Weekend radar: fever, taste, parking lot party, deadlift, 43 garage sales
Welcome to Weekend Radar, the evolution of our selections of weekend events! In it, we’re hoping to give you a few events that might already be on your radar that you might want to check out (on the radar), some that are a bit under the radar, and at least one or two that are a bit there. -low and wacky. You know, what makes Richmond so unique… Richmond! Let’s go.
On the radar
Mardi Gras RVA 2020 –The Dogtown Dance Theater presents the 10th annual RVA Mardi Gras on February 22. This family-friendly event will feature a host of diverse performances by Dogtown’s own artists, live music from Elana Lisa and the Hot Mess, an interactive parade featuring local businesses and artists, and authentic New Orleans cuisine served. by Sophia’s International Cuisine.
- Dogtown Dance Theater | 109 West 15th Street | Saturday February 22 – 3:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | $ 15 | TICKETS
Under the radar
Science after dark: frozen science – Calling all magical snow queens, original and courageous princesses and reindeer-loving outdoor enthusiasts: you are invited to come out of the cold and warm up to a flurry of ice and snow themed activities, with pools full of a polymer snowy sensory, paper snowflake making, Supercool liquid nitrogen demonstrations, soap cloud activity, snowball catapult making and winter character crafts. At the Dôme, we will have two special screenings of Frozen at 5 p.m. or 8 p.m. (additional ticket required) and a live planetarium show at 7 p.m. (space is limited to the first 250 guests, no ticket required). After the shows, step outside to observe the stars through telescopes with the Richmond Astronomical Society, weather permitting. (Brrr! Don’t forget your hat and coat.)
- Virginia Science Museum | 2500 W. Broad Street | Friday February 21 – 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | $ 10 and more | EVENT SITE
Black Book Fair – Elegba Folklore Society will present the Black Book Expo February 22-23 at its RVA Arts District Cultural Center, 101 E. Broad St, corner of 1st & Broad. Featured authors will be on site as well as a large and varied selection of books. Elegba Folklore Society has presented the Black Book Expo since 2013, and it has become a staple of programming.
- Folklore Society of Elegba | 101 E. Broad Street | From Saturday February 22 to Sunday February 23 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. | FREE | EVENT SITE
Valor Rewards Workshop – Valor prizes are awarded to officers for their acts of bravery, daring, determination and heroic courage. Do you know someone in your life who deserves such an honor? It might be you! At this event, you can reflect on some of the amazing people in your life and present them with bravery awards. Throw a pin on it and turn it into a brooch, even. For even more fun, sign up with a friend and create one for each other.
- Richmond artwork | 300 Hull Street | Sunday February 23, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | $ 20 | TICKETS
Get a tattoo to end Lyme disease – For the fourth year in a row, Loose Screw Tattoo will help make a difference at the Ink to End Lyme flash event on February 29. Funds raised will support Lyme Warrior’s efforts to invest in research, treatment and support for people living with the disease. The event is one of dozens of events organized across the country to support the organization. During Ink to End Lyme, Loose Screw will lower its store minimum and price flash designs to $ 50 and up. The event always attracts a crowd of tattoo collectors, artists and volunteers who bring it to life. Fresh and exclusive flash designs will be created by the talented team of internationally renowned artists from Loose Screw, including Jesse Smith, Jason Stephan, Nick Mitchell, Chris Jenkins, Jen Bean, Anna Wolff and Dondrae Usual.
- Loose Screw Tattoo | 3313 W. Cary Street | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm | $ 50 and more | WEBSITE