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.
The Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) recently obtained a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts through their Cultural Tourism Marketing Program to produce a video and companion brochure showcasing the arts in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. The main purpose of this promotion is to familiarize the out-of-town visitor with the vast array of visual and performing arts and cultural venues our area has to offer.
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…)
Like most other places around the country, the fastest-growing segment on the American dining scene is mobile kitchens . . . or food trucks! Harrisonburg is not immune to this movement, and our food trucks are downright delicious. For desserts and coffee you won’t go wrong with any of these . . . try one today!
Our local merchants have accomplished beautiful holiday season decorations in their store windows for all to enjoy. Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance has selected those amongst the best! Thanks to Nicole Martorana for taking all these photos and sharing with Harrisonburg readers!
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
For more information about any of these events, please visit
valleyarts.org or call 540.433.9189.
The Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) champions diverse artistic expression and promotes the arts as fundamental to a vibrant community. ACV provides memorable arts experiences for individuals in the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County through our visual, literary, and performing arts programs, education opportunities, and grants.
41-F Court Square I Harrisonburg, VA 22801 I 540.433.9189 I www.valleyarts.org
Food trucks are mobile restaurants — the fastest-growing segment on the American dining scene. It seems like everyone and their brother thinks it might be fun to cook and be your own boss in a repurposed delivery truck. But it is also risky business, with razor-thin margins and a fickle clientele. Harrisonburg is not immune to this movement, and our food trucks are downright delicious . . . try one today!
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 . . .