It’s the first weekend in May and there are so many things happening in Scott’s Addition, plan accordingly.
Saturday May 4
River City Roll
Saturday at 3pm, River City Roll kicks off its Summer Concert Series. That’s right – the boutique bowling alley is going to bring us live music over four Saturdays this summer. It’s free and it’s family friendly! You can expect to see four bands the first Saturday of each month, some will be inside while others are outside.
This Saturday rolls from 3pm-10pm and includes music from:
- Bart Chucker Band 3pm-5:30pm (inside)
- Killer Tofu 5:30pm-6:45pm (outside)
- Kentucky Derby Break 6:50pm
- The Pietasters 7pm-10pm (headliner /outside)
The event will include a beer truck and outdoor Belle Isle Bar, plus shrimp po’ boys on the patio.
Can’t make it this Saturday? RCR will bring the bands back on June 1, July 6 and August 3.
Galactic Pub Crawl
Yes. It’s International Star Wars Day! And May the Fourth Be With You while you’re touring Scott’s Addition for the first ever Galactic Pub Crawl. That means you should expect to see a ton of people dressed in their best Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate, and Battlestar Galactica gear walking around the neighborhood as they tour participating pubs. Yeah – it’s going to be like a mini-neighborhood Comic Con from 3pm – 9pm.
Here are a list of the participating pubs:
- Bingo Beer Co. (register here)
- Boulevard Buger & Brew
- Fat Dragon Chinese Kitchen and Bar
- Hof Garden
- Three Notch’d RVA Collab House
- Courthouse Creek Cider
- Don’t Look Back – Triple
- The Circuit Arcade Bar
- Blue Bee Cider
Attendees get Dark Side or Light Side keepsake badges and color changing lightsabers with sound (free for the first 150 people who register). There are also commemorative pins, photo ops, and special drink and gaming specials. Where do I register? Bingo Beer Co. or buy $20 tickets at this link: more info here.
Blue Bee Cider’s Third Annual Virginia Cider Jam
Come taste ginger infused cider made by cider makers all across Virginia at Blue Bee Cider, Saturday. Food food from Zorch Pizza, Shyndigz Dessert and Nightingale Ice Cream will also be on hand along with live music starting at 1:00pm. There will also be local artisans and vendors and it’s family and pet friendly.
Sunday, May 5
The Big Pig Project & Brunch Market
This Sunday is the third Annual Big Pig Project. What is that, you say? It’s a fundraiser hosted by Lunch | Supper that benefits the Ronald McDonald House. RMH provides housing and support to families with children who need extended medical treatment in Richmond.
Area companies sponsor a concrete pig and decorate it however they chose, then those themed pigs are auctioned off at the Big Pig Project this weekend. Money raised supports RMH. And before you say, ‘nah – I don’t need a pig’, make sure you go take a look at them at the event. They are some really amazingly decorated works of art. In fact, eight of the 60 pigs are online for you to see today and they were decorated by area artists like Matt Lively, Hamilton Glass and Jessi Leonard, to name a few. The Scott’s Addition Boulevard Association sponsored a pig and I hear it’s a little version of our namesake: General “Pigfield” Scott.
If a pig is out of your budget there’s plenty of other stuff to partake in. In fact, the Brunch Market will be set up inside the Urban Roost and there will be plenty of food, vendors and live music to entertain you.
The Big Pig Project is rain or shine Sunday, May 5 starting at 12pm. The first auction begins at 1:45pm. Summit Avenue will be closed off from W. Clay (BlueBee Cider) to Broad Street and Marshall Street will be closed from Highpoint to Altamont. Parking is available at the old Clarion Hotel and on neighboring streets.
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Just celebrate the margarita and tacos, why don’tcha? You can do that starting at 2:30pm at Bingo Beer Co. They’ll be kicking off the fun with some live bands, including a performance from Los Ramones. PS – Bingo’s patio is now open! So even if you can’t sit outside this weekend, you can make it a destination for the rest of summer.