7 Things To Do In CVille This Week


1. Ash Lawn-Highland


2050 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Get the Highland experience! Go see the home of President James Monroe, the Founding Father who fought in the Revolution, negotiated the Louisiana Purchase, and issued the Monroe Doctrine. Highland and its attached Victorian wing are filled with a variety of period furniture and decorative items, as well as classically inspired furnishings the Monroes brought back from France.

2. Blue Ridge Ballooning


Various locations, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Enjoy a Balloon Ride Over Scenic Charlottesville VA, located in the heart of beautiful Central Virginia. Just a Short trip from Richmond VA and Washington DC.

Blue Ridge Ballooning offers a wide range of hot air balloon services. So whether you want to enjoy the fun of a balloon ride, or get married floating over beautiful Virginia, Blue Ridge Ballooning will give you a flight to remember.

3. Tavern On The James


280 Valley Street, Scottsville, VA 24590
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Tavern on the James opened its doors on June 18, 2012. No big party, no bells and whistles – just 50 people anxiously awaiting. For the next two weeks they were completely surprised, overwhelmed, joyous, sleep-deprived, nervous and excited are a few of the adjectives that come to mind. Downtown Scottsville is a wonderful town and the surrounding counties and diverse population continue to make this business fruitful.

Don’t miss out on Monday Night All You Can Eat Wings, Wednesday Night Texas Hold Em Poker and more!

4. M & M Lounge and Restaurant


917 Preston Avenue, Suite B, C, D, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Filling a niche seldom seen in Charlottesville, M&M Lounge and Restaurant is a restaurant by day and dance club by night. The large space begs to play host to any private event: birthdays, fraternity or sorority parties, weddings, and more! The menu offers eastern European cuisine, ranging form fresh kebabs grilled on roasted over woord grills, European salads, and sweet baklavas dripping in honey for dessert. Go shake it to Europop hits and laser lights on the dance floor and indulge in exotic cuisine!

5. The Hatton Ferry

hatton ferry

10120 Hatton Ferry Road, Scottsville, VA 24590
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The Hatton Ferry is the last pole operated ferry in America. America moved west on these ferries and it is only fitting that the last one is still working on America’s River, the birth place of the first permanent English settlement, Jamestown on the James River. The ferry has crossed the river for over 140 years. It has carried farm products, the mail and vehicles both horse drawn and motorized from Buckingham County to Albemarle County and back. This is living history worth saving for future generations.

6. Bent Theatre


Next Show At The Bridge, 209 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville, VA
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Since 2004 they have made it their responsibility to keep Central Virginia laughing. With each new year, the group becomes bigger and more ambitious, but at the same time, they hold true to their mottos and beliefs: “You Say It, We Play It.”

20-plus comedians bring their A-Games to every show, and every class. A mix of “Whose Line Is It Anyway”, “Second City”, “SNL”, “MadTV”, “Comedy Sports”, and Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”. Bent Theatre guarantee’s you will not leave disappointed.

With shows and classes for all ages and backgrounds. Bent Theatre has something for everyone.

7. Zabor Dance Instruction


109 2nd St. SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Zabor Dance, under the direction of Edwin and Amberlyn Roa, offers the dance community a venue in which everyone can pursue and develop the art of partner dancing in all of its forms. More than just a school, Zabor is a teaching technique that focuses entirely on the improvement of partner dancing, especially in its social form.

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