The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:
Barns of Rose Hill
Barns of Rose Hill has announced the following activities being held this weekend at 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville:
Today: 7:30 p.m., free student writers’ open mic night featuring original poetry and prose by area middle- through high-school and home-schooled students.
Saturday: 8 p.m., concert by Grammy and CMA award-winning violin/fiddle virtuoso and composer Mark O’Connor and his wife, Maggie. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door and free for children 12 and younger.
Information: 540-955-2004 or www.barnsofrosehill.org.
Bright Box Theater has announced the following performances, dinner theater and tribute will be held this weekend at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester:
• Today: 8 p.m., Love Canon will perform bluegrass music from the 1980s. Tickets: $15 in advance or $18 at the door.
• Saturday: 7 p.m., three indie-folk acts featuring Dear Creek, Someone To Ride the River With and Annie Stokes will perform. Tickets: $8 in advance or $10 at the door.
• Saturday: 8 p.m., On The Bus, a premier Grateful Dead tribute band, and Deaf Scene, a psychedelic post-rock group, will perform. Tickets: $12 in advance or $15 at the door.
• Sunday: 5:30 p.m., murder mystery dinner theater “Dead Tuesday” about a Mardi Gras ball hosted by Bob and Bunny Boudreaux in New Orleans’ French Quarter that includes a voodoo priestess, a bewitched frog and a homicide. Tickets: $50.
• Sunday: 4-7 p.m., a musical tribute celebration of the life of Steve “Mod” Dorman, a James Wood High School 1967 classmate and organist and vocalist with Mod and The Rockers. Free admission.
Information: 540-665-2878, www.brightboxwinchester.com.
The Magic Lantern Theater will host a screening of “Salem Neighbor” at 7:30 p.m. today at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley in Stephens City.
The film documentary is about the Syrian refugee crisis and the inspiring stories of individuals trying to rebuild their lives. A discussion and complimentary reception will follow.
Admission is free, however, a free-will offering will be accepted for Save the Children.
Information: 540-678-0963 or www.magiclanterntheater.org.
‘Guys and Dolls’
Theatre Shenandoah in Edinburg will present the 1950s musical “Guys and Dolls” for three weekends starting at 7:30 p.m. today.
Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays.
The plot centers on a wager between Nathan Detroit, New York’s most infamous crap game organizer, and notorious gambler Sky Masterson, and the women in their lives.
Tickets, which are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students, will be sold at the door, at the Edinburg Mill and online at www.theatreshenandoah.org. Information: 430-984-3972.
Warren County Middle School will present “Hairspray, Junior!” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium.
It’s 1962, and spunky, plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has one big dream, to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When she finally gets her shot, she’s transformed from social outcast to sudden star. In balancing her newfound power with her desire for justice, Tracy fights to dethrone the reigning Miss Teen Hairspray, Amber von Tussle, and integrate a TV network in the process with the help of her outsized mom, Edna, and guest DJ, Motormouth Maybelle.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. Information: 540-667-6778.
The Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg will open its doors for First Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. today featuring Sadie Hawkins weaving on her loom.
Other textile artists will demonstrate their works throughout the museum.
Admission for this event is free. Information: 540-433-3818.
The Mash will perform at the First Friday event sponsored by the Town of Mount Jackson from 7 to 10 p.m. today at the Bowman Shannon Cultural Arts Center in Mount Jackson.
Food donations appreciated for the food table. Information: 477-4131 or www.theartgroup.org.
Cline house opens
The Patsy Cline Historic House in Winchester will open today for the season featuring a special exhibit of a pocket diary belonging to Randy Hughes, Cline’s manager and pilot.
The house will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays with tours conducted every 45 minutes.
Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and free for children under 10 and active military.
Information: 540-662-5555 or www.celebratingpatsycline.org.
Christendom College in Front Royal will host a special performance of St. Luke production’s “Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy” at 7 p.m. today in Crusader Gymnasium.
Cost is $5 per person or $25 per family and is suitable for ages 13 and up.
Tickets, information: Brenda Seelbach at 540-636-2900, ext. 1211.
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley’s Glen Burnie House and Gardens will open for the season from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at 901 Amherst St., Winchester.
New this year is an exhibit by Suzanne Stryk that includes contemporary mixed-media works inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s “Notes on the State of Virginia (1781).”
Admission is $10 or free for MSV members. Information: 540-662-1473 ext. 240 or www.themsv.org.
Eighth Blackbird, a Chicago-based group that combines a string quartet, rock band and storefront theatre company, returns to Shenandoah Conservatory at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets are $25. Information, tickets: 540-665-4569 or www.su.edu/performs/event/eighth-blackbird.
Bowman Library in Stephens City will show the PG-rated movie “Hotel for Dogs” on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch. Information: www.handleyregional.org.
The Restore Hope House Food Pantry will hold a “Chair”-ity auction from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the conference room at the Strasburg Chamber/First Bank. A silent auction of items donated by area business and individuals will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. and a live auction will start at 2:30 p.m.
Womanless beauty pageant
Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown will hold a womanless beauty pageant at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Admission is $5. There will also be a cash-only silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. Information: 540-869-2226.
Shenandoah University will hold an artist’s reception for Jim Costello, of Strasburg, from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Health & Life Sciences building.
An exhibit of his works, which include acrylic paintings, pen and ink drawings and illustrated journals, will be on display in the rotunda from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday through April 10.
The Woodstock Lions Club will hold its annual cash party to benefit the sight and hearing impaired on Saturday at the Yellow Barn at Shenandoah Caverns. Emcee will be WSIG personality Bill Phipps.
A buffet dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed by a silent auction, pull tabs, 50/50 drawing and door prizes.
Those who bring a non-perishable food item will be entered into a raffle for a non-meal cash party ticket. Tickets: $65 for singles, $100 for couples and $40 for just the drawings (no meal).
Information: David Hutton, 459-0385.
The Woodstock Chili Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds.
Featured will be a beer and cider garden and music by The Instigators.
Admission is $5 or free for children 12 and younger.
Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane will hold a Civil War encampment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Members of the 13th Virginia Infantry will perform recruitment and enlistment ceremonies, unit drills, weapons demonstrations and camp cooking.
Mount Bleak House tours will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Admission is free although parking ranges from $3 to $4. Information: 540-592-3556.
Former Newsweek and Time reporter Douglas Waller will be the speaker for the speaker’s series at Long Branch Plantation in Boyce at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Waller, author of a biography about Wild Bill Donovan, the legendary head of the OSS during World War II, will discuss his sequel, “Disciples: the World War II Missions of the CIA Directors Who Fought for Wild Bill Donovan.”
Tickets are $25. Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6:30 p.m. Information: 540-837-1856 or www.visitlongbranch.org.
The Art Group Gallery will host a reception to open a exhibit by the artists of the April recycled art show from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Bowman Shannon Cultural Arts Center in Mount Jackson.
Information: 477-4131 or www.theartgroup.org.
The Shenandoah County 4-H Share-the-Fun talent show and contest will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Woodstock.
Admission is free. Information: 459-6140.
‘Salt of the Earth’
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will show the PG-rated Oscar-nominated documentary “The Salt of the Earth” about the life, work and travels of Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at 901 Amherst St., Winchester.
A reception with beverages and snacks will be held at 4 p.m.
Tickets: $8 or $5 for Magic Lantern Theater, Museum and Barns of Rose Hill members. Children 12 and under admitted free.
The film will be shown again at 4:30 p.m. April 10 at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville.
Information: 540-662-1473 or www.themsv.org.