Zevents August 2018

Now through September 30

“Atomic Dog and Consequential Cat” Art Exhibit

VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital

2660 Duke St.

Del Ray Artisans and VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital present a Gallery Without Walls Exhibit inspired by our furry friends. This show features a selection of artwork by Del Ray Artisans members. (703) 838-4827 www.DelRayArtisans.org/event/dog-and-cat/ Free

Now through October 22

Makers in the Mansion: A Transformed African American Community at Woodlawn through the Artisan Eye

Sunday, Monday, Friday, Saturday

11:00 am-3:00 pm

Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House

9000 Richmond Highway

Features works by Nicole Crowder, Morgan Davis, Sondra Barrett Hassan, Njena Surae Jarvis, Antonio McAfee, Hadiya Williams, and writer-in-residence Cherryl T. Cooley, these local makers are helping to amplify the African American voice at Woodlawn through their provocative pieces inspired by Woodlawn’s transition from a large plantation to a free work colony in 1846-1860. Woodlawn is open for tours Friday-Monday, 11:00-3:00. For more information on the exhibit, visit our website at www.woodlawnpopeleighey.org. $10 for adults, $8 for seniors/military, $6 for kids, 5 & under free

August 6

Myth, Dreams & Reality: Paintings by Barbara Frank

10:00 am-4:00 pm

Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center

4915 E. Campus Drive

Barbara Frank is a Washington DC native who has been exhibiting extensively in galleries and museums across the United States and is included in private and corporate collections. Free

August 10

Alexandria After-Work Concert Series

6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Murray-Dick-Fawcett House

517 Prince St.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Historic Alexandria and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, join us for monthly Friday-night concerts on the second Friday of the month. The August band TBA. Great music with a $15 suggested donation for the musicians. No ticket required – show up and enjoy the music! Beer and wine for sale; light refreshments available. $15 suggested donation to musicians

August 17-26

Alexandria Restaurant Week

Multiple times

Multiple locations

For 10 days and two weekends, more than 50 Alexandria restaurants offer a $35 three-course dinner OR a $35 dinner for two during Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week, August 17-26, 2018. More than 25 restaurants will also offer lunch deals at $15 or $22 per person in addition to the dinner specials. New this year, brunch lovers won’t want to miss $15 or $22 per person brunch specials at 15 restaurants.

August 18

Puppet Shows at Durant Arts Center

10 am and 11:15 am

Durant Arts Center

1605 Cameron St.

The Blue Sky Puppet Theatre will be performing. Reservations per show are $5 for all ages (adults and children). At least one adult must accompany children. To purchase tickets online, visit www.alexandriava.gov/webtrac, select activity number: 155211.03-Saturday, August 18, 10 am or 155211.04-Saturday, August 18, 11:15 am. The “Puppet Shows at Durant Arts Center” Series is a family-friendly project of the Office of the Arts, a division of the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities. For additional information contact Cheryl Anne Colton at 703.746.5565

August 29-September 3

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Alexandria Mark Center

5000 Seminary Rd.

The North American Festival of Wales will be held in Alexandria, Hilton Mark Center over Labor Day weekend with evening concert performances by Welsh musicians, a stunning Welsh male voice choir and presentations and activities during the daytime. The tradition began in 1929 when over 4,000 people gathered at Niagara Falls for the first National Gymanfa Ganu. It became the largest gathering of the Welsh, descendants, and friends in North America. While the gymanfa and Welsh singing tradition remain at the heart of the weekend, in 2002 the National Gymanfa Ganu became the North American Festival of Wales, reflecting the many aspects of Welsh culture, past and present. The festival is held in a different location each year, in either the U.S. or Canada, and celebrated over the shared Labor Day holiday weekend. Prepare yourself for four full days of song, merriment, and camaraderie with old and new friends, celebrating the life, heritage, and culture of Wales in Washington, D.C. For more information, contact www.thewnaa.org