Everybody’s workin’ for the weekend! No plans yet? Don't worry! Here are the best things to do in Danville this weekend. Ready? Let’s go!
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: J.T. Christopher Stadium, Christopher Lane, Danville, VA
The George Washington High football team will host Patrick County. GW enters the game with three consecutive victories and a record of 4-1. Patrick County has a record of 2-4 and is coming off two consecutive losses. Kickoff is 7 p.m.
“UNCLE JAKE’S RETURN” STAGE PLAY
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Where: Historic North Theatre, 629 North Main St, Danville, VA
He's back! 20 years ago Uncle Jake hit the lottery, and left Danville, VA without letting the family know. Needless to say, they are anxious for his return. They want to know why he's coming back now, and "where's the money?" If you feel like laughing out loud; and if you want to know where the money is...you need to come on out to the North Theatre, and be a fly on the wall. Whitworks Productions presents this stage play. Tickets are general admission. Cost is $16. For more information, call (434) 709-7505 or (434) 579-4218
When: 10 A.M. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Carrington Pavilion, 667 Craghead St., Danville, VA
From amusement rides to magic shows, crafts to the zip line, and kids’ karaoke to rock climbing, there is something to put a smile on every child’s face. In addition, this year’s event will feature the state Civil War History Mobile, a 53-foot expandable trailer that houses a museum quality exhibition. The event is produced by Danville Parks and Recreation. Admission, rides and activities are free. Food concessions will be available for purchase. For more information, go to www.playdanvilleva.com or call 793-4636.
DANVILLE DAILY 1950s THROUGH THE LENS OF JOHN TATE
When: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, 975 Main St., Danville, VA
This is the last weekend for this first-ever major exhibition by the Danville Historical Society. John Tate was a photographer for The Bee and The Register newspapers for several decades. He donated tens of thousands of his photographs to the DHS. From these, curators have selected photographs from the decade of the 1950s to highlight both the work of John Tate and life in the region during that time. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens, $4 for students ages 7 through college. Free for children 6 and under. For more information, call 434-793-5644 or visit www.danvillemuseum.org,
AVERETT UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL
When: 6 p.m. Saturday
Where: Daly Field at Averett North campus, 707 Mount Cross Road
The Averett University Cougars open conference play vs. Methodist University. Averett is 0-3. Methodist is 2-2 overall and 0-1 in conference action following a 29-23 loss at Maryville College last weekend. Kickoff is 6 p.m., but the parking lot opens at 3 p.m. for tailgating. Ticket prices are $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens, $3 for students of ages 12 and up. Kids under the age of 12 receive free admission. University students, faculty and staff also receive free admission. Seating is open. Bring chairs and blankets. For more information, go to www.averettcougars.com.