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

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

MASTER SINGERS -- 8 p.m. Saturday at St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St. NW, Leesburg. $15; students, $12. 703-327-6628 or

LUCKETTS BLUEGRASS -- 7 p.m. Saturday. Shenandoah Blue and Scott Brannon Band. 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, Rachel Cross and Michelle Swan. 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.

BY CHANZ -- 7 p.m. next Thursday. Local teen pop/rap group. Tally Ho Theatre, 19 W. Market St., Leesburg. $7; students, $5. 703-669-8444 or


PATRICIA BASON -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today-Saturday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. tomorrow. A commercial artist turned pro captures the beauty of nature in watercolor. Medlin Art Gallery, 2 Loudoun St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 703-771-8696.

KURT SCHWARZ -- gallery hours, through Jan. 4. New works in still life by a teacher at the Art League School in Alexandria and Loudoun Academy of the Arts. Gallery 222, 222 S. King St., Leesburg. Free. 703-777-5498.

EVANISKO AND KELLER -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, through Jan. 31. Mixed media collage/paintings by Sonya Evanisko in "Fantasy and Dream Narratives" and photographs by Benita Keller in "Nudes and Landscapes." The Art House Gallery, 224 S. King St., Leesburg. Free. 703-669-0650.

BLUE RIDGE WINDOWS -- Daily, through Jan. 31. "Local Artists at Work" includes works by Piedmont Artists League members Shirley Bounds, James Daniel, Fred Lokay and Margaret Schreifels. Blue Ridge Windows display, Imaging Acceptance Corp., 100 Main St., Warrenton. Free. 540-349-1985 or

KATHE KOLLWITZ -- 9 a.m.-7 p.m. today-tomorrow. See 26 etchings by the German expressionist. Waddell Gallery, Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun campus, 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Hwy., Sterling. Free. 703-450-2509.

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 counties in Virginia and one neighboring county in West Virginia. More than 80 artists and 200 works are featured, including paintings, photographs and sculptures. Proceeds from art sales benefit Oatlands. Oatlands, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. Free. 703-777-3174.

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, Washington. 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

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 hear narratives about causes and effects of the march through Loudoun. Loudoun Museum, 16 Loudoun St. SW, Leesburg. $2; students, teachers and seniors, $1; members and 9 and younger, free. 703-777-7427 or

For Children

DRAW-IN -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Young artists 10 or older are invited to bring art supplies and draw objects from the collection of natural history specimens. Professional illustrators offer help and career information. Naturalist Center, 741 Miller Dr., Leesburg. Free. 703-779-9712 or 800-729-7725.

Lectures and Literature

LOUDOUN MEMORIES AND RESTAURANT REVIEWS -- 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Sarah Huntington and Gale Waldron present with their newly published book, "In Their Own Words: Recollections of an Earlier Loudoun" and Donovan Kelly signs his new book, "Quest for the Holy Grill: 50 Crummy But Good Restaurants Within Rambling Range of Washington, D.C.," which takes the reader on a fun quest from West Virginia to the Bay Bridge in search of that most perfect down home and comfortable restaurant. Final Draft Booksellers, 192 North 21st St., Purcellville. Free. 540-338-8238.


HILLSBORO CRAFTS -- 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Artisans sell handmade crafts, toys, clothing and jewelry. Old Stone School, Route 9, Hillsboro. Free. 540-668-7091.

CHILE MAN OPEN HOUSE -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy homemade chili, apple cider, product samples and holiday music. The Chile Man, 35796 Milligan's Run Lane, Purcellville. Free. 540-668-7160 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

LOUDOUN BALLET -- 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21; 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22. "The Nutcracker." Potomac Falls High School, 46400 Algonkian Pkwy., Potomac Falls. In advance, $15; discounts for children and seniors. At the door, all tickets $20. 703-771-8074 or

TALLY HO RADIO SHOW -- 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 22. Maxine Bean and Meredith Bean McMath produce a 40s-style radio show with comedy by Micah Towery, doo wop by the Swingin' Smithley Sisters and a performance of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" by veteran radio performers. Tally Ho Theatre, 19 W. Market St., Leesburg. $10; seniors and children, $8. 703-669-8444 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.