Event Features Metal-Inspired Cocktails and Video Demonstration on Making Them, Live Jazz, and Final Nighttime Opportunity to Experience “Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art.”
Winchester, VA 2/09/15…Live jazz, metal-inspired cocktails, light hors d’oeuvres, and the final nighttime opportunity to tour the Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art exhibition will highlight the fun Metal & Mixology happy hour event at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) on Thursday, February 19. Presale tickets available online HERE.
The cash bar and galleries will be open from 6 to 9 p.m., and the band Funkasaurus Rex, Jr., will play in the MSV Reception Hall throughout the evening. The night’s featured cocktails will be the Tin Roof (absinthe, gin, grenadine, and lime juice) and the Brass Monkey (dark rum, vodka, and orange juice). Event attendees will learn the art of mixing these classic cocktails via a special mixology video produced by the Museum just for the Metal & Mixology event. Light hors d’oeuvres include fruits, cheeses, and Bonnie Blue’s famous Sweet and Salty Nut Mix.
Comprised of Shenandoah Conservatory students and also known as the Shenandoah Jazz Collective, Funkasaurus Rex, Jr., will play a wide range of modern jazz music, including originals and jazz standards. The band is comprised of saxophonist Eric Serbu, guitarist Alex Haley, bass player Carlos Banda, and drummer Michael Mason.
According to MSV Community Programs Coordinator Autumn Gray, February’s Metal & Mixology event will be the final nighttime opportunity to visit the special MSV exhibition Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art.
On view in the Museum’s Changing Exhibition Gallery through March 1, 2015, Second Time Around features environmentally inspired contemporary art created by 287 artists from across the globe who responded to the challenge to transform discarded hubcaps into works of art. An immersive experience that includes sculptures, art that moves or lights up, and serious social commentaries, Second Time Around is sponsored in part by Trex, Shenandoah Country Q102, and Reader & Swartz Architects, P.C.
Admission to the cash-bar event—which includes gallery admission, light hors d’oeuvres, and the music—is $10 for MSV Members and SU students/faculty or $15 for all others (presale). At the door, admission is $15 for MSV Members and SU students/faculty or $20 for all others. Tickets may be purchased online HERE or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 208. In addition to a discounted ticket price, those who register online by February 16 will be entered to win a drawing for four free concert tickets for this summer’s popular MSV Gardens at Night ($40 value).
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is located at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, Virginia.
The MSV complex—which includes the Museum, the Glen Burnie House, and six acres of gardens—is open Tuesday through Sunday. The galleries are open year-round; the gardens are open April through October. Additional details are available at www.theMSV.org or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 235. – END –