Open mic night at the Boulevard Deli; Nacho Mamma’s hosts a dinner sponsored by the Vegetarian Society of Richmond; the Dining Room at the Berkeley Hotel hosts a dinner on Sunday; The Tobacco Company gives away passes to the Strawberry Hill Races; Hops un


Tastemakers is chock-full of events this week, including a new April Tuesday open mic night at .

Yeah, big deal, open mic night, right? Well, the Deli is teaming up with the local band Mudhen to make this one special. Every Tuesday from 7-11 p.m. local musicians and bands are invited to the stage for a free PA setup with drum kit provided by the band, and a free all-you-can-eat buffet provided by the Deli.

Just bring your singing voice, guitar and appetite. Bringing some fans probably wouldn’t hurt either. 5218 W. Broad St. 282-9333.

in Carytown hosts a dinner Friday night at 6 p.m., sponsored by the Vegetarian Society of Richmond. The meal includes choices like portobello mushroom fajitas and nachos Havana, with gratuity included for $14. Reserve a space by April 4 at 344-4356.

The folks in will pop the corks from Prince Michel Vineyard wines during a dinner Sunday at 5:30 p.m. The dinner includes a champagne reception with appetizers, a three-course meal and dessert. The $85 price tag includes all. Call 225-5105 for reservations.

Looking for a cheaper way to get to the Strawberry Hill Races this year? Try during happy hour. Two carload passes will be given away each night from 5-8 p.m. April 9-13. Complimentary buffet included every night.

Last-minute note: Beer lovers looking for a new brew to suck down during balmy weather should look to either in the West End on Broad Street or South Side on Midlothian Turnpike. It just unveiled Springtime Honey Bock, on tap now.


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