Friday, April 12
Chili Cook-off. 5:30-8 p.m. Vienna American Legion, 330 Center St. N., Vienna. 703-938-9535.
Empty Bowls Fundraiser. 5:30-8 p.m., at Floris United Methodist Church, 13600 Frying Pan Road, Herndon. A dinner of soup, bread, beverage and dessert and a bowl handcrafted by a local potter; proceeds go to hunger relief in Northern Virginia. $20 donation minimum. 703-665-9334 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oakton High School Varsity Baseball and Softball Games. 6:30 p.m. Oakton High School.
Oakton High School Boys JV and Varsity Boys Lacrosse. 5:30 p.m. JV, 7:15 p.m. Varsity. Oakton High School.
Saturday, April 13
Spring Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Thousands of used books from hardback fiction to non-fiction and everything in between at bottom dollar. 703-938-0405 or FPHL101@gmail.com.
Vinifera's World Tour. 6-10 p.m., Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro, 11750 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston. Guests have the opportunity to sample national treasures such as traditional Spanish tapas, paella cooked in a 3-foot wide paella pan, Portuguese favorite caldo verde and much more; wine to complement each dish and sangria with fresh fruit available.
Without wine: $50; with wine: $75. http://www.viniferabistro.com.
Tylan. 7 p.m., Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Tylan, previously of folk-pop group Girlyman, tours with her debut solo record, made in the year after losing her 16-year partner and fellow Girlyman member Doris Muramatsu to leukemia. www.jamminjava.com.
Mind, Heart, Vision: Artist Reception. 7-9 p.m., Post Gallery, ArtSpace Herndon, 750 Center St., Herndon. This juried exhibit features the art of the students and teachers from Herndon High
School. 703-956-6590 or www.artspaceherndon.org.
American Festival Pops Orchestra: Cinema Magic. 8 p.m., GMU Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Beloved movie masterpieces performed by the iconic Northern Virginia-based orchestra; tickets are half price for youth through grade 12 accompanied by an adult. $24, $40, $48. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.
Sunday, April 14
The Frying Pan Spring Meeting House. 2-4 p.m., 2615 Centreville Road, Herndon. This is an opportunity to learn about the historic battles and famous people, like Colonel John Singleton Mosby and J.E. B Stuart. It is also a chance to shake hands and talk with re-enactorts from the "Black Horse Calvary" and Fourth Virginia Regiment and hear about the Emancipation Proclamation and the back military experience. 703-437-9101.
Sunday Afternoon Dances. 2:30-4:30 p.m., RCC Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Dance and/or socialize at an afternoon featuring music of all genres; light refreshments served. $3 for Reston residents; $6 non-residents. www.RestonCommunityCenter.com.
Tom Paxton. 8 p.m., at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road Vienna. Folk singer/songwriter Tom Paxton will headline at The Barns, showcasing his insightful lyrics and earnest tunes. $24. 1-877-WOLFTRAP or www.wolftrap.org.