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The ruins of an old limestone kiln provide the backdrop for the open-air Theater at Lime Kiln on Borden Road off U.S. 60 W. (tel. 800/594-TIXX [8499] or 540/436-7088; www.theateratlimekiln.com), which presents musicals, plays, and concerts from March through September.

You can joint W&L students and faculty for famous visiting artists in concerts, plays, and recitals in the Lenfest Center for the Performing Arts, on the W&L campus (tel. 540/458-8000; http://lenfest.wlu.edu). The schedule is released prior to each school year.

You can also relive the 1950s at Hull's Drive-In, 4 miles north of downtown on U.S. 11 (tel. 540/436-2621; www.hullsdrivein.com), one of the nation's few remaining outdoor movie theaters. It shows double features Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from April through October.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.