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Free yoga at VMFA; Jonny Z Festival; Monument Market; Concert: The Glass Brothers; Haircuts for the SPCA with Patrick Lomantini; The Ghost Light Party; City Council Formal Meeting; Flight Night @ Secco; Byrd Market (Oregon Hill); Museum District Woman’s Club; Quoit Club: Branch House Tour; Tango after work @VMFA; MORE…

Free yoga at VMFA

Sat Aug 11 9:00 am
Project Yoga Richmond will host a FREE hour-long, all-levels flow yoga class on the Belvedere (at the top of the Robins Sculpture Garden) at VMFA. Space is limited: please arrive 10 minutes early for check-in.

EVENT REPEATS:

Sat August 11, 2012 9-10AM
Sat August 25, 2012 9-10AM
Sat September 22, 2012 9-10AM
Sat October 06, 2012 9-10AM

http://wotbn.net/free-yoga-at-vmfa-on-saturday/

Jonny Z Festival

Sat Aug 11 12:00 pm
Celebrate the creative spirit here in Richmond during ART 180?s 5th Annual Jonny Z Festival, a fun, funky, FREE, fund-raising, kid-friendly event. The 200 block of Shield’s Avenue will be closed off for a party where families can enjoy a variety of children’s activities. Food will be available from local food carts and others.

The Bizarre Market vendors will be selling their DIY wares with 10% of the proceeds benefiting ART 180. Plus, there will be live music by local performers including Photosynthesizers and Josh Small, WRIR DJs, raffle drawings at just $1/ticket for great prizes (including a bike from Bunnyhop Bike Shop, gift certificates from Steady Sounds, Ellwood Thompson’s, Star-lite and more!), and commemorative T-shirts for sale (printed generously by Studio 23).

Support for the festival is provided by the Fan District Association, Fan Women’s Club, and contributions made in Jonny’s memory. The festival honors Jon Zanin’s legacy, celebrates his spirit, and promotes art, music, community and friendship. This is a street party to remember and we have a feeling this is going to be the BEST yet.

Monument Market

Sat Aug 11 3:30 pm
A weekly Farmer’s Market at the corner of Monument Avenue & North Robinson Street. Saturdays, 8AM-noon. May through August.

Concert: The Glass Brothers

Sun Aug 12 6:00 pm
At Meadow Park. The concerts are free and will begin at 6:00 p.m. Free ice cream will be provided to all (compliments of the Fan District Association).

Haircuts for the SPCA with Patrick Lomantini

Sun Aug 12 9:00 am
Join the Richmond SPCA for the second annual 50 State Tour with master stylist Patrick Lomantini. This year’s fundraiser will be at Circle Square Salon located at 305 North Robinson Street. Call Lisa Clarke, manager of community development at the Richmond SPCA, at 804-521-1318 to schedule an appointment between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Sunday, August 12. All haircut fees directly benefit the Richmond SPCA. For $20 or more men and women will have a basic haircut by Lomantini. Appointments will average 15 minutes.

The Ghost Light Party

Sun Aug 12 8:00 pm
The Ghost Light After Party is an open-mic celebration of Broadway show tunes inspired by the vibrant cabaret scene that thrives today in the West Village of Manhattan. Any & all lovers of musical theatre are invited to take the stage and croon a classic, belt out a tune of today or simply sit back, have a cocktail and enjoy! Hosted by Matt Shofner & Maggie Roop on select Sunday evenings at the Richmond Triangle Players Theatre, The Ghost Light After Party provides a fun and social environment for Richmond theatre artists and enthusiasts to come together and unwind after the curtains have closed. No audition–no rehearsal–just fly by the seat of your pants and have a ball! For more information, special guest announcements and drink specials, check out www.facebook.com/ghostlightparty.

City Council Formal Meeting

Mon Aug 13 6:00 pm
Every 2nd and 4th Mon – Responsible for deciding official Council action, which includes discussing, adopting, rejecting, and amending laws and approving the budget. Formal meetings include a time for pubic comment and are televised live on the local PBS station and are replayed in Richmond on Government Access Channel 17, beginning at Noon and 7:00 p.m. daily.

LOCATION
Richmond Council Chambers, Richmond City Hall, 2nd floor; 900 E. Broad Street

Frequency
Typically the second and fourth Monday of each month; 6:00-8:30 p.m. (With the exception of August, when no Formal meetings are held, and holidays)

Flight Night @ Secco

Mon Aug 13 6:00 pm
Trying new things is like hitting the refresh button on our existence: it delivers us from complacency, engages our senses and forces us to question our tastes, values and, in turn, our very nature. Yet, more often than not, most of us will opt for the familiar over the unknown. Every Monday.

http://www.seccowinebar.com/2011/11/flight-night-every-monday-and-tuesday-swb/

Byrd Market (Oregon Hill)

Tue Aug 14 3:30 pm
William Byrd Community House, 224 South Cherry Street
May 1 through October
Every Tuesday

Museum District Woman’s Club

Wed Aug 15 7:30 pm
The Museum District Woman’s Club of Richmond, Virgina exists to encourage friendship within our neighborhood, provide civic and social welfare to the community, and elevate the cultural and intellectual pursuits of members in the interest of a higher standard of citizenship. We meet each month on the third Wednesday at 7:30 (with the exception of December 2011 – second Wednesday instead). http://mdwc.wordpress.com

Quoit Club: Branch House Tour

Thu Aug 16 6:00 pm
Join the Quoit Club as we tour the Branch House, home of the Virginia Center for Architecture. Designed by architect John Russell Pope for prominent financier John Kerr Branch, the Branch House is a 27,000-sqare-foot residence featuring eleven levels; a chapel-like studio; and fireproofing by means of concrete floors and masonry walls. With its long gallery, great hall, commodious library and dining room on the main floor, the house, completed in 1919, provided ample space for displaying the Branches’ extensive collection of European tapestries, textiles, and furnishings. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served on site.

Branch House Tour
August 16, 2012 | 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Virginia Center for Architecture | 2501 Monument Avenue
$20/person

Tango after work @VMFA

Fri Aug 17 6:00 pm
Join in the fun and exotic beauty of the tango with Richmond’s tango community, while enjoying the food and social atmosphere in Best Café. You can also take advantage of half-price beverages as part of Friday Art & Wine. EVERY 3rd FRI

http://www.vmfa.state.va.us/Calendar_and_Events/Evening_Events/Tango_After_Work.aspx

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