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Eleven Top Local Bands Featured At Del Ray Music Festival

July 13, 2018

The 11th annual Del Ray Music Festival takes place on Saturday, July 14 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Mount Vernon Avenue between Uhler and Custis Avenues.  Local musicians will perform on two stages while seven of Del Ray's top restaurants will host pop-up beer gardens in the three blocks surrounding the stages. The event is free and open to all. 

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A Special Screening Of Short African American Films

July 13, 2018

On Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Alexandria Black History Museum will host a short film festival at The Lyceum featuring the works of two award winning studios in Washington D.C. and Richmond, Virginia. These directors highlight the stories of notable African American figures, demonstrating that African American history is America’s history.

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18th Century Gaming Night At Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

July 13, 2018

Experience games and fun that would make even Hamilton & Burr smile on July 27 from 7-9 p.m.  Play 18th century games like Shut the Box, Fox and Geese, and Dice, as well as our special Cards Against Humanity: Tavern Edition!  Learn how Alexandria helped shape our young nation and explore the room(s) where it happened.

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“Ancestry” Art Exhibit At Del Ray Artisans Gallery

July 13, 2018

Many of us have taken a DNA test to find out more about our ancestors and visited the places we are from and our ancestors lived. As we did, many are finding new insights into how these cultural heritages and backgrounds combined to make us who we are. The Ancestry exhibit runs from Aug. 3 through Sept. 2, with the opening reception Friday, Aug. 3 from 7-9 p.m. at the gallery. 

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City Of Alexandria To Host Tons Of Trucks Event On July 14

July 9, 2018

The City of Alexandria will host its fourth annual Tons of Trucks event on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Chinquapin Park (3210 King St.). The event will take place rain or shine.

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Special Tours Led By Young Historians At Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

July 7, 2018

Meet the Junior Docents of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum every Sunday through Labor Day weekend from 2 p.m to 5 p.m. These young historians, grades 4 and older, will be on hand to share highlights of the tavern and answer questions as guests journey through the museum.

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Atomic Dog And Consequential Cat Art Exhibit At VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital

July 6, 2018

The Atomic Dog and Consequential Cat art exhibit at the Veterinary Clinics of America Alexandria Animal Hospital features Del Ray Artisans members’ artwork of our furry friends. The artwork will be displayed at the VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital now through Sept. 30, 2018. 

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“Drawing Energy: The Logic Of Madness” Exhibit

July 6, 2018

Guy Jones uses his Cherokee teachings to evoke the energy and spirit of living things in his pen and ink drawings. “Drawing Energy: The Logic of Madness” is on view at The Art League gallery, now through Aug. 5. Using micron pen and scratchboard techniques, Jones creates artworks that are mischievous, whimsical, and a bit eerie. 

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Synetic’s Oz Now In New Location: Devine Theater At Georgetown University

July 6, 2018

The performance space at Synetic Theater ( 1800 S. Bell St.) is temporarily unavailable due to excessive  water  damage from a sprinkler system/pipe malfunction.

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Alexandria Comcast Outdoor Film Festival 2018

July 5, 2018

Alexandria Comcast Outdoor Film Festival 2018 takes place at Waterfront Park on July 13 (Coco) and July 14 (Wonder Woman). Benefitting: The Child & Family Network Centers 

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