STARBUCKS, STERLING -- 7-9 p.m. today, Jennifer Agner and Christina Muir. Cascades Marketplace, 21021 Southbank St., Sterling. Free. 703-421-0932.

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

LUCKETTS BLUEGRASS -- 7 p.m. Saturday. Phoenix and the Tom Gray 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, Chris Vogt. 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.


MAGGIE SINER -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays or by appointment, Wednesday through March 1; reception, 6-9 p.m. Feb. 7. Recent works. Gallery 222, 222 S. King St., Leesburg. Free. 703-777-5498.

WALL OF MIRRORS -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, Tuesday through March 2; reception, 6-9 p.m. Feb. 7. One-of-a-kind mirrors created by contemporary furniture designers Rick and Laura Sherman. Rendezvous Gallery, 5 Loudoun St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 703-669-9620 or

AMY KAHN RUSSELL -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, Wednesday-Feb. 16. Russell's silver jewelry incorporates natural minerals, pearls, fossils and semi-precious stones. Rendezvous Gallery, 5 Loudoun St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 703-669-9620 or

PICTURE LOUDOUN -- 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, through February; meet the artists 2-4 p.m. tomorrow and Feb. 14. Exhibit by Harold and Edith Symes, county residents for the past few years. The 16 paintings on view are oils and watercolors painted since the couple moved here. They are graduates of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and have taught art at public school and university levels. They work out of their studio in Cascades and paint landscapes with other members of Loudoun Sketch Club each summer. Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 703-777-0251.

AERIAL PHOTOS OF LOUDOUN -- 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. today-tomorrow. "The Dynamic Loudoun Landscape" is presented by George Washington University's Loudoun County Environmental Indicators Project. Government center lobby, 1 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 540-882-4929.

TUSCAN BEAUTY -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Italian-born Asterio Pascolini shares the beauty of his native home in his watercolor exhibit, "The Colors of Tuscany." Since retiring as head artist for Hallmark Cards, he has rediscovered Italy through travel. Rendezvous Gallery, 5 Loudoun St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 703-669-9620.

SKETCH ARTISTS -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today-Saturday. Gallery 222 hosts an exhibit 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. today-tomorrow. 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 tomorrow. "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 -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, Monday through Feb. 14; reception 2 p.m. Sunday, Billy B concert at 3 p.m. All types of art, preschool through high school displayed through Feb. 14. Round Hill Center, 20 High St. Concert, $5; exhibit, free. 540-338-7973.

Lectures and Literature

RAYMOND MICHAEL -- 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Author of "Acapella Blue" signs copies of his novel. Sale proceeds benefit Loudoun Valley High's Corrin Travis Memorial Fund. Final Draft Booksellers, 192 N. 21st St. Purcellville. Free. 540-338-8238 or

STEEPLECHASING LECTURE -- 3 p.m. Sunday. Mosby Heritage Area Association's winter lecture series begins with Peter Winants on "The History of Steeplechasing in Virginia." Limited seating. The Hill School, 130 S. Madison St., Middleburg. Free. 540-687-6681.

GREAT BOOKS FOUNDATION -- 7:30 p.m. next Thursday. Great Books Foundation Discussion Group discusses 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

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.


"DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER" -- 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 16. A financially dependent husband sets out to murder his heiress wife in this Fauquier Community Theatre production of the Frederick Knott drama. The Theatre at Vint Hill, 4225 Aiken Dr., Vint Hill Farms Station, Warrenton. $12; students and seniors, $10. 540-349-8760 or


CALL FOR ENTRIES -- Tuesday is the deadline for slide and photo submissions for an upcoming show, Art and Fiber. Considered submissions must be 2D, 3D or wearable. Send slides/photos to Rendezvous Gallery, 5 Loudoun St. SE, Leesburg, Va. 20175. 703-669-9620.

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

"THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES" -- 8 p.m. Feb. 7 and 3 p.m. Feb. 8-9. Sterling Playmakers present the children's play. Sterling Middle School, 201 W. Holly Ave. $5. 703-437-6117.

CHOCOLATES GALORE AND MORE -- 8 p.m. Feb. 28. Sample desserts and hors d'oeuvres by local chefs and dance to 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.

"White Asparagus" is an oil-on-linen painting by Maggie Siner, whose work is at Gallery 222.