Maybe you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day a little late, or looking for some fun things to do with your squad – whatever you’re thinking of doing this weekend, you may want to change up your plans. These are some of the hottest things happening in RVA this weekend. If you aren’t going – you should! Celebrate a weekend where you’re not shoveling snow with one of these fabulous events.
🍻Dance local, Drink local
Adwela and the Uprising live at Castleburg Brewery and Taproom! If you’re ready to sample some award-winning local ales and dance the night away, make plans to see Adwela and the Uprising Reggae band on Friday, February 16. The show starts at 7:00 pm, but plan to come early and grab a bite to eat or have a beer tasting flight. The band consists of Virginia and Jamaican Natives, bringing you Funky Roots Reggae and Soulful Jams. Named the Best New Reggae Artist of Virginia in 2015, they’re influenced by Bob Marley, Damian Marley, Peter Tosh, and Jacob Miller. If you’re curious about what Castleburg has on tap, visit their Facebook page for new brews and photos. Don’t forget to hit “Like” and congratulate Castleburg on their Gold and Bronze Medals in the 2017 Virginia Craft Brewer’s Cup!
If you miss Adwela and the Uprising on Friday, visit Castleburg Saturday night, February 17, to see Red Light Rodeo live, starting at 7:00 pm. Red Light Rodeo is an innovative country and bluegrass band, putting a modern twist on these locally popular genres.
🤣Get your Laugh on
If you prefer your live entertainment more interactive, come to the Coalition Theater, 8 West Broad Street, for the Trust Me! I’m a Comedian improv show Friday, February 16, from 10:00 pm to 11:30 pm. The show stars two of Richmond’s funniest local stand-up artists in a “game show” that tries to tell the truth from lies. Get your detective hats on and be ready for a night full of laughs as these two tricksters try to suss out the facts from the fictions. Ticketing information may be found here.
📺Fun for small children
If your child watches PBS, or if they visit your local library, you’ve probably heard of Pinkalicious, the sweet star of a line of children’s books. Now a PBS television series, Pink and her brother Peter have imaginative adventures, including building a fairy house and losing their “sweet tooth.” For a family-friendly movie event at The Byrd Theatre, 2908 West Cary Street, your children (best ages are between 3 years old and 8 years old) can enjoy a special screening of Pinkalicious and Peterrific before it comes to the small screen. Enjoy meeting the cast from Virginia Rep’s on-state production of Pinkalcious: The Musical (coming to Richmond in April), fun games and giveaways, and photo ops with Pink and her friends.
Join us Saturday morning, February 17 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. This event is free, although a $5 donation to the Byrd Theatre and the Community Idea Stations’ Ready To Learn outreach program is suggested. Find ticketing and more information here.
🍭Snag a date for freezing fun
Enjoy learning how to create your own unique popsicle treats in a couple’s popsicle making class hosted by The King of Pops, 3001 West Clay Street. Learn the secrets of what makes our popsicles and frozen treats so delicious, and experiment with over 20 different flavors and ingredients to make your own special blend. Get the inside scoop from the Master of Mixers and enjoy special new release flavors while your own tasty treats are freezing. Mix and mingle with other cool folks, and enjoy light food and drink. You’ll even get a commemorative t-shirt!
Have fun experimenting and trading flavors, and treat your special someone to something different from a heart-shaped box. The event is Friday, February 16, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm – but hurry, last year they sold out! More information may be found here, and don’t forget to visit them on Facebook!
👻Spooky and Creepy Family Fun
Just down I-64, you can tour the dark and winding streets of Historic Williamsburg by candlelight Friday, February 16, from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm for Virginia’s oldest ghost tour. Hear our brave tour guides tell about legends and spooks that still haunt our city, and learn about some of the eeriest goings-on after dark. Visit the Williamsburg’s famous “House in Fire” – one of the most haunted houses in the country – and prepare to get chills.
Tours begin in front of the W&M Barnes and Noble Bookstore, at 345 Duke of Gloucester Street. Discounts are available for military members and public safety workers, and children under 6 are free. More information may be found here, or visit them on Facebook.