The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:
The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum will offer free admission from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at 19 W. Cork St., Winchester. Information: 540-722-2020.
Art Center concert
Folk musicians Jan and Neil Gillies will perform at the First Friday program from 7 to 10 p.m. today at the Bowman Shannon Cultural Art Center in Mount Jackson.
Those attending are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Food donations appreciated for the food table. Information: 477-4131 or www.theartgroup.org.
Long Branch Plantation in Boyce will host special nighttime tours of the 1811 plantation house at 8 p.m. today.
Guests will be taken on a guided tour of the home by candlelight while their tour guide explains how people in the 19th century understood and experienced death. Real life stories taken from the Long Branch archives will provide a backdrop for topics on superstitions, death rituals and how people spoke and wrote about death.
Attendance is limited. Additional tours will be held on Oct. 23 and 30. Registration, information: 540-837-1856.
The Second City at JMU
The Second City, Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theatre, brings its new show, “Fully Loaded,” to James Madison University’s Family Weekend at 8 p.m. today in Wilson Hall. For mature audiences. Tickets: $32-$43. Information, tickets: 540-568-7000 or order online at www.jmuforbescenter.com.
‘The Miracle Worker’
The true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan is brought to life in Theatre Shenandoah’s new production of “The Miracle Worker” by William Gibson at 107 Center St., Edinburg.
Performances: 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Additional performances will be held Oct. 9-11 and 16-18.
Admission: $15 or $12 for seniors and students. Tickets: Available at the Edinburg Mill, the box office or online at www.theatreshenendoah.org. Information: 984-3972.
Bright Box shows
Bright Box Theater will have the following shows this weekend at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.
• 8 p.m. today: Terry Oates & The Mudcats and the Ron Holloway Band. Tickets: $10 in advance. $15 at the door.
• 9 p.m. Saturday: The 80s band The Reflex. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
Information: 540-665-2878, brightboxwinchester.com.
Walk for Life
The Walk for Life to support the Front Royal Pregnancy Center will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Front Royal. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Information: 540-635-6181 or www.facebook.com/frpcwalkforlife.
Rummage sale, fall festival, 5K run
Powhatan School will hold a rummage sale, fall festival and 5K run on Saturday in Boyce.
The rummage sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Early shoppers can pay a $10 fee to start shopping at 8 a.m. Food concessions available.
The first Crocker Conservancy 5K Trail Run/Walk begins at 9 a.m. Information: www.powhatanschool.org.
An Einherjar Rally, a charity event to benefit this nation’s warriors, will be held starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at Grove’s Winchester Harley-Davidson.
Featured will be live entertainment, food, children’s activities, photo opportunities with the International Bikini Team, Redskins cheerleaders, raffles and a presentation by the Jefferson County Honor Guard. The event will continue with a police-escorted motorcycle ride to view the film “Project 22,” a story about veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder who seek to end their pain by taking their own lives. A question and answer session with the movie’s producers will follow.
Donations and proceeds will go to 22 Needs a Face, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the nation’s warriors and combating PTSD (www.22needsaface.org).
Tickets: $10 for general admission and $5 for veterans and active duty. VIP tickets are $50 and include food and beverage, front seating for Project 22, special discounts and access to the VIP tent. Tickets can be purchased at Grove’s Winchester Harley-Davidson or online at www.roxtarinc/rally. Information: 703-943-0839, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.roxtarinc/rally.
Barns of Rose Hill
The 9 Comedy Series, featuring talented comedians from the region, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Children 12 and younger are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Information: 540-955-2004 or www.barnsofrosehill.org.
Magic Lantern Theater
The Magic Lantern Theater will show the film “I’ll See You In My Dreams” starring Blyth Danner at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. The movie, about a widow who discovers that life can begin anew at any age, is rated PG.
Tickets: $8 or $5 for MLT/MSV/Barns members. Children 12 and younger are admitted free. Information: 540-678-0963 or email@example.com.