Sloane Society Scoop

Humanities Events in April

April Showers...

Hello everyone!

We know we're a little early but there are lots of cool events happening early in the month so we thought we'd give you a heads up. Remember to submit suggestions or ideas to Sloane Society by clicking the button at the bottom of the page! Enjoy April!

- Your humble Sloane Society leaders

Sloane Society at the Historical Collections

Thursday, April 7th, 12-1pm

Health Sciences Library

Historical Collections specialists will present some of the highlights of UVA's collection of rare books and artifacts, with an emphasis on war-time medicine. Food will be provided at noon and the program will begin at 12:15. Space is available for 20 students. Sign up HERE!

Other Events Around Charlottesville!


Friday, April 1, 12:30PM-1:30PM

Department of Theatre, Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee


April 1, 2, 14, 15, 16; 7:00PM - 9:30PM

IX Art Park

A multimedia performance developed by Jennifer Hoyt Tidwell as a part of her 2015/2016 Public Artist Residency at The Bridge. Reserved tickets are available online, and free tickets are available at the door on a first come basis.

Virginia Women's Chorus Spring Concert: Storm Comin'

Saturday, April 2, 4:00PM

Old Cabell Hall

$5 student tickets, may be purchased from the Arts Box Office and by phone at

434.924.3376. For more information, please visit

Charlottesville Symphony: Variations for Spring

Saturday, April 2, 8:00PM-10:00PM

Old Cabell Hall

Sunday, April 3, 3:30PM-5:30PM

Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center

Tickets and information:

Tour the Paramount Theater!

Wednesday, April 6, 12:00PM & 5:30PM


Health Disparities in Virginia: Policy Legacies, Current Realities and Prospects for the Future

Wednesday, April 6, 3:30PM

Garrett Hall, Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy

In Virginia, as in many other states, health disparities exist among racial, ethnic, socioeconomic and geographic groups. This panel brings together physicians and health policy experts to discuss the ethical, legal, medical and social implications of health inequities in Virginia—past, present and future.

NAUSICAA Public Launch Event

Thursday, April 7, 3:00PM-5:00PM

Hume Plaza at UVA

Nausicaa is an innovative oral history project. Members of the UVA community are invited to record and share their personal stories about global engagement. Free dumplings for all who record a global story. Free.

Debra Nystrom and Greg Orr Poetry Reading

Thursday, April 7, 5:00PM

UVA Bookstore

Creative Writing faculty members Debra Nystrom, author of NIGHT SKY FREQUENCIES AND SELECTED POEMS, and Gregory Orr, author of THE RIVER INSIDE THE RIVER, will read together from their newest collections of poetry. Free.

Guided Tour of Indigenous Australian Art

Saturday, April 9, 10:30AM

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection


Free Bridge Quintet presents Sinatra

Saturday, April 9, 8:00PM

Old Cabell Hall

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $5 for students and free for UVA Students who reserve in advance here. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Arts Box Office at 434.924.3376 or by visiting the Arts Box Office.

Cecil Balmond: The 2016 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medalist in Architecture

Wednesday, April 13, 3:00PM

Ruth Caplin Theater

The 2016 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture was awarded to Cecil Balmond, one of the world's leading thinkers on form. Mr. Balmond's talk will be followed by a reception and book signing. Free.

Caryl Phillips Reading

Thursday, April 14, 5:00PM

Auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at UVa

Please join the University of Virginia’s Department of English and Creative Writing Program as we welcome our 2016 Kapnick Foundation Distinguished Writer-in-Residence, Caryl Phillips. Free.

UVa Klezmer Ensemble with Sasha Lurje and Ilya Shneyveys directed by Joel Rubin

Thursday, April 14, 8:00PM

Old Cabell Hall

Latvian musicians, singer Sasha Lurje and multi-instrumentalist Ilya Shneyveys, are at the forefront of the young generation of klezmer and Yiddish revivalists, leading their Yiddish psychedelic rock band, Forshpil, into the 22nd century. Free.

University Singers Present: J.S. Bach's St. John Passion

Saturday, April 16, 8:00PM

Old Cabell Hall

For tickets or more information please visit or call 434.924.3376.

Tea Time Recitals

Thursday-Friday, April 28-29, 1:00PM

Old Cabell Hall

The McIntire Department of Music invites the Charlottesville and University communities to the Teatime Student Recitals, where talented UVA students present a varied menu of musical delights. Come, bring your friends and enjoy the fruits of a semester's worth of musical training and practice.These events are free and open to the public.

Charlottesville Symphony: Pictures

Saturday, April 30, 8:00PM-10:00PM

Old Cabell Hall

Sunday, May 1, 3:30PM-5:30PM

Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center

Tickets and information: