Richmond burns—we all get to have fun with it. Celtic Woman arrives—we all get to listen. Spring springs—time for First Friday.
Though this event has nothing to do with this song, it is, nevertheless, now stuck in my head. Celtic Woman! Let me be! Or don’t, I guess, because you’re rumored to be a good time. I mean, not like that. Like Irish bagpipes and dancers, and “three angelic vocalists and a dazzling Celtic violinist.” For everyone who got a Riverdance VHS as a gift in the 90s and didn’t NOT watch it.
- Thursday, April 2nd • 7:00 PM
- Altria Theater, 6 N. Laurel Street
- $41 – $101
I suppose it’s possible to not know that the next couple of days are the 150th anniversary of the great Fall of Richmond. It’s less possible to know that Richmond burned at all. If the latter describes you, let me take you by your hand and gently lead you over to the newest installment in our Civil War series! This enormous multi-day event culminates in a very jam-packed Saturday with speakers and tours that commemorate the Fall and parties and fun to celebrate the resulting emancipation of enslaved Richmonders. The schedule is right about here!
- Through Saturday, April 4th • see schedule
- Various venues
- Most events are free, though some bus tours will cost you dollars
3. First Friday
The first First Friday of Spring! The first First Friday of the year that your heart of hearts is genuinely pleased to be walking up and down Broad Street in the out-of-doors. This exhibit of art made from found objects fascinated me, and the new [Bonfire RVA](https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bonfire-RVA/919684658059379) will be available for inspection.
- Friday, April 3rd • roughly 5:00 – 9:00 PM
- See this map for participating locations!
- Free to be you and me (as we walk around Broad Street together) (it’s possible some things could cost money)
4. An Amount of Theatre That Is Borderline Ridiculous
How could anyone possibly see so many plays?? I’m particularly interested in Sam and Carol, because I enjoy the Henley Street/Richmond Shakespeare productions AND because it’s got two actors to play all 29 roles. Hilarity! And Angels in America is certainly a must-see.
- All weekend • see various sites for times
- Various venues
- Various prices!
Fiction AND non-fiction comic book artist and writer, Scott McCloud is also a famously gifted speaker. His presentations include hundreds of slides, which sounds like pure punishment until you learn that McCloud specializes in quick-moving, super-engaging, always-entertaining, incredibly informative talks on…well, everything. He swears that this’ll be fascinating for every single one of us.
- Monday, April 6th • 7:00 PM
- Grace Street Theatre, 934 W. Grace Street