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Jeffrey Osborne to headline Carpenter Theatre Tribute to Love and Legends

The March 12 Tribute to Love and Legends at the Dominion Energy Center’s Carpenter Theatre will conclude with a performance from world-renowned recording artist Jeffrey Osborne.

Visible Records

Charlottesville gallery hosting exhibition from Tokyo-based photographer

Visible Records in Charlottesville is hosting On The Palette of Scarlet, an exhibition of Fumi Ishino’s photographs from the past five years.

Washington and Lee University

W&L’s Museums present ‘The Root of the Matter’

The Museums at Washington and Lee University presents the works of artist Sharon Norwood in an exhibition titled “The Root of the Matter.”

Donald McEachin

McEachin launches annual Black History Month Essay Contest

Congressman A. Donald McEachin has announced the launch of his annual Black History Month Essay Contest.

the paramount theater

Charlottesville Ballet’s “A Fairy Tale Gathering” coming to The Paramount Theater

The Paramount Theater welcomes Charlottesville Ballet to the stage for their production of A Fairy Tale Gathering on Sunday, March 20 at 4 p.m.

Souper Bowl

W&L’s Campus Kitchen hosts 10th annual Souper Bowl

Community members and local college students can fight childhood hunger in the Rockbridge area one soup bowl at a time by attending the 10th annual Souper Bowl.

Black History Month

Black History Month Concert at The Paramount Theater

The Paramount Theater will welcome The University of Virginia Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for their Black History Month Concert on Friday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Bridgewater College

Bridgewater College to observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Bridgewater College will observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day in a virtual event, “Americans and the Nazi Threat: What Did Virginians Know?,” on Thursday, Jan. 27.


Virginia State Parks online reservation system to undergo transition period

The Virginia State Parks will transition to a new online reservation system on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 7 a.m. Prior to the launch of the new site, online reservations for campgrounds, cabins and picnic shelters will be unavailable from Jan. 24-26.  

virginia tourism

Hotels offering discounts for National Plan for Vacation Day

Virginia Tourism Corporation and the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association have teamed up with hotel properties around the state to offer discounts and packages for anyone who books between Jan. 25-28, 2022 for a future stay.

university of virginia uva

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection to enhance indigenous collaboration

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Art Museum Futures Fund recently awarded a $200,000 grant to the University of Virginia’s Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection to expand the promotion of Indigenous Australian art and culture.

Virginia Festival of the Book

Virginia Festival of the Book announces keynote speaker, community read

The Virginia Festival of the Book announced two headlining speakers for the upcoming hybrid festival taking place March 16-20.

Galentine's Flower Tour

Galentine’s Flower Tour: A fun day out for the girls on Valentine’s Day weekend

Looking for a fun day out with the girls? Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance offers up the first-ever Build a Bouquet: Galentine’s Flower Tour.

classical music

Three Notch’d Road presents Celtic Music for Valentine’s Day

Virginia in Love: Celtic Music for Valentine’s Day will be presented over the Valentine’s weekend with events in Staunton, Richmond and Keswick.

Bridgewater College

Works from Kristen Peyton on display at Bridgewater College

Randolph-Macon College professor and painter Kristen Peyton will exhibit a collection of paintings and drawings in the Beverly Perdue Art Gallery at Bridgewater College.

Pamplin Historical Park

Pamplin Park launches new education programs, website

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier has launched new education programs and a dedicated education website.

the paramount theater

The Moth – True Stories Told Live at The Paramount Theater

The Paramount Theater welcomes The Moth to the stage for True Stories Told Live on Friday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m.

virginia museum of history & culture

Virginia Museum of History & Culture announces Black History Month programs

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture has announced special programs for February. All are open to the public with a limited number of in-person tickets available for lectures.

civil war era trunk

Civil War-era trunk at Virginia Tech among Top 10 Endangered Artifacts

A Civil War-era trunk is one of a handful of historical objects in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets museum collection from the birth year of Virginia Tech. 


Court Square Theater launches X2 Comedy Series

At a time when the world could use a healthy dose of laughter, Court Square Theater launches the X2 Comedy Series, beginning Saturday, Jan. 29.

Bridgewater College

WW II Service Honor Board is 2021 honoree in Top 10 Endangered Artifacts

A World War II Service Honor Board that features Bridgewater College men and women who served in WWII is among those selected for Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts program for 2021.

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‘Bonhoeffer: Cell 92’ opens at EMU, slated for spring tour in Austria

Theater-goers in the Shenandoah Valley will get the first look this winter at an Eastern Mennonite University production that will embark on a European tour in 2022.

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library presents series on U.S. presidents, race

A new virtual series presented by the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library will explore the views and the political policies of individual presidents toward minority populations.

James McBride

Update: Bestselling author James McBride to speak at Bridgewater College

The event featuring author, musician and screenwriter James McBride at Bridgewater College scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 18 has been postponed due to weather.

climate change

Local author addresses novel way to beat climate change

Climate Action Alliance of the Valley is hosting Erik Curren, author of Abolish Oil Now! Abolitionists Beat Slavery and Can Beat Climate Change, for an author talk and book signing at Eastern Mennonite University.