Social 52 is hosting their First Annual "Stuff the Bug" event on Saturday, November 29! This event kicks off at 12:00pm and supports Toys For Tots. Help them stuff their 1970's Volkswagen by bringing unwrapped, unused toy and receive drink and food specials all day and through December 13th. Crash, from 107.3 will be hosting the event as well as replaying it live on the radio! The first 75 guests to make it to the event will also receive a free holiday gift! Also, the VCU basketball team will be playing ODU at 2:00pm on the same day so stick around after the event for that!
Stay Sweet Fest is teaming up with local record label Say-10 to host their 10th anniversary! The two day weekend festival will be hosted at The Broadberry with the best local and undiscovered bands. The festival starts at 5:00 PM. Tickets can be found at ticketfly.com for $40 and $50 at the door. All ages welcome!
Friday November, 21
Smoke or Fire
Saturday November, 22
Let It Go
Anthem Richmond's 37th annual marathon will be taking place on Saturday, November 15th! Sid Busch, a navy veteran from Charleston, South Carolina, will be joining running his 200th marathon in honor of fallen veterans, as well Barry Goldmeier who last year motivated the other runners by juggling while running. Runner's World named the Anthem Richmond Marathon as "America's Friendliest Marathon" and TripAdvisor said it was one of the 50 top marathons worth traveling for in 2014.
The marathon is so popular that it has reached capacity and is now closed for registration. To anyone who waited until registration is closed, the Sports Backers are offering a limited number of entries to anyone who donates $250 or more to Kids Run RVA, the event charity. the first race starts at 7 a.m.!
Sunday, November 2nd marked the grand opening of the Altria Theater, formerly the Landmark Theater! It took two years for the renovation to take place and around $63 million dollars. These renovations include a new marquee, as well as improvements to the box office lobby. The Level 2 lounges have been upgraded into enticing places where guests may come together before the performance begins or during intermission. Among these improvements, cameras have been installed on all levels so that late guests can see the performance so they will not miss anything.
Grammy Award winning songwriter Ray Lamontagne played last night at the Altria Theater for his Supernova Tour in support of his 5th studio album. The first single off his new album was released in July and was listed as the #1 track on Spotify's viral 50 chart. Future events at Altria Theater include the musical, The Book of Mormon, which The New York Times called "the best musical of this century." Jerry Seinfeld will also be vising the theater in early Dercember! Book your tickets for these events now so you will not miss out on the fun!
Nacho Taco Week is upon us again! If you have never heard of this amazing week long event, it is where 16 local restaurants have nacho and taco deals for only $5 dollars! The event runs from November 3rd-9th. Eat at 3 or more participating restaurants duing the week and you will be entered into a random drawing to win a $200 Visa card. Proudly sponsored by Cha Cha's Cantina!
Here is a link to the passport that tells you which restaurants are participating and you will need to veryify you went to the restaurants!
Calling all nerds & nerdettes! Whether you're a closet nerd, or own it, we've got the event for you! Join us this weekend downtown at Canal Club for the 2nd Annual RVACON! Come out dressed in your best Cosplay, or just enjoy the games & entertainment!
Confirmed the following acts / panels / entertainment:
- Eien Strife A Cosplay Adventure! - This interactive group with perform live band performance and fun panels throughout the weekend!
- Chipocrite - http://www.rvacon.org/blog/music/chipocrite-to-speak-and-perform-at-rvacon-2
- Geek's Night of Comedy - Cosplay Roasts, Geeky Stand Up Comedy, and more! This hilarious troupe from the Tidewater area invades RVACON 2014!
- Hear No Evil Events - Every day the first 200 people will receive a free pair of headphones for our silent disco! A live DJ will perform and wirelessly transmit their audio straight to your headset so you can dance when you want to or enjoy other aspects of our convention!
------- Silent Disco DJ Line Up --------
1. Paranoid Androidz
3. Groove Status
4. Elliott Ness
7. Dj Rometti
11. DJ Bohemian
12. Pixl N Bits
- Cosplay Beginners Fashion Show Saturday and Sunday!
- Cosplay Advanced Fashion Show Saturday and Sunday!
- Video Gaming all day!
- Dance Dance Revolution Tournaments !
- Geeks Night of Comedy Stand Up / Improv / & Roast Shows - Special Roast of Captain Kirk
- Friday and Saturday Late Night After Parties