Let Loose: Have Fun in Alexandria This Weekend!

Looking for something to do? Here are some suggestions

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Alexandria, VA – Do you feel a bit bored by routine lately? You know the one: work, home, dinner, bed, repeat. Shake things up! There are always great events happening around town. Check these out!

Note: At this time, please be mindful of taking precautions against coronavirus. The CDC advises: 1) washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; 2) covering your mouth with your arm when you sneeze or cough; 3) avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; and 4) clean commonly-used areas that you’ve touched with disinfectant.

Remember, if you have symptoms such as fever, difficulty breathing, and a cough, seek the advice of a medical professional by phone. The individual will be able to counsel you on the appropriate steps for your care,

Take care of yourself, try not to be afraid, and be kind to others! Local news routinely provides information on cancellations. All this said, Alexandria is still open for business!

Sips for Saints

Photo: Alexandria Central Rotary Club

Friday, March 13

7-10 p.m. ($50 per person)

The Atrium Building

277 S Washington Street

This event, hosted by The Alexandria Central Rotary Club, features delicious selections from gourmet restaurants. Enjoy Irish spirits as well. There will be Irish music and entertainment, all to get you in the mood for St. Patrick’s Day! Proceeds benefit local charities. Get your tickets HERE.

Los Àngeles Azules at the Theater

Photo: MGM National Harbor

Friday, March 13

Showtime: 8 p.m. (Cost varies)

MGM National Harbor

101 MGM National Avenue

The popular Mexican group combines the sounds of cumbia from the ‘50s through ‘70s with electronic music. They call the mix cumbia sonidera . To experience the sound for yourself, purchase tickets HERE.

“Moonlight and Magnolias” at the Little Theatre

Photo: The Little Theatre of Alexandria

Friday, March 13-Sunday, March 15

Times: 8 p.m. Friday & 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.

Water Taxi Service to the Wharf in D.C.

Photo: Potomac Riverboat Company

Recurs daily

Departures begin: 6:40 a.m. weekdays; 10:40 a.m. weekends

Launches from Cameron and Union Streets

Cost for adults: Starts at $13 one-way; $21 round-trip

Take the convenient water taxi service to enjoy the cherry blossoms and more. For details info, click HERE.

March150 Art Party

Photo: Torpedo Factory Art Center

Saturday, March 14

7-10 p.m. (Cost varies)

Torpedo Factory Art Center

105 N Union Street

Target Gallery returns to the Torpedo Factory! This exhibition and art sale will benefit future exhibitions at Target Gallery. This party will feature over 200 works by local artists. For more info and to reserve your tickets, click HERE.

“Downton Abbey” Theme Tour

Photo: Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden

Sunday, October 13

2–3 p.m. ($10 per person)

Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden

614 Oronoco Street

The popular “Downton Abbey”-themed tour returns to Lee-Fendall House. Miss out the first time? Here’s another opportunity!. To peak your interest, the current owner of Highclere Castle – where the show and movie were filmed – is a direct descendant of Phillip Fendall!  Purchase tickets HERE.

Hoppy Hour: Meditation with Bunnies

Saturday, March 14

10:30 a.m.

Lost Boy Cider

317 Hoofs Run Drive

Relax with soft, furry rabbits (or “wabbits” if you remember “Looney Tunes”).  Meditation is helpful in reducing stress and anxiety. And bunnies make it even better! After the 45-minute session, participants can indulge in their beverage of choice. For tickets, click HERE.

St. Practice Day Party

Photo: Pexels

Saturday, March 14

Starts: 11 a.m. (FREE admission!)

Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub

713 King Street

A rehearsal for St. Patrick’s Day. That’s right! Practice being Irish! Wear green, learn songs. Enjoy food, drinks, and more. Pat Carroll plays at noon. At 9 p.m. Pat Garvey and Both Sides play through the night.

Alexandria’s Farmers Markets

Photo: Pexels

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 West End Farmers Market returns in May.

Caps Watch Party

Photo: Hops N Shine

Saturday, March 14

7-11 p.m. (FREE entry)

Hops N Shine

3410 Mount Vernon Avenue

Hang out and watch your Caps take on the Chicago Blackhawks. There are half-price wings in the first period! There is also a huge selection of beer and whiskey. Hops N Shine is kid and dog friendly.

The Shamrock Crawl 2020

Photo: Groupon

Saturday, March 14

2-10 p.m. ($30 per person)

Dupont Circle

Connecticut Avenue NW

Have fun with your friends checking out D.C’s best bars. Please drink responsibly. Get your tickets HERE!

The Park Sunday Brunch + Day Party

Photo: Eventbrite

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.