Sometimes, a great event will pop up on you and you think, “Gosh, I would have love to have gone, but I didn’t know about it until it was too late.”
We seek to minimize those moments – so get your calendars out and your babysitter’s phone number ready, because these are can’t-miss events heading your way this winter and spring.
2.14 – 2.17 | Henry IV Part 1 @ Second Stage Theatre | Glaize Studio Theatre, SU
Thursday, February 14, 8:00 p.m.
Friday, February 15, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 16, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 17, 2:30 p.m.
2.23 | Susquicentennial Soiree – An 1860s Era Dance to benefit the Old Court House Civil War Museum | George Washington Hotel
5:30pm – 11pm | $30 – $120
You know you’ve always wanted to wear a big hoop skirted dress. Here’s your chance to travel back in time to Winchester, circa 1860.
2.28 – 3.3 | Into the Woods | Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre, SU
There’s a new king in town in this daring and imaginative staging of Shakespeare’s hilarious, swashbuckling history play.
Main Stage Musical
Thursday, February 28, 8:00 p.m.
Friday, March 1, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 2, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 2, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 3, 2:30 p.m.
3.2 | The Sixties’ Soiree | Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
7pm – 10pm | $175 a couple ($150 a couple MSV members) or $100 single ticket ($80 MSV Members)
We’re particularly psyched about this one – and if you are a Mad Men devotee, we think you’ll feel the same. You’ll be the first to see their newest exhibit, Moveable Feasts which is inspired by the entertaining done throughout the years at Glen Burnie and gardens.
3.15 | ShamROCK the Arts benefiting Shenandoah Arts Council | The Cellar (at OakCrest Companies)
6:30pm – 9:30pm | $25
Because green beer is a must on St. Patrick’s day weekend, and so is supporting the arts. Plus The Whitlocks live Irish music and Irish edibles, fantastic original art (all which feature an element of ‘green’) will be for sale.
3.22 | Doc Severinsen with Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra | Armstrong Concert Hall
8pm | $10 – $25
Known for leading the NBC Orchestra on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson for three decades, here’s your chance to see the Grammy-winning jazz icon.
Performing Arts Live
3.22 | Salvage Art Show & Auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity | George Washington Hotel
7pm | $ TBD
This isn’t your typical art show and auction – think uber-creative pieces utilizing salvaged materials, fancy finger foods, signature cocktails – easily one of the most creative events of the Spring. To purchase tickets online: http://www.habitatwfc.org/
3.26 | Kaleidoscope Gala to benefit Handley Regional Library | Shenandoah Valley Golf Club
6pm-11pm | $200
It’s not just every gala that you get a 1 in 400 chance to win $25,000. Plus, some of the best silent auction items around, and great food and drink to boot. This year benefiting the Handley Regional Library.
4.26 – 5.5 | Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival | Multiple Locations in Winchester
April 26th – May 5th
Just in case you weren’t sure what the actual dates were for the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, we wanted to be sure to include them. And yes, the Bloomin’ Wine Fest will go on in a new location this year, as well as the Midway – read all the details here. Another event to set your sights on this year? The 80s Dance Party, featuring The Reagan Years – one of the top 1980s tribute bands in the country. Check out the full list of events here and start planning for the pink-and-green marathon.
4.26 – 4.28 | Don Giovanni | Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre, SU
Featuring the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra Don Giovanni fuses comedy, melodrama, and the supernatural in a morality tale about an arrogant and promiscuous nobleman rushing headlong into a terrifying fate.
Friday, April 26, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 27, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 28, 2:30 p.m.
6.8 | HopBlossom Beer Festival | Old Town Winchester
Someone answered our prayers and gave us our own craft beer festival in Old Town – featuring 30+ craft breweries. More details to come. For now, be sure to like their Facebook page.