The Score

A weekly rating of the city zeitgeist.


-6 The T-D reports on a man who’s arrested by police and charged with robbing a blind man of his cane in Shockoe Bottom. We have some thoughts on what should be done with the cane.

+5 Hardcore athletes endure the heat and rocky obstacles around the James River during the 13th Xterra Richmond Trail Runs, including one team that sets a world record for finishing the half-marathon while wearing gas masks in honor of a wounded veteran of Iraq. Our weekend consisted of setting a record for stacking Pringles chips without moving from our sofa while surrounded by empty PBR cans.

+4 The Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame opens with some down-home fanfare at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, honoring such greats as Jimmy Dean and Patsy Cline. Our next wish: the Jimmywood Theme Park, with a Big Bad John roller coaster and all the sausage pinwheels we can eat.

+3 The Virginia Homeschool Convention draws more than 10,000 people to downtown Richmond. They’ve gotta make friends somehow.

+2 Cocktails for a Cause auctions off bartenders for dates as a fundraiser for the Richmond Animal League. Expect broken hearts and wilted livers.

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