Lost Stories, Found Images
Through June 28
An exhibit of German-born Dutch photographer Annemie Wolff is on display through June 28 and features never-before-seen portraits of Jewish people living in South Amsterdam in 1943, three years into the five-year occupation of the Netherlands. // University of Mary Washington, College Ave., Fredericksburg
May is for Moms
April 30-May 27
Brush Strokes Gallery dedicates the entire month of May to moms with artists of all mediums—painters, photographers, ceramists and jewelers—showing their pieces. // Brush Strokes Gallery: 824 Caroline St., Fredericksburg
John Connolly he Book Signing
Monday, 7 p.m.
One of early Hollywood’s most famous stars, Stan Laurel, was recreated in a fictionalized story via John Connolly’s 2017 book he. Connolly will come to Arlington to sign copies and discuss the book, as well as show some Laurel & Hardy short films so that readers will be able to see the iconic duo on the screen. // One More Page Books: 2200 N Westmoreland St., Arlington
2018 Biennial Ikebana Exhibit
Ikebana is the art of Japanese flower arranging, and for the 17th time, The Sogetsu School’s Washington, D.C. branch will house an exhibit at The Art League. Sogetsu members will select works of art by Art League artists to go along with their work for harmonious installations. In addition, an Art on the Rocks cocktail event will take place on May 4, and flower arranging demos will be given on Saturday and Sunday. // The Art League: 105 North Union St., Alexandria
Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
For those seeking some career inspiration, this event is all about leadership. 10 speakers will share their own success stories and advice, Panera will provide lunch, snacks and beverages, and from 3:30-4:30 there will be an opportunity for attending professionals to network. // GMU Science and Technology Campus, Beacon Hall Conference Center: 10945 George Mason Circle, Manassas
Fridays at the Fountain
Friday, 5-9 p.m.
Crystal City is kicking off summer a little early, launching its Friday at the Fountain pop-up beer garden a month earlier than it did in 2017. The weekly event, which features live music from local musicians and beer and wine on sale, will run through October. // Crystal City Water Park: 1750 Crystal Drive, Arlington
Star Wars Trivia
Friday, 7 p.m.
Star Wars fans, now is the time to show off your knowledge. Adventure North Brewing is hosting a night filled with trivia on one of the best movie franchises of all time. Wear a Star Wars T-shirt and you’ll get a free pint glass. // Adventure North Brewing: 33 Perchwood Drive, Fredericksburg
Max Weinberg’s Jukebox
Friday & Saturday, 8 p.m.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer Max Weinberg is known for his role in the E Street Band and his appearance on Late Night With Conan O’Brien. The legendary musician invites fans to participate in this interactive show that allows the audience to decide what song is performed. // The Barns at Wolf Trap: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna
2018 Food Fight
Friday-Sunday, Times Vary
Join the nation’s fight against hunger by volunteering at the 2018 Food Fight. Volunteers will help pack five million meals to feed hungry children around the world. The three-day event is open to all volunteers over the age of 5. // Dulles Expo & Conference Center: 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly
May 4-20, Times Vary
This enthralling musical focuses on the life of traveling salesman Edward Bloom, whose fantasy tales amaze all those who listen. However, his son, Will, sets out to find the truth about his father’s life. This production is presented in memory of costumer Susan Kirk Noe. // Hope Christian Fellowship: 4173 Bludau Drive, Warrenton
All-Ages Scavenger Hunt in Old Town
Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Celebrate Preservation Month by exploring the historic architecture and features of Old Town. The hunt begins at OHA cart at Market Square and will traverse streets and alleys across Old Town. When completed, receive a prize at the Archaeology Museum. // Market Square: 301 King St., Alexandria
Unbreakable Spirits Car, Truck and Bike Show
Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Benefiting the Special Olympics of Virginia, this car, bike and truck show is open to all makes, models and years of vehicles you want to show off and gaze at. There will be a live DJ, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, goodie bags and trophies. // 4907 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg
Derby Day at Copperwood Tavern
Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
If you can’t make it to Churchill Downs, get a little bit of that Kentucky Derby experience locally, funny hats and all. Both Copperwood locations in NoVA—in Shirlington Village and One Loundoun—are hosting events that will feature farm-to-table brunch favorites and Jefferson’s Peach Julep in the run-up to the annual running of the roses. // Copperwood Tavern: 4021 Campbell Ave., Arlington AND 20465 Exchange St., Ashburn
2018 Leaseweb Manassas Airshow
Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
This free aviation event features civilian and military air show performances and an array of aircraft including warbirds, vintage airplanes and modern-day airplanes. This year, local organizations that promote careers in trade and STEM will be highlighted. // Manassas Regional Airport: 10600 Harry J. Paris Blvd., Manassas
Virginia Gold Cup
Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Dress to impress and experience the legendary Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase race. The famous event will feature terrier races, shopping, tailgating and a hat contest. // Great Meadow: 5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains
FOOD & DRINK
Barrel Tasting at Tarara Winery
Saturday, 6 p.m.
Be among the first to taste what winemaker Jordan Harris has been working on by sampling eight wines before they get bottled up. Hors d’oeuvres will kick off the $105 event ($95 for club members), which will then wrap up with an included dinner and dance party. // Tarara Winery: 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg
Paint & Sip Mother’s Day Event
Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Spend some quality time with your mom (at least three hours) learning how to paint a picture, listening to live music and eating cheese and drinking wine. The class costs $35 per person. // Breaux Vineyards: 36888 Breaux Vineyards Lane, Purcellville
Sunday, 7:30 p.m.
Two-time Grammy-winning bass guitarist Marcus Miller has been performing since the release of his debut album in 1983. The multi-talented musician also doubles as a producer, writer and plays a multitude of instruments including the keyboard and clarinet. // The Birchmere: 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria