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Let Loose: Have Fun in Alexandria This Weekend

Looking for something to do? Here are a few suggestions

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Whether you are just visiting, new to town, or a longtime resident, there’s always something to do in Alexandria. In a few days, the calendar will turn over to June. That’s worth celebrating! So enjoy yourself!

Taron Egerton stars in Rocketman. (Courtesy image)


Opens Friday, May 31

For times and tickets, CLICK HERE.

This long-awaited motion picture about the life of Elton John is called an “epic musical fantasy.” Starring Taron Egerton as the world-renowned musician, the movie’s popularity at the box office may rival that of last year’s Bohemian Rhapsody. Unlike Rami Malik’s fantastic, award-winning transformation into Freddie Mercury, Egerton sang vocals for every song featured in the film. Rocketman is rated R – that means not family-friendly.

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of D-Day at Waterfront Park on June 1. (Courtesy photo)

D-Day 75th Anniversary Commemoration

Saturday, June 1

11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Waterfront Park

1 King Street

Come down to the waterfront for music, food, and fun. For more details, check out this article that appeared on the Zebra website.

Good Shot Judy (Courtesy photo)

Las Vegas: The Golden Era with Good Shot Judy

Saturday, June 1

Showtime: 8:00 p.m. (Tickets $28)

The Carlyle Club

2050 Ballenger Avenue

Good Shot Judy will recreate the feel of a Las Vegas nightclub at the Carlyle. Come hear great swing and vocal jazz. To purchase your tickets, CLICK HERE.

11th Annual Taste of Del Ray Food Festival

Sunday, June 2

1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. (Tickets: $20 for adults; $5 for children)

At the intersection of Mount Vernon Avenue and Oxford Avenue

Eighteen top area restaurants are set to participate in this year’s festival, including Al’s Steak House and Evening Star Café. To learn more, click HERE. To purchase tickets, click HERE.

Light Exists: Small Creatures Dance Project

Sunday, June 2

1;00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. (Free performance)

The Athenaeum

201 Prince Street

This performance is a collaboration with visual artist Barbra Januszkiewicz. The choreography is related to her Lyrical Flight exhibition. Guitarist and composer Mark Charles will provide accompaniment. Check out this great article about the exhibition by the Zebra’s own Kelly MacConomy.

Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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