Weekend Radar: Irish, Spirits, Daffodils, Cosplay


Fox PTA Art Auction in Hardywood
March 18, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., tickets and item previews

A chance to drink beer, get some art, and help out a local school.

William Fox Elementary School has been a beloved Richmond Fan neighborhood landmark for 111 years. The school building was tragically destroyed in a catastrophic fire that took with it supplies and resources that had been accumulated through the hard work of the Fox community over decades. This event will raise funds for the PTA that will allow us to directly support our teachers and students as we navigate through this difficult transition and the years to come. PTA’s mission is to realize the potential of every child by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. Thank you for supporting our efforts to continue our mission, even and especially during this difficult time.

Join us for the Fox PTA Art Auction on March 18, 2022 from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm at the Hardywood Park Craft Brewery located at 2410 Ownby Lane, Richmond, VA 23220. The art pieces to be auctioned through this event they have been donated by a humble assortment of generous and talented individuals. We are delighted and honored to present this beautiful selection of artwork.

This is an adults only event. Ticket price includes (2) tickets for drinks and appetizers provided by Hardywood. The ticketed event will also include a live music performance and a live auction featuring an incredible selection of artwork. Bidding for these pieces will be made exclusively during the event, starting at 8:00 p.m.

Additional beverages will be available for guest purchase along with wood-fired pizza from Hardywood Pizzeria and various food truck options. Hardywood will donate 10% of additional purchases (drinks and wood-fired pizza) to the PTA.

A selection of artworks will also be available to view and bid on as a silent auction event through this website. You do not need to purchase tickets or attend the event to participate in the Silent Auction only.

Galaxy Con at the Richmond Convention Center
March 18-20, times vary, tickets $35-$299

Galaxy Con is the perfect place to let your inner or outer geek hang out. If you like Cos-play then this is your time to shine, if not then go ahead and be impressed with all the hard work people put into their outfits. Artists’ Alley is where I spend all my money, but here’s the guest list that will be there in case you want to spend some money to stand awkwardly next to them for a few moments.

GalaxyCon Richmond is more than just Comic-Con! It’s a 3-day FANDOM FESTIVAL featuring celebrities, artists, writers, voice actors, cosplayers, entertainers, creators, fighters, fan groups, panelists, and PEOPLE LIKE YOU!

Join fans from across the galaxy and celebrate comics, pop culture, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, gaming, cosplay, and more!


Spring Gear Swap & Raffle on Pedal Power RVA
March 19, 3-6 PM

Spring is in the air and it’s time to kick-start that bike project you’ve been working on.

Come kick off spring with a gear swap and raffle hosted by Pedal Power RVA!

We’re taking a spring cleaning leap by opening bins and boxes full of bike parts, gear and accessories available at discounted prices. We invite you and all bike collectors to join us! Bring that bin of parts, an old bike, any bike-related accessory that’s ready to hit a new home.

Purchase a raffle ticket now through March 19 for a chance to win a Kuat Transfer 2 bike rack! Tickets are $5 each and the winner will be announced on March 19 at 5:30 pm You don’t have to be at the event to win, but we’d love to see your faces!

10% of our profits will go to Moments Of Hope Outreach, a ministry serving Hanover and Henrico counties, and Richmond north of the James River. Moments of Hope operates a homeless outreach and food pantry, hosts weekly community lunches with a mobile pantry, and provides emergency shelter to our homeless neighbors.

You can donate directly to Moments of Hope at the link below.

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck in Short Pump Town Center
March 19, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

I am so old that I remember when Hello Kitty broke into the hearts and wallets of America. Looks like she’s still going strong with cuteness.

Hello Richmond! The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck returns to Short Pump Town Center on Saturday 3/19! Come say hello to us at the front entrance of the Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn between 10am and 7pm and pick up some super cute goodies and merch, while supplies last!