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Green Scene: This week's environmental news

Green Scene: This week's environmental news

BULLETIN BOARD Eco reading: Virginia Cooperative Extension, a Virginia Tech-based organization that offers education in farm management, agriculture, and natural resources, recently announced that it has released several of its publications in e-book format. Free publications include “Boiling Water Bath Canning,” “Pruning Peach Trees,” and “Aerating Your Lawn,” and additional titles will be released each […]

C-VILLE Arts Beat: Top Picks for Jun 5-Jun 11

C-VILLE Arts Beat: Top Picks for Jun 5-Jun 11

Saturday 6/9 Camera closeout For anyone who loves visual media (we’re talkin’ to you, couch potato), the Festival of the Photograph is a feast for the eyes and perhaps the most satisfying event is WORKS. Three days of “peace, love, and photography” are closed out by the exhibit that started it all—the projections. LOOK3 WORKS […]

Patio-a-go-go

Patio-a-go-go

Sitting on a restaurant’s patio in the summer heat is a summertime rite of passage. Here’s a list of al fresco places around town to eat, drink, see, and be seen. Aguas frescas at Cinema Taco (Photo by John Robinson) Melon heads What says summer better than a slice of fresh fruit in your hand, […]

The perfect summer day…

The perfect summer day…

The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros.) For the indoor enthusiast: We know your type. You drive with the windows rolled up and the air conditioner blasting. You always feel sweaty. Grab yourself a snack and sneak it into a theater to hunker down for a blockbuster. Here are the big releases this summer: Prometheus (June […]

C-VILLE Kids! Fam band

C-VILLE Kids! Fam band

  (Photo by Cramer Photo) Ask 6-year-old Alani Green her favorite song and she won’t answer “Yellow Submarine” or “I Like to Move It.” She likes “Piggy Piggy Piggy,” a song her dad, Clarence Green, made up for his kids, Alani and Tashi, 3, to dance to. Music plays a big role in the Green […]

C-VILLE Arts Beat: Top Picks for May 29-Jun 4

C-VILLE Arts Beat: Top Picks for May 29-Jun 4

Friday 6/1 Take me to the river Hailing from New Jersey, the eight-piece ensemble River City Extension is larger than the sum of its parts. Led by frontman Joe Michelini’s “evocative, intensely personal songwriting,” the group drives home banjo-inflected roots rock with a healthy balance of thrashy jam. Its new album, Don’t Let the Sun […]

Small Bites: This week's restaurant news

Up for swapsies Hit up the second Cville Swaps on Sunday, June 3, bearing any homegrown, homemade, or foraged-for items and get some in return. Loot includes baked goods, jam, pickles, granola, eggs, pasta, sausages, fruit, veggies, perennials, seeds, and homebrews. You’ll find out the time and place when you RSVP to cvilleswaps@gmail.com and tell […]

C-VILLE Arts Beat: Top Picks for May 15-May 21

C-VILLE Arts Beat: Top Picks for May 15-May 21

Wednesday 5/16 Gentle man Musical jack-of-all-trades Jonathan Wilson is an adept performer with an innate ability to conceptualize soundscapes with depth and soulfulness. A student of old school musical values, Wilson has worked with legends Elvis Costello and Jackson Browne, as well as contemporary artists like Dawes and Erykah Badu. His debut solo album Gentle […]

Small Bites: This week's restaurant news

Wine then beer, in the clear Hunter Smith, marketing manager of his family’s Afton Mountain Vineyards, is changing his poison of choice —at least in terms of his career. He’s putting his brewing diploma from Siebel Institute of Technology to work and opening Champion Brewing Company at 310 Avon St. (at the foot of the Belmont […]

Sullivan answers our questions on faculty stability, budget shortfalls, and the future of her students

Sullivan answers our questions on faculty stability, budget shortfalls, and the future of her students

Teresa Sullivan presides over her second Final Exercises as UVA president this weekend. (Photo by Dan Addison/UVA Public Affairs)  As her second academic year at UVA comes to a close, we talked with University President Teresa Sullivan about new leadership, budget struggles, and what graduates face as they head out into the world. What’s changed […]

What I'll miss about Charlottesville and UVA

What I'll miss about Charlottesville and UVA

Tom Christensen (Photo by John Robinson) Tom Christensen  Leesburg, Virginia Drama/American Studies Some of my fondest memories from the past four years involve driving out to Four County Players in Barboursville for rehearsals, working with passionate actors at Live Arts, performing with some of my best friends in UVA’s Culbreth Theatre, and fine-tuning auditions late […]

Grad tidings: The UVA Issue

JUMP TO: A Q&A with Teresa Sullivan "What I’ll miss:" Grads share their favorite local spots "The tension is tangible:" A finals week diary Top jocks: Star athletes from 2011-12 A family affair: Father and son walk the Lawn together Construction ahead: What’s happening on Grounds this summer News of the year Start saving: Finance […]

C-VILLE Arts Beat: Top Picks for May 8-May 14

C-VILLE Arts Beat: Top Picks for May 8-May 14

Friday 5/11 and Sunday 5/13 Pop opera Due to his untimely demise, Georges Bizet never got to experience the success of his four-act tragic opera Carmen, now one of the most frequently performed operas in the world. Popularity has given way to many productions, and the recently formed Lyric Opera Virginia is staging the accessible […]