PHOTO COURTESY OF ROCK THE BLOCK
Rock the Block Nov. 4 | 6-9 p.m. Eat at the top restaurants in Old Town and help rescue children through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Each guest will receive a wristband at their reserved “starting restaurant” and enjoy unlimited food and drink at all participating restaurants, including Vermilion, Columbia Firehouse, Pizza Paradiso, Auggie’s Mussel House, various food trucks at Market Square, Mia’s Italian Kitchen, The Majestic, Urbano 116 and Virtue Feed & Grain. $125; $300 for VIP includes reception from 5-6:30 p.m. and after party 9-11 p.m. Various Locations, rocktheblocks.org
Friends of Duncan Library Book Sale Nov. 7 – 11 | Times Vary Discover great books for sale for bargain prices, and support your local library! Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., alexlibraryva.org
Alexandria After-Work Concert Series
Soldier-Led Tours at Fort Ward Museum and Historic Park
Nov. 9 | 6-8 p.m.
Nov. 10 | 10 a.m., 2 p.m.
Stop on by for an after-work concert at the Murray-Dick-Fawcett House, to hear the sounds of Cold Chocolate, a groovy Americana band that fuses bluegrass, folk and rock to create a sound all their own. With tight three-part harmony and skillful musicianship, this trio from Boston has quickly gained recognition for their original songs and high-energy shows. The band has shared bills with Leftover Salmon and David Grisman, and regularly performs at venues and music festivals up and down the East Coast. Great music with a suggested donation for the musicians. No ticket required—show up and enjoy the music! Beer and wine for sale; light refreshments available as well.
Tours are presented by the City of Alexandria to honor Veterans Day at the park.
Murray-Dick-Fawcett House, 517 Prince St.
The General’s Tour - Robert E. Lee in Alexandria Nov. 10 | 10 a.m. A guided walking tour of Robert E. Lee sites in Alexandria’s historic Old Town will address the complicated legacy of the Confederate general’s life in Alexandria, his hometown from the age of 5. Tours will last approximately 90 minutes. Tickets are available from Eventbrite in advance for $10, or for $15 at the door. Tour space is limited, so the purchase of tickets in advance is recommended. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Free for members. Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden, 614 Oronoco Street, leefendallhouse.org
Fort Ward Museum & Historic Park, 4301 W. Braddock Road, alexandriava.gov/FortWard
PHOTO COURTESY OF JON HUMISTON
Mount Vernon Salutes Veterans Nov. 11 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. In honor of the nation’s veterans, all activeduty, former or retired military personnel are admitted free of charge. George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, mountvernon.org
Christmas on the Potomac Nov. 16 - Jan. 1 Gaylord National kicks off the holiday spirit with a Christmas Village (complete with Santa, Mrs. Claus, ice skating, gingerbread decorating and more); a 55-foot suspended Christmas tree; two million twinkling holiday lights and an indoor snowfall in its 19-story
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 “Scottish” Nov. 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. In recognition of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra will perform two pieces from his acclaimed musicals, including the Overture to West Side Story and Three Dances Episodes from On the Town. ASO performs the world premiere of Jessica Krash’s Cello Concerto, and then Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3, “Scottish.” George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive, gwmemorial.org
November / December 2018 • alexandrialivingmagazine.com