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City of Alexandria Announces 2010 Holiday Concert Series

From Jack Browand of the City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities:

Enjoy the festive sounds of the season in Alexandria as a break between shopping, on your way to dinner, or just to get into the holiday spirit. Come enjoy local performers with their rich talent as they entertain you during this festive time of year Types of music featured include barbershop, folk, Hanukah favorites, hand bell ringers and good old fashioned caroling.

All the performances are free and held outdoors. Concerts will be cancelled due to inclement weather. For up to date information, call the City’s Special Events Hotline at 703.746.5592.

The following concerts are scheduled at Market Square, 301 King St.

Saturday, November 27

  • Potomac Harmony Chorus (Women’s Barbershop) at 1 pm
  • Doris Justis (Acoustic?Folk) at 2 pm

Sunday, November 28

ArtFest 2010: Open House and Holiday Party

From Erica Fortwengler of The Art League:

ArtFest 2010, our lively Open House and Holiday Party will take place Friday, December 3, 6:00-9:00pm at 305 Madison Street. This fun FREE event takes place at The Art League's Madison Annex, which is where all of The Art League's 3D classes are taught. Tour the facility while viewing works by Art League instructors, enjoying artist demonstrations, listening to great live music by Rew Smith band, shopping at our popular holiday Ceramic and Jewelry Sale (which will be held throughout the weekend), enjoying food and drinks, and more. This event is FREE and open to the public.

The Second Annual Alexandria Community Nutcracker

The following was sent to us by Tara Carter:

Torpedo Factory Art Center Celebrates FotoWeek

46 local and international artists are currently being featured in the "Five by Five Exposed" exhibit in the Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria. This week's “FotoWeek” at Torpedo Factory includes "Second Thursday Art Night" tonight from 6-9 p.m. Tonight is FREE and you can browse open studios, interact with artists and enjoy refreshments.

Don't forget - every Friday at 1 p.m. you can meet at the main entrance of the Art Center for a FREE artist led tour of the Torpedo Factory!

 

Celebrity Jewelry Designer Coming to Town This Weekend Only

Yesterday, Elizabeth Mandros, the Owner of Mystique Fine Jewelry Designs in Old Town Alexandria, unwrapped celebrity jewelry designer Erica Courtney's collection for her store's Trunk Show this weekend.

The dazzling pieces range from Tahitian Black south sea pearls, luminescent colored stone pendants and earrings dripping with diamonds, to gold bangles with Maltese cross accents (Mandro's favorite). Erica Courtney is a designer for the stars and her jewerly is worn by Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie and Demi Moore to name a few.  

Come out this week for an opportunity to see this rare collection all together in one place. The Trunk Show will be held this Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The collection will be on display in Mystique until next Tuesday, November 16. Mystique is located at 211 The Strand on the Alexandria Waterfront.

This Saturday, Join Work It, Girl! Networking for its 1st Annual Gobble, Gobble, Giveathon!

Work It, Girl! Networking is hosting its 1st Annual Gobble, Gobble Giveathon!

Gucci Celebrates Opening of New Store at Tysons Galleria with Private Party Hosted by John Legend