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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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Featured Events

Happening This Month

KeiKO Matsui

  • October 04, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $39.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
KeiKO Matsui

Keiko Matsui is a Japanese keyboardist and composer, specializing in smooth jazz, jazz fusion and new-age music.

Choral Evensong with Festive Reception

Choral Evensong with Festive Reception

Choral Evensong is the service of Evening Prayer with choral music. It is sung in cathedrals with choral foundations on a more or less daily basis, and in many parish churches around the world. The ... Learn More

Jarabe De Palo

  • October 05, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $39.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
Jarabe De Palo

Jarabe de Palo is a Latin rock group from Spain led by Pau Donés, singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

Scholarship Benefit Concert

Scholarship Benefit Concert

SAGWA (Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area) presents a Scholarship Benefit Concert. All proceeds will assist students who would otherwise be unable to afford music lessons. ... Learn More

Open Life Drawing Sessions at Del Ray Artisans

  • October 06, 2014
  • Times: 7-9 p.m. (short session)
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • Admission: Two-hour sessions are $8 for members and $10 for 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

Open Life Drawing Sessions at Del Ray Artisans

  • October 08, 2014
  • Times: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Gesture-clothed)
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • Admission: 2-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

Open Life Drawing Sessions at Del Ray Artisans

  • October 08, 2014
  • Times: 2:00-5:00 (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
  • Visit Website
  • Send Email
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

Michael Franks

  • October 09, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $45
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
Michael Franks

Michael Franks is a jazz singer and songwriter from the United States. He has recorded with a variety of well-known artists, such as Patti Austin, Brenda Russell, Art Garfunkel, and David Sanborn.

19th Annual Art Safari

An Alexandria tradition, Art Safari is a day of hands-on craft activities for kids and families. Throughout the day, visitors can participate in activities such as origami, giant papier-mache animals, ... Learn More

Color Theory and Albers Cowl with Ann Weaver

Color Theory and Albers Cowl with Ann Weaver

The Albers Cowl is a perfect opportunity to experiment with color by using small amounts of yarn and simple techniques. This cowl is based on paintings by Josef Albers, a master of color. The goals of ... Learn More

Phil Vassar

  • October 11, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $45
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
Phil Vassar

Phil Vassar is an American country music artist. Vassar made his debut on the country music scene in the late 1990s, co-writing singles for several country artists, including Tim McGraw, Jo Dee ... Learn More

Round Shawls Are Fun to Knit and Easy Too! With Ann Weaver

Conquer beginning a circular shawl in this workshop! Learn to cast on for a round shawl, work through the awkward beginning part, space your increase rounds, work simple lace patterns, incorporate ... Learn More

The Whispers

  • October 12, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $75
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
The Whispers

The Whispers is a group from Los Angeles, California, with a consistent track record of hit records dating back to the late 1960s.

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Concert

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Concert

Anthony Iannaccone: Dancing on Vesuvius & Waiting for Sunrise on the Sound Sergei Rachmaninoff: Fantasy, The Rock, op.7 Nicholas Flagello: Concerto Sinfonico with The Washington Saxophone Quartet ... Learn More

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Concert

  • October 12, 2014
  • Times: 3 p.m.
  • Venue: George Washington Masonic Memorial
  • Admission: $20 per person at the door (18 and younger are free); season tickets are available on http://www.wmpamusic.org/philharmonic.html
  • 101 Callahan Drive
  • Alexandria, VA 22301
  • Phone: 703-683-2007
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Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Concert

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association’s mission is to inspire and instill a lifelong passion for the performance of classical music in artists and audience through stimulating ... Learn More

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall

  • October 13, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Birchmere
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $59.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
Herb Alpert and Lani Hall

Herb Alpert is an American musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass, or TJB. Lani Hall is an American singer, ... Learn More

Jake Shimabukuro

  • October 14, 2014 to October 15, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $45
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro is a ukulele virtuoso and composer known for his fast and complex finger work. His music combines elements of jazz, blues, funk, rock, bluegrass, classical, folk, and flamenco.

Open Life Drawing Sessions at Del Ray Artisans

  • October 15, 2014
  • Times: 6:30-9:30pm (long-session)
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • Admission: 3-hr session: $10 members/$12 non-members
  • 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22301
  • Phone: 703-838-4827
  • Visit Website
  • Send Email
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

America with Louise Mosrie

  • October 16, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Birchmere
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $69.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
America with Louise Mosrie

America is an American folk rock band formed in London in 1970 which originally consisted of Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, and Dan Peek.

Sara Margrethe Oskal: The Whole Caboodle

Sara Margrethe Oskal: The Whole Caboodle

Part of Hacking Objects of Desire in the Target Gallery. Norwegian Sámi actress Sara Margrethe Oskal’s one-woman performance, The Whole Caboodle, uses storytelling and yoiks (indigenous ... Learn More

Gaelic Storm

  • October 17, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Birchmere
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $35
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
Gaelic Storm

Gaelic Storm is a Celtic band. Their musical output includes pieces from traditional Irish music, Scottish music, and original tunes in both the Celtic and Celtic rock genres.

Alexandria Choral Society Fall Concert: American Harvest

  • October 18, 2014
  • Times: 8:00PM
  • Location: Fairlington United Methodist Church
  • Admission: Tickets will be $5 more if purchased at the door. Adult: $20 Senior or Military: $15 Student: $10 Child (under 13): Free
  • 3900 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22302
  • Phone: 703-951-7849
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Alexandria Choral Society will present An American Harvest, which will showcase American traditional melodies and folk songs.

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