C-ville is officially cool: Our picks for Tom Tom Festival 2013

April 12, 2013

Exciting things are happening in Charlottesville this weekend! Now through Sunday April 14, our city is home to the second annual Tom Tom Founder’s Festival - C-ville’s answer to Austin’s South by Southwest. The event is a convergence of business, art, and science in honor of University of Virginia founder Thomas Jefferson’s birthday. TTFF features activities for every palette, including music concerts, block parties, a poetry slam, art workshops, dance performances, food expos, pitch competitions, and local business innovation talks.

A few highlights:

  • Our friends over at Hack.Cville host Super Demo on Saturday, 4/13 from 4-7 pm at Boylan Heights on the Corner. Student entrepreneurs from across Virginia will present their demos, and the audience will vote to determine who goes home with the trophy! The event is free, but tickets are required to enter. 
  • We look forward to attending Tom Tom Talks 1 - Education, Tech, Entrepreneurs, and Leadership on Saturday 4/13 from 3-7pm at The Haven. Headlined by UVA President Teresa Sullivan, a distinguished group of UVA and C-ville innovators will speak on innovation trends and challenges in each of the four fields. Part 2 will feature talks on Spirituality, Social Capitalism, Creativity, and Media, and takes place Sunday at 3pm.
  • On Sunday at 1:30, the Virginia Film Festival presents the premiere screening of Making Good, a collection of documentary profiles of local Cville creators. The producers will give insight into the film, and a conversation with the individuals profiled will follow. The screening is free and takes place at Old Metropolitan Hall. 
  • On Sunday evening at 7pm, check out Charlottesville jazz legend John D'earth with Azul, followed by Chicago collaborative jazz quartet The Engines, at The Southern Jazz Stage, presented by the Charlottesville Jazz Society. 

Details on venue locations, other events, and the full schedule are all available at www.tomtomfest.com.

Don’t miss this engaging, fun celebration of Charlottesville culture and innovation!

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