Weekend Events

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:



The American Legion Community Band will perform at 7 p.m. today at the gazebo on Main Street in Front Royal. Admission is free. Information: http://www.alcband.org.



The Friday Night Live Series in Old Town Winchester will kick off the summer season with a concert from 5 to 11 p.m. today at the Taylor Pavilion.

The featured band will be Dynamo with Threesound opening for the group. Acoustic music and street performers will also be on the Loudoun Street Mall. There will be a beer and wine garden available at the Taylor Pavilion for ticket holders of drinking age.  Information: 540-722-8700 or visit http://www.OldTownWinchesterVA.com.


Firefly Festival

The State Arboretum at Blandy Farm in Boyce will hold a family firefly festival from 8 to 9:30 p.m. today. Rain date is Saturday.

Admission is $12 or $25 for families. Information: 540-837-1758 or http://www.blandy.virginia.edu.



The PG-rated movie “Trolls” will be shown at 7 p.m. today at the New Market Community Park. Princess Poppy will also be in attendance. Rain date is June 23.

Those attending are encouraged to bring chairs and/or blankets.



A National Park Service Ranger will present the program “Sabres & Saddles: Cavalry at Cedar Creek” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the NPS Visitor Contact Station, 7712 Main St., Middletown. Information: http://www.nps/gov/cebe.


Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will hold a pottery show and sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 901 Amherst St., Winchester. Information: 540-662-1473 or www.themsv.org.


Rouss Center

The Rouss Center for the Arts will present the murder mystery “The Butleress” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at 9357 N. Congress St., New Market.

Future performances will be held June 23-25, which will include dinner on Fridays and Saturdays and dessert on Sundays. The cost for dinner shows are $25 and $20 for the dessert show. Reservations are required.

Information, tickets: 540-705-0313 or email info@rousscenter.org.


‘Odd Couple’

Theatre Shenandoah in Edinburg will present Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple,” a play about two mismatched roommates, at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors/youth. Tickets on Sunday will be discounted to $10 for all dads.

Tickets are available at the Edinburg Mill, by calling 984-3972 or online at http://www.theatreshenandoah.org.



Winchester Little Theatre for Kids will present “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp” at 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 315 W. Boscawen St., Winchester.

Future performances will be held June 20-24. Tickets are $9.99. Information: 540-837-1758.



Magic Lantern Theater will show the movie “Minions” at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.) Saturday at Clearbrook Park’s Kiwanis shelter. Information: 540-678-0963.


Kid’s Film Club

The Kids Super 8 Film Club will show a movie at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester. Tickets are $5. Information: 540-313-4060 (Alamo Drafthouse).



Town Mountain will perform at 8 p.m. today at Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Ages 12 and younger admitted free. Information: 540-955-2004 or http://www.barnsofrosehill.com.


Bright Box

Bright Box Theater has announced the following performances being held this weekend at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.

  • Today: 8 p.m., Brain Stew, Green Day tribute. Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at door.
  • Saturday: 7 and 10 p.m., Ladies Night Out starring the Men in Motion Dancers. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at door.

Information: 540-665-2878, http://www.brightboxwinchester.com.


Party on Plaza

Left of the Dial will perform at 7 p.m. today on Main Street. Admission is free. Music sponsored by Performing Arts Luray.


‘Hansel und Gretel’

The Luray Opera Theater in cooperation with the James Madison University Opera Guild will present “Hansel und Gretel” at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Trackside Theater, 32B E. Main St., Luray.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for youth and students.

Information: 540-743-1099.


Bach Festival

The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary season this weekend in Lehman Auditorium at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg.

Concerts will be held at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday plus a Leipzig service at 10 a.m. Sunday. Pre-concert talks will begin at 6:45 p.m.

Advance tickets are $27 for adults, $22 for seniors 65 and older and $15 for ages 22 and under. Tickets are $2 higher at the door. Information: 540-432-4582 or visit http://www.svbachfestival.org.



The annual Harrisonburg-Rockingham African-American Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Ralph Sampson Park. Featured will be crafts, art, music, food and exhibitors. Information: 540-395-3378.


Big Meadows

Jeff Alt, award-winning author of “A Walk for Sunshine,” about his 2,160 mile Appalachian Trail adventures, will be at Big Meadows Lodge from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Mile 51 on Skyline Drive, Luray. Reservations: 877-847-1919.