28 Things to Do in April

Get ready for cherry blossoms, Earth Day events, spring/summer reads and outdoor concerts.
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Yuriko Yamaguchi, “No End”

Intium Novum: Humanity’s End As A New Beginning

When: April 1-June 10

Where: McLean Project for the Arts, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean

Artist Yuriko Yamaguchi and writer Mineke Schipper explore age-old myths and tales about the end of the world in an attempt to explore the new possibility of resurrection. Free.


Beauty And The Background By Michael Green Left Starting Artist And Eileen M Obrien Right Finishing Artist

“Beauty and the Background” by Michael Green (starting artist) and Eileen M. O’Brien (finishing artist)


When: April 2-May 1

Where: Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria

Many artists have half-finished works lying around that they never picked back up. In this collaborative exhibit, those unfinished works are given a new lease on life when they are handed over to other artists to complete. Free.


Photo By Gabe Pierce On Unsplash

Gabe Pierce on Unsplash

Spring Easter Egg Hunts

When: April 3

Where: Multiple locations

Easter festivities look a little different this year, but there are still ways for kids to enjoy the season. City of Falls Church is offering Easter Eggstravangaza Kits to help families stage their own Easter egg hunts at home, with printable egg templates that kids can color and share in their windows. And it’s rumored that between 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 3, the Easter Bunny may make an appearance in neighborhoods on each side of Broad Street. For more traditional egg hunts, check out the ones planned at Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden (614 Oronoco St., Alexandria), The Old Town Boutique District (100 King St., Alexandria) and Whitehall Farm (6080 Colchester Road, Fairfax). See websites for prices.


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Lizzie Mason: Between the Bliss and Me

When: April 6, 7 p.m.

Where: One More Page Books online

After going to college and pursuing a career in publishing in the Big Apple, Northern Virginia native Lizzy Mason is back to debut her latest book, Between the Bliss and Me, a young adult novel about mental illness, love and family. Free.

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Biography Best Bets

When: April 8, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Where: Arlington Public Library online

Do you tend to turn to biographies when you’re looking for a good beach read? Find out which ones are page-turners with recommendations from Arlington Public Library’s Brittany Ham and Jennifer Rothschild. Free.


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Tif Marcelo: In a Book Club Far Away

When: April 8, 7 p.m.

Where: One More Page Books online

Author Tif Marcelo draws on her personal experience as a veteran Army nurse and military wife from her latest novel, In a Book Club Far Away. It chronicles the experiences of three friends—one of whom has a husband stationed in abroad. One More Page Books hosts this free book launch party online.

Daniel J. Watts’ The Jam: Only Child

When: Through May 7

Where: Streaming on Marquee TV

Tony Award nominee Daniel J. Watts (Hamilton, Ike Turner in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) recounts his life as the only child of a single mother in this spirited performance that moves through the fierce growing pains of boyhood innocence to the awkwardness of teenage years to his arrival as a proud Black man. Daniel digs through his memory’s attic in a powerful and playful story of metamorphosis. See website for ticket prices.

Categories: Arts & Entertainment