News and notes from Fredericksburg's entertainment scene
Calendar: May 31 to June 7
Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, 19053 Mount Pony Road, Culpeper. “Chicago Calling” (1952): An unemployed, alcoholic photographer desperately needs to raise $50 to pay his phone bill so he may get news about his hospitalized daughter. With Dan Duryea, Mary Anderson and Gordon Gebert. 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations encouraged. 540/827-1079, ext. 79994.
Book Signing, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 18825 Fuller Heights Road, Triangle. Jamey M. Long will sign copies of his book “A Possum’s First in Flight: The Wright Brothers.” 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 703/221-4044; stfrncis.org.
Carolina Shag Dancing, Shannon’s Bar & Grille, 2801 Plank Road, Fredericksburg. Sponsored by Battlefield Boogie Club. Free lessons at 7:30 p.m., dance until 10 p.m. 540/786-8321.
Art Show and Spring Choral Concert, King George High School, 10100 Foxes Way. Doors open 6 p.m. to view art. “’Toons for All Ages” concert, featuring songs from old and current cartoons, begins at 7 p.m. Free. 540/775–3535.
“Anything Goes,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater, 95 Riverside Parkway, Falmouth. Doors open at 6 p.m., play begins at 8 p.m. Runs through July 22. $37–$58. 540/370-4300.
First Friday Gallery Openings. Openings and entertainment at Fredericksburg-area galleries. Free. 540/373-1776.
“Delivered,” a Gospel Musical, Emmanuel AME Church, 240 Chatham Heights Road, Stafford. 8 p.m. Adults $10, ages 12 and younger $1. 540/371-9222.
Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, Culpeper. “In the Mood for Love” (2000): In 1962 Hong Kong, two lonely married people are drawn to each other, but dare not pursue their feelings. With Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung Chiu Wai. Romantic drama in Chinese with English subtitles. See May 31 listing.
Concert Series, Patriot Park Amphitheater, 5710 Smith Station Road, Spotsylvania. The Southern Special Band. Bring chair/blanket. Gates open 6 p.m., concert starts
7 p.m. Adults $5, 12 and younger $2. 540/507-7529; spotsylvania.va.us/parksandrec.
Music at the Museum: A First Friday Concert Series, Market Square, 907 Princess Anne St. Featuring eclectic music by World Jam Club and activities for children. Sponsored by Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center. 7–9 p.m. Free. 540/371-3037, ext. 135; famcc.org.
‘Peace in Fredericksburg’ Concert Series. Peace Methodist Church, 801 Maple Grove Ave. The Taters perform old-fashioned pop-rock, Americana music. 7 p.m. Tickets available at the door: $7 person; $13 couple; $20 immediate family. 540/786-8585; passthepeace.org
“Anything Goes,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater. See May 31 listing.
23rd Anniversary Celebration, Hartwood Winery, 345 Hartwood Road, Stafford. Tastings, tours, live music. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. $15, children free. 540/752-4893; hartwoodwinery.com.
Movie: “The Blind Side,” Living Word Fellowship Church, 1500 Stafford Ave., Fredericksburg. 6 p.m. Free. 540/373-1388.
55th annual Antique Automobile Show, Caroline and Hanover streets, downtown Fredericksburg. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $20 per vehicle. Free to spectators. 540/372-6896; local.aaca.org/hfrva.
First Saturday in Mary’s Garden, Mary Washington House, 1200 Charles St. Join head gardener Jeannette to see how to turn a plant into liquid soap. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 540/373-1569.
Open House, Tours and Bake Sale, Falmouth Union Church, Carter Street (a half-block off Gordon Street). Rare opportunity to go inside what is left of the church. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pow Wow, Fredericksburg Fairgrounds, 2400 Airport Ave. Champion hoop dancing, storytelling, face painting, tipi visit, bow-and-arrow shooting, fire dancing, crafts. Participating tribes include Haliwa–Saponi, Coharie, Chickahominy, Cherokee, Sioux, Iroquois, Lumbee and Navajo. Gates open 11 a.m., with grand entry/parade at noon. $8, ages 3–12 $6. Runs again June 3. 252/532-0821.
Rappahannock Model Railroad Club Open House, 406H Hudgins Road. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 540/373-0911.
Flea Market, Troop 835 House, 11927 Cherry Road, Spotsylvania. 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Benefits troop activities. 540/903-2763; email@example.com.
Pancake Breakfast, Madison Ruritan Club, 18206 Timothy Lane, Ladysmith. 7–9:30 a.m. Adults $7, ages 12 and younger $5. 804/448-4233.
Free Community Lunch, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Colonial Beach. Noon to 3 p.m.
Clean Sweep, Bowling Green. Town-wide yard sale.
Summerfest 2012, Barnesfield Park. Featuring Joey Vincent, a one-man musical variety show; live music; car show; games; puppet show; petting zoo; pony rides; food. 5–10 p.m.
Barbecue, Trenis Greens, between BB&T and Deli, Catlett. Sponsored by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Women. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Expanded First Saturday Market, Prince Edward Street, Fredericksburg. Vendors; demonstrations from local chefs; Master Gardeners; Vegucation Station; fruits, veggies, meat, seafood, baked goods, bedding plants and more. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lees and Independence: Family Festival, Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford. Pony rides, music, barrel rides, caricature sketches, livestock demonstrations, food. 4:30–8 p.m. Free. 804/493-8038; stratfordhall.org.
Relay for Life, Orange County High School. Survivors banquet 1 p.m., opening ceremony 3 p.m. Relay goes on until 6 a.m. Sunday morning. Features moon bounce, food, games, music, womanless beauty pageant and more. Free. relayforlife.org/orangeva.
Cruise-in for Devin, Family Diner, 2100 Princess Anne St. Cars, trucks, bikes; music; food. 5–9 p.m. Proceeds will go toward purchasing a service dog for Devin. Rain date: June 16. 540/408-4044.
Sustainability: Simple Steps—Grow and Use Your Own Herbs, Ten Thousand Villages, 1937 Carl D. Silver Parkway. 10–11 a.m. Free. Reservations at 540/785-9967.
Old Dominion Gun Show, VFW Post 1503, 14631 Minnieville Road, Dale City. Modern, antique and military arms. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $6, under age 12 free. Runs again June 3. 276/238-1343.
Open House, Pleasant Valley Swim Club, 1011 Wythe Court, Stafford. Noon to 8 p.m. Free swimming. Runs again June 3. 540/907-5099.
Film, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St. “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” (1966): On a serene college campus, emasculated professor George (Richard Burton) and his rancorous wife, Martha (Elizabeth Taylor), turn an evening of cocktails into an unrelenting onslaught of wrenching disclosures and bellowed epithets. Not rated. Sponsored by the Rappahannock Film Club. 2 p.m. Free. 540/372-1144.
Virginia Renaissance Faire, Lake Anna Winery, 5621 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania. Historical, educational, entertainment event. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $9, ages 5 and younger free. Runs Saturdays and Sundays through June 10. 703/508-5036; varf.org.
“Bricks and Boards in the ’Burg.” Begins and ends in Market Square, behind Town Hall, Fredericksburg. A walking tour highlights the history and architecture of the downtown Historic District. Co-sponsored by Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center and Hallowed Ground Tours. 10 a.m. Adults $4, children $1. 540/809-3918.
Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, 19053 Mount Pony Road, Culpeper. “Carmen Jones” (1954): A contemporary version of the Bizet opera about a sultry factory worker who seduces a young soldier and then dumps him for another man. With Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge and Pearl Bailey. Musical drama. See May 31 listing.
Bingo, 1114 Potomac Ave., suite 103, Stafford. Sponsored by Stafford Lions. Doors open 11 a.m., games begin 12:30 p.m. 540/361-7019.
Cleanup Day, Begins at Colonial Beach Yacht Center. 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 7 p.m. Glove and bags provided. Jean Conaty, 804/214-9508.
“The ONE Fest”—A Celebration of Life Through Music, Celebrate Virginia Live, Central Park. Featuring Tenth Avenue North, Reilly, Andy Cherry, Deep Space Network and the Fredericksburg Gospel Fest Choir. Sponsored by Fredericksburg Christian Schools. 3–10 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 at the gate. Benefits the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. 540/850-5483; theonefest.com.
“Anything Goes,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater. See May 31 listing.
Performance: “Ballet and Beyond Dance Concert,” UMW, George Washington Hall,
Dodd Auditorium. Featuring Avery Ballet Company with Dance Matrix and the Post Oak Baroque Ensemble. 8 p.m. $15. thefriendsofdance.com.
Strawberry Festival and Hamburger Barbecue, Antioch United Methodist Church, 138 Kellogg Mill Road, Stafford. 4–7 p.m. $8.50. Benefits Outreach Food Pantry. 540/752-7108; antiochumcstafford .org.
Third Annual Owen Lea Foundation 5K/10K Walk/Run and Children’s Run, Fitness 1440 Gym, Celebrate Virginia, southern Stafford. 7:30 a.m. Benefits Owen Lea Foundation, a charity that assists families dealing with neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer. Register at owenleafoundation.org.
Fifth Annual Josh Baughan Ride-in, Rappahannock Church of Christ, 9514 Richmond Road, Warsaw. Two identical services, during which there will be a bike show. 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Free. Donations will benefit Jordan DuPriest, a 10-year-old with a brain tumor. Rain date: June 10. 804/333-9659.
Pow Wow, Fredericksburg Fairgrounds. See June 2 listing.
Book Signing, Lake of the Woods Clubhouse. Historical novelist Diane Scott Lewis will sign her new book, “Without Refuge.” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Open House, Pleasant Valley Swim Club. Noon to 5 p.m. See June 2 listing.
Old Dominion Gun Show, VFW Post 1503, Dale City. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. See June 2 listing.
Woodland tours, Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth. Members of the Central Rappahannock Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalist program will lead nature tours of the woods and fields at Belmont. 2 p.m. Free. 540/654-1015.
Country, Western Dance Lessons, Waltz and Two-Step, American Legion Post 290, 1204 American Legion Road, Stafford. 5–7 p.m. $7. 540/273-1812.
Virginia Renaissance Faire, Lake Anna Winery. See June 2 listing.
Bingo, Fredericksburg Community Center, 1114 Potomac Ave., Falmouth. 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Greater Falls Run Lions Club. 540/372-3399.
Flying Circus Airshow, 5114 Ritchie Road, Bealeton. Antique airplanes, flying demos, world-class aerobatics, wing walking, airplane rides. Opens for planes rides at 11 a.m., show begins 2:30 p.m. Adults $10, $3 children 3–12, free children under 3; airplane rides extra; flyingcircusairshow.com.
Fundraiser Concert, Airlie Center Pavilion, 6809 Airlie Road, Warrenton. Featuring Paul Reisler & A Thousand Questions. Hosted by Bluemont Concert Series. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar 5 p.m., concert 6 p.m. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 540/955-8186, bluemont.org.
Adult Masterworks Chorus, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 5486 St. Paul’s Road, King George. 7:30 p.m. Free-will offerings accepted. 540/663-3085.
“Gang of Outlaws Tour,” Celebrate Virginia Live, near the Expo Center and Wegmans, Gordon W. Shelton Boulevard. ZZ Top, 3 Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson. $26.50 in advance, $32 at the gate; celebratevirginialive.com.
“Anything Goes,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater. Doors open 1 p.m., show is at 3 p.m. See May 31 listing.
“Private Lives,” The Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao. A Readers Theatre performance. 3 p.m. $15 adults, $10 students under 18. 804/529-9345; westmorelandplayers.org.
Bird Program and Walk, George Washington Birthplace National Monument, 1732 Popes Creek Road, Colonial Beach. 1:30 p.m. 757/495-1900, 888/414-2837.
Music on the Steps, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St. Dixie Power Trio. 7–8 p.m. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic. In case of rain, concert will be moved inside. 540/372-1144.
25th annual Chamber Music Festival, St. George’s Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St. Presented by Fredericksburg Festival of the Arts. Adults $25, seniors $20, students free. Runs June 4, 5, 7 and 8. See fredfest.org for details on composers and works featured.
Picnic in the Park, Hurkamp Park, William and Prince Edward streets. Music by Kyle Davis, kids’ Touch–a–Truck activity. Bring a picnic or buy lunch. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free. 540/372-1086, ext. 215.
Line Dance Class, Strictly Ballroom Dance Studio, 125 Olde Greenwich Drive, Suite 190, Spotsylvania. 7–9 p.m. $10. 540/832-7602 (instructor Olivia Ray), 540/898-9060.
25th Annual Chamber Music Festival, St. George’s Episcopal Church. See June 4 listing.
“Strategic Challenges in Northeast Asia: Implications for U.S. National Security Policy,” UMW, Dahlgren Campus, University Hall, Room 110. Lecture by Elizabeth Freund Larus, professor of political science at UMW; includes continental breakfast. 8–10:30 a.m. Free. Registration required. 540/663-4030.
“Anything Goes,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater. Lunch 11:30 a.m., play 1:30 p.m. See May 31 listing.
Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, Culpeper. “The War of 1812 on TV”: The military conflict fought between the forces of the United States of America and those of the British Empire in 1812 is comparatively underrepresented in literature, film and television. The program will feature both fictional television series episodes and educational shows about Gen. Andrew Jackson, privateer Jean Lafitte and the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” by Francis Scott Key. See May 31 listing.
Exhibit Opening: “Power Suits,” The Arts Center, Orange, 129 East Main St. Art quilt challenge by artists from across the U.S. and Canada. Opening reception 5 p.m. artscenterorange.org; 540/672-7311.
Carolina Shag Dancing, Shannon’s Bar & Grille. See May 31 listing.
25th annual Chamber Music Festival, St. George’s Episcopal Church. See June 4 listing.
“Anything Goes,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater, Falmouth. See May 31 listing.
—Compiled by Debbie Sauder