Z-vents in July To Look Forward To!

The summer is heating up and so are the awesome events that you can attend this month! From gardening to live music, check it out here!

Alexandria, VA –

July 8

Jazz in July – Sweet Something

5:30 pm-6:30 pm and 7:00-8:00 pm

The Rectory on Princess Street

711 Princess St.

Retro, smooth, and timeless. Vocalist and front-woman, Ariana Harbin leads jazz quartet Sweet Something in favorite jazz tunes in tribute to such legendary performers as Etta James, Peggy Lee, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and more. Part of Sounds of Hope & Harmony series of outdoor, socially-distanced concerts.More details and tickets on website: https://www.classicalmovements.com/secretgardenconcerts/

July 9-10

Freia Fibre Pop-Up Show

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Del Ray Artisans

2704 Mount Vernon Ave.

Shop a huge selection of the amazing ombré yarns and meet the dyer behind this fab company – all in the safety of our outdoor tents! Tina Whitmore of Freia Fine Handpaint Yarns will be on site along with a huge selection of accessories and garments made with her yarn. Be inspired by the huge number of colors and yarn bases you will see at this pop up. Shop kits and our custom color!

July 9, 23

Trivia Nights at Historic Sites

7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Lee-Fendall House

614 Oronoco St.

Staff members at Carlyle House Historic Park and the Lee-Fendall House Museum combine their knowledge to create bi-weekly trivia nights throughout the summer in the beautiful gardens of the Lee-Fendall House. Test your knowledge on everything from pop culture to history. Register in advance. Cost $8 per person and includes snacks and one complimentary drink. Teams are limited to 6 people, ages 21+ only.

July 10

Historic Garden Tour

10:00 am-11:150 am

Lee-Fendall House

614 Oronoco St.

Discover the history of the Lee-Fendall garden from its eighteenth century beginnings to the present. Learn how the use and appearance of the garden has changed over time and see recent efforts to restore the garden and create an educational space and urban wildlife habitat. This tour is led by garden volunteer and retired biologist, Roger Monthey. Reserve tickets in advance and are $10 per person. Space is limited to 10 people and face masks are required. Members of Lee-Fendall House are free but must call or email to make a reservation (703) 548-1789 or contact@leefendallhouse.org.

July 10

Practice Your Cold Reading Skills – Online Workshop

10:00 am-11:30 am

Little Theatre of Alexandria

In this acting workshop, you’ll be paired up, given sides you haven’t seen ahead of time, rehearse just a bit together, then read the sides for the group and get feedback. Practice finding the important facts, making quick, impactful choices, and taking adjustments. Some acting training is preferred, but not required. For ages 18+. All classes/workshops are taught via Zoom. All times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST). Students receive a link via email within 12 hours before the class starts. Please use a device with a camera, as visual interaction is required. Read instructor Sarah Holt’s bio online at www.thelittletheatre.com. (703) 683-5778 $20 (plus service fees)

July 15-17

Carlyle House Architecture Tour

5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Carlyle House

121 N. Fairfax St.

Carlyle House is one of the finest examples of Georgian Architecture on the East Coast. Join a one hour tour of Carlyle House solely focused on the architecture and restoration of Carlyle House. This tour will be offered on a monthly basis. Reservations are required as space is limited. Having trouble registering? Please call 703-549-2997 or email carlyle@nvrpa.org

July 16-18

Summer Wine Festival & Sunset Tour

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy

Taste unlimited samples of wines from Virginia’s finest wineries. Bring a blanket and relax on the east lawn overlooking the scenic Potomac River as you enjoy wines made in Virginia. Mount Vernon’s Wine Festival takes place rain or shine. Bring a blanket and relax on the east lawn overlooking the Potomac River. Sample wine from Virginia wineries. Meet George Washington. The Shops at Mount Vernon are open until 9 pm. All sales are final. Early ticket purchase is suggested. Guests must be prepared to show identification for wine service. Designated drivers will receive free Coca-Cola soft drinks. Pets are not allowed. The Mansion will be closed during this event. Tickets starting at $43 for members; starting at $53 for non-members. https://www.mountvernon.org/plan-your-visit/calendar/events/summer-wine-festival-sunset-tour/?utm_source=visitalexandria&utm_medium=referral_ec&utm_campaign=summer_wine_fest

July 17

Discovering Alexandria Architecture Walking Tour

10:00 am-11:30 am

Carlyle House

121 N. Fairfax St.

Alexandria has grown from a small town in the 18th century to a bustling small city in the 21st century. Join us for a tour of Alexandria as we explore looking at the various Architecture styles that adorn the city streets and make it one of the best places to live and work. Reservations are required as space is limited. All COVID-procedures will be in place during this tour. Please wear comfortable shoes for this 1.5 hour guided tour. Tour is held rain or shine unless there is severe weather. Having trouble registering? $20 Please call 703-549-2997 or email carlyle@nvrpa.org

July 22

Religion and the American Revolution: A Conversation with Katherine Carté

7:00 pm-8:00 pm

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy

Join Mount Vernon for a virtual book talk with Dr. Katherine Carté to discuss her new book Religion and the American Revolution: An Imperial History. Free Register at: https://checkout.mountvernon.org/libraryvirtual/carte

July 24

Arts Family Day

10:00 am-3:00 pm

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy

Learn about art as expression and communication in 18th century. Reserve your tickets in advance. Cost included in admission.

August 1

Gardening Workshop with Del Ray Artisans

Del Ray Artisans

2704 Mount Vernon Ave.

Join garden leaders as they work in the garden. Learn tips on weeding, trimming, etc. Wear appropriate clothing. If you want to bring your own tools, you may. Projects include installing a fence, watering system, and lighting system. (703) 838-4827

ICYMI: Free King Street Trolley Service Resumes July 5th