This Week in Alexandria (1/17 - 1/19)
Friday, January 17 – Sunday, January 19, 2020
The first month of this brand new year may be half over, but the fun is just starting! Get out your calendars and check out some of the weekend’s events…From creative activities to great food and drink, you’ll find great ways to spend these next few days!
Friday, January 17 – Sunday, January 26
Alexandria Restaurant Week
Consider yourself a foodie? Get ready to experience some of the best restaurants in town as Alexandria Restaurant Week kicks off! For ten days, area 70 restaurants will be offering a $35 three-course dinner for one OR a $35 dinner for two. 35 restaurants will also offer lunch menus at $15 or $22 per person in addition to the dinner specials, and more than a dozen restaurants will feature brunch menus for $15 or $22 per person. The event showcases the creativity and unique talents of local chefs throughout the city, including the neighborhoods of Old Town, Del Ray, Carlyle and Eisenhower, and the West End. From casual neighborhood eateries to high-end restaurants specializing in international cuisine, diners will have the opportunity to taste and see what makes Alexandria's food scene so delicious. For more information, visit https://www.visitalexandriava.com/restaurants/restaurant-week/.
Sunday, January 19
What better way to chase away the chill of winter than with some of NOVA’s best beer? Join Caboose Brewing Co. and come out to Caboose Commons, where nine local breweries will be offering their brews in the heated tents. Enjoy live music by Mindy Miller and Tim Cretella, or join in on the fun of Woofbowl outside. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, local nurses, doctors, EMTs, first responders, police officers, firefighters, teachers, active duty military personnel, and veterans will enjoy early access to the festival as well as “local hero happy hour” from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., with complimentary beer tickets and first access to all of the beers on tap! 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Free to enter, beer tickets for purchase at the door. Caboose Commons, 2918 Eskridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22031. For more information, visit https://www.caboosebrewing.com/winterfest.
Saturday, January 18
Frugal Fashionista Clothing Swap
If you love fashion and can’t pass up a great deal, this is one shopping trip you won’t want to miss! Bring at least 5 garments and 3 fashion accessories to swap at this stylish event, where you’ll have the chance to clear out some of your old stuff and trade it in for new (to you) pieces to freshen up your wardrobe. Drop off runs from 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Swap starts promptly at 1:15 p.m. Entry $10/person. Fraconia Government Center, 6121 Franconia Road, Franconia, VA 22310. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Frugal-Fashionistas-Clothing-Swap-102275727786900/.
Saturday, January 18 – February 8
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Love a good mystery? Check out the Little Theatre of Alexandria’s intriguing production of this quirky play, during which you’ll meet a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to speed up the line of succession by using his charming — if somewhat murderous —personality. A Tony Award-winning musical comedy filled with memorable music, hilarity, and show-stopping performances, you’ll laugh until you die! Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Wednesdays- Saturdays 8:00 p.m.; Sundays 3:00 p.m. Tickets $29-$34/person. For more information, visit http://www.thelittletheatre.com.
Saturday, January 18
Paint, Build, Create!
If you’re interested in creative exploration, check out this fun, free event! Featuring STEM-based activities for all ages and abilities, attendees will have the opportunity to get hands on and have some fun, from painting and drawing to some very unique projects. If all that creativity works up an appetite, local vendors will have food available for sale. 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 South Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22206. For more information, visit https://parks.arlingtonva.us/paint-build-create/.