Past Events
May 3, 2014 - 8:00pm

Wammie-award winning band Dead Men’s Hollow plays songs of the Civil War; actors from Guillotine Theatre read letters and diary entries from soldiers and civilians from both sides of America’s epic conflict. Writers include Generals Pickett, Forrest and Lee, a black soldier to his enslaved daughters, and Alexandrians Isabel Emerson and Anne S. Frobel. $10

May 3, 2014 - 5:00pm
Our Improv Jam spreads easily and is great on everything! Looking for the courage to get up? Let improv show you the way! This free two-hour session introduces techniques (baked into tasty, fun games) for joining conversations, conjuring ideas, building camaraderie, and responding confidently. No experience, commitment, or preparation necessary....
April 27, 2014 - 1:00pm

Mellenie of Truly-Life will demonstrate the many ways in which lavender can be used; each participant will receive a tiny gift. Space is limited, so please email to reserve a spot. Free.

April 26, 2014 - 2:00pm

An afternoon exhibition space where artists map their creative writing with images then present their journey to an engaged, intimate group of curious art enthusiasts. Please come to hear, see and share! Free.


April 24, 2014 - 6:30pm

The culminating event in Alexandria's National Poetry Month activities, Poem in Your Pocket Day...

April 14, 2014 - 7:00pm

Learn the fox trot, waltz, tango, swing, salsa, meringue, rumba, cha-cha, and samba. Come with or without a partner. Beginning and advanced dancers are welcome. Beginner's Class 7 to 7:45 pm, Advanced Class 7:45 to 8:30 pm, Practice at 9 pm. $15

April 10, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Glimpses are an Alexandria, Virginia-based band featuring singer/songwriter Mercedes Mill and multi-instrumentalist and producer Matthew Leonard. Inspired by many musical traditions, Mercedes and Matthew create soulful folk rock, steeped in haunting melodies and honeyed harmonies. They will be accompanied by percussionist Jim Gormley. $10

April 6, 2014 - 1:00pm

Join the discussion about The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832 by Alan Taylor. Free.

March 28, 2014 - 7:00pm

Local poet Shelly Bell leads an evening of women artists showcasing their work through short performances of poetry, dance, music, and visual arts. Dessert reception follows the performance. $10

March 24, 2014 - 7:00pm

Celebrate the coming of spring by learning about the Greek goddess of spring and vegetation. Discover her many names and her roles in myths. Learn about her place in Classical religions. Experience her role in art from Classical history to modern times. Lecture by historian Lauren A. M. Hammersen. Free.