Blue Ridge Irish Music School – Jackie Daly & Matt Cranitch

June 30 2015, 8:51am
Categories: Community Connection

The Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching the living art of Irish traditional music and fostering a dynamic environment for it in Central Virginia and beyond.  BRIMS presents Irish musicians Jackie Daly on button accordion and Matt Cranitch on fiddle Saturday, July 25th, 7:00 p.m. at C’ville Coffee in Charlottesville.  The duo draw inspiration from their Irish home in the counties of Kerry & Cork. More information.


Blue Ridge Irish Music School – Jackie Daly & Matt Cranitch

June 30 2015, 8:48am
Categories: Community Connection

The Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching the living art of Irish traditional music and fostering a dynamic environment for it in Central Virginia and beyond.  BRIMS presents Irish musicians Jackie Daly on button accordion and Matt Cranitch on fiddle Saturday, July 25th, 7:00 p.m. at C’ville Coffee in Charlottesville.  The duo draw inspiration from their Irish home in the counties of Kerry & Cork. More information.


The Haven Cooking Series Fundraiser

June 30 2015, 8:37am
Categories: Community Connection

Hi I’m Eleis Lester from The Haven. The Haven is a safe and welcoming day shelter for the homeless and very poor of Central Virginia. Serving over 85 people daily, The Haven provides respite for the weary and transformation for the ready.  We present the Haven Cooking Series Fundraiser with proceeds benefiting the day shelter. This series occurs on the third Saturday of every month. he class is taught by Mahabuba Akhter and will focus on Bengali Indian cuisine. This series is sponsored by The Haven and Campus Kitchens at UVA. More information including pre-registration.


Summer Shakes – “Much Ado About Nothing”

June 30 2015, 8:33am
Categories: Community Connection

James River Art Council is sponsoring the Summer Shakes presentation of “Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare.  The Summer Shakes is a company of young actors committed to forming a supportive and encouraging atmosphere to study and perform Shakespeare’s plays through workshops, productions, and outreach within the community of Scottsville. This play is appropriate for all ages. There will be three performances: Friday, July 10 at 7:00 PM, Saturday, July 11 at 3:00 PM, and Sunday, July 12 at 3:00 PM. All performances will be held at Christ Church Fellowship Hall in Scottsville. More information including tickets available via Facebook.


Bastille Day Celebration

June 22 2015, 9:43am
Categories: Community Connection

 

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Bastille Day Celebration at Petit Pois with the Alliance Française of Charlottesville

Live French music, a classic three-course dinner, French games for the kids… if you’re looking for a night of culture and fun, join the Alliance Française of Charlottesville on July 14thfor a celebration of France’s Bastille Day! The festivities will be held at Petit Pois on 201 Main Street from 4pm to 8pm. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door, though students can join for $20 and children under 12 for $15. And every ticket comes with a free glass of wine! Venez Nombreux!


Endstation Theater Company – Counter/Top

June 22 2015, 9:29am
Categories: Community Connection

The Endstation Theater Company is committed to producing new works, reinterpretations of classical plays, and original theatrical productions for the Central Virginia community based on the historical, current, and cultural events specific to the area. We present Counter/Top, a new play inspired by Lynchburg’s Texas Inn. This dark comedy runs July 2 through July 12 at Lynchburg Parks and Recreation’s Miller Center. This play is intended for mature audiences only. More information about this show and other performances is available online.


Endstation Theater Company – Two Gentlemen of Virginia

June 20 2015, 9:20am
Categories: Community Connection

Endstation Theater Company is committed to producing new works, reinterpretations of classical plays, and original theatrical productions for the Central Virginia community based on the historical, current, and cultural events specific to the area. We present Two Gentlemen of Virginia, an original Shakespeare adaptation that combines Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, 1780’s democracy and 1980’s rock music. Finishing its run now through July 4 at Sweet Briar College. More information about this show and other performances is available online.


Our Community Place – Summer Lawn Jam

June 20 2015, 8:40am
Categories: Community Connection

We present the Summer Lawn Jam as a festival fundraiser for a kitchen renovation at Our Community Place. This year’s event begins at noon on Saturday, June 27th and features Shenandoah Valley musicians, including Bryan Elijah Smith, Regular Sauce, Many Nights Ahead, Kat & The Travelers, Greg Ward, and others. Lunch and dinner will be served and there will be volleyball, tie-dying, face-painting, and a lot more games for the whole family. There will also be a silent auction, a raffle, and other opportunities to donate for the kitchen renovation. More information is available online.


Fralin Art Museum – Family Art JAMS

June 20 2015, 8:37am
Categories: Community Connection

We present Family Art JAMs. These programs combine age-appropriate tours with hands-on art activities to connect children with the museum’s exhibition. During Family Art JAMs, adult family members serve as assistants, models, and collaborators. Families with young children are invited to attend Fun for the Young at The Fralin. Arts-related story time incorporates movement, play, and puppets. More information on all of the Museum’s offerings and programming calendar.


Fralin Museum of Art – Talks & Tours

June 20 2015, 8:33am
Categories: Community Connection

Hello, I’m Marilyn Wright from The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia.  We present two ways for you to explore your interests in art. On Tuesdays we present our Lunchtime Talks. these informal presentations are on aspects of the Museum’s collections and special exhibitions. We also hold Saturday Special Tours of exhibitions. During both of these programs attendees can learn more about the featured artist, their work, and have the opportunity to ask questions. More information on all of the Museum’s offerings and programming calendar.