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C-VILLE Arts Beat: Top Picks for May 1-May 7

C-VILLE Arts Beat: Top Picks for May 1-May 7

Saturday 5/5 Get in step It’s time to dust off that birthday sombrero in the back of the closet and head over to the Salsa Social where DJ “O” Con Sabor will spin the hottest Latin jams. Both left feet are welcome, as the cover charge includes a one hour salsa lesson—but don’t show up […]

Small Bites: This week's restaurant news

 Pop-up pig pickin’ Pork has a permanent place on Brookville Restaurant’s menu (and in chef/ owner Harrison Keevil’s heart), but on Friday, May 4, the second floor restaurant will temporarily become BVILLE-Q, featuring 100 percent locally-sourced barbeque pork to support the Tom Tom Founders Festival. Tickets are limited because a mere $45 gets you all-you-can-eat […]

Small Bites: This week's restaurant news

 Happy hour in the haus Every second spent eating Tara Koenig’s cupcakes is a happy one, so you’re guaranteed to get downright giddy at Sweethaus’ new happy hour(s) on Tuesdays from 2 to 4pm, when buying two cupcakes gets you one on the, er, haus. A pop-up chef On Sunday, catch Clifton Inn’s Tucker Yoder […]

Green Scene: This week's greenie news 

Green Scene: This week's greenie news 

  Alice Waters, original foodie and creator of Berkeley, California’s Chez Panisse, made a stop at Buford Middle School’s City Schoolyard Garden last week. (Cramer Photo) This spring, goats have loomed large in what I think of as the headlines of our household: “Goats Escape; Are Recaptured. “Novice Farmers Await Birth of Unknown Number of Kids.” […]

C-VILLE Arts Beat: Top Picks for Apr 17-Apr 23

C-VILLE Arts Beat: Top Picks for Apr 17-Apr 23

Thursday 4/19 Poetry in motion The Bridge’s neo-bohemian attitude also leads to film enthusiasts rubbing elbows with painters, musicians, photographers and writers, so it only seems inevitable that this cultural soup has resulted in Flicker Poetry. On Thursday night, Michael Rutherglen, Lisa Fink, and Jordan Bolden will read their work in between films by Stan Brakhage […]

Green Scene: This week's greenie news 

Green Scene: This week's greenie news 

  The City Market opened for the season on April 7. It runs from 7am to noon every Saturday through November.  We watched kids moving inside the bellies of their pregnant mama goats this week. Of our two does, one is clearly wider in the middle, so I laid my bet on her having twins. […]

C-VILLE Arts Beat: Top Picks for Mar 27-Apr 2

C-VILLE Arts Beat: Top Picks for Mar 27-Apr 2

Thursday 3/29 It takes tuba to tango Snazzy jazzists invade Charlottesville! The Charlottesville Jazz Society and the University of Virginia Arts Administration bring tuba master Bill Cole and multi-instrumentalist Joseph Daley to Cabell Hall for one concert. Though Cole and Evans compose highly-regarded jazz delicacies, they have, oddly, never performed together as a duet before. […]

Small Bites: This week's restaurant news

 Celebrate good foods, c’mon! Kate Collier and Eric Gertner, owners of Feast!, celebrate the 10th anniversary of their gourmet food shop Saturday, March 31, from 10am-6pm with tastings from local artisans and food and gift card giveaways. You can even air your love for the shop in a testimony that may get played on 106.1 […]

Readers' night out: Books for food lovers

Readers' night out: Books for food lovers

  (Photo by Andrea Hubbell) Book clubbers know that the ante’s been upped in terms of food. No longer does slapping a brie wheel and some boxed wine down on the coffee table suffice. Good books and good company deserve good food, so treat your monthly book club meet-up as a well-deserved night out and […]

C-VILLE Arts Beat: Top Picks for Mar 13-Mar 18.

C-VILLE Arts Beat: Top Picks for Mar 13-Mar 18.

  Saturday 3/17 Road warriors Move over, Cirque de Soleil. The high-flying Golden Dragon Acrobats have ruled the road for over 30 years, visiting all 50 states, 65 countries, and five continents (and you thought your morning commute was long). Strap yourself in for a spellbinding mix of astonishing acrobatics, traditional music and dance, and extraordinary […]

Setting the bar: Bar food around town

Setting the bar: Bar food around town

Setting the bar Bar food’s come a long way from the petri-dish peanuts and popcorn put out to keep you thirsty. Pull up a stool at these spots in town for a unique and attractively priced menu that makes dining in the main room feel like a snooze. What’s more? You’ve got a bartender at […]

C-VILLE Arts Beat: Top Picks for Mar 6-Mar 12

C-VILLE Arts Beat: Top Picks for Mar 6-Mar 12

Saturday 3/10 The vinyl countdown  Still looking for a first pressing of Hot Rats? Is your Bitches Brew a real needlebuster? Moved to the suburbs and didn’t get your requisite Rumours? Then it’s time to cash in that jar of loose change, audiophiles. The Charlottesville Record Fair has thousands of vintage platters up for grabs, as well as CDs, 45s, and musicmemorabilia. Bring bucks, though, cuz they don’t take […]