Joe Walsh. Saturday, 7 p.m., Sprint Pavilion, Charlottesville. Though his career as a musician stretches much further back, Joe Walsh is known primarily as one of The Eagles. You know, the best-selling American band of all time? The 1998 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? The band that recorded “Hotel California,” which is consistently ranked not only one of the greatest songs ever, but Joe Walsh’s guitar solo is almost unanimously considered the all-time best? Well, the guitar-god, singer-songwriter, rock-and-roller is coming to Charlottesville. Sing along when you know the words, but let his guitar do the talking when it needs to. This is a show you don’t want to miss!
OysterFest & Roussanne Release Party. Saturday, noon-5:30 p.m., North Gate Vineyard, Hillsboro. Chesapeake Bay Oysters, both raw and grilled with bacon, cheese, and jalapenos, accompany the release of North Gate’s Roussanne. Originally grown in the Rhone region of France, Roussanne grapes are reminiscent of a flowery herbal tea, with flavors of honey and pear, and full body. They pair perfectly with Shucking Around’s oysters, which are reseeded to help preserve the Bay’s ecology and oyster population.
*Last Chance* Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple.” Friday & Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Culbreth Theatre, Charlottesville. Neil Simon’s comedy classic The Odd Couple takes us into the world of slovenly sportswriter Oscar Madison and fiercely fastidious Felix Unger, a pair of divorced New York roommate. The two pester, annoy, and exasperate their way to hilarity and an unlikely friendship. This beloved comedy was first seen on Broadway in 1965, then in the Oscar-nominated 1968 film with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, and then shared with millions through the hit TV sitcom starring Jack Klugman and Tony Randall. In what promises to be a special treat for Heritage audience, the show will star our very own “odd couple” – J.P. Scheidler and Evan Bridenstine – who delighted HTF audiences with their madcap antics playing the entire fictional town of Tuna, Texas in the Tuna trilogy!
Stonewall Jackson’s March on Ducard. Saturday, 1-6 p.m., Ducard Vineyards, Etlan. For all you Civil War buffs and wine lovers— Ducard once again invites you to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War with the release of their “2nd Corps” wine. Come see re-enactors from Stonewall Jackson’s 2nd Corps brigade march through the vineyards, drill, interact, camp, and demand their wine! This makes for a great educational opportunity for the family, with sightseeing, great wine, spectacular views, and more!
* GALLERY SPOTLIGHT * Last chance to see: Art Lovers Exhibition. Fralin Museum of Art, Charlottesville. In celebration of this most enduring of emotions, FMoA presents a selection of works from the collection that encompass its myriad interpretations by artists throughout the centuries. From allegorical and mythological narratives to contemporary commentaries on same-sex partnerships, this exhibition aims to elicit emotion, yes, but also meditation on the implications of adoration in all its forms. Whether they be cardinal sins or hedonistic pleasures such as jealousy and lust, or altruistic and selfless acts of devotion and commitment, love inspires different reactions in different circumstances and presents diverse expectations as it is understood not only throughout time, but also across cultures and continents.
- Annual Middleburg Sidewalk Sale. Friday-Sunday, Town of Middleburg.
- Dave Kline Band. Saturday, 6:30-8 p.m., Harris Pavilion, Manassas.
- Community Corn Roast. Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon, Hoover Ridge, Madison.