May 3 through 5, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm

Sterling Playmakers Presents Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias is a beloved 1987 comedy-drama about a close-knit circle of friends whose lives come together in a beauty parlor in a small parish in Louisiana. The all-female cast are as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel.


May 3 through 4, May 3rd and 4th at 7:00pm

The Sound of Music

This Spring is alive with the sound of Herndon! Join Herndon High School students as they present The Sound of Music​. Set in Austria just prior to World War II, this classic follows young Maria as she finds her calling—and her heart—with the von Trapp family. Together, they discover the healing power of music and bring hope to their countrymen. With treasured songs like “Climb Every Mountain”and “My Favorite Things”, audience members of all ages will fall in love with this award-winning musical and find themselves “Do-Re-Mi-ing” all the way home. (For a complete show synopsis, visit https://www.rnh.com/show/95/The-Sound-of-Music.)


Saturday, May 4, 7:00 pm - 8:30pm

Master Singers of Virginia Presents Sleep and Dreams

Northern Virginia’s premier a cappella ensemble will perform a concert that features marvelous music, designed to inspire including Knut Nystedt’s The Word Became Flesh, Dan Forrest’s masterpiece, Entreat Me Not to Leave You. The program also features Patrick Hawes’ Quanta Qualia made famous by Voces8, and Carole Barnett’s great spiritual, Wonder Where. The concert also will be presented at 7 PM on Sunday, May 5 at St. David's Episcopal in Ashburn.

  • Catoctin Presbyterian Church, 15565 High Street, Waterford, VA 20197
  • Visit www.msva.org for all of the details.
  • Tickets: $25 for Adults, $20 for Seniors (65+), $15 for Students. Take 4 Package provides 4 tickets for $60 or $15 each.

Saturday, May 4, 10:00am - 11:00am

Mariachi for Kids

Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Please join us as we take a musical tour of Mexico with The Mariachi Estrellas Band. In addition to learning about the history & influence of Mariachi, we’ll be on our feet for some movin’ & groovin’. Be sure to wear your dancing shoes! "Music for Kids" is a special series of performances that introduces young listeners to the joys of music. Performances are interactive & children & families are encouraged to participate. All ages are welcome. Snacks and drinks are provided. We hope to see you there!

  • Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd, Leesburg, VA 20176
  • susan.leone@loudoun.gov, 703-771-5281
  • $5 per child, adults and infants 6 months and under are free.

Sunday, May 5, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

StageCoach Bandits Improv Show

Just like “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, the Bandits perform short-form improv using suggestions from the audience. Shows are completely interactive. No show or game is ever the same twice!


Sunday, May 5, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday Sketch with Ruthie Windsor-Mann

Join us for a free sketching session in the Museum galleries led by artist Ruthie Windsor-Mann! Artists of all ages are invited to sketch; all materials are provided. To register, please contact info@nationalsporting.org or (540) 687-6542 x4.


Sunday, May 5, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Master Singers of Virginia Presents Sleep and Dreams

Northern Virginia’s premier a cappella ensemble will perform a concert that features marvelous music, designed to inspire including Knut Nystedt’s The Word Became Flesh, Dan Forrest’s masterpiece, Entreat Me Not to Leave You. The program also includes Patrick Hawes’ Quanta Qualia made famous by Voces8, and Carole Barnett’s great spiritual, Wonder Where.

  • St. David's Episcopal Church, 43600 Russell Branch Parkway, Ashburn, VA 20147
  • Visit www.msva.org for all of the details.
  • Tickets: $25 for Adults, $20 for Seniors (65+) and $15 for Students. The Take 4 Package provides 4 tickets for $60 or $15 each.

May 10, 7:30pm

Crazy Over Love by StageCoach Theatre and Weaver of Tales Theatre Company

She walked into his life and stole his love. Now Johnny Heart, the Paranormal Private Eye, is on the case trying to get it back. Tick tock, tick tock, time is running out!!! Improvised sketch comedy and magic combine in this fast-paced one-man theatre noir.


Saturday, May 11, 6:30pm - 9:30pm. Doors open at 6.

Till Death Do Us Part Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

It’s a raging Bridezilla versus a Groom who doesn’t seem to care. But there’s more than wedding jitters afoot as the couple prepares for the rehearsal dinner and a murder occurs. Someone is lying. The event planner needs your help to solve a mystery that threatens to turn the rehearsal dinner venue into a morgue with a room full of suspects. To keep the dearly beloved from becoming the dearly departed, speak now… or forever hold your peace!

  • 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 stagecoachtc.com
  • $60 includes dinner and the show

Saturday, May 11, 11am - 1pm

Princess Tea Party

Receive the royal treatment at our Princess Tea Party as young royals enjoy music, storytelling, and an audience with Princess Angelica Francesca Mary-Ann Lilac the Third. She will also lead a princess parade and sing-along. There will be photo opportunities so bring your camera! Dressed in your stately best, enjoy a tea complete with sandwiches, scones, and mini desserts. Gluten-free items are available on request after your reservations are complete. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 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 stagecoachtc.com
  • Tickets: $45 includes food and the event

Saturday, May 11th, 11:00am - 8:00pm

Music at the Manor Festival, a celebration of Music and Moms.

Come experience Music at the Manor Festival, a day-long celebration of family, friends, food, and of course, live music—from blues to contemporary to rock. Vendors will be selling their wares and parking is free! Bring your lawn chairs. No outside food or drink allowed at event. All proceeds benefit The Arc of Loudoun at Paxton Campus as we together empower, embrace, and engage children with special needs and their families.

  • Historic 17-acres at Paxton Manor 601 Catoctin Circle NE Leesburg, Virginia
  • contact us at 703.777.1939 or visit us at www.thearcofloudoun.org
  • Tickets: General admission FREE. $20.00 VIP

May 16 - 19, May 16 - 18 8:00 am to dark, May 19 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Plein Air Painting Event in Clifton, VA

Artists are invited to Art Guild of Clifton 6th annual Plein Air painting event in historic and bucolic Clifton, VA. Judging will take place May 19th at 3:30 pm. Cash awards offered with a reception and "wet paint" sale following. Open to the public. All proceeds benefit the Art Guild of Clifton Arts Scholarship Program where we awarded $3000 in 2018 to four Fairfax County high school seniors in Fine Arts, Music Composition, and Dance. Details and registration can be found at artguildofclifton.org. Charles Rusnak Pres., Art Guild of Clifton


Friday, May 17, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Canter & Crawl Opening

Join the National Sporting Library & Museum to celebrate the opening of Canter & Crawl: The Glass Sculpture of Joan Danziger! 6-7pm: Reception and Exhibition Viewing; 7pm: Lecture by artist Joan Danziger. Canter & Crawl: The Glass Sculpture of Joan Danziger, presents a solo show of the DC-based, contemporary artist’s latest body of work. Stimulating the imagination, Danziger’s vibrant wire and glass-shard sculptures are inspired by the spirit of the horse and the jewel-like nature of insects.


Saturday, May 18, 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Loudoun Symphony Presents Let's Dance

Just as the title suggests, the LSO will play all sorts of dances from ballet to rustic, and Broadway to the streets of Mexican mariachi music. Come and tap your toes to the delightful sounds during the final concert of the season. The program includes Ravel’s Bolero, Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and Danzon no. 2 by Marquez.

  • St. David's Episcopal Church, 43600 Russell Branch Parkway, Ashburn, VA 20147
  • Visit www.loudounsymphony.org for all of the details.
  • Tickets: $30 Adults, $25 Seniors (65+) and free for Youths 12 and under.

Saturday, May 18, 10:00am - 11:30am

Coffee with the Curator – Canter & Crawl

Enjoy an informal coffee reception and tour of Canter & Crawl: The Glass Sculpture of Joan Danziger with the artist! 10:00am: Coffee reception; 10:30am: Tour of the exhibition. Canter & Crawl: The Glass Sculpture of Joan Danziger, presents a solo show of the DC-based, contemporary artist’s latest body of work. Stimulating the imagination, Danziger’s vibrant wire and glass-shard sculptures are inspired by the spirit of the horse and the jewel-like nature of insects.


May 25 and 26, 11am-4pm

Amuse Art & Craft Fair

An indie craft and contemporary fine art fair featuring pottery, jewelry, printmaking, woodworking, photography, painting and more from around the region and beyond. Visitors can shop handmade goods and art, see demonstrations, have a bite from a local food truck, and enjoy a local beer or wine. There will also be some fun, hands on activities for kids and adults!


Friday, May 31, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Open Late Concert Series – Bryan Shepherd Country Band

Join us on the NSLM’s lawn as we celebrate the 5th anniversary of our Open Late Summer Concert Series! May 31st Open Late Concert will be featuring the Bryan Shepherd Country Band with partners Blue Ridge Wildlife Foundation, Land Trust of Virginia, and Middleburg Humane Foundation. Concerts are free and open to the public, with the Museum open late and free of charge too. Concessions available, including food from Pirate Rooster Pizza and Blackwater Beef, beer from Powers Farm & Brewery, and wine. Free Parking; Picnics Welcome; No Rain Date; Pets Must Be Leashed; Cash Bar; No Glass Containers; No Outside Alcohol Permitted.


Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, 10:00am - 5:00pm

The 14th Annual 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!

  • 37 studios across western Loudoun County
  • Learn more at www.wlast.org
  • FREE

Sunday, June 2, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday Sketch with Anne Marie Paquette

Join us for a free sketching session in the Museum galleries led by Anne Marie Paquette! Artists of all ages are invited to sketch; all materials are provided. To register, please contact info@nationalsporting.org or (540) 687-6542 x4.


Saturday, June 8, 10:30am - 4:30pm

Loudoun Book & Arts Festival

The inaugural Loudoun Book & Arts Festival is a free, daylong event in and around Brambleton Library, featuring talks with bestselling and up-and-coming authors, interactive displays with local artists, live music and a book sale courtesy of Second Chapter Books.


Thursday, June 13, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

“Put Crepe on Your Hat”: The Burning and Rebuilding of the Lincoln White House Stables

Join us for a talk with Dr. David Gerleman, Professor at George Mason University and one of NSLM’s John H. Daniels Fellows, as he discusses the burning and rebuilding of the Lincoln White House Stables.


Saturday, June 22, 10:00am – 11:30am

Coffee with the Curator – Permanent Collection

Enjoy an informal coffee reception and tour of NSLM’s Permanent Art Collection. 10:00am: Coffee Reception; 10:30am: Tour of the exhibition with Claudia Pfeiffer, the NSLM’s George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Curator.


Friday, June 28, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Open Late Concert Series – Chris Lawrence Band

Join us on the NSLM’s lawn as we celebrate the 5th anniversary of our Open Late Summer Concert Series! June 28th Open Late Concert features the Chris Lawrence Band with partners George Mason Alumni Association, The Hill School, and Virginia Tech Alumni Association. Concerts are free and open to the public, with the Museum open late and free of charge too. Concessions available, including food from Pirate Rooster Pizza and Blackwater Beef, beer from Powers Farm & Brewery, and wine. Free Parking; Picnics Welcome; No Rain Date; Pets Must Be Leashed; Cash Bar; No Glass Containers; No Outside Alcohol Permitted.


Saturday, July 13, 2pm - 8pm

Purcellville Wine & Food Festival

Enjoy a variety of amazing local wineries, craft breweries, gourmet foods, musicians and wine related art and accessories.


Saturday, July 20, 7pm - 9pm

Star Wars Night

A Star Wars celebration for adults 21+. Enjoy cosplay contests; art by local artists on exhibit; crafts and maker activities; local wine and beer tastings; and all the fun you can Force into one evening. We’re still looking for additional artists and artisans to exhibit their Star Wars or science fiction-themed works, so please contact us!


Sunday, October 20, 1pm - 4pm

Purcellville's Green Expo — Hail to the Trail

Come to the Chapman DeMary Trail for a fun day to get outdoors and explore nature and learn about our environment. It is great for families, students, and scouts. This event is hosted by the Town of Purcellville's Tree and Environment Sustainability Committee.


Saturday, December 14, 10am - 6pm

Christmas in Purcellville

Christmas in Purcellville festivities include a parade; activities, displays and a visit from Santa at both the historic Bush Tabernacle and the historic Train Station; and holiday lights tours.