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No matter the season, Alexandrians know how to celebrate. Throughout the year, a host of events take place in the city, celebrating holidays, historical figures and the artistic scene Alexandria is renowned for. From annual festivals and parades, to art shows, live music, theater, history reenactments and holiday celebrations, Alexandria's award-winning culture never stops buzzing.

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Featured Events

Happening This Month

Angie Stone

  • March 29, 2015
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $59.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Angie Stone

Angie Stone is an American soul/neo soul singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. She has been nominated for three Grammy Awards.

Braddock Day Lectures at The Lyceum

Braddock Day Lectures at The Lyceum

After celebrating General Braddock’s arrival in Alexandria, Virginia, 260 years ago come for an afternoon of history and learning at The Lyceum in Old Town on Sunday, March 29th. Join us for two ... Learn More

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Concert

Paul Leavitt Requiem with NOVA Community Chorus Samuel Barber Cello Concerto, op. 22 with cellist Steven Framil Paul Levitt’s Requiem has been praised by The Washington Post for ... Learn More

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Concert

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Concert

Paul Leavitt Requiem with NOVA Community Chorus Samuel Barber Cello Concerto, op. 22 with cellist Steven Framil Paul Levitt’s Requiem has been praised by The Washington Post for ... Learn More

On-Going Events

Duncan's Bloody Mary Sunday Brunch

Duncan's Bloody Mary Sunday Brunch

Let's face it. Brunch is the most important meal of the week. Murphy's offers a fantastic Brunch with all the Irish Favorites along with some American classics. Starting from $8.95, this is something ... Learn More

Tuesday is Trivia Night at Murphy's Irish Pub

  • March 31, 2015
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: 8.15pm-10.15pm
  • Location: Murphy's Irish Pub
  • Admission: Free
  • 713 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-548-1717
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Every Tuesday is Trivia night at Murphy's. Pit your wits against the best in the business every week here at Murphy's. Its always free to play and the prizes range from hockey tickets to T-Shirts. We ... Learn More

Monday Night Lobster Special at La Bergerie: $24

  • March 30, 2015
  • Recurring weekly on Monday
  • Times: 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Venue: La Bergerie
  • 218 N. Lee Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-683-1007
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Monday Night Lobster Special at La Bergerie: $24

Whole Lobster Flambéd in Cognac - $24. Most 750ml bottles of wine under $100 are discounted 40%. Neither entree specials nor wine specials can be combined with any other discount, coupon or ... Learn More

“Civil War Sundays”

Exhibits include: An original May 26, 1861, edition of The New-York Tribune detailing Colonel Elmer Ellsworth's death in Alexandria; A Peeps diorama illustrating Ellsworth's death; A ... Learn More

FireFlies' Happy Hour

FireFlies' Happy Hour

Happy Hour 7 days a week! Great food and drink specials, exciting beer list, great service and a fun atmosphere.

Gardens & Groves: George Washington's Landscape at Mount Vernon

  • March 29, 2015 to January 10, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Venue: Mount Vernon: George Washington's Estate & Gardens
  • Admission: Event included with purchase of a General Admission Ticket $17 adults; $8 children ages 6-11; free children ages 5 and under
  • 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
  • Mount Vernon, VA 22121
  • Phone: 703-780-2000
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Gardens & Groves: George Washington's Landscape at Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon invites visitors to explore George Washington’s design for the grounds of his estate, highlighting the first president’s interests and talents as a landscape designer through ... Learn More

Bluegrass Brunch at FireFlies

  • March 29, 2015
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Times: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Venue: Fireflies Bar & Restaurant
  • Admission: Free
  • 1501 Mt. Vernon Ave.
  • Alexandria, VA 22301
  • Phone: 703-548-7200
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Bluegrass Brunch at FireFlies

Every Sunday we have Bluegrass brunch with Bob Perilla's Big Hillbilly Bluegrass. The band is highly regarded as bluegrass royalty. They play from 11-2 and we serve awesome brunch from our exciting ... Learn More

Trivia Night at FireFlies

Trivia Night at FireFlies

Join us every Tuesday night for trivia. Challenge yourself and your friends, claim your prize. You can come by yourself or bring a team. Quizmaster Rich will be hosting and Jill will be behind the ... Learn More

Monday Night Lobster Special at La Bergerie: $24

  • March 30, 2015
  • Recurring weekly on Monday
  • Times: 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Venue: La Bergerie
  • 218 N. Lee Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-683-1007
  • Visit Website
Monday Night Lobster Special at La Bergerie: $24

Whole Lobster Flambéd in Cognac - $24. Most 750ml bottles of wine under $100 are discounted 40%. Neither entree specials nor wine specials can be combined with any other discount, coupon or ... Learn More

Open Mic Night

  • March 31, 2015
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • 710 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-836-4000
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Join us for Open Mic Night every Tuesday night in The Great Hall. Prizes for the best musician's and you get the chance to judge the performers! So if you want to perform, e-mail us back and let us ... Learn More

"Paws 'N Claws for Art" - Art Exhibit at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter

  • March 29, 2015 to May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Monday-Thursday 12-7 pm, Friday CLOSED, Saturday and Sunday 12-5 pm.
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • Admission: Free
  • Vola Lawson Animal Shelter - 4101 Eisenhower Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22304
  • Phone: 703-838-4827
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“Paws ‘N Claws for Art” exhibit runs February 21-May 31, 2015 at Vola Lawson Animal Shelter, 4101 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria. Reception: Friday, February 27, 7-9pm. Del Ray Artisans ... Learn More

“Reconstructing the Landscape”: Paintings by Claudia Cappelle

  • March 29, 2015 to April 06, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Open Thursdays until 9:00 pm; Sunday, 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm
  • Venue: Art League, Inc.
  • Admission: Free
  • 105 N. Union St.
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-683-1780
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“Reconstructing the Landscape”: Paintings by Claudia Cappelle

Claudia Cappelle’s “Reconstructing the Landscape” presents large-scale abstract paintings in acrylic and water-soluble crayons. The strong yet ethereal compositions of color, form ... Learn More

Terrariums are Terrific!

  • March 29, 2015 to April 05, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 10:00 to 7:00 pm, Mon-Sat; 12-6 Sun
  • Venue: Ten Thousand Villages
  • Admission: free!
  • 915 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-684-1435
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Ten Thousand Villages and Greenstreet Gardens are partnering this spring to promote terrariums! The miniature enclosed gardens are popular with more and more people who have limited gardening space. ... Learn More

Spring Gifts Sale

  • March 29, 2015 to April 04, 2015 (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat; 12-6 Sun
  • Venue: Ten Thousand Villages
  • Admission: free
  • 915 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-684-1435
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Save 25% on select spring gifts, from bunny finger puppets to papier mache eggs to Easter baskets and basket stuffers.

Palm Sunday Services

  • March 29, 2015
  • Times: Sun/7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 5 p.m.
  • Venue: Christ Church
  • Admission: Free
  • 118 North Washington Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-549-1450
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Palm Sunday Services

7:30 a.m. Liturgy of the Palms & Worship with Communion 9:00 a.m. Palm Procession (Market Square) & Liturgy 11:15 a.m. Liturgy of the Palms & Worship with Communion 5:00 p.m. ... Learn More

Spring Break Camp: Jane Franklin Dance and The Big Meow

  • March 30, 2015 to April 03, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Monday through Friday, 9am - 1pm
  • Venue: Athenaeum
  • Admission: $200 Tuition for 5 days
  • 201 Prince Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-933-1111
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Spring Break Camp: Jane Franklin Dance and The Big Meow 9am -1pm $200 tuition for 5 days Express yourself and find your passion in the performing arts with a daily schedule of theatre games, creative ... Learn More

Author Talk: Marc Leepson "What So Proudly We Hailed Francis Scott Key, A Life

  • March 31, 2015
  • Times: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: Beatley Central Library
  • Admission: Free
  • 5005 Duke Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22304
  • Phone: 703-746-1751
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Francis Scott Key was immortalized for writing the words that became "The Star-Spangled Banner", but he was so much more. Join us and learn about one of the most influential men of the Early ... Learn More

Spring Cookie Class with Larry Calvert

Spring Cookie Class with Larry Calvert

Just in time for Spring! Join Larry Calvert as he teaches you everything you need to know about making beautiful hand-decorated sugar cookies. This class is hands-on training! All supplies included. - ... Learn More

 

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