Thursday, April 5, 7 - 9pm

Ladies Night — Forged Bracelet Class

Join us to learn how to make a forged bracelet. With a little help from some cool forging tools, you will create a sterling silver thick wire bracelet. Add your choice of up to three beads from a selection of natural semi-precious gems.


April 7 & 15, 6:30 - 9pm

Simple Act of Murder — Murder Mystery at StageCoach Theatre

It’s 1928 and the Hudson River Cruise Line is offering a night of murder, mayhem, and delicious food. Sam Hammett is the lead actor in the theatre company performing for the cruise and a notorious gambler. He recently lost $20,000 to the mob. Danny “Little D” Van Slyke is sent to collect on the debt, but when he arrives he discovers that Sam Hammett is dead and the money is nowhere to be found. He takes the entire room hostage until the murder is solved and the money is recovered. The cast and crew, not all of whom were fans of Hammett, are forced to help solve the crime. As the group bands together to look for answers, not everyone wants the events of the night to see the light of day.

  • StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 and 120, Ashburn, VA 20147
  • Contact us at info@stagecoachtc.com, 571-477-9444, or visit our website at www.stagecoachtc.com
  • $25 for show without dinner 4/15. $60 for dinner theatre performances 3/17, 3/18, and 4/7.

Sunday, April 8, 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 Barbara Sharp. Materials are provided.

  • National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
  • Please contact Anne Marie Barnes, the Clarice & Robert H. Smith Educator, to register for this program: ABarnes@NationalSporting.org, (540) 687-6542 ext. 25
  • Free

Friday, April 13, 10am - 5pm

Opening Day for A Sporting Vision: The Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art from the VMFA

This traveling exhibition organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) with representative masterpieces of the genre — including works by George Stubbs, Sir Francis Grant, John Frederick Herring, Benjamin Marshall, and George Morland — celebrates Paul Mellon’s gift of British sporting art to the VMFA. It also proposes a fresh look at sporting art within wider social and artistic contexts, including the scientific and industrial revolutions of the 18th and 19th centuries, the transformation of the British countryside, the evolutionary history of the horse and other animals, and society’s changing habits and customs.

  • National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
  • Phone 540-687-6542 or visit www.nationalsporting.org for more information
  • Adults $10; Seniors $8; Youth $8; Children Free; Members Free

April 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 7:30pm, and April 15 & 22 at 2pm

Main Street Theater presents "Into the Woods"

Main Street Theater Productions presents Stephen Sondheim's musical, "Into the Woods." Come see this cast of fairy tale characters on a quest through the enchanted forest trying to dispel the witch's curse. You won't want to miss this Main Street spectacular.


April 13 at 7pm, April 14 at 7pm, April 15 at 2pm, April 19 (pizza night) at 7pm, April 20 at 7pm, and April 21 at 2pm

Herndon High School presents "Into the Woods"

Join the students of Herndon High School as they present "Into the Woods", a Tony award-winning musical comedy featuring your favorite Brothers Grimm fairytale characters as you’ve never seen them before. Walk through the forest with the Baker and his wife on their wishful quest to break the witch’s curse. Along the way, see their lives turn topsy-turvy as their story becomes intertwined with those of Jack and Little Red as well as Cinderella, Rapunzel, and their princes. And watch your step. Anything can happen in the woods! ["Into the Woods" 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 14, 7 - 9:30pm

Simple Act of Murder — Murder Myster Dinner Theate at Terra Nebulo Vineyards

It’s 1928 and the Hudson River Cruise Line is offering a night of murder, mayhem, and delicious food. Sam Hammett is the lead actor in the theatre company performing for the cruise and a notorious gambler. He recently lost $20,000 to the mob. Danny “Little D” Van Slyke is sent to collect on the debt, but when he arrives he discovers that Sam Hammett is dead and the money is nowhere to be found. He takes the entire room hostage until the murder is solved and the money is recovered. The cast and crew, not all of whom were fans of Hammett, are forced to help solve the crime. As the group bands together to look for answers, not everyone wants the events of the night to see the light of day.


Saturday, April 14, 6:30pm

Sterling Playmakers Brings "Encore!" to Lansdowne

Sterling Playmakers presents an evening of music, entertainment, endless Margaritas, dancing and fun: it’s “Encore!” at Lansdowne. Yes, the award-winning theatre company’s fundraiser features food by Uncle Julio’s, a cash bar, happy times and laughter—a relaxed evening with friends (and new friends!). What’s more, there’ll be a theatrical silent auction with clever and interesting artifacts and collectibles. Who knows what surprises are in-store. It’s a night you won’t want to miss.


Saturday, April 14, 10 - 11:30am

Coffee with the Curator

Join us for an informal coffee reception to celebrate NSLM's newest exhibition, A Sporting Vision: From the Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art from the VMFA. Colleen Yarger, VMFA's Curatorial Assistant for the Mellon Collections, will greet guests and lead a tour of A Sporting Vision. Yarger served as a research specialist for the catalog which accompanies the exhibition. A Sporting Vision celebrates Paul Mellon’s gift of British sporting art to the VMFA. It also proposes a fresh look at sporting art within wider social and artistic contexts, including the scientific and industrial revolutions of the 18th and 19th centuries, the transformation of the British countryside, the evolutionary history of the horse and other animals, and society’s changing habits and customs. Coffee reception in the library at 10am, followed by a tour of the exhibition with Colleen Yarger at 10:30am.


Saturday, April 21, 2 - 4pm

April Weekend Clay Project

Join us for our April Weekend Clay Class to make ceramic house number plaques. Instructor Amy Manson will teach you how to use the clay extruder to make uniform clay numbers. Make a one of a kind plaque with your house number, family name, etc. Participants will each make one plaque. Pottery dishes will be glazed by Instructor. Each participant will have a choice of glaze colors to choose from.


Saturday, April 28, 7:30 - 9:15pm

Loudoun Symphony presents Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Conducted by Maestro Todd Craven, one of the finalists for the LSO conductor position, the program features Joan Tower’s exciting Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, a take on Aaron Copland’s iconic Fanfare for a Common Man, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, described by him as a “musical kaleidoscope of America,” and Dvorak’s New World Symphony, which borrows from the language of African-American Spirituals and Native American folk songs to create an incredible symphonic masterpiece. Brian Ganz, who is widely regarded as one of the leading pianists of his generation will be the soloist with the LSO on Rhapsody in Blue. Should Todd Craven become the next conductor of the LSO? Attend the concert and tell us what you think.

  • Broad Run High School, 21670 Ashburn Road, Ashburn, VA 20147
  • Visit www.loudounsymphony.org or email info@loudounsymphony.org
  • Tickets: $30 Adults, $25 Seniors (65+) and FREE for Youths 12 and under. The LSO 4-Pack provides four tickets for $60.

Saturday, April 28, 7:30pm

Loudoun Symphonic Winds — National Treasures

The Loudoun Symphonic Winds celebrates national pride with great favorites such as Charles Ives’ Variation on America. We'll also perform a musical collage embracing our musical heritage with everything from rock-n-roll to the movie screen!


Sunday, April 29, 4 - 6pm

Lawrence Brownlee, Tenor

Tenor Lawrence Brownlee is one of opera’s most sought after singers, with a voice — praised by NPR as “an instrument of great beauty and expression” — that has captivated audiences and critics alike. Since winning a Grand Prize in the 2001 Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions, his ascent in the opera world has been breathtaking. A bel canto specialist, he performs regularly with the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, La Scala and many other top opera companies and orchestras around the globe, and was recently nominated for “Male Singer of the Year” by the International Opera Awards. Brownlee has produced a critically acclaimed discography including the GRAMMY-nominated Virtuoso Rossini Arias. A 2016 highlight was his recital at the Kennedy Center as part of the inaugural season of Rénee Fleming’s Voices concert series. Waterford opera fans will not want to miss this opera sensation.


Sunday, May 6, 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 Ruthie Winsor-Mann. Materials are provided.


Wednesday, May 9, 6pm - 9:30pm

Tea and Temari

Beautiful and colorful Temari (手まり) balls, are a stunning example of Japanese surface embroidery, a folk art form and Japanese craft that was introduced to Japan from China around the 7th century A.D. "Temari" means "hand ball" in Japanese. Try this technique yourself in this introductory workshop with instructor Trish Harris, known nationwide as an exciting and excellent teacher of Temari techniques. In this class, you will learn about the history and cultural significance of Temari, how to prepare a ball for stitching, and more. You will go home with a tiny Temari of your own to keep , and most supplies for making a second Temari. What a great idea for a Mother/Daughter outing! All materials are included. No previous experience needed. Some hand dexterity and a willingness to take your time is recommended. Tea and Treats will be served. This class is for adults and inspired teens.


Friday, May 11, 6 - 9pm

Closing Reception — Senior Art & Design Show

George Mason University’s School of Art presents the Spring 2018 Senior Art+Design Show, an exhibition highlighting works produced by the graduating senior class. Included in the exhibition will be a presentation of work encompassing many different artistic disciplines, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, as well as, installation and new media.

  • The Fine Arts Gallery and throughout the Art and Design Building on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
  • More information at soa.gmu.edu/event/senior-art-design-show-2/
  • Free

Saturday, May 12, 2 - 4:30pm

Tea and Temari

Beautiful and colorful Temari (手まり) balls, are a stunning example of Japanese surface embroidery, a folk art form and Japanese craft that was introduced to Japan from China around the 7th century A.D. "Temari" means "hand ball" in Japanese. Try this technique yourself in this introductory workshop with instructor Trish Harris, known nationwide as an exciting and excellent teacher of Temari techniques. In this class, you will learn about the history and cultural significance of Temari, how to prepare a ball for stitching, and more. You will go home with a tiny Temari of your own to keep , and most supplies for making a second Temari. What a great idea for a Mother/Daughter outing! All materials are included. No previous experience needed. Some hand dexterity and a willingness to take your time is recommended. Tea and Treats will be served. This class is for adults and inspired teens.


Saturday, May 19, 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 be held 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 hosted by the Purcellville Parks & Recreation Advisory Board. For more information please follow us on Facebook PurcellvilleParksandRecreation or visit www.purcellvillemusicandartsfestival.com.

  • Fireman's Field, 250 South Nursery Avenue, Purcellville, VA 20132
  • Contact hsalah@purcellvilleva.gov for more information
  • Free

Sunday, May 20, 4 - 6pm

In Concert: The Best of Levine School of Music

Virtuoso pianist Carlos César Rodríguez, Levine faculty member and coach for the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, and tenor Peter Joshua Burroughs, a regular performer with the Washington National Opera, headline a program of outstanding Levine faculty and students. Founded in 1976 in memory of Selma M. Levine, an amateur pianist who delighted in encouraging young musicians, Levine Music has become the Washington DC region’s preeminent center for musical education. This is a Waterford family favorite, and an opportunity to hear the stars of tomorrow!

  • Waterford Old School, 40222 Fairfax Street, Waterford, VA 20197
  • Learn more on our website: www.waterfordconcertseries.org
  • Tickets: $20 Adults, Free for Students and Children

June 2 & 3, 10am - 5pm

Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour

The Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour offers a weekend of art, shopping, and relaxation. Meet more than 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!

  • Various artist studios and other locations in Western Loudoun
  • Visit www.wlast.org for complete details

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, 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.