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Greensky Bluegrass - September 18, Thursday
The Jefferson Theater.
The Jefferson Theater.  7pm doors, 8pm show.  $16-$18.  Email: info@jeffersontheater.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
Constitution Day Celebration - September 20, Saturday
Montpelier.
Celebrate the 227th signing of the U.S. Constitution with family, friends, and the Taste of Freedom Wine Festival on the historic grounds of James Madison's Montpelier! Live music, balloon rides, mansion tours, and children's activities will be offered throughout the day. Tastings from Virginia wineries, breweries, ciderhouses will be offered from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. General admission is $10/car. Tasting tickets are $20/person in advance or $25/person at the gate. Montpelier.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2728. 
 
Here Wee Grow Again! - September 13 & 15-20
Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
This semi-annual kids' consignment sale offers gently used clothes, toys and gear. The sale benefits local families in need and Aldersgate Methodist Church's outreach efforts. $5 "Choose Your Charity" event on September 10. Aldersgate United Methodist Church.  Directions: 1500 East Rio Road.  9am-5pm Saturday; 10am-6pm Monday-Friday (Closed Sunday).  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-5806. 
 
Top of the Hops Beer Festival - September 20, Saturday
Starr Hill Brewery & Beer Run.
Two-ounce sampling of over 150 craft beers from around the world combined with great food, education seminars, music, food and games. Charlottesville Pavilion.  2pm VIP entrance, 3pm general admission entrance.  $40 until Sept. 1, $45 until Sept. 19, $50 Day of Show, $75 VIP.  For details, please click this link. 
 
Blue Ridge Cycling Festival - September 19 & 20, Friday & Saturday
A weekend event for families to cycle together and experience Nelson County. Several routes have been selected for all types of riders including off road, kids' rides and a challenging metric century. Enjoy live music and tastings of Nelson at Devils Backbone Brewing Company. Any profits of the weekend will be donated to the Nelson County Community Fund which supports schools, organizations and individuals in need. Roseland, VA.  $15-$149.  For details, please click this link. 
 
Shovels and Rope - September 20, Saturday
The Jefferson Theater.
The Jefferson Theater.  8pm doors, 9pm show.  $20-$23.  Email: info@jeffersontheater.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
Festival of Squash - September 18-20, Thursday-Saturday
US Squash.
Join the Boar's Head at the McArthur Squash Center for this second annual event. Last year's event was a huge hit with pro and amateur players, members and fans of squash. McArthur Squash Center, Boar's Head Sports Club.  For details, please click this link. 
 
Cville Sabroso Festival - September 20, Saturday
Luminaria Cville.
The 2nd annual Latin American Festival features live music, traditional dance performances, art, kids' activities and authentic food for sale. McGuffey Art Center, Lawn.  11am-6pm.  $Free.  Email: luminariacville@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-6361. 
 
Pitaiyo in the Vines - September 20, Saturday
Keswick Vineyards.
Michelle McGinley will be instructing a Pitaiyo exercise class amidst the gorgeous backdrop of the vineyard, followed by a complete wine-tasting. Stretch your muscles, get in touch with nature, and relax with some quality wines. Class begins at 10am sharp; please arrive a little early to allow time to walk into the vineyards. Bring your own yoga mat or towel. Keswick Vineyards.  $$20.  Contact: Karen.  Email: tastingroom@keswickvineyards.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-3341. 
 
Good Times, Tastes & Traditions - September 20 & 21, Saturday & Sunday
Frontier Culture Museum.
Celebrate the traditions of the 5 featured countries (America, England, Germany, Ireland and West Africa). Live music, interactive seminars, a children's activity tent, a variety of food vendors, a wide array of artist and craft booths, and the ever-popular wine and beer tastings with souvenir glasses. Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-7850. 
 
Chili Cook-Off and Fall Fun - September 20, Saturday
Layz S Ranch.
Chili tastings plus lots of family fun with a hay ride, corn maze, hay maze, hay pyramid with giant slide, corn slide, corn pit, apple sling shot, face painting and farm animals. 2253 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Palmyra.  10am-6pm.  $10/adults, $8/age 3-10, age 2 and under free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@layzsranch.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 591-0898. 
 
ANNUAL KOREAN FOOD BAZAAR & YARD SALE - September 20, Saturday
Korean Community Church in Charlottesville.
A huge range of Korean delicacies will be available for purchase ranging from kimbap, ddukbokki (spicy ricecake dish), haemul pajeon (seafood pancake), sikhye (sweet, cold rice drink), and more. Huge yard sale with home items and clothing for the whole family also. Directions: Behind the Volvo dealership on Ivy Rd. Feel free to park in the shared parking lot adjacent to the UVA facility.  11am-2pm.  $ .  Contact: Rebecca.  Email: Rebecca.shin.80@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 503-880-3005. 
 
Blue Mountain Sunrise Live at Humpback Rocks Visitor Center - September 21, Sunday
Bring folding chairs or blanket, enjoy live music, tour the pioneer farm and log cabins. Milepost 5.8 Blue Ridge Parkway.  2-4pm.  For more info call: 540-943-4716. 
 
Rubblebucket - September 21, Sunday
The Jefferson Theater.
The Jefferson Theater.  7:30pm doors, 8:30pm show.  $15.  Email: info@jeffersontheater.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
Midtown Street Fair - September 21, Sunday
Live local music, midtown restaurant cook-off, a "tiny zoo," arts & crafts, community organizations and more. West Main Street.  1-6pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 980-6666. 
 
Movie Night at Sips & Cinema - September 25, Thursday
Early Mountain Vineyards.
Break out your picnic blankets and lawn chairs for an outdoor movie, The Sandlot (rated PG). The lawn will be ready for you to pick the perfect spot at 7pm. Showtime 7:30pm. 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.  7-11pm.  $6, children 3 and under are free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-948-9005 . 
 
Sunsets on Carter Mountain - May 15-September 25, Thursdays
Carter Mountain Orchard.
Pick your own fruit when it's a little cooler, shop in our Country Store, grab some donuts, cider and lite fare and then head into the Carter Mountain Wine Shop for wine (tastings by the glass or by the bottle). Perch on the decks to listen to free live music and catch an amazing sunset. Carter Mountain Wine Shop.  6-9pm.  Email: info@cartermountainorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833. 
 
Gina Sobel and the Mighty Fine - September 26, Friday
Keswick Vineyards.
Bring a chair, a blanket, or come early and grab a table and dance the night away as the sun sets over the vineyards. Keswick Vineyards.  5-8pm.  $Free.  Contact: Karen.  Email: tastingroom@keswickvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-3341. 
 
CASPCA's Critter Ball - September 26, Friday
Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA.
Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour, silent and live auctions, dinner and a brief competition between local celebrities and their pets and a wildcard participant. The evening will culminate with a live band and guests showing off their own special moves on the dance floor. Castle Hill Ciderworks.  6:30pm.  Email: info@caspca.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-5959. 
 
UVA Marching Band Open Rehearsal - September 5, 12 & 26, Fridays
University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music.
Come hear the UVA Marching Band Open Rehearsal at Carr's Hill Field. Bring a picnic and watch the UVA Cavalier Marching Band as they prepare for their halftime show. WaHooWa! Carr's Hill Field.  Directions: on the corner of Emmett and Ivy Roads.  6:30pm.  $Free.  Contact: UVA McIntire Department of Music.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 982-5347. 
 
The Head and the Heart - September 26, Friday
nTelos Wireless Pavilion.
nTelos Wireless Pavilion.  7pm.  $30.  Email: cvillepaviliontix@musictoday.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-272-8749. 
 
18th Annual Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival - September 27, Saturday
This festival is one of the oldest and most well established of its kind and attracts up to 6,000 attendees each year. Lee Park .  Directions: 201 East Market Street, near Central Library.  11am-5pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@cvillevegfest.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
International Festival - September 27, Saturday
Harrisonburg International Festival.
A day of family fun that celebrates the many cultures that make up the Harrisonburg community featuring international foods, musical talent and dance, creative folk art, language and intercultural learning opportunities and the World Bazaar featuring traditional folk art. Hillandale Park, Harrisonburg.  12-6pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Special Needs Accommodation: Handicapped Accessible  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-433-6228. 
 
Fee Free Day at Shenandoah National Park - September 27, Saturday
Shenandoah National Park.
Enjoy the park without having to pay an entrance fee to celebrate National Public Lands Day. Shenandoah National Park.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-999-3500. 
 
fleaVILLE - September 27, Saturday
fleaVILLE features a carefully-curated mix of vendors offering jewelry, art, crafts, vintage and contemporary clothing, handmade items, home goods and antique furniture. The market also hosts food trucks, music and kids' activities, like face painting. IX Project, entrance on the corner of Monticello Avenue and 2nd St. SE.  Directions: Across from the ACAC gym downtown -- enter the IX on 2nd St. SE and drive straight back.  11am-3pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: fleaVILLE.  Email: fleavilleva@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 718-594-2891. 
 
Johnny Appleseed's Birthday - September 27, Saturday
Carter Mountain Orchard.
Wish Johnny Appleseed a Happy Birthday at Carter Mountain Orchard. We'll sing Happy Birthday (Johnny would be 240 years old on September 26) and enjoy an apple cider donut together. Immediately afterwards, we will have story time with Johnny. Carter Mountain Orchard.  Directions: 575 Thomas Jefferson Parkway.  10:30am or 12:30pm.  $FREE.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Cynthia Chiles.  Email: Info@CarterMountainOrchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-1583. 
 
Museum Day Live! - September 27, Saturday
Smithsonian Magazine.
Smithsonian Magazine announced its tenth annual Museum Day Live! will take place Saturday, September 27, 2014. On this day, over 1,000 museums nation wide will emulate the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC by opening their own doors for free. Tickets for two people can be downloaded beginning on August 1st at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/tickets/. Over 1000 museums nationwide.  All day.  $FREE.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Lauren Deutschman.  Email: lauren@high10media.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: (212) 918-2046 ext. 1013. 
 
Sons of Bill - September 27, Saturday
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. 
 
Fall Fun Festival - September 27, Saturday
Restoration Church.
Free hot air balloon rides, weather permitting, from 5-7pm. Bounce house, games, crafts for kids, popcorn, sno-cones and cotton candy--all free. Directions: Dickerson Lane (about 5 minutes north of the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport and 2 minutes south of the Greene County line, just off of U.S. Route 29).  4-7pm.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Marc Rickabaugh.  Email: marc@restorationcville.org.. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-9077. 
 
Annual In The Pink Tennis Tournament - September 27, Saturday
The Women's Committee of MJH.
The Womens Committee of Martha Jefferson Hospital presents its annual doubles tennis tournament. Women, men and teens of all playing abilities are encouraged to participate. Proceeds benefit Marianne's Room at Martha Jefferson Hospital. Nine area tennis venues.  9am-12pm.  $25-$100.  Recommended for ages 13 to 99.  Contact: MJH Foundation/Lauri Wilson.  Email: LTWILSON@sentara.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 654-8173. 
 
Tofurky Trot - September 27, Saturday
5k for all fitness levels as part of the Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival. T-shirt included. McGuffey Park.  10am.  $12.50-$30.  Email: cvilletofurkytrot@gmail.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
Coyner Springs Kite Fly - September 27, Saturday
Waynesboro Parks & Recreation Dept.
Watch 100-ft kites take to the sky while enjoying kite making, parachute races, face painting and old fashion hay rides. Bring your lawn chairs and plan on spending the day. Food and drinks available for purchase. Coyner Springs Park, Waynesboro.  10am-3pm.  $free.  All ages welcome.  Email: parksandrec@ci.waynesboro.va.us. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-942-6735. 
 
UVA Home Football Games - September 6, 13, 27, Saturday
University of Virginia Athletics.
Cheer on our 'Hoos at home! Sept. 6-Richmond, Sept. 13-Louisville, Sept. 27-Kent State. Scott Stadium.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-8821. 
 
Foxfield Family Day at the Races - September 28, Sunday
Foxfield.
In addition to the steeplechase races, there will be Bounce-N-Play, pony rides and the Kid to Kid Children's Tent for the kids. This year's beneficiary will be the American Red Cross. Foxfield.  Directions: Old Garth Road. Enter through East Gate.  10am-5pm.  $Ticket prices vary (see website); free for kids 8 & under.  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-9501. 
 
Apple Harvest and Apple Butter Making Festival - September 27 & 28, 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.  Email: webcontact@drumhellersorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 263-5036. 
 
Misty Mountain Music Festival - September 26-28, Friday-Sunday
Misty Mountain Music Festival.
The 4th Annual Misty Mountain Music Festival showcases original Virginia-based bands alongside local businesses and artisans. This family-friendly camping event offers something for all ages as you sit back and relax to the areas best folk, bluegrass, country and rock! Misty Mountain Camp Resort, Greenwood.  $donations.  Email: john@mistymountainmusicfestival.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 888-647-8900. 
 
James River Artisan Festival - September 28, Sunday
James River Arts Council.
Over 40 artisans featuring pottery, glassblowing, basketmaking, blacksmith, painting, photography, sculpture, wood work, fiber arts, jewelry, soapmaking. BBQ, Donuts, Coffee. Scottsville Farmer's Market Pavilion.  Directions: Take route 20 south from Charlottesville for approx 20 miles to Scottsville. Pavilion on right just before James River Bridge.  11am-5pm.  $Free.  Contact: John Bittner.  Email: woodthrush@centurylink.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 286-7709. 
 
Giant - September 28, Sunday
The Paramount Theater.
James Dean on the big screen. The Paramount Theater.  2pm.  $4 youth, $6 adults.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
Fall Into Fun Festival - September 27 & 28, Saturday & Sunday
Chiles Peach Orchard.
Welcome Autumn with lots of fun activities! Watch apple butter being made the old-fashioned way, enjoy wagon rides, play games, enjoy good food, pick your own apples and pumpkins and more! Chiles Peach Orchard.  9am-6pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday.  $Free admission; some activities have a fee.  Email: info@chilespeachorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-1583. 
 
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 . 
 
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. 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. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
University of Virginia Archaeology Fair - October 11, Saturday
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. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
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. 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. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
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 . 
 
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. 
 
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 1, Saturday
The Paramount Theater.
The Paramount Theater.  12:55pm.  $18-$24.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
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.  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. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 



 

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