Get Out: Passaggio, Tuscan cooking class and Easter

If you are looking for things to do this weekend, here are some fun events in and around Fairfax City.

Sunshine will be over us Friday and Saturday, with temperatures in the mid-50s. Temperatures will rise slightly on Sunday, but there's a chance of showers. Here's your roundup of things to do this weekend in and around Fairfax: 

Thursday, March 28

Catie Curtis With Jenna Lindbo. 8 p.m., at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. The 12-album-deep International Songwriting Competition award-winner with a penchant for singing about the highs and lows of life welcomes singer/songwriter and storyteller Jenna Lindbo. $22. www.wolftrap.org.

Building Community in Reston: Vernon Walker Nature and Environment. 7-9 p.m., at the Jo Ann Rose Gallery at Reston Community Center, Lake Anne, Reston. Program will focus on the role of Vernon Walker and the history of the Vernon Walker Nature Center; the scope and diversity of Reston's natural resources and recent environmental initiatives. 703-709-7700 or restonmuseum@gmail.com.

Friday, March 29

Passaggio. 8 p.m., at the Harris Theater at GMU, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Mason playwriting program student and rising playwright Michael Patrick Smith presents the story, directed by Washington, D.C.-based director and teacher Stevie Zimmerman, about a small town in Italy during the festival of the Madonna, during which the opera-loving mayor confronts town secrets, hidden love and the townspeople's demand that he bring wealth back to the community. $15 for students, faculty, staff, seniors and groups; $20 for general admission. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

The Iguanas. 8 p.m., at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. A progressive Americana trio plays their mix of rock 'n' roll, roots, jazz, blues and Mexican conjunto music. $22. www.wolftrap.org.

Saturday, March 30

Friends of Nottoway Easter Egg Hunt. 9:30 a.m. (registration), 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and noon, at Nottoway Park Picnic Shelter, 9357 Courthouse Road, Vienna. Egg hunt times arranged by age of child participants (1-2 years at 10:30 a.m.; 3-4 years at 11 a.m.; 5-7 years at 11:30 a.m. and 7-9 years at noon); bring your own basket. $8, cash only; cost to benefit Nottoway Park improvements. 703-324-8566.

America’s Next Top Dog – Fashion Photo Contest. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. The last day to enter pooches into the America’s Next Top Dog contest; bring in a photo of your dog (real or plush) decked out in the latest fashions to enter. 703-938-0405.

Tuscan Wine Cooking Class at Il Fornaio. Noon, at Il Fornaio, 11990 Market St., Suite 106, Reston. Three-course lunch with wine and recipes, $45. 703-437-5544.

Sean Rowe. 7 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Singer Sean Rowe promotes his album The Salesman and the Shark. www.jammingjava.com.

John Eaton. 7:30 p.m., at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. The Wolf Trap regular returns to perform the final segment of his three-part jazz piano series; Eaton together with bassist Tommy Cecil will improvise Great American Songbook numbers and take audience requests. $25. www.wolftrap.org

Sunday, March 31

Check out Patch's list for Easter brunch spots.


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