Shenandoah Fringe Festival
to Apr 9

Shenandoah Fringe Festival

The Shenandoah Fringe Festival is presents you with the curious, bold, and risky work of the region's diverse performers & makers.

2 full days of shindigs, buskers, boutique performances, theatrical extravaganzas, gallery shows, and collaboration!

Shenandoah Fringe seeks to create a home for experimentation and risk taking for our region's diverse makers and performers. To take the burden of production off the shoulders of the artist and allow them to flex their muscles on the the work itself. This profit sharing festival- hosted on a Sunday & Monday- strives to be a trusted home for patrons to come and experience the wild and breathtaking offerings of the region’s performers. An annual assemblage for the strange & wondrous to live out in the open.


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Chamber Music Open Jam
11:00 AM11:00

Chamber Music Open Jam

Bring your instruments! Bring some sheet music! This laid back chamber music jam that is family friendly and welcomes drop in musicians. Playing 2 sets. 

There will be brunch food for purchase (probably fancy pie.)

Caravanserai is a great trio core of women who showed to great acclaim at ShenFringe 2017.

Space is limited at this donations based event! Purchase in advance to secure your spot.

Suggested donation: $10 adults $5 for kids

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Virginia Burlesque & Sideshow Festival!
to Nov 4

Virginia Burlesque & Sideshow Festival!

JOIN US for VABSfest: Virginia Burlesque & Sideshow Festival
November 3-4, 2017 @ The Kettle
19 W. Beverly Street, Staunton, VA

We’re proud to offer Burlesque and Belly Dance Workshops! Train with artists from around the country in the VABSfest Sexy Seminary, then sit back and enjoy as our talented professional performers entertain you!

Our theme this year is “REPRESENT – because representation matters!”

Performers include:
Boo Velvet
JoRie Tigerlily
Flynn Cross
Xander Lovecraft & Bella la Blanc
Yoni Biye’
Madame Onça
and more!

Opening Party with Live Music, Vending, and Bellydancing.
7:30 Doors Open for Party $10
8pm Live Music with Carmel and Rev. Bill of The Judy Chops, and bellydancing!

11-4 Vending
11-1 Bellydance ‘Clockwork Toybox’ with Yoni Biye’ $25
1-2:30 Experiences of People of Color in Performance discussion, FREE
2-4 Burlesque ‘Choreo You Can Steal!’ with Boo Velvet $25
7:30 Doors Open for Show
8pm Saturday Spectacular, hosted by Ego Von Hubris
Regular Admission – $15 / VIP Admission – $20

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September Full Moon Hafla!
7:30 PM19:30

September Full Moon Hafla!

Bellydancing, live drumming, tea drinking, and general chilling at the Kettle!

You don't have to be a bellydancer- all are welcome.

50% of donations will go to support refugee resettlement organizations in the Valley.

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Supporting Your Song: Voice Workshop with Rachel Austin
2:00 PM14:00

Supporting Your Song: Voice Workshop with Rachel Austin

Do you want more power & consistency in your singing voice? Do you want to get rid of sore throats or hoarseness, or just bring out your own natural style more easily? 

Come to this workshop & gain an understanding of breath control & how to support your voice while increasing your style. There's an option for individual feedback - so bring a song to sing!

Locally born vocal coach Rachel Austin took off over 15 years ago and has come back with years of training, touring, and teaching under her belt. Her practice is based in understanding the voice as part of the body and then using it to express yourself fully.

For more info, email

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Duomuži's Antony & Cleopatra
7:00 PM19:00

Duomuži's Antony & Cleopatra

Find out more on the Facebook Event HERE.

Duomuži's Antony & Cleopatra comes (back) to Staunton! 

The 2-man, 90 minute, stripped-down production of one of Shakespeare’s most epic tragedies is an experience of intimacy & truth. A story of love & the fragility of human relationships, in all of its devastating messiness. 

Duomuži’s Antony & Cleopatra premiered August 2016 at The Brick in NYC, toured interntionally in London, Cambridge, and Athens, and is now back in the US, touring from Maine to North Carolina.

July 25, 2017
Doors at 6:30. Show at 7:00

No tickets necessary! Donations at the door. 

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Youth Fencing Camp with Valley Fencing Alliance
to Jun 30

Youth Fencing Camp with Valley Fencing Alliance

Valley Fencing Alliance is pairing with The Kettle to offer a fencing camp! Explore the art of modern fencing in this heavily interactive camp! Students will learn the basics of footwork, blade work, and rules before applying their new skills in a mini-tournament. The instructor, Grayson Katzenbach, has reigned State Points Champion for two consecutive years and holds two national ratings. She is also Safe Sport Certified for instructing children through the US Fencing Association. All equipment is provided.

- When: June 26th - 30th from 9am - 12pm
- Fee: $215 (includes gear usage)
- Ages: 8 - 14

To register, visit, and click on "Summer Camps" to access the "Staunton" tab.

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RESCHEDULED Adult Fencing Workshop with Valley Fencing Alliance
6:00 PM18:00

RESCHEDULED Adult Fencing Workshop with Valley Fencing Alliance

Ever wanted to try out fencing? Here's your chance! This engaging workshop includes a brief history of fencing, basics of footwork/ bladework, and overview of the rules. At the end, you'll put your new knowledge to the test by fencing against your peers using scoring equipment. Come on out for the night; make new friends and stab them!

-When: June 16th from 6 - 9:30pm
-Where: The Kettle (19th W. Beverley St. Staunton, VA)
-Workshop Fee: $60 (includes gear usage) OR sign up with a friend and pay $50 each! Just mention who you are signing up with in the "message" portion.
-Ages: 17+
-Spaces are limited! To REGISTER, visit our website (, click the "Classes & Workshops" tab to locate "Adult Workshop."

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