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Josh Walker (Credit: joshwalker.net)
Matt Hires (Credit: Reid-Rolls)
Oysters – Shucking Around Oysters
‘The Diary of Anne Frank’
Thursday, Nov. 12-Friday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 14, 2:30 and 7 p.m.; Tuscarora High School, 801 N. King St., Leesburg.
Tuscarora Theatre Department presents this historic piece of literature in a production that brings the audience on stage with the actors. Tickets are $10.
Ken Ludwig’s ‘Lend Me A Tenor’
Thursday, Nov. 12-Saturday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 15, 2 p.m.; Broad Run High School, 21670 Ashburn Road, Ashburn.
Broad Run’s Theatre Department presents this two-hour comedy that is sure to keep audience members laughing and on the edge of their seats. General admission is $10, $5 for students and sold at the door.
‘The Pink Panther Strikes Again!’
Thursday, Nov. 19-Saturday Nov. 21, 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 21, 2 p.m.; Riverside High School, 19019 Upper Belmont Place, Lansdowne.
Riverside High School presents it’s very first production, “The Pink Panther Strikes Again!,” under the direction of Marilyn Gilligan. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and sold at the door.
Shucking Around at North Gate
Noon-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14; North Gate Vineyard, 16031 Hillsboro Road, Purcellville.
Shucking Around Oysters will serve fresh, raw Chesapeake Bay oysters, to go with North Gate’s wines. The organization participates in the oyster shell recycling program; shells are reseeded with baby oysters and returned to the bay.
Live Music: Josh Walker
2-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, North Gate Vineyard, 16031 Hillsboro Road, Purcellville.
Details: joshuawalker.net or northgatevineyard.com
Josh Walker’s solo guitar performances mix all-instrumental versions of jazz with Latin American music, classical and original compositions performed on acoustic, nylon string guitar.
The Vine: Super Tuscans
7-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19; 868 Estate Vineyards, 14001 Harpers Ferry Road, Purcellville. Details: 868estatevineyards.com
The Vine is a monthly women’s four-course dinner that offers a chance to socialize and learn about wine and wine pairings. This month’s installment features wines from Tuscany. $40 per person.
Jawga Boyz with Forsaken
Saturday, Nov 21, 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.); Tally Ho Theatre, 19 W. Market St., Leesburg.
These Athens, GA, boys celebrate the redneck way of life through their dirty south beats and country-twang style. Tickets are $15-$50.
Matt Hires & Jeff LeBlanc
Sunday, Nov. 15, 7-11 p.m.; Adroit Theory Brewery, 404 Browning Court, Purcellville. Details: buncearoo.com
Two musical powerhouses team up for this show. Matt Hires has toured since 2008, supporting such artists as Needtobreathe, Matchbox Twenty, Paolo Nutini, The Goo Goo Dolls and Eric Hutchinson. Jeff LeBlanc will perform works from his new album, Vision, which is described as somewhat R&B and somewhat soulful. Tickets are $25.
ON THE RUN
Lace Up for Learning 5K
Saturday, Nov. 14, 8:30 a.m.; Brambleton Town Center, 42395 Ryan Road, Ashburn. Details: laceupforlearning.com/registration
The Brambleton Group sponsors this run, benefiting Loudoun County’s schools. General admission for 5K is $31, $25 for those 18 and younger; mascot mini mile is $10; snooze for schools is $15.
Making a Difference 5K
8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 15; Sanders Corner Elementary, 43100 Ashburn Farm Parkway, Ashburn.
The third annual run, in memory of former Sanders Corner Elementary Principal Kathy Hwang, raises funds to launch “I Read to the Principal” programs at four Loudoun elementary schools. Register at potomac.enmotive.com. $40 race-day registration.
It’s All In A Night Sky
Friday, Nov. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road, Sterling.
Orbit around various stations that explain the phases of the moon, constellations and the rest of the solar system. The evening will end with marshmallow-toasting around the campfire. $5 per person, except children 3 years and younger accompanied by a registered adult are free.
Archaeology Walking Tour
Saturday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m.; Oatlands, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. Details: oatlands.org
Join David Clark of the Loudoun Archaeological Foundation for an archaeology walking tour of the Oatlands property. Learn how archaeologists read the above-ground clues that often guide them to locations for field work. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. $5-10 tickets can be purchased in the gift shop the day of the tour.
Round Hill Writers Holiday Book Sale
Saturday, Nov. 14, noon-4 p.m.; Town of Purcellville Train Station, 200 N. 21st St., Purcellville. Details: Round Hill Writers Group on Facebook
Books by Loudoun County authors will be available for sale, as well as baked goods, tea and coffee. The authors’ work covers a wide range of genres, including children’s books, an anthology of heroic short stories, fantasy, caregiving and fiction books of many varieties. Girl Scouts will wrap gifts for shoppers who make a donation. Free admission.
2015 Catoctin Holiday Art Tour
Saturday, Nov. 14-Sunday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Gateway Gallery Cooperative & Gift Shop, 38615 Morrisonville Road, Lovettsville. Details: catoctinart.com
This driving tour leads visitors to eight studios where 21 artists produce and showcase their work. Food and wine will be served. Free.
Freeze Your Gizzard 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run
Saturday, Nov. 21, 7 a.m. day-of registration starts, 9 a.m. race starts; Ida Lee Park, 60 Ida Lee Drive NW, Leesburg. Details: 703-777-1368 or leesburgva.gov
Runners of all skill levels are invited to this 11th annual run, put on by Leesburg Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with Loudoun Interfaith Relief. Advance registration fees are: $25 plus two cans of food per person for the 5K run and $10 per person for the 1-mile run. Race-day registration fees are: $30 per person for 5K and $15 per person for 1-mile run.
Loudoun Lyric Opera: ‘Barber of Seville’
Saturday, Nov. 21, 8 p.m.; Franklin Park Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville.
The two-act opera by Giocchino Rossini, has become known as one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy within music. It is sung in Italian with English subtitles. $25 for general admission; $20 for senior citizens; $15 for students with ID; free for those 18 and younger.