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Craig Karges

Craig Karges, the ‘Extraordinist,’ brings his mind-blowing show to the Wayne Theatre

Craig Karges reads minds, levitates tables and bends metal. His show, “Experience the Extraordinary,” combines the art of magic with the science of psychology and the power of intuition to create the impression that nothing is impossible.

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Virginians use caning, weaving to preserve pieces of history

A few modern-day artists are bringing back the centuries-old crafts of caning and weaving furniture.

Washington and Lee University

W&L’s Staniar Gallery Daily Ethics Mosaic exhibition opens Jan. 10

The Daily Ethics Mosaic is an exciting new feature of this year’s Mudd Center for Ethics program, “Daily Ethics: How Individual Choices and Habits Express Our Values and Shape Our World”.

Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA

YMCA Youth Volunteer Corps creates art for #KindnessMatters

The Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA Youth Volunteer Corps teamed with Staunton City Schools and the Basement on Byers Art Studio for an art project to go with the school system’s “Kindness Matters” campaign.

Arts Council of the Valley

Arts Council of the Valley announces First Fridays of the Valley January events

The Arts Council of the Valley is giving its First Fridays program a makeover, one that sets the stage for expansion over the next few years.

Arts Council of the Valley

Arts Council of the Valley opens spring 2022 Advancing the Arts grant cycle

Arts Council of the Valley announces the opening of the spring 2022 Advancing the Arts grant application cycle.

Court Square Theater

Court Square Theater announces January films and live events

Court Square Theater provides a mix of film and live performances during January, with the return of The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band slated for Jan. 21, a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. on Jan. 26, and the launch of the X2 Comedy Series on Jan. 29.

Virginia Street Art Festival

All in the name of art: Festival ready to beautify Waynesboro with more murals

Nils Westergard was working out of Richmond when he painted the mural in the parking lot of The Wayne Theatre and of the girl with tulips on the icehouse near Constitution Park.

LGBTQ+

Shenandoah LGBTQ Center mission of support continues

Growing up lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or queer can be confusing and isolating. But a nonprofit in the Queen City is available with support, assistance and kindness.

Arts Council of the Valley

Smith House Galleries announces January exhibition

Arts Council of the Valley opens a new exhibition, Art is Relative: A Marshman Family Exhibition, at Smith House Galleries with a reception during First Fridays of the Valley on Friday, Jan. 7, from 5-7 p.m.

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‘Big Kenny’s Crank It Up Garage’ episode filmed in Waynesboro airing this weekend

“Big Kenny’s Crank It Up Garage” visited Camp LIGHT earlier this year to check out the Short Cut High Bus, a low-rider hot rod school bus that entertains special needs children.

Alix E. Harrow

New York Times bestselling author Alix E. Harrow to read at New Dominion Bookshop

New Dominion Bookshop will host a book reading and signing with New York Times bestselling author Alix E. Harrow on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 7-8 p.m.

Arts Council of the Valley

Arts Council of the Valley announces 2022 Smith House Galleries Exhibition Schedule

Arts Council of the Valley is known for providing memorable arts experiences in its Smith House Galleries, and the new year promises to be no exception.

Bob Button

Former VHSL assistant director for academic activities leaves lasting legacy

Former VHSL Assistant Director for Academic Activities Bob Button, one of the nation’s most revered high school journalism teachers, died of pneumonia at Martha Jefferson Hospital Charlottesville on Dec. 23.

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

Join Virginia Center for the Creative Arts for a fall residency in 2022

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts is currently accepting applications from writers, visual artists, and composers for fall 2022 residencies to take place between Sept. 1 and Dec.31, 2022, at Mount San Angelo in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.

FARMacy

FARMacy food truck to open brick and mortar location in Downtown Charlottesville

FARMacy LLC, a food truck serving organic Mexican fusion cuisine to the greater Charlottesville-Albemarle area, will be opening its first brick-and-mortar takeout kitchen on the Downtown Mall on Monday, Jan. 3.

Pamplin Historical Park

Colby Award author digs into trench warfare at Pamplin Park

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier welcomes guest speaker Steven Sodergren on Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. to the Petersburg Civil War Roundtable.

virginia museum of history & culture

Introducing the reimagined Virginia Museum of History & Culture

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture will re-open in May after the most extensive and transformative renovation in its nearly 200-year history.

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Kate Daniels in conversation with Daniel Becker at New Dominion Bookshop

New Dominion Bookshop will host a book reading with author, poet and UVA alum Kate Daniels on Friday, Jan. 28, from 7-8 p.m.

Arts Council of the Valley

Arts Council of the Valley announces fall 2021 Advancing the Arts grant recipients

Arts Council of the Valley recently awarded a total of $9,100 to eight Advancing the Arts grant recipients during the Fall 2021 funding cycle.

New Dominion Bookshop

Reading series for emerging writers, musicians returns to New Dominion Bookshop

Friday Night Writes, a reading series geared towards emerging writers and musicians in the Charlottesville area, will return to New Dominion Bookshop after a two-year hiatus on Friday, Feb. 4, from 7-8 p.m.

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Renowned periodontist brings magic to serious oral health topic

As an experienced magician, Mark Ryder is known to engage his students with sleight of hand and eye-popping tricks to illustrate complex scientific concepts.

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Lights, gingerbread, eggnog: Some holiday sights, tastes have global roots

Electric lights, decorated trees, eggnog, custard, cookies, and more. In America, decorations and special foods take center stage for many winter holiday celebrations.