Get Out! events, shows, things to do

Long you live and high you'll fly, and smiles you'll give, tears you'll cry, and all you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be.” ― Pink Floyd


Floydian experience

The Machine, the Pink Floyd tribute band that brings to life the famed psychedelic music of the British band that sold 250 million records worldwide, has been at it for 20 years. Using elaborate stage displays, combined with a bit of theater, the New York-based band covers almost all of Pink Floyd's 16-album oeuvre, including all the classics like The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), and The Wall (1979). The band is also known for taking requests from fans, so don't be shy. But how much do these guys really sound like Pink Floyd? Well, as Rolling Stone's Matt Diehl wrote, “The Machine duplicates the sound and hits of Pink Floyd with chilling accuracy.” For those of us who have The Dark Side of the Moon's album cover emblazoned in our mind's eye, this could be a special treat.

May 3, Jefferson Theater, 8pm, $20-$25




A Sunny Southern Author
Through the month of May, Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society

will be displaying a new exhibit titled, A Sunny Southerner: The Life and Writings of Julia Magruder. This exhibit was researched and written by Margaret L. Freeman, with design by Margaret L. Freeman and Keri Matthews. The show explores the life and literary works of Charlottesville native, Julia Magruder, an internationally famous author of the late nineteenth century. Magruder’s life and writings as a proclaimed "New Woman of the South" offered a woman’s perspective on the difficult world of the South after the Civil War. Most of her novels are love stories in which the heroine must overcome obstacles to  find true love, and several of her stories were printed in the Ladies' Home Journal. Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society will honor the gallery opening with a First Fridays reception on May 3 at the McIntire Building. Stop by to view the displays, meet the exhibit creator, and learn about all of the projects ACHS has been working on over the past year.
May 3, Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, 5:30pm


Support our students
That little school on High Street is holding a fundraising concert at The Haven this weekend, where a variety of your favorite local bands are performing to help Park School flourish. The bands include We Are Star Children, Sarah White, The Flying V's, Jam Thicket, Sam's Friends, Wendy Repass, Blue O'Connell, Academical Village People, and Eli Cook. All proceeds will support Park School and The Sam Taylor Scholarship Fund, created in memory of the Park Street student who died in a car accident on Garth Road late last summer. The event, presented by WTJU, will also feature food, beer, and wine, as well as a silent auction. Park School's philosophy is one of special attention; their student body never exceeds 20 students.  For those in grades 5-12, Park School accepts students who were considered average at their previous schools, and allows them to tap into their unique abilities, helping them to become empowered young people by fostering their passion for learning, and their abilities to set and achieve goals. Extra donations are accepted along with the purchase of a ticket to this event. Go to for more information.
May 4, The Haven, 6pm, $10

A Band of Brothers
Sons of Bill, an up-and-coming band from Virginia, has released a new album called Sirens. And, much like the Greek mythological creatures that lured sailors with their song, this album will have you captivated. Sons of Bill formed in 2006 when brothers James, Sam, and Abe Wilson merged creative forces. The brothers were later joined by friends Seth Green and Todd Wellons to complete the band as we know it today. They were voted best band in Charlottesville the last four years running, and Sirens has debuted at #12 on Billboard among new artists. USA Today wrote, “Sons of Bill proves that good alt-country isn’t dead.” And, American Songwriter Magazine calls them “Brilliant.” Before their tour took off this spring, the band released a limited edition 7-inch vinyl 45 titled “Bad Dancer” on WarHen Records. The band describes the song as a love letter to their fans. Sons of Bill will be touring all over the midwest, southern, and eastern states through the end of June this year. Their show at The Jefferson will include The Wheeler Brothers, an Americana rock quintet from Austin, Texas.
May 4, Jefferson Theater, 8pm, $12-$15



Art: Printmaking, bookmaking, and collage by Kristin Reiber Harris. The Shenandoah Valley Art Center. 5pm. Free.
Politics: Guest speakers Ryan Crocker, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan, and James R. Schlesinger, secretary of defense and energy. Miller Center. 5:30pm. Free.
Art: STrAY: Found Poems from a Lost Time. Fralin Museum of Art. 12pm. Free.
Film: Art21 Screening and Discussion Series. 12pm. CitySpace. Free.

Science: Public Night at UVA McCormick Observatory. Leander McCormick Observatory. 9pm. Free.

Theater: Live Arts presents the play, Or. Live Arts Theater. 8pm. $20-$25
Theater: Fiddler on the Roof. ShenanArts at the nTelos Theater in Staunton. 7pm. $10-$17

Sports: Kentucky Derby live. The Paramount. 4pm. Free.
Charity: Cavaliers Against Cancer Poker Tournament. JPJ Arena. 12pm. Free.
Charity: Walk for Kids 5k. The Park at UVA. 9:30am.
Art: "Becoming the Butterfly: Landscapes of James McNeill Whistler." Fralin Museum of Art. 12pm. Free.
Charity: 2013 Design House in Farmington. Parking at Westover Farm. 10am. $20

Art: "Epiphanies," vibrant florals in acrylic on canvas and linen by Ellen Hathaway. The Local Restaurant. 2pm. Free
Art: "Traces of the Hand: Master Drawings from the Collection of Frederick and Lucy H. Herman." Fralin Museum of Art. 12pm. Free.
Theater: Hello, Dolly! Albemarle High School Auditorium. 8pm.
Sports: Dogwood Duathlon, youth run-bike-run. Forest Lakes South. 9am. $25-$30

Comedy: Improv Mondays with Hamner Improv Troupe. The Hamner Theater, 6pm. Free
Art: Miniature Book Exhibition. Virginia Arts of the Book Center. 10am. Free.

Reading: Poetry Writing Contest. Milli Joe Coffee and Gelato. 6:30pm. Free.
Art: "We Bury Our Own" works by Christian Thompson. Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum. Open hours. Free.

Comedy: Improv Comedy for Beginners. Play On Theater. 7pm. Free.
Nature: Virginia Native Plant Society Meeting. Ivy Creek Natural Area. 7:30pm. Free.
Fundraiser: JMU Alumni Cornhole Tournament is on May 11. Register at by May 8. McIntire Park. 1:00pm. $20/pair $10/individual.



Eli Cook, at Wild Wolf
Andrew Gorski and Pals at Fellini’s #9
Beats Antique, Russ Liquid, Opal Lechmanski at The Jefferson. $17.50-$20
TJ Kong and the Atomic Bombs at Whiskey Jar
Jack Grelle and The Johnson Family at Blue Moon Diner

Prime Cut Band at Wild Wolf
The Honey Dewdrops, Roosevelt Dime at The Southern. $10-$12
Chickenhead Blues Band at Fellini’s #9. $5
Groove Train, Bluestep at Fridays After Five
The Machine performs Pink Floyd at The Jefferson. $20-25
Lost Indian at Whiskey Jar
Karen Jonas at Blue Moon Diner
Black Ice at Main Street Annex. $8
Shannon Branch, TNT Country at Joe’s Sports Bar and Pool Hall
Beleza Duo at Bashir’s Taverna
Art Wheeler at Escafe
Robert Jospe at Cville Coffee

Bootsie Daniels at Wild Wolf
The Pollocks at Plank Road Exchange
Love Canon at The Southern. $15
John D’Earth and Friends at Fellini’s #9. $5
Sons of Bill, The Wheeler Brothers at The Jefferson. $12-$15
We Are Star Children at Whiskey Jar
Memoryy, Shhh at Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar. $5
Louis Smith Band at The Biltmore
Double Faces, DJ Flatline at Main Street Annex. $10-$15
Beleza Quartet at Maya Restaurant

Central Virginia Blue Society Jam at Wild Wolf
Luchadora Cd Release Party at Fellini’s #9
Spin Doctors, Honor By August at The Jefferson. $25-$30
Belle of the Brawl at Blue Moon Diner

Jazz Collective #9 at Fellini’s #9
Luchadora at Blue Moon Diner

Travis Elliot at Fellini’s #9
The Ha-Rang, Golden Glasses, Gravies and the Main Dish Sauce, Kevin William Davis at The Bridge PAI
Michael Mulvaney at Blue Moon Diner
The Sabor Trio at Escafe

Vandaveer at The Southern. $10
Danny Barrale at Fellini’s #9
Jim Waive at Blue Moon Diner
Culture, Mighty Jashua at Main Street Annex. $10
Jeff Miller at Escafe

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