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Write Like a Woman Networking Workshop

Saturday, March 9, 1 – 3 pm


Founder and Facilitator, KaNikki Jakarta welcomes you to year 9 of the WRITE LIKE A WOMAN NETWORKING WORKSHOP. This popular workshop welcomes amateur and professional women writers of all genres ages 18–100. Each workshop centers on uplifting and inspiring through writing and allows participants to enhance their writing styles through writing prompts and encouragement. 


Snacks and beverages are served.

Space is limited, please RSVP to


This is a free program; donations are accepted.

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Alexandria Baroque

Thursday, March 14, 7pm

Tickets $15

Join Alexandria Baroque for an intimate evening of beautiful chamber music. Playing on period instruments of the Baroque era, Michael De Sapio (violin) and John Armato (lute) bring to life music of refinement, grace, and humor--including works by Vivaldi, Uccellini, Hagen, some English country dances, and Biber's Sonata representativa (in which the violin imitates a whole menagerie of birds and animals).

Purchase ticket HERE!


Jane Franklin Dance  

Thursday, March 28, 7pm

Tickets $22

$25 at the door

Jane Franklin Dance returns to the Athenaeum with new works inspired by exhibiting visual artist Christine Ruksenas-Burton that are performed by some of the DMV’s finest movement artists.


The program will feature:


Prime journeys through the visual art of exhibiting artist Christine Ruksensas-Burton whose “paintings are conversations of colors inspired by her homeland (Australia) as well as modern art, minimalism, modernist architecture, and design.”  Jane Franklin’s work positions solo dancers in conversation with color, duets in conjunction with line, and trios in hard edge abstractions of color and mood.


Houseless by Jane Franklin is danced to a poem of the same name by Bennie Herron.  “Herron’s verse style is informed in part by the socially conscious Hip Hop artists of the 1990s and poets of the Black Arts Movement of the late 1960s, among a myriad of other sources.”


Element by Christopher Saunders is performed by three male dancers and explores shades of masculinity and gender expectation.


In Ryan Carlough’s Place Holder, four dancers find a place, upstage center, as a focal point for exchange and compromise. The piece is danced to music by Hoyo-Mix, a team of composers who create evocative music for the Chinese video-game developer miHoYo.  


Dressed Up by Kelsey Rohr flirts with aggression, sensuality, and passion. 


Lost Stories, by Jane Franklin, draws on the experiences of losing an item, person, or even a place in line; especially when the impact of the occurrence was meaningful. 

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Yoga. Here.Now.

Tuesdays at 6 pm


Join our joyful and experienced Yoga.Here.Now. teachers in this beautiful, inspiring space for gentle all-levels yoga classes that will build flexibility, strength, and balance while instilling deep peace and calm in your soul.

$20 Pay at the door

Register HERE!


Please bring a yoga mat.

© 2019 The Athenaeum/NVFAA   201 Prince Street

Alexandria, VA  22314   703-548-0035

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