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Calendar Of Events

One sign of a vibrant community is a calendar packed with events, and Charlottesville is no exception!

Each year, major annual festivals and events draw thousands of visitors, starting with First Night Virginia, a fun and safe New Year's Eve celebration on the Downtown Mall. Music, food, fireworks, performing arts and more draw people of all ages: families with infants, senior citizens, teens and adults alike. In the spring, the Virginia Festival of the Book offers five days of mostly free events celebrating reading and the culture around books - not simply as a consumer passion but as an in-depth exploration of literature. Authors, editors and others give readings, engage in panel discussions and mingle with residents and visitors throughout the community.

The 4th of July celebration and naturalization ceremony at Monticello honors America's Declaration of Independence each summer at the home of its author.

In the fall, the Virginia Film Festival celebrates the power of cinema to inspire, enlighten and entertain, extending a broad cultural and intellectual reach across a wide variety of topics. Outside the city, Shenandoah National Park and the Skyline Drive is filled with "leaf-peepers," bird-watchers and outdoor enthusiasts drinking in the beauty of fall foliage.

While these annual events draw tens of thousands to the area, they're just the beginning of the community-focused culture of Charlottesville's charm. From weekly "Fridays after Five" gatherings on the Downtown Mall to the buzzing City Market each Saturday morning to steeplechase racing, orchard outings and the Ash Lawn Opera Festival, Charlottesville celebrates its unique cultural capital with events throughout the year.

 

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Collecting American Histories: The Tracy W. McGregor Library at 75

  • April 24, 2014 - July 31, 2014
  • Times: 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Location: Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture
  • Phone: 434-982-2865

“Collecting American Histories: The Tracy W. McGregor Library at 75″ features rare and significant broadsides, books, prints, and letters that illuminate many aspects of the American experience spanning from the early settlement of Virginia; to the clash of European powers over the North American continent; and to the servants and slaves on whose backs the American economy depended. Cost:FREE

Court Square Walking Tours

Stroll around the Court Square familiar to Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe. Learn about the early years of Charlottesville, its citizens, businesses, and buildings. Tours begin at the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society (200 Second Street, NE Charlottesville, VA 22902). Cost is $5/person. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.albemarlehistory.org/ or at the start of the tour. To schedule a group tour, please contact ACHS at 43... View More

Foodies over Fifty at Clifton

  • April 24, 2014 - April 30, 2014
  • Venue: Clifton Inn
  • Times: 6pm-8:30pm
  • Address: 1296 Clifton Inn Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911
  • Phone: 434-971-1800

Clifton Inn's special Chef's Seasonal Tasting Menu is 50% off for all foodies over fifty. The tasting menu is a unique culinary experience with 10-12 perfectly planned courses to delight all foodies. Bring your friends and family and they will enjoy 50% off the menu as well.

having-been-there by Nici Cumpston

  • April 24, 2014 - May 18, 2014
  • Venue: Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum
  • Times: 10 am - 4 pm
  • Address: 400 Worrell Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911
  • Phone: 434-244-0234

In the spring of 2014 the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of U.Va. will exhibit the work of Nici Cumpston, a Barkindji artist and curator from Adelaide. having-been-there is a series of images created by Cumpston to document the evidence of Aboriginal occupation in Australia before European settlement. Tree engravings, ring trees, and remnants of stone tools abound in Barkindji land. These act as subtle signifiers of the ancestors that once lived in and created the country, and of food and... View More

Joseph Cornell and Surrealism

  • April 24, 2014 - June 08, 2014
  • Venue: Fralin Museum of Art
  • Times: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Location: The Fralin Museum of Art
  • Address: 155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

This international loan exhibition focuses on the work of Joseph Cornell, the American pioneer of collage, montage, and assemblage art in the decades of the 1930s and 1940s. These years span both Cornell’s emergence and maturation as an artist and the heyday of surrealism in the United States. The exhibition will comprise some one hundred objects by Cornell and other artists and it will be accompanied by a significant publication featuring original essays by American and European scholars.

Meet the Madisons Tour

  • April 24, 2014 - October 31, 2014
  • Venue: James Madison's Montpelier
  • Times: 10:00 AM —11:30 AM
  • Address: 11407 Constitution Hwy, Montpelier Station, VA 22957
  • Phone: 540-672-2728

Enjoy an extended Montpelier mansion tour before the rush of the crowds. This special 90–minute experience allows you to focus on the in–depth details that reveal the Madisons’ style, taste, friendships, and accomplishments. Available by reservation (48-hours in advance) on Thursdays through Sundays, April through October.

Special Earth Week Film

  • April 24, 2014
  • Venue: C'ville Coffee Co.
  • Times: 7pm - 9mpm
  • Location: Cville Coffee
  • Address: 1301 Harris Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Phone: 434-817-2633

A special Earth Week documentary film screening of "Bringing It Home".   Bringing It Home: A New Hemp Documentary Trailer A father's search to find the healthiest building materials leads him to the completion of the nation's first hempcrete house in Asheville, North Carolina.  Hemp with lime is a non-toxic, mildew, fire and pest-resistant, energy efficient building material.  The drawback - industrial hemp is currently illegal to farm in the U.S.A. where... View More

Tea Time Recitals

  • April 24, 2014
  • Times: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Location: Old Cabell Hall
  • Phone: 434-924-3052

The McIntire Department of Music invites the Charlottesville and University communities to the Teatime Student Recitals on Thursday April 24th and Friday April 25th at 1pm in Old Cabell Hall.. Talented UVA students present a varied menu of musical delights. Come, bring your friends and enjoy the fruits of a semester's worth of musical training and practice. These events are free and open to the public. Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic Lawn, directly opposite the Rotu... View More

The Interred of Maplewood Cemetery Tour

  • April 24, 2014 - October 16, 2014
  • Times: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Maplewood Cemetery
  • Address: Maple Street and 8th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Phone: 434-296-1492

Take a tour of Charlottesville's oldest public cemetery and learn about the residents of Charlottevsille and Albemarle County who now call Maplewood Cemetery home. Tour begins at the entrance of Maplewood Cemetery, Maple Street at 8th street NE.Cost is $5/person. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.albemarlehistory.org/ or at the start of the tour. To schedule a group tour, please contact ACHS at 434-29-1492 or at info@albemarlehistory.org.

Weedon Lecture - The Visual Culture of Yoga

  • April 24, 2014
  • Times: 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Location: Campbell Hall
  • Phone: 434-906-1022

The premise of the exhibition, Yoga: The Art of Transformation (2013-14) is that masterworks of Indian sculpture and painting, as well as colonial period photographs and early twentieth-century books and films, have the potential to shed new light on centrality of yoga in Indian culture and its diverse manifestations in the past and present. The exhibition’s curator, Debra Diamond, presents case studies in visual culture that elucidate how objects and images helped yoga’s meanings fo... View More

Friday Apr 25, 2014

Bluezdoctorz live at Wild Wolf Brewing Company

  Bluezdoctorz live 8PM to 11PM at Wild Wolf Brewing Company.22958.  434-361-0088.

Bryan Elijah Smith live at Devils Backbone

Bryan Elijah Smith live 8PM at Devils Backbone Brewing Company. Crossroads of Route 151 and Route 664. 200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, VA, 22967. 434-361-1001. www.dbbrewingcompany.com

CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS

  • April 25, 2014
  • Venue: Jefferson Theater
  • Times: Doors 7pm; Show 8pm
  • Location: Jefferson Theater
  • Address: 110 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

In early 2012, Grammy award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops released their studio album Leaving Eden (Nonesuch Records) produced by Buddy Miller. The traditional African-American string band's album was recorded in Nashville. The group's 2014 lineup will feature two more virtuosic players alongside Rhiannon Giddens and Hubby Jenkins - cellist Malcolm Parson and multi-instrumentalist Rowan Corbett - illustrating the expansive, continually exploratory nature of the Chocolate Drops' music. ... View More

Collecting American Histories: The Tracy W. McGregor Library at 75

  • April 25, 2014 - July 31, 2014
  • Times: 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Location: Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture
  • Phone: 434-982-2865

“Collecting American Histories: The Tracy W. McGregor Library at 75″ features rare and significant broadsides, books, prints, and letters that illuminate many aspects of the American experience spanning from the early settlement of Virginia; to the clash of European powers over the North American continent; and to the servants and slaves on whose backs the American economy depended. Cost:FREE

Court Square Walking Tours

Stroll around the Court Square familiar to Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe. Learn about the early years of Charlottesville, its citizens, businesses, and buildings. Tours begin at the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society (200 Second Street, NE Charlottesville, VA 22902). Cost is $5/person. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.albemarlehistory.org/ or at the start of the tour. To schedule a group tour, please contact ACHS at 43... View More

Final Friday Reception

  • April 25, 2014
  • Venue: Fralin Museum of Art
  • Times: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Location: The Fralin Museum of Art
  • Address: 155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • Phone: 434-906-1022

Visit the Museum for this special after-hours social event!

Foodies over Fifty at Clifton

  • April 25, 2014 - April 30, 2014
  • Venue: Clifton Inn
  • Times: 6pm-8:30pm
  • Address: 1296 Clifton Inn Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911
  • Phone: 434-971-1800

Clifton Inn's special Chef's Seasonal Tasting Menu is 50% off for all foodies over fifty. The tasting menu is a unique culinary experience with 10-12 perfectly planned courses to delight all foodies. Bring your friends and family and they will enjoy 50% off the menu as well.

having-been-there by Nici Cumpston

  • April 25, 2014 - May 18, 2014
  • Venue: Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum
  • Times: 10 am - 4 pm
  • Address: 400 Worrell Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911
  • Phone: 434-244-0234

In the spring of 2014 the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of U.Va. will exhibit the work of Nici Cumpston, a Barkindji artist and curator from Adelaide. having-been-there is a series of images created by Cumpston to document the evidence of Aboriginal occupation in Australia before European settlement. Tree engravings, ring trees, and remnants of stone tools abound in Barkindji land. These act as subtle signifiers of the ancestors that once lived in and created the country, and of food and... View More

HitKicker Homegrown Sessions Hosted By Ashley McMillen ft. Jeremy Staubus, Tara Mills & Yankee Dixie

  • April 25, 2014
  • Venue: Southern Cafe and Music Hall
  • Times: Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm
  • Address: 103 S 1st. St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Phone: 434-977-5590

HitKicker 99.7 and The Southern Cafe and Music Hall are joining forces to give country music fans in Central Virginia a place to call home: The HitKicker Homegrown Sessions hosted by Ashley McMillen features the very best local and regional country music talent. The second installment of The Homegrown Sessions will be on Friday, April 25th with Jeremy Staubus, Tara Mills with Yankee Dixie and Stone Aielli. The Hitkicker Homegrown Sessions is a recurring event at The Southern Café and Musi... View More

Joseph Cornell and Surrealism

  • April 25, 2014 - June 08, 2014
  • Venue: Fralin Museum of Art
  • Times: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Location: The Fralin Museum of Art
  • Address: 155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

This international loan exhibition focuses on the work of Joseph Cornell, the American pioneer of collage, montage, and assemblage art in the decades of the 1930s and 1940s. These years span both Cornell’s emergence and maturation as an artist and the heyday of surrealism in the United States. The exhibition will comprise some one hundred objects by Cornell and other artists and it will be accompanied by a significant publication featuring original essays by American and European scholars.

Meet the Madisons Tour

  • April 25, 2014 - October 31, 2014
  • Venue: James Madison's Montpelier
  • Times: 10:00 AM —11:30 AM
  • Address: 11407 Constitution Hwy, Montpelier Station, VA 22957
  • Phone: 540-672-2728

Enjoy an extended Montpelier mansion tour before the rush of the crowds. This special 90–minute experience allows you to focus on the in–depth details that reveal the Madisons’ style, taste, friendships, and accomplishments. Available by reservation (48-hours in advance) on Thursdays through Sundays, April through October.

Mystery Dinner Theater

  • April 25, 2014
  • Venue: Holiday Inn Monticello
  • Times: 6:00PM Dinner and Show, 7:15PM Show Only
  • Location: Holiday Inn Monticello
  • Address: 1200 5th Street, S.W., Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Phone: 434-977-5100

A new mystery theater troupe has arrived in Charlottesville. The Cloak Mystery Players founded by Peter Ryan, along with Aaron Hale, will be playing Mr. Ryan’s Club Ritz Caper at the Holiday Inn on Fifth Street, on April 13, 25-27, and most weekends in May. Summoning up both The Godfather and The Great Gatsby, the Club Ritz Caper takes place in a 20’s speakeasy, with competing crime families, two divas, a corrupt cop, a nun, a reporter, and varied love interests. The show features ei... View More

Scuffletown

  • April 25, 2014
  • Venue: C'ville Coffee Co.
  • Times: 8pm - 10pm
  • Location: Cville Coffee
  • Address: 1301 Harris Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Phone: 434-817-2633

Scuffletown is an acoustic duo featuring singer/songwriter Marc Carraway, vocals, guitar, slide guitar and mandolin and John Whitlow on harmonica, flute, guitar and vocals. This duo joined forces in early 2000 and has been featured at festivals and concerts settings throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Carraway is a seasoned musician who has toured internationally and previously released three recordings on the Waterbound label. Bluegrass Unlimited stated that "Carraway has a powerful... View More

Tea Time Recitals

  • April 25, 2014
  • Times: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Location: Old Cabell Hall
  • Phone: 434-924-3052

The McIntire Department of Music invites the Charlottesville and University communities to the Teatime Student Recitals on Thursday April 24th and Friday April 25th at 1pm in Old Cabell Hall.. Talented UVA students present a varied menu of musical delights. Come, bring your friends and enjoy the fruits of a semester's worth of musical training and practice. These events are free and open to the public. Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic Lawn, directly opposite the Rotu... View More

The Interred of Oakwood Cemetery Tour

  • April 25, 2014 - October 17, 2014
  • Times: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Oakwood Cemetery
  • Address: 1st Street S and Elliot Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Phone: 434-296-1492

Take a tour of Oakwood Cemetery and learn about the remains of Charlottesville's citizens, both prominent and unknown. Tour begins at the entrance on 1st Street S and Elliot Ave.Cost is $5/person. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.albemarlehistory.org/ or at the start of the tour. To schedule a group tour, please contact ACHS at 434-29-1492 or at info@albemarlehistory.org.

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