Get Out! events, shows, things to do

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.” ― Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

A pretty daze

Deriving from an eclectic mix of musical influence, Kurt Vile has been compared to a wide range of artists from classic rocker Tom Petty to the progressive indie-rock group Animal Collective. Vile has been writing music since the age of 14 and is a seasoned professional when wielding the electric guitar. The 33-year-old Philadelphia native’s fifth studio album, Walking on a Pretty Daze, was released this April and widely received critical acclaim from big names in the industry. After firing long-time drummer, Mike Zanghi, Vile has been able to reach his full musical potential and has become a prominent force in the indie-folk rock genre. His shows are known to evoke a blend of emotions ranging from the contentment one associates with lying in a meadow to the gaping sadness after losing a loved one. His soft melodies are seamlessly blended together by the hands of a true pro, all while leaving the audience with an insight to his musical genius. This may be the last time Kurt Vile tours such a small venue, so be sure not to miss it.
July 19, The Jefferson Theater, 9pm, $15-$17



James River State Park Canoe/Kayak Race and Summer Festival

Looking for some outdoor fun amidst the seemingly never-ending rainstorms this summer? If so, head on down to the James River State Park Canoe/Kayak Race and Summer Festival for a day filled with open-air festivities in one of Virginia’s most beautiful state parks. And bring the whole family. The festival not only includes kayak and canoe races, but also bateau (a light, flat-bottomed river boat) rides, a bounce house, food and local artisan vendors, tie dye tee shirts, and the third annual super soaker challenge. Prizes and awards will be presented to lucky winners and a 50/50 raffle will also be taking place. The Almost Home Pet Adoption Center will be bringing adoptable dogs and kittens as well. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the 1,500 acre James River State Park boasts more than 12 miles of river side access and 15 miles of multiuse trails for hiking and biking. Its beautiful grounds offer opportunities for camping, fishing, and picnicking and are a great place to bring the family for the day or an overnight stay. So make sure to get out of the city this weekend and swing by.
July 20, James River State Park, 751 Park Road, Gladstone, Virginia. 11am-3:30pm, Free


An Evening with Yes

Yes, an English psychedelic rock band dating back to the late 1960s, is coming to the nTelos Wireless Pavilion in an unusual fashion compared to most of the area’s musical performances—they will be performing three of their classic albums in their entirety, all in one concert. Consisting of four of their original five members, Yes will be performing The Yes Album (1971), Close to the Edge (1972), and Going for the One (1977). The tour will be the first time the four original members and new singer Jon Davidson will be performing one of the band’s original albums in its entirety. Throughout the band’s career, they have carried the reputation of performing with deep emotion and intensity. Since the death of original member and lead guitarist, Peter Banks, the band has been under fire by critics for losing some of its flare. However, the band continues to excite and entertain during their concerts and is known for their ability to still rock, even 45 years after their start. 
July 23, nTelos Wireless Pavilion, 7pm, $35-$79


Dan Deacon

The 31-year-old bearded and quickly balding Long Island, NY, native known as Dan Deacon is far from what you would expect from a classically trained musician. After receiving an extensive musical education from the Conservatory of Music and playing the tuba and guitar for multiple bands in New York City, Deacon moved to Baltimore in hopes of pursuing a solo career composing his own brand of electronic-indie-experimental ‘computer music,’ that can only be truly understood when heard live. Deacon’s concerts are some of the most interactive and unfiltered musical displays you will ever see. He insists on performing on the ground level and is within an arm’s length of his fans throughout the entire show. His colorful array of electronic keyboards and sound modulators shake with the heavy bass, which constantly resonates in the crowd’s ears. Deacon is also known to leave his post near the stage in order to dance with the audience and organize childish yet wildly entertaining, “ring-around-the-rosie,” type games for everyone to participate in. His performance in Charlottesville is guaranteed to be unlike any other act this summer and is an absolute must see.
July 25, The Jefferson Theater, 9pm, $12-$15



All week
Photo: (sur)passing, Jefferson School, all day

Photo: Ansel Adams: A Legacy, UVA Fralin Museum, all day
Photo: In the Garden, Lynne Goldman Elements, all day
Photo: Looking at the New West, UVA Fralin Museum, all day
Music: Wintergreen Summer Music Festival, all day

July 18
Learn: Freedom Readathon: One mic, one voice, Jefferson School, 10am
Read: Big Blue Door Story Jam, the Bridge, 8pm
Film: Ecology film screening, CitySpace, 12pm
Party: Night at the Museum: live music, food. Kluge-Ruhe Museum, 5pm, $25
Theater: Romeo & Juliet, Blackfriars Playhouse, Stanton, 7:30pm
Theater: Tuna Does Vegas, Helm Theater, 8pm

July 19
Opera: La Bohème, Paramount Theater, 7:30pm
Theater: Legally Blonde: The Musical, Live Arts, 7:30pm
Dance: Municipal Arts Center Dance, 7:30pm
Read: Fiction & Poetry reading, Rapunzel's, 7:30pm

July 20
Shop: City Market downtown, 7am-12pm
Dance: Bachata Dance workshop, the Dance Spot, 2:30pm
Theater: All's Well that Ends Well, Blackfriars Playhouse, 7:30pm
Dance: Swing Dancing at Municiple Arts Center, 8pm
Swim: Free at Washington Park Pool (City residents), 5:30-7:30pm
Run: Fairview 5k, Fairview Swim and Tennis Club, 7:30am

July 21
Dogs: Yappy Hours, Keswick Vineyards, 1pm
Film: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Paramount Theater, 2pm
Film: Copperhead, Paramount Theater, 7pm

July 22
Theater: Macbeth, Black Friars Playhouse, 7:30pm
Art: new exhibit at  Kluge Ruhe, Black Prints from Cicada Press, 10am-4pm

July 24
Festival: Healthy Living Expo, nTelos Wireless Pavilion, 5pm
Food: Whole Foods Family 1-Miler, Lee Park, 6:30pm
Food: Michie Tavern Downtown Mile, Lee Park, 7pm


July 18
The John D'earth Quintet at Millers
C'ville Coffee singer/songwriter showcase, 7-9pm
Jason Viglietti at Fellini's #9, 6:30pm
Eli Cook at Wild Wolf, 7pm
The Bad Old Habits at Durty Nelly's, 7pm
Ryan Trott at the Garage, 8pm
Travis Elliott & Friends at Fellini's #9, 10pm
Holy Bear at Whiskey Jar

July 19
SGGL at Fridays After Five, free
Open mic night at BON, 7:30pm
Kyle James Hauser at the Garage, 8pm
Misfit Toys at Wild Wolf, 8pm
Tim Ryalls & Harry Faulkner at Durty Nelly's, 9:30pm
Last Call Gospel Chior at Fellini's #9, 10pm
The Pinheads at Rapture, 10:30pm
Cashless Society at Miller's, 11pm
Darrin Bradbury at Whiskey Jar

July 20
George Melvin Fundraiser at Fellini's # 9, 4pm
The Hill and Wood at Jefferson Vineyards, 5:30pm
Orme Storm at Rapunzel's, 7:30pm
Soul Transit Authority at Cville Coffee, 8pm
Andrew Cedermarl, Weird Mob & Erik the Red at Twisted Branch, 8:30pm
Superunknown at Jefferson Theater, 8:30pm
DJ XSV at Rapture, 10:30pm
The Cows at Miller's, 11pm

July 21
Andrew Combs and Toy Soldiers at the Garage, 7pm
Hogwaller Ramblers at Fellini's # 9, 10pm
Barling & Collins at Miller's, 11pm

July 22
"88 Keys" and Jazz Collective #9 at Fellini's # 9, 5:30pm
Sabra's Honky Tonk at Blue Moon Diner, 8pm
The Houston Ross Trio at Miller's, 9pm
Gary Randal at Devil's Backbone, 12pm
Diane Cluck, Ash Devine at Magnolia House

July 23
Ragged Mountain String Band at Whiskey Jar, 6pm
Red and the Romantics at Durty Nelly's, 6pm
Bill Adams at Blue Moon Diner, 7pm
Woods, Parquet Courts, Left & Right at Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar

July 24
Jim Waive at Blue Moon Diner
La Bella, Braver, Golden Glasses, Errantry at Magnolia House
The Southern Belles at Rapture 

*The article originally mistakenly identified Jon Anderson as the recently deceased member of English rock band, Yes, instead of Peter Banks.

1 comment

WOW I would love to here YES again. I have heard them a couple of times, once being in the round in OKC back in the 70's. They used just short of a million ESS loudspeakers like you would use in your house. At each corner was an amp rack the size of a huge welder to power each of them.

The quality of the sound was superior to say the least.

Maybe they will come to Oklahoma some time.