Weekend Events

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

Comedy at WLT
The comedy “The Girl in the Freudian Slip” will be performed for the last weekend at 8 p.m. today and Saturday at the Winchester Little Theatre, 315 W. Boscawen St., Winchester.  Tickets range from $15.50 to $19.75. Information: 540-662-3331, Valerie O’Keefe at 540-336-2357 or www.wltonline.org.

Magic Lantern Theater
The Magic Lantern Theater will host a free screening of “Dream On,” a documentary retracing the 1831 journey of Alexis de Tocqueville, at 7:30 p.m. today at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley in Stephens City.  A discussion and reception will follow. Information: 540-678-0963 or www.magiclanterntheater.org.

Bright Box
Bright Box Theater has announced the following weekend concerts at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester:

• Today: 8 p.m., Latin jazz music by Ver Azul, tickets: $8-$10; 8:30 p.m., Crowded Streets: The Dave Matthews Band experience, tickets $10-$15.

• Saturday: 7 p.m., improv comedy with Porkchop Volcano, tickets: $8-$10; 8 p.m., BeatlepaBlooza with Terry Oates & The Mudcats, tickets $15-$18.

Information: 540-665-2878, www.brightboxwinchester.com.

Barns of Rose Hill
Barns of Rose Hill has announced the following weekend activities at 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.

• Today and Saturday: 8 p.m., bluegrass by Nothin’ Fancy. Tickets: $25 or free for ages 12 and younger.

• Saturday: noon-3 p.m., free acrylic paint art workshop for middle and high school students, led by Robert Ballard. Supplies provided. Registration required.
Information: 540-955-2004 or www.barnsofrosehill.org.

Valley Fusion Festival
The Valley Fusion Festival, a family friendly festival featuring jam, funk and bluegrass musicians alongside talented visual and performance artists, will be held from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday at Willow Grove Farm, 740 Merriman’s Lane, Winchester.
Tickets range from $25 to $40. Information: www.valleyfusionfest.com.

Movie night
The Page Alliance for Community Action and the Page County Sheriff’s Department will sponsor a showing of the film “Invincible,” the true story of Vince Papale who becomes a member of the Philadelphia Eagles football team at age 30. The film begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Carmel Athletic Fields, 2331 U.S. 340 North, Luray. Free admission, popcorn and drinks. Bring blanket or chair.

Hispanic Month
“Celebracion of Winchester,” a family oriented free festival celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the Old Town Mall in Winchester.

Activities include a children’s art activity tent, Latin dancing lessons, performance by a Mexican children’s dance troupe, instrument petting zoo, artisan tents and food.

The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum will hold its annual adult fundraising carnival from 7 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at 19 W. Cork St., Winchester.

The theme is Alice in Wonderland. There will be food, local musicians and performers, games, costume contest, prizes, auction and raffles.

Information, tickets: 540 722-2020.

Samicon convention
Samuels Library in Front Royal will host its annual Samicon convention from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. There will be gaming, geek crafts, panels, programs, a Star Wars scavenger hunt and more. Information: 540-635-3153, ext. 108 or visit www.samuelslibrary.net.

Battlefield series
Park volunteer Chuck Barker will talk about Capt. Henry DuPont and the role of artillery at the Battle of Cedar Creek at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park south of Middletown.

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. Meet at the Visitor Contact Station in Middletown and car caravan to various locations on the battlefield.
Information: 540-869-3051 or www.nps.gov/cebe.

The Shenandoah Conservatory Wind Ensemble will perform with guest trumpeter Chuck Seipp at 8 p.m. Saturday in Armstrong Concert Hall, 701 University Drive, Winchester.

Tickets are $12. Information: 540-665-4569 or email boxoffice@su.edu.

Auto/truck show
Orkney Springs Fire and Rescue will host “Changing of the Leaves” auto and truck show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Hamburgers, hot dogs and pork dinners will be available, along with a cake walk and Chinese auction. Information: Roger Harrison at 856-3058 or rogermoose10@aol.com.

The Shenandoah University Wind Ensemble will perform Sunday at the Old Town Winchester’s Taylor Pavilion. The concert, held from 1 to 3:30 p.m., will celebrate Winchester native John Kirby.

Carriage rides around old Town Winchester will be offered from noon to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $7 per person. Concerts are held rain or shine. Information: Jennifer Bell at 540 535-3660.

Pup pool party
The Town of New Market Community Pool will end the summer season with a pup pool party from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 9670 Cadet Road.

Dogs must be at least 6 months old to participate. Small dogs can swim for one hour starting at 1 p.m. and bigger dogs can swim starting at 2 p.m.

Admission is $3 for each dog. Humans get in free. Information: 540 740-3432 or www.newmarketvirginia.com.

Blandy Farm
Author Kathryn Aalto will present a program about her book “The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the State Arboretum at Blandy Farm in Boyce.

There will be a book signing, refreshments and a woods walk afterward. Information, registration: 540-837-1758 or www.blandy.virginia.edu.

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