Sunday, June 12, 2011

Happenings This Week

Monday, June 13, Canary Oh Canary, Now Sleepyhead and Sleepy Vikings take the stage at Sprout! Also playing at Sprout this week - David Shultz and Jonathan Vassar (both of Ophelia), Nelly Kate and Broken Fences on Thursday. Both shows begin at 10 pm.

Balliceaux brings you several great shows this week including Miramar, Fuzzy Baby / Blasco and Bio Ritmo on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, respectively. See the Balliceaux events page for details - all shows are $5 and begin around 10:30 pm.

Wednesday, June 15, Modern Richmond visits the National Memorial for Organ and Tissue Donors at 700 N 4th St. The free tour begins at 5:30 pm and includes an introduction by SMBW's Chris Fultz. The MRT facebook invitation describes the project's use of water in the following way:

"A wall of tears recognizing deceased loved ones greets visitors as they enter the memorial, a sculptural spring representing the individual's Gift of Life contribution is symbolized by ripples from a single drop of water, and an expressive waterfall which is fed by the spring celebrates the exponentially positive impact that the choice of organ donation has on our society."

Friday, June 17, the VMFA is showing the film, a woman like that by filmmakers Ellen Weissbrod and Melissa Powell. This 93 minute film takes you into the life and work of 17th century Italian baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi who painted, among many works, the Venus and Cupid which is on display at the VMFA. Footage of rarely seen works by Gentileschi (private collections) are included in the film and there will be opportunity for Q&A at the film's end. Be there by 6:30 pm - $5 for VMFA members and $8 for non-members. For those of you that are not yet members...really?

Sunday, June 19, enjoy a pizza and some summery sounds by Julie Karr and Frankzig at Bellytimber. If you're unsure which pizza to try, my recommendations include the Mexican (with chorizo) and the White Belly with its fontina, parmesan and ricotta yumminess.

Also on Sunday, The Camel brings you The Flail - a fantastic, NYC-based, jazz quintet. Their latest album Live at Smalls exhibits all original compositions. The show begins at 10 pm according to the venue website but in Camel-speak that means well after. I mean, I'm not fluent in Camel but seriously, those guys take their time.

Last but not least, Ghostprint Gallery is still showing the Richmond Illustrator's Club Juried Show this week and through June 25. Get in there!

Emily Smith

5 comments:

olivia ngugi said...

There really *are* a lot of things happening around town..thanks for the info! Happy Week..

Emily said...

There are a lot and it seems like more lately! Happy last week of classes to you too...

Leslie said...

Thanks so much for including Our Modern Richmond Exchange in your Happenings! Much appreciated!

Anonymous said...

hope to see you all at "a woman like that" thanks for the mention, ellen weissbrod, director
p.s. cool blog

Kristen said...

@Leslie - Minimalist loves MR! @Ellen - thank you.