Living Picks: To-do this week

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Festival      

Grand Marquee Gala

Don your Oscar-worthy attire and support the Paramount Theater’s mission and community events during this Hollywood-style evening. Walk the red carpet and then enjoy dinner from Harvest Moon Catering, jazz performances, a silent auction and dancing.

Friday, 4/29. $100-500, 7pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-1010.

Nonprofit

bow-WOW-walk

Bring your canine friends to the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA benefit 2.5K walk and festival, which includes dog competitions, booths, entertainment and treats for both humans and pups.

Saturday, 4/30. $25-35, 10am. Lee Park, Downtown Mall. caspca.kintera.org/bowwowwalk.

Health & Wellness

Montalto Challenge

This uphill course starts at the beginning of the Saunders-Monticello Trail, summits 860 feet and finishes with sweeping views of Monticello, Charlottesville and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Saturday, 4/30. $35-55, 7:30am. The Saunders-Monticello Trail, Charlottesville. 984-9800.

Food & Drink

Charlottesville SOUP

New City Arts Initiative continues its annual dinner series to support local creative projects. Attendees receive a meal and can vote for their favorite speaker from the community—the presenter with the most votes wins a crowdfunded monetary award.

Monday, 5/2. $10, 7pm. Second Street Gallery, 115 Second St. SE, Downtown Mall. 202-5277.

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