15 Things to Do in Middleburg This Weekend

— Check out our picks for April 5-7, including Foxes on the Fence, Shakespeare in the ‘Burg, a Champagne and caviar pairing at Salamander Resort, dinner at Girasole, a jewelry show at The Byrne Gallery, and more.


Foxes on the Fence at Middleburg United Methodist Church: April 1-May 15

A Middleburg favorite returns! Check out the foxes and hounds at Middleburg United Methodist Church. Bid online for your favorite through May 15. Proceeds benefit Town of Middleburg beautification projects.


Bubbles & Caviar Pairing at Salamander Resort & Spa: April 6 | 2-4 p.m.

Treat yourself to one of the most classic pairings, Champagne and caviar. In this delicious class, taste multiple types of caviar and learn what makes each one special. Each caviar also will be paired with a different champagne to enhance the flavor profile of each.

$79 per person. Reservations required; please call 540-326-4070. Price does not include tax and gratuity.


Emilia-Romagna Dinner at Girasole: April 1-15

In April, Girasole will be celebrating the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy with its capital of Bologna, considered by many to be the culinary heart of Italy. Only an hour north of Florence and two hours southwest of Venice, the Emilia-Romagna is known for such ingredients as as Parmigiano Reggiano, balsamic vinegar, prosciutto and well-known pasta like lasagne, tagliatelle, cappelletti, tortellini and stuffed tortellini.

They will celebrate this region with a fixed-price dinner menu, a cooking class, and sales of wine and balsamic vinegar from Emilia-Romagna. For two weeks, from Monday, April 1 until Monday, April 15, they’ll feature a four-course, fixed-price meal, featuring imported mortadella sliced thinly served with gnocco fritto, risotto with squash, braised beef short rib drizzled with Mostagro aged balsamic made from organic Barbera grapes, a cheese plate consisting of young and aged cheeses of Emilia Romagna, and more. The cost is $78 per person or $110 with wine pairings, exclusive of tax and gratuity.

For those wishing to see how some of these dishes are made, Chef Patierno will host a cooking class on Tuesday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. After the cooking demonstration, you will enjoy dinner and wine pairings for $95 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.

Join Girasole in celebrating the Emilia-Romagna! Reservations may be made by calling 540-253-5501.


Shakespeare in the ‘Burg at The Hill School: April 6 & 7

Twelfth Night, is an extravaganza of comedy and music, by Shakespeare in the Square Acting Co., directed by Dan Hasse (Hill School Alumni, Class of 2006). At the evening performance, come at 7 p.m. to hear a special discussion between Dan Hasse, Helen Hayes and award-winning actor Louis Butelli. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, April 7, there will be a Champagne brunch and performances of winning one-act plays.


“Haiku, Poem of Spring” Jewelry Show Reception at The Byrne Gallery: April 6 | 2-6 p.m.

This special exhibition will feature jewelry and accessories for the new season by seven local designers: Pam Mickley Albers, Sharon Baker, Tricia Driscoll, Robin Lutsky, Diana Papazian, Kathryn Stanko and Susie Lipscher of Plum Blossom Kimono. Each of their one-of-a-kind collections is keyed to the latest spring colors and fashion. This special reception for the artists is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend!

The jewelry collections will continue being displayed through the season and feature beautiful necklaces, earrings and bracelets and rings in enamel, pearls, citrine, turquoise, aquamarine, amethyst druzy crystal, peridot, moonstones, jade, and quartz in sterling silver, yellow and rose gold, and copper, too! Commissioned pieces are available as well in your favorite gemstone and are designed just especially for you.

So, come and see what is really new and distinctive for the spring season and make a toast to the artists who will be there to celebrate!

Also this weekend

Upcoming events

“NSLMology: The Science of Sporting Art” at the National Sporting Library & Museum: April 12-Sept. 15

This spring, NSLM melds art with science to create “NSLMology: The Science of Sporting Art,” an exhibition for explorers of all ages! Visitors are invited to experience scientific principles within three centuries of paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and hands-on activities. Get up close and personal with the physics of locomotion and identify meteorological patterns, ecology, the science of colors, and even chemistry.


Time Travel with Four Saxophones at Emmanuel Episcopal Church Parish House: April 14 | 3 p.m.

Take a musical journey through the history of the saxophone as Shenandoah Conservatory Saxophone Professor Timothy Roberts and students from the conservatory’s sax studio perform a repertoire that spans four centuries. The concert takes place as part of the “At the Parish House” performance series of Middleburg’s Emmanuel Church.

Four musicians will showcase the exceptional range of the saxophone with a mix of music from Baroque, Broadway and the Belle Époque. Included will be a medley of popular American folk songs, Baroque transcriptions, saxophone quartet music from France and Spain, and a rousing “barn-dance.”

A search of “Shenandoah Conservatory saxophone” on YouTube gives a sampling of the brilliant talent that’s coming to this event.

Reservations are recommended but not required (540-687-6297). A donation of $10 is suggested but not required; all are welcome.


Camp Salamander Spring Break Middleburg VA

Spring Break Camp at Salamander Resort & Spa: April 15-19

Celebrate Spring Break at Camp Salamander! Every day has a new, fun and unique theme with lunch served daily.
Spring Break days include:

  • Monday: Ahoy Mateys!
  • Tuesday: Nutty About Nature
  • Wednesday: Rock & Roll Day
  • Thursday: Space Day
  • Friday: Wild Wild West

Also upcoming

 Remember to check our calendar for even more upcoming events!