Weekend Events

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

‘Guys and Dolls’
Theatre Shenandoah in Edinburg will present the 1950s musical “Guys and Dolls” at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. 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 are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students, and will be sold at the door, at the Edinburg Mill and online at www.theatreshenandoah.org. Information: 430-984-3972.

‘Illyria’
“Illyria,” a musical retelling of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy “Twelfth Night,” will be performed at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Glaize Studio Theatre, 620 Millwood Ave., Winchester.
Tickets: $12. Information: 540-665-4569 or www.su.edu/performs/event/illyria.

Conservatory concerts
Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester has announced the following concerts:
• Today: 7 p.m., Honors Chamber music recital in Goodson Chapel, 1400 L.P. Hill Drive. Admission: free.
• Today: 8 p.m., the Shenandoah Conservatory Jazz Ensemble presents Premieres: New Music by Alan Baylock in Armstrong Concert Hall. Tickets: $12.
• Saturday: 2:30 p.m., Robert Shafer conducts his final concert with the Conservatory Choir and Chamber Ensemble performing Brahms’ “A German Requiem” in Armstrong Concert Hall, 702 University Drive. Tickets: $12.
• Saturday: 6 p.m., Shenandoah Conservatory’s Flute Ensemble will give a free recital at 6 p.m. in Armstrong Concert Hall.
Information: 540-665-4569 or www.su.edu/performs.

‘A Taste for Mysteries’
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will be transformed into a 1920s mansion for its “A Taste for Mysteries” event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.  Guests will become detectives and look for clues to solve the Tale of the Missing Portrait.

Tickets: $40 per person. Prizes awarded. Costumes encouraged. Information: www.samuelslibrary.net.

Sky Meadows
Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane will open its Spring into Life on the Farm program from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Help prepare the soil and plant spring vegetables, see baby animals, treasure hunt to find seeds for your own garden and much more. The program is held monthly on the third Saturday until October.

Activities are free. Parking: $5. Information: 540-592-3556 or www.virginiastateparks.gov.

Cline contest
The Patsy Cline sing-a-song contest will be held beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday in the JCPenney court at Apple Blossom Mall in Winchester.

Contestants must be prepared to sing three Patsy Cline songs. The winner will be featured at the Patsy Cline Music Festival over the Labor Day weekend. This will also be a membership kickoff for the Friends of Celebrating Patsy Cline. Information: celebratingpatsycline.org.

Youth ballet
The Virginia Youth Ballet’s “Passport to Paris” will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Braddock Street United Methodist Church in Winchester. The program will feature live and silent auctions. Tickets: $15 per person, sold at door.

Dinner theater
Christendom College’s class of 2016 will host a mystery dinner theater “The Show Must Go On” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in St. Lawrence Commons, Front Royal.

Seating is limited. Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for students, $8 for children 12 and under and $120 for a table of seven adults. Information, tickets: 540-636-2900 ext. 125 or www.christendom.edu/mystery.

Oratorio Society
The Front Royal Oratorio Society will give two performances of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem” with chamber orchestra and organ accompaniment for its spring concert.|

Performances will be held:
• Saturday: 7 p.m., at Braddock Street United Methodist Church, Winchester.
• Sunday: 4 p.m., at Front Royal Presbyterian Church.
Admission: free. Childcare provided. Information: 540-635-4842.

Library movie
Bowman Library in Stephens City will show the G-rated movie “All Dogs Go To Heaven” at 1p.m. Saturday.
Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch. Information: www.handleyregional.org.

 

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