Here are 5 Things for Tuesday, Aug. 27 in and around Old Town Alexandria:
Help the Red Cross — The Alexandria Chapter House of the American Red Cross (123 North Alfred St.) is hosting a blood drive from 2 to 8 p.m. Donors will receive coupons for free items from Dunkin’ Donuts.
‘Scapes — Looking for some new scenery for your lunchtime stroll? The Art League Gallery’s August landscape exhibit is currently on display. Artwork of all mediums inspired by environments as diverse as coastal scenes and industrial-urban areas is on display today from noon to 6 p.m. at 105. N. Union St.
Banana Lover’s Day — The average person eats about 33 pounds of bananas a year. That’s more than 100 bananas per person. Are you above or below the average?
A dog walks into a bar — Bring your pooch to Jackson 20 (480 King St.) at 5 p.m. for Doggie Yappy Hour, a tradition unlike any other.
Restaurant Week — This citywide event offers up many dining opportunities through Sunday, Sept. 1. Participating restaurants serve a $35 dinner for two or a $35 three-course fixed-price meal. See the restaurant week website for more information on participating restaurants.