Wear purple, green and gold while enjoying the “Not So Modern Jazz Band Quartet Minus One” by attending the First Friday: “Mardi Gras in Alexandria, February 5 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St. Mardi Gras in Alexandria carnival customs will be celebrated without leaving Alexandria. Make a Mardi Gras mask with Metamorphosis Art and Enrichment Center or bring your own and plan to participate in the evening’s Mardi Gras parade.
A “meet and greet” begins at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be on hand, complements of the Office of the Arts. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. Advance per person reservations: $5 residents; $10 nonresidents. At door: $10 residents; $15 nonresidents. No experience is necessary. Children must be accompanied by one adult.
To pay online, visit www.alexandriava.gov/webtrac and register using class code 355203.01.
The “Mardi Gras in Alexandria” is part of the “First Fridays” Series. The Series is a project of the Office of the Arts, a division of the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.