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.
Venue sells food and drink
Creative nail art.
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!
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!
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.
Curtis Blues is a musical preservationist of acoustic Mississippi Delta blues from the 1920's to the 1940's. He performs as a one man band, playing drums, guitar and harmonica together. His shows are interactive and educational for all ages. Curtis delights audiences by bringing instruments like a cigar box guitar into the audience to see and hear up close, bringing the history of music alive.
Curtis was named Solo Blues Artist of the Year by DC Blues Society.
There is no charge for performances at this venue.
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.
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.
Janine is a singer/songwriter and with her band performs an assortment of roots rock.
Feb. 2011 - Washington Area Music Association Awards (Wammies) for Album of the Year (Wakin' Up), Song of the Year (It Should Be Me), Roots Rock Album and Album Design (Wakin' Up).
May 2011 - It Should be Me placed second in the Pop/Rock/Alt/R&B category of the Dallas Songwriters' Contest.