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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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Tuesday Jul 22, 2014

Art and Country

  • July 22, 2014 - June 30, 2015
  • Times: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Location: Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVa
  • Phone: 434-244-0234

Art and Country is a diverse selection of thirty-four works on canvas, paper and eucalyptus bark drawn from the Kluge-Ruhe’s permanent collection. The exhibition explores the range of ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists develop and maintain relationships with “country,” their homeland. Many artists represent features of the landscape to communicate their ongoing connection to their ancestral land and the Dreaming. Other artists raise awareness about the ... View More

Blackberries, Peaches, and Plums at Critzer Family Farm!

  • July 22, 2014 - August 01, 2014
  • Times: 8AM
  • Location: Critzer Family Farm
  • Address: 9388 Critzer Shop Road, Afton, VA 22920
  • Phone: 540-456-4772

Blackberries, Peaches, and Plums at Critzer Family Farm! Open Monday- Saturday 8AM to 5PM. Specials on flowers and hanging baskets. Also available: fresh vegetables, plants for your vegetable garden, and jams and jellies. Don't forget the Homemade Ice Cream!

Blackberry Season at Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery

  • July 22, 2014 - August 10, 2014
  • Venue: Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery
  • Times: 9AM to 5PM
  • Address: 2800 Berry Hill Road, Nellysford, VA 22958
  • Phone: 434-361-1266

 Blackberry Season at Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery.  Pick your own blackberries.  Extended hours for blackberry season 9AM to 5PM daily.  Route 612 (off Route 151)  434-361-1266.

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

  • July 22, 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

Heritage Theatre Festival - Avenue Q

  • July 22, 2014 - August 02, 2014
  • Times: Evenings at 8pm; Saturday Matinee at 2pm
  • Location: Ruth Caplin Theatre
  • Area: University Area

From one of the authors of The Book of Mormon, and in the same irreverent and sometimes offensive spirit, this puppet-powered musical is a timeless look at the follies and foibles of young adulthood. Recent college grad, Princeton, searches for his purpose in life in his new home on Avenue Q (he couldn't afford Avenue A, so he kept going). There, he is surrounded by a (literally) colorful group of neighbors who offer new insights to the challenges of making your way in the modern world. The sh... View More

Heritage Theatre Festival - Shear Madness

  • July 22, 2014 - July 26, 2014
  • Venue: Heritage Theatre Festival
  • Times: Evenings at 7:45pm; Saturday Matinee at 2pm
  • Location: Helms Theatre
  • Area: University Area
  • Address: 109 Culbreth Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2446
  • Phone: 434-924-3376

Looking for an evening where the scissors are sharp and the comedy is sharper? Get ready for the Charlottesville debut of a record-breaking comedy sensation. For more than 25 years, millions of audience members have been sucked into the ever-shifting comedic vortex of this uproarious tale of law and disorder, becoming armchair detectives tackling a murder above the Shear Madness unisex hairstyling salon. Thanks to up-to-the-minute improvisational humor, no two shows are ever the same, adding t... View More

Pick your Own Peaches at Chiles Orchard

Come pick your own peaches. Fresh is best! Open M-Sat 9A-6P, Sun 10A-5P. Ready-picked fruit is also available at the Farm Market. After picking enjoy our homemade fudge, fresh ice cream and homemade waffle cones, cider slushies, and cider donuts! “Like” Chiles Peach Orchard on Facebook! www.facebook.com/ChilesPeachOrchard

We are Tiwi

  • July 22, 2014 - August 24, 2014
  • Venue: Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum
  • Times: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Location: Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVa
  • Address: 400 Worrell Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911
  • Phone: 434-244-0234

This group exhibition brings together artists from Jilamara Arts and Crafts and Munupi Arts and Crafts, two art centers located roughly sixty miles north of Darwin off the northern coast of Australia. The carved and painted Pukumani poles from the forests of Bathurst and Melville Islands – the land of the Tiwi people – have inspired international collectors, curators and artists for a century or more. Tiwi culture, history and traditional stories are vividly expressed through lines, ... View More

WE ARE TIWI - Art from JLAMARA AND MUNUPI ARTISTS

  • July 22, 2014 - August 22, 2014
  • Venue: Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum
  • Times: 10am-4pm
  • Location: Kluge Ruhe Aboringinal Art Museum
  • Address: 400 Worrell Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911
  • Phone: 434-244-0234

WE ARE TIWI - May 30 - August 24, 2014 On May 30 the Kluge-Ruhe Collection will celebrate the opening of its newest exhibitions. We Are Tiwi is a series of works by acclaimed artists from Munupi Art Center & Jilamara Arts & Crafts in the remote Tiwi Islands off the northern coast of Australia. Also opening this month is a new exhibition of work from the Kluge-Ruhe Collection.  

Wintergreen Summer Music Festival

  • July 22, 2014 - August 03, 2014
  • Venue: Wintergreen Resort
  • Times: Times vary based on performance
  • Area: Regional - Nelson County
  • Address: 39 Mountain Inn Loop, Wintergreen, VA 22958

229 events and performances in 28 days! Check our website for daily schedules.

Charlottesville Restaurant Week

  • July 22, 2014 - July 26, 2014
  • Venue: Charlottesville Restaurant Week
  • Times: Daily, Contact Restaurants for times!
  • Location: Various Restaurants
  • Address: Charlottesville, Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • Phone: 434-817-2749 x 51

Eat like a king for just $16, $26 or $36 Saturday, July 19th - Saturday, July 26th The tables are set, and the three-course menus are fixed at many of the finest restaurants, as culinary enthusiasts prepare to please their palates without draining their wallets during our fair city's amazing semi-annual event, Restaurant Week. You can now make your Charlottesville Restaurant Week reservations with the click of button! Any Charlottesville Restaurant Week participants  th... View More

Heritage Theatre Festival

  • July 22, 2014 - August 02, 2014
  • Venue: Heritage Theatre Festival
  • Times: Various times & dates. Check website.
  • Location: Culbreth Theatre, Helms Theatre, Ruth Caplin Theatre
  • Area: University Area
  • Address: 109 Culbreth Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2446
  • Phone: 434-924-3376

Since 1974, the Heritage Theatre Festival has been in residence during the summer months as the University of Virginia's professional theatre. Leading directors, designers, technicians, and actors from across the country form the company each year to produce a season of musicals and plays.  The summer 2014 season includes, Throughly Modern Millie, Shear Madness, Avenue Q, One Man Two Guvnors, and An Evening with Groucho. No play performances on June 22, 23, 24, ... View More

Piano Concert III

  • July 22, 2014
  • Venue: Wintergreen Resort
  • Times: 7:30 PM
  • Area: Regional - Nelson County
  • Address: 39 Mountain Inn Loop, Wintergreen, VA 22958
  • Phone: 434-325-8292

Paulo Steinberg, piano Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in b minor, K. 27 (1739) Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in E Major, K. 531 (1757) Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 17 in d minor, Op. 31, No. 2 “Tempest” (1801-02) Franz Liszt: Études d’ex&eac... View More

Wednesday Jul 23, 2014

Art and Country

  • July 23, 2014 - June 30, 2015
  • Times: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Location: Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVa
  • Phone: 434-244-0234

Art and Country is a diverse selection of thirty-four works on canvas, paper and eucalyptus bark drawn from the Kluge-Ruhe’s permanent collection. The exhibition explores the range of ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists develop and maintain relationships with “country,” their homeland. Many artists represent features of the landscape to communicate their ongoing connection to their ancestral land and the Dreaming. Other artists raise awareness about the ... View More

Blackberries, Peaches, and Plums at Critzer Family Farm!

  • July 23, 2014 - August 01, 2014
  • Times: 8AM
  • Location: Critzer Family Farm
  • Address: 9388 Critzer Shop Road, Afton, VA 22920
  • Phone: 540-456-4772

Blackberries, Peaches, and Plums at Critzer Family Farm! Open Monday- Saturday 8AM to 5PM. Specials on flowers and hanging baskets. Also available: fresh vegetables, plants for your vegetable garden, and jams and jellies. Don't forget the Homemade Ice Cream!

Blackberry Season at Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery

  • July 23, 2014 - August 10, 2014
  • Venue: Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery
  • Times: 9AM to 5PM
  • Address: 2800 Berry Hill Road, Nellysford, VA 22958
  • Phone: 434-361-1266

 Blackberry Season at Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery.  Pick your own blackberries.  Extended hours for blackberry season 9AM to 5PM daily.  Route 612 (off Route 151)  434-361-1266.

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

  • July 23, 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

Heritage Theatre Festival - Avenue Q

  • July 23, 2014 - August 02, 2014
  • Times: Evenings at 8pm; Saturday Matinee at 2pm
  • Location: Ruth Caplin Theatre
  • Area: University Area

From one of the authors of The Book of Mormon, and in the same irreverent and sometimes offensive spirit, this puppet-powered musical is a timeless look at the follies and foibles of young adulthood. Recent college grad, Princeton, searches for his purpose in life in his new home on Avenue Q (he couldn't afford Avenue A, so he kept going). There, he is surrounded by a (literally) colorful group of neighbors who offer new insights to the challenges of making your way in the modern world. The sh... View More

Heritage Theatre Festival - Shear Madness

  • July 23, 2014 - July 26, 2014
  • Venue: Heritage Theatre Festival
  • Times: Evenings at 7:45pm; Saturday Matinee at 2pm
  • Location: Helms Theatre
  • Area: University Area
  • Address: 109 Culbreth Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2446
  • Phone: 434-924-3376

Looking for an evening where the scissors are sharp and the comedy is sharper? Get ready for the Charlottesville debut of a record-breaking comedy sensation. For more than 25 years, millions of audience members have been sucked into the ever-shifting comedic vortex of this uproarious tale of law and disorder, becoming armchair detectives tackling a murder above the Shear Madness unisex hairstyling salon. Thanks to up-to-the-minute improvisational humor, no two shows are ever the same, adding t... View More

Pick your Own Peaches at Chiles Orchard

Come pick your own peaches. Fresh is best! Open M-Sat 9A-6P, Sun 10A-5P. Ready-picked fruit is also available at the Farm Market. After picking enjoy our homemade fudge, fresh ice cream and homemade waffle cones, cider slushies, and cider donuts! “Like” Chiles Peach Orchard on Facebook! www.facebook.com/ChilesPeachOrchard

Rock N' Ridgeview

  • July 23, 2014 - August 13, 2014
  • Times: 6:00 - 8:00pm
  • Location: Ridgeview Park
  • Address: 700 S. Magnolia Ave., Waynesboro, VA 22980
  • Phone: 540-942-6735

Grab a blanket & meet up with family and friends on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm at the amphitheater, where good music comes naturally This FREE music series is sure to have you shake, rattle n’ rolling. Food and drinks will be available for purchase July 23 – Bootsie Daniels Band (Soul/ R & B) July 30 – Bryan Elijah Smith (Americana) August 6 – Everyday People (Funk/ Soul/ Blues) August 13 – The Band Woodson (Bluesy Rock)

The Clientele

  • July 23, 2014
  • Venue: Southern Cafe and Music Hall
  • Times: Doors 8pm; Show 8:30pm
  • Location: Southern Cafe
  • Address: 103 S 1st. St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Phone: 800-594-8499

Suburban Light was meant to be a complicated, high-production affair rendered in a major studio. From 1997 until 2000, The Clientele had released a sterling string of 7" singles on several labels-Pointy and Fierce Panda, Elefant and Johnny Kane. These songs were demos, preparations for the smash they knew they'd doubtlessly make. When it finally came time to record that debut, the four post-graduate friends entered expensive studios during off hours. Instead of finding their sound, though... View More

Total Joint Surgery Information Class (Free)

  • July 23, 2014 - November 26, 2014
  • Times: Total Joint Surgery Class (Free)
  • Location: Pantops Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy
  • Address: 1490 Pantops Mountain Place, Suite 202, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Are you ready for a total joint surgery? Come learn about the surgery, pre-surgical rehab, post-surgical rehab, and safety. James Collins, PT CSCS has +15 years experience in treating patients with degeneration and arthritis. Join us for this free informational session. Call Pantops Physical Therapy (434) 245-6472 to reserve your spot. Space is limited. Class is held on the last Wednesday of the month. Time is 5:00pm

We are Tiwi

  • July 23, 2014 - August 24, 2014
  • Venue: Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum
  • Times: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Location: Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVa
  • Address: 400 Worrell Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911
  • Phone: 434-244-0234

This group exhibition brings together artists from Jilamara Arts and Crafts and Munupi Arts and Crafts, two art centers located roughly sixty miles north of Darwin off the northern coast of Australia. The carved and painted Pukumani poles from the forests of Bathurst and Melville Islands – the land of the Tiwi people – have inspired international collectors, curators and artists for a century or more. Tiwi culture, history and traditional stories are vividly expressed through lines, ... View More

WE ARE TIWI - Art from JLAMARA AND MUNUPI ARTISTS

  • July 23, 2014 - August 22, 2014
  • Venue: Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum
  • Times: 10am-4pm
  • Location: Kluge Ruhe Aboringinal Art Museum
  • Address: 400 Worrell Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911
  • Phone: 434-244-0234

WE ARE TIWI - May 30 - August 24, 2014 On May 30 the Kluge-Ruhe Collection will celebrate the opening of its newest exhibitions. We Are Tiwi is a series of works by acclaimed artists from Munupi Art Center & Jilamara Arts & Crafts in the remote Tiwi Islands off the northern coast of Australia. Also opening this month is a new exhibition of work from the Kluge-Ruhe Collection.  

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