Archive for February, 2011

Progressive Dinner Donation to FeedMore

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

We are proud to be a part of the six inns, that make up Historic Richmond Inns!

Historic Richmond Inns donate once-in-a-lifetime experience to assist FeedMore, Central Virginia Food Bank, The Community Kitchen, and Meals on Wheels for their annual auction February 19

As a group we have donated a once-in-a-lifetime package for a progressive dinner for eight, limousine transportation between inns, overnight stay for 8 adults/4 couples in 4 rooms, and breakfast the next morning to Zest Fest 2011. It’s part of the live auction to help FeedMore, the umbrella organization for the Central Virginia Food Bank, the Community Kitchen, and Meals on Wheels, stamp out hunger. That’s the good news – the bad news is that tickets to the event, Saturday February 19 at the Convention Center’s ballroom have sold out.  If you dallied and didn’t get a ticket ($150 per person), I’m afraid it is too late.  But – you can always check around to see if a friend has tickets and ask them to bid for you!  Zest Fest 2011.

This is a great opportunity to spend an exciting time with your friends, leisurely and with someone else handling all the logistics – you just have to be the winning bidder.  Just don’t forget your toothbrush and pj’s – the package includes an overnight stay at one of Richmond’s premier bed and breakfast inns.

Coming Up Next Weekend February 18 and 19 in Richmond VA

Monday, February 14th, 2011

If you happen to be in Richmond Virginia next weekend, either visiting or living here, there are a host of special happenings to keep you busy.

Of course, on February 19th, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts opens the only east coast stop for the widely-acclaimed international tour   (more…)

Richmond Dances

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

There’s only one more day to catch Richmond Ballet performing “Giselle” and that is Sunday February 13. The ballet, a classic love story, full of romance, betrayal, and even death is performed at the CenterStage’s Carpenter Theater.  Saturday evening’s performance was sold out and attended by many couples celebrating Valentine’s Day a little early by experiencing the hauntingly romantic tale of love and devotion.  The Richmond Ballet‘s performances are executed by corps of talented dancers worthy of widespread acclaim not only on a regional scale but a national level as well. Richmond is very fortunate to be home to this talented company!

Bale Folclorio da Bahia brings its explosion of color, music, and dance to the Carpenter Theater at Richmond's CenterStage on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2011

If you can’t make today – on Monday, Valentine’s Day, February 14th Centerstage will welcome Bale Folclorico da Bahia, the only professional folk dance company in Brazil.  The troupe consists of 38 dancers, singers, and musicians and will perform selections from their repertory based on “Bahian” folklore, whose roots are in dances of African origin.  You’ll see the samba, slave dances, dances that celebrate Carnival – and, yes, even capoeira, a form of martial arts.  Show begins at 7:30 PM. Tickets ($25) are available at the CenterStage box office or Ticketmaster.  Discounted tickets are only available at the box office (seniors, military and students).

So, if you forgot to make plans for Valentine’s Day, check with Richmond Ballet to see if you can squeeze in for Giselle’s love story today, or check to see if seating is available for the exciting folk dances of Brazil on Monday.  You’re bound to get a few points for choosing culture for your Valentine!

Free Museum Bus in Richmond

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Our friends at To the Bottom and Back! Bus have announced a new route on Saturdays beginning Saturday February 19th!

To The Bottom and Back announces Saturday museum route beginning Feb 19

It’s To the Museums and Back! and will run from 10 AM to 6 PM each Saturday during the Virginia Museum of FIne Arts exhibition of  “Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musee National Picasso, Paris.”  This is the ONLY east coast stop on the international tour of this collection of 176 works by the famed artist.  Again VMFA brings world-class art to a world class museum right here in Richmond, VIrginia, our hometown and To the Bottom and Back! makes getting around town easy as pie!


An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia

Monday, February 7th, 2011

The Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, Virginia has opened its new exhibition titled “An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia.”

An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia opens at the Virginia Historical Society Richmond, Virginia

It is free to the public and will run through December 30, 2011 since 2011 is the beginning of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Featuring people and their stories from the home front as well as the battlefront, the exhibition explores thirteen specific themes including medicine and medical practices during the Civil War presented from a personal view of those who fought in the 36 battles that took place in Virginia and those ordinary people who survived at home during that multifaceted extraordinary human event.