Past Events
January 8, 2015 - 7:00pm

At the piano, Cynthia Marie brings a new voice to folk music, infusing her songs with spirited improvisations and soulful melodies learned from western and eastern traditions. She has shared the stage with many talented musicians, and special guests will be joining her this evening. $15

December 21, 2014 - 1:00pm

Mellenie Runion of Alexandria-based Truly-Life Eco Gifts will show you how to use simple ingredients to handcraft natural products that you can create a healthy and eco-friendly skincare regimen with. Free.

December 14, 2014 - 2:00pm

Whole Foods Market, Old Town provides gingerbread cookies along with frosting, chips and organic sprinkles to decorate. Recommended for children 6 and up.

Please reserve your spot at the 2 pm timeslot or the 3 pm timeslot by emailing


December 11, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Aloha Boys create an atmosphere for their audience that is unique and precious to Hawai’i. The Aloha Boys have played Carnegie Hall, the Birchmere, the Kennedy Center, and many more venues. They bring a warm aloha spirit to the Athenaeum on this cold December day. $10

December 6, 2014 - 1:30pm

The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Scotland’s traditional country dances and their music. The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society’s Northern Virginia branch will demonstrate Scottish Country dance at this event. Free. 

December 1, 2014 - 7:00pm

Fun classes to learn to dance or improve your dancing skills: fox trot, waltz, tango, swing, salsa, merengue, rumba, cha-cha, and samba. All level of dancers are welcome, with or without a partner. Discover little techniques that most people never learn about and become a relaxed and proficient social dancer in these small, personalized dance lessons! 

Basic Techniques / 7 to 7:45 pm / $...

November 22, 2014 - 7:00pm

CCP's Fall Concert presents new work and improvisation. Come see us dance in an intimate, informal and non-traditional setting.

Admission at the door:
Adults $10
Children 12-17 $5
12 and under free

November 22, 2014 - 3:00pm

Eileen Malone of the Botanic Arts Society of the National Capital Region discusses contemporary portraits of native plants, with suggestions on how these plants may be used in mid-Atlantic gardens. Free.

November 17, 2014 - 7:00pm

Papyrus expert John Gaudet discusses the history of papyrus and shows samples of modern papyrus paper, a 20 ft long illustrated replica on papyrus paper of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, a Bible codex replica made from papyrus paper, and several models of the papyrus plant. Harvard University Belfer Center voted Papyrus the Innovation Book of the Week and declared it "A masterpiece of...

November 16, 2014 - 4:00pm

Join us for the opening reception of Preserving Our Heritage, featuring images of heirloom and heritage plants. Free.