STARBUCKS, STERLING -- 7-9 p.m. today, Steve Key. Cascades Marketplace, 21021 Southbank St., Sterling. Free. 703-421-0932.

SULLY'S RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE -- 9:30 p.m. tomorrow, Joker; 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Slider. 14513 Lee Jackson Hwy., Chantilly. 703-818-9292, 800-978-5597 or visit

LUCKETTS BLUEGRASS -- 7 p.m. Saturday. Mel Hughes and Hard Knox. Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. $10. 703-771-5281.

COFFEEHOUSE -- 10-11 a.m. Mondays. Live acoustic music. Loudoun Valley Community Center, 320 W. School St., Purcellville. $5. 540-338-7973.

STARBUCKS, LEESBURG -- 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Doris Justis. 531-D E. Market St. Free. 703-443-9251.

LOUDOUN BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION JAM SESSION -- 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. For all bluegrass, country and acoustic musicians. Professionals, amateurs and spectators welcome. Morningside House Retirement Community, 316 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 703-779-7941.


"THREE DIMENSIONS" -- 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and noon-5:30 p.m. Sundays, tomorrow-Dec. 1; reception 4-8:30 p.m. Nov. 9. A group exhibition features watercolors by Carolyn Grosse Gawarecki, photographs by Stephen J. Gawarecki, and wood sculptures by Sy Wengrovitz. The Byrne Gallery, 7 W. Washington St., Middleburg. Free. 540-687-6986.

COMMUNICATION DESIGN -- 9 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, through Nov. 8. Students explore many areas of print design in an exhibit at the Waddell Gallery, Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun campus, 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Hwy., Sterling. Free. 703-450-2509.

SHERRY ZVARES SANABRIA -- 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, through Jan. 3. Twenty-six paintings of interiors and facades of old buildings by a Loudoun artist displayed in "Echoes of Memory." American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Ave. NW. Free. 202-638-3221.

DEAN TAYLOR DREWYER -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today. "On the River" is an exhibit of recent paintings of Loudoun landscapes and the Potomac River. Gallery 222, 222 S. King St., Leesburg. Free. 703-777-5498.

NEEDLEWORK SHOW -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today. Exhibit of 19th-century needlework includes samples from local families. Loudoun Museum, 16 Loudoun St. SW, Leesburg. $2; children and seniors, $1. 703-777-2476, or

MELLON'S SPORTING ART -- 1-4 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, through March. Sixteen works by seven sporting artists featured in "Sojourn at Home: Sporting Paintings from the Paul Mellon Bequest to the Yale Center for British Art." National Sporting Library, 102 The Plains Rd., Middleburg. Free. 540-687-6542 or

BLUE RIDGE WINDOWS -- Daily, through Nov. 29. "Turning to Art: Explorations in Wood" is an exhibit of turned wood pieces by Steve Bishop. Blue Ridge Windows display, Imaging Acceptance Corp., 100 Main St., Warrenton. Free. 540-349-1985 or

STUDENT PRINTS -- 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through December. Donald Depuydt's printmaking students from Northern Virginia Community College display works. Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 703-771-5034.

LEE IN LOUDOUN -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, through May 10. "The Road to Antietam Creek: Lee, Loudoun and the Invasion of Maryland, 1862" traces routes Gen. Robert E. Lee's army took to and from Antietam. See original and reproduction artifacts, large graphics, and narratives about causes and effects of the march through Loudoun. Loudoun Museum, 16 Loudoun St. SW, Leesburg. $2; students, teachers and seniors, $1; under 10 and members, free. 703-777-7427 or


"LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD" -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. The controversial 1961 French New Wave film directed by Alain Resnais. Waddell Theater, Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun campus, 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Hwy., Sterling. Free. 703-450-2503 or 703-450-2509.

For Children

LEESBURG CORNER TREATS -- 3-6 p.m. today. Participating stores will distribute candy to trick-or-treaters. Look for an orange sign in the window. Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets, Fort Evans Road, Leesburg. Free. 703-737-3071.

Lectures and Literature

GREAT BOOKS FOUNDATION -- 7:30 p.m. next Thursday. The Great Books Foundation Discussion Group will discuss Doris Lessing's "The Antheap" from the Great Books Foundation Anthology, "Clashes of Culture." 42921 Needham Way, Ashburn. Free. 703-729-3570. Copies of the anthology can be ordered at 800-222-5870 or

Sports and Recreation

MARE SHOW -- 8 a.m.-mid afternoon, Saturday. The Mid Atlantic Breeders Association Mare Show and Performance Test will be held at Morven Park Equestrian Center, 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg. Free. 410-429-5701 or

OATLANDS IN BLOOM -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays, through December. Take a day to stroll the 260-acre Oatlands property and see the bank barn, garden dependency, dairy, Oak Grove and historic cobblestones of Carter's Road. Oatlands Plantation, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. $8; seniors and students, $7; children, $1. Guided plantation walking tours available for 10 or more at $10 a person; reservations required. 703-777-3174.


"WORKING" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. The Hill Playhouse presents a dramatic musical by Studs Terkel, adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, based on interviews with American workers. The Hill School, 130 S. Madison St., Middleburg. $12; students, $8. 540-687-3761.

"THE MUSIC MAN" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Fauquier Community Theatre presents the musical about a stranger who starts a children's band. The Theatre at Vint Hill, 4225 Aiken Dr., Vint Hill Farms Station, Warrenton. $15; seniors, $10. 540-349-8760 or


KIWANIS PARADE -- 6 p.m. today. A Halloween parade winds from Ida Lee Park through downtown Leesburg on King Street and ends at Safeway. 703-779-1990, 703-777-7271 or

PUMPKINVILLE -- 9 a.m.-6 p.m. today. Leesburg Animal Park hosts a pumpkin patch, Indian tepee, hay mazes, slides, all the apples and cider you can eat or drink plus visits with animals. Live entertainment on weekends. Leesburg Animal Park, 19270 James Monroe Hwy. Weekdays, $5.50; weekends, $8. 703-433-0002, or

PUMPKIN HARVEST -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today-Sunday. Enjoy all-you-can-eat apples, pick pumpkins, hayrides, farm animals, fishing in the pond (bring a pole) and a hay bale maze. On weekends, pony rides, pig races, super slingshots and concession stand. Great Country Farms, 18780 Foggy Bottom Rd., Bluemont. Weekdays, $2.50 a person or $10 a carload; weekends, $5 a person or $20 a carload. 540-554-2073 or

PURCELLVILLE HERITAGE ANTIQUES SHOW -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. tomorrow, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Thirty-one dealers. Roller Skating Pavilion, Nursery Avenue, Purcellville. $5. 703-779-2800.

LEESBURG GALLERY WALK -- 6-9 p.m. tomorrow. Stroll downtown Leesburg as shops and galleries stay open late and offer special events and entertainment as part of the First Friday Gallery Walk. Free. 800-752-6118 or

BALL'S BLUFF BATTLE ANNIVERSARY -- Saturday. Living history tours, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; wreath laying at Ball's Bluff National Cemetery, 1 p.m. Ball's Bluff Regional Park, Ball's Bluff Road, Leesburg. Free. 703-737-7800.

BALCH BALL AT BELMONT -- Saturday. Cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. features music by Hamilton Trio. Seating limited. At 8 p.m., a mural by William Woodward depicting the history of Loudoun County will be unveiled, followed by dinner, a raffle and dancing to the orchestra Rendezvous. Black tie. Belmont Country Club, 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn. $125; raffle tickets, $25. 703-779-8554 or

CASINO FUNDRAISER -- 7-11 p.m. Saturday. Admission includes casino money, light dinner, and silent and live auctions. There will be a cash bar. Proceeds benefit the Loudoun Disability Coalition. Lansdowne Resort, 44050 Woodridge Pkwy., Leesburg. $50. 703-777-1939.

GALA FUNDRAISER -- Saturday. 6-7:30 p.m. cocktails, 7:30-8:30 p.m. dinner, and dancing until 11:30 p.m. The Virginia Regional Therapeutic Riding Center hosts a dinner dance and auction to raise funds for its programs. Confederate Hall, Burrland Lane, Middleburg. $150. 540-253-5643.

HERITAGE TRAIL DRIVE -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. The Great Western Loudoun Heritage Trail Drive is a self-guided driving tour starting at Loudoun Mill, Route 704 and Irene Road, Hamilton. Maps and tickets available at the Visitors Center, Market Station, Harrison Street, Leesburg. $13; families, $25. Box lunches available, order in advance. 703-771-2170.

SKY MEADOWS EVENTS -- 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Mount Bleak house tours; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, reenactors portray Federal soldiers. Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Free. 540-592-3556 or

SULLY PROGRAMS -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily except Tuesdays, house tours on the hour; 2 p.m. daily except Tuesdays, guided tours past slave quarters and outbuildings. Sully Historic Site, 3601 Sully Rd., Chantilly. $5; students, $4; seniors and children, $3. 703-437-1794.

Plan Ahead

"MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT" -- 8 p.m. Nov. 9, 15 and 16; 2 p.m. Nov. 10. The Fauquier High School Drama Department presents Jean Giraudoux's play about how a madwoman leads a group of vagabonds in a crusade against an evil corporation president and a prospector who plan to destroy their section of Paris in search of oil. Fauquier High School, 705 Waterloo Rd., Warrenton. $6; seniors and students, $4; children, $2.50. 540-347-6100 or

-- Compiled by Carrie Donovan

The Loudoun Extra entertainment calendar lists events as space permits. Mail announcements and photos -- noting date, time, address, cost and phone number -- to Carrie Donovan, Loudoun Extra, The Washington Post, 305 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg, Va. 20175. You may also e-mail announcements to or fax them to 202-334-5417. Deadline is 14 days before publication.