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Harry Potter Weekend in NYC + Charter Flight
There’s no need for Floo powder when you can travel in style from Lynchburg to New York City with this private flight for two courtesy of Bon Air Brokerage for Broadway’s delightful, Harry Potter & The Cursed Child, Parts I & II. Enjoy two house seats to both Part I and Part II of the Harry Potter experience on a Sunday of your choosing, between October 2019 and May 2020. The next day enjoy two stage-side seats with complimentary cocktails at Cast Party, the wildly popular gold standard of open mic nights that has been bringing a sprinkling of Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland Jazz Club in Midtown every Monday night for the past fifteen years.
Frankie Slaughter Artwork + Richmond Weekend
Missed out on snagging a piece of Frankie Slaughter’s art the last time she exhibited in Lynchburg? Here’s a chance to add one of her fine works to your collection. Lynchburg native Frankie Slaughter is a mixed media artist whose mediums include fabric, paper, encaustic and porcelain. Frankie’s art has been featured in numerous publications, included in private and corporate collections and on exhibit at boutiques, galleries, and juried venues across the country. Named one of Style Weekly’s 2015 Women in the Arts Honorees, Frankie has served as a juror and advisor for community events including Wearable Inlight at 1708 Gallery, VCU School of Fashion, and participated as a mentor and visiting instructor. She is currently represented by Glavé Kocen gallery in Richmond, VA.
In addition to taking home Frankie’s artwork, you will get to spend a weekend in Richmond. This includes experiencing all the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has to offer including dinner at award-winning Amuse Restaurant and a night at Quirk Hotel, consistently named one of the south’s best hotels. Round out your evening in the River City with conversation and a private tour of Frankie’s art studio.
The Great Lynchburg Staycation
Be a tourist in your hometown taking in all downtown Lynchburg has to offer! Experience three Academy Presents Events in the Historic Theatre, including the critically acclaimed Brian Setzer Orchestra on November 23rd. Take in this jumpin’ jivin’ Christmas performance from Historic Theatre box seats, wearing your new ACOA pendant, generously donated by Bowen’s Jewelry. Cap off your evening with an overnight stay in the well-appointed Moore & Giles suite at the Virginian Hotel, complete with breakfast the next morning.
Also, enjoy premier seating at two additional Academy Presents shows of your choosing that include a night’s stay at both The Craddock Terry Hotel and Acorn Hill Lodge. All shows include complimentary beverages and exclusive access to Elizabeth and Michael Harrington Member’s Lounge.
Super Bowl Private Screening
Are you ready for some football!? Take over the historic theatre with 500 of your favorite people on February 2nd! The rental includes use of the Academy’s multi-level lobby and spectacularly huge 24’x34′ screen to take in all the action of 2020’s biggest football match up! Enjoy complimentary popcorn and a customized fan-favorite photobooth.
Rodney Laughon Art & Cocktail Party
Bid on a stunning piece of art created just for the Academy by Lynchburg luminary Rodney Laughon; the winner takes the painting along with a cocktail soiree for 12 to meet the artist, hosted by Frances Giles in her beautiful Peakland Place home.
An award-winning artist, Laughon’s paintings are in public, private, and corporate collections; and he has executed special, commissioned works for both corporate and private collectors. He is currently represented by several commercial galleries and his work has recently been exhibited at the Booth Western Art Museum. Laughon resides in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he maintains a studio on the historic riverfront.
An Evening with Hope Harris
Make your spring gathering a showstopper with a private concert by Hope Harris, beloved Lynchburg native and veteran of Broadway and regional stages. Your evening’s sparkle is enhanced by a Bowen Jewelry Academy logo pendant and a case of beautiful prosecco from Isabella’s Italian Trattoria.
Sip and swirl your days away on the adventure of a lifetime experiencing VIP tours and private tastings at some of Napa’s finest wineries. Ready to relax? Retreat to your private, beautifully-appointed, wine country guesthouse furnished with a curated art and antique collection, private bocce court and situated on a quiet country road just outside St. Helena. Includes private guest accommodations for one couple for three nights. Visited wineries include Flora Springs Estate, Gabrielle Collection, and Silver Trident Wines. 60 – 90 days advance booking requested and subject to availability; trip expires September 21, 2020.
Villa Rosa – 7 days/6 nights
Start planning your indulgent week full of pasta, wine, and gelato now! Experience centrally located Villa Rosa for seven days & six nights in the northern province of Rome. 20 minutes by train to the heart of glorious Rome. Spend your days touring the historic ruins or the Coliseum, the Pantheon and the Roman Empire. Not feeling like Roman history? Indulge in day trips to Tuscany (two hours) or bump into George and Amal on the Amalfi Coast (three hours). Villa Rosa has five bedrooms with two private entrances and two gourmet kitchens. Take in the rose gardens, vineyard and outdoor fireplace from your expansive second-story balcony.
Do you get the winter blues or just need a Vitamin D boost? In the mood for a little south of the border holiday? How about eight days/seven nights for two adults (and two kids under 12) in one of these four-star luxury tropical paradise destinations: Acapulco, Nuevo Vallarta, Cancun-Riviera Maya (fly into Cancun), Los Cabos or Puerto Penasco. Spend your days by the Infiniti pools or summoning your cabana boy to the beach with your next pina colada or take in the culture waiting just outside the front door of your resort.
Soak in Santorini’s stunning, coastline dotted with white stone cottages and their iconic blue rooftops. Enjoy a five night stay for two overlooking the breathtaking south Aegean Sea. Gizis Exclusive is located in a picturesque village just north of Santorini, two kilometers from its charming capital Fira. Experience Santorini from the water on a five-hour catamaran cruise (day or sunset) complete with Greek food and wine.