Feb 05 Sunday
One of the most legendary rock bands of all time, JOURNEY, announces the continuation of their highly successful tour with the 50th Anniversary Celebration Freedom Tour 2023 featuring, very special guest TOTO. JOURNEY, Diamond-selling Rock & Roll Hall of Famers will take the stage in Charlottesville, VA on February 5th, 2023
Feb 03 Friday
Rebecca Porter & Pale Fire Brewing Co present Hey Loretta, a tribute to country singer Loretta Lynn. Join us on Friday, February 3rd for an incredible lineup of local musicians honoring THE honky tonk girl and coal miner's daughter.Performances by:Annie Stokes (Northern VA)Caitlin Fernandez (Harrisonburg/JMU)Corrie Lynn Green (Harrisonburg/Rockingham)Megan Tiller (Harrisonburg)Rebecca Porter (Harrisonburg)Sally Mae Foster (Front Royal, VA)Sally Rose (Central VA)Sneaky Snakes (Strasburg, VA)The Hot Mamas (Staunton, VA)The Marvelous Murphy Sisters (Staunton, VA)Valerie McQueen (Mt. Solon, VA)
Art by Jeff Guinn of The Mark-It.
Feb 11 Saturday
Looking for a fun day out with the girls? Walk around Downtown Harrisonburg and explore your favorite shops while building your own bouquet with flowers from Sparrow's Floral Design. Each ticket includes a mason jar with bow, ten stems of flowers and fillers from Sparrow's Floral Design, and care directions for your new floral arrangement.
Learn more at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/build-a-bouquet-galentines-day-flower-tour-tickets-499101655487?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
According to Living Blues magazine, "Jarekus Singleton is making some serious blues noise...blending modern-day blues and emotionally intense soul with melodic, hot-toned lead guitar, funk-seasoned rhythms and hip-hop flavored lyrics." The Washington Post said, "Jarekus Singleton is an exciting new young blues guitarist with melody, hooks, swagger and a strong, original voice. His lyrics are modern, personal, acutely poetic and deeply mature." USA Today said of Singleton, "Stinging blues guitar and potent, original songs herald the emergence of a major new talent .
The Westminster Organ Concert Series continues its 42nd season on Friday, February 3, at 7:30 pm, with an organ recital Jonathan Dimmock featuring music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Mr. Dimmock is Organist of the San Francisco Symphony, Principal Organist of the Legion of Honor Museum, and Music Director at the St. Ignatius church in San Francisco. He has recorded over fifty CDs and performed on six continents. His program presents works from Bach’s Clavierübung Part III, Bach’s first published collection of music for organ, including some of his most accomplished organ settings of Lutheran chorales and the magnificent Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major. Admission is free and a reception will follow the concert.
Westminster Presbyterian Church is located at 400 Rugby Road in Charlottesville. Ample parking is available behind the church, and the sanctuary is wheelchair-accessible.
The Westminster Organ Concert Series was begun in 1980 to share the newly installed all-mechanical baroque-style pipe organ with the community. The organ, built by Taylor & Boody Organbuilders of Staunton, Virginia, has 18 stops and over 1100 pipes.
Founded in 1902, the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine is one of that nation’s largest and most internationally-known ensembles. The Forbes Center is honored to host the Orchestra, whose 2023 American tour is a testament to the power of music to overcome adversity. This epic concert includes Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26 featuring Ukrainian violin soloist Vladyslava Luchenko; Beethoven’s “Emperor” Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 featuring Ukrainian American piano soloist Stanislav Khristenko; and Dvořák’s “From the New World” Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, which was described as “the greatest symphonic work ever composed in this country” (New York Evening Post) after its Carnegie Hall world premiere in 1893. Join us for this uplifting, unforgettable evening of masterful musicianship!
Feb 10 Friday
Tickets to the Eastern Mennonite High School performance of the musical Godspell are now on sale. Show times: Fri. and Sat., Feb. 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. in the school’s auditorium.
Feb 01 Wednesday
February in the Water Street Window Gallery: The Water Street Window Gallery will have a curated selection of OASIS members’ work.
Feb 02 Thursday
Thursday’s Painting Group is a meeting of artists who want to paint! The group will gather at SVAC on Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at no cost to the artists. Take advantage of your fellow painters for inspiration and light critique, if you are interested. Come relax, share ideas or techniques, and independently work in the medium of your choice! Please call SVAC if you are interested in joining! (540-949-7662) (February 2, 9, 16, 23)
Furious Flower Poetry Center is excited to announce the opening of our new Furious Flower Broadside Gallery. We will be a part of The Arts Council of the Valley's First Friday tour starting February 3 and are excited to welcome members of the community to see our first exhibition, Dynamic Duos. This inaugural exhibit highlights poetic “Dynamic Duos” who, through inspiration, mentorship, comradeship or combined labor, made lasting impacts on the legacies of Black poetry. Please join us for the unveiling of this gallery, its inaugural exhibit, and some light refreshments at 500 Cardinal Dr. This event is free and open to the public.
Feb 04 Saturday
Girls' Geek Days are all about sparking K-5 girls' interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)!
This event is open to girls in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Every participant must be accompanied by a parent and/or guardian to registration. For girls who are currently in 3rd grade or younger, a parent or guardian must remain on site during the event.
There will be several fun, collaborative, hands-on STEM activities to choose from. Participants will choose 3 different activities to join throughout the morning.
The Shenandoah Valley Art Center, during the month of February, in the Cabell/Arehart Invitational Gallery, is presenting 40UNDER40. This juried exhibition features forty works from Virginia artists age 40 and under. This year's exhibition features work from: Marissa Angel, Frank Ballato, Chris Bolduc, Madison Boucher, Nicole Browning, Amy Browning-Dill, Allison Church, Alison Coutu, Jasper Drilling, Nevaeh Durrette, Rose Guterbock, Taylor Hanigosky, Carrol Hill, Kayla Jones, Maren Magyar, A.I. Miller, Muthulakshmi Narasimhan, Breanna L. Santos, Rebecca Visger, Kyle Yates, and Erika Zipser. Please join us at the opening and meet the artists on February 4, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. The exhibit is open to the public February 4 – March 25, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday.In the Hallway Gallery, an exhibition of artwork by the Blue Ridge Virginia Art Education Association will present pieces by its members from the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains. The exhibit is an intriguing look into the creative process of educators. It is a rich tapestry of artwork that represents lives involved in the daily practice of nurturing young artists who will determine the evolution of art in the future. The exhibit is open to the public February 4 - 25, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday. In the SVAC Member’s Gallery the theme “Red” is presented in a variety of media as unique works of art, priced to accommodate art collectors seeking to expand their collection. The public is invited to view the exhibit February 4 – 25, remembering that the art center serves the community by recognizing talent, encouraging creativity and joining lives through art. (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday).
This is a fun class designed to teach kids about the basics of seed starting, growing and planting. All attendees will come away with a full tray of seasonal seedlings ready for taking home and growing! This class is appropriate for accompanied children 4-12 yrs of age. $25.00 cost with a 20 person limit (parents are welcome to join).
February 4 at OASIS, 1-4: come stencil the OASIS entry for the Opening Doors project, sponsored by The Arts Council of the Valley. Delaney Westwood and Gemma Amendola, OASIS artists, will have prepared the door’s main colors using fluid art. The public is invited to help complete the door with colorful stencils (provided). No reservations needed, and this is a free, fun event.
Looking for something do to this weekend? Want to learn a new skill? Join in the fun at AYC! ABCs is an open community class to gather to learn and dance Kizomba, a partner dance originating from the country of Angola. This 3-hour session will cover the basic steps and several fundamental movements of Kizomba, giving new dancers the tools necessary to dance with confidence. This class is meant to be easily accessible to anyone who is interested in learning to dance.
The Shenandoah Valley Art Center, during the month of February, in the Cabell/Arehart Invitational Gallery, is presenting 40UNDER40. This juried exhibition features forty works from Virginia artists age 40 and under. This year's exhibition features work from: Marissa Angel, Frank Ballato, Chris Bolduc, Madison Boucher, Nicole Browning, Amy Browning-Dill, Allison Church, Alison Coutu, Jasper Drilling, Nevaeh Durrette, Rose Guterbock, Taylor Hanigosky, Carrol Hill, Kayla Jones, Maren Magyar, A.I. Miller, Muthulakshmi Narasimhan, Breanna L. Santos, Rebecca Visger, Kyle Yates, and Erika Zipser. Please join us at the opening and meet the artists on February 4, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. The exhibit is open to the public February 4 – March 25, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday.
Strut and Shake away your Winter Shivers at Dance Your Art Off, the first Staunton Augusta Art Center fundraiser of 2023- Saturday, February 4 from 7 pm - Midnight in the Art Center galleries!