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    Calendar of Events

    List of Calendar Events

    Date    TimeEvent
    Oct 2, 2014 Thu 8:00 PMCancelled: Concert At The Lyceum
    The concert originally scheduled for this evening has been cancelled.
    Oct 4, 2014 Sat 3:00 PMBassoonist and Pianist at the Lyceum (WMPA)
    The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association presents bassoonist Arnold Irchai and Pianist Anna Balakerskaia perfoming sonatas by Schubert and Mikhnovsky, and Piazzolla's Le Grand Tango.
    Oct 4, 2014 Sat 8:00 PMConcert: Jennifer Scott, Mezzo-soprano and Pianist
    Jennifer Scott, mezzo-soprano and pianist, presents vintage songs from around the world in jazz quartet. Audiences have commented feeling "transported back in time...wearing a white dinner jacket at Rick's in Casablanca."
    Oct 5, 2014 Sun 2:00 PMFirst-Person Workshop
    This 4-part workshop taught by an experienced first-person interpreter will demonstrate how to research and develop a first-person character, select appropriate period clothes, offer practice sessions in character, and provide an opportunity (and goal) to step out onto the “stage” during Gadsby’s Tavern Museum’s 2014 Candlelight Tour Program.
    Oct 5, 2014 Sun 2:00 PMCuriosities: Every Artfact Tell a Story
    Opening Reception for a special collaborative exhibit, Alexandria Archaeology Museum and Torpedo Factory Art Center. This is a Virginia Archaeology Month event. Exhibit open October 4-19.
    Oct 5, 2014 Sun 4:00 PMSAGWA Scholarship Benefit Concert
    SAGWA (Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area) presents a Scholarship Benefit Concert. All proceeds will assist students who would otherwise be unable to afford music lessons; Performances by Stephanie Bramble, Linda Gutterman, Laurie Hudicek, John Kaboff, Heidi Schuller and the SAGWA flute choir.
    Oct 7, 2014 Tue 6:00 PMThrough the Eyes (and Pen) of Julia Wilbur
    In October 1862, an abolitionist named Julia Wilbur traveled south from Rochester, NY, to Alexandria. She spent most of the next 3 years here, witnessing many of the pivotal moments of the Civil War. How did a single woman manage to get here? What did she do once she arrived? And how do we know? As part of Virginia Archaeology Month, Paula Whitacre ...
    Oct 8, 2014 Wed 8:00 AMHistorical Restoration and Preservation Commission
    Regular monthly meeting
    Oct 9, 2014 Thu 5:00 PMCANCELLED Waterfront Commission Marina Committee
    Marina Committee meeting
    Oct 9, 2014 Thu 8:00 PMUSAF Band Chamber Series at the Lyceum
    USAF Band Chamber Series at the Lyceum. Blue 82: an evening of unique brass quintet music featuring members of The United States Air Force Concert Band.
    Oct 11, 2014 Sat 1:00 PMFirefighting History Walking Tour
    Explore Alexandria’s firefighting history on the “Blazing a Trail: Alexandria’s Firefighting History” tour. Participants learn about volunteer firefighting in early Alexandria, three devastating fires, and the five volunteer fire companies. The tour begins at the historic Friendship Firehouse, goes east on Prince Street, and returns to Friendship ...
    Oct 11, 2014 Sat 2:00 PMClassical Voice Master Class
    The First Annual Classical Voice Master Class, presented by the National Society of Arts and Letters. Teachers Maestro Joseph Walsh and Tom Colohan. Interested students may find information at the listed Event Link. Anyone may attend as an observer by reservation.
    Oct 12, 2014 Sun 3:00 PMConcert: Kaskiv on violin and Skidan on piano
    Oleg Kaskiv, violin and Oksana Skidan, piano. Reception to meet the artists immediately following the performance.
    Oct 13, 2014 Mon 7:00 PMHuman Rights Commission - Executive Committee
    Regular monthly meeting
    Oct 16, 2014 Thu 6:00 PMCuriosities: Every Artfact Tell a Story
    Closing Reception for a special collaborative exhibit, Alexandria Archaeology Museum and Torpedo Factory Art Center. This is a Virginia Archaeology Month event. Exhibit open October 4-19.
    Oct 16, 2014 Thu 8:00 PMUSAF Band Chamber Series at the Lyceum
    USAF Band Chamber Series at the Lyceum. Chamber Strings: a concert showcasing string duos and trios, led by Technical Sergeant Wayne Graham, The United States Air Force Band.
    Oct 18, 2014 Sat 12:00 PMF-squared (Fashion x Food)
    Interested in the fashion and cooking industries? Enjoy informative workshops on fashion design, photography, make up, styling, jewelry design, cake decorating, and the art of cooking. Vendors will also be on hand for those who like to shop. Finish the day with a fashion show presented by the Alexandria Summer Power-Up program. Stimulate your creativity ...
    Oct 18, 2014 Sat 7:30 PMConcert: Words& Music: After World War I
    Join Words&Music for their opening concert of the 2014-15 season! Follow the group’s musical visit with Americans studying, living and composing in France during the years following World War I.
    Oct 19, 2014 Sun 3:00 PMChamber Ensemble Master Class
    Chamber Ensemble Master Class with the Ensemble da Camera of Washington, American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras (AYPO) musicians perform with instruction by Claire Eichhorn (clarinet), Anna Balakerskaia (piano), and Ricardo Cyncynates (violin/viola).
    Oct 20, 2014 Mon 7:30 PMPublic Records Advisory Commission
    Regular monthly meeting
    Oct 21, 2014 Tue 7:30 AMWaterfront Commission
    Scheduled meeting
    Oct 21, 2014 Tue 7:00 PMHuman Rights Commission
    Regular meeting
    Oct 22, 2014 Wed 6:00 PMBAR Parker-Gray District Hearing
    Monthly Parker-Gray District Board of Architectural Review hearing
    Oct 22, 2014 Wed 7:30 PMLecture: Alexandria's Parker-Gray Disctrict (AHS)
    Catherine Miliaras and Stephanie Sample, Historic Preservation Planners for the City of Alexandria present their expertise on the "Uptown" neighborhood in "Alexandria's Parker-Gray District: Then and Now," in this Alexandria Historical Society lecture.
    Oct 23, 2014 Thu 8:00 PMUSAF Band Chamber Series at the Lyceum
    USAF Band Chamber Series at the Lyceum. Trombone Quartet, a dynamic look at classic trombone literature - led by TSgt Aaron Moats, The United States Air Force Ceremonial Brass.
    Oct 25, 2014 Sat 1:00 PMFirefighting in Civil War Alexandria Walking Tour
    When Virginia joined the Confederacy, Union troops occupied Alexandria and it became a center for transportation, supplies and medicine. Most municipal functions were assumed by the U.S. Army under the authority of the military governor. The “We’ve Been Burned: Alexandria Firefighters During the Civil War” walking tour will explore firefighting during ...
    Oct 25, 2014 Sat 1:00 PMPartners for the Arts Vocal Awards Competition
    Partners for the Arts Vocal Awards Competition Semifinals.
    Oct 25, 2014 Sat 8:30 PMAs Was Written: poetry, prose, music, comedy
    As Was Written exists to showcase and celebrate the quality writer. Join us for a handpicked lineup of artists performing poetry, prose, music and standup comedy.
    Oct 26, 2014 Sun 2:00 PMPartners for the Arts Vocal Awards Competition
    Partners for the Arts Vocal Awards Competition Finals.
    Oct 26, 2014 Sun 6:00 PMChamber Music Concert: Friday Morning Music Club
    Friday Morning Music Club musicians present chamber works for flute, violin, vocal quartet, and piano trio by Beethoven, Brahms, and Faure.
    Oct 30, 2014 Thu 8:00 PMPoe in Alexandria, with actor David Keltz
    "Poe in Alexandria”, actor David Keltz portrays one of Edgar Allen Poe’s 19th century speaking engagements, including literary criticism, short stories, poetry, and musings.
    Oct 31, 2014 Fri 8:00 PMPoe in Alexandria, with actor David Keltz
    "Poe in Alexandria”, actor David Keltz portrays one of Edgar Allen Poe’s 19th century speaking engagements, including literary criticism, short stories, poetry, and musings.
    Nov 1, 2014 Sat 3:00 PMConcert: 20th Century Masterworks, Violin & Piano
    20th-Century Masterworks for Violin and Piano, Michael De Sapio (violin) and Teodora Adjarova (piano) present a scintillating program of 20th-century neoclassical works, including the Violin Sonata of the brilliant, tragically short-lived American composer Irving Fine (1914-1962), in honor of his centenary. Also featured: Stravinsky's Suite Italienne ...
    Nov 1, 2014 Sat 7:00 PMConcert: Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra
    Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra, works by Strauss, Mendelssohn, and Beethoven.
    Nov 2, 2014 Sun 2:00 PMFirst-Person Workshop
    This 4-part workshop taught by an experienced first-person interpreter will demonstrate how to research and develop a first-person character, select appropriate period clothes, offer practice sessions in character, and provide an opportunity (and goal) to step out onto the “stage” during Gadsby’s Tavern Museum’s 2014 Candlelight Tour Program.
    Nov 6, 2014 Thu 8:00 PMUSAF Band Chamber Series at the Lyceum
    USAF Band Chamber Series at the Lyceum. Ceremonial Brass Ensemble, an evening of new music for brass ensemble featuring TSgt Christine Mounger, The United States Air Force Ceremonial Brass.
    Nov 8, 2014 Sat 1:00 PMOrnament Decorating at Friendship Firehouse
    Come decorate and take home dough ornaments made in shapes inspired by firefighting. Put your own unique embellishments on forms such as fire helmets, fire trucks, and fire hydrants. They are great decorations for the home or office, during the holidays or any time of year --- and make excellent gifts! Don’t miss this opportunity to create a special ...
    Nov 8, 2014 Sat 3:00 PMConcert: Shelest Piano Duo.
    Shelest Piano Duo: Anna and Dmitri Shelest, in a program featuring works by Smetana and Gershwin, as well as Ukrainian composers Lysenko, Zhuk and Skoryk. Reception to meet the artists immediately following the performance.
    Nov 9, 2014 Sun 4:00 PMChamber Music Concert (LLS Fundraiser)
    Chamber Music Concert - LLS Fundraiser, The EDCWashington: Anna Balakerskaia (piano), Claire Eichhorn (clarinet), Ricardo Cyncynates (violin), Erich Eichhorn (violin), Tsuna Sakamoto (viola), Steven Honigberg (cello); works - Mozart Clarinet Quintet, Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew Themes, Glazunov, Rêverie orientale (Clarinet Quintet), Dominik Maican ...
    Nov 12, 2014 Wed 7:30 PMBAR Parker-Gray District Hearing
    Monthly Parker-Gray District Board of Architectural Review hearing
    Nov 13, 2014 Thu 8:00 PMUSAF Band Chamber Series at the Lyceum
    USAF Band Chamber Series at the Lyceum. String/Horn Trio; an evening of chamber music featuring violinist TSgt Ni Santiago, horn soloist MSgt Kate Fitzpatrick and pianist Darrel Partin. The United States Air Force Band.
    Nov 15, 2014 Sat 1:00 PMOrnament Decorating at Friendship Firehouse
    Come decorate and take home dough ornaments made in shapes inspired by firefighting. Put your own unique embellishments on forms such as fire helmets, fire trucks, and fire hydrants. They are great decorations for the home or office, during the holidays or any time of year --- and make excellent gifts! Don’t miss this opportunity to create a special ...
    Nov 15, 2014 Sat 7:00 PMThe Swedish Jazz Group: Absolut Swedish Jazz
    Absolut Swedish Jazz: The Swedish Jazz Group, Anders Lundegård saxophone, Al Baumann Guitar and vocals, Don Chirieleison bass, performing jazz standards.
    Nov 16, 2014 Sun 7:00 AMU S A T F 12k National Road Race
    USATF 12K National Road Race Championships
    Nov 16, 2014 Sun 3:00 PMPresidential Salon with James Madison
    Join President Madison as he discusses and engages guests about political and personal issues of 1814.
    Nov 16, 2014 Sun 7:00 PMChamber Music Rectal
    Chamber Music Recital. The American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras (AYPO) presents a chamber music recital by the Ensemble da Camera of Washington (EDCW). Select young musicians from AYPO’s Chamber Ensemble Program may be invited to perform with EDCW.
    Nov 20, 2014 Thu 8:00 PMUSAF Band Chamber Series at the Lyceum
    USAF Band Chamber Series at the Lyceum. New Music for Viola and Percussion; SMSgt Erica Montgomery and TSgt Matthew Maffet from the United States Air Force Band will present new music for this unique instrumental combination.
    Nov 22, 2014 Sat 1:00 PMOrnament Decorating at Friendship Firehouse
    Come decorate and take home dough ornaments made in shapes inspired by firefighting. Put your own unique embellishments on forms such as fire helmets, fire trucks, and fire hydrants. They are great decorations for the home or office, during the holidays or any time of year --- and make excellent gifts! Don’t miss this opportunity to create a special ...
    Nov 28, 2014 Fri 6:00 PMAlexandria Tree Lighting Ceremony
    Annual event at which the City tree is lit, performances and a visit by Santa to open the Holiday season.
    Nov 30, 2014 Sun 3:00 PMEclipse Chamber Recital at the Lyceum
    30 Eclipse Chamber Recital: Music for Woodwinds - Theresa Cigan and Paul Cigan (clarinet). Music by Robert Schumann, Krommer, Lutoslawski, and others TBD.
    Dec 6, 2014 Sat 11:00 AMScottish Christmas Walk Parade
    44th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Parade
    Dec 7, 2014 Sun 2:00 PMFirst-Person Workshop
    This 4-part workshop taught by an experienced first-person interpreter will demonstrate how to research and develop a first-person character, select appropriate period clothes, offer practice sessions in character, and provide an opportunity (and goal) to step out onto the “stage” during Gadsby’s Tavern Museum’s 2014 Candlelight Tour Program.
    Dec 10, 2014 Wed 7:30 PMBAR Parker-Gray District Hearing
    Monthly Parker-Gray District Board of Architectural Review hearing
    Dec 14, 2014 Sun 2:00 PMColonial English Handbell Ringers Recital
    The Colonial English Handbell Ringers present "Suite Dreams" this holiday season featuring an 80-plus handbell performance of several beloved Nutcracker Suite selections. This year's holiday concert will also include some new arrangements of popular classics, and of course, the ever-popular audience participation sing along. Join us as we ring in a ...
    Dec 14, 2014 Sun 4:00 PMColonial English Handbell Ringers Recital
    The Colonial English Handbell Ringers present "Suite Dreams" this holiday season featuring an 80-plus handbell performance of several beloved Nutcracker Suite selections. This year's holiday concert will also include some new arrangements of popular classics, and of course, the ever-popular audience participation sing along. Join us as we ring in a ...
    Dec 31, 2014 Wed 12:00 PMFirst Night Alexandria
    Family friendly celebration of the new year through the performing arts.

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