Hburg Happenings – Late August

Brent Finnegan -- August 19th, 2006


Banta said no to a corporate buyout. Banta stock goes up.

Open containers are banned in Rockingham County Schools. The ban is put in effect not to prevent terrorism, but to prevent students from boozin’ in class.

The Pub is under new ownership.


Saturday, August 19th: The Green Valley Book Fair begins, the Rockingham County Fair ends. Also, Rocktown Infoshop on Elizabeth Street is hosting an underground rock show: Fight Amputation, American Buffalo, and The Brooms. 8pm.

August 22: First day of school for kids in Harrisonburg.

August 23: thousands of parents help JMU freshmen move into their dorms. Expect lots of SUVs, heavy traffic near campus, at the local restaurants, and in Wal-Mart and Target.

Jan Smith is playing at the Little Grill on the 25th. Also, Moneypenny is playing the Pub.

Russian Dolls plays at the Court Square Theater August 25 -27.

August 24: First day of school for kids in Rockingham County.

Friday the 26th: Free movie on the Court Square lawn — Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 8pm

August 26 & 27 WMRA is having an invitational art show outside the station near the corner of Cantrell and Reservoir.

JMU classes begin Monday, August 28. Crayola House is having a back-to-school bash that night. Also, in Bridgewater on the 28th, JMU prof Dietrich Maune has an art opening in the Miller Art Gallery at BC.

Brick is showing at the Court Square Theater August 31 – Sept 3.

For more events, check Harrisonburg Tourism and GoLookOn.

4 Responses to “Hburg Happenings – Late August”

  1. Adam Sharp says:

    “The Pub is under new ownership.”

    Hahaha – what is this, five owners in six years?

  2. finnegan says:

    Yeah, that place seems to constantly be in trouble.

  3. TM says:

    Go see Brick at CST! I just saw that movie on DVD and if you like film noir, you’ll love it. Even if you don’t know what film noir is, go see it. The kid from Third Rock From the Sun is amazing in it and the script and direction is also stellar. The script is so rapid fire it reminded me of Tarantino or Mamet. It makes you forget and then chuckle about the fact that it takes place in a high school in southern California. Also a great cameo from Richard Roundtree. I’ll also plan on going to Willie Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. Saw Princess Bride on Court Square last year and it was great (except for the AC unit for the old courthouse that fired up every 15 min. or so).

  4. finnegan says:

    I’ve heard Brick is good. My rommate is getting it on Netflix this week, but I want to support the CST… Decisions, decisions.

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