Heritage’s last stand, Sarah White, Paul Curreri and a blast from the past

Five points of interest upon the glorious arrival of the glorious weekend:

  • Looking backward for a moment: Kate Daughdrill earned the sought after title of "Best garage attendant" in last year’s Best of C-VILLE for founding the Garage, the excellent garage-cum-arts space on North First St. We were sad to see her go, but judging by an article in the New York Times this week, she’s using her skill for converting cast-off spaces into works ones in a city that, by all accounts, seems to need it: Detroit. Read about it here.

In homage: Weezer’s "In The Garage"

  • It’s been a great year for the Heritage Theatre Festival, which wraps up this weekend with productions of Barefoot in the Park today and the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. It’s your last chance ’til next year.
  • Another elder statesman of local music performs tomorrow to celebrate the release of his excellent new album California. I’m talkin’ Paul Curreri, tomorrow night at the Jefferson. And y’know, he’s brave to make music about California when this song already exists.
  • Tomorrow, this guy’s headed to the Albemarle County Fair to sample the indigenous cuisine of Central Virginia—the hot dogs, the corn dogs…you name it. But it also marks one of the weekends I wished I lived in Greene County, whose fair has a friggin’ demolition derby tomorrow night.
  • Today kicks off the monthly First Fridays, with gallery openings, wine and cheese all across town. Make the gallery rounds and head to the Pavilion for Sarah White and the Pearls.

Ye Olde Feedback Sessionne with Sarah White and Ted Pitney.

What’re you up to this weekend?

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