36- Hour Concert | Shenandoah Arts Council
6.24 | 8pm| Free
Calling all performers and composers (and general fans of listening to music)! Here’s a great opportunity to get in on a very unique event: On Friday, June 22nd, local musicians and composers will be gathering in Old Town Winchester to discuss the schedule for the weekend and determine the instrumentation of each ensemble. Composers will have all day Saturday to compose their works for their individual ensemble. Sunday will be dedicated to rehearsals and end with the final performance at 8 p.m. at the Shenandoah Arts Council Building. www.shenarts.org. This event inspires musical creativity and encourages the continuation of contemporary music within the Winchester community.
Wine Blending Class | Veramar Vineyard
6.23 | 1pm – 3pm | $75 per person / $100 per couple
Remember those long lost dreams of yours to one day make your own wines? Well, here’s your chance, at a much less expensive level. Join winemaker Justin Bogaty for Veramar’s 1st annual blending party at Sofia’s Cellar. You’ll learn first-hand the art of blending wine, and enjoy a flirtatious pairing of wine and appetizers while creating your own special cuvee. At the end of the affair take home a bottle of your blend to share!
Admission: $75 per person; $100 per couple (includes one bottle of specially blended wine and appetizers). Those wishing to have a case of their custom blend may do so for an additional charge of $415 (approx $35 per bottle). Space is limited so call early to reserve your spots! (540) 955-5510
Strolling Bridal Show | Old Town Winchester
6.24 | 12pm – 4pm | Free
Winchester is many splendid things, but it also happens to be the wedding capital of Virginia. So if you’re a bride on the lookout local venues and talents for catering, photography, florists, planners, and even a Cinderella carriage, look no further than Old Town Winchester’s Strolling Bridal Show.
Brides will register at Kimberly’s (135 North Braddock Street), and then stroll the walking mall meeting wonderful wedding professionals of every type. To win great prizes, brides can have their card stamped by each professional they meet and then turn the card in at the last stop, Bluebells (6 West Boscawen Street). www.facebook.com/OldTownWinchesterBridalShow
Bluemont Concert Series Presents: Martinsburg Jazz Orchestra | Old Civil War Court House Lawn
6.22 | 7:30 p.m. | $5 Adults, $2 Kids
Big band music, under the stars, in Old Town. What more could you ask for in an evening? Oh, perhaps dinner al fresco at one of our great downtown restaurants. We’re in.
MSV Muse | Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
6.24 | 10am-12:30pm | $8 to $10; free to MSV Members
How can you not be inspired by the elegant gardens of Glen Burnie? Even if you’ve never lifted a paint brush in your life, here’s your perfect chance to get your feet (brush?) wet. The MSV invites you to bring your sketch pads or palettes to the MSV on these special days to create works of art that are inspired by what you see in the galleries or gardens. You are welcome to use any dry medium in the galleries (pencil, pastel, or charcoal) and any medium—wet or dry—in the gardens. Early registration is recommended as space is limited.
Free to MSV Members; all others: regular admission rates $10; $8 senior/youth. Advanced registration required.