10 Things

There were simply too many things this weekend. I have failed in my duty to narrow it down for you. Picture me as a robot with all of my springs coming from my head and saying “Too much fun, too much fun” over and over.

Update #2 — February 27, 2015; 10:53 AM

OUR BAD. We said Friday’s performance of The Whipping Man was canceled, when actually it was Thursday. We were THINKING Thursday but it came out wrong. Horribly wrong. Friday ticketholders: you are good to go.

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Update #1 — February 26, 2015; 9:20 AM

It would behoove you to make extra sure of the status of these events this weekend. As of right now:

* Thursday’s performance of The Whipping Man has been canceled. The Virginia Rep box office will contact ticketholders individually for rescheduling.
* The Richmond International Film Festival is ON! All events will be regularly scheduled.

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Original — February 26, 2015

1. FeedMore’s Zest Fest

The grand sultan of fighting hunger (only the kind of sultan who is not rich and instead gives to other people, so really not like a sultan at all), FeedMore has its annual gala this weekend. Zest Fest will feature popular chefs, booze, a ton of auction items, and a veritable Who’s Who of good souls who help the hungry.

2. Mozart Festival

If you’re not yet convinced why you should hit up the Mozart Festival this Sunday, I don’t know how else I can help you.

  • Sunday, March 1st, 12:00 – 11:00 PM (see schedule
  • Various places in Carytown

3. Say It Loud, I’m Black & I’m Proud

This “entertainment symposium,” brought to you by Cultural Libations, is just about the most fun thing I’ve heard of in a long time. James Brown tribute artists, a theatrical biography, a panel, and an African Drum Presentation…we should all find every reason to get on up to Unity of Richmond for this super-cool event to send off Black History Month with much gusto. More information from our piece earlier this week.

  • Friday, February 27th • 7:30 PM
  • Unity of Richmond, 800 Blanton Avenue
  • Free (but accepting generous donations!)

4. Tilted

The most darling of unconferences, Tilted enters upon its third year. Spend a Saturday learning, listening, chatting, eating snacks and lunch, and generally having a good time with small-business-oriented people. I can personally vouch that it is a good use of your time and brainpower. You get to choose who speaks and about what. And also, I know I mentioned this before, but snacks and lunch.

  • Saturday, February 28th • 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • The Richmond Times-Dispatch Building, 300 E. Franklin Street
  • $45

5. The Whipping Man

You can’t read any Richmond news outlet lately without tripping over a praise for The Whipping Man. I’m about to do something really fringe and link to a publication that is not a Richmond one and a review that is not of this production!!!. I do this entirely because I get a thrill whenever I see Richmond’s name mentioned in an enormous paper. But you can find all of the reviews for THIS production [here](http://va-rep.org/show_whipping_man.html).

  • Through March 8th, • see site for times
  • November Theatre, 114 W. Broad Street
  • $30 – $46

6. Richmond International Film Festival

More things! We’ve been going nuts about this festival, so we truly believe you should, too.

  • Thursday, February 26th – Sunday, March 1st • see schedule for times
  • The Byrd, The Virginia Historical Society, Criterion at Movieland
  • $10 per movie with packages and discounts available 

7. Bonus thing: Generation Dream 2015

Powerful performances by area youth, who know a lot about things we wish we could protect them from, and who probably could teach us many things about those things. More about it here.

  • Saturday, February 28th • 2:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road
  • Free!

8. Bonus reminder: Sign up for the 10K

I’m really losing steam here. Too many things. This is a reminder to sign up for the Monument Avenue 10K before the price rises on March 1st.

  • Before Sunday, March 1st!
  • This bonus reminder takes place on the internet
  • It will cost you $40

9. More things: VCU vs. Dayton

I don’t want to alarm you, but this is the second-to-last home game of the season. Gasp!

  • Saturday, February 28th • 2:00 PM
  • Stuart C. Siegel Center, 1200 W. Broad Street or ESPN2
  • Sold out, so depends on how much you need to slip your friend who has tickets but can’t use them. Don’t gyp your friend, either. He or she is probably very upset.

10. RVANews Live

OK, a second wind! Our last event was genuinely a ton of fun, guys. I am not just saying that because I moderated the panels, made a bunch of jokes, and can’t remember if anyone laughed at them. This time around, we’ll be discussing the state of music, film, and food in Virginia, with panels led by Marc Cheatham of The Cheats Movement, RVANews food writer Stephanie Ganz of The Apple Cart, and myself again. You must buy a ticket now, or you will be very sorry. I mean, like, I say that out of worry. Not because I am threatening your life.

  • Wednesday, March 4th • Doors at 6:00 PM, panels at 6:30 PM
  • Gather, 409 E. Main Street
  • $20 for a couple hours of fun, some mingling with Very Interesting People (and also RVANews staff, who have varying levels of interestingness about them), and two alcoholic (or non-alcoholic) beverages

Bonus thing

Just kidding. We’ve all had enough.

Photo by: Caro’s Lines

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