The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:
The Moonlighters will perform at the Gazebo Gatherings event at 7 p.m. today at the Gazebo in Front Royal. Free admission.
Music of the Mountain, featuring Judy and Becky Lee plus Brother John, and featuring Bobby Hallman and Heavenly Notes will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. today at the Browntown Community Center, 96 Browntown Road, Front Royal.
A love offering will benefit the Browntown Community Center and special needs within the community.
Valley Educational Center for the Creative Arts (VECCA) will host a reception for photographer Zach Stewart from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 7 East Gallery, 123 S. Main St., Woodstock. Information: 459-7500 or visit http://www.vecca.org.
Evenings on Main
The EveryDayPeople Band will perform at the Evenings on Main concert from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Luray Greenway’s Ruffner Plaza.
Shenandoah Arts Council will present Jeans & Tonic, its signature fundraising event with live music, hors d’oeuvres, libations, paintings on site and prizes, from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at 811 S. Loudoun St., Winchester.
Tickets are $55 per ticket or $100 for couples. Information: http://www.shenarts.org.
The Clarke County Historical Association will sponsor a talk by Joseph Haynes examining the history of barbecue in Virginia at 1 p.m. Saturday at Burwell-Morgan Mill, 15 Tannery Lane, Millwood.
Local barbecue will be featured. Tickets: $16 or $12 for CCHA members. Information: 540-837-1799 or http://www.burwellmorganmill.org.
The River and Roots Festival will be held today through Sunday at Watermelon Park in Berryville.
Featured will be two performances by We Banjo 3 from Galway, Ireland. Other activities include arts and crafts vendors, a farmer’s market, kid’s talent show and other live music performances.
Daily and weekend wristbands available. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Shenandoah River. Tickets, information: 540-955-1621 or http://www.riverandroots.com.
Selah Theatre will host “Art Saves, Lives” at 7 p.m. today at 30 E. 8th St., Front Royal.
The event, which is the second in the “Sharing Our Truths Series,” will feature performances by artists from Mirandum Pictures, Front Royal Dance Studio, poet Ed Zahniser, visual artist Davette Leonard, singer Noah Waggoner of the Daycare Swindlers, bassist Rafe Ruggiero of No More Chili, singer/songwriter Rich Follett, painter Catherine Wolniewicz, visual artist Laurence Fischer, author Missy Magalis and actors from Selah Theatre.
The evening will also include a chance for audience members to write postcards to national, state and local representatives encouraging them to be champions for the arts.
The event is free, but donations to support Selah Theatre Project will be accepted. Information: 540-686-5185.
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.
Performances will include dinner today and Saturday and dessert on Sunday. The cost for dinner shows are $25 and $20 for the dessert show.
Reservations are required by calling 540-705-0313 or email email@example.com.
Winchester Little Theatre for Kids will present “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp” at 2:30 and 7 p.m. today and Saturday at 315 W. Boscawen St., Winchester.
Tickets are $9.99. Information: 540-662-3331, Valerie O’Keefe at 540-336-2357 or http://www.wltonline.org.
Arts Council of the Valley will show the PG-rated film “Paris Can Wait” featuring Diane Lane today through Thursday with various showing times at Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg.
Tickets are $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors and students and $8 for the matinee. Information: 540-433-9189 or visit http://www.valleyarts.org.
Bright Box Theater has announced the following performers will be featured this weekend at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester:
- Justin Trawick & the Common Good with Slow Creek: 8 p.m., today. Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at door.
- Comedians Luke Ashlocke and Mike Aaronin: 8 p.m., today and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at door.
- Cash Unchained: the Music of Johnny Cash: 6 p.m., Sunday. Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at door.
Information: 540-665-2878, http://www.brightboxwinchester.com.
Guitarist Tom Principato will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and free for children 12 and younger. Information: 540-955-2004 or http://www.barnsofrosehill.com.
The Roundhouse Players will present “It Happened Tomorrow” and “Death Brings Down the Curtain” in radio show format at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Trackside Theater, 32-B E. Main St., Luray.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for youth and students. Information: 540-743-1099 or visit http://www.tracksidetheater.com.