What's Booming in Richmond: Art, Brunch, and Cat Condos

May 2nd, 2019

The best events to peel you off your couch

Barkitecture and Kitty Couture Ardent Craft Ales

The American Civil War Museum has gone through some ch-ch-ch-changes, and you better believe they want to show ’em off. Head on over to the American Civil War Museum Opening Day Celebration to see what they’ve got up their sleeve. For a sneak peak, here’s our write-up. Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Running: great. Running when there’s wine at the end: spectacular. That’s the philosophy behind New Kent Winery’s Uncorked Half & 5K, anyway. Not much for running? Hey, we’ll see you at the post-race soirée. Saturday, May 4 at New Kent Winery. Times vary based on activities.

Looking to add to your summer reading list? Add Restorations, the newest book from Virginia author Charles Strickler. He’ll even sign it for you! Saturday, May 4 at 1 p.m. at Short Pump Barnes & Noble.

Bands and brews all against the backdrop of the James? Why, naturally, it could only be Hen-ROCK-us at Henricus. Saturday, May 4 from 1-8 p.m. at Henricus Historical Park.

What’s better than arts? Arts in the Park, of course. Saturday, May 4 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Byrd Park.

Why shouldn’t your favorite child (you know, the one with four paws) have their own home? Barkitecture and Kitty Couture: a festival-slash-design-show with creative ways to make your fur babies comfy. Saturday, May 4 from 2-5 p.m. at Ardent Craft Ales.

Your Sundays just got a little brighter, y’all. And a little more entertaining. And a little more delicious. That’s because Sunday Brunch Market is back with activities, picnicking, shopping, and – oh yeah – brunch. Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Continues every first Friday of the month through November.

Get your chuckles ready, World Laughter Day is coming. Sunday, May 5 from 10-11 a.m. at Chimborazo Park and 3-4 p.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.


Got teeth? Got questions, concerns, or just wanna chat about those teeth? The experts at Virginia Family Dentistry would looove to hear it. Bring it all to the Q&A Dinner with the Dentists, complete with apps, refreshments, and a coupon for a complimentary consultation. Thursday, May 2 from 6-8 p.m. at Virginia Family Dentistry – Ironbridge.

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