September 5-26, 2015
Wed-Sat at 8pm and Sun at 3pm
$19-$22, plus service fees
Little Theatre of Alexandria
600 Wolfe Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
A play within a play! Backstage mischief abounds in Laughing Stock, where the audience gets a front row view of a ragtag troupe of actors’ attempt to stage three repertory productions—Hamlet, Charley’s Aunt, and Dracula. This show is a hectic and hilarious testament to theaters everywhere that never seem to have enough time, staff, money, or talent to pull off the show, but in the end, the show must go on! Written by Charles Morey and directed by Shawn g. Byers.
13th Annual King Street Art Festival
September 19-20, 2015
Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
King St., from Washington to Union Sts, Alexandria, VA 22314
At this popular art festival, King Street from Washington Street all the way to the Potomac waterfront is transformed into a gallery filled with art from more than 250 artists from the US and abroad. Visitors can purchase original artwork, participate in hands-on art activities at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, and enjoy a scoop of ice cream at The Art League’s annual Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser.
A Scottish Heritage Weekend: Outlander Style!
September 19-20, 2015
Sept. 19, 10 a.m.—2:15 p.m. Fashion show, highland dance, Scottish Celtic concert, and pipe and drums
Sept. 20, 11 a.m. Outlander Tea and Tour
Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Various programs are free, ticketed, or require reservations
During the King Street Art Festival weekend, stop by Carlyle House for some Scottish fun, Outlander Style! On Saturday, September 19th at 10am, there will be a Scottish fashion show discussing dress at the time that Jamie, Claire AND John Carlyle lived in the 18th century! Advanced tickets must be purchased. Coffee and shortbread cookies (baked by the Dairy Godmother) will be provided as refreshments and included in the ticket price. At11:15am the Granfling School of Highland Dance will give a free performance of Scottish dancing which has strong roots in history. Then at 12:30pm, the Devil’s Tailors will perform on period style instruments.
This event will also include the City of Alexandria Pipe and Drums making an appearance. On Sunday, September 20th, Carlyle House is hosting an Outlander Tea and Tour. Check our website for details and pricing at www.carlylehouse.org. Advance reservations will be required. Call us at 703-549-2997 or email us at email@example.com with questions or to reserve your spot at the fashion show or tea.
Mount Vernon Colonial Market & Fair
September 19-20, 2015
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Mount Vernon, VA 22121
Event included with general admission ($17/adult, $9/children, free/ages 5 and under)
The annual Colonial Market & Fair at Mount Vernon features dozens of America’s finest craftspeople and family fun. Fifty colonial-attired artisans will demonstrate 18th-century crafts and sell traditional wares such as baskets, woodcarvings, tin and ironwork, leatherworkings, weavings, furniture and much more. “General Washington” will be on hand overseeing the lively Revolutionary War military drills and 18th-century entertainment including music, fire-eating, sword-swallowing, puppet and magic shows, while costumed interpreters will demonstrate the 18th-century chocolate-making process using an authentic colonial recipe.
This weekend only, Potomac River sightseeing cruises, courtesy of Spirit Cruises and the Potomac Riverboat Company are free of charge (while supplies last).
74th Annual Historic Alexandria Homes Tour
September 26, 2015
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Old Town Alexandria, VA 22314
For the 74th annual Historic Alexandria Homes Tour, the public can step inside and get a glimpse of six gorgeous homes and gardens in Old Town Alexandria, all within walking distance of one another. Tickets are $35 each in advance and may be purchased online through September 25th. Thereafter, tickets will be $40 and available at The Twig’s Thrift Shop (106 N. Columbus St.) or at various locations to be determined. Tickets are also available at the Alexandria Visitors Center (221 King St.). Proceeds will go to Inova Alexandria Hospital.
20th Annual Art on the Avenue
October 3, 2015
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22314
This annual family-friendly festival includes more than 325 juried artists selling handmade wares across ten
blocks of Del Ray’s Mount Vernon Avenue, along with five stages for live entertainment plus food vendors and
interactive art activities. Nancy Belmont, creator of the Courage Wall, will build a Canopy of Courage, a living
sculpture of courageous declarations soaring as origami birds.