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

Laurel Center

The Laurel Center Intervention for Domestic & Sexual Violence will host a Mardi Gras cash party from 5-10 p.m. Saturday at the Moose Lodge, 215 E. Cork St., Winchester.

Tickets are $35 and include a barbecue dinner, beer and wine, door prizes and chance to win the $3,000 grand prize. Tip jars, raffles and silent auction.

Registration, information: 540-667-6160

Magic Lantern Theater

Magic Lantern Theater will show the documentary “Three Identical Strangers,” the true story of triplets adopted by three different families, at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester.

Admission is $8 or $5 for theater and Barns of Rose Hill members. A second showing will be held at 4 p.m. March 17 at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville. Information: 540-678-0963 or


Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester will host the following concerts in Armstrong Concert Hall this weekend:

• Saturday: 8 p.m., the Wind Ensemble featuring Garrick Zoeter will perform. Tickets are $12.

• Sunday: 3 p.m., French pianist Philippe Cassard will perform. Tickets are $25.

Information, tickets: 540-665-4569,

Barns of Rose Hill

Barns of Rose Hill will host a lecture and concert this weekend at 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville:

• Today: 8-9:30 p.m., Sean Murphy, founding director of the Virginia Center for Literary Arts, will moderate a panel “The Publishing Industry in the 21st Century.” Joining him will be Bethanne Patrick, Dallas Hudgens and Gregg Wilhelm. Admission is free.

• Saturday: 8-10 p.m., concert by Blind Boy Paxton. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door and free for ages 12 and under. Information: 540-955-2004 or