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The Seventh Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is a week-long celebration of innovators, visionaries, and artists who are shaping small cities. The Festival occurs at dozens of venues throughout downtown Charlottesville. 

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Wednesday, April 11

8:00pm EDT

An Evening with John Cleese
Limited Capacity seats available
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Individual tickets can be purchased here. 
In a special engagement with UVA’s Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS), meet the man behind Monty Python in a once-in-a-lifetime evening. John Cleese, known for his comical performances and stellar stand-up incorporating physical comedy, is bringing his perception and shticks to Tom Tom with thanks to DOPS.

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John Cleese

Founder, Monty Python
Monty Python icon, actor, author, playwright, Minister of the Silly Walk, and black humor extraordinaire has had a prolific career since the 1960s, continuously pushing boundaries in entertainment, and challenging audiences in the way they think and laugh.  

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Division of Perceptual Studies

Founded in 1967 by Dr. Ian Stevenson, the Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS) is the oldest and most productive university-based research group in the world devoted exclusively to the investigation of phenomena that challenge current physicalist brain/mind orthodoxy – including... Read More →

Wednesday April 11, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
The Paramount Theater
  Art, Ticketed
Friday, April 13

12:00pm EDT

Founders Luncheon: Art, Fantasy, and Mystery: Meow Wolf
Limited Capacity seats available
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Founders Luncheon: Art, Fantasy, and Mystery


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Vince Kadlubek is the CEO and Co-Founder of Meow Wolf, the exciting immersive art installation in Santa Fe that has attracted attention from around the world. He created the business plan that brought life to the House of Eternal Return.

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Vincent Kadlubek

Founder, Meow Wolf
Vince Kadlubek is a Co-founder and the CEO of Meow Wolf, an art collective that has transformed into a remarkable, award-winning Arts Production Company. Vince is passionate about alternative realities and immersive storytelling.

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Charlottesville Area Community Foundation

The Community Foundation was established in 1967 as an engine for positive change in Charlottesville and the surrounding counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson and Orange. We work with local residents, non-profits, as well as public and private organizations... Read More →
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Whurk publishes a free monthly magazine dedicated to Virginia's creative communities. A fierce supporter of independent culture since 2013, it features interviews and art from local painters, poets, sculptors, authors, musicians, thespians, chefs, brewers, filmmakers, and cartoonists. Distributed to hundreds of location... Read More →

Friday April 13, 2018 12:00pm - 1:40pm EDT
The Bebedero
  Art, Ticketed

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