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

LUCKETTS BLUEGRASS -- 7 p.m. Saturday. Fastest Grass Alive and The Travelers. Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. $10. 703-771-5281.

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

STARBUCKS, LEESBURG -- 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jerry Bresee. 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.

BLUE RIDGE THUNDER CLOGGERS -- 7 p.m. Thursdays. Beginner lessons. 38327 Charlestown Pike, Waterford. $25 per month. 540-882-4917.


"A SPRING BOUQUET" -- 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, artists' reception. 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, other days by appointment. Flowers and the spirit of spring captured by some of the gallery's most popular artists. The Byrne Gallery, 7 W. Washington St., Middleburg. 540-687-6986.

"SIGNS OF SPRING" -- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday through April 26. Landscapes, still lifes and figures. 222 S. King St., Leesburg. 703-777-5498.

"DYNAMIC STRUCTURES" -- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and by appointment Sunday-Monday through April 27. Handwoven metal compositions by David Bacharach. Rendezvous Gallery, 5 Loudoun St. SE, Leesburg. 703-669-9620.

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 on view at Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 703-777-0251.

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

"WINTER INTO SPRING" -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Monday 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. Tuesdays through April. Local artist Colleen Rogan. Loudoun County Senior Center, Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. 703-430-2397.

Lectures and Literature

SUSAN EISENHOWER -- 4 p.m. Sunday. Waterford Foundation hosts the former president's granddaughter, author of "Portrait of a Marriage: Mrs. Ike." The Old School, Fairfax Street., Waterford. Free. 703-882-3018.

LEESBURG'S HISTORY -- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. 1 p.m. Sundays through September. Guided walking tour. Loudoun Museum, 16 Loudoun St. SW, Leesburg. $4 adults, $1.50 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 703-777-7427

STEVE SCAFIDI -- 8 p.m. next Thursday. The poet and former Loudoun resident reads from his book "Sparks from a Nine-Pound Hammer." Waddell Theater, Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun campus, 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Hwy., Sterling. For free tickets, call 703-737-8879.


"RUMORS" -- 8 p.m. next Thursday through April 20 and April 24-27. Confusion and hilarity abound in this Neil Simon play about a dinner party. The Hill School Playhouse, 130 S. Madison St., Middleburg. $12 adults, $8 students. 540-687-3761.


"TASTE OF CHERRY" -- 3 p.m. next Thursday. Abbas Kiarostami's Palme d'Or-winning film about a suicidal middle-age man and the characters he meets in the outskirts of Tehran. Farsi with English subtitles. Waddell Theater, Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun campus, 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Hwy., Sterling. Free. 703-323-3000.

"SPY KIDS 2" -- 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The entire cast returns for this mysterious adventure, "The Island of Lost Dreams." Rated PG. Popcorn and soft drinks sold. Franklin Park Performing Arts Center, Business Route 7, between Purcellville and Round Hill. $1. 540-338-7973.


OATLANDS RACES -- 12:30 p.m., gates open at 11 a.m., Sunday. Horse racing and tailgating at the Loudoun Hunt's point-to-point races. Oatlands, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. $5. 540-338-2578.

DRESSAGE SHOW -- Saturday-Sunday. Virginia Dressage Association, Northern Virginia Chapter spring show. Morven Park Equestrian Center, 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg. 703-777-2890.

EVENING SCHOOLING -- 9 a.m. to 8 pm. 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. 703-777-2890.


DAFFODIL SHOW -- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Leesburg Garden Club presents Garden Club of Virginia's 69th Annual Daffodil Show. Holiday Inn, Historic Carradoc Hall, 1500 E. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-777-4586 or

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

Plan Ahead

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