March1-31,2017, Monday - Saturday 10 am - 8 pm, Sunday Noon - 6 pm

Creativity Awakened, Featured Artists Julie Bahun and Ann Marie Williams

The Arts In The Village Gallery is proud to announce its Featured Artist Exhibit “Creativity Awakened” highlighting the exciting art of glass artist Julie Bahun and vibrant paintings by Ann Marie Williams. The spring season is the primary focus of Julie's works for this special exhibit. She has created intricate floral bouquets, tiny ladybugs, bees and caterpillars, and flower garden bell pendants in an array of vibrant colors, all celebrating the awakening of spring. Her paintings for “Creativity Awakened!” depict vibrant flowers and abstract expressionist paintings with bright colors and movement that celebrate spring. The dual artist exhibit will be exhibited at the gallery in March with a special artist’s reception March 18 from 4-7.

  • Arts in the Village Gallery, 1601 Village Market Blvd, Suite 116, Leesburg, VA 20175.
  • free
  • 571-442-8661

Friday, March 24, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Paint your Pet

We certainly aren't suggesting that you actually paint your pet but rather paint your pet's portrait on canvas. All art supplies are provided - you provide a photo of your pet. The featured artist will provide you with a 12"x 12" Canvas sketch of your pet to paint over. Similar to paint by number, Marcia will guide you on mixing colors, use of brush strokes and other techniques. Then you take your original artwork home with you to remind you of your pet for years to come. Email a digital picture to thecooleygallery@gmail.com of your pet. Please be sure it is a close-up of your pets head, shoulders and chest area. All reservations are made online and are non-refundable. We will, however, apply a credit to the next scheduled class with the same instructor, if you cancel at least 48 hours prior to class.


Sunday, March 26, 10 AM - 12 PM

Master Class with Former Principal Dancer with Pennsylvania Ballet & Soloist with American Ballet Theatre

Classical Ballet Theatre (CBT) is thrilled to welcome Hilda Morales, former principal dancer with Pennsylvania Ballet and soloist dancer with American Ballet Theatre, as a part of the 2016-2017 Master Class Series on Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 10:00am - 12:00pm at the CBT studios, 320 Victory Drive, Herndon! Any interested intermediate or advanced dancer should email cbtoffice91@gmail.com and include his/her name, address, email address, and phone number. The cost for the two-hour class is $25. For more information about Ms. Morales, please visit http://www.cbtnva.org/guestartists.


Monday, March 27, 6:00-8:00pm

Inner Artist Workshop: Silk and Suds

Sponsored by Friends of Leesburg Public Arts Discover the art of painting on silk with transparent dyes and make a suncatcher. Beautiful on its own but when bathed in a shaft of sunlight, the effect is magical. It rivals the glow of stained glass. Easy and fun! No experience necessary. Choose a pint of Dog Money's own brew or glass of wine. Recommend wearing a smock or old shirt as the silk dyes are permanent. $45 per person (21 and up). Portion of the proceeds support FOLPA and its mission to foster the growth of the arts in Leesburg. Art not only enriches people's lives, it can help local businesses thrive. Dog Money is located at 50 Catoctin Circle NE, Leesburg


Wednesday, March 29, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Beginning/Intermediate painting Class

Skill Level: Beginning/Intermediate This class introduces the basic fundamentals of oil and acrylic painting. It will be covering composition, value, color, materials, and techniques. Students paint from still life or other reference materials. Painting demos and individual instruction provided. Drawing experience is helpful, but beginners are encouraged and welcome. Drop-ins are welcome, at a $45.00 fee, please call prior advising instructor All reservations are made online and are non-refundable. We will, however, apply a credit to the next scheduled class with the same instructor, if you cancel at least 48 hours prior to class. Students need to acquire supplies for this class, list of recommended supplies will be provided


Saturday, April 1, 8:00AM-5:PM

One Day Writers Conference

Writers Project Runway III writers conference sponsored by Pennwriters.org. 12 workshops to choose from, two sessions running simultaneously throughout the day. Lunch included in the fee. Authors attending may offer their books for sale at the event (all sales by official bookseller only). Keynote speaker: John DeDakis, formerly of CNN and author of four mystery novels.

  • IDA Lee Park, 60 Ida Lee Drive, Leesburg, VA
  • $80 Pennwriters Members, $110.00 nonmembers, $95.00 students 18+
  • bcarducci@comcast.net

April 1-30, 2017, 10 am - 8 pm Tuesday - Saturday, noon - 6pm Sunday and Monday

”Homage to Mother Earth”

Featured Artist Gail Péan: ”Homage to Mother Earth” The Arts In The Village Gallery is proud to announce its Featured Artist Exhibit “Homage to Mother Earth” with works by oil painter, Gail Péan. Péan has also been celebrating Earth Day April 22 since its inception in 1970 and she seeks to portray the treasure that is our earth through the collection she will exhibit in "Homage to Mother Earth". Péan’s palette knife oil paintings bring imagery from nature to life with spectacular color and energy. “Homage to Mother Earth” is an exposition in honor or Earth Day. She will host a reception at the gallery on Saturday, April 15, 5-7pm with live music by saxophonist Mike Girdy Sr. Refreshments will be served. Arts in the Village Gallery, 1601 Village Market Blvd., Suite 116, Leesburg, VA, 20175. Phone: 571-442-8661. Email: info@artsinthevillage.com. Website: http://www.artsinthevillage.com/


Sunday, April April 2, 2017, 1-5:30pm

Women's Workshop: Expressive Photography + Mindfulness

In this women's workshop, you will discover a method of expressive photography that will deepen your relationship with yourself and your world. You'll learn how to create images that are soul-filled and infused with personal meaning. Through a series of photographic exercises that incorporate mindfulness, you will be guided to allow your intuition, emotion and presence guide your photographic eye. Be prepared to be inspired through your connection with a wonderful group of women. No prior photography experience necessary.


Friday, April 7, 7:00 pm

Olden Times Exhibit Artist's Reception

In "Olden Times" fine art photographer Dora Ramirez presents scenes of everyday life of bygone times and encourages viewers to contemplate the legacy of bygone eras. “I love contemporary life but I’m intrigued by the bygone world and the legacy it left us.” says Ramirez. She encourages viewers to take a minute, take their time, and get lost in each and every one of the scenes. “Think about how it must have been to live during those bygone times. And then, take a deep breath and appreciate the past, the present, and look forward to the future … so that we can better understand where we are and where we are headed.” Join Dora and learn more about her insiprations and process...and taste some of Old Ox's new works of art -- and current LAC members get discounts on their beer!

  • Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Dr, Unit 114, Ashburn, Virginia 20147
  • FREE
  • Contact us at info@loudounarts.org for more information

Saturday, April 8, 7:30-9:30 pm

An Evening with Classical Ballet Theatre

Join the dancers of Classical Ballet Theatre as they bring to the stage innovative works by today's leading contemporary choreographers including Roni Koresh of Koresh Dance Company, Iquail Shaheed formerly of PHILADANCO, Lauren Edson formerly of Trey McIntyre Project, and faculty of Classical Ballet Theatre. -- Complimentary pre-performance cocktails at 6:30 pm -- Performance at 7:30 pm -- Information and Video Highlight: http://www.cbtnva.org/evening -- Box Office: 703-476-4500, #3 (Tickets go on sale March 25th.)


Saturday, April 8, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Come Paint With Us

Spend a lovely afternoon with us at Breaux Vineyards for a paint class and afterwards join us for our Cherry Blossom Celebration. We have joined with local paint company Creative Mankind for a fun day of painting, wine, and fun! Breaux Vineyards will be selling wine & light fare on this afternoon, a perfect outing for friends and family. $35.00 per person Reservations are made directly through Creative Mankind’s website click here to make reservations!

  • Breaux Vineyards
  • $35.00 per person
  • 540 - 668 - 6299

Friday, April 21, 3:30 p.m.

Herndon High School presents Guys and Dolls

Join the cast and crew of Herndon High as they present "Guys and Dolls", a musical comedy about the biggest gamble of all: falling in love. This celebrated classic follows a ragtag gambler, his showgirl fiancée, a high-rolling heartthrob, and a modest missionary, as their lives intersect under the bright lights of Broadway. Missing out on this show would be a sucker’s bet! Friday, April 21st at 7:30 pm Saturday, April 22nd at 7:30 pm Sunday, April 23rd at 2:00 pm Tickets: $15/Person at http://www.herndondrama.org/home.html Fun for the Whole Family! Parental Guidance Recommended Guys and Dolls is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Tel: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.com


Friday, April 21, 10:00am

Andre Pater: In a Sporting Light

Date: April 21, 2017 – August 13, 2017 Time: Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Price: Adults $10; Seniors $8; Youth $8; Children Free; Members Free Phone: (540) 687-6542 Website: http://www.nationalsporting.org Information: The bold and vibrant compositions of contemporary sporting artist Andre Pater (Polish-American, b. 1953) are often compared to those of the great 20th-century British sporting artist Sir Alfred Munnings. Pater’s refinement in pastels in addition to the classic medium of oil solidifies his rightful place as an illustrious artist in the 21st century. Works from collections across the country will be represented in the retrospective exhibition, Andre Pater: A Matter of Light. “Go beyond the mere image, and the painting becomes a ‘matter of light,’ ” notes sporting art authority and National Sporting Library & Museum Board Member Lorian Peralta-Ramos of Pater’s work. The retrospective exhibition and accompanying catalog present an in-depth analysis of Pater’s mastery of the use of light and insightful understanding of animal anatomy and behavior.

  • National Sporting Library & Museum
  • Adults $10; Seniors $8; Youth $8; Children Free; Members Free
  • 540-687-6542, info@nationalsporting.org

Saturday, April April 22, 7:30 pm

Herndon High School presents Guys and Dolls

Join the cast and crew of Herndon High as they present "Guys and Dolls", a musical comedy about the biggest gamble of all: falling in love. This celebrated classic follows a ragtag gambler, his showgirl fiancée, a high-rolling heartthrob, and a modest missionary, as their lives intersect under the bright lights of Broadway. Missing out on this show would be a sucker’s bet! Friday, April 21st at 7:30 pm Saturday, April 22nd at 7:30 pm Sunday, April 23rd at 2:00 pm Tickets: $15/Person at http://www.herndondrama.org/home.html Fun for the Whole Family! Parental Guidance Recommended Guys and Dolls is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Tel: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.com


Saturday, April 22, 7:00 - 11:00

Loudoun Lyric Opera's 10th Anniversary Gala and performance of LA SERVA PADRONA ("The Servant Mistress")

Join LLO for a "Festa Italiana" in celebration of 10 Sterling Seasons! Featuring appetizers, wine, Italian-style buffet dinner and desserts by Mama Lucci's Restaurant; a performance of Pergolesi's one-act comedy LA SERVA PADRONA ("The Servant-Mistress"); Silent Auction and more


Sunday, April 23, 4:00 pm - 600 pm

Waterford Concert Series: Red Priest

Red Priest is the only early music group in the world to be compared to the Rolling Stones, the Marx Brothers and the Cirque du Soleil. Red Priest causes a sensation in concert halls and on campuses around the world. Performances are “not so much reconstruction as total re-interpretation—they are sure to introduce a new audience to baroque music,” according to Early Music Today.

  • Waterford Old School 40222 Fairfax Street Waterford, Virginia 20197
  • Tickets: $35 Adult, $15 Student, Free fro 13 yrs and under.
  • For tickets, isit our website: http://www.waterfordconcertseries.org

Sunday, April 23, 2:00 p.m.

Herndon High School presents Guys and Dolls

Join the cast and crew of Herndon High as they present "Guys and Dolls", a musical comedy about the biggest gamble of all: falling in love. This celebrated classic follows a ragtag gambler, his showgirl fiancée, a high-rolling heartthrob, and a modest missionary, as their lives intersect under the bright lights of Broadway. Missing out on this show would be a sucker’s bet! Friday, April 21st at 7:30 pm Saturday, April 22nd at 7:30 pm Sunday, April 23rd at 2:00 pm Tickets: $15/Person at http://www.herndondrama.org/home.html Fun for the Whole Family! Parental Guidance Recommended Guys and Dolls is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Tel: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.com


Sunday, April 25, 6:00 - 9:30pm

StageCoach Theatre Murder Mystery at O'Faolain's Pub

StageCoach Theatre Company presents: Proposal is Murder It’s the biggest night of Lucky’s life. He’s asking Honey to be his wife. The party’s begun, the guests have gathered. Popping the question is all that matters. But the night goes awry and people are dying. Proposal is murder, there is no denying. To solve the mystery, we haven’t a clue. Come help us out, we’re counting on you. Sunday, April 23 at O’Faolain’s Restaurant and Pub, 20921 Davenport Drive, Sterling, VA 20165. Seating will begin at 5:30pm. Show begins at 6:00pm. Dinner will be served at 6:30pm. The show will resume after dinner. Tickets: $25 (show only; does not include food and drinks) Food and drink orders from the menu will be taken when you arrive. These will be paid on the day of the show and are not included in the price of the ticket.


Saturday, April 29, 7:30 p.m.

Loudoun Symphonic Winds Performs a World's Fair

Loudoun Symphonic Winds welcomes guest conductor Bob Thurston, retired chief arranger of The United States Air Force Band. We'll take you on a musical world tour featuring works by Dvorak, Chance, Stravinsky and of course – John Philip Sousa!


Saturday, April 29, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Virginia Touch-a-Truck

What child – big or small – doesn’t love the chance to climb aboard a fire truck, concrete truck or tractor trailer? This spring, local youngsters will have that opportunity at the Virginia Touch-A-Truck event held by Joshua’s Hands on April 29, 2017. Horn Free Hour 10 – 11 am. Rain or Shine. All children need to be accompanied by an adult. Please no pets at the event. At 10 am the first 300 kids will receive a free diecast car/truck with admission, at 1 pm the first 50 kids will receive a free Virginia Touch-A- Truck t-shirt. Kid friendly food will be available for purchase.


Saturday, May 20, 10am - 7pm

Purcellville Music & Arts Festival

The Purcellville Music & Arts Festival is an annual event celebrating Purcellville's community, history and diverse culture. The festival will take place at the beautiful Fireman’s Field located behind the Historic Bush Tabernacle, 250 South Nursery Avenue. This free, family friendly festival appeals to all ages; featuring three outdoor stages and one indoor stage, hosting a wide range of entertainment, art exhibits and competitions, workshops, crafts and games, and a variety of local foods and beverages. Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Purcellville is great for this all day, outdoor festival that is sure to provide fun entertainment for the entire family! The festival is produced by the Purcellville Parks & Recreation Advisory Board. For more information please visit www.facebook.com/PurcellvilleParksandRec or www.purcellvilleva.gov. The festival is free and open to the public.


Sunday, May 21, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Waterford Concert Series: Best of Levine

Outstanding faculty, student competition winners and violinist Ariel Horowitz, a Levine graduate now winning rave notices, perform a program to delight all ages. Levine Music is one of the nation’s leading community music schools with four campuses in the DC area. This annual family concert is a Waterford favorite.

  • Waterford Old School 40222 Fairfax Street Waterford, Virginia 20197
  • Tickets: $35 Adult, $15 Student, Free fro 13 yrs and under.
  • For tickets, visit our website: http://www.waterfordconcertseries.org

June 3 - 10, 2017, 10 am

Painting Holiday in Italy

7-day, Tuscan workshop/holiday! Stay in a beautifully restored, 12th-Century monastery and take in the breathtaking sights and colors of the Chianti Hills, putting them to canvas. In addition to daily workshops, we will visit nearby towns such as Sienna, Radda and Castellina. Each evening we return to an authentic Tuscan meal prepared by our local chef! Trip is organized through Il Chiostro and Tuscan Renaissance Centre, offering cultural holidays for over 25 years. For more information contact Sandra Iafrate at iafrate.art@gmail.com


Monday, July July 31-August 10, 9:30 am to 1 pm daily

Summer Drama Camp - Annie Jr.

Join the Pickwick Players as we stage another fun musical this summer! Our Summer Drama Camp is available for children ages 7-13. Each day your child will explore the many aspects of theatre. Each child will audition for a part in the final musical show. They will be involved in scenes in the show that include singing, dancing and acting. Through out camp they will learn about stage presence, stage directions, characterization, movement and much more.


Sunday, September 24, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Waterford Concert Series: Ying Fang, Soprano

New York Times critic Anthony Tommasini praised Ying Fang: “A warm, agile and appealing voice; a star in the making.” Now a principal soprano at the Met, Ms. Fang was one of the youngest recipients of the Chinese Golden Bell Award for Music in 2009. DC fans remember her at Wolf Trap Opera, notably in Giulio Cesare (2014). “The lyrical soprano Ying Fang…dazzled as a fashion-plate Cleopatra.”—Anne Midgette, The Washington Post.

  • Waterford Old School 40222 Fairfax Street Waterford, Virginia 20197
  • Tickets: $35 Adult, $15 Student, Free fro 13 yrs and under.
  • For tickets, visit our website: http://www.waterfordconcertseries.org

October 6, 7, 8, 9, 9:30 - 4:30PM

David Cheifetz - Focus Mastered

Learn to paint impressionistic still life using a palette knife or brush. We will work together on still life composition, brush painting, and knife painting. Any skill level in painting is fine, I enjoy adjusting my advice for each person’s level. However, more advanced students will find it easier to focus on the subtleties of composition.


Sunday, November 12, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Waterford Concert Series: Trio of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Three leading string players from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center —Arnaud Sussman, violin, Paul Neubauer, viola, and David Finckel, cello—perform an extraordinary showcase of Essential String Trios by Beethoven, Penderecki and Mozart. Don’t miss hearing three of the world’s best string players perform Essential Trios in the Waterford Old School.

  • Waterford Old School 40222 Fairfax Street Waterford, Virginia 20197
  • Tickets: $35 Adult, $15 Student, Free fro 13 yrs and under.
  • For tickets, visit our website: http://www.waterfordconcertseries.org