Dec 07 Thursday
SHOWTIMESThurs (12/7) 4:30Fri (12/8) 2:00 + 7:00Sat (12/9) 4:00Sun (12/10) 6:30TICKETS$9.50 Adults$8.50 Seniors + Students
Leila is an Iranian American woman who strives to find balance and embrace her opposing cultures. When her large family reunites in New York City for her father's heart transplant, she keeps everyone at arm's length -- until a secret is revealed.
Rating: RRun Time: 1 Hour 47 minutes
Led by Jennifer Phillips of Blue Ridge Florist
Together we will create a large beautiful wreath made from several varieties of fresh evergreens. We will have options available to personalize your wreath such as dried fruits, pine cones, berries, and ornaments. We will also learn how to make a beautiful bow to add to your wreath. Meet at the Frances Plecker Education Center
Dec 09 Saturday
The Shenandoah Valley Art Center during the month of December, in the Cabell/Arehart Invitational Gallery, is presenting an exhibition by Beryl Jazvic, an art educator from the Fredericksburg area. With an unwavering passion for the profound art of painting portraits, Beryl dives fearlessly into the intricate tapestry of human emotions. Having experienced different places and communities throughout her life, she holds a deep appreciation for the influence of diverse faces and their narratives on her artistic journey. Beryl's work is a testament to her insatiable curiosity for the human experience. Drawing from a well of inspiration, she skillfully captures the essence of her subjects, depicting the raw beauty of their emotions. Each brushstroke reveals her commitment to authenticity and her quest to reflect the captivating stories etched within every face. As an artist, Beryl's role transcends boundaries, encompassing a multitude of forms. She is not only a painter but also a storyteller, weaving narratives through her art. With reverence and dedication, she seeks to preserve the beauty that surrounds her, showcasing the remarkable diversity of the human spirit through her portraiture. An opening reception to meet the artist will be held on December 9, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Dec 11 Monday
Hospice of the Piedmont invites you, your family, and friends to honor and remember cherished loved ones at the 32nd Annual Memorial Illumination.
Free and open to the public, this special event features a program with music, reflection, refreshments, and a self-guided tour of illuminated installations. To celebrate the lives of those you’d like to honor and remember, you may contribute $20 or more to sponsor a Light. For every Light you sponsor, a tribute card can be sent to you to let family and friends know about the Light given in their loved one’s name. Your contributions empower our work to provide compassionate end-of-life care and comprehensive grief services to our community – bringing peace and resolution to our neighbors and purpose and meaning to our mission. We hope you will join us in a celebration of peace, remembrance, and community.
Dec 12 Tuesday
Cique Dreams Holidzae 2023 is set to illuminate John Paul Jones on December 12, 2023 at 7:30PM
Dec 14 Thursday
The beloved American holiday classic retold as a live, captivating 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to life on the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life that one fateful Christmas Eve.
Silver Line Theatre Exchange proudly presents It's a Wonderful Life by Joe Landry, produced in special arrangement with Playscripts. Part of our Professional Performance Series, this production features talent from local and regional professional actors.
It's a Wonderful Life is a family-friendly show, though it does explore themes of suicide. The run time is approximately 90 minutes, plus a 15 minute intermission.
SHOWTIMESThurs (12/14) 1:00Fri (12/15) 2:00Sat (12/16) 8:00Sun (12/17) 6:00
*Showtimes subject to change. Please visit courtsquaretheater.org for latest updates.TICKETS$9.50 Adults$8.50 Seniors + Students
During the preliminary round, there are 160 of them. Then, about 90. Then 45. At last, only 12 lucky ones make it to the final. These are the contestants in the legendary International Chopin Piano Competition, held every five years in Warsaw, Poland. PIANOFORTE follows an eclectic group of young musicians from around the world who have prepared since they were children for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Offering a rare behind the scenes look backstage at the triumphant highs and crushing lows of competition, filmmaker Jakub Piątek (PRIME TIME, 2021 Sundance Film Festival) captures the intense pressure these musicians face in an experience that combines tears of exhaustion and despair with the ecstatic joy of playing. PIANOFORTE is both a testament to the power of remarkable music and an intimate coming-of-age portrait of young pianists navigating the rigors of competition, intense practice sessions, new friendships, lots of drama, and even more nerves.
Not RatedRun Time: 1 Hour 31 minutesLanguage: Polish with English Subtitles
Dec 16 Saturday
SHOWTIME:Sat (12/16) 5:30Join us for a Meet + Greet with Santa + Mrs Claus before the movie!
TICKETS:Free Admission! No ticket required - seating is first come, first served
An eight-year-old troublemaker, mistakenly left home alone, must defend his home against a pair of burglars on Christmas eve.
Rating: PGRun Time: 1h43m
Faded Poppy, based in Waynesboro, VA, are creators of whimsical & boho wedding floral arrangements. With their expertise, you will learn how to create a traditional yule log from scratch using fresh local logs & evergreens, Faded Poppy's staple items such as small pillar candle & rustic festive accents.Ticket price includes dedicated event space and all yule supplies. Please note that evergreen branches can be sticky & sharp so please provide your own gardening gloves as well as garden snips for cutting your greenery.
Stable Craft's fine food, craft beer & soft drinks will be available for purchase and can be enjoyed during the session. Outside food & beverage prohibited.
Sat (12/16) 3:00followed by a Meet + Greet with Santa + Mrs Claus
TICKETS:Free Admission! No ticket required - seating is first come, first served
Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results.
Special Thanks to Riner Rentals for Sponsoring our 2023 Holiday Movies!
Dec 17 Sunday
The Senior Choristers and the congregation sing , while our Director of Music and Organist Virginia Bolena plays. Guest harpist Anastasia Jellison performs during the evening’s highlight, Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols.”
Can't get enough of true crime podcasts, books and documentaries? Come to a casual true crime discussion group at the Staunton Public Library. Share book recommendations, discuss intriguing real-life cases, and play a mystery subscription game from Hunt a Killer. Sponsored by the Friends of the Staunton Library. For ages 18+.
On the 1st Thursday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Meeting Room.
Dec 15 Friday
Winchester Musica Viva, Winchester’s premiere semi-professional chamber choir, presents performances of a new setting of Charles Dickens’s beloved story, A Christmas Carol. This 70-minute work, for a cappella choir and narrator was written in 2022 by Grammy-nominated choral composer, Benedict Sheehan. The narrator for the performance will be renowned storyteller, Adam Booth, West Virginia’s 2022 Folk Artist of The Year. The performance tells the beloved story of Ebeneezer Scrooge’s redemption through ghostly visitation. The storytelling is accompanied by several well-known Christmas carols. In addition to leading the carols, the choir provides dramatic underscoring to the iconic story.
Winchester Musica Viva (WMV) is in its 43rd year of making high-caliber choral music in the Winchester area. Musica Viva is conducted by Artistic Director, Dr. W. Bryce Hayes, associate professor of choral music at James Madison University. The 24 singers of WMV are professional musicians, teachers, and church musicians from throughout the broader Northern Shenandoah Valley.
Performances of A Christmas Carol will be on Friday, December 15, 7:30 PM at St. James The Greater Catholic Church in Charles Town, West Virginia; and Sunday, December 17, 3:00 PM at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Winchester, VA. Tickets are $20 for adults and admission is free to all students. Tickets can be purchased in advance: winchestermusicaviva.org, or at the door.
Winchester Musica Viva Managing Director: Angie Flook - WVMChoir@gmail.com Winchester Musica Viva Artistic Director: W. Bryce Hayes – email@example.com
Dec 31 Sunday
Come join us for a fantastic, first year ever, New Year's Eve Celebration at Faithbrooke Barn and Vineyards in beautiful Luray, VA, USA. Dress to the nines (cocktail and evening wear!) and get ready to bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new one with a night full of fun, laughter, and good vibes. We have lined up an exciting program of music, delicious food, and refreshing drinks -- including a champagne toast at midnight, of course -- to make your night unforgettable. Dance the night away, enjoy the stunning venue, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss out on this incredible event!
Feb 01 Thursday
Experience the humor and wit of Theo Von at John Paul Jones Arena on February 1st as part of the Return of the Rat Tour. Secure your tickets now on AXS.com.
—Make sure to only purchase tickets through official channels such as AXS.com, Ticketmaster.com, and JohnPaulJonesArena.com this includes reserved parking—