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RVA Beer Explorer: Gardening with Natives, RVA IPA, Horror Trivia, Stone Pride Weekend

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Gardening with Native Plants Class at Starr Hill
August 31st

Native plants are better for your yard, the local critters and the environment. Bonus for most you don’t have to deal with watering or mowing a massive grassy yard.

Join Alex Little of Green Heron Garden Co. for an in-depth class on Gardening with Native Plants! 🌱
🌳 Alex installed all planters and flora at Starr Hill Richmond and has been taking care of our plant babies since 2020.
🪴 On Wed. Aug. 31st, come learn all about planting and caring for native plants and take home a plant of your very own–all for $20!
Learn more about Green Heron Garden Co. here: https://www.greenherongardenco.com/


RVA IPA Release at Hardywood (Ownby Lane)
September 2nd

Beer hopped by the people for the people.

All of your hard work harvesting paid off! Now come try this year’s batch of our community hopped RVA IPA.
Since 2012, we have given away over 6500 hop rhizomes to interested growers to plant throughout greater Richmond. Our growers collectively supply over 50 pounds of fresh hops for RVA IPA. Vibrantly floral with notes of citrus, RVA IPA is a showcase of the terroir of Richmond and a true representation of our community’s commitment to collaboration.
RVA Food: Hardywood Pizza Kitchen open 2-9:30pm
RVA Music: TBD
WC Food: Cocina Calle
WC Music: TBD

Horror Trivia: Slashers at Strangeways (Dabney Road)
September 2nd

September is officially when you can start talking about Halloween. Trivia focused on horror movies is a niche that I’m sure one you can fill.

THIS MONTHS THEME: Slashers
Join us for drinks and horror-themed trivia at Strangeways Brewing on Dabney Rd! It may be summertime, but we’re keeping the vibes of spooky season alive and well.
– New trivia questions about all things spooky, including identifications, quotes, music, and more
– Play in teams (up to 5 members per team)
– Spooky themed prizes
– Flex your horror knowledge. This round is beginner/normie friendly!
– Open to folks 21+. Enjoy some brews!

Stone Brewing Richmond Pride Weekend
September 3-4th

Pride events are always good events. Stone Brewing has a nice mix planned for the weekend.

Saturday, 9/3/22:
12-5pm – Pride Moon Market! Featuring local LGBTQIA+ artisans and crafts-folk, held on our Mezzanine.
3-5pm – Live Music by the incredibly talented Lucas John.

Sunday, 9/4/22:
3-5pm – Pride Reading! Featuring fantastic writers from around Virginia, including Patty Smith, Charley Burton, Wendy DeGroat, Annette Marquis, and Cindy Cunningham.

BEER NEWS

Not local but interesting. Can you imagine any vendor doing the same in the United States.

Vendor applauds staff for serving free beer at Big Ten game in Dublin – Washington Post

The stadium’s vendor, Levy UK + Ireland, blamed the situation on a technical issue with its payment provider that prevented card transactions from being processed for two hours.

“We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this caused customers,” a Levy spokesman said in a statement, “and would like to thank our employees at Aviva Stadium for the spirit they showed in keeping everything going.”

Word quickly spread in the first half and before long lines began to grow at concession stands. It wasn’t just beer that was handed out, but everything available, including food.
The Omaha World-Herald reported at least one fan coming away with seven beers and many others opting for a more manageable four. French fries — or chips, as they are called on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean — proved a popular item, as did hot dogs.
“Nothing is free in Ireland — but this is!” exclaimed a Dublin native attending the game, per the newspaper.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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Fox Elementary PTA Christmas Tree Sale is Live

Is it too early to talk about Christmas trees?

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Posted by the Fan District Association.

The beloved Fox Elementary PTA Christmas Tree Sale is live!!!

Just like last year, the sale will be PREORDER only. No trees will be sold on the day of pick up. Please consider supporting the Fox PTA and buying a beautiful Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, or wreath. Proceeds allow the PTA to continue its mission of supporting Fox teachers, students, and families.

Please go to https://app.memberhub.gives/foxtrees to order.

Trees and wreaths can be picked up at Clark Springs Elementary on Friday, December 2 from 3:15-6:00 pm or Saturday, December 3 from 9:00-10:00 am. On Friday, December 2, we will also host a community event with playground fun, hot chocolate, holiday music, Fox merchandise (perfect gifts!), and crafts. Remember the Christmas tree shortage last year? Order yours today.

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Weekend Radar: Richmond Folk Festival, Carnival of 5 Fires, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Mending Walls Bike Tour and Brunch

After a dreary week the weather is perfect for a Richmond Folk Festival and I’ve even picked a few other things for you to do this weekend.

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Richmond Folk Festival at Brown’s Island & Tredegar
October 7-9th

I’m very tempted to stop the list right here. This is hands down the best festival in all of Richmond and arguably Virginia. Three days of free music (make sure you donate so it can stay free), cultural events, beer, and food. I’ll be there for every hour and I think you should be as well. I even helpfully created a Top 5 Must See Acts.

The Richmond Folk Festival will return in the fall, live and in person, to celebrate its 18th anniversary the weekend of October 7-9, 2022. The festival has become one of Virginia’s largest, drawing fans each year to downtown Richmond’s riverfront to celebrate the roots, richness, and variety of American culture through music, dance, traditional crafts, storytelling, and food. Featuring six stages and showcasing music and dance from more than 30 artists from around the nation and the world, the Richmond Folk Festival promises, as always, to return with a culturally diverse and impressive program.

The free, three-day event is presented by Venture Richmond Events, in partnership with the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA), the Center for Cultural Vibrancy, Virginia Humanities, the Children’s Museum, and the City of Richmond.

Carnival of 5 Fires at Gallery 5
October 7th

Gallery 5 is getting into the fall spirit and it’s always a good time.

The Embalmers return to Gallery 5 for one of our favorite events of the year, Carnival of 5 Fires!!! Come help us kick off spooky season!!!


The Rocky Horror Show at Richmond Triangle Players at the Robert B. Moss Theatre
Shows throughout October including tonight October 7th

Let’s all do the time warp again. If I need to say more you need to do some research and get back to me.

With music, lyrics and book by Richard O’Brien, “The Rocky Horror Show” salutes the science fiction and horror “B movies” of the Golden Age of film.
A newly engaged couple gets caught in a storm and winds up (by accident?) at the home of a mad scientist, Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter, who is throwing a party to unveil his new creation, a sort of Frankenstein-style monster in the form of an artificially made, physically perfect muscle man named Rocky Horror.

The musical opened in 1973 in London and played for over seven years, winning critical and audience acclaim in the process. It is probably best-known for its film version, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which premiered in 1975 and became a midnight-show cult classic for multiple generations of movie-goers all over the globe.

Playing the central role of Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter is Durron Marquis Tyre, who recently starred in RTP’s productions of “Falsettos” and “Sugar in Our Wounds.” Newlyweds Brad and Janet are played by August Hundley and Nora Ogunleye, with Frank’s attendants Riff Raff, Columbia and Magenta played by Elle Meerovich, Madison Cox and Kasey Britt. Frank’s creation, Rocky Horror, is played by Wayne Parker, the mysterious Eddie (as well as Brad and Janet’s mentor Dr. Scott) by Travis Williams, and Jim Morgan (who played Frank ‘N’ Furter in RTP’s previous production) as the Narrator who holds the evening together. The Phantoms and Transylvanians are played by Mara Barrett, Robert Gallant, Rachel Garmon-Williams and DeVon Mosby.

RTP’s production is directed by Chelsea Burke. Music direction is by Ben Shaver and choreography is by Kate Belleman. Scenic Design is by Frank Foster, Costume Design by Sheila Russ, Lighting Design by Michael Jarett, and Sound Design by Joey Luck. Projections Design is by Lucian Restivo, Props Design by Tim Moehring, Hair and MakeUp Design by Joel Furtick and Intimacy Choreography by Stephanie Tippi Hart. Saskia Price is the Assistant Stage Manager and Lauren Langston is the Production Stage Manager.

For the safety of the performers, our patrons, and the staff, masks are required to be worn inside the venue – completely covering the nose and mouth — anytime you are not actively eating and drinking. Patrons are asked to please bring a mask that is comfortable enough to wear throughout the evening.


Mending Walls | Bike Tour + Brunch
Throughout October and November with the next on October 8th

Ride a bike and learn about some of the amazing murals in Richmond and the message they represent.

In Richmond, VA public art is one of the city’s biggest assets in the downtown area. As a city with one of the largest collections of public art in the United states we now have the unique opportunity to use public art as a tool to bring empathy and connect at a time when we need it the most.

In the midst of a global pandemic in 2020 America was faced with another brutal killing of a black man at the hands of the police, which set off an uprising that has filled our streets with voices of objection, to the systemic racism here in America. With some of our feelings and demands now physically on Richmond City walls through tags, these expressions leave and mark a space for questions and conversations to happen. These actions inspired the artist Hamilton Glass to start the Mending Walls project.

Join Bike and Brunch Tours for a ride through neighborhoods like Jackson Ward and Brookland Park. These and other neighborhoods we tour are steeped in culture and history but also the new home to murals in the Mending Walls project.

This tour highlights the stories of trailblazers, residents, and organizations behind or continuing the legacy within these communities. This one of a kind, easy pace, casual tour aims to exude positive vibes, treat our communities and the residents with respect, and nourish the mind and belly.
Ride, see Richmond, have fun….and of course have brunch!

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Richmond Police identify 83-year-old victim struck and killed by vehicle outside Libbie Market

The driver of the vehicle, an adult male, remained on scene.

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From Richmond Police:

The Richmond Police Crash Team has identified the individual who died after being injured in a collision in a parking lot on Libbie Avenue as John Busch, 83, of Richmond.

At approximately 8:15 a.m., officers were called to the 400 block of Libbie Avenue, in the parking lot of Libbie Market, for the report of a person struck by a vehicle. Officers arrived and found a male, Busch, down and injured in the parking lot of a business after having been struck by a vehicle in the lot. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injury.

The driver of the vehicle, an adult male, remained on scene.

The RPD Crash Team responded to the scene and interviewed the driver and witnesses. The investigation is ongoing. Investigators have not placed charges at this time.

Anyone with further information about this collision is asked to contact RPD Crash Team Sergeant D. Cuffley at (804) 646-3135.

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