Judges have selected the Alexandria City PTA Reflections nominees to go forward to the Northern Virginia level of the national competition. Fifty-five K-12 students who won first place in their categories at their schools advanced to the City level of the 2016-17 arts contest. Those who placed first at the City level advance to the
Thousands will join in the revelry for the 285th anniversary of George Washington’s birth in his hometown of Alexandria, Virginia. The city celebrates the General’s birthday throughout the month of February with 16 festive events, including the George Washington Birthday Parade, a Cherry Challenge among Alexandria’s best restaurants, free admission to historic sites, popular walking tours, and an 18th-century banquet and ball.
Celebrate 2017 Inaugural Weekend where Jefferson held his inaugural dinner in 1801! Discover how taverns played an important role in political conversation during the 18th and 19th centuries through free tours offered Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Art historian and writer Bridget Quinn will give a talk on female artists and the French Revolution from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20 in Marymount’s Reinsch Library Auditorium, 2807 North Glebe Road. The event is free and open to the public. A wine and cheese reception will follow. The talk is
In the new all-media show at Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 17 artists explore their personal selfhood. Ipseity is on view Jan. 21 through March 5, with a Second Thursday reception on Thursday, Feb. 9. Jessica Kallista, founder of Olly Olly alternative art space in Fairfax, Virginia, juried the exhibition.
The Gourmet Symphony team is kicking off 2017 with a new Saloon Concert Series. The culinary-inspired chamber concert on Jan. 18 will combine contemporary classical music, modern comfort food, and curated drink tastings into a delightful and delicious evening that explores our lands and the human experience on Earth.