Feb 24 Friday
$1 from every ticket purchased will be donated to Tunnel to Towers Foundation
Carrie Underwood will return to John Paul Jones Arena with special guest Jimmie Allen during her Denim & Rhinestones tour!
Doors: 6:30PMShow: 7:30PM
Feb 12 Sunday
Feb 11 Saturday
The Seven Bends are Shenandoah Valley rock & roll band that plays a southern fried & tie dyed mix of rock, blues, funk, jam and traditional roots music. The Seven Bends have been making a name for themselves by blowing the doors off of every venue they play, quickly capturing the attention of listeners, young and old.
Rob Cheatham is a singer/ songwriter from Charlottesville, VA and has had the privilege of playing in hard working bands for many years; such as, The Nice Jenkins, Gunchux, and The Borrowed Beams of Light. He was born and raised in Richmond, VA. In 2002 Rob's desire to write and produce music finally became a reality when he left RVA for Philadelphia. From there he moved to Charlottesville, where he co-founded the The Nice Jenkins, an indie pop band with cacophonous sound and energy. He quickly found himself entrenched in the Charlottesville music scene, where he remains an active and vocal leader. The music reflects the character of the places where he has lived and grown, and his heartfelt lyrics are powerful, and profound.
Feb 09 Thursday
IRS certified volunteers provide FREE basic Federal and Virginia income tax return preparation with electronic filing for faster processing. Clients are seen BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. For questions or to schedule an appointment, call 540-212-9835.
Bring with you: Photo IDs (with at least one VA driver’s license) for all adults, Social Security cards for everyone, all IRS forms (W-2s, 1099s, 1095-A), prior year tax return (if available), and a blank or voided check, if you want direct deposit of your refund.
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 17 Friday
Two ensembles that are redefining classical music for the twenty-first century join forces in a rare and exclusive evening of boundary-breaking music.Tickets:Adult $30Senior $27SU Alumni $27Civil Servant/Veteran $27Student/Youth $5
Feb 25 Saturday
After a three-year pandemic-induced hiatus, Harrisonburg-based male vocal ensemble Striking Accord is back in action and eager to share its music with you once more!
Feb 03 Friday
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!
The Fralin Museum of Art at UVa is hosting a special Art & Tasting event—an evening of wine, chocolate, and jazz! Market Street Wines will be pouring a sampling three wines, paired with a selection of Gearhart’s Chocolates, while you enjoy live jazz with Tina Hashemi.
This event is 21+. Tickets are $20 per person. Tastings will take place in 30-minute blocks. Select your time when registering.
Feb 26 Sunday
ON FEBRUARY 26 FROM 1-4PM THE PLAINS DISTRICT MEMORIAL MUSEUM WILL HOST AN ANTIQUES APPRAISAL FAIR. BRING YOUR TREASURES,COLLECTIBLES, ANTIQUES.FIVE LOCAL APPRAISERS WILL BE ON HAND TO DETERMINE THE VALUE OF YOUR ITEMS.APPRAISAL FEES: 1 ITEM FOR $10, 3 ITEMS FOR $25. OBSERVER FEE IS $5.
THIS IS A MAJOR FUNDRAISER FOR THE MUSEUM'S OPERATING BUDGET. APPRAISAL FEES ARE YOUR ADMISSION FEES.FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 540 896 7900 OR VISIT PLAINSMUSEUM.COM. EMAIL: PLAINSMUSEUM@COMCAST.NET.
Mar 14 Tuesday
The Farm2Fork Affair connects Shenandoah Valley farmers, producers and makers with commercial-scale buyers throughout Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
At this event, buyers range from universities and hospitals to fine dining and retail. Through this event, they can taste the flavor of the Shenandoah Valley, experience the region firsthand, create new supplier partnerships, and discover its significant impact on local food systems.
Producers, farmers, makers, wineries, breweries, and distilleries take time to talk with buyers, offer samples, and educate buyers about their products.
Feb 07 Tuesday
At 4 p.m. Tuesday, February 7, The Center at Belvedere will host “Create a Bird-Friendly Yard,” an in-person presentation by the Piedmont Master Gardeners. Participants will learn how they can help reverse the rapid decline in songbird populations by creating a healthy landscape. Topics covered will include: using keystone native plants for food year-round, planting in layers to provide shelter, removing invasive species, and tips for shrinking the lawn.This program is free and open to all. Visit https://thecentercville.org/calendar/event/73374 to register.
February 11, 12-6: OASIS is a stop on the “Build a Bouquet” flower event. There are multiple stops downtown to collect your flowers.
Apr 19 Wednesday
More than half of the world's population now lives in urban regions, mostly in cities. The vulnerability of these cities has significantly increased due to the complexity of new challenges, which range from economic to social to ecological. According to several studies, ongoing stressors and unexpected hazards can worsen social breakdown, economic hardship, and even cause physical collapse. Even though many cities have endured for centuries, the more recent emergence of urban-related stresses and shocks, such as climate change, major natural disasters, diverse complicated conflicts, and a lack of natural resources, is causing a need for more resilience than ever before. When populations are subjected to hazards and stressors, they may become a risk, and when infrastructure, buildings and communities lack the resilience to deal with, adapt to, and recover from their effects, they may become "vulnerable." Therefore, it is plainly evident that urban environments and communities, including the architecture of cities, must become more resilient and sustainable.
Oct 10 Tuesday
Notable concepts of disruptive technology in the modern age include Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its applicability to almost all facets of life. It holds great promise of easing a diverse set of tasks that range from processing mundane, routine work, to generating creative text, art, and music. Furthermore, AI and machine learning utilization is currently the supreme method for data collection and analysis, uplifting fields that require massive data processing such as weather forecasting, business analytics, facial recognition, and more. The efficiency of AI is increasing at an alarming rate, and key individuals have voiced their concerns about the ethics of AI utilization, particularly on its potential effects on job displacement, identity theft and duplication, and creative replicability.
Disruptive technologies have also redefined the financial field by introducing blockchain technology, a decentralized economic system where adopters can earn or “mine” the currency by solving complex equations via computers with strong processing power. Blockchain aims to be completely anonymous and untraceable, raising security concerns by governments worldwide. In the manufacturing world, the utilization of robotics has also proven to be disruptive. Intelligent programming of robotic arms and machinery has multiplied production potential, especially in scalable sectors such as automobile manufacturing.