Weekend Events

The following events are scheduled for this weekend:

Bright Box Theater
Kaleidoscope Comedy will present an evening of laughter with stand-up comedians Louis Ramey and Mike Aronin at 8:30 p.m. today and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday at Bright Box Theater, 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Information: 540-665-2878 or www.brightboxwinchester.com.

Limon performs
Robbie Limon will be performing “Lovesick Blues – The Life and Music of Hank Williams Sr.” at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Piccadilly’s Public House & Restaurant, 125 E. Piccadilly St., Winchester. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets: $25.

Mardi Gras benefit
AIDS Response Effort will hold its Mardi Gras benefit party at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Best Western-Lee Jackson Banquet Hall in Winchester.

The theme will be Hollywood Nights. There will be a cocktail hour, live and silent auctions, costume contests, dinner, drinks, music and dancing.

Tickets, which are only sold in advance, are $50 per person. Information: www.aidsresponseeffort.org.

Longaberger basket bingo
The Forestville-Quicksburg Ruritan Club will hold a Longaberger basket bingo Saturday at the New Market Fire and Rescue Department. Doors open 10 a.m.; play begins 11 a.m.

Tickets: $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Inclement weather date: March 7. Information/tickets: 740-8234.

Black History program
Handley Library and the NAACP will present a program on Frederick Douglass as part of Black History Month at 2 p.m. Saturday. Information: 540-662-9041, ext. 31 or friends@handleyregional.org.

Benefit auction
A silent auction to benefit Faith Lutheran Preschool will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Valley Fire Department. Information: lindal@shentel.net or 933-6497.

Lectures rescheduled
Because of last weekend’s inclement weather, the lectures on the Middle East led by Bert Englehardt have been rescheduled.

Lectures will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday and March 8, 15 and 22 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 810 Fairfax Pike, Stephens City. Information: cameronkeyser@gmail.com or 704-661-1181.

Hubcaps as art
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will offer free admission from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday for the exhibition “Second Time Around: the Hubcap as Art” at 901 Amherst St., Winchester.
Listen to gallery talks, make your own hubcap-inspired art. Information: 888-556-5799.

Comedy act

The Capitol Steps, a group that began as Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them, will perform political satire, song parodies and skits at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Patsy Cline Theater at John Handley High School, 425 Handley Blvd., Winchester. Information: 540-533-3226.

Magic Lantern Theater
The Magic Lantern Theater will have two screenings of the British comedy/drama “Pride” at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley at 901 Amherst St., Winchester.

The second screening will be held at 4:30 p.m. March 15 at the Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers St., Berryville.

The movie takes places in Margaret Thatcher’s Britain where London gay and lesbian activists undertake to support a Welsh mine workers’ strike, with surprising results.

Doors open 30 minutes early at both locations. Refreshments available. Admission: $8 or $5 for theater or museum members. Information: www.magiclanterntheater.org, e-mail info@magiclanterntheater.org or call 540-678-0963.

Vertical maze
The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum will open its latest exhibit, a vertical maze, at 1 p.m. Sunday at 901 Amherst St., Winchester.

The idea and design of the Vertical Maze came from the Children’s Museum of Pittsburg and was made possible by a donation from Kathleen and Billy Quarles. The maze is a rough representation of the digestive system of the human body where visitors will enter the mouth and crawl their way through the digestive system. Information: 540-722-2020 or www.discoverymuseum.net.


Liberia Plantation
Manassas Museum’s Liberia Plantation will offer tours for Black History Month from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at 8600 Portner Ave., Manassas.

Admission is $15. Information: 703-368-1873, 703-257-8453 or www.manassasmuseum.org.

Culpeper Mardi Gras
Downtown Culpeper will celebrate Mardi Gras on Saturday with live music, street performers, performing artists, wagon rides, New Orleans-inspired food, face painting and mask decorating.

Information: 540-825-4416, www.culpeperdowntown.com.

DC Design House
Take a tour of the 2015 DC Design House before the designers work their magic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 956 Mackall Farm Lane, McLean.

All proceeds benefit Children’s National Health System. Admission is $5 or free with the purchase of the $30 DC Design House ticket.

Information: 301-807-0910; email: dcdesignhouse@theloftatai.com or www.dcdesignhouse.com.

Art workshop
The Edith J. Carrier Arboretum & Botanical Gardens at James Madison University will hold winter art workshops from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and March 7 for ages 8 to 12.

The sessions are part of an ongoing series of seasonal art instruction where children create their own botanical journal. In the winter session, the focus will be bare woody shrubs, cones, pods, nuts, tree branches and evergreens.

The fee is $35, which includes sketch journals. Information: 504-568-3194. Register: www.jmu.edu/arboretum/events.shtml.

Battle of Waynesborough
The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Waynesborough will be re-enacted Saturday and Sunday.
Living history programs will be presented daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and re-enactments will begin at 1 p.m..

Fishburne Military School bus transportation from Constitution Park to the battle site and back will be available with hourly runs. Information: www.waynesboroheritagefoundation.com

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