Here’s a look at what’s happening throughout the region this weekend.
Learn how to play Whist, Hazard, and other popular 18th-century games at Gunston Hall Friday night from 6 pm to 9 pm. Tickets for 18th-Century Game Night at Gunston Hall are $35 at the door and includes beverages and heavy hors devours.
George Washington’s birthday celebration has already started in Old Town Alexandria starting with the annual Cherry Challenge where participating restaurants create a cherry cocktail, appetizer, entrée, and dessert. These cherry-inspired dishes will be available through February 10. If you want to build up a good appetite for the Cherry Challenge, a free 2-hour guided walking tour of places associated with George Washington is being offered this Sunday. The Walking with Washington Tour will begin at 2 pm at the Alexandria Visitor Center (Ramsay House) and will cover significant people and events in Washington’s life.
Enjoy extended hours at Second Saturday Art Walk at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton from 6 pm to 9 pm. Meet featured artists and more during this free monthly event.
Meet a different historical figure every 2nd Sunday of the month at Facetime with History at Gadsby’s Tavern in Old Town Alexandria. This Sunday museum guest will get to meet 18th-century scientist and scholar Joseph Priestley. This event runs from 1 pm to 4 pm and is included with the cost of museum admission.
Drink hot chocolate with America’s first president this Sunday from 2 pm to 3 pm at the George Washington Masonic Temple in Alexandria. Chocolate with General Washington is a free event.
Author Eugene L. Meyer will discuss his book Five for Freedom-The African American Soldiers in John Brown's Army at Sunday’s Free Book Talk at the Manassas Museum. The discussion will begin at 1:30 pm.