The PCA notes some cool stuff around C-ville

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Paul Legault
Poet Paul Legault
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Emily Dickinson Afterparty
Friday, March 22, 8:00pm
 
Poet Paul Legault has translated all 1,789 of Emily Dickinson’s poems into modern English one-liners. The funny yet profound results make up The Emily Dickinson Reader, published last year by McSweeney’s Books.
Come hear Legault read from his book along with Emily Dickinson herself (performed in costume by local actor Mendy St. Ours). Poet and storyteller Browning Porter will host.
Immediately after the reading, Legault himself will deejay a dance party for all attendees.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
209 Monticello Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Natasha Trethewey 
Saturday, March 23, 2:00pm
U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey reads from her latest collection, Thrall, at the recently opened Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.
In 2007, Trethewey won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her book Native Guard. Her two previous books are Domestic Work, selected by Rita Dove as the winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, and Bellocq’s Ophelia.
You can watch an interview with Threthewey on PBS here and learn about her creative process in this article from The Atlantic.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
233 4th Street NW
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 409-5424
Natasha Tretheway
Natasha Trethewey
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Dana Tanamachi
Dana Tanamachi
For more VISUAL ARTS events, click HERE!
Artist Talk & Workshop
Sunday, March 24, 2:00-4:00pm
In partnership with PCA, New City Arts hosts graphic designer Dana Tanamachi for an artist talk and hand lettering workshop.

In 2012, Tanamachi had the honor of creating custom cover art for O and TIME magazines. You can watch a video of her at work here.
Tanamachi will share stories and images, followed by a Q&A. Afterward, participants will take part in a short chalk exercise at The Community Chalkboard outside CitySpace.
The cost of this workshop is $10. Advance registration is required. Please email Maureen to reserve a seat.
100 5th Street NE

Charlottesville, VA 22902

(434) 971-2787
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Monday, April 1, 8:00pm
The Carolina Chocolate Drops burst onto the national scene in 2010 when their debut album won “Best Traditional Folk Album” at the Grammy Awards.
The trio proved that the old-time, fiddle and banjo-based music is an ever-evolving sound. Their songs highlight the central role African-Americans played in shaping our nation’s popular music.
The New York Times has declared their concerts to “an end-to-end display of excellence.”
Tickets cost $22 in advance ($25 day of the show) and may be purchased online.
110 E. Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 245-4980
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Carolina Chocolate Drops
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Brutus in Julius Ceasar
Rene Thornton, Jr. in Julius Caesar
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Julius Caesar

Thursday, April 4, 7:30pm
In this profound tragedy, William Shakespearedramatizes the conspiracy to assassinate the Roman dictator Julius Caesar in 44 BC.

Read a glowing review of the American Shakespeare Center’s production of Julius Caesar in the C-VILLE Weekly.
Following the show, audience members are invited to participate in a TalkBack with the actors.
Tickets cost $16-$40 and may be purchasedonline.
10 S. Market Street
Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 851-1733

 

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