Monday, November 8, 2010

Crushed Canopies, Fall Fun!

A week of super awesome free/inexpensive events await.

1. On Wednesday, November 10, the Modern Richmond November Exchange takes place at 4917 New Kent Rd. A 19' x 95' house built on an "unbuildable site", designed by architects Douglas and Victoria Rixey, hosts this month's gathering for all who appreciate modern architecture and design. The Exchange begins at 5:30 and a $5 donation is appreciated.

2. Also on Wednesday, Gallery5 hosts Robert Andrew Chesnut from the VCU School of Religious Studies as he presents a lecture titled "Viva La Muerte: The Cult of Saint Death and the Days of the Dead in Mexico". The night also brings the flamenco guitar music of Franzig Rourke and a screening of Death, a short film by Matt Lively and Alex Germanotta. The night's festivities are free and beginning at 5:30 the bar will serve happy hour specials.

3. On Thursday, November 11, Homemade Knives, The Low Branches and David Shultz tame The Camel. Doors open at 7 and the show begins at 8:30. Enjoy some of Richmond's finest for $5!

4. Wrap up the week on Friday, November 12, with Jonathan Vassar & The Speckled Bird and The Low Branches (twice in one week!) at Sprout. Sprout serves delicious food and tasty beverages in their lovely Fan location. I love their mission (to bring responsibly sourced delicious food to the masses) and with more hits than misses, I've come to expect great food as well. The show starts at 10 pm with no cover, donations always welcome.

Emily Smith

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