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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 […]

Lizzie Clark and her Hot Yoga Charlottesville team put a twist on virtual yoga by offering healthy recipes to practitioners.

Pick: Hot Yoga Charlottesville

Hot at home: As many forms of exercise migrated to online instruction, most local studios flowed seamlessly into virtual class offerings. Hot Yoga Charlottesville instructors are posting a variety of classes for all skill levels, and making them accessible on a free YouTube channel (donations not required, but greatly appreciated). BYO heat, and if you sign […]

In "The Daily Creature," artist Joe Vena leads his audience through 30-minute art project tutorials that feature fun facts and stories about one animal per day.

Pick: The Daily Creature

Wild things: We know your kids are restless, and the interactive fun of the Through the Looking Glass exhibit at IX is temporarily closed, but The Daily Creature streaming series is a hit with art- lovers and animal-lovers alike. Artist Joe Vena leads his audience through 30-minute art project tutorials that feature fun facts and stories […]

Allison Kirkner, nurse practitioner at UVA. Photo: John Robinson

Holding the line

While most of us are staying home, some locals are still heading to work, to keep essential services running. Here are nine of their stories, in their own words. Allison Kirkner Lead nurse practitioner and manager, cardiothoracic ICU at UVA Hospital As told to Erin O’Hare Every single day is a different day. It would […]

The City Market To-Go offers access to the bounty of products produced at local farms including Caramont Farms popular goat cheeses.

Pick: Charlottesville City Market

Market upswing: Typically at this time of year we’d be emerging from our winter respite, and strolling with reusable grocery bags in hand to the Charlottesville City Market to sample food and stock up on fresh greens, sustainably raised meats, and plant starts for home gardens. While that may be out of reach for now, a […]

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Pick: WTJU Rock Marathon

Can’t fight this feeling: Connecting through music has always been a comfort in troubled times. This year, WTJU’s Rock Marathon affirms that connection with a transcendent dose of specially curated programming filled with the deep dives, obscure tracks, and whimsy we’ve come to expect from the station over the past 60 years. Tune in to discover […]

High school seniors mourn loss of milestones

High school seniors mourn loss of milestones

by Charlie Burns Ever since its emergence in the United States, the coronavirus has impacted people’s lives in distinct ways, and laid waste to societal norms as we know them. For high school seniors, this includes social and academic expectations for their final semester. Senior year has always been notable for prom, graduation, lasting memories […]

Photo: John Robinson

Let’s go! Our favorite local takeout, from perfect sandwiches to steaming bowls of…pasta?

While the experience of being at a restaurant—the din of clanging dishes and diners’ chatter, the comfort of being tended to—is unparalleled in our estimation, there’s a certain something special about taking your favorite menu items home. We’ve rounded up a few of our top picks: lightning-fast pasta, perfectly layered sandwiches, and the ultimate takeout […]

Connect with people around the world through a live, guided tour (questions taken) of Monticello via Zoom. Getty Images

Pick: Monticello’s virtual tours

Viewing the past: Always wanted to visit Monticello but never had the time? And now that you have the time, the front door at TJ’s place is locked. Fear not: Monticello is using Zoom to provide a virtual opportunity to explore one of our country’s most iconic sites and the legacy of Thomas Jefferson. Connect with […]

This Friday night, Front Porch executive director Emily Morrison will pull out her banjo and take the virtual stage for an installment of the venue's Save the Music series.

Pick: Save the Music

Music matters: When Front Porch music school’s executive director Emily Morrison temporarily closed the doors to the popular venue, she was ready to break another barrier by livestreaming the robust programming students and fans have grown accustomed to. “We’ve talked for years about how streaming could enhance our live venue, making the concert experience accessible to […]

Edwina Herring leads Live Arts' Online Treasure Trunk Theater, featuring new stories, games, crafts, and more that arrive weekly in your inbox.

Pick: Treasure Trunk Theater

Mother’s big helper: One silver lining of our new stay-at-home society is that it’s provided hours of quality family time. Hours and hours—with no end in sight. Luckily, Live Arts’ Online Treasure Trunk Theater offers parents some guilt-free virtual assistance from Edwina Herring. New stories, games, crafts, and more arrive weekly in your inbox, and kids […]

American Shakespeare Center’s own cinema-quality streaming service, BlkFrs TV, broadcasts from the replicated Blackfriars Theatre in Staunton. Publicity photo

Pick: BlkFrs TV

Much ado about Shakespeare: Shakespeare scholars have been dominating online arts outlets with clickbait headlines about the Bard’s burst of creativity during a bubonic plague quarantine in 1606. He’s said to have “churned out King Lear, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra that year,” which may have led to his takeover at the original Blackfriars Theatre in Elizabethan London. In […]

Saturday, April 4, graphic novelist Laura Lee Gulledge discusses her new book, The Dark Matter of Mona Starr, alongside fellow local author M.K. England. Image courtesy Laura Lee Gulledge

Pick: Publishing pivot

It goes without saying that the coronavirus pandemic has altered life as usual, but for area creatives the show must go on. Taking the place of her scheduled book release appearances, local author Laura Lee Gulledge is hopping on Facebook Live to discuss The Dark Matter of Mona Starr, a YA graphic novel that explores […]

Fly Dog Yoga's virtual classes can help keep you mentally and physically fit during the stay-at-home order. Publicity photo

Pick: Fly at home

Don’t let social distancing deny you the benefits of feeling strong and present in your own body. FlyDog Yoga is offering three to four live classes a day, plus on-demand Power Vinyasa, Yin, Flow, Barre, Power Sculpt, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, and more. In addition, studio co-owner Brad Whiteman, an Army veteran who learned to manage […]

Genna Matthew plays a virtual concert Friday, April 3, as part of The Front Porch's "Save the Music" series. Image: Elizabeth Swider

Pick: Concert on your couch

Live music in the comfort of your own home? Sounds too good to be true, but rest assured, it isn’t. As a temporary replacement for in-person concerts and events, The Front Porch streaming series Save the Music welcomes Charlottesville native Genna Matthew, whose bittersweet lyrics and soothing folk-pop vocals earned her the 2019 grand prize […]