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What's Up in Lexington/Rockbridge this Week – 9/8

Everyone’s recovering from Patio Party and Wine Festival this week…but law students have to be resilient, right?

–compiled by Hannah Shtein ’15L

Monday, 9/8

All day/ongoing – Clarence Morgan: Conversing with Time, Lenfest Center. Clarence Morgan’s paintings, drawings and prints reflect a sophisticated understanding of abstraction and composition. His vocabulary of marks ranges from invented shapes to organic forms, which he uses to create layers of lyrical networks and dense patterns. Morgan’s prints, paintings and works on paper can be found in the collections of the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Asheville Art Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art and Weisman Art Museum, as well as in many private collections throughout the United States. Morgan resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he maintains a studio and is a Professor of Art at the University of Minnesota.

Tuesday, 9/9

6:00pm – Old Time Music Jam at Virginia Horse Center (every second Tuesday of the month). 540-464-2950.

Compiler’s Note: Who doesn’t have a little nostalgia in their hearts, especially when it comes to music? Bring an instrument to play, or bring a friend and listen to others!

Wednesday, 9/10

8:00pm – “Spring Awakening” at Lime Kiln Theater. $12/person 360-631-8564 (ALSO PLAYING ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY!).
(540) Productions is proud to present the Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, and New York Drama Critics’ Circle award-winning musical Spring Awakening. Based on a controversial and banned 19th Century play, this mega-popular rock musical by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater deals with the failures of communication between parents and children, the harsh repression of failed education, the tragic repercussions of lust and sexual repression, and the growth from teenage selfishness towards community. This work is one of the most widely performed musicals in the world and has already been presented by regional universities like JMU, UVA, and Virginia Tech, as well the Virginia Repertory Company. Quips Harvey: “Our outdoor production is a poetic way to close both our and Lime Kiln’s new ‘awakening.

Compiler’s Note: from a purely subjective standpoint, “Spring Awakening” has an amazing soundtrack. AND Duncan Sheik sang the 90s classic “Barely Breathing.” Does anyone not like that song?

Friday, 9/12

5:00pm– 7:30pm – Music in the Garden Series featuring The Killing Coprolites. BYOB (bring your own picnic), Boxerwood Nature Center. 540-463-2697. Pack a picnic and bring the whole family out for live musical entertainment at the beautiful Boxwerwood Nature Center & Woodland Garden. Music from 6-7:30. Music is good, nature is good (if you’re wearing bug spray). Good things should go together. Also, the Coprolites are a group of VMI professors who play electric rock oldies from the 70s-90s. Soooo all of the best music ever.

7:30pm – SVU Play: “Martin Margaret & the M.I.N.D.S.W.A.P. Chandler Hall, SVU. $8/person. 540-261-8464 (ALSO ON SATURDAY, 9/13!). Enjoy a clever and hilarious spoof that debuted at the University of Virginia. Martin and Margaret are up against the cunning henchmen of the evil Mr. X as Europe teeters on the brink of World War II. The good guys and the bad guys fight for control of a weapon that could save or destroy civilized Europe, and mystery-adventure-farce of perilous chases and mistaken identities ensue. Bring your family and enjoy the hysterics!

Saturday, 9/13

All Day – Whitewater rafting at Lower Gauley, WV, sponsored by SBA. Not for the faint-at-heart.

1:30pm – College Football: VMI vs. Davidson (First Reunion). Foster Stadium, Virginia Military Institute. 540-464-7517. Are you ready for some football?

Compiler’s Note: W&L students get to root for whoever they want, because we don’t go to VMI or Davidson. Everybody wins if you’re us (or rather, we always win).

Sunday, 9/14

2:00-5:00pm – Sunday Uncorked. FREE Wine Tasting Event with Plank Road. Rockbridge Vineyard. 888-511-9463. Save the Date for our popular series, Uncorked & Unplugged. Music by various local artists, more details to come. Lunch available for purchase or bring your own picnic. Free Admission.

Compiler’s Note: Wine Fest was last week. Law students are resilient. And everyone likes free stuff.