Arts & Culture

Our May 2016 Books & Brews featured journalist and visiting senior research scholar at the University of Richmond, Stephen Nash. Nash is also the author of Virginia Climate Fever: How Global Warming Will Transform our Cities, Shorelines and Forests, a very readable book that brings the timely subject of global warming home to our own Virginia backyards. He explored both the science and the economics of climate change in our state, as well as introducing us to the people actively involved in formulating the discussion about it. 

Prairie Home Productions

Update: As of 4/18/16, WMRA's trip package is SOLD OUT. 

WMRA is once again heading to Wolf Trap on Saturday, May 28, for a live broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion.

This will be Garrison Keillor’s final live appearance at Wolf Trap before his retirement at the end of the season. This could be your last chance to see Garrison Keillor himself deliver the "News from Lake Wobegon." In addition, the show will feature classic comedy sketches (such as a possible "Guy Noir" appearance) and music by special guests Heather Masse, Chris Thile, and Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks.

Our April 5th Books and Brews featured Music journalist Preston Lauterbach, author of Beale Street Dynasty and The Chitlin' Circuit. About 75 people came out to hear Preston speak at Pale Fire Brewing Company in Harrisonburg. Many also stayed to hear blues musician Austin Shifflett.

Use your WMRA-WEMC MemberCard in June for these opportunities.  Subject to availability

Virginia Museum Of The Civil War -June 2016-Valid for 2-for-1 admission for tickets purchased during the month. Visit vmi.edu/newmarket to plan your visit. Subject to availability.  

Heritage Theater Festival-June 2016 0 Valid for 2 for 1 admission on tickets during the month to a July Summer Series performance; prior purchases excluded; must present MemberCard when purchasing ; subject to availability; visit virginia.edu/heritagetheatre for more info. 

Coming in July:
Wintergreen Performing Arts - July 2016: Valid July 8 - August 7 for 2-for-1 admission to select performances during the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival: some exceptions apply; visit wintergreenperformingarts.org or call 434-325-8292 for more information. 

On Tuesday, March 1st, roughly 100 people attended our Books and Brews discussion with Beth Macy, author of Factory Man

The evening was hosted by WMRA's Martha Woodroof.

On Tuesday, February 2nd, author Michael Signer discussed his book, "Becoming Madison: The Extraordinary Origins of the Least Likely Founding Father." An estimated 130 people came out to hear him speak.

Christopher Louderbeck

Thanks to everyone who came out to our second Books and Brews, making it a great success!  It was standing-room-only at Pale Fire Brewing Company as over a hundred WMRA members were treated to a complimentary beer and a fascinating talk by Gary Noesner.

WEMC Holiday Specials for 2014

Here's a long long chat with Lorie Strother (audio below).   Excerpts appeared in the 3/28/2014 episode of WMRA's The Spark.

 

 

On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, a TEDx talk with Sting, Melinda and Bill Gates, Zak Ebrahim, and Gavin Schmidt will be telecast live to various venues including The Paramount on the downtown mall of Charlottesville.  The event is free and  ticket-less....

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