FRIDAY, NOV. 11
Veterans Day lecture Historian C.R. Gibbs discusses “A Dawn Like Thunder: Africa, Black America, and World War II.” 11 a.m. Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. 703-746-4356. alexblackhistory.org. Free.
FRIDAY, NOV. 4
"Various Small Fires" exhibit Mixed-media sculpture and paintings by Isabel Cureux. Opens at 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 17. Artist talk and reception, Nov. 18 at 7-9 p.m. Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. 703-998-6260. ourconvergence.org. Free.