Alexandria November Events
Art on Tap
Admission: $35 until October 21; $45 afterwards
The Art League Gallery
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Craft beers from local breweries have been artfully paired with a work of art from an Art League instructor. Local restaurants have chosen a brew/artwork coupling to serve as their muse to create the perfect complementary appetizer. Enjoy the brew, bite and artwork trifectas on Friday, November 4 at The Art League’s Art on Tap event. Sample the creative combinations while drinking from a take-home Art on Tap beer tasting glass, and then vote for your favorite at the end of the event.
Behind the Scenes Tour: Carlyle House Architecture
121 N. Fairfax St.
Guests will have a personalized, behind the scenes tour of the mansion with the site manager, discussing the architecture of Carlyle House. The tour will last about an hour and will take place rain or shine. Please do not bring large purses or backpacks.
10th Annual Alexandria Film Festival
AMC Hoffman 22 Theater and Beatley Central Library
Now in its 10th year showcasing independent films from around the world, the Alexandria Film Festival offers an enriching cinematic opportunity for filmmakers and film lovers alike by bringing high quality, diverse and thought-provoking short and feature-length films to historic Alexandria and the Washington, D.C. metro area. The festival highlights the talents of local, national and international filmmakers and provides numerous opportunities for audiences to ask
Free Veterans Day Tours
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum
134 N. Royal St.
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum was saved from destruction thanks to the efforts of American Legion Post #24. To honor this special connection, tours of the museum on Veteran’s Day will be free for all guests.
Soldier-led Tours in honor of Veteran’s Day
10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site
4301 West Braddock Rd.
An interpreter portraying a Union veteran reminisces about his military service at Fort Ward during the Civil War. Learn about Civil War veterans organizations, the history and construction of Fort Ward, and soldier life in the defense system. Tours begin in the museum and last about 90 minutes each. Program is weather dependent.
41st Annual Del Ray Turkey Trot
Admission: adults: $20 online, $25 raceday; ages 13-21: $15 online, $20 raceday; 12 and under: $5 or $10 race day
Starts at George Washington Middle School
1005 Mt. Vernon Ave.
A Thanksgiving morning tradition, the 40th annual Alexandria Turkey Trot is the Mid Atlantic’s premiere Turkey Trot. With over 6,000 runners, and some of the fastest elite runners on the east coast, as well as stroller and dog divisions, the Turkey Trot is a great way to start your Thanksgiving morning.