"Battlefield" by Elzbieta Sikorska is part of the Nature and Culture" exhibit on display at the McLean Project for the Arts. (Elzbieta Siborska/Elzbieta Siborska)
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McLean Project for the Arts exhibits An opening reception for three separate exhibits. “Random Passersby,” on display in the Ramp Gallery, features photographs by James Madison University professor James Crable. In the Emerson Gallery, Elzbieta Sikorska’s drawings comprise “Nature and Culture,” and in the Atrium Gallery, “Given a Field of Matter” highlights photographs by Amy Finkelstein. 7-9 p.m. Through May 31. McLean Project for the Arts, McLean Community Center, Ramp Gallery, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-1953. www.mpaart.org. Free.

“Pop Art” In recognition of the pop art movement, artists used everyday objects, advertising, comic books and cultural references in their work. Through May 5. Torpedo Factory Art Center, The Art League Gallery, Studio 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-1780. www.theartleague.org. Free.

“Intersections of Art and Life” The exhibit features works from William Woodward’s “Seven Deadly Sin Series” and still life paintings by Becky Parrish. Through May 24. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Buchanan Partners Art Gallery, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. Free.

“Underneath the Lintel” The play follows a librarian who obsessively searches around the world to find out who returned a book that was 113 years overdue. Thursday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Through May 25. MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 800-494-8497. www.metrostage.org. $50.

FRI 18

Lee-Fendall House Easter Egg Hunt Children 12 and younger gather treat-filled eggs. The event also features the Easter Bunny, games and crafts. Friday at 3 p.m., Saturday at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m., Sunday at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. (rain dates, April 25-27). Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden, 614 Oronoco St., Alexandria. 703-548-1789. www.leefendallhouse.org. $5-$12.

Luke Brindley The Reston singer-songwriter writes, records and releases a new song each week at www.brindleymusic.com for “pay what you feel.” With Savage Bones. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $15.

“The Thousandth Night” Set in France in 1943. An actor entertains his captors with a one-man rendition of “The Arabian Nights.” Friday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m., Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Through May 18. MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 800-494-8497. www.metrostage.org. $50.

“Willy Wonka” The Vienna Theatre Company presents a musical stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna. 703-255-6360. www.viennatheatrecompany.com. $14.

Last Ham Standing Performers take suggestions from the audience to create funny improvisational games. 8 p.m. Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. 540-338-7973. www.franklinparkartscenter.org . $8-$12.

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Ride to Provide Washington Redskins, media personalities and veterans participate in the annual charity bike ride along the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park trail. Participants ride out and back from the pavilion, distances between 10 and 53 miles. Proceeds from the event support Lorenzo Alexander’s ACES Foundation, Ride2Recovery and Dare2tri Para-triathlon Club. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Reston Town Center Pavilion, 1818 Discovery St., Reston. 703-709-6300. www.ridetoprovide.org. $50, children 17 and younger $25.

Easter Egg Hunt Children are invited to bring a basket to fill with eggs hidden throughout the park. 10 a.m. Cherry Hill Park, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church. 703-248-5077. www.fallschurchva.gov/events. Free.

Reston Zoo Easter Egg Hunt Children 12 and younger search for eggs filled with candy, stickers and toys, visit with the Easter Bunny and feed lambs, goats and rabbits. Bring a basket for collecting eggs. Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Reston Zoo, 1228 Hunter Mill Rd., Vienna. 703-757-6222. www.restonzoo.com. $11.95-$12.95. Egg hunt for children younger than 2, $2.

Middleburg Spring Races The 94th running of the races, rain or shine. Six steeplechase horse races take place, one every half-hour. Gates open at 10 a.m.; post time at 1 p.m. Glenwood Park, Route 626, Middleburg. 540-687-6545. www.middleburgspringraces.com. $30, children 12 and younger free.

Guided walking tours of Old Town Fairfax A 90-minute docent-led walk with stops at several antebellum buildings and stories of Civil War soldiers and spies. 11 a.m. Ratcliffe-Allison House, 10386 Main St., Fairfax City. 703-385-8414. www.historicfairfax.org. $5, children 6-12 $3.

Occoquan Peep Show Candy Peep dioramas will be on display at 14 shops throughout Historic Occoquan. Vote for your favorite and you will be entered to win a Peeps swag bag. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mill Street, Occoquan. 703-201-8499. www.historicoccoquan.com. Free.

Ballroom Social Dance The evening begins with a dance lesson followed by open dance. All skill levels are welcome. Light refreshments and a cash bar are available in the gallery. 7:30 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, McGuireWoods Gallery, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-584-2900. www.workhousearts.org. $10, $5 for mini lesson.

SUN 20

Dinosaur Egg Hunt Search for eggs at Nature Playce and make a craft, weather permitting. 3:30 p.m. Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7701 Royce St., Annandale. 703-941-1065. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/
hidden-oaks
. $7-$9, reservations required.

MON 21

The Bachelor Boys The band performs a high-energy mix of funk, rock, jazz, top 40, soul and swing. 8 p.m. Iota Club, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-522-8340. www.iotaclubandcafe.com. Free.

TUE 22

“The Threepenny Opera” The musical, based on the book and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht, pits the haves against the have-nots. Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. Through June 1. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-820-9771. www.signature-theatre.org. $29-$69.

Robbie Fulks The singer-songwriter performs from his latest album “Gone Away Backward.” With Patrick Park. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $15.

WED 23

Potomac Nationals The first of three baseball games against Winston-Salem. 7:05 p.m. G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium, 7 County Complex Ct., Woodbridge. 703-590-2311. www.potomacnationals.com. $8-$16.

Johnnyswim Singer-songwriters Amanda Sudano and Abner Ramirez perform from their latest album, “Diamonds,” scheduled for release later this month. Sudano is the daughter of Donna Summer. With Liz Longley. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $20.

Medlow Album Release The local electronica pop band performs from its self-titled album. With the Baby Grand and Kenny Kohlhaas. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $10-$15.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

McLean Project for the Arts

3An opening reception for three exhibits: “Random Passersby,” on display in the Ramp Gallery, features photographs by James Madison University professor James Crable. In the Emerson Gallery, Elzbieta Sikorska’s drawings, including “Battlefield,” above, comprise “Nature and Culture,” and in the Atrium Gallery, “Given a Field of Matter” highlights photographs by Amy Finkelstein. Thursday 7-9 p.m. Through May 31. McLean Project for the Arts, McLean Community Center, Ramp Gallery, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-1953. www.mpaart.org. Free.