Top 5 Weekend Events
Valentine Lesbian & Gay History Tour
The third annual Lesbian and Gay History Bus Tour, provided by Historic Richmond Tours, takes place on Saturday. The co-author of Images of America: Lesbian and Gay Richmond, Beth Marschak, explores the people and events that have shaped today’s lesbian and gay community today. This tour will cover topics including women dressing as men to serve in the military, the literary and café society, and the rise of the LGBT movement. This event is sold out. For more information, visit here.
Vintage Richmond Happy Hour
Remember the past and celebrate the progress of LGBT equality by joining the Gay Community Center of Richmond, the Richmond Business Alliance, GayRVA, the Valentine Richmond History Center, and the Rainbow Minute. The 2300 Club will be the “meeting place and rendezvous” for the LGBT community during Second Fridays Happy Hours from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. James Limousine will be providing a silent auction package valued at $500, including limousine transportation and dinner for two at the 2300 Club. All proceeds will benefit the GCCR and the Valentine Richmond History Center. The event is at the 2300 Club, located on 23rd and East Grace Street on Friday. Free.
Jeremiah Clark and Molly Rae in Concert
Pittsburgh-native sing/song writers Jeremiah Clark (pictured) and Molly Rae will be performing at the Gay Community Center of Richmond on Saturday. Rae has covered mainstream controversies ranging from drug or alcohol abuse to sexual and domestic abuse and has touched on mental illnesses, love and personal insecurity. Clark is a self-taught pianist and guitarist, who recently toured nationally with Tom Gross and released the album, Just Another Sad Song. Tickets are $5 in advance, which can be purchased at Diversity Thrift or online and tickets will be $10 at the door.
Sister Act II: Back in the Habit at the Dogwood Dell
Dogwood Dell will be showing this sassy sequel Sister Act II: Back in the Habit on Friday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket and pull out the bug spray.
Jonny Z Festival
The fourth annual Johnny Z Festival will be on Saturday on the 200 block of North Shield Avenue in front of Joe’s Inn. This event is free and kid-friendly, featuring printmaking with Studio Two Three, a photo booth by LOL Richmond Photography, button making with Pin Pals and a Spiderman moon bounce. Local arts and crafts will be presented by vendors of the Bizarre Market with 10 percent of all sales benefitting ART 180. VEGI♥LUV and Lamplighter Roasting Co. will be providing food for the festival. For more information on the event, visit the Facebook page here.
Gillan Ludlow is a Fredericksburg native and attending Virginia Commonwealth University as a print journalism undergraduate.
Annual tour kicks off Pride Week.September 3, 2012
- Fed To Donate Pride Flag to Valentine Richmond History Center, May 25, 2012
- Photo: 1975 – Richmond: You’re Living Good, December 15, 2011
- PrideFest Weekender’s Guide, September 22, 2011
- BREAKING: Senate bill to offer protections for LGBTQs in housing passes first vote with bi-partisan support
- BREAKING: Senate Bill to add protections for Virginia’s LGBTQ public employees passes first hurdle
- Madonna responds to criticism over Women’s March speech
- Broadway smash and Grammy winner Idina Menzel returns to Richmond this Spring
- State Department’s apology for decades of anti-LGBTQ discrimination removed from official website