Variety is the spice of life in Loudoun this weekend! We’ve got music of all genres, an exciting air show and lots more at getoutloudoun.com’s events calendar—let’s dive right in!
It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s… Yes, it’s a Plane!
Grab your aviators and jumpsuits before you head to the Leesburg Executive Airport Saturday morning for the eighth annual airshow! This is the sort of event that, to this writer, smacks of the classic fantasy of Americana—so wholesome, so awe-inspiring, so thrilling. Little kids with upturned faces, marveling as flying machines swirl colored smoke into the sky. Moms and dads pointing out the bravery of the wing-walker, the audacity of the skydiver. You won’t want to miss this—admission is a suggested $3 per person or $5 per family. Details are at leesburgairshow.com.
To the Symphony!
The Loudoun Symphony Orchestra celebrates the first show of its 2017-2018 season Sunday with “Beer, Brats—Bravo!” Program highlights include Danish violinist and composer Jacob Gade’s “Jalouise” (the one and only tune the man is known for); Leroy Anderson’s somewhat more contemporary “Bugler’s Holiday;” and selections Valerie Coleman’s captivating “Portraits of Langston,” based on the life and poetry of Langston Hughes. That’s the “bravo”—you may be wondering, where’s the “brats and beer” part?! Never fear—$50 buys you a package deal that includes admission to the concert and a post-show German-style dinner at nearby Magnolia’s at the Mill, including the aforementioned beer and brats. Regular admission is $30 for adults and $25 for seniors—the show begins at 4 p.m. Sunday. For details, go to loudounsymphony.org.
Saturday Tarara will host its final concert of the year, before the Leesburg-area winery buttons up for the winter. The Philadelphia-based quartet Steal the Sky has the honor of closing out the series with all manner of modern-rock cover. This is your final chance to cop a spot by the lake, unfurl your picnic blanket, pop a bottle of Tarara’s finest and enjoy one of the few remaining summer-ish nights remaining in 2017. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door – go to tarara.com for details.