Top 5 Weekend Events
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Dr. Christine McGinn
World-renowned transgender surgeon and specialist, Dr. Christine McGinn, from the Papillon Center in New Hope, PA will be speaking Friday evening at the Fan Free Clinic, 1010 N. Thompson St. The event is sponsored by the James River Transgender Society. The event is from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free.
Second Fridays Happy Hour
The 2300 Club will be extending the summer season by a few days for this month’s Second Fridays Happy Hour. The patio will be open with icy summer cocktail drinks available. The Richmond Triangle Players will be giving away tickets to the opening night performance of Suddenly Last Summer, presented by the Richmond Triangle Players and Firehouse Theater Project as part of the Tennessee Williams Centennial Celebration. A portion of bar sales from this event benefits the Gay Community Center of Richmond.
RVA Music Fest 2011
This citywide music festival kicks off on Saturday, September 10 at various bars and venues around town in the evening. (Check our calendar here for all the details). Then on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Shockoe Bottom will be taken over by Girl Talk and a slew of other DJs and performers. Check out the site here for more information. Partial proceeds from RVA Music Fest will be donated to Gallery5 and Richmond Unites. Tickets range from $22 to $300.
Gay Nights at Kings Dominion
The annual Kings Dominion Gay and Lesbian Night will be benefiting Brother, Help Thyself (BTH), the biggest fundraiser for BTH. Along with the offered rides and attractions, there will be a party on International Street at 11 p.m. For more information on the event, visit Brother, Help Thyself’s website here. Tickets are available online and at the door.
Citywide 9/11 Remembrance
The City of Richmond remembers the tenth anniversary of 9/11 this Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. HandsOn Greater Richmond teams up with the Mayor’s office for a day of service. Get out and volunteer alongside organizations such as the Richmond Fire Department, Richmond Departments of Parks and Recreation, William Byrd Community House and several others. To find out how to volunteer, visit HandsOn Greater Richmond here.
For more events, visit our calendar.
RTP & TheatreLAB partner with Virginia Anti-Violence Project to revive ‘NERVE: Stories of Queer Resilience’
In an effort to help combat violence and tell the stories of individuals within the LGBTQ community, TheatreLAB and Richmond Triangle Players have once again partnered with the Virginia Anti-Violence Project (VAVP) on the piece, “NERVE: Stories of Queer Resilience.” Led in concept by director Melissa Rayford, the piece brings real-life stories of resilience and [...]January 11, 2017
- ‘After Orlando’ gave a local voice to one of the worst single-night tragedies in LGBTQ history, December 13, 2016
- ‘After Orlando’ unites theatre companies around the country (and here in RVA) to honor lives lost in the nation’s largest mass shooting, December 7, 2016
- RTP’s ‘Scrooge in Rouge’ is delightful, bawdy Dickens, November 29, 2016
- First same-sex marriage related bill dies in VA Senate committee (expectedly)
- Longtime RVA lesbian activist Beth Marschak’s speech from March on Monument
- Firehouse Theatre and TheatreLAB open casting call for ‘Heathers: the Musical’
- 5th Wall’s ‘Luna Gale’ explores the dilemma of what is “best” for the child
- The Black Vaudeville experience exposed in Quill Theatre’s original musical drama “Top of Bravery”