C-VILLE Arts Beat: Top Picks for Jun 5-Jun 11


Saturday 6/9
Camera closeout
For anyone who loves visual media (we’re talkin’ to you, couch potato), the Festival of the Photograph is a feast for the eyes and perhaps the most satisfying event is WORKS. Three days of “peace, love, and photography” are closed out by the exhibit that started it all—the projections. LOOK3 WORKS showcases standout photography and projects it onto a giant film screen, over the course of two hours, for a dynamic cross-section of subject matter from photojournalism to fine art. Professionals and rookies alike are featured in titles like “Storms,” “The Mushroom Collector,” and “The Long Shadow of Chernobyl.” $10, 9pm. nTelos Wireless Pavilion, Downtown Mall. 800-CPAV-TIX.

Dancers from photographer Jacob Krupnick’s project “Girl Walk // All Day” surprise the WORKS audience during the 2011 Festival.
(Photo by Brendan Hoffman)

Saturday 6/9
Media darlings
Multi-instrumentalists Jamie Scott (right) and Tommy D found a unique way to get their music covered by the press—by writing a theme song for their local paper. After submitting a song to The Sun newspaper, the indie-pop duo from London found themselves with an unexpected music career and were signed to Capitol Records as Grafitti6. Since entering the biz they’ve had songs appear in shows like “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Hawaii Five-0,” and “CSI: NY.” Currently they are touring stateside with their infectious, media-friendly psychedelia. $10-12, 8pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. 977-5590.

Sunday 6/10
Works for food
Hometown boys Fitz Gary and Avery Waite took similar paths to become virtuous virtuosos. They both nurtured their talent as long time participants in the Youth Orchestra of Charlottesville, pursued undergrad music degrees, and are currently in the music graduate degree program at The Juilliard School in New York City. Tracing the path home, they are giving back after being inspired by Boston’s Music for Food, a musicians’ initiative for hunger relief. On Sunday, they will present Music Feeds Us, an evening of chamber music to benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, and perform a program of works by Schumann, Brahms, Debussy, Bartok, and others. Remember to bring a non-perishable food donation and bear witness as the power of music brings out the best in us. Free, 3pm, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Park St. 293-4307.