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


The Blue Ridge Arts Council will host a concert by Slow Creek, which will perform folk, country, jazz, soft rock and instrumentals at 7 p.m. today at the Gazebo in Front Royal. Weather updates for concerts can be found at


The Edinburg Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual carnival today and Saturday at the town park.

• Today: live music by The Redhanded Band.

• Saturday: live music by The Virginians; 7 p.m., fireman's parade.

Front Porch Fridays

The Con Burch Trio will perform from 7-9 p.m. today as part of the Town of Strasburg's music series “Front Porch Fridays.”


The Town of New Market will show Disney Pixar's film “Coco” at 8:45 p.m. today at the town park.

Kids ROC

Kids ROC will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday featuring musical fun with Mr. Hyson at W.O. Riley Park's Rotary shelter in Woodstock.


The Helltown Cruisers will host a cruise-in from 4-9 p.m. Saturday at the Gazebo in Front Royal


The Town of Strasburg and Shenandoah Film Collaborative will sponsor a showing of the classic film “Creature from the Black Lagoon” from 8:30-11 p.m. Saturday at Strasburg Square. Those attending should bring blankets/lawn chairs.


Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River will host an exhibit featuring 18 artists titled “Celebrate Seven Bends” with a public opening from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Muse Vineyards, 16 Serendipity Lane, Woodstock.

The opening will be followed by a Wine on the Water FNFSR ticketed event. All artworks will be available for purchase with 30% of the sales earmarked for Friends of the North Fork in support of Seven Bends State Park in Woodstock, which is scheduled to open this fall.

Information: Ellen Fairchild-Flugel at 540-325-2305 or

View the night sky

The Shenandoah Astronomical Society will set up huge telescopes to view the night sky from 8-11 p.m. Saturday at Shenandoah River State Park, 350 Daughter of the Stars Drive, Bentonville.


The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will host a panel discussion inspired by the women who contributed to the success of the exhibit on Tiffany glass from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday at 901 Amherst St., Winchester.

Moderated by Kathryn Wat of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, panelists include Sally Veach, a contemporary landscape painter; Kerry Stavely, an artist and owner of Tin Top Art and Handmade; Celeste Fetta, the director of the Virginia Museum of Find Arts; and Nick Powers, the MSV curator of collections.

Registration, which is requested by today, is $15 and free to MSV members. Information: 540-662-1473 or


Kernstown Battlefield Guide Mike Cannane will lead two tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday starting at the Visitor’s Center. Information: 202-302-9129 or visit

Car show

The Shawquon Ruritan Club will hold its annual car, truck and tractor show from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Stephens City Newtown Commons. Registration will be held from 8-10 a.m.

Included will be a raffle, live auctions and door prizes. Visitors can vote for their favorite vehicle from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Music by the Valley Cruisers. Entry fee is a free-will donation. Rain date: Sunday. Proceeds benefit college scholarships. Awards given.

Information: 540-662-7349, 540-535-5528 or email or


ShenArts will host a reception for local artist Kate Rice from 5-7 p.m. today at the Old Town Welcome Center in Winchester. Her work, titled "Mountain Encounters," will be on display through August at 530 Amherst St., Winchester.


The movie “Incredibles 2” will be shown at 8:30 p.m. today at the amphitheater in Jim Barnett Park, 1001 E. Cork St., Winchester.

'Sound of Music'

Shenandoah Conservatory will present “The Sound of Music” at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre, 1460 University Drive, Winchester.

Tickets range from $15 to $38. Information, tickets: 540-665-4569,

Luray events

The following events are scheduled this weekend in Luray:

• Page One will host a fundraising gala to benefit the local food pantry and thrift store from 5-8 p.m. today at Stover Hall, 1381 U.S. Highway Business 340, Luray. Information: 540-743-3915.

• Trackside Theater will present “Annie Jr.” at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

• Evenings on Main will feature a concert by Blue Ridge Thunder from 7-9 p.m. today downtown at Performing Arts Luray.

Sky Meadows

Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane will host Astronomy for Everyone from 8:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday. There will be a 30-minute Junior Astronomer program for ages 5-12 followed by a program on the importance of dark skies and light conservation. Ambassadors of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab will talk about the latest in space research. Other activities include a “sky tour” as well as a look into deep space.

No admission after 9:30 p.m. Parking for this event is $5 per vehicle. Information: 540-592-3556 or