New docs: Get a sneak preview of “Rocking the Opera House with Dr. John,” a documentary by Lawrence Cumbo for the Smithsonian Channel, on Saturday at the Opera House at 131 W. German St.
The film – made last year at the Opera House and other Shepherdstown locales – will be shown at 8 p.m., with a reception beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Then on Sunday and Monday, the theater screens “Bettie Page Reveals All,” the new film by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Mark Mori on the late Page, a Tennessee-born pinup queen who went on to become a cultural icon. For ticket info and other details, go online to operahouselive.com.
“School House Rock”: Young people from The Genesius Players acting troupe perform “School House Rock Live Jr.”this weekend and next at St. Michael’s Hall on the campus of St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town.
Performances begin at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Three more performances are scheduled for Dec. 21 and 22. Tickets cost $5 and may be purchased at the door or online via PayPal by emailing boxoffice@the Gplayers.org.
History museum: There’s still time to visit the Jefferson County Museum before it closes for the season. The museum, located on the ground floor of Charles Town Library at 200 E. Washington St., is open this week from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Saturday.
Highlights include the letter George Washington penned just months before his death in 1799, the wagon that carried abolitionist John Brown to his 1859 execution and the World War I uniform belonging to Frank Buckles (who was the nation’s oldest WWI vet when he passed away two years ago at 110).
Admission costs $3 for adults while children, students and Charles Town Library patrons get in free. For details, call 304-725-8628, go to jeffctywvmuseum.org or find “Jefferson County Museum” on Facebook.
Charles Town theater: See “Shrek: The Musical”at the Old Opera House at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Performances continue Dec. 19 to Dec. 22 at the theater at 208 N. George St. in Charles Town. Tickets start at $10 for students. To reserve a seat or get more information, go online to oldoperahouse.org or call 304-725-4420.
New exhibit: See the latest exhibit at Steam at Harpers Ferry through Feb. 2 at the gallery at 180 High St.
The new display, “Winter Themes and Best of Steam 2013,”shows off works by the year’s most popular artists including Eric Holstine’s “Celestial Escape” and “Milton the Mechanical Marvel”; Leigh Anne Cassell’s “Steampunk Dr. Who”; Jason Edwards’s “Captain Tomorrow Gives Chase in His Red Balloon”; and Christopher Loggie’s “Steampunk Nutcracker” as well as popular 3D images and a Steampunk Advent Calendar.
Steam, a contemporary gallery with an American Victorian Steampunk environment, also carries Steampunk-themed limited edition prints, books, comics and more. For details, call Cynthia Gayton (304-885-0094 or Cynthia@steamatharpersferry.com).
Art exhibit: A new exhibit showcasing West Virginia-made paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, mixed media and crafts may be seen from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekdays at the Dunn Building in Martinsburg.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s 18th West Virginia Juried Exhibition features 53 works created by 46 West Virginia artists.
Jurors selected three $5,000 Governor’s Award winners, seven $2,000 Awards of Excellence winners and eight $500 Merit Awards.
Winners of the Governor’s Award and the Awards of Excellence will be purchased and become part of the West Virginia State Museum’s permanent collection. Most of the others will be for sale to the general public.
The exhibit runs through Feb. 21.
Art in the library: The works of Carl Tribble Jr. are on display at the South Jefferson Public Library in Summit Point through Dec. 31.
The exhibition is the 47th in the “Art in the Library” series. The library at 49 Church St. is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 304-725-6227 or go online to sojeffersonlibrary.com.