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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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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

Baseball vs. Richmond

  • April 23, 2014
  • Venue: Davenport Field
  • Times: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Davenport Field
  • Address: 434 Lannigan Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22904
  • Phone: 434-924-8821 or 800-542-UVa1

Open Jam at Rapunzel's

  • April 23, 2014 - April 30, 2014
  • Times: 6:30PM to 9:30PM
  • Location: Rapunzel's
  • Address: 924 Front Street, Lovingston, Virginia 22949

Open Jam 6:30PM to 9:30PM at Rapunzel’s. Free.   434-263-6660

The Benefits of “The Simple Herb” Workshop at Pharsalia

  • April 23, 2014
  • Times: 10AM to 1:30PM
  • Location: Pharsalia
  • Address: 2333 Pharsalia Road, Tyro, Virginia 22976
  • Phone: 434-277-5231

The Benefits of “The Simple Herb” Workshop at Pharsalia with Rachel Deddens.10AM to 1:30PM. Pharmacopeia was a knowledge of herbs handed down through the ages. This workshop will be a celebration of historical herbal uses, both culinary and medicinal, through exploration of early cookbook writers such as Eliza Smith, Hannah Glasse, Mary Randolph, Robert Roberts and others. We will bring history to the present by having an opportunity to make our own soap from the recipe, “To Pr... View More

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.

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

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