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Let Loose: Have Fun in Alexandria This Weekend!

Looking for something to do? Here are some suggestions

Alexandria, VA – Welcome to the first weekend of 2020! What will you do? Here are some events to give you ideas. Whatever you decide, enjoy yourself!

80s Night with DJ Infinite Sounds
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Friday, January 3

10 p.m.–1:30 a.m. (FREE!)

O’Connell’s Irish Restaurant & Pub

112 King Street

Dance until your feet are sore on the first Friday of the new year! You are bound to have fun, meet fun people, and hear good music.

Ice & Lights: The Winter Village at Cameron Run

See the Winter Village while it lasts! (Courtesy photo)

Friday, January 3–Sunday, January 5

5–10 p.m. (Ticket prices vary)

Cameron Run Regional Park

4001 Eisenhower Avenue

Experience a scene of wonder and the beauty of festive lights. For more information and to buy tickets, click HERE.

Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington’s Mount Vernon

George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate (Courtesy photo)

Friday, January 3–Sunday, January 5

All day (Included with general admission)

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway

In this moving exhibit, learn the stories of some of the people enslaved by Washington. See artifacts from the time period. Hear how Washington’s views about slavery changed during his later years, inspiring him to include a provision in his will that freed the slaves who lived and worked at Mount Vernon upon his death. Buy tickets HERE.

Alexandria’s Farmers Market

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

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

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

Note: The Old Town North Farmers Market returns in March and the West End Farmers Market returns in May.

Myth, Dreams & Reality”: Paintings by Barbara Frank
Artist Barbara Frank stands proudly before her work. (Courtesy photo)

Friday, January 3–Sunday, January 5

10 a.m.–1 p.m. (FREE!)

Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center

Northern Virginia Community College – Alexandria Campus

4915 E Campus Drive

Frank’s work has been showcased in galleries throughout the country, and now it is in town for all to enjoy! She is inspired by her dreams and travels while being influenced by a variety of artists, including classical French painters. For more information about Frank and her work, click HERE.

Creature Comforts” Art Exhibit
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Friday, January 3–Sunday, January 5

All day (FREE!)

VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital

2660 Duke Street

This exhibit displays art of animals that lift hearts, an ongoing theme of the Hospital. All artwork featured is by members of the Del Ray Artisans and is part of the Gallery Without Walls program.

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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