Culture Connection for November 17th – 23rd

November 17 2014, 2:18pm
Categories: Culture Connection

This week I have picked an exhibit of treasures from the Forbidden City, A film festival and the theatrical version of one of my favorite stories, Little Women - just the thing to get you cultured up for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

To learn more about these events, click on the links provided.  To hear a podcast of this week’s Culture Connection, click on the “play” button below.

If you know of a cool event coming up in the next month, shoot me a text at culturemaven at WNRN dot org and help me to help you make a WNRN Culture Connection.

 

Forbidden City Exhibition at the VMFA:

http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/forbidden-city/

Little Women:

http://www.fourcp.org/SitePages/currentseason.aspx

Super Gr8 Film Festival:

http://www.valleyarts.org/films/

 

 

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Have an awesome culture filled week!

Mary

The Culture Maven


A Sweet WNRN Culture Connection for Nov 10 – 16

November 10 2014, 9:04am
Categories: Culture Connection

Ahhhh November.  The month that ushers in  the sugarfest that is commonly referred to as “The Holidays”.  This week I have sweets on the brain and have curated three plays that have some sweet related thing about them.  The first is Edward II at the Blackfriars in Staunton. King Ed has an obsession similar to a sugar addiction which ruins his reign.  Then aptly titled, The Sugar at Live Arts in Charlottesville, is all about a woman trying to kick the glucose habit just when her world seems to be falling to pieces. Lastly but definitely not least, Clay Chapman brings his Pumpkin Pie Show to Richmond.

For information on the featured events, click the links below.  To listen to this week’s Culture Connection, click on the “play” triangle at the bottom of this post.

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Edward II:

http://www.americanshakespearecenter.com/v.php?pg=1746

 

The Sugar:

http://www.livearts.org/

 

The Pumpkin Pie Show:

http://claymcleodchapman.com/performances/the-pumpkin-pie-show

 

So get your sweets fix without the calories this week and have a cultured good time.

All the best,

Mary

The Culture Maven

PS: Caught Fed Up at the Virginia Film Festival this past weekend and am working on a blog post about it on culturenuts.wordpress.com.

 


Nov 3rd – 9th Culture Connection

November 3 2014, 11:00am
Categories: Culture Connection

Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is on the way so this is a good time to learn or try something new. The story of a Cold War spy, a children’s world music concert and lessons in dances popular during the Civil War are what I found to share with you for this week’s WNRN Culture Connection.  For more information, click on the links below.  Click on the “play” triangle at the bottom of the page to hear a podcast of this week’s Culture Connection.

 

“The Life of  Duncan Lee, Red Spy and Cold Warrior:

http://www.vahistorical.org/

 

Civil War dancing when nonprofit Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox:

http://www.moc.org/page/museum-confederacy?mode=appomattox

 

Daria: World Music for Children:

http://www.valleyarts.org/

 

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Have a fantastic week and get out there and get cultured!

Mary

The Culture Maven


Halloween Culture Connection for Oct 27 – Nov 2

October 27 2014, 9:07am
Categories: Culture Connection

It is the week of Halloween and La Dia de los Muertos so I chose some events that are appropriate for the season (including a ballet for those of you who are uninterested in Halloween activities for whatever reason).  There’s Carmina Burana at Richmond Ballet, a series of blaxploitation horror films at the Jefferson School in Charlottesville and Trick-or-Treating for the little monsters in your life in Lexington.  As for me,  I will be at the Tandem Friends School enjoying one of my favorite shows of all time- Spamalot.

If you would like information on the featured events in this week’s WNRN Culture Connection, click on the links provided.  To hear a podcast, click on the triangle below.

Binge Film Sessions: Blaxploitation Horror films:

http://jeffschoolheritagecenter.org/events/2014-fall-events/calendar-2/

 

 Carmina Burana:

http://www.richmondballet.com/season-tickets/performances/carmina-burana/

 

 Tricks-or-Treats in Downtown Lexington:

http://events.lexingtonvirginia.com/events.php?view=d&id=6589&m=10&y=2014&d=31

Image from Charlie Brown Halloween

Image from Charlie Brown Halloween

 Have a howling good week.

Mary

The Culture Maven


It’s All Good Culture Connection for October 13 – 19

October 13 2014, 9:06am
Categories: Culture Connection

This week you can culturally connect with some good jazz, apple butter (YUM!) and the infamous Live Arts Gala (this year with a James Bond theme) arguably the best party in town. For more information on the featured events, click on the links below. To hear this week’s Culture Connection, click on the podcast triangle at the bottom of this message.

Be on the look out for racy Russians at the Gala, “wink”.

Apple Butter Festival in Raphine:

http://wadesmill.com/events.php?view=d&id=126&m=10&y=2013&d=19

 

Jazz at the VMFA:

http://vmfa.museum/calendar/events/jazz-cafe/

 

Live Arts Gala: Party Galore in Cville:

http://www.livearts.org/gala0014/

 

Apple Butter

Apple Butter

See you while you’re getting your culture fix!

Mary

The Culture Maven


Culture Connection for October 6 – 12

October 6 2014, 10:08am
Categories: Culture Connection

You can indulge in a fantastic wine dinner for the arts, a play about a different kind of love triangle and celebrate Columbus Day by decorating cookies or zip-lining this week in Central Virginia.  To get the skinny on these events, click on the links below the event titles or you can listen to this week’s Culture Connection by clicking on the podcast triangle below.

Noel Coward’s Design for Living at RTP:

http://www.rtriangle.org

 

Columbus Day Celebrations at Wintergreen:

http://www.wintergreenresort.com/Columbus-Day/

 

New City Arts Wine Diner at Blenheim:

http://www.newcityarts.org/the-event/new-city-arts-farm-to-table-dinner/

 

 

The Cast of Design for Living at Richmond Triangle Players

The Cast of Design for Living at Richmond Triangle Players

Have a fantastic week and get out there do some hiking, pick some apples and get some culture.

Best,

Mary

The Culture Maven

 


WNRN Culture Connection for September 29 – October 6th

October 6 2014, 9:57am
Categories: Culture Connection

A mini Symphony experience, a Maker’s faire and an exhibit about America’s Founding River are the WNRN Culture Connection picks for this week.

America’s Founding River exhibit:

http://www.discoverlynchburg.org/experience-james/

Richmond Symphony Rush Hour:

http://www.richmondsymphony.com/events_details.asp?id=354

Charlottesville Mini-Maker Faire:

makerfairecville.com

 

Have a fantastic week and remember to get out there and get cultured.

Mary

The Culture Maven


WNRN Culture Connection for September 22 – 28

September 24 2014, 12:55pm
Categories: Culture Connection

An awesome art exhibit, a play about a famous sex therapist and burlesque show will round out the WNRN Culture Connections for this week.  A good time regardless of your cultural take.

For information on the featured events, click on the links provided below.  To hear this week’s Culture Connection click on the podcast link below.

 

Back to School Shake-O-Rama:

http://www.valleyarts.org/performances/

 

Becoming Dr. Ruth:

http://va-rep.org/show_becoming_dr.html

 

Mary Ann Strandell’s Re-Material exhibit:

http://www.secondstreetgallery.org

 

Dr. Ruth

Dr. Ruth

 

Have a fantastic week and get out there and get cultured!

Best,

The Culture Maven


Tech Art, Thriller Theatre and a 4tet featured on WNRN Culture Connection

September 15 2014, 6:26am
Categories: Culture Connection

Here are three really cool things to do this week to get your culture fix: Artist, Peter Traub’s Woodear exhibit, Firehouse Theatre Companies production of WAIT UNTIL DARK and a performance by the Sobel 4tet.  So get out there and get cultured, y’all.

To learn more about the featured events, click on the links below.  To listen to a podcast of this week’s CC, click on the podcast triangle below.

Woodear exhibit at UVA:

http://www.petertraub.net/2014/08/07/woodear-opening-at-uvas-ruffin-gallery-august-29-october-3rd-2014/

 

Sobel 4tet at Rockfish Lounge:

http://rockfishvalleycommunitycenter.memberlodge.com/music

 

Wait Until Dark:

http://www.firehousetheatre.org/wait-until-dark/

 

Have a fantastically cultured week!

Mary

The Culture Maven

Publicity photo for Wait Until Dark at Firehouse

Publicity photo for Wait Until Dark at Firehouse

 


Fest Up WNRN Culture Connection for September 8 – 14

September 8 2014, 2:05pm
Categories: Culture Connection

It is officially Festival season here is Central Virginia with another successful Lockin’ just ended, this week Monticello, Staunton Performing Arts Center and Charlottesville Chamber Music all have festivals that include a food and gardening, performing and fine arts and well, chamber music (as you may have guessed) themes.

For information about these events, click on the associated links below.  Click on the listening triangle to hear a podcast of this week’s Culture Connection.

Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival:

http://2014.cvillechambermusic.org/shop/sp

 

Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello:

http://www.monticello.org/site/visit/heritage-harvest-festival-monticello

 

Pac’n the Streets Festival in Staunton:

http://www.stauntonperformingarts.org/news-and-events/2014-events/35-pacn-the-street-2014

So much fun to be had so have some and get out there and get cultured.

Mary

The Culture Maven

Heirloom foods available for tasting at the Heritage Harvest Festival

Heirloom foods available for tasting at the Heritage Harvest Festival