Let Loose: Have Fun in Alexandria This Weekend!

Looking for something to do? Here are some suggestions

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Alexandria, VA – Well here we are, firmly into the new year. Has it been difficult to get back to your regular schedule? If you’re feeling drained by all of your responsibilities during the week, guess what. Saturday and Sunday are soon to arrive! And on those days, you can do whatever you want. Feel like going out?! Here are some great ways to spend your time.

Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week starts this Friday (Photo by K. Summerer/Visit Alexandria)

Friday, January 17–Sunday January 26

Throughout Old Town, Del Ray, Eisenhower Avenue, Carlyle, and the West End

Eat great food and get great deals! Seventy restaurants are participating! For more info, read this Zebra article.

Tangerine” Art Exhibit

Del Ray Artisans introduces the new exhibit, “Tangerine.”

Thursday, January 16–Sunday, January 19

All day (FREE!)

Del Ray Artisans

2704 Mount Vernon Avenue

Featuring the work of local artists designed to brighten the winter months. Exhibit runs until February 2, 2020. For more info, click HERE.

Ice & Lights: The Winter Village at Cameron Run

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

Friday, January 17–Sunday, January 19

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.

Old Town Alexandria Makers Mile

fibre space at 1319 Prince St. (Photo by James Cullum)

Saturday, January 18–Monday, January 20

11 a.m.–4 p.m. ($30 per ticket)

fibre space

1319 Prince Street

The fun begins at Stitch Sew. You and your friends can learn a new artistic skill. For complete information, click HERE.

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”

The Little Theatre of Alexandria. (Courtesy photo)

Saturday, January 18–Sunday, January 19

Times: 8 p.m. (Sat.); 3 p.m. (Sun.)

Little Theater of Alexandria

600 Wolfe Street

See an entertaining play about the heir to a family fortune who stops at nothing to move up in the line of succession. Get tickets HERE.

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

Mount Vernon Estate (Photo by Susan Fleishman/The Zebra Press).

Friday, January 17–Sunday, January 19

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

Courtesy photo

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 (Courtesy photo)

Friday, January 17–Sunday, January 19

Showtime: 10 a.m.–4 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
Courtesy photo

Friday, January 17–Sunday, January 19

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.

Apothecary Geek Tour: Behind the Scenes

Stabler-Leadbetter Apothecary Museum at 105-107 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria. (Photo: Lillis Photography)

Sunday, January 19

11 a.m.–12 p.m. ($15 per person)

Stabler-Leadbetter Apothecary Museum

105–107 S Fairfax Street

Take a special tour with an expert guide in areas not normally open to the public. Please arrive no earlier than 10:45 a.m. Buy tickets HERE. Advance purchase recommended.