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We will be spotlighting local DJ's, there is so much local talent. Now's your chance to learn alittle more about whose spinning your music. This week we feature Dj Tek
For five weeks now, something incredible has been going on down every Tuesday night at The Hat Factory. It's a party that's one part rave, one part club, and one part sexy circus that we like to call "RVAlution."
Richmond is still recovering from its second annual Fashion Week. Although only in its second year, Fashion Week brought people out by the masses to its events and to after-parties in local Richmond hot spots. Five venues became home to some of the most stylish pieces from local boutiques, designers, and national stores including the Southern Womens Show, CenterStage, Fabrik Carytown, the Hat Factory, and Crittenden Studio. The venues werent the only fresh ideas for fashion week: The shows featured local artist and production talent, including that of M.A.S.S. Fx and DJ Ghozt. Ghozt, who was the featured DJ at the Fabrik Carytown show on April 18th, said Fashion Week allowed me, as a DJ, to step outside the nightclub boundaries. These shows are fun, and they genuinely try to tell a story through the integration of music and fashion.
But what about the fashion? Fashion Week featured looks from Lexs of Carytown, Dillards, Eurotrash, Pink, United Colors of Benetton, First Republic, and Caché. Christina Bowmaster, Store Manager of Caché at Short Pump Town Center, states that Fashion is ever-changing and its rule book has been thrown out the window. Its all about what makes you feel feminine, edgy, whimsical and sexy. Caché provided looks for the shows at CenterStage and Crittenden Studio, showcasing everything from high-priced formal gowns to affordable sportswear.
Richmond Fashion Week, although young, is already a tenured and treasured part of the citys culture, forming a solid foundation on the talent and enthusiasm for fashion, music, and all things Richmond.
To all Boondock Saints fans, as most of you know; two things make a great sequel: the same cast/crew, and a well thought out plot. It has been 10 years of expectations growing and I am here to tell you it was everything it was meant to be.
The plot? You would insist upon that, wouldn't you? Boondock II picks up where Boondock I left off, with the pious Brothers MacManus having reunited with their equally Lord-praising and ammunition-passing father Poppa M, who is implausibly played by the Scots comic Billy Connolly.
They've been pursuing quiet lives as sheep lovers in Ireland, having asked themselves What Jesus Would Do about gangsters, and having decided that Jesus would want them to shoot up a Boston courtroom.
The vicious killing of a priest back home in Boston seems to be linked to the unfinished business of that courtroom shootout a decade earlier, and it pulls the Saints out of retirement and on a slow boat stateside. Whereupon they meet trigger-happy Mexican admirer Romeo, who provides a handy whipping boy whenever a racist gag is needed. Collins also subs for David Della Rocco's clumsy comedian character from the first picture, which is reduced to a cameo this time.
So far, so predictable. But the one casting coup that Duffy couldn't pull off, rehiring Willem Dafoe to reprise gay psychic FBI sleuth Paul Smecker who so enlivened the first film, has been turned from a loss into a big win by Dafoe's replacement Julie Benz, a real firecracker. Her Special Agent Eunice Bloom, aide to Smecker, continues the Boondock Saints tradition of recreating the battles committed by Connor, Murphy and now Romeo. The very sexy Ms. Benz takes no prisoners, unless they're first filled with lead, and her over-the-top re-enactments of the latest MacManus mayhem make her seem like Annie Oakley on peyote.
All this, and Duffy still manages to pull it off, meet me back here in 2019 for Boondock Saints 3.
Located a little off the beaten path, on Winterfield Road in Midlothian, Wild Ginger is definitely worth the trek–if not for the pan-asian cuisine alone–certainly for the ambiance.
The lounge features a glowing yellow bar, a large flat screen tv, and an enormous glass wine cellar. The dining room is equally as posh. Vibrant pink bubbles rise from a water fixture behind the sushi bar. The walls have a deep varnished look. There’s even a large private dining room available for parties.
Operated by the same folks that brought us Osaka and Sushi-O, Wild Ginger’s menu’s a little more diverse–with options ranging from Singapore curried noodles to whole Rock Fish with ginger sauce. Entrees run between 17 and 27 dollars.
This, however, doesn’t mean there aren’t a host of steak and sushi options. Filet mignon, New York Strip and Rib eye are all on the menu–but it’s the sushi options that really shine.
All the traditional fares are offered at a reasonable price–rolls range anywhere from five to 18 dollars.
For the brave: the signature rolls stray a little from the norm. The “Wild Ginger Roll” is composed o a fried oyster topped with tuna, blue cheese mayo an d red caviar, while the “Robious Roll” is made of yellowtail, salmon, cucumber, goat cheese and that has been flash fried.
They also offer seasonal specials–one recent offering was a “Halloween Roll”: blackened tuna with crunchy tempura topped with spicy scallops.
This is all topped off by a HUGE wine menu.
Wild Ginger is a sushi lover’s dream–and the perfect spot for a relaxing night out with friends.
Wild Ginger serves lunch from 11:30 to 2:30 Monday through Friday and Dinner Monday through Thursday 5 to 10, Friday and Saturday 5 to 10:30 and Sunday 5 to 9:30.
Reservations are recommended; call 804-378-4988