National Harbor Events!

National Harbor Calendar 5-17   The Plaza is a Busy Place! FREE FITNESS CLASSES On the Plaza May through October Participate in a free fitness classes on the Plaza brought to you by No Excuse Workout. All classes run from 7-8 pm except Saturday morning yoga that runs from 10-11 am. Mondays – CardioHIT Tuesdays […]

The Girl Before, The Girl After

The Girl Before, The Girl After   By Miriam Kramer     Every month I hopscotch across diverse genres to find the books I review. I gravitate towards psychological thrillers, preferably set in the United Kingdom or Ireland with a dark, chilly edge. J.P. Delaney’s The Girl Before fit that bill, so I dove into […]

Guided By Voices: August By Cake

By Chris Anderson   Guided By Voices: August By Cake   One thing we’ve learned over the last thirty-odd years is that Guided By Voices is whatever Robert Pollard says it is. His songs dominate…hell, they monopolize the band’s catalog and he is exactly where the buck stops. This band is his trip, and that’s […]

F. Lennox Campello

This month we decided that we wanted to let our readers know just who F. Lennox Campello is and what better space to do that than in this column. Lenny has been writing Gallery Beat without fail for the Old Town Crier since 1996. We have been very fortunate to have him among our list […]

Alexandria Spring Events

Historic Alexandria Attics and Alleys Tours Saturdays in May from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Admission: $35; advanced reservations required Departs from Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden, 614 Oronoco St. or Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St. 703-746-4242 http://www.alexandriava.gov/gadsbystavern The curious are invited to visit rarely seen spaces at four of Alexandria’s historic sites on this special […]

Easter Fun!

EASTER BUNNY The Bible makes no mention of a long-eared, short-tailed creature who delivers decorated eggs to well-behaved children on Easter Sunday; nevertheless, the Easter bunny has become a prominent symbol of Christianity’s most important holiday. The exact origins of this mythical mammal are unclear, but rabbits, known to be prolific procreators, are an ancient […]

The Stranger in the Woods

The Stranger in the Woods By Miriam Kramer   Those of us who live in Washington, DC’s political tangle or even in the bustling historic environment of Old Town, Alexandria might take a long weekend or week-long trip glamping near the Grand Canyon, hiking in the Shenandoah Valley, or sailing the Potomac to reconnect with […]

Peeps Day!

Peeps Day! April 8th   Diorama Contest Kicking Off Festivities at Second Annual Peeps Day   Washington City Paper and National Harbor are holding their own Peeps Diorama Contest. The finalists from the diorama contest, made popular for years by The Washington Post, will be featured in Washington City Paper and be on display at […]

Just Say Yes!

By Chris Anderson   Just Say Yes!   The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame has always given the shaft to prog-rock. In 1996, Pink Floyd got in, because of course they did. It took fourteen years before Genesis made it in and Rush was finally inducted in 2013….and that’s it. However, this April it […]

April Alexandria Events!

84th Annual Alexandria Historic Homes & Garden Tour April 22, 2017 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $45 in advance; $55 day of; $25 for single site admission Various locations throughout Old Town Alexandria 703-838-5005 http://www.VAGardenWeek.org On April 22nd, five of Old Town Alexandria’s finest private homes and gardens will open to the public as part […]