Alexandria Thursday/Sept. 21
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. 21-Oct. 15
Fall 2017 Native Plant Sale. at the Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center, 5750 Sanger Ave. The Department of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities is offering a native plant sale to help grow Alexandria’s tree canopy and undergrowth. Call 703-746-5559 or visit www.alexandriava.gov 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 email@example.com, 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.
A Talk with Don Hakenson. 3 p.m. at Ivy Hill Cemetery, 2823 King St. Don Hakenson presents the Civil War in Virginia and tells of the soldiers buried at Ivy Hill. $5. Call 301-395- 9541 or 703-549- 7413 for more.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
What’s in That Alley?. 6:30 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Inventorying Old Town Alexandria's Historic Alley Network, presentation. Visit www.alexandriava.gov/Lyceum or call 703-838-4994.
Science for Teenage Homeschoolers. 4-6 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd. Older scientists, 12-to-14 years, can jump into hands-on field work studying natural sciences. This group will look at aquatic ecosystems, soil, biodiversity and wetlands. This class meets for six sessions. $106. Call 703-768-2525 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntley-meadows-park/.
Italy Trip Information Meeting. 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Carr Workplaces, 500 Montgomery St., Suite 400. Alexandria Chamber of Commerce is planning a 2018 trip. Visit web.alexchamber.com 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 email@example.com, or call 703-746-4356.
Hump Day Fall Happy Hour Series. 5-8 p.m. at the Courthouse Square Park, 400 Courthouse Square. Celebrate getting over the work week hump, the next few Wednesdays through Oct. 11. Call 703-746-5559 or visit www.alexandriava.gov for more.
Spiritual Discussion. 7:30-9 p.m. at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 8531 Riverside Road. Many Paths: More Than One Way Home. Rev. John Baker. Free. Visit www.stadainsepiscopal.com for more.
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.
Artists Reception. 7-9 p.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Road. Nina Tisara will discuss her photo-documentary studies of worship in Alexandria. Email KKincannon@aldersgate.net 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 rock 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Mount Vernon’s Blue Room Reopens. 7-9 p.m. at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Highway, Mount Vernon. The Blue Room in the Mount Vernon Mansion will reopen marking the completion of a major seven-month restoration. 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.