Past Events
February 16, 2014 - 2:00pm

Join us for an old-fashioned community play reading. A young George Washington participated in readings such as these. We will read George’s favorite play, Cato by Joseph Addison. Take a role and join in! Free.

February 13, 2014 - 7:00pm

Singer/guitarist Bill Thomas performs his distinctive “blues plus” with Larry Tapper on harmonica. Bill toured Europe for 20 years before returning home. Don’t miss this performance by an Alexandria blues legend! $10

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February 12, 2014 - 10:30am

Imagine a theatrical world designed especially for babies and young toddlers to explore – a world inspired by the wonders of the rainforest! That’s what’s in store for our very youngest audiences and their caregivers when the innovative, wordless style of Arts on the Horizon targets our very youngest fans.

Under the Canopy premieres at the Athenaeum on Thursday, February 12....

February 10, 2014 - 7:00pm

Learn the Fox Trot, Waltz, Tango, Swing, Salsa, Meringue, Rumba, Cha-Cha, and Samba. Come with or without a partner. Beginner and advanced dancers welcome.

Beginning Class 7 to 7:45 pm
Advanced Class 7:45 to 8:30 pm
Practice 8:30 to 9 pm
$15

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February 9, 2014 - 1:00pm

Mark Twain in Washington: The Adventures of a Capital Correspondent by John Muller. Mark Twain's bohemian sojourn in Washington, DC has been largely overlooked, but his time in the capital city was catalytic to Twain’s rise as America’s foremost man of letters. Through original research unearthing never-before-seen material, award-winning author John Muller will discuss how...

February 6, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Course of True Love Ne’er Did Run Smooth: Unhappy Love Scenes from Shakespeare’s Plays. Just in time for St. Valentine’s Day: A reminder that dysfunctional love is eternal. Actors will read scenes of love and discord. Bring the old ball and chain. A dessert reception generously provided by Teaism will follow the reading. $10
 

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February 3, 2014 - 7:00pm

Learn the Fox Trot, Waltz, Tango, Swing, Salsa, Meringue, Rumba, Cha-Cha, and Samba. Come with or without a partner. Beginner and advanced dancers welcome.

Beginner Class 7 to 7:45 pm
Advanced Class 7:45 to 8:30 pm
Practice 8:30 to 9 pm
$15

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February 2, 2014 - 2:00pm

Join us for the opening reception of our newest exhibition featuring works by Katie Runnerstrom.

January 20, 2014 - 7:00pm

19th Century Conspicuous Consumption: Artistic Examples of Alexandria's Unique Cast Iron Downspouts with Michael Mark Ludlow. An illustrated look at these unique, mostly locally manufactured downspouts from a period perspective and their relationship to the Athenaeum building (their place in time and space); and a consideration of these objects of material culture as expressers of social...

January 12, 2014 - 2:00pm

Artist Kristen Hayes and Curator Schwanda Rountree discuss work in our current exhibition, No Room for Doubt. Free.