Upfront January/February 2019

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Mark Your Calendars January/February 2019!!

Academy Presents: Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn
Jan. 19
Bluegrass fans—you won’t want to miss this pickin’ party! Dubbed “the king and queen of the banjo” by Paste Magazine, Fleck and Washburn will perform pieces from their Grammy-winning self-titled debut, as well as their new record,
at the newly opened historic Academy of Music Theatre.
Find tickets at academycenter.org.

’Til Death Do Us Part: A Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
Feb. 9
Don’t just sit back and watch—become a part of the performance with Wolfbane Productions’ interactive dinner theatre experience at Falling River Country Club in Appomattox. Help figure out “whodunnit” at a zany wedding while enjoying a meal catered by the Babcock House.
Find tickets at wolfbane.org.

Best Of Lynchburg Party
Feb. 21
Head to Phase 2 for our celebration of Lynchburg’s best businesses, people and more—it’s the list you see featured in this issue, brought to life! Enjoy live entertainment, and area restaurants will have samples of their best cuisine for you to try. Buy tickets at lynchburgbestof.com.

Academy Presents: The Second City
Feb. 22
Have a case of the winter blues? Snap out of it with this hilarious performance at the Academy of Music Theatre. Since opening its doors in 1959, The Second City has grown to become the world’s premier comedy club, theater and school of improvisation. Learn more at academycenter.org.


Local Openings & Closings
Hello! to Carmela’s at the Loft, an Italian restaurant on Timberlake Road.

Hello! to Rendez-Vous, a French Caribbean-style restaurant on Main Street.

Goodbye to Fire and Hops in Wyndhurst. (But hello! to a rebranded version of the restaurant, Scoreboards, set to open in February.)

Hello! to a new location of Hot and Cold Café on Main Street.

Hello! to a newly rebuilt Main Street Bridge that serves as a gorgeous gateway to the city.

Hello! to antique store Greige Market on Burnbridge Road in Forest.

Hello! to Uncle Joe’s Donuts & Things on Timberlake Road.

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