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Harlem Globetrotters’ 90th Anniversary

Thursday, March 3rd 2016 - 7:00 pm - 10:15 pm at John Paul Jones Arena
295 Massie Rd

 

Celebrating 90 iconic years of providing smiles, sportsmanship and service to millions, The Harlem Globetrotters® are a worldwide icon, synonymous with one-of-a-kind family entertainment and great basketball skills. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans – among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents – over nine thrilling decades. Sponsored by World Vision, Greyhound Lines and Baden Sports, Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase tickets and team merchandise, visit the Globetrotters’ official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com and follow them on Twitter@Globies.

With a star-studded roster featuring Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – plus female standout Sweet J Ekworomadu – the Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction.  Get your tickets to see them when they come to the John Paul Jones Arena!

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2016 Henry Abraham Lecture

Friday, March 4th 2016 - 5:30 pm at UVA Law Center
580 Massie Road

The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression is pleased to present Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering, former Under Secretary of State and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, for a special lecture Friday, March 4th at 5:30 in the evening at the UVA Law School Caplin Auditorium.  The lecture is free and open to the public and no reservations are necessary.  For more information, call 434-295-4784.

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We Are the Line Candle Light Vigil

Saturday, March 5th 2016 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at Free Speech Wall
605 East Main Street

We Are the Line is an annual candlelight vigil dedicated to bringing awareness to violence against women. On Saturday, March 5, join us on the Downtown Mall by the Free Speech Wall to hear speakers from the community discuss the fight against violence towards women and discover the repercussions of gender roles in our society.

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Charlottesville International Folk Dancers

Wednesday, March 9th 2016 - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Senior Center Inc
1180 Pepsi Pl

Many folks are turning to folk dancing as an alternative to jogging or exercise class to get in shape and the Charlottesville International Folk Dancers encourages everyone to join them Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm at the Senior Center at 1180 Pepsi Place for an evening of fun.  The evening is for beginners and sure to get you moving.  For more information, call 540-456-8176.

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An Evening with Joan Baez

Friday, March 11th 2016 - 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm at The Paramount Theater
215 E Main St.

Joan Baez has been as busy as ever in the five years since she celebrated the landmark years of 2008-2009, the 50th anniversaries of her legendary residency in 1958 at the famed Club 47 in Cambridge, and her subsequent debut at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival.

In addition to multiple tours of the US and abroad, the recent past has included the induction of Joan’s 1960 debut Vanguard LP by the National Recording Academy into the Grammy® Hall Of Fame and the presentation to her of the inaugural Joan Baez Award for Outstanding Inspirational Service in the Global Fight for Human Rights at Amnesty International’s 50th Anniversary gathering in 2012.

Tickets on-sale NOW!

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Sugar Hollow Bridges 5 and 10K Run

Saturday, March 12th 2016 - 8:00 am - 10:00 am at 5275 Sugar Hollow Road
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Sugar Hollow Three Bridges 5 and 10 K Run
March 12, 2015 8:00 AM

The Sugar Hollow Three Bridges 5 and 10 K Race is sponsored by the White Hall Ruritans. Proceeds will aid in the restoration of the White Hall Community Center, a historic building in Western Albemarle County, and for the many community services provided by the organization, including scholarships to area college- bound students, 5th grade achievement awards, highway clean up and many other projects.

Both a 5K and a 10K course will be available on beautiful Sugar Hollow Road alongside the Moorman’s River. The starting line is approximately 1.5 miles west of Piedmont Store at 5275 Sugar Hollow Road. Ample parking will be available at the Sugar Hollow site.

Following the race join us for a pancake breakfast from 9-11 am at the Community Center, 2094 Brown Gap Turnpike. (Runners free! Donation accepted, suggested minimum donation of $5.00)

Pre-race registration is $30. To register online, click here.
Onsite registration is $40.00 cash or check only.
NO REFUNDS
Race will occur rain or shine!

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22nd Annual Virginia Festival of the Book

Wednesday, March 16th 2016 - All Day

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Charlottesville International Folk Dancers

Wednesday, March 16th 2016 - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Senior Center Inc
1180 Pepsi Pl

Many folks are turning to folk dancing as an alternative to jogging or exercise class to get in shape and the Charlottesville International Folk Dancers encourages everyone to join them Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm at the Senior Center at 1180 Pepsi Place for an evening of fun.  The evening is for beginners and sure to get you moving.  For more information, call 540-456-8176.

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Elton John & His Band

Saturday, March 19th 2016 - 8:00 pm at John Paul Jones Arena
295 Massie Rd

Check out Sir Elton and his carpool karaoke on The Late Late Show!

Elton John and his band return to Charlottesville, Virginia for one performance at the John Paul Jones Arena on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 8 pm as part of a nine-city concert tour that will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, as well as selected tracks from his upcoming album Wonderful Crazy Night. Tickets on sale now!!

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“7th Grade Explore Career Days” with KidsCollege@PVCC

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016 - 8:30 am - 1:30 pm at John Paul Jones Arena
295 Massie Rd

KidsCollege@PVCC would like to invite you to participate as a career exhibitor in this year’s 7th Grade Explore Career Days on Tuesday, March 22 and Wednesday, March 23 at the John Paul Jones Arena, from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. each day. Exhibitors are needed for both days. Breakfast and lunch are provided.  In the past, 7th Grade Explore Careers Days made a significant impact on the 2,000 students who attended. Over 90% of the students learned more about how to meet their career goals. For more information, call 434.961.5354.

 

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Run for Autism 5K

Saturday, April 16th 2016 - 7:30 am - 10:00 am at Charlottesville High School
1400 Melbourne Rd

Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the U.S. and now affects 1 in 68 children.  The Virginia Institute of Autism is dedicated to helping people overcome the challenges of autism.  Show your support and join them for the 5K Run for Autism, a fun morning of running and walking on Saturday April 16th at Charlottesville High School.  Register online by clicking here. It’s $25 for the 5K, $20 for students, $15 for the kid’s race for kids 12 and under.

9th Annual Quetzal Kite Festival

Tuesday, May 17th 2016 - 10:00 am at Pleasant Grove Park
Rt. 53

The region’s premier kite festival is back in Fluvanna County at beautiful Pleasant Grove Park in Palmyra, Virginia. Join several thousands of your closest friends and neighbors for a free fun day of kites, sun, and fun. There will be free face painting and kites for kids (until they run out). Kite flyers from Richmond Air Force and Wings Over
Washington kite clubs will be on hand with demonstrations and fun for the whole family. There are food vendors, or bring a picnic!
For more information, contact Lawrence Levine at levine@yellowchicken.com or 434-531-5982

Note* this festival is always free!

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The Dead & Company

Thursday, June 23rd 2016 - 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm at Jiffy Lube Live
7800 Cellar Door Way

Following the tremendous success of the band’s 2015 tour, Dead & Company is launching its highly-anticipated 2016 tour on Friday, June 10 in Charlotte, North Carolina, before headlining Bonnaroo 2016 that weekend. The celebrated group’s cross-country run features two nights at Citi Field in New York, a two show independence day weekend celebration at Folsom Field in Boulder and two nights at the famous Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin with the tour scheduled to conclude with two shows at Boston’s iconic Fenway Park on Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16. Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir; singer/guitarist John Mayer; Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge; and “Fare Thee Well” and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti will perform two sets of music drawing from the Dead’s historic catalog of songs. A full listing of tour dates can be found below.

Dead & Company will make their late night debut on Thursday, February 18 when the band performs on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. / 10:35 p.m. Central time on NBC.

Tickets go on sale starting on Friday, February 12 at 10:00 a.m. at www.livenation.com** with presale tickets available beginning Tuesday, February 9 at 10:00 a.m. Check http://www.deadandcompany.com/ for complete ticketing information.

Dead & Company 2016 Tour Dates

Friday, June 10, 2016 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Thursday, June 16, 2016 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Friday, June 17, 2016 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
Monday, June 20, 2016 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Thursday, June 23, 2016 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Saturday, June 25, 2016 Flushing, NY Citi Field**
Sunday, June 26, 2016 Flushing, NY Citi Field**
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
Saturday, July 02, 2016 Boulder, CO Folsom Field**
Sunday, July 03, 2016 Boulder, CO Folsom Field**
Thursday, July 07, 2016 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Saturday, July 09, 2016 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Sunday, July 10, 2016 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Friday, July 15, 2016 Boston, MA Fenway Park**
Saturday, July 16, 2016 Boston, MA Fenway Park**

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