TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 9:20 AM
Canned Food Workout: Moms CAN do it!
Baby Boot Camp - Charlottesville, VA – Join us for a special Baby Boot Camp Thanksgiving tradition! Let's get together and show Charlottesville that Moms CAN do anything! Please bring four canned food items to our special "Moms CAN do it" class. We will use the cans in our workout and then donate them to the food pantry at the Church of Incarnation. Not a Baby Boot Camp member? Bring four canned goods and the class is free!
 
TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 1:00 PM
Button Giveaway - Virginia Tech
UVA Alumni Association- Student Life Membership – Take a study break and get your FREE Virginia Tech game day buttons in Clark Hall!! We will be there 1-3pm, or as long as supplies last!
 
TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 1:30 PM
Low Vision Vendor & Services Fair
UVA Health System – The Low Vision Support Group is having its annual Vendor and Services Fair. Drop in anytime between 1:30-3:30 to: - Get a free vision screening - Learn about regional agencies for low vision and independence needs - Ask questions of experienced professionals This event is free, and we will have refreshments. UVA Ophthalmology is proud to provide our Low Vision Support Group in community partnership with Westminster-Canterbury, the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired, and Vision Outreach. All meetings are free and open to the public – no RSVP necessary. For information or to join our mail/email list, please contact Ruth at 434.982.1086 or rj2b@virginia.edu. Get more information about eye care at UVA: http://uvahealth.com/services/eye-care
 
TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 6:30 PM
Pitch Competition
UVa College Council – Come to our pitch competition Monday, November 20 in Ruffner G004 to hear some amazing pitches from fellow students! There will also be free food!!
 
TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 8:00 PM
OpenGrounds Collaboration Project
OpenGrounds – What does collaboration mean to you? What does it mean to your organization? Submit your photo to Instagram and tag #operationcollaboration & #opengrounds All photos will be showcased on November 20th at this open gala event!
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 4:30 PM
Animanga Book Club: Fate/Zero
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library – Grades 7-12. Registration required and begins September 5. Go online to register. Free copies of the book for the first 10 to sign up. Third Tuesdays Come and join other teens to discuss and read great manga and watch the anime adaption. Light snacks will be provided.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Nov 22 - Nov 26 @ 9:00 AM
Winter Sports Registration
Madison County Parks and Recreation Authority – Basketball: Deadline is November 22 Instructional: PreK/K; Cost is $25 Team Play: Cost is $45 K-2nd (children in Kindergarten have option of Instructional or Team Play) 3rd-4th 5th-7th (boys); 5th-7th (girls) Cheer: Cost is $50 and registration deadline is November 22. Cost will increase to $60 after Nov. 22. Limited to 24 children per age group: K-2nd 3rd-4th 5th-7th Roller Hockey: Deadline is 10/31; Player evalutation day: Nov. 5 AGES: Instructional $40 - grades PK-2; or first year players (no hockey or skating experience) grades 3-5 House $60 - players 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, 9th-12th House + Travel (must tryout and be chosen for Travel): same age groups as above. ** Loaned equipment for first year players is provided, based on avaialability** Tae Kwon Do: New classes 1st Wednesday of every month. Instructor--Gene Chung, genechung@yahoo.com Classes meet in the Madison Primary Gym on Wednesdays. Contact Gene Chung for schedule. Wrestling: Deadline is 11/28; Cost is $50 This program is for children in K-7th grade
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 9:20 AM
Pre-Turkey Burn Hike & Hot Cocoa
Baby Boot Camp - Charlottesville, VA – Kids are off of school and our regularly scheduled Baby Boot Camp class will be canceled for the holiday. But no worries-we've got your alternative pre-turkey burn morning planned for you! Meet our instructor, Carrie, for a fall hike at Ivy Creek Natural Area, followed by hot cocoa at her home in Earlysville.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 7:00 PM
Thankful Dead ft. Bigfoot County & Mama Tried
The Jefferson Theater – Thankful Dead ft. Bigfoot County & Mama Tried November 22, 2017 7pm doors. 8pm show. Tickets on sale now: bit.ly/ThankfulDeadJTix Bigfoot County is a group of 6 musicians paying tribute to the Grateful Dead one show at a time. Bigfoot County was formed in 2010 when a group of friends, who share a love for the music of The Grateful Dead got together in former drummer Sam Navarre’s basement to jam. Since then they have become a critically acclaimed live act playing to packed houses all over the region: "Bigfoot County has developed a following that often leaves standing (or dancing) room only. With their authenticity and true admiration for the Dead, the band has found a niche in the growing musical community."--Magazine33. Over the past five years the band has evolved and taken on different incarnations, always staying true to the spirit of the Grateful Dead's music, as well as adding a different spin on the improvisation at times. Our goal is to scratch the itch that so many Deadheads feel on a regular basis. With a large repertoire of Grateful Dead songs to choose from and exploratory improvisational musicianship, Bigfoot County's live show is not to be missed!! Local legend Charlie Pastorfield (of The Gladstones, The Skip Castro Band) fronts a local band. Featuring members of Alligator, Mama Tried focuses on 60s and 70s Dead! Charlie Pastorfield – Guitar, vocals Susan Munson – Acoustic guitar, vocals Stuart Holme – Bass Kent Raine
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 8:30 PM
Chamomile & Whiskey – Sweet Afton Release Party
The Southern Cafe and Music Hall – Chamomile and Whiskey Sweet Afton Release Party with Red and the Romantics + Sally Rose & Erin Lunsford Wednesday, November 22 Doors: 6:30 PM - Show: 8:30 PM On Sale Now: bit.ly/SAftonTix About Chamomile and Whiskey: Growing up in Nelson County, Virginia, a small town along the Blue Ridge Mountains, Koda Kerl and Marie Borgman met each other in elementary school. Little did they know then that one day they would be touring with each other as a musical duo. While both considered the duo as a side project in the beginning, they eventually decided that it was time to sit down, formulate a band, and officially start making music. Marie made chamomile tea and luckily, Koda happened to bring a fifth of Evan Williams. They instantly decided that mix -- of earthy tea and a strong, warm kick of bourbon -- embodied the exact sound they were working toward. In that moment, Chamomile and Whiskey was born. The band started playing bigger venues around the nearby city of Charlottesville and eventually landed a record deal with a small, local indie label called County Line Records. In 2012, they put out a four-song debut EP titled The Barn Sessions while continuing to focus on touring. The following year, they released their first full-length album, Wandering Boots. Over the years, they added some members -- Marsh Mahon on bass, drummer Stuart Gunter, lead guitarist Drew Kimball, and banjo player/supporting vocalist Ryan Lavin (commonly referred to as just Lavin). They’ve toured nationally and played along giant acts at notable festivals like Floyd Fest and Festy. And in the beginning of 2016, they started working with producer Rob Evans on their second studio album, Sweet Afton. Chamomile and Whiskey make connections between people -- they did it with their name, and they’re doing it with their new album, Sweet Afton. Lavin, who was raised in Galway, Ireland, used to smoke Sweet Aftons, the cheap, unfiltered, and now defunct brand of Irish cigarettes. Coincidentally, fiddle player Marie grew up on Nelson County’s well-known Afton Mountain, which also happened to be the backdrop for many of the songs from the record. Between the bluegrass fiddle melodies and traditional Irish rhythms, it’s easy to hear both of these childhood connections and inspirations in Sweet Afton. Fittingly enough, the record begins with an ode to their roots, “Nelson County”. The band loaded up a cooler of beer, invited a group their favorite local musicians, and all gathered around just a couple of mics to give the track an intimate, live recording feel. The album also features the first studio recording of “Good As It Could Be”, one of the band’s most notable songs and a fan favorite. “Lavin wrote it years ago and it’s become our ‘party anthem’ at shows. It’s got a good energy to it, it kind of personifies who we are as a band,” says lead singer and guitar player Koda. But the band isn’t afraid to dig deeper -- Koda wrote the record’s first single, “Gone”, after the passing of his father, who was one of his biggest musical influences growing up. The emotional storytelling and sentimentality of the song is coupled with the perfect amount of pedal steel, which is one of the many instruments you can hear on the album; others include flute, cello, and a tin whistle. In the past, the band has been dubbed “mountainous folk rock”, but their combination of complex rhythmic patterns, varied influence of cultural music, and multi-utilization of instruments makes them unique, yet relatable, to a number of different genres. But beyond the skill that lies within each player of Chamomile and Whiskey is the band’s ultimate goal: to genuinely engage and have fun with the audience. “We have some serious material -- some songs are lighthearted, some are serious and even sad. But at the end of the day, we really try to have a good time. We’re a very energetic band and any time we have a show, we want it to be a party.” Whether you’re listening to Chamomile and Whiskey live or tapping your foot along at home, Sweet Afton is the unprecedented masterpiece where tradition and innovation meet.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Nov 22 - Nov 23 @ 10:30 PM
Cville Music Showcase
Rapture – Aquatic Lasso plays two sets at Rapture on Thanksgiving Eve! KC Media in the house! Live painting by Crazy Red Beard! Come be a part of the video we are shooting!
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Nov 23 @ 9:00 AM
Closed Today Happy Thanksgiving
Feast! – We’re CLOSED ON Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 23rd. Please be sure to order your Thanksgiving feast! in advance! Get your Polyface Farm Turkeys at feast! Superb Quality Turkeys raised in Swoope, Virginia on the farm of acclaimed local, sustainable food activist, Joel Salatin. Polyface Farm Turkeys enjoy fresh air, sunshine, exercise and all the non-gmo grain they desire. Polyface turkeys are super healthy and fresh. They require less cooking time than birds pumped with fillers and their tight skin crisps up perfectly golden brown. Make your Turkey the hit of the feast this year with one from Polyface Farm. PRE-ORDER BY NOVEMBER 10TH! small: 10- 14pounds medium: 14-18pounds large:18-22pounds Before November 10th TO ORDER: call 434.244.7800 or visit us in store – remember to leave time to brine! Pickup in store from: November 17th – November 22nd Don’t forget about appetizers, sides, soups and wine! holiday cheese platter small platter $50 . serves 10 medium platter $100 . serves 20 large platter $200 . serves 40 cranberry pecan relish $12 per pound . serves 8 roasted broccoli & shallots $15 per pound . serves 4 garlic parmesan sweet potatoes $15 per pound . serves 4 cream of butternut soup $14 per quart . serves 4 hearty vegetable $14 per quart . serves 4 black eye pea, sausage and kale $14 per quart . serves 4
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Nov 23 @ 10:00 AM
CrossFit Charlottesville Turkey Purger 2017!
CrossFit Charlottesville – On Thursday at 10 AM we will host our seventh annual Turkey Purger Thanksgiving workout. This event will be free and open to all members, friends, family, and guests. We will design a friendly team competition, and the workout will be designed for all levels of athletes. What better way to prepare for the Thanksgiving meal than to fight through an awesome CrossFit workout with your friends and family? If you are bringing a friend or family member along, please have them register and sign a waiver prior to coming in. Everything they need to fill out can be found here: http://crossfitcharlottesville.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=dce2b2d1d9c24cbdbb8b25add&id=177d9d87e8&e=2efe3a09de
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Nov 23 - Nov 24 @ 10:00 AM
Team Cairo X QBoy Ent Presents **THE BIGGEST THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION**
The Ante Room – OKAY OKAY ITS GOING DOWN IN A MAJOR WAY YA BOYS TEAM CAIRO X QBOY ENT. BACK AT IT WITH **THE BIGGEST THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION EVA?? HOSTED BY: ??LONZ??LOADBCAPO??...BEATS ????BY: DJ SO FLY & BLACKMARKET...**SPECIAL GUEST ??MAJOR LEAGUE BAND ?? IS IN THE BUILDING**????BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION??KASARA ANDERSON??BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION????VIP TABLES AVAILABLE?? COME OUT BRING YA FRIENDS AFTER YA EAT & TURN UP FOR THE HOLIDAY WHY NOT ITS ABOUT TO BE A HUGE CELEBRATION LITUATION??????
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Nov 23 @ 10:00 AM
Thanksgiving Day
Ten Thousand Villages Charlottesville – We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 23rd. Wishing you a safe and wonderful holiday. We will reopen at our normal hours on Friday November 24th from 10:00-9:00, Come shop our Thanksgiving weekend sale. All jewelry and ornaments are buy one get one 50% off.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Nov 23 @ 12:00 PM
Thanksgiving Dinner
The Salvation Army Charlottesville, VA – Free and Open to everyone. Individuals and groups, especially families, like to work side by side with each other in this community dinner. No reservations necessary, even for volunteers. Drop in and spend some time with your neighbors.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 - Nov 26 @ 10:00 AM
Thanksgiving Weekend Sale
Ten Thousand Villages Charlottesville – Buy one get one 50% off all jewelry and ornaments
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 7:00 PM
Hackensaw Boys & Friends Thanksgiving Show
The Jefferson Theater – Hackensaw Boys & Friends Thanksgiving Show with Me and My Brother Friday, November 24 7pm doors. 8pm show Tickets on sale now: bit.ly/Hackensaw1124JTix For touring musicians, the road is a harsh mistress. It takes an iron will to survive and a hard-headed love for music so deeply ingrained that the mere thought of a missed gig makes you nauseous. For 17 years, the Hackensaw Boys have plowed the asphalt, bringing their raw, gritty version of American roots music to the venues and streets that originally inspired them. Born in Virginia, along the same routes as fellow road warriors/street buskers Old Crow Medicine Show, the Hackensaw Boys have at times operated more as a collective than a band, sometimes boasting up to twenty members. What’s kept them together is a burning hot vision of American roots music brought kicking and screaming into a new age, fueled as much by a rowdy punk spirit as by the traditional masters that first inspired them. Now with their new album, Charismo (April 15, 2016 on Free Dirt Records)–their first studio album in almost a decade–the Hackensaw Boys have a new lineup and a new lease on life. Led by founding member, guitarist and songwriter David Sickmen, they’re back on the road with new songs, determined to get their fans back on the dancefloors they remember so well. ME AND MY BROTHER is... Carl Anderson Schuyler Fisk and Sam Wilson Yep. grammatically incorrect. There are three of us, not 2. And none of us are actually blood related. Get over it. Schuyler Fisk, Sam Wilson, and Carl Anderson all grew up in central Virginia and connected after all being fans of each other's solo projects. Individually, they are all accomplished songwriters/ recording artists/ performers and have all had their own individual successes. Carl and Schuyler both having released 2 solo records of their own and Sam having released numerous albums as a part of his Americana rock band Sons of Bill (a band with his brothers Abe and James).
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 8:00 PM
Nefarious Characters Album Release w/ We The People & Orme Storm
The Ante Room – Nefarious Characters – A rowdy mountain funk band that blends a cacophony of genres to create a cataclysmic implosion of the eardrums. The sound has been described by fans as an eclectic blend of Jimi Hendrix, Rage Against the Machine, Bob Marley & Red Hot Chili Peppers. We The People – We The People is like a big, funky bowl of soup. They blend genres – mixing together different ingredients like funk-jam with a little jazzy salt and pepper, and a hint of spicy psychedelic, topped with a little dance party garnish (because it’s all about presentation) to serve to you, the perfect combination for the best ear pleasing, rump shaking, head banging, foot stomping bowl of soup that you’ve ever had. Orme Storm – A multi-genre band based in Nelson County, VA composed of Joe Orme on guitar, banjo and vocals, Abe Orme on drums and Nathan Simpson on bass, who bring with them a musical adventure from rock n’ roll to hip hop and bluegrass and back. All Ages // $8 // 8 PM Doors // 9 PM Show
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 8:00 PM
Bent Theatre Busts Guts Instead of Doors
The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative – Bent Theatre's Annual Black Friday Show! Give capitalism what for by laughing with us on this most ridiculous of days $10 Suggested Donation Adult Content Possible