It happens every year, after the holidays when mid-January rolls around. If you too are sitting around your apartment in Lynchburg and wondering “what can I do now?” here are some events taking place around Lynchburg this January.
Tuesday, Jan. 17
E.C. Glass High School’s production of the Tony Award-winning Children of a Lesser God will open at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Studio Theatre. Other performances are at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18-21. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.
Lynchburg College’s Daura Gallery will host an opening reception at 4 p.m. for Aggregations. The exhibit features new work by Korean-based artist Kwang-Young Chun, who specializes in monumental sculptural installations; it will remain up through March 2.
Friday, Jan. 20
The exhibit Mirror of a Passing World: Ephemeral Places, Vanishing Spaces will open with a reception at 5 p.m. at The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. The exhibition is the being curated by six students from the museum’s first-ever Curatorial Seminar class.
Sweet Briar College will also open a new exhibit, This Green Earth: Landscapes from the Permanent Collection, at 5 p.m. It will remain up through April 1.
Liberty University’s Department of Music and Humanities will present Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance at 7:30 p.m. in the Tower Theater. Other performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21, 26, 27 and 28 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 22.
Lynchburg College will hold a lecture and concert, Voices in Peril: Music of the Holocaust, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sydnor Performance Hall.
Saturday, Jan. 21
The American Shakespeare Center will bring its production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream to the Academy of Fine Arts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $13 for students.
Thursday, Jan. 26
The Foreigner will open at 7:30 p.m. at Jefferson Forest High School, with other performances at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 and 28 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 29.
Saturday, Jan. 28
Opera on the James will present Love Makes the World Go ‘Round, a concert of opera and Broadway tunes and more, at 7:30 p.m. in the Academy of Fine Arts’ Warehouse Theatre. Another performance is set for 3 p.m. Jan. 29. All seats are $30.
Richmond-based band Blue Line Highway, who play a mix of blues, contemporary pop and traditional country, will perform at The Hamner Theater at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15, and reservations are recommended.
Appomattox Courthouse Theatre’s production of First Baptist of Ivy Gap, about a group of women planning their church’s 75th anniversary celebration and, later, its 100th, opens at 7:30 p.m. Other performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3, 4, 10 and 11 and 2 p.m. Jan. 29 and Feb. 5. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors.
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