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Get Out! events, shows, things to do
Published on Feb 14th, 2013
0 comments "Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world." –Jean-Luc Godard It's a generalization, of course, but whereas American film tends to be all spectacle or plot, French film thrives on...
Get Out! events, shows, things to do
Published on Feb 7th, 2013
0 comments "Erotic longing is really a longing to merge with something greater than oneself. For every kind of love is a force that holds the promise of taking us beyond the limitations of our individual lives...
Get Out! events, shows, things to do
Published on Jan 29th, 2013
3 comments "Simplified gestural figures continue to illustrate the wonder and the struggle of being human, and our hunger for validation.”– Intimacy Theories, by Polly Breckenridge First Fridays....
Get Out! events, shows, things to do
Published on Jan 23rd, 2013
2 comments A story about a boy, his Garageband program, and thousands of screaming fans.Dude known only as "Jared," an engineering student at Lehigh University, begins messing around with Garageband, releases a...
Get Out! events, shows, things to do
Published on Jan 16th, 2013
2 comments   Hey hey, my my/ Rock and roll will never die / There's more to the picture/ Than meets the eye / Hey hey, my my–Neil YoungNo, rock and roll will never die, but that doesn't mean it can't...
Get Out! events, shows, things to do
Published on Jan 7th, 2013
6 comments "I'm a voodoo child baby, I don't take no for an answer" One of the many rock and roll angels of the '60s that flamed out in spectacular fashion, Jimi Hendrix brought a raw, wild energy into the...
FunStuff: January 3 beyond
Published on Dec 31st, 2012
0 comments Downton Abbey premiereIf you're into Downton Abbey, the English drama that the New York Times dubbed “an instant classic,” and the Wall Street Journal called “impossible to resist,” you won't want...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events December 20 and beyond
Published on Dec 16th, 2012
0 comments One singular sensationMaybe Cats had a longer run on Broadway, but in our book, A Chorus Line remains the most beloved, but less-cringe-inducing classic musical. The tale of 17 desperate dancers...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events December 13 and beyond
Published on Dec 10th, 2012
4 comments On a rollIt may be quieter than usual at John Paul Jones Arena when the UVA Mens Basketball team takes on Morgan State on Wednesday night. The semester will have ended just a day earlier, so many...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events December 6 and beyond
Published on Dec 2nd, 2012
1 comments Holiday soulMaybe you don't want to tell anyone that you were first in line at Walmart on Black Friday. And maybe you did gently push someone as you lunged for the last $199 flat-screen TV. It's over...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events November 29 and beyond
Published on Nov 27th, 2012
1 comments Parachute drops inHometown boys band Parachute return to town for two shows at the Jefferson Theater. Since falling under the wing of local band manager and music mogul Coran Capshaw, Parachute,...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events November 22 and beyond
Published on Nov 19th, 2012
3 comments Run like a turkeyBe one of those hot dogs who smugly burn giga-calories before the Thursday Thanksgiving gluttony begins. Registration for the  31st annual run at Boar's Head is already closed...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events November 15 and beyond
Published on Nov 11th, 2012
3 comments Darwin's awardThe jangly guitars are tempting us to suggest that this band has a sort of Laurel Canyon sound. However, with a leader who resembles the young Cheech Marin and his singing style...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events November 8 and beyond
Published on Nov 4th, 2012
1 comments Powerful readsBack in 1994, David Huddle published The Writing Habit, a collection of essays on how to stay focused on the craft, avoid writer's block, and let creative juices flow. He walks the...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events November 1 and beyond
Published on Oct 31st, 2012
0 comments Rock in the ElectionWhy shouldn't Election Day be fun, too? The folks at WTJU radio think it should be, and that's why they're throwing an election night party. Indeed, this Presidential election...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events October 25 and beyond
Published on Oct 21st, 2012
1 comments Counting CrowsThe music of the 1990s has had enough time now to properly age, and already certain songs have shown remarkable staying power; think, like, "Smells Like Teen Spirit," "Creep," or "Black...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events October 18 and beyond
Published on Oct 15th, 2012
7 comments Nizer in 4DWhat's that old saying about a prophet not finding honor in his hometown? Well, the Downtown Mall's biggest theater is giving props to Albemarle's own world-famous one-man juggling and...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events October 11 and beyond
Published on Oct 7th, 2012
0 comments UVA HomecomingsHomecomings at UVA is an event-packed weekend every fall surrounding a home football game. Should be a good one this year, as Virginia and Maryland are ranked pretty closely in the ACC...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events October 4 and beyond
Published on Oct 1st, 2012
0 comments Non-conformistEugene Ionesco's 1959 play, Rhinoceros, is one of the better known titles from the so-called "Theatre of the Absurd" drama movement, and certainly, the story, set in a provincial...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events September 27 and beyond
Published on Sep 23rd, 2012
5 comments Map the dark or calligraphy?We're never quite sure where Rosamond Casey's art is going to take us– whether it's a Rorschach game like Catch the Baby, or the creation of imaginary characters...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events September 20 and beyond
Published on Sep 17th, 2012
2 comments The dancing symphonyWhat if there were a symphony orchestra that offered season tickets for as little as $18 and offered thoughtful pre-concert talks by a noted scholar? Well, there is, and it's...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events September 13 and beyond
Published on Sep 9th, 2012
2 comments Big screen NFLWill the Washington Redskins dismal 2011 defense be improved? And how will they do with rookie QB RG3 (Robert Griffin III, shown here at training camp) at the helm? A lot of that was...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events September 6 and beyond
Published on Sep 2nd, 2012
5 comments Bead-y eyedFor those of us who are easy to please, the fun of this event starts long before you get there, when you say the name of the venue aloud, mimicking the famed cartoon dog Scooby Doo. Try it...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events August 30 and beyond
Published on Aug 26th, 2012
1 comments Self-pity partyOkay, it's Labor Day weekend, the summer's over, and you're stuck in town for the long weekend. After about 10 seconds of wallowing, get yourself on over to one of those events that...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events August 23 and beyond
Published on Aug 20th, 2012
0 comments Not just Hacking aroundThe original Americana band is back, they're more handsome than ever, and– if that weren't exciting enough– founder David Sickmen has returned to the fold. Fresh...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events August 16 and beyond
Published on Aug 11th, 2012
0 comments All aboard!Okay, now this is a real fun thing to plan for. It's not until October, but according to organizers these tickets can go fast, especially since the Tom Mix Rangers, Cowboys, and Outlaws,...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events August 9 and beyond
Published on Aug 6th, 2012
0 comments Wet and wildWhat kid doesn't beg to go to Massanutten Water Park? With its massive slides, surfing pool, outdoor wave pool, climbing structures, and adjoining arcade, It's like Onesty Pool on...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events July 26 and beyond
Published on Jul 23rd, 2012
4 comments Don't raze my mountainThe secret to tales of environmental heroism is to make nonfiction read like a novel, much as Truman Capote did with In Cold Blood. And that, apparently, is what non-practicing...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events July 19 and beyond
Published on Jul 15th, 2012
7 comments Some really Bent musicalsWanna support the struggling economy of Louisa County while laughing and eating? The Charlottesville-based improv troupe known as The Bent Theatre will perform their special...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events July 12 and beyond
Published on Jul 8th, 2012
5 comments Cool downunderGetting wet isn't the only way to cool off this summer. Why not go underground? The Shenandoah Caverns, about 90 minutes north up I-81, descends 150 feet down into caves where...