Weekend Events

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

Antique and modern cars will be on display from 5:30 to 10 p.m. today at the Gazebo on Village Commons in Front Royal. The movie “American Graffiti” will also be shown. Information: Herbie Patterson, 540-635-7676.

‘The Music Man’

Schultz Theatre in New Market will present the final weekend of “The Music Man” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 for adults. $12 for students and seniors. Information/tickets: 540-740-9119.

Bright Box Theater
Comedians Jay Black and Tracy Locke and blues singer/songwriter Noah Guthrie will perform this weekend at Bright Box Theater, 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester. Black and Locke will perform at 8 p.m. today and at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Guthrie will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at the door.
Information: 540-665-2878, www.brightboxwinchester.com.

Antique truck show
The Tri-State Antique Truck Show, featuring antique trucks, fire trucks, farm tractors and military vehicles, will be held today and Saturday at the Frederick County Fairgrounds in Clear Brook. Admission: $2; free for children under 12. Information: 301-845-4709.

Shenandoah University concerts
• The Shenandoah Conservatory Jazz Ensemble will present “Basically Blues” at 8 p.m. today in Armstrong Concert Hall. Tickets: $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, $5 for non-SU students.
• Pianist John O’Conor and the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday in Armstrong Concert Hall. Tickets: $20 for adults, $18 for senior citizens, $10 for non-SU students.

Information, tickets: 540-665-4569 or www.conservatoryperforms.org.

New Market Heritage Days

The New Market Chamber of Commerce will celebrate Heritage Days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Activities include live entertainment, food, handmade crafts and walking tours along Congress Street.

A 5K/10K run will be held Sunday to benefit the New Market Fire & Rescue Department. The early registration deadline has been extended to today. The fee is $32.50 in advance or $40 after Friday. Check-in will be held from 7 to 8:30 a.m.

Information: 740-3212 or to register online for the race: http://tinyurl.com/num2cqm

Library Comic-Con
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold its own mini Comic-Con starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The event will celebrate reading and technology literacy through comics, graphic novels, manga, anime, gaming and computer technology.

The opening program is 10:30 a.m. followed by educational programs and classes from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The exhibit hall will have vendors and activities including face painting and games starting at 2 p.m. The day will end with a costume contest at 4 p.m. and announcement of winners of the Library Card Month drawing. Information: 540-635-3153.

Big Band concert
James Madison University’s jazz ensemble, directed by Dr. Chuck Dotas, will perform Big Band music at 8 p.m. Saturday in Forbes Center concert hall. Tickets: $16. Information: 540-568-7000 or www.jmuforbescenter.com.

Brew & Blues Festival
The Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Brew & Blues Festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday in downtown Front Royal.

Featured will be food vendors and nearly 50 varieties of beer. The Brandy Stills Band will perform from noon to 3 p.m. followed by Moondog Medicine Show from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for the beer tasting: $15 in advance or $20 at the gate. General admission is free. Information: 540-635-3185 or www.brewandblues.com.

‘Anton in Show Business’
“Anton in Show Business,” featuring students from James Madison University’s School of Theatre and Dance, will be performed at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mainstage Theatre, Harrisonburg. Tickets: $14-$15. Information, tickets: 540-568-7000 or www.jmuforbescenter.com.

Museum programs
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will present Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” today and Sunday and offer free admission on Saturday.
“Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today and Sunday on the lawn of the Glen Burnie House, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. Those attending are encouraged to bring a chair, blanket and picnic. Admission: $10 for museum members, students and faculty, $15 for others.
• As part of Museum Day Live!, the Museum will offer free admission from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Download tickets: www.themsv.org. Information: 540-662-1473 ext. 240 or 888-556-5799.

Sky Meadows State Park
Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane will observe National Public Lands Day/Stewardship Virginia. A naturalist will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Backcountry Trailhead to guide people for the best locations to collect acorns, which will be sent to the Virginia Department of Forestry for cultivation. Information: 540-592-3556.

Hispanic Heritage Month
Celebracion of Winchester, a one-day family-oriented free festival celebrating Hispanic heritage in our region, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the Old Town Pedestrian Mall in Winchester.

Activities include a children’s art activity tent, Latin dancing lessons, performance by a Mexican children’s dance troupe, instrument petting zoo overseen by Shenandoah Conservatory music education students, artisan tents, “country” tents representing different Hispanic countries and food.

The event benefits the Winchester Main Street Foundation. Admission: free. The event will be held rain or shine. Information: David Smith at wmsfoundation8@gmail.com.

Free National Park Days
Shenandoah National Park will offer free admission on Saturday. Information: 540-999-3500.

Harrisonburg International Festival

The Harrisonburg International Festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Hillandale Park. The festival features international foods, music and dance and a World Bazaar with traditional folk art.

Information: 540-432-8935 or http://tinyurl.com/pgpuj6g.

Rocktown Beer/Music Festival
The Rocktown Beer & Music Festival will be held from 3 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday in downtown Harrisonburg. More than 60 beers will be available for tasting along with music and food.
Admission: $34 in advance. Information: 540-432-8922 or www.rocktownfestival.com.

The Luray Page County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Blue Ridge Mountain Mudurance 5K mud trail obstacle challenge at 9 a.m. Saturday at Bear Mountain Ziplines, 2354 U.S. Highway 211 East, Luray.

The challenge is open to anyone over 8 years old. Registration: $65 for ages 13 and older or $50 for ages 8 to 12. Information: 540-743-3915 or events@luraypage.com.

Barn of Rose Hill
Barns of Rose Hill will hold an opening reception of artwork by Chinese children from the Cross-Straits Children’s Art Competition from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.

Featured will be a talk by Cary Kimble from Project HOPE and a performance of “Mulan Jr.” by the Winchester Little Theater for Kids. Admission: free. Information: 540-955-2004 or www.barnsofrosehill.org.

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