The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Blog has announced that their live music event, Jumpin!, will be re-starting after a six year hiatus (hiatus caused by their current expansion) when the museum formally opens their new McGlothlin wing, the main part of the expansion. Jumpin! stopped before RVA Magazine was founded, so we're looking forward to covering this event that dates back to nineteen eight four! From their blog:
After 21 years of interesting esoteric roots music, Jumpin’ has been on hiatus since August 2004 due to our construction. The museum’s grand opening will be on May 1, 2010. Following that, Jumpin’ will find its way into our new Robins Sculpture Garden in June with acts that will totally reaffirm all the good press from past years. This first post-construction year will be a shortened season, or a “taste of things to come,” due to the fact that we will resume moving and arranging art into the garden in July.
Wanted to share some images with you. A reminder of what can happen when the people of this city get together in a positive way. If you have anymore to add, send them over.
Check out these charitable organizations who need your help this winter and year round.
Tomorrow at Gallery 5, The Ghost Of Pop returns. In addition to Prabir & The Substitutes playing their final show as a band, you'll be able to see performances from Zac Hryciak & The Jungle Beat, Jason Horst & the Best Of The Worst, Horsehead, Palominos, Long Arms, and David Shultz & the Skyline. This roster adds up to some of the very best indie & pop that Richmond has to offer. Below is a photo montage put together by Todd Raviotta of Natural Science Productions. Click the video and check out his youtube channel!
Press release regarding Prabir & The Subs breaking up below the break.
Written by Stone Ferrell
It’s a busy Saturday at Gallery 5. The 2009 Richmond Zine Fest is in its final throes, and inside RVA’s hippest gallery space, the floors are crowded with folks from all over our fair city. It’s wall-to-wall and table-to-table zines, and sitting in the main room, behind a stacked paper skyline, is unassuming Taylor Ball. His tables (that’s tables with an “s”) look even more crowded than the Zine Fest itself, and behind the rows of casual browsers and hardcore hipsters, the owner and operator of Parcell Press is smiling. It’s been a busy Saturday.
The fourth issue of local skate rag Born Ugly is out and it keeps getting better.
HerschFest is a two-day festival of awesome. Herschel Stratego, musician, artist, and classy dude, has basically gone broke putting together this fundraiser for Avert.org, one of the world's leading HIV/AIDS nonprofits. It's a great cause at a great location (the Firehouse Theatre), and without further adieu, here's the performer's list (beneath the break)!
As we have already discussed today, time lapse rules. We also love the Bizarre Market, hosted and put on in part by Chop Suey Books. The quick and skinny on the Bizarre Market is that it's an annual marketplace for local crafters & makers. It's the best way to buy local goods for your fam during the holiday season! We did a piece on them last week, and now here's a ridiculously tight time lapse of Bird Cox setting up the market itself. Enjoy!
VCU graphic design has joined forces with Gallery 5 to bring Project Winterfood to the community. It is an art exhibition and food event with the theme being spinach, apples, sweet potatoes; all food that can be found during winter in Virginia. Come out on December 2nd and support as all proceed benefit the Central Virginia Food Bank and Gallery 5.
The Bizarre Market returns triumphantly with new awesome stuff in their sixth year! The Bizarre Market is a marketplace for local crafters & makers. This rendition of the market will feature hand-worked metal jewelry, stuffed animals, warm knitted things, screen prints and screen-printed shirts, hobby horses, terrariums, photography, palm wax candles, paper goods, felted goods, housewares, perfume, tons of stuff.
RVA TV takes a tour through The Fan, and stops in at three of the numerous spots tucked away in Richmond's urbanite haven. Hop on your bike over to Bunnyhop, ride over to Strawberry St.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance honors the memories of lives lost to anti-transgender violence. Join members of community organizations in remembering those fallen.
The first time I met Colin was 2003, my freshman year, in the VCU dorms. We had a few mutual friends but had never really talked before, he came up and said "hey I got a job at Starbucks!" He knew I worked there at the time and it's funny now because we both look back at that moment as when we first met. Over the course of the past 6 years Colin has gotten to be a great friend of mine. He's truly a sincere, funny, all around great guy.
Going on every Wednesday at Mojo's
P.S. For those that don't know, they might have the best brunch menu item in the city. Get the Mexi Cali Benedict and try to disagree with me. - Tony
If you’ve been to the West End of Richmond, chances are you were either visiting your parents or partying with your friends that stayed home after high school.
Not to generalize (well, ok, to generalize completely), but writers are weird characters. Not only do the compulsive manufacturers of written word harbor such standard proclivities as reclusiveness, sociopathy, indulgence in booze and experimental drug use, and general hedonism, but they universally suffer from the delusion that anybody wants to know what they have to say. Since we here at RVA suffer from that delusion as well, we’ve decided to enable the great literary tradition of self-injurious lifestyle and self-deprecation, and present you, dear readership, with a new regular series showcasing the wares of Richmond’s finest wordsmiths. Enjoy! - RVA
Please help me find a home for this beautiful, sweet, loving puppy.
Photography by Ian M. Graham, who was dressed appropriately as a Best Buy employee. Thanks to everyone who came out and endured the weather to have a great time! The slideshow is beneath the break.