This Weekend: June 8

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


Beer Festival

The Hop Blossom Craft Beer Festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday on the Loudoun Street Mall.

Featured will be 40 breweries, special tasting events and music. Information: www.hopblossom.com.


The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will hold its Gardens at Night concert featuring the Robbie Limon Band from 6 to 9 p.m. today at 901 Amherst St., Winchester. Food, beer and wine sold. Bring lawn chairs. Tickets: $10 or free for MSV members.

Information: 540-662-1473 or www.themsv.org.

Woodstock ROCS

Five of a Kind will perform at the Woodstock ROCS concert from 7 to 9 p.m. today at W.O. Riley Park.

Gazebo Gatherings

The Blue Ridge Arts Council will host the American Legion Community Band at 7 p.m. today at the Gazebo in Front Royal. Information: 540-635-9909 or www.blueridgearts.org.

Bright Box

Bright Box Theater has announced the following programs will be held this weekend at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester:

  • Paul McCartney tribute: 8 p.m., today. Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at door.
  • Early music of the Grateful Dead: 9 p.m., Saturday, free admission.
  • Karen Jonas’ “Butter” album release with Josh Morningstar: 8 p.m., Saturday. Tickets: $8 and $10.

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


Magic Lantern Theater, in partnership with Old Town Winchester, will open its summer film classic season at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.) Saturday at the Taylor Pavilion on the Old Town Mall.

The 1986 comedy “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” will be shown. Attendees should bring chairs or blankets. In case of rain, the film will be shown at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church on Boscawen Street.

Information: 540-678-0963, www.magiclanterntheater.org and www.oldtownwinchester.com/events/major-events.



Kernstown Battlefield and the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Association will host a commemoration of the Second Battle of Winchester starting at 11 a.m. Saturday in Winchester.

Larry Turner will give a tour of the battlefield. Scott Mingus, one of the authors of a book on the battle, will speak at 1 p.m. at the KBA Conference Center and then lead a driving tour of the battle. The day ends with a reception at the Old Courthouse Building on the Winchester Walking Mall.

Information: 757-593-8227, 202-302-9129 or www.kernstownbattle.org.



The Strasburg Family Moose Center will host its annual VMA horseshoe tournament from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 572 Red Bud Road, Strasburg.

Information: 540-465-9468 or lodge403@mooseunits.org.



An exhibition on the Battle of Cool Spring will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the lodge at Shenandoah University’s River Campus at the Cool Spring Battlefield, 1400 Parker Lane, Bluemont.

Kyle Rothemich from Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park will lead a special tour on the battle’s artillery at 10:30 a.m.


1864 In A Box

A ranger from the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Park Service will present “1864 In A Box” at 1 p.m. Sunday. Programs are offered monthly on the second Sunday through October.

Information: 757-593-8227, 202-302-9129 or www.kernstownbattle.org


Rouss Theatre

The Rouss Theatre and Center for Arts in New Market will present the comedy “Virgil and the City Slickers” by Eddie McPherson at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Future performances will be held June 15-17. Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Tickets are available at www.rousscenter.org and at the door. Information: 888-341-7313 or email rouss.center@gmail.org.


Theatre Shenandoah

Theatre Shenandoah in Edinburg will present Oscar Wilde’s comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest” at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Future performances will be held June 15-17, 22-24 and June 29-July 1.

Information: 540-984-3972, www.theatreshenandoah.org.

Sky Meadows

Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane will offer the following programs this weekend:

  • Astronomy for Everyone: 8:30-11:30 p.m., Saturday. No admission after 9:30 p.m. Parking is $5 per vehicle.
  • Explorer Outpost: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at the Boston Mill Road Trail near park office.

Information: 540-592-3556 or www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks. Admission is free although parking ranges from $3 to $4.