FRIDAY, FEB. 3
ALEXANDRIA, VA. - AARP Foundation tax preparation For taxpayers with low and middle income, tax returns are prepared and electronically filed. Bring a photo ID, Social Security Card, tax documents and the prior year’s tax return. Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays from 1:15-7:45 p.m. Columbia Pike Branch Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Dr., Arlington. 888-687-2277. aarp.org. Free.
Alexandria City High School Art Exhibit Artwork of students from Bishop Ireton, Episcopal High School, T.C. Williams and St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through March 4. Reception Feb. 11 from 7-9 p.m. Gallery at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. 703-998-6260. Free.
“Customer Appreciation: Welcome to our World” Features functional high-fire ceramic works by Ceramic Guild. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through March 5. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-548-6288. torpedofactory.org. Free.
“Lovers” art exhibit Gallery artists interpret affectionate pairings. Opens Friday from noon-9 p.m.; reception from 7-9 p.m. Continues through Feb. 26. Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-838-4827. thedelrayartisans.org. Free.
Gallery Underground exhibits Focus Gallery features a group show, “Color Rush,” and acrylics by Parvaneh Limbert at the Main Gallery. Reception from 5-8 p.m. Continues through Feb. 25. Gallery Art Underground, Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Dr., Arlington. 571-483-0652. galleryunderground.org. Free.
Mardi Gras in Alexandria Features mask-making, a parade, music by Not So Modern Jazz quartet and more. 6-8:30 p.m. Oswald Durant Memorial Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria. 703-746-5565. apps.alexandriava.gov. $5-$15.
Heflebower’s Cobblers & Cocktails For age 21 and older, enjoy 19th-century cocktails and learn about tavernkeeper Samuel Heflebower. 7-9 p.m. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-746-4242. apps.alexandriava.gov. $50; reservations required.
SATURDAY, FEB. 4
Winter water fowl on the Potomac A stroll around the park to find peregrine falcons and more. 8-9:30 a.m. Gravelly Point Park, Off the northbound George Washington Parkway, Arlington. 703-228-3403. Free.
“This Tide of Wounded” Tour of the museum and the grounds of a Civil War hospital. Saturday and Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden, 614 Oronoco St., Alexandria. 540-431-8241. leefendallhouse.org. $8-$10.
From Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Experience A tour interprets the Lee-Fendall House from the perspective of its enslaved inhabitants, exploring the experiences of slavery in the city. Saturday and Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden, 614 Oronoco St., Alexandria. 703-548-1789. leefendallhouse.org. $10; $8 in advance.
A magical concert you won’t want to miss A performance by SONOVA features music of Harry Potter and Star Wars. 7-9:30 p.m. George Washington Masonic Memorial Theatre, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. 571-830-8764. brownpapertickets.com. $15-$25.
Night of Ballads Features romantic music led by musical director Jorge Anaya. 7 p.m. Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. 703-548-3092. teatrodelaluna.org. $30-$35.
SUNDAY, FEB. 5
Figure-drawing workshop Draw or paint a live model’s gesture. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-836-1468. thedelrayartisans.org. $8-$10.
Bagels and Bach concert series A performance by members of Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association’s Youth Orchestras. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria. 703-746-5565. apps.alexandriava.gov. $15-$20; $10-$15 in advance.
AFAC Empty Bowls luncheon Features a handcrafted bowl made by local artists, delicious soups and breads from restaurant chefs and bakers, and homemade desserts from volunteers. Seatings from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. or 12:45 p.m.-2 p.m. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington. 703-845-8486, Ext. 309. afac.org. $35; age 5 and younger free. Registration required.
Walking with Washington Tours Walk in George Washington’s footsteps through historic Alexandria and view sites connected to the general and president. Sundays at 2 p.m. Through Feb. 26, Alexandria Visitors Center, 221 King St. 703-746-3301. washingtonbirthday.com. Free.
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