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Maytag Virgin Barter Theatre 2019
Aug
27
Nov
10
Performances | Arts & Crafts | Fall

Maytag Virgin at Barter Theatre

When Jack moves in to a house next to Lizzy they find that they have as many things in common as they do differences, and a relationship that begins as a coincidental, neighborly friendship becomes an unexpected journey of self-discovery and healing. This is a character driven play set in the Deep South. Peopled with quirky yet recognizable characters and full of humor and evocative language, “A radiant gem of light into the ordinary struggles of love, loss, and life.”

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Wait Until Dark
Sep
06
Nov
08
Performances | Holidays | Arts & Crafts | Fall

Wait Until Dark

Murder, secret identities, and a switchblade named Geraldine sets the stage for this white-knuckle thriller that will have you screeching with delight! In a new, fresh adaptation of Frederick Knott’s original compelling mystery that will have you shrieking out loud, this is the story of Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the climax builds to its unknown conclusion, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to h…

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Sep
12
Dec
30
Music | Family Fun | History/Heritage | Performances

The Crooked Road Open Jam

The Crooked Road Open Jam is an informal musical gathering on the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Thursday of each month. You don't have to play an instrument to partake, though it's always open to those who do. Either way, just come prepared to have fun and be blown away by the level of talent Southwest Virginia has to offer. Entertainment is free; special a la carte BBQ menu also available. 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Thursday of each month 6:30-9:00 p.m.

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The Loophole at Barter Theatre
Sep
13
Nov
08
Performances | Arts & Crafts | Fall

The Loophole at Barter Theatre

Darlene and Charlene, twin sisters from South Carolina, steal $20.5 million from the Department of Defense through a loophole. What begins as an accident turns into a 7-year fraud that these middle-aged Baptist women justify. Funny and touching, The Loophole is a surprising look at greed, grief and the extraordinary journeys of a wounded heart.  

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The Producers at Barter Theatre
Sep
19
Nov
09
Music | Performances | Arts & Crafts

The Producers at Barter Theatre

Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, Music & Lyrics by Mel Brooks “Fun, funny and alive!” Mel Brooks turned his iconic cult classic film into a record breaking musical for the stage. A hotshot Broadway producer, who has lost his luck and his partner in crime, attempt to create and produce the greatest failed Broadway show in history. They make a plan to raise $2 million, hire the worst director and actors, and choose the most offensive and doomed show. Although it seem…

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Waterworks ~ Plein Aire oil or acrylic paintings by Brett LaGue
Oct
08
Nov
30
Arts & Crafts

Waterworks ~ Plein Aire oil or acrylic paintings by Brett LaGue

The Gallery @ Barr Photographics announces the fall installment of the Corner Gallery’s 2019 exhibition series with a collection of plein aire oil or acrylic works entitled "Waterworks” by Fincastle, Virginia, artist, Bret LaGue. In his artist’s statement, Bret reveals, “Each of my paintings I desire to be a combination, of its creative record, the story of its visual content and an interaction between both of these elements and the viewer. Understanding that in…

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Oct
16
Arts & Crafts | Workshops/Classes

October Lunch and Learn at William King Museum of Art

Bring something new to your lunch hour! Join us at William King from 12:00pm-1:00pm on the third Wednesday of the month to watch (or even participate in) a studio art demonstration or hear a brief arts lecture. Topics vary each month! How to participate: 1.) Call a day prior to ensure a seat is saved for you 2.) Bring your brown bag lunch the day of the Lunch n Learn. The front desk will direct you to the month's meeting place. 3.) Enjoy your lunch while participa…

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Oct
18
Music | Family Fun | Wine/Beer

Oktoberfest! at Wolf Hills Brewing

Join us for our annual Oktoberfest event with Mountain Top Polka Band, traditional food and our Oktoberfest lager. The Oktoberfest tradition started in 1810 to celebrate the October 12th marriage of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig to the Saxon-Hildburghausen Princess Therese. The citizens of Munich were invited to join in the festivities which were held over five days on the fields in front of the city gates. Come join in the revelry. Prost!

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Big Daddy's Brunch at the SWVA Cultural Center
Oct
20
Family Fun | Culinary | Wine/Beer | Fall

Big Daddy's Brunch at the SWVA Cultural Center

We are partnering with local caterers and restaurants to showcase local businesses and products in SWVA for our Sunday brunches. Big Daddy's To Go from Meadowview, VA will be taking over the kitchen on October 20th! *Menu is to be announced*

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Nov
02
Dec
21
Family Fun | Holidays | Winter | Arts & Crafts | Culinary | Wine/Beer

Holiday Farmers Market

Help support your LOCAL neighbors this holiday season by shopping at Abingdon Farmers Markets’ Holiday Market. Some of the available items will be: produce, meats, baked goods, wreaths, hats, scarves, jewelry, paintings, soaps, coffee, cards, herbs, wine, eggs, fudge, jams and jellies, and canned goods. The Abingdon Farmers Market is a place for local farmers, artisans and food producers to sell their products directly to the community. Freshly grown and made products taste better and…

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Autumn Market at the SWVA Cultural Center
Nov
02
Family Fun | Arts & Crafts | Wine/Beer | Fall

Autumn Market at the SWVA Cultural Center

With the success of our Spring and Summer Markets, we will host our 'Round the Mountain Autumn Market on November 2nd! We are looking to have artisans inside the Cultural Center with live demonstrations, children’s events, and more!

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Your Grate Escape Brunch at the SWVA Cultural Center
Nov
03
Family Fun | Culinary | Wine/Beer | Fall

Your Grate Escape Brunch at the SWVA Cultural Center

We are partnering with local caterers and restaurants to showcase local businesses and products in SWVA for our Sunday brunches. Your Grate Escape from Tazewell, VA is taking over the kitchen on November 3rd! *Menu is to be announced*

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Abingdon Veterans Day Ceremony
Nov
11
Music | Family Fun | History/Heritage | Holidays

Abingdon Veterans Day Ceremony

The Town of Abingdon, the Veterans Association and the VFW invite the public to a special ceremony for Veterans Day on November 11, 2019 at 11:00am.    The event will include a flag raising ceremony, memorial tree dedications, music by the fife & drum corps and local marching bands, and a special guest speaker. 

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White Christmas at Barter Theatre
Nov
15
Dec
29
Music | Performances | Holidays | Arts & Crafts | Fall

White Christmas at Barter Theatre

A timeless tale of joy and goodwill filled with Irving Berlin’s call songs, topped off with glorious dancing and lots of snow makes this a show a holiday classic for all audiences! Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is the story of Bob and Phil, two showbiz buddies putting on a production in a picturesque Vermont Inn after World War II. In the bargain, these two meet their perfect mates, who happen to be sisters and honor their beloved army general. Full of romance, laughter and some…

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Nov
20
Arts & Crafts | Workshops/Classes

November Lunch and Learn at William King Museum of Art

Bring something new to your lunch hour! Join us at William King from 12:00pm-1:00pm on the third Wednesday of the month to watch (or even participate in) a studio art demonstration or hear a brief arts lecture. Topics vary each month! How to participate: 1.) Call a day prior to ensure a seat is saved for you 2.) Bring your brown bag lunch the day of the Lunch n Learn. The front desk will direct you to the month's meeting place. 3.) Enjoy your lunch while participa…

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Brunch by Chef Charles at the SWVA Cultural Center
Nov
24
Family Fun | Culinary | Wine/Beer | Fall

Brunch by Chef Charles at the SWVA Cultural Center

Our very own Chef Charles Parker will be providing brunch made with local products from around the region. *Menu is to be announced*

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Abingdon's Small Business Saturday
Nov
30
Family Fun | Holidays | Winter | Arts & Crafts | LGBT Friendly

Abingdon's Small Business Saturday

Skip the Black Friday madness, and head to downtown Abingdon for Small Business Saturday.  This national campaign was originally created by American Express to encourage shoppers to support small businesses.  Abingdon will celebrate Small Business Saturday with free family activities, extended merchant hours, and freshly roasted chestnuts for sale on Main Street.  Stroll along the adorable brick sidewalks and enjoy the window displays: this year Abingdon’s merchant…

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Abingdon Christmas Parade
Dec
07
Family Fun | Holidays | Winter

Abingdon Christmas Parade

The Kiwanis Christmas traditional holiday parade will flow down the Main Street of Abingdon. Come and enjoy the many floats and entertainment for the Christmas season!

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Community Christmas
Dec
11
Family Fun | Performances | Holidays | Winter

Community Christmas

"Making Spirits Bright." The 23rd annual Community Christmas program is the perfect way to usher in the holidays for the entire family. The Annual Community Christmas Program will celebrate the Spirit of Giving at the Barter Theatre. An evening of Holiday Fun featuring our areas best in dance, music, and storytelling. The Community Christmas Program is a non-profit organiztion, which raises money to help feed the hungry through organizations in our area.

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Dec
18
Arts & Crafts | Workshops/Classes

December Lunch and Learn at William King Museum of Art

Bring something new to your lunch hour! Join us at William King from 12:00pm-1:00pm on the third Wednesday of the month to watch (or even participate in) a studio art demonstration or hear a brief arts lecture. Topics vary each month! How to participate: 1.) Call a day prior to ensure a seat is saved for you 2.) Bring your brown bag lunch the day of the Lunch n Learn. The front desk will direct you to the month's meeting place. 3.) Enjoy your lunch while participa…

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January Jams Crowd Shot Jason Barnette
Jan
10-25
Music | Winter

January Jams

This series of concerts on the Barter Theatre stage showcases nationally recognized artists. On Fridays and Saturdays in January, Abingdon Music Experience presents a uniquely intimate concert experience with legendary musicians at the historic Barter Theatre. Since its inception in 2011, January Jams has featured artists like the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Ricky Scaggs, Mavis Staples, and Jason Isbell, to name a few. Barter Theatre is traditionally "dark" in J…

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