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2016 Fall Guide

The Big LeBYRDski and Carytown Bathrobe Bar Crawl return November 4th, duderinos

Two screenings, beer from COTU, and a bathrobe bar crawl–sounds like fall at The Byrd Theatre.

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It would be very un-dude of you to miss The Big LeBYRDski and Carytown Bathrobe Bar Crawl on November 4th. The annual event, put on by Center of the Universe Brewing and The Byrd Theatre Foundation, is back for another year, duderinos.

There are a lot of ins, a lot of outs, and a lot of what have yous, but organizers assure you that this year’s festivities will not disappoint.

The Big LeBYRDski happens at the Byrd Theatre on Friday, November 4th. The event starts at 8:00 PM for the screening of the great classic, The Big Lebowski. El Duderino and other COTU brews will be on-hand for your enjoyment and as in past years, the money you spend will go to The Byrd Theatre foundation. There will also be a Big Lebowski themed costume contest before the movie as well as other fun activities.

To kick it all off, there will be a Bathrobe Bar Crawl through Carytown at 6pm. Come in your bathrobe and bar crawl your way through Carytown with a bunch of other dudes and dudettes all the way to the Byrd Theatre for the main event. Stops include Mellow Mushroom, Citizen Burger, Weezies Kitchen, and New York Deli. Participants will pick up their “business papers” at The Byrd Theatre at 5:30 PM. This postcard-sized passport will lead you to bar crawl locations around Carytown. Participants who make it to all four stops will get a limited edition gift. Details on the bar crawl can be found here.

Tickets to the movie screening can be purchased in advance online here. Ticket includes admission into the theatre as well as one beer token to be redeemed for a glass of El Duderino.

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Trevor Dickerson is the co-founder and editor of RVAhub.com, lover of all things Richmond, and a master of karate and friendship for everyone.

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2016 Fall Guide

Free Trees from the Community Roots Program

Trees are a great addition to any yard and you can get one for free from the Richmond Tree Stewards.

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Richmond Tree Stewards are offering up around 100 to homeowners to plant on their property in Richmond, through Community Roots. The goal is to expand the urban canopy providing shade, habitat, watershed protection, and beauty all around town.

This year most of the trees will come from our gravel bed.  These trees will be smaller than those we have given away in previous years and are bare root – there will be no soil on them. They may have many fewer leaves that the trees in pots.  Gravel beds are not for growing trees; they grow roots.  These trees should have actively growing root systems with a greater volume of roots than trees grown in pots.  Studies show that there is less transplant shock and a better chance of survival for these trees.

  • There is a limit of 2 trees per homeowner
  • This program provides trees for private propery in the City of Richmond only.  We are not providing trees to be planted in tree wells or along the street.
  • You must pick up the trees on either Saturday, November 4 between 9 a.m. to 12 noon  or Sunday, November 5 between 12 noon to 3 p.m. at our gravel bed on Forest Lawn Drive. (Note: This is behind John Marshall HighSchool, not the Forest Lawn Drive at a cemetery).  Applicants will receive specific directions to the gravel beds in an e-mail.
  • Trees from the gravel bed should be the same day they are picked up.

The list of trees offered is on the application below, but before applying for your tree please review the links below.

APPLY FOR YOUR FREE TREE HERE

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2016 Fall Guide

InLight 2016 to light up the night in Scott’s Addition this Friday

The annual art event will bring together more than 20 artists for unique and interactive illuminated exhibits throughout the neighborhood.

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The streets of Scott’s Addition will come alive with a variety of light-based art and performances Friday night. It’s all part of InLight, an annual event that invites artists to take over a particular neighborhood, attracting audiences to unique areas of Richmond.

The event will feature performances, sculpture, video, and interactive projects that will illuminate pathways, walls, sidewalks, green spaces, trees, benches, building facades, and more, in Scott’s Addition. InLight 2016 will kick off with the Community Lantern Parade.

Created in 2008 on the occasion of 1708 Gallery’s 30th birthday, this free public art exhibition that offers Richmond the opportunity to engage with contemporary art outside the gallery walls and to experience the city in all new ways.

InLight 2016 will kick off with a Community Lantern Parade, which will travel the length of Clay Street from Altamont Avenue to Roseneath Road. The parade begins at 7:30 pm from the corner of Altamont Avenue and Clay Street. Join in at 6:00 PM make your own lantern or bring a lantern you made–it’s your choice.

Food trucks and beverages will be available throughout Scott’s Addition including at Ardent Craft Ales, Blue Bee Cider, Buskey Cider, Isley Brewing Company, The Veil Brewing Co., and 1708’s own Wine & Beer Garden. A special brew, the 1708 ACDC IPA, was also created for InLight 2016 by Isley Brewing Company. A portion of proceeds from the special beer’s sales will support the event.

Free parking will be available at the Children’s Museum of Richmond and Science Museum of Virginia, with a shuttle running to InLight every 15 minutes from 6:30 – 11:30 PM. Parking and shuttle pick up will also be available at The Diamond beginning at 9:00 PM. Additional parking will be available on the street and in surface lots in and around Scott’s Addition.

The event runs Friday, November 11th from 7:00 PM until midnight in Scott’s Addition. A full map of the event is below.

For more information including a list of participating artists, visit 1708 Gallery’s website.

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2016 Fall Guide

Nightmare of a party on Plum

There is no shortage of Halloween fun this weekend. Here is what Bellytimber has in store.

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