Weekend Events

Gazebo Gatherings
The Blue Ridge Arts Council will hold its Gazebo Gatherings concert series today from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Town Commons in Front Royal.

Admission is free. Information: 540-635-9909 or www.blueridgearts.org.

Summer Music Theatre
“The Addams Family” will be presented as part of Shenandoah University’s Summer Music Theatre series at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at Ohstrom-Bryant Theatre, 1460 University Drive, Winchester.

Charles Addams’ spooky cartoon family is brought to life as Morticia and Gomez fret over daughter Wednesday, who invites her new boyfriend and his“normal” family to visit. Tickets range from $15 to $30. Information: 877-580-8025 or www.ssmtva.com.

Schultz Theatre
The Schultz Theatre will present the award-winning Broadway musical “Nunsense A Men!” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at 9357 N. Congress St., New Market.

The show is about a fundraiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidentally poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia (Child of God).

Tickets are $15 for adults or $12 for students and senior citizens. Information: 540-740-9119 or www.schultztheatre.com.

Bluemont Concert Series
Dixie Power Trio will perform a mix of New Orleans jazz, zydeco, Cajun and original compositions at 7:30 p.m. today at the Bluemont Concert Series at the old Frederick County Courthouse in downtown Winchester.
Admission is $5 per person, $4 for Bluemont Friends and seniors, $2 for children under 12.

Bright Box Theater
Bright Box Theater, 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester, will celebrate its second anniversary this weekend with a comedy night featuring Brett Leake and Mark Matusof. Show times are 8 p.m. today and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door or $20 for VIP seating. Seating is first come, first served.

Leake has been featured on The Tonight Show, Entertainment Tonight and the American Comedy Awards.  Matusof has been featured on the television show “Night Shift,” CNBC’s America’s Talking Network and the “Bob and Tom” radio show. Irwin Loring, a finalist in the 2007 Comic of the Year competition for Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia and a finalist in the Big Break Comedy competition in 2009, will serve as host.

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

Birds of prey program
The Shenandoah National Park will present a program on birds of prey with a live raptor from 10 to 10:30 a.m. today through Sunday at the Byrd Visitor Center, Mile 51 on Skyline Drive in Luray.
The program is offered each Thursday through Monday through Sept. 7. Information: 540-999-3500 or www.nps.gov/shen.

Musician Leroy Hyson will entertain kids from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday as part of the Kids ROCS program at the Woodstock Farmers Market at Fort Valley Nursery.

Living history event
WWII in Fort Valley, a military living history event, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Secret Passage Ranch in Fort Valley.

Activities include a military encampment, weapons displays and demonstrations, military vehicles and cavalry. Both Axis and Allied troops will be represented.

The event benefits the nonprofit Victory for Veterans Therapeutic Riding Program. Admission is $5 per vehicle. Information: Don at 933-6564 or www.secretpassageranch.net/ww2.

Circus, car show, concert
A circus, antique car show, small business expo and concert will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Frederick County Fairgrounds in Clear Brook.

The event, sponsored by Impact the Valley, will benefit local education and athletic programs. Entrance to events are free, however, entrance to the circus is $10 per person or $35 per family of four. Information: www.ImpactTheValley.com.

Stephens City walking tour
Guided Civil War walking tours of Stephens City will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday starting at the Newtown History Center.

The cost is $5 per person. Reservations are required by calling 540-869-1700. Information: www.newtownhistorycenter.org.

Kids’ Civil War camp
The Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation will hold a kids’ Civil War history camp from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Cedar Creek Battlefield, 8437 Valley Pike, Middletown.

Activities will include mustering into the Confederate army for the day, infantry drill, cavalry drill, artillery demonstration and the grand battle.

Registration is $30. Information: 540-869-2064.

Backyard campout
Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane will celebrate the Great American Backyard Campout from noon Saturday through noon Sunday at historic Mount Bleak.

The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center will provide information on wildlife encounters and there will be information on basic camping supplies, campfire building, blacksmith demonstrations, sunrise hike and more.

Space is limited. Advanced reservations are required. Campsites accommodate up to six people. Dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday is included. Information: 540-592-3556 or skymeadows@dcr.virginia.gov. Advance reservations are required by calling 800-933-7275 or http://tinyurl.com/oogz7vu.

5K walk/run
The Central High School National Honor Society, Fitness Club and Sports Medicine Club will sponsor a 5K walk/run from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the school’s cross country course on North Street in Woodstock.
The registration fee is $35. The event will benefit Children’s National Medical Center and Paws With a Cause. Register at http://skmccomb.wix.com/chs-color-run.

Family story time
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold a family story time program with Miss Pattie at 11 a.m. Saturday. Children will take home a treat to remind them of the program.

Forbes Center
The Roanoke Children’s Theatre will present “Fancy Nancy: the Musical” at 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Studio Theatre at James Madison University’s Forbes Center. Tickets are $10-12. Information: www.jmuforbescenter.com

Wine/Jazz Festival
The Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail, comprosed of wineries in the Shenandoah Valley, will hold its annual Wine & Jazz Festival from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton.

Entertainment will be provided by Future Prospects from Richmond, S.P.L.A.A.A.T. from Staunton and the Harmolodics. There will also be food vendors, craft vendors, jewelry, makeup, mini massages for $10 and free facials and anti-aging hand treatments.

Tickets are $16 in advance and $20 at the door, which includes admission to the museum, a souvenir wine glass and wine tastings from 13 wineries. Advance tickets may be purchased online at https://tickets.frontiermuseum.org.

Beer/Wine Festival
The Red, White & Brew beer and wine festival will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Park on Turner Avenue in Broadway.

Music will be by Long Hard Road. There will also be food vendors and members of the Broadway Fire Department and Broadway Sharks Swim Team will be there.

Admission is $10 which includes a glass and drink ticket. Information: 540-896-4992 or town.broadway.va.us/bhp.asp.

Historical garments exhibit
The Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville will hold an opening reception for the exhibit “Silk, Satin & Lace: A Collection of Historical Garments” from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The reception will include refreshments and a lecture by Melissa Webb on conservation and restoration of historically-significant clothing. Webb is a Baltimore-based fiber artist who reconstructed the gowns from Clermont, an 18th century 360-acre farmstead in Clarke County.
Admission is free. Information: 540-955-2004 or www.barnsofrosehill.org.

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