Here are some local and regional events being held this weekend:
LehrerDance returns for a performance of modern dance with the excitement and energy of jazz at 8 p.m. today at Shenandoah University in Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre. Information: 540-665-4569.
Chantilly will hold its annual spring classic art and craft festival from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today and Saturday and from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Dulles Expo Center, 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center.
The festival features original designs and work from hundreds of artists and craftsmen from across the nation.
Admission: $8 adults or $1 for children, good all three days with free return pass from the show desk, free parking. Discount coupons: www.gilmoreshows.com.
The musical comedy “Company” will be performed at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Winchester Little Theater. The musical is from a book by George Furth with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and is directed by Sara Gomez.
In the play, confirmed bachelor Robert spends his 35th birthday contemplating his unmarried state and his married friends explain the pros and cons of having a spouse.
Tickets are $19.75 for adults, $17.75 for seniors 62 and older and $15.50 for students. Information: 540-662-3331 or www.wltonline.org.
Battle of Kernstown
The Kernstown Battlefield Association will commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the First Battle of Kernstown this weekend.
Gary Ecelbarger, author of “We Are In For It! — The First Battle of Kernstown,” will lead a tour of the battlefield at 9 a.m. Sunday. The museum store will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Tours of the battlefield and the 1854 Pritchard House will be available throughout the weekend. All activities are free. Information: www.kernstownbattle.org.
Dan Davis, co-author with Phillip S. Greenwalt of “Calamity in Carolina: the Battles of Averasboro and Bentonville,” will be available to sign copies of his book from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Winchester Book Gallery, 185 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.
The book includes more than 100 illustrations and new maps.
Selah Theatre will present a stage reading of “Love, Loss and What I Wore: by Delia and Nora Ephron” at 8 p.m. Saturday at 30 E. 8th St., Front Royal.
Must be 18 or older to purchase tickets, $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Light refreshments served, Thirty-One raffle, Jamberry raffle, door prizes. Information: 540-686-5185; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The JMU Wind Symphony will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday in the concert hall at Forbes Center. Tickets are $8-$10. Information: www.jmuforbescenter.com.
Virginia Opera will perform Verdi’s “La Traviata” at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax.
Tickets range from $44 to $86 for Saturday’s performance and $48 to $98 for Sunday’s. Information: 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.
Youngsters will have an opportunity to climb aboard a fire truck, cement truck and tractor trailer from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Dominion High School, 21326 Augusta Drive, Sterling.
Entrance fee is $5 per person or free for ages 12 months and younger. Horn-free hour 10-11 a.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No pets allowed. The first 300 kids will receive a free diecast car/truck with admission.
Information: 540-454-7827 or www.virginiatouchatruck.org.
Tea at Oatlands
Afternoon tea in the historic greenhouse at Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg will be held from 1-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Teas are $28.95 plus tax per person for ages 3 and older. Reservations: 703-777-3174 or www.oatlands.org.
Bull Run Hunt
The Bull Run Hunt Centennial Point-to-Point races will be held on Sunday at Brandywine Park in Culpeper. Information: 540-829-8353 or www.bullrunhunt.com/races.
An exhibit examining the life and legacy of James Madison will be on display through May 8 in Lisanby Museum at JMU’s Forbes Center. The exhibit is curated by Outreach and Engagement’s Madison Institutes in conjunction with James Madison Week. Information: www.jmuforbescenter.com.
Symphony of Stitches
Today is the deadline to register for a catered lunch at the Symphony of Stitches Symposium from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 28 at St. Paul’s Heritage Center, 106 S. High St., Edinburg.
This year’s symposium will focus on Civil War era crib, baby and doll quilts. The guest speaker will be Faye Snyder, owner of Parade Antiques of Wiscasset, Maine. She will have a large display of original and restored dolls from her collection. Attendees are invited to bring artifacts from their own family collections for show and tell.
Cost is $35 for the full day or $20 for a half day. You may bring your own lunch. Proceeds benefit the Edinburg Mill Museum and Edinburg Heritage Foundation. Information: 459-7377, 984-9309 or email@example.com. Snow date is April 4.
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