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Stand up to Save the Music and shake off the week. Musical Suspects play online this Friday. Publicity image.

Pick: Musical Suspects

Special something: Musical Suspects, well-loved veterans of the Charlottesville music scene, go live with their eclectic sound as part of The Front Porch’s virtual benefit concert series Save the Music. Matt Horn leads the tight- knit group with his boisterous voice and grooving trombone. Featuring drums, guitar, saxophone, and brass, this funky band of local […]

Papaya salad is just one of the dishes you can learn when Chimm goes online with its next cooking class installment on Friday. Getty images

Pick: Chimm Cookin’ Class

Kitchen craft: In the home kitchen, mastering the complexities of authentic Thai cooking can lead to lots of questions: How thin do I slice the thinly sliced kaffir lime leaves? What if I can’t find fresh nutmeg? Can I make my own roasted rice powder? Chimm Cookin’ Class has launched to provide answers. The authentic […]

The Booksellers is available to rent through the Violet Crown’s virtual cinema. Publicity photo

Pick: Beyond the Screen

Booked Up: Next in the The Virginia Film Festival’s Beyond the Screen series is a virtual discussion of The Booksellers, a documentary that captures the traditions, eccentricities, and future plans of New York City’s rare booksellers. The film is dense with detail, showcasing the players who run this interesting world. Joining the conversation are the […]

Ivan Orr (pictured) and Ti Ames play The Front Porch's Save the Music series Tuesday, May 19. Photo by Sanjay Suchak

Pick: Ti Ames and Ivan Orr

Saved by song: If anyone can Save the Music, it’s Ti Ames and Ivan Orr (pictured). Powerful vocalist Ames, well-known for their thespian talents (writer, director, and the first black actor to win the English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition in 2012), is accompanied by pianist, vocalist, and saxophonist Orr, for an evening of song that […]

Kendall Street Company keeps fans tuned in to its multi-genre musical adventures through its weekly Entertainment Containment series. Publicity photo

Pick: Kendall Street Company’s Containment Entertainment

Born to jam: Since mid-March, Charlottesville jam band Kendall Street Company has been keeping fans tuned in to its multi-genre musical adventures through the Containment Entertainment series (old episodes are available on KSC’s YouTube channel). From closing out a live concert festival and hosting special guests such as Erin Lunsford, to “a bildungsroman featuring historical […]

The featured work for Virtual Wine & Art discussion is James McNeill Whistler (American, 1834 - 1903) "The Wine Glass," 1858. Etching on paper, state II/II. Courtesy of The Fralin

Pick: The Fralin from Home

A fine time: For a novice, there’s no denying that extracting the earthy notes in a French Bordeaux or analyzing Matisse’s contribution to Fauvism are intimidating exercises. But put them together, and fine wine and fine art become more approachable. The Fralin from Home series’ Virtual Wine & Art Night features a talk by museum […]

Sunday night, expect a dynamic mix of soul, funk, and reggae from Davina Jackson, a former backup singer for The Wailers, who will be joined for a live streamed concert by her son, rap artist Atreyu.

Pick: Davina Jackson and Atreyu

Up on up: It’s a family affair when Davina Jackson and Atreyu go live in The Front Porch’s Save the Music series. Expect a dynamic mix of soul, funk, and reggae from Jackson, a former backup singer for The Wailers, who will be joined by her son, rap artist Atreyu. The pair is frequently seen […]

Wednesday afternoon, Chef Soledad Liendo will teach you how to make puff pastry. Photo courtesy subject

Pick: Puff Pastry from Scratch

Rise and shine: How’s your bread game? There’s no end to the crusty loaves being touted on social media these days. One glitch in this rising trend, though: There’s a run on yeast. But don’t let that deflate you. There’s another baking movement that doesn’t require a leavening agent at all. The Happy Cook’s Puff […]

Interim Artistic Director Jeremy Duncan Pape, Founding Artistic Director Fran Smith, and volunteers Mark McLane, Martyn Kyle, Deandra McDonald, and Claire Chandler discussed the first season of Live Arts as they launched 30in30 on May 1st.  Courtesy of Live Arts.

Pick: 30in30

Acting out: No theater? No audience? No problem. Live Arts turns crisis into creativity with 30in30. Every evening in May, members of the theater’s vast volunteer staff will participate in livestreams of plays from the organization’s last three decades for a retrospective that interim artistic director Jeremy Duncan Pape calls “our gift to the community.” […]

VPA winners

VPA winners

The Virginia Press Association announced its annual awards today, and C-VILLE Weekly took home 9 editorial and design and 5 advertising awards. C-VILLE garnered five first place awards, and nearly swept the feature writing category, with a first place award for culture writer Erin O’Hare’s story on the Holsinger photo project, and second place for […]

Take a virtual tour of  The Inside World: Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles. Courtesy of the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia  and Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVA.

ARTS Pick: Virtual tour at The Fralin

A look inside: In January, The Fralin transported us to the land down under through its collaboration with the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection. “The Inside World: Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles” is a mesmerizing exhibition of 112 poles by 55 artists from remote communities in the northern region of Australia. With museums now closed for […]

Join documentary filmmaker Ricardo Preve in a virtual masterclass on Thursday through LightHouse Studios. Publicity image.

ARTS Pick: Documentary Workshop with Ricardo Preve

Working the web: Documentary filmmaker Ricardo Preve is a former Crozet resident who’s stayed connected to the local community through his work. Now based in Genoa, Italy, Preve has screened several movies at the Virginia Film Festival, including his most recent, Coming Home, about the first Italian sub to sink in World War II. And […]

Ike Anderson hosts a hip-hop dance workshop every Wednesday at 3pm via @mrccville on Instagram. Photo by Eze Amos

Pick: Ike Anderson’s HipHop Dance WorkShop

All the right moves: Ike Anderson started crafting his own dance routines in middle school, connecting moves to build confidence and battle stress. In recent years, he’s prepared dozens of teens for step and hip-hop dance competitions through his classes at the Music Resource Center. Anderson’s free online HipHop Dance WorkShop series couldn’t come at a […]