Guys, can we get a round of applause for Richmond? Seriously, there are some simply stellar events lined up for this coming weekend in the RVA. Check out our picks for 5 events that will give you a nice sampling of the goodness.
Guys, can we get a round of applause for Richmond? Seriously, there are some simply stellar events lined up for this coming weekend in the RVA. Check out our (well, my, but I think I speak for the whole team at this point) picks for 5 events that will give you a nice sampling of the goodness.
You know who I love? Suze Orman. Do you know why? Because she doesn’t take any guff. That’s right, GUFF. Come see her (and a fabulous line-up of other inspiring speakers) talk about the force that is women in business. From the event website:
Today, women are responsible for establishing more than half of the start up businesses in this country. They control 60 percent of all wealth in the United States. They make most decisions regarding household big ticket purchases including financial services. Our objective is to inspire, empower, and help them enhance their personal, business, and career goals.
- Friday, January 28 (sessions start at 9am and run through the day)
- Greater Richmond Convention Center (403 N. 3rd Street)
I took an art history class in college, and in an effort to help his students gain a better appreciation of the work that goes into creating art, our professor arranged for us to spend an afternoon in the school’s printmaking studio. (I also suspect he did this so he could see what it was like to conduct a class wherein 95 percent of the students weren’t falling asleep for once*, but that’s beside the point.) Anyway, it worked, and since then I’ve been fascinated with printmakers and what they do. And you should be, too! Thanks to former Richmonder Frank Raysor, the VMFA currently has possession of 10,000 prints (collected over 35 years) that cover the entire history of printmaking. Trust me, when you look at the detail in these works while ALSO thinking about how they’re made, your mind will be blown.
- Opens Saturday, January 29 and runs through May 20 (museum open daily from 9am to 5pm and until 9pm on Thursdays)
- Virgina Museum of Fine Arts (200 N. Boulevard)
3. Girl Talk
Aside from creating awesome mash-ups that will have you unknowingly/awkwardly dancing in your desk chair (I speak from personal experience), Girl Talk/Gregg Michael Gillis is also a pretty interesting guy. For example, he studied biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University. Who knews? Not that this fact will have any bearing on whether you enjoy the show this weekend, but it’s a thing.
- Saturday, January 29 (9pm)
- The National (708 E. Broad Street)
- $22 (doesn’t include online processing fees)
Few things make my heart sing in the way this does:
JOHN BENDER FOR LIFE!!!!!
- Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30 (doors open at 10:30am; movie starts at 11am)
- Movieland (1301 N. Boulevard)
- $5.50 ($4.50 with your Criterian Club card)
To celebrate their 30th anniversary, the Children’s Museum of Richmond-Central (that’s the one next to the Science Museum) is offering 30¢ admission to kids on the 30th day of each month (now through October). In addition to their regular (and awesome) exhibits, they’ll also have special entertainment and/or activities planned. Up this time: the Diggity Dudes.
- Sunday, January 30 (9:30am to 5pm)
- Children’s Museum of Richmond (2626 W. Broad Street)
- 30¢ for kids ($8 for adults; members and kids under 1 are free)
None of these sounds appealing? Check out our events calendar right over here. And, as always, leave shout-outs for other events you know about in the comments.
*Nothing against him as a teacher. Class was held in a warm room with no windows. We sat in the dark, looking at slides, while being lulled to sleep by the sound of the projector. We were utterly defenseless.