I would talk about how it’s raining again and doesn’t it suck, but chances are if you’re reading this, you live here and already know how generally soggy our great city is right now. Let’s just not talk about it anymore. COMMENCE WITH THE 5 THINGS! 1. Can Can’s May Beer Dinner I know that […]
I would talk about how it’s raining again and doesn’t it suck, but chances are if you’re reading this, you live here and already know how generally soggy our great city is right now. Let’s just not talk about it anymore. COMMENCE WITH THE 5 THINGS!
1. Can Can’s May Beer Dinner
I know that The Office and 30 Rock are on tonight, but if you’re looking for something a little less “sitting on the the couch watching TV-ish” then consider making your way to one of Richmond’s most luxuuuuuuurious restaurants to partake in May’s installment of their monthly beer dinners. The dinner promises four courses matched with a complimenting ale or lager. This month you’ll be sampling brews from Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, Maryland. Thursday, May 7th, 6pm, 3120 W. Cary Street, $45 per ticket (includes cost of food, booze, tax, and tip – it’s a steal in my opinion)
We can’t *not* mention this one because 1) it’s a Richmond springtime fixture and 2) it’s free! This week kicks off their concert series for 2009 and will feature Melvin Seals and JGB. And seriously, who doesn’t love beers on Brown’s Island? Terrorists, that’s who. Friday, May 8th, 6pm, Brown’s Island, free!
3. Star Trek
I know this isn’t a Richmond-exclusive event, but try to find a dude in this town who isn’t somewhat losing his sh*t over this one. Ok, I’ll admit, I’m kind of losing mine as well, as I happen to find Zachary Quinto to be fabulous. AND I kind of had a crush on young William Shatner when I was little. Just putting that out there. Show times vary, so take a look here for specifics.
What with our rosy hue this week, it should be no surprise that this made our list. RVANews will be there passing out some goodies and cheering on those taking part. Online registration is closed, BUT you can still register in person at packet pickup at the Tuckahoe Village Shopping Center. Saturday, May 9th, events start at 7am, Kanawha and Dominion Plazas, race starts at 9th and Byrd Streets, costs vary depending on what you’re participating in so go here for more info.
5. Terry McAuliffe Town Hall Meeting & Will.I.Am at The Camel
Whenever I see those two names together I automatically hear the theme from The Odd Couple in my head. But as we discovered earlier this week, apparently Will.I.Am is all about the McAuliffe-ster. In fact, here’s a quote from the Black Eyed Peas star as seen on McAuliffe’s website:
Terry is my good friend and closest political mentor. He will be a great governor because of his passion to help people and his understanding of the grassroots community.
This is sure to be interesting. Monday, May 11th, 5pm, 1621 W. Broad Street, free.
Know of anything else going on this week? Leave them in the comments.
And be sure to tune in tomorrow for our special 5 things: Mother’s Day edition.
(If you have an event coming up that you want help promoting, let us know. It just might end up making the list!)