Fall Line Fest! FALL LINE FEST! Fall…..linefest.com. It’s finally here, with an expanded list of whattohear and whattoeat and whattosee. You could plan your entire weekend flitting from here to there and reaping the bounty of these talented performers, but my top picks are contained herein as the first three Things. Also: other stuff to do.
Firstly, the tunez. I select for you two events that are AT THE SAME TIME. You make the call. Firstly, Death, the legendary Detroit band who was punk rock before anyone else was punk rock, has an acclaimed documentary that will be a sad story until you realize you can see (most of) them this Friday at The National. Richmond’s own Matthew E. White, now a legend in his own, bearded right, gives the place he calls home a real treat by taking a break from busily touring and playing the November Theatre.
- Friday, September 5th – Saturday, September 6th • see site for schedule
- All over the flingin’ flangin’ place.
- $40 for a weekend pass (no individual show tickets sold)
Still on Friday but earlier in the evening, the Rhythm Juried Art Show will be, well, juried, while hip hop plays and live art happens DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF YOU. Art was submitted by local artists, and the whole thing is hosted by Cheats, so you know it’s a good time. Cleverly, FLF also coincides with First Fridays, so Broad Street will be a mecca of culture, maybe some sweat, and almost certainly that guy who stands on the thing and yells at everyone through a megaphone.
- Friday, September 5th • 6:00 PM
- Gallery5, 200 W. Marshall Street
- This one’s free and open to the public!
Five local hot-to-trot young chefs will give it the ol’ college try this Saturday. And by “it,” I mean “pleasing you, the discerning eater.” Sponsored by Kroger, this brunch is open to anyone with an FLF wristband, although first-come, first-served, if you feel me. Each chef will have a signature dish, and you will enjoy specials on your own signature dish: the brunch cocktail. Just a reminder to every single person in town–Uber now exists. Use it wisely, and use it freely with the promocode FallLineFest.
- Saturday, September 6th • 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- The Broadberry, 2729 W. Broad Street
- That $40 weekend pass again!
It’s time to finally decide which one is better: shampoo or conditioner. The Byrd celebrates back to school times with a screening of one of the finest cinematic triumphs ever made…by Adam Sandler. It all benefits a good cause, and I’m not kidding you when I tell you that I watched this film approximately 100 times in high school. I’m not sure if it’s aged as well as I’d hoped it would, but I AM sure that if peeing in your pants is cool, consider me Miles Davis.
- Saturday, September 6th • 12:30 – 3:30 PM
- The Byrd Theatre, 2908 W. Cary Street
- $7…IN CASH!
More good causes! Cookies for Kids’ Cancer was started by a Richmonder after the diagnosis of her 2-year-old son and the realization that medical options are still rather limited. In the five years since, she’s raised an incredible amount of money selling COOKIES (among some other things she does). Click around on the website–it’s pretty fascinating the stuff that has already been accomplished. Real live results! There are multiple bake sales all happening on Saturday as well as a mobile bake sale trolley (which…dude…sounds so much better than “food truck” to me right now) on Friday. The site will point you in the right direction and set you free.
- Saturday, September 6th • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- See site for locations
- However many cookies you would like to buy!
Photo by: ilmungo