Wine Down Wednesday
Apr
24
to Apr 22

Wine Down Wednesday

Enjoy half-price bottles of wine at any one of our Alexandria Restaurant Partner locations all day, every Wednesday. Locations include Vola’s Dockside Grill, Virtue Feed & Grain, Mia’s Italian Kitchen, The Majestic VA, Theismann’s Restaurant, Lena’s Wood-Fire Pizza & Tap, and Palette 22.

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Old Town Alexandria Summer Fitness Pass
Jun
1
to Sep 2

Old Town Alexandria Summer Fitness Pass

3 Months, 5 studios, 30 workouts.

Each month this summer, you will receive 2 classes at each of the following Old Town Alexandria Fitness Studios:

- sculp'd
- Refresh Yoga
- Get Fit Studios
- Xtend Barre Old Town
- Studio Barre Alexandria

There are no restrictions on what day, time, or style of class you can take at each location. Limit of 2 classes at each location, each month. Sign up before June 1 and save!

Buy Here:

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Enchanted Workshop: Late Summer Bouquet
Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

Enchanted Workshop: Late Summer Bouquet

Join veteran floral artists from our neighbor around the corner, The Enchanted Florist, for an intimate workshop on bouquet design. You’ll learn about the art of crafting a cohesive arrangement and then you’ll get to make and take your own bouquet to celebrate the last days of a long, hot Summer.

$95 per person, reserve online at www.boxwoodoldtown.com/create

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4 Week Intro to Aikido
Sep
12
to Oct 5

4 Week Intro to Aikido

Our Adult Intro to Aikido course is designed to give you hands-on experience in the art of Aikido at a pace that is right for you.

Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art designed to control and diffuse confrontation, rather than combat it. Often, Aikido training develops a new mental outlook, one that applies well to problem solving in one’s daily life.

We end every class with Zen meditation. During this meditation, we work to live in tune with and at peace with the moment, focused and clear-headed, prepared for what is to come. Zen training helps us become more decisive and confident in our daily lives.

A few benefits of Aikido:
Fitness
Flexibility
Focus
Coordination
Self-Discipline
Stress Management

Price: $80 gives you access to 8 classes.

This 4-week course starts September 12th.
We will meet every Thursday 7:45pm – 9:15pm and Saturday 1:30pm – 3:00 pm through October 5th.

110 King Street, 2nd Floor

Ages 13 and older are permitted.

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Mount Vernon Masquerade Ball
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Mount Vernon Masquerade Ball

The MVunderground and young professionals in the DC area have come together for a moonlit masquerade fundraising event in support of our founding father, George Washington, and his beloved home, Mount Vernon. This signature event welcomes more than 300 guests to the beautiful east lawn overlooking the Potomac River and raises money to support Mount Vernon's mission of preservation and education.

Saturday, September 21st

7-10:30PM | Mount Vernon’s Iconic East Lawn

Buy your tickets here

View the OTBD Lookbook for inspiration on what to wear here.

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Reiki and Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
Oct
5
to Oct 6

Reiki and Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

The Refresh Yoga Centers Reiki & Restore Teacher Training is a unique, 10 hour training that combines the teaching of Restorative Yoga with the healing of Reiki energy.
Day 1, the introduction to Reiki Level 1, will focus on opening the energy channels to allow the practitioner (YOU) to connect with universal life force energy (REIKI). There are no pre-requisites for Reiki Level 1 other than a desire to learn and heal.

We will cover:
The history of Reiki
The main Reiki lineages
An overview of hands on healing techniques and modalities
The subtle body (aura)
The chakras
Basic Reiki hand positions
Steps to perform Reiki on another person
Steps to perform Reiki on yourself
Reiki techniques for plants and animals

Day 2, Restorative Yoga training, will introduce basic yoga poses and how to set them up multiple ways using props, the therapeutic benefits of those poses, and basic modifications and assists. Participants will learn how to design and sequence a Restorative Yoga class and how to incorporate restorative poses into a flow class. The training will also include basic information on neuroscience research that supports the therapeutic applications of Restorative Yoga.

10 CE credits awarded
No Refunds, Refresh Yoga Center Membership discounts apply
$500 for the weekend. 
$250 for single day enrollment.

October 5-6, 12:30-5:30 pm

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Gold Paw Trunk Show
Aug
17
to Aug 18

Gold Paw Trunk Show

Join us on Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th for our Gold Paw Trunk Show. Gold Paw fleece wear is a must have in your dogs wardrobe. Gold Paw's legendary stretch fleece is a sublimely soft pull-over that is the perfect warm-up for tons of situations: A cool weather walk, three-season pajamas, always cold short-haired dogs, older dogs, puppies, dogs recovering from illness of injury, hairless cats even.

10% off for all pre-orders and over 30 colors to choose from!

Saturday August 17th 10-7 and Sunday August 18th 11--5

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10th Annual Alexandria Sidewalk Sale
Aug
10
to Aug 11

10th Annual Alexandria Sidewalk Sale

ALEXANDRIA SIDEWALK SALE

August 10-11, 2019

Alexandria’s summertime deal-grabbing tradition returns August 10-11, 2019 as 50+ boutiques throughout Old Town and Del Ray offer deeply-discounted summer merchandise (up to 80% off). Don’t miss your chance to find incredible bargains and unique treasures in Alexandria, the D.C. region’s Shop Small headquarters. Many boutiques will open their doors at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday to kick off the sale weekend. Spot the deals by looking for the bright yellow balloons. New this year, the King Street Mile comes alive with storefront activations, giveaways and live music. Plus, visitors are encouraged to make it a shopping weekend and enter an Instagram giveaway for the chance to win an overnight stay at Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa on August 10, 2019. Join the conversation online by using #SidewalkSaleALX.

View Participating Stores Here

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Kids Summer Camp
Aug
6
to Aug 9

Kids Summer Camp

Join us at AR Workshop for creative and crafty Summer ARt Camps! This morning session camp is $200 per registrant, and runs from Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 am-12:30 pm each day. Our camps are designed for girls and boys, ages 7-14. Kids will create 4 DIY youth projects and a DIY camp t-shirt over the course of the camp! Participants will be able to customize and choose their project paint colors from our decor line of paints! Kids are encouraged to bring a snack and drink to enjoy during breaks.

Price: $200

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Tax Free Weekend
Aug
2
to Aug 4

Tax Free Weekend

Participating Old Town Boutique Stores will pick up your tax ALL WEEKEND LONG.

Stores include:
529 Kids Consign
The Hive
The Shoe Hive
Mint Condition
Monday’s Child
Periwinkle
Salon DeZEN
TSALT
Wellness Cooperative
Twist Boutique
Bishop Boutique
She’s Unique
The Spice & Tea Exchange
Sara Campbell *Apparel under $100
Wear Ever Jewelry
Boxwood

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Kids Summer Camp
Jul
30
to Aug 2

Kids Summer Camp

Join us at AR Workshop for creative and crafty Summer ARt Camps! This morning session camp is $200 per registrant, and runs from Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 am-12:30 pm each day. Our camps are designed for girls and boys, ages 7-14. Kids will create 4 DIY youth projects and a DIY camp t-shirt over the course of the camp! Participants will be able to customize and choose their project paint colors from our decor line of paints! Kids are encouraged to bring a snack and drink to enjoy during breaks.

Price: $200

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Christmas In July
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas In July

It's the second most-wonderful time of the year! Join us at AR Workshop Alexandria for a special Christmas in July Workshop! Choose from our many Christmas designs to make on a Plank Wood Sign, Wood Tray, Centerpiece Box, Lazy Susan, Wood Photo Frame, Canvas Pillow or a Canvas Wall Hanging! Enjoy cookies and Christmas music as you DIY! Customize your project with your choice of (non-toxic!) stain and designer paint colors. 

*Use code XMAS12 in the promo box to receive $12 off your project of $69.50 and up. 
. No other gift cards or codes are valid for this workshop. 
. If the code is used for projects under $69.50, we will need to send you an invoice for the difference.
. If you do not hit "APPLY" for the promo code, we cannot go back and refund the $12 off your total.

Register Here

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Kids Summer Camp
Jul
23
to Jul 26

Kids Summer Camp

Join us at AR Workshop for creative and crafty Summer ARt Camps! This morning session camp is $200 per registrant, and runs from Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 am-12:30 pm each day. Our camps are designed for girls and boys, ages 7-14. Kids will create 4 DIY youth projects and a DIY camp t-shirt over the course of the camp! Participants will be able to customize and choose their project paint colors from our decor line of paints! Kids are encouraged to bring a snack and drink to enjoy during breaks.

Price: $200

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Rocket Yoga Premium Class at Refresh Yoga Center
Jul
21
4:00 PM16:00

Rocket Yoga Premium Class at Refresh Yoga Center

Rocket yoga is a vigorous set sequence based on the Ashtanga yoga system. Larry Shultz, creator of The Rocket, wanted to make the practice of Ashtanga more accessible to his clients. Rocket yoga is open to all levels with modifications and intricate transitions offered to those ready to take it up a notch. Arm balances, inversions and other challenging poses will be tackled using the power of the breath. Prepare to find an inner sense of calm and a new found sense of strength.

This is a premium class and regular classes packages cannot be used. It is free for Teal Members and $25 for drop ins. 

Register here

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 Explore, Create, and Shop During Old Town Alexandria’s Makers Mile: Mini Edition
Jul
19
to Jul 21

Explore, Create, and Shop During Old Town Alexandria’s Makers Mile: Mini Edition

  • 1219 King Street Alexandria, VA, 22314 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you missed our first ever Makers Mile, then you’re in luck. From July 19 to 21, we are introducing the brand-new Makers Mile MINI event. If you’re a Maker in the making or a seasoned veteran who is looking for something fun to do this summer, then we have the thing for you. Come out to Old Town Alexandria and spend some quality time with family and friends while practicing a new skill. Experience everything from paper and paint to fabric, yarn and more. Register now and we will reserve a Corkcicle water bottle* so you can stay hydrated as you walk Makers Mile. With it, you can stop at each store to collect flair, visit a “make and take” station, dine, and shop! Each store will have a limited-edition vinyl sticker, made especially for decorating your water bottle and “make and take” craft stations, where you can practice your crafty skills and take home your new handmade item! 

July 19 - 21, 11 am to 5 pm each day!

Here’s what you can look forward to:

AR Workshop: Pop into AR Workshop's NEW DIY Studio on King Street and learn different painting techniques to create your very own Summer Themed mini wood block. Crafters will get to choose from multiple Summer designs and non-toxic stain and paint color options (while supplies last).

fibre space: Learn how to make a tassel! Crafters will use our tassel makers to make their very own tassels from natural wool yarn. 

(NEW!) MeggRolls: Show your Makers Mile Mini water bottle and enjoy a free 20oz fountain drink with your purchase.

(NEW!) Nicecream: Enjoy fresh handmade ice cream at 20% off when you show your Makers Mile Mini water bottle.

Penny Post: Tap into your creative side when you decorate your new pencil pouch. It’s perfect for throwing in your purse or backpack!

Red Barn Mercantile: Conflicted Pixie is back at Red Barn Mercantile, this time we will be creating her signature zipper pull. Add a little zip (pun intended!) to your jacket, purse, or backpack!

Stitch Sew Shop: Learn to make colorful friendship bracelets with us. Quick and simple to make, you’ll want to make several to give to friends…and a few to keep for yourself!

Register Here

*Participants should be 10 years or older. Anyone younger must be accompanied by an adult. (Parents, make your reservation and join the fun too!) Each reservation includes a water bottle, a sticker from each store to be picked up at the stores, and a make and take craft. To collect stickers and partake of the craft you MUST have a reservation and show your water bottle before starting the event. Water bottles and crafts are while supplies last. Make and take stations are from 11 am to 5 pm each day.

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Christmas In July
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas In July

It's the second most-wonderful time of the year! Join us at AR Workshop Alexandria for a special Christmas in July Workshop! Choose from our many Christmas designs to make on a Plank Wood Sign, Wood Tray, Centerpiece Box, Lazy Susan, Wood Photo Frame, Canvas Pillow or a Canvas Wall Hanging! Enjoy cookies and Christmas music as you DIY! Customize your project with your choice of (non-toxic!) stain and designer paint colors.

Classes are July 17, 7-9:30pm & July 24, 7-9:30pm

*Use code XMAS12 in the promo box to receive $12 off your project of $69.50 and up.
. No other gift cards or codes are valid for this workshop.
. If the code is used for projects under $69.50, we will need to send you an invoice for the difference.
. If you do not hit "APPLY" for the promo code, we cannot go back and refund the $12 off your total.

Register Here

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Kids Summer Camp
Jul
16
to Jul 19

Kids Summer Camp

Join us at AR Workshop for creative and crafty Summer ARt Camps! This morning session camp is $200 per registrant, and runs from Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 am-12:30 pm each day. Our camps are designed for girls and boys, ages 7-14. Kids will create 4 DIY youth projects and a DIY camp t-shirt over the course of the camp! Participants will be able to customize and choose their project paint colors from our decor line of paints! Kids are encouraged to bring a snack and drink to enjoy during breaks.

Price: $200

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Natural Curls Class
Jul
14
12:00 PM12:00

Natural Curls Class

Calling All Curls! Learn how to air-dry and diffuse to get the most from your natural texture.

Tired of frizzy, flat, and fuzzed hair? Enjoy complimentary sips and sweets while you learn how to embrace your natural curl. Whether you like to blow-dry or prefer your waves air-dried, our educators/curl experts Lee Wilson and Martha Hazard will instruct you with tips and tricks to define, smooth, and pop your tresses. Curl up with us at deZEN!

Get your ticket today on Eventbrite:

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Paint Party with Nicole Seifert
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Paint Party with Nicole Seifert

Enjoy a paint night out with your favorite gal pals at a paint night with local artist, Nicole Seifert!

*monogrammed summer crossbody series*

Location: Bishop Boutique
Date: Thursday, July 11th
Time: 7-9pm

$100 per person, price includes all supplies
wine and small bites will be provided
(spaces are limited)

Contact Bishop Boutique to register (571)312-0042

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Summer Treat.Me
Jul
11
5:00 PM17:00

Summer Treat.Me

Indulge in this facial for your hair, the Treat.Me is a highly customizable treatment which improves the texture, shine, moisture and overall health of your hair using gentle and natural fruit extracts from papaya, orchid, and lotus flower.

Restore your luscious locks, join Salon deZEN for a relaxing evening filled with pampering, hors d'oeuvres and enjoy your hair's renewed shine, moisture and strength.

1 Ticket includes a customized Treat.Me luxury conditioning service and customized Blow-Dry with one of our stylists, beverages and appetizers are complimentary, Cheers!

Also enjoy 20% off Kevin.Murphy products the night of!

Complimentary Treat.Me Friends of deZEN cards are not applicable to this ticket/event.

Once you have purchased your ticket, please contact us at (703) 549-1400 to book, We can't wait to see you!

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Jewelry Techniques Class
Jul
11
to Jul 25

Jewelry Techniques Class

Classes are every Thursday, July 11-25, 10:00am-1:00pm.

Create wonderful, wearable jewelry using copper, brass, silver, or other metals. Learn or improve your skills in the techniques of sawing, drilling, piercing, filing, soldering, riveting, texturing, basic forging, milling, and polishing. Learn to set gemstones into pendants, rings, or bracelets. Small class size ensures one-on-one instructor guidance.
All levels.
Maximum 5 students.
Materials needed: 18g copper or brass sheet, 18g brass wire, 18g copper wire, OR bring $15 to purchase a starter kit.

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Jewelry Techniques Class
Jul
10
to Jul 24

Jewelry Techniques Class

Classes are every Wednesday, July 10-24, 7:00pm-10:00pm

Create wonderful, wearable jewelry using copper, brass, silver, or other metals. Learn or improve your skills in the techniques of sawing, drilling, piercing, filing, soldering, riveting, texturing, basic forging, milling, and polishing. Learn to set gemstones into pendants, rings, or bracelets. Small class size ensures one-on-one instructor guidance.
All levels.
Maximum 5 students.
Materials needed: 18g copper or brass sheet, 18g brass wire, 18g copper wire, OR bring $15 to purchase a starter kit.

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Kids Summer Camp
Jul
9
to Jul 12

Kids Summer Camp

Join us at AR Workshop for creative and crafty Summer ARt Camps! This morning session camp is $200 per registrant, and runs from Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 am-12:30 pm each day. Our camps are designed for girls and boys, ages 7-14. Kids will create 4 DIY youth projects and a DIY camp t-shirt over the course of the camp! Participants will be able to customize and choose their project paint colors from our decor line of paints! Kids are encouraged to bring a snack and drink to enjoy during breaks.

Price: $200

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In Transition Class
Jun
30
12:00 PM12:00

In Transition Class

At deZEN the words in our hearts and displayed on our website have been the same since 2016: deZEN is a safe and sacred space where we encourage and help you explore how you can visually represent yourself in the most authentic way. We all have a story to tell about ourselves visually, whether it is the power bob or colorful rainbow strands. Let yourself shine through!
Express externally who you are internally
MTF & FTM
Learn how to best express your authentic self with practical skills!
STYLING
We'll be teaching you how to ask for what you want at the salon, how to achieve different styles with your chosen hair!
BE WHO YOU WANT
Meet others in the Trans community in a safe and supportive environment!

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Enamel Rings Workshop
Jun
29
10:00 AM10:00

Enamel Rings Workshop

Create a colorful enameled ring custom fit to your size. In this workshop, you will texture and patina metal, cut copper circles, form metal with dapping tools, and kiln-fire opaque or transparent metals. Assemble this ring with cold connections and minimal soldering. Experiment with a multitude of colors and textures for endless variations. Experience: all levels. Maximum 5 students. All materials included.

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Contour Class: 2019
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Contour Class: 2019

With light and shadow, it’s possible not just to accentuate your features — but to reshape them.

Our 2018 Contour and Highlight class was a hit, and we are so excited to do it again!
What is contouring?
Contouring is a technique using darker shades of concealer or foundation to create dimension and a more defined facial structure
What is highlighting?
Highlighting is a long-standing beauty technique popular for its ability to direct the eye to strategic areas of the face.

These techniques can be used to create a softer, more natural look perfect for everyday wear and warm summer evenings!

Or you can create a more dramatic, instagram style contour utilizing your face structure and accentuating your best qualities (even though we already know your whole face is your best quality!)

Enjoy sips & savory treats while you learn this revolutionary makeup technique that everyone should have in their arsenal! This is a hands on class where we will teach you the best way to contour your face shape and the best products for your particular needs, So whatever your personal style or current fashion mood, come Discover, Create and Recreate with us!

Ticket includes a contouring kit with at least one dark and one light shade, plus an applicator.

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