Let Loose: Have Fun in Alexandria This Weekend!

Looking for something to do? Here are some suggestions

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Alexandria, VA – Friday may be a bit chilly, but there is sun and warmer temps in the forecast for Saturday and Sunday. Take advantage of the weather. Go have some fun at these events! 

Steve Aoki with Riot Ten

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Friday, February 21

Time: 9 p.m. ($40-$50 per ticket)

Echostage

2135 Queens Chapel Road, NE

The two renowned DJs and musicians come to town. The concert is presented by Club Glow.

Bad Romance Book Club

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Friday, February 21

7-8 p.m. ($13.55 per person)

Old Town Books

104 S Union Street

Two romance novels by Beverly Jenkins will be read and discussed. Jenkins is one of the most popular African American writers in the genre, having won numerous awards for her work. The titles to be featured are Rebel and Captured. Your ticket price includes a copy of each novel. To purchase a ticket, click HERE.

Alexandria’s Roaring 2020 Big Band Winter Bash

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Saturday, February 22

Starts: 4 p.m. (FREE!)

Del Ray United Methodist Church

100 East Windsor Avenue

The whole family will enjoy this hour-long concert, featuring music from Duke Ellington to Elton John. The Alexandria Citizens Swing Band is guaranteed to make you get up and dance!

Annual Washington’s Birthday Gala

Photo: George Washington Masonic National Memorial

Saturday, February 22

5-10 p.m. ($200 per person)

George Washington National Masonic Memorial

101 Callahan Drive

Dress for this popular event is formal, though white tie is optional. The reception begins at 5 p.m., with entertainment taking place at 6:30. The banquet will follow an hour later at Grand Masonic Hall. Reservations are required. 

George Washington’s 288th Birthday Celebration

Photo: George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Saturday, February 22

9-4 p.m. (FREE!)

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway

General Washington welcomes you to his estate to celebrate his birthday. He will greet visitors at the gates. No advance purchase necessary. Just show up and have fun! For more info, click HERE.

Village Brauhaus One Year Anniversary

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Saturday, February 22

All day and night (FREE admittance!)

Village Brauhaus

710 King Street

To celebrate their first year in business, this authentic German eatery is throwing quite the party. There will be live music from the Johnny Koenig Band, an appearance from the Jagermeister Girls, games and prizes. Be sure to wear your lederhosen!

Roll Bär at Hops N Shine

Saturday, February 22

1-6 p.m. (FREE entry)

Hops N Shine

3410 Mount Vernon Avenue

Hops N Shine hosts this pop-up event for Roll Bär, a new Asian Fusion restaurant to open in spring at Shipgarten. Attendees can enjoy a preview of Roll Bär’s menu items at reasonable prices!  

Mardi Gras Parade

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Saturday, February 22

4-7 p.m. (FREE!)

The Wharf

760 Maine Avenue, SW

A New Orleans tradition visits D.C.! There will be live music and dancing on District Pier after an exciting parade. Restaurants from around the parade location will serve great food and drinks. Everyone is welcome!

Wolf Parade at 9:30 Club

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Saturday, February 22

6 p.m. Early Show ($30 per person)

The 9:30 Club

815 V Street, NW

The Canadian rock band performs at D.C’s most intimate and famous club. Get tickets HERE.

Alexandria’s Farmers Markets

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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.

George Washington’s Alexandria

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Sunday, February 23

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.