Weekend Events

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

Spring musical

Central High School in Woodstock will present its spring musical “Grease” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $12 for preferred seating, $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors and free for children up to 4 years old.

Tickets will be sold at the door or are available by calling 459-2161 or at www.shenandoahchs.seatyourself.biz.

Schultz Theatre

The Schultz Theatre in New Market will present “The Fourposter” by Jan de Hartog at 7 p.m. today and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday.

The play, which spans the years of 1890-1925, charts the ups and downs of the long-lasting marriage of Agnes and Michael, which is punctuated by moments of crisis and reconciliation as played out around their four-poster bed.

Tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for students and seniors. Information, tickets: 740-9119.

Cocktails & Canvas

The Blue Ridge Arts Council will present Cocktails & Canvas from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at 305 E. Main St., Front Royal.

Local amateur and professional mixologists have been challenged to each select an artwork’s inspiration and whip up the most artistic cocktail and food pairings.

Tickets are $35 per person. Information: 540-635-9909.

Museum free admission day

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will offer free admission from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 901 Amherst St., Winchester.

Visitors can experience the popular CUT! Costume and the Cinema exhibition, participate in free gallery talks and view two new Art in the Halls displays, and enjoy improvisational theater from Shenandoah Conservatory students. Children and families will be able to create their own costume designs on paper mannequins.

Visitors may also enter a free drawing to win a year family membership, a $75 value.

The CUT! exhibit, on display through Feb. 28, features 43 costumes from period films worn by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. In all, more than 30 actors and 25 films are represented. Free guided gallery tours will be offered at 10:30 aand 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Shenandoah Conservatory’s improvisational troupe, SUinterACTS, will entertain visitors with improvised stories and characters built from words provided by the audience at 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

Galleries in the 50,000-square-foot MSV tell the story of the Shenandoah Valley and display permanent collections and rotating exhibitions. In addition to CUT!, special exhibitions currently on view include Collect, Preserve, Interpret: 10 Years at the MSV, which presents some of the most important objects the MSV acquired during its first decade. In the Founders Gallery, Face to Face, portraits from the Julian Wood Glass Jr. collection, displays 35 portraits by renowned 18th- and 19th-century American and European artists. A humorous series of comic art by Paul Zdepski and 10 psychedelic paintings by Daniel Rioux are on view in two new Art in the Halls displays on the first floor.

Information: 540-662-1473, ext. 235 or www.themsv.org.

Barns of Rose Hill

Barns of Rose Hill will hold the following programs this weekend at 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.

  • Saturday: An exhibit of paintings by Julie Miles titled Nature Study: Pods, Seeds, Flowers, Fruits and Orbs will open at 7 p.m. followed by a concert of American Appalachian traditions by Furnace Mountain at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Children 12 and younger are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
  • Sunday: Terra Voce, featuring cellist Andrew Gabbert and flutist Elizabeth Brightbill will perform at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Children 12 and younger admitted free.

Information: 540-955-2004 or www.barnsofrosehill.org.

Bright Box

Family Is Forever will present Nappy Roots, a four-man collective from Kentucky; and Footwerk, a Washington, D.C.-based six-piece pop outfit, at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Bright Box Theater at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Information: 540-665-2878, www.brightboxwinchester.com.

Blandy Farm

The state arboretum at Blandy Experimental Farm will present a young naturalist program, Skulls, Scat & Skins, at 11:30 a.m. for children in first through third grade and 12:30 to 3 p.m. for children in grades four to six on Saturday at the Parkfield Learning Center, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce.

Children will learn how to identify creatures lurking around by their skulls, scat, tracks and fur and how to tell if they’re meat-eating or plant-eating animals. Related games, crafts and snack included.

Admission is $17 for Friends of the State Arboretum or $25 for nonmembers.

Information: 540-837-1758 or www.blandy.virginia.edu.


Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg will present three programs on Saturday celebrating Black History Month:

  • 2 p.m., Lori Kimball, director of programming and education, will share what is known about William Jordan Augustus, who left Oatlands in 1809 to seek his freedom in the north, and Sheri Huerta, a PhD candidate from George Mason University, will present “Freedom Seekers, Public Opinion and the Law. Information: 703-777-3174, ext. 103.
  • 7:30-9 p.m., a living history vignette program with first-person sketches of Oatland’s life before, during and after the Civil War at the Carriage House and outside. Dress warmly. Adults: $15, students $10. Information: Mosby Heritage Area Association at 540-687-6681 or visit www.mosbyheritagearea.org.

SU concert

Shenandoah University’s Wind Ensemble, featuring guest composer Andrew Rindfleisch and clarinetist Garrick Zoeter, will perform works by Rindfleisch and Karel Husa at 8 p.m. Saturday in Armstrong Concert Hall.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for youth, students and military.

Black History Month

The Josephine School Community Museum will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 28 celebrating Black History Month at 303 Josephine St., Berryville.

Information: 540-955-5512.

Historic cemeteries

Author Chuck Mills will talk about historic cemeteries in Northern Virginia from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas.

Information: 703-368-1873 or 703-257-8453.

JMU concert

The James Madison University Singers, Chorale and Symphony Orchestra will perform selections from Felix Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” at 2 p.m. Sunday in the concert hall in Forbes Center. Tickets are $16-$17. Information: 540-568-7000 or www.jmuforbescenter.com.