Dec 01 Friday
SHOWTIMESThurs (11/30) 7:30Fri (12/1) 7:30Sat (12/2) 3:00 - The Understudy Show!Sat (12/2) 7:30Sun (12/3) 3:00
TICKETS$20.00 Advanced$15.00 Advanced Senior + Student$25.00 At Door$20.00 At Door Senior + Student
Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching— and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters.
Truvy Jones runs a successful beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies in the neighborhood have a standing Saturday appointment. Along with her anxious and eager assistant, Annelle, Truvy styles the hair of many of the women about town: wealthy widow and former first lady of Chinquapin, Clairee Belcher, local curmudgeon Ouiser Boudreaux ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years”), intelligent and compassionate career woman M’Lynn, and her daughter Shelby, the prettiest girl in town. Shelby’s engagement is the talk of the town, but the joy and excitement of her wedding quickly turn to concern as she faces a risky pregnancy and a myriad of health complications. Eventually, when Shelby dies from complications related to her diabetes, M’Lynn has to deal with the most difficult of life’s challenges: the loss of one’s only child. As the women of Chinquapin make their ways over life’s many hurdles together, they find comfort (and a fair amount of verbal ribbing) in one another. “You have no idea how wonderful you are,” M’Lynn tells the ladies at the end of the play. Truvy responds, with a smile, “Of course we do.”
Written by Robert HarlingDirected by Steve Winegard
Dec 02 Saturday
Join us at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War as we celebrate the holiday season at the museum, battlefield, and Bushong Farm! Explore the museum and make take home crafts, enjoy festive treats, and see a special Christmas film. Take a step back into 1859 and visit the Bushong family as they cook, sing, and tell stories in anticipation of a special Christmas visitor. Stop by the military camp and see how soldiers celebrated Christmas far from home in 1864.
The Blue Ridge Irish Music School presents a house concert of Irish music with fiddle player Brian Conway and guitar player Don Penzien. New York born fiddler Brian Conway is a leading exponent of the tastefully ornamented Sligo fiddling style made famous by the late Michael Coleman. Don’s dexterous work on DADGAD guitar provides solid, driving rhythms to traditional tunes as well as perceptive and sensitive accompaniments to songs and airs.
Dec 03 Sunday
Crozet Community Chorus will present Vivaldi's Gloria and a special selection of musical numbers with the Crozet Community Handbell Choir.
The Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia and the UVA University Singers join forces for their annual Family Holiday Concerts on Saturday, December 2, at 7:30pm and Sunday, December 3, at 3:30pm. Michael Slon, director of UVA's premiere vocal ensemble and music director of the Oratorio Society of Virginia, will conduct both performances at Old Cabell Hall on the Grounds of the University of Virginia.
Through the years, these concerts have become an eagerly awaited holiday tradition. This year’s program is brimming with festive favorites for concertgoers young and old: “Carol of the Bells”, Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride”, “Let It Snow”, excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, “Jingle Bells” and “Hallelujah” from Handel’s Messiah.
The always popular “Twelve Days of Christmas” with hilarious audience participation returns. UVA voice instructor and jazz vocalist Stephanie Nakasian performs “Christmas Time is Here” from "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and “Where Are You Christmas” from "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." And the University Singers will offer several a cappella selections including “O magnum mysterium” by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon.
The Charlottesville Symphony’s 2023-24 concert season is made possible by a major grant from the Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.
Free parking is available in the UVA Central Grounds Parking Garage, located on Emmet Street South. The Charlottesville Free Trolley stops at McCormick Road near the UVA Amphitheater, in close proximity to Old Cabell Hall, which is wheelchair accessible.
Tickets are $20-$48 for adults and $11 for students and may be purchased at the University of Virginia Arts Box Office, (434) 924-3376, 12:00-5:00pm, Tuesday through Friday in the lobby of the UVA Drama Building at 109 Culbreth Road, or online at www.artsboxoffice.virginia.edu.
The men's vocal ensemble Striking Accord the mixed vocal ensemble Voxti join together to present an evening of a cappella Christmas music.
Dec 07 Thursday
Led by Jennifer Phillips of Blue Ridge Florist
Together we will create a large beautiful wreath made from several varieties of fresh evergreens. We will have options available to personalize your wreath such as dried fruits, pine cones, berries, and ornaments. We will also learn how to make a beautiful bow to add to your wreath. Meet at the Frances Plecker Education Center
SHOWTIMESThurs (12/7) 4:30Fri (12/8) 2:00 + 7:00Sat (12/9) 4:00Sun (12/10) 6:30TICKETS$9.50 Adults$8.50 Seniors + Students
Leila is an Iranian American woman who strives to find balance and embrace her opposing cultures. When her large family reunites in New York City for her father's heart transplant, she keeps everyone at arm's length -- until a secret is revealed.
Rating: RRun Time: 1 Hour 47 minutes
Dec 11 Monday
Hospice of the Piedmont invites you, your family, and friends to honor and remember cherished loved ones at the 32nd Annual Memorial Illumination.
Free and open to the public, this special event features a program with music, reflection, refreshments, and a self-guided tour of illuminated installations. To celebrate the lives of those you’d like to honor and remember, you may contribute $20 or more to sponsor a Light. For every Light you sponsor, a tribute card can be sent to you to let family and friends know about the Light given in their loved one’s name. Your contributions empower our work to provide compassionate end-of-life care and comprehensive grief services to our community – bringing peace and resolution to our neighbors and purpose and meaning to our mission. We hope you will join us in a celebration of peace, remembrance, and community.
Dec 12 Tuesday
Cique Dreams Holidzae 2023 is set to illuminate John Paul Jones on December 12, 2023 at 7:30PM