MSV After Dark: Steampunk

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

In the spirit of the exhibition Things Come Apart, head to the MSV dressed to impress in your best steampunk duds! Enter a costume contest—to be judged by Dr. Tarr (J. P. Murphy) of The Apparition Trail—for prizes, strike a pose in the photo booth from Journey Entertainment, loosen your gears on the dance floor, wet your whistle with a deconstructed wine cocktail, light up your own sewn-circuit badge with Valley Makers Association, and head to the MSV Makerspace Studio for robot and printing demonstrations!

Free to MSV members; all others: $15 (includes admission & light refreshments; cash bar). For ages 21+; ID required. Pre-register online or call 540-662-1473, ext. 240.

Oktoberfest

The 7th annual Oktoberfest will bring German music, dancing, and much more to Old Town Winchester! The festival will stretch most of the Loudoun Street Mall including The Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum lawn and the Taylor Pavilion.

Inside the festival will be German-inspired food, beers, and global wine while also experiencing different parts of German culture. On Friday and Saturday, there will be a Best Dressed Lederhosen and Dirndl contest with the top prize being an overnight stay for two at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown, WV. For live music, Lola the Organ Grinder will be playing German tunes all along the walking mall with her hand-crafted crank organ. The veteran high energy band “The Continentals” will be showcasing a wide repertoire of different ethnic styles of polka and waltz. On Saturday, The Original Bavarian Dance Club of Washington D.C., “Altwashingtonia Schuplattler Verein”, will be performing with over 30 costumed professional Bavarian dancers.

Other activities included in the festival are free caricature paintings, a free photo booth, and street performers.

Advanced online tasting package is $20, which includes six tastings and a 12oz glass beer stein. Tasting packages the day of the event are $25, which include the six tastings and 12 oz beer stein as well. General admission is free.

Friday 5 – 11 p.m., Saturday Noon – 8 p.m.