Alexandria-gospelFEST brings people together.
Alexandria inaugurated a two-day gospel fest on May 20-21 at the Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center on Cameron Street. Alexandria-gospelFEST showcased Alexandria’s heritage of gospel music.
Five-year-old Alexandria City Public School student Reid Hershman, who is a kindergartener at Lyles-Crouch Elementary School in Old Town, has a recurring extra role on PBS’ Mercy Street season two.
From The Old Town Boutique District
Yes, Virginia, there will be picnics in your life.
Now that City Council has permitted trucks in several places around town, here are three to keep an eye out for over the coming months.
With the Alexandria City Council’s decision last week to allow food trucks at designated areas on West Street, King Street, and Eisenhower Avenue, some new menus may be rolling into town over the coming weeks and months.
Events in Alexandria and Mount Vernon, Va.
Local cyclists share tips for new riders.
On May 20, expect to see more Alexandria commuters leaving the cars in the garage. The annual “Bike to Work” day encourages commuters to try out a car-free lifestyle, and some local experts are ready with tips for new riders.
Author Judith Viorst joins Alexandria celebration.
Award-winning author Judith Viorst was on hand May 17 as At Home in Alexandria celebrated five years as the city’s only aging-in-place “village,” a network of services that allows older residents to remain in their homes.
3rd annual ‘No Speeches’ event celebrates local charities.
More than 260 people turned out May 16 for the third annual ACT for Alexandria Community BBQ Bash, an event to celebrate the philanthropic works of community organizations.
Maestro Kim Allen Kluge preferred to tell well-wishers “To be continued.”
He refused to say goodbye. Although it was his final concert as music director of the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Kim Allen Kluge preferred to tell well-wishers “To be continued.”
As part of its worldwide voyage, the Hawaiian canoe Hōkūleʻa will make a two-day stop in Old Town Alexandria. Tours of the canoe and dockside outreach will be offered by crew members May 15 at Waterfront Park from 3 to 5 p.m. and May 16 at the City Marina from 1 to 5 p.m. The visit is part of the Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage, which will cover 47,000 nautical miles, 85 ports and 26 nations. For more information or to track the voyage, visit www.hokulea.com.
The small but mighty market is emerging from its preview weeks and ready for an all-year presence.
Tucked neatly into the small parking lot on the outskirts of Montgomery Park, a smattering of farm vendors have started selling their wares. For just a few hours last Thursday, the all-week rain took a little break as neighbors celebrated the launch of the North Old Town Farmer’s Market.
Play set in 1930s Depression-era features 19 American folk and spiritual songs.
MetroStage is presenting "Black Pearl Sings!" by playwright Frank Higgins now through May 29.
Whether Mexican or Tex-Mex, these restaurants will hit the spot.
To be sure, Cinco de Mayo’s origins are often misunderstood in the United States. Often incorrectly referred to as Mexico’s independence day, the fifth of May is actually the anniversary of the Mexican army’s victory against France in 1862. (Mexico’s independence day is actually in September — a date not nearly as well-known in America.)
Amy Zang says this year all of the Flying Scots were painted in the fall and are looking beautiful.
As a producer of plays I find the playwright’s inspiration for a play to be fascinating.