Live Arts Theater announces two nights of theater and poetry at Vault Virginia this December. The Live Arts Playwrights’ Lab presents a staged reading of local playwright John Paul Mandryk’s new play When Liberty Is Sieged at 7:30pm on Monday, December 5, and the next POETRY LIVE! showcase is hosted by local poet James Cole at 7pm on Sunday, December 11. Both events will be presented at Vault Virginia, 300 E Main Street, in Charlottesville. To enter Vault Virginia, audience members should use the door on Third Street SE.
Second Street Gallery is pleased to present Visions of Mary, a solo exhibition featuring installation and linocuts of Marian Imagery by Charlottesville-based artist Ramona Martinez, to be held in the Dové Gallery from December 2, 2022 - January 21, 2023. The exhibition will open on First Friday, December 2, 2022 from 5:30-7:30PM. The artist will be present during the opening evening to chat with visitors.
Second Street Gallery is pleased to present Her Deeds, an exhibition of mixed media works and installation by Richmond, Virginia-based artist Mariana Parisca and collaborators Larí García, agustine zegers, Christine Buckley, Sandy Williams IV, and Paul van den Bijgaart, to be held in the Main Gallery from December 2, 2022 -January 21, 2023. The exhibition will open on First Friday, December 2, 2022 from 5:30-7:30PM. The artist will be present during the opening evening to chat with visitors.
The Dance Program of the Department of Drama at the University of Virginia presents its Fall Dance Concert on November 17 – 19 at 8:00 p.m. in the Culbreth Theatre. This fall’s concert will feature the works of faculty, students, and guest choreographer Julia A. Vessey for an evening of performance that explores multiple perspectives and themes through the medium of dance.
It’s no secret that many people affiliated with the University of Virginia have behind-the-scenes roles in the annual Virginia Film Festival. It is a UVA-sponsored program, after all. This year’s festival, which begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday, features several directorial debuts and films made by UVA alumni, faculty and staff. The alumni credit their educations at the University for much of their successes in the film industry. More than 50 faculty members are participating in events as moderators and panelists, with almost all film screenings followed by discussions.
Rising star Jonathan Majors will accept the Breakthrough Star Award and present his latest film and “This Is It” star Chrissy Metz will be on hand for a screening and conversation during the 35th annual Virginia Film Festival.
The Virginia Film Festival will team up with Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello to present “The Levys of Monticello” during the 35th annual festival, which will take place from Nov. 2 to 6.
If you’ve been scrolling through the selections on the Virginia Film Festival’s website and trying to figure out where to begin your personal schedule of screenings, you might want to consider starting with some sheer entertainment in the Opening Night Film!
University of Virginia architectural history graduate Christine Madrid French has written an exciting new book, “The Architecture of Suspense: The Built World in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock,” published in September by UVA Press.
Part of the extensive collections of Rare Book School, an independent institute located at the University of Virginia, is on exhibit at the Grolier Club in New York City.
As the University continues to navigate its first full year without masks since the beginning of the pandemic, performing arts groups on Grounds are working hard to dazzle returning audiences. One of these groups, Spectrum Theatre, is gearing up for its production of “A Chorus Line” this November.
After two years of limitations due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Virginia Film Festival is once again returning to Charlottesville to celebrate its 35th anniversary and provide local movie-goers a glimpse into what is currently happening in the world of cinema.