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NOVA’s Alexandria Campus presents ‘Spirit of the Civil War’

NOVA’s Alexandria Campus presents ‘Spirit of the Civil War’

The Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will present “Spirit of the Civil War” on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center. The multi-media concert is a collaboration of NOVA’s music, communication design and photography programs designed to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War.



Learn to Dance at the New Dance Program, Watch a Chainsaw Artist and Ride Twisted Twister…

 It’s that time again for the beautiful log carvings of the popular Chainsaw Chix, more than 100 crafters and an all new interactive dance session with dance groups like the Israeli Dance Program and the Happy Feet Cloggers at the 29th Annual Manassas Fall Jubilee to be held, Sat., Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Old Town Manassas, Va. With FREE admission and FREE parking, the event will feature hundreds of crafters, including exhibitors with handmade jewelry and products, woodcrafts, face painting, a pumpkin patch, live entertainment and rides. For more information, call 703-361-6599.

New this year, the Fall Jubilee is hosting an interactive dance area with dance groups like, The Happy Feet Cloggers, The Suburban Gypsies and the Israeli Dance Program. Attendees can watch performances and learn the dance steps as well.

Fourth Annual Arts and Craft Show at South Run RECenter

From Fairfax County Park Authority:


Experience the world of arts and crafts by more than 50 artisans at the third annual Arts and Crafts Show at South Run RECenter.  The event takes place on Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, October 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Crafters will tempt shoppers with everything from beautiful jewelry to intricate woodworking.  Other crafting categories include photography, painting, glasswork, clothing, dolls and pottery to mention just a few.

This is an annual favorite for folks looking for holiday gifts and unique hand crafted items. The show has been juried by the Northern Virginia Hand Crafters Guild, ensuring the highest quality from the vendors, all of whom are members of the guild.  Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day.

The Art League at the Alexandria Festival for the Arts with the Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser

The Art League at the Alexandria Festival for the Arts with the Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser

The Art League is kicking off the festivities for the FREE Alexandria Festival for the Arts THIS SATURDAY, September 10 beginning at 10:00 am at Market Square (corner of King and North Fairfax Streets), and all are invited to come and join the festivities.

We will host a variety of free creative programs from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at Market Square in Old Town Alexandria (corner of King & North Fairfax Streets) on both Saturday and Sunday. Fun, hands-on, art activities for all ages will be offered throughout the day along with demonstrations by nationally recognized artists. The weekend will also feature our popular Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser, back for TWO days this year and with 1,000 bowls!!

Updated Event Cancellations Due to Hurricane Irene

From drink specials to cancellations, everything you need to know here! 

Jimmy Buffet at Jiffy Lube- Postponed until Thursday September 1st

Journey and Foreigner at Jiffy Lube - Postponed until Sunday September 4th

D.C. State Fair - Postponed (new date TBA)

Columbia Heights Day -Now Columbia Heights Bar Crawl!

D.C. United vs. Portland Timbers - Postponed

MLK Memorial Dedication - Postponed

MLK Memorial Dedication Party w/ Biz Markie at 9:30 Club - Postponed

Chuck Brown at 9:30 Club - Postponted to Sunday August 28th at 7 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 Opens at Two Smithsonian Imax Theaters

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Smithsonian Theaters presents Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2: The Imax Experience, starting July 15 at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center’s Airbus Imax Theater in Chantilly, Va., and in 3-D at the National Museum of Natural History’s Johnson Imax Theater, starting July 29.