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29 Extra: Untempered Ensemble brings improv to UVA. 33 The Works: It’s all in Megan Marlott’s head(s). 36 Sudoku

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THIS WEEK Hello, Charlottesville! Thank you for reading C-VILLE Weekly. I hope everybody enjoyed the film festival and made it to all of their must-see movies. I had some good laughs during Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, and was charmed by the biopic Corsage, which is Austria’s sole submission to the Oscars. But I’m still buzzing from the journalistic thrills of She Said, based on the book of the same name. I hope it proves to be an inspiring film for young reporters everywhere. This week in C-VILLE, I’m excited to present a behind-the-scenes look at another kind of spectacular event: the latest competition of the Charlottesville Lady Arm Wrestlers (p. 18). For this story, Laura Drummond followed Sally Williamson, a parent, volunteer, and activist who dons the CLAW persona of “Zsa Zsa Gabortion.” As Williamson and her cohort prepared for the main event, Drummond cataloged their journey from planning to showtime, capturing the character of the organization along the way. I love stories like this, both because they show off Charlottesville’s unique character and because they give readers a chance to experience something as if they were there themselves. Great writing can transport you like that, pull you into another person’s life and let you walk beside them. And journalism that aspires to transport you in the same way will hopefully help you learn something about that person and the way they see the world.—Richard DiCicco

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­— Pedestrian advocate Kevin Cox, commending the arrest of John Dean Sherwin of Orange, Virginia, who has been charged with a felony for hitting and injuring cyclist Kenyon Barnes while driving on East High Street on October 18

NEWS Out on bond Shane Dennis—who was charged on October 24 for placing a noose around the Homer statue’s neck at the University of Virginia in September—was released from the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail on November 3 after posting a $10,000 bond. Dennis, an Albemarle County resident, also agreed to receive mental health services, and abide by UVA’s no trespass order.

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Col. Sean Reeves says all Albemarle County Police Department personnel undergo mandatory training to prevent biased-based policing.

a reason why Black people may not come forward with complaints. From 2016 to 2017, eight Black residents filed five lawsuits against Holmes, who is white, accusing him of targeting Black people for traffic stops and search warrants. In 2015, 51 percent of the summons Holmes issued were to Black people, though the sectors of the county he worked in were only 18 percent Black. That same year, 22 percent of tickets issued by county cops were to Black people. According to lawyer Jeff Fogel, all of the lawsuits against Holmes have been consolidated into one case. The parties negotiated a settlement this fall, but one plaintiff refused to accept the settlement. Fogel’s motion to enforce the settlement for the other plaintiffs is currently pending.

“When African American motorists did complain in the past, nothing happened,” reads the letter. Last year, the ACPD gave Holmes a Detective of the Year award. Board of Supervisors Chair Donna Price agrees with the ACPD that the Criminal Justice Services report “should not automatically be concluded to have everything correct.” “ACPD’s mandatory trainings … equip Albemarle County’s officers to prevent biasbased policing; and I am confident in Chief Reeves’ commitment to ensuring compliance,” Price told C-VILLE in an email, speaking only for herself. “However, [I] take any such report seriously and will engage to ensure that policing in the County is transparent, fair, and always with protection of our County safety at the forefront.”

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rom July 1, 2021, to February 28, 2022, 20 percent of drivers stopped by the Albemarle County Police Department were Black, though Black residents make up only 9.6 percent of the county’s driving-age population, according to a 2022 traffic stop data report released by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services in October. The report used data collected through the Community Policing Act, which requires law enforcement agencies to collect demographic information during traffic and investigatory stops in an effort to prevent biased policing. The People’s Coalition, a local advocacy group, urged the ACPD and county Board of Supervisors to address racially biased policing in a letter on October 25, claiming the department has neglected to do so for years. In 2020, 20 percent of drivers issued traffic summons by county cops were Black. In 2021, that number was 16.6 percent, according to the department’s annual reports. “Racial profiling and biased-based policing are serious issues that also impact the trust of the department in the community, so necessary for effective law enforcement,” reads the letter. “The refusal of ACPD to even acknowledge that the disparity in policing must be studied and rectified points to a failure of oversight.” However, the ACPD argues the Criminal Justice Services report does not provide an accurate depiction of its traffic stop demographics. “Data tells us that less than half of drivers stopped by ACPD are residents of Albemarle County,” said Col. Sean Reeves in a statement to C-VILLE. “We do not have a demographic breakdown of drivers on Albemarle County roadways.” “I don’t think we have a problem with bias policing in Albemarle county at all,” Capt. Darrell Byers told CBS19. Reeves stressed that all ACPD personnel undergo mandatory training to prevent biased-based policing. The department’s Internal Affairs office and Command Staff also regularly monitor for potential cases of racial profiling, he said. “In 2021, ACPD received a total of 34 complaints out of 64,400 encounters for the year,” added Reeves. “We encourage anyone to come forward if they feel a complaint is warranted. Every single complaint is investigated.” In its letter, the coalition pointed to the case of ACPD detective Andrew Holmes as

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During its November 7 meeting, Charlottesville City Council extended the city’s contract with The Robert Bobb Group once again, citing the need for interim City Manager Michael Rogers’ support during multiple ongoing and upcoming projects—including hiring a new police chief and developing the fiscal year 2024 budget. The contract will expire on December 31, 2023, unless council appoints a permanent city manager before then.

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The Charlottesville and UVA police departments are searching for a person who stole a “Welcome Jewish students” banner from the front porch of the Chabad House—home to a Jewish student organization—on Lewis Mountain Road at around 12:05am on October 25. The suspect, who appears to be a white man wearing black clothing, was caught on camera, and left the scene in a blue Toyota pick-up truck. Anyone with information should contact the CPD at 970-3280.

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‘The money is there’ Advocacy groups, legislators push to reduce fees paid by incarcerated people By Brielle Entzminger reporter@c-ville.com

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A new report says that cutting fees for people incarcerated in Virginia prisons could save them and their families millions of dollars.

Under the VADOC’s current business model, incarcerated people pay $0.0409 per minute for phone calls, $4 for a 20-minute video call, $8 for a 50-minute video call, and at least 25 cents per stamp. This is not the case in other states. In Connecticut, phone and video calls and emails are provided at no cost to incarcerated people. And, this year, California passed legislation making prison phone calls free. In Illinois, calls cost about 20 percent of the price of calls in Virginia, though they use the same vendor as the commonwealth, reads the report. The non-VADOC stakeholders argue that giving incarcerated people free communications would foster stronger parent-child relationships, promote rehabilitation, and reduce recidivism, among other benefits. And it would only cost around $7 million per year—cheaper than many other prison programs.

“Ties to the community and family is one of the greatest indicators of successful re-entry upon release.” SHAWN WENETA, ACLU OF VIRGINIA.

“Ties to the community and family is one of the greatest indicators of successful reentry upon release,” says Weneta, who is formerly incarcerated. “Some of these people are having to pay 35 to 50 cents just to send an email—that’s unconscionable to me,” says Del. Cherry. “The money is there to [offer communication] for free.” The stakeholders also urge the VADOC to stop collecting a commission—currently 9 percent—on goods sold in prison commissaries, which forces incarcerated people to buy necessities at massively inflated prices. “If you have more than $5 a month, you have to provide everything for yourself. … If you’re earning 23 cents, 27 cents an hour, [you] have to use that,” says Weneta. Additionally, stakeholders argue, the VADOC should increase its food budget from $2.20 to $4 per day per person and provide healthier meals, which would reduce dietrelated diseases among incarcerated people— and, in turn, decrease the department’s spending on prison medical services. “The biggest single line item in the DOC’s $1.5 billion budget is medical care,” says Weneta. “We have an aging prison population who have been eating these terribly unhealthy

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n Virginia’s state prisons, just about everything costs money, from phone calls to soap to toilet paper. And because incarcerated people make less than 50 cents per hour, they often rely on their loved ones to help them cover prison’s prohibitive costs, putting many families into debt. To alleviate the burden these fees put on incarcerated people and their loved ones, a state workgroup recommends the Virginia Department of Corrections offer no-cost phone calls, secure messaging, and video calls; eliminate commissions on commissary sales; reduce deposit fees; and increase its food budget per person, among other reforms, according to a report delivered to the General Assembly on October 1. State lawmakers commissioned the report during this year’s legislative session. “These fees … are a hidden, regressive tax on the most vulnerable people in our community—83 percent of which are female, and most of them are Black and brown,” says Shawn Weneta, a policy strategist for the ACLU of Virginia. “One in three families goes into debt trying to stay in contact with an incarcerated loved one.” Implementing the report’s dozen recommendations would cost approximately 2 percent of the VADOC’s $1.4 billion budget. However, the department has rejected most of them, leaving it up to state legislators to pass the reforms. In addition to formerly incarcerated individuals, family members of incarcerated people, and VADOC employees, the bipartisan workgroup included representatives from ACLU-VA, Sistas in Prison Reform, Worth Rises, and six other advocacy organizations, as well as four state legislators: Del. Patrick Hope, Sen. Jennifer Boysko, and Sen. Barbara Favola (all Democrats), and Republican Del. Mike Cherry.

meals for decades. … Now you have people struggling with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, all sorts of chronic conditions.” “I spend $1.20 for [my] cat to eat one meal, and the idea that people who are incarcerated are not getting much more than that is a little bit troubling,” adds Sen. Boysko. Pushing against a no-cost communications model, the VADOC argues that many incarcerated people “are on the telephone most of the day” under the current toll rate model, causing some to bully or extort others from using the phones. “Unlimited calls can impact the inmate’s motivation to … participate in vital educational and reentry programming,” reads the VADOC’s response in the report. Eliminating commissions would provide less funding for services for incarcerated people, claims the VADOC. The department also says that it already serves meals meeting dietary standards, but is working to improve its menu. “I’m disappointed quite frankly by the DOC,” says Del. Cherry. “They’re taking a stance that they know what’s best and that there are no issues. I don’t think anyone could look at the statistics [and] recommendations of the people that are most closely working with this, and think that everything’s okay.” The ACLU and other advocacy groups are currently working with lawmakers to introduce bills codifying the stakeholders’ recommendations during the 2023 legislative session. Boysko and Cherry remain optimistic they can get these reforms passed. There’s an “appetite in Richmond” on both sides of the aisle for increased oversight of the VADOC’s budget, says Cherry. “We’re just hopeful to get things moving in the right direction—and at least advance the conversation, if not the legislation.” “We have the data to show that these changes are possible,” adds Boysko, “and I’m pledging to continue to work with the DOC to try to realize this.”

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Sending love Local Blue Star Mothers group provides care packages for service members By Carol Diggs

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treats. It’s not that the four military services can’t supply their own troops; the aim is to boost morale and show support from back home. As vice president Ginger Fitzgerald says, “The Army can’t send them love.” The chapter (mostly women, but men are welcome) holds five pack-out nights a year— and every shipment, like any military operation, requires enormous preparation and organization. Weeks before a pack-out night, Horsfall compiles the mailing list. Then, she inventories supplies on hand at American Legion Post #74, which stores items already purchased or donated by local churches, schools, companies, and community organizations. Last year, in-kind donations were valued at $15,635, more than half the cost of the supplies shipped out. But no one can put a dollar amount on the hundreds of handwritten letters, notes, and drawings Blue Star Families collect from its partners and members of the public at community events like

Carter Mountain’s Salute to Hometown Heroes, the United Way’s Day of Caring, and the 4 Our Freedom 5K. With the wish list compiled, shoppers Fitzgerald and Sharon Widdows hit Walmart, Sam’s Club, or Amazon—wherever they get the most bang for the chapter’s bucks. Then, all the supplies, treats, health and hygiene items, and clothing are sorted and prepackaged into small plastic bags. That way, on pack-out night, volunteers can take their checklists and walk down the line of tables, picking up what’s needed for each box. Once the boxes are stuffed and sealed, the addressing, processing, and shipping (averaging $23 per box) is provided pro bono by Crutchfield. After so much preparation, the pack-out runs like clockwork. As they work, volunteers catch up, chat and laugh about how true it is that an army marches on its stomach—and its feet. Volunteers participate for their own reasons: a child deployed, a desire to lend a

hand or acknowledge a debt. Horsfall is the daughter, sister, wife, mother, and aunt of service members. Fitzgerald, whose family never had anyone in the military, found that when her son joined the Air Force, “I needed an outlet to focus my anxiety,” and became active with Blue Star Families for the camaraderie and sense of contributing to something worthwhile. “These men and women have volunteered for us, and they’re far from home,” says Horsfall. Blue Star Families of Central Virginia’s next pack-out is November 17, starting at 6:30pm at American Legion Post #74 in Keswick. For more information, go to bsfcv.avenue.org; to volunteer or provide a recipient’s name and address, contact Ginger Fitzgerald at gsfitzgerald@gmail. com. Note: the nonprofit organization Blue Star Families (bluestarfam.org) has a completely different focus, providing support and community networking for military families.

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work from a checklist. Two bags of coffee brew cups, sugar and creamer packets, and tea bags. One bag with a T-shirt and cotton crew socks. Two bags of granola bars, protein bars, and beef jerky. Two bags of cookie packets, hard candy, Twizzlers, and chewing gum. One bag with toothpaste, bar soap, hand cream, and sunscreen. Two bags with tissue packets, BandAids, nail clippers, foot powder, and sweat bands. Two Sudoku books, two crossword puzzle books, two decks of playing cards. Eight or nine hand-written notes from total strangers, saying thanks and God bless. It’s pack-out night for Blue Star Families of Central Virginia. In a few hours, 50 boxes of daily necessities and small luxuries will be ready to send to military service members around the world. This group is one of four Virginia chapters of Blue Star Mothers of America, a national organization started during World War II and chartered by Congress in 1960 to “support our troops, our veterans, our military families, and each other.” Tonight’s assignment? Preparing care packages for active-duty military service members on deployment. “Our hardest task isn’t getting money or volunteers,” says chapter president Martha Horsfall. “It’s collecting the names and addresses of those serving, so we can send them our support.” While this chapter was started during the first Iraq conflict, its boxes aren’t just for those in combat zones; recipients may be deployed to military hospitals, refugee efforts, diplomatic stations, or rescue missions. Wherever recipients are stationed, “they open the boxes up as soon as they get there,” says Horsfall, “and within 10 minutes, everything is gone.” Knowing the contents will be shared, the chapter tries to send two or three boxes to each recipient—since 2003, more than 6,500 packages have been mailed, each one holding about $80 worth of supplies, food, and

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‘We’re still going’ Jefferson School provides update on Lee statue By Maryann Xue news@c-ville.com

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the project, presented the results of a survey that asked community members for input on what should happen to the Lee statue, including the stories the resulting artwork should tell. Respondents were primarily from Charlottesville and Albemarle County, and came from various age groups, including young children. Stories that respondents thought needed to be told included information about

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ommunity members gathered at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center on October 30 to hear the latest on the Swords Into Plowshares project, which seeks to melt down Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee statue and repurpose its bronze into a new public artwork. In December, the Trevilian Station Battlefield Foundation and the Ratcliffe Foundation filed a lawsuit against the City of Charlottesville, claiming the city violated state code, the Virginia Public Procurement Act, and the Freedom of Information Act when it donated the statue to the Jefferson School. (The school was initially named as a second defendant, but was removed, and is now a party to the suit.) On October 10, Charlottesville Circuit Court ruled that the lawsuit could move forward, with a trial date set for February 1. While the Jefferson School initially planned a six-month community engagement process, during which Charlottesville residents would discuss ways to represent inclusion through art and public space, the lawsuit has delayed it. But Jefferson School Executive Director Andrea Douglas remains hopeful about where the project currently stands. “We’re still going. We’re still raising money. We’re still asking the questions,” said Douglas. “We’re still a united front against this court case.” During the October 10 hearing, the plaintiffs pushed the Jefferson School to disclose the Lee statue’s location to the public, but the two parties later agreed to a protective order allowing only an expert and lawyers from each side to know the statue’s location, marking a victory for Swords Into Plowshares. UVA professor Frank Dukes, who is leading the community engagement phase of

Respondents also voiced fears for the project—some felt that art might be too abstract or figurative, or represent an oversimplification of a complex issue. Among those who liked the art idea, many wanted the piece to incorporate touch or sound, serve a function, and not honor a single person. Community engagement meetings have also served as a forum for residents to voice their thoughts. “We’re gonna continue to do this until there’s an opportunity for us to say, ‘Okay, we’ve heard enough from people—we can start creating,’” said Dukes. Zyahna Bryant, a student activist who first petitioned for the removal of the Lee statue in high school, emphasized that the final product should be treated with the same degree of esteem that had been given to the Lee statue. “I don’t think it needs to be sad or somber, but I definitely think that it should have some level of respect and honor,” Bryant said. Other community members hoped the new artwork would provoke dialogue while reflecting a historical consciousness. One suggested incorporating some kind of theatrical form, creating a lively interactive space. Charlottesville resident Peter Kleeman, who has frequently attended SIP’s community engagement events, said he finds the project to be the only one of its kind he has come across. “This whole project is such a fabulous idea,” said Kleeman. “The idea of taking a Civil War memorial and making it into something new, taking something that shouldn’t be part of our memorial collection and thinking, let’s transform it into something that meets our ideas for today.” With the trial date looming, the Jefferson School has no plans to slow down. “We’re deliberately moving forward with a kind of consistency of message that says to the larger world that Charlottesville will make its own decisions about its public spaces,” said Douglas.


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olorful lights paint the stage as Peggy Lee’s “Big Spender” plays over the loudspeaker. Sparkling from head to toe like the overhead mirror ball, a woman wearing a sequin dress and dripping in costume jewelry swaggers and sways onstage, proudly brandishing a championship wrestling belt. “Zsa Zsa Gabortion,” a persona that’s equal parts Zsa Zsa Gabor and abortion rights activist, has just been named the evening’s arm-wrestling champ. It’s the Saturday night before Halloween, and after a threeyear hiatus, the Charlottesville Lady Arm Wrestlers (aka CLAW)—a collective of women that’s part creative cosplay, competition, and charitable cause—have reconvened for a rowdy revelry at Champion Brewing Company. Each Carnivale-style event is held to raise money for a women-led organization or small business. The beneficiary of tonight’s bash is the Blue Ridge Abortion Fund. “I came to win tonight, but the real winner is BRAF,” says Zsa Zsa Gabortion. She’s right about that. The CLAWing It Back event brought in nearly $14,000, the most money raised by a CLAW gathering in its history. “All funds raised will support people from or traveling to Virginia for their abortion care,” says Deborah Arenstein, BRAF director of development. For more than 30 years, BRAF has been providing financial and logistical support to people who need access to abortion care. “Being back in community, talking to people about abortion access and why it matters, and having fun while funding abortion is what we all need after a very challenging summer,” says Arenstein. While the main purpose of any CLAW event is to raise funds, it’s also about putting on a show where women’s empowerment takes center stage. The outrageous antics may seem impromptu—and many of them are—but numerous volunteers lend their time and expertise. The first meeting on October 9—just 20 days prior to the competition—assembled the arm wrestlers, introduced them to their fearless leaders, and gave them an overview of what to expect. For each event, the wrestlers are free to adopt new personas or maintain existing ones, so character development is the main topic of conversation. Sally Williamson, a full-time parent and volunteer and activist for women’s and LGBTQ+ rights, fittingly assumes the role of Zsa Zsa Gabortion. One of eight arm wrestlers, Williamson is joined by first timers like her as well as seasoned veterans. From 20-somethings to 50-somethings, these women come from all walks of life and are united by a spirit of collaboration. Crowd favorite “ChiCLAWgo,” a dolled-up flapper inspired by the play Chicago, is portrayed by Amy Hill, a graphic designer and marketing professional. Lucy Fitzgerald, a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical & aerospace engineering at UVA, is “Fist of Fu-

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riosa,” a Mad Max-style warrior. Each competitor brings her own style of sensuality and strength, sass and smarts. One even brings her own live snake—“Eve of Destruction,” portrayed by Eve Hesselroth, owner of Clay Fitness. As the arm wrestlers brainstorm their personas, CLAW leader Claire Chandler helps them nail down character names and theme songs. Chandler has been one of CLAW’s primary organizers since 2016, when founding members Jennifer Tidwell and Jodie Plaisance turned over the reins. “As a local actress and drama teacher, CLAW has always spoken to my love of theatricality and improv,” says Chandler. “The icing on the CLAW cake has been witnessing the local community support and the amazing female friendships.”

Chandler also serves as onstage emcee “Gail,” one-half of a duo of camp counselors; fellow middle school drama teacher and CLAW organizer Edwina Herring portrays her counterpart, “Barb.” Behind the scenes, stage manager Michelle Oliva is in charge of wrangling the wrestlers and other performers to ensure the event runs smoothly. The organizers share that a crucial piece of the event’s success is the entourages—wrestlers are allowed up to eight entourage members, who solicit the crowd for CLAWbucks, the mock money used for bogus betting. The goal of the entourages, dressed to complement the wrestlers’ personas, is to collect as many CLAWbucks as possible because they equal donations for the evening’s beneficiary. Entourage


“For all that CLAW is a joyously raucous and sometimes chaotic event, I felt totally safe and taken care of.” SALLY, “ZSA ZSA GABORTION,” WILLIAMSON, CLAW COMPETITOR

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Then, each wrestler participates in a test match to prove 21 she can compete safely. “For all that CLAW is a joyously raucous and sometimes chaotic event, I felt totally safe and taken care of,” says Williamson, “which meant that I could focus on engaging the crowd to make the event enjoyable for the audience and a successful fundraiser for Blue Ridge Abortion Fund!” The morning of the event, the organizers, wrestlers, and entourage members meet at Champion for a dress rehearsal. A flurry of activity is squeezed into about an hour—everything from ensuring wrestlers can compete safely in their elaborate costumes to practicing the timing of dance numbers for their stage entrances. The emcees finalize the limericks they’ll read to introduce the wrestlers, as chairs are set out for VIP guests— those who donated $75 or more to attend. The stage manager lays out rules about who can and cannot access the stage. The ref establishes “Code Tyson,” the emergency protocol, and emphasizes safety once again. Wrestlers disband and are expected to return no later than 6:15pm. Williamson spends the pre-match time with her partner and three kids. She’s also hosting a friend from Boston, who is in town to be part of her entourage. She has her hair done professionally and preps her costume, most of which she found online. Shortly before call time, she returns to Champion to finish getting ready. Her entourage, also decked out in sparkles and gold lamé, includes Ezra, Williamson’s 11-year-old. He isn’t the only adolescent in attendance—“Mommie Smearest,” a Joan Crawfordesque character played by Marty Moore, is accompanied by “Christina” and “Christopher.” While CLAW may not be geared toward children, backstage certainly is a family affair. Kids run in and out of the green room, grabbing pizza and candy, while women apply makeup and practice their bits. On the Champion patio, excitement and nervous energy are palpable. Wrestlers and their entourages take turns assembling for photos with Justin Ide, who’s providing free photography of the event. Five minutes prior to doors opening at 7pm, Williamson huddles with her entourage, providing instructions and encouragement. A luchadora lays out CLAW merch, while the BRAF cohort prepares cup koozies, magnets, and other swag for sale. As soon as the Charlottesville Derby Dames, who volunteer as security personnel, allow spectators in, the entourage members get to work. Some stand close to the entrance, enticing people to hand over their CLAWbucks as soon as they set foot inside the gate. Others charm the VIP section, knowing there are big spenders in their midst. Scantily clad women stuff CLAWbucks in their corsets; shirtless men pose for photos for a fee. Fans filter in over the next hour until Champion’s patio reaches capacity. CLAW begins with a roar, featuring a parade of the wrestlers and their entourages. After opening speeches from the emcees and BRAF’s Arenstein, the arm wrestling gets underway. Three rounds of competition stretch out over two hours—interspersed with multiple absurd interruptions. There are dance-offs, an impromptu wrestling battle featuring a life-size cardboard cutout, and an intermission in which Kary-OK? sits on the stage alone after smashing her own face into a wedding cake. There are multiple breaks to bribe the three judges, Darryl “Disco Darryl” Smith, Katie “Wendy Snarling” Rogers, both of Live Arts, and a giant can of corn. The crowd cheers for wrestlers ousted early to return, like Katie Aplis’ “Vampira-bortion Rights,” and jeers when Kathryn Bertoni’s “Princess Slay-a” uses the Force to overtake Zsa Zsa Gabortion in a contested match. “It was pointless but entertaining. That’s CLAW, y’all,” says Chandler’s Gail at one point from the stage. But at the end of the night, it’s Zsa Zsa Gabortion who goes home with the bragging rights of having won the arm-wrestling competition. ChiCLAWgo wins the Crowd Favorite trophy. The spectators, entourage, and wrestlers disperse, and a small celebration among the organizers begins. They bid adieu with a “Soul Train”-style line dance and hand gestures to accompany their standard send-off, “Love, Peace, and CLAW.” “We’re just regular people,” says ref Tightship McLeod. “But we do it all—we know how to have fun, and we help the community. That’s what happens when women run the show.” CLAW will return in 2023. Anyone can donate to BRAF at blueridgeabortionfund.org/donate.

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members offer a variety of items—3D-printed bird skull pins, bat facts zines, and candy packaged as abortion pills— in exchange for CLAWbucks. A few days prior to the main event, the wrestlers reunite for a mandatory safety training session. Years ago, a wrestler broke her arm, and it’s clear that the incident is never far

from the minds of the organizers.“It is our job to keep you safe,” says Chandler to the competitors. The referee, known onstage as “USS Tightship” and offstage as UVA Associate Professor of Drama Caitlin McLeod, lives up to her character’s name when it comes to the well-being of the wrestlers. Her rules are simple but strict: keep your feet on the ground, maintain a straight plane, and stay out of the break arm position—the one where a wrestler’s arm is awkwardly and potentially dangerously bent. Seasoned wrestler Sidney Lyon, who drove from Boston earlier in the day to reprise her role as jilted bride “Kary-OK?” after another wrestler had to drop out of the competition, demonstrates the proper arm position.

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Clockwise from top left: Zsa Zsa Gabortion, the evening’s big winner; Kary-OK?, a last-minute participant, who reprised her role as a jilted bride; ChiCLAWgo, winner of the Crowd Favorite trophy, a jewel-encrusted uterus; Barb, half of a duo of camp counselors, and one of the night’s two emcees; and USS Tightship, the referee who laid down the law.


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Schedule of Events 12 to 4pm

Seafood Trucks Open

Fresh Lobster Rolls from Get Maine Lobster of Portland, ME and Oyster Platters from Salty Bottom Blue!

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Taste two newly released ciders with Cider Maker Don Whitaker and learn about the Art of Blending.

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CHISWELL FARM WINERY 2021 Cabernet Franc A brand-new release, this Cabernet Franc is an excellent wine to enjoy now or age for a special occasion! With raspberry jam, fig, and allspice on the nose, it has a rounded palate full of spices, cherries, and red plums. Well balanced between earthy and fruit characters, this wine pairs beautifully with the coming Thanksgiving holiday foods like turkey, cranberry sauce, and sweet potato casserole! With a glass in hand, enjoy the beautiful scenery from our lawn, or a cozy chair inside, where you’ll discover a variety of inviting spaces. While indoor seating is limited, there are many options for outdoor seating, including rocking chairs on the covered porch and dining tables on the lawn for small groups. You’re also welcome to bring your own folding chairs and blankets to sit further out on the hill. All seating is first-come, first-served. Ages 21+, no dogs or other pets permitted on the property. For a family-friendly experience, visit our wine shops at Chiles Peach Orchard or Carter Mountain Orchard. Wine is currently available by the glass, flight, or bottle. We have a full menu of seasonal boards, paninis, small bites and snacks to pair well with any of our wines (outside food is not permitted). Wine sales stop 30 minutes prior to closing. Sundays- Brunch featuring mimosas with juices from our farm-grown fruit.

Nov. 13th – November Florals Paint & Sip (advanced ticket purchase required)

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setting in rural Louisa County. we offer well-spaced indoor and outside seating and customers are welcome to bring their own picnic baskets, chairs and blankets. Children and pets are welcome, but pets must always remain outside of buildings and on a leash. Quality wine, friendly staff at a great escape! Visit our website, www.53rdwinery.com. November 9 - 15, 2022 c-ville.com

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Nov. 25th & 26th– Escape from Black Friday with wine, cheese, and chocolate tastings and live music by Denise O’Meara (Friday) and Adeline Tanous (Saturday) Open 7 days a week, 11 am – 5 pm 13372 Shannon Hill Rd • Louisa, VA 23093 (540) 894-5474 • 53rdwinery.com.

Mondays through Thursday- Winery Tours (by reservation only) at 12:30 pm Fridays- Fiesta Fridays (11-5pm) reservations suggested Sundays- Taste of Europe Dinner Series (tickets required) from 5-8 pm; check our website for weekly menus!

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Nov. 19th – Salsa Night (tickets required) Nov. 24th – CLOSED for Thanksgiving Open Daily from 11- 7pm 6011 E Timber Ridge Rd, Mt Crawford, VA 22841 (540) 234-0505 https://crosskeysvineyards.com/

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2020 Meritage A rich blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Sauvignon aged 15 months in new and neutral oak barrels. Blackberry and vanilla bound out of the glass but the nose evolves into mature layers of brandied cherry, black pepper, and violet. Oak provides dimension and body. Pairs perfectly with the fall October weather! CrossKeys Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery located in the heart of beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Our approach is to grow, by hand, the highest quality fruit using careful canopy management and yield balance to achieve 100% estate-grown wines that are truly expressive of the varietal and soils here at CrossKeys. Our first vines were planted in 2001 and we have only grown since then. Our 125acre estate currently houses more than 30 acres of vines with plans for more planting in the future. We currently grow 12 varietals of grapes all used to produce our one of a kind award-winning wines.We offer wine tastings throughout the day. Our knowledgeable tasting room associates will guide you through tasting our wines whether you are a novice or a seasoned veteran. We love large groups and want to make sure your experience at CrossKeys Vineyards is extraordinary. We request that large groups call the vineyard 48 hours in advance to set up a reserved group tasting. The group will have a reserved table, staffing, and a cheese plate included with price.

Saturdays). No reservation fee or minimum purchase. Walk-ups accommodated on a spaceavailable basis. To order wine for local delivery or UPS shipping, visit our website!

DUCARD VINEYARDS 2021 TANA Chardonnay Produced exclusively from our TANA vineyard, this “Macon” style wine shows aromas of green apple on the nose and pleasing minerality on the palate, with a hint of oak on the finish. Our uncrowded rural Madison County area has mountains, streams and plenty of beautiful views along scenic back roads. The tasting room is near hiking and biking trails along the Shenandoah National Forest and is a perfect respite after your day out! Enjoy some peace and quiet relaxation in this challenging environment. Sit on our lawns and sip or pick up a bottle or three of our awardwinning wines to take home. Reservations available and recommended (especially for

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table food pairings, special events, live music, and more. NOW OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! Winery Hours: Sunday - Tuesday (12-5PM), Wednesdays-Saturdays (12-8 PM) 2531 Scottsville Rd. (5 mi from Downtown Charlottesville) Charlottesville, VA 22902 (434) 264-6727 www.eastwoodfarmandwinery.com

Weekends (Fri-Sun)- Live music Friday-Sunday all month long. Check out our website for details and the musical artist lineup! Nov. 24th – CLOSED for Thanksgiving Nov. 25th – Black Friday Live Music with Shane Click (2:30 – 5:30 pm) 40 Gibson Hollow Ln • Etlan, VA 22719 (540) 923-4206 www.ducardvineyards.com

EASTWOOD FARM AND WINERY 2021 Petit Manseng With notes of honeysuckle, pineapple, and mango, the nose on this wine is delightful. With only 0.5% residual sugar, it is dry and refreshing with balanced acidity. This small-batch wine was released last month to Eastwood Wine Club members and we are thrilled to now offer it in our Festive Gatherings Bundle - just in time for Thanksgiving. Shop the bundle online or take it home the next time you visit the tasting room. ‘Tis the season for Festive Gatherings! We are thrilled to share a new recipe for a Pear, Brie & Thyme Galette that pairs perfectly with our 2021 Petit Manseng. The recipe and a holiday pairing guide are available now on our website. Join us all month long for awardwinning wines, delicious farm-to-

HARK VINEYARDS 2019 Merlot Small vat fermented and barrel aged 16 months, this wine showcases notes of black cherry, cola, and savory herbs. This wine follows nice in the footsteps of its predecessor, our 2017 Merlot, which won Gold in the Governor’s Cup. The 2019 is still a bit youthful, and while it tastes great right now, it’s only going to get better over the next several years. The problem? By then it will be long gone! That’s the challenge and the beauty of authentic, estate grown wines. Only 200 cases were produced. Available now for you to experience on our tasting menu! Visiting Hark: Hark Vineyards is a family-owned winery focused on the belief that beautiful views and delicious wine can bring people together. Children and well-behaved four-legged friends are welcome. We welcome — and encourage — you to bring a picnic and enjoy the experience our estate offers. Some picnic foods such as cheese, charcuterie, jams, crackers, and chocolate are available for purchase. Food trucks and live music most Saturdays from March-November; check our website and social media for details. Our grapes love it here. We think you will, too. Upcoming events Nov. 12th – Live music by Matthew O’Donnell and food by Bavarian Chef Food Truck Nov. 19th- Live music by Gina Sobel and Matt Draper+ Food Truck (TBD) Nov. 24th – CLOSED for Thanksgiving


REVALATION VINEYARDS 2021 Haywood We are very proud and excited to announce the release of Haywood, our very first orange wine. The grapes were crushed, and the juice was left to ferment in contact with skins and seeds for three weeks. Also known as “amber wine”, this style of wine acquires a richer color as well more complex aromas than white wines produced by the conventional process. With aromas of white peach, tangerine, papaya, fresh mint, lemon, and dried apricots; featuring a long, sweet/salty mouthfeel and a fruity, fresh finale. When you pour a glass, be patient and allow the wine to develop in the glass to reveal its wonderful aromatic complexity. Haywood is available now in the tasting room by the bottle or glass.

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HORTON VINEYARDS Knots & Shuttles Red Sparkling Red sparkling was inconceivable many years ago and it is still rare. Knots and Shuttles is Horton’s flight into red sparkling. It is a dry red wine, deep garnet color with berry aromas ad a lingering effervescent finish. Knots and Shuttles is also the last installment of the Gears & Lace, Steam Punk line of wines. Overall- a fun and unique wine that will pair well with your Thanksgiving dinner! Dec. 3rd- International Touriga Nacional/Port Tasting: This is the ticketed-only International Tasting series you won’t want to miss! This is the last of the four-part series that Horton has hosted to showcase the amazing wine Virginia has to offer to the world. The tastings will start at 11:30am. Guest speakers will guide you through your tastings and discuss the history of the grape. Charcuterie boards will be available for guests to purchase to go along with their tastings. Advanced ticket purchase required via our website. Open Daily from 10 am – 5 pm

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2022 and we are excited to farm and represent this ancient grape in Virginia’s wine industry. Reserve one of our super cozy outdoor lounges and seating areas with firepits, tower heaters, cushions, and blankets. (No fee!) We have limited indoor seating in our Tasting Gallery where you can enjoy our rotating collection of antique art and curiosities while sipping through a guided traditional tasting. We are open by walk-in or reservation Friday, Saturday & Sunday Noon-5pm and select holiday Mondays. We remain open year round. We do not accept groups larger than 6. We are an adults only farm winery 21+ (does not apply to infants) Please visit montifalcovineyard.com or call/ text us at 434-989-9115 for more information. We’ll see you at the vineyard! Hours: Friday- Sunday: 12 noon – 5 pm Walk-ins or Reservations; Final seating is 4:30pm. 1800 Fray Road; Ruckersville, VA 22968 (434) 989-9115 / info@montifalco.com www.montifalcovineyard.com

PIPPIN HILL FARM & VINEYARDS

Plan to Visit: Pippin Hill is a culinary vineyard in the heart of Virginia’s wine country. There are two types of standard reservations available for food and wine pairings: Indoor Table or Covered Veranda for table service. Walk-ins are welcome for lawn seating. Reservations via Resy are recommended for Indoor and Veranda seating. For the ultimate wine tasting experience, check out Pippin Hill’s elevated wine tasting and tour experience, offered select Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Learn more at pippinhillfarm.com. Hours Mon - Sun 11am - 5pm* *See Our Calendar for Early Closings. We are Closed the first Monday of every month.

Holiday planning, travel, and gatherings can make November a busy month. We’ve made it easier for you to pick-up the bottles you need by being available on Thursdays in November for an “appointment only” wine pick-up. Wine can be pre-purchased online (choose curb-side pick-up during check out) or purchased in the tasting room at a reserved time.

Sundays- Live music on the hill! Each Sunday from 1-4 PM, Pippin Hill welcomes local musicians to perform on our Veranda. Check our website for varying artists.

We’re also opening reservations on Thursdays for “appointment only” wine tasting sessions. We have limited space available. Reserve a space inside the cabin or in our outdoor area for a $5.00 fee. (Fee is waived for wine club members reserving with their registered email.) Purchases and reservations can be made on our website www. revalationvineyards.com.

Nov. 16th- Wine School- 101 Class

Hours: Friday 12 – sunset, Saturday/ Sunday 12pm to 5pm

Nov. 17th- One Pot Wonder Cooking Class (advanced reservation required)

Nov. 4th - Book World Meets Wine World Fundraiser for the Literacy Council of Madison County

Nov. 24th – CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Nov. 4th - Try Fabulous Foods Brick Oven Pizza 3pm to sunset

Nov. 26th – Wine School Dinnner at Red Pump Kitchen

Nov. 18th - Jackleg Roaming Kitchen 3pm to sunset

Nov. 30th – Braising 101 Cooking Class (advanced reservation required)

Nov. 18th - Book Club @ The Vineyard 6pm

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2019 Petit Verdot Our single varietal 2019 Petit Verdot is a beautiful example of why we love this grape so much. We age this wine in a blend of French and American oak barrels to enhance its complexity, bringing out its rich aromas of boysenberry, black olive and tobacco leaf and highlighting fruit flavors on the palate of blackberry and pomegranate seed. Its finish is dry, with medium tannins and with notes of pepper.

This lovely wine pairs well with rich meat dishes, spicy foods and a variety of hard and semi-soft cheeses.

Revalation Vineyards is a familyowned vineyard, located in Madison’s Hebron Valley. Our property offers stunning views of the Blue Ridge mountains from the porch of our 1830’s log cabin tasting room. Enjoy our wine by the bottle or choose one of our flights which feature five different wines. Reservations are requested for indoor, porch or outdoor seating and can be made on our website. Walkins are welcome whenever space is available. Thursday Appointment Only Pick-Up and Tastings Available in November

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2021 Montifalco Vineyard Estate Saperavi, Monticello AVA This is the first single varietal vintage of our 100% Estate Saperavi red wine. Saperavi means “dye” in Georgian. Until now we have used our Saperavi in 2020 and 2021 for our popular Estate Rose wine (2021 is almost sold out!). Saperavi is a teinturier-type (French word meaning to stain or dye). It has dark purple skin with red flesh inside. It’s a grape variety native to Eastern Europe. While most of it is grown in Georgia, it is also farmed in Russia, Moldova, Armenia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Australia. If left with longer skin contact time, the wine can actually fall into the black wine category, rather than red wine. A wine that is exceptional with savory dishes and higher fat content as Saperavi’s acidity sings with dishes like smoked brisket and grilled NY strip. Email us for recipes! Our 2021 Montifalco Estate Saperavi will be released this December

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Comedian, singer, and satirist Randy Rainbow hits the road for The Pink Glasses Tour, an evening filled with opulent costumes, stellar choreography, musical parody, and plenty of political spoofs. Rainbow’s memoir, Playing with Myself, landed him on The New York Times bestseller list, and his debut studio album, Hey Gurl, It’s Christmas!, debuted at number one on Billboard’s comedy chart. Rainbow also hosts a YouTube series, “The Randy Rainbow Show,” and a podcast, The Randy Rainbow Podcast. $49.50-169.50, 7:30pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net

Chances are you’ve heard American Authors’ anthemic hit single, “Best Day of My Life.” The 2013 release went tripleplatinum, and has been featured in over 600 movie trailers, TV shows, and commercials. In 2020, the New York-based rock band released Counting Down, a condensed album that continues the group’s evolution to a sound that’s recognizable yet unfamiliar. “We’ve never been afraid to explore new musical genres but we always try to maintain a message of hope in our music,” says vocalist Zac Barnett. $20-23, 8pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 First St. S. thesoutherncville.com

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The Charlottesville Players Guild continues its journey through August Wilson’s American Century Cycle with Two Trains Running. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play, set in 1960s Pittsburgh, follows restaurant owner Memphis Lee and his patrons and employees as they search for justice and love amidst a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood. Leslie M. Scott-Jones directs a cast that includes Todd Carter, Cadessa Davis, Hyison Payne, and Rory Lee-Washington. $10-20, various times. Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, 233 Fourth St. NW. jeffschoolheritagecenter.org

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music Hard Swimmin’ Fish trio. A midweek music boost. Free, 6:30pm. The Whiskey Jar, 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thewhiskey jarcville.com Dueling Pianos. An all-request, rock ‘n’ roll party where you pick the playlist. $25, 7pm. Pikasso Swig Craft Bar, 333 Second St. SE. pikassoswig.com

words Highland Virtual Book Club. Highland’s Mellon Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Maria DiBenigno leads the group in discussion of History Disrupted: How Social Media and the World Wide Web Have Changed the Past by Jason Steinhauer. Free, 7pm. Online. highland.org

classes Paint & Sip. Learn to paint a mandala martini glass. $40, 6pm. Vitae Spirits Distillery Downtown, 101 E. Water St. catelynkelsey designs.com

etc. Crafty Date Night. Enjoy a complimentary beverage with every craft purchase. Free, 6pm. Pikasso Swig Craft Bar, 333 Second St. SE. pikassoswig.com Daily Tour of Indigenous Australian Art. Explore the only museum in the U.S. devoted to Indigenous Australian art. Free, 10:30am and 1:30pm. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVA, 400 Worrell Dr. kluge-ruhe.org

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Eggy. Eggy’s music traces the full spectrum of emotions evoked by a life well-lived. $1517, 8:30pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. thesoutherncville.com

words MFA Reading Series. Fiction and poetry students from the University of Virginia’s MFA program in creative writing read from their work. Free, 7pm. New Dominion Bookshop, 404 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. ndbookshop.com

etc. Arts From Underground. Artmaking, drinks, and karaoke inside The Looking Glass. Free, 7pm. Ix Art Park, 522 Second St. SE. ixartpark.org

The “Cav Futures Show” Live. Lo Davis and Luke Neer host this live radio show that features interviews with UVA studentathletes, a social media livestream, and in-person photo and autograph opportunities. Free, 7pm. Dairy Market, 946 Grady Ave. cavalierfutures.com C O NT I N UE D ON PAGE 3 1

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he concert begins with a thunderous gong and booming timpani. As the intro song progresses, a guttural drone pulses, seemingly from beneath the audience’s feet, while the breathy undulation of a distant horn floats over the rumble. Audiences new to Bill Cole’s Untempered Ensemble may not immediately recognize what they’re hearing. That’s because they’re listening to a didgeridoo and a conch shell, two of the non-Western instruments that define the unique sound of this improvisational group joining the University of Virginia’s artist-in-residence program from November 15-17. The ensemble’s instruments originate from six continents, and the methods used to play them are hypnotizing. Cole’s cheeks bulge as he stores enough air to fill his fourfoot-long instrument. Taylor Ho Bynum’s fingers curl deftly inside the seashell. Althea SullyCole expertly strums the 21 strings of her round-bellied kora. Most of these complicated manipulations happen without sheet music. In fact, the only thing on the musicians’ stands is a single opening line. This line is based on proverbs shared with Cole by a Nigerian mentor. The syllables of each proverb shape the opening rhythms of the Untempered Ensemble’s unpredictable group journey through sound. “It could be anybody that takes the lead on it,” says Cole. “After we play the line, whoever jumps out there starts it. It’s joyous to be able to play in a situation where the individuals who are in my ensemble are making equal contributions to the pieces that we’re doing.” The improvised song grows like a living thing. Occasionally, the sound of individual instruments floats away from the pulsing core—the lilt of the flute, the thrum of the acoustic bass—but there are glowing moments of cohesion, where the entire band comes together as one. “One of the things that I’ve been working on for quite some time now is to have everybody in the ensemble improvising at the same time,” says Cole. “In other words, we’re not doing solos. We try to play one music, but it’s improvisational style.” Unlike pop and classical artists, who usually stick to chords shaped from the key the song is played in, Cole and his Untempered Ensemble float outside diatonic boundaries. Deliberately discordant moments sometimes fit the tone of the proverb the song is based on. That may be the case at UVA’s Memorial to Enslaved Laborers, where the Untempered Ensemble will hold its first Charlottesville performance of the year.

The Untempered Ensemble presents free performances at the UVA Memorial to Enslaved Labors on November 15, at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center on November 16, and in the Rotunda’s Dome Room on November 17.

Cole, a descendant of enslaved laborers, is shaping the rhythm of this performance around two proverbs: “No wicked man will escape the judgment of God,” and “As we behave, so we are blessed.” “Music has a way of initiating certain kinds of feelings within people when they come and hear the performances,” says Cole. “That’s the kind of thing I hope we do in our band.” The performance will feature Cole on Asian double reeds, Australian didgeridoo, and African wooden flute; Joseph Daley on low brass; Warren Smith on African, Caribbean, and Western percussion; Bynum on cornet, trumpet, and conch shell; Ras Moshe Burnett on saxophones and flute; SullyCole on West African kora; Mali Obomsawin on acoustic bass; and Olivia Shortt on baritone saxophone. In 1992, the ensemble began with just Cole, Smith, and Daley. The group slowly grew over the next three decades—until COVID-19 abruptly reversed that trend. As venues closed their doors, Cole’s group shrunk back to a trio once more. Cole and two fellow ensemble members sat on his porch in Vermont, and played music for neighbors who set up folding chairs on the lawn to listen to the unique musical style.

“It’s American music, but in a state like Vermont, people haven’t heard the kind of music that I do,” says Cole. “It’s an interesting experience for both the people we play for and the players that are playing.” The ensemble will return in full force to Charlottesville as an eight-member group featuring musicians ranging in age from their 20s to their 80s. “Everybody is learning from everybody else, so it works out,” says Cole. “It’s the idea that everybody believes in the fact that we’re trying to play one music. That makes this important.” The musicians’ influences range from the Senegalese, from whom Cole’s daughter SullyCole learned the kora during research in West Africa for her doctorate in ethnomusicology, to Aretha Franklin, for whom Smith once played percussion on tour and live TV. But these differences in age and experience fade away on stage, when communal improvisation turns disparate instruments into a single noise that sounds like, as Bruce Lee Gallanter of the Downtown Music Gallery described it in April, “the dawn of mankind.”

“One of the things that I’ve been working on for quite some time now is to have everybody in the ensemble improvising at the same time.” BILL COLE

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Cavalier Marching Band: Veteran Appreciation. An open dress rehearsal for the halftime show Veteran Appreciation. Free, 6:30pm. Carr’s Hill Field, UVA Grounds. music.virginia.edu Charlottesville Symphony—Masterworks 2: Songs of Destiny. With the University Singers, the University of Virginia’s 100-voice SATB choral ensemble. $8-45, 8pm. Old Cabell Hall, UVA Grounds. cvillesymphony.org John Kelly. Live music, wine, and food from the Eastwood food truck. Free, 5pm. Eastwood Farm and Winery, 2531 Scottsville Rd. eastwoodfarmandwinery.com MoJo Pie. Enjoy wine and music with friends. Free, 6pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. glass housewinery.com The California Honeydrops. The band draws on musical influences ranging from Bay Area R&B, funk, Southern soul, Delta blues, and New Orleans second-line. $2530, 8pm. The Jefferson Theater, 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. jeffersontheater.com

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Joyce Chopra: Lady Director. In conversation with filmmaker Paul Wagner. Free, 7pm. New Dominion Bookshop, 404 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. ndbookshop.com

Night of The Blind Pig. A speakeasy soirée to benefit The Front Porch. $150, 6pm. The Front Porch, 221 E. Water St. frontporchcville.org

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Saturday 11/12 music Berto and Vincent. An afternoon of wild gypsy rumba and Latin guitar. Free, 2pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. glasshousewinery.com Berto’s Latin Guitar Brunch. Enjoy the sounds of Brazil, Spain, and Latin America. Free, 11am. Tavern & Grocery, 333 W. Main St. tavernandgrocery.com Personal Bandana. The liminal local electronic duo performs live. Free, 8pm. The Stage at WTJU, 2244 Ivy Rd. wtju.net Teddy Swims. The 29-year-old artist merges honeyed soul with raucous rock energy and pleasing pop hooks. $25-125, 8pm. The Jefferson Theater, 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. jeffersontheater.com The Brevet. The band’s alternative rock sound draws authentically from folk, surf, and R&B influence. $12-15, 8:30pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. thesoutherncville.com

words Commemorating the African American Military Experience: Telling Untold History. With guest speaker Winsome Earle-Sears, Virginia’s lieutenant governor and a Marine veteran. Free, 11am. Carver Recreation Center, 233 Fourth St NW. vetcommcva.com Louise Marburg: You Have Reached Your Destination. In conversation with Sharon Harrigan. Free, 7pm. New Dominion Bookshop, 404 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. ndbookshop.com Storytime. Featuring recent storybooks and classics kids know and love. Free, 11am. New Dominion Bookshop, 404 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. ndbookshop.com

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Planning and Planting the Home Orchard. Learn about site selection and soil preparation, and get the tools you need to start the planning process successfully. $150, all day. Albemarle CiderWorks, 2545 Rural Ridge Ln., North Garden. albemarleciderworks.com

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Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony. The University of Virginia Army ROTC Cadets, the Cville Brass Quintet, and featured speaker Mary James, director of COVER, participate in this ceremony in salute of our veterans. Free, 1pm. James Monroe’s Highland, 2050 James Monroe Pkwy. highland.org

Farmers Market at Ix. Over 60 local vendors with produce, prepared foods, artisan goods, and more. Free, 8am. Ix Art Park, 522 Second St. SE. ixartpark.org Playdates at the Playscape. See listing for Friday, November 11. $20, 9:30am. Wildrock, 6600 Blackwells Hollow Rd., Crozet. wildrock.org

etc. Citizen Kane. A reporter is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane’s dying words. $5-8, 7:30pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall.theparamount.net Daily Tour of Indigenous Australian Art. See listing for Wednesday, November 9. Free, 10:30am and 1:30pm. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVA, 400 Worrell Dr. kluge-ruhe.org

Sunday 11/13 music Charlottesville Symphony—Masterworks 2: Songs of Destiny. See listing for Friday, November 11. $10-45, 3:30pm. Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center, 1400 Melbourne Rd. cvillesymphony.org Irish Music. An energetic and eclectic jam session with Patrick and Aaron Olwell and friends. Free, 2:30pm. Albemarle CiderWorks, 2545 Rural Ridge Ln., North Garden. albemarleciderworks.com Jazz Chamber Ensembles. Student musicians in the UVA jazz program perform. Free, 7pm. Old Cabell Hall, UVA Grounds. music. virginia.edu The Jazz Connection. Playing standards and originals with occasional guest performers. Free, 6pm. Kardinal Hall, 722 Preston Ave. kardinalhall.com Rick Olivarez Trio. Gypsy jazz. Free, 1pm. Potter’s Craft Cider, 1350 Arrowhead Valley Rd. potterscraftcider.com Scuffletown. Calypso, bluegrass, reggae, and blues tunes. Free, 2pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. glasshousewinery.com Second Sunday Bluegrass Jam. All levels, ages, and instruments welcome. Free, 1pm. The Batesville Market, 6624 Plank Rd., Batesville. batesvillemarket.com

words Charlotte Matthews. The local author and UVA professor celebrates the release of her new poetry book, The Half-Life of Regret. Free, 1pm. Bluebird & Co., 5792 Three Notched Rd., Crozet. bluebirdcrozet.com

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African Photography: The Ethics of Looking and Collecting in the Age of Restitution. This symposium draws together scholars, artists, and curators who explore the ethics of working with photographs and methods to decolonize the medium, and its histories. Free, all day. Online. art.as.virginia.edu

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An Evening with Pierre Bensusan. The French-Algerian guitarist, vocalist and composer performs in support of his album Azwan. $30-35, 8pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. thesouthern cville.com

Family Studio Day. Make your own autumn wreaths and other fall decorations to take home. Free, 10am. Second Street Gallery, 115 Second St. SE. secondstreet gallery.org

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CULTURE THE WORKS Monday 11/14 music Baby Jo’s. Tunes from the seven-piece, New Orleans-inspired boogie and blues band. Free, 6:30pm. The Whiskey Jar, 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thewhiskeyjarcville.com Berto & Vincent. Rumba rumba. Free, 7pm. South and Central Latin Grill, Dairy Market. southandcentralgrill.com Gin & Jazz. Brian Caputo Trio performs in the hotel lobby bar. Free, 5:30pm. Oakhurst Hall, 122 Oakhurst Cir. oakhurstinn.com Wind Ensemble. A program including Shenandoah, arranged by Omar Thomas, and Echoes, by Daniel Fisher. Free, 7pm. Hunter Smith Band Building, UVA Grounds. music.virginia.edu Yard Sale, Sleeping Jesus, Hot Spit. A night of live indie rock with three bands. Free, 7pm. Dürty Nelly’s, 2200 Jefferson Park Ave. durtynellyscharlottesville.com

words Michael Méndez: Climate Change from the Streets. Dr. Méndez’s award-winning book provides an urgent and timely analysis of the contentious politics of incorporating environmental justice into climate change policy. Free, noon. Online. arch.virginia.edu

Tuesday 11/15 music American Authors. Since releasing its debut album Oh, What a Life in 2014, this New York-based pop-rock outfit has experienced milestones most bands only dream about. $20-23, 8pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. thesouthern cville.com

Josh Mayo and The House Sauce. A rotating lineup of local musicians. Free, 9pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. rapturerestaurant.com Vincent Zorn. Olé. Free, 7pm. The Bebedero, 225 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. the bebedero.com

dance Step Afrika! The professional dance company performs stepping, a polyrhythmic, percussive dance form that uses the body as an instrument. $29-44, 7pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net

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Family Game Night. Enjoy dinner, refreshing cocktails, mocktails, and beers, and play a variety of games for all ages, including corn hole, jumbo Jenga, cards, and more. Free, 5pm. Dairy Market, 946 Grady Ave. dairymarketcville.com Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night. Useless knowledge means everything at this authentic homegrown trivia quiz. Free, 8pm. Firefly, 1304 E. Market St. fireflycville.com

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t feels like Carnival time at Second Street Gallery. Megan Marlatt’s vibrant paintings and eye-popping big head sculptures are on view and the space sings with boisterous energy. Festival themes loom large in her show entitled “Mummers,” and though Carnival doesn’t officially begin for a couple of months, its fall equivalent is happening right now. As we head into winter, we celebrate seasonal change with Halloween and Día de Muertos, which, like Carnival, feature magic and costumes. For an artist like Marlatt, who has built her career as a painter, her big heads may seem like a departure, but from the moment she first saw a capgrosso (“big head” in Catalan), she was smitten. Her fascination prompted her to travel to Spain in 2010 to learn how to make capgrossos from renowned folk artists Ventura and Hosta. “Through the big heads, I became very interested in the rituals of European carnivals,” says Marlatt. In 2018, she returned to Europe, this time to Belgium, where she studied Carnival culture at the International Carnival and Mask Museum. “In Binche, Carnival participants carry little brooms, which they use to sweep the ground,” says Marlatt. “They’re sweeping away the evils of winter to make way for spring. If they don’t do this, winter will never go away. In Bulgaria, they use sticks to beat the ground, waking spring up. “These are pagan rituals adopted by the church. So Lent ... coincides with the time when food supplies would be running low. When Carnival occurs, it’s not yet spring, the vernal equinox hasn’t happened. It’s the in-between time when it’s not one thing or the other, and it’s during this liminal period that magic happens.” Transition is not just evident in the shifting in-between-time, but also in the act of donning a mask and changing one’s identity. For Marlatt, this is a powerful exercise in empathy. “What I love about masks (and big heads) is they‘re empathetic,” she says. “They erase age, species, race, gender. They allow you to play at being someone else, get inside their skin and empathize with their lot.” Marlatt explores these ideas further in her paintings of Wysteria Ivy, who, as a drag queen, both occupies a transitional space and assumes another identity. On display are both animal and human heads—there’s a hare, a rooster, the Belgian painter James Ensor, sisters Salt and Pepper, and even a heavenly host of angels. Instantly appealing, the heads seem benign at first. But there’s something sinister and manic about them. Marlatt employs the masks in various ways: some are one-offs that she uses in her Big Head Brigade parades and performances, while others, she incorporates into her paintings, where they sometimes appear as masks

Megan Marlatt paints between the lines of fantasy and reality in “Mummers,” her solo show at Second Street Gallery through November 18.

worn by figures. Some have entirely morphed into otherworldly creatures. With its vivid palette and striking imagery, “Wysteria Ivy and the Woodland Creatures” is a captivating and glorious work that presents its subject lounging odalisque-like on a picnic table within a covered shelter. Perched astride the roof, a grinning red bunny sports track shoes, while two mischievous mice tiptoe around the sides of the structure. Marlatt conveys the atmospheric elements in the painting with complete authenticity, which anchors the work in reality. We are coaxed by familiarity into accepting the fantastical elements as Marlatt creates a space of transition between reality and fantasy using ordinary references—the table and shelter and the familiar clothes her animals wear root the picture in the here and

now. She performs a similar thing with her big heads, which each sport some real item—a crocheted hat (made by local artist Eli Frantzen), a scarf, or a bell—all of which enhance their immediacy. “Near Gloaming” offers a crepuscular yin to the sunny yang of Wysteria Ivy back at the picnic grounds. The two paintings are the same size and each feature spindly trees that rise across the picture plane in dynamic vertical rhythm. Here, the fairy tale forest is alight with fireflies. Wysteria Ivy, holding a sunflower, crouches on the ground, gazing at the viewer warily. Disturbing the idyll, a figure wearing a hare mask stands to her right. Smudges of lemony paint between the trees suggests the sun’s last light, blurred by misty air. In these two paintings, Wysteria Ivy is painted outdoors—an unusual place for her to be. According to Marlatt, Wysteria Ivy assumes her persona only in the safe space of her bedroom, interacting with the outside world exclusively online. In Marlatt’s version, she is able to step outside her protected realm and roam free. While she acknowledges that her work possesses surreal elements, Marlatt resists being classified as a surrealist. Perhaps magical realism is a more accurate description of an artist who feels “the world is full of mythologies and miracles.” “Those who would follow a hard stoic line of practicality and logic are just fooling themselves,” says Marlatt. “They think they’re above mystic thinking, but then often they acquire a drinking problem for all their logical realism. They believe they can get rid of mythology in their life, but all we really can do is replace one mythology with another.”

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(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “I straddle reality and the imagination,” says Sagittarian singer-songwriter Tom Waits. “My reality needs imagination like a bulb needs a socket. My imagination needs reality like a blind man needs a cane.” I think that’s great counsel for you to emphasize in the coming weeks. Your reality needs a big influx of energy from your imagination, and your imagination needs to be extra well-grounded in reality. Call on both influences with maximum intensity!

Capricorn

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Sometimes, Capricorn, you appear to be so calm, secure, and capable that people get a bit awed, even worshipful. They may even get caught up in trying to please you. Is that a bad thing? Not necessarily—as long as you don’t exploit and manipulate those people. It might even be a good thing in the coming weeks, since you and your gang have a chance to accomplish big improvements in your shared resources and environment. It would take an extra push from everyone, though. I suspect you’re the leader who’s best able to incite and orchestrate the extra effort.

Aquarius

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): If you have been posing as a normal person for too long, I hope you will create fresh outlets for your true weird self in the weeks ahead. What might that entail? I’ll throw out a couple of ideas. You could welcome back your imaginary friends and give them new names like Raw Goodness and Spiral Trickster. You might wear fake vampire teeth during a committee meeting or pray to the Flying Spaghetti Monster to send you paranormal adventures. What other ideas can you imagine about how to have way too much fun as you draw more intensely on your core eccentricities?

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Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Here are tips on how to get the most out of the next three weeks: 1. Be a master of simmering, ruminating, marinating, steeping, fermenting, and effervescing. 2. Summon intense streams of self-forgiveness for any past event that still haunts you. 3. Tap into your forbidden thoughts so they might heal you. Discover what you’re hiding from yourself so it can guide you. Ask yourself prying questions. 4. Make sure your zeal always synergizes your allies’ energy, and never steals it. 5. Regularly empty your metaphorical trash so you always have enough room inside you to gleefully breathe the sweet air and exult in the earth’s beauty. Whether it’s cloudy or shiny, rainy or misty, mild or frigid, you will not only be unflappable—you will thrive on the variety. Like a duck, Pisces, you may not attract a lot of attention. But I bet you will enjoy the hell out of your life exactly as it is.

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(March 21-April 19): When you Aries people are at your best, you are driven by impeccable integrity as you translate high ideals into practical action. You push on with tireless force to get what you want, and what you want is often good for others, too. You have a strong sense of what it means to be vividly alive, and you stimulate a similar awareness in the people whose lives you touch. Are you always at your best? Of course not. No one is. But according to my analysis of upcoming astrological omens, you now have extra potential to live up to the elevated standards I described. I hope you will take full advantage.

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(April 20-May 20): In my experience, you Tauruses often have more help available than you realize. You underestimate your power to call on support, and as a result, don’t call on it enough. It may even be the case that the possible help gets weary of waiting for you to summon it, and basically goes into hiding or fades away. But let’s say that you, the lucky person reading this horoscope, get inspired by my words. Maybe you will respond by becoming more forceful about recognizing and claiming your potential blessings. I hope so! In my astrological opinion, now is a favorable time for you to go in quest of all the help you could possibly want. (P.S.: Where might the help come from? Sources you don’t expect, perhaps, but also familiar influences that expand beyond their previous dispensations.)

Gemini

(May 21-June 20): Sometimes, life compels us to change. It brings us some shock that forces us to adjust. On other occasions, life doesn’t pressure us to make any shifts, but we nevertheless feel drawn to initiating a change. My guess is that you are now experiencing the latter. There’s no acute discomfort pushing you to revise your rhythm. You could probably continue with the status quo for a while. And yet, you may sense a growing curiosity about how your life could be different. The possibility of instigating a transformation intrigues you. I suggest you trust this intuition. If you do, the coming weeks will bring you greater clarity about how to proceed.

Cancer (June 21-July 22): “We suffer more often in imagination than in reality,” wrote ancient Roman philosopher Seneca. That’s certainly true about me. If all the terrible things I have worried about had actually come to pass, I would be unable to function. Luckily, most of my fears have remained mere fantasies. What about you, fellow Cancerian? The good news is that in the coming months, we Crabs will have unprecedented power to tamp down and dissipate the phantasms that rouse anxiety and alarm. I predict that as a result, we will suffer less from imaginary problems than we ever have before. How’s that for a spectacular prophecy?

Leo

(July 23-Aug. 22): Poet Matt Michael writes, “Sure, the way trees talk is poetry. The shape of the moon is poetry. But a hot dog is also poetry. LeBron James’ tomahawk dunk over Kevin Garnett in the 2008 NBA Playoffs is poetry. That pothole I always fail to miss on Parkman Road is poetry, too.” In accordance

with current astrological omens, Leo. I’d love for you to adopt Michael’s approach. The coming days will be a favorable time to expand your ideas about what’s lyrical, beautiful, holy, and meaningful. Be alert for a stream of omens that will offer you help and inspiration. The world has subtle miracles to show you.

Virgo

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Virgo author Michael Ondaatje was born in Sri Lanka, but as a child moved to England and later to Canada. His novel Running in the Family describes his experiences upon returning to his native Sri Lanka as an adult. Among the most delightful: the deluge of novel sensory sensations. On some days, he would spend hours simply smelling things. In accordance with current astrological omens, I recommend you treat yourself to comparable experiences, Virgo. Maybe you could devote an hour today to mindfully inhaling various aromas. Tomorrow, meditate on the touch of lush textures. On the next day, bathe yourself in sounds that fill you with rich and interesting feelings. By feeding your senses like this, you will give yourself an extra deep blessing that will literally boost your intelligence.

Libra

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You evolved Libras understand what’s fair and just. That’s one of your potencies, and it provides a fine service for you and your allies. You use it to glean objective truths that are often more valuable than everyone’s subjective opinions. You can be a stirring mediator as you deploy your knack for impartiality and evenhandedness. I hope these talents of yours will be in vivid action during the coming weeks. We non-Libras need extra-strong doses of this stuff. Expanded weekly audio horoscopes and daily text message horoscopes: RealAstrology.com, (877) 873-4888

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CAAR Homes Sales Report Third Quarter 2022 Market Report Key Takeaways Economic Conditions • Virginia’s job market continues to expand. The state added 16,700 jobs between July and August and is now only about 5,300 jobs short of pre-pandemic levels. Most of the growth continues tobe in the Leisure and Hospitality sector. • The unemployment rate remains very low. In August, the unemployment rate was 3.2% in Virginia and was 2.9% in the Charlottesville region. Both are down from a year ago. • Mortgage rates climbed rapidly over the past month. In the second week of October, the averagerate on a 30-year fixed mortgage rose to 6.92%, up from 6.02% a month ago.

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Housing Market Conditions • There were 1,206 home sales in the CAAR region during the third quarter of 2022. This is 192 fewer sales than this time last year, which is a 14% drop. The market has been slowing down in the CAAR area for five straight quarters. • Home prices continue to climb in the region. The third quarter median sales price in the CAAR market was $405,000, rising 11% from a year ago, which is a surge of $40,000. • Inventory continues to build up in the CAAR region. There were 829 active listings on the market at the end of the third quarter, 226 more listings than a year ago, a 37% increase.

Key Trends Dashboard, CAAR Economy • 2.9% | Is the Aug-2022 unemployment rate in the CAAR footprint, which is down from Aug-2021 • 6.92% | Is the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate during the second week of October 2022, which is up 3.87 percentage points from a year ago

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Housing Market • -192 | Fewer home sales in the CAAR footprint in Q3-2022 compared to last year • 11% | Percent change in median sales price in the CAAR region in Q3-2022 compared to a year ago • -$20.2 | Million dollars less in total sold volume in the CAAR footprint in Q3-2022 compared to last year • 37% | Percent change in active listings at the end of Q3-2022 in the CAAR market compared to a year ago • 2.1| Months of supply in the CAAR footprint in Q3-2022, which is up from a year ago

Economic Overview Economic conditions are worsening as high inflation continues to be a significant factor. The labor market remains relatively strong in Virginia as there are more jobs in the economy and unemployment continues to be very low. Mortgage rates are climbing, which is cooling housing markets across the Commonwealth. Jobs There were 4.09 million jobs throughout Virginia in August 2022, an increase of about 16,700 jobs from July 2022. Virginia’s economy is nearly back to prepandemic job levels, just 5,300 jobs shy of the January 2020 totals. The state’s job recovery has been robust. More than 472,000 jobs have been added back since April 2020. Most of the job growth in Virginia continues to be in the Leisure & Hospitality sector and the Health & Social Assistance sector. Depsite the strong gains this year in Leisure & Hospitality, this sector is still down compared to prepandemic levels. The sharpest decrease in jobs this month was in the Finance & Insurance sector. Unemployment The unemployment rate in Virgina continues to be very low. The statewide unemployment rate was 3.2% in August 2022 (not seasonally adjusted), down from 4% from last August. In the Charlottesville area, the August unemployment rate was 2.9%, down from 3.4% a year ago. New Construction New residential construction permitting in 2022 continues to outpace 2021 through August. There have been 1,247 total building permits issued in the Charlottesville MSA through August of 2022, which is 37% higher than permit levels were through August of 2021. The surge in permits this year is being driven by more duplex/multifamily permits, which are up 80% year-to-date through August compared to a year ago (+225 permits). Permits for single-family detached homes are up 18% so far in 2022 (+112 permits) compared to last year. Mortgage Rates In the second week in October, the average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage rose to 6.92%. This is the highest the rate has been in more than two decades (since August 2001). Interest rates have soared in 2022. As a result, the housing market has slowed down significantly. The 30year fixed mortgage rate has more than doubled since the start of the year.

Housing Market Overview The CAAR regional housing market continues to moderate. Sales were well below last year’s third quarter level, which brought down the total sold dollar vol-

ume. Despite the moderating market, home prices continue to trend up as the supply remains tight, and homes are selling slightly faster than last year on average. The inventory of active listings is growing in the region as sales activity slows, which is providing more options

for buyers who are in the market. Sales For the fifth consecutive quarter, sales activity in the CAAR housing market cooled from the busy pace a year ago. There were 1,206 homes sold across the region in the third quarter, 192 fewer


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sales than the same period last year, representing a 14% decrease. This quarter is the sharpest drop in sales the region has seen since the spring of 2020, as the market adjusts to rising interest rates. Sales slowed down all three months of the quarter, which covers July through September. Statewide, total home sales were down 23% from the third quarter a year ago.

Sold Volume While prices continue to trend up, the sharp drop in sales activity brought down the total sold dollar volume this quarter in the CAAR market. There was approximately $593.5 million of sold volume across the region during the third quarter. This is about $20.2 million less sold volume than the third quarter of 2021, which is a 3% decrease.

Inventory The supply of active listings in the CAAR region is building up as sales activity slows. There were 829 active listings on the market at the end of the third quarter, 226 more listings than a year ago, which is a 37% increase. This is the second straight quarter the inventory has grown, and it’s the largest year-over-year supply increase

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Days on Market Even with cooling demand, homes continue to sell faster on average in the CAAR market. The average days on market in the third quarter across the CAAR footprint was 21 days, which is three days faster than this time last year. The low supply of homes on the market is keeping this metric relatively low, although this pattern is starting to change in some parts of the state. Statewide, the average days on market in the third quarter was 23 days, up from 21 days this time last year.

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Sales Prices As market activity moderates, home prices continue to trend higher in the CAAR footprint. At $405,000, the third quarter median sales price in the region jumped up 11% from a year ago, a gain of $40,000. The median price in the region has increased at a double-digit rate for three consecutive quarters despite a sharp drop in sales. The tight inventory is putting upward pressure on prices. Most local markets in the region had a surge in prices this quarter. The statewide median sales price in the third quarter was $375,000, up 5.6% from a year ago.

the region has had in more than seven years. Most local markets in the region had an increase in active listings this quarter. Across Virginia, there were 19,793 active listings at the end of the third quarter, a 2.9% decrease from last year, which is a reduction of 586 listings. There was about 2.1 months of supply at the end of the third quarter in the CAAR footprint, which is up from 1.4 months a year ago. The months of supply metric is calculated by taking the average monthly sales over the preceding 12-month period and dividing it by the inventory of active listings. Statewide, there was 1.7 months of supply at the end of the third quarter.

One floor living! Unique floor plan! Fabulous deck with views of the lake. A 2 story entry hall leads to the sunken living room with a wall of windows. First floor master suite with private study or nursery. Large, open formal dining room and spacious kitchen with large breakfast area. Set on .48 acres at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. Fenced yard. All of the advantages of living in Forest Lakes.;pool, tennis, club house, walking trails and lakes. All convenient to great shopping, restaurants and schools. $625,000

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Private Keswick residence on 18.6 acres with views of the Southwest Mountains. 3-bedrooms, 1.5-baths+ with wood floors, screen porch and 2-car garage. Open and wooded land. Easy access to Charlottesville and UVA. MLS#634905 $695,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

EVERGREEN HILL

A private 18 acre horse farm, with 4-bedroom main residence, 1-bedroom cottage, beautiful 8-stall center aisle barn, outdoor riding ring, and several fenced pastures and hay fields. With access onto 570 plus acres of parkland with trails. MLS#632164 $1,295,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

BLACKBERRY HILL FARM

Attractive, self-sustaining 5,525 fin. sf residence on 38± acres with 3-car garage, barn and Blue Ridge Mountain views. A peaceful oasis easily accessible to Charlottesville and Washington DC. MLS#634846 $1,550,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

Situated near the Blue Ridge Mountains in western Madison County, contains 333 acres of rolling to hilly pastures and grazing land, wooded mountain land, 2 homes and a complement of necessary farm buildings to sustain many agricultural endeavors. Currently runs as a grazing farm for beef cattle. There is a quality 3 BR brick home, c. 1995, offering 1-level living, a modern kitchen, baths and large windows bringing in lots of light. Outside is a lovely terrace and inground gunite pool. Not in conservation easement! MLS#630435 $3,200,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

PEA RIDGE FARM

317 acre estate that has it all: location, views, water, a spectacular 5-BR residence, event center and more! 15+ acre lake is centered among lush rolling fields of rich grass and unparalleled views. Additional acreage available. 25 minutes west of Charlottesville. MLS#631962 $8,875,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

BELMONT LOFTS

This 3-bedroom, 3.5 bath condo features extra high ceilings, a modern and open floor plan with huge windows and doors, and a large rooftop terrace with views of the Downtown Mall all the way around to Monticello. MLS#634149 $1,950,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

MOUNT PARAN CHURCH

Church residence. Redesigned by architect Bruce Wardell, as his own home. A separate addition has 3 or 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Has been further enhanced and improved by the current owners. Bucolic views complete the perfect setting. MLS#630270 $810,000 Tim Michel, 434.960.1124

HATTON RIDGE FARM

A most tranquil and private 278+ acre grazing and hay farm with two-thirds mile of James River frontage. The centerpiece of Hatton Ridge Farm is an impressive 4-5 bedroom, brick Georgian home, built circa 2000. MLS#634311 $3,675,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

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Currently zoned R-1. However, Albemarle County Comprehensive Plan projects this land to be Urban Density. A 12” water line runs along Rt. 29. Currently being used for Agriculture. County says best use would be multi-family housing as property is adjacent to Forest Lakes South and Hollymead. Part of this property fronts Derby Lane in Hollymead. There is an abandoned house on the property. MLS#636152 $2,995,000 Sharon Donovan, 434.981.7200 Steve McLean, 434.981-1863

OWENSVILLE ROAD

5-bedroom residence on 2 acre lot in Meriwether Lewis Elementary District! Stunning home has top quality finishes and many features include: open floor concept on all levels; fully loaded chef ’s kitchen; and so much more! MLS#632111 $1,675,000 Will Faulconer, 434.987.9455

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RAGGED MOUNTAIN FARM

Two wonderful estate parcels comprised of 185.01± acres in coveted Ragged Mountain Farm. Excellent elevated building site, complete privacy, and beautiful views. Murray/Henley/Western school district. MLS#621083 $1,895,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

SIMMONS GAP/ESTES RIDGE

10 acres of mature woods. Property has long road frontage and consists of two parcels being combined and sold as one. No homeowners association! Design and build your dream residence on this very wellpriced parcel. MLS#621178 $189,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

LYNX FARM LANE

Great building lot in Ivy! Over 2.5 acres less than 6 miles to Charlottesville and UVA. Your future dream home could sit on this beautiful, wooded land, the perfect combination of country and city access. Murray Elementary School District. MLS#634897 $165,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

820 CONDO

Well-designed corner condo consisting of a bright great room with high ceilings, 1-bedroom/1-bath, and an inviting private balcony. Views of the Downtown skyline and mountains. MLS#634496 $285,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

ECOVILLAGE CHARLOTTESVILLE

The Owner has been working with planners and the County of Albemarle to develop on this property an environmentally sensitive and sustainable housing community. 6.5 acre site with two houses. MLS#633951 $1,750,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076 www.ecovillagecharlottesville.org

GIBSON’S HOLLOW

Ivy area! A 249+ acre hidden, private Arcadia controlling its own little valley up to the mountain ridge top building sites. Multiple parcels and subdivision rights make it a conservation easement candidate. MLS#634183 $4,000,000 Tim Michel, 434.960.1124 or Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

SOUTHERN ALBEMARLE

87+ acre pine forest property is a good investment tract, or use as a hunting and recreational tract, or with multiple division rights, a place to build a home or more than one home. Potential mountain views, and private settings. MLS#629213 $499,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

MISSION HOME ROAD

146.88 ac. in Albemarle & Greene County. Privacy & protection adjacent to the Shenandoah National Park! Full division rights & multiple home sites. Extraordinary timberland. Views of the mountains, along with easy access to trails & Skyline Drive. MLS#620276 $1,100,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

MEADOW FARM

436+ acre parcel of land in Southern Albemarle! 4 division rights; complete privacy; lush, gently rolling terrain; long road frontage; stream; 3-acre lake; 125135 acres of open land; mature hardwood forests. Under conservation easement. Owner/agent. MLS#634139 $2,985,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

EDNAM FOREST

Wonderfully large 1.5+ acre building lot in Ednam Forest. Build your dream home on this elevated, wooded lot located in a single family community, minutes from UVA and within walking distance to Boar’s Head Resort. MLS#598537 $289,500 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

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GARTH ROAD

11.73-acre, buildable lot in Western Albemarle! One of a kind location and a rare opportunity to purchase a large lot in an estate neighborhood 10 minutes to town. 2 division rights and is gently rolling with a small stream bisecting the property. MLS#628219 $795,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

GATEWAY CIRCLE

Prime end-unit residence in a quiet Forest Lakes community. Enjoy the outdoors through views from the many windows, miles of walking trails or recreational activities. Private living with easy access to Charlottesville. MLS#635657 $319,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

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ake the Tour and you’ll see shoulder length Clutch And Grace Chandelier earrings fashioned of sterling silver and textiles printed with local plant-based dyes. Take the Tour and you’ll see handmade copper bowls and a mahogany clock whimsically evocative of a girl with long straight hair. My, oh my oh my. Hit the Artisans Studio Tour in and around Charlottesville this November 12 & 13, and you’ll goggle at fabric, jewelry, stained glass, pottery, furniture, quilting, weaving and whatever else creative minds have dreamed up and put their hands to. More than that, you’ll be delighted by the imagination, ingenuity, and meticulous workmanship of 39 of the finest artisans in the Commonwealth. A group of local crafters met in 1994 to create the first annual Artisans Studio Tour. Now here in 2022 the 28th Tour will take place at 21 studios all across the area, from Wolftown in the north to Tye River Road in the south, Sugar Hollow in the west, and Stony Point in the east. Each participant’s work has been

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rigorously vetted by fellow artisans to ensure that their crafts are of the highest quality. The 2020 Tour was online only. When the Tour went live and in person again in 2021, a record number of craft lovers came out to see and marvel—and purchase. Walking into the studios needn’t feel intimidating, the artisans want you to know—they’re a friendly bunch. Unlike, say, gallery-going in a major city, the Studio Tour is “the warm, fuzzy hug of art-viewing experiences.” What you wear, how much money you have to spend, and how much you know about the kind of thing you’re looking at . . . none of that matters. With that out of the way, let’s meet a few of the creative human beings you can meet on this year’s Tour.

Richard & Alec & Ninika Gordon Furnituremaker Richard Gordon comes from a family of woodworkers, but he tried his hand with other materials first. When he finally got around to wood, he remembers, “it just clicked.” That was a full 50 years ago. Today Gordon is known for the beautiful solid wood furniture he makes with his son Alec, tables and chairs and the like that

wed traditional joinery to contemporary design. Woodworking afficionados appreciate Gordon’s adherence to tradition, specifically his devotion to the dovetail joint, in which the ends of two pieces of word are cut so they interlock. “I’m a dovetailing fool,” he says. “I’m the only person I know who puts their chairs together with dovetails. I put them everywhere I can.” “I’ve seen 4,000-year-old dovetails,” Gordon goes on, warming to his subject. “It’s a common sense way to put two boards together. Back in the 70s when I started, nobody knew what was holding their furniture together. If it was old, it was dovetails, but they were hidden; if it was new it was glue and screw. I like to use dovetails and let’em show.” Gordon’s dovetails aren’t a bug. “The dovetails are a feature.” Instead of staining his pieces, Gordon relies on another old technique, finishing them with Tung oil, a naturally occurring polymer of Chinese derivation that is absorbed by the wood, seeping into the cells where the sap used to be, and hardening over time. Once it’s in, it’s in—“It’s part of the wood,” he says, “and can’t be scratched off.” While Gordon makes furniture for every room of the house, it’s chairs that

he loves most. By his estimate they account for a full third of his output. Rocking chairs take two weeks; dining room chairs take one. But that’s with two people—for the past 12 years he’s done his work with the help of his son Alec. “My son grew up at craft shows,” he says, “so he’s been exposed to a lot of very interesting creative work in his lifetime. A lot of what he does is sculptural and artistic—he brings an Art Nouveau creativity. When we collaborate I’m in charge of the joinery, and he’s in charge of sculpting. Together we’re making incredible stuff that neither one of us could make alone.” Alec is actually Gordon’s second collaborator. “My wife Ninika worked with me in furniture for 30 years,” he notes, “and then when Alec was old enough to work in the shop, he kind of took her place and she went back to making jewelry, which is what she was doing when I met her. But she was very much involved in the development of the furniture stylistically. She also grew up at craft shows with her parents. When I met her she was like, ‘I really don’t care what I make, I just want to be a craftsperson; I love the lifestyle.’” Nowadays Ninika is a jeweler. “In 10 years she’s gotten as far as it took me in 30,” Gordon says. “She’s amazing.”


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Ninika makes what she calls “tiny wearable sculptures,” forging them out of precious metal. “I take inspiration from the random patterns of the natural world around me,” she says. “I create textures in my jewelry with a combination of hammering, stamping and roller printing. I play with color by fusing bits of gold to sterling silver, and contrast oxidized patinas with bright polished metal. I use gemstones and pearls as accents.” The Gordon family’s Phineas Rose Studios in Wolftown in Madison County will be open for Tour visitors, as it has for the last 15 Tours. “I have a lot of really good friends on the Tour,” Gordon says. “I collaborate with stained glass workers and other people on the Tour who do elements that I use in my own work. I make lamps for their shades. I make cabinets with glass doors—they make the glass.” When he visits other studios, Gordon gets to see his work in collaboration, so to speak, with that of his fellow artisans. “An awful lot of my furniture has Fred Williamson’s bowls on it,” he says. Kevin Crowe’s pottery too. “Many times I’ve shown up to deliver a piece of furniture and his bowls are sitting on my table. I make things for people to put their treasures on.” The wheel-thrown porcelain and stoneware ceramics of Tour artisan Shari Jacobs may also be seen at Phineas Rose.

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Gabriel Ofiesh “The most satisfaction for me is when I’m making something new,” Gabriel Ofiesh says. “My jewelry has a very distinctive look, but I like to keep evolving my designs, so I still keep my design identity but make something that’s fresh. I fabricate everything in my studio, and it has a look, so that when people meet someone who has a ring of mine they might say, ‘Oh, that’s one of Gabriel’s pieces.’ That’s what I aspire to, is to make something that is recognizable.” Two of Ofiesh’s collections are especially recognizable: his orbit rings and his square rings. The first, which he patterned in 2020, are unusual in actually consisting of two separate rings: an inner ring of silver or gold, and a band of gems and diamonds which revolves around it. Naturally they’re very popular. He began making his second set of distinctive rings back in the 80s. “Now when I make a ring,” he says, “most people expect it to be square. They’re very comfortable, which always surprises people, and I do them in a way that they’re stackable, so you can take different rings and they fit together with others.” Ofiesh took up jewelry-making as a profession after failing to get a job teaching English, but what first sparked his interest was a craft show. “I spent a summer at the University of Colorado, and a couple of my friends were making jewelry,” he remembers. “I learned some basics through them. I got a couple of books and made jewelry in my room my last couple years in college.” His studio has been a Tour stop for five or six years now. “I’d always wanted to do it but it never really fit into my schedule,” he says. “And then once I did it I was hooked. I love the Tour because I really like feedback from people who see

my work, and I get to know my clients. I enjoy clients who purchase one piece and then come back and get another to add to their collection. It’s not unusual for a client to make a comment about a piece and then I’ll design something because of their comment. “If you’ve never gone on the Tour before, it’s a really fun experience. Handmade objects are important to see and feel in person, and for you to experience some of the maker’s process. You see a lot of different environments. If I walk into a different jeweler’s studio, it’s going to be completely different than my studio. It’s amazing the different ways that people can come up with ideas.” Ofiesh is impressed with how well the Tour is organized, and how it reaches all parts of the state. “I would say 40 percent of the participants that come into my studio in Charlottesville are not from the Charlottesville area, they’re

from Richmond or Northern Virginia or even Tidewater. It has become a very looked forward to event for people who like to travel.”

To Whet Your Appetite Cathy Vaughn works with copper, crafting bowls, abstract wall panels, totem collages, and hooks, frequently with plant forms, and making use of the oxidation process called verdigris that gives the metal such beautiful and multicolored patinas. Vaughn’s work will be shown at Sunset Farm Studio in Crozet. Cheri Mehler started out working with stained glass, but after just one class in fusing glass, she was “hooked.” Mehler bought a kiln and makes her colorful fused glass pieces in a converted tractor barn in Greenwood. John Pluta combines clay, wood, and vintage objects to sculpt creatures of his own imagination. John and his wife Holly

own Noon Whistle Pottery, a Stanardsville shop that represents 200 American artisans. John and Holly also organize the Virginia Clay Festival. The Swedish-born artist Charlotte Lotta Helleberg has been experimenting with textile printmaking for over a decade. Most recently she’s focused on botanical contact printing, relief processes, and local plant-based dyes, making quilts, textile collages, artist books, and other objects that document and celebrate her immediate surroundings. Helleberg’s prints can be seen at Inleaf Studio in Charlottesville.

See For Yourself The Artisan Studio Tour’s Passport Program will offer tourgoers the opportunity to win shopping credit with an artisan of their choice. Passport cards may be picked up and stamped at each studio, and passport holders will be eligible to win a $50 credit; holders who visit five or more studios will be entered in a drawing for a credit of $300. The free, self-guided 28th Annual Artisans Studio Tour will be held Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Most artisans will have live or video demonstrations and other educational displays. Directions to their studios are on the Tour website, and veteran tourgoers know just how much there is to see. Many make it a weekend and go both days!


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“Sorry, we’ve changed our minds about selling.” “We just rented that apartment.” “It doesn’t look like you qualify for the loan.” If you believe you may be a victim of housing discrimination, contact HUD or your local Fair Housing Center:

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HOME SALES STATS

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THERE WERE 96 SALES IN THE 11 COUNTY AND CITY AREAS n 31 were in Albemarle with an average price of $642,581 n 4 were in Charlottesville with an average price of $533,625 n 10 were in Fluvanna with an average price of $478,382 n 3 were in Greene with an average price of $336,667 n 13 were in Louisa with an average price of $341,736 n 3 were in Madison with an average price of $297,175 n 7 were in Nelson with an average price of $429,714 n 12 were in Orange with an average price of $348,692 n 8 were in Staunton with an average price of $228,100 n 5 were in Waynesboro with an average price of $312,994

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www.charlottesville.gov Real estate tax rate: $.96 per $100 ci.staunton.va.us Real estate tax rate: $.92 per $100 www.waynesboro.va.us Real estate tax rate: $.90 per $100 www.albemarle.org Real estate tax rate: $.854 per $100

FLUVANNA COUNTY

fluvannacounty.org Real estate tax rate: $.884 per $100

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12570 Chicken Mountain Rd Orange , VA Home built in 2000 from reclaimed materials - 100 acres is enhanced by being in the middle of a couple of thousand acres

Jane Porter Fogleman (434) 242-8355

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12570 Chicken Mountain Rd Orange , VA Home built in 2000 from reclaimed materials - 100 acres is enhanced by being in the middle of a couple of thousand acres

Jane Porter Fogleman (434) 242-8355

NOVEMBER 9 - 15, 2022 ISSUE 3145

OPEN 11/3 | 12-3pm

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511 Shelton Mill Rd

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