Tags: Music

Wednesday: Mar 21

CANCELED—African Dance, Drum, and Story Time

Wed. March 21, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Carver Recreation Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Due to winter weather-related closures, this program has been canceled. Lillie Williams, with drummer Darrel Rose, will tell the stories of Anansi and the Sky Kingdom and Anansi Gives Wisdom to the World by Patricia C. McKissack.  This story will include dancing, drumming, singing, and lots of audience participation.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Music, StoryFest / Youth

Celebrating Folk Masters: Music & Photography

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


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

Friday: Mar 23

Reading Under the Influence

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


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