community calendar week of Feb. 5, 2011 presents:

Community Calendarcommunity calendar week of Feb. 5, 2011

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The Redwing’s Nest, Sabot at Stony Point’s new online journal of Art and Literature for children pre-school through 8th grade, is now accepting submissions for the Alpha issue until February 10, 2011.  The journal's website is under construction and will premiere in late February. The theme for this premiere issue is PLACE.  If your child has written a poem, a memoir, a story or created a work of art about a place, send in a submission.  The Redwing's Nest is open to children from around the globe, so tell your friends.  For more information contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


The Visual Arts Center of Richmond presents an exhibit of current work by VCU Department of Craft and Material Studies Graduates through March 11. The Visual Arts Center is located at 1812 West Main Street.  For more information visit


Celebrate “Art After Dark” every Thursday and Friday evening at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts until 9 pm. Enjoy the gallery exhibits and evening entertainment featuring a diverse range of art forms, including music, films, poetry reading and dance.  VMFA is located at 200 North Boulevard in Richmond. For more information visit

Ellwood’s Cafe features live music on most Friday and Saturday nights from 6 to 8 pm.  Open Mic night is on Thursdays from 7:30 to 10:30 pm.  Ellwood’s Cafe is located at 10 S. Thompson Street.  For more information visit

1708 Gallery is pleased to announce two exhibitions opening on February 18. Keith Lemley's Something and Nothing and Kimberly Witham's Transcendence.On Friday, February 18 the exhibition will open with a reception from 6:00 to 8 p.m. The evening will feature talks by both artists beginning at 6:30 p.m. The exhibition will close on Saturday, April 16.1708 Gallery is located at 319 West Broad Street.  For more information visit

“Martial Law” returns to Richmond! Saturday, February 26, 8:30 p.m. at Legend Brewing Co. For one night only, this Richmond-born, Charlottesville-based band will rock out for ART 180 with classic and modern rock tunes. This event is a fundraiser for Art 180.  For more information visit


The 3rd Annual Richmond Environmental Film Festival will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2011 from 10 AM to 6 PM at the historic Byrd Theatre. This year's festival is being organized by the local Sierra Club Falls of the James Group in partnership with the Enrichmond Foundation. The line up of films include the 2009 Academy Award Winning Documentary “The Cove”, “The Beekeepers”, “No Impact Man” and a film about the fall and rise of Chesapeake Bay oysters. For more information contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Gallery5 has partnered with CultureWorks to bring you "Gallery5 After 5", a brand new public lecture series and happy hour event! This lecture series will take place every second Wednesday of the month through May 2011. Guest speakers will provide entertaining and informative lectures on an unusual array of topics. Accompanying the lecture will be musical performances.  The next lectures in the series are on February 8th  with Patrick Godfrey of Velocity Comics and on March 9th with Tom Silvestra of the Richmond Times Dispatch.  Gallery 5 is located at 200 West Marshall Street downtown.  For more information visit

The Richmond Public Library’s Main Branch downtown presents   “Meet Me in the Bottom: The Struggle to Reclaim Richmond's African Burial Ground” from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm.  The film won as the Best Documentary Film at the Virginia Independent Film Festival.
Join the library staff for a discussion and screening of “Meet Me in the Bottom: The Struggle to Reclaim Richmond's African Burial Ground”. The documentary was created by Dr. Shawn O. Utsey, Chair of the Department of African American Studies at VCU.The Main Branch of the library is located at 101 East Franklin Street.  For more information call 646-7223.

This WRIR calendar was produced by Miles Barnett and Ian Baxter.  



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