Alexandria Sept. 9-20
Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. Various times and locations, more than 50 different events taking place at more than 25 venues across Northern Virginia. Call 703-403-5360 or visit www.nvso.us for more.
Gardening Excursion. 7 a.m.-7 p.m., at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, Pennsylvania is a blend of art and horticulture. Trip includes motor coach, entrance, guided tour, and lunch. $124. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring or call 703-941-7987.
Artists Reception. 6-8 p.m. at the Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory, 105 North Union St. Alexandria artists Floydetta McAfee and Michael Holt are part of the exhibit “Culture Shock” that explores socio-political issues through the lens of pop culture and street art. The exhibit runs from Saturday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Oct. 22. Visit torpedofactory.org.
Meet the Artist Reception. 6:30-8 p.m. at The Art League 105 North Union St. Printmaker M. Alexander (Alex) Gray illuminates forgotten local history through the images in his exhibit, “Aqueduct: Stone Ruins in Maryland & Virginia.” Gray, a lifelong Virginian, wants to bring these lesser-known, historic sites back into the public eye. Call 703-683-1780 or visit www.theartleague.org.
Penny and Sparrow Concert. 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave. Performing their new album Wendigo with opener Lowland Hum. Visit www.birchmere.com for more.
History By The Glass. Various times at Gadsby’s Tavern, 134 North Royal St. Enjoy drinks at the tavern, which historically served a wide variety of beverages, and learn about the history behind them. $50 for drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Call 703-746-4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org for more.
Nomination Deadline. Nominated a Living Legend of Alexandria. Look at these current Living Legends of Alexandria for inspiration to add to that list, by submitting nominations for consideration by Sept. 15 online at www.AlexandriaLegends.org.
Celebrate PARK(ing) Day. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. outside City Hall, 301 King St. City of Alexandria will celebrate PARK(ing) Day, a worldwide event promoting the importance of preserving and creating public green space in urban areas. Visit www.alexandriava.gov for more.
Free Outdoor Fitness Series. Noon-1 p.m. at John Carlyle Square, 300 John Carlyle St. This is the first Friday in a series of 30-40 minute full body Tone & Flow lunch break workout by fitness studio Pilates Pro Works. Every Friday through Oct. 8. Visit www.AlexandriaVA.gov/CarlyleFun for more.
Itty Bitty Doggie Dive. 4-7 p.m. at the Charles Houston Recreation Center Memorial Pool, 901 Wythe St. Visit www.alexandriava.gov/webtrac for more.
Swing Band Concert. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road. Dance and listen to swing music. Visit www.hollinhallseniorcenter.org/ for more.
Java Jolt Lecture. 10 a.m.-noon at Alexandria Archaeology Museum, 105 North Union St., #327. Feature Paula Whitacre’s new book, “A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time: Julia Wilbur’s Struggle for Purpose.” Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-746-4399 for more.
Itty Bitty Doggie Dive. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Old Town Pool, 1609 Cameron St. Visit www.alexandriava.gov/webtrac to register.
Civil War Artillery Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fort Ward, 4301 West Braddock Road. Learn about the role and equipment of Civil War artillerymen in the Defenses of Washington. Call Fort Ward Museum at 703-746-4848 for more.
Saturday Cinema at Carlyle. 7:36 p.m. at John Carlyle Square in the Carlyle District of Alexandria, 300 John Carlyle St. Film “When Harry Met Sally,” which was rescheduled date from Sept. 2 that got rained out due to Harvey remnants. Visit www.AlexandriaVA.gov/CarlyleFun for more.
Mount Vernon Colonial Market and Fair. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Colonial-attired artisans demonstrate 18th-century crafts and sell traditional wares such as baskets, woodcarvings, tin and ironwork, leather-workings, weavings, and furniture. $20 adults; $10 youth. Call 703-780-2000 or visit www.MountVernon.org for more.
Street Art Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 480 King St. King Street from Washington Street to the waterfront is transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original artwork by more than 200 artists from the U.S. and abroad. Featuring live music, and interactive art activities, as well as The Art League’s Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser. Visit www.artfestival.com/festivals/alexandria-king-street-art-festival.
Crafts at Carlyle. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St. Children will be able to create their own piece of art at Carlyle House to take home. Children will get the chance to paint their own version of a floorcloth, a popular 18th Century floor covering. Call 703-549-2997 or visit www.nvrpa.org for more.
Free Outdoor Fitness Series. 9:30-10:30 a.m. at John Carlyle Square, 300 John Carlyle St. This is the first Sunday in the Slowdown Sunday’s series geared towards mind and body, restorative workouts lead by studio Mind The Mat. Every Sunday through Oct. 8. Free. Bring Your Own Mat and Water. Visit www.AlexandriaVA.gov/CarlyleFun for more.
Jazz at Meade. 4 p.m. at Meade Memorial Episcopal Church, 322 N. Alfred St. Featuring The Vibe Collective: Afro-Cuban-Latin Jazz. $20 donation. Call 267-463-7936 for more.
Monday Morning Birdwalk. 7 a.m. at 3701 Lockheed Blvd. Bird watching takes place every week, rain or shine (except during electrical storms, strong winds, or icy trails), free of charge, requires no reservation, and is open to all. Birders meet in the parking lot at the park's entrance. Call 703-768-2525 for more.
Civil War Round Table. 7-9 p.m. at at Washington Street United Methodist Church, 109 S. Washington St. New monthly Civil War Round Table featuring talks by local historians has formed. Featuring local author and tour guide Don Hakenson discussing "Gray Ghost" Colonel John Mosby's attempted abduction in Alexandria of pro-Union VIrginia Restoration Governor Francis Pierpont. Free. Email email@example.com for more.
Researching Aviation Pioneers. 1-3 p.m. at Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road. Mary Lipsey talks about researching biographical information about aviation pioneer Dr. William Wallace Whitney Christmas of Clifton. Free. Call 703-768-4101 or visit www.mvgenealogy.org.
Fibre Space Open House. 5-8 p.m. at Fibre Space, 1319 Prince St. In their new historic flatiron building in the city that sits at the corner of Commerce, Prince and West streets. Call 703-664-0344 or visit www.fibrespace.com for more.
Four Women, Four Stories. 7 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Cheryl White Mason, Ruth Walkup, Solveig Eggerz and Joyce Morgan Young tell their story about human culture and more. Visit alexlibraryva.org for more.
Old Town Boutique District Shop and Stroll. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at various boutiques throughout Old Town. Browse and shop, collect stamps at each location to be entered in a grand prize drawing that includes $1,000 worth of gift cards. Visit oldtownboutiquedistrict.com for more.
Sept. 22-Oct. 1
Cinderella, The New Musical. Various times at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. An Infinity Stage production. $15-35 online, $20-$40 at the door. Visit www.InfinityStage.com for more.
Mount Vernon Flea Market. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at 8717 Fort Hunt Road. Refreshments will also be on sale. Admission is Free. Visit mountvernonfleamarket.wordpress.com for more info.
Kayak Cleanup on Hunting Creek. 9 a.m.-noon at the Old Stone Bridge off the George Washington Parkway. Bring a canoe or kayak to help clean up the Hunting Creek tidal wetlands and shoreline in Alexandria just upstream from the Old Stone Bridge off the George Washington Parkway. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 703-354-5093 for more.
Mayor on the Corner. 10-11:30 a.m. at Union Street Public House, 121 S. Union St. Join Mayor Allison Silberberg for her monthly meet and greet. Free. Visit www.allisonsilberberg.com for more.
Woodlawn Historic District Tour. 10 a.m. at the Woodlawn Mansion, 9000 Richmond Highway. Join Mount Vernon Supervisor Dan Storck local historians and trail planners in a one-mile walk that includes interpretation at Woodlawn Estate, Arcadia Farm, and Pope-Leighey House and a free tour of the George Washington’s Distillery and Gristmill. Visit www.novaregion.org for more.
Historic Homes Tour. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. get tickets at Ramsey House Visitor Center, 221 King St. Visit eight homes in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. All proceeds benefit Inova Alexandria Hospital. Visit www.thetwig.org for more.
Firefighting History Walking Tour. 1-2:30 p.m. at the Friendship Firehouse Museum, 107 Alfred St. Explore Alexandria’s firefighting history on the “Blazing a Trail: Alexandria’s Firefighting History” tour. Visit www.alexandrava.gov/friendshipfirehouse for more.
Gardening Film Screening. 2-4 p.m., at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Karyl Evans screens her new documentary film about the career and life of 20th century landscape gardener Beatrix Farrand, who designed dozens of gardens. $20. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring or call 703-941-7987.
River Farm Gala. 6-10 p.m. at the River Farm, 7931 E. Boulevard Drive. The event’s theme of “America’s Garden Legacy: From Sea to Shining Sea” highlights horticulture’s contributions to the beauty and prosperity of our country. Visit www.ahsgardening.org/gala or contact AHS Director of Development and Engagement, Susan Klejst at 703-768-5700, ext. 127 or email@example.com.
Bourbon in the Basement. 7-9:30 p.m. at the Lee-Fendall House Museum & Gardens, 614 Oronoco St. Fundraiser to restore the foundation and commemorate the Lee-Fendall House's Prohibition-era history. $50. Call 202-215-1250.
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Fisher Art Gallery NOVA, Alexandria Campus, 4915 East Campus Drive. Michael Rossi, guest conductor. Visit www.nvcc.edu/schlesingercenter/.
U.S. Navy Concert Band. 1:30 p.m. in The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Chamber music recital series will feature traditional and contemporary music. Visit www.nvfaa.org or call 703-548-0035.
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra. 3 p.m. at George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. Michael Rossi, guest conductor. Visit www.alexsym.org or call 703-548-0885.
Masonic Concert. 7 p.m. at the George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. Peter Mayer plus Jerry Bresee are in concert. $15/18. Visit www.focusmusic.org for more.
Film Screening. 7 p.m. at the Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Director Matt Spangler, filmmaker and writer, discusses his film “Forgotten Warriors of the Empire.” E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 703-746-4356.
Fish Lecture. 7:30 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Join City Historian Dan Lee for a discussion on the role of fish in Alexandria’s history, from prehistoric times to the 21st Century. Visit www.alexandriava.gov/Lyceum or call 703-838-4994.
Jesse Cook Concert. 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave. Visit www.birchmere.com for more.
Mansion Illuminated by Light Art. 8-9 p.m. at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. Swiss light artist, Gerry Hofstetter, has a light show on the west side of George Washington’s Mansion. Visit www.mountvernon.org/lightart for more.
“Twisted Masterpieces.” 6-9pm at Port City Brewing Company, 3950 Wheeler Ave. Del Ray Artisans host silent auction of 2D and 3D artwork and live auction of furniture. $25. Visit DelRayArtisans.org/event/twisted-masterpieces for more.
Georgetown Saxatones. 7 p.m. in The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Proceeds
to benefit the Saxatones' preferred charity the John McNicholas Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. $15/$10 members. Visit www.nvfaa.org or call 703-548-0035.
Mummies in Concert. 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave. Funk band “Here Come the Mummies,” in concert. Visit www.birchmere.com for more.
Film and Discussion. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St, Alexandria. In the 23-minute film, Sam Ford, local television reporter, talks about being a descendant of Africans owned by Native Americans. $5. Visit www.alexandriava.gov/BlackHistory for more.
Alexandria Seaport Foundation Festival. noon-6 p.m. at Waterfront Park, 1 Prince St. Community festival celebrating the mission and programs of the Alexandria Seaport Foundation featuring live music, wooden boat display, Anything that Floats race, children's activities, nautical activities, beer/wine and local food. Visit www.alexandriaseaport.org for more.
Write Like a Woman Workshop. 1:30-3:30 p.m. in The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. A networking workshop with KaNikki Jakarta for women writers that uplifts and inspires through writing. Visit www.nvfaa.org or call 703-548-0035.
Mansion House Whiskey Tasting. 7-9 p.m. at Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St. Local historian, Rich Gillespie, will share stories of the Civil War in Virginia and guide the whiskey tasting journey. $100. Call 703-549-2997 or visit www.nvrpa.org for more.
Floral Workshop. 9:30-11 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Professional floral designer Betty Ann Galway, you learn tips and tricks of the trade to apply to your floral arrangements at home, and Halloween designs. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring or call 703-642-5173.
OktoberFest. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Port City Brewing Company, 3950 Wheeler Ave. Benefit for The Campagna Center and the New Neighbors Program. Visit www.portcitybrewing.com/ for more.
Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St. Join yoga instructor Barbara Douglass for vinyasa flow yoga on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace, every Tuesday in October. Please bring water, a towel, and yoga mat. Classes are $5 each or $20 for 5 classes. Call 703-549-2997 or visit www.nvrpa.org for more.
Essential Oil Workshop. noon-1 p.m. at Caring Acupuncture, 2111 Eisenhower Ave., Suite 402. Free class — Essential Skin Care: How to Nourish and Maintain Healthy, Beautiful Skin with doTerra Essential Oils. Email email@example.com or call 479-426-2525 for more.
Swan Lake Ballet. 7:30 p.m. at the Rachel M.Schlesinger Concert Hall, 4915 East Campus Drive,The first time the Russian Grand Ballet has ever performed in Virginia. Visit www.RussianGrandBallet.com for more.
21st Annual Fall Wine Festival and Sunset Tour. 6-9 p.m. at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy. Meet “George and Martha Washington” on the Mansion's piazza. Guests experience an evening tour of the Washingtons’ home and are invited to visit the basement where he stored his wine. Call 703-780-2000 or visit www.MountVernon.org.
Alexandria Live Music Week. Various times at venues throughout the City of Alexandria. Over 50 venues and more than 175 artists are set to perform over the course of the nine days. Visit www.alexandrialive.com for more.
Drumming with Dishes on Stage. Various times at Arts on the Horizon, The Lab at Convergence, 1819 N. Quaker Lane. A children’s story about a girl and her imaginary friend, who discover they can use ordinary kitchen objects to make extraordinary music together. Visit www.ArtsOnTheHorizon.org for more.
Art on the Avenue. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray. More than 300 artists such as jewelers to silversmith and beaders, woodworkers, pottery makers, soap crafters, glass makers, unique painters, sculptures, and fabric artists, and musicians. Visit www.artontheavenue.org for more.
Port City Oktoberfest Party. noon-9 p.m. at Port City, 3950 Wheeler Ave. Call 703-778-0874 or visit www.PortCityBrewing.com/the-brewery/events for more.
Oktoberfest. 3-7 p.m. St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church and Day School, 8531 Riverside Road. German food such as knockwurst, bratwurst, potato salad; sides, beer and cold drinks, live Oompa band, bake sale, children’s games, petting zoo, moon bounce. Visit www.staidansepiscopal.com or call 703-360-4220 for more.
Saturday Cinema at Carlyle. 6:41 p.m. on John Carlyle Square, 300 John Carlyle St. Featuring Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds.” Free. Visit www.AlexandriaVA.gov/CarlyleFun for more.
Museum Geek Tour. noon-1 p.m. at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105 S. Fairfax St. Basement tour. Call 703-746-3852 or visit alexandriava.gov/apothecary for more.