15 April Events You Don't Want to Miss
April 2, 2018
Little Theatre presents "The Last Capitol: What The House Saw" - April 6-8
The house is presented as a grand, ghostly lady who tells what she has seen and heard through the decades in Danville and the world. Wonderful, nostalgic, songs from each decade will be sung, played or danced, as we take a trip through time. Some of Danville's most talented vocalists, musicians and dancers are at their best in this performance. Although it covers times of war, in addition to happier times, the general feeling fostered is an uplifting and happy one. Don't be surprised if you leave humming a tune from your past. This is one that patrons won't want to miss. There will be a cash bar will be available, with the proceeds supporting the Museum. Performance dates: April 6-7 at 7:30 p.m. & April 8 at 2:30 p.m. Admission $15.00 Museum Member Admission $12.00 (Tickets must be purchased at Museum.)
AAF Tank Museum Tanker's Experience - April 7
Here is a rare opportunity for all you tank enthusiasts out there. This is fun for all ages! We are offering a chance for you to get into 4 Armored Vehicles (Turrets)!!! *Each person will also receive a souvenir bag with 5 AAF Tank Museum Items. For the first event we will offer only 15 tickets to be sold. Tickets are sold on a "first come, first serve" basis. Tickets are $100 per person and must be paid in advance (non-refundable). There will be Premium tickets available for an additional $25. This will allow you to get inside the drivers compartment.
For this first event the armored vehicles you will get inside of are:
• U.S. M60A2
• U.S. M55 Self-Propelled Gun
• Russian T54
• German Panzer IV
Ladies Day at The Homeplace Vineyard - April 7
Join us for a day just for you Ladies. we have lots of new vendors this year! Enjoy an afternoon with your girlfriends, wine, and shopping! Music by Jodie Davis. Participating vendors: Stacy's Country Design, Color Street, Thirty One, LulaRoe, Soul Shine Pottery, Chalk Couture, Young Living Essential Oils, Limelight by Alcone, Pretty Please on Broad, Scentsy, Avon, MiSCdesign, Paparazzi, LipSense, Origami Owl, Brittney and Bowties, JBloom Designs, Style Dots, Younique, Innov8tive Nutrition and Tamz.
Chatham Rotary Casino Night & Auction - April 7
Join us for the event of the season, as we have fun and raise funds for projects in our community and worldwide. Casino games, silent and live auctions, photo booth, plus FABULOUS food make this the most fun you can have in Chatham, VA on April 7!
38th Annual MBA Rugby World Cup - April 13-15
Duke Grad Rugby Football Club is excited to host the 38th MBA Rugby World Cup on April 13-15, 2018 in Danville, VA! Approximately 30 student teams from around the world will travel to Durham, NC and Danville, VA for an action-packed, unforgettable weekend. There will be a men's XVs tournament as well as a women's 7s touch tournament.
Expect the following:
• More rugby than you can handle. 2 days. 30 teams. 90 matches
• World Class Hospitality and Medical support
• Socials that include singing Frenchmen, Irish drinking games and lots of beer
**Certain elements of the weekend may not be family friendly.
SCCA Majors Tour - VIR Spring Sprints - April 13-15
For 2018, the Sports Car Club of America Eastern Conference has been divided into North and South Conferences. This premier Majors event for both the Northeast and Southeast Conferences is sure to demand your attention as some of the best amateur drivers in the country take the track! VIR is the first of only two venues on the Majors Tour calendar to award points to both conferences. There’s nothing like that pit in your gut that tells you – no commands you: It’s time to go racing.
9th Annual Bridge 2 Bridge 5K/10K/Kids 1 Mile Fun Run/39 Mile Bike Ride - April 14
Join us for the 9th Annual Bridge 2 Bridge 5K/10K/Kids 1 Mile Fun Run/39 Mile Bike Ride on Saturday, April 14, 2018 in our never ending quest to support the efforts of the Danville Pittsylvania Cancer Association! Sign up today at www.bridge2bridgedanville.com.
Butterfly Garden Opening - April 14
Join us in welcoming back our butterflies as we open up the Butterfly Station & Garden for the season. Enjoy free admission to the Butterfly Station & Garden, family friendly activities, games, and more!
#BeTheBattle Music Competition - April 14
Join us for the #BeTheBattle Music Competition, an amateur music competition with vendors and your favorite food trucks on site! All proceeds go to benefit Out of the Darkness program!
Racin' & Tastin' - April 20
The 17th Annual Racin' & Tastin' returns to the Community Market this year on April 20 and will once again feature All-U-Care-To-Eat-BBQ, live music provided by Funky Bone and an open bar tended by Danville After Hours Rotary. Tickets cost $30 each or $350 for a corporate table. For information or to purchase tickets call 434-793-4636 or visit the Danville Welcome Center, 645 River Park Drive, Danville, VA. Must 21 or older to attend.
6th Annual Touch a Truck - April 21
Join us for our 6th annual Touch a Truck! Tickets are $5 until the day of (2 & under are free), $6 day of, and are available at Ballad Brewing and J&J Truck Sales 41 location. Over 60 different trucks will be there, including several food trucks: Mama Crockett's, Nana Karen's, Kona Ice, and Backporch BBQ to name a few.
Beer Dinner with Chef Dustin Haberer - April 24
Ballad Brewing and Chef Dustin Haberer of Nana Karen's are excited to present a collaborative beer dinner in the taproom on April 24th. This will be a gourmet three course dinner specifically prepared by Chef Dustin to complement a selection of Ballad Brewing beers. Nana Karen's continues to be a favorite at Ballad Brewing, and Chef Dustin is excited to break out his chef's coat for our guests.
Known for his specialty sandwiches and wraps, Chef Dustin has quite the background when it comes to first class culinary. With over 17 years of culinary experience, Dustin has catered to celebrities like Vice President Joe Biden, Carrol Shelby, Patrick Dempsey, Trace Adkins, Michael Jordan Motorsports, and the Porsche Club of America. Most recently, Chef Dustin was the Executive Chef at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research before starting Nana Karen's Cruisn' Kitchen. Paired with Brewmaster Dr. John Andorfer's outstanding brews, this is sure to be a night not to be missed.
Pirelli World Challenge - April 27-29
Pirelli World Challenge is North America’s premier GT Production-based sports car sprint series and now enters its 29th consecutive season. The exciting series featured 26 different auto makes with 44 separate models in 2017. Pirelli World Challenge exhibits one of the most competitive racing series in the world with incredible wheel-to-wheel action between exotic cars such as Chevrolet Corvette, Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren, Nissan, Audi, Bentley, Acura, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz and Aston-Martin. Over 100 cars will be in the action with eight different categories in 2018 including GT, GTA, GT Cup, GTS, GTSA, TCR, TC and TCA.
17th Annual Danville Wine Festival - April 28
Join us on April 28 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Danville Community market for food, vendors, entertainment, silent auctions and wine, of course!
Chatham Cruise-In - April 28
Join us for the monthly cruise-in, sponsored by the VA-Carolina Classic Chevy Club, on Main Street in Chatham!