Here’s a quick look at the week ahead in Alexandria:
Potomac Yard Metro station — Alexandria City Council will hold a work session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 at City Hall concerning efforts to build an infill Metrorail station at Potomac Yard. The project ran into some obstacles and siting issues this summer and fall and city staff is currently “working very hard on alternative [station] locations” within Potomac Yard, Planning and Zoning Director Faroll Hamer said at last week’s Planning Commission meeting.
Wound Warrior Artwork — The Art League will hold an opening reception for its IMPART Ceramics Exhibit from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. The exhibit showcases work by eight ceramic artists, all of whom are part of the League’s IMPART Project—a unique collaboration between The Art League and the Wounded Warriors at Fort Belvoir that offers the creative outlet of visual arts to recently injured military personnel, their escorts and caregivers, while aiding their transition to health and healing. The Art League is located inside the Torpedo Factory Art Center at 105 North Union St.
"A Christmas Carol" — The Little Theatre of Alexandria (600 Wolfe St.) debuted its new performance of the holiday classic from Charles Dickens last week. Tickets are $15 and performances run through Dec. 22. Ticket and showtime info is available on the Little Theatre of Alexandria website.
Rick Springfield — The Australian pop singer’s stripped-down Thursday show at The Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave.) is sold out, but that doesn’t mean we can’t listen to his 1981 hit “Jessie’s Girl” right now (or from the venue’s bar during the performance) for free.
Potomac Yard Park Opens — An opening ceremony for the 21-acre linear park on the eastern edge of the new Potomac Yard development will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.