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

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

LUCKETTS BLUEGRASS -- 7 p.m. Saturday. 2nd Edition and Blue Daze. 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, 3rd Tuesday with Jerry Bresee. 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.


OLD-TIME COUNTRY DANCE-7:30 p.m. beginner workshop; 8 p.m. dance, third Saturdays of the month through May. Old-time country dance bands provide music; you provide potluck refreshments at intermission. Old Bluemont School, Route 734, Bluemont. $7; Bluemont Friends, students and seniors, $5. 703-777-6306.


SKETCH ARTISTS -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and by appointment, through Feb. 1. Gallery 222 hosts an exhibit of works by Loudoun Sketch Club, founded in 1944 and boasting more than 50 artists who paint Loudoun scenes and show works together regularly. More than 30 club members' works are displayed and juried by Carolyn Grosse Gawarecki, a teacher at Art League School in Alexandria. Funded by Loudoun Academy of the Arts Foundation. 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." Evanisko, an associate professor of art at Shepherd College, juxtaposes styles and scraps with personal symbols to comment on creative and destructive tendencies. Keller's photographs focus on ritual, myth and folk tales. She is an adjunct photography instructor at Shepherd and photo editor of Antietam Review. 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

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

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

YOUTH ART SHOW -- Feb. 2. Submission deadline is Jan. 24 for all types of art, preschool through high school. Artwork will be displayed through Feb. 14. Round Hill Center, 20 High St. $1 per submission. 540-338-7973.

Lectures and Literature

GREAT BOOKS FOUNDATION -- 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6. Great Books Foundation Discussion Group will discuss Derek Walcott's poems "The Schooner Flight" and "A Far Cry from Africa" in 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

HOME FOR THE WINTER -- 10 a.m. Sunday. Naturalist Herb Mesa leads a walk to seek telltale signs of animals that do not fly south for winter. Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce. $6; members, $4. 540-837-1758 or

EVENING SCHOOLING -- 9 a.m.-8 p.m. next Thursday. Call ahead or stop by at least a day in advance to sign a release form and provide a proof of Coggins test for your horse. Morven Park Equestrian Center, 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg. $20. 703-777-2890.


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

CHOCOLATES GALORE AND MORE -- 8 p.m. Feb. 28. Sample desserts and hors d'oeuvres by local chefs and dance to music by Nightmusic at YMCA Loudoun County fundraising event. Lansdowne Resort, 44050 Woodridge Pkwy., Leesburg. In advance, $30; at the door, $40. 703-777-9622.

-- 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, Suite 100-A, 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.