Weekend Radar: Fox Art, GalaxyCon, Bike Parts, Hello Kitty


Fox PTA Art Auction at Hardywood
March 18, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m., tickets and article previews

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

William Fox Elementary School has been a beloved landmark of the Richmond Fan District for 111 years. The school building was tragically destroyed in a catastrophic fire that took away 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, allowing us to provide direct support to our teachers and students as we navigate this difficult transition and the years ahead. The PTA’s mission is to make every child’s potential a reality 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 in this difficult time.

Please join us for the Fox PTA Art Auction on March 18, 2022 from 6:30-10:00 p.m. at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery located at 2410 Ownby Lane, Richmond, VA 23220. The artworks that will be auctioned as part of this event have been donated. by a humble variety of generous and talented individuals. We are delighted and honored to present this fine selection of artwork to you.

This is an adults-only event. Ticket price includes (2) drink and appetizer tickets provided by Hardywood. The ticketed event will also include a live musical performance and a live auction featuring an incredible selection of artwork. Auctions for these pieces will take place exclusively during the event, starting at 8:00 p.m.

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

A selection of artwork will also be available for viewing and auctioning in a silent auction event via this website. You do not need to buy tickets or attend the event to participate in the Silent Auction Only.

Galaxy Con at the Richmond Convention Center
From March 18 to 20, variable hours, tickets from $35 to $299

Galaxy Con is the perfect place to let your inner or outer geek hang out. If you love Cos-play, now is your time to shine, if not be in awe of all the hard work people put into their outfits. The artists’ aisle is where I spend all my money, but here’s the list of guests who will be there in case you want to drop some cash to stand awkwardly next to them for a few moments.

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

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


Spring Hardware Swap and Sweepstakes at Pedal Power RVA
March 19, 3-6 p.m.

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

Come kick off spring with a gear exchange and raffle organized by Pedal Power RVA!

We’re taking a jump on spring cleaning 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 parts bin, an old bike, any bike-related accessories you’re ready to take to a new home.

Buy a raffle ticket until March 19 for a chance to win a Kuat Transfer 2 bike rack! Tickets are $5 each and the winner will be announced March 19 at 5:30 p.m. You don’t have to show up to the event to win, but we’d love to see your faces!

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

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

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck in downtown Short Pump
March 19, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

I’m so old I remember when Hello Kitty burst into America’s hearts and wallets. He always seems to go strong with kindness.

Hello Richmond! The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck returns to Short Pump Town Center on Saturday 3/19! Come say hello at the main entrance of Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. and shop for sweet treats and super cute merchandise, while supplies last!