McLean Community Center will host Spring Fest, a spring-themed event for young children, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 4. Spring Fest is a special event that includes self-guided arts and crafts projects, an egg hunt, entertainment and the opportunity for children to get a professional photo with Bunny. In addition, The Amazing Kevin will perform his magic show.
Cantus. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Men’s chorus makes their Barns debut in this program which explores when and why people sing together. $35. 703-255-1900.
2015 Dance Gala Concert. GMU Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. This eagerly anticipated annual event showcases an extraordinary repertory company of dancers at the beginning of their professional careers, performing a program of contemporary choreographic masterpieces by Andrea Miller, Alejandro Cerrudo and Ulysses Dove. Recent alumni of the Mason Dance Company have been invited to join some of the world’s most prestigious dance companies, including Mark Morris Dance Group, Limón Dance, Elisa Monte Dance and Pascal Rioult’s company, RIOULT.
Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival. March 27, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 28, 8:40 p.m. March 29, all day. Angelika Film Center & Cafe, 2911 District Ave., Fairfax. Films to be screened include 24 Days, Above and Beyond, Apples from the Desert, Arlo & Julie, Beneath the Helmet: From High School to Home Front, Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story, God’s Slave, The Green Prince, Kidon, Life as a Rumor, Magic Men, The Outrageous Sophie Tucker, The Prince of Egypt and Touchdown Israel-Tackle Football in the Holyland; plus a live storytelling event by SpeakeasyDC. $10-24. 703-537-3000.
The Secret Garden. Check http://www.nextstoptheatre.org/shows/secretgarden/ for exact showtimes. NextStop Theatre Company, 269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon. This year, one of the most beloved children's novels of all time comes to life on stage in the biggest musical at NextStop Theatre. Mary Lennox is a sad and forgotten little girl, sent to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle after the tragic death of her parents. Left alone to wander about a vast Yorkshire estate, Mary finds an equally neglected garden. She slowly begins to discover its ghosts, which will help unravel the mysteries of her family's painful past. Can her forgotten garden return to life with enough love and care? 703-481-5930.
Northern Virginia Restaurant Week. The 2nd Annual Northern Virginia Restaurant Week, being held from March 25-30, is a week-long, value priced dining experience taking place at a variety of establishments, ranging from fine dining to fast casual. See a full list of restaurants participating here: restonchamber.org/northern_virginia_restaurant_week.aspx.
Celtibillies. 8 p.m. ArtSpace Herndon, 750 Center Street, Herndon. The Dominion Notes Concert Series continues with the Celtibillies joined by Emily Oleson. The Celtibillies, an award-winning quartet of outstanding musicians from Abington, Virginia, play stringed instruments in the style of the Scottish and Irish immigrants who settled in the Virginia Frontier. Led by the fiddle, an instrument originating in the Isles, the band plays Celtic tunes with a mountain flavor. They will be joined by a professional flat-footed dancer, Emily Oleson, performing Celtic and Appalachian dance. Tickets are $15. To purchase tickets got to: http://www.artspaceherndon.com/dominion-notes-concert-series/. For more information call 703-956-6590.
Aqua Egg Hunt. 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Herndon Community Center Pool, 814 Ferndale Ave, Herndon. Join us for our Aqua Egg Hunt where children will collect as many floating and sinking eggs as possible in the time allowed. Everyone will receive a prize. Ages 16 and under. Register online http://www.herndon-va.gov/content/parks_rec/specialevents/ or call 703-787-7300.
Reston Zoo’s Easter Eggs-Travaganza. Reston Zoo, 1228 Hunter Mill Road, Vienna. Join your friends for two weekends packed with Easter fun! Feed baby lambs, goats and bunnies. Enjoy excellent photo opportunities with the Easter bunny and have your face painted with your favorite animal before venturing out to take part in an Easter egg hunt. We will have a touch station with baby chicks and bunnies! Have fun with bubbles, a slide, hula hoops, yard balls and more. All Easter egg hunts will include eggs filled with candy, stickers, toys, and more. Children must attend the Easter egg hunts by age group. Safari Egg Hunts are for children 4-12 years old and Toddler Egg Hunts are for children 3 and under only. Children are encouraged to bring their own Easter baskets for collecting eggs. Please plan to arrive early for this popular event. Last admission will be at 3 p.m. each day of the event. $12.95, $3. Call for times, 703-757-6222.
The Paradise Springs Winery Experience. Every Saturday. 2 and 4 p.m. Every Sunday, 3 p.m. Paradise Springs Winery, 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton. Tour and tasting with a first hand look at how wine is made at Paradise Springs. The tour will take you through the historic log cabin, inside the vineyard, through production, and ultimately end with a full tasting of our entire flight of wines including our fortified port style wine, Swagger. No reservations needed but can be taken over the phone (prepayment required). First come, first serve. $25. 703-830-9463.
Arts and Crafts Day at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum. 1-4 p.m. Suitable for all ages involving the themes of the Museum - Railroading, the Civil War and local history. 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station. Admission is free to Museum members and children 4 and under; $2 children 5-15 and $4 adults 16 and older. www.fairfax-station.org. 703-425-9225.
Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Egg Hunt for Teens. 6-8:30 p.m. Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Road, Alexandria. 703-971-5151.
31st Annual Children’s Spring Festival. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Great Falls Village Centre, 776 Walker Road, Great Falls. Adeler Jewelers and Great Falls Optimist Club join forces with the Great Falls community to host the spring festival.