Upfront Jan/Feb 2018

Mark Your Calendars January/February

Back to the 80s Bowl-A-Thon
AMF Lanes
January 20, 9 a.m.
Dig out your shoulder pads and acid wash jeans for a day of fun at AMF Lanes. This annual event is a top fundraiser for the United Way of Central Virginia. Sign up your team at unitedwaycv.org.

Rossini’s Cinderella
Academy Center of the Arts
January 28, 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Opera on the James presents this one-hour story of the beloved princess… with a twist. Bring the whole family to this show—it’s suitable for all ages! Get tickets at www.etix.com.

Turtles Live Action Parody Show
R.S. Payne Elementary School
February 3, 5 – 7 p.m.
Your kids will walk away from this fun, live show with a positive message about anti-bullying awareness. (And adults might just learn a thing or two as well.) Find tickets ($10 general admission) at ticketor.com.

Best Of Lynchburg Party
Academy Center of the Arts
February 8, 6 – 9 p.m.
See our Best Of Lynchburg list come to life at this 1st annual event that focuses on what’s really important… food! Area restaurants will have samples of some of their best cuisine for you to try. Buy your tickets at www.lynchburgbestof.com.

Black History Month: Origins and Purpose
Miller Center Theater
February 25, 4 – 6 p.m.
At this event organized by the Legacy Museum, learn about the history of Black History Month and why we celebrate it every February. Then, stick around for a traditional “Sunday Supper.” Ticket required for meal. Register at www.lynchburgparksandrec.com. And read about the Legacy Museum’s newest exhibit starting on page 27!

Local Openings & Closings

Hello! to Challenger Yoga in Appomattox.

Hello! to Twice and For All, a consignment store on Fort Avenue.

Hello! to the Calle Cruz Miami food truck.

Goodbye to Democracy Vineyards in Lovingston.

Hello! to Chessa’s Bigg Dogg hot dog stand on Forest Road.

Hello! to Bean Tree Sweets at JUMP Lynchburg.

Goodbye to Shay’s Unique Gifts on Commerce Street.

Hello! to Monkee Joes’ new location at the former Sonic on Perrowville Road in Forest.

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