Best Coffee Shops in Alexandria

Coffee cup

Is coffee a necessity or a luxury?  That's a debate many of us will find hard to answer especially on an early morning on the way to work, when that caffeinated beverage provides a much-needed energy boost.  But drive through stops for a quick jolt of caffeine aside, coffee is one of life's great pleasures.  It brings people together and builds a … [Read more...]

Fencing Class at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum in Alexandria

Enjoying 18th Century Fencing

On guard!   Come learn about 18th century swordplay and the art of fencing.  Not only will you discover fascinating facts about this historic swordplay, you can learn to practice the modern sport of fencing!  In this brand new class series, swordmaster Peter M Ryan teaches basic positions, preparations on the blade, parries, special movements and … [Read more...]

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra to Premiere Balakrishnan’s Force of Nature

Musician with Alexandria Symphony Orchestra

The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra season will be opening this October with the world premiere of David Balakrishnan's composition for cello and orchestra, Force of Nature.  Listen as the composer himself solos in this introduction of his work. A graduate of UCLA, Balakrishnan established a musical reputation initially as a jazz violin improvisationalist … [Read more...]

Date idea: Dinner Cruise on the Potomac

Dandy Dinner Boat

It's been a little more than six months since Valentine's Day and while you and that special someone hopefully have been on some nice date nights since then, perhaps now is the time for some extra special time away.  For a uniquely elegant date - or even a particularly impressive first date! - plan for an evening dinner cruise on the waters of the … [Read more...]

Alexandria Festival of the Arts


We hope you're ready because it's nearly time for the 9th Annual Alexandria Festival of the Arts. And this year looks like it's going to be a particularly good one! Each year, the Art League and the Torpedo Factory Art Center team up to transform Alexandria's King Street into an open air art gallery full of international artist. In fact, this year they've … [Read more...]