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Arts Anniversaries in Alexandria

The Year of Extraordinary Anniversaries

2014 marks the "Year of Extraordinary Anniversaries" in Alexandria, with a staggering number of sites and art organizations reaching major milestones. With special seasons, events and exhibits happening all year long, the celebration will culminate into an art festival on June 14, 2014 at the Old Town Arts & Crafts Fair in collaboration with ArtsFEST.

At Market Square and in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, visitors will enjoy live performances by Alexandria organizations celebrating anniversaries like the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, plus dance performances, live music and theater from local groups like the Alexandria Citizens Band and Ambassador Theater. Also happening throughout the day, visitors can enjoy interactive art activities, food vendors and craft booths, all joining together to recognize the city's artistic achievements. See the full performance schedule here.

In 2014, Alexandria celebrates:

 100 Years

 

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 Old Town Theater

     

 25 Years

 

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 Washington Balalaika Society

 80 Years

 

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 The Little Theatre of Alexandria

     

 20 Years

 

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 First Night Alexandria

 70 Years

 

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 Alexandria Symphony Orchestra

     

 15 Years

 

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 Choreographers Collaboration Project

 60 Years

 

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 The Art League

     

 10 Years

 

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 Performing Arts Center at Episcopal High School

 50 Years

 

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 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association

     

 10 Years

 

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 Durant Arts Center

 40 Years

 

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 Torpedo Factory Art Center

     

 10 Years

 

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 Art in City Hall

 30 Years

 

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 Alexandria Commission for the Arts

     

 5 Years

 

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 Art on the Horizon

 30 Years

 

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 MetroStage

     

 5 Years

 

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 Youth Arts Festival

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Live Traditional Irish Music at O'Connell's

Live traditional Irish music every Monday night!

Scott Fallon Acoustic at John Strongbow's Tavern

  • March 04, 2015 to April 01, 2015 (Every Wednesday)
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Location: John Strongbow's Tavern
  • 710 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-836-4000
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Pre St. Patrick's Day Party featuring Scott Fallon

  • March 14, 2015
  • Times: From: 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM
  • Location: Bilbo Baggins Restaurant
  • Venue: Bilbo Baggins Restaurant
  • 208 Queen Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-683-0300
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Pre St. Patrick's Day Party featuring Scott Fallon

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Three Dog Night

  • March 19, 2015
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $69.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Beth Hart with Cindy Alexander

  • March 03, 2015
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $55
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Beth Hart with Cindy Alexander

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Gaelic Storm

  • March 04, 2015 to March 05, 2015
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $35
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Gaelic Storm

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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

Bill Heid Live at John Strongbow's Tavern

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"Dream On" Art Exhibit Opening Reception - Del Ray Artisans Gallery

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Rachelle Ferrell

  • March 06, 2015 to March 07, 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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Spring Yarn Tasting with The Sugar Shack

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The Devil's Taylor Live Concert at John Strongbow's Tavern

Peter Walker and the Devil's Taylor are rocking John Strongbow's live. It's live, it's fun, it's musical blend of ancient and modern tunes played hard and well. Come in and enjoy!

Collective Delusion Rocks at John Strongbow's Tavern

Great Live music! A don't-miss night.

Winter Cabaret featuring performers from The Alexandria Singers

Winter Cabaret featuring performers from The Alexandria Singers

A delightful evening of song, dance, variety, and comedy! Talented individuals and ensembles from the D.C. area’s premier pops chorus perform in an elegant, cabaret-style setting. Perfect for ... Learn More

Jesse Cook

  • March 09, 2015
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $35
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Jesse Cook

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Asleep at the Wheel

  • March 10, 2015
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $35
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Asleep at the Wheel

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Spelman College Glee Club and Jazz Ensemble: Spring Tour Concert

The Spelman College Glee Club and Jazz Ensemble will perform on the Memorial Theater's stage as part of their Spring tour. Repertoire consists of sacred and secular choral literature for women’s ... Learn More

Artist Talk: Robert Cwiok / Enveloping Time

Artist Talk: Robert Cwiok / Enveloping Time

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Leo Kottke

  • March 12, 2015
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $39.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Schroedinger's Cat Live at John Strongbow's

Robin and Karl's band has extraordinary vocals and hard hitting musicians. This is an exceptional night of music. A must see night!

Alexandria Choral Society Concert: Haydn, The Creation

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The Wild Irish Roses Live at John Strongbow's Tavern

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Virginia Bronze Handbell Ensemble: South of the Border Concert

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Tommy Emmanuel

  • March 16, 2015
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $49.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Tommy Emmanuel

Tommy Emmanuel AM is an Australian virtuoso guitarist and occasional singer and songwriter, best known for his complex fingerstyle technique, energetic performances and the use of percussive effects ... Learn More

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