NEW MARKET — In an ode to service members following the recent Veterans Day holiday, the Rouss Theatre and Center for the Arts presents “The Middle of Yesterday,” a show chronicling a World War II veteran’s experience with Alzheimer’s disease. Read more
Saturday, November 16, 2019
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
Eastern Mennonite University’s theater is bringing a modern twist to Jane Austen this weekend with award-winning playwright Kate Hamill’s adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice.”
NEW MARKET — In an ode to service members following the recent Veterans Day holiday, the Rouss Theatre and Center for the Arts presents “The Middle of Yesterday,” a show chronicling a World War II veteran’s experience with Alzheimer’s disease.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Gray Jay Provisions’ business model is cultivated on sourcing locally when able and providing creative comfort meals. This Friday, the eatery is boosting local artists and serving classic comfort food with an evening of Pizza and Tunes.
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
Kick Bacchus and relax this weekend at the 10th anniversary of Shenandoah Uncorked.
Friday, November 08, 2019
Thanksgiving is almost here, with visits from relatives and table talk.
Students from select schools came home on Wednesday, put on their Sunday best and came out to Massanutten Regional Library to honor diversity.
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Janinah Burnett was born to be an artist.
Saturday, November 02, 2019
BROADWAY — Kick up your shoes and hang loose because the Schultz Theatre is sharing the jazzed life of Ellie Greenwich in a groovy musical performance this weekend.
Friday, November 01, 2019
Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir is bringing harmony to Harrisonburg today with its third annual Shenandoah Valley Sing-In.
Peak season is a bit late, but come it has in all its splendor.
April 11, 1972. That was the day Linville resident Phyllis Mongold went to the then-Roanoke Civic Center to see Elvis Presley perform.
It must be freaky Friday.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
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
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.
War is not something easy to forget, but the individual lives and stories that survive conflict do not always make it into the history books.
Saturday, October 26, 2019
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
My kitty cat has died.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
HARRISONBURG — Pop it, lock it, wave it? Dance aficionados and klutzes with two left feet alike can all learn something new at Saturday’s dance intensive, No Limits.
HARRISONBURG — Sounds of the piano man extraordinaire are making their way to downtown Harrisonburg on Friday with the live tribute band The Stranger.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
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
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
After Suzy Anthony’s screening of a pea-size tumor lit up with stage 1 breast cancer, doctors decided to proceed with a lumpectomy and sample the surrounding tissue.
Friday, October 11, 2019
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.
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
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
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
HARRISONBURG — “The time cracks into furious flower. Lifts its face all unashamed. And sways in wicked grace.”
Friday, October 04, 2019
HARRISONBURG — The crabs are boiling and wine bottles frothing in preparation for the Harrisonburg Seafood Festival tonight at Bluestone Vineyard.
Thursday, October 03, 2019
HARRISONBURG — The Hispanic Film Festival returns to Court Square Theater this week in commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
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
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
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
HARRISONBURG — Clementine Café must be the place for a once in a lifetime show for fans of a certain new wave group.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
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
TIMBERVILLE — Plains District Memorial Museum has sustained the history of Rockingham County for 21 years with displays of historic items donated by local residents.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
HARRISONBURG — Brothers Craft Brewing is hosting its third annual Great Outdoors Music Festival this Saturday to commemorate the fun of summer and ring in the fall.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
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…
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
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…