Happening This Weekend

Get ready for this weekend!  Besides all of our great First Friday activities, we’ll be holding our Halloween Spooktacular Festival that was postponed last week due to weather.  Come downtown for a good time!

The ForeignerWinchester Little Theater Presents: The Foreigner: The Winchester Little Theatre continues its 2011-2012 season with “The Foreigner,” by Larry Shue and directed by Barbara Swink.  The production begins November 4th and runs every weekend through the 19th. Tickets are available now from their box office and their website for $18.75 for adults, $16.75 for seniors, and $14.75 for students.

Shenandoah Arts CouncilFirst Friday Arts Walk: On the First Friday of every month, Old Town Winchester plays host to artists with special gallery events, muscians playing in restaurants and cafes, and many of our shops stay open late. It is a great time to stroll our historic streets and a great place to meet new and favorite friends. Every month is something a little different.  For more arts info, go to shenarts.org or call (540) 667-5166.

SandyGuided Civil War Walking Tour of Old Town Winchester: Experience the Civil War as a civilian in Old Town Winchester! Learn about the citizens and the events that took place in Winchester during that stirring period of time. Make your reservation by calling 540-542-1326, and meet your guide at 2 N. Cameron Street. $5.00 per person, payable to your guide.

winchester-city-market_webWinchester City Market: Join us on the Loudoun Street Mall on Saturday from 9am to 2pm as vendors of homegrown fruits, vegetables and homemade jams, baked goods, and more will be set up shop.  It’s a great chance to get fresh food and support local farms and food.   The Market will also feature live musical entertainment.

"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" SmallMagic Lantern Theater Presents “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”: The Magic Lantern Theater will be presenting “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” at the Handley Regional Library on Saturday at 2pm.  The R-rated film is in Swedish with English subtitles and has a runtime of 2 hours and 8 minutes.  Co-sponsored by the Friends of Handley Regional Library, the film showing is free and open to the public, though donations are appreciated.

Halloween Pumpkins SmallSpooktacular Halloween Festival: On Saturday, November 5, 2011 Old Town Winchester is hosting a Spooktacular Halloween Festival for all ages (postponed from last week).  The event includes a guided ghost tour for ages 12 and over, and entertainment plus traditional trick-or-treating for younger children.  There is no admission fee and it is open to the public. For a list of events, click here.

BlackbirdsArt Exhibit Opening: “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird”: The Shenandoah Arts Council will be having an opening ceremony on Saturday from 5-7pm to begin this month’s exhibit of works by Sally Myers.  Based on the Wallace Stevens poem, “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird,” the installation will feature sculpted art of steel and clay mediums and will be displayed throughout the gallery space, not art hanging on the walls.   The exhibit will run from November 5th to December 10th.  Gallery hours are Tuesday thru Saturday 1-5pm and by special appointment.  The Arts Council is found at 811 South Loudoun Street.

Live Music Schedule:

-Friday, November 4th

  • Seth Fromal Duo (Jazz Piano/Bass) @ V2 Lounge and Piano Bar – 5pm to 1130pm
  • Fox Hunt and Gallows Bound @ Winchester Book Gallery – 6:30pm to 10pm
  • DJ Freedomortiz @ Brewbaker’s Restaurant – 10pm to 1:30am
  • EyeCandy @ 147 North – 9pm
  • The Reflex @ Sweet Caroline’s – 8pm
  • Mike Long @ The George Washington Hotel – 8pm

-Saturday, November 5th

  • Unknown Origins @ Brewbaker’s Restaurant – 10pm to 1:30am
  • Seth Fromal (Jazz Piano) @ V2 Lounge and Piano Bar – 8pm to 1130pm
  • Laurence McKenna @ The George Washington Hotel – 8pm
  • DJ Calibur@ Sweet Caroline’s – 8pm
  • The Gait Line @ Below the Fringe – 8pm
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