Celebrate Community 5K/1K Fun Run, One Man Lord of the Rings, Love Canon String Band and 'Primary Colors'

Plus, Alexandria Restaurant Week begins Friday.

The Birchmere is located at 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue. (Patch file photo)
The Birchmere is located at 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue. (Patch file photo)

A glance at the weekend ahead in Alexandria.

Alexandria Restaurant WeekAlexandria’s Winter Restaurant Week kicks off Friday, Jan. 17 and runs through Sunday, Jan. 26 at eateries throughout the city. Fifty restaurants will offer either a $35 prix-fixe three-course dinner or a $35 dinner for two. The promotion will showcase everything from fine dining establishments to casual neighborhood favorites. For more information, see: Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week: Menus, Prices, Reservations

Junior Brown — The country guitarist hits the stage at the Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave.) at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17. He’ll be joined by Jackson Edwards of The WeatherVanes. Tickets are $25.

“Primary Colors” — In conjunction with its “Primary Colors” art exhibit, Del Ray Artisans will screen the 1998 movie of the same name at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 at the gallery (2704 Mount Vernon Ave.)  There’s a suggested donation of $3.

One Man Lord of the Rings — Charlie Ross brings his take on Tolkien to the Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave.) for a 7:30 p.m. show Saturday, Jan. 18. Tickets are $35

Love Canon String Band — These conservatory-trained string musicians kick out bluegrass covers of 80s rock hits (Yes, you read that correctly). They hit the Old Town Theater (815 King St.) for a 9 p.m. show on Saturday, Jan. 18. Tickets are $12.50 (more at the door). Doors open at 5 p.m.  

2014 Celebrate Community 5K/1K Fun Run — Agudas Achim Congregation kicks off its yearlong centennial celebration with this fun run that begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 that begins and finishes on Eisenhower Avenue near the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Strollers are welcome, but leave to dogs at home. There is a $35 registration prior to the event for the 5K, $20 for the 1K. Race day registration begins at 8 a.m. For more information, visit the race website. A portion of the proceeds will go to ALIVE!.


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