We’re just as eager to get out as you are, and here are 19 best bets for April.
As of press time, these events were scheduled to take place. As always, it’s important to check online for the latest updates and safety precautions before heading out to any venue.
The annual Fredericksburg Canstruction event is a go. Unlike previous years, participants have no theme constraints and can build whatever can creation comes to mind. At the end of the week, the public will be able to vote for the best display online. // April 1-8; free
Enjoy a song and a slice with Danger Bird. The Neil Young tribute band will be playing a socially distant outdoor concert full of classics from the country-rock legend, including “Heart of Gold,” “Harvest Moon” and “Down by the River.” // April 2, 7 p.m.; Jammin Java: 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna; free
Spend some quality time with your little one while preparing for Easter at the Parent & Me Easter Bunny Cake Decorating Class. Teams will learn how to crumb coat a cake and decorate with buttercream for the cutest sweet treat for the holiday. // April 3, 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Fran’s Cake & Candy Supplies: 10927 Main St., Fairfax; $120
With all eyes on Mars, take a look back at the space shuttle program. The Smithsonian’s virtual The Space Shuttle at 40 program will discuss the one-of-a-kind spacecraft and how it was used to launch satellites, service the Hubble Space Telescope and fly astronauts. // April 8; free
Kick off cherry blossom season with Torpedo Factory’s The Late Shift Online: Cherry Blossom Jubilee. Participants will be able to join a variety of blossom-themed events throughout the day, or they can visit the in-person exhibit full of pink flowers. // April 9, 7-8:30 p.m.; prices vary
Enjoy a night of soothing sounds with a virtual performance by Anne-Marie McDermott. The pianist will be performing as part of Wolf Trap’s Front Row concert series. The program will include compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Bedrich Smetana. // April 9, 7:30 p.m.; free
Comedy and magic combine at Sly’s Magic show. For 90 minutes, you will be amazed at the tricks and laughing from all of the one-liners and physical comedy. A livestream option is also available. // April 9, 7:30 p.m.; StageCoach Theatre: 20937 Ashburn Road, Suite 115 and 120, Ashburn; $15
Let your four-legged friend get in on the holiday fun at the Doggie Days of Spring – Treat Hunt. The park will be full of pooches as they compete in the costume contest, sniff out treats and visit local vendors. // April 10, 1-3 p.m.; Veterans Memorial Park: 14300 Featherstone Road, Woodbridge; $10
Take your date night to The State Theatre for a show by Collective. The Arlington-based band will be performing high-energy covers from the ’80s to the 2000s under the stars in Falls Church. // April 10, 7:30 p.m.; The State Theatre: 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church; free
Celebrate the new season with some handmade pieces from the Fredericksburg Spring Arts & Crafts Faire. From artwork and pottery to gourmet foods and bath and body products, you will encounter all kinds of unique finds at the weekend-long show. // April 10 & 11, times vary; Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center: 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg; $8
Travel back in time for a Virtual Afternoon Tea: Salute to the Seventies. Enjoy an afternoon of nostalgia as you sip on tea and relive the greatest moments from the decade full of bell-bottoms, Chia Pets and disco. An optional tea box is available for purchase. // April 11, 2 p.m.; Green Spring Gardens: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria; $12-$24
CANCELED – Start prepping for your list of home renovations at the Capital Remodel + Garden Show. The spring show will include local vendors from a variety of fields, including furniture, flooring and landscaping. // April 16-18, times vary; Dulles Expo Center: 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly; $9-$12
Yoga in the Vines combines vinyasa and wine for ultimate relaxation. 50 West will be partnering with Veterans Yoga Project for the morning yoga session in the vineyard. After the class, participants will enjoy a wine tasting. // April 17, 9:30-10:45 a.m.; 50 West Vineyards: 39060 John Mosby Highway, Middleburg; $30
Northern Virginians know that spring really starts during Virginia Garden Week. Grab a ticket to tour the historic and private homes and gardens of Alexandria, McLean and Warrenton as the trees and flowers show off their blooms. // April 17-24; various locations; $20-$35
Up-and-coming comic Ms. Pat is bringing the laughs to NoVA. Get ready for an evening of hilarious, outrageous and in-your-face jokes from the Atlanta native. Before the show, catch Ms. Pat on Last Comic Standing, This Is Not Happening and The Degenerates. // April 23 & 24, times vary; Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse: 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington; $20-$25
Make your Earth Day contribution at the Reston Green Expo. Guests will be able to learn about different environmentally friendly alternatives for a more sustainable footprint. The expo will include local organizations, workshops and demonstrations. // April 24, 9 a.m.-noon; Reston Community Center: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston; free
If you are looking for an easier way to make decisions in your life, just turn to the Beatles. The virtual lecture Making Life’s Decisions (Inspired by Beatles Songs) discusses how economist Brian O’Roark makes his decisions from a single playlist. From where to work to planning for retirement, follow Paul, John, George and Ringo for a life of prosperity. // April 26, 6:45 p.m.; $20-$25
Appreciate and support the work of the Mason Jazz students at International Jazz Day. The virtual event brings together a variety of communities, schools and jazz enthusiasts to celebrate jazz, its roots and its future. // April 30, 8 p.m.; free
Catch Mouna Benserradj’s Vertigo exhibit before it leaves the Workhouse Arts Center. The artist uses impressionistic techniques and oil pastels to create the intense emotions and sensations of movement and vertigo through her pieces. // Through May 2; Workhouse Arts Center: 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton; free
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