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

SULLY'S RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE -- 9:30 p.m. tomorrow, High Octane; 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Switched at Birth. 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, Bill Parsons. 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.


KATHE KOLLWITZ -- 9 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, Monday through Dec. 14. View 26 etchings by the German expressionist. Waddell Gallery, Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun campus, 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Hwy., Sterling. Free. 703-450-2509.

HOLIDAY SPIRITS -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends, through January; reception, 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Holiday art show features paintings, pottery, photography and sculptures by local artists Trisha Adams, Mollie Beck, Ruth Cheronis, Carol Clay Ward, Susan MacKenzie, Verna McClain, Holly Peterson, Glen Souders and Barbara Stevens. Lost Creek Winery, 43227 Spinks Ferry Rd., Lucketts. Free. 703-443-9836.

ART AT OATLANDS -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 30. Art capturing images of the region is showcased at the fourth annual Benefit Art Show and Sale, Four Seasons of Oatlands. Entry criteria have been expanded to include images not only of Oatlands but also of the Mosby Heritage Area, which encompasses five Virginia counties and one in West Virginia. Featured are more than 80 artists and 200 works, including paintings, photographs and sculptures. Sales proceeds benefit Oatlands. Oatlands, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. Free. 703-777-3174.

COMMUNICATION DESIGN -- 9 a.m.-7 p.m. today and tomorrow. Students explore many areas of print design in an exhibit at 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.

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" exhibits 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 at 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 hear 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

Lectures and Literature

GREAT BOOKS FOUNDATION -- 7:30 p.m. today. 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

ADRIANA TRIGIANI -- 4 p.m. Sunday. The author will discuss and sign copies of her Big Stone Gap novels. Old School, High and Fairfax streets, Waterford. Free. 540-882-3018 or

Sports and Recreation

VADA/NOVA SCHOOLING SHOW -- 8 a.m. Saturday. A show by the Northern Virginia chapter of the Virginia Dressage Association. Morven Park Equestrian Center, 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg. Free. 703-777-2890, or

CDCTA DRESSAGE SHOW -- 8 a.m. Sunday. An indoor horse show by the Commonwealth Dressage and Combined Training Association. Morven Park Equestrian Center, 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg. 703-680-3937, 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.


BEASTIE BAZAAR -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. tomorrow-Sunday. Fundraiser for Virginia Federation of Humane Societies features gifts, animal art, hayrides, pet adoptions, demonstrations, raffles, silent auction and bake sale. Ayrshire Farm, 21846 Trappe Rd., Upperville. Admission free with donation of pet supplies such as food, litter, cages or or

FALL BARREL TASTING -- 7-10 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. Sample immature wines straight from the barrel. The winery will also offer hors d'oeuvres and live music. Prepaid reservations required. Tarara Winery, 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. $40. 703-771-7100, Ext. 250 or

SKY MEADOWS EVENTS -- 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Mount Bleak house tours; dusk-11 p.m. Saturday, Astronomy for Everyone. If skies are cloudy, an alternate program will be offered and gates will close at 9 p.m. 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

MIRACLE OF LIGHTS -- 5:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Nov. 15-Jan. 4. A holiday light driving tour. Bull Run Regional Park, 7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville. $12 a car. 703-709-5437.

LOUDOUN SYMPHONY CHAMBER CONCERT -- 8 p.m. Nov. 16. Loudoun Symphony Orchestra members and special guests perform at the 10th annual Connoisseurs' Chamber Music Concert, followed by a coffee and dessert reception. St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St. NW, Leesburg. $25; in advance, $20. Tickets available at the Piano Company or Loudoun Visitors Center in Leesburg, or Melodee Music in Sterling. 703-771-8287 or

HOLIDAY FASHION SHOW -- 7-10 p.m. Nov. 17. "Celebration of the Fashionation of the Season" features live music, holiday fashions, Santa Claus, giveaways, shopping discounts and food. Sale proceeds benefit Youth for Tomorrow and Community Holiday Coalition. Dulles Town Center, Routes 7 and 28, Dulles. $10. 703-404-7100 or

SAM POST -- 4 p.m. Nov. 17. Waterford Concert Series presents a recital by an award-winning young pianist. Old School, High and Fairfax streets, Waterford. $20; in advance, $18. 540-882-3018.

-- 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.