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From Moonshine Murders to Ferris wheel rides: What we’re looking forward to this week, April 1-7

This week, the editors at Northern Virginia Magazine are looking forward to the Prohibition Era, carnival games and Champagne toasts with 360-degree views.

Photo courtesy of StageCoach Theatre

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By Katie Bianco, Holly Gambrell and Stefanie Gans

Sip on moonshine, speak easy and roar
I have a fascination with moonshine and the Prohibition Era. My family line has, for some reason, always been into keeping track of our genealogy, and the detailed, well-researched family tree reveals that I’m related to more than a few bootleggers. I love learning everything about the Roaring ’20s because of that, and will be taking my curiosity to StageCoach Theatre on Saturday, April 6 to watch Moonshine Murders, a play featuring mobsters and murders, with a side of comedy. Did I mention you also get a catered dinner by Mama Lucci’s included with your ticket? -HG // StageCoach Theatre: 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 & 120, Ashburn; $60

Carnival season comes early
We’re still wearing wintry jackets, but the Ferris wheel waits for no bursts of sunshine. Dreamland Amusements hosts a carnival in the shuttered Kmart parking lot in Annandale—better known as the home to The Block, and you might as well try out the new fried chicken shop Mama Mei’s while you’re there—with almost two dozen rides and games. -SG // Annandale Carnival: 4217 John Marr Drive, Annandale; April 4 to 14; Free admission, ride price varies 

Bonjour, bubbly!
Wine is my go-to Friday evening beverage, but this Friday I’m going to trade it in for some sophisticated bubbly. Veuve Clicquot, the French Champagne house has partnered with the Observation Deck in Arlington for a special tasting. I plan to put on a little black dress, slip on some heels and let my hair down for the evening. What’s better than sipping the very best Champagne while overlooking a gorgeous DC skyline at sunset? -KB  // The Observation Deck at CEB Tower: 1201 Wilson Blvd., Suite 214, Arlington; Champagne available for purchase by the glass; tower admission required 

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