Get Out! events, shows, things to do
"If you don't know the blues... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music."–Keith Richards
He's got the blues
Born in Sweden to a jazz musician father, Anders Osborne became fascinated with the roots-rock singers of the sixties and seventies. He traveled the world, making money from shows, and then settled in New Orleans, where he's been since 1990. "Once I got to New Orleans, everything I heard in my head— the music, the way people treated each other— was happening. I knew I was home," says Osborne. He craftily blends blues, funk, soul, and classic R&B to create a unique texture of styles. Paste magazine calls him, "a triple threat as a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist." NPR Music says. "Osborne's music ranges from muddy backwater blues to upbeat country rock, and fills in many of the gaps in between." His show at The Jefferson will be opened up by Elby Brass, a Fredericksburg-grown street brass band specializing in heavy horn funk. It should be a lively set of performances not to be missed.
June 29, The Jefferson, 8:30pm, $15-$17
“It's a smile, it's a kiss, it's a sip of wine...it's summertime!” Have you ever thought, "There just isn't enough wine available on the Downtown Mall?" Well, there's a new opportunity to enjoy the best wine that Central Virginia has to offer.
On the last Friday of each month, about ten wineries from the Monticello Wine Trail will be featured to pour and sell their wines at the Old Metropolitan Hall on the Downtown Mall. Each participating winery will have two wines available for tasting, by-the-glass, or bottle sales. Live music will be provided downstairs by the Bent Mountain Trio, where purchased wine can be enjoyed. Tickets are sold at the door and include a souvenir tasting glass to add to your collection.
This Friday's tasting will concentrate on the North side of Charlottesville. Wineries featured will be Blenheim Vineyards, Early Mountain Vineyards, Horton Vineyards, Reynard Florence, Burnley Vineyards, Keswick Vineyards, Kilaurwen Winery, Stone Mountain Vineyards, and Glass House Winery.
June 28, Old Metropolitan Hall, 5pm, $12
Six rooms, one fundraiser
Join Live Arts, Lighthouse and Second Street Gallery this Saturday for a building-wide event that has a maze of attractions to last all night.
You won't need to leave this party, because there are endless amusements: On the rooftop, at Brews with a View, you can enjoy Blue Mountain Brewery and Blue Mountain Barrel House beers while listening to live performances from Erin and the Wildfire, Moby and the Dicks, and Trafalgar. One floor down is the Karaoke Room where you can sing your heart out in the upstage theater. There's going to be a full bar and black lights to get you in the singing mood. Walk down another floor and you get wine tasting with cheese platters and Jazz music. A "Silent Disco" will be on the main floor, featuring two different DJs. Also on the main floor will be The Mud Lounge with coffee, cocktails, and cinema.
Outside the building, Charlottesville's local food trucks will be waiting to serve you the finest street eatables in town. Seriously, this is going to be crazy.
June 29, Live Arts, 8pm, $50
Laugh till it hurts
Now, you have to admit it: we sometimes take our award-winning town a little too seriously. Well, the folks over at The Bridge have a remedy for that: an original show of improv comic sketches about life here in Charlottesville that promises to be "skewed and skewering" and make you "laugh till you spit out your craft-brewed beer." Emily Bolecek, Ben Meguira, Jude Silveira, Jigsaw Jones, Amy Spence, Mickey Kampsen, Shawn Hirabayashi, and Victor Schillerman work under the direction of Big Blue Door co-founder and playwright Joel Jones.
June 27 & 28, The Bridge, 8pm, $5 suggested donation
Film: His Girl Friday. Vinegar Hill Theater. 7:30pm. $7.50-$10.50
Film: An Original Duckumentary, a Production of Coneflower Productions and THIRTEEN in association with WNET. JMRL Central Library. 7pm. Free.
Art: Unfinished Stories, photographs by John Mitchell. Angelo. 11am. Free.
Fashion: An Evening of Eileen Fisher at Belk. 5pm. Free.
Wine: Downtown Tasting Room. Old Metropolitan Hall. 5pm. $12
Reading: Mason B. Williams will present his new book, City of Ambition: FDR, La Guardia and the Making of Modern New York. Old Dominion Bookshop. 5:30pm. Free
Theater: Gorilla Theater Productions Presents Moliere's comedy, The Misanthrope. Random Row Books. $5-$7
Theater: Jack and the Beanstalk. The Paramount Theater. 2pm and 5pm. $5-$10
Concert: Inaugural Virginia Consort Choral Academy Concert. St. Anne's Belfield Lower School. 3pm. Free.
Art: Ansel Adams: A Legacy. UVA Fralin Museum of Art. 12pm. Free.
Film: Gettysburg. The Paramount Theater. 2pm. $4-$6
Theater: Barhoppers Auditions. Live Arts. 7pm. Free.
Art: Frenemies: Animals in Art. UVA Fralin Museum of Art. 12pm. Free.
Art: Playfulness by Scott Dill. The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church. 9am. Free.
Art: PVCC Student Art Exhibit. PVCC Gallery. 8am. Free
Comedy: Improv Mondays with Hamner Improv Troupe. Hamner Theater. 6pm. Free
Art: From Alaska to the Mountain Peaks of Central Mexico: Depicting Native American Life in the Nineteenth Century. UVA Fralin Museum of Art. 12pm. Free.
Singing: Open Mic. Onyx Hookah Lounge. 8pm. Free
Theater: BARE: A Pop Opera. Downtown 27 at the Clocktower. 7:30pm. $12
Art: Looking at the New West. UVA Fralin Museum of Art. All day. Free.
Theater: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Blackfriars Playhouse. 7:30pm. $16
Singing: Kindacoustics Singer Songwriter Showcase. The Hot Spot. 8pm. Free.
Gary Allan at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion. $36-$56
Jacob Paul Allen at Wild Wolf
The Sterling String Band at Fellini's #9
Loose Change at Blue Moon Diner
Jake and the Burtones, Red and the Romantics at Magnolia House
Galaxy Dynamite at Rapture/R2
iRon Lion and The Cville All Starz Band, "Ras" Greg Ward at Main Street Annex
Eric Reitz at Carter Mountain
Bennie Dodd at Wild Wolf
Dwight Howard Johnson, Challenger, Weird Mob at The Southern. $8-$20
Adrian Duke at Fellini's #9
Acme Swing Mfg. Co., Red and the Romantics at Fridays After Five
White Laces, Gross Ghost, Left and Right at Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar. $5
The Sweater Set at Blue Moon Diner
Lowland Hum at The Garage
Superunknown at Rapture/R2
DJ Buck Wild at Main Street Annex
Michael DeLalla at Wayne Theater in Waynesboro
Cashless Society at Wild Wolf
Second Draw at Plank Road Exchange
The Sally Rose Band, Sarah White and Josephine, Bobby St. Ours and Holy Bear at The Southern. $8-$10
The Robert Jospe Experience at Fellini's #9
Cutmaster Chop at Rapture/R2
Southern Company at Heritage on Main
Bubba Rose at Wild Wolf
Astronomers, Photo Ops, Foe Destroyer at The Southern. $5
The Hogwaller Ramblers at Fellini's #9
Jazz Collective #9 at Fellini's #9
Luchadora at Blue Moon Diner
Municipal Band of Charlottesville at The Paramount.
Travis Elliott and Friends at Fellini's #9
Michael Mulvaney at Blue Moon Diner
Jen Stuart at Wild Wolf
Danny Barrale at Fellini's #9
Jim Waive at Blue Moon Diner
Cannonball Coming at Rapture/R2