Past Events
November 21, 2015 - 7:00pm

The Choreographers Collaboration Project, based in Alexandria, VA, presents its annual family-friendly fall concert featuring improvisational work and performances by CCP's youth dancers. Join us for an informal, intimate performance and reception. Admission at the door:

Adults $10
Children 12-17 $5
12 and under free

November 20, 2015 - 7:00pm

Inspired by the diverse population of Alexandria, Tom will present a new work combining the rhythmic languages of Africa, The Middle East, The Far East, India and South America with American jazz and funk. To bring our community together in rhythm, the audience will be encouraged to dance during this concert! A Special Opportunity Grant from the city of Alexandria in part sponsors this program. $10...

November 19, 2015 - 7:00pm

Paul Reisler has written more songs than the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and Stephen Foster combined—somewhere north of 3,500 compositions. He’ll be performing with...

November 12, 2015 - 7:00pm

Russkie Musikanti is an ensemble of the Washington Balalaika Society. They perform on authentic Russian folk instruments, bringing the music of Russia and Eastern Europe to the broader community. $15

November 1, 2015 - 4:00pm

Exhibit generously sponsored by TTR | Sotheby's International Realty

Join us for the opening reception of our latest show, featuring the work of Mike McConnell.

October 30, 2015 - 7:00pm

Rhythm and Roots performers will be taking us deep into the heart of the West African customs of ancestors and spirits, their wisdom, and positive influence. A mystical, experiential and educational evening with all the thrill of halloween spirits without the spook. Highlights the use of the drums and bells in spiritual traditions and offers exciting drum and dance performance.

October 25, 2015 - 1:00pm

October 25th, St. Crispin's Day, is the 600th Anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. Oxford University Society, DC Chapter hosts a screening of Kenneth Branagh's 1989 film Henry V. Historian Ed Furgol will discuss Henry V, and the importance and historical significance on Agincourt. Free.

October 8, 2015 - 7:00pm

Alexandria is one of the most haunted cities in the country. Join author/historian Michael Lee Pope for tales of Alexandria’s haunted history. A dessert reception, generously donated by Trader Joes, follows the stories. 

October 2, 2015 - 7:00pm

Please join us for an evening in La Zona Rosa. With bold Latin flavors, enticing libations, spicy music, and a lively crowd of locals, this party is our chance to show our deep gratitude to our members and to celebrate the Athenaeum in all of its pinkness!

In 2015, we mark the 50th anniversary of the Athenaeum's opening as a gallery. To commemorate this occasion, guests are invited to...

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 to reserve a spot to read….or just come to listen. Light refreshments will...