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Let Loose: Have Fun in Alexandria This Weekend!

Looking for something to do? Here are some suggestions!

Gadsby’s Tavern hosts the Female Stranger Beer Dinner with Port City on Monday night.(Stock image)

Alexandria, VA – Jump for joy! Monday will be a day off for most. If you’re lucky enough to have a longer weekend, that means there’s even more fun you can have. For starters, check out these events!

Oktoberfest at Village Brauhaus

Bill and Chelsea Gross, owners of Village Brauhaus at 710 King Street in Old Town. (Photo by James Cullum)

Friday, Oct. 11 – Sunday, Oct. 13

Hours: 11:30–12 a.m.

Village Brauhaus, 710 King Street

Celebrate Oktoberfest at this new German-themed restaurant! There will be live music at 4 p.m., but you can always stop in earlier.

Friday After Work Concert Series

At Duke and Washington is the Lyceum, Alexandria’s history museum. (Photo by TripSavvy)

Friday, Oct. 11

Showtime: 6–8 p.m. ($15 donation requested for performer)

The Lyceum, 201 S Washington Street

Daniel and Jocelyn Day perform maritime folk music. Beer and wine for sale with light refreshments.

Highland Echoes Alexandria

Courtesy Photo

Friday, Oct. 11

7:30–9:30 p.m. ($15-$42 per ticket)

Northern Virginia Community College

Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 E Campus Drive

Enjoy a night of Scottish music and dance. It’s sure to get you on your feet! For more info and cool pictures, click HERE. To buy tickets, click HERE.

Mount Vernon Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour

George Washington’s Mount Vernon celebrates Virginia wine and offers sunset tours this weekend. (Courtesy photo)

Friday, Oct. 11 – Sunday, Oct. 13

6–9 p.m. (Ticket prices vary)

George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy

This three-day event is a celebration of wine-making in Virginia with special tours of the Mount Vernon Estate! Read more HERE. Buy tickets HERE.

The Late Shift: Memento Mori

Halloween is near: Start the party early at The Late Shift. (Courtesy photo)

Friday, Oct. 11

7–10 p.m. (FREE)

Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N Union Street

The Torpedo Factory hosts the final Late Shift event of the year. Join the crowd for an evening of music, art, and more. For more details, click HERE.

Portside in Old Town Fall Festival

Enjoy craft beer and more at the Portside in Old Town Fall Festival. (Pixabay image by rawpixel)

Saturday, Oct. 12

1–7 p.m. (FREE Admission; food and beverage cost)

Waterfront Park, 1 King Street

Enjoy your Saturday with live music, good food, and craft beer from Portside Brewery. The event is family-friendly, so bring the kids. They’ll have plenty of fun with activities. For details, click HERE.

Alexandria’s Farmers’ Markets

(Photo: Gayle Reuter)

For info on the Old Town Farmers’ Market, click HERE.

For info on the Old Town North Farmers’ Market, click HERE.

For info on the Del Ray Farmers’ Market, click HERE.

For info on the West End Farmers’ Market, click HERE.

For info on the Four Mile Run and Artisans Farmers’ Market, click HERE.

George Washington’s Alexandria

Torpedo Factory Art Center is a naval munitions factory that was converted into an art center on the banks of the Potomac River in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia. The Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the largest number of publicly accessible working artist studios in the U.S. (File photo)

Saturday, Oct. 12

2–3:30 p.m. (Free)

The Torpedo Factory Art Center, South Entrance, 101 N Union Street

Be transported back to the 1700s. See Alexandria through the eyes of George Washington! Explore places that the first president frequented. No reservation needed. Call 703-379-7460 for more information.

Ghost & Graveyard Tour

Stroll among Old Town’s historic tombstones. (Courtesy photo)

Friday, Oct. 11 – Monday, Oct. 14

Times: 7:30 p.m. (Nightly); 9:30 p.m. (Friday and Saturday second tour)

Ticket prices vary

Alexandria Visitor’s Center

221 King Street

A costumed guide in 18th century dress leads you through cemeteries around Old Town. Hear the tales of tormented spirits that haunt your surroundings. For ticket info, click HERE.

The Female Stranger Beer Dinner with Port City Brewing Company

Gadsby’s Tavern. (File photo)

Monday, Oct. 14

7–11 p.m. ($85 per person)

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N Royal Street

Enjoy a four-course meal from the Gadsby’s Tavern kitchen and craft beers from Port City Brewing Company. To learn about the Female Stranger, read this Zebra article. For tickets, click HERE

Have a great weekend! 

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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