Weekend Events

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

Gardens at Night
The Soul Expressions Band will open the outdoor summer concert series at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley from 6 to 9 p.m. today at 901 Amherst St., Winchester. Admission is $10 or free for MSV members, active duty military personnel and their families and children 12 and younger. Information: 540-662-1473 or www.themsv.org.

Old Town concerts
Sharp Four will perform jazz music at the first of free concerts from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Taylor Pavilion on the Old Town Mall in Winchester.
New this year will be horse-drawn carriage rides around Old Town from noon to 3:30 p.m. featuring a member of the Old Town Hospitality Association sharing historical points of interest along the way. Rides begin at the Frederick County Courthouse. The cost is $7 per person.  Information: www.EnjoyOTW.com.

Gazebo Gatherings
The American Legion Band will perform at the Gazebo Gatherings sponsored by the Blue Ridge Arts Council at 7 p.m. today at the gazebo on Village Commons.

‘My Fair Lady’
“My Fair Lady” will be performed at the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre today through June 26 at 1460 University Drive, Winchester. Information, tickets: 540-665-4569.

Firefly Festival
The state Arboretum at Blandy Farm in Boyce will hold a firefly festival from 8 to 9:30 p.m. today featuring an illustrated talk for adults and older kids, outdoor crafts, activities and a short talk for families with younger children.

Those attending will then catch and release fireflies, watch them in action and hear about firefly research at Blandy.

In case of rain, the program will be held June 24. Admission is $12, $10 for FOSA members or $25 per family or $20 for FOSA member families. Information: 540-837-1758 or www.blandy.virginia.edu.

Commemorative dinner
The Blue Ridge Young Marines will hold a commemorative dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday for Vietnam veterans, their families and the community at the American Legion Giles B. Cook Post 53, 22 W. 8th St., Front Royal.

The cost is $10 per person or $5 for children under 8. Proceeds benefit veteran’s programs. Information: 703-585-1757.

‘The Sandlot’ shown

The Magic Lantern Theater in collaboration with Frederick County Parks and Recreation will host a screening of the PG-rated film “The Sandlot” beginning at dusk — about 8:30 p.m. — Saturday at Clearbrook Park.

Admission is free. Bring your own chairs. Information: 540-678-0963 or www.magiclanterntheater.org.

Schultz Theatre

The Schultz Theatre will present “Elvis Has Left the Building” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 9357 N. Congress St., New Market. Tickets, which will be sold at the door, are $13 for adults or $11 for students and seniors. Information: 740-9119 or www.schultztheatre.com.

‘Brooklyn’ shown
The Magic Lantern Theater will host a screening of the PG-13 rated film “Brooklyn” beginning at dusk — about 8:30 p.m. — today at Veramer Vineyard in Berryville.

A discussion and reception will follow the showing. Admission is $8 or $5 for MLT members. Bring your own lawn chairs, picnicking encouraged. Information: 540-678-0963 or www.magiclanterntheater.org.

Bach Festival
The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival will be held at 7:30 p.m. today and a Leipzig service, modeled on services during Bach’s years as a church musician in Leipzig, Germany, will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at Eastern Mennonite University’s Lehman Auditorium, 1191 Park Road, Harrisonburg. Brett Davis, pastor of Harrisonburg’s Muhlenburg Lutheran Church, will deliver the homily on Sunday.

The Noon Chamber Music Series will be held at noon today and Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg. Admission is free.  Tickets for the festival are $27 for adults, $22 for seniors and $5 for ages 22 and younger. Information: 540-432-4367 or www.emu.edu/bach.

Barns at Rose Hill
The Barns at Rose Hill has announced activities being held this weekend at 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.
• Today: 7:30 p.m., poetry and prose open mic night. Free admission.
• Saturday: 5-7 p.m., opening reception for the Images of Place and Grace exhibit. Free admission. Proceeds from the sales of paintings benefit the completion of “Saving Place, Saving Grace,” a documentary film about Holy Cross Abbey in Berryville.
• Saturday: 8 p.m., concert featuring Joe and Sam Herrmann (Critton Hollow Sring Band), David McLaughlin (Springfield Exit, Johnson Mountain Boys) and Marshall Wilborn (Lynn Morris Band, Springfield Exit.

Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door; free for children 12 and under. Information: 540-955-2004 or www.barnsofrosehill.org.

Bright Box Theater
Bright Box Theater will hold the following events this weekend at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.
• Today: 7 p.m., comedy hypnotist Gary Conrad. Tickets: $8.
• Saturday (upstairs): 8 p.m., the Skip Castro Band performs. Tickets: $15.
• Saturday: 8 p.m., John Doe Rock n Roll Band with Jesse Dayton perform. Tickets: $18.
Information: 540-665-2878, www.brightboxwinchester.com.

‘Schoolhouse Rock Live!’
The James Madison University Children’s Theatre Playshop Players will present “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” at 7:30 p.m. today and 11 a.m. Saturday at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, 147 Warsaw Ave., Harrisonburg.
Tickets are $13 for adults or $10 for children. Information: 540-568-7000.

Sky Meadows

Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane will present “Life on the Farm-Farming Done Centuries Ago” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday featuring costumed interpreters bringing 19th century farming to life. Members of the Blacksmith Guild of the Potomac will demonstrate their skills. Information: 540-592-3556.

Antiques fair
The Shenandoah Valley Antiques Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds in Harrisonburg. Information: 540-434-0005.

African-American Festival
The Harrisonburg-Rockingham African-American Festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Ralph Sampson Park, 431 E. Washington St., Harrisonburg. The festival will feature entertainment, activities, crafts, art, music and food. Information: 540-433-9168.

Artisan tour
Over 65 artists will be featured at the 11th annual Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Franklin Park Arts Center and the Round Hill Arts Center. Visit www.wlast.org for more information.

 

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