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Category — Live Performance

Experimental Music Showcase 3

Sunday, April 3, 2011 | 7pm | $5-$10

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Check out the third installment of the Charlottesville Experimental Music Showcase featuring some of the noisiest, most out-there sounds in town. Among the bands you’ll hear:
Gull
Miami Nights
Great Dads
Islero
Cathy Monnes
Jason Robinson
Catastrophysics
Golden Glasses

March 21, 2011   Comments Off

Audio April Opening Performance

Featuring Nathan Halverson, Jennie Neighbors, Erik DeLuca, Chelsea Hicks, Wade Matthews, Kevin Davis, and Jonathan Zorn

Saturday, April 2, 2011 | 7pm | $5

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April 2nd marks the opening night of Audio April, the Bridge’s annual celebration of sound art. The evening will feature three performances.

Nathan Halverson and Jennie Neighbors will perform “Sound Is What You Turn To / But They, Um,” a collaborative performance exploring the relationships among language, sound and torture in the U.S.’s “War on Terror.” This performance is a co-presentation with Sound-Unsound, a conference hosted by the UVA Graduate English Students Association.

A collaboration between sound artist/composer, Erik DeLuca, and
writer/poet, Chelsea Hicks, ONOMATOPOEIAS AND SONGS FOR WRANGELL-ST. ELIAS, ALASKA explores the otherwise invisible—or inaudible—realms of Wrangell-St. Elias, our nation’s largest national park. The 40-minute, four-movement suite will take place in an encompassing listening environment featuring multi-channel audio, live narrators and a band.

The final performance of the evening will be a set of improvisations featuring visiting artist Wade Matthews, an internationally recognized electroacoustic improvisor whose work explores the intersection of documentary field recordings and computer improvisation. Matthews will be joined by Charlottesville musicians Kevin Davis (cello), and Jonathan Zorn (electronics).

March 21, 2011   Comments Off

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

Sunday, March 27, 2011 | 7pm

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Called ‘the most imaginative and fascinating musician in all of trad today’ by Earle Hitchner of the Irish Echo, Dublin-born Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh plays traditional and contemporary folk music on fiddle, 5-string viola and hardanger fiddle in small intimate listening venues. His Kitty Lie Over album was described in the Irish Times as “a niftier mood enhancer than any drug therapy”.

He will be joined by the Virginia fiddler/improviser based in NYC, Cleek Schrey, viola da gamba player Loren Ludwig, and the percussive dancer Matt Olwell for a night of fiddle tunes, early music, and contemporary improvisations.

March 15, 2011   Comments Off

The Lodger with Matt Marshall

Thursday, March 31, 2011 | 7:30pm | $5

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Come see master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock’s silent thriller, The Lodger, based on the infamous Jack the Ripper story. Fast-paced and atmospheric, this film is full of Hitchcock’s signature style and thematic interests, also revealing him to be a true student of both German Expressionism and Soviet montage styles. Local musician Matt Marshall will perform live keyboard accompaniment to the film in the traditional style.

March 8, 2011   Comments Off

Undressing: An Original Works Show

Saturday, March 12, 2011 | Doors at 6pm | $5 | At THE HAVEN

Pieces created by members of our community created off of the theme “undressing” The night will be full of plays, dance, music, and video pieces from our community. Donations encouraged.

March 6, 2011   Comments Off

Bread and Puppet Theater: The Dirt Cheap Money Cabaret

Thursday, February 17, 2011 | 6pm | at RANDOM ROW BOOKS

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6pm: Potluck Dinner
8pm: Performance
Bring a Dish and Donate some dollars for this very special show.

This latest edition of Bread & Puppet Theater’s cabaret series features the Jolly Battle between Mountaintop Removal Protesters and Mountaintop Machinery, an ancient take on bananas, a President and a Chair and much more, all interspersed with commentary from Karl Marx. The Even Cheaper Accordion and String ensemble will provide soothing sounds for winter weary nerves.

A SHORT HISTORY OF BREAD & PUPPET THEATER

The Bread & Puppet Theater is one of the oldest non-profit, self-
supporting theatrical companies in the U.S. The theater has been enacting its radical utopian vision in cardboard and cloth for over forty years, from the spectacle of its larger-than-life puppets at Vietnam War protests in New York City to the pageantry of its long-running (over 25 years) annual event, “Our Domestic Resurrection Circus” in Glover, Vermont. The latter event regularly attracted audiences in the tens of thousands up to the late 1990’s. Author and NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu has praised “the genius of Peter Schumann [artistic director], the prodigious puppet-God,” writing “the Bread & Puppet Theater has been so long a part of America’s conscious struggle for our better
selves, that it has become, paradoxically, a fixture of our subconscious.”

Photo above by Jack Sumberg.

February 10, 2011   Comments Off

Meridian Launch Party

Saturday, February 12 2011 | 8-10pm

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Come celebrate the launch of a new issue of Meridian, a semiannual literary journal produced at the University of Virginia. Come for music and food, stay to read—and even purchase—the newest compendium
of poetry, fiction and non-fiction creative writing. Meet the editors of Meridian: Hannah Holtzman, Lee Johnson and Wanling Su. Free and open to the public.

January 15, 2011   Comments Off

The Bent Theatre

Friday, March 25, 2011 | 8pm | $5 | Not recommended for children

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An alternative rock improv performance. A mix of the familiarity of “Whose Line is it Anyway?”, the best of the New York underground stand-up scene and the sketch comedy stylings of Second City. Music, Comedy, Art, Dance, and Life merge for a night of truly spectacular improv. Classic Bent Theatre games and performers merge with the new in this fantastic comedy experience. This is not your usual Bent Theatre show….this (much like hipsters) is unique.

January 11, 2011   Comments Off

The Bent Theatre

Friday, January 28, 2011 | 8pm | $5 | Not recommended for children

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An alternative rock improv performance. A mix of the familiarity of “Whose Line is it Anyway?”, the best of the New York underground stand-up scene and the sketch comedy stylings of Second City. Music, Comedy, Art, Dance, and Life merge for a night of truly spectacular improv. Classic Bent Theatre games and performers merge with the new in this fantastic comedy experience. This is not your usual Bent Theatre show….this (much like hipsters) is unique.

January 11, 2011   Comments Off

All Saints Theatre: Puppet-making Workshop & Performance

Puppet-making: Thursday, January 20, 2011 | 6pm | $5
Performance: Saturday, January 22, 2011 | 8pm | $3

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Members of All Saints Theater of Richmond VA will be hosting a puppet making workshop Thursday January 20th and then come back to experience the theatatical creations of Lily and new puppeteers of our community.

January 9, 2011   Comments Off