Friday, January 6, 2012

The Weekend {List}

Once you finish your re-organizing with Kristen's tips below, check out these awesome events happening around town this weekend!


The annual and infamous J.Crew  warehouse sale starts today! Running daily until January 22, head to 9750 W. Broad Street (Former Borders Books location) in Glen Allen for up to 60% off retail prices. The sale will be open daily from 10 AM to 8 PM. You can find more info here and here.

January's First Fridays Art Walk
Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean the art should be lonely. Put on your mittens and hats and enjoy a less crowded first First Fridays of 2012. And by cold, I meant practically balmy, temps will not even drop below 40 tonight.


Wilderness First Aid Certification Course
Course Title: Casual Hiker, Rural Living or Urban Disaster

This course will cover hands-on learn how to care for an injured / ill person during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance / hospital hand-off. It will be a blend of classroom instruction & hands-on rescue scenario practice and no prerequisites are necessary. The course counts as recertification for WFA, AWFA, WFR and wilderness part of W-EMT and is approved by the Boy Scouts of America and the American Camping Association.

The class is a little pricey ($175 for two days, 8:30 AM - 6 PM) but if you're an avid hiker, mountain biker or camper, this is an awesome resource to take advantage of! Check out WFA on Facebook here for more info and links to register.

Dance off your wilderness surviving skills at BEARD - A queer Dance Party at Balliceaux on Saturday night. Party starts at 10:30 PM and is free to 21+.


Check out the Elvis at 21 exhibit at the VMFA and celebrate Elvis' birthday on Sunday with Barbara Gray (the mystery woman in the photo above, revealed in 2011 by Vanity Fair). The celebration starts at 1 PM and lasts until 3 PM; free to all.

If you're lookin' to get hitched in 2012, you're in luck! The Richmond Bridal Showcase is in town this Sunday at the Greater Richmond Convention Center from 11am-5pm.  The event provides brides-to-be an opportunity to preview services from local caterers, bands, and photographers as well as meet representatives from many central Virginia venues.  You can purchase tickets in advance or at the door. Also, be sure to check out their blog for many resourceful and helpful tips as you plan your big day!

Christie Thompson

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