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Sometimes it’s difficult to explain why we love the things we love—black licorice, ABBA, our unruly children—especially when their flaws are so readily apparent. But most of the time, it’s not difficult to describe why we love Charlottesville. Or, at the very least, why we’re committed to
Before Joyce Ivory was president of the Charlottesville chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, she was a girl growing up in the Fifth and Dice (Fifeville) neighborhood. A Charlottesville High School track team member, cellist and a singer in the choir, Ivory looked up to a group
I had 72 hours to take in everything Charlottesville had to offer culinarily. I was screwed. More than 450 restaurants can be found on C-VILLE Weekly’s restaurant listings, and many others are unlisted, which puts this hamlet in the top-15 most eatery-dense in the nation. Even armed with more
FAMILY Earth Week Eco Fair Sunday, April 22 Learn about local environmental organizations and businesses, listen to speakers and enjoy live music, workshops, a book swap and more. Free, 11am-4pm. IX Art Park, 522 Second St. earthweek.org NONPROFIT Wordplay Thursday, April 19 This team-based
Nonprofit Block party Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15 The Tom Tom Founders Festival hosts a three-day block party featuring several bands, technology and art showcases, food trucks, a craft beer garden and more. Free entry, 5-11pm Friday; noon-11pm Saturday; and 2-8pm Sunday.
By Sam Padgett and Erin O’Hare email@example.com A third full-size Mudhouse will soon open on 10th Street NW, in the former Cville Classic Cars space. The local roastery and coffee shop’s new location will offer the usual Mudhouse coffee and atmosphere, plus an extended array of bakery
FAMILY Kite Festival Sunday, April 8 The Rockfish Valley Foundation hosts the 10th annual Kite Festival, which includes free kites for the first 400 kids in attendance, music, parachute races, a magician and more. Free, 11am-3pm. Rockfish Valley Foundation Natural History Center, 1368 Rockfish
By Sam Padgett and Erin O’Hare The Yard food hall at 5th Street Station is gearing up to open in May, in the building next to Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Jeff Garrison, the project’s lead, says he wanted to “create an active community-engaged area…a great area to hang out.” And so The Yard
Family Easter celebration Friday, March 30, through Sunday, April 1 Wintergreen Resort’s annual Easter celebration includes an egg hunt, bonnet parade, craft workshops and egg decorating. Prices and times vary by activity. Wintergreen Resort, 39 Mountain Inn Loop, Roseland. 325-2200. Food &
It’s not yet safe to think that spring has fully sprung, but as the occasional warm days sneak back onto the calendar, it’s hard to resist cracking the windows and cleaning the house in preparation for brighter weather. In my case, that optimistic spirit invariably leads to the purchase of a
Ernest Hemingway allegedly once said, “Write drunk, edit sober.” And not that that’s a credo we live by here at C-VILLE Weekly (honest!), but we do heed Mr. Hemingway’s advice from time to time. Like this week, for instance, for our first-ever Booze Issue. Follow Vitae Spirits’ Ian Glomski as
Food & Drink Vegan cooking class Thursday, March 22 Ingrid Berger leads this class on utilizing bright and fresh flavors to welcome in the new season. Drinks included. $45, 6-7:30pm. The Happy Cook, Barracks Road Shopping Center. 977-2665. Health & Wellness Charlottesville Ten Miler
By Pen + Knife bloggers firstname.lastname@example.org For generations, authorities have buried the lede when warning us about alcohol killing brain cells. Omitted from the tired mantra is the truth that some of our deepest seeds of wisdom are sewn at watering holes and colored by booze. Bars are like
By Sam Padgett It only takes hearing a few notes of ubiquitous ice cream truck jingles such as “Turkey in the Straw,” “Pop Goes the Weasel” and “Do Your Ears Hang Low?” to make most people salivate (we know it’s not just us). Although food trucks have evolved beyond their creamy origins to
To-may-toes. To-mah-toes. ’Maters. No matter what you call them, if you want to be slicing into the freshest ones around come summer, you’ll want to sign up to participate in community-shared agriculture. And now’s the time to do so. The community-shared agriculture (or CSA) model of farming,
FAMILY Caromont Farm open house Thursday, March 8 Stop by Caromont Farm for a tour, to browse the pop-up shop selling cheese-centric items, and—the main attraction—baby goat snuggling. Reserve slots in advance to spend quality time with the kids. $10 (ages 4 and under free), 11am-4pm. Caromont
By Sam Padgett A new restaurant—J-Petal—has rolled into Barracks Road Shopping Center. And although the eatery offers both savory and sweet Japanese rice flour crêpes, and even serves drinks such as green tea and mojitos in a light bulb, its flashiest menu item is surely the Thai rolled ice
Family Mad Hatter’s Murder Mystery Escape Room Friday, March 2 Teens in grades seven to 12 are invited to search for clues and crack a series of locks to escape from the Mad Hatter’s tea party. Light refreshments served. Free, 6:30-8pm. Crozet Library, 2020 Library Ave., Crozet. 823-4050.
The owners of Lampo, the cozy Neapolitan pizzeria in Belmont, first started conceptualizing the idea of a local-farm-centered steakhouse after hearing from area producers that they were frustrated with the distribution process. Enter Prime 109, a steakhouse bent on highlighting products from
After 31 years of selling wine, fresh bread, cheese and more at Market Street Wineshop from the basement level of 311 E. Market St., Robert Harllee has decided to retire. But fear not; Charlottesville is not about to lose another jewel from its quirky downtown crown: Two of Harllee’s longtime