Upcoming free events at PVCC

Piedmont Virginia Community College will host three events in its series of free offerings as part of its Fine Arts and Performance season. Events will be held in the V. Earl Dickinson Building on PVCC’s Main Campus in Charlottesville.

On Thursday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m., the “One Mic Stand” series for spoken word artists will resume in the Maxwell Black Box Theatre. Experienced and aspiring performers are invited to share poetry, satire, comedy, storytelling and more. Those who wish to perform may sign up at the Box Office starting at 6 p.m. on the night of the show.

On Friday, Feb. 15, from 6 to 7 p.m., Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Brad Stoller will lead “Third Fridays Improv,” a workshop series introducing basic elements of theatrical improvisation. Participants may pre-register by contacting Professor Stoller at bstoller@pvcc.edu or 434.961.5246. Third Fridays Improv will be held in the Maxwell Black Box Theatre.

The monthly “Free Movie Friday” series will follow at 7:30 p.m., in the Main Stage Theatre, featuring the award-winning comedic drama “Green Book.” Set in the 1960s, the film follows world-class African American pianist Dr. Don Shirley (Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali) as he embarks on a concert tour through the Deep South with his tough-talking driver and bodyguard Tony “Lip” (Viggo Mortensen), an Italian-American bouncer from the Bronx. The film is rated PG-13 for thematic content, language including racial epithets, smoking, some violence and suggestive material.

The V. Earl Dickinson Building is located at the south end of 501 College Drive. Ample, free parking is located in front of the building and the facility is wheelchair accessible.

For more information about PVCC’s Fine Arts and Performance season line-up, visit www.pvcc.edu/performingarts online, email boxoffice@pvcc.edu or call 434.961.5376.