Upfront Jan/Feb 2022


Mark Your Calendars | January/February 2022

January 29
Back to the Best
Our widely popular Readers’ Choice awards come to life at Lynchburg Living’s Best Of Lynchburg Party, which will return to the Virginian Hotel after a hiatus in 2020. We are excited to get “back to the best” and hope you will join us to celebrate the best businesses, restaurants, and people that make our region so great. Learn more at lynchburgbestof.com.

February 4
Big Apple Ballet
The Academy Center of the Arts will host Dance Theatre of Harlem, a leading dance institution founded in New York City in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook. Find more information about tickets at www.academycenter.org.

February 5
Ice, Sweat and Tears
Bundle up and head to Hydaway Outdoor Center for this challenging “Arctic 5k” race that takes runners down a single track trail intermixed with some forest roads. Find more race details at runsignup.com.

February 11-13, 18-20, 25-27
Shakespeare and Coffee
James River Theatre Company presents A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream at one of Lynchburg’s newest small businesses, La Vida Coffee & Market on Langhorne Road. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, visit www.jamesrivertheatre.com.

Local Openings & Closings

Hello! to a new location of Mi Patron Mexican Restaurant in the Boonsboro Shopping Center.

Hello! to Skincare by Blaire, opening in January on Leesville Road.

Hello! to the newly relocated TaleTellers Fly Shop at the corner of 10th and Main streets in Lynchburg.

Hello! to Lynchburg Treasure Hunt on Lakeside Drive, selling discount overstock or open-box items.

Goodbye to The Nested Magpie inside ElectricCo Market in Bedford.

Hello! to a newly relocated Batter Bar on Main Street beside the Community Market.

Hello! to The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar, expanding to Lynchburg in early 2022.

Hello! to The Taco Wagon food truck located in Appomattox.

Hello! to a second location of Bean Barn on Memorial Avenue.


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