Friday, June 29, 6 - 8pm

Open Late Concert Series

Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and join us the last Friday of the month, May - August, 6 - 8pm on the NSLM lawn for live music. Concessions and cash bar available. Also enjoy free admission to our museum! The June 29 concert will feature the Silver Tones Swing Band, playing classic Big Band tunes, and is in partnership with The Hill School and Blue Ridge Wildlife Center. No rain date. No outside alcohol.

  • National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
  • Email roconnor@nationalsporting.org or phone 540-687-6542 ext. 35 for more details
  • Free

Friday, June 29, 7:30 - 9:30pm

Abra Cadaver by StageCoach Theatre

It is Commoner’s Day in the Realm where everyone is equal and all are subject to the law — even the King and the Queen. The greatest Wizard of all times, Marvelous Merlin, has been found dead. Was it dark magic or something worse — murder? Join us for an evening of love, betrayal, magic, and laughter as you are immersed into this interACTive murder mystery.


Sunday, July 1, 2 - 4pm

Sunday Sketch

Join us for a free sketching session in the Museum! Artists of all ages are invited to sketch alongside local artist Alex Carr. Materials are provided.

  • National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
  • Email APaquette@NationalSporting.org or phone 540-687-6542 ext. 25
  • Free

July 6 - 15, Mondays - Saturdays 9am - 9pm, and Sundays 1 - 9pm

Joshua's Hands Valiant Warrior Quilting Event

Joshua’s Hands will host 10 days of quilting fun to make handmade quilts for servicemen and women wounded while serving our country. All are welcome! No sewing experience or registration needed. All materials are provided but donations are appreciated. Come for an hour or the day. This is a great service project for groups or teens needing service hours.


Friday, July 6, 6 - 9pm

Closing Reception of Sawool Kim's "Dreaming"

A 28 piece solo show by South Korean Artist Sawool Kim. Sawool holds an MFA from The School of The Museum of Fine Arts Boston at Tufts University. She is an internationally showing emerging artist.


July 7 & 8, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Disco is Dead Murder Mystery at StageCoach Theatre

Donny Strut performed his final disco move under the flickering mirror ball just before the lights went out — forever. His naked body was found in the middle of Groove Café, a popular night club. Was it murder — or just a disco dance move gone horribly wrong? Come join us for a night of dance, laughter and intrigue as you try to figure out whodunnit. Only one of you know the truth. Boogie on over in your disco threads! Dressing up and dancing are highly encouraged! We’ll catch you on the flip side! Doors open at 6pm. There will be a 20-minute intermission. Wine, beer, and soft drinks will be available for sale.


Sunday, July 8, 3 - 5pm

Anne Stine Artist-in-Residence Art Reception

North Gate Vineyard is pleased to announce the appointment of Anne Stine as the program’s newest Artist-in-Residence. Anne will be hosting a public reception showing her work entitled ‘Living Water’. Her art will be on display through October 1st. On exhibit will be a collection of Anne’s encaustic mixed media paintings centered around the theme of water and its ever-changing moods captured through movement, color and texture. Anne concentrates primarily on the ancient wax based medium of encaustic paint into which she incorporates oils, pigmented shellac, vintage papers, textiles and salvaged found objects. The manipulation of the fluidity of the wax allows her to evoke a realistic element as she captures the beauty of nature using vivid color, rich texture and multiple transparent layers of wax. The North Gate Vineyard Artist-in-Residence program was created to support local artists by providing a venue to show their artwork in a public, formal setting.

  • North Gate Vineyard, 16031 Hillsboro Road, Purcellville, VA 20132
  • Visit www.northgatevineyard.com for more information
  • Free

Saturday, July 21, 6 - 8pm

MiniCon: Crafts, Costumes & Comics

Put on your best cosplay outfits and join us for an afternoon of comic books, games, crafts, art displays, trivia, and super-heroics.


Saturday, July 21, 7 - 10pm

Game of Thrones Night

Come drink and know things, as Loudoun County Public Library celebrates the works of George R.R. Martin and all things Game of Thrones. Grab your dragons and your direwolves and hoof it on down to Rust Library for a special adults-only after-hours event featuring beer and wine tastings, artist galleries, games, and a few magical surprises as we #InvadeLeesburg.


Saturday, July 21, 2 - 8pm

Purcellville Wine & Food Festival

An annual, award-winning festival in the heart of DC’s wine country. Enjoy a showcase of amazing wineries, breweries, ciders, food purveyors, live music and artisans. A family-friendly event.

  • Fireman's Field, 250 South Nursery Avenue, Purcellville, VA 20132
  • Visit our website at www.purcellvillewineandfood.com for more details
  • Tickets: Early Bird $20, General Admission $30, VIP $275

Sunday, August 5, 2 - 4pm

Sunday Sketch

Join us for a free sketching session in the Museum! Artists of all ages are invited to sketch alongside local artist Mary Anne Matteson. This Sunday Sketch is offered in partnership with The Artists in Middleburg. Materials are provided.

  • National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
  • Email APaquette@NationalSporting.org or phone 540-687-6542 ext. 25
  • Free

August 21 - September 27, Closing Reception 12:15pm September 17

Painting What She Fancies — Debra Keirce Solo Show

Colgan Hall Gallery at Northern Virginia Community College presents an encore art reception and gallery talk for American realist painter and miniature artist, Debra Keirce, at the Manassas Campus. In November 2016, the well-attended event included Provost Molly Lynch, faculty, staff, students, and members of the community. While viewing the masterful paintings, sometimes with the aid of magnifying glasses, the artist discussed the techniques used in a few of the selected paintings included in the 35 paintings on display. The show is located in the Colgan Hall Gallery on the first floor. Colgan Hall is the building located on the right as you enter the campus traffic circle.


Friday, August 31, 6 - 8pm

Open Late Concert Series

Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and join us the last Friday of the month, May - August, 6 - 8pm on the NSLM lawn for live music. Concessions and cash bar available. Also enjoy free admission to our museum! The August 31 concert will feature the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, playing classical and show tunes favorites, and is in partnership with Middelburg Community Charter School, Sky Meadows State Park, George Mason Alumni Association, and the Foxcroft School. No rain date. No outside alcohol.

  • National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
  • Email roconnor@nationalsporting.org or phone 540-687-6542 ext. 35 for more details
  • Free

Sunday, September 23, 4 - 6pm

The Calidore Quartet in Concert

The Calidore quartet — violinists Jeffrey Myers and Ryan Meehan, violist Jeremy Berry, and cellist Estelle Choi — is among the finest chamber ensembles performing today, and is described by the New York Timesas having “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct.” Formed in 2010, it has won numerous international prizes, including the 2016 M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition, and performed in the most prestigious venues in North America, Europe and Asia. An amalgamation of “California” and “doré” (French for “golden”), the quartet’s name represents the diversity of the culture and the strong support it received from its home of origin, California, the “golden state.” The passion and joy of string quartet chamber music shine through in all its performances.


October 5 - 7, 10am - 5pm

Play, Shop, Tour — The 74th Waterford Fair

Come spend a day or three with us! Shop five consignment venues and over 120 juried artisans, and tour historic homes in our quaint Quaker village. Old time entertainment abounds, as do children's activities, civil war re-enactments, and great local food and libations.

  • National Historic Landmark of Waterford, Virginia
  • Visit www.waterfordfairva.org for more information and tickets
  • Adults: $16 advance or $20 at the gate. Children, group & 3-day tickets available. Single day tickets good any of the three days. Tickets on sale starting in August. Parking is free.

Sunday, November 11, 4 - 6pm

Pianist Inon Barnatan at the Waterford Old School

Pianist Inon Barnatan, “one of the most admired pianists of his generation” (New York Times) is known for his poetic sensibility, musical intelligence, and consummate artistry. In 2015 he received Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award for young artists of exceptional accomplishment, and recently completed his third season as the Artist-in-Association of the New York Philharmonic. A regular performer with the world’s most celebrated orchestras, he recently debuted with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony orchestras, and the BBC Proms. His acclaimed discography ranges from Schubert to Messiaen, and he is recording a complete cycle of Beethoven piano concertos with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. This “poet of the keyboard” (London’s Evening Standard) culminates one of our most exciting seasons.