Upcoming Events
March 30, 2017 - 7:00pm

Audrey Davis, the Executive Director of the Alexandria Black History Museum, will lead a conversation on the African-American experience in Alexandria during the Civil War. As the only native Alexandrian that is consulting for the hit PBS mini-series Mercy Street, she will lend insight into the making of the show.

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April 3, 2017 - 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...

April 9, 2017 - 4:00pm

To celebrate Historic Garden Week in Virginia, the Gallery will be filled with...

April 12, 2017 - 9:30am

Stop by the Athenaeum as part of a great day touring wonderful gardens and homes in Alexandria. The Hunting Creek Garden Club has curated a fabulous selection of vendors who will display their wares among the beautiful botanic art and bee photography in the gallery.

Event hours: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
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April 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

Tara Campbell is a Washington, DC-based writer. Her latest work TreeVolution is a speculative fiction adventure featuring secret experiments, corporate machinations, and a little eco-payback. Reports of peculiar tree assaults are trickling into the governor's office in Olympia, Washington: a maple kicked a dog about to relieve...

April 13, 2017 - 6:30pm

In celebration of Architecture Week, come to the Athenaeum for a wine and cheese reception followed by a discussion with Frank Harmon, architect, educator, and author of the blog Native Places. He has designed sustainable modern buildings across the Southeast for 30 years. He currently teaches at the College of...

April 17, 2017 - 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...

April 20, 2017 - 7:00pm

Tom Teasley is a globe-trotting percussionist whose innovative approach as a performer, educator, cultural envoy, theater composer and collaborator are heralded worldwideSeth Kibel is a woodwind specialist...

April 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Georgetown University Saxatones were created in 2003 as a co-ed a cappella group on Georgetown's campus. Originally founded as an oldies group, the Saxatones have expanded their repertoire to include everything from alternative to pop to soul. As Georgetown's only community service a cappella group, they are passionate about...

April 27, 2017 - 7:30pm

In celebration of National Poetry Month and Poem In Your Pocket Day, Wendi R. Kaplan, Alexandria's Poet Laureate, invites you to a community gathering called GENERATING HOPE! Please bring poetry and stories that spark your creative spirit and inspire hope! All are welcome.

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April 30, 2017 - 4:00pm

Alexandria, Virginia: Walk the Path of America's Founding Fathers  is a new tour book written by Alexandria...