This article is a date listing important or significant events that happened (or will happen) on events for the year 1990
- May 1 – the Reverend Alvin Edwards was chosen at the City of Charlottesville 1990 election to fill one of two open seats on the City Council.
- November 1 – The 1990 City Council elected one of their own members, Reverend Alvin Edwards, for the two year term as Mayor.
- November 19 – The current Charlottesville City Code was adopted.
- November – The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved the general alignment for the now defunct project known as the Western Bypass.
- November 15 – Sonic Youth plays with Jesus Lizard as the opener 
- Web. Sonic Youth Setlist, Set List, setlist.fm, retrieved August 8, 2020.