Entertainment

Forgotten love is rekindled in 'The Vow'
Published on Mar 7th, 2012
0 comments The Vow is a well-behaved, tenderhearted love story about impossibly nice people. It's not even about whether they'll get married. They've been happily married for four years. The problem is,...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events March 8 and beyond
Published on Mar 4th, 2012
0 comments Pinter Fest There's something irresistible about seeing the edginess of Nobel Prize-winning English playwright Harold Pinter performed in the warmth of an Afton-area theater named for The Waltons...
Pigged out: How Paulie started small... and smoky
Published on Mar 1st, 2012
6 comments There's a new barbecue place on the way to Wintergreen– new, that is, compared to the one that's been pleasing palates for over 20 years. The venerable one, of course, is the Blue Ridge Pig,...
Siips bows out, McClure and his burgers step in
Published on Feb 28th, 2012
12 comments As you might have already heard, Siips Wine & Champagne Bar closed on February 19 after four years on the Downtown Mall. Siips was known for its impressive wine offerings, music, and art events,...
St. Maarten Café set to re-open
Published on Feb 27th, 2012
16 comments When St. Maarten Café abruptly closed at the end of January after 26 years, the outpouring of nostalgia and grief was immediate. A Friends of St. Maarten Café Facebook group had 350 members by 6pm on...
Toasty trio: Three Charlottesville fireplaces worth visiting
Published on Feb 27th, 2012
0 comments Ol’ man Winter has given Central Virginians a break, but we still have to get through March before dogwoods bloom, so chances are good a bitter wind will blow a little more snow and ice our way. And...
Zimmer-manna! Former Wahoo baseball star nabs $126 million
Published on Feb 26th, 2012
10 comments   Prior stories • Zim catches the prez • Zimmerman chosen for first All-Star Game • UVA alum Zimmerman christens new stadium • In like 'Zim:' Cavalier turned Major Leaguer gears up for '09...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events March 1 and beyond
Published on Feb 26th, 2012
0 comments Art interactiveThanks to artist Daniel Canogar, Second Street Gallery will be turned into an audio-visual experience not to be missed. Using discarded electronic materials from our throw society,...
Straight shootin’ with the Heartless Bastards
Published on Feb 24th, 2012
0 comments “Some people call what I create alt-country,” says Heartless Bastards front woman Erika Wennerstrom. “I don’t think I’d label us exactly that,” she adds. The singer, whose strapping vocals could...
Jumbo Escafé: Venerable restaurant unveils old Oxo space
Published on Feb 22nd, 2012
3 comments Prior story Escafé readies: Grand reopening before month's end The new Escafé has opened. The official day was Monday, February 20, the day before a reporter/photographer stopped in to take a look...
Whiskey Jar: Streamlined Southern fare unveiled Feb 6
Published on Feb 22nd, 2012
6 comments   Previous story Southern, uncapped: Whiskey Jar strips down walls... and recipes When we wrote about the impending opening of The Whiskey Jar restaurant back in January, we left out the part...
Blue sky day; great ski day
Published on Feb 20th, 2012
1 comments Perfect temperatures right around freezing following a six-inch blast of natural snow gave Wintergreen Resort some Monday holiday joy.
FunStuff: Charlottesville events February 23 and beyond
Published on Feb 19th, 2012
2 comments Batters upCan you believe that UVA Baseball has already begun? But better than that, the boys of spring are opening an incredible 9-game homestand on Tuesday the 21st of February with additional...
New fest: SXSW inspires TTFF
Published on Feb 17th, 2012
13 comments Last year, Paul Beyer ran for City Council. This year, he's starting a music/art festival modeled on Austin's South by Southwest. With film, book and photo festivals already well-established, it's...
Cavorting: Wintergreen wide open for business
Published on Feb 16th, 2012
0 comments Two girls cavort on the Eagle's Swoop slope at Wintergreen Resort Wednesday night. While the Resort has recently announced financial difficulties, the snow-covered slopes remain wide open for skiing...
The rodeo: Forest Lakes Mex stakes claim on Main
Published on Feb 13th, 2012
5 comments Its name means "the Rodeo," but El Jaripeo kicked up precious little dust when it quietly unveiled a new look in October for the Main Street building last known as 12th Street Taphouse. It turns out...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events February 16 and beyond
Published on Feb 12th, 2012
1 comments Black and whiteObama may be the first African American president, but he's far from the only black man– or woman– to occupy the White House. Historian Clarence Lusane, program director...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events February 9 and beyond
Published on Feb 5th, 2012
0 comments Bob Marley tribute, monThis is a twofer– a reggae dance party and a chance to check out the barely opened Black Market Moto Saloon at the corner of Meade Avenue and East Market Street, where...
Going weekly: 'History Guys' hit the radio big time
Published on Feb 3rd, 2012
1 comments The wisecracking trio of UVA-affiliated academics who bring history to life through the radio program BackStory with the American History Guys will soon be giving Car Talk hosts Click and Clack a run...
Chow Bella: Rome-inspired restaurant to open in March
Published on Feb 2nd, 2012
9 comments What does the man who created Charlottesville's Wild Wing Café do for an encore? He builds another restaurant on West Main Street– only this time it's not a television-laden sports bar, but...