Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria is exhibiting a group show titled Habitats, thru September 22.The exhibition explores the relationship between humans and habitats. The juror for the exhibition was Ellyn Weiss, a D.C.-based independent artist and curator, who formerly practiced environmental law. She selected 22 works by artists from across the U.S., six of whom are local to the region.
Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery will present It’s a Jungle Out There at The Torpedo Factory Art Center August 27-September 29.Cheetahs, lions, rhinos, monkeys, hippos, and the lands that they inhabit inspired creation of the pieces in this show. Images below: Four of the works displayed in the show.
Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week will take place in Old Town, Del Ray, Carlyle and Eisenhower, and the West End August 16-25.More than 70 restaurants will offer a $35 three-course dinner for one OR a $35 dinner for two during the week. More than 35 restaurants will also offer lunch menus at $15 or $22 per person in addition to the dinner specials. Brunch lovers can enjoy brunch menus for $15 or $22 per person at nearly 20 restaurants.
The 78th Historic Alexandria Homes Tour will be held on September 28 and will feature several of Alexandria's finest homes. The tour is presented by The Twig, which is the Junior Auxiliary of Inova Alexandria Hospital--an organization of women dedicated to providing financial aid, volunteer service, and support to Alexandria Hospital. The event is designed as a walking tour and also features a raffle and prizes.
Mount Vernon's annual Colonial Market & Fairwill take place on September 14 & 15.The event features dozens of America's historic crafts and family fun on Mount Vernon's 12-acre field. Visitors can chat with colonial artisans, hear colonial tunes, watch performers demonstrate 18th-century crafts and watch costumed interpreters make chocolate using an authentic colonial recipe.
Image below:A view of a previous Colonial Market & Fair.
The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts is offering a free Public Performance Series featuring Music, Movement, and Light in Alexandria’s Waterfront Park at 1 King Street - near the Mirror/Mirror Installation - on select dates, now to October. Image below: Mirror Mirror by SOFTlab, a New York-based design studio Visit www.alexandriava.gov/
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, led by James Ross, will present a concert titled Imaginary Symphony at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center on October 5 & at George Washington Masonic Memorial on October 6. The soloists will be Rita Sloan, piano, Alan Richardson, cello & Nicholas Tavani, violin.
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Zimmerman, with violinist Janet Sung, will perform a concert titled The Downton Abbey Era at George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall on September 21. The concert will be performed in anticipation of the new movie set in Downton Abbey.
The Little Theatre of Alexandria will present Aaron Sorkin's drama titled A Few Good Men, directed by Kathleen Barth, September 7-28.The courtroom drama “tells the story of military lawyers at a court-martial who uncover a high-level conspiracy in the course of defending their clients - two U.S. Marines accused of murder."
Signature Theatre is presenting Assassins, directed by Eric Schaeffer, thru September 29. “From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, nine would-be and successful presidential assassins inspire each other to pull the trigger and change their worlds in a perverse, wry and thrillingly entertaining vaudeville.”
Signature Theatre will present a cabaret titled The British Invasion, August 20-31.It's "a rocking salute to the UK artists who thrilled and inspired us. From the Beatlemania that launched the international phenomenon to The Who, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, The Rolling Stones, The Animals and more, Signature mobilizes the pure energy of English rock ’n’ roll for one dynamic blowout."
Signature Theatre will present Caryl Churchill's play Escaped Alone, directed by Holly Twyford, September 24-November 3. The setting is "a serene British garden where three old friends are joined by a neighbor to engage in amiable chitchat—with a side of apocalyptic horror."
George Mason University’s School of Theater and School of Music, will collaborate to present the area premiere of the newly adapted version of the American musical Rags, directed by Rick Davis, at The Center for the Arts, October 31-November 3. Rags is “a heart-warming story of loss and hope surrounding a group of Jewish immigrants as they arrive to start a new life in America at the turn of the 20th century.”