Have your Valentine’s plans been snowed out? We have the perfect gift – $5 off tickets for next Friday’s concert. GRAMMY-award winner and six-time GRAMMY nominee, Peter Rowan, brings his Bluegrass Band to Court Square Theater for one night only, Friday February 21. (more…)
HANK WILLIAMS was a consummate country songwriter, with hits that included “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”, “Your Cheatin’ Heart”, “The Lovesick Blues” and “Jambalaya”. He died at the age of 29, on New Year’s 1953, leaving behind a legacy of songs and performances that will not be forgotten. You’ll see : CLAIRE LYNCH, CATHY FINK & MARCY MARXER, ROBIN & LINDA WILLIAMS & THEIR FINE GROUP, RICKIE SIMPKINS, MARK SCHATZ (more…)
I hear laughter in the thunder I feel comfort on the wind
I see hope in hopeless faces Someday they will love again
People come and walk beside me, until our pathways do divide
Nothin’ much but love to give you, even less have I to hide
– Tim OʼBrien, Darrell Scott, Timothy Page, songwriters (Walk Beside Me)
Valley Fourth, Harrisonburg’s annual Independence Day celebration, returns for its twelfth year with a full day of activities on Thursday, July 4, from 8:30 am to 9:30 pm in downtown Harrisonburg.
The festivities will begin at 8:30 am with the Valley Fourth Run, a charity race that begins at the Turner Pavilion and goes through the heart of downtown. Runners can pick their distance and one of four charities they wish to support, one of which is The Explore More Discovery Museum (Harrisonburg Children’s Museum. (more…)
Saturday, June 15th – It’s the Fourth Annual Barrels, Barbecue and Bands at Cave Ridge Vineyard — to benefit the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival! Spend the afternoon in a beautiful setting, listening to great music — sponsored by Cave Ridge Vineyard!
Rocktown Bites! Downtown Food Tours return for the summer of 2013. The tours offer residents and visitors alike the opportunity for a behind-the-scenes experience of some of downtown Harrisonburg’s most popular and diverse eateries.
Originally created by Harrisonburg resident Kirsten Parmer, Rocktown Bites! was founded in 2012 and offered an initial season of tours last year. The Rocktown Bites! team for 2013 has expanded to welcome some new organizers and tour guides – local food enthusiasts Regina Hissong, Erin Young, and Shami Gravatt.
In February we’re dedicating a week to celebrating women’s stories – Women in Focus. Several local businesses have generously donated items to a raffle and for each event attended, guests will receive one raffle ticket to put towards an item of their choice. Some of the prizes include a pair of Sseko sandals from Mint, a handmade hulahoop from Friendly City Hoops, and gift certificates to Joshua Wilton House, the Little Grill Collective, and Dragonflies Toys. The drawing will take place on February 16, after the final performance of The Vagina Monologues.
Come celebrate with us!
Coming : January 17-20
Actor Ted Schwartz takes audiences on an amazing journey as he shares his experiences about being the middle-child in a Mennonite family, running a failed business, marrying young, attending seminary, and the creation of Ted & Lee Comedy, a theater company he began with friend and partner, Lee Eshleman.
Ted explores the paradox of working with a comedic partner struggling with bipolar disorder, as well as the challenge of writing and performing God’s stories while experiencing the absence of God after Lee’s death.
Using monologue and multimedia, Laughter is Sacred Space is honest, funny and vulnerable, and reveals the unique journey of working in the theater and church under the shadow of a mental illness, and offers hope and humor in a way that only Ted could deliver. Directed by Ingrid De Sanctis.