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Posted on: November 17, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Top things to do in Danville this weekend

The Buddy Holly Story poster

We have another big weekend ahead! Cheer on the GW Eagles in football playoff action Friday night as they look to knock off defending state champion Salem High School and advance to the region finals.

Friday night also features two theater productions, with the opening night of the stage version of “Doubt” by Averett University’s theater department. In addition, Friday night kicks the second big weekend of the North Star Project’s “Xanadu Jr.

Take a short drive to Chatham to enjoy monster trucks and pro FMX motocross jumpers at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex. Shows will be held Friday night and Saturday.

On Saturday, start your day by visiting the annual Holiday Bazaar at the Community Market. Monster truck and pro FMX jumper shows continue Saturday as well as the theater productions of “Doubt” and “Xanadu Jr.”

On Sunday, there will be a final matinee performance of “Xanadu Jr.” On Sunday night, the Danville Concert Association’s performance series will feature the rock n’ roll musical “The Buddy Holly Story.”


When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: J.T. Christopher Stadium, 701 Broad St.

George Washington High hosts Salem High in the region semifinals. GW (10-1) is seeded No. 2 after avenging its only loss of the season by defeating Amherst County last week in the first round of playoffs. Salem (9-2) is the No. 3 seed in the region and the defending state champion. Kickoff is 7 p.m.


When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Where: Pritchett Auditorium at Averett University, 150 Mountain View Ave.

Averett University’s theater department will perform the stage version of “Doubt.” An Oscar-nominated film, the play is set in the fictional St. Nicholas Church School, in the Bronx, during the fall of 1964. Sister Aloysius and Father Flynn are put into direct conflict when she learns the priest met one-on-one with St. Nicholas’ first African-American student. Mysterious circumstances lead her to believe that sexual misconduct occurred. Sister openly confronts Flynn with her suspicions. He angrily denies wrongdoing. She is left with great doubt in herself and her faith. The audience is left with its own doubt. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 students/senior citizens and can be purchased at the door. Open to the public. For more information, call (434) 791-5867.


When: 7 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex, 19783 U.S. 29, Chatham

Monster jam, monster trucks, pro FMX motocross jumpers and monster truck ride shows are featured at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex. Advance tickets include pit pass and are available at General Admission tickets for adults are $18 in advance and $22 on day of event. General admission tickets for children are $10 in advance and $13 on the day of event. At 1 p.m. Saturday, all kid tickets are $8. Limited VIP adult and child tickets with preferred seating, pit pass and pre-event pit party are $24 in advance and $30 day of event. For more information, visit or go to the ODAC organization’s Facebook page.


When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: The Historic North Theatre, 629 North Main St.

Thirty-five talented kids ages 8-18 are taking to the stage during the North Star Theatre Project’s production of “Xanadu Jr.” Mimi Grubb directs the play, which opened last weekend. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and can be reserved in advance by calling (434) 793-7469 or can be purchased at the door.


When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Community Market, 629 Craghead Street

Kick off your holiday season on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the annual Holiday Bazaar. The show will feature more than 100 vendor booths displaying baked goods, handmade crafts, wine, honey, meats, wreaths and late season produce. Admission is free. For more information, call (4340 797-8961.


When: 7 p.m. Sunday

Where: George Washington High School auditorium, 701 Broad St.

The Danville Concert Association’s performance series will feature the rock n’ roll musical “The Buddy Holly Story.” Viewed by more than 20 million people in over 20,000 performances worldwide, "Buddy" opened in London's West End in 1989, and has been seen on Broadway, throughout Canada, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, Scandinavia, South Africa, the Netherlands and Singapore; winning numerous awards along the way. "Buddy" tells the story of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career, and features the classic songs "Peggy Sue," "That'll Be The Day," "Not Fade Away," "Oh Boy," Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba," The Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace" and many more! Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students and can be ordered online through Eventbrite. For more information, visit

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