5 Things

It’s a little annoying how many things there are to do this weekend. Here’s hoping it’s cool to wear an Avatar: The Last Airbender “Azula” costume to the Electric Football Championships, because it’s all about saving time.


Food News: Monday brunch, a boozy lunch, and cold-brew coffee that packs a punch

The theme of this week’s food news is Learning–from where to find brunch on a Monday, to how to turn canned food into art, to how to cook your own very impressive dishes with help from a friend on YouTube. Put on your learnin’ caps and get ready to expand your brains.

Picture of the Day: Only in Richmond


Partner with your child and make some art: The latest 10 x 10 in action

Artist and elementary art educator Sarah Fought takes her two-year-old to Angela M. D. Allen’s new hands-on project/exhibit at 1708 Gallery.


5 Things for Families: Cops on horseback, Diggity Dudes, kid art, capes, and a bunch of boobs

Saturday is the first day of August. Slow your roll, Father Time! We’ve still got some summertime living to do!

Picture of the Day: River of gold


Live music in Richmond this August: Brandon Flowers, GWAR-B-Q, WRIR’s Commonwealth of Notions, Chris Stapleton, and more

Spotify, Rdio, they’re all well and good, but did you know that bands are composed of real live people who sometimes allow you to witness the in-person making of their music? We’re as surprised as you!

Coming soon to downtown: Pop’s Market on Grace →

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Young filmakers take a look at the past and future of Shockoe Bottom

Started From the Bottom investigates Shockoe Bottom’s history and communicates the young filmmakers’ perspectives on the area’s future.


August Festivals

You might think it’s too hot for festivals, but, as happens to all of us from time to time, you’re wrong. There are SO MANY festivals, from Dragon Boats to watermelons to beer, because Richmonders do not squander a summer.