Get Out! events, shows, things to do

Beauty and femininity are ageless and can't be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won't like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it's based on femininity. - Marilyn Monroe

Vaudeville vixens come to Charlottesville

Nuit de Fantaisie is The Jefferson's first classic burlesque and vaudeville showcase, presented by Richmond's number one voted burlesque performer, Deanna Danger. Audiences will travel back in time to the stage days of voluptuous vixens decked out head-to-toe in luxurious costumes and clean-cut gents who will charm the socks off you with their larger-than-life performances. There's going to be a variety of music, dancing, comedy,  and acting on this glamorous evening that benefits the Moulin Rouge music hall in Paris.

Danger, surely her stage name, describes burlesque as the art of striptease. "It is risque, it is adult-oriented, but it isn't just about 'the goods' as is the case with contemporary strip clubs. It's an art form...that builds anticipation to the big reveal but never gives it all away." An Orlando native and aka "The Warrior of Burlesque," Danger is a skilled performance artist based out of Richmond, who incorporates props such as swords, knives and aerial stunts in her acts. She is the headmistress of Virginia's leading burlesque school, Boom Boom Basics Burlesque & Performing Arts Studio, and producer of the largely popular Byrlesque at The Byrd held at Richmond's historic Byrd Theatre.

The night is hosted by Richmond's best drag performer for three years running, Magnolia Jackson Pickett Burnside. This is a unique opportunity for attendees to don their best vintage or cocktail attire, and enjoy vendors and raffle prizes. So, grab a ticket and come see an evening of sizzling neo-vintage American entertainment.

August 23, Jefferson Theater, 8pm, $8-$15

Wouldn't It Be Nice? 
The Beach Boys are more than just a hit pop band that has been performing for more than 50 years, or that has sold 100 million records worldwide. They are a time and a place. Their music reflects an entire culture, both past and present, that represents youth eternal. Luckily for their fans, The Beach Boys are continuing to create and perform their signature style of rock that generations have come to enjoy.
The group's original lineup was made up of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love and their friend Al Jardine. In 1965, Bruce Johnston took over for Glenn Campbell, who filled in for Brian Wilson on tour. Today, The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Christian Love, Randell Kirsch, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten, continue the legacy of "America's Band." The tour that's coming through Charlottesville will not feature original members Brian Wilson or Al Jardine.

For fans who didn't know, Mike Love isn't just the band's frontman, but also is an esteemed songwriter with hits like, "Surfin'," "Fun, Fun, Fun," "I Get Around," "Help Me Rhonda," "California Girls," and the Grammy-nominated "Good Vibrations" under his belt. Opening for the iconic band is Point Judith, a retro '60s-inspired vocal super-group with California influenced "folk-a-billy."
August 28, nTelos Wireless Pavilion, 7pm, $35-$75

Brewed, Virginia style

The Virginia Craft Brewer's Fest is back in Nelson County with a hefty serving of music, food and of course, beer. There's going to be 30 Virginia craft brewers sampling some of their award-winning creations and pouring some sneak peaks into what's on tap during the fall. The Virginia Craft Brewers Cup will be awarded at the fest by certified beer judges who will crown the best of Virginia craft beers. Only one can win The Virginia Craft Brewers Cup, but awards will also be given in several other categories.

The music lineup will showcase some of the finest bands in Virginia, including
Bryan Elijah Smith, The Dericks, Horsehead, Scott Miller, and Sons of Bill. But, let's get to the important part: the beer. Participating breweries are coming from all over Virginia. There are more familiar local breweries like Wild Wolf, Champion, Devils Backbone and Starr Hill, with many lesser-known brewing companies like Corcoran Brewing Co. from Loudon County and Extra Billy’s Brewery from Midlothian.

Tasting Packages are available at the gate and attendees may purchase tasting glasses, 4oz. tasting tickets, or full pour tickets at the event. VIP Tickets are already sold out.
August 24, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, 2pm, $10-$35

Summer Sounds

There are only three days left in the Staunton Music Festival's Summer Sounds series, which means there are three more days of unmatched entertainment for fans of classical music.

If you're reading this early on Thursday morning, there's still time to see Enoch Arden,
a melodrama for reciter and piano by Richard Strauss with performances by Gabriel Dobner and Kevin McMillan. Enoch Arden is playing at Central United Methodist Church in Staunton at Noon. Thursday night is Melo-Drama at the Trinity Episcopal Church. Pieces include Mozart's Quintet K. 452, Caplet's Conte Fantastique (The Masque of the Red Death), Crumb's Ancient Voices of Children, and Boccherini's Night Music of the Streets of Madrid. There will also be a free Pre-Concert Talk at 6:30pm.

At Saint Francis Catholic Church on Friday afternoon, there will be a free concert of What the Wind Told Me, which showcases work by Yannelli, Wadsworth, Takemitsu, and Vivaldi. And Friday evening is Baroque Inside/Out featuring a free Pre-Concert Talk and Madrigals during intermission.

The last day of Summer Sounds begins at noon with the Piano Extravaganza, an audience favorite for many years that mixes music with humorous visual choreography. The festival ends with Handel and Purcell at the Blackfriars Playhouse, a program of orchestral, choral, vocal, and chamber music by the two admired masters.
August 22-24, various locations in Staunton, 12pm and 7:30pm, $0-$26  


August 22
In the Field by JMU art professor, Dymph de Wild. Chroma Projects. Open hours. Free
Reading: Jason Matthews presents his new book, Red Sparrow. New Dominion Bookshop. 5:30pm. Free
Concert: Verbs and Vibes Open Mic. The Bridge PAI. 7pm. $5
Science: Science Straight Up: Nanotechnology. Black Market Moto Saloon. 7:30pm. Free
Theater: Helen Mirren in The Audience live from The Met in HD. The Paramount. 7pm. $10.50-$14.50

August 23
Annual August Furniture Sale. The Senior Center. 5pm. $5
Concert: Open mic night and coffee bar. BON. 7:30pm. Free
Art: Ansel Adams: A Legacy. UVA Fralin Museum of Art. All day. Free

August 24
Home: Annual August Furniture Sale. The Senior Center. 1pm. Free
Science: Central Virginia Star Party. Albemarle CiderWorks. 6pm. Free
History: Charlottesville Historical Walking Tours. Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society. 10am. Free

August 25
Romeo and Juliet. Blackfriars Playhouse. 2pm. $16-$42
Art: (sur)passing, photographic portraits by Lola Flash. UVA Fralin Museum of Art. All day. Free 
Nature: Free admission in honor of National Park Service's Birthday. Shenandoah National Park. All day. Free

August 26
Reception for Women's Equality Day. JMRL Central Library. 5pm. Free
Art: Looking at the New West. UVA Fralin Museum of Art. All day. Free
Comedy: Improv Mondays. The Hamner Theater. 6pm. Free

August 27
Bangladeshi cooking class. The Haven. 5pm. $20
Film: Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me. The Paramount. 7:30pm. $4-$6
Reading: Poetry Writing Contest. Milli Joe Coffee and Gelato. 6:30pm. Free

August 28
Comedy: Improv Comedy for Beginners. Play On Theater. 7pm. Free
Film: Screening of the documentary, Lost Rivers. The Bridge PAI. 7:30pm. Free
Food: Growers only market. Meade Park. 3pm. Free


August 22
Roadkill Ghost Choir, Bryan Elijah Smith and the Wild Hearts
at The Southern. $8-$10
Travis Elliott at Fellini's #9
Ally Rhodes, Zach Short
at Blue Moon Diner
Billy Caldwell at Whiskey Jar
Quatro Na Bossa
at Gypsy Hill Park
Tyler Dick at Carter Mountain Orchard 

August 23
with Lisa Miller at Devils Backbone
The Currys
at Wild Wolf
Cajun Magic with Jolie Fille at Fellini's #9
Jacabone, Dwight Howard Johnson at Fridays After Five
The Sally Rose Band at Blue Moon Diner
The Design at Whiskey Jar
Grits-N-Gravy at Rapture/R2

August 24
William Walters, Tucker Jones
at Devils Backbone
Soulful Experience at Wild Wolf
Luchadora at Fellini's #9
Left and Right, So So Glos, Diarrhea Planet at Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar. $8
The Porch Cats at Whiskey Jar
Ragged Mountain String Band at Albemarle CiderWorks
BB Wolf at Heritage on Main
Duck Brothers at Rapture/R2

August 25
Tony Bruno
at Devils Backbone
Bubba Rose at Wild Wolf
The Hogwaller Ramblers at Fellini's #9 

August 26
Jazz Collective #9
at Fellini's #9
Sabra's Honky Tonk at Blue Moon Diner
Dane Alderson Trio, DJ Le Feb at Rapture/R2

August 27
Stelling String Band
at Fellini's #9
Nikki Talley at Blue Moon Diner 

August 28
Jacob and Jen Tal
at Wild Wolf
Danny Barrale
at Fellini's #9
The Beach Boys, Point Judith
at nTelos Wireless Pavilion. $35-$75
Steve Earle and The Dukes, The Mastersons at The Jefferson. $33-$45
Jim Waive
at Blue Moon Diner
Buddy Thomas
at Heritage on Main
From Here on Blue, Larissa and the Lusionistics at Rapture/R2