Features

Saturday, November 16, 2019
  • 0

The Shenandoah Cup Showcase may be canceled for today, but that does not mean that wine lovers cannot still spend their Saturday scouting for a new favorite blend.

Friday, November 15, 2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • 0

When Lorette Woodward Veney’s mother was diagnosed with dementia in 2006, Veney’s role in the family changed from being a doting daughter to acting as her “mom’s mom.”

Saturday, November 09, 2019
Friday, November 08, 2019
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Saturday, November 02, 2019
Friday, November 01, 2019
  • 0

Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir is bringing harmony to Harrisonburg today with its third annual Shenandoah Valley Sing-In.

Thursday, October 31, 2019
  • 0

From murals lining the streets to spinning records that set the ambiance for dinner, art is both a public and private commodity that people can enjoy. Behind each art piece are working people whose livelihood rests in the preservation and investment of their trade.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
  • 0

Why settle for a community celebration of foreign cuisine and customs for one day a year when the people behind the cultures live in the Valley all year long?

The Virginia Commission for the Arts is hosting a town hall meeting in Harrisonburg on Oct. 30. from 1 to 3 p.m. in area 3 of the Ice House at 127 W. Bruce St. The meeting is to discuss the agency’s strategic plan for 2021-2024.

Saturday, October 26, 2019
  • 0

Plains Promenaders Square Dance Club has been swinging their partners round and round since 1974, almost 20 years before the style was decided as the official state dance of Virginia.

Friday, October 25, 2019
  • 0

Stewart Chapman has had a burning love for Elvis Presley since he was 3 years old. As a tribute artist, Chapman recently won the 2019 Pro 50s Lake George Elvis Festival.

Thursday, October 24, 2019
  • 0

Lazulite, topaz and beryl -- oh my! Fossil fanatics and gem geeks alike can celebrate the return of the 17th annual Valley Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show at Rockingham County Fairgrounds this weekend.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
  • 0

HARRISONBURG — Wipe your boots at the door and dust off that trail dirt. Walkabout Outfitters, traditionally a spot to snag gear before a hike, is taking a different route tonight and serving traditional South Asian flavors and hosting a fashion show.

  • 0

HARRISONBURG — Craft creators are collaborating with local talent to celebrate the creativity and the artistic achievements that are bringing recognition to Harrisonburg.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
  • 0

HARRISONBURG — “The wind blows and whispers your name. The dog sits on the porch, howlin’ out your name. I lay awake at night screamin’ out your name. Come home. Come home. Come home.”

Saturday, October 19, 2019
  • 0

As the colored leaves give way to autumn’s breeze and litter the streets of Elkton, vendors from across the East Coast are congregating to taste the variety of culture that this small town harbors like a poorly-kept secret.

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  • 0

HARRISONBURG — No need to hitch a hayride to the pumpkin patch to enjoy classic ooey, gooey treats that scream Halloween. Young and old are invited to sink their teeth (or, if costumed as vampires, fangs) into freshly dressed caramel apples at Heritage Bakery and Cafe this weekend for the Sk…

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
  • 0

HARRISONBURG — Fringed dresses and cloche hats splattered on a colorful foreground enlivened by a sound that reeked of soul and high spirits. The Harlem Renaissance was a century ago, but the energy of the culture still resonates in many of the sounds and styles of today.

Saturday, October 12, 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019
  • 0

If you find yourself in Massanutten today and notice the lush sounds of nature have been replaced with the rattling strum of blues and rock, do not be alarmed. It is fall festival season, and Massanutten Resort is hosting its annual autumn party all Saturday long.

  • 0

NEW MARKET — Life is unpredictable and can turn the world upside down in an instant, but with the right of group of friends, those unexpected moments can lead to opportunities filled with wonder and joy.

Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • 0

HARRISONBURG — Bombadil and Uncle Bengine and the Restraining Orders return to Pale Fire Brewing tonight in a celebration of the expanding music community and performance as an avenue for friendship and healing.

Wednesday, October 09, 2019
  • 0

TIMBERVILLE — Apple butter can be chunky, smooth, spiced or smoky. Folks can spoon it from a jar or slather it on toast. However you choose to consume the traditional treat, know that the country table staple has been produced in valleys and villages since Europeans traveled the seas to call…

Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Friday, October 04, 2019
Thursday, October 03, 2019
  • 0

HARRISONBURG — Fifteen years ago, Cady Heron asked Aaron Carter what day it was during calculus class, and the world was never the same. Oct. 3 thenceforth became associated with the famous teenage comedy “Mean Girls.”

Tuesday, October 01, 2019
  • 0

HARRISONBURG — Ruby’s Arcade is open six days a week to offer recreation like duckpin bowling and air hockey, but on Tuesday nights the venue is transformed into an interactive game show set -- and you’re the contestant.

Friday, September 27, 2019
  • 0

HARRISONBURG — The classic story of Little Orphan Annie is coming to Court Square Theater next month with a few unique spins to reflect the heart of Harrisonburg in the largest production Valley Playhouse has put together in years. With this show, the playhouse has taken community theater to…

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
  • 0

HARRISONBURG — Everybody dies, but you can witness the randomness of life and death every night this week at James Madison University’s Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. Go once or go every night, because “Everybody” is an experimental show that guarantees a unique performance each time.

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • 0

HARRISONBURG — Russian Eastern Orthodox icons are internationally recognized for their luminous imagery serving as vessels for practitioners of the faith to communicate with holy figures, and they’re on display at James Madison University’s Lisanby Museum exhibition Purity and Power: The Art…

  • 0

HARRISONBURG — Prep list for Saturday night at the Golden Pony: 1. Photo identification. 2. Comfortable footwear. 3. Spacesuit. That’s right, Crab Action is beaming down from Planet Pluto to deliver space-age hardcore tonight.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Thanks for joining me again for the ongoing list of smartphone apps. The suggestions this week have been sent to me from you all … the readers. Last week, I covered three apps, the new Weight Watchers app, Google Maps and the other major map app, Waze. If you are interested in viewing Part 5…

Saturday, September 07, 2019

The very first time I heard juvenile American Goldfinches, I didn’t recognize the sounds they were making. Employing binoculars, I located them in a tree, where they were begging their parents to be fed.

Thursday, September 05, 2019
  • 0

HARRISONBURG — First Friday is a monthly celebration of art that spans across downtown Harrisonburg for residents to explore the local artisans and businesses that work to culturally enrich the city. If the speed and energy of such festivities seem overwhelming, then the latest exhibition at…