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John Waters, Ask Your Legislators and the Bellefonte Wizards

Plus, a Great Gatsby cocktail party and the Moonshine Society.

State Sen. Adam Ebbin (left) and Del. Rob Krupicka. (Patch file photo)
State Sen. Adam Ebbin (left) and Del. Rob Krupicka. (Patch file photo)

Speak with your legislators — State Sens. Adam Ebbin (D-30th) and George Barker (D-39th) and Dels. Rob Krupicka (D-45th) and Charniele Herring (D-46th) will participate in a public hearing from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 at Alexandria City Hall (301 King St.) to discuss the upcoming 2014 legislative session in Richmond. The event will give residents a chance to ask questions to their elected representatives.   

Cheer on the Wizards — The Bellefonte Wizards, a basketball team comprised of adults with intellectual disabilities living in city residential housing, will compete against staff from Alexandria’s Department of Community and Human Services at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 at Cora Kelly Recreation Center (25 W. Reed Ave.).

The Wizards reached the state championships of the Virginia Special Olympics in March 2013 and have a three-year winning streak against the DCHS Shooting Stars in this annual rivalry game.

Great Gatsby Holiday Tasting Party — The Hour Cocktail Collection (1015 King St.) is hosting a Gatsby-themed (not Gadsby!) cocktail party from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17. Ticket proceeds benefit Carpenter’s Shelter. With paid admission, there will be a 15 percent discount on all items during the event. Tickets are $25 and are available at The Hour or by calling 703-224-4687 to make your reservation. Limited space is available.

A John Waters Christmas — The one and only film director, author, stand-up and visual artist rides his sleigh into the Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave.) on Wednesday, Dec. 18 for a one-man show beginning at 7:30 p.m. Expect Mr. Waters for put the “X” back in Xmas. Tickets are $49.50 and are available through the Birchmere website

Moonshine Society — This roots rock, blues and R&B band hits the Old Town Theater (815 King St.) stage at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18. The band, a regular presence at the 219 on King Street, will be joined on stage by saxophonist Ron Holloway. Tickets are $8 and are available through the Old Town Theater website. Doors open at 6 p.m.

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