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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

Scott Fallon Live at John Strongbow's Tavern

Scott Fallon is an Alexandria, VA, native and has been a performing musician for over 25 years. His solo acoustic performance is a diverse mix of rock, blues, and country covers along with original ... Learn More

Fair Trade Essay Contest

Ten Thousand Villages invites students in grades 4-12 to answer the question, "What does being an agent of change for fair trade mean to you?" Essays should be 500 words or less and ... Learn More

Lafayette & L'Hermione: Symbol of French-American Friendship

  • April 26, 2015 to September 06, 2015
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (closed Sunday)
  • Location: The Society of Cincinnati, Anderson House
  • Admission: Free
  • 2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
  • Washington, DC 20008
  • Phone: 202.785.2040, ext. 411
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Lafayette & L'Hermione: Symbol of French-American Friendship

This exhibition explores Lafayette's contributions to American independence as well as the history of the Hermione and French naval architecture of the eighteenth century using rare books, maps, ... Learn More

Plant and Garden Sale!

  • April 26, 2015 to April 27, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Venue: Ten Thousand Villages
  • Admission: free!
  • 915 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-684-1435
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Save 25% on planters, garden chimes, birdhouses, statuary and more during Ten Thousand Villages' annual Plant and Garden Sale. Sale begins Friday, April 17 and ends Monday, April 27.

Small Space Gardening Demo

"Think you don't have enough room to grow veggies? Think again!" says Kim Roman of Square Foot Gardening 4 U in Glen Burnie, MD. On April 26 she will share the secrets of small space ... Learn More

Wine and Mead Tasting

  • April 26, 2015
  • Times: 4-6 p.m.
  • Venue: John Strongbow's Tavern
  • 710 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-329-3075

Wine & Mead Tasting, Sunday April 26th, 4:00 pm: join us for fun and fellowship for our famous medieval wine and mead tasting on April 26th at 4 pm! We are pleased to offer 10 or more wines to ... Learn More

Young People's Concert: Music History Mystery

  • April 26, 2015
  • Times: 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Schlesinger Concert Hall
  • Admission: Free
  • 3001 North Beauregard Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22311
  • Phone: 202-433-4011
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There’s a mystery to solve and we need some good sleuths with keen ears on the case! Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony has gone missing and the suspects include famous composers from every time ... Learn More

Support Earth Month at Circe

  • April 27, 2015
  • Times: Noon - 4 p.m.
  • Venue: Circe of Alexandria
  • Admission: Free to watch. Cash only for services listed and must be booked.
  • 123 N. Washington St
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-519-8528
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Join Team Circe on April 27, 2015 from 12pm-4pm to raise money for Earth Month. Limited Space Available and must pay in cash only. Women's Haircut $50, Men's Haircut $40, Shampoo & Blowdry $30, ... Learn More

Marc Roberge

  • April 28, 2015
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $35
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Marc Roberge

Marc Roberge is the lead vocalist/guitarist of the American rock band, O.A.R.

New World wine Tasting

New World wine Tasting

New World WineTasting -Blind Tasting Event- Challenge your wine knowledge on Tuesday, April 28th, 6:30pm. Light finger food will be served- -Great event for Singles or Couples $59/per ... Learn More

War

  • April 29, 2015
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $55
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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War

War is an American funk band known for the hit songs "Low Rider", "Spill the Wine", "Summer", "Why Can't We Be Friends?", "The Cisco Kid", and ... 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

  • April 28, 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

  • April 27, 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

Winesday!

  • April 29, 2015
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: Wed/5-7pm
  • Venue: Whole Foods Market Old Town
  • Admission: Adults; $5 children; free
  • 1700 Duke St
  • Alexandria, VA, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-706-0891
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Winesday!

Winesday! Whole Foods Old Town hosts a weekly happy hour for just $5! Includes five wine tastings and five food pairings. Kids are welcome and eat free! Each Wednesday features a different category of ... 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

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

  • April 26, 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

Monday Night Lobster Special at La Bergerie: $24

  • April 27, 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

  • April 28, 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

Pour House Trivia

  • April 30, 2015
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Times: Thurs 8-10:30 pm
  • Venue: Fish Market
  • Admission: Free
  • 105 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-836-5676
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Pour House Trivia

Pour House Trivia hosts Trivia Night every Thursday Night in the Anchor Bar from 8 to 10:30pm. Free to play. Food and Drink Specials! Season long standings that lead up to The World Series of ... Learn More

Wine Down Wednesday's at Delia's

Who loves wine? Join us for Wine Down Wednesday's where any bottle of wine is half off when dining in. (Purchase of entrée is required. Excludes reserve wine list ).

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

  • April 26, 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
  • Visit Website

“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

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