The Southern Cafe and Music Hall

Butchertown Burlesque performs Friday, December 30, at The Southern.

ARTS Pick: Butchertown Burlesque

Set to live jazz from the early 20th century, the third installment of Butchertown Burlesque is a nightlife experience from days gone by, “harkening back to yesteryear when flappers and bootleggers reigned,” featuring the Butchertown Cats Orchestra and a roster of dancing starlets from around the U.S. Hostess Deanna Danger encourages revelry and cocktail attire. […]

Sarah White welcomes an all-star group of musicians, and breaks out the ball gowns for her traditional Country Christmas show. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: The Country Christmas Show

Gather around the Christmas tree (or plastic Santa Claus) with some of Charlottesville’s favorite singer-songwriters during The Country Christmas Show, hosted by songstress Sarah White. Decked out in party dresses as The (All New) Acorn Sisters, White and Siân Richards perform a set of down-home tunes, with appearances by Luke Wilson, Carleigh Nesbit, Jim Waive […]

Joe Lawlor and Friends headline a benefit for the Sexual Assault Advocacy Fund at the Southern on Saturday. Photo by Elizabeth Swider

ARTS Pick: Joe Lawlor and Friends

When Joe Lawlor is not on the road with Dave Matthews Band’s audio crew, the accomplished guitarist is often leading his own sets influenced by funk, blues and classic rock. While it’s a joy to see Lawlor on big stages sitting in on a jam with Dave, there’s a special glow to his hometown all-star […]