April Sip, Savor, Style Event Picks in RVA


All the Richmond, Virginia events you need to know about this month.

April 6

Addison Weeks Trunk Show

Save 15 percent on jewelry, barware, and more. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

April 7

Markets at Monroe
401 W. Broad St.

Outdoor market taking place during First Fridays at the corner of Broad and Monroe. 5-9 p.m.

April 8

3rd Annual Swine & Brine
Ardent Craft Ales

Two oyster companies and six restaurants serve up a killer menu to pair with some of my favorite local beers. Just check out the menu… or don’t and don’t go. More for me!

1st Annual Oyster Roast
Trapezium Brewing Co.

The brewery’s Oyster Ale, made in collaboration with The Boathouse restaurant will make its debut at the brewery alongside raw and roasted oysters. I got to sample this rare blonde ale made with the oyster shells and found it food friendly and unique. The beautiful brewery is definitely worth the drive down I-95!

April 9

2nd Annual Fashion Show – Beautiful Butterflies!
La Petite Boutique

Fashion show featuring designer Krista Larson’s Spring 2017 Butterfly Collection. These fun designs feature shirts and dressses in silk organza and satin charmeuse. Seating is limited but you might still be able to grab one. Call or message via Facebook for more info. 2 p.m.

April 14

Tiny Shiny Jewelry Exhibition+Sale
Quirk Gallery

Shop handmade jewelry from faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students in the VCUarts Craft + Material Studies Department. A portion of the proceeds will fund a scholarship to help students attend the SNAG annual metalsmith conference. Opening reception Friday, April 14th from 6pm-9pm, then shop Saturday, April 15th 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, April 16th 12 p.m.-4 p.m.

April 15

Red Cap Patisserie Grand Opening
Red Cap Patisserie

Celebrate the grand opening of this delicious new pastry shop. The first 100 through the doors guests will get a free treat. This new bakery offers both savory and sweet baked goods. So far everything I’ve sampled has been fantastic, but I’m particularly in love with the sticky buns. 1-4 p.m.

April 19

Biggest Burgundy Tasting Ever
Barrel Thief

Taste 20 reds and whites from France’s Burgundy region. JM Stock and Provisions will also be on-site with house-made meats to sample while you sip. Tickets are $25. 5-8 p.m.

April 20

German Dinner with Jay Frank
Cask Cafe

Chef Jay Frank, chef for the Lewis Family in Richmond, will be cooking up a German-inspired menu alongside a line-up of Ayinger beers. 5-8 p.m.

April 22

The Brunch Market Block Party + The Big Pig Project
Lunch and Supper

Local shopping via The Brunch Market, barbecue, country music, and a live auction of hand-painted concrete pics to benefit The Ronald McDonald House of Richmond. 12 to 6 p.m.

April 23

Passport Pop-Up: Philippines
Venue announced once you purchase a ticket

Join Mike Ledesma and Kunal Shah for a pop-up meal featuring the cuisine of Cavite, Philippines. Your ticket ($100 each, $180 per couple) includes a cocktail hour, wine tasting and 8 courses. The menu will be inspired by Ledesma’s family recipes and food he grew up cooking.

April 24

Richmond Restaurant Week
Various Restaurants Around Richmond

Chefs at 40 participating area restaurants flex their creativity and serve three-course dinners for $29.17 to raise money for the Central Virgina Food Bank and Meals on Wheels. Reservations go fast. Check out the list of participants and pick your dining spots now. April 24-30.

April 25

The Ivy Market
The Tuckahoe Women’s Club

The Spring show for this unique shopping event brings together some Richmond-based designers with other small boutiques from across the United States and all over the world. I always discover some new designers at this event. Shop Tuesday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

April 27

Spring Open House
Sassy Bee

Sales about throughout this adorable boutique, including 20% off spring apparel, 20% off Lizzy James jewelry, 20% off selected Scout items, a free bonus item with qualifying Nora Fleming purchase while supplies last, 25% off Coton Color Happy Everything bases, 40% off select Coton Color large and mini attachments, up to 50% off select fashion jewelry, free gift with qualifying Spartina purchase, 20% off Cat Studio Pillows, and more, plus surprise sales each day. Dang! Event runs April 27-29.

April 29

Spring Bada-Bing
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

Shop 40 independent crafters while you sip Hardywood‘s delicious brews. Regular event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Or, make a $5 donation to Art on Wheels and shop early from 10 to 11 a.m.


2017 Smokin’ BBQ Festival
Old Towne Petersburg

Artisans, crafters, live music, and of course lots of barbecue with a competition for the first time this year. Enjoy free samples of pulled pork from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

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