Tags: Arts

Tuesday: Jun 13

Thursday: Mar 01

Same Page Kickoff and Exhibit: Judaica & Lithographs

Thu. March 1, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Location:

Central JMRL Library - Third Floor

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

In celebration of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library’s inaugural Same Page community reading project, come view Congregation Beth Israel’s collection of Judaica, as well as an exhibit of lithographs on loan from the synagogue.

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Tags: Arts, Exhibit, Global, JMRL/Same Page, Publishing / Books / Writing, Spirituality / Religion

Friday: Mar 02

Wednesday: Mar 21

Celebrating Folk Masters: Music & Photography

Wed. March 21, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Location:

The Front Porch

221 Water Street East, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

Barry Bergey and Tom Pich (Folk Masters) discuss their tribute to folk artists who have been named National Heritage Fellows, the highest honor the U.S. government awards to traditional artists, with Virginia state folklorist Jon Lohman. National Heritage Fellows Phil Wiggins and Sherman Holmes will perform with Almeta Ingram-Miller, Cora Harvey Armstrong, and Jared Pool.

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Tags: African-American, American Indian, Arts, Exhibit, Folklife, Food / Beer / Wine / Travel, Language / Culture / Folklife, Music, Nonfiction, Southern / Appalachian

Thursday: Mar 22

Friday: Mar 23

Polyvocal Poetry: PEAL—Sound and Resound

Fri. March 23, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location:

Congregation Beth Israel

301 East Jefferson Street, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

Randall Couch (PEAL) and performers from Charlottesville-based Orchestral Maneuvers present an inter-genre work, combining aspects of text art, algorithmic composition, and conceptualist poetry. The presentation will include an introduction with background on change-ringing and the book’s genesis, followed by a reading and polyvocal performance.

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Tags: Arts, Poetry

Things Unseen: Race in America Today

Fri. March 23, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

UVa Ruth Caplin Theatre

109 Culbreth Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (in the same building as Culbreth Theatre)

Garnette Cadogan, Kima Jones, and Kevin Young discuss their contributions to The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race, exploring and reacting to race in America in a present-day response to James Baldwin’s 1963 examination, The Fire Next Time.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, History, Language / Culture / Folklife, Law / Supreme Court, Nonfiction

Seeing History: Memory & Photography

Fri. March 23, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Henry Browne (Vanishing History: Ruins in Virginia), Andrew Lichtenstein and Alex Lichtenstein (Marked, Unmarked, Remembered), and Brandon Thibodeaux (In That Land of Perfect Day) explore American stories through photography of Virginian ruins, significant sites from America’s traumatic past, and people and landscapes from the Mississippi Delta.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Southern / Appalachian

Reading Under the Influence

Fri. March 23, 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Location:

Common House

206 West Market Street, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

Hermione Hoby (Neon in Daylight), Irène Mathieu (orogeny), Nathaniel Rich (King Zeno), and SJ Sindu (Marriage of a Thousand Lies) give short readings of their work during this annual “late-night” Festival program. Just steps away from the Omni Hotel, enjoy the work of acclaimed emerging writers in an informal setting, with music, drinks, and mingling.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Fiction, Food / Beer / Wine / Travel, Gender, History, Language / Culture / Folklife, LGBTQ, Music, Nonfiction, Poetry, Publishing / Books / Writing, Southern / Appalachian

Saturday: Mar 24

African-American Heroes: Lives Told in Pictures

Sat. March 24, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

New Dominion Bookshop

404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Lesa Cline-Ransome (Before She was Harriet), James Ransome (Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and You), and Carole Boston Weatherford (Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library) read from and discuss their historical picture books for children, which tell important stories of African-American heroes in the Civil Rights and social justice movements.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Biography / Memoir, Education / Teaching, History, Nonfiction, StoryFest / Youth

The Gilded Age: Exploring the Arts, Architecture, and Social Activism

Sat. March 24, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Denise Kiernan (The Last Castle), Donna Lucey (Sargent’s Women)and Johanna Neumann (Gilded Suffragists) share their highly-regarded works on the fine arts (John Singer Sargent’s portraits), architecture (the Biltmore estate in Asheville, NC), and the women’s suffragist movement (seen through the involvement of women in New York’s social class) during the Gilded Age.

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Tags: Arts, Biography / Memoir, History

In Pursuit of Truth: An Evening with the National Book Awards

Sat. March 24, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Location:

Paramount Theater

215 E Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

2017 National Book Awards finalists Erica Armstrong Dunbar (Never Caught) and David Grann (Killers of the Flower Moon) join 2017 National Book Awards longlisted author Kevin Young (Bunk) in a discussion of the stories and facts their books bring to light, the hidden impacts of racism and social inequality in America that their work speaks to, and ultimately, the pursuit of truth in their award-winning nonfiction. National Book Foundation executive director Lisa Lucas moderates.

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Tags: African-American, American Indian, Arts, Book Club Picks, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Headliners, History, Nonfiction