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Alexandria Library receives Inclusive Internship Initiative Grant From Public Library Association

July 21, 2017

The Youth Services Department at the Beatley Central Library received an “Inclusive Internship Initiative” grant from the Public Library Association. The initiative is a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grant sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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This Week In Alexandria

July 21, 2017

Friday, July 21 – In Concert: Sam Gleaves and Tyler Hughes  The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 South Washington Street Presented by The Folklore Society of Greater Washington. Appalachian author Lee Smith calls Sam Gleaves “the best young songwriter around” and Peggy Seeger said of his 2015 debut album, “I keep very few albums that I am

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Musical Extravangza To Honor Local Veterans

July 21, 2017

"Music You Can Not Refuse” is the upcoming musical extravaganza produced by the Medical Musical Group.

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Friendship Firehouse Festival Celebrates 243rd Birthday Of Historic Fire Company

July 21, 2017

The Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association will hold its annual Friendship Firehouse Festival on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This popular family event will take place in the 100 block of South Alfred Street between Prince and King Streets, which will be closed off to traffic for the festival.

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Free Tavern Day Open House At Gadsby’s Tavern Museum August 5

July 21, 2017

Explore Gadsby’s Tavern Museum at a free open house on Saturday, August 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   New this summer, Tavern Day features the site-specific public art installation Centennial of the Everyday.

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The Mobile Art Lab Presents Lit! Festival Featuring Brown Rice Family

July 21, 2017

The City of Alexandria Mobile Art Lab present the inaugural LIT! Festival featuring Brown Rice Family on Friday, July 21 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Waterfront Park, 1A Prince St. This event is free and will take place rain or shine.

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“Clowning Around” Art Exhibit

July 21, 2017

Clowns have been the subjects of paintings and graphics for centuries. Clowning Around is an exhibit that reveals local artists’ inner clowns through art in fun, playful, sadistic, comedic, and tragic ways. Clowns have always evoked a variety of emotions from people. Many people are happy clown believers, drawn towards fanciful circus graphics or sympathetic weeping hobo

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Mount Vernon Exhibit Receives Leadership In History Award

July 19, 2017

George Washington’s Mount Vernon has been named a winner of the 72nd annual Leadership in History Awards by the American Association for State and Local History for its exhibition, Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

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Del Ray Music Festival On July 22

July 17, 2017

The tenth annual Del Ray Music Festival will take place on Saturday, July 22, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. along Mount Vernon Avenue, between Uhler and Custis Avenues. Local musicians will perform on two stages in the heart of Del Ray, and seven of Del Ray's top restaurants will host pop-up beer gardens. The event is free and open to all.

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Announcing The Fall Winter 2017 Season At MetroStage And A Summer Return

July 14, 2017

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin announces the 2017 fall/winter season at MetroStage, which actually begins with a limited engagement weekend reprisal of Anne & Emmett in late July.

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