White & Waive at Fry’s Spring / VHT re-opened

November 14th, 2008 · 3 Comments · By

So the big show tonight is the Full Moon Ball at the Fry’s Spring Beach Club (!) with Sarah White and Ted Pitney, Jim Waive and the Young Divorcees, and Justin Jones and the Driving Rain.

For those who don’t know it Fry’s Spring is way down off of JPA extended (a few blocks past Wayside Chicken, at the intersection of JPA and Old Lynchburg Rd). It’s a swimming pool with attached clubhouse that I frequented regularly in my youth; I honestly haven’t been there in about 15 years, but I can vividly remember afternoons spent wearing a soggy towel in the clubhouse while playing their Ms. Pac-Man machine and waiting for the fry cook to make french fries.

Anyhow it should be an interesting place to see a show; Sarah’s mailing list quotes someone as saying: “There is no cooler place in the Charlottesville area to have a party…The Ballroom can hold 500 dancing people today just as well as it did when the likes of Glenn Miller’s Orchestra graced the stage back in the swing era. There is a stage for bands…vintage deco-esque booths…even a disco ball to illuminate those late night shenanigans.” It starts at 9:00pm, tickets are $10 at the door. {please also note that the bar is a CASH BAR only; there’s NO ATM at Fry’s Spring}

I’ll probably be there, but I’ll certainly be late;  we’re re-opening the Vinegar Hill Theatre tonight {and I’m their new assistant manager.} The Theatre’s new owner / manager is the guy who runs the Visulite Theatre in Staunton, which I’ve heard only great things about, and from the week that I’ve been working with Adam so far he’s been really cool and he seems to have his brain and heart in exactly the right place w/r/t understanding what makes a small independent art-house theater great. So that’s been really crazy and exciting; we’re re-opening tonight with Rachel Getting Married, followed by Happy-Go-Lucky and Slumdog Millioniare in the coming weeks.

Here’s some other worthwhile stuff happening tonight; Joe Pollock, and Wes Swing at The BridgeJameson Zimmer, David Tewks, and American Tourist at The Garage / the Falsies and Hot Lava at Outback Lodge.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 James // Nov 15, 2008 at 1:30 am

    I worked 13 hours today. Got home around midnight. Never made it to Fry’s Spring. How was it?

    For that matter, how were the other shows?

  • 2 sian // Nov 15, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    James, The Full Moon Ball was great. Nice turn out. Great music. Everyone sounded awesome, lots of stompin feet. It is a really fun space.

  • 3 emily // Nov 15, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    wow, the fry’s spring show was incredible. what a venue! if only danny could make this a more regular place, and i could walk to shows like that all the time!