Weekend Events

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

Woodstock ROCS
The Burnt Orange Band will perform classic rock, blues and funk music at Woodstock ROCS [Riley Outdoor Concert Series] from 7 to 9 p.m. today at W.O. Riley Park. Food will be sold. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Admission is free.

Concert series
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will host The Return, a Beatles tribute band, from 6 to 9 p.m. today at 901 Amherst St., Winchester.

The evening includes free activities for kids from 6 to 8 p.m. Beer, wine and food will be available to purchase. Bring your own chair. Gates open at 6 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m. Both the gardens and galleries will be open for tours.

The event is free for museum members, children 12 and younger and for active military personnel and their families or $10 for nonmembers. Information, tickets: 540-662-1473 or www.themsv.org.

History at Sunset
A National Park Service Ranger will present a free history program on the Shenandoah Valley at 7 p.m. today at Thorndale Farm at Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown. Information: www.visitwinchesterva.com/events.

‘The Wiz’
The Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre will present “The Wiz” today through July 19 at Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre, 620 Millwood Ave., Winchester.

Winner of seven Tony awards, “The Wiz” sets Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz to music.

Performances will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 7 p.m. Sundays. Matinees are at 2:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday and on July 15. Tickets range from $15 to $30. Information: 540-665-4569.

Schultz Theatre
The Schultz Theatre will present “Crimes of the Heart,” a comedy/drama by Beth Henley and directed by Jen Payne, at 9357 N. Congress St., New Market.

The play is an account of the three Magrath sisters who have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital.

Performances will be held at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for students and senior citizens. Information: 740-9119.

Bright Box Theater
Bright Box Theater will hold two events this weekend at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester:

• The 9 Singer-Songwriter Series, showcasing nine musicians from around the region, will be held at 8 p.m. today. Performing will be Steve Warner, Eli Staples, Kim Moon, Dear Creek, Karl Straub, Margot MacDonald, Paul Froeschle, Justin Trawick and Matanah Betko. Admission is $10.

• Terry Oates & the Mudcats will perform music ranging from blues, big band, swing, rock, Motown, funk and soul at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 7 p.m.  Information: 540-665-2878 or www.brightboxwinchester.com.

Gazebo Gatherings
The Blue Ridge Arts Council will hold its summer concert series from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Gazebo at the Village Commons in Front Royal. Information: 540-635-9909.

Cross Roads Fest
The Town of New Market will hold its Cross Roads Fest summer music series from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Rebel Park.
Performances include bluegrass music by Martin Brothers & Aspen Run, blues, folk and rock and roll by Erin and the Wild Fire, blues and rock and roll by Who Shot John and mountain swing by Judy Chops.
Food, beer and wine will be sold. Information: 740-3432 or www.newmarketvirginia.com.

Bluemont Concert Series
The Clarke County Community Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. today outside at the old Frederick County Courthouse, 20 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.

Admission is $5 per person, $4 for Bluemont Friends and senior citizens and $2 for children under 12.

Children’s Theatre
The James Madison University Children’s Theatre Playshop Players will present “Go, Dog. Go!” by P.D. Eastman and adapted by Allison Gregory and Steven Dietz this weekend at the Studio Theatre in Harrisonburg.

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. today, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets, information: 540-568-7000 or www.jmu.edu/forbescenter.

Mort Kunstler
Mort Kunstler, a well-known painter of Civil War scenes, will discuss his work and career in an interview-format program moderated by Q102’s Chris Mitchell from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester.  Admission is $5 for museum members and $12 for nonmembers.

Information, tickets: 540-662-1473 or www.themsv.org.

Civil War race
A Civil War sesquicentennial race will be held starting at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at 135 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.

Two-person teams will receive clues as they scour the area on foot for Civil War sites in Winchester-Frederick County. The course is about 4 miles. Information: 540-665-8394.

Car/truck show
VFW Post 2123 of Winchester will sponsor a car and truck show and Poker Run benefit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Backseat Bar and Grill, Winchester.

Activities include contests, raffles, a Chinese auction, face painting and balloon animals. Admission is free.

The show entry fee is $15 per car or truck and the Poker Run entry is $15 per vehicle plus $5 per passenger. Income from the event will benefit the post’s building fund.

Selah Theatre
Selah Theatre Project will present an original production by its Live On Stage camp at 7 p.m. Saturday at 30 E. 8th St., Front Royal. Tickets are $5.

Barns of Rose Hill
The Barns of Rose Hill has announced the following performances this weekend at 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville:

• Blues and rock guitarist Tom Principato, along with his band, will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20 in advance until 3 p.m. Saturday and $25 at the door. Children 12 and younger are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

• Illusionist Mario Orsini will perform modern stage magic and comedy with plenty of audience participation and illusions from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door for adults and $8 in advance or $10 at the door for children 12 and younger.

Tickets, information: 540-955-2004.

Oatlands Historic House and Gardens in Leesburg will present “A Groovy Kind of Love-1960s Cabaret” concert from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Hear music from “Proud Mary” to “I Can’t Help Myself.” Tickets are $28. Information: 703-777-3174, 571-477-9444 or www.oatlands.org.

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