Jane Franklin Dance will present a Family Fun Dayat Theatre on the Run in Arlington VA on October 28. It will be "a full day of movement and family friendly performances" featuring Emily Crews, Kelly Hogan, Anthony Milligan, Carrie Monger, Amy Scaringe, Brynna Shank, & Rebecca Weiss. Music will be performed by Mark Sylvester, Tobias Tenenbaum, & Jon Kamman.
Image below: Jane Franklin Dance - Photo by Andrew Bossi
The TWIG will present the 2017 Alexandria Tour of Homes, sponsored by Joe Hadeed, on September 23.The TWIG is the Junior Auxiliary of Inova Alexandria Hospital.Eight lovely homes and gardens in Old Town Alexandria will be showcased on the Tour, which is now in its 76th year. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the history and design of the unique homes, all of which are located on North Columbus Street and within easy walking distance of each other. The buildings on display date from the turn of the 19th century to the present.Current uses of the homes show how to retain historic essence while modernizing, how to live easily in a small space, and how to experience the joys of living green.
Image below: A rendering of one of the homes which will be featured on the tour.
The 22nd Annual Art on the Avenue will take place in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria onOctober 7.Visitors will be greeted by more than 300 artists, including jewelers, silversmiths, beaders, woodworkers, pottery makers, soap crafters, glass makers, unique painters, sculptors, and fabric artists. There will also be musicians (Irish, folk, rock n’ roll, country and more), and food vendors (hot dogs, BBQ, Indian, crab cakes, chocolate bananas dipped on a stick, and homemade cider donuts). Activities for children will include stuff-your-own scarecrow, paint a pumpkin, lotus flower design and weave screen art to name a few.
The annual Art Safari will take place in The Topedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria on October 21.Hundreds of children and their families are expected to attend. Visitors can “get their hands (and clothes) a little dirty with a bevy of interactive activities and crafts from noon to 4 pm.Resident and visiting artists lead young visitors in creative projects across a variety of media, including clay, papier-mâché, fiber, and printmaking. Children should wear clothing that can get a little dirty. All activities are free with most appropriate for children age 5-11 with some activities requiring parental assistance.”
The 42nd Annual Virginia Wine Festivalwill take place at Oronoco Bay Park in Alexandria on October 14 & 15. The Festival, which is the oldest wine festival on the East Coast, will present Virginia’s best wineries, craft exhibitors, seminars and music on the Potomac River waterfront. General admission tickets will include a tasting glass, unlimited wine tasting from many Virginia wineries (with cider, too!), festival access to the Virginia Oyster Pavilion, and all concessions and musical entertainment. VIP passes will include all the general admission perks plus one-hour early admission, an exclusive VIP reserve wine tasting, and a private tent and bathrooms.