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

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/


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

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.


Monday, April 3, 6:30 - 9:30pm

Open Studio - Short Pose

Open Studio at The Cooley Gallery is meant to address not only a need for continued education options in art, but also studio space to grow. We feel an affordable, safe, clean studio space where artists can do their work is really important. Many artists, can't afford to sign a multi-year lease for a studio or simply wish to be among those who inspire. We hope to be that space for inspiration with this Open Studio class. This is a 4 week class, in which the model and fee are included. All reservations are made online and are non-refundable. We will, however, apply a credit to the next scheduled class, if you cancel at least 48 hours prior to class.


Friday, April 7, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Artist Reception for Jordan Xu & Carmen Howell Barros

Jordan Xu - The Magic of Self-image In today's image-obsessed world, what if you can recreate yourself the way an artist renders an image on canvas? What is the image you want to project? Would you change anything about yourself? or are you happy just the way you are? Maybe you should let your imagination run wild. Carmen Barros Howell - Cabeza I have worked looking and sculpting heads for some time, I start with the form of the head that is in my brain and that it has been maturing for a while after I am satisfied with the form I work on the texture in the piece I am building. All my pieces mature in my brain, I draw, changes happened during the whole process. Creativity is very important, I do not copy other people's work everything I make is from my own experience I am influenced by everything I see places I go. To me rocks, Boulders, mountains are an inspiration, I see images and I let my imagination go. I went to Fine Art School for seven years, I got a very classical education learning to work with clay, stone and metal. For me Art is not a choice is a need, I can't imagine life without doing what I do. It is part of my life


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, 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

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.)


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 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


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


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 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 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

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