This week’s calendar

May 4, 2024 | by

Swansboro West Civic Association Neighborhood Clean Up

Sat May 4 10:00AM

Every 1st Saturday of the month at Swansboro Elementary School 3160 Midlothian Tpke

Please wear closed toe shoes. All supplies (pickers, gloves, safety vest, trash bags) will be provided. Meet at the back of Swansboro Elementary School along McRand.

Richmond Makers Market @ Basic City Beer Co

Sat May 4 12:00PM

Local makers, food trucks, craft beer, dogs, 1st sat of every month in 2024, 12-6PM
212 w sixth street

Pyramid Garden Party at Forest Hill Park

Sat May 4 6:00AM

Family fun and environmental education. Free event sponsored by Friends of Forest Hill Park. 3800 block of Forest Hill Ave. Nearest parking is on Brookside Rd.

Plus size clothing swap @ Studio Two Three

Sat May 4 10:00AM

All styles, gender expressions, and seasons of plus size clothing welcome. Clothing sizes XL and bigger welcome. FREE to the public.

Swansboro Community Clean-Up

Sat May 4 10:00AM

52 East 32nd Street

Capital City Wrestling Alliance – May the Fourth Be With You 24

Sat May 4 12:00PM

Free Exhibition! Cosplay SyFy Fun! Donation suggested! Music! kids activities, fun for all ages! All proceeds to help the Boys & Girl Scouts

An Evening of Traditional Celtic Music with Matthew O’Donnell

Sat May 4 8:00PM

Richmond Folk Music at Congregation Or Ami has a real treat in store for Saturday, May 4th – a rip roaring evening of traditional Celtic music by “The Blue Ridge Bard”, Matthew O’Donnell!

This is a unique opportunity to experience an accomplished performer and superb traditional musician in one of the friendliest and best listening rooms in RVA.

Matthew brings a modern energy to traditional drinking songs, sea shanties, Irish jigs & reels, and timeless folk favorites. A typical live show sees Matthew switching between the accordion, bouzouki, cittern, guitar, banjo, fiddle, bodhran and tin whistle as he roars out singable choruses to the rhythm of kick drum and tambourine (played with his feet!). Of course, the Celtic traditions blend with Americana – making this a true evening of roots music.

Matthew not only sings the songs – he has immersed himself in the world of traditional music, researching and uncovering hidden gems which he incorporates into his extensive repertoire. He genuinely loves the music, and communicates that enthusiasm to his audience. We guarantee that you’ll be clapping your hands, stomping your feet, and belting out the choruses!

We’ll put the coffee on for you!

Tickets are $10.00 in advance, $12.00 at the door. The concert begins at 8:00, doors open at 7:30. Light refreshments will be available. Congregation Or Ami, located at 9400 Huguenot Road, Richmond, VA is accessible to all, and there is plenty of free parking.

Weekly Karaoke @ Gramophone

Sun May 5 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

South of the James Farmers Market

Sun May 5 10:00AM

South of the James Farmers Market is open Sundays in Forest Hill Park at the corner of New Kent and 42nd Street. Year round.

Cargo Bike Meet-up and Ride

Sun May 5 10:15AM

Got a cargo bike or just big bike curious?!?

Interested in bikes that can carry kids & groceries & replace cars? Bring your bike, check out other some other bikes, take a demo ride, and meet other riders!

The main meet is at Byrd Park, we’re going to meet at Outpost and ride on over as a gang at 10:30AM.

Ethiopian Orthodox Easter Buffet at Nile Kitchen

Sun May 5 12:00PM

Nile Kitchen is hosting Fasika Meal – Ethiopian Easter Buffet on May 5th at their spot at Hatch Kitchen Cafe. Tickets are $35, with time slots open at noon and 4PM.

Trishaw rides at Fonticello Park

Sun May 5 2:00PM

Cycling Without Age will have their trishaw in Fonticello Park on Sunday May 5 from 2-4PM giving rides and looking for volunteer pilots

Matamis x Badcat’s Breaky 4 Dinner

Mon May 6 5:00PM

@Basic City Beer Co

Cocktails & Choreo @ Studio Two Three

Mon May 6 6:00PM

Join UnlockingRVA and Studio 4 Dance Agency for our signature hip hop dance class where you learn a full dance routine by instructors from Studio 4 Dance Agency paired with delicious cocktails powered by local brands in the Richmond Region!

Tickets will always be available at the door.

Masked are required. All ages welcome, but you must be 21+ years old to consume alcohol

South Side Yoga @ Forest Hill Park

Tue May 7 5:30PM

At the flat esplanade next to the pond

All of Southside Yoga’s community classes are “pay what you want/can if you want/can do it, if not you are welcome to practice in community anyways.”

Food Giveaway @ McDonough Community Garden

Wed May 8 4:30PM

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

Basic City Open Mic Comedy Night

Wed May 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.

Bike to School Day

Wed May 8 7:30AM

Ride a bike to school today!

Manchester Alliance meeting

Wed May 8 6:00PM

Please join us for our Manchester Alliance meeting on WEDNESDAY, May 8, at 6 pm EST. May meeting will be on a Wednesday instead of our typical Thursday meeting in order to accommodate our meeting host.

City Council 8th District Meeting

Thu May 9 6:00PM

Satellite Restaurant & Lounge
4000 Richmond Highway

South Side Yoga @ Fonticello Park

Fri May 10 5:30PM

Meet at Fonticello Park from 5.30-6.30PM at the flat esplanade on 29th and Porter Streets

All of Southside Yoga’s community classes are “pay what you want/can if you want/can do it, if not you are welcome to practice in community anyways.”

Framebuilder Open House & Group Ride @ Haute Bicycle Co

Fri May 10 5:00PM

5701 Thorndale Lane
Ride at 5, Social 6-9

Franchell Mack Brown opening @ Southside Contemporary

Fri May 10 7:00PM

Details, time TBA

Spring into Good Health Wellness Fair

Sat May 11 10:00AM

Swansboro Elementary

Spring into Good Health Wellness Fair @ Swansboro ES

Sat May 11 10:00AM

@Swansboro Elementary

Grand re-opening of the Bellemeade Community Bike Shop

Sat May 11 12:00PM

After a break-in last November where many of their tools were taken, the Bellemeade Community Bike Shop had to close down operations. This winter the community rallied to help replace valuable tools and the space was rebuilt to make the bike shop more secure. The shop was set to start up again this month, with a Grand Re-Opening of the Bellemeade Bike Shop on Saturday, May 4, from 10AM-2PM.


Sat May 11 5:00PM

May 11th – Vendors & Food Trucks – FREE
1215 Hull Street

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