Monday, May 2, 2011

Events This Week

Do you love WRIR 97.3, our local independent radio station, as much as I do? If so, their pledge drive is happening now. Straight from the WRIR website:

"In the six years that WRIR has been on the air, it has established itself as the gold standard for community radio in the country. Not only are we the largest and most successful LPFM in the country, when congress and the senate was deciding whether or not they wanted to expand the Prometheus Radio Project (the bill that allows for licencing LPFM radio stations across the country), WRIR was cited as a shining example of the bill's success."

We all win with this one folks.

Interested in sustainability as it pertains to social equity, food, energy, economy, environment and transportation? Want to not only talk about these issues but implement solutions? Join Transition Richmond this Tuesday between 6:30 and 8 pm at GlobeHopper Coffeehouse & Lounge to learn more and meet folks that feel the same way. This week's topic is The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience.

On Wednesday at Balliceaux, Ombak's record release party starts at 10 pm. $5 gets you in. Listen here for one of the first releases off Fan Bricks.

The VCU Student Film Festival takes place this Thursday between 7 and 9 pm at the Grace Street Theater.

Friday is this month's First Friday! A few of the many reasons to check it out include Ed Trask's Rails, Trails and Rivers opening at Glave Kocen Gallery, Josh George is curating Co-te-rie at Ghostprint Gallery, Shawn Lotze's Travel Size at The Spur Gallery and last but not least on my list is Disrobed III: Cause and Effect taking place at Gallery5.

Saturday, May 7, Fox Elementary School is hosting the annual Strawberry Street Festival. Stop by between noon and 4:30 pm for food, music, art, games and of course, strawberries.

And lastly, Sunday, May 8, is Mother's Day so at the very least call yer momma and show her some love!

Emily Smith

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