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Art and Country
December 1, 2015 - May 8, 2016
Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum 400 Worrell Dr, Charlottesville, VA

The exhibition explores the range of ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists develop and maintain relationships with “country,” their homeland. Many artists represent features of the landscape to communicate their ongoing connection to their ancestral land and the Dreaming. Other artists raise awareness about the dispossession of country as a result of colonization or investigate the importance of story and personal memory. Details.
Jacob Lawrence: Struggle...From the History of the American People
March 1, 2016 - June 5, 2016
Fralin Museum of Art 155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville, VA

Celebrated for his highly original use of flat tempera color patterns in a style termed “dynamic cubism,” and for his vivid storytelling, Lawrence’s paintings made visible the struggles for economic, political, and racial equality. Details.
The Harlem Globetrotters
Thursday, March 3, 2016 7:00 p.m.
John Paul Jones Arena 295 Massie Rd, Charlottesville, VA

With incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequaled on-court fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family – creating memories that will last a lifetime. Details.
Starr Hill Presents: An Evening with Joan Baez
Friday, March 11, 2016 8:00 p.m.
Paramount Theater 215 East Main St, Charlottesville, VA

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. Details.
Virginia Festival of the Book
March 16 - 20, 2016
Various Venues Downtown & at UVA, Charlottesville, VA

The Festival is the largest community-based book event in the Mid-Atlantic region and has attracted audiences of more than 20,000 for each of the past twelve years. We have presented a captivating list of authors, ranging from international bestsellers to topical specialists to debut authors Details.
Easter Celebration at Wintergreen Resort
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Wintergreen Resort Wintergreen Drive, Roseland, VA

An early Easter might mean a snowy one! With or without snow, we’ll have an Easter Eggstravaganza! Egg decorating, cookie decorating and crafts, peep roast, peep diorama contest, Easter Bonnet Parade and Egg Hunt. Plus, you won’t want to miss the Easter Brunch Buffet at The Copper Mine Bistro. Details.
Roy Lichtenstein & Company: 20th Century Masters of Contemporary Art
continuing to May 3, 2016
Graves International Art 306 E Jefferson St Charlottesville, VA

Exhibited artists include but are not limited to: Roy Lichtenstein, Salvador Dali, John Chamberlain, Edvard Munch, Keith Haring, Joan Miro, Ellsworth Kelly, Jacques Villon, Sam Francis, Paul Cesar Helleu. Details.
Charlottesville Marathon
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Downtown Charlottesville, VA

The Marathon, Half Marathon and 8K START at the intersection of High St and Park St in Downtown Charlottesville. The FINISH is at Court Square at the intersection of Jefferson St and 4th St in Downtown Charlottesville. The Kids K STARTS and FINISHES at Court Square at the intersection of Jefferson St and 4th St in Downtown Charlottesville Details.
Annual Rockfish Valley Foundation Kite Festival
Sunday, April 10, 2016 10;00 a.m.
Rockfish Valley Foundation Natural History Center Nellysford, VA

Come out and fly kites with us. Bring the whole family! Come for instructions, demonstrations with Richmond Air Force, games, Rockfish River Duck Race, kite store, vendors, food available for purchase. Parachute races, children’s magician and music. Bring a kite, picnic. Details.

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