I tend to think that Richmond rarely has an exciting weekend of events. Short of a Slaughterama weekend or a Best Friends Day weekend THIS weekend is chock full of thrilling events! Here's where I'll be:
First Fridays in the Courtyard
If you've never taken the time to visit this Broad Street art and music spectacle you're really missing out. Part of what gives this city charm is the first Friday of every month. Basically store owners and gallery owners open their doors to local artists to display their work while music and the arts community filter in and out. This year a new installation to the First Fridays art walk is a music showcase that takes place in a patch of land brilliantly located in the heart of the festivities. This week performers include: Dave Watkins, Zac Hyrciak & the Junglebeats and From Here on Blue. It'll be a nice little indie/folksy event. Hope to see you there!
Johnny Z Festival
In 2007 Richmond suffered a great loss with the death of an amazing man, artist, activist, and musician - Johnny Z. Friends have organized a block party featuring the Bizarre Market, live music, & WRIR DJ's, children's activities, raffle drawings and a mobile mural unveiling by artists from St. Andrew's School in memory of Jonathan Zanin. Be at Shields Ave (near Joes inn) Saturday the 8th between noon and 5pm to celebrate the life of Johnny Z.
See you in Carytown Sunday for this wildly amusing fun-filled day! Why Watermelons you ask...why not!
SETH GREEN IS IN THE HOUSE, Robot Chicken, at the Roller-rink!!
Alright guys after you've been to all these amazing events I know you're tired. But we're not done yet! Monday 8pm at RollerDome on Williamsburg Road Seth Green brings the party to Richmond with Adult Swim and Robot Chicken creators and executive producers Seth Green and Matt Senreich!! We'll be celebrating the release of the Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II DVD this summer by strapping on a pair of roller skates. Green and Senreich host the celebration throughout the nine-city roller rink tour across America featuring performances by one of the hottest bands today, Gym Class Heroes, in addition to special Robot Chicken guests, including the writers, producers and celebrity guest stars, Robot Chicken-themed activities and games and exclusive Adult Swim merchandise. Sponsored by Boost Mobile, Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II...it's FREE so come on guys you can sleep when your dead.