Olio Taste Testing Bash - Calling all Foodies! Is your pallet up for the challenge? Join the party at Olio and try their taste testing challenge. Taste 4 infused flavors of oils or vinegars, guess which are which - get them all right and win a prize, including discounts on bottles and other giveaways!
Venue sells food and drink
Join the Art League in its studio on the first floor of the Torpedo Factory Art Center for activities including: handmade sketchbooks and drawing demonstrations. This is a free activity.
Learn about Alexandria's potters at this fun, hands-on activity at the Alexandria Archaeology Museum, located on the third floor of the Torpedo Factory Art Center from 2 to 5 p.m. on Monday, December 31. Discover Alexandria's salt-glazed stoneware potters and the decorative patterns unique to H.C. Smith (1825-1841) and B.C. Milburn (1841-1876). You’ll be able to copy, or create, your own take-home designs on paper using markers, paint, or both at this free, drop-in activity.
If you're not a scavenger hunt person but want to participate in a fun, art activity for all ages and skill levels, visit the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N Union St. You can make a button, mask or crown to wear to the best parties all night! Artists Lisa Schumaier and Dawn Benedetto and their elves will be there to assist! This is a free event sponsored by Dominion!
Join all-time favorite Teddy and his gang for fabulous balloon sculptures! Sculptures for children 12 and under are free (one per child). There is a $10 charge to older children and adults wanting sculptures. Cash only.
Creative nail art.
Join Barb and her associates for the best face painting you have ever seen! Free for children 12 and younger.
There is a $10 per person fee for older children and adults. Cash only.
7:00 pm-10:30 pm
Finger-poppin', hip-shakin' American Roots music.
The Grandsons recently won a WAMMIE for "Best Children's Act" (for the grandsons, Jr.). They also received an Arts Envoy grant from the State Department and performed in El Salvador as Rock and Roll Ambassadors.
Experience a mix of songs in different genres and languages and originals played on guitar with vocals and percussion. Phyllis Chapell was named one of the top 500 jazz vocalists of all time by Scott Yanow (Downbeat/All Music Guide).
This is a free venue; First Night admission badges are not required.