Alexandria Entertainment Calendar through November 20

Alexandria Entertainment Calendar through November 20

Meet Nina Tisara, the Artist on Friday, Nov. 3 from 7-9 p.m. at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane. talks about her mosaic art “Spirituality and Nature.“ Email for more.

Meet Nina Tisara, the Artist on Friday, Nov. 3 from 7-9 p.m. at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane. talks about her mosaic art “Spirituality and Nature.“ Email for more. Picasa

Thursday/Nov. 2

Yappy Hour. 5-7:30 p.m.Holiday Inn Alexandria Carlyle, 2460 Eisenhower Ave. To benefit the Dog and Cat Foundation, silent auction and raffle. Call 703-960-2000 for more.

Friday/Nov. 3

Art on Tap. 7-10 p.m. at the Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 North Union St. Enjoy local craft beers, original artwork, and food. $35. Visit

Meet the Artist. 7-9 p.m. at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane. Nina Tisara talks about her mosaic art “Spirituality and Nature.“ Email for more.

Saturday/Nov. 4

Ventures in Community Walk. 8-10 a.m. at Fort Hunt Park, 8999 Fort Hunt Road. Fund raising for Good Shepherd Housing, ICNA Relief Food Pantry, New Hope Housing, Rising Hope and United Community Ministries. Email for more.

Pancake Fundraiser. 8-11 a.m. at PEMA's Restaurant, 8430 Richmond Highway. $ 10, $3 children 12 and under. Funds support the Mount Vernon Evening Lions Club. Call 703-339-7099 for more.

Tour De Mount Vernon. 8:30 a.m. at the Mount Vernon Governmental Center, 2511 Parkers Lane. Ride on bikes with the Mount Vernon Supervisor Dan Storck and tour the Mount Vernon District. Visit for more.

Tea with Lady Washington. 2-3 p.m. at Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. Join Martha Washington for tea as she shares memories of her and the General’s life as a young married couple, during the Revolutionary War, and at their home in Mount Vernon. $35. Visit for more.

Country-Western Dance. 6-7 p.m. at Lincolnia Senior Center, 4710 North Chambliss St. The Northern Virginia Country-Western Dance Association sponsoring for couples, singles of all ages. $10 members, $12. Visit for more.

Meet the Artist. 4-6 p.m. at the Torpedo Factory, 105 North Union St., Studio 325. Meet Kristina Hagman and there will be an artist talk on Nov. 9 at 7:30 pm. Her exhibit will be on display from Nov. 1-21. Visit

Prowl for Owls at Huntley Meadows Park. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd. Adults are invited to go on a search for owls as these nocturnal raptors are pair-bonding and looking for nesting sites. Listen for and learn about our local owls. Call 703-768-2525 or visit

Swedish Jazz Concert. 7 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Visit or call 703-838-4994.

Sunday/Nov. 5

A Taste of History: Thanksgiving Tea. 1-3:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Food historian Joyce White explores the changing traditions of Thanksgiving, from the settlers’ “Harvest Home” of 1621 to the present day celebration. $42/person (program + tea); $18 (program only). Call 703-941-7987 for more.

Halloween Parade Rescheduled. 2 p.m. at E. Bellefonte Ave. in Del Ray. Postponed due to rain from last week. Visit visit for more.

Meet the Artists. 4-6 p.m. at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Meet the artists behind the sketches and studies created by members of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters, on display through Jan. 7. Visit or call 703-548-0035.

Capitol Steps Benefit Performance. 5 p.m. at at US Patent & Trademark Office, Madison Auditorium, 600 Dulany St. Proceeds go to the United Christian Ministries. $80 includes food and drink, sponsorships available. Visit or email

Monday/Nov. 6

Garden Sprouts: Nature Playgroup. 11-11:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Through games, songs, activities and a garden walk to explore nature-themed topics. November’s topic is “It’s Fall.” $6. Visit or call 703-941-7987 for more.

Tuesday/Nov. 7

Celebrate Centenarians Luncheon. noon-2 p.m. at The Fairfax, 9140 Belvoir Woods Parkway, Fort Belvoir. Celebrate Centenarians is an annual luncheon event dedicated to recognizing Centenarians in the Northern Virginia Region. Visit for more.

Organ Concert. 7:30 p.m. at Virginia Theological Seminary's chapel, 3737 Seminary Road. The Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with an Organ Vespers, and J. Thomas Mitts, with four students from Shenandoah Conservatory participating. Free. Visit for more.

Wednesday/Nov. 8

Slavery at Mount Vernon. 7 p.m. at the Alexandria Black History Museum,

902 Wythe St. Join Director of Archaeology Luke Pecoraro and Associate Curator Jessie MacLeod to learn more about the people who lived in bondage on Washington’s plantation. Email, or call 703-746-4356 for more.

Sustainable Landscaping Practices Lecture. 7-8:30 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center in Del Ray, 2701 Commonwealth Ave. The Alexandria Beautification Commission is partnering with Virginia Cooperative Extension with a presentation on ways residents can beautify their homes and neighborhoods using sustainable landscaping practices. Email for more.

Thursday/Nov. 9

Historic Start. The inaugural meeting of the Mount Vernon Historical Society will be held 7-9 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Governmental Center, 2511 Parkers Lane. The guest speaker will be Sean Thomas, director of Leadership Programs for George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Free and open to the public.

Pizza and a Project. 6:30-8 p.m. at Fairlington United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 3900 King St. Enjoy a free pizza dinner while participating in community service stations, which will provide hands-on projects to help our neighbors. Free and open to all ages. Visit for more.

Nov. 9-12

Alexandria Film Festival. Various times at AMC Hoffman 22 Theater, 206 Swamp Fox Road and Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St. More than 50 free and ticketed films to the city to delight, entertain, and inform area film enthusiasts. Visit for more.

Friday/Nov. 10

“Salute To Veterans” Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Del Ray United Methodist Church, 100 East Windsor Ave. The Alexandria Citizens Band plays favorite tunes of Allied partners, as well as American classics, including the Armed Forces Salute. Visit for more.

Nov. 10-12

Paula Poundstone Concert. 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave. Visit for more.

Saturday/Nov. 11

Lee-Fendall House as a Hospital. 11 a.m. at the Lee-Fendall House, 614 Oronoco St. Highlights include themes of nursing, soldiers, civilians, medical practices, and free people of color. $8/$10 at door. Visit or call 540-431-8241.

Adventure at Green Spring Gardens. 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn about the adventurous history of this activity that combines clues, nature and navigation skills at the Letterbox Hunt. $6. Call 703-642-5173 or visit

Meet the Author. 2-3:30 p.m. at River Farm, 7931 E. Boulevard Drive. Award-winning author Marta McDowell presents her new book, “The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes that Inspired the Little House Books.” Visit for more.

Sunday/Nov. 12

Christmas Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Christ Church - Meade Room, 121 North Columbus St. Choose from a variety of Christmas merchandise and other gift ideas. All profits go to local and international charities. Call 703-549-2248 or visit for more.

Tuesday/Nov. 14

Meet the Artists. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn-Carlyle, 2460 Eisenhower Ave. The National Art Education Association (NAEA) is showcasing artwork from art educators across the country in a juried exhibition at the association’s headquarters. Email or call 703-347-5540 for more.

Wednesday/Nov. 15

Genealogy Lecture. 10 a.m.-noon at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Professional genealogist Sharon Hodges explores “Tracing Your Family Roots through Genealogy.” Free. Call 703-836-4414 ext 110 or visit

Thursday/Nov. 16

Greendale’s Turkey Cup. 9 a.m. at Greendale Golf Course, 6700 Telegraph Road. Dinner is on the line as golfers compete in the 6th Annual Turkey Cup at Greendale Golf Course. The tournament is a two-player scramble, and winners take home Thanksgiving dinner and dessert. Prizes will be awarded for top finishes in each division, as well as closest to the pin. Call 703-971-6170 or visit

Saturday/Nov. 18

Floral Workshop. 9:30-11 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Thanksgiving Table Arrangement is the topic of the workshop. Professional floral designer Betty Ann Galway shares tips and tricks of the trade for you to practice on your own designs at home. $38, and the supply fee is $25. Visit or call 703-642-5173.

Mt. Vernon Unitarian Holiday Shop. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Mt. Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane. Holiday Shop is a local tradition with 50 artisans. Quilt will be raffled. Call 703-298- 2176 for more.

Alexandria Bus Tour. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. African American History of Alexandria Bus Tour, “From Slavery to Freedom,” a collaboration between the Office of Historic Alexandria, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and the Gum Springs Museum. Lunch included. $50. Visit for more.

Concerts at St. Luke's. 7:30 p.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 8009 Fort Hunt Road. A wind quintet plays the works of Brahms' Waltzes, Beethoven, Liszt and Chopin. $20 adult; $15 senior; free to students 18 and under. Visit for more.

Sunday/Nov. 19

Christmas Cookies: History and Tea Tasting. 1-3:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Chef and culinary historian Nora Burgan tells the story of the Christmas cookie, a mainstay of the holiday table from medieval times to today. $42 with tea, $18 program only. Visit or call 703-642-5173.

Emerging Artist Concert. 4 p.m. at Saint Francis Episcopal Church, 9220 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Julia Angelov, from Alexandria, and Oscar Paz-Suaznabar, age 12, on the piano, play orchestra favorites. Visit