Welcome to the May 2021 SevenVenues Culture Club! With Mother's Day right around the corner, this month's selections are inspired by the famous mothers who have graced our stages over the decades. Our selections include tips on everything from raising babies, to healing after a tragedy, to finding faith.
In addition, don't forget International Harry Potter Day on May 2. If you weren't able to attend the Harry Potter Film Concert Series at Chrysler Hall, or simply want to relive those evenings, we've compiled a robust list of Harry Potter movie, soundtrack and book options, all available from our local libraries.
Not to be outdone by wizards and warlocks, Star Wars celebrates its own special day on May 4. The Virginia Symphony brought the music of Star Wars to Chrysler Hall on many occasions and now you, too, can enjoy these legendary soundtracks with the links on our list.
Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day and a few other noteworthy holidays round out this month's categories. Don't forget to tell us what you think and to make suggestions for next month by joining the SevenVenues Culture Club Facebook group.
Happy reading, listening and watching!
|Boy Meets Grill
with Bobby Flay
Mediterranean style—Firehouse grill—It's Greek to me.; Includes three episodes that show you different and delicious styles of outdoor cooking. Featuring grilled Mediterranean fish, grilled clams on the half shell with serrano ham, porterhouse steak with Fra Diavolo BBQ sauce, grilled lamb chops, and more.
|Star Wars (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
(Photo: Robbie Bartlett – Revenge of the 5th – Norfolk Collegiate School, May 5, 2018)
“From the time I was young, Star Wars has been a part of my life. I do not necessarily remember seeing the original movies in the theater, but I certainly remember seeing them along the way. There is great anticipation from the entire family when the next movie is set to come out. The most significant thing for me is the unmistakable music written by John Williams. From the very first note that plays, you are immediately fully engaged knowing that you are about to watch one of the many movies from this iconic series. If they story lines do not intrigue you, then simply listening to the amazing music throughout each of the movies will be extremely entertaining. Music plays such a significant role in our lives, whether the main theme song or the background music that you may not even really hear all the time. Take a little time and enjoy just the music from some of your favorite movies. I have a feeling it might bring back fond memories from a time long, long ago.
May the 4th be with you!"