The Blue Ridge Arts Council will present Curtains Up! A Musical Theatre Tribute to Virginia C. “Ginna” Looney at 7 p.m. today at Warren County Middle School.
The showcase will feature professional vocalists, Warren County Public Schools choral students, alumni and college students, teachers and the Front Royal Oratorio Society.
Looney, a former math teacher at Warren County High School, was instrumental in reviving the Front Royal Little Theatre as creative director and was a charter board member of the Arts Council.
To honor her contributions to the arts, the stage at Warren County Middle School will be dedicated in her memory. Proceeds from the event will be used for a future production of a countywide musical and Arts Council programs.
Tickets, which are $10 for adults or $5 for ages 2 to 18, are available at the Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce, Front Royal Visitor’s Center, Blue Ridge Arts Council or online at www.ticketriver.com/event/15482
Theatre Shenandoah will present the complete works of William Shakespeare (abridged) at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday and again June 5-7 at 107 Center St., Edinburg.
Three actors will portray both male and female characters in an irreverent fast-paced romp through Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedies and historical epics. Tickets, which are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students, can be purchased at the Edinburg Mill, online at www.theatreshenandoah.org or at the theatre box office. Information: 984-3972, leave message.
The JMU Children’s Theatre Playshop Players will perform Upside-Down Fairy Tales, a funny take on traditional fairy tales from “The Princess and the Pea,” “Reckless Red,” “Little Gray Wolf” and “The Princess and the Frog.”
Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. today, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Studio Theatre.
Tickets are $10 each. Information: 540-568-7000 or www.jmu.edu/forbescenter.
Nick Powers, curator of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, will discuss his favorite objects, new acquisitions and recently conserved works at 2 p.m. today at 19 W. Cork St., Winchester.
The program is free to members or $10 for non-members. Information: 540-662-1473 ext. 240 or online at www.theMSV.org.
Family fun night
The W.W. Robinson Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization will hold a family fun night from 4-8 p.m. today.
The event will include inflatables, face painting, petting zoo, silent auction, basket raffle, food and vendors.
The cost is $6 per child (maximum of $20 per family).
The Relay for Life Keep the Faith team will hold a pulled pork barbecue dinner with music and a silent auction from 6-9 p.m. today at the Berryville VFW hall, 425 S. Buckmarsh St.
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door for adults, $7 for children and free for ages 6 and younger. Tickets/information: email@example.com.
The Jazz in the Park Festival, sponsored by Shenandoah County Public Schools, will be held at 6 p.m. today at the W.O. Riley Park in Woodstock.
Featured will be the Stonewall Jackson High School Jazz Combo, Central High School Jazz Band and the 2015 All-County High School Jazz Band.
Those attending are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and picnic. The event is sponsored in part by the 2015 Helen Moore Grant Award and the Shenandoah Education Foundation.
Bright Box Theater
Comedians Max Dolcelli and Rahmein Mostafavi will perform at 8:30 p.m. today and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday at the Bright Box Theater, 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.
Dolcelli has opened for Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Ray Romano, Tim Allen and others and appeared on Comedy Central, Miami Vice and Night Heat. Mostafavi has shared the stage with Chris Franjola, Tim Meadows, Joe Matarese, Bob Marley and others.
Tickets are $15 for general admission or $20 for VIP seats. There is a $15 minimum food/drink tab. Information: 540-665-2878, www.brightboxwinchester.com.
Baltimore-based Charm City Junction will perform old time rhythms, Irish melodies and bluegrass music at 8 p.m. today at the Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville.
Tickets are $15 in advance until 3 p.m. today or $20 at the door. Children 12 years and younger are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
Information: 540-955-2004 or www.barnsofrosehill.org.
Twilight hikes from Big Meadows Lodge in the Shenandoah National Park will be held from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Mile 51, Skyline Drive, Luray.
The distance covered is less than 2 miles. The cost is $10 for adults or $8 for children 12 and younger. Hikes are led by Shenandoah Mountain guides.
Advance reservations are encouraged by calling 877-847-1919. Information: www.goshenandoah.com.
Long Branch Plantation in Boyce will hold a “bring your pet to Long Branch Day” from noon-3 p.m. Saturday.
There will be special activities, visitors will have the opportunity to make take-home paw prints and ornaments and have their pictures taken. Local animal organizations and vendors will be featured.
The entry fee is $5 per adult or free for children 10 and younger. Information: 540-837-1856 or visitlongbranch.org.
The Vintage Virginia Wine and Food Festival will be held from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Bull Run Regional Park Special Events Center in Centreville.
Information on tasting tickets and admission prices call 888-823-3787 or www.vintagevirginia.com.
Oatlands Historic House and Gardens in Leesburg will hold a strawberry festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
Featured will be music by the Southern Winds band, games, hayrides, food and contests. Admission is $20 per family or $10 for adults.
Information: 703-777-3174 or www.oatlands.org.
The mid-county car, truck and bike show sponsored by the Lake Jackson Volunteer Fire Department and Prince William Veterans Farm Club will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Prince William County Fairgrounds in Manassas.
The show will feature hundreds of cars, trucks, motorcycles, antique fire apparatus and antique tractors, live music by Route 66 Rock and Roll Band, 50/50 drawing, door prizes, food, slide/moon bounce, dunk tank and members of the Prince William County Sheriff’s Office will be there for the Ident-a-kid program and the state police will have a distracted driving seminar.
Admission is free. Information: 703-368-0173.
Juried art exhibit
Almost 100 pieces of art will be on display at the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community juried art exhibit from 1-4 p.m. Sunday in the Park Gables Gallery at 1491 Virginia Ave., Harrisonburg.
The exhibit will feature 2D and 3D artworks in oil, watercolor, photography, pencil, fiber, glass, wood, ceramics and enamel on copper. Almost 500 works were submitted by nearly 200 artists from across the United States.
The free exhibit will be on display from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays and 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through June 30. Information: 540-437-4349.
The U.S. Air Force Band’s Celtic Aire will perform from 5-6 p.m. Sunday at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly.
Admission is free and parking is free after 4 p.m. Information: 703-572-4118 or airandspace.si.edu.
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