May
23
5:00 PM17:00

Performing History

Join us for an engaging discussion, hosted by Victory Hall Opera.

Some people are inseparable for our collective consciousness. And Sally Hemings is one such figure. Despite limited historical records on her, Sally Hemings has emerged as one of the most influential figures of our time—sparking rigorous discourse and beautiful works of art.

In conjunction with the premiere of "Sally on West Main" on the 25th, a panel of America’s most original thinkers will join us to share their insights into why her life and legacy are so resonant now more than ever.

Featuring playwright Sandra Seaton (From the Diary of Sally Hemings), multimedia artist Marisa Williamson (UVA Ruffin Distinguished Artist-in-Residence), soprano Alyson Cambridge (Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall), Andrea Douglas (Executive Director of the Jefferson School), moderated by actor/director/writer Leslie M. Scott-Jones (Charlottesville Players Guild, Capital Fringe Festival).

Free members, guests welcome.

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May
25
10:00 AM10:00

Community Brunch

We’re making it easy to give back—On Saturday the 25th a portion of the proceeds from brunch will benefit SPARC—the Suicide Prevention and Awareness Resource Council. We know you don't need an extra excuse to treat yourself—you’ll find the same great menu as always—but 10% of dining and $3 from every Mimosa sold will bring resources and continued education for this important topic. So don't hold back, you can feel doubly good. ‣ Dining à la carte.

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Jun
6
11:30 AM11:30

Women's Networking Luncheon

Joan Mitchell is recognized as one of the most significant artists in Post-War American Art and has left a lasting influence on female abstract expressionists since. Join for a discussion of women in art with the five artists featured in the Second Street Gallery's show "Lady Painters", and including member Lyn Bolen Warren of Les Yeux du Monde Gallery and moderated by member Kristen Chiacchia of Second Street Gallery. ▸ $12/member, $20/guest +t&g

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Jun
7
8:00 PM20:00

House Party No. 2

Everything’s better when you double up. For the first time, our Cville and RVA crew will have the chance to come together and paaarty on Cville's rooftop! Come double down and celebrate not only the launch of our second home in Richmond but also our second year anniversary of House No. 1. Eat, drink, dance your way into Year Three filled with new beginnings and horizons.▸ Free. Guests welcome.

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Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

Sometimes We Cannot Be With Our Bodies

As an act of restorative justice, Pittsburg-based artist, Vanessa German, exposes gender and racial violence in “sometimes. we. cannot. be. with. our. bodies.” A multi-sensory installation of sculpture and sound, her evocative work is currently featured at The Fralin Museum of Art. Enjoy a tour and talk with Fralin’s Director and Chief Curator, Matthew McLendon, before returning to the House for cocktails and a lively discussion on the roof. ▸ Free members, guests welcome.

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May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Film Club

Now Showing: Room With a View.

Film nerds unite! From the international big screen to local cinema, we're curious about the filmmaking process in all of its forms. Come for the screening and stay for the engaging discussion lead by Forrest and Zaynah Pando. ▸ Free, popcorn and high tea.

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May
21
6:00 PM18:00

Women's Networking Cocktails

Join us in partnership with TheSheLab for a unique Women's Networking opportunity.

Catherine Constantinides is an award-winning environmentalist and humanitarian visiting from South Africa who will share lessons about leading from within. She won the South African Young Woman Entrepreneur Award for Women Empowerment, was selected as one of South Africa’s 21 Icons Project, and spent six weeks in the Charlottesville area as one of the Mandela Washington Fellows selected as part of the Young African Leaders Initiative. No stranger to leadership platforms across Africa, Catherine is a prominent figure who leads by example and entrenches active citizenry as a key driver to building Africa. ▸ $5 members, $10 guests, includes a drink.

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May
15
7:30 PM19:30

North American Sake Takeover!

It’s a drink unlike any other—serve it warm, serve it chilled, no matter what sake is delicious. Lucky for us, sake is taking the House by storm, courtesy of North American Sake Brewery, with tastings, a masterclass, bottles for sale, and more. “Bottoms up!” Or as they say in Japan: “Kanpai! ▸ $10 members, $20 guests

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May
15
4:00 PM16:00

Boar's Head Open House

Our House partner is hosting a special afternoon at their idyllic resort. Enjoy a lineup of fitness classes held in their state-of-the-art facilities, including squash and tennis clinics for adults and kiddos alike. With schools almost out for the summer, your littles can sample sessions for available camps and programs before signing up. And before heading home, sign up for a free week and let the good times keep rolling. ▸ Free members, RSVP to receive a full listing of scheduled events.

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May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Mother's Day Brunch

There is nothing more perfect than sharing a mimosa with mama. Chef Matt Greene has prepared a special menu with extra helpings of love, appreciation, and all the mom approved favorites. And, in addition to pink drinks and floral arrangements, we'll have a special gift for mothers. ▸ Dining à la carte, RSVP encouraged, open to all members.

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May
11
4:00 PM16:00

Rosé Fest

Give your Mother’s Day weekend with a swish and a sparkle at Rosé Fest—where we will be pouring pink drinks from around the world. From saignée to press to blended, enjoy a diverse selection of varietals. Pick up a bottle, or a curated case of some of your favorites at a deep member discount and serve rosé all summer long. ▸ $10 members, guest welcome

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May
10
10:00 AM10:00

Shop Like a Mama!

The House will transform into a wonderland of curated pop-ups where, in partnership with Brandshop, moms can peruse through collections of emerging art, fashion, and design companies with socially-conscious goods made for everyone. Give your mom the pampering she deserves with a mini-manicure from 10am-12pm, by Red Handed. And from 1-3pm, Hedge Fine Blooms will join us for a floral version of BYOB—Build Your Own Bouquet— using their freshly cut flowers. ▸ Free entry, guest welcome

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Simul Chess Exhibition
May
4
12:30 PM12:30

Simul Chess Exhibition

Grandmaster Susan Polgár joins us for a very special day you won’t want to miss. Susan will trace her unprecedented path from her humble beginnings to becoming the international chess sensation she is today. An unrivaled, unstoppable force, she has broken world records and gender barriers at a time when only men played the game. Learn the steps and secrets to unlocking hidden potential—who know, perhaps there is another grandmaster among us? Then watch Susan at work as she plays 20 games simultaneously.

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The Queen of Chess: Susan Polgár
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

The Queen of Chess: Susan Polgár

Grandmaster Susan Polgár joins us for a very special day you won’t want to miss. Susan will trace her unprecedented path from her humble beginnings to becoming the international chess sensation she is today. An unrivaled, unstoppable force, she has broken world records and gender barriers at a time when only men played the game. Learn the steps and secrets to unlocking hidden potential—who know, perhaps there is another grandmaster among us? Then watch Susan at work as she plays 20 games simultaneously.

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Erin McKeown
May
1
8:00 PM20:00

Erin McKeown

Fredericksburg native, Erin McKeown is a prolific musician, singer-songwriter, and producer known internationally for her unique compositional artistry. A genre-bender, she has released ten albums that blur together folk, pop, electronica, and rock in fresh, original ways. Last year, her first musical, Miss You Like Hell, opened Off-Broadway and has received critical acclaim including nominations for five Drama Desk Awards. The Wall Street Journal named it The Best Musical of 2018.

McKeown is sharing her musical chops at an 8pm set in the Bridge Room.

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Apr
30
9:00 PM21:00

Late Late with Lulu

Join cofounder of NPR's Invisibilia, Lulu Miller, for an evening of "late night" fiction and music. Lulu will be reading a darkly funny original sci-fi tale and will be accompanied by the wondrous music of Lowland Hum. Weather permitting, this event will be held on the rooftop. Grab a drink from the bar and settle in under the stars for some grown-up bedtime stories and songs.

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Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Spring Cleaning House Party

We’re going to bring it like Marie Kondo in the Container Store and clean out those winter blues with music, dance, and a rooftop party to kick off spring. Hang with your people and enjoy passed canapés or a cocktail or two…to “spark joy.” 😉 ▸ Free, Guest welcome

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Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Film Club

If you were amazed that If Beale Street Could Talk was not nominated by the Academy for Best Picture like we were, come join us to watch the film and have a discussion about it and the politics of Oscar Nominations. This event is open to all, just let concierge know that you're here for Film Club. We will have free popcorn, and feel free to stop by the bar for a drink before the film.

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Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Easter Brunch

The hunt is over for your Easter destination. Enjoy a special brunch menu with spring-filled offerings with family and friends. Then hop your way into Vinegar Hall with your littles for an eggstravaganza, featuring two egg hunts (at 10:30am and 12:30pm), festive celebrations, and, of course, Peeps!

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Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

Heady Vibes Reggae

In joint effort with Peyton Tochterman, we’re rolling out an Rastafarian night that you’re not ganja believe. We’ve been very hash-hash about it but for the first time, Tochterman’s sharing his dope vinyl collection for some high times and good titrations. Bring your best buds and enjoy some pharm-to-table dishes that are, to be blunt, euphorically delicious. We’re stirring up CBD-infused drinks, too, to match the occasion. Uplift your spirits with roots, rock, and reggae as we get together—and feel alright.

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