August 2013 Events

EVENTS--Miss SaigonMiss Saigon

August 15 – September 22

Signature Theatre

4200 Campbell Avenue

Arlington

703 820 9771

signature-theatre.org

Vietnamese Kim and American G.I. Chris fall in love during the tumultuous fall of Saigon. Three years after their dramatic separation, newly-married Chris discovers Kim survived the war. The star-crossed lovers attempt to reunite in a race across Bangkok in this tragic romance about the shattering devastation of war and the ultimate sacrifice. Ticket times and prices vary.

 

Summer Hummer The Second Coming

EVENTS--Summer HummerAugust 19

Signature Theatre

4200 Campbell Avenue

Arlington

703 820 9771

signature-theatre.org

Summer just got sexy again! Over 40 actors from the Washington area will sing, dance, and strip to support Taking Care of Our Own. Last year, The Summer Hummer sold out before the first panty hit the floor. This year, word is out and the whole town is buzzing. Book tickets now to make sure to get your seat to Washington’s only bawdy burlesque, the night where every dollar goes to help theatre pros. TWO SHOWS ONLY! 

 

EVENTS--Doggie Yappy HourDoggie Yappy Hour at Jackson 20

August 13 – October 31

Tuesdays and Thursdays 5 PM

Hotel Monaco

480 King Street

Alexandria

703/842-2790

This has become an Old Town institution.  Have a howling good time.  Dog snacks and water will be provided.

 

 

War of 1812 cartoon-Johnny Bull and the AlexandriansAlexandria and the War of 1812: A Town Occupied

August 24

10 am – 4 pm

Carlyle House

121 N. Fairfax Street

Alexandria

703/549-2997

Come to Carlyle House Historic Park on Saturday, August 24 to learn about the burning of Washington and surrender of Alexandria in August of 1814. Carole Herrick, author of August 24, 1814: Washington in Flames, Naval Historian Michael Bosworth, and Carlyle House Curator, Helen Wirka, will offer lectures from 10am-1:30pm on a variety of topics relating to this exciting period. The program will take place adjacent to the museum in the historic Bank of Alexandria building. Tours of Carlyle House are included in the cost of admission ($10/adult; $5/child ages 5-12).

 

SONY DSCDog Days of Summer

August 24

10 am – 2 pm

National Museum of the Marine Corps

18900 Jefferson Davis Highway

Triangle, VA
703/784-6116

Come to the Museum to see military police working dogs, pets for adoption, and birds of prey from the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia at the fifth annual Dog Days of Summer. Free admission, free parking. Museum store and restaurants are available.

 

EVENTS--1001 Black Inventions1001 Black Inventions

August 26 – August 27

7 pm

Old Town Theatre

815 King Street

Alexandria
703/544-5315

Where would (or wouldn’t!) we be without the important contributions of Black inventors? Find out in the musical comedy 1001 Black Inventions!

 

 

EVENTS--Occupied City Civil War in AlexandriaOccupied City: Life in Civil War Alexandria

Thru September 30

Daily

Lyceum

201 South Washington Street

Alexandria
703/746-4994

“Occupied City: Life in Civil War Alexandria” examines life in an American town, seized and held by its own Federal government, following Virginia’s decision to secede from the Union in May 1861. See how Robert E. Lee’s hometown of Alexandria was transformed literally overnight from a prosperous, bustling commercial port into a supply, hospital, and transportation center for the Union Army, and find out why Alexandria became a destination for African Americans seeking freedom!