Weekend Radar: Marching Band, Bonzai, Seeds, Board Games

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On the radar

Lucky Chops with Audacity Brass Band – I recently took a trip to New Orleans, when I saw the words Brass Band I was so naturally sad that I wasn’t in New Orleans anymore. They describe themselves as a jam-influenced marching band from Richmond, VA. ABB calls back to NOLA’s roots with a driving funk fusion twist.

  • The Broadberry | 2729 West Broad Street | Sat. January 29, 7 p.m. | $15 | tickets

bonsai – Explore bonsai art with a unique opportunity to see specimens from private collections, including coniferous, deciduous and tropical trees. The exhibition includes yamadori (trees collected from the wild) and urbandori (trees collected from urban environments) as well as imports from fine nurseries across Asia and America. You can see trees that have been cultivated for more than 30 years and are well over 100 years old.

  • Lewis Ginter Gardens | 1800 Lakeside Avenue | Sunday, January 30 – Friday, February 25, times vary | $8-$14 | tickets

Under the radar

seed swap – Bring your hand-harvested, pre-opened, purchased packs, heirlooms, and more to our free, public-open Seed Swap. Trade, trade, share and talk about your favorite seeds and your achievements and challenges in 2021.

The end of January is a wonderful time to start dreaming about your garden for the whole year.

The event is organized with the intention of promoting community, generosity, knowledge sharing, gratitude and kindness. All ages are welcome to attend this event.

  • Gallery 5 | 200 W. Marshal | Sunday, January 30, 3-5 p.m. | Free | Facebook event

Hard board game day – Board games come in different weights. Hard board games are sometimes more complex with tricky rules and generally take over an hour to play. Fortunately, there are some great games out there and a group of people more than willing to help you discover a new hobby or game. You don’t need to bring a game, there will be a lot prepared. Come in, find the group and they start dividing people by interest. Some of the games that have hit the table recently are Concordia, Bosk, Inis, Suburbia, Moonrakers and Vivid Memories.

  • Castleburg Brewery | 1626 Ownby Lane | Sunday, January 30, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. | Free, except for the beer of course| Facebook event

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