Northern Virginia Style & Living Events

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The Horse and the Camera: From the Judith & Jo Tartt, Jr. Photography Collection

Capturing the horse at rest and in motion has been an obsession for many since the advent of the camera. From the first frames of a horse at full gallop from Edweard Muybridge's Animal Locomotion and well into the 20th century, photographers were fascinated with the imagery of a horse standing still and the grace and power of equine movement. This exhibition shows a brief timeline of vintage and antique equine photographs from the pinnacle of black-and-white photography on loan from the private collection of Judith and Jo Tartt, Jr. Guests to the NSLM will experience the changes in photographic imagery and horsemanship over the course of a century!  The  Horse and the Camera: From the Judith & Jo Tartt, Jr. Photography Collection is made possible through the generous support of Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Akre.


 Aug 11, 2017 - Mar 18, 2018

National Sporting Library & Museum: The Horse in Ancient Greek Art


The Horse in Ancient Greek Art features Greek vases, sculpture, and coins from the 8th through the 4th centuries BCE drawn from private collections, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Tampa Museum of Art, and other museum collections. The exhibition and accompanying publication explore the significance of the horse in ancient Greek culture, and imagery of the horse in ancient myth, war, sport, and competition. From some of the earliest examples of the horse in Greek art, to stunning examples of black and red-figure vases, the objects on view illustrate ancient equestrian life.

The exhibition begins with early images of horses on objects from the Geometric Period (c. 900–700 BCE), named for the geometric patterns and intricate designs found on artwork from the era. From there, objects from the Archaic through the Classical Period (which ended in 323 BCE) are organized by key subjects. Myth and legend are illustrated with mythological horses and horse-hybrids, such as the famous winged-horse, Pegasos, and centaurs. The horse in war is depicted with scenes of ancient cavalry and chariots, followed by hunting, which was considered good training for both war and for competitive events. Horsemanship is explored with images of grooms tending their charges and examples of ancient tack. Finally, vases and coins showing equestrian sport reveal the significance of competition in the ancient Greek world and highlight the skills and accomplishments of ancient equestrians.

Sep 9, 2017 - Jan 14, 2018

Meadowlark Garden's Winter Walk of Lights

Get your tickets now for Meadowlark's Winter Walk of Lights which runs from Friday, November 10, 2017, through Sunday, January 7, 2018.  Visit to purchase tickets and for helpful details.  Buy your ticket online early as sell outs do occur-- the best ticket prices are online!  

Ongoing-- Herndon Art Space Call for Musicians

ArtSpace Herndon is a gallery and performance venue created and supported by art lovers in the greater Herndon area providing opportunities for local artists and photographers to exhibit their art, teach classes, and offer workshops. As a gathering place celebrating the arts, ArtSpace Herndon is also a showcase for performers.

ArtSpace is akin to the intimacy of a house concert with the eclecticism and creativity of a gallery. If you think your music would be well suited for ArtSpace Herndon, click here to apply. 

Ongoing -- Fine Art Virginia Available for Purchase

Hot New Art Available for Purchase at The Fine Art Professionals of Northern Virginia (FAP)


November 9th 6:30 p.m.

Valerianne and The Sweetwood Collection will host a trunk show on November 9th at 6:30 P.M. Katie, of Stitch and Rivet, will be on hand with her wonderful collection of handmade leather handbags and waxed canvas goods. Join us for a fun shopping event, with wine, food, and good company. Northern Virginia Style & Living will be on site and we hope to see you there!

295 Sunset Park Dr. Herndon, VA 20170 | 703.437.3500


November 10,11,17, and 18th at 8 p.m

and November 12th  and 19th at 2 p.m

Sterling Players Presents Man of La Mancha

Seneca Ridge Middle School, 98 Seneca Ridge Drive, Sterling. 

Join us at Seneca Ridge Middle School for the  one of the most successful
musicals in Broadway history. It is powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking. 

Entry fee is $15.



STAGE COACH Bandits Improv

The StageCoach Bandits would like to give thanks but something's run amok and Fowl Play is suspected. They'll be looking for audience suggestions and participation in this evening full of fun and laughter.

Friday, November 17 at StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 and 120, Ashburn, VA 20147. 

Seating will begin at 7:00pm. Show begins at 7:30pm. Drinks and snacks will be available for separate purchase. 

Tickets: $12 online advance purchase - online reservations will close at 5:00pm the day of the show.
$15 at the door

Please click here to make your reservations for the Nov 17 show.




Wine and Macaron Tasting - A Delicious Pairing!

Thursday November 30, 7 PM - 9 PM

Wine expert Sharon Schubert and Pure Love Macaron by Kim Moehnke share their wines & treats for a fun night out!

Blend Coffee Bar

43170 Southern Walk Plz Ste 120, Ashburn, Virginia 20148


Ladies Night Holiday Ornaments at the Cooley Gallery

Thursday November 30 and Wednesday, December 6 at 7 PM - 9 PM

We are offering multiple dates for this project, November 30 and December 6, 2017. We will make ceramic Christmas Ornaments to add to your family tree and your favorite memories of Christmas past. Cooley Gallery Instructor, Lara Blackin will teach various texture techniques and wash away glazing to help you create lovely one of a kind, well 8 really, ornaments. We hope you can join us. 
Each student will create 6-8 medium ornaments.

The Cooley Gallery

9 N King St, Leesburg, Virginia 20176



Christmas In Middleburg




On the first Saturday in December, Middleburg becomes a Christmas experience like no other-- Saturday is a full day of family festival activities, where the community comes together to celebrate the season. The day begins with Breakfast with Santa and is followed by the Middleburg Hunt review with riders on horseback and a pack of hounds coming down the main street.

After lunch, the Christmas Parade begins, featuring foot beagle hunt clubs, polo clubs, animal affinity groups (corgi owners, Great Pyrenees owners, llama and alpaca owners, etc.), community groups (VFDs, schools, scouts, churches, clubs), enthusiasts groups (MG cars, old fire trucks, Mini Coopers, muscle cars), business floats, reenactment bands (Civil War, Revolutionary War, Scots highlands), high school bands, and Santa on his coach drawn by matched Ayrshires closing the parade.  

     December 2, 2017.
  • 8:00am - 10:30am
  • Breakfast with Santa and Silent Auction
    Middleburg Charter School, 101 North Madison Street. The Middleburg Community Charter School PTO is proud to present "Breakfast with Santa"! Please visit our website for tickets and information:

  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Craft Fair
    Middleburg Community Center
    Sheri Conrad, Manager:
    Ph: 540-687-6375 

  • 10:00am
    Middleburg Methodist Church Hot Chocolate Warm up while waiting for the hunt to ride by.

  • 11:00am
    Middleburg Hunt & Hounds Review
    Mounted foxhunt riders and hounds down the main Washington Street.

  • 11:30am - 1:50pm
    Christmas Kids' Zone!
    A change from hayrides, which are not part of the program this year. Instead, kids will be able to engage in face painting, visits with Santa, interactive music and carols, and a bring your pet meet and greet. All these take place on North Madison Street at the Pink Box and Jackie Kennedy Onassis Pavilion. 

  • 11:30am - 2:00pm:
    Middleburg United Methodist Church Soup and Ham Biscuit Lunch
    $13 for adults, $7 for children under 10

  • 2:00pm
    Christmas Parade 
    Floats and animals down the main Washington Street

  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Spirits of Middleburg
    Progressive food, wine tastings, ciders, distilled spirits at establishments from one end of town to the other
Christmas in Middleburg is a Christmas Parade thats is fun for the whole family,
Breakfast with Santa starts at 8:00 am and finishes at 10:30 am. Middleburg hunt and hound review at 11:00 amand at 2:00 pm is the Middleburg Christmas Parade. 
Photo Credit: CREDIT: Carol Guzy/ The Washington Post

Loudoun Arts Council Mixer At North Gate Vineyard

November 10th at 7:30 pm, 11th at 7:30 pm, 12th at 2 pm , 16th at 7:30 pm , 17th at 7:30 pm , and 18th at 2pm

North Gate Vineyard, 16031 Hillsboro Road, Purceville, 20132

Join the Loudoun Arts Council at North Gate Vineyards for the first in a series of mixers! Meet artists, art lovers, and members of art organizations.

Enjoy award winning wines and snacks at this event! 

Free admission.




The Nutcracker Presented by Northern Virginia Ballet

The Nutcracker

Presented by Northern Virginia Ballet  

  • November 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm
  • November 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Merchant Hall Family Friendly Event

The Northern Virginia Ballet presents its traditional and family-friendly version of the holiday classic.  Starring ballet world superstars Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky, the production is full of lavish costuming, exquisite, imported sets, and features the award-winning dancers of the Academy of Russian Ballet. 

Please note that the performances of The Nutcracker on November 24 and 25 are presented by different companies. Tickets may not be refunded or exchanged.

$35 adults, $25 seniors, students, children (1-18 years)

Up on the Rooftop, Click, Click, BANG!

A Murder Mystery Party
Written by Terry Smith and Jerri Wiseman
Produced by Jerri Wiseman
Directed by Terry Smith

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, but wait, Frosty the Snowman could be found nowhere! 
Frosty the Snowman has been murdered?! Oh no, Oh my! Who could have killed him? How and why? 
Detective S. Claus will be on the case. So, help us solve this murder and put on a brave face! 
Newspaper reporters are clamoring, but only you, the suspects, know! Can you figure out the killer in our holiday-themed show?

To purchase tickets for December 2, 3, 9, and 23rd, visit here