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Weekly Entertainment (Reston/Herndon)

April 13-20.

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Friday/April 13

Giving Circle of HOPE 5th Annual Empty Bowls. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Floris United Methodist Church, 13600 Frying Pan Road, Herndon. All proceeds will go directly to Food for Others, the largest distributor of free food to needy people in Northern Virginia. For a minimum donation of $20, guests choose a handcrafted pottery bowl and receive a supper of soup, bread, beverage and dessert. 703-665-9334.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot circle, Fairfax. "Fully Charged." Pre-show Party one hour before show time, free to ticket holders. $14-$30. 800-551-SEAT or www.ticketmaster.com.

Rachel Barton Pine. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. $35. www.wolftrap.org.

Nature Unmasked. 7 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston. Night hike. Bring a flashlight. $4-$6. Under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Reserve at 703-476-9689 or naturecenter@reston.org.

"Aida." 7 p.m. Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon. Elton John and Tim Rice's contemporary musical, presented by Lopez Studios Performing Arts School. $15-$25. www.lopezstudios.org or www.eldenstreet.com.

Nature Myths on Friday the 13th. 7 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston. Bats, snakes, spiders and other nightime creatures. Bring a flashlight. $4-$6. 703-476-9689 or naturecenter@reston.org.

Saturday/April 14

Founder’s Day. 12-3:30 p.m. Lake Anne Plaza, Reston. Celebrate Reston’s 48th and Robert E. Simon’s 98th birthday. Live entertainment, dedication of commemorative bricks, birthday cake, Founder’s Day Hunt and more. RestonMuseum@gmail.com.

Reston Little League Opening Day Parade. 9 a.m. Reston Town Center, from Town Square Park down Market St. to the pavilion. javofour@gmail.com.

Weekend Bluegrass Concert Series: Dead Men’s Hollow. 7:30 p.m. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon. $12, age 12 and under free. www.holycrosslutheranchurch.net.

Rock band Woven Green. 9:30 p.m. Breakers Sky Lounge, 2445 Centreville Road, Herndon. With Jam band Byrn. $5 cover charge, no admittance under age 21. www.breakersskylounge.com.

5th Annual Run for the Arts 5k and Fun Run. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. 7-8 a.m. Packet Pickup at Encore Circle Lounge, 8:30 a.m. 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, 8:30 a.m. 5K warm-up, 8:45 a.m. 5K Race shotgun start, 9-11 a.m. Finish Line Festival with live entertainment. Proceeds benefit Wolf Trap Foundation’s arts and education programs. www.wolftrap.org.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot circle, Fairfax. "Fully Charged." Pre-show Party one hour before show time, free to ticket holders. $14-$30. 800-551-SEAT or www.ticketmaster.com.

Bandhouse Gigs’ Tribute to Rod Stewart: Back to Gasoline Alley. 7:30 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. $25. www.wolftrap.org.

Bedtime Kahani. 11 a.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Traditional Indian stories as told by storyteller Smita Lal. Age 4-6 with adult. 703-437-8855.

Swan Lake. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Classical Ballet Theatre Performance Studio, 320 Victory Drive, Herndon. $10. www.cbtnva.org/swanlake.

"Aida." 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon. Elton John and Tim Rice's contemporary musical, presented by Lopez Studios Performing Arts School. $15-$25. www.lopezstudios.org or www.eldenstreet.com.

Sunday/April 15

Swan Lake. 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Ernst Theater, NVCC Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. With the Classical Ballet Theatre. $15 adults and seniors, $12 military, students and children. www.cbtnva.org/swanlake.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot circle, Fairfax. "Fully Charged." Pre-show Party one hour before show time, free to ticket holders. $14-$30. 800-551-SEAT or www.ticketmaster.com.

Russian Storytellers. 3 p.m. Center for the Arts at George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. American Youth Philharmonic, Daniel Spalding, conductor. Liadov’s Baba-Yaga, Op. 56 and The Enchanted Lake, Legend for Orchestra, Op. 62, Tcherepnin’s The Distant Princess, Op. 4, Rimsky-Korsakov’s A Night on Bald Mountain, Fantasy for Orchestra and Stravinsk.: Petrushka (1911). $14 adult, $10 senior , $10 student. www.aypo.org, events@aypo.org or 703-642-8051.

"Aida." 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon. Elton John and Tim Rice's contemporary musical, presented by Lopez Studios Performing Arts School. $15-$25. www.lopezstudios.org or www.eldenstreet.com.

April Bird Walk: Brown’s Chapel Park. 7:30 a.m. Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Chapel road, Reston. Age 16 and up. Beginning and expert birders welcome. Free. 703-476-9689 or naturecenter@reston.org.

Monday/April 16

English Conversation. 10:30 a.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. English practice for non-native speaking adults. 703-242-4020.

Life Under a Log. 10 a.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston. Make a bug craft and take a short hike. Age 18-35 months. $5-$8. 703-476-9689 or naturecenter@reston.org.

Tuesday/April 17

Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Stories and activities. Age 4-5 with adult. 703-689-2700.

Director's Choice Book Club. 7 p.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Sam Clay, Director of Fairfax County Public Library, leads a monthly book discussion group. The Canterbury Tales: a retelling by Peter Ackroyd. Adults. 703-689-2700.

One-on-One Computer Tutoring. 3 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Learn the basics of the Internet, Word and Excel. Call for an appointment. Adults. 703-242-4020.

Wednesday/April 18

Open Mic Night. 9:30 p.m-1:30 a.m. Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern, 697 Spring St., Herndon. Every Wednesday. Register your band at BluesSlide@aol.com or 703-593-5206. www.jimmystavern.com.

Yum Yum! 7 p.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Food stories for the family. All ages. 703-689-2700.

Toddler Music Time. 4 p.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Experience melodies, rhythms and rhymes. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-437-8855.

Jim Brickman. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Pop pianist. $35. www.wolftrap.org.

Thursday/April 19

"Pride and Prejudice." 7:30 p.m. Herndon High School Auditorium, 700 Bennett St., Herndon. Dramatized from Jane Austen's novel by Jane Kendall. Tickets $10. www.herndondrama.org.

Comedy Night. 8:30 p.m. p.m. Sully’s, 14513 Lee Jackson Highway, Chantilly. Every Thursday. 703-818-9292 or mysullys.com.

GMU Piano Recital. 2 p.m. Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, Center Stage, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Dr. Linda Apple Monson, director of keyboard studies at George Mason University School of Music, presents student pianists. Free. 703-503-3384 or -476-4500.

Toddler Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Stories, songs and fingerplays. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-689-2700.

One-on-One Computer Tutoring. 2 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Learn the basics of the Internet, Word and Excel. Call for appointment. Adults. 703-242-4020.

One-on-One English Practice. 2 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call for appointment with an ESL volunteer. Adults. 703-242-4020.

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. Adults. 703-242-4020.

Bedtime Storytime. 7:30 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Stories and songs. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-242-4020.

eBook/eReader Instruction. 7:30 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Learn about library ebooks and how to access them with your compatible device. Call for appointment. Adults. 703-242-4020.

Jim Brickman. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Pop pianist. $35. www.wolftrap.org.

Holocaust Remembrance Program. 7 p.m. United Christian Parish of Reston, 11508 North Shore Drive, Reston. An evening of remembrance and witness for the victims of Nazi Germany, 69 years to the day after the start of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Kay Rodgers, seminarian at Wesley Theological Seminary, will narrate a slide show describing ghetto life, instances of resistance, and seeds of hope. Child care available. 703-620-3065.

Friday/April 20

"Pride and Prejudice." 7:30 p.m. Herndon High School Auditorium, 700 Bennett St., Herndon. Dramatized from Jane Austen's novel by Jane Kendall. Tickets $10. www.herndondrama.org.

Weekend Bluegrass Concert Series: Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa. 8 p.m. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon. $15, age 12 and under free. www.holycrosslutheranchurch.net.

Oakton Vocalist Sarah Jebian. 7:30 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. CD release concert of Jebian’s debut album, "Love Songs & Lullabies." With Dashboard Divas. 703-725-0651.

Jim Brickman. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Pop pianist. $35. www.wolftrap.org.

Earth: The Operator's Manual. 7 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Reston. Documentary film. $5. For adults. Reserve at 703-476-9689 or naturecenter@reston.org.