sights & activities

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Alakazam Toys & Gifts

Alakazam Toys & Gifts

100 E Main St. | Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 971-1717

http://www.alakazamtoys.com

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We believe that childhood is a time in life for creative and imaginative play. We select toys and other items for our store, which nurture the spirit of the child. People of all generations visit Alakazam and joyfully recall such childhood treasures. We are inspired by the Waldorf and Montessori Philosophies, offering top quality, art materials, natural fiber dolls, wooden toys and other special playthings. We believe in giving back to our community. These are some of the organizations we feel an affinity with and currently, or have supported.

Ash Lawn Opera

215 East Main St. | Charlottesville, VA 22902 (The Paramount Theater)

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C&O Gallery

515 E. Water St., Charlottesville VA 22902

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Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival

Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival

P.O. Box 1491 | Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 295-5395

http://www.cvillechambermusic.org

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The Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival is back for a very special 15th season of continuing a longstanding tradition of bringing to Central Virginia a wide variety of classical music to be enjoyed by all. This year we welcome musicians from all over the world who are ready to perform the great chamber works of Schubert, Brahms, Mozart, Vivaldi, and more, as well as Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 2, Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4. Our players will also show off their experimental side with the modern works of Berio, Reich, Piazzola, and Brel. This is indeed a special year that will take place at the Paramount Theater and The Southern on the downtown mall, as well as UVA’s Old Cabell Hall, all in Charlottesville beginning September 7 through September 18! For more info regarding tickets, venues, performers, and program, please visit www.cvillechambermusic.org.

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Commonwealth Reserve

427 E. Main St. | Charlottesville, VA 22902

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Escape Room

Escape Room

218 W Main St., 2nd Floor
Charlottesville, VA, 22902
434-566-9499

https://www.cvilleescaperoom.com/

An escape room is a game room featuring real-life quests. Each group is enclosed in a room and has 60 minutes to win the game by solving puzzles, quizzes and brainteasers, using strategy, creativity and logic. Bring your friends, family, or co-workers for an adventure in one of our themed rooms.

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Lighthouse Studio

121 E.Water St., Charlottesville VA 22902

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Main Street Arena

Main Street Arena

230 W. Main St., Charlottesville VA 22902
(434) 817-2400

http://mainstarena.com/

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Main Street Arena is Charlottesville's own sport and event arena, with space for ice hockey, skating, events and more.

McGuffey Art Center

201 2nd St. N.W., Charlottesville VA 22902

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Old Metropolitan Hall

101 E. Main St., Charlottesville VA 22902
434/977-0442

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Old Metropolitan Hall is downtown Charlottesville’s premiere gathering space for private events.

Second Street Gallery

115 2nd St. S.E., Charlottesville VA 22902

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Telegraph

110 4th St. N.E., Charlottesville VA 22902

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The Ante Room

219 Water St. W
(434) 284-8561

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The Jefferson Theater

The Jefferson Theater

110 E Main St. | Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 245-4980

http://www.jeffersontheater.com

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Located on Charlottesville’s historic Downtown Mall, the Jefferson Theater was established in 1912 and is the premier mid-sized music venue in Charlottesville. Following an extensive renovation in 2009, The Jefferson now offers state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems while playing host to local musicians as well as regional and national touring acts spanning all genres. Visit jeffersontheater.com for the most up to date schedule.

The Paramount Theater

The Paramount Theater

215 East Main Street | Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 293-1003

http://www.theparamount.net

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The Paramount Theater’s mission – to educate, enchant, enrich and enlighten – is rooted in our commitment to presenting a wide variety of arts, education, and entertainment opportunities for everyone to enjoy. The Paramount welcomes nearly 90,000 patrons annually purposefully offering a broad and diverse array of world-class performances ranging from classical, opera, live music, HD broadcasts, movies, comedy and much more! Originally built in 1931, The Paramount Theater is a cultural cornerstone on Charlottesville’s historic downtown mall. It is also Charlottesville’s largest classroom, serving thousands of school-age children each year through the Paramount Arts Education Program as well as public family performances.

The Southern Café & Music Hall

The Southern Café & Music Hall

103 S 1st. St. | Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 977-5590

http://www.thesoutherncville.com

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The Southern Café & Music Hall is your traditional basement rock club, offering live music multiple nights per week with the capacity to host up to 300 patrons as well as a delicious gourmet grilled cheese dinner menu 5+ nights per week. The Southern caters to local and regional acts while also hosting emerging national and international touring musicians. Visit thesoutherncville.com for the most up to date schedule.

The Space Downtown

210 W Water Street, Charlottesville VA 22902

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The Sprint Pavilion

700 E Main St. | Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 245-4910

http://thenteloswirelesspavilion.com

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An outdoor amphitheater set in the heart of Charlottesville Downtown Mall.  The venue attracts a wide variety of nationally known acts, as well as local artists. With artists from a range of genres—including rock, bluegrass, country, electronic and more—the Pavilion has something to offer to all types of music fans. Visit http://www.sprintpavilion.com/ for venue and show information.

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Violet Crown Cinema

Violet Crown Cinema

200 W. Main Street | Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 529-3000

http://charlottesville.violetcrown.com/

Violet Crown Cinemas offer a variety of programming options including independent, foreign language, documentary and commercial films in 10 state-of-the-art auditoriums with reserved stadium seating. The Café features locally sourced, chef prepared food along with traditional theaters concessions. The Bar offers 36 rotating taps of craft beer, select wines and regional cider. All food and beverage can be taken inside the auditoriums. Tickets and showtimes available at www.VioletCrown.com.

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Virginia Discovery Museum

Virginia Discovery Museum

524 East Main St. | Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 977-1025

http://www.vadm.org

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Charlottesville's only nonprofit, hands-on children's museum since 1981, VDM brings children ages 1-8 and their families together to engage minds, excite imaginations, and explore the world around them through interactive exhibits, imaginative play environments, and educational programming. Travel back in time to experience life in the 18th century as you enter the Showalter Cabin; see what's abuzz at the honeybee observation hive in the Pollination Station; or get caught up in the hustle and bustle of Little C'Ville as you zip down the spiral slide of the two-story fire station, examine patients at UVA Children's Hospital, and serve up delectable treats at the Panera bakery.

Hours: MON-SAT, from 10-5; SUN available for rental only
Daily Admission: $8 per person, adults and children (under 1, free)
Yearly Memberships: Starting at $100

 


 

Warm Springs Gallery

103 3rd St. N.E., Charlottesville VA 22902

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Wine and Design

609 E. Market St. Suite 109, Charlottesville VA 22902

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Yellow Cardinal Gallery

301 E. Market St., Charlottesville VA 22902

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