Archive for March, 2011

CAA Men’s Basketball Tournament March 4th – 6th

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

The Richmond Coliseum is the place to catch the Colonial Athletic Association’s Men’s Basketball Tournament beginning Friday March 4th and extending into Sunday March 6th.

CAA Basketball March 4 -6 Richmond VA

Basketball teams in the Colonial Athletic Association include George Mason with an overall record of 25-5, Old Dominion with 24-6, Hofstra  (20-10) and VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University – 21-10).  In addition, Drexel, James Madison, Delaware, UNC WIlmington, Georgia State, Northeastern, William and Mary and Towson fill out the play card.

And, the CAA has announced a mobile app to follow the Men’s Basketball Championship. Info.

Basketball is much more fun in real-time so get your tickets, head over to the Coliseum, and watch the games.  If you stop by the beer truck, you’ll find volunteers from enRichmond, a foundation serving Richmond’s people, parks and public spaces pouring beer.  Stop by and say hello!

First Friday Art Walk Richmond VA March 4 2011

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Calling all art aficionados!

First Fridays Art Walk

Richmond’s popular arts program known as First Fridays Art Walk, now in its tenth season, takes over downtown, primarily east of Belvidere Street and West of 8th Street this Friday March 4, 2011.  You’ll find a wide variety of galleries, eclectic shopping, top restaurants, cultural organizations, and independent studios open rain or shine between 5:00 PM and 9:30 PM.  Some are even open later!

Art in various media from local and national artists is featured, with many galleries opening new exhibitions to coincide with First Fridays.  There’s bound to be a spot in your home for a piece you love! Shopping covers the gamut from music, bikes, thrift finds to restoration/renovation items – wonderful treasures to take home for friends or family – or as a special opportunity to indulge yourself.   Whether you’re looking for a pub or a fine dining experience, you’ll find some of Richmond’s best restaurants serving art patrons from the area and those in-town to visit the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ newest exhibition “Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musee National Picasso, Paris.”  MAP.

The map indicates a few accommodation choices, but Richmond’s premier bed and breakfast is just west of Virginia Commonwealth University’s campus and offers “a better way to stay!”