Upcoming Events

The Art League's Solo Preview 2012

01/05/2012 - 01/27/2012
The Art League, located at 105 North Union Street
The Art League's solo exhibitor line-up for 2012 will be on preview from January 5th through January 27th. The show will feature pieces from Cecily Corcoran, Theresa Esterlund, Elissa Farrow-Savos, Juan Hernandez, Pattee Hipschen, Marcia Jestaedt, Georgia Nassikas, Suzanne Vigil and Andrew Zimmermann. This is a free event, so take advantage of it! More...

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

01/14/2012 - 02/04/2012
The Little Theatre of Alexandria, located at 600 Wolfe Street
The Little Theatre of Alexandria will be putting on a production of the Tony Award winning 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee January 14th through February 4th. Get your tickets now for this musical comedy. More...

"A Visual Tour of Civil War Alexandria" Lecture

01/25/2012 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Lyceum Museum 201 S. Washington St. Alexandria, VA
See what Alexandria looked like during the Civil War through the eyes of photographers who documented it! Wally Owen, Assistant Director of Fort Ward Museum and co-author of "Mr. More...

Preparing for a Ball

01/28/2012 - 11:00am - 4:00pm
Gadsby's Tavern Museum 134 N. Royal St. Alexandria, VA
Balls were a girl’s favorite thing to do in the 18th century. Explore the tavern where famous balls like George Washington’s Birthnight Ball were held and practice the tasks involved in preparing for a ball. Includes an 18th century dance lesson and a craft to take home! Tours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ideal for Girls Scouts and families, age 5 and up. More...

Civil War Ball

01/28/2012 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Gadsby's Tavern Museum 134 N. Royal St. Alexandria, VA
Enjoy an evening from the 1860s in the historic Gadsby’s Tavern ballroom at the Civil War Ball. Kick off the Sesquicentennial at this unique event, which will include live music, dance instruction, and period desserts. Period attire, either civilian or military, is encouraged. Reservations are required. More...

TC Williams Planetarium Show

01/31/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:15pm
TC Williams HS
Each month the Planetarium at TC Williams is opened to families and students to learn more about our skies. This educational and exciting experience is led by Bob Nicholson. For the month of January, the program will be about the tragic losses of the Space Shuttle Challenger and Apollo 1. More...

Birthnight Ball Dance Class

02/02/2012 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Gadsby's Tavern Museum 134 N. Royal St. Alexadria, VA
In preparation for the Birthnight Ball on February 18, learn 18th-century English country dancing from expert dance instructors. Reservations recommended. More...

Sexual Assault Center Spring Volunteer Training

02/06/2012 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
421 King Street, Suite 400.
The City of Alexandria’s Sexual Assault Center is looking for volunteers to be hotline companions on our 24/7 crisis hotline. Duties include providing support and resources over the phone and accompanying victims of sexual assault to the hospital and police station. A 5-week, comprehensive training class will begin on Monday, February 6th. More...

Swordsmen Rendezvous

02/11/2012 - 11:00am - 4:00pm
Gadsby's Tavern Museum 134 N. Royal St. Alexandria, VA
En garde! Experience this unique living history program as you learn a skill all 18th-century gentlemen must know – swordplay! The program includes re-enactment of 18th-century swordplay and a display of 18th-century weapons. This popular family event will include some audience participation as you practice your newfound talents. More...

Birthnight Ball

02/18/2012 - 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Gadsby's Tavern Museum 134 N. Royal St. Alexandria, VA
You are invited to the recreation of this famous celebration of Washington's Birthday set in the year 1799. The evening includes an 18th-century banquet, English country dancing, dessert collation, character re-enactors, and General and Mrs. George Washington. Period costume optional; “after-five” attire encouraged. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. More...