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.
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
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
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.