Alexandria Entertainment Calendar

Alexandria Entertainment Calendar

Summer is just around the corner, and that means can’t-miss festivals, bar crawls and fun in the sun! ☀️ Mark your calendar with our top picks below, and head to our bio for more info. #visitALX

At the Athenaeum

Angels and Demons: Violin Masterworks performed by Michael De Sapio

Sunday, June 30, 2 pm


Angelic sweetness and demonic fury have both been part of the violin's personality for ages. Violinist Michael De Sapio takes you down some lesser-known byways of the repertoire for solo violin. Hear works by Pierre Rode, Benjamin Godard, Arthur Honegger, Richard Rudolf Klein, and Eugène Ysaÿe's spectacular and haunting Solo Sonata No. 2 to mark the centenary of its composition.

Portside in Old Town Summer Festival ft. ALX Jazz Fest @ Portside

June 21-22

📍Waterfront Park

7th Annual Official Pride Bar Crawl

June 22

📍Old Town

Alexandria and USA Birthday Celebration

July 13

📍Throughout Old Town; central location at Oronoco Bay Park

Second Annual Best of the West

July 20

📍Patrick Henry Recreation Center

Beats, Bites and Brews in Old Town Alexandria

July 27

📍John Carlyle Square

Del Ray Bands and Brews Summer Bar Crawl

August 17

📍Del Ray

Around the World Cultural Food Festival

August 24

📍Oronoco Bay Park



 Monumental Theatre Company will stage Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s American Psycho. Based on Bret Easton Ellis’s provocative 1991 novel of the same name, the musical follows protagonist Patrick Bateman. A suave young Wall Street banker, Patrick enjoys the finer things by day with his elite friends, but as night falls, his taste for darker pleasures threatens to uproot his normal facade. Ellis’ original novel was met with extreme controversy, and the 2000 film adaptation starring Christian Bale was no different.

To show the gruesome nature of Patrick Bateman’s actions, Monumental will stage a fully environmental production that is just as splashy. Set in an 80s style nightclub, the action and violence of American Psycho will occur all around the audience. There will be a bar open in the space throughout the performance encouraging the audience to get up and move around the space, encounter practical effects, and confront first-hand the themes of misogyny, consumerism, and privilege presented throughout the show (and, unfortunately, in the world today).

American Psycho is led by Director Michael Windsor alongside Music Director Marika Countouris. Ahmad Maaty (Spring Awakening) returns as the production’s Choreographer. “Aptly timed in the summer of 2024 before the presidential election, Monumental’s American Psycho will explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of ‘America,’” said American Psycho Director and Monumental Co-Artistic Director Michael Windsor.

Monumental is excited to reveal the cast of American Psycho on Thursday, May 2nd at 7:30pm at Busboys and Poets (625 Monroe St NE, Washington, DC 20017). The performers will sing some of their favorite 80s tunes in a casual piano bar setting! We're so excited for you to meet this incredible group. Tickets are: $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and $10 for students using code STUDENT (must show ID). Doors open at 7:00pm. For tickets and additional details, visit

American Psycho runs June 29-July 21, 2024 at the Ainslie Arts Center located in Alexandria, VA (3900 West Braddock Road Alexandria, VA 22304). Tickets will be available online at


Book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Music and Lyrics by Duncan Sheik

Based on the Novel by Bret Easton Ellis

AMERICAN PSYCHO is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

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