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 [...]
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 [...]
Mayer Hawthorne is all about his roots – all of his roots. The soul-revivalist is best known for a sound steeped in the Detroit-born traditions of the late ‘50s and early ‘60s–and with good reason. At first listen, the Michigan native sounds like close kin to Smokey Robinson, soaring through long, above-the-staff phrases and easing [...]
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 [...]
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.” [...]
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 [...]
At tavola on Monday, April 23, a night when the busy Italian eatery usually takes a well-deserved night off, you’ll find the space transformed into an Asian restaurant for a one-night-only pop-up called, most appropriately, Marco Polo
While on a road trip, Marie Borgman and Koda Kerl decided the time was ripe to start a band. They put some players together one spring night in Nelson County and took on the moniker Chamomile and Whiskey.
Sample gourmet fare, dance to live music, and bid on everything from a beach house to a week at Massanutten, all while donating to a charity that helps eliminate poverty in our community.
When I picture my mom—an artist of many mediums—in my childhood home, I usually see her in one of two places: sitting on the couch, relaxing after dinner, or at the kitchen table. She often used it as her workspace, and I can see her there now with her glasses pushed down to the [...]
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. [...]
Despite the mild winter, we’ve still been bound to our pantries and freezers for meals all season.
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. [...]
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 [...]
Orzo’s fare always draws a crowd, but often those waiting for a table outnumber the stools available at the bar.
(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 [...]
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 [...]
Blenheim Vineyards has recently renovated the circa 1846 house that’s adjacent to the property for classes and special events.
With the presidential race once again focused on every issue other than the environment—which, to my mind, is kind of like arguing about a card game on the sinking Titanic
(Illustration by Matt Pamer) It feels a little like musical chairs, doesn’t it? There are only so many jobs and too many people vying for each one. It’s scary to think that when the music stops, you might be left without. But, if a February statement from President Obama is any indication, things are looking [...]
It can get too easy to equate “nature” with what’s in the past. If nature can’t be modern, then our only way to reconnect with it is to turn back the clock on ourselves, too
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 [...]
The best wine pairing for a menu that makes use of local ingredients is a local one.
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 [...]
Dr. Paige Perriello (Photo by Ashley Twiggs) Does my child have a cold or is it seasonal allergies? Sometimes it can actually be difficult to tell, but there are a few things that might help you to tell the difference. First, most children under the age of 2 years old don’t develop significant environmental allergies. [...]