An Evening Downtown hosted by Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance

An Evening Downtown Flyer

An Evening Downtown Flyer

WHEN: Saturday, May 17, 2014 beginning at 6:30pm

WHERE: Capital Ale House (41 Court Square)

Harrisonburg’s Downtown Renaissance will host its 11th annual Renaissance Night to celebrate, support, and recognize businesses through an evening of entertainment and revelry at Harrisonburg’s Capital Ale House.  The party is sure to be a huge draw this year with dinner, drinks, dancing, auctions, and raffle for a free trip.  In short, this will be a great place to be this weekend if you love and support Downtown Harrisonburg.

Tickets can be purchase here for anyone interested in attending.   Also, please notice that your very own Matchbox is listed as a sponsor for the event so we would love to see you all there!

Reel Change Festival at Court Square Theater

Court Square Theater is hosting the Reel Change Festival this week and weekend to promote 2013 documentary films throughout the world that directly impacted social consciousness and political action throughout the world.   The event covers five movies in total and also features two, 90-second short film contests on Saturday night from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.   One film in particular, The Act of Killing, received worldwide acclaim and a 2013 Academy award nomination for its depiction of former Indonesian death squad members retelling and recreating the region’s communist purge from 1965-1966.

Admission to the event is FREE and movies will be followed by a panel discussion for those that are interested in delving further into the each movie’s ethos.  For more information on the Reel Change Festival, please visit their website.

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Nothin’ Fancy at Court Square Theater

When we say Nothin’ Fancy, that’s not a dig at our much beloved Court Theater.  In fact, it is just the opposite.  Nothin’ Fancy, one of Virginia’s most recognized bluegrass bands, will perform at historic Court Square Theater (41 Court Square) on Thursday, February 6, 2014 beginning at 8:00pm.   And just in case you doubt the greatness of this band, they have been awarded the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America’s Entertaining Group of the Year award not once, not twice, but….wait for it….FIVE TIMES!

So mark your calendars, lace up your boots, and get ready to toe tap your night away!

The 24 Hour Project comes to Court Square Theater!

WHEN: Begins this Friday at 5pm and runs until 5pm on Saturday

WHERE: Court Square Theater in Downtown Harrisonburg

WHY: Because it’s local, it’s art, and it runs all night!   Twenty-four hours of fun!

The Court Square Theater has been a staple of historic Downtown Harrisonburg since its renovation in 1998 from being the home of Rockingham Motor Company to becoming a new home for local arts and artists within Harrisonburg proper.  This weekend will only add to the prestige of Harrisonburg’s art beacon with the 24 Hour Project, a 24 hour live arts performance encompassing every type of performance art known to man and woman.  There will be music.  There will be drama.  There will be comedy!

Make sure to support your local artisans this weekend.  Tickets start at $10.

24 Hour Project at Court Square Theater

24 Hour Project at Court Square Theater

Capital Ale House Downtown Harrisonburg

Capital Ale House “Steal the Glass & Meet the Brewers” Night

Located in the heart of downtown at 41 Court Square, Capital Ale House has long supported Harrisonburg breweries and businesses through its use of local beers  and ciders.  Tonight’s event at Capital Ale will feature a “Steal the Glass” theme where patrons will receive a free pint glass from each brewer when purchasing a beverage of their choice.  The brewers scheduled to attend the event are both local, Harrisonburg’s own 3 Brothers brewery and Dominion brewery.  Each brewer will serve a multitude of beers ranging from 3 Brother’s Belgian Stout and Vanilla Porter to Dominion’s Baltic Porter and Oak Barrel Stout.

You can find more information about the event at Capital Ale House’s website and event announcement.