5 Things

There are simply too many exciting things going on this weekend. Stay hydrated, take breaks, and wear comfortable shoes. And don’t forget to factor in time for your nap, because, trust us, no one likes you when you’re cranky.

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There are simply too many exciting things going on this weekend. Stay hydrated, take breaks, and wear comfortable shoes. And don’t forget to factor in time for your nap, because, trust us, no one likes you when you’re cranky.

1. Richmond Flying Squirrels Opening Night Celebration

This Thursday, your favorite minor league ball club is back with their first home game of the season against the Altoona Curve. While the two battle it out for best team name, you’ll crunch Cracker Jack in gleeful anticipation of the fireworks to come. Plus Nutzy will be there! And special guest Dale Murphy! I don’t know who that is!

  • Thurs. Apr. 12 • 6:35 PM – Havefun:Gonuts PM
  • The Diamond, 3001 N. Boulevard
  • $7-$11

2. Bucks 4 Boobs

You heard me. Bucks 4 Boobs. And if you think I’ve lost my mind and picked out a wet T-shirt contest for you to attend, you’re (very, very) wrong. No! It’s a Susan G. Komen breast cancer research benefit! Your donation gets you barbecue with all the fixin’s, including salad and dessert, and the opportunity to admire the Nashville musical stylings of Colton James. Boobs: they feed babies, they cause wardrobe malfunctions, they inspire legions of fans. Let’s do what we can to keep them around!

  • Fri. Apr. 13 • 6:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Willow Oaks Country Club, 6228 Forest Hill Ave.
  • $30

3. River City Secrets

If
Deep in your soul
You want to express yourself
With words
But you never knew
Who to say them to
This Friday
The Thirteenth
Is your lucky night.
Slam poetry
And
Rock and roll at
Art6.
Open mics.
Slam
Jam
Thank you ma’am.

  • Fir. Apr. 13 • 7:00 PM
  • art6 Gallery, 6 E. Broad St.
  • $5

4. RVA Street Art Festival

It’s like Richmond has finally decided to keep from constantly being referred to by the national media as the “Former Capital of the Confederacy” by establishing itself as the “Current Capital of All the Murals in the Universe.” This weekend’s first RVA Street Art Festival revolves around the Flood Wall and the James River Power Plant Building and features a ton of local and non-local artists. Check out the festival this Saturday and enjoy food, drink, and the Bizarre Market. Whoa!

  • Sat. Apr. 14 • 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM and a special Family Day on Sun. Apr. 15 • 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • 109 S. 14th St.
  • Free!

5. Civil War & Emancipation Day

Oh, um, yeah back to that Former Capital of the Confederacy thing. Well, if we’re going to be that too, we need to be THE BEST FORMER CAPITAL OF THE CONFEDERACY EVER. Enter “Civil War & Emancipation Day!” The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar rolls out the red carpet for you, American citizens, as you learn about that turbulent time and maybe hear some historically accurate songs, take some boat rides, and play some children’s games while you’re at it. We’re going to learn from our mistakes and we’re going to have fun doing it, dammit. And that’s how we do Former Capital of the Confederacy. Boom!

  • Sat. Apr. 14 • 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar, 500 Tredegar St.
  • Most exhibits and performances are free.
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1 comment on 5 Things

  1. Love BOOM lol! Great list…thank you.

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