When I think about reasons of why I love Richmond, The Listening Room is a little secret that would be on this list. The Listening Room is a free monthly curated music series that I immediately fell in love with when I first starting going a little more than a year ago. I’ve noticed that Listening Room has built an unintended community around performances, as I often see famaliar faces even though I may not actually know them.
The music is always beautiful and generally consists of acoustic, folk, and easy to listen to artist. What separates The Listening Room from other series is that they enforce a rule no talking during performances. This is often disrupted by witty conversation from the performers.
I have been listening to the playlist of past Listening Room performances and it makes me think of long summer days at the river and bike rides through the city.
The next Listening Room is TONIGHT at the Firehouse Theatre Project. Doors open at 7:30 and performances start at 8.
I’m really excited about the Richmond Tumblr Meet Up tonight! I have been thinking about doing this again for sometime now. I want to do a post about my favorite Richmond tumblrs. There’s a few that I really love but there may be some that I have missed. What are some of your favorites (you can even nominate yourself)? Message me here.
I’ve had my eyes on West Coast Kix since their opening a little more than half a year ago. Located in the middle of Carytown, West Coast Kix specializes in sneakers, apparel, and accessories from major, and exclusive independent brands.
A few weeks ago, Durkl, a menswear label based out of Washington, DC hosted a release for their Spring 2011 collection.
There’s a lot from this collection that I really love…varsity jackets, raw denim, but I kept going back to this checkered blue/green button-down shirt. I really respect Durkl, and only be available in the Richmond area at West Coast Kix.
Right after the Uncreated/Recreated, I quickly headed over to the Siegle Center for this years STRUT Fashion Show “Return of the Runway.” This year’s STRUT was less of a dramatic performance and put more emphasis on the designers and clothes. Each of the six scenes focused on a specific material such as lace, denim, knit, and velvet. STRUT gets better and better every year, and this year’s show was definitely one of my favorites.