The James Madison University’s (JMU) School of Art, Design, and Art History will partner with the Arts Council of the Valley to bring the photography of internationally known artist, Lalla Essadyi, to the Darrin-McHone Gallery in the Smith House.
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…)
WVPT – Your Source for PBS and More and the Arts Council of the Valley are partnering to host a Premiere Party and live simulcast of the long awaited premiere episode of Downton Abbey Season 4 on MASTERPIECE.
Your chance to see this classic on the big screen with digital projection!
An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. Rated PG 13.
Rotten Tomatoes writes :
The holiday classic to define all holiday classics, It’s a Wonderful Life is one of a handful of films worth an annual viewing.
Tickets for Dec. 23, 11am, 7pm
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Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, Philomena focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee, mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock – something her Irish-Catholic community didn’t have the highest opinion of – to locate the boy given away for adoption in the United States.
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)
What’s going on over the next few days /weeks in downtown?
Court Square Theater will play an important role in your holiday experiences… Harrisonburg’s International Festival is coming up and the first Sunday Soup of the season will be held at Court Square Theater this month.
Participants will be creating “mini-parks” or terrariums at Art in the Park and Artery, a local live painting troupe, will help us create a collaborative painting based on environmental themes.
Looking forward to October’s First Fridays Downtown, the entries from the Parklet Project will take over downtown on the evening of October 4 from 5-8pm.
Go get your green on! Here are the details . . .
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…)