Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend April 12 – April 14

TysonsToday Staff Around Town, Art & Culture

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here are our picks for the best events happening in the area!

Chicks In Heaven

Friday, April 12
7:30pm

Saturday, April 13
7:30pm

Sunday, April 14
2:00pm & 7:00pm

Performances through April 28

Creative Cauldron
410 South Maple Avenue
Retail 116
Falls Church, VA 22046

When four friends come together in a rural southwest Virginia town for a reunion, it’s a happy gathering filled with remembrance and ritual.  But when some religious crusaders stage a book-burning, and a local boy sets fire to one of the friend’s van, their friendship is tested.  Can the same magical activism that forged their early feminist bonds bring them together now to fight patriarchy and racism, at a time when the fight is needed most?   A “Bold New Voices” premiere that celebrates the resilient power of the feminine spirit. 

Lightwire Theater:
“The Ugly Duckling”

Friday, April 13
6:00pm–8:00pm

The Alden Theatre
1234 Ingleside Ave.
McLean, VA 22101

Lightwire Theater’s production takes Aesop’s classic fable about acceptance and makes it electric! Their unique brand of electromagnetic storytelling uses only LED wire, larger than life puppets and a dramatic score to convey deep meaning and theatrical excitement. In 2012, Lightwire was a semi-finalist on “America’s Got Talent!”

Spring Native Plant Sale
at Morven Park

Saturday, April 13
9:00am – 3:00pm

Main Visitor Parking Lot at Morven Park
17195 Southern Planter Ln
Leesburg, VA 20176

Native plants add beauty and interest to your garden year round and provide important habitat for wildlife.  Our Native Plant Sale is the place to buy spring-blooming flowers, vines, trees, shrubs and ferns from four local native plant nurseries: Hill House Farm & NurseryNature By DesignSeven Bends Nursery and Watermark Woods.  The Sale takes place at the visitor parking lot (access via main entrance on Old Waterford Road) and will be staffed by volunteers knowledgeable about native plants who can advise you on selecting natives for your garden.

Horse Expo

Saturday, April 13
10:00am – 3:00pm

Frying Pan Farm Park
2709 West Ox Road
Herndon, VA 20171

This event is for experienced riders as well as people who are new to the world of horses. There will be food trucks, speakers, demonstrations, and businesses that sell horse-related products and services.

Immerse yourself in the equestrian world. Experienced riders and new horse enthusiasts welcome. Indulge in delectable treats from food trucks. Gain insights from expert speakers. Witness captivating demonstrations. Explore a variety of businesses offering horse-related products and services.

Brian Ganz Enchants With Beethoven

Sunday, April 14
4:00pm

Capital One Hall
7750 Capital One Tower Rd
Tysons, VA 22102

Brian  Ganz, often called “Washington’s favorite pianists,” is widely recognized as one of the leading pianists of his generation. The Virginia Chamber Orchestra and Music Director David Grandis will present “Brian Ganz Enchants with Beethoven” in Capital One Hall on Sunday, April 14th at 4pm.