This week’s Be There steers from Twenty One Pilots to a Latin-spiced community center benefit to a jazz guitar exploration to a visit from Garth Newel artists.

Bandito Tour in Charlottesville

Twenty One Pilots, the duo of Tyler Josep and Josh Dun, will take the stage at John Paul Jones Arena at 7 p.m. Sunday. Bear Hands also is on the bill.

Charlottesville is on the second leg of the band’s global tour in support of its latest album, “Trench.” The album is the Grammy Award-winning duo’s follow-up to “Blurryface” and “Vessel.”

Tickets range from $79.50 to $39.50. Get information at

To learn more about the show, go to twenty one

Celebrating Rockfish

The fifth annual Celebrate Rockfish! Event will feature the music of Orquesta Tropikiimba from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday are Rockfish Valley Community Center in Afton.

The Afro-Caribbean orchestra will play salsa, timba, songo bolero, danzon, charanga, rumba, bachata, merengue and vallenato music in its first Nelson County appearance, so be sure to wear your dancing shoes.

Beers and food from Blue Mountain Brewery and ice cream and gelato from Rockin’ Scoops Ice Cream will be sold.

Admission is $5, and all proceeds will benefit the community center. Children younger than 12 get in for free. Raffle tickets also will be sold, and one need not be present to win. Get all the particulars at

Garth Newel comes to town

The Garth Newel Piano Quartet will be performing at 5 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church on Jefferson Park Avenue. “Be Inspired!” is a program featuring “Piano Quartet No. 1” by Bohuslav Martinu and “Piano Trio in F minor, Op. 65” by Antonin Dvorak.

The musicians include pianist Jeannette Fang, violinist Teresa Ling, violist Evelyn Grau and cellist Isaac Melamed.

Admission is free. For tickets and information, call (540) 839-5018, email or go to

A jazz guitar palette

Guitarist Chris Whiteman will join jazz vocalist Stephanie Nakasian at 7 p.m. Friday at C’ville Coffee & Wine for an exploration of guitar and voice. “Guitar Madness” also will feature Karl Kimmel on bass.

Whiteman will be demonstrating six different guitars and styles with Nakasian’s songs. Admission is $12 at the door. Get the details at

2Wishes, 4 Paws

2Wishes will provide the music and Skyline Country Cloggers the dance energy for the Wings and Wheels4 Paws Car Show and Model Aviation Extravaganza, which will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Fluvanna County Radio Control Flying Club’s field west of Fork Union.

Admission is $10 per carload, and the proceeds will benefit Fluvanna SPCA, Peaceful Passings Senior Animal Rescue, Green Dogs Unleashed and Caring for Creatures.

In addition to pitching in to help animals, visitors can see a judged car show, a flyover of full-sized aircraft (if weather permits) and a model aviation extravaganza that’ll feature model fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, drone racing and all kinds of aerial and ground-level activities.

There will be lunch from Wahoo BBQ, a Monster Wheels Bounce House, a live remote by 99.7 CYK and more.

The club’s field is next to the Fluvanna County Landfill. For details about the event, go to; learn more about the club at

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Jane Dunlap Sathe is the features editor for The Daily Progress. Contact her at (434) 978-7249 or

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