Be Mindful, Be Creative, Be Innovative
Jan
31
to Feb 28

Be Mindful, Be Creative, Be Innovative

Blending Innovation and Yoga for Change

 

Of all the words thrown around the IPC office, the one that gets the most mileage these days is disruption. We want to be disruptive in the work we produce and we talk all the time about how disruption should be our main focus when working on a new project. The problem is that discovering the level of creativity to be truly disruptive cannot be helped by technology. That type of thing is best answered by checking out a closer source: yourself.

Beginning in January of 2018, Jessica Glendenning, will present The Yoga of Innovation, a 5 session workshop designed to reimagine the entire perception of innovation and lead its participants to embrace the unknown and explore how creativity and innovation are connected. Blending neuroscience and yoga, the 5 session program will introduce a variety of concepts ranging from understanding the mind-body-business connection to cultivating patience to learning the the science behind our gut feelings.

The Information Age has given us access to what seems to be an infinite amount of resources to approach business and innovation. At any moment of the day, we can reach into our pocket for a tip or a blog on. The Yoga of Innovation suggests, however, that all the tools you need for successful innovation are found deep inside yourself.

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A Night with Stars
Dec
29
7:30 PM19:30

A Night with Stars

Not Hollywood, the Celestial Kind at UVA’s Observatory

 

“Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are” is rattling around my head today, and it should be. I have a Toddler and she loves to look up at sky at night, the stars, and especially, her treasured “moonie.” To a child, the heavens are backdrop to a scene of enchantment and mystery, think, unicorns that sparkle as they jump from planets which smile back at them, planets that wink and nod. And if this mystery is lost on children as they get older and unicorns get replaced by real science, there interest in the night’s sky doesn’t fade..

On Friday, December 29th, from 7:30 to 9:00 PM, the Leander McCormick Observatory will host a pretty cool event for parents and their children grades 4 to 12 and show off some of the sweet tools they have to study the night’s sky. Activities include a laser tour of the stars and opportunities to use one of their many telescopes, including their 26” Clark refracting telescope. At iPC we’ve been told that the winter nights are most suitable for stargazing, and with the help of UVA, our children can stare deeper into space than we ever thought possible, and we parents can stare back at them with the same wonder.

And as for the stars, we know that there’s no celebrity bigger than our own children.

The event is free but due to space, the observatory asked that each guest register, and you can do so by emailing Steve Layman at slayman2528@comcast.net.

Happy viewing.

 

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The Holidays and an Anniversary All in One Shiny Package
Dec
22
7:00 PM19:00

The Holidays and an Anniversary All in One Shiny Package

Where the hops get festive (and spontaneously fermented)

 

You been to one holiday party, you’ve been to them all, eh? Whether it’s at the office (the one place where you DON’T want to be for the Holidays) sipping fizzy fruit punch with Stan from accounting or on the back deck at some bro’s house trying to slowly ease away from THAT guy, the game plan is pretty standard. Well, friends, as you know the Happy Calendar Lady is always on the lookout parties that have a special kind of flavor and the Champion's 5th Anniversary and Holiday Party is on track to be oh, so different than the usual holiday haze fest.

On Friday, December 22 from 7pm to 11pm, the Champion Brewing Company will be celebrating their 5th anniversary of their founding (oh, and the Holidays!) by pulling out all the stops. In one single night you will be able taste something called spontaneously fermented beer and listen to some festive holiday jazz, all while toasting your tootsies by the fire pit. Did someone say fire pit?!? I’m there. The added bonus is that you’re not required to wear one of those ugly sweaters. The Happy Calendar Lady don’t play like that!

So, if you’re dance card isn’t too full this season, and you’re looking to get silly at one of the freshest breweries in town, stumble over to the Champion Brewing Company for some naughty and nice fun. You can thank me, the Happy Calendar Lady, later. I’ll be by the fire pit.

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Jul
21
5:30 PM17:30

A Sunset in Somerset

Take a Five and Take the Drive for Summer music at Grelen Nursery

With the days being longer and the drinks being colder, Central Virginia has no shortage of events and entertainment to be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Grelen Nursery, located in the heart of nearby Orange County, is in full swing for the season with some great happenings that feature a variety of music, foods, and wines. 

This Thursday, the Market at Grelen is starting off the weekend with some “heavy rocking blues” music provided by the regionally-known Mo Jo Jam Band. Visitors will have the opportunity take in the music from the terrace of the Market while enjoying beautiful panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background. 

To compliment the quality music and views, families and friends can enjoy a unique meal prepared by Grelen’s award-winning in-house chef Matt Turner, or sample wines courtesy of Barboursville Vineyards and poured by famous local winemaker Luca Paschina.

The admission to enjoy live music on the terrace is only $5, and those who wish to enjoy a unique and locally-grown dinner can pre-order or pay $20. This week’s menu features an heirloom tomato and cucumber salad, grilled salmon, black bean cakes, and a selection of Virginia wines, beers, and ciders. 

As the saying goes, life is often about the journey rather than the destination, but we believe this week's evening at Grelen Nursery will make both parts of that experience equally worthwhile. Anyone with five bucks and in the mood for a scenic drive can enjoy the beautiful rolling roads through Central Virginia and make a unique adventure out of a warm summer evening.



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Espressoism
Jul
7
7:30 PM19:30

Espressoism

Baristas prove their worth at the Mudhouse

Oil on canvas, tempera on wood, acrylic on canvas, ink on silk, graphite on paper, the list goes on and on, and, well, we have one more to add with it: foam on espresso. What?!

Thursday, July 7th at 7:30pm, Mudhouse in the downtown mall is holding their “Thursday Night Throwdown” Latte Art competition. Regional Baristas will come together and show off their latte-art skills for free. If you’re feeling up to it, you can purchase raffle tickets and win prizes from local businesses.

This is a great event for coffee-lovers and art enthusiasts to join together and experience a competition that is deliciously unique. Latte-art competitions are no joke; with time limits, rules, and cheering crowds, the atmosphere is vibrant, exciting, and intense. Competitions like this are held world-wide, so to have the opportunity to experience it in Mudhouse is hard to pass up.

Charlottesville born-and-raised Sarah is married to a skilled barista. She gives us some insight on what one of these events may be like, since she has had the opportunity to experience one similar to what Mudhouse will host. While the experience is entirely what you make of it, she makes it sound like a pretty darn, good time. 

It's super fun, it's more of just a chance for coffee people all over town (more specifically cafes & baristas) to have a chance to connect & have a place where likeminded people can do what they're passionate about. It also creates a fun environment for baristas to feel like they're one unit across the town, not competing for which cafe is best. It may seem that way but I've never felt a sense of competition between cafes, it's usually just a fun night! - Sarah L.

Latte Art may not be a household name yet, but we are planning on grinding the beans, steaming the milk, and giving the art a try, at home.

 

While this is a large-scale latte art competition, it displays the amount of care and artistic ability latte art requires. 


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Freedom Rings in the Mountains
Jul
1
to Jul 4

Freedom Rings in the Mountains

Celebrate the Red, White, and Blue with Friends and Fireworks at Wintergreen

Being the hometown of the man who drafted the Declaration of Independence, Charlottesville is a pretty appropriate place to celebrate the birthday of America. Thomas Jefferson would want us to celebrate all weekend long, and Wintergreen gets it. The local mountaintop resort has a full four-day lineup of festivities planned for people of all ages to come together and celebrate our nation’s freedom.

Those still looking for weekend plans can take a drive from Charlottesville to the Nelson County resort to experience concerts, an arts and crafts showcase, and a variety of local food and drink that TJ would be proud of, all alongside one of the area’s most spectacular fireworks displays on Sunday, July 3. In addition, the resort will transform its Lake Monacan and Blue Ridge terrace areas on Saturday and Sunday with live music and local artists, featuring performances by Jimmy O and Groove Motive.

At iPC, we hold this truth to be self-evident – a panoramic sunset view of the Blue Ridge followed by a fantastic display of fireworks is sure to be a pursuit of happiness worth experiencing this Independence Day weekend.



 

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Jun
20
8:00 AM08:00

The Recipe for Success

Business of Food Conference

Are you a food service professional, restaurant manager and/or owner, specialty food producer, or first-time food business entrepreneur? If so, we have a great opportunity for you!

The Business of Food Conference is back, and this time it is in Charlottesville's Omni Hotel! Registration is open now, and the total price includes lunch!

This event will include a plethora of workshops and panel discussions for those passionate for their small businesses to learn from experts, get questions answered, and most importantly, grow their business. For more information on different topics that will be discussed, speakers and workshops from last year's conference, and location directions, please visit their website here

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Jun
13
to Jun 19

'Look' Further At Charlottesville's Own Photo Festival

Charlottesville Transformed by its Celebration of the Photograph

Picture this: along the corridor of popular restaurant patios and bookstands of the Downtown Mall, passers-by walk amongst a spotted leopard, a bottlenose dolphin, an elephant, a black rhino. These are some of the world’s rarest creatures, captured within incredible still images and bringing life to Charlottesville’s very own photography experience.  

Beginning June 13, downtown Charlottesville will be fully transformed as it hosts the tenth annual Look3 Festival of the Photograph. The week-long event series provides photography admirers with a unique opportunity to see and hear from an international roster of featured artists, participate in enhanced educational programs, visit world-class exhibitions, attend outdoor projections, and engage in free photography-related community events.

We enjoy the Look3 experience for plenty of reasons, but especially for the wide array of stories and moments on display, all waiting to be experienced by the local community. Each photograph tells a story from a single moment in time, while transporting us to parts of the globe that we have neither seen nor imagined. And that experience is rare – like the spotted leopard on display amongst the downtown trees.



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A Hunt for Buried Treasure
Jun
11
10:00 AM10:00

A Hunt for Buried Treasure

FLEAVILLE AT THE IX ART PARK PUTS THE POP BACK INTO SHOP

For many of us, online shopping is a way of life, but we have to honest—relatively speaking, online shopping is not really living. That’s why we’re happy that Fleaville is back, making our consumer lives a little bit more fascinating and a lot more adventurous. 

FleaVille Market is a monthly pop-up that provides quality, creative items constructed by quality, creative people. Handcrafted and vintage goods ranging from antique furniture, jewelry, art, apparel, and home goods will be available for purchase in the ever-so inspiring IX Art Park. And it’s happening this Saturday, June 11th. (To get informed when other Fleavilles are happening, follow us on twitter and we will let you know.)

Shopping at Fleaville is a wonderful way to support the town of Charlottesville and the people who live here. You can get an advanced look at the vendors by visiting the Fleaville website, here. But why not save that curiosity for the event itself and imagine what you might find there instead. 

At iPC, we like to embrace the adventure, to wander, and the discover the things we have always been looking for, which we never realized we wanted. And we would rather it happened offline, at Fleaville. 


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Start Your Summer Sweeter with Peaches and Pancakes
Jun
11
to Jun 12

Start Your Summer Sweeter with Peaches and Pancakes

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast at Chiles

If you enjoy peaches and you enjoy pancakes, there may not be a better way to spend a lazy Saturday morning than in Crozet at the Chiles Family Orchard. The locally-owned farm is celebrating the start of summer with one of its most popular events, all-you-can-eat breakfast. Families and friends can enjoy a hot pancake breakfast topped with fresh-grown peaches, with a side of sausage and choice of milk, juice, or coffee. The orchard is located in one of the most beautiful parts of Albemarle Country, and the Blue Ridge Mountains provide a great backdrop for a relaxing morning with food and a stroll through the farm. 

Breakfast will be served Saturday, June 11 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., and Sunday, June 12 from 10:00 a.m. until noon. One all-you-can-eat meal is $6.99 for adults and $3.99 for children 12 and under. Come enjoy the freshest peaches in Albemarle County.



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A Panoramic Grilling Experience
Jun
9
6:00 PM18:00

A Panoramic Grilling Experience

'Wine' down your week in the Blue Ridge with live music and open grills at Stinson Vineyards

Local food, local wines and local music are some of the finest summertime staples of central Virginia. At Stinson Vineyards, families and friends can spend several evenings this summer enjoying these great pairings while taking in an unrivaled view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Every Thursday in June, the public can take a nice drive through the country and join the community at Stinson’s beautiful Crozet location for open grilling and live music. The only thing you need to bring is food to be grilled; Stinson will provide the rest–grills, grill tools, plates, utensils, condiments and live music– all free of charge. Of course, the wine costs a little, but we think it is more than worth it.

This week, live entertainment will be provided by the Bobby Midnight Band on the patio outside the Stinson tasting room. Guests will be able to enjoy the music from one of several grills, the fire pit, or the winery’s seating areas. 

Whether you are looking for a date night outing or simply planning a Thursday night for your family, we think this is a great event for everyone in the Charlottesville area to enjoy. And the good news is that you don’t have to clean the grill when you're done.



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Jun
4
11:00 AM11:00

Yet Another Reason to Day-drink

4th Annual Bold Rock Birthday Bash at Bold Rock Cidery

Summer is for relaxing and basking in the sun that finally decided to shed warmth on its earth. What's even better about summer is Bold Rock's Birthday, and YOU are invited to the party.

Located around 30 miles from the heart of Downtown Charlottesville, Nellysford, Virginia is the home of Bold Rock, which many of us in Charlottesville hold dear to our hearts. Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains on all sides, Bold Rock Cidery is a perfect place to spend a Saturday afternoon sipping on some cold hard cider.

From 11am-8pm, you can celebrate 4 years of good cider while listening to live music from Empire Strikes BrassErin and the Wildfire and Michael Coleman Band. Food will be available for purchase from Moe's Original BBQ-Charlottesville and Bayan Day Provisions. 

So bring your friends, bring your family, and come with a thirst for good cider, good food, good music, and a good time.

 

 

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Great music, great food, and great wine...
Jun
3
6:00 PM18:00

Great music, great food, and great wine...

Ben Eppard with Mouth Wide Open Food Truck

Looking for some great music, great food, and great wine? Come out and hear local Charlottesville artist Ben Eppard play this Friday night, at Adventure Farm! Food provided by Mouth Wide Open.

About the Wine

Adventure Farm is a real sustainable farm, family owned and operated since 1950. The vineyard produces exceptional grapes (Chardonnay, Viognier, Chambourcin, Petit Verdot, Tanat, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon).

About the Artist

Percussive finger style guitar and distinctively weathered vocals characterize the sound of Ben Eppard, Virginia folk singer. Eppard draws strongly on his agrarian roots and local history. "Momma was a farm girl. Dad's family was from the mountains – part of which is now the Shenandoah National Park," he says. "I'd like to think those two things shaped my sense of place. And that place shapes my writing." 

About the Food

Mouth Wide Open is a fantastic local food truck. Their food reflects their roots and travels. They specialize in sliders and sides, from the New England taste of a fresh crisp apple and extra-sharp cheddar cheese slider to the California savory n spicy jalapeno beef and cheese slider; from the downhome Mississippi catfish and BBQ pulled pork sliders to the seashore succulent South Carolina crab cake slider.

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Apr
23
10:00 AM10:00

A Prize You'll Run For

The Hard Cider Run: Charlottesville

Need an excuse to drink a hard cider but your health kick from the new year is still going strong? We found just the event for you.

Albemarle Ciderworks, located in North Garden, is hosting the Hard Cider Run, a 5K race with a bit of twist at the end. Enjoy the trail through the orchards and fields as you put in your hard work in pursuit of a refreshing prize. Runners and walkers alike are invited to come out and enjoy the spring weather!

Along with a glass of hard cider you will receive:

-Entry to the 5K
-Commemorative bib
-Chip timing with text/email notifications
-2016 finisher's medal
-Commemorative glass to keep
-Awesome shirt
-Race photos from Gameface Media
-Free parking

 
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Apr
11
to Apr 17

THE Charlottesville Festival

5th Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival

The 5th Annual Founders Festival brings nonstop concerts, competitions, talks, workshops, local food, and public art to downtown Charlottesville. It is community built and community led, and best of all, the vast majority of it is entirely free.

MUSIC
Charlottesville’s Best Party transforms Downtown with block parties and concerts.

ART
The City as Canvas project reimagines civic spaces with public art and performance.

INNOVATION
Creatives and entrepreneurs find new ideas, new resources, and new collaborators.

SPONSORS
Virginia is for Lovers
i.Lab at UVa
Ting
C-Ville Weekly
Charlottesville Newsplex - CBS19 ABC16 FOX27
Whurk
Charlottesville Area Community Foundation
Social Entrepreneurship at UVA
UVA Galant Center for Entrepreneurship at the McIntire School of Commerce

More information to follow as the event gets closer!

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Feb
22
to Mar 5

Crazy for March Madness

UVA Men's Basketball

Charlottesville loves UVA basketball, that's for sure. With only a few regular season games left we can't stop thinking about March Madness, and all the hysteria that comes along with it. Downtown bars will be packed, orange and blue outfits will be seen everywhere, and of course all of your favorite game day snacks will disappear from the grocery store shelves.

Here are the upcoming Men's Basketball games you don't want to miss:

Monday, February 22 @ Miami, 7:00pm

Saturday, February 27 vs North Carolina, 6:30pm

Tuesday, March 1 @ Clemson, 7:00pm

Saturday, March 5 vs Louisville, TBD

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Jan
30
1:00 PM13:00

Unlimited Pours

Know Good Beer Winter Festival

Know Good Beer, a local small business, is helping raise money through beer tastings on January 30, 2016 at the IX Art Park in Downtown Charlottesville. Know Good Beer aims to provide craft beers lovers with an amazing selection of local, regional, and national brews, while still highlighting the local craft brewers we know and love.

Local artists, musicians, and mobile food trucks vendors will be set up for the festival. Kids of all ages are welcome, and children under age 12 get in free.

This event sold out last year so be sure to grab your ticket soon! Tickets are discounted to $30 until December 31, and will be $36 afterwards. Designated Driver tickets can be bought for children older than 12, and anyone else not participating in beer tastings for $10.

A Portion of proceeds benefit Red Shoe Cville and the Charlottesville Ronald McDonald House.

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Jan
29
8:00 PM20:00

Thriller Night

Who's Bad- The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute

This musical must-see tribute band to the one and only Michael Jackson will be taking over The Jefferson Theater on January 29 at 8pm.

As the only tribute band predating Michael Jackson's death, and over 100 years of combined musical experience, Who's Bad will bring more entertainment to your typical Friday night in Charlottesville. Who's Bad has sold out nearly 50 venues in the UK, including London’s O2 where the King of Pop was slated to end his career.

Tickets for this concert are on sale now!

Doors: 8:00 PM / Show: 9:00 PM
Tickets: $15 Advance / $17 Day of Show

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Jan
20
5:00 PM17:00

Making Charlottesville Great

Haven Volunteer Appreciation Event

Each January The Haven celebrates their anniversary and take time to thank the volunteers who make the shelter possible. As The Haven marks their 6th anniversary, they were humbled to discover that over 900 people had volunteered at the shelter, an incredible showing of support. Haven volunteers get up early, prepare meals, make eye contact, remember names and create genuine relationships with the most marginalized members of our community. Thank you.

In honor of all the volunteer's generosity, please join The Haven for a volunteer appreciation event on Wednesday, January 20 from 5-7 PM at Kardinal Hall. All volunteers will receive 15% off food and drink, plus, we'll provide snacks and dote on you until you say stop.

 
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Jan
2
to Jan 30

Namastay For a Brew

Bend & Brew at Three Notch'd

Start your Saturdays off right in the new year with some vinyasa flow in the taproom, led by a rotating roster of yoga instructors from various Harrisonburg studios. $10 gets you an hour long class followed by a pint of craft beer.

Work up a sweat and burn the calories you'll be drinking afterwards!

The Bend & Brew events will be held at the Harrisonburg Tree Notch'd location.

January 2nd will be led by Keala Mason, a certified Yogi you may know from The Nest Yoga + Fitness Studio, Hot Yoga Harrisonburg, Breathe, or The Center Yoga.

 
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Jan
1
2:00 AM02:00

An Irish New Year

McGrady's Irish Pub New Years Eve Party!

McGrady's Irish Pub is hosting a New Years Eve and Tenth Anniversary party this year to commemorate 2015, and their history in Charlottesville.

There will be live music provided by Full Plate, plenty of food, and of course champagne for toasting as the clock strikes twelve, all of which are included in the price of your ticket.

Grab your most spectacular, sparkly outfits and prepare for an evening of fun for you and your friends.

Tickets can be purchased at McGrady's from both the bartenders and servers.

Couples - $90
Single - $50

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Dec
31
to Jan 1

A Charlottesville New Year's Eve

First Night Virginia

Since 1982 Downtown Charlottesville has been host to an affordable, family-friendly way to ring in the New Year. The First Night tradition, originally started in Boston, has attracted hundreds of thousands of people to take in a night filled with live arts, music, and plenty of activities to inspire any age.

There are a few ways you can get a wristband to attend the events that are apart of First Night Virginia:

  • Volunteer for First Night
  • Donate blood to Virginia Blood Service at the Omni Hotel from 10:00am until 2:00pm on the 31st
  • Purchase a wristband, or a family wristband pack

We love First Night Virginia and hope to see plenty of our Cville friends downtown on the 31st for a fun-filed night!




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Dec
19
11:00 AM11:00

Give the Gift of a Forever Home

Winter Whisker Adoption Spectacular

The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA needs your help finding forever homes for their animals this winter season. The CASPCAs focus on providing positive animal welfare and locating adoptive homes for their animals is what helped them find over 2,500 animals a place to live in 2014 alone.

On Saturday, December 19 from 11am-4pm the CASPCA is hosting a family fun event for the Charlottesville community to meet the animals that are still looking for a place to call this Christmas. There will be pizza and face-painting, and of course lots of kittens and puppies.

A new addition to the family could be just what the kids are asking for, and the perfect way to give back during the holiday season.

For this event the adoption fees will be:
$19 for cats & dogs | $38 for kittens & puppies

 
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Dec
13
12:00 PM12:00

Vineyard Wonderland

Carriage Rides at Trump Winery

After a two year sellout, Trump Winery is once again helping spread holiday cheer with their horse drawn carriage rides. On Sunday, December 13 guests will be lining up to take the 20 minute carriage ride around the beautiful 1,300 acre winery. With photo opportunities along the way, the picturesque views will allow for a perfect day getaway with a significant other or a group of friends.

A carriage ride is $75, and can hold up to four people. Each carriage ride guest, 21 years and older, receives a free wine tasting as well as a CRU spiced apple cider cocktail served in a Trump Tumbler.

Check-in will take place at the Trump Winery Tasting Room located at 3550 Blenheim Road. From there you will be transported to meet Prince and Jupiter, the Percherons that will lead your carriage through the estate.


DISCLAIMER: Please note that this event is directly affected by the weather conditions. Inclement weather may cause postponement or cancellation of your scheduled ride. In the case of cancellation, Trump Winery will refund you in full.

 
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Dec
12
8:00 PM20:00

Making My Way Downtown

Vanessa Carlton with Joshua Hyslop at The Southern

Vanessa Carlton is making her way downtown to the Southern Cafe on December 12. The Southern, a more intimate size venue, will create a one of a kind experience to hear Carlton's fifth and latest album.

The Nashville native has been working on her latest album since 2012, creating a calmer, feel-good album without the angst found her previous albums. Carlton has been known for her outward opinion about the typical pop aesthetics she feels she was forced into when she became an immediate sensation in 2002 with her hit "A Thousand Miles". Her new album will surely be something we haven't seen from her yet.

 
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Dec
5
to Dec 13

Build Your Own Sweet Home

Monticello Gingerbread House Workshop

Bring your family to Monticello and embrace your inner Thomas Jefferson while designing a gingerbread house that will impress any guests you have over for the holiday season. Create a Monticello inspired house, or let the kids take over and watch their creativity thrive. This family-friendly, sugar filled event is $49. The price covers up to four attendees, the gingerbread house supplies, as well as cookies and hot cider.

This event is offered on Saturdays, December 5 & 12 at 10 am and 2 pm. And on Sundays, December 6 & 13 at 2pm.

Tickets can be purchased on the Monticello website.

 
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Dec
4
5:00 PM17:00

Help End Charlottesville Homelessness

The Haven 6th Annual Art Auction

The "There's No Place Like Home" art auction and raffle, held by The Haven, is taking place at the Old Metropolitan Hall on the Downtown Mall this year. This event benefits The Haven, a local non-profit day shelter looking to end the homelessness in Downtown Charlottesville. The beautifully redesigned building, formally a church, provides food, showers, laundry, computer access, storage, and a mailing address for those that would otherwise not have the resources available to them.

Local and national artists will have pieces up for bidding, as well as generous gifts from local businesses that will be raffled off. This event is $20 per person, with plenty of food and drink provided throughout the night. Tickets can be purchased on The Haven's website.

 
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Dec
4
4:00 PM16:00

Merry and Bright

Grand Illumination in Downtown Charlottesville

As tradition calls for, the Grand Illumination of the Christmas tree on the Downtown Mall will be held on Friday, December 4. This 18 year old Christmas tradition brings families together every year near the Paramount theater to listen to singing groups from the University of Virginia and local middle and high schools, and watch as the downtown mall begins to glow with festive lights.

And of course Santa will be there! The Charlottesville Fire Department will be escorting Santa down the mall on a fire truck entertaining kids of all ages. Start the first December weekend right with a little holiday cheer, a nice dinner, and the Grand Illumination.

 
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