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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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Sunday Apr 20, 2014

Baseball vs. UNC

  • April 20, 2014
  • Venue: Davenport Field
  • Times: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Davenport Field
  • Address: 434 Lannigan Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22904
  • Phone: 434-924-8821 or 800-542-UVa1

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

  • April 20, 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

Easter Brunch

  • April 20, 2014
  • Venue: TJ's Tavern & Dining Room
  • Times: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Address: 990 Hilton Heights Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901
  • Phone: 434-964-4467

Join us Easter Sunday for brunch. Enjoy a visit with the Easter Bunny, picture coloring & treats for the kids! Adults $39.00, Children 4 - 11 $12.95, 3 & Under Free For Reservations Call TJ’s Tavern & Dining Room 434-529-8400 or visit us online at tjstaverncville.com Located inside the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Charlottesville

Easter Bunny, Egg Hunt and Crepes at DelFosse Vineyards and Winery

  • April 20, 2014
  • Venue: DelFosse Winery
  • Times: 12PM to 5PM
  • Address: 500 DelFosse Winery Lane, Faber, Virginia 22938

Easter Bunny, Egg Hunt and Crepes at DelFosse Vineyards and Winery. 12Noon to 5PM. Come and celebrate Easter with French crepes 1PM to 5PM. Free pictures with the Easter Bunny at 12Noon and Easter egg hunt. Live music, sangria and DelFosse wine for the adults. Select from a menu of five to eight savory and sweet crepes available for purchase. Wine by the glass or bottle available for purchase. Reservations are not required but we would appreciate knowing if you are planning to join us. 434-263... View More

Foodies over Fifty at Clifton

  • April 20, 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.

Hatton Ferry

  • April 20, 2014 - October 26, 2014
  • Venue: Hatton Ferry
  • Times: Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm / Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Address: 10120 Hatton Ferry Road, Scottsville, VA 24590
  • Phone: 434-296-1492

The Hatton Ferry will commence its 2014 operating season Saturday April 19. Come take a ride on the Hatton Ferry, a historic ferry across the James River and the only poled ferry still operating in the United States. The Hatton Ferry operates free of charge; donations appreciated as the operation of the ferry relies solely on donations given to ride the ferry and from the kind generosity of other supporters. Under ideal conditions, a round-trip crossing takes about 30-45 minutes. No more than tw... View More

having-been-there by Nici Cumpston

  • April 20, 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

Iconography in Oakwood Cemetery

  • April 20, 2014 - April 27, 2014
  • Times: 3:00 pm
  • Location: Oakwood Cemetery
  • Address: 1st Street S and Elliot Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Phone: 434-296-1492

Cemeteries are virtual encyclopedias of symbolism. Engravings on tombstones, mausoleums and memorials tell us just about everything there is to know about a person- date of birth and death as well as religion, ethnicity, occupation, community interests, and much more. Join ACHS for a tour through Oakwood Cemetery to learn about the language of cemetery symbols. Tour begins at the entrance on 1st Street S and Elliot Ave.Cost is $5/person. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.albemarlehis... View More

Joseph Cornell and Surrealism

  • April 20, 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 20, 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 Easter Set with Jacob Allen live at Wild Wolf

Jacob Allen live 2PM to 5PM at Wild Wolf Brewing Company. 434-361-0088.

UVa Earth Week 2014: One HellUVa Planet

  • April 20, 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.

Easter Brunch at Blue Mountain Brewery

  • April 20, 2014
  • Venue: Blue Mountain Brewery
  • Times: 11AM to 2PM
  • Address: 9519 Critzers Shop Road, Afton, VA 22920
  • Phone: 540-456-8020

Easter Brunch at Blue Mountain Brewery. Easter Brunch specials and full regular menu available. No reservations required.  11AM to 2PM.   540-456-8020

Easter Brunch at Clifton

  • April 20, 2014
  • Venue: Clifton Inn
  • Times: 11am-4:30pm
  • Address: 1296 Clifton Inn Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911
  • Phone: 434-971-1800

Adults $50 and Kids under 12, $25 Join us for Easter Brunch at Clifton! Enjoy a relaxing and delicious brunch from 11am to 4pm on Easter Sunday. Bring the kids at 1:30pm for a Easter Egg Hunt around the blooming grounds. The menu includes 3 courses with 3 delicious choices each and you can see the full menu on our website. Stay with us for a Spring Getaway with room rates starting at $199 and up.

Easter Celebration at Wintergreen Resort

  • April 20, 2014
  • Venue: Wintergreen Resort
  • Times: 10AM
  • Address: 39 Mountain Inn Loop, Wintergreen, VA 22958
  • Phone: 434-325-2200

Easter Celebration at Wintergreen Resort. 10AM to 5PM.  Bring the family to Wintergreen Resort during Easter for our annual egg-stravganza! It's an entire weekend of festivities, with a traditional Easter egg hunt and Easter bonnet parade, craft workshops and egg decorating. Create a new tradition with Easter Sunday brunch at The Copper Mine restaurant. 434-325-2200

Easter Champagne Brunch at The Mark Addy

  • April 20, 2014
  • Times: 11AM
  • Location: The Mark Addy
  • Address: 56 Rodes Farm Drive, Nellysford, Virginia 22958

Easter Champagne Brunch at The Mark Addy. We have created a special menu for this meal. Seatings at 11AM, 1PM, and 3PM. Fee. Reservations required. 434-361-1101

Easter Sunday at Wild Wolf Brewing Company

Easter Food & Drink Special at Wild Wolf Brewing Company.  11AM to 10PM.Holiday menu additions to be announced. 

Easter Sunday Winemaker’s Brunch at Veritas

  • April 20, 2014
  • Venue: Veritas Vineyard & Winery
  • Times: 12 Noon
  • Address: 151 Veritas Lane, Afton, VA 22920
  • Phone: 540-456-8000

Easter Brunch at Veritas Winery 12PM to 3PM.  Celebrate the holiday with a Four Course wine-paired Brunch. Reservations required.  540-456-8000 (Ext. 107)

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.

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