IX Art Park

North American Sake Brewery co-owners Jeremy Goldstein and Andrew Centofante go through roughly 6,000 pounds of rice a month to brew their specialty sake. Photo by Amy Jackson Smith

Sake to me: Falling in love with rice wine

For North American Sake Brewery co-owner Jeremy Goldstein, it wasn’t a trip to Japan but a visit back home to California that inspired his new venture. “I’d never had ‘craft’ sake, but I went to this amazing restaurant with a sake sommelier and had a whole different experience than I’d had before with the heated […]

Zabor Dance’s Edwin Roa (and his collaborators) use a few fancy steps to bring the community together at the Zaltandi dance festival on Friday, September 14.

ARTS Pick: Zaltandi

If you really want to move people, get them dancing together. That’s the thinking behind the Charlottesville world dance festival Zaltandi, a collaboration between Soul of Cville, IX Art Park, The Charlottesville Salsa Club, The Dance Spot, Zabor Dance Project, and a list of artists performing various dance styles from many ethnicities. The festival’s goal […]

Local singer-songwriter Adar transcends genres at IX Art Park on Thursday, August 30. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Adar

When a band’s music is described as genre-defying, it often means its musicians are struggling to find a successful sound. In the case of Adar, the local singer-songwriter does transcend genres and her songs successfully incorporate several types of music—funk, rock, and jazz—to create a smooth, innovative blend of sounds. Virginia funk acts Funktional Electrik […]