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“Childhood Passions” Art Exhibit At Del Ray Artisans Gallery

August 18, 2017

What were you passionate about as a child that you don’t have much time for now? We’ve all had childhood dreams and passions. The Childhood Passions exhibit runs Sept. 1 through Oct. 1 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 1.

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Events In Historic Alexandria

August 18, 2017

Friday, Aug. 18 – In Concert:  Karen Ashbrook & Paul Oort  The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 South Washington Street  To fans of the hammered dulcimer, Karen Ashbrook is a rock star, and she literally wrote the book on the subject: Playing the Hammered Dulcimer in the Irish Tradition. She also plays the wooden flute and pennywhistle,

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The Poppy Project: Honoring Alexandria’s Veterans

August 17, 2017

As part of Alexandria’s World War One Commemoration, the Office of Historic Alexandria is collecting knitted or crocheted poppies to honor our veterans. These poppies will be used in a community art project and displayed during a special event for the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. 

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Alexandria Movies Under the Stars: Annie Sing Along

August 17, 2017

UPDATE: The screening of the movie Annie, Sing Along Version, scheduled for this evening at Ben Brenman Park, has been postponed due to the impending inclement weather.  

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Call for Artists: 2018 Post-Graduate Residency Studio At Torpedo Factory Art Center

August 16, 2017

Now in its fourth year, the Post-Graduate Residency Studio at the Torpedo Factory Art Center is seeking applicants for the 2018 program via torpedofactory.org/artopps. The deadline is Sept. 10, 2017. This competitive program provides meaningful support for recent promising graduates who have, or will soon complete a bachelor’s or master’s art degree with an accredited program.

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MetroStage Opening Season With Wizard Of Hip

August 11, 2017

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that the season will begin with the Wizard of Hip (or When In Doubt Slam Dunk) , a play written, directed and performed by MetroStage Artistic Associate Thomas W. Jones II with original music by William Knowles, beginning Aug. 17, running five weeks through Sept 17. 

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Office Of The Arts And The National Capital Puppetry Guild Launch Monthly Puppet Shows At Durant Arts Center

August 10, 2017

The Office of the Arts, in collaboration with the National Capital Puppetry Guild, will launch a news series of monthly family-friendly puppet shows at the Durant Arts Center, located at 1605 Cameron St.

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1939 Sit-In Anniversary Exhibit Display At Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

August 9, 2017

One of America's first sit-ins took place at Alexandria Library on Friday, Aug.21, 1939. Commemorate the anniversary of the 1939 Sit-In by learning the history of the event. 

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Kalpana Performing Arts Group Presents Palki: A Cinematic Stage Drama

August 9, 2017

The Kalpana Performing Arts Group will present "Palki: A Cinematic Stage Drama" at the Ernst Community Cultural Center in Annandale on Aug. 19 and 20. Palki is an original theatrical drama about a young girl coming of age in rural Bangladesh. As she prepares for marriage, Palki confronts challenges at home and seeks refuge in a world of her own imagination.

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August At The Athenaeum

August 8, 2017

Two exhibits are at the Athenaeum in August: Pairs | Fiber Art from New Image Artists (through Aug. 6), and Seduction | Leslie Nolan (Aug. 10 - Sept. 17). Free.

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