Welcome Book Spring Summer 2020

Virtual Events, Talks & Shows

The Front Porch
Charlottesville venue and group The Front Porch is still working to bring music education and appreciation to the community virtually. Every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday night through May, The Front Porch is hosting “Save the Music,” a virtual concert series that brings music from the venue directly into your home. The virtual concert series is featuring artists in a wide variety of genres and styles, three nights a week. To see the full schedule of artists and to enjoy the music, go to frontporchcville.org/save-the-music/.

American Shakespeare Center
You can now stream the American Shakespeare Center’s spring line-up of shows through the center’s new virtual feature, BlkFrsTV. Each performance has been recorded on high-definition cameras and edited by a team of professionals, bringing the show to life in your home. Once tickets have been purchased, the show is available for your viewing for an entire week—you can even rewind and rewatch segments you missed, a feature usually unavailable in live Shakespearean performances. Tickets are available for several well loved plays, including "Much Ado About Nothing" and "Henry IV" (parts I and II!), and are available for purchase at americanshakespearecenter.com

The Happy Cook
To maintain their hands-on approach to teaching, The Happy Cook is offering live-streamed cooking classes, so you can learn to cook from your own kitchen. Including everything from merengue to kids’ pizzas, the live-streamed classes offer cooking education for a variety of skills, ages and palates. After the live stream, the recorded class will be emailed to you to refer to in the future as an instructional tool. To view the class schedule and options, visit thehappycook.com/collections/classes

The only museum dedicated to Indigenous Australian art outside of Australia, Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection at UVA aims to educate visitors about the culture and contributions of Indigenous Australian people. Although unable to welcome visitors in person, the museum is filming “Virtual Flat Chat Tours,” educational videos made by staff, artists and experts to continue to educate visitors about the wonderful collection curated at the museum. Virtual Flat Chat Tours are available on the museum’s website at kluge-ruhe.org/visit-virtually/.

Second Street Gallery
Charlottesville’s Second Street Gallery is aiming to continue providing a space for visitors to explore contemporary art through virtual tours of their current exhibitions. Both of the current exhibitions, “By the Strength of Their Skin” and “Nature Tells its Own Story,” have been extended through April 24, with upcoming exhibitions postponed for the time being. Virtual tours with descriptions of the exhibitions are available through Google at https://poly.google.com/view/dtuAQpF7Eyw.