Natural Communitas: WNRN Culture Connection for August 18 – 24

August 18 2014, 2:37pm
Categories: Culture Connection

Back to nature for the week before back to school for many area students is what I am saying in this WNRN Culture Connection.  There is a natural plant dye workshop, a book discussion of Natural Virginia: Panoramic Photographs and a dance performance uniting a creative team from San Diego, Harrisonburg and Charlottesville.

For information on these events click on the links provided below. To hear this week’s Culture Connection, click on the podcast “start” triangle below.

Communitas – dance:

http://www.valleyarts.org/court-square-theater/

Natural dye workshop:

www.Bellairfarm.com

Book discussion:

http://www.lva.virginia.gov/news/dayInfo.asp?calmonth=8&calyear=2014&calday=20

 

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It was great to see so many WNRN fans last night at the Old Crow Medicine Show Concert at Maymont in Richmond.  Thank you for your support.

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

Mary

The Culture Maven


Culture Connection for August 11 – 17

August 12 2014, 2:03pm
Categories: Culture Connection

Oh my, what a week!  There is improv, a foodie tour of Shockoe Slip and a performance of the children’s classic introduction to classical music, Peter and the Wolf. To listen to this week’s Culture Connection via podcast click on the podcast triangle below.  To learn more about the featured events, click on the links provided under each.

Peter and the Wolf:

 

http://charlottesvillearts.org/calendars/all-events/
Bent Hunger Games Improv:

 

http://benttheatre.weebly.com

 

Capital of Cuisine food tour of Shockoe Slip:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/559615

 

I will be going to ASC this weekend to see Cyrano on Saturday then heading to Richmond on Sunday for Old Crow Medicine Show at Maymont. Let me know what you did this week to get Cultured.

Best,

The Culture Maven

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Gelato poetry, jazz and a play are featured in this week’s WNRN Culture Connection

August 4 2014, 2:40pm
Categories: Culture Connection

This week I picked a hodge podge of activities to share on WNRN’s Culture Connections including a fast poetry writing contest, some jazz from the Richmond Jazz Festival and an interesting play about a pregnant woman and a mentally disturbed man. To hear this week’s Culture Connection click on the podcast triangle below.  To learn more about the featured events click on the links provided.

Milli Joe Gelato poetry contest:

https://www.google.com/calendar/render?eid=M2o1ZDFxNHZ2M2NwbjRrYjFwMWFjNTBtZzhfMjAxNDA4MDVUMjIzMDAwWiBjaGFybG90dGVzdmlsbGVhcnRzLm9yZ18xbnZsc2tzOWtsbWUzZXZzZjFjcWhlMmk2NEBn&ctz=America/New_York&sf=true&output=xml

Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun:

www.valleyarts.org

Jazz at the Hippodrome:

http://jazzatmaymont.com/show/homegrown-hipp/

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Sean Jones coming to the Hippodrome with his Quartet

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

Mary

The Culture Maven

PS:  I saw two shows this past weekend that I thought were great: The Comedy of Errors at the American Shakespeare Center and Ash Lawn Opera’s production of Fiddler on the Roof.  I am looking forward to catching ASC’s production Cyrano in the near future. caio, M

 

 

 


Opera, Dragon Boats & Patsy Cline make up this week’s WNRN Culture Connection

July 28 2014, 10:25am
Categories: Culture Connection

The second show of Ash Lawn Opera’s season and the Dragon Boat Festival at Rockett’s Landing are hallmarks of summer rolling right along.  Plus a tribute to Patsy Cline rounds out this week’s WNRN Culture Connection.

For information on these events, click on the links below.  To hear this week’s WNRN Culture Connection, click on the podcast triangle at the bottom of this post.

Always Patsy Cline in Lynchburg:

http://www.newsadvance.com/calendar/performing_arts/endstation-theatre-company-s-always-patsy-cline/event_7ca0f750-e115-11e3-a650-10604b9ffeb6.html

Fiddler on The Roof in Charlottesville:

http://www.ashlawnopera.com/summer/fiddler-on-the-roof/

Dragon Boat Races in Richmond:

http://www.gwndragonboat.com/Default.asp?id=161&l=1

FYI:  I saw Avenue Q (part of the Heritage Theatre Festival) over the weekend at it was very good.  If you like irreverent musicals you might want to check it out.

Have a great week and get out there and get cultured.

Mary

The Culture Maven

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Walgreens Richmond International Dragon Boat Race


WNRN Culture Connection for July 21 – 27

July 21 2014, 2:19pm
Categories: Culture Connection

One of my favorite musicals (that’s right, I said, “musical”) opens this week in Charlottesville while a different musical plays at one of my favorite summer venues in Richmond.  The weather is so nice right now, it is just great to be outside in general so two of my picks are night time outdoor events.  To learn more click on the podcast below.  For information about featured events, click on the corresponding link.

Lawn Chair Movies:

http://quirkgallery.com/events/lawn-chair-movie-series/

Avenue Q:

http://tickets.artsboxoffice.virginia.edu/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=3846

42nd Street:

http://www.richmondgov.com/parks/documents/BrochureDogwoodDell.pdf

Have a great week and get out there and get cultured.

Mary

The Culture Mavenavenueq

 


WNRN Culture Connection for July 14 – 20

July 14 2014, 10:21am
Categories: Culture Connection

This week: a historical distorted iPhonetography Culture Connection.  More information on these events available via the links underneath the event titles.  To hear this week’s Culture Connection, click on the podcast below.

Ghostbusters… Bent Improv:

http://benttheatre.weebly.com/

I-Distort:

www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152508690366092&set=pcb.10152508698876092&type=1&theater

Quoit tour:

http://www.historicrichmond.com/about-quoit-events.php

 

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Photo by Marc Borzellica

Have a great week getting out there and getting cultured.

And..

Stay Cool!

Mary

The Culture Maven

Full Disclosure:  Apologies to Big Blue Door.   We found your event listed on another website and initially included it in this week’s Culture Connection.  We now understand that you will be taking the summer off and coming back in the fall to tell more stories and award more jam.


Sheer Monkey Coffee Madness: WNRN Culture Connection for July 7 – 13

July 7 2014, 2:18pm
Categories: Culture Connection

This week you can talk about theatre, see some theatre and be a part of the creation of a new piece of theatre (well, a  sort of opera anyway) right here in Central Virginia.

Click on the link provided under the event titles for information.

Or

Click on the podcast triangle to hear this week’s WNRN Culture Connection.

Coffee and Conversations: The Color Purple:

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

Shear Madness:

http://tickets.artsboxoffice.virginia.edu/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=3828

Monkey Circus 2014:

www.spacemonkeyodyssey.com

 

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A Thoroughly Modern WNRN Culture Connection for June 30 – July 6

June 30 2014, 2:36pm
Categories: Culture Connection

Get set for a thoroughly modern version of The Little Red Hen (The Little Bread Hen), Millie and some Fireworks on the James to celebrate the birth of our nation.  For more information about these events click on the link provided.  To hear this week’s WNRN Culture Connection, click on the podcast triangle at the bottom of this page.

The Little Bread Hen:

http://www.visitharrisonburgva.com/events/detail/barefoot-puppet-theater-presents-little-bread-hen

Fireworks on the James:

http://www.fireworksonthejames.com/

Thoroughly Modern Millie:

http://www.virginia.edu/heritagetheatre/season.htm

 

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Let me know if you have a cool event coming up by emailing me at theculturemaven@wnrn.org (please allow at least a month’s notice for best results).

Have a safe and celebratory Forth of July!

Mary

The Culture Maven


WNRN Culture Connection June 23-29

June 23 2014, 2:57pm
Categories: Culture Connection

Summer is full on so it is time to get outside and do stuff at night while the weather is warm.  This week, catch a movie under the stars at a winery, watch a recreation of a Civil War Battle and then go back in time with the musical HAIR.

To learn more about these events, click on the link provided.  Click on the triangle below to listen to a podcast of this week’s Culture Connection.

Trevillian Station:

www.trevbattleva.com

Hair:

http://www.firehousetheatre.org/hair/

 

Movie Under the stars:

http://www.firstcolonywinery.com/cement-suitcase-movie-under-the-stars-june-27-830pm/

Have a fantastic week and get out there and get Cultured.

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An Historical Culture Connection for June 16 – 22

June 16 2014, 1:32pm
Categories: Culture Connection

Even though school is out this is a good week for a little historical study in Central Virginia.  Learn how goods were transported in Virginia in the 1700′s, attend a jousting tournament ( like, with horses and everything) and Celebrate the abolishing of slavery at events featured on WNRN’s Culture Connection.

To hear this week’s Culture Connection just click on the magic podcast triangle below.  To learn more about the featured events, click on the links provided.

Juneteenth:

http://efsinc.org/event/juneteenth-2014-a-freedom-celebration-the-symposium/

Hall of Fame Jousting Tournament:

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/1332Chimneys081603_DavidOliver

Scottsville Batteau Festival:

http://www.visitcharlottesville.org/includes/events/index.cfm?action=displayDetail&eventid=10633

 

Have a fantastic week and remember to keep me posted of your cool upcoming event (at least a month’s notice is ideal).  Thanks,

Mary

The Culture Maven