Sunday, January 22, 2006

The Best Indoor Fun

Charlottesville in Winter
Stay with us in scenic Sugar Hollow and enjoy ... Great Hiking or, if you prefer, Unusual and Interesting Indoor Fun

Music, Live Theater, Classic Movies, University of Virginia Sports, Antique Shopping at Circa, Food- Music - Microbrews at Starr Hill, Lunch and Cooking School at Keswick Hall, Winery tours and more.


The Paramount Theater
www.theparamount.net
Opened in 2005 after a $16.2 million restoration brought back its glory years of the 1930's, this jewel, the finest regional performing arts center in Virginia brings us classic movies and live performances throughout the year that include stand-up comedy, country music, vaudeville, opera and concerts by stars as diverse as YoYo Ma and Bill Cosby. Check the schedule at www.theparamount.net

Satellite Ballroom
www.satelliteballroom.com
The Satellite Ballroom is a new music venue adjacent to the University of Virginia. The Ballroom hosts all types of events—from rock shows to dance parties. Enjoy live music or "Cinema and Drafts Night" - free movie (fun and funny) and $5 spaghetti dinner.Check their schedule for cinema and live acts at www.satelliteballroom.com

Starr Hill - Restaurant, Microbrewery, Music Hall
www.starrhill.com
Starr Hill Restaurant and Brewery opened in the fall of 1999. With a fresh take on contemporary American cuisine, and a menu featuring award winning microbrews, as well as seasonal local and organic products, Starr Hill has established itself as one of the finest dining establishments in the Charlottesville area. The eclectic menu features everything from smoked local trout wontons to Filet Mignon and their signature dessert, beeramisu. Open at 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday, Closed Mondays. Music most nights of the week.


Shenandoah Shakespeare Theater at the Blackfriars Playhouse
www.shenandoahshakespeare.com
The Shenandoah Shakespeare Theater tours internationally and performs in repertory in historic Staunton, Virginia at Blackfriars Playhouse, the world's only re-creation of William Shakespeare's original indoor theatre. Guests will enjoy Live Shakespearean theater and musical concerts. See the schedule at www.shenandoahshakespeare.com.

University of Virginia Sports
www.virginiasports.com
Check the athletic schedule and see the new John Paul Jones mulitmillion dollar arena - one of the finest athletic arenas in the nation for men's and women's collegiate sports and concerts.

Antiques and other fun stuff

Browse Circa, the hottest spot for the coolest stuff - near the McIntire Skate Park on Allied Street. Mon-Sat 10 - 5:30. Sun. 1-5.

Keswick Hall
434-023-4372

"Lunch at the Villa Crawford" - Weekdays, 12 noon - 2:00 PM. Treat yourself to a sumptuous 4-star lunch buffet at Keswick Hall for only $15 per person - that's right, not a misprint, $15 per person for their 4-star buffet. Take advantage of their cooking school classes offered by the executive chefs at Keswick, Feb. 24-26 - "Creative Home Entertaining"; March 24-26 - "Cooking with Chocolate". The following special classes are By-Request-Only packages that diners may order in advance: "What Not to Pair", a tapas showcase. "An Evening with Mr. Jefferson" - A 19th century dinner that Thomas Jefferson himself would have enjoyed. Prices for the special programs vary and advance resevations are required.

Of course, for addtional fun check these links:

*To visit our fabulous wineries go to www.monticellowinetrail.org

*For information about Mr. Jefferson's home go to www.monticello.org

*For more ideas about touring Charlottesville go to www.charlottesvilletourism.org

Give us a call if you have questions or if we can help in any way - 1-866-566-7388.

We hope to see you soon!
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