Alexandria will have a Portside in Old Town Festival, October 12-14.The festival will celebrate Old Town’s new waterfront experience with the opening of a greatly expanded new park area at the foot of King Street and will launch the Portside in Old Town waterfront programming series. The festival will feature activities along the Potomac River & free tours of the tall ship Godspeed, a waterfront beer garden from Port City Brewing Company, a pop-up Pizzeria Paradiso, plus live music and history, art and fitness activities.Image below: Photo of the Torpedo Factory & Waterfront by R. Kennedy for ACVA.
Image below: The Torpedo Factory & Alexandria Waterfront by R. Kennedy for ACVA.
Jane Franklin Dance will present The Big Meowat Theatre onthe Run in Arlington, Virginia on October 27.The production will feature Emily Crews, Carrie Monger, Amy Scaringe, Brynna Shank, and Rebecca Weiss, with music by Mark Sylvester, Jon Matis, and John Kamen. The Big Meow tells the story of an ever-hopeful fluff ball who desperately wants to belong to the band of neighborhood cats.It’s a story of hope, disappointment, courage and the need for belonging. The performance incorporates spoken word, movement, music, and an interactive participatory introduction for young children.The show opens with a brief performance by JFD Saturday Students and by Local Motion Project.
Image below: A view of a performance of The Big Meow - Photo by Gail Bingham.
Mount Vernon's annual Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour will take place October 5-7.“Visitors can celebrate the history of wine in Virginia with exclusive evening tours of the Mansion and cellar, appearances by George and Martha Washington, and a live blues band.” Participants can “bring a blanket, relax on the east lawn overlooking the scenic Potomac River, and sample wines made in Virginia.” Fruit and cheese boxes will be available by advance purchase. Hot & cold food and will be available on site from the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant. Outside food and beverages are not allowed.