Author Nathaniel Philbrick has won the coveted George Washington Prize, including an award of $50,000, for his book, Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution (Viking).
Don't miss the May 7th performance of the Choral Arts Society of Washington's Chamber Singers entitled "Sing We and Chant It" in the historic Athenaeum's gallery. Reception at 4:30 p.m. Performance 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
For better or for worse, there isn’t tremendous opportunity to experience barbershop quartet music in the DC area (or the 21st Century, if we’re honest). So, if you are craving some serious four-part harmony, The Fabulous Lipitones at LTA has you covered through May 13.
The Northern Virginia Community College NOVA Alexandria Community Chorus, Band and Jazz Band will perform a variety of musical selections as part of a concert celebrating the 40th anniversary of the chorus and the band.
The Potomack Company is hosting an appraisal session for art, antiques, jewelry, books and manuscripts on April 27 (3-6 p.m.) prior to the All Alexandria Reads author talk Thursday evening. "Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures" by Robert Wittman chronicles the adventures of how he tracks down and negotiates the return of priceless art and cultural artifacts.
The City of Alexandria has awarded Texas A&M University’s Conservation Research Laboratory in College Station, Texas the contract to conserve the 18th century ship discovered by archaeologists during construction of the Hotel Indigo on the City’s historic waterfront.
Genealogist and historian Char McCargo Bah explores the historical issues surrounding the controversial project to redevelop the Ramsey Homes in the historic Parker-Gray District of Alexandria as part of the Braddock East Master Plan. This lecture will be presented on Saturday, April 29, at 11 a.m. at the Alexandria Black History Museum. The event is free and open to the public.
Join author, lecturer, and historian of the African Diaspora, C.R. Gibbs, to learn about the soaring story of the unheralded black men and women who were doctors, mathematicians, engineers, scientists, and astronauts who helped and are still helping advance America's race into space.