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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: Aug. 28-Sept. 6

Events in Mount Vernon and Alexandria Va.this weekend.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: Aug. 21-30

Events in Alexandria and Mount Vernon, Va.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: Aug. 14-23

Events near Alexandria and Mount Vernon Va.

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Alexandria: In Between Patrick and Henry, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Await

Killer ESP stays true to its roots while growing into its own.

Walk down the block on the southern side of King Street, between the “Routes 1” – that is, the block between Patrick and Henry streets – and before long you’ll come upon a sandwich board offering up a plethora of interesting options.

Mount Vernon: ‘If You Believe’

Broadway concert to benefit cancer research.

Move over Julius Erving. There’s another “Dr. J” in town: international recording artist Negleatha Johnson, who hopes to slam dunk a benefit concert Aug. 16 following her sister’s diagnosis of a rare and aggressive cancer.

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Alexandria: Luck O’ the Irish

Thousands attend Waterfront Park festival.

Thousands of attendees descended on Waterfront Park Aug. 8 for the annual Ballyshaners Irish Festival in Alexandria.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: Aug. 7-16

Events in Alexandria and Mount Vernon this weekend.

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Alexandria: A Sweet Surprise

Bacon Brothers’ pop-up performance supports charities.

Through Kevin Bacon’s non-profit organization Six Degrees, he and other celebrities are making continual efforts to give back to the community through charitable and social opportunities to connect on a more personal level with the people and fans.

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Alexandria: Water Taxi Must Go On

Rain or shine.

Blast, blast … BLAST! Captain Alex Skubel is backing out the first water taxi of the day from the Port of Alexandria. "How many on board?"

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: July 31-Aug. 9

Events in and near Alexandria and Mount Vernon.

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Alexandria: The World of Accordion

City hosts the accordionists’ festival.

The performers hugged their bellows, and like a sigh of relief, the instrument breathed out its reedy melody. The New Jersey-based all-accordion orchestra, made up of 25 men and women, performed at the Holiday Inn ballroom, in front of fans, family, and fellow musicians at the American Accordionists’ Association Festival, July 8-12.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon: July 24-Aug. 2

Events near Alexandria and Mount Vernon, Va.

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Alexandria: ‘Listening’ to Vesey Folk Opera

At Black History Museum

"It was a much-needed break from technopoly," said one theatregoer at a recent Wednesday evening at The Black History Museum in Alexandria. Technopoly is a term often used today to describe how technology monopolizes our daily lives.

Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: July 17-26

Events in Alexandria & Mount Vernon this week.

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Alexandria: Mourning Loss of Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

Filmmaker, arts advocate dies at 47

Sydney-Chanele Dawkins, an award-winning filmmaker, film festival producer and former chair of the Alexandria Commission for the Arts, died July 8 at her home in Alexandria of complications from breast cancer. She was 47 years old.

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