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

LUCKETTS BLUEGRASS -- 7 p.m. Saturday. James Reams & The Barnstormers, The Timmons Family. Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. $10. 703-771-5281.

LOUDOUN WIND SYMPHONY -- 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Loudoun Valley High School, Maple Ave., Purcellville. $12 adults; $8 seniors; students and children free. 540-338-7245.

SULLY'S RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE -- 9:30 p.m. tomorrow, Diamond Alley; 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Hot Buttered Elvis. 14513 Lee Jackson Hwy., Chantilly. 703-818-9292, 800-978-5597 or

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


OLD-TIME COUNTRY DANCE -- 7:30 p.m. beginner workshop; 8 p.m. dance, third Saturdays through May. Old-time country dance bands provide music; you provide potluck refreshments at intermission. Lincoln School, Route 722, Lincoln. $7; Bluemont Friends, students and seniors, $5. 703-777-6306.

"STORIES OF COURAGE" -- 8 p.m. April 4. Crossroads Dance Project presents stories of ancient and modern women in this show about faith, life and hope. The Hill School Playhouse, 130 S. Madison St., Middleburg. $10 adults; $8 students. 540-687-3761.


LOCAL ARTISTS -- 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily,through April. Twenty works in various media by 10 artists from Leesburg's King Street Studios are on view at Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 703-777-0251.

"HUDSON RIVER VALLEY ARTISANS" -- Weekdays by appointment and 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. through Saturday; noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday through Monday. A dozen New York State artists display more than 200 functional vessels and artistic sculptures of ceramic and glass. The Byrne Gallery, 7 W. Washington St., Middleburg. Free. 540-687-6986.

ART ACADEMY INSTRUCTORS -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Saturday. Eighteen Loudoun Academy of the Arts instructors display oil paintings, pastels, watercolors, drawings, prints, sculptures, pottery, calligraphy and photographs. Gallery 222, 222 S. King St., Leesburg. Free. 703-777-5498.

ARTHUR GODFREY AND CIVIL AVIATION -- 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily through Monday. Loudoun Museum presents the first of a series of aviation exhibits this year at different locations. Waddell Auditorium, Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun campus, 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Hwy., Sterling. Free. 703-777-7427, 703-450-2627 or

RENDEZVOUS GALLERY -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Saturday and by appointment through Sunday, large abstract paintings by Tory Cowles. Rendezvous Gallery, 5 Loudoun St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 703-669-9620.

DISCOVER LOUDOUN'S YOUNG ARTISTS -- 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays through April 14. Two-dimensional and mixed media works by county public school students. Artist recognition reception next Thursday 6 to 8 p.m. The George Washington University, Virginia Campus Gallery, 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn. Free. 703-726-8300.

BLUE RIDGE WINDOWS -- daily through April 4. Local artist Mary Brownstein offers insight into creating large sculptures by displaying them alongside their smaller prototypes. In "Little Bronzes, Big Cements," see bronze sculpture prototypes cast from wax models and large outdoor versions made from cement. Blue Ridge Windows display, Imaging Acceptance Corporation, 100 Main St., Warrenton. Free.

MELLON'S SPORTING ART -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today and tomorrow and 1-4 p.m. Monday. 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

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION -- Daily through next Thursday. A showcase of 21 award-winning photographs by professional and amateur photo photographers. Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Road, Leesburg. 703-777-0323.

"WINTER INTO SPRING" -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays-Mondays, through April 21. Clarke County native William Whiting captures transition of seasons on canvas. Long View Gallery, 42 Main St., Sperryville. Free. 540-987-3121 or

WATERCOLORS -- 9 .m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays through April. Local artist Colleen Rogan. Loudoun County Senior Center, Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. 703-430-2397.

Lectures and Literature

WOMEN'S HISTORY -- 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Local author Meredith Bean McMath and Loudoun Commission on Women chair Brenda J. Davis speak at event hosted by League of Women Voters of Loudoun County. Laurel Brigade Inn, 20 West Market St., Leesburg. $15. 703-327-4346 or 540-439-9501.

BOOK SIGNING -- 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Tracee Lydia Garner will sign her latest release "Come What May." Waldenbooks, 21100 Dulles Town Center Circle, Dulles. 703-421-9019.

WOMEN'S ROUNDTABLE -- 4 p.m. Saturday. Discussion on role of women as wives and business partners at mid-20th century Loudoun farms cosponsored by Loudoun Museum and Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum. Reception follows panel discussion. Free. Purcellville Train Station, 200 N. 21st St.


"THE CRUCIBLE" -- 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays tomorrow-April 5, and 2 p.m. Sunday and April 6. The Arthur Miller drama based on the Salem witch trials. Sterling Middle School, 201 W. Holly Ave. $10. 703-437-6117 or

"CAUGHT IN THE NET" -- 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays through April 5; and 2 p.m. Sunday and April 6. Fauquier Community Theatre presents Ray Cooney's stand-alone sequel to "Run for Your Wife." A bigamist is in trouble when his teen children meet online. The Theatre at Vint Hill, 4225 Aiken Dr., Vint Hill Farms Station, Warrenton. $12; students and seniors, $10. 540-349-8760 or

"FIDDLER ON THE ROOF" -- 7 p.m. next Thursday through April 5. 3 p.m. April 6. Middle school students sing and dance in this classic musical. Eagle Ridge Middle School, 42901 Waxpool Road, Ashburn. $5. 703-726-8878.


"FORBIDDEN PLANET" -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. This sci-fi cult classic is a sly sendup of Shakespeare's "The Tempest." Waddell Theater, Northern Virginia Community College Loudoun Campus, 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Highway, Sterling. Free. 703-323-3000.

"HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE" -- 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Second film in the series about a boy wizard is rated PG. Popcorn and soft drinks sold. Franklin Park Performing Arts Center, Business Route 7, between Purcellville and Round Hill. $1. 540-338-7973.


CASINO NIGHT -- 7:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday. Admission supports Broad Run Athletic Boosters Club and includes $25,000 in casino money and a buffet. Prizes include an autographed Darrell Green football and golf and hotel packages. Holiday Inn, 1500 E. Market St., Leesburg. $30, in advance; $35, at the door. 703-404-3787.

"BUILDING PATHS TO THE FUTURE" -- 6:30 to 11 p.m. April 25. Annual Oatlands gala focuses on preservation, restoration and community programs. Gala held under a tent on the mansion's front lawn. South of Leesburg on Route 15. $1,750, tables; $175, individuals. 703-777-3174.

ADVANCED SPRING HORSE TRIALS -- 8 a.m. Friday through Sunday. Three-phase competition of dressage, cross-country jumping and show jumping. Morven Park Mansion, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. 540-668-6578.

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

Plan Ahead

FLOWER & GARDEN FESTIVAL -- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 26; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27. The 13th annual Leesburg festival has displays and activities both avid and novice gardeners, and children, throughout historic downtown. $3; 6 and under free. 703-777-1368.

-- Compiled by Barbara E. Martinez

Loudoun Extra entertainment calendar lists events as space permits. Mail announcements and photos -- noting date, time, address, cost and phone number -- to Barbara Martinez, 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 703-777-8437. Deadline is 14 days before publication.