Weekend Events

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


Summer music
Who Shot John will perform blues, folk and rock and roll music at the Town of New Market’s final free concert for the summer from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Rebel Baseball Park.

Those attending are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair. There will be food available as well as a beer and wine garden. No outside food or drink allowed. Information: 740-3432 or visit www.NewMarketVirginia.com.

Bright Box
Bright Box Theater has announced the following concerts will be held this weekend at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.
Today: 8 p.m., Hackensaw Boys with Mink’s Miracle Medicine. Tickets: $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
Saturday: 8 p.m., The Nighthawks. Tickets: $12 in advance or $15 at the door.
Information: 540-665-2878, www.brightboxwinchester.com.

Fish fry
A hand-battered fried fish dinner, live music, entertainment and karaoke competition will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. today to benefit Concern Hotline at Winchester Harley-Davidson, 140 Independence Drive, Winchester. Information: 540-536-1630.

Art exhibit
The Shenandoah Arts Council will hold its first Friday art exhibit and meet-the-artist reception from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Old Town Winchester Welcome Center, 33 E. Boscawen St.

Light refreshments will be served. Information: 540-535-3660.

WATTS Happening
WATTS Happening in Old Town Winchester will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. today at area businesses.

Marv Ashby & High Octane will perform from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Old Court House Museum.

Participating businesses will donate a portion of sales to WATTS, a nonprofit organization that provides temporary, overnight, cold weather shelter for homeless people in Winchester, Frederick and Clarke counties.

Local “hippies” will celebrate Hippifest 16 with a food drive to benefit CCAP, a free concert featuring Ben Weese & Amigos and free local beer and wine tastings from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Bonnie Blue Southern Market & Bakery, 334 W. Boscawen St., Winchester.

There will also be prizes for the best tie-dyed shirt, sponsored by Shepherd University local alumni.

Admission is free. Guests are asked to bring canned goods or fresh produce that will be sorted and placed on pallets going directly to the CCAP Food Pantry after the event.

The event will be held rain or shine. Identification is required to sample wine and beer. Information: Christian Schweiger at 540-398-6149.

Exhibit reception
Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville will hold a reception to open an exhibit of whimsical landscapes by local artist Robert Ballard from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.
The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 2. Information: 540-955-2004 or www.barnsofrosehill.org.

Party on the Plaza
Gypsy Town will perform at the Party on the Plaza from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday on Main Street, Luray. In case of rain, the event will be moved to the PAL Center.

Food/wine tours
Old Town Winchester restaurants will be open for culinary food and wine tours from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Six different tastings will be included in each tour.

The tour, which departs at 11 a.m. from the George Washington Hotel, will be held each week on Tuesdays and Thursday through Saturday until Dec. 31.

Tickets range from $12.50 to $54.95. Reservations are required by 8 p.m. today by calling 540-827-9948.

Cemetery tours
Tours of two historical cemeteries in Winchester will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Tours begin at the Winchester National Cemetery, 401 National Ave. and end at the Stonewall Cemetery. The cost is $8 per person for one tour or $15 for both.



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