Weekend Events

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

Panel discussions
Organized in conjunction with the display “And Still We Rise,” the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will hold a free panel discussion focusing on 20th and 21st century African American history from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 901 Amherst St., Winchester.

Panelists include Tommy Dixon, a former coach and educator; Winchester Town Council member John Hill; Judy Humbert, co-author of “History of Douglas School;” and Winchester native and bank manager Candace Davenport. Miles K. Davis, dean of the Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business at Shenandoah University, will serve as moderator.

Registration is requested by today by calling 540-662-1473 ext. 240. Information: www.themsv.org.

History at Sunset
The final program in the History at Sunset series will be a three-hour in-depth chronological tour of the Battle of Cedar Creek led by Park Ranger Shannon Moeck at 4 p.m. today.

Visitors should meet at the National Park Service Visitor Contact Center in Middletown. Information: 540-869-3051 or www.nps.gov/cebe.

Three concerts will be held at Shenandoah University this weekend in Armstrong Concert Hall:
• Today: 8 p.m., Little Big Band presents The Magic of Miles Davis. Tickets: $12.
• Saturday: 8 p.m., Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra and faculty members perform, tickets range from $5 to $12.
• Sunday: 3 p.m., concert by award-winning classical pianist Richard Goode. Tickets: $20.
Information: 540-665-4569, email boxffice@su.edu or www.su.edu.

Gazebo Gathering
The Moonlighters will play swing, jazz, blues and oldies music at the Gazebo Gathering from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at The Gazebo in Front Royal.

Art/craft show
The Barn Art and Craft Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 16912 Evergreen Valley Road, Timberville.

Information: 540-896-6711 or www.standingpeoplewood.com.

Farm Days
Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane will celebrate Farm Fall Days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this month.

The theme this weekend will be about nature. Visitors can discover how plants and animals prepare for the winter and try to pick a winning worm in the Woolly Bear race.

Other activities include a corn maze, pick your own pumpkin, live music, barbecue, a kid’s play area and historic house tours. Information: 540-592-3556 or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.

The Magic Lantern Theater will host a screening of “Where to Invade Next,” a documentary by Michael Moore in which he “invades” various nations to gather ideas which the U.S. might adopt, at 4 p.m. Sunday at Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers St., Berryville.

Admission is $8 or $5 for Theater, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley and Barns of Rose Hill members. Information: 540-678-0963 or www.magiclanterntheater.org.

‘Jack Tales’
Storyteller Claire Comer will tell traditional Appalachian folklore “Jack Tales” with s’mores by the campfire at 5:30 p.m. Sunday on the lawn beside Christ Episcopal Church, 16 Amisville Ave., Luray. Those attending are encouraged to bring a blanket and chair. The program will move inside the parish hall if it rains.

‘My Fair Lady’
The Schultz Theatre will present “My Fair Lady” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at 9357 N. Congress St., New Market.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Information: 740-9119 or www.schultztheatre.com.

‘The Crucible’
Theatre Shenandoah in Edinburg will present Arthur Miller’s play about the Salem witch trials, “The Crucible” at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Future performances will be held Oct. 21-23.
Tickets, which are $15 or $12 for seniors and students, are available at the Edinburg Mill or online at www.theatreshenandoah.org. Information: 984-3972.

Bright Box
Bright Box Theater has announced the following programs will be held this weekend at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.
• Today: 7:30 p.m., Banana Express and Pretty Gritty performance, tickets: $10; The Reflex ultimate 80s tribute band, tickets: $10.
• Saturday: 8 p.m., A Feast of Flesh Boo-lesque, tickets: $15-20; The Hillbilly Gypsies string band with The Rogue Farmers bluegrass band, tickets: $10.
Information: 540-665-2878, www.brightboxwinchester.com.

‘Tuna Does Vegas’
The Performing Arts Center of Luray Players will present “Tuna Does Vegas” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at 1 E. Main St., Luray.

Future performances will be held Oct. 21-23. Tickets are $15 for Friday performances, $40 for the Saturday dinner theater and $20 for the Sunday dessert theater.
Tickets, information: 540-743-4947 or www.performingartsluray.org.

‘Children of Eden’
The James Madison University Theatre and Musical Theatre students will present “Children of Eden” at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $13-$22. Information, tickets: 540-568-7000 or www.jmufrbescenter.com.