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Here’s a roundup of all the events, live music, and entertainment happening around Alexandria this weekend; enjoy! 

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Six-time Grammy-winning jazz saxophonist David Sanborn died on Sunday, just days before his scheduled appearance at The Birchmere in Alexandria.

Sanborn, who was 78, died after an extended battle with prostate cancer “with complications,” according to an announcement on his Facebook page. The announcement said the artist had maintained a regular touring schedule despite battling the cancer since 2018, and that he had dates schedules into next year.


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Alexandria’s been expanding its bike infrastructure and next week’s Bike to Work Day could be a perfect opportunity to check that out.

Bike to Work Day is an annual tradition encouraging locals to ride a bike to their offices. This year, Bike to Work Day is on Friday, May 17.


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The Cinco de Mayo fiesta is starting early this Sunday in Carlyle.

From 9 to 10 a.m., Tequila & Taco (540 John Carlyle Street) will be selling six-ounce margaritas for 5-cents apiece, and will be giving away 600 straw sombreros.


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A race through Old Town this weekend will cause some road closures on Saturday and Sunday.

The PNC Parkway Classic is scheduled for Sunday, April 28. The city said in a release that there will also be a couple of closures on Saturday — we’re told that’s for race setup near Oronoco Bay Park.


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Good Friday morning, Alexandria!

🌧️ Today’s weather: Showers are possible after 2pm, accompanied by cloudy skies and a high near 65°F. The southeast wind will be around 7 mph, and there’s a 30% chance of precipitation. Moving into Friday night, showers remain a possibility, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 54°F. The southeast wind will slow down to 6 mph before becoming light and variable, and the chance of precipitation increases to 50%.


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The Old Town Festival of Speed and Style is set to cruise back into Alexandria next month.

The annual festival is returning for the fifth year in a row on Sunday, May 19, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.


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Good Friday morning, Alexandria!

⛈️ Today’s weather: Expect scattered showers and thunderstorms, partly sunny skies, and a high around 68. Breezy conditions will prevail, featuring a west wind at 14-24 mph and gusts up to 43 mph; there’s a 40% chance of precipitation. Friday night will see scattered showers, mainly before 2am, with mostly cloudy skies and a low near 52. The breeze will continue with a west wind at 21 mph and gusts reaching 39 mph, accompanied by a 30% chance of precipitation.


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