Things are not always what they seem – that is the theme for my culturenuts for this week. I’ve selected a series of conundrums to entertain while stretching your brain to accept the paradoxes of ’80’s pop tunes played by a Roots music band, a play with a puzzling moral issue and an old fashioned carnival with some odd events. So here is this weekend’s Roots, Knots and Drags picks…
Eighties pop turns contemporary roots music at Fridays After 5 in Charlottesville as Love Cannon takes the stage promising foot stompin’ fun. Fans of music ranging from Madonna to Mumford and Sons will adore the smart song stylings of one of Charlottesville’s own.
In Richmond, Carol Piersol presents, Gideon’s Knot, at HATT Theatre.This heart-wrenching play starring award winning actresses, Katrinah Carol Lewis and Laine Satterfield, explores the dangerous, emotional, and often painful world of elementary school as witnessed through the conversation between 5th grader, Gideon’s mother and his teacher.
For family fun head down to the Glasgow Carnival Grounds for the Glasgow River Festival for the first taste of summer goofiness. In addition to the usual carnival games and rides there will be a parade, a Womanless Beauty Pageant and live music.
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Now get out there and get cultured!
The Culture Maven