Alexandria Restaurant Week will take place January 26-February 4.Sixty restaurants will offer a $35 three-course dinner OR a $35 dinner for two. In addition, more than 30 restaurants will also offer lunch deals at $10, $15 or $20 per person in addition to the dinner specials. Restaurant Week “showcases the inventiveness of local chefs in neighborhoods throughout the city, including Old Town, Del Ray and the West End. At a range of locales, from fine dining establishments to casual neighborhood favorites, guests will savor the flavors of Alexandria's distinctive collection of eateries.” In January, guests will find a flip-book of menus on www.AlexandriaRestaurantWeek.com
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The Little Theatre of Alexandria is presenting Anne of Green Gables – The Musical, which was adapted from the classic novel by L.M. Montgomery & is directed by Michael J. Baker, Jr., thru February 3.The show has a book by Donald Harron & music by Norman Campbell. The tale is set at the turn of the century, “when a family decides to adopt an orphan boy for help on their farm, Green Gables. The “boy” turns out to be Anne Shirley, who quickly charms her new home and community with her fun spirit and comical adventures.
George Washington’s birthday will be celebrated at Mount Vernon, February 17-19.Throughout the weekend, visitors can observe wreathlayings at the Tomb, create a birthday card for our nation’s first president and enjoy cake with “General Washington.” George Washington’s actual birthday will be celebrated on February 22.Visitors can create a birthday card for our first president, enjoy a patriotic concert, and observe a ceremony honoring new citizens. Visitors can also pose like George Washington in front of a life-sized version of Gilbert Stuart's Lansdowne painting of the President!
The National Symphony Orchestra will perform a unique three-part series of concerts at Mount Vernon in theRobert H. and Clarice Smith Auditoriumon January 30, February 27 & March 20. Guests can hear “a brief piece of Mount Vernon history before enjoying intimate chamber music performed by members of the orchestra. The performances will be followed by a reception of champagne and chocolates with the musicians. For ticket information and more, visit http://www.mountvernon.org/