Past Events
April 30, 2015 - 6:30pm

Community closing event for Poem in Your Pocket Day. DASHing Words in Motion contest winners will read their poems. Meet-and-greet at 6:30 pm and program at 7 pm. Free.

April 23, 2015 - 7:00pm

Celebrate Shakespeare's birthday with a staged reading of Kimberley Lynne's new play, The Mad Wooing. Set during the Interregnum when theatre was illegal, a troop of hapless and brave actors perform a scene lifted from William Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew in a bar one town over from Stratford Upon Avon. $15

April 19, 2015 - 4:00pm

Exhibit generously sponsored by TTR | Sotheby's International Realty

This exhibit features the drawing/sculptural compositions Beverly Ress created while in residence at the Natural History Museum’s Bird Division of Vertebrate Zoology. Langley Spurlock and Martin Tarrat’s folio The Winged Bestiary, an Abcdearium of Feathered Nonsense, includes a collection of thirty-five...

April 18, 2015 - 10:00am

Tour the Garden at the Athenaeum and shop the Historic Garden Tour Marketplace. Twelve hand-picked, stylish vendors will showcase their wares for sale. Hats, purses, jackets, native plants, garden implements, children’s clothing, and more will be for sale. Free.  

April 13, 2015 - 7:00pm

People throughout history have tried to seduce others into falling in love (or lust). Learn about love, lust, and magic in the ancient world, from Egyptian love poems to the origins of our Valentine's Day. Free. Adult Content: Not appropriate for children!

April 12, 2015 - 3:00pm

Robert Cwiok will talk about his work, his process, and his influences. Free.

April 9, 2015 - 7:00pm

Alexandria City's Poet Laureate Tori Lane Kovarik and other local poets celebrate National Poetry Month with poetry readings, lively dialogue, and a Q&A. $15

April 2, 2015 - 7:30pm

QuinTango with guest Carima Losano, brings the sizzle of great tango music to the Athenaeum with an interactive concert and lively question and answer. Curious about Tango? Here¹s your chance to ask the experts. $15

March 30, 2015 - 9:00am

Monday, March 30-Friday, April 3 / 9am to 1pm / $200 tuition
Express yourself and find your passion in the performing arts with a daily schedule of theatre games, creative movement, dance technique, and visual arts and crafts projects. Come stretch your muscles, create visual arts & crafts, and find a whole new way of moving while using your imagination. Enroll at...

March 29, 2015 - 2:00pm

ACW Dances presents Prelude, a sneak peek at the group's spring concert lineup. Featuring new works by artistic director Abigail Wallace and a few of her dancers, this preview takes audience members on a choreographic journey through the minds of several artists. Some works-in-progress will be shown, and after the performance audiences are invited to stay for a mediated Q&A with the...