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February Favorites in Northern Virginia

NVSL’s February Favorites

February may be the shortest month of the year but it is jam-packed full of fun and socializing.  We’ve put together this guide to help you enjoy a multitude of occasions from  art gallery openings, craft and local wine gatherings, live theatre and cabaret, as well as outings that will hit the spot for your favorite foodies.

Arts & Crafts

The Clay and Metal Loft Grand Opening

Announcing the Grand Opening of The Clay and Metal Loft this February, Leesburg’s newest art studio and teaching space. Located in the heart of Leesburg in the Virginia Village Shopping Center.  The Clay and Metal Loft will house the working studios of local potter, Amy Manson, and Goldsmith/Jeweler, Ann Andre as well as provide 2 spacious and fun classrooms for adult and children’s art programming.

Leesburg’s First Friday, February 2, 6-9 pm
The Clay and Metal Loft
27 Fairfax Street
Leesburg, VA 20175

Cooley Valentine’s Ladies’ Night

Make a ceramic heart-shaped textured bowl (similar to the image) to add to your favorite Valentine memory. Cooley Gallery Instructor, Joe Straka will teach various texture techniques and will then glaze and fire your piece to be picked up at a later date.  To register, visit https://the-cooley-gallery.myshopify.com/products/ladies-night-valentine-bowls

Tuesday, February 6, 6:30 pm – 9:30
Cooley Art Gallery
The Cooley Gallery
9 N King St, Leesburg, Virginia 20176

Farmhouse Sign Sip & Craft at Parallel

Enjoy a glass of wine as you create a farmhouse chic framed sign with faux boxwood greenery (12 x 16 before frame). Relax, catch up with friends, learn new skills, and leave with a complete, ready-to-hang piece of custom home decor. $50 registration fee includes one glass of wine, an instructor-led craft workshop with all supplies, and step-by-step instruction and assistance. To sign up, complete the registration form:  https://goo.gl/forms/gqmsnMuYbYmdFBA13   Please message or email aviarygirls@gmail.com with questions.

Sunday, February 11, 3 pm – 5 pm
Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar
43135 Broadlands Center Plaza Suite 121, Ashburn, Virginia 20148

 

Galentines

Dance King Studios

Learn to Dance: Tango, Swing, Salsa
Monday Nights in February, 7:45 pm
26 W Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176

Corks & Cupcakes

Join Bluemont Vineyard for a wine pairing perfect for any love story! Indulge in a series of 3 pairings, featuring your favorite Bluemont wine and Georgetown Cupcakes. Bring your Valentine, your Galentine, or your Partner in Wine!
Guests must be 21+ with a valid ID to enjoy the pairing. Tickets are $25.00 per guest.

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, February 9th-11th & February 16th-18th, 11 am – 5 pm
Bluemont Vineyard
18755 Foggy Bottom Rd, Bluemont, Virginia 20135

 

Eddie Merlot’s Girls Night Out

Join the Northern Virginia Housewives at a Girls Night Out Meet Up and Networking Social at Eddie Merlot’s at One Loudoun! Grab a girlfriend and join for shopping, mingling, and meeting new women in the community. It’s FREE to attend, but please register 1 complimentary ticket per guest via Eventbrite: https://eddiemerlots2018.eventbrite.com/For sponsor, vendor, swag or advertising information, please email our marketing coordinator: rebecca@novahousewives.com

Thursday, February 22, 5 pm – 8 pm
Eddie Merlot’s
20350 Minot Drive, Ashburn, Virginia 20147

31st Annual YMCA Chocolate’s Galore and More

A little over 3 decades ago the YMCA Loudoun County got the bold idea to partner up with local restaurants and chefs to showcase their culinary talents for the community through a night of music, dance, free-flowing champagne and culinary bliss.

The recipe of fun, food, and philanthropy was a huge success. Hosted by our premier partner, Lansdowne Resort and Spa, and with an attendance of more than 800 people, the evening is one of Loudoun’s Finest and Culinary and Social Events of the Winter Season.

The signature portion of the evening is the BEST TASTE and BEST PRESENTATION COMPETITION as Loudoun’s most popular restaurants compete in the Desserts and Hors d’oeurves categories. Dishes are evaluated and judged by 5 professional food critics and our event guests. Winners are announced towards the end of the evening for Critic’s Choice and People’s Choice for BEST TASTE and BEST PRESENTATION.  Tickets are $50 and may be purchased here.

Friday, February 23, 7 pm – 11 pm
Lansdowne Resort and Spa
44050 Woodridge Parkway, Leesburg, Virginia 20176

 

 

Date Night

Groundhog Day on Groundhog Day

Come celebrate 25 years of the Bill Murray classic! At first, Harold Ramis’ GROUNDHOG DAY seems like a typical Bill Murray comedy, with the iconic leading man standing one step away from the rest of humanity, always quick with an ironic insult. But the film cleverly turns Murray’s sarcastic outsider persona against him, and the film evolves into a sweet fable about humanity. Tickets available at https://drafthouse.com/northern-virginia/show/groundhog-day

Friday, February 2, 7 pm – 9 pm
Alamo Drafthouse DC Area
20575 Easthampton Plz, Ashburn, Virginia 20147

Stage Coach Theatre Company Presents Fly Me to The Moon Cabaret at The Salamander Resort & Spa

Join Stage Coach Theatre Company at the Salamander Resort to fall, heart first, into some of the greatest love songs of all times, performed New York Cabaret style by some of the best local talent in the area. Be serenaded this Valentine’s Day! Fall in love again! $59 ticket price includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and the show. NOTE: Additional booking fees and tax will be added. Wine, beer, and soft drinks will be sold separately. To make your reservations for Salamander Resort, please call 540-326-4070. Mention that you are “Friends and Family” when you call to receive 25% off your ticket price!

Sunday, February 11, 3:30 pm Doors Open, Show begins at 4:00 pm
Salamander Resort, 500 N. Pendleton Street, Middleburg, VA 20117

Lansdowne Resort Romantic Getaway

Eescape to Lansdowne Resort in Northern Virginia. Cuddle up to this warm and cozy experience made for you and someone special on your next Virginia romantic getaway. Enjoy luxury accommodations and share champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. Indulge in a romantic meal, then gather round the fire pit for s’mores and let the sparks fly. To reserve your getaway, visit https://www.destinationhotels.com/lansdowne-resort/special-offers/celebrate-romance-package Use code NVSL to save $300 in credits towards a 3 night getaway.

The Celebrate Romance Package includes:
– Deluxe overnight accommodations
– Bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries
– $100 dining credit per stay
– Buffet breakfast for two in Riverside Hearth
– One standard in-room movie
– S’mores kit upon check-in to use at the fire pit on the Outdoor Terrace

Ongoing in February
44050 Woodridge Parkway Leesburg, VA 20176
(703) 729-8400

 

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