14 things to do this week: March 19-25

A performance by a band that toured with Sting, a screening of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ and Northern Virginia Restaurant Week.

The Last Bandoleros // wolftrap.org

FOOD & DRINK
NoVA Restaurant Week
March 19-26
This week-long dining experience spans the region from Arlington to Reston to Manassas and also captures everything from fine dining to fast casual to dinner at a brewery. Deals also vary, from two courses for $25 to four courses for $45.17. // novarestaurantweek.com

MUSIC
Avery Sunshine
Monday, 7:30 p.m.
R&B singer Avery Sunshine released her third album, Twenty Sixty Four, in 2017. She has performed at festivals all across the country and upon her 2010 breakthrough was named to iTunes’ Best of 2010 list and Jet magazine’s Top 5 Rising Indie Artists. // The Birchmere: 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria

SPECIAL EVENT
The Contributions of Women in Espionage During the Civil War
Tuesday, 7-8 p.m.
Whether they were southern Unionists, former slaves or members of the Confederacy, many Civil War-era women acquired, then traded, top-secret information. // Barrett Branch Library: 717 Queen St., Alexandria

MUSIC
The Last Bandoleros
Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Described by Rolling Stone as “country’s most thrilling new band,” The Last Bandoleros is a mix of Tex-Mex, Beatles harmonies and country rock that has toured with Sting. // The Barns at Wolf Trap: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna

SPECIAL EVENT
Screening of The Handmaid’s Tale
Wednesday, 3 p.m.
See episodes one and two of the first season of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, which is based on the disturbing dystopian novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood. // Burke Branch Library: 4701 Seminary Road, Alexandria

SPECIAL EVENT
Women’s Civil War Day
Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
For free, learn about the lives of women during the Civil War through costumed reenactors, displays and activities that include a quilting demonstration. // Fort Ward Museum: 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria

THEATER
Lord of the Flies
Wednesday-Sunday
William Golding’s anarchic tale of children stranded on a Pacific island comes to Synetic Theater, presented by its teen company. Learn, or revisit, the fate of Piggy and other beloved characters. // Synetic Theater: 1800 S. Bell St.

FOOD + DRINK
Hops and History
Wednesday, 5:30-7 p.m.
The second in a four-part series with The Fredericksburg Area Museum, a collection of works will be on display at The Confident Rabbit. // The Confident Rabbit: 309 William St., Fredericksburg

SPECIAL EVENT
Cigar Blending Seminar
Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Learn from master blender Manuel Inoa, of La Aurora Cigar, as he leads a seminar focusing on the different types of tobacco, their flavors and notes. Participants can try out the offerings. // Embassy Cigar Lounge: 3987 Jefferson davis Highway, Stafford

PERFORMING ARTS
Look Both Ways Before Talking
Thursday-Sunday, Times Vary
Improv group The Second City launched the careers of actors such as Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Bill Murray and Stephen Colbert. The current lineup brings its live, interactive entertainment to Wolf Trap with plenty of sketches and songs. // The Barns at Wolf Trap: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna

FOOD & DRINK
Spring into Sake
Thursday, 7-9:15 p.m.
Two menus—one featuring pork belly and another for vegetarians—are paired with four wines for an oriental tasting organized by Chef Author. Tickets cost $55 per person. // 868 Estate Vineyards: 14001 Harper’s Ferry Road, Purcellville

ARTS
Fauquier All County Fine Arts Show
Friday, 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, Noon-3 p.m.
An assortment of student music groups will perform while event-goers peruse aisles of young artists’ works. // Fauquier High School: 705 Waterloo Road, Warrenton

FOOD & DRINK
Winemaker’s Dinner at Denim & Pearls
Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Featuring wines from Pearmund Cellars, Effingham Manor and Vint Hill, this paired menu will be available for guests who have made their reservation in advance. The wines that are featured can be purchased at a discount. // Denim and Pearls Restaurant: 29 Main St., Warrenton

FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS
Coastal Shore Guided Hike
March 24-25 and March 31-April 1
You may have been to Leesylvania State Park for family fun, but during this tour, you can learn about the park’s history as the property of the Lee and Fairfax families, and a spot Capt. John Smith visited. Pre-bagged lunches will be provided for a lunch at the Breakwater Store. // Leesylvania State Park: 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive, Woodbridge

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