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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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Monday Apr 21, 2014

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

  • April 21, 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

Digitalis

  • April 21, 2014
  • Times: 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Location: Old Cabell Hall
  • Phone: 434-924-3052

The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents Digitalis 2014 on Monday, April 21st at 8pm in Old Cabell Hall. Digitalis, the annual computer music festival at UVA, is brought to you by the Virginia Center for Computer Music and the University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music. This free concert of experimental work for sound and visual media features premiers by undergraduate and graduate students in Composition and Computer Technologies. These adventurous concerts invi... View More

Foodies over Fifty at Clifton

  • April 21, 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 21, 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

New Madrid and Walking Shapes

  • April 21, 2014
  • Venue: Southern Cafe and Music Hall
  • Times: Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm
  • Address: 103 S 1st. Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Phone: 434-977-5590

About New Madrid: From the southern wilds of Athens, GA comes young four-piece, New Madrid. Their music is a dynamic mixture of underwater-psych-rock that engages the listener in fully textured aural landscapes, both on record and live. Their acclaimed 2012 independent debut, Yardboat - engineered by David Barbe (Deerhunter, Drive-By Truckers) at Chase Park Transduction- displayed the band's inherent talents and introduces a distinctive sound budding with sonic energy. In their ever-thriving mus... View More

UVa Earth Week 2014: One HellUVa Planet

  • April 21, 2014 - April 23, 2014
  • Times: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Location: Various

Earth Week aims to unite UVa students in a week-long promotion of environmental consciousness leading up to Earth Day, April 22nd. Our mission is to involve as many organizations as possible on a student, local, and global level in order to create a maximum impact on the awareness and enactment of sustainability.

Tuesday Apr 22, 2014

A Night of Percussion

  • April 22, 2014
  • Times: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location: Old Cabell Hall
  • Phone: 434-924-3052

The University of Virginia's McIntire Department of Music presents "A Night of Percussion," featuring the U.Va. Percussion Ensemble, directed by I-Jen Fang on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in Old Cabell Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. Talented UVA percussion students perform a wide variety of literature from classical transcriptions to contemporary compositions and perform with UVA music faculty and special guest artists. Past guest artists have included Michael Schutz, Jos... View More

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

  • April 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

Foodies over Fifty at Clifton

  • April 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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.

TYCHO

  • April 22, 2014
  • Venue: Jefferson Theater
  • Times: Doors 7pm; Show 8pm
  • Location: Jefferson Theater
  • Address: 110 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Phone: 800-594-8499

For nearly a decade, Tycho has been known as the musical alias of Scott Hansen, but with the release of Awake - his second LP for Ghostly International - the solo project has evolved into a three-piece band. Reaching an entire new realm of sonic possibilities this time out, Awake is situated in the present, reaching Hansen's vision of Tycho like never before. "This is, in many ways, the first true Tycho record."

UVa Earth Week 2014: One HellUVa Planet

  • April 22, 2014 - April 23, 2014
  • Times: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Location: Various

Earth Week aims to unite UVa students in a week-long promotion of environmental consciousness leading up to Earth Day, April 22nd. Our mission is to involve as many organizations as possible on a student, local, and global level in order to create a maximum impact on the awareness and enactment of sustainability.

William Fitzsimmons w/ Leif Vollebekk

  • April 22, 2014
  • Venue: Southern Cafe and Music Hall
  • Times: 8PM doors, 8:30PM show
  • Address: 103 S 1st. St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Phone: 434-977-5590

Growing up with two blind parents, sound became extremely important in communicating and relating to one another. After growing up around music, he set it aside to pursue his education. William received his masters in counseling and worked as a psychotherapist for several years before turning to songwriting. He truly writes the kind of songs that most songwriters dream about; brilliant, heavy, complex and intensely personal…the songs are nothing short of breathtaking. Lions is a musical ... View More

Yappy Hour at Clifton

  • April 22, 2014 - October 01, 2014
  • Venue: Clifton Inn
  • Times: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Address: 1296 Clifton Inn Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911
  • Phone: 434-971-1800

Clifton has gone to the dogs! Bring your four legged companion to Clifton for Yappy Hour! Join us on our Terrace where you can both meet and greet, play and walk our trails on our 100 acre property.** Select beer and wines are $5 each along with complimentary homemade Clifton dog treats and a amuse bouche for the owners. Enjoy our special Yappy Hour Tasting Menu with 10-12 courses, 50% off for $75 per person. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Caring for Creatures. For more details please... View More

Celebrate Earth Day at Wild Wolf Brewing Company

Celebrate Earth Day at Wild Wolf Brewing Company. 11AM to 10PM  Details to be announced. 434-361-0088

Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

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

  • April 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

Dan Croll with Panama Wedding

Dan Croll is a fabulous new solo artist with enough facets for a whole band. He’s the electro boy with links to the folkie scene (Communion Records included one of his tracks on their recent New Faces compilation), a multi-instrumentalist whose songwriting prowess has impressed everyone from former Beatles to legends in the world of fashion and design. He started 2012 with one of his demos (Marion) as a Q Essential Download and another (Home) picked up by Steve Lamaq on 6 Music and ended i... View More

Foodies over Fifty at Clifton

  • April 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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.

Total Joint Surgery Information Class (Free)

  • April 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

UVa Earth Week 2014: One HellUVa Planet

  • April 23, 2014
  • Times: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Location: Various

Earth Week aims to unite UVa students in a week-long promotion of environmental consciousness leading up to Earth Day, April 22nd. Our mission is to involve as many organizations as possible on a student, local, and global level in order to create a maximum impact on the awareness and enactment of sustainability.

Yappy Hour at Clifton

  • April 23, 2014 - October 01, 2014
  • Venue: Clifton Inn
  • Times: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Address: 1296 Clifton Inn Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911
  • Phone: 434-971-1800

Clifton has gone to the dogs! Bring your four legged companion to Clifton for Yappy Hour! Join us on our Terrace where you can both meet and greet, play and walk our trails on our 100 acre property.** Select beer and wines are $5 each along with complimentary homemade Clifton dog treats and a amuse bouche for the owners. Enjoy our special Yappy Hour Tasting Menu with 10-12 courses, 50% off for $75 per person. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Caring for Creatures. For more details please... View More

A Flea In Her Ear

  • April 23, 2014
  • Times: 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Location: Ruth Caplin Theatre
  • Address: 109 Culbreth Road, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
  • Phone: 434-924-3326

A Flea In Her Ear by Georges Feydeau Translated by John Mortimer Directed by Colleen Kelly The setting is Paris, at the dawn of the 20th Century. A suspicious wife sets the farcical wheels in motion for a wild comedic ride that features mistaken identities, narrow escapes, secret rendezvous, crazy coincidences and little lies that grow bigger by the minute. Before long, everyone is drawn into the comedic vortex and it’s hard to imagine how the truth will ever re-emerge! Cost:$14.00 Ad... View More

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