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Weekend Planner: Restaurant Week, Nats Fest and More

Things to do this weekend (Jan. 24 - 26) in Alexandria and beyond.

Cold temperatures will continue through this weekend under deceptively warm-looking sunny skies. Here are a few ways to warm up this weekend across the metro area.

Winter Restaurant Week Continues

Where: At more than 50 restaurants across Alexandria.

When: Every day through Sunday, Jan. 27.

Why go: Restaurant week is a great excuse to go try a restaurant you’ve been meaning to visit. Details and menus from participating restaurants are available here.

Price: Most restaurants are offering a $35 dinner for two or a $35 pre-fixe menu.

SOHO Photography Project at Art League Gallery

Where: The Art League Gallery, 105 N. Union St.

When: Saturday through Feb. 3.

Why go: The "SOHO Photography Project" features two works by each of the participants in the SOHO mentorship program for at-risk Alexandria girls.

Price: Free.

Civil War Ball

Where: Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

When: 8 – 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26

Why go: This fun, historic event will include live music, dancing and desserts from the Civil War era. Dress in period attire!

Price: $45 in advance, $50 at the door (while space is available). Reservations are required. Call 703-746-7272

St. Paul's Tours

Where: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 222 S. Pitt St. in Old Town

When: Sunday morning

Why go: Enjoy a walking tour of St. Paul's Episcopal Church led by Heidi Schneble, a parishioner and one of the leaders of the Alexandria Ghost Tours. St. Paul’s building was designed by architect Benjamin Latrobe, who also designed the U.S. Capitol. Look for Schneble at the weekly welcome coffee in the Johnston Room after the 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. service.

Price: Free

Cartoon Skate

When/Where: Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Washington Harbour Ice Rink, 3050 K St. NW.

Why Go: Take the family out for a day of skating with a twist as your favorite cartoon characters join you on the ice. 

Price: Adults $9, Children/Seniors/Military $7 and Skate Rental $5.

Nats Fest

Where: 2 to 4 p.m Saturday, Jan. 26

Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW, Washington, D.C.

Why Go: Meet your favorite Washington Nationals players,  get your photo with the mascots and best of all be among the first to hear the Nats announce a 5th Racing President for this season!

Price: Adults $20, children $10. 

What are you up to this weekend, Alexandria? Tell us about events we should highlight in the comments section below!

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