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Gallery 222 presents "Looking East" with paintings by Nellie Chao and Dasher Chagnaa and pottery by David Norton. The exhibit is on display through March 1. Gallery 222 is located at 222 South King Street and is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and by appointment. Contact Gale Waldron at 703-777-5498 or visit www.gallery222.com.
Gallery two @ 222 will present a series of original etchings, monotypes and watercolors by artist Avis Fleming. Exhibit dates are through March 1. Gallery two @ 222 is co-located with Gallery 222 at 222 South King Street in Leesburg. Visit www.gallery222.com or call 703-777-5498.
Theater group 2nd Flight Productions is presenting Patrick Marber’s, "Closer" at the Waddell Theater located on the Northern Virginia Community College Loudoun Campus, 1000 Harry Byrd Highway, Sterling. The show will run from through March 1, Fridays and Saturdays, at 8 p.m. and Sundays, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. Visit www.2ndflightproductions.com or call 703-927-5438.
Potomac Falls High School Drama presents, "The Man Who Came to Dinner" by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. This comedy will run Feb. 28-March 2. Feb. 28, 29, and March 1 will have a curtain time of 7:30 p.m. with a matinee at 2 p.m. on March 2. Tickets are $7. Contact the drama department at 571-434-3217.
The Sterling United Methodist Players are presenting "HONK!" a musical retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s "Ugly Duckling Tale." Show times are at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings, Feb. 29 and March 1, and at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon, March 2, in the sanctuary of Sterling United Methodist Church. Tickets purchased in advance are $6 per adult and $4 per child age 4 through 12. Children age 3 and under are free. Tickets are available through the church office during weekday business hours and on Sunday mornings between services, 8:30 a.m.-noon, in the church narthex. Ticket prices will be $1 more at the door. Sterling United Methodist Church is located at 304 East Church Road in Sterling. Contact the church office at 703-430-6455, or visit www.sterlingumc.org.
Original works of art will be on display at the Ashburn, Cascades, Lovettsville and Middleburg libraries until Feb. 29. The artist featured in the Ashburn Library is Jim Emery. The artist at the Cascades Library is Daniel Nie. Mackenzie Lassiter will be featured at the Lovettsville Library. Donna Sinrud will be shown at the Middleburg Library. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.
Teens volunteer to put on a Children’s Fairy Tale Play, Tuesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., March 4-April 22 at Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Pick a play, rehearse it, work on the props and perform it in front of an audience. Come to the information desk for details and to sign up. Recommended for ages 12-18.
Gallery 222 presents "Inside Outside," a special exhibit of urban landscapes painted by Michael Beckner. The exhibit is a personal statement by the artist about man’s affect on the land. "Inside Outside" runs March 7-29. An opening reception to meet the artist will be Friday, March 7, from 6-9 p.m., with entertainment by the Two-22s. The gallery is located at 222 South King St., Leesburg. Visit www.gallery222.com or 703-777-5498.
Gallery two at 222 will host an exhibit of still-life paintings by Dana Thompson. Exhibit dates are March 7-29 with an opening reception Friday, March 7, from 6-9 p.m., during Leesburg’s First Friday Gallery Walk. Gallery two is co-located with Gallery 222 at 222 South King St., Leesburg. Visit www.gallery222.com or 703-777-5498.