March 15: Bedtime at the Barn
Putting the Animals to Bed: When evening shadows spread over Kidwell Farm, it is time to put the animals to bed. Bring your flashlight or lantern for this twilight tour and learn how our farm animals settle down for the night. Dress for the weather. From 7 to 8 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park. Ages 3 and up. $10 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register online. For more information, call 703-437-9101.
Also on Friday:
Please Touch Tour: Put your hands on history. Take a tour like never before with the chance to touch objects from the past. Examples of redware dishes, blue and white china, tools, clothing and furniture are touchable during this unique tour. The tour runs on the hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sully Historic Site. Ages 5 and up. $8 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-437-1794.
Animal Pajama Party: Put on your pajamas and come hear bedtime stories, meet animals and wish goodnight to the center’s live animals. Bring your favorite stuffed animal with you. From 7 to 7:45 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. Ages 3 to 7. $8 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register online. For more information, call 703-941-1065.
“Fallen Angels”: Noel Coward’s timeless farce about the rivalry between two housewives awaiting the arrival of their exotic former lover. 8 p.m. at the NexStop Theatre. Additional performances and times. Adult audiences. $35 per person. Buy tickets online. For more information, call 866-811-4111.
March 16: Park It
On the Beadin’ Path Kickoff: On the Beadin’ Path is a spring and summer opportunity to visit the parks of Mason District. The free kickoff event includes a hike led by a naturalist guide on an interpretive trail. Special beads will be available for attendees who want to kick-start their Beadin’ Path journey. Meet behind the park’s soccer field at 11 a.m. at Mason District Park. For more information, call 703-941-1065.
Also on Saturday:
Motorized Kinetic Sculpture Lab: Design and build an artwork that moves using a motor, battery and art materials. All sculptures go home! Cosponsored by the Friends of the Reston Regional Library. From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Reston Regional Library. Ages 12-18. Free. Register online. For more information, call 703-689-2700.
Watercolor Workshop: Wonky Watercolors: Embrace imperfection as you experiment with watercolor techniques and textures. Instructor Marni Maree demonstrates drawing and painting techniques using only a few colors. A supply list emailed at registration. From 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens. Ages 16 and up. $93 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-642-5173.
Home Grown How-Tos-Tool Prep and Maintenance: This seminar focuses on proper maintenance for everyday garden tools such as shovels, trowels and other hand tools. Farm pros demonstrate lawnmower blade sharpening, basic small engine maintenance and troubleshooting. Bring along your well-worn hand tools and learn how to bring them back to life. From 10:45 a.m. to noon at Frying Pan Farm Park. Ages 12 and up. $5 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-437-9101.
Family Fun-Go Native: Discover the importance of native plants to the survival of Virginia’s animals. Learn what makes a plant invasive and why it should be removed. Instructors are from the Virginia Native Plant Society and Green Spring Gardens. From 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens. Ages 5 and up. $8 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-642-5173.
Emerging Visions Open Mic: Experience poets, singers, actors and other performers from the Emerging Visions program. All ages. Free. From 2 to 4 p.m. at the Greater Reston Arts Center. For more information, call 703-471-9242.
“Light and Joy”: The Northern Virginia Chorale presents a concert featuring Lauridsen’s “O Nata Lux” and Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.” All ages. 4 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. $10 students/$20 adults/$25 at door (children under 12 free). Buy tickets online. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Bugtopia”: The youth choruses of the Fairfax Choral Society present a creepy, crawly, slithery, fluttery concert. From 1 to 3 p.m. at Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale. All ages. $5/student and $15/adult (children under 13 free). Buy tickets online. For more information, call 703-642-3277.
March 17: Eggscellent
Animal Eggstravaganza: Come one, come all for some fun and eggcitement! Meet and learn about all different types of critters while exploring the pond and nature center. Enjoy a book reading, create an animal egg mobile craft and more. Be sure to take your photo with your favorite animal friend. From 1 to 3 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center. Ages 3 to 8. $10 per child. Register online. For more information, call 703-451-9588.
Also on Sunday:
“Contemplations”: The Fairfax Choral Society presents music of composers, past and present, that inspire thoughts about life — joy, praise, introspection, promises, peace, death and hope. From 4 to 6 p.m. at Providence Presbyterian Church. All ages. $5 to $40 (children under 13 free). Buy tickets online. For more information, call 703-642-3277.