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‘Mercy Street’ Shines Light on Alexandria

PBS series draws attention to Alexandria’s landmarks.

The Office of Historic Alexandria has joined Extraordinary Alexandria to celebrate the spotlight on its heritage and present new visitor experiences for fans of the PBS miniseries, “Mercy Street.”

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Alexandria: Homegrown Desserts and Dishes

Fitting the style at Killer ESP.

As part of the fixins’ bar inside Killer ESP coffee shop on King Street, there is a jar of washable spoons for stirring the coffee, giving customers an option to plastic or wood stirrers that might fester in a landfill for years to come.

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Alexandria: A Pub for Presidents

Bulova authors history of Gadsby’s Tavern.

Ever since she graduated from the College of William and Mary with a degree in anthropology, Gretchen Bulova has been a fixture at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, her name becoming nearly as synonymous with the historic building as George Washington and John Gadsby himself. Now, after 25 years of walking those hallowed halls as its director, Bulova shares the story behind the preservation of the tavern in her book “Gadsby’s Tavern, Images of America.”

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Alexandria: MetroStage Debuts Musical ‘Shake Loose’

Notes from the Producer

MetroStage is known for its original work on stage. The plays and musicals that we produce for our stage are an eclectic range, unique to our stage, placing us in a special corner of the theatre world.

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Alexandria: Bagel Uprising Launches a Revolution at Farmer’s Market

Chad Breckinridge’s fresh-baked bagels often yield a line dozens of customers deep at Four-Mile Run on Sundays.

There’s an uprising happening, all right. A Bagel Uprising.

Alexandria: Beyer to Keynote Breakfast

Event kicks off Parade Day celebrations.

U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8) will be the keynote speaker at the annual Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association breakfast Feb. 15 to kick off the citywide George Washington Birthday Parade day celebrations.

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Alexandria: SSSAS Grad Turns Love of Music into Career

Founds Cleod9 Music.

According to local music producer Ian McLeod, one of the biggest misconceptions about the music industry is that you have to move to New York City or Los Angeles in order to make anything happen.

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Alexandria: Warehouse Sale Set for Feb. 6

Location moved to Westin Hotel.

The Old Town Boutique District will hold its annual Warehouse Sale Feb. 6 at the Westin Alexandria Hotel, a change in location from last year’s sale, which was held at the George Washington Masonic Memorial.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: Feb. 5-14

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Events near Alexandria and Mount Vernon, Va.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: Jan. 29-Feb. 7

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Events in Alexandria and Mount Vernon, Va.

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Appetite: 3 Tables to Reserve for Alexandria Restaurant Week

Do Alexandria’s many restaurant deals have you stymied? Here are three menus to consider.

As Alexandrians dig themselves out from their recent string of snow days, Restaurant Week arrives at the perfect time to provide a respite from the shoveling. Here are three eateries worthy of saving a spot for in the coming week.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: Jan. 22-31

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Events in Mount Vernon and Alexandria, Va.

Alexandria: Murders Spotlight Gang Presence

MS-13 gang members in custody over Beverley Park and Four Mile Run homicides.

After months of investigating, two of Alexandria’s 2015 homicide cases may have been solved. Police announced on Jan. 13 that suspects were in custody for the murders of Jose Luis Ferman Perez and Eduardo David Chandias Almendarez.

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‘Muted’ Now On Display

New exhibit at Torpedo Factory emphasizes subtleties.

“Muted,” a new art exhibit showcasing the serene and subdued, hangs this month in the Art League Gallery. The works on display range from photography to painting to sculpture and were selected by Allison Nance. Nance, curator of the Hillyer Art Space in Washington D.C., chose 93 art pieces from 485 submissions. She explained her decisions during a reception at the Art League gallery on Thursday night, Jan. 14. “I thought a lot about subject matter and the way the pieces personally made me feel,” said Nance.

Swords, Sorcery and Laughs

Port City Playhouse presents “Medieval Story Land.”

Red Knight Productions and the Port City Playhouse in Alexandria are presenting "Medieval Story Land" now through Jan. 30.

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