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Alexandria Entertainment Calendar Through September
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Alexandria Entertainment Calendar Through September

Sept. 6-Oct. 31

Artists Exhibit. Various times in the Fireplace Alcove, Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane. Dolly Rowe's hooked artworks called "Painting in Wool and Silk" will be on display. Contact dollyrowe73@yahoo.com for more.

Sept. 7-Oct. 1

“Aqueduct: Stone Ruins in Maryland & Virginia.” Various times at The Art League ​105 North Union St. Printmaker M. Alexander (Alex) Gray illuminates forgotten local history through the images in his exhibit, “Aqueduct: Stone Ruins in Maryland & Virginia.” Gray, a lifelong Virginian, wants to bring these lesser-known, historic sites back into the public eye. Call 703-683-1780 or visit www.theartleague.org.

Thursday/Sept. 7

Meet The Ballerina. 3:45 p.m. in The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Children of all ages have the opportunity to meet a ballerina from The Washington School of Ballet. Free. Visit or call 703-548-0035.

Friday/Sept. 8

Patriot Day Golf Classic. 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at Belle Haven Country Club, 6023 Fort Hunt Road. 4th Annual Patriot Day Golf Classic to benefit two veteran and wounded warrior organizations. Visit www.bellehavencc.com/golf/patriotday for more.

Concert. 8 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 1427 W. Braddock Road. Violinist Sonya Hayes, cellist Igor Zubkovsky and pianist John McCrary will perform a program including the Vitebsk Trio of Aaron Copland, the Piano Trio of Leonard Bernstein and the First Piano Trio of Dvořák. Donations are encouraged to support the concerts given at Blessed Sacrament. Email jmccrary@blessedsacramentcc.org or call 703-998-6100, ext. 103 for more.

Saturday/Sept. 9

Sidewalk Sale. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Hollin Hall Shopping Center, 529 Hollin Hall. Call 703-765-4110 or email hhvs@vacoxmail.com for more.

Fall Garden Day. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Numerous local plant and garden craft vendors will have gardening materials, while a silent auction, bake sale, live music, food and kids’ activity tent add to the festivities. Free. Call 703-642-5173 for more.

Labor Movement Lecture. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Lee-Fendall House, 614 Oronoco St. Topic titled “John L. Lewis: Public Figure, Private Man” will examine the legacy of one of the most innovative leaders of the labor movement. Visit www.leefendallhouse.org, or call 703-548-1789.

Ethiopian New Year Celebration. Noon-5 p.m. at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St. The Ethiopian music and rhythms performed by “Dankira,” a troupe of Ethiopian musicians and the “Ethio-American Eskista Group” of dancers who will celebrate the Ethiopia’s tradition. $5. Call 703-746-5565 or email cherylanne.colton@alexandriava.gov, or visit www.alexandriava.gov/arts.

Sept. 9-20

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. Various times and locations, more than 50 different events taking place at more than 25 venues across Northern Virginia. Call 703-403-5360 or visit www.nvso.us for more.

Sunday/Sept. 10

Application Deadline. Post-Graduate Residency Studio at Torpedo Factory Art Center is now open at torpedofactory.org/artopps. Questions about the residency or applications can be directed to torpedofactory@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-4570.

George Washington Patriot Run. 8 a.m.-noon at the George Washington Memorial Parkway, the finish line at the George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. $50 per runner; $10 for spectator tickets at the finish line. Call 703-780-2000 or visit www.MountVernon.org for more.

Museum Geek Tour. noon-1 p.m. at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105 S. Fairfax St. Civil War in Alexandria. Call 703-746-3852 or visit alexandriava.gov/apothecary for more.

Cemetery History Walking Tour. 3 p.m. at Ivy Hill Cemetery is located at 2823 King St. $5 suggested donation. Visit www.ivyhillcemetery.net for more.

Monday/Sept. 11

Yoga for Gardeners I. 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. This class features a gentle introduction to the vinyasa method which helps participants increase the strength, flexibility and endurance necessary for gardening. Class held indoors. $123/person for 11 lessons. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 426 2401 or call 703-642-5173.

Alexandria 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony. 10 a.m. at Market Square, 301 King St. The event will feature remarks from Alexandria Fire Chief Robert Dubé, Police Chief Michael Brown and Sheriff Dana Lawhorne, as well as musical performances and the "Return to Quarters" bell-ringing ceremony. Visit www.alexandriava.gov/ for more.

Garden Sprouts: Nature Playgroup. 10-11:30 a.m.at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Preschoolers learn through nature-themed toys and puzzles while parents meet other playgroup parents one Monday a month. September’s theme is “Pollinators Everywhere.” Adult must accompany registered child. $6/child. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 401 2701 or call 703-642-5173.

Using Native Plants. 7-8:30 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave. Curious about tried and true garden performers? Want to attract birds to your yard? All this and more will be covered as we walk through different native plants and how to use them to create beautiful and sustainable home landscaping. Free and open to the public. Registration is requested at ALXnativeplants.eventbrite.com. Email AlexandriaBeautification@gmail.com for more.

Wednesday/Sept. 13

Museums Temporarily Closed. All day, the Office of Historic Alexandria, the comprehensive public history agency of the City of Alexandria, will be holding a full-day retreat for all staff. Alexandria Archaeology Museum; Alexandria Black History Museum; Archives and Records Center; Fort Ward Museum; Friendship Firehouse Museum; Gadsby’s Tavern Museum; Lloyd House Administrative Offices; Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum; and The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum will be closed. Carlyle House Historic Park and the Lee-Fendall House and Gardens, separate Alexandria historic house museums not operated by OHA, will be open during their regular hours. Visit www.alexandriava.gov/historic or call 703-746-4554.

Thursday/Sept. 14

Gardening Excursion. 7 a.m.-7 p.m., at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, Pennsylva­nia is a blend of art and horticulture. Trip includes motor coach, entrance, guided tour, and lunch. $124. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring or call 703-941-7987.

Artists Reception. 6-8 p.m. at the Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory, 105 North Union St. Alexandria artists Floydetta McAfee and Michael Holt are part of the exhibit “Culture Shock” that explores socio-political issues through the lens of pop culture and street art. The exhibit runs from Saturday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Oct. 22. Visit torpedofactory.org.

Meet the Artist Reception. 6:30-8 p.m. at The Art League ​105 North Union St. Printmaker M. Alexander (Alex) Gray illuminates forgotten local history through the images in his exhibit, “Aqueduct: Stone Ruins in Maryland & Virginia.” Gray, a lifelong Virginian, wants to bring these lesser-known, historic sites back into the public eye. Call 703-683-1780 or visit www.theartleague.org.

Penny and Sparrow Concert. 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave. Performing their new album Wendigo with opener Lowland Hum. Visit www.birchmere.com for more.

Friday/Sept. 15

History By The Glass. Various times at Gadsby’s Tavern, 134 North Royal St. Enjoy drinks at the tavern, which historically served a wide variety of beverages, and learn about the history behind them. $50 for drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Call 703-746-4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org for more.

Nomination Deadline. Nominated a Living Legend of Alexandria. Look at these current Living Legends of Alexandria for inspiration to add to that list, by submitting nominations for consideration by Sept. 15 online at www.AlexandriaLegends.org.

Swing Band Concert. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road. Dance and listen to swing music. Visit www.hollinhallseniorcenter.org/ for more.

Saturday/Sept. 16

Java Jolt Lecture. 10 a.m.-noon at Alexandria Archaeology Museum, 105 North Union St., #327. Feature Paula Whitacre’s new book, “A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time: Julia Wilbur’s Struggle for Purpose.” Email archaeology@alexandriava.gov or call 703-746-4399 for more.

Civil War Artillery Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fort Ward, 4301 West Braddock Road. Learn about the role and equipment of Civil War artillerymen in the Defenses of Washington. Call Fort Ward Museum at 703-746-4848 for more.

Sept. 16-17

Street Art Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 480 King St. King Street from Washington Street to the waterfront is transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original artwork by more than 200 artists from the U.S. and abroad. Featuring live music, and interactive art activities, as well as The Art League’s Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser. Visit www.artfestival.com/festivals/alexandria-king-street-art-festival.

Crafts at Carlyle. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St. Children will be able to create their own piece of art at Carlyle House to take home. Children will get the chance to paint their own version of a floorcloth, a popular 18th Century floor covering. Call 703-549-2997 or visit www.nvrpa.org for more.

Sunday/Sept. 17

Jazz at Meade. 4 p.m. at Meade Memorial Episcopal Church, 322 N. Alfred St. Featuring The Vibe Collective: Afro-Cuban-Latin Jazz. $20 donation. Call 267-463-7936 for more.

Tuesday/Sept. 19

Researching Aviation Pioneers. 1-3 p.m. at Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road. Mary Lipsey talks about researching biographical information about aviation pioneer Dr. William Wallace Whitney Christmas of Clifton. Free. Call 703-768-4101 or visit www.mvgenealogy.org.

Sept. 22-Oct. 1

Cinderella, The New Musical. Various times at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. An Infinity Stage production. $15-35 online, $20-$40 at the door. Visit www.InfinityStage.com for more. Click here for an inside look at the creation of the play.

Saturday/Sept. 23

Mount Vernon Flea Market. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at 8717 Fort Hunt Road. Refreshments will also be on sale. Admission is Free. Visit mountvernonfleamarket.wordpress.com for more info.

Historic Homes Tour. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Ramsey House Visitor Center, 221 King St. Visit eight homes in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. All proceeds benefit Inova Alexandria Hospital. Visit www.thetwig.org for more.

Gardening Film Screening. 2-4 p.m., at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Karyl Evans screens her new documentary film about the career and life of 20th century landscape gardener Beatrix Farrand, who designed dozens of gardens. $20. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring or call 703-941-7987.

River Farm Gala. 6-10 p.m. at the River Farm, 7931 E. Boulevard Drive. The event’s theme of “America’s Garden Legacy: From Sea to Shining Sea” highlights horticulture’s contributions to the beauty and prosperity of our country. Visit www.ahsgardening.org/gala or contact AHS Director of Development and Engagement, Susan Klejst at 703-768-5700, ext. 127 or sklejst@ahsgardening.org.

Bourbon in the Basement. 7-9:30 p.m. at the Lee-Fendall House Museum & Gardens, 614 Oronoco St. Fundraiser to restore the foundation and commemorate the Lee-Fendall House's Prohibition-era history. $50. Call 202-215-1250.

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Fisher Art Gallery NOVA, Alexandria Campus, 4915 East Campus Drive. Michael Rossi, guest conductor. Visit www.nvcc.edu/schlesingercenter/.

Sunday/Sept. 24

U.S. Navy Concert Band. 1:30 p.m. in The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Chamber music recital series will feature traditional and contemporary music. Visit www.nvfaa.org or call 703-548-0035.

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra. 3 p.m. at George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. Michael Rossi, guest conductor. Visit www.alexsym.org or call 703-548-0885.

Masonic Concert. 7 p.m. at the George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. Peter Mayer plus Jerry Bresee are in concert. $15/18. Visit www.focusmusic.org for more.

Tuesday/Sept. 26

Film Screening. 7 p.m. at the Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Director Matt Spangler, filmmaker and writer, discusses his film “Forgotten Warriors of the Empire.” E-mail black.history@alexandriava.gov, or call 703-746-4356.

Wednesday/Sept. 27

Jesse Cook Concert. 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave. Visit www.birchmere.com for more.

Mansion Illuminated by Light Art. 8-9 p.m. at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. Swiss light artist, Gerry Hofstetter, has a light show on the west side of George Washington’s Mansion. Visit www.mountvernon.org/lightart for more.

Thursday/Sept. 28 “Twisted Masterpieces.” 6-9pm at Port City Brewing Company, 3950 Wheeler Ave. Del Ray Artisans host silent auction of 2D and 3D artwork and live auction of furniture. $25. Visit DelRayArtisans.org/event/twisted-masterpieces for more.

Friday/Sept. 29

Georgetown Saxatones. 7 p.m. in The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Proceeds

to benefit the Saxatones' preferred charity the John McNicholas Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. $15/$10 members. Visit www.nvfaa.org or call 703-548-0035.

Saturday/Sept. 30

Alexandria Seaport Foundation Festival. noon-6 p.m. at Waterfront Park, 1 Prince St. Community festival celebrating the mission and programs of the Alexandria Seaport Foundation featuring live music, wooden boat display, Anything that Floats race, children's activities, nautical activities, beer/wine and local food. Visit www.alexandriaseaport.org for more.

Write Like a Woman Workshop. 1:30-3:30 p.m. in The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. A networking workshop with KaNikki Jakarta for women writers that uplifts and inspires through writing. Visit www.nvfaa.org or call 703-548-0035.

Mansion House Whiskey Tasting. 7-9 p.m. at Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St. Local historian, Rich Gillespie, will share stories of the Civil War in Virginia and guide the whiskey tasting journey. $100. Call 703-549-2997 or visit www.nvrpa.org for more.