This week’s calendar

ART YARD SALE; RVA Local Patronage Mob: World of Mirth; uncle tom: de-constructed ; Easter Parade; RPS School Board; Byrd House Renegade Market; Clark Springs/John B. Cary Parent Meeting; March Ratness; Talking about Richmond in the 1990s; Aggie Zed: Keeper’s Keep – Gallery Exhibition at VisArts; Friends of Richmond Public Library Book Sale; Populace: New […]

ART YARD SALE; RVA Local Patronage Mob: World of Mirth; uncle tom: de-constructed ; Easter Parade; RPS School Board; Byrd House Renegade Market; Clark Springs/John B. Cary Parent Meeting; March Ratness; Talking about Richmond in the 1990s; Aggie Zed: Keeper’s Keep – Gallery Exhibition at VisArts; Friends of Richmond Public Library Book Sale; Populace: New Works by Steve Hedberg @ glave kocen; Sweeney Todd: The Play; Civil War & Emancipation Day 2013; Tree Climbing Championship and Show; Carytown and the Byrd Theatre Walking Tour; MORE…

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Sat Mar 30 9:00 am
Art/Yard Sale, 9-5 March 30th (Corner of Park and Nansemond)

Hello and welcome! I’m a recent graduate trying to sell some artwork so I can afford a studio! During school I had a concentration in figure studies, although as you can see- my body of work varies from time to time. Not all of the images up on my site are high-quality so I recommend also checking them out in person. I appreciate any support you can offer. I’m looking forward to giving my paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints a good home! VCU art students should check this out because these art supplies are commonly used in classes. Everything is very affordable: prices range from 50 cents to the most expensive item costing $150. Thank you for your interest and see you this Saturday! I have a few pieces up on my website to preview.

**Prices are Non-negotiable. Artwork comes unframed. Cash Only Payment. Glassine available on prints for protection from dust and sunlight. Print to print may vary because each one is hand-crafted. All oil Paintings have a coat of Damar Varnish for Preservation. No Early Birds. No Haggling. Will not “hold” an item longer than one hour. You break it, You buy it. No children.


RVA Local Patronage Mob: World of Mirth

Sat Mar 30 10:00 am
The 20th RVA Local Patronage Mob will be at World of Mirth: “If you haven’t participated in one of these before, we go to a local business (chosen by the previous mobbed locale) on a certain day and give them an extraordinary day of patronage!! That business then gets to choose our next stop. I hope you’ll help us put heart back into the community and shop local!” MORE:

uncle tom: de-constructed

Sat Mar 30 7:30 pm
@ Grace Street Theater

“uncle tom: de-constructed” interrogates and unmasks the characters created in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” as a major contributing factor in the way commercial and media images of African Americans are represented today.

March 29, 30 at 7:30pm
March 31 at 4pm
VCU – Grace Street Theatre
934 West Grace Street


Easter Parade

Sun Mar 31 1:00 pm
Never miss a chance to hang out with dogs in little hats. Monument Avenue between Allen and Davis avenues. FREE

RPS School Board

Mon Apr 1 4:30 pm
The RPS School Board meets at 4:30PM and 6PM on the first Monday of each month in Council Chamber Room on the 2nd floor of City Hall, located at 301 North Ninth Street; and at 6PM on the third Monday of each month at selected schools.

Byrd House Renegade Market

Tue Apr 2 3:30 pm
Every Tuesday. Byrd House Market at William Byrd Community House is a food-focused farmers market serving the community weekly on Tuesday afternoons. We provide a place and time for 25-30 food growers and makers to come together with food shoppers who want fresh, local and sustainable produced food for their lives. The Renegade Market is our at-will, winter market and operates on Tuesdays, November through April. MORE:

Clark Springs/John B. Cary Parent Meeting

Wed Apr 3 5:30 pm
The Clark Springs/John B. Cary parent meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday April 3, 2013 at Belmont Library 3100 Ellwood Avenue

The purpose of this meeting is to dispel any myths about Clark Springs definitively closing, and to answer the questions and concerns that parents impacted may have regarding a consolidation of Clark Springs and John B. Cary Elementary.

March Ratness

Thu Apr 4 11:00 am
Cheer on your favorite basketball playing rats as they represent four top college teams and compete Science Museum of Virginia style! Included with Museum admission. $11, $1 discount ages 4-12, 60+. 804-864-1400. Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad St Richmond VA 23220

Talking about Richmond in the 1990s

Thu Apr 4 6:00 pm
Join us as we collaborate with the Future of Richmond’s Past and the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC) to offer our next series of “Community Conversations.” Each month we will discuss a decade in Richmond history starting with the 1960s. Attendees will contribute to the proposed Richmond Liberty Trail route, which will guide long-time residents and visitors alike as they explore the sites in our beloved city. Notable humanitarians recognized by the VCIC will come together in a panel discussion as we explore, interpret and discuss the evolution of our city over the past 50 years.

Aggie Zed: Keeper’s Keep – Gallery Exhibition at VisArts

Fri Apr 5 9:00 am
April 5 – June 7, 2013
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
1812 W. Main St.

Organized by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

This exhibition is composed of sculpture, installations, paintings, drawings, and sketchbooks that chart Aggie Zed’s unique working methods in a variety of media. Born in Charleston and raised among farm animals on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, Zed graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BFA in painting and sculpture. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Richmond and, later, Gordonsville, Virginia, where she lives and works today.

Zed’s studio practice is eclectic and varied. Often starting with images from her sketchbook, she may develop some of these concepts into paintings and others into sculptural tableaux or installations. Her subject matter is nothing less than the sum of human civilization, with an emphasis on our relationship to the animal kingdom. Human and animal figures collide with furniture or landscapes; rabbits sprout wheels or wings, while horses drown in collapsing scaffolding. Zed’s dreamscape narratives probe the inner reaches of the subconscious mind.

Although Zed’s work derives much of its meaning from literary associations, her imagery teems with invention and startling leaps of imagination. Her visual poetry conjures a world in which logic and rationality take a comfortable backseat. Human foibles and impulses are placed in the foreground. And even though she works in different media, her conceptual approach remains consistent throughout.

Derived from the title of one of the artist’s works, Keeper’s Keep alludes to British usage of the term “keeper” for “curator,” and plays on the double meaning of “keep” as both noun and verb. Aggie Zed is a storyteller whose works take us out of our consensual reality and into a world filled with absurdity, ambiguity, and the gifts of artistic imagination.

Mark Sloan, Keeper
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

Friends of Richmond Public Library Book Sale

Fri Apr 5 !12:00 pm
Description Join the Friends down at the Main Library – 101 East Franklin Street – for their Spring Book Sale! Friday, April 5th from noon to 5pm and for First Fridays 7pm to 9pm. And Saturday, April 6th from 10am to 4pm. Hardbacks – $2 Paperbacks – 50 cents Children’s Books – 50 cents And so much more

Populace: New Works by Steve Hedberg @ glave kocen

Fri Apr 5 6:00 pm
Hedberg has always been fascinated with humans’ ability to transform the environment like no other species. Focused on urban sprawl and population centers, Hedberg creates scenes of fictitious cities, one color, shape and texture at a time. The result is “Populace,” a series of abstracted networks of buildings and roads, viewed from the perspective of one looking at a miniature city, much like observing a cross-section of an ant colony. Along with more than 25 urban folk paintings, Hedberg continues his theme on paper using silk screen techniques.

Sweeney Todd: The Play

Fri Apr 5 7:30 pm
Presented by Theatre VCU

Written by Christopher Bond
Directed by Barry Bell

Dark, nightmarish and thrilling, Christopher Bond’s play (that Sondheim’s musical is based on) follows the barber, Sweeney Todd as he plots his bloody revenge against the judge who betrayed and deported him on false charges. With the death of his wife, Sweeney takes revenge upon the corrupt society of Victorian London by dispatching his victims with a grisly slit to the throat in his barber chair. His landlady, Mrs. Lovett, hides the barber’s crimes with tasty meat pies.

April 4 & 6, 11-13 & 18 – 20 at 7:30 pm
April 7, 14 & 21 at 3:00 pm

To order tickets call: 804-828-6026

Theatre VCU
W.E. Singleton Center for Performing Arts
922 Park Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2524

Civil War & Emancipation Day 2013

Sat Apr 6 9:00 am
This year’s Civil War & Emancipation Day provides free admission to all of the more than 25 participating sites and activity centers and offers an array of informative walking tours and presentations. Free shuttle service provided.

Tree Climbing Championship and Show

Sat Apr 6 7:30 pm
2013 MAC-ISA Tree Climbing Championship & Trade Show and Richmond Arbor Day / Round House, Byrd Park, Richmond, VA / This event is open and free to the public – Come out to watch some of the top climbers in our region compete. Family activities, recreational tree climbing by Riverside Outfitters, supply and equipment vendors, tree related exhibits, food trucks and more.


Carytown and the Byrd Theatre Walking Tour

Sun Apr 7 2:00 pm
Carytown and the Byrd Theatre, Revisited Walking Tour / From the buffalo trail to streetcar suburb, Carytown’s fascinating story is the focus of this tour as you explore this “mile of style”. Includes Cary Court Shopping Center, restored to its 1930’s art deco splendor, and a “behind the scenes” tour of the Byrd Theatre (1928), one of the few active movie palaces in the country. Meet at Premiere Costumes, 3339 W. Cary Street. / Valentine Richmond History Center

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