Weekend Events

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

Blues festival
The Winchester Blues House Festival, which supports Habitat for Humanity, will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Eagles outdoor pavilion, 700 Baker Lane, Winchester.

Performing will be Ronnie Baker Brooks, Ron Holloway, Anthony Rosano & the Conqueroos, Brent Johnson & the Call Up, Low Society Band and Phil Zuckerman’s Rock Room All Stars.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the gate.

Information: 540-974-6616 or www.winchesterblueshouse.com.

Gazebo Gatherings
The Blue Ridge Arts Council summer concert series Gazebo Gatherings will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the at the Village Commons in Front Royal. Admission is free.

Music Festival
The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival will open its summer concert series this weekend at Shrine Mont at Orkney Springs.

Today’s concerts at 8 p.m. will feature surfer-meets-garage-band rockers Smash Mouth and Toad the Wet Sprocket, a band that began 25 years ago. Tickets range from $10 to $59.

Banjo duo Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn will perform at the Hot Strings and Cool Breezes Roots minifest at 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets range from $10 to $49.

Food will be sold or you can bring your own picnic. Information: 459-3396 or http://musicfest.org.

Glen Burnie
Glen Burnie Gardens Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 901 Amherst St., Winchester.

An antique and modified car show coordinated by the Shenandoah Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will also be free activities for kids. Admission is free. Information: 888-556-5799.

Bowman Library
Bowman Library in Stephens City will show the film “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday as part of its monthly family picnic and movie programs.

Those attending are asked to bring lunch and a blanket. Popcorn and lemonade will be provided. Information: Donna Hughes, 540-869-9000, ext, 215 or dhughes@handleyregional.

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 3 p.m. today and Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for students and senior citizens. Information: 740-9119.

Concert series
Blues band Bud’s Collective will perform today at 7:30 p.m. as part of the summer concert series at Long Branch Plantation in Boyce.

Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the gate. Information: 540-837-1856 or www.visitlongbranch.org.

Magic Lantern Theater
Magic Lantern Theater will show the film “Begin Again” with Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightly at dusk, around 8:30 to 8:45 p.m., today outdoors at Veramar Vineyard, 905 Quarry Road, Berryville.

Those attending should bring a chair and are encouraged to bring a picnic. The cost is $8 or $5 for theater members. In case of rain, the film will be shown under cover.

Information: 540-955-5510 or www.veramar.com.

‘The Wiz’
The Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre will present “The Wiz” today through Sunday 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. today and Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Matinees are at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range from $15 to $30. Information: 540-665-4569.

Bright Box Theater
Bright Box Theater, 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester, will present the following concerts this weekend:

• Where’s Aubrey will play original old-timey folk music and modern jazz at 8 p.m. today.  Tickets are $12 in advance or $17 at the door. A portion of the admission fee will benefit Dakota’s Dream Animal Rescue, a nonprofit organization saving, spaying/neutering that finds homes for abused, neglected and abandoned animals.

• Ganstagrass, of Brooklyn, will perform bluegrass-hip hop music at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

Tickets, information: 540-665-2878 or www.brightboxwinchester.com.

Bluemont Concert Series
John McCutcheon, folk music singer and songwriter, will perform at the Bluemont Concert Series concert 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. In case of bad weather, the concert will be moved to First Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Loudoun St. Information: 540-338-4640.

Trail conference
Hiking Through History will be the theme for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s 40th biennial conference today through July 24 at Shenandoah University.

The conference includes 70 guided hikes, 35 excursions, classes such as basic bicycle maintenance, first aid certification, two-day wilderness first aid class, field workshops and more.

Entertainment each evening will feature stand-up comedy and bands performing bluegrass and classic rock to folk, country and pop. Concerts are free to conference attendees or $10 per person to the public. Information: 800-432-2266.

Winchester Little Theatre
Disney’s “Mulan” will be shown Saturday through July 25 at the Winchester Little Theatre, 315 W. Boscawen St., Winchester.

Show times are 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturdays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 7 p.m. Sundays.

Tickets are $9.99. Information: 540-662-3331.

Bark in the Park
Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane will host Bark in the Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to benefit the Middleburg Humane Society.

Activities include a sponsored hike, raffle, canine classes, music by John Kovac and fun pet products for sale. Hike pledge forms are available at http://www.middleburghumane.com.

Information: 540-592-3556, skymeadows@dcr.virginia.gov or www.virginiastateparks.gov.

Barns of Rose Hill
The Barns of Rose Hill will offer a dance improv class for teens 14 and older taught by Joshua Legg from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. Saturday at 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.

Admission is $20 for pre-registered students or $25 for walk-ins. Information: 540-955-2004.

Music in the Park
Rock band Orange Sunshine, sponsored by Berryville Main Street, will perform from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Rose Hill Park, Berryville.

Those attending are encouraged to bring chairs, a blanket and picnic dinner. Information: 540-955-4001.Weather cancellations will be posted on www.berryvillemainstreet.org.

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