The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:
Larrick’s Tavern at The Wayside Inn in Middletown will have the following music this weekend:
• Today: 7 p.m., bluegrass jam session.
• Saturday: 7 p.m., Bryan Stutzman.
• Sunday: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., harpist Allen Dec.
All shows are free. Information: 540-869-1797.
The Shenandoah Valley Steam and Gas Association will hold its 50th Pageant of Steam show today through Sunday at the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Berryville.
Activities include an antique tractor pull, horse pull, mule pull and jump, steam and gas engine displays, crafts, parades, kiddie pedal tractor pull, food and music by the Page County Ramblers.
Cost is $7 for today and Saturday and $5 for Sunday. Children younger than 12 are admitted free. Information: www.svsgea.com.
Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown will host the traveling exhibition “To Be Sold: Virginia and the American Slave Trade” through Sept. 25.
In conjunction with the exhibit, Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park Ranger Shannon Moeck will lead a free 30-minute program at 2:30 p.m. Saturday titled “Kneading in Silence: a Glimpse into the Life of Judah the Enslaved Cook,” who cooked for the Hite family for 42 years.
History at sunset
Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park Ranger Kyle Rothemich will present a free program on the creation of the park as part of the History at Sunset program at 7 p.m. today.
Those attending will learn about past cultures, community values, technological change and historical preservation. Those attending should meet at the National Park Service Visitors Contact Station in Middletown. Information: 540-869-3051 or visit www.nps.gov/cebe.
The Piedmont Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Virginia Tech Alumni Night from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg.
Admission is free. Picnics are welcome but no glass containers or outside alcohol is permitted. Cash bar provided.
Information: 540-687-6542 ext. 24, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nationalsporting.org.
Bluemont Concert Series
The Furnace Mountain Band will perform alternative folk music at the Bluemont Concert Series program at 7:30 p.m. today at the old Frederick County Courthouse, 20 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.
Admission is $5 per person, $4 for Bluemont Friends and senior citizens and $2 for children under 12.
In case of bad weather the concert will be moved to the First Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Loudoun St. Information: 540-338-4640.
‘Little Shop of Horrors’
Shenandoah Conservatory will present “Little Shop of Horrors” today through Aug. 7 in Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre, 620 Millwood Ave., Winchester.
Performances will be held at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets range from $15 to $30. Information, tickets: 540-665-4569.
Bright Box Theater will have a comedy weekend featuring Jimmy Carroll and Al Park at 7 p.m. today and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.
Tickets are $15. Information: 540-665-2878, www.brightboxwinchester.com.
Joseph Hott & the Short Mountain Boys will perform at the Gazebo Gatherings at 7 p.m. today at the Gazebo on Village Commons in Front Royal.
Schultz Theatre will present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at 9357 N. Congress St., New Market.
Tickets are $15 for adults or $12 for students and seniors.
Information: 740-9119 or www.schultztheatre.com.
The Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park volunteer Guy Young will present the program “An Appalling Spectacle of Panic: the Collapse of the Army of the Shenandoah” as part of a series of battlefield program at 2 p.m. Saturday.
He will examine the attack of Oct. 19, 1864, at Cedar Creek through the prospective of the three Union corps who bore the brunt of the Southern assault.
The free program, which will last between 90 minutes and two hours, offers participants more details than regular presentations and the opportunity to see sites not normally open or widely accessible to the general public. For this session, participants will meet at the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation Headquarters in Middletown and car caravan to various locations on the battlefield.
Information: 540-869-3051 or visit www.nps.gov/cebe.
Sprint, the Town of Strasburg and the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce will host Movie in the Park starting at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Strasburg Town Park.
Sprint will be on hand with kid’s activities, members of the Strasburg Rotary Club will be selling hot dogs and concessions and the Cotton Candy Man will be on hand.
The movie “Zootopia” will be shown at 8:45 p.m. under the stars. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.
Rain date is Aug. 6. Information: 459-2542 or www.shenandoahcountychamber.com.