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Monument Ave 10K; SIDE BY SIDE: engage; The Cheats Movement Presents: Live at Ipanema with The Low Branches and Sam Reed; Carytown Craft Beer Festival; Hollywood Cemetery Specialty Walking Tour; Byrd House Renegade Market; Food Truck Court at Virginia Historical Society; Meet the Cheesemaker @ Secco; Belmont Book Club; Museum District Woman’s Club; Opening Night: Time Stands Still; Chelsea McBee and The Random Assortment; Tango after work @VMFA; VCU School of Engineering Senior Design Expo; Chalk Up The Town; Community Cleanup: The Fan/Uptown/Boulevard; Earth Day Rain Barrel Workshop; Kids Walk for Kids; National Weather Service SKYWARN Training Session; Paint the Town Green / Earth Day Cleanup; Monument Avenue Walking Tour; Niche at Scuffletown Park; MORE…

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Monument Ave 10K

Sat Apr 13

SIDE BY SIDE: engage

Sat Apr 13 10:00 am
Come make art Side by Side with your little artist!

Engage workshops are available to the public the second Saturday of every month. ENGAGE: Side by Side offers a variety of two-hour workshops related to the gallery exhibition and provides fun and rewarding time for parents, grandparents, Big Brothers and Big Sisters to work with a young person, exploring new materials and creating projects together.

Cost is $10 per team each Saturday. VisArts members and Big Brothers/Big Sisters teams participate free!

A team is a child (age 5 to 15) and an adult. A team can have one or two children. Teams work together at ENGAGE: Side by Side.

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: http://ipanemaveg.com/lai/cheats_movement/

Carytown Craft Beer Festival

Sun Apr 14 12:00 pm
Your ticket includes a souvenir pint glass and craft beer tasting. Tickets are $15/advance & $20/gate. MORE: http://wotbn.net/carytown-craft-beer-festival-set-for-april/

Hollywood Cemetery Specialty Walking Tour

Sun Apr 14 2:00 pm
Hollywood Cemetery Specialty Walking Tour /
An extension of the daily “Highlights” tour, this version covers in more detail the cemetery’s unique history, landscape design, architecture, symbols and residents. Meet at the cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets. / Valentine Richmond History Center

Byrd House Renegade Market

Tue Apr 16 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: http://www.byrdhousemarket.blogspot.com/p/for-market-goers.html

Food Truck Court at Virginia Historical Society

Tue Apr 16 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.

http://wotbn.net/food-trucks-return-to-vhs-on-april-2/

Meet the Cheesemaker @ Secco

Tue Apr 16 6:30 pm
The folks at Secco have been die-hard fans of Caromont Farm in Esmont (south of Charlottesville) for years. The cheeses can be found in restaurants and markets from New York City to Georgia. Taste a selection of these dairy gems with wine, beer and cider pairings. Cheeses will be available for sale after class. / Meet the Cheesemaker, Tuesday, April 16, 6:30 to 8 p.m., $55?. To sign up for a class, email nicole@seccowinebar.com.

Belmont Book Club

Wed Apr 17 2:00 pm
Meets third Wednesday of each month
at Richmond Public Library Belmont Branch (1100 Ellwood Ave) / MORE: http://belmontbookclub.tumblr.com

Museum District Woman’s Club

Wed Apr 17 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

Opening Night: Time Stands Still

Thu Apr 18 8:00 pm
At Firehouse Theater. Written by DONALD MARGULIES, directed by TAWNYA PETTIFORD-WATES / April 18 – May 11, 2013 Thursday-Saturday at 8pm / PAY-WHAT-YOU-WILL Sundays: February 24 & March 3 at 4pm / Style Weekly’s 2011 Best Local Actress and two-time Richmond Theatre Critics Circle (RTCC) Award winner Audra Honaker (Once Upon a Mattress, tick, tick…Boom!) and RTCC Award nominee Charley Raintree (King Lear) take the stage as Sarah and James, a photojournalist and foreign correspondent couple trying to find happiness in the aftermath of covering the war in Iraq.

MORE: http://fanofthefan.com/2013/03/time-stands-still-opens-april-18/

Chelsea McBee and The Random Assortment

Fri Apr 19 10:30 pm
Come to Mint! – 2501 W. Main St. Richmond, VA 23220

Celebrate spring coming to the South by sipping on a mint julep and listening to this West Virginia trio pick some tunes.

“Chelsea McBee’s style of voice plays wonderfully into her roots-sounding mantra, all while maintaining her loyalty to a clear country music-bred background. Or, in other words, think about what it would be like if Nora Jones and Dolly Parton could have a daughter and that daughter just happened to grow up in West Virginia.” -Colin McGuire, Fredrick News Post

Tango after work @VMFA

Fri Apr 19 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

VCU School of Engineering Senior Design Expo

Fri Apr 19 9:00 am
If you are looking for something amazing, explore senior engineering projects designed by Virginia Commonwealth University students. One year a student designed a flying car, so this year’s designs should even be more spectacular. Free.9:30-2:30.

MORE: http://www.egr.vcu.edu/news-events/senior-design-expo/

Chalk Up The Town

Sat Apr 20 1:00 pm
Carytown is back with the chalk to celebrate the colors of Spring! This is a great family friendly event on a beautiful (fingers crossed) Saturday in April.

Come out from 1-4 and get some free chalk from our chalk tents or from volunteers walking around handing it out. Take to the sidewalks and start drawing! Bring your best artwork to the sidewalk and show us what you can do.

This year, for the first time we will have judging of artwork. If you want to submit some work in the judged section come to Cary Court (near PINK) at 1 pm and get the instructions for the judged pieces. There will be two categories of judging- 16 and older and under 16.

There are some GREAT prizes for this competition including dinner from L’amour wine bistro and some gifts from World of Mirth and more!

MORE: http://www.facebook.com/events/175791319234935/

Community Cleanup: The Fan/Uptown/Boulevard

Sat Apr 20 9:00 am
5th District Cleanup / Every 3rd Saturday / MORE: http://fanofthefan.com/2013/03/5th-district-cleanups-kick-off-in-the-fanuptownboulevard-on-april-20th/

Earth Day Rain Barrel Workshop

Sat Apr 20 1:00 pm
Saturday, April 20, 1-3 pm
Build a rain barrel for your home as you celebrate Earth Day and learn about conserving resources. To reserve a spot, please call 804.864.1400; space is limited. $15 for general admission, $10 for members.

MORE: http://www.smv.org/visit/events/event-details/earth-day-rain-barrel-workshop-sold-out

Kids Walk for Kids

Sat Apr 20 9:00 am
Coordinators2Inc is sponsoring Kids Walk for Kids, a family event to raise awareness and funds to find forever families for kids waiting in foster care. Activities include a 2 mile walk, balloons, face painting, etc. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 9:00 a.m. at Benedictine College Preparatory located at 304 N. Sheppard St in the Fan. See our website, c2adopt.org, for more details and registration.

National Weather Service SKYWARN Training Session

Sat Apr 20 3:00 pm
at Science Museum of Virginia – Richmond, VA. Learn now to become a volunteer severe weather spotter! SKYWARN volunteers provide the National Weather Service with timely and accurate severe weather reports. Space is limited; preregistration is required. To register, email Michael.Montefusco@noaa.gov. Free.

Paint the Town Green / Earth Day Cleanup

Sat Apr 20 10:30 pm

Monument Avenue Walking Tour

Sun Apr 21 2:00 pm
Monument Avenue Walking Tour / The first street in the U.S. to be designated as a National Landmark by the National Park Service, Monument Avenue is one of America’s most beautiful boulevards. Learn about the diverse architectural styles of its grand homes, its famous residents and renowned architects. Meet at the Lee Monument at Allen and Monument avenues. / Valentine Richmond History Center

Niche at Scuffletown Park

Sun Apr 21 12:00 pm
“Niche” An Outdoor Art Show
Scuffletown Park (corner of Park & Strawberry St.)

Original Artwork & Live Music
* art-making activities
* face painting
* linocut & sun-printing

Bring the kids!

Facbook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/355266467916957/

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