Performing Arts

The Santaland Diaries (starring Andrew Goldwasser) relates author David Sedaris’ scathingly funny holiday seasonal employee memories.
Image: Michael Bailey

ARTS Pick: The Santaland Diaries

“I am a 33-year-old man applying for a job as an elf,” wrote David Sedaris at the outset of his career. Like most great writers, Sedaris has worked a variety of menial, often humiliating, jobs to support his literary career, and the humorist’s turn as an elf at Macy’s in New York City may be […]

Artists work on a large scale paint-by-numbers project 
for Create: Justice at Eunoia. Saturday’s event features collaborations in poetry, painting, music, and visual arts.

ARTS Pick: Create: Justice

International Justice Mission’s chapter at UVA is connecting the community with local artists for original performances and visual art under the theme Create: Justice. The event is meant to raise awareness of injustice and bring attention to IJM’s work in rescuing victims of slavery, sexual exploitation, and violent oppression around the globe. Saturday 11/23. $7, 6pm. […]

Puccini’s melodramatic Tosca is virtually live from The Metropolitan Opera on Saturday at the Paramount.

ARTS Pick: Tosca

Puccini’s Tosca—an arresting thriller about lust, political corruption, and murder—is brought to life by Patricia Racette in the lead role of the jealous diva who gets duped by the villainous Scarpia, and is denied her true love. Once famously referred to as a “shabby little shocker,” the HD opera viewing is proceeded by a free […]