This week’s calendar

Aggie Zed: Keeper’s Keep – Gallery Exhibition at VisArts; Food Truck Court at Virginia Historical Society; Friends of Richmond Public Library Book Sale; Populace: New Works by Steve Hedberg @ glave kocen; Sweeney Todd: The Play; Intercultural Festival at VCU; Civil War & Emancipation Day 2013; Richmond Kickers 21st Birthday Party; Tree Climbing Championship and Show; Carytown and the Byrd Theatre Walking Tour; City Council Formal Meeting; Byrd House Renegade Market; Food Truck Court at Virginia Historical Society; 3rd Precinct MPACT Meeting; The Cheats Movement Presents: Live at Ipanema with The Low Branches and Sam Reed; MORE…

Aggie Zed: Keeper’s Keep – Gallery Exhibition at VisArts

Fri Apr 5 9:00 am
April 5 – June 7, 2013
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
1812 W. Main St.

Organized by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

This exhibition is composed of sculpture, installations, paintings, drawings, and sketchbooks that chart Aggie Zed’s unique working methods in a variety of media. Born in Charleston and raised among farm animals on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, Zed graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BFA in painting and sculpture. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Richmond and, later, Gordonsville, Virginia, where she lives and works today.

Zed’s studio practice is eclectic and varied. Often starting with images from her sketchbook, she may develop some of these concepts into paintings and others into sculptural tableaux or installations. Her subject matter is nothing less than the sum of human civilization, with an emphasis on our relationship to the animal kingdom. Human and animal figures collide with furniture or landscapes; rabbits sprout wheels or wings, while horses drown in collapsing scaffolding. Zed’s dreamscape narratives probe the inner reaches of the subconscious mind.

Although Zed’s work derives much of its meaning from literary associations, her imagery teems with invention and startling leaps of imagination. Her visual poetry conjures a world in which logic and rationality take a comfortable backseat. Human foibles and impulses are placed in the foreground. And even though she works in different media, her conceptual approach remains consistent throughout.

Derived from the title of one of the artist’s works, Keeper’s Keep alludes to British usage of the term “keeper” for “curator,” and plays on the double meaning of “keep” as both noun and verb. Aggie Zed is a storyteller whose works take us out of our consensual reality and into a world filled with absurdity, ambiguity, and the gifts of artistic imagination.

Mark Sloan, Keeper
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

Food Truck Court at Virginia Historical Society

Fri Apr 5 6:00 pm
Every Tuesday and Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Sept. 6. Though the museum will be closed during this year’s foodie court, restroom facilities in the museum lobby will be available to the public.

Friends of Richmond Public Library Book Sale

Fri Apr 5 !12:00 pm
Description Join the Friends down at the Main Library – 101 East Franklin Street – for their Spring Book Sale! Friday, April 5th from noon to 5pm and for First Fridays 7pm to 9pm. And Saturday, April 6th from 10am to 4pm. Hardbacks – $2 Paperbacks – 50 cents Children’s Books – 50 cents And so much more

Populace: New Works by Steve Hedberg @ glave kocen

Fri Apr 5 6:00 pm
Hedberg has always been fascinated with humans’ ability to transform the environment like no other species. Focused on urban sprawl and population centers, Hedberg creates scenes of fictitious cities, one color, shape and texture at a time. The result is “Populace,” a series of abstracted networks of buildings and roads, viewed from the perspective of one looking at a miniature city, much like observing a cross-section of an ant colony. Along with more than 25 urban folk paintings, Hedberg continues his theme on paper using silk screen techniques.

Sweeney Todd: The Play

Fri Apr 5 7:30 pm
Presented by Theatre VCU

Written by Christopher Bond
Directed by Barry Bell

Dark, nightmarish and thrilling, Christopher Bond’s play (that Sondheim’s musical is based on) follows the barber, Sweeney Todd as he plots his bloody revenge against the judge who betrayed and deported him on false charges. With the death of his wife, Sweeney takes revenge upon the corrupt society of Victorian London by dispatching his victims with a grisly slit to the throat in his barber chair. His landlady, Mrs. Lovett, hides the barber’s crimes with tasty meat pies.

April 4 & 6, 11-13 & 18 – 20 at 7:30 pm
April 7, 14 & 21 at 3:00 pm

To order tickets call: 804-828-6026

Theatre VCU
W.E. Singleton Center for Performing Arts
922 Park Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2524

Intercultural Festival at VCU

Sat Apr 6 12:00 pm
The 2013 Intercultural Festival at VCU takes place on Saturday, April 6, from noon until 6 p.m. at Monroe Park. Entrance to the festival and all activities are free and open to the public. The festival will include a variety of foods from various cultures, as well as cultural displays, performances and fashion shows, student art exhibits and booths with games and crafts for all ages. There will be a petting zoo and door prizes to showcase more than 30 cultural organizations at VCU.

Civil War & Emancipation Day 2013

Sat Apr 6 9:00 am
This year’s Civil War & Emancipation Day provides free admission to all of the more than 25 participating sites and activity centers and offers an array of informative walking tours and presentations. Free shuttle service provided.

Richmond Kickers 21st Birthday Party

Sat Apr 6 6:00 pm
You’re Invited: Change your game plan for your next happy hour – skip the bar and head straight to City Stadium on Saturday, April 6th to celebrate the Kickers 21st Birthday!

What to Expect: RVA Street Foodies’ legendary food trucks, live music, a new outdoor bar featuring adult beverages, corporate hospitality and hospitality tents, a new and improved Family Zone with inflatable games and face painting and fun for families and soccer fans alike! The fun begins when the gates open at 6pm.

Pro Soccer at its Finest: Be there for the edge of your seat excitement when two of USL PRO’s premier professional soccer clubs – your hometown Richmond Kickers and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds – take the field at 7pm. Plus, experience the Kickers enhanced game day atmosphere and celebrate with friends and fellow fanatics.

What do YOU need to do? Round up your friends and family and order tickets in advance at! Save $2.00 off admission by entering promo code THEBIG21.

Tree Climbing Championship and Show

Sat Apr 6 7:30 pm
2013 MAC-ISA Tree Climbing Championship & Trade Show and Richmond Arbor Day / Round House, Byrd Park, Richmond, VA / This event is open and free to the public – Come out to watch some of the top climbers in our region compete. Family activities, recreational tree climbing by Riverside Outfitters, supply and equipment vendors, tree related exhibits, food trucks and more.


Carytown and the Byrd Theatre Walking Tour

Sun Apr 7 2:00 pm
Carytown and the Byrd Theatre, Revisited Walking Tour / From the buffalo trail to streetcar suburb, Carytown’s fascinating story is the focus of this tour as you explore this “mile of style”. Includes Cary Court Shopping Center, restored to its 1930’s art deco splendor, and a “behind the scenes” tour of the Byrd Theatre (1928), one of the few active movie palaces in the country. Meet at Premiere Costumes, 3339 W. Cary Street. / Valentine Richmond History Center

City Council Formal Meeting

Mon Apr 8 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.

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

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)

Byrd House Renegade Market

Tue Apr 9 3:30 pm
Every Tuesday. Byrd House Market at William Byrd Community House is a food-focused farmers market serving the community weekly on Tuesday afternoons. We provide a place and time for 25-30 food growers and makers to come together with food shoppers who want fresh, local and sustainable produced food for their lives. The Renegade Market is our at-will, winter market and operates on Tuesdays, November through April. MORE:

Food Truck Court at Virginia Historical Society

Tue Apr 9 6:00 pm
Every Tuesday and Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Sept. 6. Though the museum will be closed during this year’s foodie court, restroom facilities in the museum lobby will be available to the public.

3rd Precinct MPACT Meeting

Thu Apr 11 6:00 pm
Join your neighbors at Albert Hill Middle School to meet with city officials to discuss priority issues on a monthly basis. Precinct level meetings offer the chance to learn more about MPACT, meet your co-chairs and provide feedback to the city.

The Cheats Movement Presents: Live at Ipanema with The Low Branches and Sam Reed

Sat Apr 13 10:00 pm
Are you ready for the next Cheats Movement Presents music event? The Low Branches – who will be playing tunes from their recently released album, One Hundred Years Old, along with a solo performance from one of the best singers in RVA Sam Reed of Photosynthesziers and Beast Wellington. FREE / MORE:

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