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Horse and Hound Oktoberfest

Friday, September 19th 2014 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Horse & Hound Gastropub
625 W Main St

Live music on Friday and Saturday nights at Horse and Hound Gastropub for Oktoberfest! Get the schedule here.

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Black Comedy

Friday, October 17th 2014 - 8:00 pm
at Four County Players
5256 Governor Barbour Street

Four County Players is proud to present the riotous comedy, BLACK COMEDY, by Peter Staffer.

​In one hilarious act, the action supposedly in the dark is illuminated; when the lights are to be on, the stage is the dark. Lovesick and desperate, sculptor Brindsley Miller has embellished his apartment with furniture and objects d’arte “borrowed” from the absent antique collector next door, hoping to impress his fiancée’s pompous father and a wealthy art dealer, Schuppanzigh. The fussy neighbor, Harold Gorringe, returns just as a blown fuse plunges the apartment into darkness, and Brindsley is revealed teetering on the verge of very ripe farce. Unexpected guests, aging spinsters, errant phone cords, and other snares impede his frantic attempts to return the purloined items before light is restored.

This production is directed by Phil Horst, and is performed by a talented ensemble cast, with Robert Rydland as Brindsley, Shannon McClure as his fiancée, Carol, Stephanie Hess as Miss Furnival, Bill Smith as Colonel Melkett, John Wharton as Harold, Laura Mawyer as Schuppanzigh, Marty Moore as Clea, and Linn Wood as Bamberger. It features costume design by Edward Warwick White, scenic design by Michael Kneller, lighting design by Tracie Steger Skipper, and sound design by Carl Schwaner. Rounding out the production staff are Michelle Majorin as Producer, Sara Little Moore as Assistant Director, Linn Wood as Production Stage Manager, and Wendy Novicoff as Properties Designer.

BLACK COMEDY opens October 17, 2014, and runs weekends in the Cellar through November 2 (NO show on Halloween night). All tickets are only $12! The Cellar is Four County Players’ 60-seat black box theater, and reservations are highly recommended due to the limited number of seats. All tickets are general admission.

Four County Players is Central Virginia’s Longest-Running Community Theater, and prides itself on being a cultural destination for Charlottesville and the surrounding areas.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Box Office at 540-832-5355, visit our new website at www.fourcp.org, or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fourcountyplayers.

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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL TO PRESENT DRALION

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 - 12:00 am
at John Paul Jones Arena
295 Massie Road

Fusing the 3000 year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts with the multidisciplinary approach of Cirque du Soleil, Dralion (pronounced “Dra-lee-on”) draws its inspiration from Eastern philosophy and its never-ending quest for harmony between humans and nature. The show’s name is derived from its two emblematic creatures: the dragon, symbolizing the East, and the lion, symbolizing the West.

In Dralion, the four elements that govern the natural order take on a human form. Thus embodied, each element is represented by its own evocative colour: air is blue; water is green; fire is red; earth is ochre. In the world of Dralion, cultures blend, Man and Nature are one, and balance is achieved.  Various show times October 22-26. See the schedule and GET TICKETS!

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Quit Smoking Charlottesville

Thursday, October 23rd 2014 - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
at The Charlottesville Free Clinic
1138 Rose Hill Dr

Thursday’s now through November 20th at the Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department, entrance #3 from 5-6pm. A free support group to help you quit smoking! Details here.

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Carving at Carver

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
at Carver Rec Center
233 4th Street NW

Charlottesville Parks and Recreation will host a family-friendly pumpkin carving contest on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Carver Recreation Center. Participants must register in advance, and the cost is $5.00 per pumpkin. Pumpkins must be carved on-site by teams of two to four people, with at least one adult and one child in each party.

All carved pumpkins will then be judged by popular vote at the Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Downtown Safe Halloween Event on Saturday, October 25. Winners will receive a free two-month pass to Carver Recreation and Smith Aquatic and Fitness Center. Pumpkins and tools will be provided. Please call Carver Recreation Center at 434-970-3053 to register. There are limited spaces available!

Carver Recreation Center is located in the Jefferson School City Center at 233 4th Street NW, which is accessible via Main Street and Preston Avenue. For more information, please contact Carver Recreation Center at (434) 970-3053 or visit www.charlottesville.org/parksandrec.

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Spirit Walk

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Oakwood Cemetery
Corner of Elliot and Oak Street

As the air begins to cool and the trees shed their leaves, the spirits of former citizens of Charlottesville and Albemarle County gather one last time before consigning themselves to the grave for the long, cold winter. Join the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society on its 20th Annual Spirit Walk to meet these memorable residents from our community’s past. Come learn their stories as they are vividly brought to life before you.

For the first time in the history of the Spirit Walk, you will be guided through Charlottesville’s historic Oakwood Cemetery.  Officially opened in 1864, Oakwood is the final resting place of many citizens, both well-known and long-forgotten.  On Friday, October 24th, and Sunday, October 26th, join us at the Oak Street entrance for a tour of this interesting cemetery.

Step back in time as you are guided through Charlottesville’s historic Court Square on Saturday, October 25th.  Included in this tour is the courtroom trial of Stuart Bailey who was accused of killing his brother-in-law, City Treasurer, John Walters.  Court Square tours begin at the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, which is located in the McIntire Building on 2nd Street NE.

Dates/Times:

Friday, October 24th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm (Oakwood Cemetery)

Saturday, October 25th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm (Court Square)

Sunday, October 26th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Oakwood Cemetery)

Tours depart every 15 minutes and last approximately 1.25 hrs. Guests are encouraged to bring flashlights to Oakwood Cemetery.  Please wear comfortable footwear.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children 10 and younger. Tickets can be purchased online at www.albemarlehistory.org or by phone (434) 296-1492. Large groups are encouraged to make reservations by phone. Box office hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Tickets go on sale September 15th. Online ticket sales close at noon on the day of the event. Please note no refunds will be given.

If you have questions, please email admin@albemarlehistory.org.

The Spirit Walk is a fundraiser that supports the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works to promote an appreciation of local history so that the past may shed light on the present and the future.

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Twizted Creationz Haunted Attractions

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
at Creative Works Farm
107 Creative Works Lane

What began as a fun Halloween party for the kids has turned into an annual tradition of scaring away cancer at Twizted Creationz Haunted Forest! In addition to giving all that dare enter a good scare, we at Twizted Creationz are proud to donate our proceeds to Creative Works Farm’s Camp LIGHT, a project that will provide a week of camp fun every summer for special needs kids and at-risk kids, at no cost to their family. Come out and join us for a night of fun and clean scares! Help make the lines move faster by getting your tickets on line!

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Pancakes for Parkinsons

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

University of Virginia students will host the eleventh annual Pancakes for Parkinson’s on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 9:00am to 2:00pm before the home football game against UNC. Pancakes for Parkinson’s is a free pancake breakfast held on UVa’s historic Lawn organized to raise money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research. All proceeds are donated to the foundation, which works to aid research and increase awareness about Parkinson’s disease. more details here.

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Skeeter’s Maze Adventure

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
at Creative Works Farm
107 Creative Works Lane

Corn Maze fun for the whole family every Saturday & Sunday!  All proceeds benefit Camp Light! Hours are 10 to 4 Saturdays  and 12 to 6 Sundays.

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Pints for Pups

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
at Star Hill Brewery
5391 Three Notch'd Rd

Please join us for our second Crozet dog park fundraising event. Following on the great success of our Pints for Pups summer event, Starr Hill Brewery is hosting “Pints for Pups: the sequel” on Saturday, October 25th. Starr Hill will donate a $1 for every pint purchased. Please plan to join us with your favorite pooch, out on the Starr Hill patio. See you there!

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