The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:
Slow Creek will perform at 7 p.m. today at the Gazebo Gatherings Summer Concert Series at the gazebo on Village Commons in Front Royal.
Concerts, which are free, are presented by the Blue Ridge Arts Council in partnership with the County of Warren, Town of Front Royal and Virginia Commission for the Arts.
The Bowman Shannon Cultural Arts Center in Mount Jackson will hold its monthly First Friday concert program from 7 to 10 p.m. today on the back lawn, weather permitting.
Food donations appreciated for the food table. Information: 477-4131 or www.theartgroup.org.
The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum will offer free admission from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today as part of its Free First Friday program at 19 W. Cork St., Winchester. Information: 540-722-2020.
Bowman Library in Stephens City will host a free family film and picnic at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The film being shown will be “McKenna Shoots for the Stars.”
Bring a picnic lunch and blanket. Library teens will be serving popcorn and lemonade. Information: 540-622-9041.
The Flaming Shillelaghs will perform traditional Celtic music as part of the Bluemont Concert Series 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.
Shenandoah Conservatory will present “Little Shop of Horrors” today through Sunday 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.
The Gray Gallery will hold an art exhibition and opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. today at 43 S. Cameron St., Winchester. The exhibit, on display through Sept. 10, evaluates the importance of line and its complexity through the work of three artists. Information: www.the-gray-gallery.com.
Art in the Barn
Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown will hold its annual art auction from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Five of a Kind will provide music and there will be appetizers and fine wines and beers.
The art show, which will be on display through Sunday, includes paintings, pottery, photographs, glass pieces, quilts and jewelry. Information: 540-869-2028 or www.bellegrove.org.
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., guitarist Paul Tangren.
• Sunday: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., harpist Allen Dec.
All shows are free. Information: 540-869-1797.
Bright Box Theater
Bright Box Theater has announced the following shows will be held this weekend at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester:
• Today: 7 p.m., Life on Mars (David Bowie Tribute Band) with Burning Dirty, tickets: $10.
• Saturday: 7 p.m. Bud’s Collective with Dear Creek and Dogwood Tales, tickets: $10 in advance or $15 at the door; upstairs, Rev. Valentine and her burlesque beach buddies, tickets: $15-$20.
Information: 540-665-2878 or visit www.brightboxwinchester.com.
Civil War tours
Walking and driving tours of battlefields and historic towns of Winchester, Kernstown, Stephens City and Middletown will be held throughout August.
Information: 540-542-1326 or www.visitwinchesterva.com/events.
Public safety day
The Page County Fire-EMS fourth annual public safety day will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Ralph H. Dean Recreation Park in Luray. Members of the Page County Sheriff’s Office will hold a bike rodeo from 3 to 4 p.m. There will also be free food and drinks, a dunk booth, bounce house and free rides on Mr. Ed’s barrel train.
Evenings on Main
Souled Out will perform funk music at the Evenings on Main concert starting at 7 p.m. Saturday on Main Street, Luray.
Grammy-nominated Seth MacFarlane will perform with the National Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Saturday at Wolf Trap in Vienna. Tickets range from $25 to $100. Information: 703-255-1900.