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Let Loose: Have Fun in Alexandria This Weekend

Looking for something to do? Here are a few suggestions

David Schulman’s performance in front of Mirror Mirror will take place this Sunday, a rescheduled event from last week. (Courtesy photo)

Alexandria, VA – It feels great to have a break from the excruciating heat! The temperature has lowered considerably. Now you can do regular activities safely without feeling like you’re going to melt. Some activities canceled last week have been rescheduled for this weekend. Go have fun!

American Spirit! The Show

Friday, July 26 (Final Performance)

Showtime: 8 p.m. ($38 per person)

The Carlyle Club

2050 Ballenger Avenue

Witness various scene in American history as they are recreated before your eyes, and hear the music that brought people together during those hard times. A moving performance not to be missed. For tickets, click HERE.

Trivia Night
Friday, July 26
7-9 p.m. ($7 per person)
Lee-Fendal House Museum and Garden
614 Oronoco Street

Enjoy a night out with friends at this bi-weekly event hosted by the staff of the Lee-Fendall House and Museum. A variety of topics will be covered. Must be 21 to play. For tickets, click HERE.

The Old Town Arts & Crafts Fair takes place this Saturday at Waterfront Park. (Courtesy photo)

Old Town Arts & Crafts Fair

Saturday, July 27

10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Free)

Waterfront Park

1 King Street and 1A Prince Street

Shop with numerous vendors selling pottery, paintings, home and garden décor, clothes, and more. Food and beverages will be available. All ages are welcome. Volunteer Alexandria plays host for the 25th year.

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The General’s Tour – R.E. Lee in Alexandria
Saturday, July 27
Starts: 10 a.m. (Tickets: $10 per person in advance; $15 at the door)
Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden
614 Oronoco Street
Visit sites frequented by Lee in Old Town. During the tour, his complicated legacy will be discussed. It is scheduled to last 90 minutes. To purchase tickets, click HERE. The event sells out quickly.
Tesa Jones with a promotional poster for her new novel. (Courtesy photo)

Meet the Author: Tesa Jones

Saturday, July 27

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (Free)

Hooray for Books!

1555 King Street

Returning to Hooray for Books!, Jones will greet readers and sign her new novel, “Reflections of Memories.” The store’s write-up calls it “A perfect blend of heartfelt romance and historical fiction.” This signing is recommended for adults.

Dive Into Archaeology Workshop

Saturday, July 27

10:30–11:30 p.m. ($15 per ticket, $12 for FOAA members)

Old DASH Bus Barn

116 South Quaker Lane

Does your child dream of finding long-buried treasures when he or she grows up? This workshop will teach what happens when a buried ship is located. Learn how Alexandria became a port city, create a map, and more. For ages eight to 14. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. For tickets, click HERE. Space is limited.

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Celebrate the 10th anniversary of fibre space! (Courtesy image)

10th Birthday Sale and Celebration

Saturday, July 27–Sunday July 28

fibre space

1319 Prince Street

Help fibre space celebrate a decade in business. A store-wide sale is planned. Try your hand at winning various prizes, including discounts, gear and more. Read the Zebra’s profile of fibre space Owner, Danielle Romanetti, HERE.

Tap Dancing for Beginners

Sunday, July 28

7–8 p.m. ($60 per person/Teens & Adults)

The Local Motion Project

2377 S Dove Street

A four-week series beginning this week. For those with no and limited experience. Participants must bring their own tap shoes. Register HERE.

Waterfront Concert Series/Mirror Mirror

Sunday, July 28

Showtime: 9 p.m. (Free)

Jones Point Park

Jones Point Drive

Witness a technological marvel while listening to original pieces by violinist and composer David Schulman. He will perform with the jazz trio, Tillery. Mirror Mirror, commissioned by the city, features a light display that comes to life with sound!

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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