Those Freaking Weirdos are at it again! The monthly Brews & Burlesque event that brings together comically scandalous performances from this local neo-burlesque troupe and great craft beer from Strangeways Brewing has been bumped up a week, and will be happening this month only on First Friday, June 6!
Next weekend brings to RVA the return of the Virginia Burlesque & Sideshow Festival! Lasting from Friday May 30 until Sunday June 1, this four-show, three-day festival will feature all sorts of burlesque, musical, and circus-style performers from all over the world, coming together in Richmond to bring "empowering entertainment and mature themes to smart, progressive audiences valuing both levity and gravity in the performing arts."
I don't know too much about modern dance. I know it exists, I support the idea of it happening here in RVA, but before last weekend, I had never seen any of it in person. Therefore, taking a trip south of the James to Manchester's Dogtown Dance Theatre last Friday for the second weekend of the Richmond Dance Festival was an adventure into unknown territory.
In a city filled with active arts communities, Richmond's modern dance scene has often flown under the radar. However, a group of dance companies and choreographers hope to change that with this year's first annual Richmond Dance Festival. Bringing together dancers from multiple generations and highly varied backgrounds, the Richmond Dance Festival will take place at the Dogtown Dance Theatre in the Manchester district, over a series of weekends in April and May.
Levitate, the latest work by Starr Foster Dance Project, brings a bit of edge and mystery to the Richmond dance scene. The production is based on theoretical views on the afterlife from Mary Roach’s book Spook, and inspired by a need to create outside of a typical theatre setting.
Circus Zirkus, taking place this Saturday at Plant Zero in Manchester, is an extravaganza for the senses that offers delights for the entire family as well as some prime adults-only entertainment, all over the course of a single action-packed day!
There are some things, I am quickly finding, that are synonymous with Richmond: brunch at 1 PM, copious amounts of PBR, music shows of all types every night of the week, and, now that this shitty weather has at least temporarily quit, doing everything possible on the river.
The Princess Bride is one of those movies that gets better every time you watch it--which is why we've all seen it a million times. But you've never seen it like this!
A burlesque tribute to Archer, FX's zany, sleazy spy-parody cartoon for grownups? Did somebody say sploosh?
What better way to celebrate the end of the week by going to First Friday, relaxing, and enjoying a little artistic striptease?
Those Freaking Weirdos are doing a lot to make a name for themselves on the RVA burlesque scene in 2014! Hot on the heels of the first monthly Brews & Burlesque night of the new year (happening this Friday night! Check it out!), the Weirdos in question will be taking their act to the big time with a performance at Richmond CenterStage's Gottwald Playhouse on Sunday, January 19.
The Mythbusters started busting urban legends with accessible, but procedural science over 10 years ago. Since that time, the show has become a reality television staple that has yet to be measured up to. Now the show's crew are on tour doing a “Mythbusters: Behind The Myths” stage show, and that show stopped at the Landmark this past Wednesday.
We've told you a bunch about this event already, but a reminder never hurts, so: Deanna Danger Productions & Boom Boom Basics are returning to the historic Byrd Theatre this Sunday for their second annual Holidays At The Movies presentation--and you could see it for free!
Combining sensuality, comedy, pop culture, and Christmas, Deanna Danger Productions brings the Second Annual Byrlesque At The Byrd: Holidays At The Movies to Richmond’s Byrd Theatre Sunday, December 8th.
It was rainy and gross out, but that didn't stop devoted Richmonders from checking out this past weekend's Richmond Folk Festival. Here are some of the best parts we found via Instagram:
Already dreaming about the weekend? If not, you should be, as it is going to be awesome. Start rounding up your friends and organizing a car to get on down to Norfolk on Saturday, September 14 the Embrace The Culture Indie Music and Arts Festival, or ETC for short.
For any live music fan, the most exciting part of the summer is the chance to see your favorite bands live and outside, especially when the venue is as beautiful as Maymont Park and the bands are as awesome as STS9 and Umphrey’s McGee.
Skyrocket in the air on the James River water, while listening to DJ William Projekt, Long Lawns, and more!
Fall Line Fest is looking to be one of the premiere events for RVA this... fall.