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Best Bets for Saturday, Sept. 14

September 14, 2013


Sept. 14----Taylor Swift, 7 p.m., John Paul Jones Arena, 1-888-575-8497, $84.50-$29.50, parking $19.50.

--Fifth annual Wine-Tasting Fundraiser for Fluvanna SPCA, noon-3 p.m., Keswick Vineyards, 591-0123, $20, $15 advance, benefits Fluvanna SPCA.

--Third annual Top of the Hops Beer Festival, 3 p.m., nTelos Wireless Pavilion, 1-877-272-8849, $50, VIP ticket for $75 includes early 2 p.m. entry.

--Conspirator with the Polychrons, 9 p.m., doors open at 8 p.m., Jefferson Theater on Downtown Mall, 1-800-594-8499, $17, $15 advance, all ages.

--Building Goodness Foundation's Battle of the Bands and Rockin' Auction sneak preview,10 a.m., City Market, 973-0993, free.

--Seismic Saturdaysmusic series with John Tracy,1 2:30-4:30 p.m., Cooper Vineyards in Louisa, (540) 894-5474, no cover, fees for tastings.

--Southern Company, 9 p.m., Court Cafe and Pub, (540) 967-5544, $6, 21 and older with ID.

--Thomas Gunn and Friends, 8-10 p.m., C'ville Coffee, 817-2633, call for price.'

--Little Walter and the Convictions, 9 p.m.,Durty Nelly's Pub, 295-1278, $5.

--Art Wheeler Trio, 7-9 p.m., Escafe, 295-8668, no cover, parking validated, patio seating available.

--Music Video Dance Party, 10:30 p.m., video playlist begins at 9 p.m., Escafe, 295-8668, no cover, parking validated, patio seating available.

--Jazz Jamm Brunch, noon-2 p.m., Fellini's No. 9, 979-4279, no cover.

--Bob Williamson, 6-9 p.m., Fellini's No. 9, 979-4279, no cover.

--Crow Jane, 10 p.m., Fellini's No. 9, 979-4279, $5.

--The Original Elbe-Musikanten German Band for Oktoberfest, 6-9 p.m., Horse and Hound Gastropub, 293-3365, no cover.

--Lazy Parrot Backyard Barbecue with Jimmy O,6-9 p.m., Lazy Parrot Grill, 977-1020, no cover.

--'80s Night with DJ Keith Jones of Movin' Music, 8 p.m., Lazy Parrot Grill, 977-1020, no cover, 21 and older after 8 p.m.

--Houston Ross, 10:30 p.m., Miller's, 971-8511, no cover.

--Charlottesville Pride Fest After-Party with DJ Tris Tiffany, 10:30 p.m., RQ in Rapture, 293-9526, free, 21 and older.

--Free Radicals, 8 p.m., Rapunzel's Coffee and Books in Lovingston, 263-6660, $7.

--Nude Beach, Suspicious Beasts and Mink, 8:30 p.m., Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar, 293-9947, $7.

--Love Canon in Starry Nights concert series, Jim Waive and the Young Divorcees open the show, 7-11 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m., Veritas Vineyard and Winery, (540) 456-8000, $20, $15 advance online, rain or shine.

--Monthly Acoustic Jam, 7 p.m., Victory Hall Theater in Scottsville, 286-2806, by donation.

--Blue Ridge Blues Band, 10:30 p.m., the Whiskey Jar, 202-1549, no cover, 21 and older.

--Karaoke, 10 p.m., Wild Wing Cafe, 979-9464, no cover, must be 21 or older.

--Sarah Lynna and Misfit Toys, 8 p.m., Wild Wolf Brewery, 361-0088, free, all ages.

--Cowgirls' Barrel Racing, gates open at 11 a.m., Tripple S Ranch in Stanardsville, (540) 847-6719, $5, free for children ages 10 and younger.

--Scottsville Community Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., downtown Scottsville, 286-6000, free.

--Lions Club of Scottsville Plastic Duck Race, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., downtown Scottsville, ducks will be dropped from Scottsville Bridge, finish line is downriver on the James River, 831-2318, $5 per duck.

--Third annual Go Green Fest, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Snow's Garden Center, 964-7511, free.

--Oktoberfest with music by Shippensburg Blaskapelle German Band, noon-5:30 p.m., Wintergreen Resort, 325-8292, $20 includes three glasses of beer and unlimited tastings, $5 for nondrinkers includes two soft drinks.

--Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival, "Music Fresh Squeezed" with Brooklyn Rider, 8:30 p.m., Live Arts, 295-5395, $12.

--Tina Fey, inaugural President's Speaker Series for the Arts event, 8:15 p.m., McIntire Amphitheater, 924-3376, free.

--Carnival of Wonders with magicians Peter Monticup and Steve Pittella and assistants Miss Electra and the Rubber Girl, 7:30 p.m., "The History of the Sideshow" lectureat 1:30 p.m., V. Earl Dickinson Building at Piedmont Virginia Commuity College, 961-5376, $12, $10 seniors and students, lecture is free.

--Hamner Shakespeare Winery Tour of "As You Like It," 7 p.m., Mountain Cove Vineyards, 960-5936, $12, $5 children ages 10 and younger.

--Comedian James Gregory, 7:30 p.m., Paramount Theater, 979-1333, $35 and $27.

--concorDance, "Tripping the Light Fantastic," 5 and 8 p.m., Albemarle Ballet Theatre in Crozet, 823-8888, $10.


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