Here’s a look at what’s happening in our area this weekend:
February is Black History Month and a number of venues are offering special events throughout the month. The Freedom House Museum in Old Town Alexandria is offering self-guided tours every Saturday during the month of February from 1pm to 5pm at the cost of $5 per person. Learn about the role Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge played in the Underground Railroad by visiting its Underground Railroad Network to Freedom exhibit on display this month. The Center for the Arts of Greater Manassas/Prince William County is featuring an exhibit with works from local and regional African-American artists. Ayeye: A Retrospective of Black History Month will run through March 2 with the opening reception this Saturday from 6 to 8pm.
This weekend is your last chance to take advantage of Alexandria Restaurant Week. Over 60 restaurants are offering a $35 three-course dinner for one or a $35 dinner for two. Many are also offering lunch specials at $10, $15, or $20 per person. This is a great opportunity to explore the unique character of Alexandria’s various neighborhoods and their eateries. Be sure to make reservations early, the more popular restaurants get booked up quickly.
Do you love chocolate? If so, the Chocolate Lovers Festival is this weekend in Old Town Fairfax. This weekend long festival has activities for all ages, and of course, lots of chocolate!
Celebrate John Carlyle’s birthday 1760’s style this Saturday from 12 to 4pm at the Carlyle House in Alexandria. There will be 18th century style dancing, live music, and a birthday treat. Admission is free but donations are encouraged.