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September 11- 18

 
 
You can’t always count on your favorite food trucks being in any particular place on a particular day at a particular time. But you can usually trust the  Truck Calendar  posted by the fine folks at Mama Crockett’s Cider Donuts. And today it says they’re going to have a truck parked in lot at the Summit (1400 Enterprise Dr.) in Wyndhurst from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., which coincides nicely with the final Wyndhurst Wednesday food-truck round-up of the food-truck round-up season. We’re told that Hibachi Guys, Tali’s Grill, and Uprooted are also trucking in for the lunchtime event, which runs from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. There’s outdoor seating and picnic blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged. Click  here  for more info or call (434) 582-1500.

You can’t always count on your favorite food trucks being in any particular place on a particular day at a particular time. But you can usually trust the Truck Calendar posted by the fine folks at Mama Crockett’s Cider Donuts. And today it says they’re going to have a truck parked in lot at the Summit (1400 Enterprise Dr.) in Wyndhurst from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., which coincides nicely with the final Wyndhurst Wednesday food-truck round-up of the food-truck round-up season. We’re told that Hibachi Guys, Tali’s Grill, and Uprooted are also trucking in for the lunchtime event, which runs from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. There’s outdoor seating and picnic blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged. Click here for more info or call (434) 582-1500.

We all know what happened on September 11, 2001, but do we all really remember the historic and tragic events of that day? That’s one of the questions posed by two new documentaries debuting this evening on HBO. The first,  What Happened on September 11 , is a 30-minute short directed and produced by Amy Schatz in collaboration with the 9/11 Tribute Museum that aims to answer children’s questions about the terrorist attacks on NYC’s twin towers. It airs at 6 p.m. The second,  In the Shadow of the Towers: Stuyvesant High on 9/11 , features 30-minutes of conversations with eight Stuyvesant High School graduates who were at school and in the actual shadow of the twin towers on the morning of the attacks. It airs at 9 p.m. Click  here  for more info on  What Happened on September 11 , and  here  for more info on  In the Shadow of the Towers .

We all know what happened on September 11, 2001, but do we all really remember the historic and tragic events of that day? That’s one of the questions posed by two new documentaries debuting this evening on HBO. The first, What Happened on September 11, is a 30-minute short directed and produced by Amy Schatz in collaboration with the 9/11 Tribute Museum that aims to answer children’s questions about the terrorist attacks on NYC’s twin towers. It airs at 6 p.m. The second, In the Shadow of the Towers: Stuyvesant High on 9/11, features 30-minutes of conversations with eight Stuyvesant High School graduates who were at school and in the actual shadow of the twin towers on the morning of the attacks. It airs at 9 p.m. Click here for more info on What Happened on September 11, and here for more info on In the Shadow of the Towers.

When you think Maroon Five, chances are Adam Levine is the first name that comes to mind. He is, after all, the face of the band. Which might make PJ Morton the soul of Maroon 5. A mid-career recruit to Levine’s chart-topping, Super Bowl halftime party, Morton came to the band steeped in the old and the new traditions of New Orleans music and stepped into the role of full-time keyboard player round about 2012. When he’s not busy with Maroon 5 business, Morton does his own thing from his home base in the Crescent City, writing and recording what might best be described as a distinctively New Orleans brand of r&b that wears its contemporary influences up front while drawing on a deep well of classic grooves. Morton is supporting his latest solo album,  Paul , with a tour that comes to the Joy & Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre at the Academy Center of the Arts (600 Main St.) tonight. Doors are at 7:30 and the Charlottesville band Free Union will play an opening set. Tickets are $31 in advance and $36 at the door. Click  here  for more info or call (434) 846-8499.

When you think Maroon Five, chances are Adam Levine is the first name that comes to mind. He is, after all, the face of the band. Which might make PJ Morton the soul of Maroon 5. A mid-career recruit to Levine’s chart-topping, Super Bowl halftime party, Morton came to the band steeped in the old and the new traditions of New Orleans music and stepped into the role of full-time keyboard player round about 2012. When he’s not busy with Maroon 5 business, Morton does his own thing from his home base in the Crescent City, writing and recording what might best be described as a distinctively New Orleans brand of r&b that wears its contemporary influences up front while drawing on a deep well of classic grooves. Morton is supporting his latest solo album, Paul, with a tour that comes to the Joy & Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre at the Academy Center of the Arts (600 Main St.) tonight. Doors are at 7:30 and the Charlottesville band Free Union will play an opening set. Tickets are $31 in advance and $36 at the door. Click here for more info or call (434) 846-8499.

If the idea of repelling 120 feet down the side of building excites you, then you may want to sign up to be a last-minute “edger” at today’s “Over the Edge” HumanKind fundraiser at the Bank of the James Building (828 Main St.). If you’d rather just watch and lend your support, well, you can do that as well. The edgers will be going all day, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., as will the “Over the Edge” View Party on the building’s 8th floor terrace. There will be food, music, and, of course, a fantastic view of all the brave folks going over the edge. Tickets are $5. Click  here  for more info or call (434) 384-3131.

If the idea of repelling 120 feet down the side of building excites you, then you may want to sign up to be a last-minute “edger” at today’s “Over the Edge” HumanKind fundraiser at the Bank of the James Building (828 Main St.). If you’d rather just watch and lend your support, well, you can do that as well. The edgers will be going all day, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., as will the “Over the Edge” View Party on the building’s 8th floor terrace. There will be food, music, and, of course, a fantastic view of all the brave folks going over the edge. Tickets are $5. Click here for more info or call (434) 384-3131.

It’s really, really, really hard not to get behind the mission of Habitat for Humanity. The organization builds affordable housing for families in need and does so locally, through affiliated groups like Greater Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity. Seriously, you have to dig pretty hard for criticism of Habitat, and most of what you’ll find concerns the safety of volunteers (people do occasionally get hurt on construction projects) and cost effectiveness (it’s true, volunteers don’t frame as efficiently as professionals). This evening, Lynchburg’s Habitat is hosting a fundraiser at the Historic Academy of Music Theatre featuring singer-songwriter Cheryl Wheeler and comedian Tony Deyo. “Lyrics & Laughs for Habitat” gets underway at 8 p.m. and tickets run from super reasonable ($14) to very reasonable ($29). Click  here  for more info or call (434) 846-8499.

It’s really, really, really hard not to get behind the mission of Habitat for Humanity. The organization builds affordable housing for families in need and does so locally, through affiliated groups like Greater Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity. Seriously, you have to dig pretty hard for criticism of Habitat, and most of what you’ll find concerns the safety of volunteers (people do occasionally get hurt on construction projects) and cost effectiveness (it’s true, volunteers don’t frame as efficiently as professionals). This evening, Lynchburg’s Habitat is hosting a fundraiser at the Historic Academy of Music Theatre featuring singer-songwriter Cheryl Wheeler and comedian Tony Deyo. “Lyrics & Laughs for Habitat” gets underway at 8 p.m. and tickets run from super reasonable ($14) to very reasonable ($29). Click here for more info or call (434) 846-8499.

There are renaissance faires, medieval faires, and other types of faires with an “e” that encourage the drinking of mead, the unsheathing of swords, and maybe even a good joust or two. And then there’s the Wolfswood Faire, the annual fantasy forest festival staged by Appomattox’s Wolfbane Productions in their pastoral den of theatrical wonders know as the Wolf PAC (618 County Club Rd.). The Wolfswood Faire takes place in a family friendly, not quite medieval past or future where the Moonfang tribe are battling the Nightcloak Empire, but not so ferociously that there isn’t time for some playful jousting, tug of war competitions, giant checkers, and other cool stuff. The Faire will also feature food trucks, crafts, dancing, and a Misfit Masquerade party from 7-9 p.m. Gates open at 3 p.m. and tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Costumes are encouraged by not required. Click  here  for a video with some wardrobe ideas. Click  here  for tickets and more info, or call (434) 579-3542.

There are renaissance faires, medieval faires, and other types of faires with an “e” that encourage the drinking of mead, the unsheathing of swords, and maybe even a good joust or two. And then there’s the Wolfswood Faire, the annual fantasy forest festival staged by Appomattox’s Wolfbane Productions in their pastoral den of theatrical wonders know as the Wolf PAC (618 County Club Rd.). The Wolfswood Faire takes place in a family friendly, not quite medieval past or future where the Moonfang tribe are battling the Nightcloak Empire, but not so ferociously that there isn’t time for some playful jousting, tug of war competitions, giant checkers, and other cool stuff. The Faire will also feature food trucks, crafts, dancing, and a Misfit Masquerade party from 7-9 p.m. Gates open at 3 p.m. and tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Costumes are encouraged by not required. Click here for a video with some wardrobe ideas. Click here for tickets and more info, or call (434) 579-3542.

Long Strange Night is the name of the band and the name of the event taking place at Peaks of Otter Winery (2122 Sheep Creek Rd.) in Bedford this evening at 7 p.m. As the name suggests, it’ll go until the wee hours of the morn. The annual gathering of Central Virginia Deadheads, jambanders, craftspersons, and late-night campers features Long Strange Night performing the music of the Grateful Dead, special guest performers, lots of wine, a Reiki room, glassblowing, and lots more. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and camping passes can be purchased by clicking  here . Non-camping patrons can grab a ticket in advance for $10 or at the gate for $12. Click  here  for more info or call (434) 586-3707.

Long Strange Night is the name of the band and the name of the event taking place at Peaks of Otter Winery (2122 Sheep Creek Rd.) in Bedford this evening at 7 p.m. As the name suggests, it’ll go until the wee hours of the morn. The annual gathering of Central Virginia Deadheads, jambanders, craftspersons, and late-night campers features Long Strange Night performing the music of the Grateful Dead, special guest performers, lots of wine, a Reiki room, glassblowing, and lots more. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and camping passes can be purchased by clicking here. Non-camping patrons can grab a ticket in advance for $10 or at the gate for $12. Click here for more info or call (434) 586-3707.

The Water Dog (1016 Jefferson St.) is a fine place to hang and to eat and drink and be merry on any Sunday afternoon, particularly when the weather’s nice and you can grab a table on the patio. Today, however, is a special day for the local eatery. The burger/oyster/and dedicated brewpub is celebrating its third anniversary with an oyster-shucking extravaganza that’ll feature the crustaceans on the halfshell and steamed, free TWD pint glasses, and the introduction of the new collaborative craft-brewed “Bear of the Forest” imperial New England blond ale from Beale’s and the Water Dog. Oh, and there will be music to accompany the festivities by two of our favorite regional bands: the mandolin-powered Firecracker Jam, and Roanoke’s Medicinal Americana. The event is free and open to the public. Click  here  for more info or call (434) 333-4681.

The Water Dog (1016 Jefferson St.) is a fine place to hang and to eat and drink and be merry on any Sunday afternoon, particularly when the weather’s nice and you can grab a table on the patio. Today, however, is a special day for the local eatery. The burger/oyster/and dedicated brewpub is celebrating its third anniversary with an oyster-shucking extravaganza that’ll feature the crustaceans on the halfshell and steamed, free TWD pint glasses, and the introduction of the new collaborative craft-brewed “Bear of the Forest” imperial New England blond ale from Beale’s and the Water Dog. Oh, and there will be music to accompany the festivities by two of our favorite regional bands: the mandolin-powered Firecracker Jam, and Roanoke’s Medicinal Americana. The event is free and open to the public. Click here for more info or call (434) 333-4681.

The folks at Speakertree (901 Jefferson St.) are doing their best to push the proverbial envelop of what you might expect from your local record store, and we salute them. Last week they tried out a stand-up comedy open mic and we hear it went well. This week, they’ve invited the local hosts of the  Reel Movie Talk  podcast to host the store’s first ever trivia night. Backline Coffee will be open for business and serving up java drinks, lemonade, mocktails, and more. To compete you’ll have to put together a four-person team. Trivia starts at 7 p.m. and goes until 10 p.m. It’s free to attend. Click  here  for info or call (434) 485-8262.

The folks at Speakertree (901 Jefferson St.) are doing their best to push the proverbial envelop of what you might expect from your local record store, and we salute them. Last week they tried out a stand-up comedy open mic and we hear it went well. This week, they’ve invited the local hosts of the Reel Movie Talk podcast to host the store’s first ever trivia night. Backline Coffee will be open for business and serving up java drinks, lemonade, mocktails, and more. To compete you’ll have to put together a four-person team. Trivia starts at 7 p.m. and goes until 10 p.m. It’s free to attend. Click here for info or call (434) 485-8262.

There are perhaps as many as 20,000 souls resting at Old City Cemetery (401 Taylor St.), including the mysterious Ota Benga (1884-1916), and Nancy Holt, who was 125 when she passed in 1887. And there’s really no better time to visit those souls and to explore one of Lynchburg’s best historical spots, than at night. We wish we could tell you that the Old City Cemetery’s annual Candlelight Tours were beginning tonight, but they don’t start until the second weekend in October. However, getting tickets to the tours, which are led by professional theatrical types in period costume, is a wee bit competitive. Tickets go on sale today at 7 a.m. for eight scheduled dates in October. Tickets are $24 for adults and $12 for young ones. Click  here  for more info, or call (434) 847-1465.

There are perhaps as many as 20,000 souls resting at Old City Cemetery (401 Taylor St.), including the mysterious Ota Benga (1884-1916), and Nancy Holt, who was 125 when she passed in 1887. And there’s really no better time to visit those souls and to explore one of Lynchburg’s best historical spots, than at night. We wish we could tell you that the Old City Cemetery’s annual Candlelight Tours were beginning tonight, but they don’t start until the second weekend in October. However, getting tickets to the tours, which are led by professional theatrical types in period costume, is a wee bit competitive. Tickets go on sale today at 7 a.m. for eight scheduled dates in October. Tickets are $24 for adults and $12 for young ones. Click here for more info, or call (434) 847-1465.

The cult classic that the Lynchburg Underground Movie Club (LUMC) has chosen for this evening’s monthly screening and film talk at Riverviews Artspace (901 Jefferson St.) broke a lot of new ground when it was released in 1956. It was the first film to attempt lightspeed travel; the first to place its human characters on another planet; the first to incorporate a working robot; and the first to feature an electronic music score. It was, however, not the first film to feature the late great Leslie Nielsen – he’d garnered one previous credit for his work on the 1956 crime drama  Ransom! . Nielsen and a crew that includes future  Maverick  star Jack Kelly travel to Altair IV aboard the starship C57-D on the screen in the Rosel H. Schewel Theater at 7 p.m. As usual, local artist and film buff Ken Faraoni will be there for guidance. Tickets are $7. Click  here  for more info or call (434) 847-7277.

The cult classic that the Lynchburg Underground Movie Club (LUMC) has chosen for this evening’s monthly screening and film talk at Riverviews Artspace (901 Jefferson St.) broke a lot of new ground when it was released in 1956. It was the first film to attempt lightspeed travel; the first to place its human characters on another planet; the first to incorporate a working robot; and the first to feature an electronic music score. It was, however, not the first film to feature the late great Leslie Nielsen – he’d garnered one previous credit for his work on the 1956 crime drama Ransom!. Nielsen and a crew that includes future Maverick star Jack Kelly travel to Altair IV aboard the starship C57-D on the screen in the Rosel H. Schewel Theater at 7 p.m. As usual, local artist and film buff Ken Faraoni will be there for guidance. Tickets are $7. Click here for more info or call (434) 847-7277.