If the short but sweet “Om” just doesn’t do it for you, try tapping into your innate creativity with koans. Local meditation group 16 Bodhisattvas share stories designed to open the heart in the traditional Pacific Zen lineage. No robes or secret handshakes necessary. Monday 10/20. Free, 6pm.
Philly has the cheesesteak, Houston has the Astrodome, San Fran has the Bay, and Memphis’ got the blues. New York has Times Square, D.C. has the White House, Seattle has the Space Needle, and San Diego’s got the zoo. …But whatta they got on us? Nothin’. For the 17th year, we asked you to vote on what you love best about Charlottesville—from your favorite place to boogie to the spiciest Bloody Mary to where you go to find vintage duds—and these are the results.