Past Events
May 21, 2017 - 4:00pm

Both Boocks and Gower explore repetition, precision, and randomness to create meditative and mesmerizing pieces—yet each artist's practice results results in distinctively different results. Free.

May 20, 2017 - 2:00pm

Come join us this Sunday afternoon for a delightful holiday performance by this quartet ensemble from the Mount Vernon Community Band.

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May 7, 2017 - 4:30pm

Performers of this high quality rarely visit Old Town. Celebrate spring at the historic Athenaeum! Join Scott Tucker, the conductor of the Choral Arts Chamber Singers for Music for Chamber Voices.

Reception 4:30pm / Performance 5pm
Wine and cheese will be served, ...

May 6, 2017 - 1:30pm

A networking workshop for women writers that uplifts and inspires through writing. Each workshop focuses on different writing styles and allows the participants to enhance their writing styles and share pieces for listening or critiques. For novice and professional writers. The second in a series. Newcomers welcome.

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April 30, 2017 - 4:00pm

Alexandria, Virginia: Walk the Path of America's Founding Fathers  is a new tour book written by Alexandria resident Fred Knops focusing on...

April 27, 2017 - 7:30pm

In celebration of National Poetry Month and Poem In Your Pocket Day, Wendi R. Kaplan, Alexandria's Poet Laureate, invites you to a community gathering called GENERATING HOPE! Please bring poetry and stories that spark your creative spirit and inspire hope! All are welcome.

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April 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Georgetown University Saxatones were created in 2003 as a co-ed a cappella group on Georgetown's campus. Originally founded as an oldies group, the Saxatones have expanded their repertoire to include everything from alternative to pop to soul. As Georgetown's only community service a cappella group, they are passionate about sharing their music with the National Capital Region and getting...

April 22, 2017 - 9:00am

Stop by the Athenaeum as part of a great day touring wonderful gardens and homes in Alexandria. The Hunting Creek Garden Club has curated a fabulous selection of vendors who will display their wares among the beautiful botanic art and bee photography in the gallery.

Event hours: 9 am – 3:30 pm

April 20, 2017 - 7:00pm

Tom Teasley is a globe-trotting percussionist whose innovative approach as a performer, educator, cultural envoy, theater composer and collaborator are heralded worldwide. Peter Fields is a classical/world/jazz guitarist who will join Tom for this special performance.

April 13, 2017 - 6:30pm

In celebration of Architecture Week, come to the Athenaeum for a wine and cheese reception followed by a discussion with Frank Harmon, architect, educator, and author of the blog Native Places. He has designed sustainable modern buildings across the Southeast for 30 years. He currently teaches at the College of Design at North Carolina State University.