WNRN Culture Connection for May 20th through 26th

May 20 2013, 8:11pm
Categories: Culture Connection

Here are three picks for where to go and what to do in the WNRN listening area this week:

It’s Prom season in Richmond this weekend, but not the way you think. Gallery 5 and the Richmond Burlesque Revue invite you to spike your hair and don your combat boots for the Punk Rock Prom, a night of bands, burlesque and a lot of balloons. Hosted by Crumpy, three punk bands play for your mosh pit enjoyment between some hot performances by Deepa de Jour, Fannie Leibovitz, Scarlet Starlet and Puppy Buffe. Punk-inspired formal wear is highly encouraged.

Craving a different way to experience dysfunction?  Make your way to the Weston Family Reunion as Live Arts, Charlottesville’s cutting edge non-profit theatre, presents Amy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize winning play, August: Osage County.  This hard-hitting play, spiked with a shot of ironic humor, boasts most every type of issue a family could have, allowing most of us to identify with at least one character and cringe  at the resulting mayhem from a poor life choice.

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If you are taking your culture a tad lighter this weekend, I suggest getting your art on at Art in the Park at Gypsy Hill, hosted by the Staunton Augusta Art Center, a nonprofit set up to generate diverse experiences in the creation and appreciation of the visual arts. In its forty-seventh year, this two day event features juried work form over 50 artists and craftsman and an eclectic array of music ranging from Gospel to Bagpipes to Brazilian Choro. Gourmet food and a kids’ tent add to the fun.

This is Mary Burruss, urging you to make a culture connection at wnrn.org

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