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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: April 17-19

Weekend events in Alexandria and Mount Vernon April 17-19

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Alexandria: Old Town Homes Open for Garden Week April 18

On April 18th, owners of six of Old Town Alexandria's finest private homes and gardens will open their doors to the public, as part of the 82nd Historic Garden Week, the oldest and largest house and garden tour in the nation.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: April 10-12

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: April 10-12

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In the Kitchen: Christophe Poteaux of Bastille, Old Town

Ingredients are important to the French.

A bucket of 5-inch long pod-shaped razor clams from Virginia Beach sits on the counter ready for the lunch special at Bastille.

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Vander Zee Reception Offers a Breath of Spring

Art reception celebrates end of winter.

When Nancy Ziegler’s husband died in 2006, a friend gave her a gift certificate to be used at The Art League. It was there that she discovered her artistic talents and has been a flourishing artist ever since.

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Alexandria's Living Dead: Actors Pose as Famous Dead at Ivy Hill

Reenactors give visitors first-person biographies of the dead at Ivy Hill Cemetery.

Like any good host, many of Ivy Hill Cemetery’s permanent residents greeted visitors at the front gate. Despite many being deceased for well over a century, on April 4, the tenants were brought to life by costumed reenactors who guided visitors on tours of the cemetery.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: April 3-5

Weekend Fun: April 3-5

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Maestro’s Musings: ‘Dare to Think Heroically’ Opening Night

The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra will perform a pair of concerts titled "Dare to Think Heroically" on Saturday, April 11 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 12 at 3 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 E Campus Dr. This is the fourth concert program in a season-long celebration of the theme "Dare To..."

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Preview: MetroStage Presents ‘The Island’

Play depicts human dignity and justice during the 1970s Apartheid.

As part of the 30th anniversary season, MetroStage in Alexandria is staging "The Island" now through April 26. The highly charged two-person play is set on Robben Island, South Africa, and depicts the plight of two political prisoners, John and Winston, as they perform labor by day and rehearse Sophocles’ "Antigone" by night.

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Virginia Bronze In Concert

Virginia Bronze performed to a crowd of more than 200 at the Masonic Auditorium on King Street on Sunday, March 17.

Elizabeth Kluegel and Lewis Freeman In Concert

Elizabeth Kluegel and Lewis Freeman sing Donizetti: Don Pasquale duet, at the Rock Spring Concert series on Feb. 8 entitled “What is This Thing Called Love?"

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Notes from the Producer: ‘The Island’ Returns to MetroStage.

I have wanted to bring “The Island” back to our stage since 1991 when it was first produced in our little storefront on Duke Street. Original cast member Doug Brown has returned to the role of Winston 24 years later. In the theatre, time really does fly.

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Alexandria: Fun with 18th Century Science

The Virginia Society for the Promotion of Useful Knowledge met on Sunday, March 22, at the Apothecary Shop in Alexandria. The society is led by science educator and living history instructor Dean Howarth and is comprised of students attending McLean High School. Each student studies the life and work of an 18th century thinker and reenacts that individual.

Alexandria/Mt Vernon Weekend Entertainment: 03/20/15

Thursday-Saturday/March 19-21

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Alexandria: Aldersgate Stages "Pride and Prejudice"

Presents Jane Austen's tale of manners, love and misunderstanding in class-conscious England.

Aldersgate Church Community Theater (ACCT) is putting on "Pride and Prejudice," Jane Austen's classic tale of manners, love and misunderstanding in class-conscious England in the early 19th century. Directed by Mary Ayala-Bush, the show runs through March 29.

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