Ready to walk off some of that Halloween candy? May we suggest you get out and explore Charlottesville this weekend? There’s always tons going on, and it’s also the time for peak fall colors.
Thursday Oct 31
- Pint-sized heroes, hoodlums, and the like will descend on the University of Virginia for the annual “Trick-or-Treating on the Lawn” celebration! It rolls from 5-7pm and is a fantastic event for kids and adults alike.
Friday Nov 1
- Rotunda Planetarium Launch – UVA is hosting a public symposium and event culminating in the unveiling of the Rotunda Planetarium sky map projection! The symposium will be held in the Rotunda’s dome room on November 1, 2019 from 2PM until 8:30PM. Various speakers will be on hand, and the launch of the Rotunda Planetarium projection will follow at 7:30PM. Register to attend here.
- If you’re an art lover, or just love fun wine and cheese events, check out First Fridays, Charlottesville’s well-known art opening event the first Friday of every month. Featured events and overviews can be found here.
- Get out and enjoy the fall colors and weather! Pat Anderson will be playing his music at Grace Estate Winery from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. If you like acoustic music, you’ll enjoy his self-described “healthy obsession” with American roots music. The views are also amazing.
- Lots of other music choices are happening as well! The Infamous Stringdusters with Kitchen Dwellers are at the Jefferson Theater at 7:00pm; Jordan Tice is at the Front Porch from 8-10pm; and Front Country/South Hill Banks is at the Southern Music Hall starting at 8:00pm. The ultimate blues band The Nighthawks are at the Ix Park starting at 7:30. Great music night!
- Tom Tom is bringing back its Fall Festival for the eighth year, and you’re invited! Join everyone at Tomtoberfest 2019 with Three Notch’d Brewery to build community and celebrate Charlottesville in style.
- Sports Fans! UVA Men’s Soccer hosts the UNC Tar Heels Fri, Nov 1, 7 PM at Klockner Stadium
Sat Nov 2
- If the weather is good, make sure to get out to the mountains and see the fall colors. A little closer to home, you can check out Carter’s Mountain Orchard to get your annual family-friendly dose of views, apples, and their famous apple donuts and pies. Do not miss!
- Like movies? Paramount at the Movies Presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Probably the oddest, most off-the-wall cult film ever made, this kinky rock’n’roll science fiction horror satire is everybody’s favorite midnight show. 9pm.
- If you’re up for a little drive, The Bluegrass, Barbecue and Brew Festival at Patrick Henry’s Red Hill offers visitors a laid back day on the picturesque grounds of Henry’s last home. 11:00 am – 5:00 pm $20 – $25
- If you’ve got a budding rock star in the family, Devon Sproule will be teaching a Girl Band for Kids class for ages 9-12 at The Front Porch. It’s a great Pop & rock’n’roll band class for young women! You will be improving our skills as singers and/or instrumentalists. Sat, Nov 2, 9:00 – 9:45 AM
- Finish the day off right with some great tunes from Rusty Speidel, Paul Rosner & Michael Clem at The Batesville Market 6:30pm – 9:00pm. Great food, fun atmosphere!
Sunday Nov 3
- The 2019 Charlottesville Heart Walk leaves from the Fontaine Research Park 12:00pm. There is a 1 mile or 3.1 mile option benefiting cardiovascular health in the Charlottesville community. This family friendly event includes a pet parade, snacks, and a health fair featuring demonstrations and health screenings. There will also be a kids zone with prizes!
- The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton is hosting a performance of Caesar and Cleopatra starting at 2:00pm. Tickets are from $21-60.
- The Charlottesville Jazz Society is hosting Spin Cycle with Gina Sobel’s Gold Sounds at UVA Brooks Hall At UVA starting at 7pm.
- Always wanted to learn the Rumba? Now you can! Check out Sunday Salsa the Ix Park The Rabbit Hole starting at 8:30pm. Sunday Salsa is a weekly dance party; it’s an opportunity to learn, share, and practice Salsa while enjoying social dancing.