5 Things for Teens: A very warm week has passed us…spring is approaching

Get excited for good weather, good comedy, a very good circus, a good and green festival, some not so good history, and some great history.

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1. Strange Bedfellows

Improv theatre = (possibly) the best thing known to mankind. Actors and improv-ers from Richmond will be paired together for that best thing known to mankind. So you may be wondering, “How does one do both the acting and the improv?” Well, anonymous person, I’m glad you asked. It works similarly to an Arnold Palmer (half iced tea, half lemonade). The first half of the scene is a small tangent of famous theatrical performance such Shakespeare’s work, and the second half of the scene is improvised. It’s going to be great and (possibly) the best thing known to mankind.

  • Friday, March 11th • 8:00 – 9:30 PM
  • Coalition Theatre, 8 W. Broad Street
  • $10

2. Shamrock The Block

St. Patrick’s day is the 17th; however, the 17th is a Thursday. bummer, right? But fear not, anonymous person. Shamrock the Block shall take place. A very green and very great festival on Boulevard. So get prepared to wear that green and have a great time with great people in great weather.

  • Saturday, March 12th • 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • The Boulevard (Between Broad and Leigh)
  • Free

3. Speaking of festivals

There are so many this weekend. And a festival is usually a very cheap thing to enjoy, so take your anonymous person friends, and go to!

  • Mostly Saturday at various times
  • Various places
  • Mostly free to attend!

4. Time Traveler: A Free Weekend of Richmond History

I think it’s safe to say that every person–any person who was once a child, anyway–wanted to time travel, whether to the future or to the past. And even the idea of time travel is still really freaking cool. Beyond that, the Valentine and other historic sites will be hosting a “time traveling” weekend throughout Richmond’s history, with their usual admission fees reduced to stone cold zero. We all know of some of the saddening history that our city holds and the heartbreaking consequences that we’re still dealing with today. But perhaps with the awareness of our history we can help to foster change in our communities for the future. Just like what Marty did in Back to the Future II.

  • Sunday, March 13th • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Various historic sites around town
  • Free!

5. Rock And Roll Jubilee

Music has always been a huge part of different cultures and individual self expressions. The birth of rock and roll in America has helped to craft culture and become a catalyst for self-expression. Through many generations, the same effect holds true. Everyone from the Beatles, to Elvis Presley, even to Jesse Stone, one of the pioneers of modern day rock and roll, will be there in spirit…and in impersonation. If you love music, then this event should be amazing.

  • Saturday, March 12th • 7:00 – 9:00 PM
  • The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road
  • $28
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