TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 11:30 AM
Kumihimo - Basic Spiral Braid
Studio Baboo – Kumihimo is a Japanese word meaning “the gathering of threads”. Learn to “gather threads” on foam braiding disk and create a beaded spiral necklace. Once you learn this simple 8-strand braid you can create a variety of patterns by simply changing the color of beads. Not all students will finish their braid in class but will be able to confidently complete it at home. Level: All. NOTE: Pre-class preparation is required. $40.00 plus materials. Advance registraion required.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 12:00 PM
Post-conviction Remedies in Virginia
Virginia Continuing Legal Education (VACLE) – Virginia is the toughest state in the country in regards to the finality of a conviction; still, there are numerous possible ways to correct injustices after a conviction becomes final. In this seminar, you will: Receive an introduction to habeas corpus. Learn the possible causes of action that can be used for inmates with constitutional claims even after the conviction is final. Discover why a client with a reasonable innocence claim is never truly out of options. Find out the different ways that a defendant may mitigate or seek a reduction of his sentence. Please join us on January 17th for Post-conviction Remedies in Virginia. MCLE Credit: 1.5 (Ethics: 0.0) Live-Interactive Credit: 1.5 (all dates, all formats) Registration Fee: $120
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 - Apr 4 @ 12:00 PM
Prosperity Plus II Class
Unity Charlottesville – More information to come...
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 3:30 PM
Unplugged Games at the Greene County Library
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library – Bring a game to share or play one from the Library’s collection. Show your skills at an old favorite or learn a new game. Snacks served. Grades 6-12. Required registration begins December 27.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 6:00 PM
The Opulence of Integrity Movement Masterclass
The Paramount Theater of Charlottesville – Paramount Presents: The Opulence of Integrity Movement Masterclass on The Paramount's Stage Wednesday, January 17, 2018 6:00PM Participation: $10.00 Join The Opulence of Integrity creator and choreographer Christal Brown as well as the show’s performers for a Movement Masterclass on Wednesday, January 17 from 6:00PM – 7:30PM on The Paramount’s stage. The Masterclass will draw heavily on Brown’s eclectic and diverse background, including her experience using Release Technique, West African, Hip-Hop, Martial Arts, and Ballet. Participants will warm up with Brown’s signature training module, “Liquid Strength,” and then delve into phrase work from The Opulence of Integrity. Participation is $10.00 per person; show tickets are not required for Masterclass participation. As capacity is limited, we encourage you to register early. For more information, contact Education & Outreach Manager, Cathy von Storch, at 434-293-1000 or cathyvonstorch@theparamount.net. Find out more about The Opulence Integrity: http://www.theparamount.net/event/paramount-presents-opulence-integrity/
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 7:00 PM
They Might Be Giants
The Jefferson Theater – They Might Be Giants January 17, 2018 7pm doors. 8pm show Tickets on sale now: bit.ly/TMBGJTix 2018 just got a whole lot better! Brooklyn’s Ambassadors of Love They Might Be Giants are back with a brilliant new studio album, I Like Fun; they're back with their Dial-A-Song service at www.dialasong.com; and they're back on the road with a new show with an expanded line-up of musicians. This new set will include all-time favorites, fresh rarities spanning their epic career, and spur-of-the-moment improvisations that will delight even their exhausted road crew. To be direct: this show is not to be missed. They Might be Giants’ has always been dedicated to keeping each performance a high-volume celebration of the band’s original music. It’s always spontaneous and occasionally ribald (that means just for adults, everybody! No kids admitted!), and now for the first time, they’re on a full tour with show-stopping trumpet genius Curt Ramm (Nile Rogers, Bruce Springsteen). They Might Be Giants’ is on a 50-city US tour with international touring booked for later in 2018.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 7:00 PM
LYAO Comedy Open Mic Night hosted by Chris Alan
The Southern Cafe and Music Hall – L.Y.A.O. Comedy Open Mic Night: Hosted by Chris Alan Thursday, December 28 Doors + Sign-ups 7 PM - Show 8 PM FREE EVENT! Are you an aspiring comic? A jokester? Even someone that just enjoys a good chuckle? The Laugh Your Ass Off Comedy Open Mic Night hosted by Comedian Chris Alan is a FREE opportunity to showcase your talent, try out new material, and take in the best local comedy that Charlottesville has to offer. The evening will feature jokes from Chris, a few of his funniest friends, and an open sign up for anyone who wants to try their hand at a couple minutes in the spotlight. Doors open and sign-ups begin at 7 PM and the night of comedy will kick off at 8 PM. Food and drinks will be served and Open Mic participants will take the mic in the order that they sign up.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 - May 30 @ 7:00 PM
Buddhist Biker Trivia!
Crozet Pizza at Buddhist Biker Bar – Buddhist Biker Trivia is back! Join your hosts with the most(s) for the greatest trivia game of all time! Put your education to use, fuel your intellectual ego, and prove to your friends how smart you are. Extra special food and drink specials... including BOGO GARLIC KNOTS ('Knot a bad idea'). The game of games begins at 7:00- prizes include Crozet Pizza gift cards and concert tickets from The Jefferson Theater and The Southern Cafe and Music Hall! May the odds be ever in your favor...
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 - Jan 18 @ 10:00 PM
The Fat Catz
Rapture – Charlottesville Music Showcase presents: The Fat Catz weave layers of funk and rock over catchy hooks, building from tight, joyous grooves into explosive improvisation. Fans of spacey funk and jam bands like MOE, Lotus, String Cheese Incident, Umphrey’s Mcgee, and Explosions in the Sky will definitely want to check out their return to Rapture! 21+
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 8:00 AM
DC Sustainability Trek
UVA Career Center – Must RSVP on Handshake: https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/events/62886
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 10:30 AM
Party with Winnie the Pooh at Central Library
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library – Celebrate Winnie the Pooh and his pals on the birthday of their creator, A.A. Milne. The birthday bash will include stories, dancing, and treats. Ages 2-6.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 - Apr 19 @ 3:30 PM
Rapunzels of Greene
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library – Third Thursdays (except May) at 3:30-5pm Read and discuss great books and enjoy book-related snacks, crafts, and games. The first 10 girls to arrive will receive a free copy of the next month’s book. Girls in grades 4­-8 are welcome to join at any time. Registration is required and ongoing. January 18: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan February 15: Absolutely, Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick March 15: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry April 19: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 4:00 PM
Calling IN the Calling OUT Culture: Accountability Through Love
University of Virginia Women's Center – YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO CALL SOMEONE OUT. BUT ARE YOU READY TO CALL SOMEONE IN? Calling IN challenges us to address people with compassion and a spirit of inclusion even - or especially - in the crucial moments when their behavior is problematic. By understanding the benefits of calling in versus calling out, you can be the difference we need in challenging conversations. Loretta Ross, Co-Founder of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, is a nationally-recognized trainer on using the transformative power of Reproductive Justice to build an inclusive human rights movement. Hear from Loretta on Thursday, January 18th from 4-5:30 at the Harrison & Small Special Collections Library Auditorium. Join us for a reception following her talk. Parking vouchers for the Central Grounds Parking Garage will be available. Co-Sponsors: The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies Women, Gender & Sexuality, UVA University of Virginia School of Nursing Center for Global Health at the University of Virginia Office for Equal Opportunity & Civil Rights at UVA This event is part of the 2018 Community MLK Celebration at U.Va.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 - Jan 19 @ 5:00 PM
Champion Tap Takeover: The King of Kong
Champion Brewing Company – Champion will be taking over the taps at Glass Half Full! This local brewery is constantly churning out quality beer and now they've paired with Alamo for a tap takeover event. Come enjoy a beer and get your tickets to THE KING OF KONG: A FISTFUL OF QUARTERS, a documentary about a true champion of his own right. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. and will go until the bar closes! THE KING OF KONG screening starts at 7:45 p.m. and wraps up around 9:15 p.m.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 7:00 PM
Samba Class with Christina: Carnaval Edition!
The Dance Spot – Join Christina Klee Kilbane EVERY Thursday from 7:00-8:00pm to explore the energetic, expressive, healing art of SAMBA! ? Leave your inhibitions at the door! No previous dance experience necessary. Come ready to sweat, have fun and shake your booty! Bring water to stay hydrated!!! This month we are ringing in the New Year and focusing on gearing up our samba step in honor of Brazilian Carnaval, which takes place Feb 9th - 14th. Goodness to expect from this month's edition is: high energy samba, samba on our toes/in heels, fancy, playful footwork and lots of beautiful and joyful energy! First class is FREE, FREE, FREE!!! ? Drop-in are welcomed: $10 (cash, check, venmo) Questions? Email: ckkilbane@gmail.com or feel free to comment below.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 7:00 PM
Non-Violent Communication Community of Practice
Our Neighborhood Child Development Center Inc. – Non-Violent Communication (NVC) Community of Practice We welcome anyone who is interested in getting practice with Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to join our “NVC Community of Practice.” Our intention is to provide a facilitated session that supports you in developing skills through practice exercises and exploring personal communication challenges that you have encountered. To learn more and RSVP, http://goo.gl/forms/1Gt4oN5iXlMxu5Ky1
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 7:30 PM
Paramount Presents: The Opulence of Integrity
The Paramount Theater of Charlottesville – Paramount Presents: The Opulence of Integrity A Movement Odyssey Celebrating The Life And Legacy Of Muhammad Ali Thursday, January 18, 2018 6:45PM Lecture | 7:30PM Show Tickets: $14.75 Student, $24.75 Adult The Opulence of Integrity is a theatrical, multimedia ensemble work influenced by the public life and inner searching of boxing’s outspoken superstar, Muhammad Ali. Inspired by Ali’s career as a boxer and life as a social activist, public martyr, and human being, choreographer Christal Brown deploys her eclectic movement vernacular that includes elements of boxing, hip-hop, martial arts, modern dance, and theater to illuminate the turmoil of a life infused by divinity yet misinterpreted by humanity. By using Ali as an archetype, The Opulence of Integrity explores the homogeneous inner struggle for identity as it pertains to men of color in the United States. This work takes an intimate and expansive look at the social, economic, and spiritual trappings that continually prohibit freedom, while drawing clear parallels of war, resistance, and perseverance through a historical lens. Brown pours her own experience into the work and dedicates it to her father, brother, and uncle who, in her words, “fought but did not win” and to her son “whose battle has not yet begun.” Brown goes on to say that, “To be born, branded by history, burdened by responsibility, and inspired towards greatness requires a committed heart and an opulence of integrity.” Christal Brown is the creator and director of The Opulence Of Integrity, Founder of INSPIRIT Dance Company, Project: BECOMING, the creator of the Liquid Strength training module for dance, and the Chair of Dance and Faculty Director of MiddCORE at Middlebury College. Please join us for a complimentary pre-show lecture at 6:45PM.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 7:30 PM
Ignite: Reunion Dinner!
Virginia Asian InterVarsity – What's up AIV?! Hope everyone had a restful break and is getting ready to drive down or fly into Charlottesville in a couple of days, if you're not settled down already. To welcome us back, we will hold our first Ignite of the semester at Mellow Mushroom! Please come so we can chat about our breaks and be stuffed with food! Come to the Rotunda at 7:15 so we can walk to Mellow together! Hope to see you there!
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 8:00 PM
BoomBox
The Jefferson Theater – BoomBox Thursday, January 18 8pm doors. 9pm show. Tickets on sale now: bit.ly/BoomBoxJTix A little house, a little blues, a little funk, a little rock, and a whole lot of soul blast through BoomBox. Since first emerging in 2004, founder, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Zion Rock Godchaux has been quietly seasoning this simmering recipe to perfection. However, it reaches a boiling point on his forthcoming 2018 fifth album, Western Voodoo [Heart of Gold Records]. At the same time, the Muscle Shoals, AL native stays true to what attracted countless fans in the first place. “I remain open to anything you would hear coming out of a boombox,” he explains. “There are a lot of different vibes and angles, but it still adheres to a universal rhythm. This new record is the most musical and varied, yet it’s tightly wound in respect to that syncopation. There are only a few rules. It should be heavy groove. It should make you want to move. Overall, I’ve further developed the sound people are used to.” Following up 2016’s fan favorite Bits & Pieces, the artist found himself at something of a crossroads. Longtime collaborator Russ Randolph amicably parted ways with the band at the end of the year. For the first time, Godchaux would solely produce the bulk of a BoomBox record by himself inside of his new studio, while DJ Harry joined on tour in January 2017. Another first, he even performed live bass on the album, opening up the creative palette dramatically. “I’ve learned more about engineering and the technical aspects of recording. It’s been a time of soul searching. I can follow any Ideas that I want to. So there’s a lot more organic instrumentation. I’m just trying to develop more sonic real.” Appropriately, he dubs the sound of Western Voodoo, “Dirty Disco Blues.” Within that realm, Godchaux fuses a funky strut with electronic energy and danceable swagger powerful enough to cast a spell of its own. “You hear about different forms of magic around the world,” he goes on. “The West, in general, has its own voodoo influenced by the blues. That’s what shaped me as a musician growing up in this country. It’s hard to put in the words, but you know it when you hear it.” You hear it in everything that BoomBox has done thus far. Over the course of four albums, the group has become a streaming favorite with numerous tracks cracking a million plays on Spotify. Moreover, they’ve made audiences groove everywhere from Electric Forest and Hangout Music Festival to High Sierra Music Festival. To welcome DJ Harry into the fold, they performed 75 shows in 2017, with that number expected to grow in 2018. “Harry picked up everything in a really short amount of time,” he explains. “The parties are just as hot, if not hotter. The music is getting tighter. He stepped in and kept the plane in the air.” In the end, the new music kicks off the brightest and boldest chapter yet for Godchaux. “Our best side is somewhat medicinal,” he leaves off. “All of the rhythms, melodies, and frequencies add up to these healing properties. I hope people feel rejuvenated and re-focused on some level when they hear us. That’s Western Voodoo.”
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 - Jan 19 @ 9:00 PM
The Trongone Band with South Hill Banks
The Southern Cafe and Music Hall – The Trongone Band with South Hill Banks Thursday, January 18 Doors: 7 PM - Show: 9 PM On Sale Now: bit.ly/Trongone118 About The Trongone Band: Hailing from Richmond, VA, The Trongone Band is touring in support of their 2017 debut album, “Keys to the House”, released on Harmonized Records. With a sound that Paste Magazine likens to the “freak-outs of My Morning Jacket with the Muscle Shoals-inspired Leslie speakers and The Band’s narrative storytelling”, The Trongone Band is turning heads and making an impact on the Southern Rock ‘n’ Soul and Americana scenes. Formed by brothers Andrew and Johnny Trongone with father John Sr on bass, The Trongone Band (tron-GO-knee) has grown from a family affair, playing a weekly sold out residency at Richmond’s Cary Street Cafe, to a full on touring machine with the addition of keyboardist Ben “Wolfe” White and bassist Todd Herrington. In the words of Live for Live Music, “the quartet has come together to create an old-school and all-in-the-family sound reminiscent of the Allman Brothers while still keeping it fresh with their cutting edge original compositions that also infuse funk and blues into the mix.” Keeping with the homegrown vibe, the band nestled into the woods outside of RVA, tapping into Montrose Recording’s Flickinger console, one of only seven remaining in the world. Known as the console that revolutionized the recording industry in the 60s & 70s, the Flickinger provided the warm sounds that turned into “Keys to the House” and brought to life what MusicFestNews described as “imagery of boxcar drifters, rolling hills and dirt roads that are easy to close your eyes and get lost in”. Summer and Fall of 2017 saw The Trongone Band taking “Keys to the House” on the road while touring in support of Americana stalwarts Reckless Kelly, American Aquarium and Cris Jacobs. Having graced the stages of Virginia’s Roosterwalk, Tennessee’s Riverbend Music Festival, Florida’s Riverhawk Festival, West Virginia’s Deep Roots Mountain Revival and The Allman Brothers’ Peach Festival, the band is primed for a busy 2018 festival season. This four-piece ensemble may not all be related, but with a chemistry so emphatically discernible, it's fair to call them brothers. About South Hill Banks: South Hill Banks – Lance Thomas (vocals, guitar), Eric Horrocks (mandolin, vocals), Ryan Horrocks (banjo), Dan Fiasconaro (guitar, vocals), and Matt Eversole (upright bass) – have carved a niche for themselves in the Richmond music scene with their genre-bending psychedelic bluegrass sound. Formed in August 2015 in Richmond, Virginia, South Hill Banks pulls from a wide range of influences such as Phish, Tony Rice, The Grateful Dead, Doc Watson, and Sam Bush to keep audiences entertained with a blend of sounds old and new. Since the release of their debut album, Riverside Dr., South Hill Banks have taken central Virginia by storm, headlining a multitude of small- and medium-sized venues and working aside national touring groups with a devoted and ever-growing fan base following every step of the way.