Weekend Events

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

The Humane Society of Warren County will sell PAWcasso art, featuring one-of-a-kind artwork created by shelter pets, from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Blue Ridge Arts Council Gallery, 305 E. Main St., Front Royal.
Framed and matted pieces will sell for $25 to $50. A $10 goodwill donation will give those attending a chance to win a door prize. Information: 540-635-4734, ext. 226.

Arts Council
The Arts Council of the Valley will sponsor a concert by
Solas at 8 p.m. today at Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg.
Tickets are $22 in advance or $25 at the door. Information: 540-801-8779, 540-433-9189 or www.valleyarts.org.

The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine will perform at 8 p.m. today at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, 147 Warsaw Ave., Harrisonburg.
Tickets: $41-$45. Information: 540-568-7000.

Shenandoah Conservatory has announced the following concerts being held this weekend:
• Today: 7 p.m., classical guitar recital by Matteo Mela and Lorenzo Micheli of SoloDuo. Free admission.
• Saturday: 8 p.m., Wind Ensemble. Tickets $12.
Information, tickets: 540-665-4569 or boxoffice@su.edu.

Students from James Madison University’s School of Theatre and Dance will present the musical “Guys and Dolls” at 8 p.m. today, 3 and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, 147 Warsaw Ave., Harrisonburg.
Tickets are $13-$15. Information, tickets: 540-568-7000 or www.jmuforbescenter.com.

The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum will hold a family-friendly Mardi Gras celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. today featuring carnival-themed activities, beads, mask making, parade and jazzy tunes at 19 W. Cork St., Winchester.
Admission is $10 or free for museum members. Information: 540-722-2020.

The Shenandoah Conservatory will present the musical comedy “Guys and Dolls” at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre, 1460 University Drive, Winchester.
Tickets are $20. Tickets, information: 540-665-4569 or boxoffice@su.edu.

Performing Arts Luray will hold a pre-Pat Tuesday dance night featuring Zydeco Jed at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at 1 E. Main St., Luray. Tickets range from $8 to $15. Information, tickets: 540-743-1133 or www.performingartsluray.org.

Bright Box
Bright Box Theater has announced the following performances will be held this weekend at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester:
• Today: 8 p.m., comedy of Ron Feingold and Scott Friedman.
• Saturday: 7 and 9:30 p.m., comedy of Ron Feingold and Scott Friedman.
• Sunday: 8 p.m., Phil Zuckerman’s Rock Room concert, free admission.
Information: 540-665-2878, www.brightboxwinchester.com.

Naturalist program
The State Arboretum at Blandy Farm in Boyce will hold its Young Naturalist program on Saturday featuring environmental educators and Master Naturalists helping kids explore the natural world through hands-on activities, close observations, games and crafts.
Classes will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. for children in grades 1-3. The afternoon session for grades 4-6 has been canceled. Future classes will be held on March 11.
The cost is $25 per session. Partial scholarships are available. Information: 540-837-1758 ext. 287 or www.blandy.virginia.edu.

A Mardi Gras ball will be held at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday at Sweet NOLAs Southern Food Lounge to benefit the Shenandoah Arts Council at 688 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.
Music by Plant Stompers. Information: 540-667-6652.

‘A Common Grace’
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will host a program
by Dr. Betty Kilby Fisher Baldwin and Phoebe Kilby titled “A Common Grace” at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Cosponsored by the Front Royal Women’s Resource Center, the two women, African American and European American, will share their story of racial reconciliation across their family histories linked by slavery.
Information: 540-635-3153.

AIDS Response Effort will hold its annual Mardi Gras benefit starting at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Best Western-Lee Jackson in Winchester.
Tickets, which are $50 per person, include dinner, dancing, raffles, silent auctions and a live auction. Tickets: 540-536-5291, www.aidsresponseeffort.org or www.2017aremardigras.eventbrite.com.

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will hold a free panel discussion celebrating Black History Month from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at 901 Amherst St., Winchester.
In this follow up to the panel discussion this past October, “Past, Present and Future: Sharing Our Stories” panelists include Tommy Dixon, former Handley High School coach, and Judy Humbert, an author and Winchester native.
The program is being moderated by Miles K. Davis, Dean and George Edward Durell Chair of Management, Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business at Shenandoah University.
Registration, information: 540-662-1473 or www.themsv.org.