C-VILLE Arts Beat: Top Picks for Apr 17-Apr 23

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 and James Broughton, groundbreaking filmmakers who were among the first to attempt poetic expression on film. Donation suggested, 8:15pm. The Bridge PAI, 209 Monticello Rd. 984-5669.

Three poetic talents express themselves between reels of “the wacky, the brave, the beautiful, and the rarely screened” such as James Broughton’s Scattered Remains (above) at The Bridge PAI’s Flicker Poetry.

Friday 4/20

Free love

Friday’s After Five is about to get a discount on its car insurance. FAF turns 25 this year, and with over 65,000 people attending each season, it is officially “the place to be” on Friday nights in Cville. Opening this season will be Love Canon, breaking out the hits of the ’80s with a twist of banjo, mandolin and “high lonesome” vocals. Be sure to bring a few bucks so the beer truck doesn’t get lonely. Free, 5pm. Ntelos Wireless Pavilion, Downtown Mall. www.thenteloswirelesspavilion.com

Saturday 4/21

Aww shucks

Why don’t oysters give to charity? Because they’re shellfish. Luckily, Cerberus Productions and Devil’s Backbone Brewery are back at it again with the Second Annual Blue Ridge Oyster Festival to benefit The Chesapeake Bay Foundation. After the success of last year’s event, improvements have been made to facilitate the crowds starving for oysters and The Rock Barn’s tasty treats. Music provided by Tara Mills with Strings Attached, William Walter & Tucker Rogers, Adrian Duke, and Jackass Flats. Top that off with local beer and wine. See you there. $10-15, 1pm. Concert Grounds at Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company, 200 Mosby’s Run, Roseland. 361-1001.

Thursday-Sunday 4/19-22

Birdspeak

After graduating from UVA with a BA in printmaking and political and social thought, artist Kate Daughdrill made her way to Detroit to continue her creative journey. During Charlottesville’s upcoming Tom Tom Festival, Daughdrill will be back to host three performative printing sessions on the Downtown Mall and surrounding streets. Using stencils and birdseed, she will create a series of birdseed prints that are typically legible for two to three days, followed by a workshop at The Garage, teaching others to create and share their own prints. This one ain’t just for the birds. Free, Downtown Mall, April 19-22 and 7pm, The Garage, 250 First St., April 22. www.tomtomfest.com.

Flock to artist Kate Daughdrill as she stencils her way through Downtown using birdseed as her medium.

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