This Weekend: July 20

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

Friday Night Live

Old Town Winchester will host its Friday Night Live event from 5 to 11 p.m. today featuring music by the Kelley Bell Band with opening act Mojo Mothership at the Taylor Pavilion on the Loudoun Street Mall.

A beer and wine garden will be available to those attending the concert with proceeds benefiting the SPCA of Winchester, Frederick and Clarke counties.

Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the gate. Information, tickets: Dario Savarese at 540-722-8700 or visit www.enjoyotw.com.


‘Mamma Mia’

The Shenandoah Theatre Summer Music program will present “Mamma Mia!” today through July 29 at Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre at Shenandoah University in Winchester.

Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Tickets are $36. Information, tickets: 540-665-4569 or visit www.ssmtva.org.

Patriots Pride Day

The Town of Middletown will hold a family-friendly Patriots Pride Day event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Park.

Featured will be a parade of color guards, memorial ceremony, colonial British and World War II encampments and re-enactments, food and raffles.

Rose’ All Day

Cave Ridge Vineyard in Mount Jackson will host Rose’ All Day Virginia from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday to benefit the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation.

Lawn games and music by DJ Ryan Kersey. Tickets are $30-$50. Information, tickets: www.caveridge.com.

‘Big Sick’

Magic Lantern Theater will present “The Big Sick” at dusk, about 8:45 p.m., today at James Charles Vineyard in Winchester as part of the Movies in the Vineyard series. Admission is $8. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket, picnics welcome.

Information, tickets: 540-678-0963 or www.magiclanterntheater.org.


Gazebo Gatherings

The American Legion Community Band will perform at 7 p.m. today at the Gazebo in Front Royal as part of the Gazebo Gatherings Summer Concert Series. Admission is free.


Battle of Kernstown

The Kernstown Battlefield will commemorate the 154th anniversary of the Second Battle of Kernstown with special events and tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester. Information: 202-302-9219.


Schultz Theatre

The Schultz Theatre will present “flowers for Algernon,” based on the novel by Daniel Keyes, at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the J. Frank Hillyard Middle School, 26 Hawks Hill Drive, Broadway.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for students and seniors. Information, tickets: 540-896-9600 or www.schultztheatre.com.


Monster truck

The Hall Brothers Racing Team will bring its legendary monster truck, Raminator, to Safford of Winchester from noon to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday with a car crush at 1 p.m. at 1659 Berryville Pike, Winchester.

The Raminator holds the Guinness World Records for the fastest speed for a monster truck. Information: visit www.Raminator.com.


Bright Box

Bright Box Theater will host the following artists this weekend at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester:

  • Today: 8 p.m., Caressing Steel (Rush cover band). Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at door.
  • Saturday: 8 p.m., Phantom Hourglass album release show. Free admission.

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



Magic Lantern Theater and Frederick County Parks and Rec, will host a showing of the movie “Jaws” at dusk, about 8:45 p.m., Saturday at the Sherando Park Pool in Stephens City. Bring chairs or blankets. Information: 540-678-0963 or www.magiclanterntheater.org.

Sky Meadows

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

  • Children’s Discovery Area: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday.
  • Explorer Outpost: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at the Boston Mill Road Trail near the park office.

Admission is free although parking ranges from $3 to $5. Information: 540-592-3556 or



‘Shrek The Musical Jr.’

The Winchester Little Theatre will present “Shrek the Musical, Jr.” at 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 315 W. Boscawen St., Winchester.

Tickets are $9.99. Information: 540-662-3331 or Valerie O’Keefe at 540-336-2357 or www.wltonline.org.


Evenings on Main

Strongwater will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. today as part of the Evenings on Main Concert Series at Ruffner Plaza in Luray. In case of rain, the concert will be held at Performing Arts Luray. Admission is free.