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"Beyond the Walls" at VMFA

SEPTEMBER 7, 2014 – JUNE 30, 2015 In September, the Memorial Foundation for Children Teaching Gallery, located in the MWV Art Education Center, will be transformed into an interactive exhibition where visitors can explore daily life in imperial China. In contrast to the world of the emperor on display in Forbidden City, this hands-on exhibition will provide a glimpse into the home of a merchant-class family who lived in the 18th century. Visitors will be able to interact through activities that include writing Chinese characters on a touch screen and designing personal, virtual seals. There will also be opportunities to unroll and view reproduction scrolls, like those featured in Forbidden City and in VMFA’s East Asian collection, or play traditional musical instruments and games. Whether visiting as part of a school group, or a multigenerational family, the Teaching Gallery exhibition will offer visitors of all ages a new perspective on China’s imperial past. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/e… Thursday, October 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Esther Mahlangu: An Artistic Residency at VMFA

SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 – OCTOBER 9, 2014 VMFA gives visitors the unique opportunity to watch the creation of a work of art for the permanent collection. In September, renowned South African artist Esther Mahlangu will paint two mural-scale works, which will serve as a gateway to the museum’s African Art Gallery. These 9- by 15-foot works on canvas will be the only major museum commission created by Mahlangu in North America. Mahlangu, works in the traditional Ndebele style of bold, geometric patterns executed on a very large scale. In the late-nineteenth century, the Ndebele women painted the exteriors of their houses in this style as an expression of identity and pride. Over the years, with the development of commercial paints, the original earth tones created from natural pigments have changed to a brighter palette. Mahlangu is first woman and only non-Westerner to paint one of the BMW Art Cars, following in the footsteps of the likes of Warhol and Lichtenstein. As the artist climbs scaffolding and paints… Thursday, October 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

State Fair of Virginia 2014

An annual tradition continues at Meadow Event Park! The Meadow Event Park, birthplace of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, is located off I-95 Exit 98 just past Kings Dominion. There will be rides and attractions, animals, including those that will be born right before or during the fair at the Birthing Center, exhibits, competitions, for starters! There will also be nightly concerts that are free with fair admission. And don't forget the mouth-watering fair food like turkey legs, deep fried Oreos, funnel cakes, cotton candy, and so much more! For more information, including concert schedule, visit the web site. All that you could want in a fair is located in Caroline County! Full Schedule - https://www.statefairva.org/. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 13111 Dawn Blvd. Doswell, VA 23047. For more info visit www.statefairva.org.

"Janet Hamlin: Sketches from Guantanamo" at Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature

September 11 through November 21, 2014 Contemporary artist, author, and illustrator Janet Hamlin (American, born 1961) has worked as a courtroom sketch artist at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base tribunals since 2006, documenting the trials of the detainees. Since cameras and recording equipment are forbidden in the trials, her drawings form the only visual record of events that have taken place there. On view is a selection of drawings and sketchbooks from the 9/11 hearings. Many of the drawings are included in the accompanying book by Janet Hamlin, “Sketching Guantanamo: Court Sketches of the Military Tribunals 2006-2013,” published by Fantagraphics Books. Details: http://museums.richmond.edu/exhibitions/lora-robins-gallery/Hamlin_Sketches_Guantanamo.html. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 28 Westhampton Way University of Richmond, VA 23173. For more info visit museums.richmond.edu.

17th Annual Fall Harness Racing Season at Colonial Downs

September 17 – October 26 Description: Watch and wager 10 pari-mutuel harness races every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday starting at 1 PM. The 4th floor Turf Club Dining Room will be open on weekend afternoons from 12:30 – 4:30 PM. Season Highlights: An Ostrich Race & a Camel Race in conjunction with the harness card on Sunday Sept. 21; “Back to the Track” Day on October 5th; “Shucktoberfest” Cornhole Tourney” on October 11th; $350,000 “Day of Champions” on October 26th; VHHA “Own a Horse for a Day” promotion every Saturday Admission: $3; kids 12 & under are free. $19.95 all-inclusive Turf Club admission special includes table seat, buffet lunch, iced tea/lemonade, tax/gratuity, program, tip sheet & 2 simulcast programs Information: 804-966-7223 or http://www.colonialdowns.com. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 10515 Colonial Downs Pkwy New Kent, VA. For more info visit www.colonialdowns.com.

"Exquisite Corpse" Preview Reception at 1708 Gallery

OCTOBER 2 - NOVEMBER 1, 2014 FIRST FRIDAYS RECEPTION: Friday, October 3, 5 - 9 p.m. LIVE MURAL DRAWING Saturday, October 4 FAMILY DAY: Saturday, October 18, 1 - 4 p.m DAY OF THE DEAD PARTY + SILENT AUCTION CONCLUSION: Saturday, November 1, 6 - 9 p.m 1708 Gallery is pleased to present Exquisite Corpse, a silent auction fundraiser featuring works created by nationally recognized artists from Richmond and beyond in the spirit of the Surrealist game of the same name. Exquisite Corpse was a chance-based parlor game invented by the Surrealists for which artists collaborated on drawings without seeing each others’ contributions. For the Surrealists, this tapped into their interest in a collective unconscious. One of the events taking place in conjunction with Exquisite Corpse is the creation of a mural-sized exquisite corpse directly on the back gallery wall during the first three days of the exhibition. This piece will be created by artists Genesis Chapman, Rosemary Jesionwski, and Mic… Thursday, October 2, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 319 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.1708gallery.org.

"A Conversation with the Chief Prosecutor of Military Commissions with Brigadier General Mark Martins, Chief Prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base" at Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature

6 p.m. Discussion, Queally Hall, Ukrops Auditorium, Robins School of Business A Conversation with the Chief Prosecutor of Military Commissions with Brigadier General Mark Martins, Chief Prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Reception and viewing of the exhibition Janet Hamlin: Sketches from Guantanamo Shuttle bus provided to take guests to reception and back Details: http://museums.richmond.edu/exhibitions/lora-robins-gallery/Hamlin_Sketches_Guantanamo.html. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 28 Westhampton Way University of Richmond, VA 23173. For more info visit museums.richmond.edu.

Richmond Symphony Rush Hour: Mozart: Symphony No. 36 at CenterStage

$20. One-hour long Rush Hour concerts are a great way to experience live music in an informal and relaxed smaller setting. Held in the Gottwald Playhouse, this concert is conveniently downtown and is a great event for those new to the orchestra experience, as well as for the most die-hard listeners. End your work day with friends and live music! Cimarosa Overture to Il matrimonio segreto Stravinsky Concerto in E-Flat “Dumbarton Oaks” Respighi Trittico Botticelliano Mozart Symphony No. 36 in C Major, “Linz”. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

An Evening Among: A Spoken Word Event at Gallery 5

Gallery5‘s FREE Spoken Word event at 7pm on the evening of Thursday, October 2nd will feature: Published writers Andrew Blossom & Ryan Ken, some words from local artist, curator, and Richmond aficionado, Angie Huckstep. Herschel Stratego‘s Dave Brockie tribute, A thing or two by local Richmond legend, Coby Batty, Comedy from David Marie-Garland & Melanie Rasnic and…a tale by acclaimed WRIR DJ & respected storyteller Shannon Cleary More on some speakers of the night: Andrew Blossom ~Published short story writer http://www.andrewblossom.com/ab/ http://www.makeoutcreek.com/six/ http://www.miraclemonocle.com/archives/spring2011.html Ryan Kent: ~Frontman for Gritter, Published poet Facebook page: Poems By This Fool http://www.reverbnation.com/rube https://gritterrva.bandcamp.com/ Shannon Cleary ~local DJ for WRIR’s hit show THE COMMONWEALTH OF NOTIONS, festival creator, musician, and storyteller http://wrir.org/index.php?%2Fshows%2Fprogram%2Fcommonwealth_of_notions%2F https://… Thursday, October 2, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 200 W. Marshall St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit gallery5arts.org.

Frank Coleman and Chris Fuller at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$5. 2 of the area’s most respected and loved musicians gather together for a fun night of original and originally covered music! Part of the “Among Friends” group… Thursday, October 2, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

"Becoming Dr. Ruth" at Hanover Tavern

September 12 – October 19 Hanover Tavern This heartwarming one-woman show retells the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the pioneering radio and television sex therapist. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a scout and sniper, to her struggles to succeed as a single mother coming to America, this biographical account is filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became “Dr. Ruth”. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $36. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_becoming_dr.html. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Design for Living" at Triangle Theater

Design for Living by Noel Coward Sept 24 – Oct 18, 2014 Three bohemian artists grapple with the pleasures and challenges of a ménage à trois lifestyle in this sophisticated and innovative comedy that scandalized two continents when it premiered! Gilda loves Otto, and it’s entirely mutual. But Gilda is rather fond of Leo as well. Leo adores Gilda – but come to think of it, Leo and Otto have a bit of history, too. So which of them will pair off, and who’ll be left out in the cold? Well, why should they have to? What’s that all-too-common comment on relationships: “It’s complicated?” This one just happens to be rather more complicated than most! A classic comedy where the morality is in the eye of the beholder. Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

"Equivocation" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

September 26 – October 19 It is 1606, and Shakespeare has been commanded to write a propaganda play about the Gunpowder Plot, in service to King James. Will he agree to be a pawn in the cynical gamesmanship of the king’s spymaster, or will he equivocate—lie by telling the truth? The playwright, his acting company, and a variety of historical figures clash in this high-stakes political thriller about the complexities of the truth and the terrible consequences of compromise. “One of the most bracingly intelligent, sizzlingly theatrical American plays in a decade.” Variety Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_equivocation.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: In Your Facebook

Don’t miss the the Coalition’s special 7 week run of In Your Facebook, featuring live improv comedy ripped from YOUR Facebook page. Every Friday at 8pm, two lucky audience members’ Facebook pages will become the inspiration for completely improvised comedy. The Coalition’s all-star cast of improvisers delve into the guest’s digital identity, poking around for their favorite pictures, status updates, and likes to use as characters and situations in the scenes that follow. Sharing’s never felt so good! This show opens on Sept. 5th and closes on Oct. 17th. http://rvacomedy.com/ $10. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: The Lab: Improv & Sketch Open Mic

http://rvacomedy.com/ RVA’s only improv & sketch open mic show. All improv and sketch comedians, regardless of experience, are welcome to sign up with their comedy act. Emphasis is on experimenting with new material and formats. To sign up, email thelab@rvacomedy.com and be sure to include the following information: -Group or act name & How many people are in it -How long your set is (max 10-15 minutes, shorter is ok!) -Description of your set (if improv, what format? If sketch, a brief summary) * Slots are filled on a first-come first-served basis. Please sign up in advance!* Come on out and be part of the evolution of comedy in RVA! Thursday, October 2, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

"Beyond the Walls" at VMFA

SEPTEMBER 7, 2014 – JUNE 30, 2015 In September, the Memorial Foundation for Children Teaching Gallery, located in the MWV Art Education Center, will be transformed into an interactive exhibition where visitors can explore daily life in imperial China. In contrast to the world of the emperor on display in Forbidden City, this hands-on exhibition will provide a glimpse into the home of a merchant-class family who lived in the 18th century. Visitors will be able to interact through activities that include writing Chinese characters on a touch screen and designing personal, virtual seals. There will also be opportunities to unroll and view reproduction scrolls, like those featured in Forbidden City and in VMFA’s East Asian collection, or play traditional musical instruments and games. Whether visiting as part of a school group, or a multigenerational family, the Teaching Gallery exhibition will offer visitors of all ages a new perspective on China’s imperial past. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/e… Friday, October 3, 2014, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Esther Mahlangu: An Artistic Residency at VMFA

SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 – OCTOBER 9, 2014 VMFA gives visitors the unique opportunity to watch the creation of a work of art for the permanent collection. In September, renowned South African artist Esther Mahlangu will paint two mural-scale works, which will serve as a gateway to the museum’s African Art Gallery. These 9- by 15-foot works on canvas will be the only major museum commission created by Mahlangu in North America. Mahlangu, works in the traditional Ndebele style of bold, geometric patterns executed on a very large scale. In the late-nineteenth century, the Ndebele women painted the exteriors of their houses in this style as an expression of identity and pride. Over the years, with the development of commercial paints, the original earth tones created from natural pigments have changed to a brighter palette. Mahlangu is first woman and only non-Westerner to paint one of the BMW Art Cars, following in the footsteps of the likes of Warhol and Lichtenstein. As the artist climbs scaffolding and paints… Friday, October 3, 2014, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Friday, October 3, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

State Fair of Virginia 2014

An annual tradition continues at Meadow Event Park! The Meadow Event Park, birthplace of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, is located off I-95 Exit 98 just past Kings Dominion. There will be rides and attractions, animals, including those that will be born right before or during the fair at the Birthing Center, exhibits, competitions, for starters! There will also be nightly concerts that are free with fair admission. And don't forget the mouth-watering fair food like turkey legs, deep fried Oreos, funnel cakes, cotton candy, and so much more! For more information, including concert schedule, visit the web site. All that you could want in a fair is located in Caroline County! Full Schedule - https://www.statefairva.org/. Friday, October 3, 2014, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 13111 Dawn Blvd. Doswell, VA 23047. For more info visit www.statefairva.org.

"Janet Hamlin: Sketches from Guantanamo" at Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature

September 11 through November 21, 2014 Contemporary artist, author, and illustrator Janet Hamlin (American, born 1961) has worked as a courtroom sketch artist at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base tribunals since 2006, documenting the trials of the detainees. Since cameras and recording equipment are forbidden in the trials, her drawings form the only visual record of events that have taken place there. On view is a selection of drawings and sketchbooks from the 9/11 hearings. Many of the drawings are included in the accompanying book by Janet Hamlin, “Sketching Guantanamo: Court Sketches of the Military Tribunals 2006-2013,” published by Fantagraphics Books. Details: http://museums.richmond.edu/exhibitions/lora-robins-gallery/Hamlin_Sketches_Guantanamo.html. Friday, October 3, 2014, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 28 Westhampton Way University of Richmond, VA 23173. For more info visit museums.richmond.edu.

LEGO KidsFest at Convention Center

The LEGO KidsFest national tour stops at the Greater Richmond Convention Center October 3 -5, 2014, bringing all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together in this three acre activity- and entertainment-packed family event for children of all ages and builders of all skills and interests. Friday, October 3 4 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, October 4 Session I: 9 am – 1:30 pm Session II: 3 pm – 7:30 pm Sunday, October 5 Session I: 9 am – 1:30 pm Session II: 3 pm – 7:30 pm (Note: Each session offers the same exhibits and activities) Admission: 2 & under - FREE; 3-17: $20 18 & up: $22; 65 & up: $20 Details: http://www.legokidsfest.com/richmond/. Friday, October 3, 2014, 4:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 401 N. 5th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.legokidsfest.com.

"Exquisite Corpse" Opens at 1708 Gallery

OCTOBER 2 - NOVEMBER 1, 2014 FIRST FRIDAYS RECEPTION: Friday, October 3, 5 - 9 p.m. LIVE MURAL DRAWING Saturday, October 4 FAMILY DAY: Saturday, October 18, 1 - 4 p.m DAY OF THE DEAD PARTY + SILENT AUCTION CONCLUSION: Saturday, November 1, 6 - 9 p.m 1708 Gallery is pleased to present Exquisite Corpse, a silent auction fundraiser featuring works created by nationally recognized artists from Richmond and beyond in the spirit of the Surrealist game of the same name. Exquisite Corpse was a chance-based parlor game invented by the Surrealists for which artists collaborated on drawings without seeing each others’ contributions. For the Surrealists, this tapped into their interest in a collective unconscious. One of the events taking place in conjunction with Exquisite Corpse is the creation of a mural-sized exquisite corpse directly on the back gallery wall during the first three days of the exhibition. This piece will be created by artists Genesis Chapman, Rosemary Jesionwski, and Mic… Friday, October 3, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 319 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.1708gallery.org.

First Fridays Art Walk

Click here for the pdf with ALL of the participating galleries, exhibits, and information - http://rvafirstfridays.com/ First Friday Art Walk offers exhibits at more than 20 downtown art galleries. Participating venues hold openings and other special events from 5-9pm to increase your awareness and appreciation of the rich cultural and entertainment opportunities offered by Richmond's Broad Street Historical District and the surrounding area. Friday, October 3, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Adams & Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvafirstfridays.com.

Creepy Hollow Scream Park

Complete schedule and tickets - http://www.richmondscreams.com/ Creepy Hollow Scream Park is Richmond's Ultimate Halloween destination, with more monsters, more frights and more fun! Each night we have well over 50 live actors monsters, incredible animatronics, amazing illusions and acres of screams. Join us for Richmond's legendary Creepy Hollow Hayride and dare to venture into Scream Forest, the most intense haunt in Virginia! We are located just 10 minutes from Short Pump and are open select nights in October. Creepy Hollow Scream Park is scary entertainment and may not be appropriate for small children or those faint of heart. Creepy Hollow Hayride Take a narrated tractor drawn hayride into the depths of Creepy Hollow. Experience first hand the horrors of Dr. Ulysses S. Farrington's experiments deep within the woods of the Hollow. As you ride through the dark woods, you'll feel the breath of the spirits encircling you,and you'll witness what has become of those not fortunate enough to escape fro… Friday, October 3, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 14435 Stone Horse Creek Rd. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit www.richmondscreams.com.

Edgar Allan Poe Haunted Homecoming Tour at Shockoe Cemetery

A dramatic nighttime tour of Shockoe Hill Cemetery, based on the many loved ones of Edgar Allan Poe who are buried there. The tour is led by Poe himself, as he guides visitors through his old haunting grounds and interacts with the "spirits" of those he knew while living in Richmond. Capacity for this unique theatrical tour is very limited. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery. Admission $18 for adults, $15 for children under 14. All proceeds benefit Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery. Friday, September 26 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Saturday, September 27 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Sunday, September 28 - 7:00pm Friday, October 03 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Saturday, October 04 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Sunday, October 05 - 7:00pm Tuesday, October 07 - 7:00pm Details: http://www.hauntsofrichmond.com. Friday, October 3, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 4th & Hospital St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hauntsofrichmond.com.

"Becoming Dr. Ruth" at Hanover Tavern

September 12 – October 19 Hanover Tavern This heartwarming one-woman show retells the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the pioneering radio and television sex therapist. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a scout and sniper, to her struggles to succeed as a single mother coming to America, this biographical account is filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became “Dr. Ruth”. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $36. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_becoming_dr.html. Friday, October 3, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Design for Living" at Triangle Theater

Design for Living by Noel Coward Sept 24 – Oct 18, 2014 Three bohemian artists grapple with the pleasures and challenges of a ménage à trois lifestyle in this sophisticated and innovative comedy that scandalized two continents when it premiered! Gilda loves Otto, and it’s entirely mutual. But Gilda is rather fond of Leo as well. Leo adores Gilda – but come to think of it, Leo and Otto have a bit of history, too. So which of them will pair off, and who’ll be left out in the cold? Well, why should they have to? What’s that all-too-common comment on relationships: “It’s complicated?” This one just happens to be rather more complicated than most! A classic comedy where the morality is in the eye of the beholder. Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Friday, October 3, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

"Equivocation" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

September 26 – October 19 It is 1606, and Shakespeare has been commanded to write a propaganda play about the Gunpowder Plot, in service to King James. Will he agree to be a pawn in the cynical gamesmanship of the king’s spymaster, or will he equivocate—lie by telling the truth? The playwright, his acting company, and a variety of historical figures clash in this high-stakes political thriller about the complexities of the truth and the terrible consequences of compromise. “One of the most bracingly intelligent, sizzlingly theatrical American plays in a decade.” Variety Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_equivocation.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Friday, October 3, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Wait Until Dark" at Firehouse Theater

SEPTEMBER 18 – OCTOBER 18, 2014 An apartment in 1960’s Greenwich Village becomes the site of theatre’s most terrifying game of cat and mouse. Desperate to reclaim a mysterious doll stuffed with illegal drugs, a con man lays a trap to ensnare a blind woman. With the help of his criminal cohorts and a few clever disguises, he spins a tale to fool the innocent and unsuspecting woman. But when the doll can’t be found, the situation spirals out of control. From the author of Dial “M” for Murder, Wait Until Dark proves that what you can’t see can most definitely hurt you. “A classic performance … A gripping finish!” – Los Angeles Times “Enthralling, layered characters.” – Entertainment Weekly. Friday, October 3, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

The Legwarmers - Ultimate 80's Experience at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $16 Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/the-legwarmers-ultimate-80s-experience-4 Remember the Eighties? Sure, we all do...but the Legwarmers don't just remember the Eighties - they relive them. It all started back in May 2001 when Gordon Gartrell and Cru Jones had just seen yet another cover band butcher the decade that they loved, so they decided to do something about it. They assembled a group and vowed to give the world's most hedonistic decade the tribute it deserved. Joined by Chet Reno, Lavaar Huxtable, Cyndi Sindee, Capt. Morgan Pondo and Clarence McFly, they locked themselves in the basement with a shoebox-full of dusty 45's and an endless supply of Tab. One year later, the Legwarmers emerged. Quickly taking the DC area by storm, shows became events for those in search of a simpler time when everybody was just working for the weekend and it was hip to be square. From the Simmons electronic drum kit to the checkered vans and skinny ties - the Legwa… Friday, October 3, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

VCU Music: Victor Dvoskin, Jazz Bass, at Singleton Performing Arts Center

Bassist Victor Dvoskin has performed internationally for more than 25 years, releasing more than 25 jazz recordings in Russia, the U.S. France and Israel. He has performed with Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, the Great American Music Ensemble, Gary Bartz, René Marie, Joe Locke, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Nick Brignola, Jon Faddis, Joe Kennedy Jr. and Christian McBride. He has performed at such venues as Bratislava Jazz Days, Jazz Yatra, Le Mans Jazz Festival, Prague Jazz Festival, Leipziger Jazztag, Helsinki Jazz Festival, Grenoble Jazz Festival and Red Sea Jazz Festival, plus regional performances at such locales as Wolftrap, Blues Alley and One Step Down. Free. Details: http://arts.vcu.edu/music/2014/08/18/victor-dvoskin-jazz-bass/. Friday, October 3, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

Virginia Opera: "Sweeney Todd" at Carpenter Theater

October 3 - 8:00pm October 5 - 2:30pm Tickets - $24-$114 http://www.vaopera.org The cautionary tale of Sweeney Todd—a barber unjustly imprisoned by a corrupt judge—is gleefully dark entertainment. Todd returns to London, mad with revenge after his incarceration, and promptly slits the throats of the unlucky customers who enter his barbershop. But what to do with those pesky bodies? Enter Mrs. Lovett—his neighbor with a very secret recipe. Their gruesome plan seems to work... until things take a turn for the domestic and the Demon Barber's past catches up to him. Stephen Sondheim wrote the tuneful music and witty lyrics for this Tony Award-winning thriller. Director Ron Daniels, the original co-author of the stage adaptation that inspired the musical, is in his prime with this "killer production"* that features "the best of both opera and Broadway worlds.". Friday, October 3, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vaopera.org.

Edgar Allan Poe Haunted Homecoming Tour at Shockoe Cemetery

A dramatic nighttime tour of Shockoe Hill Cemetery, based on the many loved ones of Edgar Allan Poe who are buried there. The tour is led by Poe himself, as he guides visitors through his old haunting grounds and interacts with the "spirits" of those he knew while living in Richmond. Capacity for this unique theatrical tour is very limited. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery. Admission $18 for adults, $15 for children under 14. All proceeds benefit Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery. Friday, September 26 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Saturday, September 27 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Sunday, September 28 - 7:00pm Friday, October 03 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Saturday, October 04 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Sunday, October 05 - 7:00pm Tuesday, October 07 - 7:00pm Details: http://www.hauntsofrichmond.com. Friday, October 3, 2014, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 4th & Hospital St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hauntsofrichmond.com.

Glo Paint Party Tour at The Canal Club

The GLO Paint Party the EDM’s scene’s biggest spectacle; WORLD RENOWN DJ’S, PUMPING MUSIC, LASER LIGHTS, DANCERS, AND OF COURSE HUNDREDS OF GALLONS GLO PAINT! Buy your tickets now, the price goes up as the event gets closer! Secure your spot and avoid long lines with an advance ticket purchase! DJ DIRTY / Trapticonz/ Pretty Sick/ Maxim/ Global Groove As Maxim Magazine's offical dj, he has toured across America and has countless releases on Decepticonz Records and Pretty Sick Records. Check out his super trap trio The Trapticonz on Beatport.com and Itunes! 18 and up $17.00-$40.00 Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/742602729136562. Friday, October 3, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, October 4, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

The Histeps at Tobacco Company

Free. The Histeps - https://www.facebook.com/HiSteps The band, Hi-Steps, is a 60's and 70's Soul Music revue brought to you by a collaboration of Richmond based musicians who were inspired by their love and enjoyment of this music. Friday, October 3, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, October 4, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1201 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thetobaccocompany.com.

Martin's Tour of Richmond

Sports Backers host the third MARTIN’S Tour of Richmond cycling event on Saturday, October 4 beginning at RIR. This Gran Fondo will feature a full 102-mile loop around Richmond and eight regional localities as well as a 58-mile option and a 29-mile option. Register in advance or walk up. Online registration ends midnight Oct. 4. Details: http://www.sportsbackers.org/events/tour-richmond. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.sportsbackers.org.

Lakeside Farmers' Market

http://www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net The market is open April-December, two days per week. Wednesdays 8AM til dusk. Most vendors stay the entire day and continue selling between market times. Open Saturdays 8AM til noon. Lakeside Farmers' Market offers Local Seasonal Produce, Meats, Cheeses and Baked Goods and Hand Made Items from Local Artists. Arts, Crafts, Dining, Housewares, and Jewelry are located in the retail shops adjacent to the market. New this year, "LAKESIDE FARMERS' MARKET TOO!" This is an indoor option adjacent to the Farmers' Market Pavilion. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6110 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net.

South of the James Market at Forest Hill Park

The South of the James Farmers Market is an open-air producer-only market where farmers and artisans sell locally-grown and hand-made items including: Vegetables, fruit, plants & flowers Meat, cheese, eggs & honey Jewelry, pottery, art, candles, clothing & knitted items Soaps, lotions & essential oils Baked goods & other prepared foods Located in beautiful Forest Hill Park, the South of the James Market is on Saturdays May through early December and runs from 8am to 12pm. http://growrva.com/markets/. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. New Kent Ave. & 42nd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit growrva.com.

St. Stephen's Farmers' Market

Locally produced seasonal vegetables, fruit, herbs, eggs, poultry, beef, pork, flowers, bread, cheese, pasta and other foods are available. In addition, the market features local artisans, locally roasted coffee, and much more. Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, May through October. Ample free parking. Info - http://www.saintstephensrichmond.net/farmersmarket. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6000 Grove Avenue Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.saintstephensrichmond.net.

LEGO KidsFest at Convention Center

The LEGO KidsFest national tour stops at the Greater Richmond Convention Center October 3 -5, 2014, bringing all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together in this three acre activity- and entertainment-packed family event for children of all ages and builders of all skills and interests. Friday, October 3 4 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, October 4 Session I: 9 am – 1:30 pm Session II: 3 pm – 7:30 pm Sunday, October 5 Session I: 9 am – 1:30 pm Session II: 3 pm – 7:30 pm (Note: Each session offers the same exhibits and activities) Admission: 2 & under - FREE; 3-17: $20 18 & up: $22; 65 & up: $20 Details: http://www.legokidsfest.com/richmond/. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 9:00 AM – 7:30 PM. 401 N. 5th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.legokidsfest.com.

"Beyond the Walls" at VMFA

SEPTEMBER 7, 2014 – JUNE 30, 2015 In September, the Memorial Foundation for Children Teaching Gallery, located in the MWV Art Education Center, will be transformed into an interactive exhibition where visitors can explore daily life in imperial China. In contrast to the world of the emperor on display in Forbidden City, this hands-on exhibition will provide a glimpse into the home of a merchant-class family who lived in the 18th century. Visitors will be able to interact through activities that include writing Chinese characters on a touch screen and designing personal, virtual seals. There will also be opportunities to unroll and view reproduction scrolls, like those featured in Forbidden City and in VMFA’s East Asian collection, or play traditional musical instruments and games. Whether visiting as part of a school group, or a multigenerational family, the Teaching Gallery exhibition will offer visitors of all ages a new perspective on China’s imperial past. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/e… Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Esther Mahlangu: An Artistic Residency at VMFA

SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 – OCTOBER 9, 2014 VMFA gives visitors the unique opportunity to watch the creation of a work of art for the permanent collection. In September, renowned South African artist Esther Mahlangu will paint two mural-scale works, which will serve as a gateway to the museum’s African Art Gallery. These 9- by 15-foot works on canvas will be the only major museum commission created by Mahlangu in North America. Mahlangu, works in the traditional Ndebele style of bold, geometric patterns executed on a very large scale. In the late-nineteenth century, the Ndebele women painted the exteriors of their houses in this style as an expression of identity and pride. Over the years, with the development of commercial paints, the original earth tones created from natural pigments have changed to a brighter palette. Mahlangu is first woman and only non-Westerner to paint one of the BMW Art Cars, following in the footsteps of the likes of Warhol and Lichtenstein. As the artist climbs scaffolding and paints… Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

State Fair of Virginia 2014

An annual tradition continues at Meadow Event Park! The Meadow Event Park, birthplace of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, is located off I-95 Exit 98 just past Kings Dominion. There will be rides and attractions, animals, including those that will be born right before or during the fair at the Birthing Center, exhibits, competitions, for starters! There will also be nightly concerts that are free with fair admission. And don't forget the mouth-watering fair food like turkey legs, deep fried Oreos, funnel cakes, cotton candy, and so much more! For more information, including concert schedule, visit the web site. All that you could want in a fair is located in Caroline County! Full Schedule - https://www.statefairva.org/. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 13111 Dawn Blvd. Doswell, VA 23047. For more info visit www.statefairva.org.

Richmond Cathedral International Food Festival

http://www.richmondcathedral.org/iff.html The International Food Festival showcases the richness of Richmond’s diverse community while promoting its respect and appreciation for all cultures. Featured are international cuisine, dancing and music from around the world. The International Food Festival is a celebration of our cultural diversity with something for everyone including: • Authentic ethnic food from each corner of the globe • Great selection of domestic and imported beers and wines • Unique music and dancing entertainment • Fun and interactive games and activities for children The parishioners of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart make up a culturally diverse, metropolitan Catholic community of over 1,000 parishioners from throughout the area. This event takes place on the street surrounding the Cathedral, located across the street from Monroe Park. Details: http://cathedralfoodfestival.com/. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. 800 S. Cathedral Pl Richmond, VA. For more info visit cathedralfoodfestival.com.

2nd Street Festival in Jackson Ward

The hands of time are turned back to the past when 2nd Street was the heart and soul of Richmond’s African-American community. Attendees enjoy live music, R&B, Jazz, fashion shows, gospel music, the children's area and performances by many community groups on four stages. They also enjoy the marketplace, delicious food and reuniting with family, friends, classmates and acquaintances. Hours are noon-9 p.m. on Saturday and noon- 6p.m. on Sunday. For more information call 804-788-6466 or visit web site. Free admission. Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday: Noon to 6 p.m. http://www.venturerichmond.com/events/venture/secondstreet.html. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 11:30 AM – 7:00 PM. 500 N. 2nd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.venturerichmond.com.

Hogtober Fest at Libby Hill Park

If you've been missing the 30-year tradition of a barbeque festival in historic Church Hill, you will be tickled hog pink with this NEW fall BBQ festival, HOGTOBER. The Tradition that Was, High On the Hog, celebrated by Richmonders in historic Church Hill on Libby Hill Park, was a celebration of good neighbors and good cheer. Organized and run by the friends and families in the Church Hill neighborhood, High On the Hog ended on a "high" note in 2006. The new festival, HOGTOBER is not affiliated with the High On the Hog originators. BBQ: Local legends Buz &Ned's, Extra Billy's and Halligan Bar and Grill, will be serving up delicious barbeque. Be sure to make a hog of yourself and try all of them. Family Fun: Balloon artists and face painting will be just the thing to send your little piglets home happy. Kids arts and crafts play stations will be the hot spot for all the young ones. Pig Skin Toss: Local celebs, mascots, and community leaders will have their chance to go head-to-head in a competitive… Saturday, October 4, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 28th & Franklin St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.styleweekly.com.

OystoberFest at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church

RICHMOND’S FAVORITE OYSTER ROAST Fried, grilled and raw oysters are the main event, with brats and other grilled options available. Beer and other refreshments will be available. A day full of live music including The Orderlies, Maki, Endymion, Side Tracked and East of Afton. The Kids’ Zone will include a moon-bounce, slides and more. Prizes will be raffled all day; prizes include brand-new Apple ipad. All the events oyster shells will be collected for use in the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) Save Oysters Shells program – and CBF will be on hand to answers questions about their programs including S.O.S. Info: OystoberFest - http://www.oystoberfest.com/. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 3602 Hawthorne Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.oystoberfest.com.

"Exquisite Corpse" Live Mural Drawing at 1708 Gallery

OCTOBER 2 - NOVEMBER 1, 2014 FIRST FRIDAYS RECEPTION: Friday, October 3, 5 - 9 p.m. LIVE MURAL DRAWING Saturday, October 4 FAMILY DAY: Saturday, October 18, 1 - 4 p.m DAY OF THE DEAD PARTY + SILENT AUCTION CONCLUSION: Saturday, November 1, 6 - 9 p.m 1708 Gallery is pleased to present Exquisite Corpse, a silent auction fundraiser featuring works created by nationally recognized artists from Richmond and beyond in the spirit of the Surrealist game of the same name. Exquisite Corpse was a chance-based parlor game invented by the Surrealists for which artists collaborated on drawings without seeing each others’ contributions. For the Surrealists, this tapped into their interest in a collective unconscious. One of the events taking place in conjunction with Exquisite Corpse is the creation of a mural-sized exquisite corpse directly on the back gallery wall during the first three days of the exhibition. This piece will be created by artists Genesis Chapman, Rosemary Jesionwski, and Mic… Saturday, October 4, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 319 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.1708gallery.org.

Guided Tour: Men of Iron at American Civil War Center

Before, during and after the Civil War, the Tredegar Iron Works was an important industrial complex. In peacetime, it supplied the vast expansion of the railroad industry; in war it produced the largest number of cannon in the Confederacy. On this tour of the grounds, visitors will learn about the manufacturing of iron, the people who worked here, the historic buildings on site and Tredegar owner Joseph Reid Anderson. Tickets - http://www.tredegar.org/. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. 500 Tredegar St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tredegar.org.

17th Annual Fall Harness Racing Season at Colonial Downs

September 17 – October 26 Description: Watch and wager 10 pari-mutuel harness races every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday starting at 1 PM. The 4th floor Turf Club Dining Room will be open on weekend afternoons from 12:30 – 4:30 PM. Season Highlights: An Ostrich Race & a Camel Race in conjunction with the harness card on Sunday Sept. 21; “Back to the Track” Day on October 5th; “Shucktoberfest” Cornhole Tourney” on October 11th; $350,000 “Day of Champions” on October 26th; VHHA “Own a Horse for a Day” promotion every Saturday Admission: $3; kids 12 & under are free. $19.95 all-inclusive Turf Club admission special includes table seat, buffet lunch, iced tea/lemonade, tax/gratuity, program, tip sheet & 2 simulcast programs Information: 804-966-7223 or http://www.colonialdowns.com. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 10515 Colonial Downs Pkwy New Kent, VA. For more info visit www.colonialdowns.com.

Creepy Hollow Scream Park

Complete schedule and tickets - http://www.richmondscreams.com/ Creepy Hollow Scream Park is Richmond's Ultimate Halloween destination, with more monsters, more frights and more fun! Each night we have well over 50 live actors monsters, incredible animatronics, amazing illusions and acres of screams. Join us for Richmond's legendary Creepy Hollow Hayride and dare to venture into Scream Forest, the most intense haunt in Virginia! We are located just 10 minutes from Short Pump and are open select nights in October. Creepy Hollow Scream Park is scary entertainment and may not be appropriate for small children or those faint of heart. Creepy Hollow Hayride Take a narrated tractor drawn hayride into the depths of Creepy Hollow. Experience first hand the horrors of Dr. Ulysses S. Farrington's experiments deep within the woods of the Hollow. As you ride through the dark woods, you'll feel the breath of the spirits encircling you,and you'll witness what has become of those not fortunate enough to escape fro… Saturday, October 4, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 14435 Stone Horse Creek Rd. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit www.richmondscreams.com.

Edgar Allan Poe Haunted Homecoming Tour at Shockoe Cemetery

A dramatic nighttime tour of Shockoe Hill Cemetery, based on the many loved ones of Edgar Allan Poe who are buried there. The tour is led by Poe himself, as he guides visitors through his old haunting grounds and interacts with the "spirits" of those he knew while living in Richmond. Capacity for this unique theatrical tour is very limited. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery. Admission $18 for adults, $15 for children under 14. All proceeds benefit Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery. Friday, September 26 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Saturday, September 27 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Sunday, September 28 - 7:00pm Friday, October 03 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Saturday, October 04 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Sunday, October 05 - 7:00pm Tuesday, October 07 - 7:00pm Details: http://www.hauntsofrichmond.com. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 4th & Hospital St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hauntsofrichmond.com.

"Becoming Dr. Ruth" at Hanover Tavern

September 12 – October 19 Hanover Tavern This heartwarming one-woman show retells the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the pioneering radio and television sex therapist. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a scout and sniper, to her struggles to succeed as a single mother coming to America, this biographical account is filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became “Dr. Ruth”. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $36. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_becoming_dr.html. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Design for Living" at Triangle Theater

Design for Living by Noel Coward Sept 24 – Oct 18, 2014 Three bohemian artists grapple with the pleasures and challenges of a ménage à trois lifestyle in this sophisticated and innovative comedy that scandalized two continents when it premiered! Gilda loves Otto, and it’s entirely mutual. But Gilda is rather fond of Leo as well. Leo adores Gilda – but come to think of it, Leo and Otto have a bit of history, too. So which of them will pair off, and who’ll be left out in the cold? Well, why should they have to? What’s that all-too-common comment on relationships: “It’s complicated?” This one just happens to be rather more complicated than most! A classic comedy where the morality is in the eye of the beholder. Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

"Equivocation" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

September 26 – October 19 It is 1606, and Shakespeare has been commanded to write a propaganda play about the Gunpowder Plot, in service to King James. Will he agree to be a pawn in the cynical gamesmanship of the king’s spymaster, or will he equivocate—lie by telling the truth? The playwright, his acting company, and a variety of historical figures clash in this high-stakes political thriller about the complexities of the truth and the terrible consequences of compromise. “One of the most bracingly intelligent, sizzlingly theatrical American plays in a decade.” Variety Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_equivocation.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Wait Until Dark" at Firehouse Theater

SEPTEMBER 18 – OCTOBER 18, 2014 An apartment in 1960’s Greenwich Village becomes the site of theatre’s most terrifying game of cat and mouse. Desperate to reclaim a mysterious doll stuffed with illegal drugs, a con man lays a trap to ensnare a blind woman. With the help of his criminal cohorts and a few clever disguises, he spins a tale to fool the innocent and unsuspecting woman. But when the doll can’t be found, the situation spirals out of control. From the author of Dial “M” for Murder, Wait Until Dark proves that what you can’t see can most definitely hurt you. “A classic performance … A gripping finish!” – Los Angeles Times “Enthralling, layered characters.” – Entertainment Weekly. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Picture Perfect / The Project / Model Trainwreck at The Canal Club

Picture Perfect - https://www.facebook.com/PicturePerfectNJ with The Project Model Trainwreck Hero To Human Kept At Bay 7:00 doors $8.00/$10.00 Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/742602729136562. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 8:00 PM – Sunday, October 5, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

The Trongone Band at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$5 advance; $10 door. The Trongone band is a music lover’s band. They live in the space that rests between the tension of the familiar and the truly distinct. At its core, the family unit portion of the band, brothers Johnny and Andrew and papa John Trongone, who give the band its name, lay the foundation, the natural cohesion that comes with an intimate familial bond. Similarly their choice of Rock and Americana covers connects with the listener at primal, yet comforting level. What sets this group apart is the inclusion of a diverse and district accompaniment. Mark Ingraham a local legend, who plays with hallmark groups like the D.J. Williams Projekt, musical prodigy Matt Zavitz, and Ben “Wolf” White from the Former Champions, all lend their respective and unique talents that make up this truly awesome powerhouse. Website:http://www.trongoneband.com. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Amy Schumer at CenterStage

Amy Schumer is quickly becoming the hottest star in the world of comedy, with her blend of wholesome, girl-next-door looks and edgy comedy. Amy is the creator, star and writer of Inside Amy Schumer, her Comedy Central television show which will premiere on April 30th. Amy is coming off her one-hour stand-up special, Mostly Sex Stuff, which became Comedy Central’s second-highest rated special this year. She was one of the featured comedians on Comedy Central’s Roast of Roseanne, following her breakout performance on the 2011 Roast of Charlie Sheen. Amy was most recently on Louie and in Season 2 of HBO’s Girls. $41.50 http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/amy-schumer. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Amy Schumer at CenterStage

$40. Amy Schumer is quickly becoming the hottest star in the world of comedy, with her blend of wholesome, girl-next-door looks and edgy comedy. Amy is the creator, star and writer of Inside Amy Schumer, her Comedy Central television show which will premiere on April 30th. Amy is coming off her one-hour stand-up special, Mostly Sex Stuff, which became Comedy Central’s second-highest rated special this year. She was one of the featured comedians on Comedy Central’s Roast of Roseanne, following her breakout performance on the 2011 Roast of Charlie Sheen. Amy was most recently on Louie and in Season 2 of HBO’s Girls. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Edgar Allan Poe Haunted Homecoming Tour at Shockoe Cemetery

A dramatic nighttime tour of Shockoe Hill Cemetery, based on the many loved ones of Edgar Allan Poe who are buried there. The tour is led by Poe himself, as he guides visitors through his old haunting grounds and interacts with the "spirits" of those he knew while living in Richmond. Capacity for this unique theatrical tour is very limited. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery. Admission $18 for adults, $15 for children under 14. All proceeds benefit Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery. Friday, September 26 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Saturday, September 27 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Sunday, September 28 - 7:00pm Friday, October 03 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Saturday, October 04 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Sunday, October 05 - 7:00pm Tuesday, October 07 - 7:00pm Details: http://www.hauntsofrichmond.com. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 4th & Hospital St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hauntsofrichmond.com.

Rt. 64 at Tobacco Company

Free. Route 64 - http://www.reverbnation.com/route64rocks. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 9:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 1201 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thetobaccocompany.com.

LEGO KidsFest at Convention Center

The LEGO KidsFest national tour stops at the Greater Richmond Convention Center October 3 -5, 2014, bringing all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together in this three acre activity- and entertainment-packed family event for children of all ages and builders of all skills and interests. Friday, October 3 4 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, October 4 Session I: 9 am – 1:30 pm Session II: 3 pm – 7:30 pm Sunday, October 5 Session I: 9 am – 1:30 pm Session II: 3 pm – 7:30 pm (Note: Each session offers the same exhibits and activities) Admission: 2 & under - FREE; 3-17: $20 18 & up: $22; 65 & up: $20 Details: http://www.legokidsfest.com/richmond/. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 9:00 AM – 7:30 PM. 401 N. 5th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.legokidsfest.com.

"Beyond the Walls" at VMFA

SEPTEMBER 7, 2014 – JUNE 30, 2015 In September, the Memorial Foundation for Children Teaching Gallery, located in the MWV Art Education Center, will be transformed into an interactive exhibition where visitors can explore daily life in imperial China. In contrast to the world of the emperor on display in Forbidden City, this hands-on exhibition will provide a glimpse into the home of a merchant-class family who lived in the 18th century. Visitors will be able to interact through activities that include writing Chinese characters on a touch screen and designing personal, virtual seals. There will also be opportunities to unroll and view reproduction scrolls, like those featured in Forbidden City and in VMFA’s East Asian collection, or play traditional musical instruments and games. Whether visiting as part of a school group, or a multigenerational family, the Teaching Gallery exhibition will offer visitors of all ages a new perspective on China’s imperial past. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/e… Sunday, October 5, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Esther Mahlangu: An Artistic Residency at VMFA

SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 – OCTOBER 9, 2014 VMFA gives visitors the unique opportunity to watch the creation of a work of art for the permanent collection. In September, renowned South African artist Esther Mahlangu will paint two mural-scale works, which will serve as a gateway to the museum’s African Art Gallery. These 9- by 15-foot works on canvas will be the only major museum commission created by Mahlangu in North America. Mahlangu, works in the traditional Ndebele style of bold, geometric patterns executed on a very large scale. In the late-nineteenth century, the Ndebele women painted the exteriors of their houses in this style as an expression of identity and pride. Over the years, with the development of commercial paints, the original earth tones created from natural pigments have changed to a brighter palette. Mahlangu is first woman and only non-Westerner to paint one of the BMW Art Cars, following in the footsteps of the likes of Warhol and Lichtenstein. As the artist climbs scaffolding and paints… Sunday, October 5, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

State Fair of Virginia 2014

An annual tradition continues at Meadow Event Park! The Meadow Event Park, birthplace of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, is located off I-95 Exit 98 just past Kings Dominion. There will be rides and attractions, animals, including those that will be born right before or during the fair at the Birthing Center, exhibits, competitions, for starters! There will also be nightly concerts that are free with fair admission. And don't forget the mouth-watering fair food like turkey legs, deep fried Oreos, funnel cakes, cotton candy, and so much more! For more information, including concert schedule, visit the web site. All that you could want in a fair is located in Caroline County! Full Schedule - https://www.statefairva.org/. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 13111 Dawn Blvd. Doswell, VA 23047. For more info visit www.statefairva.org.

2nd Street Festival in Jackson Ward

The hands of time are turned back to the past when 2nd Street was the heart and soul of Richmond’s African-American community. Attendees enjoy live music, R&B, Jazz, fashion shows, gospel music, the children's area and performances by many community groups on four stages. They also enjoy the marketplace, delicious food and reuniting with family, friends, classmates and acquaintances. Hours are noon-9 p.m. on Saturday and noon- 6p.m. on Sunday. For more information call 804-788-6466 or visit web site. Free admission. Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday: Noon to 6 p.m. http://www.venturerichmond.com/events/venture/secondstreet.html. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 11:30 AM – 7:00 PM. 500 N. 2nd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.venturerichmond.com.

A Taste of Carytown Food and Wine Festival

The 10th Annual Food and Wine Festival "A Taste of Carytown" is coming to the streets of Carytown. Hail the finer things in life. The Food and Wine festival spotlights not only the great wines of the region, but the incredible food that is prepared by area restaurants. From the traditional to the exotic, this festival grows every year. $15/advance $20/gate. Your ticket includes a souvenir wine glass and wine tasting. Special $10 Designated Driver price at gate w/free soft drinks. All ages are welcome, children 12 and under get in free with a paid adult. Info: http://www.carytownrva.com/events/food---wine-festival.php. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 3140 W. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.carytownrva.com.

17th Annual Fall Harness Racing Season at Colonial Downs

September 17 – October 26 Description: Watch and wager 10 pari-mutuel harness races every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday starting at 1 PM. The 4th floor Turf Club Dining Room will be open on weekend afternoons from 12:30 – 4:30 PM. Season Highlights: An Ostrich Race & a Camel Race in conjunction with the harness card on Sunday Sept. 21; “Back to the Track” Day on October 5th; “Shucktoberfest” Cornhole Tourney” on October 11th; $350,000 “Day of Champions” on October 26th; VHHA “Own a Horse for a Day” promotion every Saturday Admission: $3; kids 12 & under are free. $19.95 all-inclusive Turf Club admission special includes table seat, buffet lunch, iced tea/lemonade, tax/gratuity, program, tip sheet & 2 simulcast programs Information: 804-966-7223 or http://www.colonialdowns.com. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 10515 Colonial Downs Pkwy New Kent, VA. For more info visit www.colonialdowns.com.

"Becoming Dr. Ruth" at Hanover Tavern

September 12 – October 19 Hanover Tavern This heartwarming one-woman show retells the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the pioneering radio and television sex therapist. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a scout and sniper, to her struggles to succeed as a single mother coming to America, this biographical account is filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became “Dr. Ruth”. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $36. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_becoming_dr.html. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Equivocation" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

September 26 – October 19 It is 1606, and Shakespeare has been commanded to write a propaganda play about the Gunpowder Plot, in service to King James. Will he agree to be a pawn in the cynical gamesmanship of the king’s spymaster, or will he equivocate—lie by telling the truth? The playwright, his acting company, and a variety of historical figures clash in this high-stakes political thriller about the complexities of the truth and the terrible consequences of compromise. “One of the most bracingly intelligent, sizzlingly theatrical American plays in a decade.” Variety Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_equivocation.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Wait Until Dark" at Firehouse Theater

Sept. 18- Oct. 18 An apartment in Greenwich Village becomes the site of theatre’s most terrifying game of cat and mouse. Desperate to reclaim a mysterious doll stuffed with illegal drugs, a con man lays a trap to ensnare a blind woman. With the help of his criminal cohorts and a few clever disguises, he spins a tale to fool the innocent and unsuspecting woman. But when the doll can’t be found, the situation spirals out of control. From the author of Dial “M” for Murder, Wait Until Dark proves that what you can’t see can most definitely hurt you. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Carytown and the Byrd Theatre, Revisited Walking Tour

From buffalo trail to streetcar suburb, Carytown's fascinating story is the focus of this tour as you explore this "mile of style". Includes Cary Court Shopping Center, restored to its 1930's art deco splendor, and a "behind the scenes" tour of the Byrd Theatre (1928), one of the few active movie palaces in the country. Meet at Nacho Mama's at 3449 West Cary Street. The tour will end at Dixie Donuts! $15 per person; $5 for History Center Members Reservations are required for this tour. Reserve your space by phone (804) 649-0711 x301 or purchase online. On-street parking. http://www.richmondhistorycenter.com/node/286. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 3449 W. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Virginia Opera: "Sweeney Todd" at Carpenter Theater

October 3 - 8:00pm October 5 - 2:30pm Tickets - $24-$114 http://www.vaopera.org The cautionary tale of Sweeney Todd—a barber unjustly imprisoned by a corrupt judge—is gleefully dark entertainment. Todd returns to London, mad with revenge after his incarceration, and promptly slits the throats of the unlucky customers who enter his barbershop. But what to do with those pesky bodies? Enter Mrs. Lovett—his neighbor with a very secret recipe. Their gruesome plan seems to work... until things take a turn for the domestic and the Demon Barber's past catches up to him. Stephen Sondheim wrote the tuneful music and witty lyrics for this Tony Award-winning thriller. Director Ron Daniels, the original co-author of the stage adaptation that inspired the musical, is in his prime with this "killer production"* that features "the best of both opera and Broadway worlds.". Sunday, October 5, 2014, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vaopera.org.

Richmond Symphony Mozart: Symphony No. 36 at RMC

$20. Cimarosa Overture to Il matrimonio segreto Stravinsky Concerto in E-Flat “Dumbarton Oaks” Respighi Trittico Botticelliano Mozart Symphony No. 36 in C Major, “Linz” Details: http://www.richmondsymphony.com/events_details.asp?id=312. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Blackwell Auditorium Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.richmondsymphony.com.

"Design for Living" at Triangle Theater

Design for Living by Noel Coward Sept 24 – Oct 18, 2014 Three bohemian artists grapple with the pleasures and challenges of a ménage à trois lifestyle in this sophisticated and innovative comedy that scandalized two continents when it premiered! Gilda loves Otto, and it’s entirely mutual. But Gilda is rather fond of Leo as well. Leo adores Gilda – but come to think of it, Leo and Otto have a bit of history, too. So which of them will pair off, and who’ll be left out in the cold? Well, why should they have to? What’s that all-too-common comment on relationships: “It’s complicated?” This one just happens to be rather more complicated than most! A classic comedy where the morality is in the eye of the beholder. Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

VCU Music: Sonia Vlahcevic, piano, at Singleton Performing Arts Center

Sonia Vlahcevic received her Bachelor of Music degree with honors and Master of Music degree in piano pedagogy from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Mass. While a graduate student at the conservatory, Vlahcevic was awarded graduate assistantships in music history, solfeggio and theory. She earned her doctorate in theory from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Her dissertation topic involved a stylistic analysis of Sergei Prokofiev’s sonatas for piano. In addition, she completed post-graduate studies in piano with Zbigniew Drzewiecki, head of the Chopin Institute in Warsaw, Poland, and Stig Ribling, piano faculty at the States Higher School of Music in Stockholm, Sweden. Before coming to VCU, Vlahcevic held faculty appointments at the New England Conservatory of Music, where she taught theory at the college level, and at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Free. Details: http://arts.vcu.edu/music/2014/08/18/sonia-vlahcevic-piano/. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

Friday Art & Wine at VMFA: Summer in the City

Now you have more reasons to hang out at VMFA on Friday nights! Head to the museum and enjoy discounted beverages and free half-hour gallery tours at 7 and 7:30 pm. On the first Friday of each month, check out our First Fridays entertainment, too. Connect with newcomers to Richmond and those new to the arts scene as you make new social and professional contacts. You'll enjoy delicious café cuisine as well as discounted beverages and guided art tours as part of Friday Art & Wine. Details: http://www.vmfa.state.va.us/Calendar_and_Events/Evening_Events/Friday_Art___Wine.aspx. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

Music in the Park at Forest Hill Park: Loversville

Music in the Park, the free Sunday night concert series in Forest Hill Park, will start Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11 with a performance from Fear of Music, a Talking Heads tribute band. Grab your picnic blanket, pack some dinner and make a date for it. Music in the park is typically held the second Sunday of the month, except for September and October. August 10: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Monk’s Playground (Straight ahead jazz) Sept. 7 : 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Paulo Franco (Alt-Country) Oct. 5: 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Loversville (Sultry, Twangy, Classic Country). Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 42nd. St. & Stonewall Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit foresthillneighborhood.com.

Mercy Creek at Tobacco Company

Free. Mercy Creek - http://www.mercycreek.com Based in Virginia, Mercy Creek performs original music they call aggressive folk rock. Singer/guitarist Cheryl Nystrom and song writing partner/drummer Jim Ball combine elements of modern folk, world beat, rock, and hints of blues and bluegrass to create music that is fresh and unique. From world beat to folk, the musical styles used in Mercy Creek's songs are anchored by Nystrom's beautiful voice and intelligent lyrics. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1201 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thetobaccocompany.com.

Edgar Allan Poe Haunted Homecoming Tour at Shockoe Cemetery

A dramatic nighttime tour of Shockoe Hill Cemetery, based on the many loved ones of Edgar Allan Poe who are buried there. The tour is led by Poe himself, as he guides visitors through his old haunting grounds and interacts with the "spirits" of those he knew while living in Richmond. Capacity for this unique theatrical tour is very limited. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery. Admission $18 for adults, $15 for children under 14. All proceeds benefit Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery. Friday, September 26 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Saturday, September 27 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Sunday, September 28 - 7:00pm Friday, October 03 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Saturday, October 04 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Sunday, October 05 - 7:00pm Tuesday, October 07 - 7:00pm Details: http://www.hauntsofrichmond.com. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 4th & Hospital St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hauntsofrichmond.com.

Ian Anderson-Best Of Jethro Tull at The National

Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM General Admission (standing) | $35 Reserved Seating | $40 - $125 Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/ian-anderson-and-the-best-of-jethro-tull Join the Global Campaign against IED’s on Sunday, October 5, 2014 for a special night with Ian Anderson to honor our veterans, first responders, and to raise awareness of the global threat from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). All proceeds from the concert go to support programs helping our heroes and responding to the threat from IEDs. There will be a pre-show VIP reception, special guests, and other events honoring our heroes. You can even snap a photo with “the man himself” after watching the show from your private backstage box if you enter and win “The Ultimate Fan Experience with Ian Anderson”! You can also attend a special “Dinner in the Dark” to honor war blinded veterans on October 4, 2014 in Richmond. For special advanced reservations for the show and all related events and to enter the Ultimat… Sunday, October 5, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

"Beyond the Walls" at VMFA

SEPTEMBER 7, 2014 – JUNE 30, 2015 In September, the Memorial Foundation for Children Teaching Gallery, located in the MWV Art Education Center, will be transformed into an interactive exhibition where visitors can explore daily life in imperial China. In contrast to the world of the emperor on display in Forbidden City, this hands-on exhibition will provide a glimpse into the home of a merchant-class family who lived in the 18th century. Visitors will be able to interact through activities that include writing Chinese characters on a touch screen and designing personal, virtual seals. There will also be opportunities to unroll and view reproduction scrolls, like those featured in Forbidden City and in VMFA’s East Asian collection, or play traditional musical instruments and games. Whether visiting as part of a school group, or a multigenerational family, the Teaching Gallery exhibition will offer visitors of all ages a new perspective on China’s imperial past. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/e… Monday, October 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Esther Mahlangu: An Artistic Residency at VMFA

SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 – OCTOBER 9, 2014 VMFA gives visitors the unique opportunity to watch the creation of a work of art for the permanent collection. In September, renowned South African artist Esther Mahlangu will paint two mural-scale works, which will serve as a gateway to the museum’s African Art Gallery. These 9- by 15-foot works on canvas will be the only major museum commission created by Mahlangu in North America. Mahlangu, works in the traditional Ndebele style of bold, geometric patterns executed on a very large scale. In the late-nineteenth century, the Ndebele women painted the exteriors of their houses in this style as an expression of identity and pride. Over the years, with the development of commercial paints, the original earth tones created from natural pigments have changed to a brighter palette. Mahlangu is first woman and only non-Westerner to paint one of the BMW Art Cars, following in the footsteps of the likes of Warhol and Lichtenstein. As the artist climbs scaffolding and paints… Monday, October 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Monday, October 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

VCU Music: Vince DiMartin, Trumpet, at Singleton Performing Arts Center

VINCE DIMARTINO, TRUMPET Free. Details: http://arts.vcu.edu/music/2014/08/18/vince-dimartino-trumpet/. Monday, October 6, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

"Beyond the Walls" at VMFA

SEPTEMBER 7, 2014 – JUNE 30, 2015 In September, the Memorial Foundation for Children Teaching Gallery, located in the MWV Art Education Center, will be transformed into an interactive exhibition where visitors can explore daily life in imperial China. In contrast to the world of the emperor on display in Forbidden City, this hands-on exhibition will provide a glimpse into the home of a merchant-class family who lived in the 18th century. Visitors will be able to interact through activities that include writing Chinese characters on a touch screen and designing personal, virtual seals. There will also be opportunities to unroll and view reproduction scrolls, like those featured in Forbidden City and in VMFA’s East Asian collection, or play traditional musical instruments and games. Whether visiting as part of a school group, or a multigenerational family, the Teaching Gallery exhibition will offer visitors of all ages a new perspective on China’s imperial past. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/e… Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Esther Mahlangu: An Artistic Residency at VMFA

SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 – OCTOBER 9, 2014 VMFA gives visitors the unique opportunity to watch the creation of a work of art for the permanent collection. In September, renowned South African artist Esther Mahlangu will paint two mural-scale works, which will serve as a gateway to the museum’s African Art Gallery. These 9- by 15-foot works on canvas will be the only major museum commission created by Mahlangu in North America. Mahlangu, works in the traditional Ndebele style of bold, geometric patterns executed on a very large scale. In the late-nineteenth century, the Ndebele women painted the exteriors of their houses in this style as an expression of identity and pride. Over the years, with the development of commercial paints, the original earth tones created from natural pigments have changed to a brighter palette. Mahlangu is first woman and only non-Westerner to paint one of the BMW Art Cars, following in the footsteps of the likes of Warhol and Lichtenstein. As the artist climbs scaffolding and paints… Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Edgar Allan Poe Haunted Homecoming Tour at Shockoe Cemetery

A dramatic nighttime tour of Shockoe Hill Cemetery, based on the many loved ones of Edgar Allan Poe who are buried there. The tour is led by Poe himself, as he guides visitors through his old haunting grounds and interacts with the "spirits" of those he knew while living in Richmond. Capacity for this unique theatrical tour is very limited. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery. Admission $18 for adults, $15 for children under 14. All proceeds benefit Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery. Friday, September 26 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Saturday, September 27 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Sunday, September 28 - 7:00pm Friday, October 03 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Saturday, October 04 - 7:00pm & 8:30pm Sunday, October 05 - 7:00pm Tuesday, October 07 - 7:00pm Details: http://www.hauntsofrichmond.com. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 4th & Hospital St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hauntsofrichmond.com.

VCU Symphony at Singleton Performing Arts Center

$7. Details: http://arts.vcu.edu/music/2014/08/18/vcu-symphony/. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

Esther Mahlangu: An Artistic Residency at VMFA

SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 – OCTOBER 9, 2014 VMFA gives visitors the unique opportunity to watch the creation of a work of art for the permanent collection. In September, renowned South African artist Esther Mahlangu will paint two mural-scale works, which will serve as a gateway to the museum’s African Art Gallery. These 9- by 15-foot works on canvas will be the only major museum commission created by Mahlangu in North America. Mahlangu, works in the traditional Ndebele style of bold, geometric patterns executed on a very large scale. In the late-nineteenth century, the Ndebele women painted the exteriors of their houses in this style as an expression of identity and pride. Over the years, with the development of commercial paints, the original earth tones created from natural pigments have changed to a brighter palette. Mahlangu is first woman and only non-Westerner to paint one of the BMW Art Cars, following in the footsteps of the likes of Warhol and Lichtenstein. As the artist climbs scaffolding and paints… Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

17th Annual Fall Harness Racing Season at Colonial Downs

September 17 – October 26 Description: Watch and wager 10 pari-mutuel harness races every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday starting at 1 PM. The 4th floor Turf Club Dining Room will be open on weekend afternoons from 12:30 – 4:30 PM. Season Highlights: An Ostrich Race & a Camel Race in conjunction with the harness card on Sunday Sept. 21; “Back to the Track” Day on October 5th; “Shucktoberfest” Cornhole Tourney” on October 11th; $350,000 “Day of Champions” on October 26th; VHHA “Own a Horse for a Day” promotion every Saturday Admission: $3; kids 12 & under are free. $19.95 all-inclusive Turf Club admission special includes table seat, buffet lunch, iced tea/lemonade, tax/gratuity, program, tip sheet & 2 simulcast programs Information: 804-966-7223 or http://www.colonialdowns.com. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 10515 Colonial Downs Pkwy New Kent, VA. For more info visit www.colonialdowns.com.

Earth, Wind & Fire at Innsbrook After Hours

Earth, Wind & Fire, America’s seventh top-selling musical group of all-time, was born in Chicago in 1969 and is still going strong in its fifth decade, making music that crosses years and decades and now connects the 20th and 21st centuries. Inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, Earth, Wind & Fire has earned eight Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards alongside numerous other accolades including the prestigious Soul Train Legend Award. EWF has sold more than 90 million albums worldwide and is one of the world’s top touring bands. In 2013, Legacy Recordings announced the release of Now, Then & Forever, the first new studio album from Earth, Wind & Fire since 2005′s Grammy-nominated Illuminations. “The Now, Then & Forever album is really about the legacy of Earth, Wind & Fire,” said the group’s co-founder Philip Bailey. “The spirit of the band has always been about uplifting the consciousness of humanity. There’s a hope that this Earth, Wind &… Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 4901 Lakebrook Dr. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit innsbrookafterhours.com.

Chiodos / Motionless In White at The Canal Club

Chiodos - https://www.facebook.com/chiodos Motionless In White 6:00 doors $16.00/$18.00 Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/742602729136562. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Chiodos, Motionless In White at The Canal Club

Chiodos - https://www.facebook.com/chiodos Motionless In White 6:00 doors $16.00/$18.00. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Peter Case at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$15 advance; $20 door. Peter Case is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and producer, a mighty fine guitarist and a well-reviewed published author and yet, he’s most at home on the stage. For 25 years, Peter, his guitar and his songs have mesmerized audiences from coast to coast, whether holding down a festival crowd, warming up the place for luminaries like Jackson Browne and John Prine or headlining his own nightclub shows—of which he can claimed to have logged thousands. As leader of the Plimsouls, and as a member of the groundbreaking punk era trio the Nerves and duo the Breakaways, Case earned his four stars a long time ago, while new generations continue to discover his unique amalgam of sound (2010 saw successful reisussues on all three bands). His songs have been featured on the hit TV series True Blood, Friday Night Lights and Parenthood. Playing a blend of vintage rock ’n’ roll, blues, traditional and contemporary folk, and soul, he remains an original modern troubadour. He’s passionate a… Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

"Beyond the Walls" at VMFA

SEPTEMBER 7, 2014 – JUNE 30, 2015 In September, the Memorial Foundation for Children Teaching Gallery, located in the MWV Art Education Center, will be transformed into an interactive exhibition where visitors can explore daily life in imperial China. In contrast to the world of the emperor on display in Forbidden City, this hands-on exhibition will provide a glimpse into the home of a merchant-class family who lived in the 18th century. Visitors will be able to interact through activities that include writing Chinese characters on a touch screen and designing personal, virtual seals. There will also be opportunities to unroll and view reproduction scrolls, like those featured in Forbidden City and in VMFA’s East Asian collection, or play traditional musical instruments and games. Whether visiting as part of a school group, or a multigenerational family, the Teaching Gallery exhibition will offer visitors of all ages a new perspective on China’s imperial past. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/e… Thursday, October 9, 2014, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Esther Mahlangu: An Artistic Residency at VMFA

SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 – OCTOBER 9, 2014 VMFA gives visitors the unique opportunity to watch the creation of a work of art for the permanent collection. In September, renowned South African artist Esther Mahlangu will paint two mural-scale works, which will serve as a gateway to the museum’s African Art Gallery. These 9- by 15-foot works on canvas will be the only major museum commission created by Mahlangu in North America. Mahlangu, works in the traditional Ndebele style of bold, geometric patterns executed on a very large scale. In the late-nineteenth century, the Ndebele women painted the exteriors of their houses in this style as an expression of identity and pride. Over the years, with the development of commercial paints, the original earth tones created from natural pigments have changed to a brighter palette. Mahlangu is first woman and only non-Westerner to paint one of the BMW Art Cars, following in the footsteps of the likes of Warhol and Lichtenstein. As the artist climbs scaffolding and paints… Thursday, October 9, 2014, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Founders as Fathers: Going Home with Virginia's Revolutionary Leaders" by Lorri Glover at Virginia Historical Society

Children $4 Members Free (Join today) Seniors $5 Adults $6 Set against the backdrop of Revolutionary Virginia, Lorri Glover’s new book, Founders as Fathers: Family Values and Revolutionary Politics, offers an intimate portrait of the lives of the country’s most celebrated political leaders, revealing, for the first time, how they struggled to balance civic duties against domestic responsibilities and contended with a revolution that remade family life every bit as much as political institutions. Glover’s lecture will bring to life the surprising, profound connections between family and politics in the lives of the Virginians who became the principal architects of the American Republic: George Mason, Patrick Henry, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. Details: http://www.vahistorical.org/attend-event/programs-and-activities/lectures-and-classes/founders-fathers-going-home-virginias?start=2014-10-09T12:00. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. 428 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vahistorical.org.

17th Annual Fall Harness Racing Season at Colonial Downs

September 17 – October 26 Description: Watch and wager 10 pari-mutuel harness races every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday starting at 1 PM. The 4th floor Turf Club Dining Room will be open on weekend afternoons from 12:30 – 4:30 PM. Season Highlights: An Ostrich Race & a Camel Race in conjunction with the harness card on Sunday Sept. 21; “Back to the Track” Day on October 5th; “Shucktoberfest” Cornhole Tourney” on October 11th; $350,000 “Day of Champions” on October 26th; VHHA “Own a Horse for a Day” promotion every Saturday Admission: $3; kids 12 & under are free. $19.95 all-inclusive Turf Club admission special includes table seat, buffet lunch, iced tea/lemonade, tax/gratuity, program, tip sheet & 2 simulcast programs Information: 804-966-7223 or http://www.colonialdowns.com. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 10515 Colonial Downs Pkwy New Kent, VA. For more info visit www.colonialdowns.com.

"Becoming Dr. Ruth" at Hanover Tavern

September 12 – October 19 Hanover Tavern This heartwarming one-woman show retells the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the pioneering radio and television sex therapist. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a scout and sniper, to her struggles to succeed as a single mother coming to America, this biographical account is filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became “Dr. Ruth”. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $36. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_becoming_dr.html. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Design for Living" at Triangle Theater

Design for Living by Noel Coward Sept 24 – Oct 18, 2014 Three bohemian artists grapple with the pleasures and challenges of a ménage à trois lifestyle in this sophisticated and innovative comedy that scandalized two continents when it premiered! Gilda loves Otto, and it’s entirely mutual. But Gilda is rather fond of Leo as well. Leo adores Gilda – but come to think of it, Leo and Otto have a bit of history, too. So which of them will pair off, and who’ll be left out in the cold? Well, why should they have to? What’s that all-too-common comment on relationships: “It’s complicated?” This one just happens to be rather more complicated than most! A classic comedy where the morality is in the eye of the beholder. Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

"Equivocation" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

September 26 – October 19 It is 1606, and Shakespeare has been commanded to write a propaganda play about the Gunpowder Plot, in service to King James. Will he agree to be a pawn in the cynical gamesmanship of the king’s spymaster, or will he equivocate—lie by telling the truth? The playwright, his acting company, and a variety of historical figures clash in this high-stakes political thriller about the complexities of the truth and the terrible consequences of compromise. “One of the most bracingly intelligent, sizzlingly theatrical American plays in a decade.” Variety Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_equivocation.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Wait Until Dark" at Firehouse Theater

SEPTEMBER 18 – OCTOBER 18, 2014 An apartment in 1960’s Greenwich Village becomes the site of theatre’s most terrifying game of cat and mouse. Desperate to reclaim a mysterious doll stuffed with illegal drugs, a con man lays a trap to ensnare a blind woman. With the help of his criminal cohorts and a few clever disguises, he spins a tale to fool the innocent and unsuspecting woman. But when the doll can’t be found, the situation spirals out of control. From the author of Dial “M” for Murder, Wait Until Dark proves that what you can’t see can most definitely hurt you. “A classic performance … A gripping finish!” – Los Angeles Times “Enthralling, layered characters.” – Entertainment Weekly. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

VCU Music: Fall Jazz Festival at Singleton Performing Arts Center

$7. Details: http://arts.vcu.edu/music/2014/08/18/fall-jazz-festival/. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: In Your Facebook

Don’t miss the the Coalition’s special 7 week run of In Your Facebook, featuring live improv comedy ripped from YOUR Facebook page. Every Friday at 8pm, two lucky audience members’ Facebook pages will become the inspiration for completely improvised comedy. The Coalition’s all-star cast of improvisers delve into the guest’s digital identity, poking around for their favorite pictures, status updates, and likes to use as characters and situations in the scenes that follow. Sharing’s never felt so good! This show opens on Sept. 5th and closes on Oct. 17th. http://rvacomedy.com/ $10. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Big Regg Radio And Canal Club Presents Rep Rva Showcase at The Canal Club

8PM - 1AM FREE FOR EVERYBODY ...COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE ARTIST 21 AND UP........... DOORS OPEN AT 8PM SHOWCASE STARTS AT 9PM THE ONLY PLACE TO DO A REAL SHOWCASE WITH A REAL STAGE AND A BANGIN ASS SYSTEM....... SPECIAL GUEST DJ...PLAYING ALL LOCAL ARTIST ALL NIGHT LONG........... Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/742602729136562. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 9:00 PM – Friday, October 10, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Papadosio at The National

Doors: 8:00 PM / Show: 9:00 PM $17 ADV | $20 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/papadosio-1. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 9:00 PM – Friday, October 10, 2014, 12:00 AM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

"Beyond the Walls" at VMFA

SEPTEMBER 7, 2014 – JUNE 30, 2015 In September, the Memorial Foundation for Children Teaching Gallery, located in the MWV Art Education Center, will be transformed into an interactive exhibition where visitors can explore daily life in imperial China. In contrast to the world of the emperor on display in Forbidden City, this hands-on exhibition will provide a glimpse into the home of a merchant-class family who lived in the 18th century. Visitors will be able to interact through activities that include writing Chinese characters on a touch screen and designing personal, virtual seals. There will also be opportunities to unroll and view reproduction scrolls, like those featured in Forbidden City and in VMFA’s East Asian collection, or play traditional musical instruments and games. Whether visiting as part of a school group, or a multigenerational family, the Teaching Gallery exhibition will offer visitors of all ages a new perspective on China’s imperial past. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/e… Friday, October 10, 2014, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Friday, October 10, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Richmond Folk Festival

Friday-Sunday, October 10-12 Downtown Richmond’s Riverfront from 2nd to 7th Streets, including Brown’s Island and historic Tredegar, Free admission. The Richmond Folk Festival embraces the heritage and traditions of all Americans. Legendary masters and the next generation of dynamic young artists will celebrate the musical soul and cultural roots of America on six stages of continuous music and dance. World-class artisans, countless varieties of ethnic foods and a family area ensures there’s something for every taste and every age! The Richmond Folk Festival will engage the entire community, bringing together diverse groups and drawing visitors from across the country. Produced by Venture Richmond and the National Council for the Traditional Arts. For more information visit web site or call 804-788-6466. Complete schedule and parking info - http://www.richmondfolkfestival.com. Friday, October 10, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 500 Tredegar St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondfolkfestival.com.

Friday Art & Wine / Wine Tasting at VMFA

Now you have more reasons to hang out at VMFA on Friday nights! Head to the museum and enjoy discounted beverages and free half-hour gallery tours at 7 and 7:30 pm. On the first Friday of each month, check out our First Fridays entertainment, too. Connect with newcomers to Richmond and those new to the arts scene as you make new social and professional contacts. You'll enjoy delicious café cuisine as well as discounted beverages and guided art tours as part of Friday Art & Wine. Taste different wines from around the world — reds, whites, sparkling, and more. Refine your palate and learn about different winemaking regions from a variety of wine experts, who will be available for discussion and questions. Also enjoy discounted beverages and guided tours as part of Friday Art & Wine. Details: http://vmfa.museum/calendar/events/wine-tasting/. Friday, October 10, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Beartooth / Vanna / Sirens & Sailors at The Canal Club

Beartooth - https://www.facebook.com/BEARTOOTHband something almost otherworldly about what emerges from the minds of remarkably talented artists, the types who’ve lived many lifetimes in a short period, left to his/her own devices. As much as Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, The Cure or Foo Fighters (particularly on that first album) are considered “bands,” they brazenly exhibit the precision focused passion of a specific person; often a person bursting at the seams with something to say. BEARTOOTH began and in many ways continues to be such an artist, bubbling forth from the psyche, soul and complex emotions buried in multitalented instrumentalist and songwriter, Caleb Shomo. with Vanna Sirens & Sailors Sylar Alive Like Me 5:00 doors $13.00/$15.00 Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/742602729136562. Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Beartooth, Vanna, Sirens & Sailors at The Canal Club

Beartooth - https://www.facebook.com/BEARTOOTHband Vanna Sirens & Sailors Sylar Alive Like Me 5:00 doors $13.00/$15.00. Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

An Evening with Dance Theatre of Harlem at Carpenter Theatre

Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook as an affirmation of the power of art to transform, the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company—comprised at that time of African American artists barred from U.S. ballet companies because of the color of their skin—became an expression of human excellence that broke down barriers and inspired millions. A lean and dynamic Dance Theatre of Harlem will present a repertoire comprised of DTH classics as well as cutting-edge new works that bring unprecedented relevance to classical ballet. $27-$127. http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/evening-dance-theatre-harlem. Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Creepy Hollow Scream Park

Complete schedule and tickets - http://www.richmondscreams.com/ Creepy Hollow Scream Park is Richmond's Ultimate Halloween destination, with more monsters, more frights and more fun! Each night we have well over 50 live actors monsters, incredible animatronics, amazing illusions and acres of screams. Join us for Richmond's legendary Creepy Hollow Hayride and dare to venture into Scream Forest, the most intense haunt in Virginia! We are located just 10 minutes from Short Pump and are open select nights in October. Creepy Hollow Scream Park is scary entertainment and may not be appropriate for small children or those faint of heart. Creepy Hollow Hayride Take a narrated tractor drawn hayride into the depths of Creepy Hollow. Experience first hand the horrors of Dr. Ulysses S. Farrington's experiments deep within the woods of the Hollow. As you ride through the dark woods, you'll feel the breath of the spirits encircling you,and you'll witness what has become of those not fortunate enough to escape fro… Friday, October 10, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 14435 Stone Horse Creek Rd. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit www.richmondscreams.com.

"Becoming Dr. Ruth" at Hanover Tavern

September 12 – October 19 Hanover Tavern This heartwarming one-woman show retells the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the pioneering radio and television sex therapist. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a scout and sniper, to her struggles to succeed as a single mother coming to America, this biographical account is filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became “Dr. Ruth”. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $36. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_becoming_dr.html. Friday, October 10, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Design for Living" at Triangle Theater

Design for Living by Noel Coward Sept 24 – Oct 18, 2014 Three bohemian artists grapple with the pleasures and challenges of a ménage à trois lifestyle in this sophisticated and innovative comedy that scandalized two continents when it premiered! Gilda loves Otto, and it’s entirely mutual. But Gilda is rather fond of Leo as well. Leo adores Gilda – but come to think of it, Leo and Otto have a bit of history, too. So which of them will pair off, and who’ll be left out in the cold? Well, why should they have to? What’s that all-too-common comment on relationships: “It’s complicated?” This one just happens to be rather more complicated than most! A classic comedy where the morality is in the eye of the beholder. Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Friday, October 10, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

"Equivocation" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

September 26 – October 19 It is 1606, and Shakespeare has been commanded to write a propaganda play about the Gunpowder Plot, in service to King James. Will he agree to be a pawn in the cynical gamesmanship of the king’s spymaster, or will he equivocate—lie by telling the truth? The playwright, his acting company, and a variety of historical figures clash in this high-stakes political thriller about the complexities of the truth and the terrible consequences of compromise. “One of the most bracingly intelligent, sizzlingly theatrical American plays in a decade.” Variety Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_equivocation.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Friday, October 10, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Wait Until Dark" at Firehouse Theater

SEPTEMBER 18 – OCTOBER 18, 2014 An apartment in 1960’s Greenwich Village becomes the site of theatre’s most terrifying game of cat and mouse. Desperate to reclaim a mysterious doll stuffed with illegal drugs, a con man lays a trap to ensnare a blind woman. With the help of his criminal cohorts and a few clever disguises, he spins a tale to fool the innocent and unsuspecting woman. But when the doll can’t be found, the situation spirals out of control. From the author of Dial “M” for Murder, Wait Until Dark proves that what you can’t see can most definitely hurt you. “A classic performance … A gripping finish!” – Los Angeles Times “Enthralling, layered characters.” – Entertainment Weekly. Friday, October 10, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

The Devil Makes Three at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $16 ADV | $19 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/the-devil-makes-three. Friday, October 10, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Mekong Express at Tobacco Company

Free. Mekong Express - https://www.facebook.com/MekongXpress Born in the hallowed walls of America's #1 Beer Bar, RVA's own Mekong, the MEKONG XPRESS & THE GET FRESH HORNS is a unique blend of Soul, Rock, Funk, Singer/Songwriter, Vietnamese Food, & Belgian Beer. It features members of Modern Groove Syndicate, Bio Ritmo, Mathew E. White, Particle, Former Champions, The Big Payback: A Tribute to James Brown, The New Belgians, Beast Wellington, and the DJ Williams Projekt. Friday, October 10, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, October 11, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1201 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thetobaccocompany.com.

Lakeside Farmers' Market

http://www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net The market is open April-December, two days per week. Wednesdays 8AM til dusk. Most vendors stay the entire day and continue selling between market times. Open Saturdays 8AM til noon. Lakeside Farmers' Market offers Local Seasonal Produce, Meats, Cheeses and Baked Goods and Hand Made Items from Local Artists. Arts, Crafts, Dining, Housewares, and Jewelry are located in the retail shops adjacent to the market. New this year, "LAKESIDE FARMERS' MARKET TOO!" This is an indoor option adjacent to the Farmers' Market Pavilion. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6110 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net.

South of the James Market at Forest Hill Park

The South of the James Farmers Market is an open-air producer-only market where farmers and artisans sell locally-grown and hand-made items including: Vegetables, fruit, plants & flowers Meat, cheese, eggs & honey Jewelry, pottery, art, candles, clothing & knitted items Soaps, lotions & essential oils Baked goods & other prepared foods Located in beautiful Forest Hill Park, the South of the James Market is on Saturdays May through early December and runs from 8am to 12pm. http://growrva.com/markets/. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. New Kent Ave. & 42nd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit growrva.com.

St. Stephen's Farmers' Market

Locally produced seasonal vegetables, fruit, herbs, eggs, poultry, beef, pork, flowers, bread, cheese, pasta and other foods are available. In addition, the market features local artisans, locally roasted coffee, and much more. Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, May through October. Ample free parking. Info - http://www.saintstephensrichmond.net/farmersmarket. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6000 Grove Avenue Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.saintstephensrichmond.net.

2014 Richmond Heart Walk

Area companies, organizations, and families enjoy a heart-healthy one and three mile walk in support of the American Heart Association's lifesaving research and programs aimed at reducing heart disease and stroke in our community. Free health screenings & educational information booths Hands-Only CPR training demonstrations Fun activities at the movin' mania Kid Zone area Tribute Wall honoring loved ones lost to heart diseases and stroke Healthy snacks and beverages Heart disease and stroke survivors wearing red caps leading walkers onto the walk Company & Community walk teams sporting team T-shirts Stroller and pet friendly Mark Gordon, CEO, Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center, is the 2013 Richmond Heart Walk Chair. Info: http://www.richmondvaheartwalk.org Free & open to public. The Richmond Heart Walk is an annual non-competitive walking event designed to bring public awareness to physical activity and a heart-healthy lifestyle, while at the same time raising the critical dollars nee… Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM. 12575 West Creek Parkway Richmond, VA.

Richmond Folk Festival

Friday-Sunday, October 10-12 Downtown Richmond’s Riverfront from 2nd to 7th Streets, including Brown’s Island and historic Tredegar, Free admission. The Richmond Folk Festival embraces the heritage and traditions of all Americans. Legendary masters and the next generation of dynamic young artists will celebrate the musical soul and cultural roots of America on six stages of continuous music and dance. World-class artisans, countless varieties of ethnic foods and a family area ensures there’s something for every taste and every age! The Richmond Folk Festival will engage the entire community, bringing together diverse groups and drawing visitors from across the country. Produced by Venture Richmond and the National Council for the Traditional Arts. For more information visit web site or call 804-788-6466. Complete schedule and parking info - http://www.richmondfolkfestival.com. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. 500 Tredegar St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondfolkfestival.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Charlotte’s Web" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

October 10 – November 9, 2014 Based on the bestselling book by E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web tells the story of a rambunctious pig named Wilbur who is desperately trying to avoid the butcher and a friendly spider named Charlotte who uses her web and creative thinking to save him from slaughter. This funny and heartfelt classic will excite young readers as they watch a familiar story come alive on stage and teach them that sometimes it’s the most unlikely friends that prove to be the best. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 5 and up. $18. http://va-rep.org/show_go_dog.html. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

17th Annual Fall Harness Racing Season at Colonial Downs

September 17 – October 26 Description: Watch and wager 10 pari-mutuel harness races every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday starting at 1 PM. The 4th floor Turf Club Dining Room will be open on weekend afternoons from 12:30 – 4:30 PM. Season Highlights: An Ostrich Race & a Camel Race in conjunction with the harness card on Sunday Sept. 21; “Back to the Track” Day on October 5th; “Shucktoberfest” Cornhole Tourney” on October 11th; $350,000 “Day of Champions” on October 26th; VHHA “Own a Horse for a Day” promotion every Saturday Admission: $3; kids 12 & under are free. $19.95 all-inclusive Turf Club admission special includes table seat, buffet lunch, iced tea/lemonade, tax/gratuity, program, tip sheet & 2 simulcast programs Information: 804-966-7223 or http://www.colonialdowns.com. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 10515 Colonial Downs Pkwy New Kent, VA. For more info visit www.colonialdowns.com.

Both Sides of Broad: The Art & Soul of Richmond Food Tour in conjunction with National Beer Expo

This tour combines the best of both sides of Broad Street in the heart of Monroe and Jackson wards, with a few stops at some of First Fridays’ favorite spots including Quirk, and depending on the day, Nick’s, Pasture, Mama J’s, 525 at Berry Burke, Saison, Tarrant’s Cafe, Popkin Tavern, Thai Corner, Rappahannock, Homemades by Suzanne at the John Marshall Ballroom, Lemaire, Kenn-Tico, Mansion 526, Comfort, and others. Join Real Richmond for samples and insider info from restaurateurs on this 1.5 mile walking tour. Tickets are inclusive of ticketing fee and can be purchased here. http://realrichmondva.com/. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 27 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit realrichmondva.com.

KIDZ BOP Kids – Dream Big, Sing Loud Tour at Carpenter Theatre

KIDZ BOP, the #1 music brand for kids, is bringing the “Dream Big, Sing Loud!” tour to Richmond! The KIDZ BOP Kids are taking the stage to perform kid-friendly versions of today’s biggest hits in this high-energy and interactive show. The “Dream Big, Sing Loud!” live show is the ultimate family concert experience that guarantees to get everyone singing and dancing along! The KIDZ BOP Kids have been named Billboard Magazine’s “#1 Kids’ Artists” for the fourth consecutive year and their most recent album, KIDZ BOP 25, debuted at #3 on the Top 200 chart. $20-$50. http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/kidz-bop-kids-dream-big-sing-loud-tour. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Mayfair / The Ivins / Long Arms at The Canal Club

Mayfair - https://www.facebook.com/mayfairva/timeline The Ivins Long Arms - https://www.facebook.com/longarmsmusic Dyska 7:00 doors $8.00/$10.00 Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/742602729136562. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Kugel Ball 2014 at Science Museum

Join us for an evening of dinner, dancing and a silent auction to support the Science Museum of Virginia while raising awareness and support for the Museum’s mission: Inspiring Virginians to enrich their lives through science. For more details and to purchase tickets visit https://support.smv.org/kugelball. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Science Museum of Virginia 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Creepy Hollow Scream Park

Complete schedule and tickets - http://www.richmondscreams.com/ Creepy Hollow Scream Park is Richmond's Ultimate Halloween destination, with more monsters, more frights and more fun! Each night we have well over 50 live actors monsters, incredible animatronics, amazing illusions and acres of screams. Join us for Richmond's legendary Creepy Hollow Hayride and dare to venture into Scream Forest, the most intense haunt in Virginia! We are located just 10 minutes from Short Pump and are open select nights in October. Creepy Hollow Scream Park is scary entertainment and may not be appropriate for small children or those faint of heart. Creepy Hollow Hayride Take a narrated tractor drawn hayride into the depths of Creepy Hollow. Experience first hand the horrors of Dr. Ulysses S. Farrington's experiments deep within the woods of the Hollow. As you ride through the dark woods, you'll feel the breath of the spirits encircling you,and you'll witness what has become of those not fortunate enough to escape fro… Saturday, October 11, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 14435 Stone Horse Creek Rd. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit www.richmondscreams.com.

"Becoming Dr. Ruth" at Hanover Tavern

September 12 – October 19 Hanover Tavern This heartwarming one-woman show retells the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the pioneering radio and television sex therapist. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a scout and sniper, to her struggles to succeed as a single mother coming to America, this biographical account is filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became “Dr. Ruth”. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $36. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_becoming_dr.html. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Design for Living" at Triangle Theater

Design for Living by Noel Coward Sept 24 – Oct 18, 2014 Three bohemian artists grapple with the pleasures and challenges of a ménage à trois lifestyle in this sophisticated and innovative comedy that scandalized two continents when it premiered! Gilda loves Otto, and it’s entirely mutual. But Gilda is rather fond of Leo as well. Leo adores Gilda – but come to think of it, Leo and Otto have a bit of history, too. So which of them will pair off, and who’ll be left out in the cold? Well, why should they have to? What’s that all-too-common comment on relationships: “It’s complicated?” This one just happens to be rather more complicated than most! A classic comedy where the morality is in the eye of the beholder. Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

"Equivocation" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

September 26 – October 19 It is 1606, and Shakespeare has been commanded to write a propaganda play about the Gunpowder Plot, in service to King James. Will he agree to be a pawn in the cynical gamesmanship of the king’s spymaster, or will he equivocate—lie by telling the truth? The playwright, his acting company, and a variety of historical figures clash in this high-stakes political thriller about the complexities of the truth and the terrible consequences of compromise. “One of the most bracingly intelligent, sizzlingly theatrical American plays in a decade.” Variety Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_equivocation.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Wait Until Dark" at Firehouse Theater

SEPTEMBER 18 – OCTOBER 18, 2014 An apartment in 1960’s Greenwich Village becomes the site of theatre’s most terrifying game of cat and mouse. Desperate to reclaim a mysterious doll stuffed with illegal drugs, a con man lays a trap to ensnare a blind woman. With the help of his criminal cohorts and a few clever disguises, he spins a tale to fool the innocent and unsuspecting woman. But when the doll can’t be found, the situation spirals out of control. From the author of Dial “M” for Murder, Wait Until Dark proves that what you can’t see can most definitely hurt you. “A classic performance … A gripping finish!” – Los Angeles Times “Enthralling, layered characters.” – Entertainment Weekly. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Richmond Folk Festival

Friday-Sunday, October 10-12 Downtown Richmond’s Riverfront from 2nd to 7th Streets, including Brown’s Island and historic Tredegar, Free admission. The Richmond Folk Festival embraces the heritage and traditions of all Americans. Legendary masters and the next generation of dynamic young artists will celebrate the musical soul and cultural roots of America on six stages of continuous music and dance. World-class artisans, countless varieties of ethnic foods and a family area ensures there’s something for every taste and every age! The Richmond Folk Festival will engage the entire community, bringing together diverse groups and drawing visitors from across the country. Produced by Venture Richmond and the National Council for the Traditional Arts. For more information visit web site or call 804-788-6466. Complete schedule and parking info - http://www.richmondfolkfestival.com. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. 500 Tredegar St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondfolkfestival.com.

17th Annual Fall Harness Racing Season at Colonial Downs

September 17 – October 26 Description: Watch and wager 10 pari-mutuel harness races every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday starting at 1 PM. The 4th floor Turf Club Dining Room will be open on weekend afternoons from 12:30 – 4:30 PM. Season Highlights: An Ostrich Race & a Camel Race in conjunction with the harness card on Sunday Sept. 21; “Back to the Track” Day on October 5th; “Shucktoberfest” Cornhole Tourney” on October 11th; $350,000 “Day of Champions” on October 26th; VHHA “Own a Horse for a Day” promotion every Saturday Admission: $3; kids 12 & under are free. $19.95 all-inclusive Turf Club admission special includes table seat, buffet lunch, iced tea/lemonade, tax/gratuity, program, tip sheet & 2 simulcast programs Information: 804-966-7223 or http://www.colonialdowns.com. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 10515 Colonial Downs Pkwy New Kent, VA. For more info visit www.colonialdowns.com.

"Becoming Dr. Ruth" at Hanover Tavern

September 12 – October 19 Hanover Tavern This heartwarming one-woman show retells the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the pioneering radio and television sex therapist. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a scout and sniper, to her struggles to succeed as a single mother coming to America, this biographical account is filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became “Dr. Ruth”. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $36. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_becoming_dr.html. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Charlotte’s Web" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

October 10 – November 9, 2014 Based on the bestselling book by E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web tells the story of a rambunctious pig named Wilbur who is desperately trying to avoid the butcher and a friendly spider named Charlotte who uses her web and creative thinking to save him from slaughter. This funny and heartfelt classic will excite young readers as they watch a familiar story come alive on stage and teach them that sometimes it’s the most unlikely friends that prove to be the best. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 5 and up. $18. http://va-rep.org/show_go_dog.html. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

"Equivocation" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

September 26 – October 19 It is 1606, and Shakespeare has been commanded to write a propaganda play about the Gunpowder Plot, in service to King James. Will he agree to be a pawn in the cynical gamesmanship of the king’s spymaster, or will he equivocate—lie by telling the truth? The playwright, his acting company, and a variety of historical figures clash in this high-stakes political thriller about the complexities of the truth and the terrible consequences of compromise. “One of the most bracingly intelligent, sizzlingly theatrical American plays in a decade.” Variety Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_equivocation.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Wait Until Dark" at Firehouse Theater

Sept. 18- Oct. 18 An apartment in Greenwich Village becomes the site of theatre’s most terrifying game of cat and mouse. Desperate to reclaim a mysterious doll stuffed with illegal drugs, a con man lays a trap to ensnare a blind woman. With the help of his criminal cohorts and a few clever disguises, he spins a tale to fool the innocent and unsuspecting woman. But when the doll can’t be found, the situation spirals out of control. From the author of Dial “M” for Murder, Wait Until Dark proves that what you can’t see can most definitely hurt you. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Second Sunday of each month from April - October Sunday, November 4, 11, 18 An extension of the daily “Highlights” tour, this version covers in more detail the cemetery’s unique history, landscape design, architecture, symbols and residents. Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 for History Center Members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. S. Cherry St. & Albemarle St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Sunday Specialty Walking Tour of Hollywood Cemetery

Second Sunday of each month from April - October and Sundays, November 2, 9, 16 and 23 An extension of the daily “Highlights” tour, this version covers in more detail the cemetery’s unique history, landscape design, architecture, symbols and residents. Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $15 per person; $10 for History Center Members (price includes a $5 donation to the Friends of Hollywood Cemetery for the restoration of monuments and iron fences on the cemetery grounds) Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check, or purchase online. On-street parking. This tour is presented as part of the Richmond History Tours program, a service of the Valentine Richmond History Center. We offer a full schedule of walking and bus t… Sunday, October 12, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. S. Cherry St. & Albemarle St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Design for Living" at Triangle Theater

Design for Living by Noel Coward Sept 24 – Oct 18, 2014 Three bohemian artists grapple with the pleasures and challenges of a ménage à trois lifestyle in this sophisticated and innovative comedy that scandalized two continents when it premiered! Gilda loves Otto, and it’s entirely mutual. But Gilda is rather fond of Leo as well. Leo adores Gilda – but come to think of it, Leo and Otto have a bit of history, too. So which of them will pair off, and who’ll be left out in the cold? Well, why should they have to? What’s that all-too-common comment on relationships: “It’s complicated?” This one just happens to be rather more complicated than most! A classic comedy where the morality is in the eye of the beholder. Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

My Darling Fury at Tobacco Company

Free. My Darling Fury - http://www.facebook.com/MyDarlingFury My Darling Fury is an indie pop band based in Richmond, VA. They artfully incorporate technology in a genre that is not traditionally electronic. The band has a touch of a symphonic and operatic flare too–that’s because the singer and bassist are classically trained. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1201 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thetobaccocompany.com.

Creepy Hollow Scream Park

Complete schedule and tickets - http://www.richmondscreams.com/ Creepy Hollow Scream Park is Richmond's Ultimate Halloween destination, with more monsters, more frights and more fun! Each night we have well over 50 live actors monsters, incredible animatronics, amazing illusions and acres of screams. Join us for Richmond's legendary Creepy Hollow Hayride and dare to venture into Scream Forest, the most intense haunt in Virginia! We are located just 10 minutes from Short Pump and are open select nights in October. Creepy Hollow Scream Park is scary entertainment and may not be appropriate for small children or those faint of heart. Creepy Hollow Hayride Take a narrated tractor drawn hayride into the depths of Creepy Hollow. Experience first hand the horrors of Dr. Ulysses S. Farrington's experiments deep within the woods of the Hollow. As you ride through the dark woods, you'll feel the breath of the spirits encircling you,and you'll witness what has become of those not fortunate enough to escape fro… Sunday, October 12, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 14435 Stone Horse Creek Rd. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit www.richmondscreams.com.

Brand New at The National (SOLD OUT)

Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM SOLD OUT Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/brand-new. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Monday, October 13, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

The Songwriter’s Showdown – Round 10 at Ashland Coffee & Tea

Join us for a night of original song… Round 10 begins!!! Sign up is in advance, complete rules can be found on our “Showdown” tab. http://ashlandcoffeeandtea.com/info/showdown $5. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

17th Annual Fall Harness Racing Season at Colonial Downs

September 17 – October 26 Description: Watch and wager 10 pari-mutuel harness races every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday starting at 1 PM. The 4th floor Turf Club Dining Room will be open on weekend afternoons from 12:30 – 4:30 PM. Season Highlights: An Ostrich Race & a Camel Race in conjunction with the harness card on Sunday Sept. 21; “Back to the Track” Day on October 5th; “Shucktoberfest” Cornhole Tourney” on October 11th; $350,000 “Day of Champions” on October 26th; VHHA “Own a Horse for a Day” promotion every Saturday Admission: $3; kids 12 & under are free. $19.95 all-inclusive Turf Club admission special includes table seat, buffet lunch, iced tea/lemonade, tax/gratuity, program, tip sheet & 2 simulcast programs Information: 804-966-7223 or http://www.colonialdowns.com. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 10515 Colonial Downs Pkwy New Kent, VA. For more info visit www.colonialdowns.com.

""Woodrow Wilson-Across Three Centuries" at Virginia Historical Society

One hundred years after his inauguration, Woodrow Wilson still stands as one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, and one of the most enigmatic. A. Scott Berg will speak about his newest biography, Wilson, the most personal and penetrating study about not only Wilson the icon but also Wilson the man. Reservations are required. Seating is limited. No tickets will be mailed. A master guest list will be at the door. Founders and Council Members - no charge; Other VHS Members - $18 Details: http://www.vahistorical.org/attend-event/programs-and-activities/members-events/j-harvie-wilkinson-jr-lecture-woodrow-wilson?start=2014-10-15T17:30. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 428 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vahistorical.org.

Virginia Literary Festival presents ‘An Evening with Clay McLeod Chapman’ at Poe Museum

"Like a demonic angel on a skateboard, like a resurrected Artaud on methadrine, like a tattletale psychiatrist turned rodeo clown, Clay McLeod Chapman races back and forth along the serrated edges of everyday American madness, objectively recording each whimper of anguish, each whisper of skewed desire. This is strong stuff, intense stuff, sometimes disturbing stuff, but I think the many who admire Chuck Palahniuk will admire Chapman as well." —Tom Robbins, author, Still Life with Woodpecker Clay McLeod Chapman is the author of rest area, a collection of short stories, and miss corpus, a novel. Miss corpus was recognized in part of The New Yorker's "Reading Glasses" series. Currently, he is writing the middlegrade adventure series The Tribe (Disney/Hyperion)—book one, Homeroom Headhunters, is out now and book two, Camp Cannibal, hits the shelves in April 2014. He also writes for his geek-gods Marvel Comics (Amazing Spider-Man, Ultimate Spider-Man Adventures, Spider-Man 2099 and The Avengers: Earth’s Mighti… Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1914 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.poemuseum.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

17th Annual Fall Harness Racing Season at Colonial Downs

September 17 – October 26 Description: Watch and wager 10 pari-mutuel harness races every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday starting at 1 PM. The 4th floor Turf Club Dining Room will be open on weekend afternoons from 12:30 – 4:30 PM. Season Highlights: An Ostrich Race & a Camel Race in conjunction with the harness card on Sunday Sept. 21; “Back to the Track” Day on October 5th; “Shucktoberfest” Cornhole Tourney” on October 11th; $350,000 “Day of Champions” on October 26th; VHHA “Own a Horse for a Day” promotion every Saturday Admission: $3; kids 12 & under are free. $19.95 all-inclusive Turf Club admission special includes table seat, buffet lunch, iced tea/lemonade, tax/gratuity, program, tip sheet & 2 simulcast programs Information: 804-966-7223 or http://www.colonialdowns.com. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 10515 Colonial Downs Pkwy New Kent, VA. For more info visit www.colonialdowns.com.

Poetry & Jazz Tasting at C'est Le Vin Art & Wine Gallery

Join us again for vino and verse at local Shockoe hotspot C'est Le Vin. We'll get a "taste" of both new and established area poets, set off by C'est le Vin's enticing wine selection, gourmet delectables & gorgeous art exhibits. Super64 will be on hand to jazz up the affair. Don't miss it! http://bit.ly/rivercitypoetry. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 15 N. 17th St. Richmond, VA.

Quoit Club Tour: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

http://www.historicrichmond.com/about-quoit-events.php Named for Richmond’s most popular 19th century social club, the Quoit Club is Richmond’s premiere organization for people who enjoy experiencing history and architecture with a social twist. Traditionally, quoits was a game played during the nineteenth century with steel rings and metal spikes. Famous Richmond residents, such as Chief Justice John Marshall, would gather with friends "on Saturdays to eat, drink and otherwise make merry." Today, the Quoit Club supports Historic Richmond Foundation’s mission to preserve the area’s unique heritage by promoting social and educational gatherings at historic sites. Events typically feature behind-the-scenes guided tours, as well as complimentary drinks and hors d’ouerves. http://www.historicrichmond.com/about-quoit-events.php. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 800 S. Cathedral Place Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.historicrichmond.com.

"Sight Unseen" at Theater Gym at Virginia Rep Center

October 16 - November 8 Produced by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep. This humorous and insightful Obie Award-winning, Pulitzer Prize-nominated work tells the tale of a wildly successful American Jewish artist whose British retrospective show leaves him pierced by racism and false memory. His journey causes him to question his purpose and reinvent the basis for his self worth. Full Price: $28 | Virginia Rep Subscribers: $21 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_sight_unseen.html. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Becoming Dr. Ruth" at Hanover Tavern

September 12 – October 19 Hanover Tavern This heartwarming one-woman show retells the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the pioneering radio and television sex therapist. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a scout and sniper, to her struggles to succeed as a single mother coming to America, this biographical account is filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became “Dr. Ruth”. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $36. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_becoming_dr.html. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Design for Living" at Triangle Theater

Design for Living by Noel Coward Sept 24 – Oct 18, 2014 Three bohemian artists grapple with the pleasures and challenges of a ménage à trois lifestyle in this sophisticated and innovative comedy that scandalized two continents when it premiered! Gilda loves Otto, and it’s entirely mutual. But Gilda is rather fond of Leo as well. Leo adores Gilda – but come to think of it, Leo and Otto have a bit of history, too. So which of them will pair off, and who’ll be left out in the cold? Well, why should they have to? What’s that all-too-common comment on relationships: “It’s complicated?” This one just happens to be rather more complicated than most! A classic comedy where the morality is in the eye of the beholder. Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

"Equivocation" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

September 26 – October 19 It is 1606, and Shakespeare has been commanded to write a propaganda play about the Gunpowder Plot, in service to King James. Will he agree to be a pawn in the cynical gamesmanship of the king’s spymaster, or will he equivocate—lie by telling the truth? The playwright, his acting company, and a variety of historical figures clash in this high-stakes political thriller about the complexities of the truth and the terrible consequences of compromise. “One of the most bracingly intelligent, sizzlingly theatrical American plays in a decade.” Variety Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_equivocation.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Wait Until Dark" at Firehouse Theater

SEPTEMBER 18 – OCTOBER 18, 2014 An apartment in 1960’s Greenwich Village becomes the site of theatre’s most terrifying game of cat and mouse. Desperate to reclaim a mysterious doll stuffed with illegal drugs, a con man lays a trap to ensnare a blind woman. With the help of his criminal cohorts and a few clever disguises, he spins a tale to fool the innocent and unsuspecting woman. But when the doll can’t be found, the situation spirals out of control. From the author of Dial “M” for Murder, Wait Until Dark proves that what you can’t see can most definitely hurt you. “A classic performance … A gripping finish!” – Los Angeles Times “Enthralling, layered characters.” – Entertainment Weekly. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: In Your Facebook

Don’t miss the the Coalition’s special 7 week run of In Your Facebook, featuring live improv comedy ripped from YOUR Facebook page. Every Friday at 8pm, two lucky audience members’ Facebook pages will become the inspiration for completely improvised comedy. The Coalition’s all-star cast of improvisers delve into the guest’s digital identity, poking around for their favorite pictures, status updates, and likes to use as characters and situations in the scenes that follow. Sharing’s never felt so good! This show opens on Sept. 5th and closes on Oct. 17th. http://rvacomedy.com/ $10. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Friday, October 17, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

The Road to Black Ned’s Forge: Book Talk with Turk McCleskey at Wilton House

Virginia Military Institute history professor Colonel N. Turk McCleskey discusses and signs his book The Road to Black Ned’s Forge: A Story of Race, Sex, and Trade on the Colonial American Frontier.Tours of Wilton House will also be available before and after the talk. In 1752 an enslaved Pennsylvania ironworker named Ned purchased his freedom and moved to Virginia on the upper James River. Taking the name Edward Tarr, he became the first free black landowner west of the Blue Ridge. Tarr established a blacksmith shop on the Great Wagon Road from Philadelphia to the Carolinas and helped found a Presbyterian congregation that exists to this day. Living with him was his white, Scottish wife, and in a twist that will surprise the modern reader, Tarr’s neighbors accepted his interracial marriage. It was when a second white woman joined the household that some protested. Tarr’s already dramatic story took a perilous turn when the predatory son of his last master, a Charleston merchant, abruptly entered his life… Friday, October 17, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 215 S. Wilton Rd. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.wiltonhousemuseum.org.

Third Fridays: Tango After Work at VMFA

Join in the fun and exotic beauty of the tango with Richmond's tango community, while enjoying the food and social atmosphere in Best Café. You can also take advantage of half-price beverages as part of Friday Art & Wine. Now you have more reasons to hang out at VMFA on Friday nights! Head to the museum and enjoy discounted beverages and free half-hour gallery tours at 7 and 7:30 pm. On the first Friday of each month, check out our First Fridays entertainment, too. http://vmfa.museum/calendar/events/third-fridays-tango-work/. Friday, October 17, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Target $1 Family Night at Children’s Museum of Richmond Central

http://www.ChildrensMuseumOfRichmond.org or call (804)474-7000. Bring the whole family to enjoy what The Children's Museum of Richmond - Central has to offer from 5:00-7:30pm on the third Friday of every month for just $1 per person! Children’s Museum of Richmond (CMoR) welcomes groups that visit on Target $1 Family night! Please be sure to note our required ratio of 1 adult chaperon for every 5 children that check in. Offered every month except for December and only valid on Children’s Museum of Richmond-Central. Please check more info at http://www.c-mor.org/events/Target-Family-Night. Friday, October 17, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM. 2626 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.childrensmuseumofrichmond.org.

Creepy Hollow Scream Park

Complete schedule and tickets - http://www.richmondscreams.com/ Creepy Hollow Scream Park is Richmond's Ultimate Halloween destination, with more monsters, more frights and more fun! Each night we have well over 50 live actors monsters, incredible animatronics, amazing illusions and acres of screams. Join us for Richmond's legendary Creepy Hollow Hayride and dare to venture into Scream Forest, the most intense haunt in Virginia! We are located just 10 minutes from Short Pump and are open select nights in October. Creepy Hollow Scream Park is scary entertainment and may not be appropriate for small children or those faint of heart. Creepy Hollow Hayride Take a narrated tractor drawn hayride into the depths of Creepy Hollow. Experience first hand the horrors of Dr. Ulysses S. Farrington's experiments deep within the woods of the Hollow. As you ride through the dark woods, you'll feel the breath of the spirits encircling you,and you'll witness what has become of those not fortunate enough to escape fro… Friday, October 17, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 14435 Stone Horse Creek Rd. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit www.richmondscreams.com.

"Becoming Dr. Ruth" at Hanover Tavern

September 12 – October 19 Hanover Tavern This heartwarming one-woman show retells the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the pioneering radio and television sex therapist. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a scout and sniper, to her struggles to succeed as a single mother coming to America, this biographical account is filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became “Dr. Ruth”. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $36. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_becoming_dr.html. Friday, October 17, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Design for Living" at Triangle Theater

Design for Living by Noel Coward Sept 24 – Oct 18, 2014 Three bohemian artists grapple with the pleasures and challenges of a ménage à trois lifestyle in this sophisticated and innovative comedy that scandalized two continents when it premiered! Gilda loves Otto, and it’s entirely mutual. But Gilda is rather fond of Leo as well. Leo adores Gilda – but come to think of it, Leo and Otto have a bit of history, too. So which of them will pair off, and who’ll be left out in the cold? Well, why should they have to? What’s that all-too-common comment on relationships: “It’s complicated?” This one just happens to be rather more complicated than most! A classic comedy where the morality is in the eye of the beholder. Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Friday, October 17, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

"Equivocation" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

September 26 – October 19 It is 1606, and Shakespeare has been commanded to write a propaganda play about the Gunpowder Plot, in service to King James. Will he agree to be a pawn in the cynical gamesmanship of the king’s spymaster, or will he equivocate—lie by telling the truth? The playwright, his acting company, and a variety of historical figures clash in this high-stakes political thriller about the complexities of the truth and the terrible consequences of compromise. “One of the most bracingly intelligent, sizzlingly theatrical American plays in a decade.” Variety Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_equivocation.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Friday, October 17, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Sight Unseen" at Theater Gym at Virginia Rep Center

October 16 - November 8 Produced by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep. This humorous and insightful Obie Award-winning, Pulitzer Prize-nominated work tells the tale of a wildly successful American Jewish artist whose British retrospective show leaves him pierced by racism and false memory. His journey causes him to question his purpose and reinvent the basis for his self worth. Full Price: $28 | Virginia Rep Subscribers: $21 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_sight_unseen.html. Friday, October 17, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Wait Until Dark" at Firehouse Theater

SEPTEMBER 18 – OCTOBER 18, 2014 An apartment in 1960’s Greenwich Village becomes the site of theatre’s most terrifying game of cat and mouse. Desperate to reclaim a mysterious doll stuffed with illegal drugs, a con man lays a trap to ensnare a blind woman. With the help of his criminal cohorts and a few clever disguises, he spins a tale to fool the innocent and unsuspecting woman. But when the doll can’t be found, the situation spirals out of control. From the author of Dial “M” for Murder, Wait Until Dark proves that what you can’t see can most definitely hurt you. “A classic performance … A gripping finish!” – Los Angeles Times “Enthralling, layered characters.” – Entertainment Weekly. Friday, October 17, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Anne McCue and Grant Peeples at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$12 advance; $15 door. She was voted the Roots Music Association’s Folk Artist of the Year in 2008, performed in a Jimi Hendrix tribute at the 2007 International Guitar Festival and was included in the Four Decades of Folk Rock box set alongside the likes of Bob Dylan and Wilco. Heart’s Nancy Wilson has described her as “my Aussie clone,” while Americana icon Lucinda Williams had this to say: “Initially, her stunning voice hooked me in. Then I got inside the songs. The first chance I got, I went to see her perform . . . I was floored! The combination of her tomboyish beauty mixed with the precision and assertiveness with which she approached the guitar, her surrounding languid and earthy vocals created an intoxicating blend.”Her love of music forged in Sydney, Australia, McCue landed in America after performing on the Lilith Fair tour. After setting up shop in Los Angeles, she became a vital part of the city’s roots music scene, recording two attention-grabbing albums: 2004’s Roll and 2006’s Koala Motel. B… Friday, October 17, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Lakeside Farmers' Market

http://www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net The market is open April-December, two days per week. Wednesdays 8AM til dusk. Most vendors stay the entire day and continue selling between market times. Open Saturdays 8AM til noon. Lakeside Farmers' Market offers Local Seasonal Produce, Meats, Cheeses and Baked Goods and Hand Made Items from Local Artists. Arts, Crafts, Dining, Housewares, and Jewelry are located in the retail shops adjacent to the market. New this year, "LAKESIDE FARMERS' MARKET TOO!" This is an indoor option adjacent to the Farmers' Market Pavilion. Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6110 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net.

South of the James Market at Forest Hill Park

The South of the James Farmers Market is an open-air producer-only market where farmers and artisans sell locally-grown and hand-made items including: Vegetables, fruit, plants & flowers Meat, cheese, eggs & honey Jewelry, pottery, art, candles, clothing & knitted items Soaps, lotions & essential oils Baked goods & other prepared foods Located in beautiful Forest Hill Park, the South of the James Market is on Saturdays May through early December and runs from 8am to 12pm. http://growrva.com/markets/. Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. New Kent Ave. & 42nd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit growrva.com.

St. Stephen's Farmers' Market

Locally produced seasonal vegetables, fruit, herbs, eggs, poultry, beef, pork, flowers, bread, cheese, pasta and other foods are available. In addition, the market features local artisans, locally roasted coffee, and much more. Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, May through October. Ample free parking. Info - http://www.saintstephensrichmond.net/farmersmarket. Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6000 Grove Avenue Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.saintstephensrichmond.net.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Saturday, October 18, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Virginia Hops & Harvest Festival

Visit http://vahopsfest.com/index.html The Virginia Hops & Harvest Festival is a day-long celebration of Virginia's bounty, featuring local artisans, craft brewers, food vendors, and outdoor adventure companies, in the beautiful setting of Virginia's largest state park. 12pm start time; music begins at 1:30pm. $16.50 adv/ $20 dos; All Ages (21+ to drink). Saturday, October 18, 2014, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 10301 State Park Rd. Chesterfield, VA. For more info visit vahopsfest.com.

"Exquisite Corpse" Family Day at 1708 Gallery

OCTOBER 2 - NOVEMBER 1, 2014 FIRST FRIDAYS RECEPTION: Friday, October 3, 5 - 9 p.m. LIVE MURAL DRAWING Saturday, October 4 FAMILY DAY: Saturday, October 18, 1 - 4 p.m DAY OF THE DEAD PARTY + SILENT AUCTION CONCLUSION: Saturday, November 1, 6 - 9 p.m 1708 Gallery is pleased to present Exquisite Corpse, a silent auction fundraiser featuring works created by nationally recognized artists from Richmond and beyond in the spirit of the Surrealist game of the same name. Exquisite Corpse was a chance-based parlor game invented by the Surrealists for which artists collaborated on drawings without seeing each others’ contributions. For the Surrealists, this tapped into their interest in a collective unconscious. One of the events taking place in conjunction with Exquisite Corpse is the creation of a mural-sized exquisite corpse directly on the back gallery wall during the first three days of the exhibition. This piece will be created by artists Genesis Chapman, Rosemary Jesionwski, and Mic… Saturday, October 18, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 319 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.1708gallery.org.

17th Annual Fall Harness Racing Season at Colonial Downs

September 17 – October 26 Description: Watch and wager 10 pari-mutuel harness races every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday starting at 1 PM. The 4th floor Turf Club Dining Room will be open on weekend afternoons from 12:30 – 4:30 PM. Season Highlights: An Ostrich Race & a Camel Race in conjunction with the harness card on Sunday Sept. 21; “Back to the Track” Day on October 5th; “Shucktoberfest” Cornhole Tourney” on October 11th; $350,000 “Day of Champions” on October 26th; VHHA “Own a Horse for a Day” promotion every Saturday Admission: $3; kids 12 & under are free. $19.95 all-inclusive Turf Club admission special includes table seat, buffet lunch, iced tea/lemonade, tax/gratuity, program, tip sheet & 2 simulcast programs Information: 804-966-7223 or http://www.colonialdowns.com. Saturday, October 18, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 10515 Colonial Downs Pkwy New Kent, VA. For more info visit www.colonialdowns.com.

Carytown/Museum District: Butchers, Bakers & Beyond Food Tour

We’ll mix it up for you along one of Richmond’s most eclectic thoroughfares. Visit intimate bistros, bustling lunch spots with Southern favorites, and specialty food retailers featured in national magazines while passing through quirky Carytown. You’ll learn secrets from butchers to bakers as well as get a peek at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ new sculpture garden. Come see our culinary trendsetters such as Secco, Dixie Donuts, Deco, Coriander Cafe at Boone’s Food Shop, Belmont Butchery, Carytown Cupcakes, Mezzanine, Basili’s, Water Coastal Kitchen, Don’t Look Back, Curry Craft, Belmont Food Shop, Zeus Gallery Cafe, Museum District B & B, Amour Wine Bistro and others in Carytown and the Museum District. Tickets are $55 inclusive of ticketing fee and can be purchased here. http://realrichmondva.com. Saturday, October 18, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 1217 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit realrichmondva.com.

Creepy Hollow Scream Park

Complete schedule and tickets - http://www.richmondscreams.com/ Creepy Hollow Scream Park is Richmond's Ultimate Halloween destination, with more monsters, more frights and more fun! Each night we have well over 50 live actors monsters, incredible animatronics, amazing illusions and acres of screams. Join us for Richmond's legendary Creepy Hollow Hayride and dare to venture into Scream Forest, the most intense haunt in Virginia! We are located just 10 minutes from Short Pump and are open select nights in October. Creepy Hollow Scream Park is scary entertainment and may not be appropriate for small children or those faint of heart. Creepy Hollow Hayride Take a narrated tractor drawn hayride into the depths of Creepy Hollow. Experience first hand the horrors of Dr. Ulysses S. Farrington's experiments deep within the woods of the Hollow. As you ride through the dark woods, you'll feel the breath of the spirits encircling you,and you'll witness what has become of those not fortunate enough to escape fro… Saturday, October 18, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 14435 Stone Horse Creek Rd. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit www.richmondscreams.com.

"Becoming Dr. Ruth" at Hanover Tavern

September 12 – October 19 Hanover Tavern This heartwarming one-woman show retells the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the pioneering radio and television sex therapist. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a scout and sniper, to her struggles to succeed as a single mother coming to America, this biographical account is filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became “Dr. Ruth”. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $36. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_becoming_dr.html. Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Design for Living" at Triangle Theater

Design for Living by Noel Coward Sept 24 – Oct 18, 2014 Three bohemian artists grapple with the pleasures and challenges of a ménage à trois lifestyle in this sophisticated and innovative comedy that scandalized two continents when it premiered! Gilda loves Otto, and it’s entirely mutual. But Gilda is rather fond of Leo as well. Leo adores Gilda – but come to think of it, Leo and Otto have a bit of history, too. So which of them will pair off, and who’ll be left out in the cold? Well, why should they have to? What’s that all-too-common comment on relationships: “It’s complicated?” This one just happens to be rather more complicated than most! A classic comedy where the morality is in the eye of the beholder. Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

"Equivocation" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

September 26 – October 19 It is 1606, and Shakespeare has been commanded to write a propaganda play about the Gunpowder Plot, in service to King James. Will he agree to be a pawn in the cynical gamesmanship of the king’s spymaster, or will he equivocate—lie by telling the truth? The playwright, his acting company, and a variety of historical figures clash in this high-stakes political thriller about the complexities of the truth and the terrible consequences of compromise. “One of the most bracingly intelligent, sizzlingly theatrical American plays in a decade.” Variety Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_equivocation.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Sight Unseen" at Theater Gym at Virginia Rep Center

October 16 - November 8 Produced by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep. This humorous and insightful Obie Award-winning, Pulitzer Prize-nominated work tells the tale of a wildly successful American Jewish artist whose British retrospective show leaves him pierced by racism and false memory. His journey causes him to question his purpose and reinvent the basis for his self worth. Full Price: $28 | Virginia Rep Subscribers: $21 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_sight_unseen.html. Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Wait Until Dark" at Firehouse Theater

SEPTEMBER 18 – OCTOBER 18, 2014 An apartment in 1960’s Greenwich Village becomes the site of theatre’s most terrifying game of cat and mouse. Desperate to reclaim a mysterious doll stuffed with illegal drugs, a con man lays a trap to ensnare a blind woman. With the help of his criminal cohorts and a few clever disguises, he spins a tale to fool the innocent and unsuspecting woman. But when the doll can’t be found, the situation spirals out of control. From the author of Dial “M” for Murder, Wait Until Dark proves that what you can’t see can most definitely hurt you. “A classic performance … A gripping finish!” – Los Angeles Times “Enthralling, layered characters.” – Entertainment Weekly. Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Jordan Knight / Nick Carter at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $39.50 Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/jordan-knight-and-nick-carter-the-nick-and-knight-tour. Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Richmond Symphony Masterworks: Mahler Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, “Resurrection” at Carpenter Theatre

Mahler Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, “Resurrection” with Michelle Areyzaga, soprano Jennifer Feinstein, mezzo-soprano Richmond Symphony Chorus Oct. 18 - 8:00pm Oct. 19 - 3:00pm $10-$78. Details: http://www.richmondsymphony.com/events_details.asp?id=301. Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondsymphony.com.