It feels like yesterday that we were all “SPRING MUST COME ONE DAY, RIGHT?” and now we’re all “I PERSPIRE FROM EVERY PORE. SUMMER IS ON THE HORIZON.” Thus, there are some things to do this weekend—the most wonderful weekend of all.
Ross Catrow said it best when he said everything within his Friday Cheers write-up for this week. Experience RVA greats HonkyTonk Heroes, The Milkstains, and Bio Ritmo. Alert: if you live in Richmond and have never experienced a live Bio Ritmo show, you’re like an unrooted blade of grass that could blow away at any time.
- Friday, May 22nd • 6:00 PM
- Brown’s Island
Prabir, lover of science, singer of songs, helper of nonprofits, and all-around fantastic person with a personality that just won’t quit! He is beloved around these parts because he is ALWAYS available to consult about a scientific subject, and now you can discover the magic too with a night of improv dedicated to…acting out his stories, I guess? And oh man, this should be good.
- Friday, May 22nd • 10:00 PM
- Coalition Theater, 8 W. Broad Street
Oh, it is ON, Riverpooches. We may have tied you last time, but that was just a warm-up, to see what you’re made of. You may have a bunch of rivers running through your burgh, but we have one MIGHTY river, with URBAN RAPIDS, and I’d like to see you dog-paddle your way out there and try to survive our wrath.
- Saturday, May 23rd • 7:00 PM
- City Stadium, 3201 Maplewood Avenue
4. Michael Hearst Reads and Performs Extraordinary People
- Saturday, May 23rd • 4:00 – 5:00 PM
- Chop Suey, 2913 W. Cary Street
So much happens at this East End Community Collaboration event that I don’t even know where to start. Here are the highlights: Richmonds around the world! Random prizes! Talent showcase extravaganza! Mini-golf! Let’s celebrate Christopher Newport sailing up the James and saying, “Right ho, what’s this, then?” when he discovered our majestic beauty.
- Sunday, May 24th • 12:00 – 5:00 PM
- Sugar Pad, end of Dock Street next to Rockett’s Landing
Bonus Thing: Throw a Memorial Day party
Although I guess some of you should just attend parties. Otherwise we’d each of us be throwing parties with no one available for partygoing. I volunteer to partygo!
Photo by: pegwinn