Weekend Events

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

The Edinburg VFW Post 2447 will host the rock and roll, country and blues band Rooster from 7 to 11 p.m. today.

Arts Chorale
The Arts Chorale of Winchester, in celebration of its 15th season, will present “Musical Wordpainting at its Finest” with three concerts Friday through Sunday.

The program, featuring four Civil War poems by Walt Whitman, will also include a juxtaposition of Psalms and Spirituals. Special guest soloist will be Dr. Philip Sargent accompanied by organist Dr. Richard McPherson.

Concerts will be held at the following locations:
• Today: 7:30 p.m., with vocal consort’s solo performance, at Grace Episcopal Church, 110 N. Church St., Berryville.
• Saturday: 7:30 p.m., at Grace Evangelical Church, 26 W. Boscawen St., Winchester.
• Sunday: 3 p.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church, 9114 John Mosby Highway, Upperville.

Admission is by donation ($10 per adult is suggested). Information: artschoralewinchester.org.

The Gazebo
Santa will be available for visits along with holiday entertainment and activities for the whole family from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Gazebo on Village Commons, Front Royal.  Information: 540-635-9909.

Fall play
The Christendom College Players will perform “Father of the Bride” at Warren County Middle School.

Performances will be held at 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday with a matinee performance at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets: $8 for adults, $5 for students and $3 for children 12 and under.
Information or to reserve tickets at the door call 540-636-2900, ext. 1390 or 1327.

‘Painting Churches’
Schultz Theatre in New Market will present the comedy/drama “Painting Churches” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

The play revolves around Gardner and Fanny Church who are preparing to move out of their Beacon Hill house to their summer cottage on Cape Cod.

Tickets: $13 for adults and $11 for students and seniors. Information, tickets: 740-9119 or www.schultztheatre.com.

Bright Box
Bright Box Theater will have three concerts this weekend at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.

• Today: 8 p.m., Patrick Sweany with Diablo Dimes and Jeremy Cowgill, a native of Winchester, will perform indie rock, blues, soul and Americana music. Tickets are $8.
• Saturday: 8 p.m., the Billy Thompson Band will perform funky rockin’, soul-infused blues. Tickets: $10.
• Sunday: 3-8 p.m., Phil Zuckerman’s Rock Room concert featuring musicians from 13 to 60+ performing music from country to classic to modern rock. Admission is free although donations will be accepted.

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

Romeo & Juliet
“Romeo and Juliet” will be performed today through Sunday at the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre, 620 Millwood Ave., Winchester.

Performances will be held at 8 p.m. today, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $20. Information: 540-665-4569.

Cancer benefit
River’s Bend Ranch in Stanley will host “Ride Rank for a Cure” starting at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The fundraising event, which features a bull riding school in the indoor area, helps those battling cancer. Entertainment on Saturday evening will be the country band Ice House.

Residents who have been diagnosed with cancer can apply to receive raised donations by calling 540-652-1836 for an application.

Library programs
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold a games day on Saturday.
• Chess challenge: 2 p.m., for ages 6 and older.
• International Games Day: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The library will provide Loodie, Mancala, Mahjong and Catan, or bring your own game. Information: 540-635-3153.

The Woodshedders
The band The Woodshedders will perform American counyry, rhythm and blues, old-time, bluegrass and gypsy jazz at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.

Tickets: $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Information: 540-955-2004 or www.barnsofrosehill.org.

Deck the Halls
The Blue Ridge Arts Council will kick off the holiday season with live and silent auctions from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at 305 E. Main St., Front Royal. Information: 540-635-9909.

Shenandoah Jamboree
Shenandoah Jamboree will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at The Yellow Barn at Shenandoah Caverns, 470 Caverns Road, Quicksburg.

Saturday’s show will feature Lisa Meadows and the Jamboree cast.
Tickets: $30 to $40. Information: 477-2432 or www.shenandoahcaverns.com.

Will Hopkins, Danika Portz and Scott Mulvahill will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Theatre at Washington, Virginia.

Hopkins left a law practice in 2001 to concentrate on songwriting. He now splits his time between Virginia and Nashville.

Portz is known for her distinctive sound and style.

Mulvahill is a full-time member of Ricky Skagg’s band, Kentucky Thunder.
Tickets: $25 for adults or $10 for youth under 18. Information: 540-675-1253 or www.theatrewashingtonva.com.

Bluegrass concert
Tom Mindte and Patuxent Partners will perform at the Bluegrass Concert Series from 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday at the Frying Pan Farm Park’s Visitor Center, 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon.

Tickets: $18 in advance or $20 at the door. Information: 703-437-9101 or www.parktakes.fairfaxcounty.gov.

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will sponsor a showing of the movie “Defiance” at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Alamo, 181 Kernstown Commons Blvd., Winchester.

The film, starring Daniel Craig and Liv Schreiber, is based on the true story about a group of Jews in Belarus who successfully defied the Nazis in World War II by taking refuge in the forest. The costume Craig wore in the film will be on display as part of the CUT! Costume and the Cinema exhibit at the museum.

The movie is rated ‘R.’ Tickets: $10, which includes the movie and admission to the museum at 901 Amherst St., Winchester. Information: 540-662-1473, ext. 240.