WNRN Culture Connection for Oct. 7 – 13


A favorite autumn tradition at my house in the annual watching of the original film version of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD which has a critical scene that takes place in the fall of the year.  I adore Gregory Peck in this movie and long to find a real life Atticus Finch to date while teaching my children important morality lessons. Anyway this week you can see a live performance of this moving story, get a glimpse in the to secret creative lives of local “Makers” and experience some serous mountain culture.

Get to Richmond to see one of the greatest Southern classics of all time as nonprofit Virginia Repertory Theatre presents TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, a timeless exploration of conscience, race, class and justice.

On Saturday, makers of all varieties will display their wares at Charlottesville’s Mini Maker Faireat Monticello High School. Billed as ‘the greatest show (and tell) on Earth, this is a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. I had the pleasure of seeing Sigrid Eilertson’s entry displayed at Firefish Gallery this week and if her fabulous fashion creation is anything like other items that will be displayed, it should prove to be a wondrous event.

Also on Saturday, the town of Buena Vista hosts Mountain Day an annual celebration of the culture, traditions, history and natural beauty of the Shenandoah Valley. Bring the whole family to learn about the arts, crafts, music, farming and fun of old Virginia.  I wonder if they will be churning apple butter?


If you know of a great event coming up, let me know about it at mary@wnrn.org and help me to help you make a WNRN Culture Connection.


If you want to see what I was up to in terms of area Arts and Culture last week, go to my blog, culturenuts.wordpress.com.


Have a great of getting out there and making a culture connection!


The Culture Maven


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