Culture Connection: Roots, Knots and Drags

June 3 2013, 4:26pm
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Things are not always what they seem. That is the theme for Culture Connection this week.  I’ve selected a series of conundrums to entertain while stretching your brain to accept the paradoxes of ’80′s pop tunes played by a Roots music band, a play with a puzzling moral issue and an old fashioned carnival with some odd events.  So here is this weekend’s Roots, Knots and Drags picks:

Eighties pop joins  contemporary roots music at Fridays After 5 in Charlottesville as Love Cannon takes the stage, promising foot stompin’ fun.  Fans of music ranging from Madonna to Mumford and Sons will adore the smart song stylings from one of Charlottesville’s own.

In Richmond, Carol Piersol presents, Gideon’s Knot at HATT Theatre. This heart-wrenching play, starring award-winning actresses, Katrinah Carol Lewis and Laine Satterfield, explores the dangerous, emotional, and often painful world of elementary school as witnessed through the conversation between 5th grader Gideon’s mother and his teacher.

For family fun, head down to the Glasgow Carnival Grounds for the Glasgow River Festival for the first taste of summer goofiness. In addition to the usual carnival games and rides there will be a parade, a Womanless Beauty Pageant and live music.

If you have a cool event coming up, let me know about it  at mary@wnrn.org.

Now get out there and get cultured!

kisses,

The Culture Maven