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Let Loose: Have Fun in Alexandria This Weekend!

Looking for something to do? Here are some suggestions.

Alexandria, VA – Get ready for a special weekend! What makes it so special? There’s an extra day in February and it’s on a Saturday! How often does that happen?! Celebrate by enjoying these events.

Beau Soir Ensemble Concert

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Friday, February 28

Time: 7-8 p.m. ($15 per ticket)

The Athenaeum

201 Prince Street

Enjoy a relaxing evening after work with the music of Beethoven in honor of his 250th birthday. To purchase tickets, click HERE.  

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club

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Friday, February 28

7:30-8:30 p.m. (FREE!)

Old Town Books

104 S Union Street

This month’s meeting will feature “Hollow Kingdom” by Kira Jane Buxton. Just by mentioning the title, you will receive 20 percent off your purchase of the book.

“Moonlight and Magnolias” at the Little Theatre

Saturday, February 29-Sunday, March 1

Times: 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday ($21-$54)

Little Theatre of Alexandria

600 Wolfe Street

This play, based on a true story, takes the audience behind the scenes during the making of “Gone with the Wind.” Learn how the writers hurriedly reworked a horrible script and the film crew made an instant classic. Get your tickets HERE.

 “Myth, Dreams & Reality”: Paintings by Barbara Frank

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Friday, February 28-Sunday, March 1

Showtime: 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (FREE!)

Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center

Northern Virginia Community College

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.

Paul Van Dyk at Echostage

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Saturday, February 29

Starts: 9 p.m.


2135 Queens Chapel Road NE

Dance to the sounds of the German DJ. Also appearing are Alpha 9 and Alex M.O.R.P.H. No dress code. Must be 18. For tickets, click HERE.

Afro Soca Love

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Saturday, February 29

10 p.m.-3 a.m. ($10-$150)

Karma Live Music Hall

2221 Adams Place NE

The largest multicultural festival celebrating love returns to D.C.! As an organization, Afro Soca Love spreads African and Caribbean culture. Experience unity! Must be at least 21 to enter. Buy tickets HERE

The Official D.C. Cocktail Party

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Saturday, February 29

12-10 p.m. ($45-$60)

National Union Building

918 F Street NW

A festival to stimulate all the senses! Take a look at the cocktail list HERE. D.C.’s best mixologists will be there! Buy your 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.

Apothecary Geek Tours: Pharmacy Nerds

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Sunday, March 1

11–12 p.m. ($15 per ticket)

Stabler-Leadbetter Apothecary Museum

105–107 S Fairfax Street

Take an in-depth tour of the museum that goes beyond what visitors usually see. Doors open at 11 a.m. Purchase tickets HERE

The Park Sunday Brunch + Day Party

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Sunday, March 1

12:30-9 p.m. (Cost varies)

The Park at 14th

920 14th Street NW

Enjoy brunch at one of the most popular spots in the Metro area. Purchase tickets HERE. For parties of more than five, fill out this form. Dress code prohibits t-shirts and athletic wear. Must be at least 21 to enter. 


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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