Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happenings This Week, Part I

Tonight, Tuesday June 21, behold the wonder that is The Listening Room! The Firehouse Theatre hosts one or more bands as a part of this monthly music series and never charges a cover (donations always appreciated). With a focus on singer/songwriters and an intimate setting, it's an opportunity to get to know some of our region's musical talent! The show begins at 7:30 pm.

Also tonight, Could Richmond Be the Next Portland? brings internationally known author Mia Birk, the former Bicycle Program Manager of Portland, Oregon, to Richmond to discuss the driving force behind Portland's efforts to make the change from four wheels to two. Eric Weis, Trail Coordinator for the East Coast Greenway (ECG), will also be presenting his vision on developing the 3000 mile route from Maine to Florida. Now over 25% complete, this off road facility - which passes through the heart of Richmond – will connect the 25 major cities along the East Coast. Be at the Science Museum of Virginia by 7 pm and make sure to register for your free ticket!

Wednesday, June 22, the Modern Richmond Tour and the Virginia Center for Architecture host the second film of their summer film series Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman. You've seen Mr. Shulman's photographs, they've brought to the world some of the best architecture of the 1950s and 1960s, and this film brings Mr. Shulman's humor, talent and experiences to you. Admission is $10 ($8 VCA members) and the film begins at 7 pm. Register online or by phone.

Also on Wednesday, the Anderson Gallery continues their happy hour series with the musical performance, Now Playing: The Bird & Her Consort. Antonia and Jonathan Vassar use accordion, guitar and classical voice in their performance beginning at 5 pm. Enjoy the gallery, fantastic music and, of course, great company and a cash bar. The event is free.

And as if your Wednesday wasn't already packed, Balliceaux and Spacebomb Records present Joe Westerlund, the Megafaun band member currently in Richmond to record an album with our local Spacebomb boys! The show begins around 10 pm and the cover is $5.

Part II of this week's happenings will be posted by Thursday!

Emily Smith

2 comments:

missemilyjones said...

looking forward to the show at balliceaux tonight! see you there?

Kristen said...

Hey EJ - didn't know you were going to this! I was thinking about it, so maybe I'll see you there.