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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.

 

Late Night Bites

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As many of our faithful blog followers know we routinely promote and support our downtown restaurants.  First of all we believe in supporting local, small businesses.  Secondly the food is delicious, from many of our local farmers and perhaps not routine or run-of-the-mill.

So where do you go in Lynchburg for a late night snack or light dinner?  Where can you go for more than just a drink?  Maybe someplace with music, dancing or entertainment?  We have done some research and have provided you with a partial list below of some Late Night Bites places within walking distance of The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast.

Interior mural at Benny's

Got the munchies? You can buy pizza by the slice.

Benny Scarpetta’s is famous for it’s 28-inch pizza.  Now maybe at midnight you don’t want (or need) a 28-inch pizza.  The good news is you can by their pizza by the slice.  The thin and crispy crust is the perfect base to the slightly sweet sauce and the 5-cheese blend.  In addition to the cheese pizza they offer pepperoni, sausage and a monthly meat or veggie special.  The dining room is a bit funky, and can be loud, but there’s a small patio out front.  Serving a variety of drinks this is a great place for a late night snack.

exterior photo of 5th and Federal Restaurant

Enjoy BBQ at 5th and Federal

Fifth and Federal is the go-to place for good barbecue, wings and whiskey.  Most weekends live music plays on the front patio, with a wraparound fire pit.  Their food is delicious, the drinks unique and the ambiance is fantastic.  Known for their southern fare, BBQ in particular, their Vermont cheddar is also wonderful.  Plenty of parking next door in the old Adams Motors building.

Exterior photo of Jimmy on the James at night

Jimmy on the James

Jimmy’s on the James is now considered a Lynchburg staple for the late night crowd.  Where else can you get a hand squeezed, freshly shaken martinis?  Live music weekly for a change of pace.  Since this restaurant is just behind the Academy Center of the Arts you can experience a perfect evening out with a show followed by snacks and beverages.

Exterior of The Texas Inn

The Texas Inn, also knows as The T Room is open for your late night bites.

The Texas Inn is always an option if you want to experience, an experience in Lynchburg.  Also known as the “T Room” it has been a staple of the late night dining scene forever.  We have had guests stay with us who grew up in Lynchburg, returned for an event, reunion or to see family and they almost always stop at the T Room on their way back to the bed and breakfast.  Known for their cheesy western: a burger topped with  an egg, cheese and relish it’s a great snack if you’re not having blood work done the following day!

Exterior of the Water Dog

A good watering hole with 30+ types of beer.

The Water Dog is one of Lynchburg’s newer downtown dining and late night spots.  Their go-to menu item is the chilled oysters along with an ice cold beer.  Their beer battered pickle spears are made in house and fried to order.  Dip them in the spicy aioli served along side and you’ll return again and again.  On a pleasant evening they have a fabulous patio overlooking Riverfront Park, which oftentimes has live music.

These are just a few of the many downtown spots that will tempt you “after hours” with their food and drinks.  Be on the lookout for a future blog when we have more to tempt you with.