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Year round, Dandy Fine Dining Restaurant Cruise sets sail down the Potomac in riverboats that fete short-distance travelers with live music, dancing, and gourmet continental cuisine. Passengers snap photos of cherry trees fluttering in pastel pink from the expansive upper deck on springtime cruises, or savor bites of prime rib and stuffed shrimp and watch the President balance a star on top of the Washington Monument in the winter. Cruises embark from Alexandria and glide up to Georgetown before making their way back to port.
0 Prince St
Alexandria,
VA
US
The Metropolitan School of the Arts - formerly the Metropolitan Fine Arts Center - was founded more than 14 years ago. This multidisciplinary performing-arts organization takes a holistic approach to teaching and encouraging performance-arts skills, creating performance opportunities in dance, music, and theater for a diverse population of students of all ages and abilities. Its students have gone to perform on Broadway, at The Juilliard School, and in highly esteemed companies, such as the Mark Morris Dance Company, The Washington Ballet, and Ford's Theater and Signature Theater. Youth programs include year-round programs in dance, theater, music, music-theater, and acting, as well as a performing-arts program in the summer, all for children as young as 2. Adult classes range from basic to advanced, including ballet, jazz, and tap lessons, plus yoga and ballet-barre fitness workouts.
201 Prince St
Alexandria,
VA
US
The Light Horse offers an array of tempting American cuisine. Dieters beware — The Light Horse does not offer low-fat cuisine. Be sure to complete your meal at The Light Horse with a drink from the restaurant's full bar. Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — The Light Horse has kid-friendly food and seating. If you're having a party, no need to stress out about cooking, cleaning or getting tables and chairs, have your party at The Light Horse instead. Head to The Light Horse for a happy hour that aims to please. If you're ready for a show, The Light Horse often books live musical groups or a DJ. Those that prefer some music with their meal will find live tunes at The Light Horse. For those who enjoy entertainment while dining, The Light Horse hosts live DJs. If your Friday or Saturday night plans include a trip to the restaurant, it's best to reserve a table before heading over. Jeans are just right for a meal at The Light Horse, which embraces a casual vibe. The Light Horse prides itself in its delicious catering. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go. The Light Horse is located near various parking options, including garages, lots and street parking. Menu items at The Light Horse tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here. Major credit cards — including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
715 King Street
Alexandria,
VA
US
John Strongbow fills plates with a blend of ancient and modern European cuisine, delivered straight to tables as soon as they're finished cooking. Root vegetables, such as boiled red potatoes and pureed yams, pair with heartier mains including trout in brown-butter sauce and slow-roasted prime rib. For drink, the bar slings mead and beers, many of which date back centuries. One beer, Weihenstephaner, can trace its lineage back to 761, the same year beer pong was invented.
710 King Street
Alexandria,
VA
US
Even though the banquet hall at Medieval Madness is eternally stuck in the 15th century, its court isn't content to perform the same show forever. Every four months, the troupe updates its production of comedy and knightly combat, swapping out nods to politics and modern life as often as kings jail their favorite jesters for disobeying the fashion police. Each evening's reverie begins with a four-course meal served family style at long banquet tables. Like the show, the menu regularly rotates, though it always includes a succulent pear sauce crafted from an 800-year-old recipe, a perfect complement when drizzled over roasted meats or smeared on an opposing clan's coat of arms. Throughout the evening, guests watch on as the duke and duchess lob insults at each other, wenches break into tawdry songs, and knights fully clad in chain mail part the tables to challenge one another in exhilarating sword fights.
1121 King St
Alexandria,
VA
US
When the Old Town Theater was remodeled in 2012, the owners discovered an architectural gem that waited 98 years to be uncovered. Throughout the theater, they found pressed tin dating back to the venue’s inception as a vaudeville and silent-film house in 1914. The most amazing discovery, however, was a grand staircase that had been left out of the building plans since the 1930s. Now the theater pays homage to its roots, even while offering modern amenities such as spacious seating, a professional light-and-sound system, and a television that shows stuff in color.
1222 King Street
Alexandria,
VA
US
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