Friday, May 3
“Plant Your Roots in Warrenton” will be the theme of the premier First Friday event on Main …
First Friday: 6 to 9 p.m., Main Street, Warrenton. Bring the family to enjoy Old Town Warrenton’s First Friday event. The fun includes live music, food, a beer and wine garden, vendors and more. This month’s theme is “Plant Your Roots in Warrenton” and the event will feature live music by Red Dog Rising. For more information, visit www.oldtownwarrenton.org/1st-friday.
Justin Trawick and The Common Good live at Gloria’s: 8 p.m., 92 Main St., Warrenton. The Gloria Faye Dingus Music Alliance is pleased to welcome Justin Trawick and The Common Good to Gloria's Listening Room. Tickets are $20. Children under 12 free with adult. Seating limited. Advance tickets recommended. Visit www.centerofwarrenton.org. Contact: 540-347-7484
Fauquier Community Theatre’s final show of the season is a classic production that is sure t…
“My Fair Lady”: 7:30 p.m., 4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton. The Fauquier Community Theatre presents their last performance for the season with this beloved and classic musical. Play runs through May 19 with Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Shows are at the Vint Hill Theatre on the Green. For more information and to reserve tickets, visit www.FCtstage.org or call 540-349-8760.
“The Wizard of Oz”: 7:30 p.m. 6300 Independence Ave., Bealeton. Held at Liberty High School, Allegro Community School of the Arts presents this classic musical story of friendship, overcoming our fears, and going after our dreams. Cast represents all ages from grade school through adults. General admission: $15, Seniors 65+, $10, children (ages 4-10) $10. Children under 4 are free. Repeat performances on May 4, 5. Visit www.allegrocsa.org or call 540-349-5088.
Saturday, May 4
The 94th running of the Virginia Gold Cup will take place this Saturday, May 4, at Great Mea…
Virginia Gold Cup: Gates open at 10 a.m., pre-race entertainments starts at 11:30 a.m. and the first of nine live horse races starts at 12:30 p.m. The event will feature hurdle, turf, cross-country and timber races, including the $100,000 eponymous headliner, the Virginia Gold Cup. Great Meadow events center, near The Plains.
Spring Mountain Herbs: Earth Connection Series: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Join professional outdoor instructor Tim MacWelch of the Earth Connection School to learn about the remarkable wild edible and medicinal plants of the Blue Ridge Mountains in springtime. This full-day hike explores native and non-native species of useful plants. Registration is $127 per person. Limited to 15. Contact: 540-592-3556
Brooksie Wells live at Gloria’s Listening Room: 8 p.m., 92 Main St., Warrenton. The Gloria Faye Dingus Music Alliance welcomes Virginia songwriter Brooksie Wells to Gloria's Listening Room. She will be joined by Annette Wasilik and will premiere her new music video made by Red Antler Productions. Tickets are $15. Children under 12 free with adult. Seating limited. Advance tickets recommended. Visit www.centerofwarrenton.org. Contact: 540-347-7484
Maddi Mae Live at Wort Hog Brewing Company: 6 to 9 p.m., 41 Beckham St., Warrenton. Contact: 540-300-2739
Beethoven Festival: 7:30 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas. The Manassas Symphony closes the season in this concert, also 100 choir students from Osbourn Park High School and other Prince William County Schools. Tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors, active and retired military and educators and free for students through college. Visit www.hyltoncenter.org/tickets. Contact: 703-993-7759
Pete Baker live at McMahon’s: 8 p.m., 380 Broadview Ave., Warrenton. Visit www.mcmahonsirishpub.com or contact 540-347-7200.
Crossthreaded: 7 p.m., Live music at Orlean Market, 6855 Leeds Manor Road, Marshall. Local Hume band plays bluegrass, country and oldies. RSVP for dinner. Contact: 540-364-2774
Live entertainment at Inn at Kelly’s Ford: 7 to 10 p.m., 16589 Edwards Shop Road, Remington. Contact: 540-399-1779
Sunday, May 5
60th annual Fauquier County Show and Sale: Begins at10 a.m., Livestock show, and auction takes place May 5 and 6 at the Fauquier County Fairgrounds. The 4-Her’s will show and sell roughly nine steers, 48 hogs, 23 lambs, and seven goats. For more information, call 540-341-7950.
Of Thee We Sing: 2 and 4:30 p.m. The Warrenton Chorale and the BRAVE Handbell Ensemble present this spring concert. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children. The Barn, Lord Fairfax Community College, Warrenton.
Country Gospel Show: 3 p.m., 300 East Main St., Remington. Flatbeds and Tailfins presents the Grammy-nominated CMA award-winning recording artist T. Graham Bell. Doors open at 2 p.m. and the show starts at 3 p.m. award-winning bluegrass band on stage. Doors open at 6 p.m. Starts at 7 p.m. General admission is $35 in advance or $45 at the door. Kids under 5 are free. Visit www.flatbedsandtailfins.com for ticket information. Also available at the store in Remington or by phone at 540-422-2507.
Cinco De Mayo at Old Bust Head: 1 to 3 p.m., Old Bust Head Brewery, 7134 Farm Station Road, Vint Hill. Menu by SoBo Mobile. Come out to Old Bust Head to celebrate Cinco De Mayo. Latin guitarist/vocalist Jorge will be live on stage from 1 to 3 p.m. Contact: 540-347-4777
Live Irish Music: 5 to 8 p.m., 380 Broadview Ave., Warrenton. Come enjoy live Irish music and a relaxed dining atmosphere every Sunday. Wonderful free event perfect for family and friends. Roast beef special. Visit www.mcmahonsirishpub.com Contact: 540-347-7203
Northern Virginia Ballet: 7:30 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas. Northern Virginia Ballet presents its version of “Coppelia,” the 1870 classic comedic ballet about love, magic, and mistaken identity. Tickets are $28 for adults or $20 for seniors and children. Visit www.hyltoncenter.org/tickets. Contact: 703-993-7759