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RVA Beer Explorer: Drag Bingo, Earliest Ancestors, Comedy, 5k Run

Two of our events are tonight so get ready to head there after work. If you’re cool that is otherwise move along and read about a robot bringing you food at Cville Three Notche’d.





Drag Bingo: Mamma Mia at Starr Hill
May 17th (TONIGHT), 7-9 PM

Bingo while Drag Queens doing Mamma Mia. Sounds like a delight to the eyes, ears, and beers delighting the belly.

Mamma Mia–here we go again! 🕺💃👰‍♀️

Drag Bingo returns with more amazing performances from Mamma Mia the movie, inspired by ABBA! Join your favorite hosts, Michelle Livigne and Wette Midler, for a crazy night of fun 🎡

We’ve got bingo, musical drag performances, prizes, and Happy Hour, so don’t miss out!
Timber Pizza Co. will be on the patio for dinner

Profs. and Pints: Seeking Our Earliest Ancestors at Triple Crossing Fulton
May 17th (TONIGHT), 6 PM, $6-8, Tickets Here

By earliest ancestors, we’re not talking about your great-great-grandpappy who ran a still. We’re talking your grandpappy who ran from critters that wanted to eat him for lunch.

Profs and Pints Richmond presents: “Seeking Our Earliest Ancestors,” with Dr. Amy L. Rector of Virginia Commonwealth University, a paleoanthropologist who has spent more than 20 years investigating human origins on the African continent.

What does it mean to be human? That’s the primary question that drives the research of Professor Amy Rector, a paleoanthropologist and paleoecologist who also serves as director World Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Her quest for knowledge about our earliest ancestors has taken her to the field in Morocco, South Africa, and Ethiopia, and has her in the process of launching a new research project in Zambia. But you don’t have to go any farther than Richmond’s Triple Crossing-Fulton brewpub to learn about her most interesting findings and experiences.

Dr. Rector will discuss how her work involves identifying fossils from 2 to 3 million years ago to reconstruct what the world must have looked like when our ancestors work up in the morning. Using such information, she seeks to piece together the story of how environmental contexts shaped the evolutionary history of our lineage. What was food for such ancestors? As important: What around them considered them food?  The answers to these questions shed light on what traits enabled them to avoid starvation and escape predators long enough to pass on their genes.

She’ll discuss how we identify our ancestors in the fossil record and tell stories of fossil hunting adventures and experiences such as coming face to face with a hyena in the dark. It will be an absolutely fascinating evening, and Triple Crossing’s great beer and pizza will ensure that the environmental context for it is darned good. (Advance tickets: $12. Doors: $15, or $13 with a student ID. Listed time is for doors. Talk starts 30 minutes later. Please allow yourself time to place any orders and get seated and settled in.)

HumpDay HaHas at Isley Brewing
May 18th, 6:30-9 PM

Protip the more you drink the funnier they are. Protip #2 don’t drink so much that you think you’re funny because it won’t go well when you get up there and people will record it to your eternal shame.

“Uh ooh, guess what Ht day it is?!” 🐪

That’s right! It’s Wednesday! Time for #HumpdayHaHas, Isley’s Open Mic Comedy! 🎙

Come out to watch local comics work on their material or maybe even sign up and try out some of your own jokes while you sip on a craft beer or seltzer! 🍻

Signup at 6:30, Show starts at 7!

5k Beer Run at Main Line Brewery
May 21st, 11 AM – 2 PM, $30-100 Tickets Here

I’m a drinker not a runner but some of you semi-healthy folks are both. Go for it.

We are the Virginia Brewery Running Series™ and we run for beer!

Join us at Main Line Brewery on May 21st, 2022 for a 5k-ish, fun run event that starts and ends at this awesome taproom in Richmond, VA. Run, walk, jog – whatever goes! Complete the course and celebrate with us and a local craft brew at the finish line.

What’s included?! All participants receive:
CASH to purchase first beer, additional merch or to keep!
Your choice of a collector’s pint glass or seasonal swag item from the Brewery Running Series
Your chance to win sweet door prizes, like Brewery Running Series merchandise or a gift card
Access to event festivities, games, goodies and giveaways

And more!
2022 marks our 10 year anniversary season! The Brewery Running Series started with one event in Minneapolis, MN in 2012 – we now organize over 300 events per year, across 20+ states and counting!
Our mission is to be active, have fun and give back to our local community. A portion of all proceeds supports local nonprofits – over $250k raised to date! This event will add to that tally – supporting the efforts of local charities // supporting organizations like The Longest Day. So not only do you get to enjoy some healthy activity and great, local beer – you are helping us support local organizations that do important work in our community.

Registration is limited, so sign up today!

Important details:
This is an untimed, fun-run. All levels of walkers, runners, and joggers are welcome.
This is an open course, meaning roads will NOT be closed. You are responsible for obeying all traffic laws and regulations.

We create each route to start and end at the brewery and to show off the surrounding neighborhood. The course will be marked with arrows to help you know where to go.

You must bring a valid ID or driver’s license. You do not need to be 21 to enjoy the event, but you must be 21 to enjoy the beer. Please drink responsibly. Registered, underage participants will receive a token for a FREE non-alcoholic beverage.

Our events are rain or shine! If conditions become unsafe to run, we will still hang out and drink beer.

There will not be a bag check; please plan accordingly and dress appropriately for the weather.

Dogs and strollers are welcome on the course, with care and caution. Please remember – you are running at your own risk on city sidewalks/streets/trails, which might not be suitable for your 4-legged and /or pint-size running buddies. You will also want to check with the brewery to make sure you can abide by their dog / underage policies. Please make the best decision possible for your crew.

Please drink responsibly. We always encourage carpooling and safe, designated drivers.
Keep an eye out – we will send you all final event details via email the week of this event and share anything else you might need to know.

Questions? Check out our FAQ | Contact us at [email protected]
Cheers to beers! We’ll see you at Main Line!


No robot for Richmond yet but maybe someday the future will be here as well.

Three Notch’d Brewing testing robotic food runner – NBC29

“Every table is put into the machine, it’s got a little screen on the back, you just hit the table number, it goes right to the side of the table and parks,” Scott Roth said. “The idea would be that if you’re running short on hosts or on food runners, which a lot of people in our industry are, you might have an opportunity to try to offset some of that with the use of the robot.”


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