Artsline - Say Goodbye to Summer with Music, Film, and More!
Artsline: Virtual Edition || August 31, 2020
“My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require.” ~Edward Elgar
There is so much music this week - and so much variety! Concerts and performances you can enjoy safely at home or at venues adapted for social distancing. As our last weeks of summer fade - may we have ears to hear the swan song it sings looking into the eyes of fall. Of course, music isn't all our arts and culture community is offering this week - it's offering so much more. Step out literally or figuratively into our creative region and discover something new.
1. THE OASIS: A HIGH NOON CONCERT SERIES
Tuesdays & Thursdays, noon
The Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street, Richmond, 23219
Join The Valentine in their garden every Tuesday and Thursday for free, informal and physically-distanced performances from a diverse mix of local musicians. Relax in an historic green space, enjoy some live music and take a break from the daily grind. BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag-Lunch) and enjoy these free (and safe) performances!
2. SHOCKOE SESSIONS LIVE WITH COLIN PHILS
September 1, 7:30pm
Join In Your Ear Studios for another awesome Shockoe Sessions Live with Colin Phils, an American post rock band formed in South Korea in 2013. Colin Phils’ sound has been described as part math-rock, part post-rock, with catchy hooks and harmonies throughout. The band has played throughout South Korea, China, Hong Kong, and the USA, and is now based in Richmond, Virginia. Watch safely on Facebook Live.
3. VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM | THE KAMOINGE WORKSHOP: COLLABORATION, COMMUNITY, PHOTOGRAPHY
September 3, 5pm
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts hosts this virtual symposium in conjunction with their special exhibition, Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop. Join the museum weekly for panel discussions with Kamoinge artists and scholars to contextualize and address Kamoinge’s role in the history of 20th-century photography, and the Black Arts Movement, as well as the social and professional challenges faced by black photographers working in the field.
4. LAWYERPALOOZA 2020
September 3, 7pm
Lawyers sometimes have talents outside the legal arena! Virtually join The Greater Richmond Bar Foundation on for an evening of local music talent streaming live from The Broadberry. Music provided by Dead Letter Officers, Soul Providers, and Wild Common. All proceeds will go to support the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation’s mission to expand access to justice in Central Virginia and will help mobilize, train, and connect attorneys to pro bono clients. You must REGISTER to participate.
5. COSPLAY PHOTOGRAPHY AT MAYMONT
September 5, appointments starting at noon
Maymont, 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond, 23220
6. PRIDE MOVIE NIGHT AT THE DIAMOND: THE BIRDCAGE
September 1, 6:30pm
The Diamond, 3001 N Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond, 23230
VA Pride and Flying Squirrels Baseball bring “Pride MOVIE Night at the Diamond,” featuring the #LGBTQ classic, The Birdcage. Tickets are $8, with half the cost going to support VA Pride. Socially-distanced movie viewing spaces are available in the Outfield that accommodate up to groups of up to four and groups of up to eight people. Bring your blankets and pillows, but no lawn chairs, please! TICKETS must be purchased online in advance. Concessions also are available to purchase online in advance, before and during the event.
7. FLOWERS AFTER 5 WITH HØLY RIVER AND U&I PLUS LATIN BAND
September 3, 5:00pm
$14/adults, $11/seniors, $8/youth
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, 1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, Virginia
Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s on Thursday evenings in 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.
8. MOVIE MYTHBUSTING: HIDDEN FIGURES
September 1, 7pm
Join the Virginia Museum of History and Culture as their education team “mythbust” the fan-favorite movie, Hidden Figures, and talk about the true story behind the three brilliant African-American women at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. 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. REGISTRATION required for this free program.
9. TYLER MEACHAM AT RICHMOND MUSIC HALL
September 5, 8pm
Richmond Music Hall at Capital Ale House, 619 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219
10. WINDS OF CHANGE
September 6, 4pm
The Garth Newel Music Center presents their next video concert, Winds of Change, performed by the Garth Newel Piano Quartet. Pre-concert talk from Stephen Whiting, University of Michigan professor of musicology. Music: Piano Quartet in E flat Major, WoO 36, No. 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven and Piano Quartet No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 45 by Gabriel Faure.
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.