5 Things: Sports, beer, music, chalk, and blue men entertaining the crap out of you

Colorful sidewalks and colorful men will make a dull weekend impossible.

Photo by: CaliforniaMusicalTheatre

Update #1 — May 20, 2016; 11:23 AM

Chalk up the Town has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 4th. Here’s hoping we no longer live in Rain Town by then.

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Original — May 19, 2016

1. Dominion Riverrock

People kayaking, people running in mud, people doing crazy things with bikes, people slacklining, and people, that aren’t people but are in fact dogs, diving into the water at astounding lengths. Here are our recommendations.

2. American Craft Beer Week

It’s surely looking to be a wet weekend. I’m a little bit referring to the never-ending rain, and a lot referring to American Craft Beer week which is taking over our country, and of course our booze-loving town. There are events happening all over the place, so this weekend give craft beer some attention for once.

  • Through Sunday, May 22nd
  • See sites for events!
  • Free! Unless you buy beer!

3. Celebrate Jackson Ward

Hey, Jackson Ward is way more than just a pretty face and great restaurants. It has a history, you know. And stories. And feelings. This outdoor “Big Tent” festival features the Symphony as well as a jillion other local acts.

  • Friday, May 20th-Sunday, May 22nd • see site for times
  • Abner Clay Park, on the corner of Brook Road and W. Clay Street
  • Free!

4. Chalk Up the Town

Those sidewalks in Carytown always just look so…cementy. Roll up your sleeves, grab a piece of chalk, and brighten up Richmond’s favorite street for a few days! (Or until the next time it rains.)

  • Saturday, May 21st • 1:00-4:00 PM
  • Carytown
  • Free!

5. Blue Man Group

As a sensitive culture, I feel like we should just call these guys “The Man Group,” because frankly no one should be defined by their skin color. Or maybe “The Group,” because no one should be defined by their gender either. Or maybe just “The,” because there’s nothing wrong with being single. But if you want to call them “The Blue Man Group” so people know you’re talking about that drum-banging, paint-slinging, joy-inducing group, go right ahead.

  • Sunday, May 22nd • 6:00 PM
  • Altria Theater, 6 N. Laurel Street
  • $38
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Rachel Marsh wishes brunch was more than a weekly occurrence.

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