On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm

Meet your next two best friends – Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson, along with their fiery hot 11-piece big band!  All across America, audiences have fallen in love with these two sophisticated Southern gentleman and the high-energy show that is Davis & Johnson Present the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra.  Along with the greatest songs, the best original arrangements and phenomenal musicianship, these two bring their rich friendship and charm to the stage.  Fashioned in the style and swagger of the legendary entertainers lead by Frank Sinatra, Davis & Johnson are putting their own stamp on the Great American songbook, graced with a touch of Motown, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Elvis and more, offering a freshness and relevance that speaks to every soul.  Fresh off the premier of their nationally televised PBS special, the 18,000 mile tour makes one stop in Alexandria Virginia at the beautiful Carlyle Club!

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SBDC Workshop: Smarter Interviewing Skills = Better Results: A Workshop for Employe @ Alexandria Small Business Development Center
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

When did you last study effective interviewing techniques?  For many hiring managers the answer is never.  Knowing how to effectively interview and assess candidates results in better hires and higher retention rates.  Whether you interview for entry level or highly skilled employees, frequently or rarely, alone or with others – this seminar can help improve your skills right away.  Your ability to interview well can mean lower hiring costs, higher productivity and retention for organizational success.  Nice results but how do you get them?  Join us for an interactive seminar dedicated to how to interview and select top employees.  You will leave with new skills and immediately useful new questions and techniques to enhance your ability to hire well.

Presented by Patricia Frame, Strategies for Human Resources

On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: Vintage#18 with Special Guest Heather Haze
Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm

Hard-driving blues rhythms and soul grooves fuel the blistering performance of DC-based soul blues band Vintage#18. After attending a performance, John Porter, NPR declares, “Vintage#18 is a band you have to see live in order to appreciate their level of performance.” According to The Alternate Root, “Robbin Kapsalis delivers vocals that slink through a smoky haze of Soul”.

Performing together since 2013, the band sharpened their sound and performance chops in clubs throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. They soon found themselves sharing stages with The Nighthawks, Billy Price, Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials, Albert Cummings, Selwyn Birchwood, Coco Montoya, and Roomful of Blues. The album features the unique sound of Bill Holter on guitar (a.k.a. #18), while the groove is laid down by Alex Kuldell on drums and Mark Chandler on bass. Soulful vocals are delivered by newcomer and bandleader Robbin Kapsalis.

Blues In the South hit it on the head…” Although this outfit is undoubtedly a blues band, they have a distinctively individual sound.”


The highlight of the evening is special guest, multi-instrumentalist, composer, vocalist and recording artist, Heather Haze, delighting audiences with a passionate flair and musical exuberance rarely encountered. She has performed on stage with legends such as Little Feat and George Clinton, not to mention hundreds of other talented bands and artists from coast to coast. Her original music was nominated for the Hollywood Music in Media awards in 2009 and 2010, and received honorable mention in the 2010 Songwars International Songwriting Competition.

Heather is saxophonist, keyboardist and vocalist with DC’s award-winning all-female party band, Wicked Jezebel.

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Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week @ Environmental Center Lobby
Jun 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
City of Alexandria Hosts 2018 ~ Alexandria Contemporary Architecture Symposium
Jun 8 – Jun 9 all-day

City of Alexandria Hosts 2018 Alexandria Contemporary

Architecture Symposium

The City of Alexandria will host its third community Contemporary Architecture Symposium on Friday and Saturday, June 8-9, at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (600 Dulany St.). The symposium will promote public discussion about architecture and design in Alexandria. The event will explore how the development process can identify and foster beautiful, timeless and compatible contemporary design for large new development projects in a city with 270 years of evolving architectural heritage.

The two-day event includes a reception and keynote panel discussion on Friday, moderated by Washington Post columnist Roger K. Lewis (a member of the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows), and will feature a tour of Dulany Gardens and a display of projects that have won Northern Virginia architectural design awards.

On Saturday, the community is invited to a light breakfast, followed by guided bus tours of case study sites to discuss what was successful for these projects, and any areas of potential improvement on future projects.

Registration for the symposium is not required, but is strongly encouraged. Bus transportation to the Saturday tour sites will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For registration information, a list of panel participants and more event details, visit the 2018 Architecture Symposium webpage.

On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: JOHNNIE STEELE & THE STEELE4REAL BAND
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm

Most music lovers remember the popular song “Tell Me Have You Seen Her”.  Now they’re asking, “Tell Me Have You Seen Them”, the unforgettable Johnnie Steele & the Steele4Real Band & Show. Maybe it was Las Vegas, Atlantic City, South Africa, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Capital Jazz Fest Super Cruise, or an After Party, Wedding, Reception, Restaurant, Grand Opening, Fundraiser, Promotional Event, Family Reunion, Product Promotion, or Private Event. Perhaps you were blessed to see him in Full Concert with his Famed family, “The Steele Family”, of Alexandria VA, or his wife, the renowned “Debbie Taylor Steele”, or with his extremely talented and successful Musical offspring Johnie Steele, III and Shekinah, or one of his many Church choirs or Ensembles.

No matter the venue or occasion, one thing is for certain, you will never forget the incredible musical journey Johnnie takes you on time and time again. With over 30 years in the music industry, he masterfully engages your mind, body and soul as he performs some of the most memorable music of all time from all genres.  Their versatile vocals can emulate almost any artist while you hear the complete and authentic musical rendition of your favorite songs.  

Enjoy their vast repertoire of R&B, Smooth Jazz, Pop, Seasonal, Dance (Line Dances) and Gospel.  Their song list contains music from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s to present.

Steele4Real can go from Smooth and Traditional Jazz, drop you right into Motown, dance you into James Brown, groove you with some Chuck Brown, journey up to Chi-Town, and take you back to the Philly sound, before you know it you’re Luther bound, then hit you with the Michael Jackson sound, Line Dance you into Zydeco Town, and top it off using his unique style and sound…by the way all this in one night.

If you are looking to have the best entertainment at your next event, let Johnnie Steele and the Steele4Real Band & Show give you that special touch that will leave your guest and audiences breathless.  Don’t wait another minute, they are one of the most sought after musical entertainment groups in the country today.

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On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: 70’s Disco & Funk Dance Party
Jun 9 @ 8:00 pm

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: Ladies and Gentlemen…’s time to rewind those clocks, put on that fly 70’s fashion, and come ready to dance for a soulful, funky, disco night at the beautiful Carlyle Club!

DJ Darin from Belt it Out Productions,, will be spinning tunes from all of your favorite 70’s artists: James Brown, Donna Summer, Bee Gees, Earth Wind & Fire, Jackson Five, Chic, Commodores, KC & The Sunshine Band, Wild Cherry, Stevie Wonder, Gloria Gaynor, and many, many more.

Put on those big collars, wide lapels, flared pants, jumpsuits, super-wide bell bottoms, and big hair for a funky night of 70’s music and dancing!!!

Doors will open at 6:30pm for dinner and drinks, prizes will be given out for the best 70’s outfits, and the dance party will jump off right at 8:00pm.

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On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: Rose Master Class Night on the Patio
Jun 14 @ 6:30 pm

Rose Master Class Night on the Patio

It’s that time of year again! The best time for you to stock up on all your rosé for summer. Parties, restaurants, warm nights and romantic date nights – we know rosé is your go-to. We are so excited to share with you a master class of rosé hosted by Brian Leger on our beautiful Patio.  At this class we will be pouring four delicious rosés from around the country paired with delicious hors d’oeuvres. We will teach you the methods of producing rosé, tasting notes, as well as how to pair rosé with food.  It’s time to become a rosé expert!

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On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: POLARIS
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm

From the music director of BroadSound, our Nation’s most popular dance band, comes a new high-energy party band…POLARIS. The band features veterans of the music scene including 3 powerhouse lead singers and a smoking horn section. Polaris performs a huge variety of music and ALWAYS features the hottest NEW music as it becomes popular. If you don’t see a current TOP 40 hit on the bands Song List…just ask! Polaris also plays all the classic music from Motown to Classic Rock, 80’s-90’s and more.

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Jun 16 @ 8:00 am

(Black Tie Optional)
Good Shot Judy specializes in delivering top-notch Classic Vocal Jazz and recreating the classic nightclub entertainment feel of Las Vegas in its prime. Think Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Count Basie, glitz and glamour. Real entertainment from an era that was not only filled with great singers, performers, and great songs, but whose legacy has become synonymous with what great entertainment really is.

It doesn’t end there though. Possessing a large repertoire of classic swingin’ big band hits, Good Shot Judy is also equally adept at delivering classic ballads, and cocktail music. Performing in configurations as small as a quintet, and as large as the twelve-piece big band gives the group the versatility to meet the needs of virtually any client. From intimate cocktail parties, brunches, and weddings, to festivals, corporate events, and large theater shows, Good Shot Judy can customize the group size and repertoire to perfectly compliment the atmosphere and budget of almost any event.

In addition, every member who performs in any Good Shot Judy configuration is a seasoned professional. From cruise ships, to sports stadiums, we’ve logged thousands of performances between us, at every type of venue you can think of, so you can rest assured that your guests will enjoy being entertained by professional performers.

From the swingin’ sounds of Sinatra, Basie, and contemporaries like Michael Buble, and Harry Connick Jr., to the beautiful ballads of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and back to the high energy Latin Dance big band sound, Good Shot Judy has got you covered! Now…

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