Let’s just not talk about the weather, shall we? Although they are hinting at slightly warmer temperatures, I’m not going to jinx it by suggesting that you all spend this weekend outside. Instead, I will offer you a nice little mix of indoor/outdoor activities for your enjoyment. 1. It Is What It Is: Conversations About […]
Let’s just not talk about the weather, shall we? Although they are hinting at slightly warmer temperatures, I’m not going to jinx it by suggesting that you all spend this weekend outside. Instead, I will offer you a nice little mix of indoor/outdoor activities for your enjoyment.
1. It Is What It Is: Conversations About Iraq
Way to start with a buzz kill! Anyway, this traveling project is presented by Turner Prize-winning artists Jeremy Deller and “encourages public discussion of the past, present and future of Iraq through nonpartisan conversations in cities across the country.” Deller himself will be giving a talk on the exhibit. Friday, March 27th, 11am, VCU Student Commons Theater, 907 Floyd Ave. Call (804) 828-6051 for more info.
2. French Film Festival
We’ve all noticed the blue, red, and white flags dotting the light poles down Cary Street for the last few weeks. Yes, it eeez zeeee time for zee French Feeeelm Fest-eeeee-vuhl. So get out your berets and baguettes and head on down to the Byrd for some subtitle-slammed cinema! The action starts Friday, March 27th and continues through Sunday, March 29th. The Byrd Theater, 2908 W. Cary Street. Go here for more information, including ticket pricing and show times.
3. 10th Annual Monument Avenue 10k
Perhaps one of Richmond’s most beloved sports events (and voted the best road race in the Southeast), the 10k happens this weekend, rain or shine. Online sign-ups have already closed, but walk-up registration is happening today and tomorrow at the Race Expo. Even if you’re not taking part in the race, it’s always fun to get out there and support those who are. There’s also a post-race party in Monroe Park! Saturday, March 28th, first wave starts at 8:30am at Monroe Park. Go here for more info. (And be sure to check out road closings and detours for those of you who need to get out and about during the race.)
4. Shamrock the Block
Ok, let’s give this one another try. We all know the drill: booze, music, Irish food, etc. etc. etc. All things that add up to a good time. Saturday, March 28th, 12pm to 6pm, 100 N 17th Street, free to get in (food and drink cost extra).
5. Earth Hour
This isn’t a Richmond-only thing, but it’s pretty sweet. Here’s the dealio from the website:
In 2009, Earth Hour is being taken to the next level, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday.
We all have a vote, and every single vote counts. Together we can take control of the future of our planet, for future generations.
VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour, and join the world for Earth Hour.
Pretty simple, I think. No real reason not to do it. Saturday, March 28th, 8:30 to 9:30pm, free. Actually, you’ll be SAVING money by doing it. WIN-WIN, folks. We don’t get many of those these days.
Know of anything else going on this weekend? Leave them in the comments.
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