5 Things

Cabin Fever is a real thing, and some of us get particularly afflicted. After this dumb #snomoneysnoproblems2015, we deserve to get out and get busy drinking, watching, buying, appreciating, and shaking it all over the place.

Cabin Fever: 1708’s Gallery’s Annual Art Auction

O, aptly titled event! How golden a light is the light you shine at the end of this miserable winter tunnel! 1708’s annual party is for those with money earmarked to support regional art. There’s food and cocktails and the thrill of bidding on a beautiful thing! Come by the night before to check out the art that will be up for grabs–and then get out of the sweats you’ve been wearing all week, wash your face, and move on with your life.

  • Saturday, February 21st • 7:00 – 10:00 PM
  • 1708 Gallery, 319 W. Broad Street
  • Reservations starting at $100


TheatreLAB–a super cool project that is not afraid to take on the evocative projects that make ripples within our community! Carly Mench’s Oblivion tells the story of a set of Cool Parents who come up against some surprising obstacles when their kid rebels by hitting the super-straight and very-narrow path. The group’s next foray into capturing the Acts of Faith crowd and the first production in their new digs, Oblivion is being lauded as funny, thought-provoking must-see-theatre.

  • Opens Friday, February 20th • see site for times
  • The Basement, 300 E. Broad Street
  • $30

Don Quixote

After the Nutcracker, the Richmond Ballet does not take a break and eat take-out and watch marathons of Oscar-nominated movies. Nay! They suit back up in their twisty Spandex getups and they start pounding the sprung floor again. This weekend, we’ll be graced with this season’s full-length ballet that doesn’t involve dancing bears: Don Quixote. We’ve got more information and a charming chat with Director of Costumes Emily DeAngelis.

  • Friday, February 20th – Sunday, February 22nd • see site for times
  • Carpenter Theatre, 600 E. Grace Street
  • $20 – $125

Virginia Wine Expo

When I stare at the residents of my household for a third day in a row and attempt to muster up feelings of gratefulness that I don’t live in New England, where snowdrifts are higher than skyscrapers or whatever, all I can see when I close my eyes is acres and acres of wine glasses stretching before me. I know you’re with me. Here’s how to do it right.

Hustle & Bump

Listen. There are all sorts of other culturey commitments you can make this weekend. I’ve laid out your art, theater, wine tastings, and ballet. Our events calendar will bring you up to speed on the other ones (and there are many), but after all of this schmoozing and edification, let’s just agree to meet up at Balliceaux, spend zero money on a cover, and let our hair down. I’m exhausted already.

  • Saturday, February 21st • 10:30 PM – 1:30 AM
  • Balliceaux, 203 N. Lombardy Street
  • Free!

Photo by: Eric Burgers

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