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April Entertainment Calendar

The Crawdaddies will be one of the bands at the Barley Music Fest next weekend, April 29-30, in the Carlyle area of Alexandria. The festival was originally scheduled for April 22-23 but was delayed a week due to the potential rain forecasted.

The Crawdaddies will be one of the bands at the Barley Music Fest next weekend, April 29-30, in the Carlyle area of Alexandria. The festival was originally scheduled for April 22-23 but was delayed a week due to the potential rain forecasted.

Sunday/April 23

Meet the Artists. 1-3 pm. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Some of the area’s watermedia floral and landscape painters highlighting their exhibit “Natural Beauty: Paintings of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists,” which runs April 18-June 18. Free. Visit www.PotomacValleyWatercolorists.org or call 703-941-7987 for more.

Meet the Performing Artist. 1-4 p.m. at Potomac waterfront at King Street to Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St. Sheldon Scott uses the history of harvesting ice from the Potomac, and the storage and use of this ice at Gadsby’s, as his starting point. A Public Art Exhibition series commissioned by the Alexandria Office of the Arts. Visit www.alexandriava.gov/Arts for more.

Dominion Chorale Opera. 4 p.m. at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 East Campus Drive. The chorale will be joined by finalists and semifinalists of the 2016 Washington International Competition for Voice, and pianist, Thomas Pandolfi. Visit www.newdominion.org for more.

Jazz at Meade. 4 p.m. at Meade Memorial Episcopal Church, 322 N. Alfred St. This year is the 10th anniversary of the Jazz at Meade series of concerts. $20 donation, free street parking, free intermission buffet. Call 267-463-7936 for more.

The Jayhawks in Concert. 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave. The band is playing in support of 2016’s “Paging Mr. Proust.” Produced by Peter Buck (R.E.M.). Visit www.birchmere.com for more.

Saturday/April 24

Mount Vernon Flea Market. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at 8717 Fort Hunt Road. An assortment of goods for sale. Free. Visit mountvernonfleamarket.wordpress.com for more info.

Democrats To-Go Meeting. 7-8:30 p.m. in the Alexandria Democratic Committee Office, 618 N. Washington St. All are welcome to this Democrats To Go outreach effort to help communicate the truth, build ADC base, and elect more people throughout the Commonwealth. For more, email Petersdorathea@gmail.com.

Tuesday/April 25

Fundraising Gala. 7 p.m. at. at the home of Ray and Shaista Mahmood in Alexandria, address provided when RSVP’ing. “All in for Kids,” will begin with a welcome reception, followed by dinner and a performance from the renowned opera singer, Carla Dirlikov Canales. Visit cisofnova.org/allinforkids for more.

The Fabulous Lipitones. 8 p.m. at the Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St. Proceeds benefit the Board of Lady Managers in their pledge to provide two neurological microscopes for Inova Alexandria Hospital's Surgical Services. $25-$65. Call 703-599-3918 for more.

April 25-May 21

Singing the Blues exhibit. Various hours at the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Studio 29, 105 North Union St. Highlights the work of three featured artists Beverly Baker, Joanne Bast, and Laura Savage. Visit www.Potomacfiberartsgallery.com or call 703-548-0935 for more.

Wednesday/April 26

Protecting Against Identity Theft. 10 a.m.-noon at Alfred Street Baptist Church, 301 S. Alfred St. Speakers include AARP and more. Visit www.seniorservicesalex.org and more.

2017 Public Safety Valor Awards. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Crowne Plaza, 901 N. Fairfax St. Alexandria Chamber of Commerce’s 31st annual Valor Awards to salute the brave women and men of our Police and Fire Departments, and Sheriff's Office, who showed poise and courage in extraordinary circumstances in 2016. Members $65, non-members $75. Visit web.alexchamber.com for more.

Thursday/April 27

NOVA Student Film Festival. 6-9 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College, Bisdorf Building, Room 196, 5000 Dawes Ave. Visit www.nvcc.edu for more.

Meet the Author. 7 p.m. at Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. Former FBI investigator Robert K. Wittman highlights “Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures.” Free. Call 703-746-1770 for more.

The Everly Brothers Experience. 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave. Visit www.birchmere.com for more.

Poem in a Pocket Day. 7:30 p.m. at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. In celebration of National Poetry Month and Poem In Your Pocket Day, Wendi R. Kaplan, Alexandria's Poet Laureate, is having a community gathering called Generating Hope. Visit www.nvfaa.org or call 703-548-0035.

Friday/April 28

Musical Tribute. 6-10 p.m. at The Carlyle Club, 2050 Ballenger Ave. Brencore Entertainment presents a tribute to the music of Marvin Gaye and Teddy Pendergrass. Music by the Brencore Allstars Band. $30-35. Visit www.brencore.com for more.

Saturday/April 29

Fairfax County Anniversary. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.,Virginia Room, City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St. ”A Place Called Home: Fairfax County. A 275th Anniversary Event” is a day-long exploration of the history of Fairfax County. Free. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library or 703-293-6227, ext 6.

Native Plant Sale. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 1701 N. Quaker Lane parking lot. Fifteen vendors from four states selling native perennials, shrubs, and trees for sun or shade. Call 571-232-0375 or visit www.NorthernAlexandriaNativePlantSale.org for more.

Car Show Fundraiser. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at West Potomac High School, 6500 Quander Road. Car Show to support the graduating senior class at West Potomac High School. $20 to enter a vehicle, attendance is free. Visit /www.angcwestpotomac.com/ for more.

Horse Riding Clinic. 10 a.m. at Little Burgundy Farm, 5715 Sable Drive. Paul Belasik is the author of seven books on riding and riding theory and has worked for 45 years with competition riders on national and world stages, as well as with amateurs. $20. Email inquire.CES@gmail.com or call 703-395- 3299.

Meet the Author. 11 a.m. at the Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Genealogist and historian Char McCargo Bah explores the historical issues surrounding the Ramsey Homes Redevelopment Project. Call 703-746-4356 for more.

Yet I Stand.” 2-4 p.m. at the Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane. In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, “Yet I Stand,” is community play about Elise, a teenager who has been sexually assaulted, the harrowing after-effects and how her family and friends encourage her to heal. Visit www.re-creationsllc.org or call 703-209-6538.

Annual Spring Gala Fundraiser. 6 p.m. at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road. Fundraiser to support the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria. Tickets to the Gala and sponsorship opportunities are currently available at www.501auction.com/sfa. Individuals or businesses interested in donating goods or services to the Gala and Silent Auction may contact the Scholarship office at 703-824-6730 or email Beth.Lovain@acps.k12.va.us.

Transforming Lives Gala. 6 p.m. at the Westin Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Square. Auction, cocktails, dancing and desserts to to help transform the lives of families on the brink of homelessness by providing affordable housing through Good Shepherd. $175. Visit www.goodhousing.org for more.

Civil War Ball. 8-11 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 North Royal St. Victorian-era ball will feature the waltz, Virginia Reel, and more, as well as live music, desserts, and a cash bar. Period attire, either military or civilian, encouraged. $45 Call 703-746-4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org for more.

April 29-30

Grand Opening Weekend. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday at Home On Cameron, 315 Cameron St. Interior designers Susan Nelson and Todd Martz announce the opening of their new shop that focuses on design concepts. Visit www.homeoncameron.com or call 703-888-1475 for more.

Saturday-Sunday/April 29-30

Barley & Music Fest. noon-6 p.m. at John Carlyle Square Park, 300 John Carlyle St. Craft brews from 18 artisanal breweries, live entertainment, and food vendors. Email barleymusicfest@gmail.com for more.

Sunday/April 30

Ballet Performance: “Cinderella.” Three seatings: noon, 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. $12. Visit metropolitanarts.org/ for more.

Creating a Bird-Friendly Garden. 1-3 p.m. at Simpson Park Demonstration Gardens, 420 E. Monroe St. Learn tips to entice birds and other beneficial pollinators to the yard. Master gardeners and Audubon at Home volunteers will be on hand to offer tours, answer gardening questions, and distribute free seeds. Visit mgnv.org for more.

Book Talk with Fred Knops. 4 p.m. at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Alexandria resident Fred Knops has written a tour book of Old Town Alexandria focusing on its colonial heritage. Sales from the books at this event will benefit ACT, the Alexandria Library Special Collection at the Barrett Branch, the Christ Church Foundation, and the Boy Scouts Troop 1515. Visit www.nvfaa.org or call 703-548-0035.