5 Things to Do This Weekend (5/5 – 5/6)


Miranda Sandoval, Staff Writer

1.) Have a good time at the Heart of Virginia Festival in Farmville, Virginia! There will be a 10KRun/5K Walk, an art show and a craft show, a Saturday evening car show, and other activities for the family. There’s also a Food Festival with plenty of BBQ, international cuisine, seafood, kettle and desserts. Music will be provided by Dixie Road, the Cash Dalton Trio, The Tea Room Band, the Heart of Virginia Community Band and The Audacity Brass Band.
TO find out more, please see: http://www.heartofvirginia.org/

2.) Go to the Chincoteague Seafood Festival in Chincoteague, Virginia! Enjoy some good grub – you’ll get to taste “Little Neck” steamed clams, single fried oysters, fried fish, steamed shrimp, clam fritters, hushpuppies, clam chowder, cornbread, boardwalk fries, and more. Take home seafood-themed souvenirs, listen to the live music, and visit the Arts and Crafts tent.
For additional info, head to: https://www.chincoteaguechamber.com/events/2018-chincoteague-seafood-festival/

3.) There’s no better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than going to the Que Pasa? Festival in Richmond, Virginia! This event showcases Latin Americna food, music, and art.  Stroll  along the Canal Walk  in the historic downtown area and enjoy the food vendors, which include Arepa 106, Pao Cakes, Valencian Paella, Taqueria Panchito, La Sabrosita, Casa del Barco, Casa Rosete, La Lupita Café, Michoacana, and others. There will be artisans, vendors, and entertainment (including the Salsa Rueda Club Richmond, the Latin Ballet, DJ Sergio Rivera, the Salsa Bachata Congress, and Claves Unidos). You will see plenty of eye-catching piñatas around (and you might even have the chance to fill one with goodies and such) in a community effort to raise funds for a good cause and break the current World Record for the “Largest Display of Piñatas.”
Check out: https://www.vahcc.com/que-pasa

4.) Attend the 5h Annual Richmond Dance Festival in Richmond, Virginia! The festival features local, national, and internationally-acclaimed dance artists – such as LucidBeings Dance, Barney Cokeliss, Nina Simone’, Francesco Belligerante, Agua Dulce Dance Theater, Eric Mullis, MamLuft&Co. Dance, and the English National Ballet. Performances will include modern dances, hip hop, and ballet.
To learn more about the festival, click on: https://www.dogtowndancetheatre.com/rdf18

5.) This is your last chance to see Phantom: The Musical, a production by our school’s own theatre department! Phantom is a take on the classic Phantom of the Opera, a novel about a disfigured musical genius that lives in the catacombs of an opera house. He finds meaning in creating and listening to beautiful music, and helps Christine – a lovely street singer with a wonderful soprano voice – become the star of the opera. Eventually, he falls in love with her and his obsession rapidly gets out of control. Junior Jalen Robinson will star as the Phantom, and sophomore Margarita Gamarnik will play Christine. I always love our school’s performances, and this one is no different. They do a phenomenal job acting and dancing, their sets and special effects are spot-on, and their vocals and music are incredible (this year, they will be featuring their 2017 Cappie Winner for Female Vocalist and the 2016 Cappie Winning Pit Orchestra). Don’t miss it!
Get your tickets now at: https://www.itickets.com/events/395658.html