Weekend Events

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

Redbud Festival

The annual Browntown Redbud Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Browntown Community Center, 96 Browntown Road.

The festival includes a car show, duck race, Steve Foster and Amazing Grace, craft sales and demonstrations, food, activities for children, and music. Information: www.browntowncommunity.com


The Rouss Center for the Arts in New Market will present “The Mysterious World of Aimee Loames,” a youth theatre production, at 7 p.m. today and Saturday.

Tickets are $5 for ages 11 and older, $3 for ages 6 to 10 and free for children 5 and younger. Information: 888-341-7313 or email info@rousscenter.org.

The Falcon Theatre Company of Central High School will perform “The Diary of Anne Frank” at 7 p.m. today and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday in the school’s old gymnasium. Tickets are $5.

The Blue Ridge Singers will give three performances of its choral concert “Dreams In Song.” Performances will be held:
• Today: 7:30 p.m., at Front Royal Presbyterian Church, 115 Luray Ave.
• Sunday: 4 p.m., at Opequon Presbyterian Church, 217 Opequon Church Lane, Winchester.
• April 30: 4 p.m., at Christ Church Millwood, 843 Bishop Meade Road, Boyce.
A $10 donation is requested. Information: www.blueridgesingers.com.

Concerts, play
Shenandoah Conservatory has announced the following programs will be held this weekend:
“Once on This Island,” a play within a play, will be performed at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Glaize Studio Theatre. Tickets: $12.
• The Jazz Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. today in Armstrong Concert Hall. Tickets: $12.
• The Wind Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in Armstrong Concert Hall. Tickets: $12.
• The Anderson & Roe piano duo will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday in Armstrong Concert Hall. Tickets: $20.
Information, tickets: 540-665-4569 or boxoffice@su.edu.

Kite flying
Cedar Creek Battlefield in Middletown will hold a Kite Flying Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Attendees may bring their own kite or kites will be available to purchase. Prizes will be awarded. Bring a picnic or purchase food from vendors on site. Information: 540-869-2064.

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley has announced the following activities will be held this weekend at 901 Amherst St., Winchester:
“Androcles & The Lion:” 11 a.m.-noon, Saturday presented by Company One, Shenandoah Conservatory’s acting majors’ troupe. Free.
• Shenandoah Conservatory Saxophone Ensemble will perform from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 or free for MSV members, SU students/faculty and ages 12 and younger.
Information: 540-662-1473 or www.themsv.org.

Quilt show
The 28th Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show opens today and runs through Sunday at the Clarke County Parks and Recreation building, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville.

Hours today and Saturday are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s theme is Block Party.

This year 150 quilts made by local quilters will be on display. There will also be free demonstrations, vendors, free door prizes, several raffle quilts, merchant mall and artisan boutique of handmade items.

Attendees will have a chance to vote for their favorite quilt with blue ribbons being awarded on Sunday morning.  A $5 donation is requested at the door where over 40 door prizes will be given away. Information: www.nsvquiltshow.com.

Fiddle festival
Celtic Fiddle Festival will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. today at the Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door or free for ages 12 and younger.
Information: 540-955-2004 or www.barnsofrosehill.com.

Bright Box
Bright Box Theater has announced the following concerts will be held this weekend at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester:
• Today: 7 p.m., The Digital Wild with Woodgrove plus Tap Takeover by Escutcheon Brewing. Free.
• Saturday: 8 p.m., Gallows Bound vinyl release party with Daycare Swindlers and Saddle of Southern Darkness. Tickets: $15.
Information: 540-665-2878, www.brightboxwinchester.com.

Earth Day
A free, family friendly event celebrating Earth Day will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Winchester Brew Works, 320 N. Cameron St.

Local environmental organizations will have hands-on educational activities and there will be solar-powered live music and six interactive exhibits.
Winchester Mayor David Smith will make an appearance from 1 to 1:30 p.m.

‘South Pacific’
The Schultz Theatre will present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at J. Frank Hillyard Middle School, 26 Hawks Hill Drive, Broadway.Shows will also be performed April 28-30. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for students and seniors.
Information: 540-896-9600 or or www.schultztheatre.com.

The Blue Ridge Youth Theater Teens will present “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” from “The Chronicles of Narnia” at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Trackside Theater, 32B E. Main St., Luray.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for youth and students. Tickets, information: www.tracksidetheater.com.

Birth Expo
Body Renew Fitness Center will hold a Virginia Birth Expo, which connects families to businesses and resources that support during pregnancy and early parenthood, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 221 Commonwealth Court, Winchester. Information: 540-216-2909 or www.virginiabirthexpo.com.

Star gazing
The National Park Service, Shenandoah Astronomical Society and the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation will hold a star gazing party at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Cedar Creek National Historic Park’s Thoburn Redoubt property on Bowman’s Mill Road, Middletown. Information: 540-869-3051 or www.nps.gov.

Sky Meadows

Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane will celebrate Earth Day with the Astronomy for Everyone program from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

As part of Earth Day, learn about the Park’s goal to achieve certification as a Dark-Sky Park. There will be a Junior Ranger activity for kids and a presentation by ambassadors from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab on the latest in U.S. space research. Other activities include a “sky tour” as well as a look into deep space.

No admission after 8:30 p.m. Information: 540-592-3556 or www.virginiastateparks.gov.

The Magic Lantern Theater will host a screening of the film “Indignation” at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville.

Admission is $8 or $5 for Theater, MSV and BRH members. Information: 540-678-0963 or www.magiclanterntheater.org.

Performing Arts Luray will present “An Evening of 5 Short Plays” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Plaza in downtown Luray.

Tickets are $15 for adults or $8 for youth under 18. Information, tickets: www.performingartsluray.org.

Bridal expo
Historic Rosemont Manor in Berryville will hold a bridal expo from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Featured will be over 30 wedding vendors, prizes, giveaways, live music, dance lessons and a fashion show. Attendance is free if pre-registered or $10 at the door. Information: 540-955-2834.