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Artsline - Summer Music, Gardens, and Theatre in the RVA!

Festival Frolic

Artsline: Virtual Edition || August 3, 2020

“The luxury of all summer's sweet sensation is to be found when one lies at length in the warm, fragrant grass, soaked with sunshine, aware of regions of blossoming clover and of a high heaven filled with the hum of innumerous bees.” ~ Harriet E. Prescott

RVA’s local arts and culture organizations continue to find creative ways for our region to enjoy Summer, 2020 - whether you prefer to soak in the sunshine or lounge in the air-conditioning. Check out these great opportunities to safely visit summer gardens, explore Virginia history, or belt out a tune for everyone to hear!


1.  MUTTS AT MAYMONT
Landscape Art/Music
August 6, 5:30pm
$10/dog (humans free)
Maymont Historic Estate Entrance, 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond

Enjoy an exclusive night for you and your trusted canine companion(s)! Maymont invites all well-behaved, leashed dogs and their humans to walk our Pup Path during special limited hours. There will be food trucks for people and pooches, beverages and live music for an enjoyable summer evening – all to benefit Maymont. You must REGISTER to attend. Please note Maymont’s Etiquette and Safety Requirements for this event.


2.  CHALK ART PARTY
Visual Art
August 9, 1pm
17th Street Market, 100 North 17th Street, Richmond

17th Street Market wants you to  bring some color to Shockoe Bottom! They will provide chalk and you bring the art. Please be mindful of social distancing and every child who wishes to participate must  RSVP.


3.  CLAVES UNIDOS FREE COMMUNITY CLASS
Dance
August 8, 9am
Online

Dogtown Dance hosts CLAVE UNIDOS - a live-streaming, one-hour African roots community dance class fusing Caribbean and African rhythms. REGISTRATION is required for this free class.


4.  AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
History
August 7, 10am
$15/person
Online

The  Library of Virginia provides an overview of records created from 1865 to 1880 in the aftermath of the Civil War and how they may be used to find information on individuals. Topics will include the records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands; the population schedule of the 1870 federal census; Constitutional Convention voting records for 1867 and 1869; personal property tax records; and African American church records and newspapers. Register HERE.


5.  A FESTIVAL FROLIC
Theatre
August 7, 7pm
Online

Join Richmond Parks and Recreation for the 2020 Festival of Arts VIRTUALLY! A Festival Frolic is a free, fun-filled revue of the best musicals at Dogwood Dell and is sure to be a family treat!


6.  TWEEN COMICS CLUB
Literary Arts
August 5th, 2pm
Online

Tweens are invited to an online comic book discussion with Henrico County Public Library librarians. All the titles are available on Hoopla - that means no holds or waiting periods! Join them every other Wednesday at 2 pm, on their Webex Link. Stay tuned on Facebook or join the club for updates on future title selections! This week’s selection is Miles Morales Vol. 1: Straight Out of Brooklyn by Saladin Ahmed, ill. by Javier Garron


7.  HISTORIC EVERGREEN & EAST END CEMETERY CLEAN UP
History
August 8, 9am
Evergreen Cemetery, 50 Evergreen Road, Richmond

Please join the Enrichmond Foundation at Evergreen & East End Cemeteries for a series of volunteer clean-up days most Saturdays from 9am-12pm. Volunteer tasks include clearing overgrowth, trash pick up, and grave marker recording. You must REGISTER to volunteer. Go HEREfor COVID-19 Guidelines and Volunteer Information.


8.  DRIVE IN KARAOKE!
Music
August 5, 6pm
$10/car
Diversity Richmond, 1407 Sherwood Avenue, Richmond

Join Diversity Richmond for a NEW event in their summer lineup - Drive in Karaoke! Enjoy some fun performances in our usual socially-distant manner! Practice your favorite song and wow the audience in our huge parking lot. Go HERE for tickets.


9.  FLOWERS AFTER 5 WITH WHISKEY REBELLION
Landscape Art/Music
August 6, 5:00pm
$14/adults, $11/seniors, $8/youth
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond 

Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens on Thursday evenings in August and September for socially distanced live music outdoors on their 50-acre campus. Guests are invited to bring their own blankets and chairs. Food is not allowed to be brought into the Garden, but there is an option to purchase food online to eat outside in the Garden. Tickets are available online only and are limited (no walk-ups). Go HERE for social distancing protocols and safety information.


10.  MOVIE MYTHBUSTING: DISNEY'S POCAHONTAS
Film/History
August 4, 7pm
Online

Join the Virginia Museum of History and Culture as their education team “mythbust” Disney’s Pocahontas and talk about the true story behind Pocahontas and her relationship with the English settlers.  Watch the film in advance, whenever or however works best for you, and then log into an interactive Zoom presentation where we will chat about what’s true, what’s not, and make some interesting connections to their collection. REGISTRATIONrequired for this free program.


11.  LETTERS OF THE LAW IN LANCASHIRE
History
August 9, 4pm
$10/person
Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Road, Richmond

Treason, the divine right of kings, a cattle thief, and two rival families. Does this list sound like episodes of a popular TV show? It could be, but also these are the hidden stories behind some of the historic deeds and legal documents in Agecroft Hall’s collection. Learn the basics of the legal structure in Tudor and Stuart England. Find out which laws still apply to you today and examine the preserved and transcribed deeds with their wax seals. ADVANCED RESERVATIONS are encouraged. Tickets are limited to maintain social distancing.


12.  BEETHOVEN 2020 SUMMER SERIES ONLINE CONCERT
Music
August 6, 6:30pm
$12/stream
Online

The Richmond Symphony is hosting an online weekly concert series this summer in collaboration with the University of Richmond Department of Music and VCU | School of the Arts | Department of Music. This year's theme is Beethoven, honoring his 250th birthday, and will be made up of six one-hour duets, featuring a single instrument paired with piano. These intimate performances will be live-streamed on a private, secure channel. Tickets for the online concert experience are $12 each or $60 for a subscription to all six!   This week features Jeannette Jang on Violin and Russell Wilson on Piano. They will be playing Schubert’s Sonatina No. 1 in D Major, Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Opus 2, No. 3 and Violin Sonata in G Major, Opus 30, No. 3, and Vieuxtemps’ Souvenir D'Amerique.


If you are an arts or cultural organization with social-distance-safe events such as online classes, virtual exhibitions or concerts, or even book readings, submit your events to Artsline  here.  If you are an artist or an arts or cultural organization in need of resources and tools during the COVID-19 pandemic, check out the  list of local and national resources from Richmond CultureWorks.

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