Registration for Winter-Spring 2018 events now available!

You can register via the online RSVP form or by calling the Colonnade Club Office at 434-924-1192. Regular business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm. Payments accepted with Visa, Mastercard, check, or cash.

   


Looking for something fun to do in Charlottesville? Visit the Charlottesville Welcome Book website for a full list of area activities.


• All events will be located in Pavilion VII unless otherwise noted.
• Complimentary babysitting services will be offered at certain events. See specific event listings for details.
• Parking at the Central Grounds Garage (underneath the University Bookstore on Emmet Street) will be validated.Would you like email notifications of these events? Join our email list by sending a message with subject line “Event Reminder” to hln3c@virginia.edu  and you’ll never miss an event!
Feb
20
Tue
2018
Lecture by President Sullivan, “Anti-Intellectualism and the Public University” @ Pavilion VII, Solarium
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lecture by President Sullivan, "Anti-Intellectualism and the Public University" @ Pavilion VII, Solarium

Join us for a lecture from President Sullivan discussing how strains of anti-intellectualism in American culture intersect and often conflict with the role of the nation’s universities, with special attention to the role of public universities. President Sullivan will discuss the distinctions in universities between being elite and being elitist, among other topics related to the relationship between anti-intellectualism and academic excellence. The presentation will be filmed.

Doors open at 6:00pm for light refreshments, lecture to begin promptly at 6:30pm

Attendance is complimentary. Please RSVP through: member.colonnadeclubuva.com

Mar
15
Thu
2018
St. Patrick’s Day @ Colonnade Club
Mar 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
St. Patrick's Day @ Colonnade Club | Charlottesville | Virginia | United States
St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour with the Colonnade Club

Wear your brightest green and join us for traditional fare from Trinity Irish Pub and live music from Grainneog. Complimentary babysitting provided, reservations must be made in advance.

Cost:
Member: $17   •   Special First Guest: $17   •   Additional Guests: $25 each

 

Mar
22
Thu
2018
Muse Paint Bar @ Muse Paint Bar
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Muse Paint Bar @ Muse Paint Bar | Charlottesville | Virginia | United States

Join us for a fun night at Muse Paint Bar! Enjoy drinks with friends and fellow faculty while creating your very own painting to take home. No painting experience needed!

Members $20, Special Guest $20, Additional Guests $30

Please RSVP through: member.colonnadeclubuva.com

Mar
28
Wed
2018
Lecture by Professor Louis Nelson, “The University of Virginia: Revolutionary Intentions and Landscapes of Slavery” @ Hotel E, Garden Room
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lecture by Professor Louis Nelson, "The University of Virginia: Revolutionary Intentions and Landscapes of Slavery" @ Hotel E, Garden Room

The University of Virginia is—together with Monticello—righty recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. As the final chapter in his career as both a revolutionary thinker and architect, Jefferson materialized in this place his revolutionary ideas and ideals for shaping a new nation and educating a body politic. But as a product of its place and time, UVA was also a landscape of slavery. This talk integrates these two realities into a single interwoven and complicated place and introduces some of the most recent research and digital tools being used to better understand the place of slavery in the everyday life of this university.

Doors open at 6:00pm, lecture begins 6:30-8:00pm.

Louis P. Nelson, Vice Provost for Academic Outreach and Professor of Architectural History, is working a collaborative project to understand the University of Virginia as a
landscape of slavery. He is also coeditor of a forthcoming volume on the spaces of slavery at Thomas Jefferson’s Academical Village and has been a vocal supporter of the initiative to erect a monument to the University’s enslaved populations.

Apr
12
Thu
2018
Bicentennial Lecture by Richard Guy Wilson: Original Drawings of Thomas Jefferson’s Original Architecture @ Fralin Museum of Art
Apr 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bicentennial Lecture by Richard Guy Wilson: Original Drawings of Thomas Jefferson's Original Architecture @ Fralin Museum of Art | Charlottesville | Virginia | United States

One of Thomas Jefferson’s most important legacies was his role as a designer and advocate for the creation of an
iconic architectural identity for our fledgling country that still endures today. Jefferson’s architectural vision for the
United States will be explored in a special exhibition, curated by Richard Guy Wilson, Commonwealth Professor of
Architectural History. Thomas Jefferson’s Architecture & Design will investigate and illuminate Jefferson’s many
architectural accomplishments, as well as the classical tradition to which his architecture was aligned. The
exhibition will consist of drawings, prints, paintings, photographs and building and construction artifacts, among
other archival materials.

Apr
19
Thu
2018
Collegiality Hour at Heirloom Rooftop + Bar @ Heirloom
Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Collegiality Hour at Heirloom Rooftop + Bar @ Heirloom | Charlottesville | Virginia | United States

Get the weekend started right and enjoy a night in the sky with friends and fellow faculty at Heirloom Rooftop + Bar. Includes beverages and appetizers.

Members $15, Special Guest $15, Additional Guests $20

Please RSVP through: member.colonnadeclubuva.com 

Apr
23
Mon
2018
Lecture by Elizabeth Chew, “The Material World of Dolley Madison” @ Pavilion VII, Solarium
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lecture by Elizabeth Chew, "The Material World of Dolley Madison" @ Pavilion VII, Solarium

From ice cream to snack cakes, Dolley Madison is credited for her hospitality, personal charm, and “invention” of the role of the First Lady. At Montpelier and in Washington, Dolley Madison used fashion, domestic interiors, and food in the service of her and her husband’s political goals. In this talk, Elizabeth Chew, Vice President for Museum Programs at Montpelier, will consider how Dolley Madison’s material knowledge contributed to one of the most famous partnerships in American History.

Doors open at 6:00pm for refreshments, lecture to begin promptly at 6:30pm.

Attendance is complimentary. Please RSVP through: member.colonnadeclubuva.com 

Apr
28
Sat
2018
Spring Foxfield Races @ Foxfield
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Spring Foxfield Races @ Foxfield  | Charlottesville | Virginia | United States

Pull out your sun-dresses, bowties, and fabulous hats and spend a day at the famous Foxfield Horse Races with the Colonnade Club! Enjoy delicious food, a full bar, and good company within our tent on the South Hill where we have television, lawn games, prizes, and a perfect view of the entire race track! Event tickets includes admission into Foxfield and the Colonnade Club tent. Parking tickets are available for an additional $45 per vehicle. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for sitting outside of the tent.

Members*: $60
Special First Guest*: $60
Additional Guests*: $90 ea.
Parking: $45 ea.
*Admissions Ticket included in event fee

Please RSVP through: member.colonnadeclubuva.com

May
2
Wed
2018
Club Closings @ Pavilion VII
May 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Club Closings @ Pavilion VII

Join us to commemorate the end of another amazing academic year. Foster good company and future relationships while you enjoy catering by Eric Stammer and local live entertainment with fellow faculty.

Attendance is complimentary. Please RSVP through: member.colonnadeclubuva.com

May
16
Wed
2018
Bicentennial Fundraising Gala @ Pavilion VII, Solarium
May 16 @ 6:00 pm
Bicentennial Fundraising Gala @ Pavilion VII, Solarium

The Colonnade Club requests the pleasure of your company at the First Annual Under the Stars Bicentennial Gala for the benefit of the Colonnade Club Bicentennial Fund.

Reception at six o’clock
Dinner at seven o’clock
Pavilion VII

Black tie or period attire.

Individual $200  Couple $300 Table $1,500

Pre-paid reservations are required for this event. You may also contact the Colonnade Club Office at (434)243-9730 at via email at bbt8n@virginia.edu.

We look forward to sharing this wonderful evening with you!