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Let Loose: Have Fun in Alexandria This Weekend

Looking for something to do? Here are a few suggestions

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – Was Monday the start of a rough week? Did it blend into Tuesday? Did Wednesday seem like Tuesday? You get what I mean, so I won’t continue. It’s been a long week. It’s a shame the weekend goes by so quickly. But while it’s here, enjoy every minute. These events should help.

ALX Pride Mix & Mingle

Friday, June 7

7 – 9 p.m. (Free event)

Torpedo Factory Art Center

105 N. Union Street

This event is Alexandria’s way of kicking off the Capital Pride Festival in D.C. on Sunday. The city will play host to NOVA Pride and Safe Space NOVA. Meet others from the local LGBTQIA community. There will be art on display and music.

Art On Tap

Friday, June 7

7 – 9:30 p.m. ($45 per ticket)

The Art League

105 N. Union Street

Celebrate the end of spring and the arrival of summer with the Art League’s annual Art On Tap! There will be art, plenty of food, and craft beers from local breweries. Must be 21 or older to attend. To purchase tickets, click HERE.

Game of Jokes: Improv Show

Saturday, June 7

Starts: 8 p.m. (Free event; $5 donation appreciated)

The Lyceum

201 S. Washington Street

Have a laugh at this Game of Thrones-themed comedy show. If you’re a dedicated fan, it could make you forget all about that disappointing last season. And hey, you might think twice about signing that petition that’s going around for a reshoot.

Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes entertain at the Carlyle this Saturday. (Courtesy photo)

Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes At the Carlyle

Saturday, June 8

Showtime: 8 p.m. (Tickets: $35 per person)

The Carlyle Club

2050 Ballenger Avenue

Ready to hear some classic Philly soul? The group that started Teddy Pendergrass’s career will be in town! They’re bound to play the hits, including the timeless “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”. For tickets, click HERE.

Author Nicole Melleby (Courtesy photo)

Meet Author Nicole Melleby

Friday, June 7

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. (Free event)

Hooray for Books

1555 King Street

The author will present her first novel, Hurricane Season, and may sign copies. It is the story of a girl, who while trying to remain a kid, has to grapple with adult problems. For readers ages 10 and up.

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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