This week’s calendar

Feb 9, 2024 | by

Basic City Open Mic Comedy Night

Thu Feb 8 8:00PM

Tyler and Monty host a weekly open mic comedy night 8-10pm every Wednesday in the backroom at Basic City RVA. Select beers are half priced for the show.

TEEN PAINT N’ SIP @ Hull Street Library

Thu Feb 8 5:30PM

Teens, come celebrate Black History Month with author and artist Justin Q. Young! This unique painting experience is in keeping with the 2024 ASALH theme,”African Americans and the Arts”Light refreshments including age-appropriate, non-alcoholic beverages will be served. This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so register early! First come, first served!

Manchester Alliance meeting

Thu Feb 8 6:00PM

The Manchester Alliance is a neighborhood association encompassing residents, businesses and property owners that share common ideals and goals for the land and improvements defined by its physical boundaries.

All are welcome to attend our monthly Manchester Alliance meetings, held at 6:00pm – 7:00pm on the 2nd Thursday of every month at local Manchester establishments.

Members will be notified of the latest meeting location on our Facebook group, Instagram page and by email.

Woodland Heights Civic Association Meeting

Thu Feb 8 6:30PM

@ Woodland Heights Baptist Church

We’re bringing back a neighborhood favorite – our member social pre-meeting! Woodland Heights Civic Association members can join us at 6 p.m. for a slice or two of ‘za from Zombie Pizza. First come, first serve. We’ll supply the pizza, you bring your own non-alcoholic beverage.

At 6:30 p.m., our neighborhood meeting will feature brief updates from the Civic Association, Richmond 5th District Councilwoman Stephanie Lynch, and the Richmond Police Department. We’ll also hear updates from the Metro Richmond Flying Squad, Friends of Fonticello Park, James River Outdoor Coalition, and more!

Garden Market @ Laura Lee’s

Sat Feb 10 11:00AM

Come out to our local garden patio Maker’s Market celebrating love in all its forms

Richmond Yarn Swap

Sat Feb 10 12:00PM

At the Recycled Yarn studio at ArWorks in Manchester. The friendly folks at the front desk can point you in the right direction.

What to bring (optional): Any yarn (or yarn supplies!) you’d like to donate to your fellow area fiber artists.

What to do: Rummage, mingle, hang out, and check out the gallery! Art Works has lots of cool stuff to see.

Leftovers will be donated to @scrap_rva

Valentine’s Day Portrait Workshop

Sat Feb 10 1:00PM

Come paint a portrait of a loved one to give as a Valentine’s gift. All supplies and light refreshments provided. For ages 12-17. Register by Feb 4. 6335 A Jahnke Road

Poetry Workshop Series with Jamil Jasey

Sat Feb 10 1:00PM

This Poetry Workshop for teens, tweens, and their families is an ideal way for family bonding, getting creative juices flowing, and polishing communication skills! This is an ongoing 6-session series, with opportunities to share talents honed during the Workshop. Adults must bring a pre-teen or teen to attend the Workshop. Teens and Pre-teens are invited to bring friends and siblings, but must bring at least one parent, guardian, or adult mentor with them to attend the Workshop.

Jamil Jasey is a local Spoken Word Artist. He was instrumental in making the first Black Male Emergent Readers (BMER) Summer Book Club a tremendous success, using poetry to inspire teen boys to read!

Hull Street Library

Meet fantasy author Jacqueline Johnson

Sat Feb 10 1:30PM

Come and meet adventure and fantasy author Jacqueline T. Johnson, author of the exciting Sons of Meir series. From the first book in the series, Test of Time, through the most recent, Season End: Sons of Meir, this is a thrilling read. As the author says, “Writing in the fantasy genre opens unlimited avenues for the imagination.”

Signed copies will be available for purchase. Hull Street Library.

Tree Pruning Workshop

Sat Feb 10 2:00PM

Free tree pruning workshop with long time food forest community member and volunteer Levar Carter @lightisuponyou / Fonticello Food Forest

Weekly Karaoke @ Gramaphone

Sun Feb 11 7:00PM

It’s your time to shine! Come hang out with us every Sunday for a fun & free karaoke night at Gramophone! Grab yourself a wine cocktail and choose your favorite tune! Gramophone Winery

4 on the Floor (House and Techno) at Basic City RVA

Sat Feb 10 9:00PM

Experience an electrifying collaboration as Craunic, Jon Jar, David Goza, and Wrath unite their unparalleled musical prowess to deliver an unforgettable night of Techno and House music. The beats go until 2 am with last call at 1:15. There will also be breakfast sandwiches served all night by Steve from Fat Kid Sandwiches (available until sold out). Join us for a safe and enjoyable, but wild evening!

Hull Street cleanup with Keep Virginia Cozy

Sun Feb 11 12:00PM

Come join us in Manchester as we celebrate Black History Month the most cozy way we know how – with a neighborhood cleanup!

We’ll be cleaning up Hull Street & the area in Shockoe Bottom where the Slave Trail ended. The Slave Trail chronicles the history of the trade of enslaved Africans from Africa to Virginia until 1775, and away from Virginia, especially Richmond, to other locations in the Americas until 1865.

Seibert’s Auto Auction

Mon Feb 12 9:00AM

642 W Southside Plaza St. Richmond, Virginia 23224

Owl Prowl @ Pony Pasture

Mon Feb 12 4:00PM

Gather after sundown for a sneaky stroll through the park in search of elusive owls. We will try to spot owls before it gets too dark and listen for them afterwards. Please bring a bottle of water and come prepared to hike. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

City Council Meeting

Mon Feb 12 6:00PM

At City Hall

Galentine’s @ Laura Lee’s

Tue Feb 13 5:30PM

What is Galentine’s Day? Only the best day of the year! Grab your besties and come and kick it with us on February 13th.

Grab a table for dinner or drinks, we’ll have some fun food and cocktail specials! Hosted by Alvion Arnell Davenport and featuring Sweet Pickles and Melanin “Moneybag” Monroe.

Tickets at info link. Seatings from 5:30-7:45PM.

Food Giveaway

Wed Feb 14 4:30PM

Every Weds by Lettuce Reduce Food Waste at McDonough Community Garden
3300 McDonough Street

Basic City Open Mic Comedy Night

Wed Feb 14 8:00PM

Tyler and Monty host a weekly open mic comedy night 8-10pm every Wednesday in the backroom at Basic City RVA. Select beers are half priced for the show.

Queer Speed Dating @ Gold Lion

Wed Feb 14 6:00PM

For Valentine’s Day, we want to help foster community connections, friendships, and maybe even – love?

Join us for our first annual Queer Speed Dating event! Hosted by Matt and Meg, this event is for folks looking for friends and connection. We’ll have games, prizes, great food and drinks, and a safe space for all! See our link to get tickets

Westover Hills Neighborhood Association meeting

Thu Feb 15 7:00PM

The first meeting of the year will be at the Westover Hills United Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall. Going forward for 2024, WHNA meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of the month. Stay tuned for location info for the rest of the year.

RPS Monthly Farm-to-Table Market

Fri Feb 16 2:30PM

Come by for bags of fresh produce
@ Swansboro Elementary / Midlothian Turnpike

Free Farmstand @ Fonticello Food Forest

Sat Feb 17 11:00AM

Every 3rd SATURDAY of the month!

Come get nourishing food
Community Care
Mutual Aid
Tell the Neighborhood
Please share with neighbors in need

Fonticello Food Forest in Carter-Jones Park (southside) near the basketball courts & cell tower

Please park on the street and walk down the alley if possible
The third Saturday of the month

MERCADO GRATIS **fecha addicional**
El tercer Sábado Del mes

Vegetales gratis de seasonal roots

Vengan conseguir comida sana y gratis
Ayuda Mutua
Pasen la voz
Reparte con la familia y los vecinos

El Bosque de Comida Fonticello
En el Parque Carter-Jones (Southside)
Estamos cerca al gran torre electrical

Swansboro West Tree Planting

Sat Feb 17 10:00AM

Along East Blake Lane Street. Swansboro West Civic Association

Mobility Workshop @ BOHO

Sat Feb 17 10:00AM

This interactive workshop will cover stretches, mobility work, and movement flows to do off the clock. You learn 5 specific exercises and their benefits to assist in issues that stem from long days of sitting, hunched over a computer, and little outdoor time.

$15 per person. Space is limited to 15 attendees. Tickets and info at link.

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