This Week in Charlottesville

Looking for something to do this week? Why not let Camryn Limo take you out to one of the local Charlottesville events? With the holiday season upon us, there’s a lot to choose from. Tonight at 8:00 the Blue Moon Diner is having a “Blues and Stuff” night, with local musicians:

Blues & Stuff

New vintage blues band plays a plethora of styles.

Or, for a more 70’s and heavy metal style, you could catch the Corsairs at the Southern Café and Music Hall.

If you yourself are musical, you might enjoy UVA’s 45th annual Messiah Sing-In on Tuesday. Whether you’re a singer or a musician, you can come join some of UVA’s choirs and sing or play one of the most famous oratorios:

Messiah Sing-In

The UVa McIntire Department of Music presents the annual Messiah Sing-In on Tuesday, December 10th at 8pm in Old Cabell Hall. The Sing-In is conducted by Donald Loach and benefits the University’s choral ensembles. Be there to participate in a UVa tradition that has lasted for 45 years! …

If you’re looking for something non-musical, you could check out Fralin Museum of Art’s photography exhibit “Looking at the West”, focusing on contemporary landscapes. The exhibit is open through December 15th:

Looking at the New West: Contemporary Landscape Photography

This exhibition will feature six contemporary photographers—Robert Adams, Lois Conner, Michael Lundgren, Mike Osborne, Mark Ruwedel, and Joni Sternbach—who engage the landscape of the American West as their subject.The Philadelphia Story

And finally, “The Philadelphia Story” opens at the Gibson Theater on Friday:

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY

Tracy Lord, a vivacious young socialite, is about to be married to high society newbie, George Kittridge. Everything is going perfectly until Tracy is simultaneously visited by both her ex-husband, Dexter Haven and the reporter sent to cover her wedding, Mike Connor. With the love quadrilateral complete, serious hijinks ensue and one question will be on everyone’s lips. Which man will she choose?

Take a break from holiday stress and enjoy some local Charlottesville color.