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/


April 11 - May 6, 11am- 4pm

THE ART OF RESILIENCE

ArtSpace Herndon is proud to exhibit the paintings, ceramics, prints, and sculpture of Azriel and Irene Awret, holocaust survivors and co-founders of the art colony in Safed, Israel. Irene and Azriel Awret’s work graces the George Mason Performing Art Center as well as museums in Israel and Belgium.


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

Friday, April 21, 8 p.m.

Agatha Christie’s “Witness for the Prosecution”

The Sterling Playmakers will present the classic murder mystery from Agatha Christie, "Witness for the Prosecution. An English attorney finds himself defending a man for murder, but as always, there's a twist.


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


Saturday, 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, 6 - 9 PM

Rivers Studio & Gallery Grand Opening

The Exhibit entitled “Breaking the surface will run from April 29th –June 11th. The opening exhibit will highlight the works of four contemporary three dimensional artists including Anne Rule-Thompson, Joy Bridy, Lisa Kovatch, and Rose Mendez.Rivers Studio and Gallery is the newest addition to Harpers Ferry, and the first of its kind in the area. The gallery exhibits local and regional artists; while sculptor Anne Rule-Thompson’s studio, located behind the gallery, offers ceramics classes and a unique glimpse into her work process.


Saturday, April 29, 10am-4pm

Weekend Arabic Calligraphy Workshop

Who: Master Calligraphers Elinor Aishah Holland & Khalid Casado - Sign Up Today What: Learn arabic thuluth script with individualized instruction. This weekend class offers 6 full hours of valuable instruction time for both beginner and advanced calligraphy students. When: One-day workshop (Saturday, April 29th) - Class is from 10:00am -4:00 pm ET) Where: Universities at Shady Grove Bldg III Room #4219 (9630 Gudelsky Dr, Rockville, MD 20850)


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, 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!


Friday, May 5 - 21, 9:00am - 5:00pm

The Loudoun Sketch Club's Exhibition: Colors of Loudoun

The Loudoun Sketch Club's Exhibition of art expression titled "Colors of Loudoun." Visit the Franklin Park arts Center Gallery at 36441 Blueridge View Lane in Purcellville. Exhibition Hours: o9am—5pm Monday thru Friday For more information call 540-338-7973 Reception Saturday, May 6 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm


Saturday, May 6, 6:30 - 9:00pm

Drunken Showtunes - Cabaret & Dinner at Hillsboro Old Stone School

Was that Cabaret or Cabernet? It’s both! Join StageCoach Theatre as we raise a tipsy toast to the music of Broadway in “Drunken Showtunes.’’ We’ll use your favorite show tunes to poke a bit of fun at our drinking culture – harried parents who seek comfort in a glass of wine at the end of a long day, ladies who like their lunches liquid, and heartbroken romantics who need something strong to cope with a bad breakup. Drunken Showtunes will leave you feeling no pain.


Saturday, May 6, 7:00PM

Kithara Project in Concert

Aguado Guitar Concerts will present in concert the guitar trio Kithara Project on May 6 at 7 PM at Community Lutheran Church in Sterling. Founded in 2015 by Scott Borg, Adam Levin, and Matthew Rohde, Kithara Project lies at the intersection of performance and arts advocacy. Described by Eliot Fisk as “charismatic, entertaining, and spontaneous young masters,” the trio has ravished audiences with its ambitious arrangements and whimsical, interactive, and daring performances. As soloists, Borg, Levin, and Rohde have distinguished careers of their own, marked by regular festival and concert appearances across the US, Europe, Australia, and Latin America and a growing solo discography on the Naxos, Odradek, and Tresona labels. Borg completed his studies at the Juilliard School, the Yale School of Music, and New England Conservatory; Levin, at Northwestern University and New England Conservatory; and Rohde, at Yale College, the Yale School of Music, and the Paris Conservatory. Borg and Levin are Augustine and D’Addario Artists, respectively. The trio performs on a set of guitars ‘ Aranda,’ ‘Hope,’ and ‘Paladina’ by Stephan Connor. The program will include music by Sibelius, Bach, Villa-Lobos, and Marquez. Admission is free and donations are accepted. For more information about Aguado Guitar Concerts go to aguadoguitar.org

  • Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA
  • Free admission--donations accepted
  • aguadoguiatr.org

Sunday, May 7, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Join us for Sunday Sketch, a free sketching session in the Museum galleries!

Event: Sunday Sketch Website: http://www.nationalsporting.org Information: Join us for a free sketching session in the Museum galleries! Supplies (pencils, paper, sketch boards, and clipboards) will be provided for attendees. This week's featured artist is local artist and instructor Mary Jennings. Mary uses traditional and mixed media to create artistic experiences, and her works range from 2x3 inches to wall murals! The program is free and open to the public of all ages. Participants will receive free admission to the Museum. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is encouraged. Register to Anne Marie Barnes, Clarice & Robert H. Smith Educator, at ABarnes@NationalSporting.org or (540) 687-6542 x25


Saturday, May 13, 6:30 - 9:00pm

Drunken Showtunes - Cabaret & Dinner at Lansdowne Woods of VA

Was that Cabaret or Cabernet? It’s both! Join StageCoach Theatre as we raise a tipsy toast to the music of Broadway in “Drunken Showtunes.’’ We’ll use your favorite show tunes to poke a bit of fun at our drinking culture – harried parents who seek comfort in a glass of wine at the end of a long day, ladies who like their lunches liquid, and heartbroken romantics who need something strong to cope with a bad breakup. Drunken Showtunes will leave you feeling no pain.


Sunday, May 14, 6:30 - 9:00pm

Drunken Showtunes - Cabaret & Dinner at Leesburg Brewing Company

Was that Cabaret or Cabernet? It’s both! Join StageCoach Theatre as we raise a tipsy toast to the music of Broadway in “Drunken Showtunes.’’ We’ll use your favorite show tunes to poke a bit of fun at our drinking culture – harried parents who seek comfort in a glass of wine at the end of a long day, ladies who like their lunches liquid, and heartbroken romantics who need something strong to cope with a bad breakup. Drunken Showtunes will leave you feeling no pain.


May 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2 Shows: 2:30PM & 7:30PM

Loudoun Centre Theatre presents Footloose the Broadway Musical

Moving from big city Chicago to a small farming town isn’t easy for Ren and his mother, especially when they find out about a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, many of the locals are eager to believe the worst about the new kid. Footloose, with its rockin’ Oscar- and Tony-nominated Top 40 score, is filled with music and dancing that will lighten your heart and take you to an “Almost Paradise.” Ready to cheer? Yeah! “Let’s Hear It For The Boy”.


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


Saturday, June 3,4, 10-5pm

12th Annual Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour

The Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour offers a weekend of art, shopping and relaxation. Visit the studios of over 60 talented artists as you wind through the scenic countryside and historic villages of western Loudoun County. Enjoy paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography, fiber, sculpture and more! Take this unique opportunity to talk personally with the artists, purchase artwork, view demonstrations and exhibits, or win a door prize! And the best part: it’s all FREE! Presented by Franklin Park Arts Center, Round Hill Arts Center, and The Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center

  • Various Artist Studios in Western Loudoun County Virginia
  • Free
  • www.wlast.org

Sunday, June 4, 6:30 - 9:00pm

Drunken Showtunes - Cabaret & Dinner at O'Faolain's Pub

Was that Cabaret or Cabernet? It’s both! Join StageCoach Theatre as we raise a tipsy toast to the music of Broadway in “Drunken Showtunes.’’ We’ll use your favorite show tunes to poke a bit of fun at our drinking culture – harried parents who seek comfort in a glass of wine at the end of a long day, ladies who like their lunches liquid, and heartbroken romantics who need something strong to cope with a bad breakup. Drunken Showtunes will leave you feeling no pain.


Saturday, July 29, 10am to 6pm

Call to Artists and Performers for Arts in the Alley Downtown Leesburg

The Friends of Leesburg Public Arts is organizing the First Annual Arts in the Alley, an all arts, street type fair in Historic Downtown Leesburg. There will be 82 spaces of various types for visual artists and crafts people to sell and demonstrate. We are keeping the cost down so that a prime location space, suitable for a 10x10 tent will only run $60. Or hang your wares on the railing of the Garage for only $30. Other spaces in and around the garage are available starting at $40. If you'd like to demonstrate and sell then we have several spaces for only $25 each. And we are looking for all types of performing artists or street performers for the locations throughout the Downtown area. There will be an area for Children's activities and we are looking to sponsor a dance, poetry slam and other fun activities. We invite you to tell us about your act and apply. ​Apply online and get more information at the website we setup just for this event: http//:www.admin569034.wixsite.com/alley.

  • Located in the alley between the downtown parking garage and the backs of the businesses on King St. -then running around to Mervin Jackson Park on Loudoun Street and into Town Green.
  • Free to the Public
  • sue@leesburgpublicarts.org

July 31 - Aug. 10, 9:30 am - 1 pm, weekdays

Summer Drama Camp for Children

Pickwick presents its 9th annual Summer Drama Camp! Students will learn and practice basics of stage performance as they prepare to present "Annie, Jr." in an enthusiastic, warm and encouraging setting with experienced directors and counselors, Ages 7 - 13. To register and for more info please contact thepickwickplayers@gmail.com.


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

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