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Of Montreal - October 2, Thursday
The Jefferson Theater.
The Jefferson Theater.  8pm doors, 9pm show.  $16-$18.  Email: info@jeffersontheater.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
UVA Marching Band Open Rehearsal - October 3 & 24, Fridays
University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music.
Bring a picnic and watch the UVA Cavalier Marching Band as they prepare for their halftime show. The rehearsal is free and open to the public. Parking is available at Culbreth Road Parking Garage, the Emmet / Ivy Parking Garage, and the Central Grounds Parking Garage. There is limited street parking on University Avenue. Carr's Hill Field.  Directions: on the corner of Emmett and Ivy Roads.  6:30pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
Oktoberfest - October 4, Saturday
Frontier Culture Museum.
Bring the whole family to enjoy games on the museum's German farm, traditional food and music. Adults can visit the Beer Garden in the Cochran Pavilion. Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton.  Directions: Take I-64 West toward Staunton, then I-81 North, exit 222 and follow signs.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-7850. 
 
Lewis & Clark Butterfly Festival - October 4, Saturday
Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center.
Wooden boat rides in the Rivanna River nearby, guided trail walks and activities including making an egg carton caterpillar, creating your own Monarch butterfly mask, and doing butterfly sculptures. Small fee for some activities. The New Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center at Darden Towe Park.  Directions: Take a left in the park and keep staying left until you go up a hill. Parking is near the Center..  10am-3pm.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Alexandria Searls.  Email: alexandriasearls@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 996-7282. 
 
Old Farm Day at Pleasant Grove - October 4, Saturday
Fluvanna Historical Society.
Celebrate the region's farming heritage with antique farm equipment, antique cars, arts & crafts, children's activities, demonstrations & exhibits, contests, entertainment and food. Pleasant Grove.  Directions: Rt. 54, Palmyra, VA.  9am-4pm.  $5/adults & teens, free for children 12 & under with paying adult.  All ages welcome.  Email: oldfarmday@hotmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 589-9405. 
 
Latin Ballet of Virginia's Fiesta Del Sol - October 4, Saturday
PVCC.
Experience the rhythms of HIspanic cultures and Latin dance styles in this performance for the entire family. V. Earl Dickinson Building, Piedmont Virginia Community College.  7:30pm.  $15/adults, $10/seniors & students.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 961-5374. 
 
Family Fun Day at DuCard Vineyards - October 4, Saturday
DuCard Vineyards.
Games and special events for the kids! Local food available for purchase too. No cover charge. DuCard Vineyards.  Directions: 40 Gibson Hollow Lane, Etlan.  12-6pm.  Email: scott@ducardvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4206. 
 
Foxygen - October 4, Saturday
The Jefferson Theater.
The Jefferson Theater.  8pm doors, 9pm show.  $16-$18.  Email: info@jeffersontheater.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
Fall Fiber Festival and Sheep Dog Trials - October 4 & 5, Saturday & Sunday
Montpelier.
This celebration of rural life includes kids' and adults' workshops, shearing demonstrations, border collies herding sheep, craft vendors, food and music. Montpelier.  Directions: 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station.  10am-5pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.  $5 adults, children under 16 free.  All ages welcome.  Email: fallfiberfestival@gmail.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
State Fair of Virginia - September 26-October 5
State Fair of Virginia.
Come see Virginia's finest animals and agriculture, exhibits and shows, music, arts and crafts, blue ribbon competitions and more! The Meadow Event Park, Doswell, Caroline County.  Directions: I-95 exit 98 next to Kings Dominion.  see website for event times.  $Ticket prices vary; check website.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-994-2800 . 
 
Meet the Team Day - October 5, Sunday
UVA.
The UVA men's basketball, women's basketball and wrestling team will hold a Meet the Team event and open house. Fans will have an opportunity to meet the players and tour the practice court, locker rooms, weight room, a luxury suite and the video services office at John Paul Jones Arena. John Paul Jones Arena.  4-5:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-8821. 
 
6th Annual Cadillac Cup Polo Match - October 5, Sunday
Polo players from the UVA Men's national championship team and players from around the world match for charity. Reception and luncheon as well. Virginia Polo Center.  12-5pm.  $100 for tailgate space and two tickets, see website for other events.  Email: info@cadillaccuppolo.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-280-7276. 
 
The Adventures of Robin Hood - October 5, Sunday
The Paramount Theater.
A silly and unexpected take by internationally acclaimed Visible Fictions. Two actors play all the roles. Recommended for ages 8 and older. The Paramount Theater.  4pm.  $8.50 youth, $12.50 adult.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
Picasso, Lydia and Friends II - September 5 - October 5
Les Yeux du Monde.
841 Wolf Trap Rd.  Thurs-Sundays 1-5pm and by appt.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-5566. 
 
Cider Celebration SPCA Fundraiser - October 5, Sunday
Fluvanna SPCA.
A benefit for the Fluvanna SPCA featuring silent auction, food, adoptable pets and family fun events. Castle Hill Ciderworks.  Directions: 6065 Turkey Sag Rd, Keswick.  1-4pm.  $15 advance, $20 at the door.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 591-0123. 
 
Paradosio - October 8, Wednesday
The Jefferson Theater.
The Jefferson Theater.  8pm doors, 9pm show.  $17-$20.  Email: info@jeffersontheater.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
The Working Effective - October 8, Wednesday
The Jefferson Theater.
Charlottesville-based singer/songwriter Justin Storer fronts this indie-folk americana quintet. The Jefferson Theater.  8:30pm.  $5-7.  Email: info@jeffersontheater.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
Old 97's - October 9, Thursday
The Jefferson Theater.
The Jefferson Theater.  7pm doors, 8pm show.  $18-$20.  Email: info@jeffersontheater.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
NBC's Last Comic Standing Live Tour - October 10, Friday
The Paramount Theater.
America's funniest new comedians will be performing live. The performance will feature the top performers from Season 8. The Paramount Theater.  Directions: 215 East Main Street.  $24.50-$49.50.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
UVA Archaeology Fair - October 11, Saturday
University of Virginia.
Meet and greet with local field archaeologists, simulated dig, artifact making, scavenger hunt, face-painting, gallery tours, interactive computer visualizations, story-telling by Peter Jones (Tell us a Tale, WTJU 91.1 FM) and more! Free and open to the public, free parking. UVA Main Grounds.  11am-5pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
Apple Day at Pharsalia - October 11, Saturday
Pharsalia.
Apple talks and demonstrations, cider pressing, apple butter making, apple treats, manor house tours and more. 2333 Pharsalia Rd, Tyro.  10am-4pm.  $5, children under 6 free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 277-5231. 
 
Massanutten Fall Festival - October 11, Saturday
Massanutten Resort.
Enjoy over 50 arts and crafts vendors, live music, food vendors, chairlift rides, kids' activities, wine tasting and more! Massanutten Resort.  Directions: 1822 Resort Drive, McGayesville.  11am-5pm.  Email: marketing@massresort.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-207-MASS. 
 
Apple Harvest 5K Trail Run - October 11, Saturday
Monticello Boy Scouts.
This is a 5k trail run along the wooded trails beside the Rivanna River and Heritage Trail in Fluvanna County. The run is open to children and adults of all ages. Participants will receive a wicking shirt and post race snacks. Pleasant Grove, Fluvanna Co..  Directions: Take I-64 east, Take the Zion Crossroads Exit, turn right on Rt. 15, continue to Palmyra, Turn right on Rt. 53, go for about 1 mile- the park is on the right, Look for the signs..  $20.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Randy Seelye.  Email: Currow1@embarqmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 989-4342. 
 
MET Opera Live: Macbeth - October 11, Saturday
The Paramount Theater.
The Paramount Theater.  12:55pm.  $18-$24.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
MET Opera Live: The Marriage of Figaro - October 18, Saturday
The Paramount Theater.
Mozart's masterpiece. The Paramount Theater.  12:55pm.  $18-$24.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
Rockfish Gap Bluegrass - October 11, Saturday
Keswick Vineyards.
Pour some wine, relax and listen to the feel good tunes of these talented local musicians. Keswick Vineyards.  12-3pm.  $Free.  Contact: Karen.  Email: tastingroom@keswickvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-3341. 
 
5k Trails Race - October 11, Saturday
Crozet Trails Crew.
Run, jog, walk this unique 5k to benefit future trails in Crozet. Admission to Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival included. Claudius Crozet Park.  8:30am.  $20-$25.  Email: jessica@crozettrailscrew.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
8TH ANNUAL CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL AND CHOCOLATE CHASE 5-K RUN/WALK - October 11, Saturday
First United Methodist Church.
Enjoy a day of chocolate indulgence, great music, and family fun. Chocolate Chase 5K Run/Walk, Kids for Kids half-mile race, chocolate vendors, musical entertainment, children's activities, silent auction, and games for all ages. Proceeds benefit local, national and international charities. Lee Park, Downtown Charlottesville.  8:15am-2pm.  $20 for Chocolate Chase.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Jeanne Stanborough.  Email: naturelover10@comcast.net. For details, please click this link. 
 
Charlottesville Ballet's Mainstage One Performance - October 11, Saturday
Charlottesville Ballet.
Charlottesville Ballet's professional company presents an eclectic afternoon of dance featuring classical favorites and new commissioned works. PVCC's V. Earl Dickinson Building.  Directions: 501 College Drive.  2pm.  $15-$20.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 227-7592. 
 
Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival - October 11 & 12, Saturday & Sunday
Claudius Crozet Park.
A popular and fun family outing of live music, entertainment, wine tasting, children's activities and painting classes, food and artists and crafters showcasing their work in a wide variety of mediums for sale. Everything from pottery to puppets! Free parking. No pets permitted. Claudius Crozet Park.  10am-5:30pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday.  $6 adults, free for under 12.  Email: crozetartfestival@gmail.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
Virginia Wine & Garlic Festival - October 11-12, Saturday-Sunday
Rebec Vineyards.
Wine tasting, gourmet foods, artwork, crafts and live music, a petting zoo and inflatable bounce for the kids. Rebec Vineyards, Amherst.  Directions: 2229 North Amherst Highway, off Route 29 between Lynchburg and Charlottesville, 5 miles north of Amherst.  10am-5pm.  $15-$30, children 12 and under free.  All ages welcome.  Email: winery@rebecwinery.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 946-5168. 
 
Fall Classic Half Marathon & 10K - October 12, Sunday
Bad to the Bone Endurance Sports.
Tour some of the most scenic areas of Charlottesville, Virginia during peak fall foliage. The course travels many of Charlottesville's older neighborhoods and, for 2 miles, follows the beautiful Rivanna river paved footpath. Historic Downtown Mall.  7am.  $Various costs.  Email: francesca@badtothebone.biz. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 218-0402. 
 
Fall Foliage Festival Art Show - October 11-12, Saturday-Sunday
Shenandoah Valley Art Center.
Each October the streets of downtown Waynesboro are transformed into an impressive showcase of 150 fine artists featuring paintings, jewelry, glass, pottery, sculpture and more! Downtown Waynesboro.  10am-5pm Saturday, 12-5pm Sunday.  $free admission and parking.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-466-0850. 
 
P. Buckley Moss Barn Show - October 10-12, Friday-Sunday
Pat will be at her home, The Barn, to meet her collectors and personalize prints 11 am to 5 pm each day. You are invited to bring two previously purchased Moss prints or paintings to the Barn for personalization. In addition, all prints or paintings that are purchased at the Waynesboro gallery during these three days can be personalized. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-430-1320. 
 
Martha's Market - October 10-12, Friday-Sunday
The Women's Committee of Martha Jefferson Hospital & Wells Fargo.
The 21st annual Martha's Market will feature more than 75 boutiques from across the country, turning the John Paul Jones Arena into a unique marketplace. 15% of every sale goes to support women's healthcare in central Virginia. John Paul Jones Arena.  Friday 9:30am-7pm; Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-4pm.  $10 allows unlimited admission.  Contact: MJH Foundation/Lauri Wilson.  Email: LTWILSON@sentara.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 654-8173. 
 
51st Annual Parade of Homes - October 4-5 and 11-12
Visit area homes to see the latest in building innovations. 12-5pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
The Festy Experience - October 10-12, Friday-Sunday
Cerberus Productions, The Artist Farm, The Infamous Stringdusters and Devils Backbone Brewing Co..
Camp out for the weekend and enjoy outdoor activities, local food & beer and a great lineup of music including the Infamous Stringdusters and more. Non-camping tickets are also available. Devils Backbone Brewing Company.  Directions: Nelson County.  Email: info@thefesty.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 220-4000. 
 
TOM TALK: Gabriele Rausse "Thomas Jefferson and the Culture of the Earth" - October 7 & 15
Monticello.
Director of Gardens and Grounds and a Virginia winemaker, Rausse leads this program in Monticello's newest vineyard on Montalto overlooking Jefferson's home. Outdoor wine and cheese reception. Monticello.  6-7:30pm.  $55.  Email: info@monticello.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9880. 
 
Bingo Night - October 15, Saturday
Scottsville Lions Club.
Bingo, prizes and proceeds go towards eyeglasses and hearing aids for those who can't afford them. Scottsville United Methodist Church.  7pm. 
 
Haunted Henricus: Things That Go Bump in the Night - October 16-17, Thursday-Friday
Henricus Historical Park.
Sit by the fireside and listen to European stories early colonists told as they recounted tales from their homeland. Capture the essence of what a Colonist felt between 1607-1622 in a strange new land surrounded by danger, darkness and uncertain peril. The harvest is in, the nights grow longer and danger lurks in the shadows. Ages 6 and older. Henricus Historical Park.  Directions: 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester.  7-9pm.  $8 adults, $6 youth ages 6-12.  Email: henricus1611@aol.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-748-1611. 
 
Eric Church - October 16, Thursday
John Paul Jones Arena.
Hailed as a top entertainer by The New York Times, Rolling Stone, SPIN Magazine, and more, Church will bring his rip-roaring attitude when he performs. John Paul Jones Arena.  7pm.  $39.50-$59.50.  Email: johnpauljonesarenainfo@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3537. 
 
BoomBox - October 16, Thursday
The Jefferson Theater.
The Jefferson Theater.  8pm doors, 9pm show.  $13-$15.  Email: info@jeffersontheater.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
Dinner and Music at Grelen Nursery - October 2 & 16, Thursdays
Grelen Nursery.
The Market is open late with a buffet grill, cheese plates and live music on the patio. Grelen Nursery.  Directions: 15111 Yager Road, Somerset.  5pm.  Email: questions@grelennursery.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-7268. 
 
Mamadout Diabate Malian Kora Concert - October 17, Friday
UVa McIntire Department of Music.
Mamadou Diabat is a renowned musician representing the Mand tradition of West Africa. He comes from an illustrious family of hereditary musicians (jeliw) in Mali, who trace their lineage back to the founding of the Mande Empire in the 13th century. Mamadou is a kora (21-string West African harp) player and vocalist. In 2010, he was awarded a Grammy for his solo album. Same day 3:30pm lecture and demonstration. Old Cabell Hall, UVa.  8pm.  $10, $5 students.  Contact: UVA McIntire Department of Music.  Email: music@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3984. 
 
Archaeology Open House - October 17-18, Friday-Saturday
Monticello.
Celebrate Virginia Archaeology Month with an open house featuring displays and exhibits on recent discoveries in the field and lab, as well as walking tours of the vanished landscape. Monticello Visitors Center.  10am-4pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9800. 
 
Stop Making Sense - October 17, Friday
PVCC's Student Art Club.
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this concert film about rock group The Talking Heads. PVCC, Earl V. Dickinson Performing Arts Center.  7:30pm.  $Free.  Email: boxoffice@pvcc.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 961-5376. 
 
Tune-Yards - October 17, Friday
The Jefferson Theater.
The Jefferson Theater.  7pm doors, 8pm show.  $19-$21.  Email: info@jeffersontheater.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
Erin & The Wildfire Sunset Concert at Keswick Vineyards - October 17, Friday
We are excited to be continuing our Friday Night Sunset Concert Series with an awesome performance by Erin & The Wildfire! Bring a chair, a blanket, or come early and grab a table and dance the night away as the sun sets over the vineyard. Food will be available for purchase from Black Jack's Mobile Soul Food Kitchen. You are always welcome to bring your own picnics as well; however, no outside alcohol is permitted. Keswick Vineyards.  5-8pm.  Contact: Karen.  Email: tastingroom@keswickvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-3341. 
 
Julian Casablancas + The Voidz - October 18, Saturday
The Jefferson Theater.
The Jefferson Theater.  7pm doors, 8pm show.  $25-$30.  Email: info@jeffersontheater.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
Apple Butter Makin' Festival - October 4 & 18, Saturdays
Silver Creek & Seamans' Orchard.
Watch apple butter being made the old-fashioned way! Enjoy live bluegrass music while kids pick pumpkins, play games, create crafts, explore the corn maze and visit with the clown. Silver Creek & Seamans' Orchard.  Directions: 5529 Crabtree Falls Highway, Tyro.  10am-4:30pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 277-5824. 
 
Sleepy Brother - October 18, Saturday
Keswick Vineyards.
Good Eats and Good Beats at Keswick Vineyards! Music by Sleepy Brother and food truck service by Mosaic Edibles. Keswick Vineyards.  12-3pm.  $Free.  Contact: Karen.  Email: tastingroom@keswickvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-3341. 
 
Crozet Spirit Walk and Fall Festival - October 17-18, Friday-Saturday
The Field School of Charlottesville.
On a short bus ride and return walking trail, guests are introduced to famous friends who share their history of our community. The tour ends at the Field School where hot apple cider, donuts, baked goods, and the Field Schools famous home-made apple butter are available for purchase. The Field School, Crozet.  6:30-9pm.  $10 for adults, kids under 16 are free.  Contact: Leah Daniel.  Email: lud8a@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 409-1166. 
 
Apple Tasting - October 18, Saturday
Monticello.
Supermarkets today provide only a limited sample of the thousands of apple varieties once available to 19th-century fruit lovers. Participants will taste, savor and rate each apple in this program. Tufton Farm.  Directions: 1293 Milton Rd.  9:30-11:30am.  $24.  Email: info@monticello.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9822. 
 
"Fall Color" Walk & Talk - October 18, Saturday
The Market at Grelen.
With 600 acres of land, there are many wonderful areas to explore. Dan will discuss fall color and Q&A is encouraged. Typically 3-4 miles of walking, for ages 9 and up. 15091 Yager Rd, Somerset.  10am.  $10.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-7268. 
 
Heart Walk - October 18, Saturday
American Heart Association.
Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart Walk creates an environment that's fun and rewarding for the entire family. UVA Research Park.  9am.  $Free; walkers eligible for t-shirt after raising $100.  Contact: Payton Mallonee.  Email: charlottesvilleheartwalk@heart.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-965-6587. 
 
Reel Rock Film Tour: Valley Uprising - October 18, Saturday
The Paramount Theater.
The greatest untold story of American counterculture is that of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. This film tells the tale of half a century of struggles against the laws of gravity and the laws of the land. The Paramount Theater.  7pm.  $16.50.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival - October 4 & 5, 11 & 12, & 18 & 19, Saturdays & Sundays
Graves Mountain Lodge.
Enjoy the days of yesteryear watching apple butter being cooked in kettles over an open fire at one of our area's largest festivals. Pick apples and enjoy bluegrass music, cloggers, hayrides, horse rides and a craft fair. Hay mazes and even a few farm animals complete the fun. Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria.  10am-4pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@gravesmountain.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4231. 
 
Every Tongue Confess - October 9-11, 15-17, 19
UVA Department of Drama.
Marcus Gardley's powerful drama about race relations in a tiny Alabama town. Ruth Caplin Theatre UVA.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3376. 
 
Apple Harvest and Apple Butter Making Festival - October 18 & 19, Saturday & Sunday
Drumheller's Orchard.
Take the family on a hayride and enjoy a wide selection of apples and cider, country music, moonbounce, sand art, pumpkin patch, corn maze, crafts and food. Kids will love trying their luck with the old-fashioned apple slingshot! Drumheller's Orchard.  Directions: 1130 Drumheller Orchard Lane, Lovingston.  9am-5pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 263-5036. 
 
National Theatre Live: Frankenstein - October 19 & 31
The Paramount Theater.
National Theatre Live's 2011 broadcast of Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Frankenstein and Jonny Lee Miller as the Monster, returns to cinemas October 19. The actors reverse their roles for the October 31 showing. Use discretion with children. The Paramount Theater.  Directions: 215 East Main Street.  7pm.  $10.50-$14.50.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
Montanova Stables Foundation Fall Festival - October 19, Sunday
Montanova Stables Foundation.
Family fun at the horse farm. Music, kids' games, craft vendors, and horse demonstrations. Snacks will be available for purchase, outside food welcome. Pony rides and face painting will be available for an extra fee. A tack and horse ware consignment tent will offer gently used items. All proceeds go to benefit the Foundation's youth programming. 5170 Stony Point Pass, Keswick .  12-5pm.  $5 per person, $15 families.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Sally McDowell.  Email: Sally.montanovastables@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 295-2905. 
 
VCCA Open House - October 19, Sunday
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Visit the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts! Tour open studios and visit working writers, artists and composers. Explore the beautiful Mt. San Angelo grounds, see the outdoor sculpture collection and meet the staff. VCCA.  Directions: 154 San Angelo Dr, Amherst.  6pm4-.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 946-7236. 
 
Ash Lawn-Highland Artisans Open House - October 19, Sunday
Ash Lawn-Highland.
Celebrate the artisans whose work is featured in the Museum Shop Artisans' Room with demonstrations, refreshments and live dulcimer and flute music. Ash Lawn-Highland.  12-4pm.  $free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-8000. 
 
Charlie Chaplin Short Films - October 19, Sunday
The Paramount Theater.
Presentation on film preservation and screenings of three short Chaplin films The Paramount Theater.  Directions: 215 East Main Street.  2pm.  $7-10.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
Cirque du Soleil: Dralion - October 22-26
John Paul Jones Arena.
Unique and colorful signature production fusing ancient Chinese acrobatic arts with harmony and nature. John Paul Jones Arena.  $42-$142.  Email: johnpauljonesarenainfo@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 1-888-575-8497. 
 
Pumpkin Carving Party - October 22, Wednesday
Blue Mountain Brewery.
Bring the whole family for some pumpkin carving fun. Pumpkins, tools, and decorations provided. Take your pumpkin home. Full and kids' menus available. Blue Mountain Brewery, 9519 Critzers Shop Road, Afton.  3-7pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Martha Hayman.  Email: events@bluemountainbrewery.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8020. 
 
St. Paul & the Broken Bones - October 23, Thursday
The Jefferson Theater.
The Jefferson Theater.  8pm doors, 9pm show.  $15-$17.  Email: info@jeffersontheater.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
Symphonic Masquerade: An Evening of Suspense and Romance - October 24, Friday
Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra.
Annual concert featuring "Die Flaudermaus", highlights from "Phantom of the Opera" and other Broadway favorites. Costume attire is welcome. The Paramount Theater.  7:30pm.  $30-$75 including hors d'oeuvres. $10 students.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
7th Annual Party Like A Rock Star - October 24, Friday
Music Resource Center.
Live music, food, drinks, dancing, and rock star showdown. Proceeds support scholarships for students to attend MRC programming. Music Resource Center Performance Hall.  8pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 996-5663. 
 
Public Night at Fan Mountain Observatory - October 24, Friday
UVA Astronomy Department.
Twice yearly, the public has an opportunity to observe stars and planets through powerful telescopes at Fan Mountain, weather permitting. Tickets are free but required. To obtain tickets (up to six), send a self-addressed stamped envelope with the number of tickets you are requesting to Fan Mountain Public Night, P.O. Box 400325, Charlottesville, VA 22904. Fan Mountain Observing Station.  Directions: 13 miles south of Charlottesville on Route 29.  7-11pm.  $ Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 243-1885. 
 
The Spa at Boar's Head Open House - October 24, Friday
Boar's Head.
Tour the spa, enjoy mini-treatments and wine and hors d'oeuvres. Spa at Boar's Head Inn.  3-8pm.  $20 (can be used toward purchases made that evening).  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 972-2253. 
 
Sharon van Etten - October 24, Friday
The Jefferson Theater.
The Jefferson Theater.  8pm doors, 9pm show.  $14-$17.  Email: info@jeffersontheater.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
Downtown Safe Halloween Festival - October 25, Saturday
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation & Bama Works.
Costume contest, entertainment and safe trick-or-treating on the Downtown Mall. nTelos Wireless Pavilion.  2-5pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3260. 
 
Creepy Tales - October 10-25, Friday & Saturday
Frontier Culture Museum.
Start with a folktale or traditional ghost story from Europe and America's past, and add the ambiance of night and authentic surroundings on a lantern-lit tour to around the museum grounds. This popular event is best for older children. Frontier Culture Museum.  7-9pm.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-7850. 
 
Halloween in Downtown Staunton - October 25, Saturday
Children can visit the Staunton Downtown Development Association Witch and follow the pumpkins to participating stores to trick-or-treat. Participating Downtown Staunton stores.  10am-12pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-3867. 
 
Halloween Fest at The Market at Grelen - October 25, Saturday
The Market at Grelen.
Music, caramel apples, ghost stories, cafe open, a bonfire and night hikes in the berry patch. 15091 Yager Rd, Somerset.  5-10pm.  $see website.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-7268. 
 
Book Signing - October 25, Saturday
Alakazam Toys.
Meet local author Joseph Anthony and illustrator Cris Arbo of "The Dandelion Seed's Big Dream," the tale of a seed's journey over UVA and the Downtown Mall. Alakazam Toys.  1pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-1717. 
 
Blue Ridge Folklife Festival - October 25, Saturday
Blue Ridge Institute & Museum.
Enjoy Virginia's largest celebration of authentic regional traditions with musical performances and storytelling, workshops, artisans, mule jumping, folk games, heirloom fruits and vegetables, farm machinery demos, the museum's new operating moonshine still and more! Ferrum College.  Directions: 10 miles west of Rocky Mount, Va., on Rt. 40.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
Jeff Miller - October 25, Saturday
Keswick Vineyards.
Pour some wine, relax and listen to the feel good tunes of this talented local musician. Keswick Vineyards.  1-4pm.  $Free.  Contact: Karen.  Email: tastingroom@keswickvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-3341. 
 
Pancakes for Parkinson's - October 25, Saturday
Michael J Fox Foundation.
Enjoy pancakes and entertainment on the Lawn! Donations taken to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. University of Virginia's South Lawn.  9am-2pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
20th Annual Spirit Walk - October 24-26, Friday-Sunday
Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society.
Visit haunts of the past and hear stories from memorable residents of our community's past. This popular tour typically sells out. Oakwood Cemetery or Court Square.  $12 adults, $8 for kids 10 & under.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-1492. 
 
Wintergreen Halloween Spooktacular - October 17-19 & 24-26
Wintergreen Resort.
Come for a weekend of family-friendly Halloween events with spooktacular activities for all ages. Wintergreen Resort.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@wintergreenresort.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 325-8180. 
 
Apple Harvest Celebration - October 4-26, Saturdays & Sundays
Carter Mountain Orchard.
Pick your own fun with food, hayrides, wine tastings, pumpkins, apple picking, apple butter, apple cider, apple cider donuts, apple pie, and all things apple! With extended hours on Saturdays, 8AM - 7PM (for the first 3 Saturdays in October). Carter Mountain Orchard.  Contact: Cynthia Chiles.  Email: Info@CarterMountainOrchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833. 
 
Dog Fest - October 26, Sunday
Animal Connection, Pampered Pets and Sammy Snacks.
Celebrate all things dog with games, treats, giveaways, raffles, pet adoption, howl-o-ween costumes and more. Family fun for canines and their companions. Darden Towe Dog Park.  1-4pm. 
 
Boo at the Zoo - October 24-26, Friday-Sunday
National Zoo.
With more than 40 not-so-spooky treat stations, animal demonstrations, keeper chats, and decorated trails, this event is frightfully fun for the whole family. With traditional chocolates, as well as good for you snacks, souvenirs, and other items, thousands of Boo treat bags will be brimming with goodies at the end of the evening. Don't forget your costume! Tickets on sale Sept. 22 for non-members. National Zoo, Washington DC.  5:30-8:30pm.  $20-$30 tickets, $5-10 parking.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 202-633-4888. 
 
UVA Homecomings Celebration Weekend - October 24-26, Friday-Sunday
University of Virginia.
This year's celebration will include talks, tailgates and other fun activities. Cheer on the Wahoos with football v. UNC, men's soccer v. Wake Forest and volleyball v. N.C. State. University of Virginia.  Email: uvahomecomings@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 243-9000. 
 
"Ghostbusters" at the Paramount - October 26, Sunday
The Paramount Theater.
Classic movie and ticket price (ten cents) to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the re-opening of the theater. The Paramount Theater.  Directions: 215 East Main Street.  2pm.  $.10.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
Goblins and Gourds - October 26, Sunday
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
Celebrate harvest-time in the Children's Garden with a concert by the Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra, pumpkin painting, seasonal food tasting, hoop dancing and more! Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond.  1-4pm.  $Free with admission.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
Public Exhibition of The Historical Buddhas Relics - October 24-26, Friday-Sunday
Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour.
A free, public exhibition of historical Buddha relics will be on display. Baby blessings Oct. 25 11am-1pm. City Space.  10/24: 6-7pm; 10/25: 10am-7pm; 10/26: 10am-5pm.  Contact: Leena Rose Miller.  Email: LovingKindnessVA@aol.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 305-6815. 
 
Danger! Zombies! Run! 5k - October 26, Sunday
Bad to the Bone Endurance Sports.
Escape the undead as a human, or chase humans as a zombie and turn them into zombies by taking their life (ribbon on their backs). Historic Downtown Mall.  8:30am.  $Various costs.  Email: francesca@badtothebone.biz. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 218-0402. 
 
Yappy Howl-O-Ween - October 26, Sunday
Keswick Vineyards.
Dogs, costumes, and support the Charlottesville/Albemarle SPCA. Keswick Vineyards.  Directions: 1575 Keswick Winery Drive.  12-3pm.  Email: info@keswickvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-3341. 
 
Fall Festival Weekends at Hartland - September 6-October 26
Hartland Farm & Orchard.
Get lost in the corn maze, root for your favorite pig in the pig races, take a hayride, ride down the 60-foot tall slide and more! Caramel apples for an extra fee. Hartland Farm & Orchard.  Directions: 3064 Hartland Lane, Markham.  $10; free for 3 & under.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-533-6901. 
 
Victorian Mourning Obsessions Tours - October 28-November 2
Maymont.
Enter the doors of Maymont Mansion and immerse yourself in the Victorian rituals associated with death and mourning. Period artifacts, original Maymont pieces, mourning fashions, jewelry and keepsakes illustrate the 19th century customs associated with grief and condolence. Somber Victorian ladies and gentlemen lead this unusual tour, filled with macabre beliefs and memorabilia and details about the lives and deaths of Major and Mrs. James H. Dooley. Guided tours available every half-hour. Maymont, Richmond.  12-5pm.  $7.  Email: info@maymont.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-358-7166. 
 
Movie Night at Sips & Cinema - October 30, Thursday
Early Mountain Vineyards.
Break out your picnic blankets and lawn chairs for an outdoor movie, Hocus Pocus. Tickets include a bag of popcorn! Food trucks, Early Mountain Vineyard wine, and movie snacks for sale. Early Mountain Vineyards, 6109 Wolftown-Hood Road, Madison.  7pm.  $6, children 3 and under are free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-948-9005 . 
 
New Orleans Legends: Preservation Hall Jazz Band & Allen Toussaint - October 30, Thursday
The Paramount Theater.
An evening of music making with these New Orleans legends, pairing up for the first time ever. The Paramount Theater.  8pm.  $29.50-$75.50.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
Doggie Howl-O-Ween - October 30, Thursday
This annual event includes doggie trick-or-treating, a parade on the downtown mall and a costume contest. Downtown Mall and Main Street Arena.  5-8pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
Halloween on The Lawn - October 31, Friday
Students of The University of Virginia.
A long-standing tradition on the historic UVA Lawn. College students hand out goodies and parents don't have to worry about zooming cars! Stop by Edgar Allan Poe's room and say hello to the resident raven. The Lawn/Rotunda.  Directions: The Lawn is the grassy area on the inner side of the famous domed UVA Rotunda.  4-6pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
Haunted Camp Weekends - October 10-31, Friday-Saturday
Misty Mountain Camp Resort.
Trick or treating, costume contests, pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, magic pumpkin patch, hayrides, karaoke, air brush tattoos, best decorated campsite contest and more. Misty Mountain Camp Resort.  Directions: 56 Misty Mountain Road, Crozet.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 888-647-8900. 
 
Divine Consign Fall Sale - October 31, November 1, 3 & 4
Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
This biannual consignment sale offers home decor, furniture, and women's accessories, jewelry and shoes. Aldersgate United Methodist Church.  Directions: 1500 East Rio Road.  10am-6pm Friday, 9am-3pm Saturday, 11am-7pm Monday & Tuesday.  Email: cvilledivineconsign@comcast.net. For details, please click this link. 
 
Apple Harvest Celebration - Weekends in October
Carter Mountain Orchard.
Join the Chiles family for music, food, hayrides, wine tastings, pumpkins, apple picking, apple butter, apple cider, apple cider donuts, apple pie, and all things apple! Carter Mountain Orchard.  8am-7pm the first 3 weekends; 9am-6pm the last weekend.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833. 
 
Children's Halloween Concert - October 31, Friday
Westminster Organ Concert Series.
Spooky organ music for Halloween, followed by a tour of the pipe organ. This half-hour concert is free and fun for all ages! Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Directions: 400 Rugby Road. On Rugby Road next to Beta Bridge, just north of the Rotunda.  3:30-4pm.  $free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Jonathan Schakel.  Email: music@westminsterva.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 963-4690. 
 
Pumpkin Patch at Adventure Farm - October 1-31, Thursdays-Sundays
Adventure Farm.
Pick your own pumpkin at the pumpkin patch, explore the corn maze, take a hay ride or meet the farm animals. Adventure Farm.  Directions: 3314 Earlysville Road, Earlysville.  11am-5pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@adventurefarm.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-8796. 
 
Montpelier Hunt Races - November 1, Saturday
Montpelier.
Experience world-class steeplechase horse races! Enjoy the Jack Russell Terrier races, kids' stick-horse races and Vendors Row. Montpelier.  Directions: Montpelier Station.  9am-6pm.  $15 general admission, $20 parking, free for ages 12 & under; $20 parking.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Martha Strawther.  Email: martha@montpelierraces.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-0014. 
 
Apple Harvest Festival - November 1, Saturday
Vintage Virginia Apples-Albemarle CiderWorks/CoveGarden Ruritan Club.
Enjoy a beautiful fall day in the mountains! Go on a hayride, look at crafts, taste apples, watch old-fashioned apple butter cooking and cider pressing, tour the cidery and learn about growing your own fruit. Rural Ridge Farm.  Directions: North Garden.  10am-5pm.  $Free admission.  All ages welcome.  Email: fruit@vintagevirginiaapples.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 297-2326. 
 
Rocky Horror Picture Show - November 1, Saturday
The Paramount Theater.
The Paramount Theater.  9pm.  $4 youth, $6 adults.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
MET Opera Live: Carmen - November 1, Saturday
The Paramount Theater.
The Paramount Theater.  12:55pm.  $18-$24.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
Horton Vineyards Fall Cellar Tasting - November 1, Saturday
Horton Vineyards.
Taste 2012 & 2013 wines in the cellar and enjoy the fall colors in beautiful Orange County. Horton Vineyards.  Directions: 6399 Spotswood Trail, Gordonsville .  $10 per person; includes glass.  Email: vawinee@aol.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-829-4633. 
 
5k Run/Walk for Shelter - November 1, Saturday
Shelter for Help in Emergency.
This annual run in downtown Charlottesville benefits the Shelter for Help in Emergency, which serves victims of domestic violence. Downtown Mall.  Directions: Race begins at Mudhouse and ends at The Jefferson Theater.  7-7:45am race registration; 8am race starts.  $25-$30.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 963-4676. 
 
Hess Corn Maze and Family Fun - August 30-November 2
Back Home on the Farm.
Check out the three miles of path through the corn maze and answer trivia along the way. Pick your own pumpkin, race pigs, ride the carousel and more! Back Home on the Farm.  Directions: 3231 Willow Run Road, Harrisonburg.  Weekdays 3-7pm, Saturdays 10-6pm, 7-10pm flashlight mazes, Sundays 12-6pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-442-6493. 
 
Black Comedy - October 17-November 2
Four County Players.
Brindsley Miller and his fiance, Carol Melkett, have borrowed some expensive, antique furniture from his neighbor Harold's flat without his permission, in order to impress Carol's father and an elderly millionaire art collector. Join us in the Cellar for this classic, clever farce, full of laugh-a-minute antics! Four County Players, The Cellar, Barboursville.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-832-5355. 
 
Liberty Mills Farm Corn Maze - September 13-November 2
Liberty Mills Farm.
Get lost in Central Virginia's largest corn maze. Admission includes puzzles within the maze, hay rides (when operating) and activities/games. Liberty Mills Farm.  Directions: 9166 Liberty Mills Road, Somerset.  $10 for ages 5 & up, free for 4 & under.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@libertymillsfarm.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 882-6293. 
 
Virginia Thanksgiving Festival - November 2, Sunday
Berkeley Plantation.
Celebrate the 1619 landing of the original colonists at Berkeley Plantation. Visit the site of the First Official Thanksgiving in America for a day dedicated to history, food and fun with tours of the 1726 manor house, family-friendly activities, and a formal living history program. The festival will culminate in a Friendship Dance. Berkeley Plantation.  Directions: 12602 Harrison Landing Road, Charles City.  12-4:30pm.  $5 donation for parking.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@virginiathanksgivingfestival.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 888-466-6018. 
 
Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn's Such Sweet Thunder - November 3, Monday
American Shakespeare Center.
In honor of the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth, the JMU Jazz Studies program, Mary Baldwin College's Masters in Shakespeare and Performance program, and the American Shakespeare Center come together for a production of Duke Ellington's and Billy Strayhorn's masterful jazz suite Such Sweet Thunder. Commissioned in 1956 by the Stratford, Ontario Shakespeare Festival, this inspired, 12-part tribute to the Bard takes it name from a line in A Midsummer Nights Dream. Blackfriars Playhouse.  7:30pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-851-1733 . 
 
Eric Hutchinson with Tristan Prettyman - November 5, Wednesday
The Jefferson Theater.
The Jefferson Theater.  doors 7pm, show 8pm.  $18-20.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-4980. 
 
First Fridays Art Walk - November 7, Friday
Take an evening art walk around the Downtown Mall area to view opening night artists with new monthly exhibitions. Meet local artist and enjoy hors d'oeuvres. Downtown Mall area. 
 
Family Day at the Virginia Film Festival - November 8, Saturday
Virginia Film Festival.
Free screening of "The Wizard of Oz," register in advance for free film-inspired workshops including audition techniques, dance and improv, meet the Musical Instrument Petting Zoo and lots of other outdoor activities. Casteen Arts Grounds at UVA, Culbreth Rd.  Various times.  Email: info@vafilm.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3376. 
 
20th Annual Artisans Studio Tour - November 8 & 9, Saturday & Sunday
Artisans Studio Tour.
Tour Central Virginia this fall to see some of the areas finest handmade craft professionals at work in their studios. 40 artisans in 22 studios will be opening their doors during this weekend-long event to demonstrate their work. Check out pottery, jewelry, textiles, furniture, and other finished craft pieces. See the work in process, and get a detailed look at the lives of these local artisans. Charlottesville, Albemarle and Surrounding Counties.  Directions: Studios are located throughout the Central Virginia area. Please visit the Artisan Studio Tour website for directions and a map to the participating studios.  10am-5pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-6846. 
 
Virginia Film Festival - November 6-9, Thursday-Sunday
Virginia Film Festival.
A four-day celebration of cinema and its unique power to inspire, enlighten and entertain. The festival features a wide variety of films and filmmakers from around the world, highlights the extraordinary wealth of talent in Virginia's own thriving film scene and spotlights the formidable intellectual firepower of the University of Virginia. Various locations.  Various times.  Email: info@vafilm.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3376. 
 
Fee Free Day at Shenandoah National Park - November 11, Tuesday
Shenandoah National Park.
Enjoy the park without having to pay an entrance fee to celebrate Veterans Day. Shenandoah National Park.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-999-3500. 
 
Veteran's Day at Ash Lawn-Highland - November 11, Tuesday
Ash Lawn-Highland.
The event will include a wreath-laying, playing of TAPS, and ceremonial folding of the U.S. flag. An honor guard composed of UVa Air Force ROTC cadets will present the colors. The ceremony is open to all at no charge. Veterans and current military personnel and their relatives are admitted free all day. Ash Lawn-Highland.  Email: info@ashlawnhighland.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-8000. 
 
Lucinda Williams - November 11, Tuesday
The Paramount.
The Paramount Theater.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
UVA Football vs. Miami - November 14, Saturday
University of Virginia Athletics.
Cheer on our 'Hoos at home! Scott Stadium.  TBA.  For details, please click this link. 
 
TedX Charlottesville - November 14, Friday
A wide array of speakers and performers, each with an idea and a story to share. The Paramount Theater.  For details, please click this link. 
 
Vinegar Making Workshop - November 15, Saturday
Monticello.
Join wine-maker and master-chef Gabriele Rausse in reviewing the basic principles of vinegar-making, and then learn how to use it in preparing vegetables and meat and in concocting delicious aromatized dressings. Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center, Monticello.  9:30-11:30am.  $24.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9800. 
 
4th Annual United Nations of Comedy Tour - November 15, Saturday
Skiba.
National comedians as seen on Comedy Central, NBC, HBO, movies and more. The Paramount Theater.  doors 7pm, show 8pm.  $35.  For details, please click this link. 
 
Annual Best of Both Worlds Dance and Step Competition - November 15, Saturday
Lifeview Marketing - Melody Robbins Photography.
Some of the top college, high school and community dance and step teams throughout the region will share the stage for one night only. Last year, Virginia Tech University's Bamboom Dance Crew walked away with the top prize. Paramount Theater.  Doors 3pm, show 4pm.  $15 advance, $18 day of.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Ty Cooper.  Email: asureshot1@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 825-0650. 
 
Anne Slaughter "New Paintings" - October 10 - November 16
Les Yeux du Monde.
841 Wolf Trap Rd.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-5566. 
 
Ash Lawn-Highland Annual Open House - November 16, Sunday
Ash Lawn-Highland.
Celebrate the anniversary of the Monroe's arrival in 1799 with free admission for residents of Albemarle and bordering counties. Meet "President Monroe." Light refreshments will be served. Ash Lawn-Highland.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-8000. 
 
Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale - November 8-16
Friends of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.
Jump start your holiday shopping by browsing books, recordings, games and puzzles, and ephemera of all types. Proceeds benefit programs and services of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Gordon Avenue Library.  Directions: 1500 Gordon Avenue.  10am-7pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@jmrlfriends.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-8467 . 
 
WVPT Holiday Auction - November 6-18
WVPT Public Television.
Find amazing deals on hundreds of items. Bid online for the pieces you like best. Email: WVPTAuction@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-265-1055. 
 
Owl Prowl - November 20, Thursday
Monticello.
Join seasoned birder Jerry Therrien for an evening of listening to the hoots, wails and shrieks of owls and learning about their habitats. Kemper Park Trailhead, Monticello Trail.  5-7pm.  $18.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9800. 
 
Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Tribute Show - November 20, Thursday
Jefferson Theater.
7pm.  $12 advance, $15 day of show.  For details, please click this link. 
 
Boyhood - November 21, Friday
PVCC's Student Art Club.
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, this film charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. PVCC, Earl V. Dickinson Performing Arts Center.  7:30pm.  $Free.  Email: boxoffice@pvcc.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 961-5376. 
 
InLight Richmond - November 21, Friday
1708 Gallery.
Over a hundred local, national and international artists and artist collectives display light-based art and performances across some of Richmond's most unique neighborhoods and sites, from Broad Street to historic Tredegar to the Riverfront Canal Walk. Begins with a community lantern parade. Monroe Park and surrounding streets, Richmond.  7pm-midnight.  For details, please click this link. 
 
The Berenstain Bears in Family Matters the Musical! - November 21, Friday
The Paramount Theater.
Adapted from the classic children's series, this heartwarming musical combines life lessons from Too Much Junk Food, Trouble at School, and Learn About Strangers. The Paramount Theater.  6pm.  $10.50 youth, $15.50 adult.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
Wells Fargo Holiday Heritage Parade - November 22, Saturday
Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville.
Celebrate our national and community history and culture with marching bands, floats, living history performers and more. Charlottesville Downtown Mall.  10am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: dbacville@aol.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 295-9073. 
 
The Last Waltz - November 22, Saturday
The Paramount Theater.
The Paramount Theater.  8pm.  $4 youth, $6 adults.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
MET Opera Live: Il Barbiere di Siviglia - November 22, Saturday
The Paramount Theater.
The Paramount Theater.  12:55pm.  $18-$24.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
The Rimers of Eldritch - November 13-15, 19-22
UVA Department of Drama.
A town in Missouri is forced to answer tough questions in the wake of a shocking crime. Ruth Caplin Theatre UVA.  8pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3376. 
 
The Sugar - October 31-November 22
Live Arts.
Sally Dawson is on a sugar fast. She picked the wrong month to give up a vice as her freeloading younger brother re-appears on her doorstep wanting to challenge her work as a Wellness Coach and mocking her newly acquired podcast. As a national headline-making trial unfolds in the town around her, Sally focuses on herself and her clients. Written by one of our favorite local playwrights, Denise Stewart. Founders Theater.  Directions: 123 East Water Street.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-4177. 
 
Mistletoe Market - November 23, Sunday
Junior League of Charlottesville.
Enjoy checking off your holiday shopping list in a festive environment featuring local merchants and artisans. Ticket sales benefit Junior League of Charlottesville charitable fundraising efforts. Cookies with Santa 2-3pm with $20 advance ticket. Boar's Head Inn.  10am-4pm.  $5 per advance ticket, $8 at the door, kids 10 & under are free.  Email: mistletoe@jlcville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-2937. 
 
Real Girls Half Marathon and 5k - November 23, Sunday
Bad to the Bone Endurance Sports.
A run for women, ladies, girlfriends, moms, daughters, dames, madams, chicks and girls of all kinds. Darden Towe Park.  For details, please click this link. 
 
National Theatre Live: Of Mice and Men - November 23, Sunday
The Paramount Theater.
Tony nominated production starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd. The Paramount Theater.  Directions: 215 East Main Street.  7pm.  $14.50/adult, $12.50/senior, $10.50/student.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
Wizard of Oz - November 23, Sunday
The Paramount Theater.
The Paramount Theater.  2pm.  $4 youth, $6 adults.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
UVA Women's Volleyball - November 14, 21, 23
UVA.
Cheer on the Hoos at home against Virginia Tech (Nov 14-7pm), Georgia Tech (Nov 21-7pm) and Pittsburgh (Nov 23-1pm). Memorial Gym.  For details, please click this link. 
 
Squash Cancer Squash Tournament - November 23, Sunday
MJH Foundation.
A day of fun and friendly competition featuring singles and doubles play for men, women and teens. Open to the public and players of all abilities welcome. Boar's Head Sports Club.  Contact: MJH Foundation/Lauri Wilson.  Email: LTWILSON@sentara.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 654-8173. 
 
UVA Men's Basketball - November 16, 18, 21 and 25
University of Virginia Athletics.
Cheer on our 'Hoos at home against Norfolk State (Nov 16), South Carolina State (Nov 18), George Washington (Nov 21) and Tennessee State (Nov 25). John Paul Jones Arena.  7pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-542-8821. 
 
Blessing of the Hounds - November 27, Thursday
Grace Episcopal Church.
Enjoy a brief blessing ceremony, which includes bagpipes, a soloist, hounds and horses. Enjoy cider and donuts and the beginning of the hunt afterward. No pets allowed on church grounds. Grace Episcopal Church.  Directions: Route 231, Keswick.  10am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: gracekeswick@earthlink.net . For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-3549. 
 
The Boar's Head Turkey Trot - November 27, Thursday
Boar's Head Inn.
Before your big feast, unite with friends and family to run or walk the 5k course to raise money for the UVA Children's Hospital. No pets, please. Only 1400 spots available so early registration is recommended. Boar's Head Inn.  Directions: Route 250 West.  9am.  $see website for registration costs.  All ages welcome.  Email: wendy_hudspeth@boarsheadinn.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 972-2237. 
 
Earlysville 5k Turkey Trot & Free Half Mile Kids Run - November 27, Thursday
Start off your holiday with a 5k run! Kids can participate in a free half mile race, and walkers are also welcome to take part in the festivities. Strollers welcome at the back of the pack. No dogs please. Benefits the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. 600 Earlysville Forest Drive, Earlysville.  Directions: 3-way intersection of Earlysville Road, Reas Ford Road and Earlysville Forest Drive.  8:30am kid's race, 9am 5k.  For details, please click this link. 
 
Barracks Road Annual Holiday Parade - November 28, Friday
Barracks Road Shopping Center.
Enjoy this annual hometown parade with costumed characters, antique cars, live animals, colorful floats, local celebrities, marching bands and more! A Charlottesville tradition for over 40 years. Barracks Road Shopping Center.  9:30am.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-0100. 
 
Pericles, Prince of Tyre - September 18-November 28
American Shakespeare Center.
Buffeted from shore to shore by the winds of destiny, Pericles must navigate the whole of the Mediterranean on his search for peace, love, and family. His journey becomes an astonishing adventure filled with assassins, shipwrecks, pirates, brothels, goddesses, and magicians. He must weather loss and heartbreak before the storm calms with miraculous reunion and wondrous rebirth. American Shakespeare Center, The Blackfriars Playhouse.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-851-1733 . 
 
The Comedy of Errors - July 11-November 28
American Shakespeare Center.
In this rollicking farce, Shakespeare elevates Roman comedy to dizzying heights. Two long-separated twins, their two tricky servants (also twins), a jealous wife, and her lovelorn sister romp through Shakespeare's shortest play. American Shakespeare Center, The Blackfriars Playhouse.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-682-4236. 
 
Horton Vineyards Thanksgiving Open House - November 28 & 29, Friday & Saturday
Horton Vineyards.
Join for hot soup and Horton Norton Chili. Browse for gifts for the wine lover. Take a stroll through the vineyard and walk off some of that Thanksgiving feast. Stock up on wine for the holiday season with special discounts on award-winning wines. Horton Vineyards.  Directions: 6399 Spotswood Trail, Gordonsville.  $10 per person; includes glass.  Email: vawinee@aol.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-832-7440. 
 
Charlottesville's Grand Illumination - November 28, Friday
City of Charlottesville, Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville.
Kick off the holidays by watching the grand illumination of the community's Christmas tree and Mall-length holiday lights! The festivities will also include the Winter Wonderland on 2nd Street. Winter Wonderland: 2nd Street SE; Grand Illumination: Central Place on the Downtown Mall.  5-7pm activities for children in Winter Wonderland; 6pm Grand Illumination.  All ages welcome.  Email: morgan@virginiagingerbreadchristmas.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 825-3082. 
 
Poinsettia Open House - November 28 & 29, Friday & Saturday
Milmont Greenhouses.
Find a gorgeous selection of poinsettias and enjoy brunswick stew, homemade donuts, door prizes and more. Milmont Greenhouses.  Directions: 48 Milmont Drive, Waynesboro.  8am-5:30pm Friday, 8am-5pm Saturday.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-8408. 
 
Edward II by Christopher Marlowe - September 12-November 29
American Shakespeare Center.
Consumed by obsessive love for a male courtier, the newly crowned King Edward II risks everything, crown, country, and even his own life, with a dangerous affair. When his foundation of divine right begins to crumble, Edward realizes the limitations of his power, but not before the whispers of treason have started to swell to a roar. American Shakespeare Center, The Blackfriars Playhouse.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-851-1733 . 
 
Cyrano de Bergerac - June 21-November 30
American Shakespeare Center.
Enormous wit, tremendous bravery, and a gargantuan nose. Cyrano is passionately in love with the glorious Roxanne, but believes that she could never love him as he is. American Shakespeare Center, The Blackfriars Playhouse.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-851-1733 . 
 
Slavery at Monticello Tours - November 1-30, Saturdays & Sundays
Monticello.
Guided outdoor tours focus on the experience of the enslaved people who lived and worked on the Monticello plantation. 11am & 1pm.  $Included with admission.  Email: info@monticello.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9822. 
 
Thanksgiving on the Mountain - November 26-30, Wednesday-Sunday
Wintergreen Resort.
Traditional feasts, the grand illumination of the courtyard, holiday workshops and more family fun. Wintergreen Resort.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 325-8180. 
 
Alternative Gift Fair - December 4, Thursday
The Paramount Theater.
Get holiday presents for loved ones that keep on giving! Instead of a traditional gift, donate to one or more of Charlottesville's beloved non-profits, including organizations dedicated to energy, poverty, animal rescue, nature, the arts, education, and innovation. The Paramount Theater.  12-7pm.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
Toddler Time with Monticello - November 7, 14, 21, and December 5, Fridays
Monticello.
Enjoy an introduction to the world of Thomas Jefferson through story time, crafts, and special activities In this four-week series of 45-minute programs. For children age 18 months-3 years with adult companion. Monticello, Griffin Discovery Room.  9:15-10am.  $TBA.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9880. 
 
Elf - December 5, Friday
The Paramount Theater.
The Paramount Theater.  7pm.  $4 youth, $6 adults.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
Whole Foods Holiday Market - December 5, Friday
Whole Foods Market.
Local vendors showcase gift-giving ideas, beer and wine tastings, Christmas tree decorating class and more holiday fun. 1797 Hydraulic Rd.  5-8pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-4900. 
 
Annual Holiday Bazaar - December 6, Saturday
Charlottesville Waldorf School.
Shop local artisan and hand knit gifts for the holidays. Activities will include jump-rope making, leather stamping, Secret Garden, candle-dipping, puppet show, raffle, and much more. Sneak preview for adults 6-9pm on Friday, December 5. Charlottesville Waldorf School.  Directions: 120 Waldorf School Road.  10am-4pm.  $Free.  Email: cwsoffice@cwaldorf.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-4946. 
 
Karate Tango - December 5-7, Friday-Sunday
PVCC.
This brash, witty contemporary musical takes a bittersweet look at the passion and resentment that comes with both romance and show business. V. Earl Dickinson Building, Piedmont Virginia Community College.  Directions: 501 College Drive.  Dec 5-6 7:30pm, Dec 7 2:30pm.  $10 adults, $6 seniors/students.  Email: boxoffice@pvcc.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 961-5376. 
 
Holiday Wreath Workshop - November 28-December 7
Monticello.
These popular workshops produce a beautiful wreath to take home. Bring hand pruners. Monticello Visitor Center.  See website for times.  $75.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9881. 
 
Moscow Ballet Presents: The Great Russian Nutcracker - December 7, Sunday
The Paramount Theater.
Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as forty world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. The Paramount Theater.  12pm, 4pm & 8pm.  $29.50-$177.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
Santa Fun Run & Walk - December 7, Sunday
Arc of the Piedmont.
This 1-mile course starts and finishes on the downtown mall and is family and pet-friendly. Santa costume for adults and elf ears for the kids included with registration. Proceeds benefit the Arc of the Piedmont. Downtown Mall area.  11am.  $10-20.  For details, please click this link. 
 
A Christmas Carol - December 9, Tuesday
The Paramount Theater.
Live performance for families of Charles Dickens' classic. The Paramount Theater.  7:30pm.  $19.50-$39.50.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
Annual Holiday Yuletide Extravaganza - December 10, Wednesday
Blue Mountain Brewery.
Fun for the whole family! Holiday music and hot chocolate with Santa and his elves arriving at 4pm. The event is free and full menu and kids menu will be available. Blue Mountain Brewery, Afton.  3-7pm.  $Free.  Contact: Martha Hayman.  Email: events@bluemountainbrewery.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8020. 
 
Jim Brickman "On a Winter's Night" Holiday Tour - December 10, Wednesday
The Paramount Theater.
The Paramount Theater.  Directions: 215 East Main Street.  7:30pm.  $30-$50.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
TOM TALK: Slavery in America and at Monticello - December 10, Wednesday
Monticello.
Join Pulitzer Prize-winning writers and historians Annette Gordon-Reed and Alan Taylor for an in-depth discussion on Thomas Jefferson, slavery in America, and the enslaved families who called Monticello home. Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center, Monticello.  6-8pm.  $65.  Email: info@monticello.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9880. 
 
Let There Be Light: An Outdoor Art Exhibit at PVCC - December 12, Friday
PVCC.
You are invited to an evening of light-centered artworks illuminating the outdoors as the longest night of the year approaches. The grounds surrounding the V. Earl Dickinson Building, Piedmont Virginia Community College.  Directions: 501 College Drive.  6-9pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 961-5362. 
 
Ash Lawn Opera: Amahl and the Night Visitors - December 13, Saturday
The Paramount Theater.
By popular demand, the perennial holiday favorite, Amahl and the Night Visitors, returns. This hour long inspirational holiday story in English has made opera accessible and enchanted families for over 60 years. The Paramount Theater.  Directions: 215 East Main Street.  4:30pm and 7pm.  $12-$45.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
Monticello Gingerbread House Family Workshop - December 6-7 & 13-14, Sunday & Saturday
Monticello.
Fuel your creativity with hot chocolate and cookies as you work together to craft a hand-made addition to your home's holiday dcor. Recommended for families with children ages seven and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Smith Woodland Pavilion, Monticello.  2-4pm.  $TBA.  Email: info@monticello.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9822. 
 
Little Women - November 21-December 14
Four County Players.
The March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, along with their beloved Marmee, are awaiting Father's return from the Civil War. They learn together that family is the greatest gift of all. Four County Players, Mainstage, Barboursville.  See website for times.  $16 adults, $15 senior/student, $14 children 12 and under, Fridays half-price for adults.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-832-5355. 
 
The Nutcracker Suite - December 13 & 14, Saturday & Sunday
Charlottesville Ballet.
Join Clara on her magical journey to the Land of Sweets and enjoy the beautiful music of Tchaikovsky's score. This enchanting performance is sure to delight the whole family! Historic State Theater of Culpeper.  Saturday 3pm and 7pm, Sunday 4pm.  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 227-7592. 
 
Gingerbread Express - December 12-13 & December 19-20, Friday-Saturday
Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville.
Formerly Holly Trolley, enjoy a one-hour tour of the holiday lights around Downtown Ch'ville. Mrs. Claus will sing for you and serve refreshments as you wait for the train. See website for exact schedule. Purchase tickets in advance. Virginia Discovery Museum.  6pm, 7pm & 8pm pick up.  $5 per person.  All ages welcome.  Email: morgan@virginiagingerbreadchristmas.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 825-3082. 
 
Holiday Market - November 22-December 20, Saturdays
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation.
The City Market transforms for the holidays, featuring unique gifts & decorations to meet all of your holiday needs. All items are handmade, homegrown or home baked by local farmers, artists, or bakers. Second and Water Streets.  8am-1pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3371. 
 
National Theatre Live: Of Mice and Men - December 21, Sunday
The Paramount Theater.
Tony nominated production starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd. The Paramount Theater.  Directions: 215 East Main Street.  7pm.  $14.50/adult, $12.50/senior, $10.50/student.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
Gordon Parks: the Making of an Argument - September 19-December 21
UVA's Fralin Museum of Art.
Explore the 1948 Life magazine photo-essay that introduced one of the 20th century's most important photographers to the American public. Directions: 155 Rugby Road.  12-5pm Tuesday-Sunday.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3592. 
 
The Nutcracker Suite - December 20 & 21, Saturday & Sunday
Charlottesville Ballet.
Join Clara on her magical journey to the Land of Sweets and enjoy the beautiful music of Tchaikovsky's score. This enchanting performance is sure to delight the whole family! Piedmont Virginia Community College, V. Earl Dickinson Building.  Directions: 501 College Drive.  Saturday 11am and 3:30pm, Sunday 2pm and 5pm.  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 227-7592. 
 
It's a Wonderful Life - December 14 & 21, Sundays
The Paramount Theater.
The Paramount Theater.  Dec 14, 7pm. Dec 21, 2pm.  $4 youth, $6 adults.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
Gingerbread Trail: Virginia Gingerbread Christmas - December 5-21
Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville.
Stroll down the Historic Downtown Mall, decked out in all of its holiday finery, and see gingerbread house displayed in some of the shop windows. The challenge is to find them all! Downtown Mall.  Email: morgan@virginiagingerbreadchristmas.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 295-9073 . 
 
The Santaland Diaries - December 2-26
American Shakespeare Center.
David Sedaris' hilarious story about his experience working as an elf at the Macy's Department Store has been brought to the stage. This one-man play takes a wry look about how the holiday season brings out the best - and worst - in all of us. Recommended for mature audiences. American Shakespeare Center, The Blackfriars Playhouse.  For details, please click this link. 
 
A Christmas Carol at the Blackfriars Playhouse - December 5-27
American Shakespeare Center.
The traditional holiday classic brought to life onstage. Expect to be right in the middle of this beloved tale with new twists, surprises, and a production filled with music and cheer for the whole family. Children 3 and older are welcome but parental discretion for spooky noises and creepy faces advised. The Blackfriars Playhouse.  Directions: 10 South Market St., Staunton.  Various times.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-851-1733, 1-877-MUCH-ADO. 
 
Annie Harris Massie "New Paintings in Oil and Encaustic" - November 21-December 28
Les Yeux du Monde.
841 Wolf Trap Rd.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-5566. 
 
Christmas Town at Busch Gardens - November 21-December 31, select dates
Busch Gardens.
Travel to Christmas Town, with its blanket of six-million glittering lights, breathtaking shows and traditional Christmas culinary delights. Visit Santa Claus at his North Pole workshop and sip some hot chocolate. Busch Gardens, Williamsburg.  Check website for times.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-343-7946. 
 
MET Opera Live: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg - January 3, Saturday
The Paramount Theater.
The Paramount Theater.  12pm.  $18-$24.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
Les Miserables - December 5-January 10
Live Arts.
The story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his starving sister's child. The world's longest running musical will be deconstructed, reimagined, and rescaled to our intimate, 160-seat Gibson Theater. Gibson Theater.  Directions: 123 East Water Street.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-4177. 
 
GardenFest of Lights - November 28-January 12
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
Enjoy a sparkling tradition of more than half a million lights throughout the garden. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  Directions: 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond.  5-10pm (closed Dec. 24 & 25).  $See website for admission costs.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
MET Opera Live: The Merry Widow - January 17, Saturday
The Paramount Theater.
The Paramount Theater.  12:55pm.  $18-$24.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
Raisin' Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey Starring Jasmine Guy and the Avery Sharpe Trio - January 26, Monday
The Paramount Theater.
The Paramount Theater.  7pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
Jason Isbell with Damien Jurado - February 2
The Paramount.
The Paramount Theater.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
Crooked - February 6-21
Live Arts.
14-year old Laney wrestles with spine-deforming dystonia, and her list-making mother Elise has moved the two of them back to Mississippi after a family tragedy. Laney meets Maribel, a 16-year old who believes she has invisible stigmata and uses her religion as a fortress of solitude. Arresting and truthful, Crooked explores the vulnerability of adolescence and unabashedly recalls the confusion of self-discovery. Founders Theater.  Directions: 123 East Water Street.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-4177. 
 
Vodka Variations: an Evening of Chekhov Shorts - February 19-21, 25-28
UVA Department of Drama.
A look at the often-overlooked lighter side of one of the world's most masterful playwrights. Ruth Caplin Theatre UVA.  8pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3376. 
 
The Harlem Globetrotters - March 12, Thursday
John Paul Jones Arena.
John Paul Jones Arena presents the Harlem Globetrotters. John Paul Jones Arena.  7pm.  $25-$110.  All ages welcome.  Email: johnpauljonesarenainfo@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 888-JPJ-TIXS. 
 
Virginia Festival of the Book - March 18-22, Wednesday-Sunday
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
The Virginia Festival of the Book offers a variety of programs for a wide audience featuring prominent figures in the literary world. The many special events for youth and families include the Annual StoryFest for Families. Various venues.  $Most events are free.  All ages welcome.  Email: vabook@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-6890. 
 
9 Parts of Desire - March 25-29
UVA Department of Drama.
This show examines the lives, hopes, dreams and fears of nine Iraqi and Iragi-American women during the period between the first and second Gulf Wars. Ruth Caplin Theatre UVA.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3376. 
 
The Taming of the Shrew - January 9-April 2
American Shakespeare Center.
Blending romantic comedy and outlandish farce, Shakespeare gives us a love story of psychological liberation and the mysteries of being married. American Shakespeare Center, The Blackfriars Playhouse.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-851-1733 . 
 
The White Devil - January 29-April 3
American Shakespeare Center.
Ambitious schemes, murderous plots, and devilish double-crosses run rampant in Rome as the lovers attempt to protect their affair. But, their safety is short-lived, and when the past finds them, it leaves a trail of bodies in its wake. American Shakespeare Center, The Blackfriars Playhouse.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-682-4236. 
 
The Rover - January 15-April 5
American Shakespeare Center.
A group of amorous English exiles revel through Naples during Carnival in this witty comedy featuring disguises, thefts, catfights, and lovestruck antics of all kinds. American Shakespeare Center, The Blackfriars Playhouse.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-682-4236. 
 
Wonderful Town - April 16-25
UVA Department of Drama.
This charming and high-spirited Broadway musical won five Tonys and features music by Leonard Bernstein. Ruth Caplin Theatre UVA.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3376. 
 
The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites - April 26, Sunday
The Paramount Theater.
The Paramount Theater.  2pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 



 

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