Free arts events at PVCC on Friday, April 21

Improv Night

Piedmont Virginia Community College continues its 2016-17 Fine Arts and Performance season with two free events on Friday, April 21.

PVCC Theater’s “Improv Night” will take place at 5 p.m. in the Maxwell Theatre (Black Box). The culmination of PVCC’s “Fourth Fridays Improv” workshop series, the performance offers an opportunity for workshop participants to display their skills in front of an audience. Several types of improvisational games and exercises will be presented in an interactive show that welcomes audience participation.

PVCC’s Student Art Club will sponsor a screening of biographical drama “The Founder” at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Stage Theatre. The film stars Michael Keaton in the role of McDonald’s brand founder Ray Kroc, who was a struggling gadget salesman in 1954 when he first came across the McDonald brothers’ San Bernardino, Ca., restaurant. Kroc convinces the bothers to allow him to build a franchise business based on their ideas. What follows exposes the conflict between old-fashioned business ideals and all-American capitalism.

The film is rated PG-13 for brief strong language. Free tickets will be handed out, one per person, as the doors to the theater open at 6 p.m. The event is general seating.  For more information, contact Beryl Solla at or call 434.961.5362.

Mouth Wide Open Food Truck and Catering will be parked outside the V. Earl Dickinson Building from 6 to 7:15 p.m. offering a selection of specialty slider sandwiches, sides and drinks.

Events take place the V. Earl Dickinson Building on PVCC’s Main Campus in Charlottesville, located at the south end of College Drive. Ample, free parking is available and the building is wheelchair accessible.

A full list PVCC’s Fine Arts and Performance events is available online at