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Arts Calendar in Alexandria

Hot music, cool shows, and a world of culture to experience - welcome to the Arts in Alexandria Calendar. Discover a variety of festivals, glimpse intimate shows and explore nationally recognized venues in town. Search the site for any arts interest, from free events to highly sought-after tickets. There's always something happening, and much to experience with Alexandria's art scene.

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Happening This Month

Robert Earl Keen

  • October 21, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Birchmere
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $49.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
Robert Earl Keen

Robert Earl Keen is an American singer-songwriter and entertainer living in the central Texas hill country.

Open Life Drawing Sessions at Del Ray Artisans

  • October 22, 2014
  • Times: 2-5 p.m. (Short/Long-clothed)
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • Admission: 3-hr session: $10 members/$12 non-members
  • 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22301
  • Phone: 703-838-4827
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Open Life Drawing Sessions at Del Ray Artisans

Looking for a chance to hone your figure drawing skills? Del Ray Artisans offers a range of open life drawing sessions for just this purpose. Just drop-in for the session and bring your supplies to ... Learn More

The Marshall Tucker Band

  • October 22, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $45
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
The Marshall Tucker Band

The Marshall Tucker Band is an American Southern rock/country rock band originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina. The band's blend of rock, rhythm and blues, jazz, country, and gospel helped ... Learn More

Capturing an American Icon: Fall Photo Workshop at Mount Vernon

Join Mount Vernon for an exciting new program, Capturing an American Icon: Fall Photo Workshop at Mount Vernon, offered in partnership with Washington Photo Safari. The photo safari includes many of ... Learn More

Mary Black

  • October 25, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $45
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
Mary Black

Mary Black is an Irish singer. She is well known as an interpreter of both folk and contemporary material which has made her a major recording artist in her native Ireland, and in many other parts of ... Learn More

Beth Hart

  • October 26, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Birchmere
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $49.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
Beth Hart

Beth Hart is an American singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California. She rose to fame with the release of her 1999 single "LA Song" from her second album Screamin' for My Supper.

Todd Rundgren

  • October 28, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $45
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
Todd Rundgren

Todd Harry Rundgren is an American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and record producer.

Los Lobos

  • October 29, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $49.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
Los Lobos

Los Lobos are a multiple Grammy Award-winning American Chicano rock band from East Los Angeles, California

Laurie Anderson

  • October 30, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Birchmere
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $39.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson is an American experimental performance artist, composer and musician who plays violin and keyboards and sings in a variety of experimental music and art rock styles.

Del Ray Artisans' Halloween Ball

  • October 31, 2014
  • Times: 8pm-11pm
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • Admission: Tickets: $5 each or 5 for $20/Costumes required/free entry to those who purchase (and wear) one of the artist-decorated masks
  • 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22301
  • Phone: 703-838-4827
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The Halloween Ball - Join us at the Halloween Ball on Friday, October 31st from 8 pm – 11 pm. Tickets: $5 each or 5 for $20. Costumes required, and free entry to those who purchase (and wear) ... Learn More

Gerald Albright

  • October 31, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Birchmere
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $35
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
Gerald Albright

Gerald Albright is an American jazz saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist. Albright has sold over 1,000,000 albums in the U.S. alone. His self-produced music features him on bass guitar, keyboards, ... Learn More

On-Going Events

"Three Artists, Three Visions" Art Exhibit

  • October 21, 2014 to October 31, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • Admission: Free
  • Prudential PenFed Realty - 300 N Washington Street, Suite 100
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-838-4827
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Del Ray Artisans and Prudential PenFed Realty present the artwork of Wendy Band, Sharon Frey, and Linda Lowery in the small group show: "Three Artists, Three Visions". The exhibit runs from ... Learn More

"All Creatures Great and Small" Art Exhibit

  • October 21, 2014 to October 26, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Monday-Thursday 12-7pm; closed Friday; Saturday-Sunday 12-5pm
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • Admission: Free
  • Vola Lawson Animal Shelter - 4101 Eisenhower Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22304
  • Phone: 703-838-4827
  • Visit Website

“All Creatures Great and Small” art exhibit runs through October 26, 2014 at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter. Del Ray Artisans and the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria teamed up to ... Learn More

Open Life Drawing Sessions at The Art League

  • October 22, 2014 to November 21, 2014 (Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • Recurring weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Times: Mondays, 10:00 am–3:00 pm; Wednesdays, 10:00 am–3:00 pm; Fridays, 1:00–5:00 pm
  • Venue: Art League, Inc.
  • Admission: $55 to $65 for five weeks
  • Phone: 703-683-2323
  • Visit Website
Open Life Drawing Sessions at The Art League

Want to practice on your own in a quiet, focused environment? This monitored open studio is for participants of all levels who like to work from a live model using their own media. Five-week sessions ... Learn More

Icons of American Culture by David R. Allison

  • October 21, 2014 to November 09, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 12noon to 4pm; Saturdays 1-4pm
  • Venue: Athenaeum
  • Admission: Free
  • 201 Prince Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-548-0035
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Icons of American Culture by David R. Allison

The images in this show not only reflect American culture in general, but the photographer's personal interpretation - some are classic, some are whimsical, some satirical - all masterfully shot and ... Learn More

Breast Cancer Awareness at Circe

  • October 21, 2014 to October 31, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Tues. 12-9, Wed-Fri 9-9, Sat. 8-6, Sund. 11-8
  • Venue: Circe of Alexandria
  • 123 N. Washington St
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-519-8528
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Help Circe of Alexandria raise money for The National Breast Center this month. We believe that your change can make a change.... please feel free to stop by and drop a penny or more in our water ... Learn More

"Metamorphosis!" Art Exhibit

  • October 23, 2014 to November 02, 2014 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Thurs/12–6pm; Fri-Sat/12–9pm; Sun/12–6pm
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • Admission: Free
  • 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22301
  • Phone: 703-838-4827
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Transformative art embodying change. “Metamorphosis” juried art exhibit opens Friday, October 3 (reception 7-9pm) at Del Ray Artisans gallery. Artists in all media were challenged to ... Learn More

Jewelry Making Classes at The Potomac Bead Company

  • October 21, 2014 to October 31, 2014 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Classes All Day on Weekends
  • Venue: Potomac Bead Company
  • Admission: $22 - $26
  • 1104 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-299-8730
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The Potomac Bead Company offers over 30 different jewelry making classes. Learn how to design and handcraft a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry in a friendly setting. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced ... Learn More

"Art and Story" Art Exhibit at the Shirlington Library

  • October 21, 2014 to November 30, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Sunday and Tuesday 1 to 9 p.m., Monday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • Admission: Free
  • Shirlington Public Library, 4200 Campbell Ave.
  • Arlington, VA 22206
  • Phone: 703-838-4827
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  • Send Email

“Art and Story” art exhibit at Shirlington Library (4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington VA) runs October 5 through November 30. Del Ray Artisans’ Gallery Without Walls program presents ... Learn More

Leslie Nolan: Beyond the Edge

  • October 21, 2014 to November 03, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Gallery Hours: Monday–Saturday: 10:00 am–6:00 pm, Thursday: 10:00 am–9:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00 noon–6:00 pm
  • Venue: Art League, Inc.
  • Admission: Free
  • 105 N. Union St.
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Phone: 703-683-1780
  • Visit Website
Leslie Nolan: Beyond the Edge

Combining confident, bold, expressive brushwork with vibrant color, artist Leslie Nolan has created a series of portraits bursting with raw emotion. Her assertive yet loose brushstrokes simultaneously ... Learn More

Post-Photography: Beyond the Print

Post-Photography: Beyond the Print

In a new Target Gallery exhibition, 15 artists experiment with alternative applications of traditional photographic images. through a variety of work in wood, glass, fabric, and other media. The bulk ... Learn More

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