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Museum Opens Exhibit Phase II On May 30

May 27, 2017

The Virginia Quilt Museum opens Exhibit Phase II on May 30 and runs through Aug. 26, 2017. It was founded in 1995 and exists to celebrate and nurture quilting in Virginia. The museum is located at 301 S Main Street in Harrisonburg.

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USAF Band At The Athenaeum

May 27, 2017

The Air Force Strings inspires American citizens to heightened patriotism and service, and positively impacts the global community on behalf of the U.S. Air Force and the United States. As a traditional Athenaeum Second Thursday music performance, 16 pieces will present a traditional orchestra and strolling segment on June 8 (7:00 - 8:30 p.m.) at the Athenaeum. Free.

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City of Alexandria To Host 40th Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival – Venue Update

May 26, 2017

Due to the inclement weather forecast, the Memorial Day Jazz Festival will be moved indoors.

The City of Alexandria invites the public to the 40th Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival on Monday, May 29, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Nannie J. Lee Center, Kauffman Auditorium, 1108 Jefferson St. Admission is free.

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Alexandria-Caen Sister Cities Committee to Commemorate Anniversary Of D-Day With Lecture

May 26, 2017

The public is invited to attend a lecture on “The Battle for Caen, June/July 1944” on Thursday, June 1 at 7 p.m. at the Lyceum. The lecture will be presented by the Senior Historian to the Secretary of Defense, Lieutenant Colonel Tom Christianson, U.S. Army (retired).

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Four Mile Movie Series Schedule

May 26, 2017

Movie lovers of all ages should head to the Four Mile Run Park on the last Friday of the month this summer, when the park is transformed into an outdoor cinema. This free event will also include two hours of activities and entertainment leading up to show time. The first film is "Sing" (PG) on Friday, May 26, at the Four Mile Conservatory Center.

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Torpedo Factory Artists Free Summer Demonstration Program Begins

May 26, 2017

The Torpedo Factory Artists' Association free summer demonstration program begins again on May 27, 2017 and will run every Saturday until Labor Day. Each week, three artists will give a formal public demonstration to show visitors how they create their work.

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First Friday: “Family Art Night,” June 2

May 26, 2017

Are you looking for a memorable and inspiring evening with your family? Plan to attend the “Family Art Night” sponsored by the Office of the Arts on Friday, June 2, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St.

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2017 Alexandria Women’s History Guided Tour Of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum And Alexandria City

May 25, 2017

The Alexandria Commission for Women and Historic Alexandria invite you to attend the 2017 Alexandria Women’s History Guided Tour of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum and Alexandria City on Saturday, June 3 (10:30 a.m. - noon).

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Community Public Art Project “Soar” Launches June 1

May 24, 2017

Nancy Belmont, the woman behind The Courage Wall, Unity, and Be the Light, launches a new interactive public art project called Soar on June 1. The project opening occurs during First Thursday on Mt. Vernon Avenue in the Del Ray area of Alexandria.

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Searching For The Divine In Contemporary Islamic Art

May 22, 2017

Searching for the Divine in Contemporary Islamic Art, an exhibition of paintings by newly juried Torpedo Factory Artists' Association member Ahmed Ansari, will be on display in TAG - Gallery 311 at the Torpedo Factory Art Center from May 26 - June 18. There will be an opening reception on June 8 (6:30 - 9:00 p.m.).

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