Each of us has resources that we contribute to make a difference in the world. Through a talk and exercises led by philanthropic advisor, Holly Hatcher, you will assess how you've been allocating personal resources this past year within four categories: time, talent, treasure, and ties - and set intentions for how you will do so in the coming year. ‣ $12 members, $20 guests [tax & gratuity]
Get queenly with us. Five of RVA’s top drag queens will be lighting up the House with celebrity impersonations and acrobatic acts that’ll make you shout, “Yaaas!” Now’s your chance to make it rain dolla bills as performers sing, dance, and strut their stuff while rocking stilettos and unleashing their sass-filled charm. Enjoy a plated brunch fit for a queen and a mimosa toast as we celebrate all things fierce and fabulous. ▸ $30 members, $40 nonmembers for the show & brunch; please RSVP with your party’s size
Pull up your socks and snap your chin-strap—it’s almost game time. Kickoff Super Bowl Sunday with a lineup of speciality drinks, chicken wing à la carte, and a screen big enough to make you feel like you’re in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Bring your kiddos; we’ll have games galore. And bring your heart monitors for when Maroon 5 performs at the Halftime Show.▸ Open to the public, free admission
With the opioid crisis reaching record levels, join us for a frank conversation to examine the politics and policies that helped create the problem, as well as reforms and innovations, that may help us find solutions for this national health crisis. ▸ RSVP required
Roses are red, Violets are blue // We have the perfect evening, Planned for you.
Whether married, single, or ready to mingle, join us for an amorous fiesta that even Cupid would be proud of. We’ll have something for you to proudly display your relationship status—and go forth ;) Drink, dance, eat, and be merry. We have a few ice breakers up our sleeves for singles...and few pick up lines as well. Who knows your soulmate might be across the room? We agree with Rihanna; we got love on the brain too. ▸ Free members, $10 guest
"Sonically (or acoustically) it was one of the most interesting musical experiences I have ever been a part of." Martin Quarles, member and past attendee.
Come spend a one-of-a-kind evening as part of a blindfolded audience. Enhance, inform and challenge the way you listen to live music by experiencing two of Charlottesville's preeminent acts performing in the round and in the dark. At the end of the set, the third mystery guest will be revealed.
David Wax Museum and Lowland Hum tour internationally and have appeared on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series. ▸ Doors will open at 7:30, show at 8pm; $20 member, $25 nonmember includes designed bandana
With holiday dinners and parties behind us, consider hitting reset with a mocktail during the month of “Dryuary.” Don’t worry—there will still be plenty of flavor from ciders to spritzers to juices and more. Learn how to craft a masterful mocktail and get spirited with delicious nonalcoholic spirits.
Chime in the New Year with us at our second annual festivities of exuberant elegance. Tracks by DJ Ant Boogie and all the bubbly and passed canapés you need to dance into 2019. Friends, family—and our wall of cuckoo birds—will be there to celebrate new beginnings and call in the new year. ‣ $75 member, $95 guest—includes open bar. Fancyful dress.
Luxuriate in a fine dining experience with us. Savor opulent vintages and a lavish four-course spread, featuring oysters, lobsters, vegetarian fares, and a champagne toast. ▸ Two reservation windows: 5:30—6:30pm and 8—9pm. $95 per member plus tax & gratuity. For those who are a part of the second seating and would like to attend The Grand Cuckoo, $30 will be added to your ticket for a full evening package of $125.
From candy canes to snowmen, you name it, Joe Vena will help you make it. Craft holiday-inspired ornaments and decorations out of clay with sculptor and arts educator, Joe Vena of New York’s Clay Bar. Bring your littles to a fun festive evening of good cheer. ▸ $10 members, materials will be provided.
Don your festive apparel and toll the ancient yuletide carol as we gather around the fire, spreading holiday cheer by singing loud for all to hear. Join us for a jolly evening full of carols, cocoa, and cozy sweaters as the Founder of The Center of Vocal Study, Heather Hightower, leads us in merry measure. Grab a friend and come join the chorus as we sing a mix of holiday classics and contemporary favorites. ▸ All experience levels are welcome; songbooks will be provided.
The time has come to bust out those hot pants again. Boogie, bump, and electric slide your way to the dance floor with the launch of our Supreme Dance Party. Kickstarting with a night of disco, Vinegar Hall will transform into a different era each month for members and non-members to enjoy. Do “The Hustle” under a real disco ball as Melody Supreme’s DJs play analog mixes to all your 70s favorites. We are keeping the party bumping until late o'clock. Come light up the House with us. ‣ Open to the public: $10 non-members, free for members.
Enjoy a sip-filled fest with a curated array of vintages. Between 3 and 6pm, Vinegar Hall will transform into an epicurean’s paradise where vintner’s will offer tastings of their best wines as well as complimentary cheeses to sample. Our wine circuit will take between 25 to 60 minutes to complete depending on the pace in which you taste. Bottles will be available for purchase. This is a perfect opportunity to put together a personalized case to bring to your next holiday gathering. ‣ $3 in advance, $5 at the door.
Please join us for a special dining experience of exemplary eats crafted by two of Charlottesville’s most sought-after and well-respected chefs. Drawing on their past accolades, the former Executive Chef of Clifton Inn and Timbercreek's Back 40, Tucker Yoder, and our Executive House Chef, Matt Green, will share a rare opportunity to savor a refined, progressive, and sumptuous meal from a nine-course tasting menu with recommended wine pairings on offer. Enjoy elegant ingredients, an intimate atmosphere, and a memorable evening treasured with friends. ▸ $150 per person with wine pairings. Menu to come. Seats are limited. RSVP required.