Charlottesville is a relatively small BIG city

We have hundreds of things to do and the experience of living here is amplified by the college community (with classes, events, sports, and arts), along with a first class music venue in John Paul Jones Arena, which pulls in musical acts to Charlottesville that would otherwise have gone to DC or Virginia Beach, and the local opportunities for sports, arts, outdoor activities, and more. Here are some of the recent posts about things to do in Charlottesville and great aspects that our community offers its residents and visitors.

The Great Charlottesville Santa Fun Run & Walk

Santa Suits, Reindeer attire for the dog and all for a good cause? – COUNT US IN! The Great Charlottesville Santa Fun Run and Walk (benefitting THE ARC OF THE PIEDMONT) is today, Sunday, December 7 beginning at 11:00am. Be a CLAUS for a CAUSE!  – All proceeds from this event go to support the programs and services The Arc…


Four County Players presents Little Women on the MainStage

Four County Players is Central Virginia’s longest continuously operating community theater and in it’s 42nd Season, one of the great shows they are bringing to life is LITTLE WOMEN. By Louisa May Alcott​ Adapted for the stage by Miller Murray Susen Directed by Miller Murray Susen Assistant Direction by Gary Warwick White Produced by Charlotte Drummond One of the most…


OWL PROWL at Monticello

Join seasoned birder Jerry Therrien for the OWL PROWL series at the trailhead at Monticello Trail.  The kids will love listening for the hoots, and shrieks of owls while learning about their habits.  The walk begins at 5:00pm and is scheduled to last about 2 hours. Registration is required and you can buy your tickets ($18) online at:  TICKETS or…


Celebrate the VETERANS in your life

In honor of Veterans Day 2014, we thought it might be nice to share a brief history of Veterans Day and remind those far and wide why we celebrate November 11th every year, no matter what day of the week it falls on.  HUG A VETERAN when you see. World War I – known at the time as “The Great…


First Fridays Downtown – Art Openings

Join in the fun of Friday Fridays this month with the newest shows in the art scene! Here’s just a couple for this month: New City Arts presents “Father/Daughter Art Show” with cigar box paintings by Tom West and abstract works by Cate West Zahl Second Street Gallery presents a digital media gallery from Kevin Jerome Everson, Light House Studio…


Virginia Film Festival November 6th – 9th

The Virginia Film Festival kicks off on Thursday, November 6, 2014 with an opening night gala at the Jefferson Theater on the historic downtown mall. As usual, there are tons of films to choose from, to get the down low and figure out how to schedule all the movies on your list, head to the festivals website to plan your festival. This years…


Charlottesville365: Chocolate at Monticello

We all know Thomas Jefferson was a man of many trades – Founding Father, American president, inventor, writer, lawyer are just a few that come to mind. If you didn’t already admire Jefferson’s impressive and versatile array of accomplishments, perhaps you can appreciate this one: chocolate enthusiast. In a letter to John Adams, Jefferson emphasized the importance of chocolate: “By getting…


Yo La Tengo at the Jefferson Theater

Tomorrow evening, downtown Charlottesville will be hosting Yo La Tengo at the Jefferson Theater. Yo La Tengo released Fade on January 15, the thirteenth studio album in their three-decade career, in addition to dozens of compilations, extended plays, and film scores they have released. Fadewill not disapoint longtime Yo La Tengo fans, letting you “appreciate the complexity of its simplicity. It may…