Entertainment

Top Choice Live Music in Arlington

Iota

With shows almost every night of the week, Iota is the best venue for live music in Clarendon’s music strip. Bands span genres; folk, reggae, traditional Irish and Southern rock are all distinct possibilities. Ticke…
Top Choice Theater in Staunton

Blackfriars Playhouse

Don't leave Staunton without catching a show at the Blackfriars Playhouse, where the American Shakespeare Center company performs in the world's only re-creation of Shakespeare's original indoor theater. The acting …
Live Music in Abingdon

Carter Family Fold

In a tiny hamlet in southwest Virginia formerly known as Maces Spring (today part of Hiltons), you'll find one of the hallowed birthplaces of mountain music. The Carter Family Fold continues the musical legacy begun…
Live Music in Alexandria

Birchmere

This 50-year-old place, hailing itself as ‘America’s Legendary Music Hall,’ hosts a wide range of fare, from old-time folk musicians to country, blues and R&B stars. The line-up also features the odd burlesque s…
Live Music in Floyd

Floyd Country Store

This place is why everyone's here, especially on Friday nights during the Friday Night Jamboree, starting at 6:30pm. $5 gets you three bluegrass bands in four hours and the chance to watch happy crowds jam to region…
Live Music in Galax

Blue Ridge Music Center

An arts and music hub for the region that offers programming that focuses on local musicians carrying on the traditions of Appalachian music. Performances are mostly on weekends and occasionally during the week. Bri…
Cinema in Charlottesville

Violet Crown Theater

On the downtown mall, this new theater with reserved seating screens blockbusters and indie films. Enjoy gourmet pub grub and craft beer in the cafe or in the theater. There is four-hour validated parking at Markey …
Live Music in Galax

Rex Theater

A musty, red-curtained belle of yore. Frequent bluegrass acts cross its stage, but the easiest one to catch is the Friday-night live WBRF 98.1 show (admission $5), which pulls in crowds from across the mountains.
Theater in Abingdon

Barter Theatre

Founded during the Depression, Barter Theatre earned its name from audiences trading food for performances. Actors Gregory Peck and Ernest Borgnine cut their teeth on Barter's stage.
Cinema in Arlington

Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse

Ice-cold beer and second-run films at bargain prices? Count us in. You'll find comfy chairs for flick-viewing, a menu of sandwiches, pizzas and, of course, popcorn, as well as brews, wine and cocktails (this is one …