5 Things: A graze, a crawl, a dance, a mall (sort of)

Let’s see, there’s Newsies, there’s The Big LeBYRDski, there’s the Richmond Ballet, there’s GRAZE on Grace…there’s just a ton of stuff to do.

1. Newsies

We have many thoughts about this film-turned-show, whether we’ve seen it or not. And then we did see it. And we recommend it. And we can’t stop shouting lyrics at each other. Next week, I think, is when we will stop talking about it, so be excited for that.

2. Museum Stores of Richmond Holiday Shoppers’ Fair

I know, I know, it’s too early for the holidays. But hear me out, you will do all sorts of contortions to try to kiss yourself if you get your holiday shopping done early. It frees you up to do so much other fun stuff during the Season with a Reason (for me, the reason is “fun parties,” but maybe for you the reason is “decorations” or “church”). Whatever you reason, the 21st iteration of this event will feature the best of the Museum Gift Shops, which is really a special and unique kind of shop! Featured: LGBG, Science Museum of Virginia, Agecroft Hall, Cultural Center of Glen Allen, Preservation Virginia, VMFA, Virginia Historical Society, and the Valentine Museum.

  • Friday, November 6th • 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
  • Free!

3. The Big LeBYRDski Bathrobe Crawl

Center of the Universe celebrates the return of “The Big LeBYRDski” (a Byrd Theatre fundraiser at which The Big Lebowski will abide) with its annual release of “El Duderino White Russian Milk Stout.” Only those 21 and older may participate in what will certainly be the world’s most entertaining thing to watch…a Bathrobe Crawl. Yes! A bunch of people (including you, hopefully) will cruise down Carytown’s sidewalks being ultra-relaxed. You get a little Dude passport (aka “your business papers”) in which you will collect stickers from participating restaurants, then redeem the passport for a special koozie? It’s all so perfect! Participating restaurants: Don’t Look Back, Mellow Mushroom, New York Deli, Portrait House, Weezies.

  • Friday, November 6th • 5:30 PM (Business Papers pickup in front of Byrd), 6:00 – 8:00 PM (crawl), 8:00 PM (Byrd doors beer), 8:30 PM (movie)
  • Carytown & the Byrd Theatre, 2908 W. Cary Street
  • $10 in advance, $15 at the door (each ticket includes one beer and can be purchased online

4. Richmond Ballet presents Windows and The Four Temperaments

We are very excited to grab the rare opportunity to see both Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments and Richmond Ballet’s founder Stoner Winslett’s own Windows, a four-part series that expanded from three parts in 1999. Both are very different and very cool, and both involve using dance to explore four different intangible concepts. 

  • Saturday, November 7th – Sunday, November 8th • see site for times
  • Carpenter Theatre, 600 E. Grace Street
  • $20 – $125

5. GRAZE on Grace

Slow Food RVA brings you a bunch of food and a traffic-free Grace Street! Twenty-plus restaurants and providers, but ZERO craft beer. Guys, I am totally joking. Nobody would ever do that to you. Tasting dishes are $3 and then you can either drive, Uber, GRTC, or roll your way home. More about what you’ll find here.

  • Sunday, November 8th • 12:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Grace Street from 4th to 7th Streets
  • $3 per sample
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