Posted by on November 11, 2019

Things to Do in Middleburg this Weekend

— Check out our round-up of weekend events for Nov. 15-17, including a weekend with Michelin Star Chef Giancarlo Morelli at Salamander Resort & Spa, a book signing with artist Andre Pater at the National Sporting Library & Museum, a drum circle at Middleburg Library, and more.

Michelin Star Chef Weekend at Salamander Resort & Spa: Nov. 15-17

With his larger-than-life personality and unique style, Giancarlo Morelli is one of Italy’s most recognizable chefs. Meet and enjoy the food of this Michelin Star chef at Salamander’s exciting Michelin Star Weekend, Nov. 15-17. Chef Morelli will host a meet-and-greet, cooking class, exclusive eight-course dinner, as well as a farewell brunch.

A man with dual focus, Michelin Star Chef Giancarlo Morelli keeps one foot in centuries-old culinary tradition and one in thoroughly modern approaches to food. Morelli embodies the best of modern Italian cuisine, pushing the boundaries of technique and presentation to splendid effect. Today, Giancarlo Morelli, boasts a prestigious Michelin star award, earned in 2009, and the addition of one of his restaurants in the “Associazione Le Soste” circuit. He is also officially a member of the Euro Toques (European Community of Cooks) and belongs to the “Golfers Caterers” Association.

Nov. 15 | 7:00 p.m. | $52 per person | Middleburg Ballroom
Join us in welcoming Chef Giancarlo Morelli at this intimate reception. In this once-in-a-lifetime experience, meet-and-greet this incredible chef while enjoying decadent hors d’oeuvres and sparkling wine. To finish the evening, enjoy an exclusive concert with Camille Zamora and Monica Yunus, two of the world’s most elite sopranos who have performed all over the world.

Nov. 16 | 6:30 p.m. | $310 per person | Harrimans
Indulge in a one-of-a-kind Michelin Star dining experience at Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill! Chef Giancarlo Morelli is preparing an exclusive eight-course dinner using some of his favorite ingredients from Italy as well as local favorites from Virginia. Experience and taste what has made Chef Morelli a Michelin Star chef.

For reservations, please call 540-326-4070. Prices do not include tax and gratuity.

“A Matter of Light, the Art of Andre Pater” Book Signing & Talk at the National Sporting Library & Museum: Nov. 15 | 6-8 p.m.

Join us as Pater recounts his journey into art and the creation of his new book of original work “A Matter of Light, the Art of Andre Pater.” After Pater’s discussion of his creation and a short Q&A with those who were part of the process, the artist is available for a book signing of his latest work.

$10 admission. Free for NSLM members.

Drum Circle at the Middleburg Library: Nov. 16 | 2-3 p.m.

Make spontaneous music together and learn about drumming around the world with Arthur Lopez of Drum Your Dream. For all ages.

Yuri Gorbachev Reception at The Bryne Gallery: Nov. 16 | 5:30-8 p.m.

Join The Byrne Gallery as they celebrate their 24th anniversary
and present their 16th annual Yuri Gorbachev exhibition!

With over 50 years of art exhibitions worldwide, Yuri Gorbachev has had more than 200 solo exhibitions. His paintings have been exhibited on the continents of North America, South America, Australia, Asia, Europe and Africa.  In addition, Yuri’s work is in the permanent collections of more than 30 museums around the world, including the Louvre Museum, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, and the Russian National Museum of St. Petersburg.

Can’t make the opening reception? The exhibit will continue through Jan. 5, 2020.

“Nothing Beats Old-Time Radio!” at the Emmanuel Church Parish House: Nov. 17 | 3-5 p.m. 

Get ready, Middleburg! “The Golden Age of Radio” is coming back by popular demand!  The “At The Parish House” performing arts series of Middleburg’s Emmanuel Church is bringing back two favorite old-time radio shows that were popular from the 1930s through the 50s, and even into the early 60s. This local Loudoun theatre troupe of actors will make them come to life with their voices and sound effects.  Lots of laughter and drama!
Reservations are recommended, but not required. Call 540-687-6297 to reserve your spot! A donation of $10 is suggested, but not required.  Refreshments served and all are welcome! 

Also this weekend

Upcoming events

Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Middleburg Community Center: Nov. 21 | 6-8 p.m.

Join us for the Middleburg Community Center’s 2019 Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Gather around the table with friends and loved ones in our community on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 6-8 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP by Nov. 14 to 540-687-6373 or

Retro Reels Movie Club: “King Kong” at the Middleburg Library: Nov. 21 | 7 p.m.

Each month, the Middleburg Library will show a classic movie from the AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies, a list of the 100 greatest American-made movies of all time. After viewing, they will hold a brief discussion of the technical, educational and/or entertainment value of the film.

Also upcoming

Check our calendar for more information about these and other upcoming events!

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