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Lucketts Groundhog Sale, Chocolate Festival, Narnia the Musical and More

Plus Boutique Warehouse Sale, Groundhog Day and Van Gogh at the Phillips Collection.

Narnia, The Musical; tickets: www.thepickwickplayers.com
Narnia, The Musical; tickets: www.thepickwickplayers.com
Looking for some weekend plans? Look no further, you've come to the right place. Here's a look at events going on in the Loudoun County and the rest of the DC region this weekend.

Art Exhibition - Keep Looking: The Works of Jason E Axtell
Thursday, January 30, 2014, 6:00 PM, 21000 Atlantic Blvd., Suite 100, Sterling
"A solo exhibition by local illustrator, comic artist, and educator Jason E. Axtell. This is currently on display at the Art Institute of Washington-Dulles Gallery and features a variety of work, including figure studies, fan art, and comic art. Note: some drawings display nudity. On display thru Feb. 24th. Reception: Thursday, Jan. 30 at 6p.m." More info.

Lucketts Store Groundhog SALE
Friday, January 31-February 2, 2014, 10:00 AM, The Old Lucketts Store 42350 Lucketts Road, Leesburg
"This is our biggest sale of the year!  Beat the winter doldrums and come out to the Leesburg store 10am-5pm all three days for super deals on everything from furniture, art, home decor, lighting, antiques & vintage items." More info.

Narnia, The Musical, by The Pickwick Players
Friday, January 31, 7:30 PM; February 1, 2014, 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM, Simpson Middle School, 490 Evergreen Mills Rd., Leesburg
"Join The Pickwick Players for 'Narnia, the Musical,' which is based on C.S. Lewis’s classic novel, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Filled with great music, dancing and fanciful costumes, “Narnia, The Musical” is entertainment for all ages. Tickets ($15 adults/$12 kids or seniors)." More info.


Northern Virginia

Chocolate lover? Here's your guide to this weekend's 2014 Chocolate Lover's Festival in Fairfax City. It takes place Saturday and Sunday and will feature chocolate vendors from around the region.

Two Northern Virginia natives perform Friday night at Vienna'sJammin' Java. Vienna native Natalie York celebrates the release of her new album PROMISES, with opening act and McLean native Dave Farah. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $12 to $20.

Love a bargain? The Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Saletakes place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the George Washington Masonic Memorial at 101 Callahan Dr., in Old Town Alexandria. 

Chinese New Year Festival — All ages (family-friendly event) are invited to this free event taking place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Luther Jackson Middle School in Falls Church. Enjoy cultural live performances including Dragon and Lion dance, Han costume fashion show, delicious Asian foods, writing Chinese names, language, craft and business booths, children's world, and a lunar New Year dragon parade. Snow date: Feb. 8. 

Groundhog Day: The whole family is invited to celebrate Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Walker Nature Center in Reston. Find out if the groundhog saw his shadow and what it might mean for the winter days ahead. Test your groundhog knowledge and hear legends of these curious critters. Step into our colored shadow room and discover how to use your shadow to tell time. Preregister by emailing naturecenter@reston.org. 

Washington, D.C.

Blues guitarist Corey Harris performs at Blues Alley in Georgetown in performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets are $25. 

The Phillips Collection will display Van Gogh's "Repetitions," until Sunday. The exhibition takes a fresh look at the artistic process of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890). Tickets are $12 for adults; $10 for students as well as visitors 62 and over; free for members and visitors 18 and under. 

Comedy Central comedian Jeff Caldwell performs four shows at the DC Improv Friday and Saturday night. Tickets are $17.

Maryland

Groundhog Day. Geared to kids ages 3 to 5, come Friday (preregistration required) from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Meadowside Nature Center in Rockville. Will the groundhog see his shadow? Will spring be early or late? Find out how the groundhog became a weather forecaster, and make a craft to take home. Call (301) 495-2580 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for more information.

Swing Dance Saturday night from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park in Glen Echo, Md. American Swing presents a swing dance with live music by Los Angeles native Candye Kane - a blues diva of the first degree. Tickets are $18.

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