Get Out! events, shows, things to do
“What would an ocean be without a monster lurking in the dark? It would be like sleep without dreams.”
― Werner Herzog
Otherness to the scene
Monsters invade March's First Friday art lineup at the brand new Telegraph gallery on the Downtown Mall. Located between O’Suzannah and The CVille Smoke Shop on Fourth Street, Telegraph debuts with "Monstrous," a show featuring various imagined creatures in pop art-style screen prints, a theme that reflects the philosophies of the gallery owners.
"Deviation or otherness is at the heart of what it is to be a
monster," says gallery co-owner David Murray, "and I think most people identify with that. It's one of the great themes of art and literature."
Appropriately, Murray and his soon-to-be wife and business partner, Kate deNeveu, say that Telegraph is a marriage of their strengths. He's been an artist and a screen printer for years, while her background is in art history, business, printing, and sales. The couple met while going to UVA, and had always planned to move back here when they decided to settle down.
Clearly, though, they don't plan on quietly settling into the background.
"Charlottesville already has a vibrant and wonderful art community," says Murray, "we're here to add otherness to the scene."
Murray says the 'telegraph' became their name and theme because it was "a revolutionary form of affordable communication.
"We're working with artists from all over the world to produce new, affordable screen printed posters each month as part of First Fridays," he says.
In addition, design-focused objets d'art, magazines, and independent publications will also be for sale in the gallery.
"We decided to open with 'Monstrous' because we're really proud of the things that set us apart," says Murray.
March 1, Telegraph, 5pm
Named for the symbol that appeared on the band's untitled 1971 album, and which Jimmy Page often had sewn into his clothes, Zoso has been playing live since 1999. According to the Los Angeles Times they are "head and shoulders above all other Zeppelin tributes." The Chicago Sun-Times has also called them the "closest to the original of any tribute."
Each member of Zoso was chosen to mirror both the appearance and playing styles of Zeppelin's band members; Robert Plant (pictured), Jimmy Page (pictured), John Bonham, and John Paul Jones, and they use vintage instruments of the time, the original stage craft, and a visual experience that'll make you think you're re-living the wild 1970s.
If you were lucky enough to see Zeppelin live, obviously nothing will compare, but if you didn't, or if you'd like to rekindle the memory, you might want to think about going to see what the St. Petersburg Times has called "the most exacting of the Zeppelin tribute bands in existence."
March 2, Jefferson Theater, 8:30pm, $15-$17
Read a big book
March kicks off the Big Read, the NEA program designed to reinvigorate the nation's interest in real literature, and thanks to a generous grant from the NEA, our own Jefferson-Madison Regional Library is poised to get all of Central Virginia reading the same book: author Amy Tan's classic, The Joy Luck Club.
Published in 1989 by an unknown, first-time writer, the book was originally meant to be a collection of short stories, but the Chinese mother-daughter saga set in San Francisco's Chinatown eventually became an international best-selling novel, composed of sixteen stories about four women who form a club to play mahjong, a sort of Chinese version of rummy, and their daughters. Through the lens of their involvement in the club, readers are introduced to the stories the women share about their lives.
In addition to encouraging folks to read the novel, JMRL will also be organizing discussions about the book, Chinese culture, and the immigrant experience all through the month. You can visit the Library's Big Read website at jmrl.org/bigread.htm or call 434-979-7151 to find out about upcoming events.
Beginning in the month of March.
Film: Film Screening of "The Pirate Bay: Away
From Keyboard." Random Row Books. 7pm. Free.
Art: Meet and greet with painter and potter Ken Nagakui. The Covenant School Upper Campus. 4pm. Free.
Art: Art-i-facts by Anne Chestnut preview. Les Yeux du Monde. 5pm. Free.
Sports: UVA Men’s Basketball vs. Duke. JPJ Arena. 9pm. $25-$48
Theater: UVA Department of Drama presents God’s Ear. Helms Theater at UVA. 8pm. $8-$14
Reading: Little Read Book Bugs. JMRL Northside Library. 4pm. Free.
Theater: American Shakespeare Center presents Julius Caesar. Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton. 7:30pm. $24-$35
Sports: Harlem Globetrotters. JPJ Arena. 7pm. $25-$97
Theater: In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play. Live Arts. 8pm. $20-$25
Reading: Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books Travelling Exhibition. Virginia Arts of the Book Center. 10am. Free.
Art: Out and About: Plein Air Paintings of Albemarle County by Meg West. King Family Vineyards. Open Hours. Free.
Theater: Into the Woods. Four County Players in Barboursville. 8pm. $12-$16
Art: Playing with Form and Color by Marissa Minnerly. The Art box in Crozet. 4pm. Free.
Theater: MET Opera Live in HD showing Parsifal. The Paramount Theater. 12pm. $18-$24
Art: "We Bury Our Own" by Christian Thompson. Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum. Open hours, Free.
Games: Chess Lesson and Chess Simultaneous. JMRL Central Library. 10am. Free.
Film: Bantam Short Film Night featuring locally and regionally produced short films. The Bantam Theater. 7:30pm. $8.50
Film: The Princess Bride. The Paramount Theater. 2pm. $4-$6
Sports: UVA Women’s Basketball vs. Florida State. JPJ Arena. 1pm. $6-$15
Art: The photography of Ed Roseberry. JMRL Central Library. 3pm. Free.
Comedy: Big Blue Door offers Writing Sketch Comedy workshop. Park School. 2pm. $55
Comedy: Free Improv Mondays. The Hamner Theater in Afton. 6pm. Free.
Reading: The Crozet Book Club. JMRL Crozet Library. 7pm. Free.
Theater: Clifford the Big Red Dog. The Paramount Theater. 6pm. $8.50-$10.50
Reading: Poetry Writing Contest. Milli Joe Coffee and Gelato. 6:30pm Free.
Dance: Pilobolus Performance. UVA Culbreth Theater. 8pm. $0-$10
Culture: Play Your Way to China. JMRL Gordon Avenue Library. 4pm. Free.
Reading: New City Arts Initiative presents An Evening with Christian Wiman. Christ Church Episcopal. 7pm. Free. Poetry: An Evening with Christian Wiman. Christ Episcopal Church. 7 p.m. Free.
Loose Change at Blue Moon Diner.
Jim Sterling and Friends at Fellini’s #9
Galen and Jimmy Curry at Wild Wolf
Ashley McMillen, Emma Leigh, Nick Smith at The Southern. $8
Chickenhead at Fellini’s #9
Ed Barney at Mudhouse Crozet
The Student Hip-Hop Organization at UVA at Open Grounds Corner Studio
Sally Rose at Blue Mountain Brewery
Travis Elliot and Tucker Rogers at Wild Wolf
Goodnight, Texas at The Pink Warehouse
Fire Tapes, Sarah White and Josephine, Red Rattles, Dwight Howard Johnson at The Southern. $8
John D’Earth and Friends at Fellini’s #9
Jeebus at Plank Road Exchange
Pianist Caio Pagano performs Beethoven at Old Cabell Hall.
Orme Storm at Wild Wolf
Vacationer, Body Language at The Southern. $10
Hogwaller Ramblers at Fellini’s #9
Chelsea Light Moving, Talk Normal at The Southern. $12-$15
Jazz Collective #9 at Fellini’s #9
Travis Elliot at Fellini’s #9
Drive-By Truckers, The Whigs at The Jefferson. $25
Danny Barrale at Fellini’s #9
Venues: Wild Wolf Brewing Company (434-361-0088), The Southern (434-977-5590), Devils Backbone Brewing Company (434-361-1001), The Blue Moon Diner (434-980-6666), The Whiskey Jar (434-202-1549), The Edge at Wintergreen Resort (434-325-8080), Rapture/R2 (434-293-9526), Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar (434-293-9947), Fellini's #9 (434-979-4279), Miller's (434-971-8511), Old Cabell Hall (434-924-3376), Main Street Annex (434-817-2400), Plank Road Exchange (434-823-2001), Random Row Books (434-295-2493), The Jefferson (434-245-4980), Tavern on the James (434-286-3500)
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