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February 2014
Cabin fever setting in? The Alden has your cure: a magical visit to Iceland. Or how about a vacation to charming Ireland? We hear Nova Scotia is beautiful this time of year. Whatever your fancy, make The Alden your destination this month!

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February's don't-miss event
Alden theatre

Elska: "Middle of Nowhere"

Saturday, Feb. 1 at 2 pm.

Travel to a world of imagination and whimsy (video) with Elska, described as "kindie's Björk." Hip (and hipster) parents will love this Parents' Choice Award-winner's enchanting (video) blend of theater, storytelling and musical performance as much as their kids will. Recommended for ages 3 and older.

$15/$10 MCC tax district residents

More great stuff!
Take a look at what we have in store for you this month.

Grand Dérangement

Grand Dérangement

Saturday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m.
Step dancing, pounding Acadian rhythms, rock-show lights... Grand Dérangement wants to get you riled up in the best way. Specializing in the music of their native Nova Scotia, you'll hear a mixture of Celtic, Cajun, folk and rock sung in French. Grand Dérangement will definitely heat up your winter!

$20/$15 MCC tax district residents

Free Events

Free movie musical

Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 1 p.m.
The Alden's Technical Director, Jennifer Garrett, has great taste. This musical, starring legends Ben Vereen and Chita Rivera, features a very 70s score by "Wicked" composer Stephen Schwartz.

Insider Knowledge
"Celtic Music Taking Over the World"

Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Traditional music guru Mary Cliff is your tour guide to the music of the Celtic Isles and its influence around the globe. Just in time for Grand Dérangement and Caladh Nua.

Code 20: Proceed to Improv

Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.
at the Old Firehouse Teen Center
Always free and always the second Thursday of the month, Code 20 is an evening of improv comedy and coffeehouse-style entertainment.

Dance and Dessert

Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
at the Old Firehouse Teen Center
Christopher K. Morgan returns to host this evening of new contemporary dance and sweet treats, which will include a preview of "Dissolving" before it premieres at The Alden in March.
COming up at the ALden
It's never too early to buy tickets to upcoming events, especially with an early-bird discount to selected performances.

Saturday, March 1 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 2 at 2 p.m.
Kids and Families
Wednesday, March 5 at 1 p.m.
Movie Musical
Thursday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Speakers and Education
Friday and Saturday,
March 14 and 15 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 22 at 8 p.m.

Box Office

Wednesday and Thursday, 5-9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, noon-9 p.m.
The box office is always open one hour prior to any ticketed performance.
The virtual box office is always open at with no fees for Alden-presented events.

Box office phone number for information: 703-790-9223, TTY: 711. Phone number to purchase tickets: 1-866-811-4111, $2 convenience fee applies to phone orders.
You made it!
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