Herculicia t1_jeezv49 wrote

I LOVE THE MERLIN APP!!!! What a slippery slope it's been! I saw a bird one day and couldn't figure out what it was and after much googling I downloaded the app so I'd be prepared next time I saw a cool bird. I've learned so much over the last two years with it, and it's really cool to use while traveling! It's only a matter of time before I become a full on birder.


Herculicia t1_jeef47o wrote

Reply to comment by drummersulli in Weekend Event Thread by AutoModerator

Someone asked that question on the Facebook event and this is the response: " I'm happy to confirm that we do have trade tables available, which provide a wonderful opportunity for you to share and exchange pest and disease-free houseplants and cuttings with other enthusiasts. In addition to the trade tables, you'll also have the chance to browse an array of plants and items for sale from various hobbyists and growers who will be present at the event. What's truly special about this event is the chance to engage with other like-minded individuals, who are passionate about plant care and cultivation, and gain firsthand insights from their personal experiences. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced hobbyist, there is something for everyone at this event. So, I hope to see you there!"


Herculicia t1_jeabu2q wrote

Sat / Easter Egg Hunt & Extravaganza @ Bensley Park / 12p - 4p

Join the Ride On Cannon Foundation and Bensley Recreation Center for the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Bensley Park.

Meet the Easter Bunny, collect eggs, win prizes and enjoy spending time with family and friends. Your child will also have the chance to win a brand-new bike.

Included in the festivities: a bounce house, balloon art, face painting, live music, community law enforcement engagement, food trucks, vendors and more!

Easter egg hunt begins at 2 p.m.; age categories are 0-5 years and 6-12 years. No registration is required.


Herculicia t1_jeabjwr wrote

Fri / Taste of Brookland Park @ Brookland Park Blvd / 4p - 7p

We're back!!! Join us Friday, March 31st, for the Annual Taste of Brookland Park affair!! The Taste of Brookland Park is an open street festival that gives the community a taste of what Brookland Park has to offer. After a 3 year hiatus, we can't wait to see you!!



Herculicia t1_jeab4ax wrote

Sat / Anniversary Bash @ Hatch Local / 11a - 7p

Hatch Local is celebrating ONE WHOLE YEAR of being open with a block party of epic proportions on April 1st! You can expect:

delicious food specials all weekend from our Locals (DUH)
free carnival games for ALL ages
Studio Two Three on-site selling their wonderful prints
face painting for kids ...and kids at heart
magic, comedy and juggling from Jonathan the Juggler
epic beer collaborations with our pals at Ardent Craft Ales and Final Gravity Brewing Co
cocktail collabs and other tasty sippers from Cirrus Vodka Belle Isle Moonshine and Virago Spirits
Billy Crystalfingers and DJ Duffy on the 1s and 2s
Bad Ass Activations snappin’ + slingin’ free digital prints for you and all your pals



Herculicia t1_je9qhy9 wrote

Today - Sun / Studio Ghibli Fest @ The Byrd / Various / $8

It's finally here! This week is Studio Ghibli Fest! From 03/30-04/02, catch some of your favorite Studio Ghibli films everyday here at The Byrd. Buy your tickets now! https://byrdtheatre.org/showtimes/

*All films will be subtitled unless otherwise stated. Kiki's Delivery Service on 03/31 at 10 am will be dubbed for kids to enjoy!



Herculicia t1_je9py1j wrote

Sun / April Belles Day Women’s Tournament @ Richmond Pinball Collective / 12p / $10

THIS IS A WOMENS TOURNAMENT! All women welcome in the most inclusive definition of the word!

Tournament Date: April 02, 2023

12 Warmups, 1pm start. 13 rounds of Matchplay in 3-4 player groups. $10 entry fee - all money goes to the prize pool for top 4 finishers split 40-30-20-10.

Trophies for the top 3.



Herculicia t1_je9pj9o wrote

Sun / Open Studio Sunday @ Virginia Museum of Fine Arts / 12p - 3p

Make Open Studio Sundays a part of your family’s monthly routine! Visit the WestRock Art Education Center anytime between noon and 3 pm to participate in a free art activity inspired by an object from the VMFA collection.

A new art activity, led by VMFA Youth Studio Staff and volunteers, is offered every month. Select months will feature additional activities and events.

Free. No registration required.

All ages; children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.


Herculicia t1_je9p8y8 wrote

Sat / No Fooling Day Party: Broken Beat Lounge Soundsystem @ Hofheimer Bldg / 2p - 8p

Established in Richmond during the late 90's, Broken Beat Lounge Sound System has been creating magical get-downs ever since. All thanks to the deep, consistent vibe and hang loose attitude curated by founders. Our attendees have come to expect eclectic beats, ambient soundscapes and all that funky jazz. And this time, it is at a dope rooftop bar... DJs adm and Ebben Flow will not be fooling around, but you are gladly welcome to do so!

The event is Free. But, if you join the VIP Guest List below and receive a complimentary drink! Choose from a chocolate-covered raspberry flavored April Fool's cocktail - "That Foolishness" or a Silver Gate Vineyards Sparkling White Wine.

The cocktail, "That Foolishness", is a. chocolate-covered raspberry cocktail has a sweet and fruity flavor with Raspberry Schnapps, Belle Isle Strawberry Matcha, Amaretto, then topped with soda.

Guest List Link: https://forms.gle/S5kDPwcHHD9Guhqb9



Herculicia t1_je9of3e wrote

Sun / $5 Beginner Hustle/Disco Class @ The Dance Space / 6p - 7p / $5 - $10

$5/person - Lesson Only Sun, 6-7pm
Walk-in, no reservation required

$10/person - Lesson & Sunday Dance Combo Sun, 6-9pm
Walk-in, no reservation required

Dance partners and prior dance experience are NOT REQUIRED for this class. This is NOT a series, start/stop anytime. Singles, couples and same-sex couples are welcome!

The class is held every Sunday night at 6pm. This schedule is designed to teach the basic Ballroom/Latin/Swing dances that you will need for attending "Ballroom" events in the Central Virginia area. The class covers a different dance each week. It teaches skills that will make you and your dance partner shine on any dance floor in Richmond!

For details see: http://www.thedancespace.com


Herculicia t1_je9ntao wrote

Sat / April Fools Day Comedy Show @ North Side Grille / 8:30p

No Joke! Come see some of the best comedians in Virginia for free at Northside Grille! Enjoy dinner and a show! Seats go fast so show up early or call to reserve a table. The lineup this month is Mariea Terrell, Katherine Michael, Cale Moore, DeVon Simmons and is hosted by Leila Youmans.



Herculicia t1_je9nlp9 wrote

Sat / Game of Jokes, Open Mic Comedy Battle at Castleburg / 7:30p - 10p

Welcome to Game of Jokes , held the 1st Saturday of each month, only at Castleburg Brewery and Taproom. Your host Mike Engle, will lead us through this Comedy Battle Royale, where comedians battle for more stage time.
Come early and enjoy a Grilled Cheese Sandwich from the Castle Cafe, paired with a delicious Castleburg brew.
(Mike's Spring time rec is Murderhole Mango)

Your headliners for this show are Charlie Waring and Tyler Wood all the way from Raleigh, NC!

Open Mic spots are 5 minutes each. Comics will be put in brackets, and voted on by the audience, and your headliners. Those that win, get to come back up, and give us 5 more minutes of their best material to entertain the crowd.

Sign-ups for the open mic begin on Saturday, March 25th, 2023 via the Google Form at linktree.com/gameofjokes. I only have 12 five-minute spots to give away and they go fast. Once the Google Form is closed, signups are full. If you participated in last month's Game of Jokes, please do not sign-up so that we can give as many different open micers a chance to take the stage as possible.

**RSVPing to this event via Eventbrite does not sign you up for the open mic!!! THE ONLY WAY TO SIGN UP IS THE INSTRUCTIONS ABOVE!**

Grab a beer and a great seat at 7:30pm
Show starts at 8pm on Saturday, April 1st!



Herculicia t1_je9nerp wrote

Sat / Civil War & Emancipation Day (CWED) @ American Civil War Museum / 10a - 4:30p

ACWM Members & Virginia Students and Educators may attend all events and activities for FREE.

Civil War & Emancipation Day consists of cultural & tourism organizations, museums, historic sites, national parks, & educational institutions in RVA collaborating to create programs + activities that explore the Civil War, slavery, and emancipation.

Civil War & Emancipation Day (or, CWED) is a commemorative day marking the history & impact of the Civil War and the end of slavery in Richmond. This annual, collaborative community-wide effort commemorates the anniversaries of key 1865 events:




View all of our CWED Programs & Events + Register: https://acwm.org/cwed23/


Herculicia t1_je9m85h wrote

Sat / April Fools' Day Mischief & Music Fest @ Main Line Brewery / 1p - 5p / $10

Join us for an April Fools’ Day celebration like no other! Our Mischief & Music Fest will feature three incredible bands (The Taters, Indira & Guppy Jo, and the Sweet Potatoes), delicious food, refreshing beverages, and plenty of fun activities. We’ll have a joke competition to test your comedy chops, a rock-paper-scissors tournament to prove your skills, and much more. Plus, all donations will benefit the autistic community, so you can have fun while supporting a great cause. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind event—we can’t wait to see you!

For sponsorship information, e-mail emily.pollack@cahumanservices.org



Herculicia t1_je9m1st wrote

Sun / The Fall of Richmond @ Gallery 5 / 7p / Free

Join Classical Revolution's 2022 Featured composer, Curt Sydnor, for the public premiere of the chamber symphony, The Fall of Richmond.

The Fall of Richmond evokes the turmoil and exultation which overtook Richmond on April 2-4,1865 as Confederate forces burned and abandoned the city. Composed in Richmond during the protests of 2020, the work is an ode to the US Colored Troops regiment which led the march into Richmond, to President Lincoln’s famous visit the following day, and to the concurrent liberation of Richmond’s enslaved population.

Gallery 5’s stage backdrop and historic walls will be illuminated with projections of Richmond’s ruins (as photographed by Matthew Brady and others) to create an immersive musical-historical environment. Conductor Naima Burrs will lead the nine-piece ensemble comprised of Richmond’s finest classical musicians, including members of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. The program will also include premiers of Sydnor’s Chaconne for violin, bass, and piano and a song setting for chamber ensemble featuring Laura Ann Singh.

For Virginia music lovers, this one-time event is not to be missed.

The event is FREE and open to all ages! Donations encouraged.

Doors open at 6:40, music starts at 7:00pm.

We hope to see you there!



Herculicia t1_je9lpz2 wrote

Sat / Classes at The 2023 RVA Burlesque Festival @ Robinson Theater Community Arts Center

The 2023 RVA Burlesque Festival is excited to host a variety of classes from this year's featured performers! This is a fabulous opportunity to learn from these very talented teachers during the festival weekend!
All classes take place at Robinson Theater on Saturday, April 1st. Time and cost specified within each description.
Register at https://rvaburlesquefestival.ticketspice.com/2023-rva...
Messy On The Inside: Costuming Tips with Bearcat Betty
You don’t need to be an expert seamstress to have fabulous costumes. Break outside of the pattern and embrace the art of creating in ways you don’t learn in a standard sewing class! This lecture class will cover costuming techniques for performers looking to enhance the function and quality of their stage costumes.
Body Isolation for Burlesque Dancers with Zetta Laveau
Learn the power of body isolation to elevate some of the classic moves of burlesque like bumps, grinds and shimmies. This is a beginner friendly class including a warmup that will help you experiment with different types of isolation and learn some tips & tricks, leading to a choreography where we’ll put isolation and coordination into practice.
Heels for Queens 2.0 with Twinky Boots
Learn a fun, flirty dance class for all levels to help those who need a little more confidence in heels or just want to be their sassiest selves in them. Bring heels you can walk and dance in. Knee pads or long pants to protect your knees are encouraged as there will be moments going to the floor.
Silk Veil Basics with Dulce D'jour
What's the difference between a weighted and unweighted veil? Which size is best for me? How do I hold this thing? All these questions and more will be answered by bellydancer turned burlesquer Dulce D'jour! Students will learn a variety of tricks and flourishes along with combinations to help connect new movements together.
No veil? No problem! Veils provided and for sale.



Herculicia t1_je9lai9 wrote

Sat / Easter Egg Parade@ Stony Point Fashion Park / 12p - 2p

Bring your baskets and hop from merchant to merchant for treats and prize-filled eggs. Enjoy face painting, balloon art, and bubbles!

Activities will be held in the common area on the green turf, right by the pop jet fountain.

While supplies last.


Herculicia t1_je9l3jv wrote

Sun / Oddities Witch Market @ Diversity Thrift / 12p - 6p / $5 - $8

Welcome to our 3rd Annual Oddities Witch Market. Gather some supplies/art .Vendors will have available Bones, antiques, dark arts, oddities , apothecary, wood work, taxidermy and so much more. We will also have our tarot readers present.

General Admission KIDS FREE 17 UNDER






Herculicia t1_je9kxcq wrote

Sat / 13th Annual Black & White Affair! @ Marriott Richmond / 7p - 11p / $70

RVA's Premier Party With A Purpose Black & White Style!! Often imitated, never duplicated!!

The 13th Annual Black & White Affair will be a GOOD time for a GREAT cause! Come out and enjoy delicious Food, Dancing, Cocktails, Casino Games, 360 Photo Booth and so much MORE!

Soundtrack By the one and only DJ DRAKE!! DON'T MISS OUT! It will be a SELL OUT!

Attire: Black & White Semi-Formal | Food Served: 7:00p - 8:30p

Stay tuned for the POP OF COLOR announcement. Follow us on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, TWITTER and LINKEDIN!

Proceeds Fund Book & STEM Scholarships for Virginia college kids.



Herculicia t1_je9knmg wrote

Sat / Maiden Voyage Outfitters Present the RABA Foundation Spring Fling Bike/Walk @ Richmond Community ToolBank / 10a - 3p

This is annual event fundraiser for the RABA Foundation's Bikes for Kids charity program, the 501-c-3 nonprofit arm of RABA, and our new charity partner, Richmond Cycling Corps. We will have a 34 and 43 mile ride and a 4 to 5 mile walk. We are asking for participants to donate hot soup to share with everyone. If you don't want to ride, we need volunteers to help with parking, registration, set up, and clean up. **Special guest rider: Ben King, newly retired from Rally Cycling, US Pro and World Tour Pro cyclist, winner of Stage 4 of the 2018 Vuelta a Espana, has registered to ride the event!!** More details and online registration: https://www.raba.org/raba-foundations-spring-fling-event/


Herculicia t1_je9kfag wrote

Sat / PopUp RVA @ The Diamond / 10a - 3p

RVA's Largest Weekly Vendor Market is BACK for our 3rd Season!
Featuring a rotating weekly lineup 50+ artisan, craft, and other local business vendors.

PLUS: Local Live Music, Adult Beverages, including our extensive menu of flavored margaritas, lots of dessert vendors and Food Trucks!

See the growing list of participating vendors at: https://popupmarketrva.com/

Types of vendors include: Woodworking, Art & Homemade, Activities & Games, Clothing, Jewelry & Accessories, Candles & Soaps, Kitchen & Beverage, Beauty Supplies & Services, Pet & Pet Supplies, Desserts, Beer & Wine, Locally Grown Products, CBD, VA Distilleries, Non-Profit & Cause Based, & MORE!

Every Saturday rain or shine 10am - 3pm
at The Diamond!

This is an outdoor event, in the "Red Lot"

Free Parking is available

Pets are welcome!

New and Different Vendors Every Week!
Come support small business!