Saturday, September 27th
Alexandria farmers market, produce, baked goods, framed art, jewelry and crafts, sponsored by the city, 7 a.m.-noon, plant clinic services from master gardeners, 7-9:30 a.m. Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria. 703-746-3200 or www.alexandriava.gov .
Del Ray farmers market, produce, cheese, flowers, meat, eggs, honey, nuts and baked goods. 8 a.m.-noon., Virginia Cooperative Extension plant clinic, 8:30-11 a.m. Mount Vernon and East Oxford avenues, Alexandria. 703-683-2570, www.alexandriava.gov or email@example.com .
Costume symposium, Alexandra Deutsch of the Maryland Historical Society, Ann Buermann Wass of the Riversdale House Museum and others discuss “Capital Fashion of 1814: London to the City of Washington.” 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. Morning session, $50; afternoon workshop, $50; lunch, $25. 703-746-4242 or shop.alexandriava.gov .
Alexandria Police Fallen Officers Memorial, groundbreaking ceremony. 10 a.m., Alexandria Police Headquarters, 3600 Wheeler Ave. Free. 703-746-1909 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Alexandria Seaport Foundation’s Seaport Day, features a chowder cook-off, an “Anything That Floats” recycled boat competition, activities, boat trips and exhibits. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Waterfront Park, 1 Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-549-7078 or www.alexandriaseaport.org .
American Association of University Women program, legislative counsel Carolyn Ronis and Jim Feroli of Catholic Charities discuss “Immigration Issues: Children Crossing the Border.” 10 a.m.-noon, Cameron Station Clubhouse, 200 Cameron Station Blvd., Alexandria. Free. 202-331-3074 or email@example.com .
Tour of homes in Historic Old Town, features six homes. Tickets available at Twig Thrift Shop, the Ramsey House Visitor Center, the Elliot Garden and Old Presbyterian Meeting House to benefit Inova Alexandria Hospital. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $40; in advance, $35. 703-823-6269 orwww.thetwig.org .
Doctor Who program, features trivia, crafts, prizes and more. Costumes encouraged. 2-4 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1751 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us .
Banned Book: “Library Survivor,” five “banned” books are saved from a pretend fire and only one book can be included in a truckload of books. Five actors introduce each book and defend their importance and answer questions. The audience chooses the book for the last spot on the truck. 2 p.m., the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org .
Raise a Roof, features host Renaldo Nehemiah, cocktails, dinner, music by William “Smooth” Wardlaw, live and silent auctions. 7 p.m., U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 600 Dulany St., Alexandria. $75. 703-836-1021 orwww.rebuildingtogetheralex.org .
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, performing works by Bernstein, Rachmaninoff and Villa-Lobos, featuring “O Great Mystery” by Nebal Maysaud, winner of the 2014 Kluge Young Composers Competition. 8 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $5-$80. 703-548-0885 or www.alexsym.org
Sunday, Sept. 28
West End farmers market, produce, coffee, baked goods, cheese, yogurt, sponsored by Eden Good. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Dr., Alexandria. 703-746-4343 orwww.westendfarmersmarket.org .
Four Mile Run farmers and artisan market, produce, beef, desserts, herbs, cheese, crafts. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; concert by Mike Elosh, 10 a.m., Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisan Market, 4109 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 804-464-7661, www.4mrmarket.org or firstname.lastname@example.org .
“Architectural Interpretations” exhibit, fiber art inspired by architecture. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursday), through Oct. 14, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Studio 18, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935 orwww.potomacfiberartsgallery.com .
“Hacking Objects of Desire,” Sami design traditions through video, sound, text and sculpture by Joar Nango and poet and writer Sigbjørn Skåden. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursday), through Oct. 19, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 4, or www.torpedofactory.org .
Simpson Park demonstration gardens, tour and open house, led by master gardeners of Alexandria and Arlington. 1-4 p.m., Simpson Park Gardens, 426 E. Monroe Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-228-6400,www.ext.vt.edu or email@example.com .
Charles Houston seniors pickleball games, drop-in for 55 and older. 3-4:30 p.m., Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St., Alexandria. Free; nonresidents, $8. 703-746-5552 orwww.alexandriava.gov .