Past Events
September 29, 2015 - 7:00pm

Did you know that The Grapes of Wrath, Animal Farm and The Picture of Dorian Gray were all banned? Celebrate your right to read with the NVFAA and the Alexandria Library. The public is invited to read 3–5 minute selections from banned or challenged books. Email admin@nvfaa.org to reserve a spot to read….or just come to listen. Light refreshments will...

September 17, 2015 - 7:00pm

During the Civil War, Alexandria became a Union occupied logistics and medical center. During the Civil War, the Athenaeum was employed as a Union hospital for a short time and later as the Headquarters of the Union Commissary General. Alexandria Historian Tom Schultz will discuss the heroism and challenges that doctors and nurses experienced in ministering to the wounded in Alexandria, and the...

September 13, 2015 - 4:00pm

Exhibit generously sponsored by TTR | Sotheby's International Realty

Join us for the opening reception of the Athenaeum Invitational.

September 10, 2015 - 7:00pm

Rhythm & Roots Players bring invigorating and inspirational West African rhythm, wisdom, song, and dance straight to Old Town. Come see what Alexandria might have been like if early Africans had been more free to share their culture! Highly experiential performance that will grab and change you. 
 

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August 13, 2015 - 7:00pm

Happily Ever After is a matter of perspective. Love Notes, a one-widow show performed by Ellouise Schoettler, is a funny and touching journey traversing through the peaks and valleys of marriage. Death? It's not a clean break. $15 
 

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August 9, 2015 - 10:30am

Show Dates: August 7, 8, and 9 at 10:30 and 11:30 am
Journey to the musical cosmos in this world-premiere piece for babies and toddlers, Space-Bop! Best for children ages 0...

August 8, 2015 - 10:30am

Show Dates: August 7, 8, and 9 at 10:30 and 11:30 am
Journey to the musical cosmos in this world-premiere piece for babies and toddlers, Space-Bop! Best for children ages 0...

August 7, 2015 - 10:30am

Show Dates: August 7, 8, and 9 at 10:30 and 11:30 am
Journey to the musical cosmos in this world-premiere piece for babies and toddlers, Space-Bop! Best for children ages 0–2 and their families. Tickets available at artsonthehorizon....

July 27, 2015 - 7:00pm

Water was one of the first renewable sources of power in the ancient world, and a source of mystery, magic, and religion. Come learn how ancient Europe viewed bodies of water, from the sites of violent sacrifices to using it to power highly modern factories. Children welcome! Lecture by Lauren A. M. Hammersen. Free.

July 26, 2015 - 4:00pm

Join us for the opening reception of FIELDS, featuring the work of David Carlson and Pat Goslee, two abstract painters both deeply interested in spiritual exploration and energy fields. Free.