Things. 1-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Party like decadent members of the elite in 1920s. Tickets are $32. Visit

Lafayette in Alexandria Day. 1-5 p.m. at Market Square, 301 King St. Visit Alexandria's most prominent museums for free such as Gadsby's tavern and Carlyle House Historic Park. Free. Visit

Concert. 4-5:15 p.m. at George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. The Virginia Bronze community handbell ensemble will perform pop favorites. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students and $20 for a family. Visit

A Brahms-Schumann Soirée. 5-7 p.m. at the Lyceum, Alexandria's History Museum, 201 S. Washington St. Enjoy a chamber music ensemble performing pieces composed by Brahms and Schumann. Free, donations accepted. Visit