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The Arts, July 23-29

Send announcements, which are open to the public at no or minimal cost, to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102 or e-mail to loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call Matthew Razak at 703-917-6457. For additional entertainment listings, visit www.connectionnewspapers.com, E section.

<ro>Last Chance

<lst> Not Just Shakespeare Theatre Company presents "As You Like It," at the reflecting pool at Morven Park, Leesburg, July 26-27, starting at 6 p.m. Visit www.notjustshakespeare.com for ticket info.

Artists living within a 75-mile radius of Leesburg are invited to submit original artwork to the seventh annual "Something Hot" juried exhibition hosted by Gallery 222. Artists may submit two pieces of original artwork to the gallery Saturday, July 26, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. There is a $25 entry fee. The exhibit will be juried that afternoon by artist/professor Don Depuydt who will provide a critique at 7 p.m.

Gallery 222 is located at 222 South King St., Leesburg. Contact Gallery 222 at 703-777-5498 or visit gallery222.com.

Oatlands, a National Trust for Historic Preservation site, is holding its annual "Four Seasons of Oatlands" Art Show and Sale, located at 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. The juried art show runs from through July 27, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m. and is free of charge. Call 703-777-3174 or visit www.oatlands.org.

<ro>Ongoing

<lst>The Sterling Playmakers present "Oklahoma!" weekends July 25-Aug. 10, at Potomac Falls High School, 46400 Algonkian Parkway, Sterling. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays, at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Cost: $15 reserved, $12 general admission. Call 703-437-6117 or visit www.sterlingplaymakers.com.

The Arts Council of Fairfax County and the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) present the annual juried exhibition Arts Council @ GRACE, through Aug. 1. Art works in all media by 21 artists, including Sterling artist Elissa Farrow-Savos, will be exhibited at the GRACE gallery located in Reston Town Center, 12001 Market St., Suite 103, Reston. The GRACE gallery is open Tuesdays-Saturdays, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit www.restonarts.org or call GRACE at 703-471-9242.

Paintings and drawings by Arlington resident Frederick Markham will be on exhibit, from through Aug. 1, at the Waddell Art Gallery at the Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Highway, Sterling. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Mondays-Fridays. Contact Donald Depuydt at 703-450-2627 or ddepuydt@nvcc.edu.

A series of aerial photographs by Loudoun County photographer Jim Hanna is on exhibit at Washington Dulles International Airport through Aug. 26. The exhibit, coordinated by the Washington Metropolitan Airport Authority and Gallery 222, is the fourth in the program's rotating series of displays. The exhibit is installed in the area beyond the security checkpoints in the Main Terminal on the Arrivals Level. Visit www.gallery222.com.

<ro>Coming Soon

<lst>The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery in Historic Occoquan presents "Etched in Time," an exhibit of etchings by Roger Frey of Woodbridge and etched and fused glass by David Barnes of Sterling. The exhibit runs Aug. 5-Sept. 1. An artist reception will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, from 4-6 p.m. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, and is located at 309 Mill St. in Historic Occoquan. Contact the gallery at 703-494-0584 or at www.theartistsundertaking.com.

Aurora Dinner Theatre presents playwright Tina Howe’s comedy of manners, "The Art of Dining," to be produced at West Belmont Place, National Conference Center, 18980 Upper Belmont Place, Lansdowne, Aug. 8-17. Cost: $65 per person, including tax and tip and are available by visiting www.AuroraStudioTheatre.org, tickets must be purchased in advance. Fridays and Saturdays, dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m., dessert at intermission. Sundays, dinner at 2 p.m., show at 3 p.m., dessert at intermission. Visit www.AuroraStudioTheatre.org or call 540-668-7072.