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Cirque FLIP Fabrique: Blizzard

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Lynchburg, Virginia’s Academy Center of the Arts is proud to present FLIP Fabrique and their latest creation Blizzard.  Audiences will be taken on a crazy, poetic, and gentle journey through the wonders of winter while following a group of friends and their experiences during a winter storm.  You will lose yourself in complete wonder.

What happens if winter has taken over?  Not just outside n the streets and neighborhoods, but also in the houses, underneath our clothes and even right in our own hearts.  Everything, absolutely everything, is buried under the snow.  A white-out.  The north wind has frozen over time as it flows over us.

How would this affect you?  A catastrophe?  A chance to start over?  The ability to fix our mistakes?  How would you take advantage of a new blank page?

The troupe uniquely uses props, live music and physical movement to visually tell the engaging and humorous stories.  Incredible acrobatics are combined with hula hoops, juggling and trampolines.  Every aspect of the performance is designed to capture the essence of winter and allow the audience to lose themselves in a winter wonderland.

This performance of Blizzard will take place on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:30 pm.  Ticket prices range between $14.00 to $82.00.  Contact the Box Office at 434.846.8499 to obtain tickets or for more information.

 

Magic and Illusion

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A show combining mind-blowing illusions with the hilarity of a headline comedian, can you imagine a better evening of entertainment?  The family friendly performance touches you, the audience, as you become an onstage assistant.  Emotions such as laughter, fear, wonder, anticipation, tears, intrigue, danger and sentimentality will be experienced by the audience.

Mike Super was named Entertainer of the Year for two consecutive years.  He is the only magician in history to win a live magic competition on primetime network television.

This unique and extremely entertaining show will be performed at the Academy Center of the Arts, in downtown Lynchburg, VA, on the evening of Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:30 pm.  Ticket prices range from $14.00 to $107.00.   Contact the Box Office at 434.846.8499 for more information.  The Academy Center of the Arts is located at 600 Main Street.

Enhance your support of downtown Lynchburg, while it undergoes the huge task of revitalization, by making the performance a “date night” and add dinner at one of downtown’s delicious restaurants.  Most are within walking distance to the Academy.

Are You a Timeless Movie Buff?

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If so, you will be very interested in a series of classic movies to be shown at The Academy Center of the Arts during January and February 2020.

Every Wednesday, starting January 8th and concluding February 26th, at 1:30 your favorite classics from the 30’s to the early 60’s will be showing.  The opening show will be Meet Me in St. Louis (1944.)  Films also playing will include Singing in the Rain (1952), West Side Story (1961), and The Wizard of Oz (1939).  The final film presented will be Kiss Me Kate (1953) on February 26th.

The concession stand will be selling retro candy and popcorn for $.05 a bag!

General admission tickets are $8.00 for each patron.  For more information or to purchase tickets contact the Box Office at 434.846.8499.  The Academy Center of the Arts is located at 600 Main Street in downtown Lynchburg, VA.

If you have not been to a performance since the restored Academy Theatre has re-opened you will be impressed and amazed.  The entire building looks like new but retains it’s original luster and impressiveness from years gone by.

Downtown Holiday Market

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The Holiday Market is opening soon. Don’t miss this year’s events.

Mark your calendar…..the Lynchburg, VA Holiday Market is back in 2019!

Saturday, November 2, 2019 is the day for you to shop, eat and have fun in downtown Lynchburg.  Over 100+ vendors and multiple food trucks will be found in the Urban Arts Garage, located at 1001 Commerce Street, starting at 8:00 AM.  The vendors, from Lynchburg and the area surrounding Lynchburg, will be presenting their handmade items and art work.  Get a head start on your holiday shopping and support the local non-profit Mission Empowerment.

Early Bird shoppers can purchase a ticket for $10.  Early Birds will be allowed into the venue between 8:00 until 10:00.  General admission tickets are $3 and allow you to shop between 10:00 until 3:00.  Tickets are currently available at www.hillcityhandmade.com.

Sedalia Center Chili Cook-Off

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Bowl of chili

Enjoy chili at the Sedalia Center Chili Cook-off

It’s that time of year again! The Sedalia Center Chili Cook-Off will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019. This is the 23rd Annual Sedalia Center Chili Cook-Off.

Gates open at 11:30 AM and the tastings begin promptly at High Noon!  40-50 cooking teams will be competing for a variety of titles and prizes.  Winners will be selected for Best Chili 1st Place, 2nd Place, and 3rd Place along with Best Presentation and the most Popular Choice.

Bring a chair, your dancing shoes and come hungry, as you will sampling many different chilies.  Live entertainment performances will be provided by Rare Form, Pete Turpin and Mountain Run Band.  Local food and cold brew will be available for purchase.  Campers are welcome, either tent of RV.  Camping sites are either $15 or $30 per night.  Shower and restroom facilities are available.  Please note: no pets or coolers are allowed on the festival site.

Tickets are $10 in advance from lynchburgtickets.com and $15 at the gate.  Children under 12 are free.

Chili Cook-Off hours are 11:30 until 7:00.  The Sedalia Center is located at 1108 Sedalia School Road, Big Island VA.  For more information call 434.299.5080 or visit their website at www.sedailiacenter.org.

 

Peaks of Otter and Thomas Jefferson

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Peaks of Otter, Sharp Top Mountain

Are you intrigued by Thomas Jefferson and his never quenched quest of knowledge?  Then you might want to spend Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Peaks of Otter in Bedford County.

Thomas Jefferson” and National Park Service rangers will guide guests to tour the scenic mountain peak of Sharp Top.  Thomas Jefferson will provide his unique perspective on the cultural and natural histories the mountain holds.  The tour, via shuttle bus, begins at 2:00 and will last about 2.5 hours.  Space is limited therefore reservations are required 1.866.387.9905.  A shuttle bus fee does apply, price to be determined later.

Following the tour you can extend your time at Peaks of Otter Lodge and join Thomas Jefferson for dinner at the lodge.  Starting at about 5:00, Jack Gary, the Director of Archaeology at Colonial Williamsburg will speak about Jefferson’s 1815 hike of the Peaks of Otter to take measurements, his calculations and discovery.  Following his lecture you will retire to the dining room to enjoy a special dinner.  The menu includes:

  • Peanut Soup
  • Artisan Greens Salad
  • Pan-fried Rainbow Trout with Parsnip-Carrot Puree and Fried Round Potatoes
  • Profiterole
  • Coffee and Tea

The cost of the lecture and dinner is $73 per person plus taxes.

A conversation with Jefferson, tour, dinner and overnight stay package on the night of September 15, 2019 is available.  The all-inclusive package is $315, plus applicable taxes, for 2 people.  Reservations are required, as space is limited.  Call 866.387.9905 for additional information and to book your tickets.

Mike and I will be joining the tour and will stay for dinner.  We have never hiked to Sharp Top, and since it is an extensive hike the shuttle bus sounds good to me!  We will hope to see you there.