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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 22, 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 22, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 10515 Colonial Downs Pkwy New Kent, VA. For more info visit www.colonialdowns.com.

Fall Richmond Restaurant Week

Monday, October 20 – Sunday, October 26 http://richmondrestaurantweek.com Join 30+ local restaurants as we celebrate Richmond for being what it is--a great food town. Each time you go out to dinner at participating restaurants during Restaurant Week, you are contributing to the local economy and helping eliminate area hunger through our partnership with FeedMore. For those of you who don't know: Richmond Restaurant Week was founded by Acacia's very own Aline Reitzer when she found herself inundated with donation requests. Modeled after Restaurant Weeks in New York and other cities, Aline founded Richmond Restaurant Week to include a charity component. The Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels were a natural partner from the beginning because their interest in food aligns closely with the restaurant industry. Area Chefs create a three-course price fixed menu following some basic guidelines and offer it up all week for $25.13 per person. On top of that dining deal, the restaurants take $2.1… Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Participating Restaurants Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondrestaurantweek.com.

Richmond Restaurant Week

Join 30+ local restaurants as we celebrate Richmond for being what it is--a great food town. Each time you go out to dinner at participating restaurants during Restaurant Week, you are contributing to the local economy and helping eliminate area hunger through our partnership with FeedMore. For those of you who don't know: Richmond Restaurant Week was founded by Acacia's very own Aline Reitzer when she found herself inundated with donation requests. Modeled after Restaurant Weeks in New York and other cities, Aline founded Richmond Restaurant Week to include a charity component. The Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels were a natural partner from the beginning because their interest in food aligns closely with the restaurant industry. Area Chefs create a three-course price fixed menu following some basic guidelines and offer it up all week for $25.12 per person. On top of that dining deal, the restaurants take $2.12 from each meal and donate that money to FeedMore. Last October alone the eve… Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Participating Restaurants Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondrestaurantweek.com.

BASETRACK Live, A Multimedia Performance Experience at Modlin Center

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. “a way of transgressing conventional media” – Global360 “an opportunity to reveal a more transparent version of the truth“ – Global360 BASETRACK Live draws on the power of individual stories to examine the collective experience of modern-day Marines and their families. Through theatre, music, new media, journalism, and technology, BASETRACK Live looks unflinchingly and honestly at the legacy of war upon our veterans and our communities. Adapted from the wildly popular Facebook page and website of photographs and videos taken in Afghanistan by embedded journalist Teru Kuwayama, combined with a live score by Michelle DiBucci, and text adapted by Jason Grote (Mad Men, Smash), BASETRACK Live shares the harsh realities and intense darkness of combat. Be privy to the first-hand accounts that have yet to be told about the history of America’s longest war. Tickets $11-$22. http://modlin.richmond.edu/events/modlin-arts-… Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

Rex Richardson Quintet And Big Band Double Album Release at The Broadberry

$8.00 - $10.00 International Jazz Trumpeter, Rex Richardson, celebrates the release of two new albums with a special performance at The Broadberry in Richmond, VA on Wednesday 10/22 at 8:00pm. The evening features performances of selections from his new CD "Bugles Over Zagreb" composed and conducted by Doug Richards and the Summit Records’ release “Blue Shift.” The lineup includes a collection of Richmond's finest musicians, beginning with a quintet and finishing with a big band! CDs are available for sale at the show. Doors open at 7:30pm show starts at 8:00pm. Tickets are $8.00 for students / $10.00/$12.00 general admission. Details: http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/692113-rex-richardson-quintet-big-richmond/. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM. 2729 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Lachlan Bryan at The Camel

FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/665973140184633/ $7. "Black Coffee is the brand new album from country singer/songwriter Lachlan Bryan, recorded last year with his own ragged group of Melbournian alt-country misfits The Wildes. It’s a genre-defying collection of songs, tracked live in the studio and fusing elements of old-school country, rockabilly, folk-balladry and gospel-tinged rockin-soul. BLACK COFFEE won BEST ALTERNATIVE COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR in Tamworth in January as part of the Country Music Awards of Australia, cementing what critics and fans alike already believed – Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes are a musical force to be reckoned with.". Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 8:00 PM – Thursday, October 23, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Long Time Courting at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$12 advance; $15 door. Together as Long Time Courting, these four talented woman offer an extraordinary blend of neo-traditional Irish, Scottish and American music that showcases each musician’s versatility, creativity, and mastery. Exquisite vocal harmonies combine with formidable instrumental prowess to create music that is both playful and richly satisfying. The members of the group are all seasoned performers, having toured with such notable acts as The John Whelan Band, Childsplay, Robbie O’Connell, Aoife Clancy, and Carlos Núñez. http://www.longtimecourting.com/. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Dope Body, Men's Room, Navi & New Turks at Strange Matter

9pm Doors | $8 Cover | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/732347443502730. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 9:00 PM – Thursday, October 23, 2014, 12:00 AM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.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. Thursday, October 23, 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 23, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 10515 Colonial Downs Pkwy New Kent, VA. For more info visit www.colonialdowns.com.

NT Live: Skylight at Modlin Center

Live Broadcast on Thursday, October 23 • 2pm Encore Broadcast on Sunday, November 16 • 3pm Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) feature in the highly anticipated production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry (The Audience), broadcast live from the West End by National Theatre Live. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires. About National Theatre of London Live The groundbreaking series National Theatre Live brings the best of British theatre direct from the stages of London to movie theatres around the world. Each performance is ca… Thursday, October 23, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

Fall Richmond Restaurant Week

Monday, October 20 – Sunday, October 26 http://richmondrestaurantweek.com Join 30+ local restaurants as we celebrate Richmond for being what it is--a great food town. Each time you go out to dinner at participating restaurants during Restaurant Week, you are contributing to the local economy and helping eliminate area hunger through our partnership with FeedMore. For those of you who don't know: Richmond Restaurant Week was founded by Acacia's very own Aline Reitzer when she found herself inundated with donation requests. Modeled after Restaurant Weeks in New York and other cities, Aline founded Richmond Restaurant Week to include a charity component. The Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels were a natural partner from the beginning because their interest in food aligns closely with the restaurant industry. Area Chefs create a three-course price fixed menu following some basic guidelines and offer it up all week for $25.13 per person. On top of that dining deal, the restaurants take $2.1… Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Participating Restaurants Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondrestaurantweek.com.

Richmond Restaurant Week

Join 30+ local restaurants as we celebrate Richmond for being what it is--a great food town. Each time you go out to dinner at participating restaurants during Restaurant Week, you are contributing to the local economy and helping eliminate area hunger through our partnership with FeedMore. For those of you who don't know: Richmond Restaurant Week was founded by Acacia's very own Aline Reitzer when she found herself inundated with donation requests. Modeled after Restaurant Weeks in New York and other cities, Aline founded Richmond Restaurant Week to include a charity component. The Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels were a natural partner from the beginning because their interest in food aligns closely with the restaurant industry. Area Chefs create a three-course price fixed menu following some basic guidelines and offer it up all week for $25.12 per person. On top of that dining deal, the restaurants take $2.12 from each meal and donate that money to FeedMore. Last October alone the eve… Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Participating Restaurants Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondrestaurantweek.com.

October Unhappy Hour: "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" at Poe Museum

Nobody does Halloween like the Master of the Macabre, so join Edgar and the gang for an evening in the Poe Museum's legendary Enchanted Garden for living music, performances, refreshments, games, a costume contest, and the opening of the Museum's new exhibit about Poe's mesmerizing tale "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar." It's just $5 to attend the only Halloween party in real with real ghosts! Details: http://www.poemuseum.org/events.php. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 1914 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.poemuseum.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. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Songwriter Night with Paul Willson, Liz Chidester, Patrick Ragland, and Sidney Wiliamson at The Camel

Free. Songwriter Night with Paul Willson, Liz Chidester, Patrick Ragland, and Sidney Wiliamson. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

VCU Dance: Salon at The Depot

An informal showing of new student works in a range of disciplines, with post-performance discussion facilitated by VCU Dance faculty. Free. Details: http://arts.vcu.edu/dance/events/current-season/. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 814 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

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… Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 14435 Stone Horse Creek Rd. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit www.richmondscreams.com.

BASETRACK Live, A Multimedia Performance Experience at Modlin Center

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. “a way of transgressing conventional media” – Global360 “an opportunity to reveal a more transparent version of the truth“ – Global360 BASETRACK Live draws on the power of individual stories to examine the collective experience of modern-day Marines and their families. Through theatre, music, new media, journalism, and technology, BASETRACK Live looks unflinchingly and honestly at the legacy of war upon our veterans and our communities. Adapted from the wildly popular Facebook page and website of photographs and videos taken in Afghanistan by embedded journalist Teru Kuwayama, combined with a live score by Michelle DiBucci, and text adapted by Jason Grote (Mad Men, Smash), BASETRACK Live shares the harsh realities and intense darkness of combat. Be privy to the first-hand accounts that have yet to be told about the history of America’s longest war. Tickets $11-$22. http://modlin.richmond.edu/events/modlin-arts-… Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

STS9 at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $27.50 ADV | $30 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/sts9-2 Since forming in Atlanta 15 years ago, instrumental electronic rock band STS9 has experienced a meteoric rise to the forefront of the international music scene. STS9 truly does it all: from headlining stages at the countries biggest festivals, to selling out shows around the country as an acoustic set-up in opera houses or as an electronic act in amphitheatres, to even performing with the likes of Jay-Z in arenas, to running their own record label, 1320 RECORDS, to using their voice as a platform for change and raising significant amounts of money towards activism efforts (including $150,000 to The Make it Right Foundation, paving the way to rebuild a house in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans). Pushing boundaries is all in a day’s work for STS9. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Town Mountain at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$12 advance; $15 door. Asheville, NC’s Bluegrass Band Town Mountain released their fourth album, Leave the Bottle, last Fall and the accolades have not stopped pouring in since. The band finds themselves becoming one of the preeminent torchbearers of their craft, facing a promising future. “Centered around strong, soulful vocals, and poised to stay put,” says Woody Platt of the Steep Canyon Rangers, “Town Mountain are true to bluegrass in all the right ways and this new project keeps them firmly connected to the traditions of the genre, while also allowing them to reach out into the broad horizon of string band music. Leave the Bottle comes highly recommended.” Always contributing to the evolution of the bluegrass form, they toss influences as varied as surf-rock, gospel, and honky-tonk country into their field of play. This contribution was most recently recognized by IBMA with the presentation of Momentum Awards for Band of the Year to Town Mountain and Vocalist of the Year to Robert Greer. Websit… Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Fools Day Comedy Presents Dante the Inferno & Moxie LaBouche at Gallery 5

Fools Day Comedy Presents Dante the Inferno & Moxie LaBouche Join us for a night of Music, Skits, Improv, Stand Up and just good ol’ fashioned craziness! This month we are bringing to you: Dante the Inferno RVA’s most prolific boylesque dancer and “the right tool for the job;” and Moxie LaBouche Producer of Those Freaking Weirdos and Blacklist Burlesque. She is, “One hot mess”. As well as all of the Fools, Craft beers, vendors, Raffle prizes and so much more. Doors open at 7 pm, show kicks off PROMPTLY at 8 pm. $5 dollars. Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/events/1477982215808885/ Details: http://gallery5arts.org/newsitedesign/?page_id=226. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 200 W. Marshall St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit gallery5arts.org.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Squirm & Germ (NYC)

Squirm & Germ is a high-energy music comedy duo hailing from NYC. These two MC’s use their hip-hop alter egos to celebrate their irreverent passions in life with songs about everything from active pregnancies to the state of Maine, naps and neti pots. They produce infectious beats, legit harmonies reminiscent of Rockapella, and rhyme faster than a kid who drank five Red Bulls at a sleepover. Their raucous live show is for music lovers with an appreciation for hip-hop, funk, rock, tasty synths, club jams, and rapid fire pop culture references. They are doubly excited as this will be the first time S&G play in Richmond, plus celebrate the release of their new EP “Naked On A Horse.” They hope VA is ready to jump out of their seats for a ridiculous feel-good party! For more info, check out http://www.squirmandgerm.com http://rvacomedy.com/ $10. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Merchandise, Ninos Du Brasil, Bermuda Triangles & Dead Fame at Strange Matter

9pm Doors | $10 In Advance // $12 Day Of Show | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/1507450639487155. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 9:00 PM – Friday, October 24, 2014, 12:00 AM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

The Gold Magnolias at Balliceaux

21+. Free. The Gold Magnolias - http://www.thegoldmagnolias.com The Southern Roots and Bed-Stuy Fruits of The Gold Magnolias: Southern Soul Band Hits the Stage at Louisiana Pig Roasts & NYC Ghetto Bars When a couple of Southern musicians left Texas for New York City a couple of years ago, they opted for cheap rent in the mostly African American neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn. Little did they know that they would develop a whole new sound thanks to a chance meeting with Mr. Jimmy, an impeccably tailored 70-year-old bar owner with a penchant for talking about his relations with women; and a Leslie Hammond cabinet they found in the trash at the church next door. The style The Gold Magnolias hit upon for this mostly Black audience—in a bar that had Swagga Mondays and Biker’s Night—was actually based on an old sound they grew up with (from Otis Redding to Al Green) and heard on radios around their new neighborhood. They call it Southern soul. And for this first “residency” at a club c… Thursday, October 23, 2014, 9:30 PM – Friday, October 24, 2014, 12:00 AM. 203 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.balliceauxrva.com.

Kung Fu at The Broadberry

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm $13-$15. Featuring members of RAQ, Deep Banana Blackout & The Breakfast, Kung Fu is quickly popularizing their unique sonic contribution, blurring the line between intense electro-fusion, and blistering dance arrangements. Making fusion music "cool" again, the band draws on influences such as early Headhunters, Weather Report, Return To Forever and Mahavishnu Orchestra, and merges those ideas with a contemporary EDM informed sensibility. The ensemble, a seasoned pedigree that reads like a late-night summer festival all-star jam, is currently touring in support of their eponymous debut album. The powerhouse quintet's live show has been described by critics and fans alike as "lethal funk" "explosive" "jaw dropping" and "musically mesmerizing". Details: http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/665375-kung-fu-richmond/. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 9:30 PM – Friday, October 24, 2014, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.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 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

UR International Film Series: "Watchtower" (Turkey, 2012)

Friday, Oct. 24 and Sunday, Oct. 26 100 min. NR Friday showings are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday showings are at 7:30 p.m. The films are shown in the original language with English subtitles. This character study follows two haunted individuals determined to escape their troubled pasts. Their lives intersect at an observation tower located in a forest where Nihat treasures his solitude. He comes to know Seher, a bus hostess at a rural station she calls home. Together, they find comfort from their tragedies. “Watchtower is a finely crafted film about love born out of loss, guilt, and a sense of responsibility.” –Chale Nafus, Austin Film Society Details: http://library.richmond.edu/mrc/international-film-series.html. Friday, October 24, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Robins School of Business University of Richmond. For more info visit library.richmond.edu.

Fall Richmond Restaurant Week

Monday, October 20 – Sunday, October 26 http://richmondrestaurantweek.com Join 30+ local restaurants as we celebrate Richmond for being what it is--a great food town. Each time you go out to dinner at participating restaurants during Restaurant Week, you are contributing to the local economy and helping eliminate area hunger through our partnership with FeedMore. For those of you who don't know: Richmond Restaurant Week was founded by Acacia's very own Aline Reitzer when she found herself inundated with donation requests. Modeled after Restaurant Weeks in New York and other cities, Aline founded Richmond Restaurant Week to include a charity component. The Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels were a natural partner from the beginning because their interest in food aligns closely with the restaurant industry. Area Chefs create a three-course price fixed menu following some basic guidelines and offer it up all week for $25.13 per person. On top of that dining deal, the restaurants take $2.1… Friday, October 24, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Participating Restaurants Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondrestaurantweek.com.

Richmond Restaurant Week

Join 30+ local restaurants as we celebrate Richmond for being what it is--a great food town. Each time you go out to dinner at participating restaurants during Restaurant Week, you are contributing to the local economy and helping eliminate area hunger through our partnership with FeedMore. For those of you who don't know: Richmond Restaurant Week was founded by Acacia's very own Aline Reitzer when she found herself inundated with donation requests. Modeled after Restaurant Weeks in New York and other cities, Aline founded Richmond Restaurant Week to include a charity component. The Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels were a natural partner from the beginning because their interest in food aligns closely with the restaurant industry. Area Chefs create a three-course price fixed menu following some basic guidelines and offer it up all week for $25.12 per person. On top of that dining deal, the restaurants take $2.12 from each meal and donate that money to FeedMore. Last October alone the eve… Friday, October 24, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Participating Restaurants Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondrestaurantweek.com.

Vintage Maymont at The Jefferson

17th Annual Auction of Wine, Travel, Entertainment and Culinary Treasures Vintage Maymont returns to the beautiful American landmark, The Jefferson Hotel, in its seventeenth year. At this premier auction, participants can expect an exciting evening with a high-spirited crowd and extraordinary items up for bid including unique vacation packages, fine wines, beautiful artwork and more. Vintage Maymont begins with a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by dinner and a live auction, all to benefit Maymont. A variety of sponsorship opportunities with outstanding benefits are available. Details: http://www.maymont.org/calendar?cid=2&ceid=1679&cerid=0&cdt=10%2f24%2f2014. Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 101 W. Franklin St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.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. Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.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 24, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 14435 Stone Horse Creek Rd. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit www.richmondscreams.com.

UR International Film Series: "Watchtower" (Turkey, 2012)

Friday, Oct. 24 and Sunday, Oct. 26 100 min. NR Friday showings are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday showings are at 7:30 p.m. The films are shown in the original language with English subtitles. This character study follows two haunted individuals determined to escape their troubled pasts. Their lives intersect at an observation tower located in a forest where Nihat treasures his solitude. He comes to know Seher, a bus hostess at a rural station she calls home. Together, they find comfort from their tragedies. “Watchtower is a finely crafted film about love born out of loss, guilt, and a sense of responsibility.” –Chale Nafus, Austin Film Society Details: http://library.richmond.edu/mrc/international-film-series.html. Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Robins School of Business University of Richmond. For more info visit library.richmond.edu.

West End Comedy at HATTheatre

All of us at West End Comedy welcome you to our most successful season ever - Season 5! Both shows start at 7:30 pm at HATTheatre. Adults are $7; children and students are $5. Below is the information for the September shows. For best seating please arrive 15 minutes early. Call West End Comedy at (804) 496-1714 with any questions. http://wecomedy.com. Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 1124 Westbriar Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit wecomedy.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. Friday, October 24, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Dean Fields with Peyton Tochterman at Capital Ale House

It takes a long time for me to wake up. Often Ill get up in the middle of night, change the cat box, and go back to bed with no recollection of it. Im an over-thinker and an undecider. I make up words. I went to grad school to pursue music and left grad school to pursue music. I moved 7 times in 3 years between 4 states. I have 300 voices with 300 accents for 301 different moods. I cannot park a car. Doors 7pm Showtime 8pm $10.00 (including $2.00 early discount) Dean recently released a brand new batch of music. It’s a 6 song EP called “Any Minute Now" and it features a live string section and songs co-written with the #1 songwriters and Grammy winners behind songs by Alison Krauss, Hunter Hayes, Keith Urban. In some ways it feels like I just woke up and while I was sleeping I changed the cat box, recorded 5 albums, and played more than a thousand shows. This time around, It was important to me that the album be an appropriate representation of my music for folks at solo shows and band shows. I’m l… Friday, October 24, 2014, 8:00 PM – Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12:00 AM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.com.

Steve Poltz at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$12 advance; $15 door. As good as his albums are (and they’re very, very good), Steve positively owns a crowd when he’s on stage, where the proverbial rubber hits the road. His shows are the stuff of legend – no two are alike – and can take an unsuspecting audience from laughter to tears and back again in the space of a single song. He is a master of improvisational songwriting and works without a set list to be free to react instantly to the mood of a room. It’s also worth mentioning that he is an astonishing guitar player on top of everything else. He is quite possibly the most talented, and engaging, solo performer on this planet. That’s what 250+ shows a year on three continents will do for you. Whether he’s Canadian, or American, or simply from space there’s no denying there’s only one Steven Joseph Joshua Poltz and to know him is to love him. Friday, October 24, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

The White Laces Lp Release With The Diamond Center, Sundials, And Heavy Midgets at The Broadberry

$7. THE DIAMOND CENTER pairs a wall of reverb and noise with an eerie gothic country creeper, creating an unique blend that is hard to put a finger on. Influenced by albums spanning the musical spectrum, they hint of Phil Spector and Joe Meek's experimental studio style, the live rawness of the Velvet Underground, as well as the nouveau psych-folk stylings of the Brian Jonestown Massacre and Espers. Influenced by their time living in Athens, GA, Brandi Price and Kyle Harris began The Diamond Center's first album, Claws and Flaws, with a close-knit family of friends from numerous other projects. Feeling the need for further stimulation, they migrated to Lubbock, TX, and were engulfed by the landscape and its surroundings. The languishing, yet prosperous, atmosphere proved fertile for their stream-of-conscious style of writing. With the addition of Jana Price, Brandi's sister, they recorded, at home, their second full length, My Only Companion, and self released it to glowing reviews. On this album, t… Friday, October 24, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 2729 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

ComedySportz Improv Theatre

ComedySportz Improv Theatre presents shows every Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm! ComedySportz is the worldwide sensation that is bringing hilarious, fast-paced, clean comedy to you. ComedySportz Richmond pits two teams, the Richmond Legends and the Virginia Hams, against each other in an improv battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot based off of your suggestions! The audience then votes for the winners. There is also a referee that calls the fouls and we even play the national anthem before each match. $10 with advance reservation, or $12 at the door! Call 266-9377 for reservations! http://www.comedysportzrichmond.com/. Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Friday, October 24, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

WRIR's Monster Mashquerade at The Camel

FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/546641715466424/ WRIR Mashquerade with Toxic Moxie, PT Burnum, Circle Two It's that time once again boys and ghouls! The Monster Mashquerade is one of our favorite parties of the year. WRIR has some killer acts lined up for you along with some WRIR DJs spinning the dark sides. Join us Friday, October 24th at The Camel. As always, there will be prizes for Best Mask and Best Costume!! Music performances from: Toxic Moxie http://toxicmoxie.bandcamp.com/ PT Burnum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnJLchZHqaM Circle Two (a tribute to the Germs) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJEc4o-frgA Doors/DJ at 9, bands at 10pm $5-$10 donation to WRIR gets you in the door. Friday, October 24, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Grayskul, Asphate, Goldini Bagwell, Simple Steven, Swordplay, Black Liquid & Ben Fm at Strange Matter

9pm Doors | $10 Cover | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/1488495988069150/. Friday, October 24, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12:00 AM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

Secret Chiefs 3 at Gallery 5

Secret Chiefs 3 have switched in to high gear. Having just completed a national tour in October with legendary Italian Giallo Horror soundtrack masters, Goblin, they released their long-awaited “Book of Souls: Folio A” album in late November. Next they are touring the west coast in February in support of that new album, and, surprise of surprises, are doing so armed with TWO new 7” records in hand. These will be available in stores stocking through Revolver USA, but those attending shows on the band’s February tour can get them right away. In truth, Secret Chiefs 3 is always in high gear. Most people don’t realize they have played well over 300 shows in 34 countries in the last seven years. But with a long-labored-over album in the can (you can read about it in the expanded bio), and fresh supplies of oxygen in the lungs, fresh new surprise releases are bubbling up through the Winter pseudo-frost as if it were Spring! This tour will feature the A-team line-up of SC3 familiars: Drums / Ches Smith (Cer… Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:00 PM – Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12:00 AM. 200 W. Marshall St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit gallery5arts.org.

No Richmond at Balliceaux

21+. Free. Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:30 PM – Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12:00 AM. 203 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.balliceauxrva.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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 2014, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6000 Grove Avenue Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.saintstephensrichmond.net.

Central Virginia Celtic Fest & Highland Games at RIR Complex

Highland games, Pipe Bands, Food, Pipe Bands, Drink, Pipe Bands, Music, Pipe Bands, drumming, Pipe Bands, Scottish Heritage, Pipe Bands, Clan tents, Pipe Bands, and of course Pipe Bands. Saturday, Oct. 25 -- 9 am to 6:00 pm Sunday, Oct. 26 -- 9 am to 6:00 pm Web - http://vacelticfestival.com/. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit vacelticfestival.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 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Great Pumpkin Palooza at Innsbrook

Dunk your pumpkin via catapult, trebuchet or cross bow into Lake Rooty at this family-friendly event. And, don’t forget to dress up in your favorite costume to celebrate in a big way with activities that appeal to families as well as goblins of all ages. “Kids Zone” costume contests, great food and craft vendors. Free to attend. Benefiting American Cancer Society’s Making Strides campaign. Fun for all ages. Details: http://www.innsbrook.com/events_and_activities.html. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 4901 Lakebrook Dr. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit www.innsbrook.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 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

Richmond Symphony LolliPops: Beethoven Lives Upstairs at Carpenter Theatre

The world-famous production of Beethoven Lives Upstairs features a lively exchange of letters between young Christoph and his uncle. Audiences are captivated by more than twenty-five excerpts of the master’s music, including the Moonlight Sonata, Für Elise, and the great Fifth and Ninth Symphonies. The performance includes a pre-concert festival with a musical instrument petting zoo and other activities for young audiences. Pre-concert festivals take place in Rhythm Hall one hour prior to concert. $12. Details: http://www.richmondsymphony.com/events_details.asp?id=316. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondsymphony.com.

Call Federal Marathon, Jr. at Byrd Park

Join us for a boo-tiful day in Byrd Park at the Call Federal Marathon, Jr. We’ve got a haunted half mile option and a 1-mile course! This event is sure to put the hustle in your Halloween… mummies (and daddies) are welcome! Come out and celebrate the season with us. We guarantee it’ll be a screamin’ good time! The Call Federal Marathon, Jr. is part of the Anthem Richmond Marathon – just happening three weeks earlier! Details: http://www.sportsbackers.org/events/marathon-junior/. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 600 S. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.sportsbackers.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 25, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 10515 Colonial Downs Pkwy New Kent, VA. For more info visit www.colonialdowns.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 25, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

Growl-A-Ween at Center of the Universe Brewing

Grab your pooch, your costume, and your good time shoes as we welcome in the fall season and Halloween in style with the first annual GROWL-O-WEEN. This doggone good time is in an effort to raise money for The Friends of Hanover Dog Parks and the Hanover SPCA. See below for all of the deTAILS: (Rain date of October 26th 2:00pm – 5:00pm) Event to take place at the Center of the Universe Bier Garden and parking lot. Free Admission 2:45 - Best Doggy Trick: Show what your pouch can do as you compete with others to see who’s dog can impress the judges. Prizes will be awarded for the top two doggies. $1 per doggie entry. 3:30 - Howling Contest: Can your dog talk? Prove it! The loudest and most on cue pooch and it’s owner will win a prize. Get those lungs loosened up and show us what your neighbors are complaining about! $1 per doggie entry 4:30 - Costume Contest: This is the main event. Does your style, creativity, and patient pooch stack up to the competition? We’ll be the judge of that. Prizes awar… Saturday, October 25, 2014, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 11293 Air Park Rd. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.cotubrewing.com.

Hardywood Third Anniversary Party

When presented with a rare opportunity to obtain some freshly emptied tequila barrels, head brewer Brian Nelson acted quickly, identifying them as the perfect vessel for aging Super Singel, our Belgian Abbey-style tripel. The beer’s subtle tropical fruit aromatics harmonize unsuspectingly with a mellow briny character imparted by the tequila barrels. The result is one of the most unique beers we’ve ever tasted. Hardywood Park Craft Brewery is three this year! Come out with with us for the party - we're featuring event exclusive beers, a line up of fantastic mobile food trucks, and live music. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

10th Annual Richmond Zombie Walk

Pre-walk meet up at Byrd Park (Boat Lake) is at 1pm and the actual walk will begin on the sidewalk in front of Kroger on W. Cary Street in Carytown immediately after. (Around 2:30p) CONTESTS Here are the categories we’ll be judging. Prizes will be awarded at the pre-walk meet up. - Most Disgusting - Best Couple/Group Theme - Best Pop Culture Theme (TV/Movie/Comic/Gaming) - Best Zombie Kid - 2011 Zombie of the Year (Best Overall) - Best Plants vs. Zombies Costume (Winner must be at least 18) Details - http://richmondzombiewalk.com/. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. 3500 W. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondzombiewalk.com.

Stray From The Path, Expire, Counterparts & My Ticket Home at Strange Matter

5pm Doors | $15 Cover | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/1481424868769068. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

Fall Richmond Restaurant Week

Monday, October 20 – Sunday, October 26 http://richmondrestaurantweek.com Join 30+ local restaurants as we celebrate Richmond for being what it is--a great food town. Each time you go out to dinner at participating restaurants during Restaurant Week, you are contributing to the local economy and helping eliminate area hunger through our partnership with FeedMore. For those of you who don't know: Richmond Restaurant Week was founded by Acacia's very own Aline Reitzer when she found herself inundated with donation requests. Modeled after Restaurant Weeks in New York and other cities, Aline founded Richmond Restaurant Week to include a charity component. The Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels were a natural partner from the beginning because their interest in food aligns closely with the restaurant industry. Area Chefs create a three-course price fixed menu following some basic guidelines and offer it up all week for $25.13 per person. On top of that dining deal, the restaurants take $2.1… Saturday, October 25, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Participating Restaurants Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondrestaurantweek.com.

Richmond Restaurant Week

Join 30+ local restaurants as we celebrate Richmond for being what it is--a great food town. Each time you go out to dinner at participating restaurants during Restaurant Week, you are contributing to the local economy and helping eliminate area hunger through our partnership with FeedMore. For those of you who don't know: Richmond Restaurant Week was founded by Acacia's very own Aline Reitzer when she found herself inundated with donation requests. Modeled after Restaurant Weeks in New York and other cities, Aline founded Richmond Restaurant Week to include a charity component. The Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels were a natural partner from the beginning because their interest in food aligns closely with the restaurant industry. Area Chefs create a three-course price fixed menu following some basic guidelines and offer it up all week for $25.12 per person. On top of that dining deal, the restaurants take $2.12 from each meal and donate that money to FeedMore. Last October alone the eve… Saturday, October 25, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Participating Restaurants Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondrestaurantweek.com.

Robbie Fulks at Capital Ale House

Robbie plays by nobody's rules--except the ones he hears in his head. He is prodigiously talented, with the soul of a country singer and the mind of a vaudevillian. Besides, his scorn for the music industry makes ours look positively prosaic. But don't let that make you lose sight of THE SONGS. Widely regarded by those who monitor such things as one of the most gifted songwriters to ever ply the trade, he can sing the kids ditty "Eggs" and Haggard's "Sing a Sad Song" back to back and mean 'em both. While it is true he started off a honky tonk smartass, it quickly became evident that Robbie was a monster talent and some of his early Bloodshot albums have been rightly elevated to the status of "classic" and serve as their own Greatest Hits collections. Seriously. Doors open at 6:00 pm Show starts at 7:00 pm $12.00 (including $3.00 early discount) http://www.robbiefulks.com/ Details - http://capitalalehouse.com/events-info/?ee=185. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.com.

ComedySportz Improv Theatre

ComedySportz Improv Theatre presents shows every Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm! ComedySportz is the worldwide sensation that is bringing hilarious, fast-paced, clean comedy to you. ComedySportz Richmond pits two teams, the Richmond Legends and the Virginia Hams, against each other in an improv battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot based off of your suggestions! The audience then votes for the winners. There is also a referee that calls the fouls and we even play the national anthem before each match. $10 with advance reservation, or $12 at the door! Call 266-9377 for reservations! http://www.comedysportzrichmond.com/. Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.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 25, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 14435 Stone Horse Creek Rd. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit www.richmondscreams.com.

8th Annual Pink Tie Gala at Convention Center

7:30pm to 12:30am (7:00 Hors D'oeuvres Reception} The eighth annual dance to raise funds for Breast Cancer awareness, grant programs, survivor support, education, and research, in our community. Enjoy a masquerade night of great food, dancing to live music, Silent Auctions, The Celebration of Life Dance Team, and even more dancing!! Tickets are still only $85.00 with 100% of the net proceeds going to the Central Va. Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. http://www.pinktiegala.org/. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:30 PM – Sunday, October 26, 2014, 12:30 AM. 300 N. 5th St. Richmond, VA.

West End Comedy at HATTheatre

All of us at West End Comedy welcome you to our most successful season ever - Season 5! Both shows start at 7:30 pm at HATTheatre. Adults are $7; children and students are $5. Below is the information for the September shows. For best seating please arrive 15 minutes early. Call West End Comedy at (804) 496-1714 with any questions. http://wecomedy.com. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 1124 Westbriar Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit wecomedy.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. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

East of Monroe at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$10 advance; $15 door. An intersection of musical genres with roots in traditional bluegrass. East of Monroe’s music explores swing, country, folk, pop, jazz, and bluegrass within tasteful arrangements of contemporary and traditional songs as well as original compositions. Deep experience and tight vocal harmony- together with fresh original songwriting- combine to offer a brand new and unique sound on the American acoustic music scene. Upcoming music from the band features the gifted songwriting of Gary Ferguson (formerly “Knoxville Grass”), Jackie Frost (2008 finalist in Independent Music Awards), and Richard Ward (formerly “Jackie Frost Trio”). Website: http://www.eastofmonroe.com/. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

VCU Rennolds Series: New York Brass Arts Trio at Singleton Performing Arts Center

Three world-class virtuoso soloists have come together to revolutionize the brass trio, and are being hailed as the first brass group ever to play with the sensitivity and musicality of a string quartet. Trumpeter Joe Burgstaller (formerly of Canadian Brass), french hornist David Jolley (founding member of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra) and trombonist Haim Avitsur (Symphony Magazine Emerging Artist) have forged together Classical, Light Classical and Classical/Jazz masterworks of all eras and adapted them for this fantastic and versatile instrumentation. $34. Details: http://arts.vcu.edu/music/2014/04/28/new-york-brass-arts-trio/. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

Trongone Band / Big Something at The Camel

FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/322457427928067/ Trongone Band 9pm Big Something 10:30pm. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:00 PM – Sunday, October 26, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – a Baroque Pastiche at Gallery 5

Capitol Opera Richmond (COR) is thrilled to be performing thrills and trills on the “Carnival of 5 Fires” for the second year in a row. They will present an original Baroque opera adaptation of the timeless ghost story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” With the traditional story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman as the libretto, and insertions of timeless Baroque arias to support the story. Doors open at 8pm; show at 9pm. Online ticketing with Ticketleap $12 in advance; $15/ door. Details: http://gallery5arts.org/newsitedesign/?page_id=226. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 200 W. Marshall St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit gallery5arts.org.

Home Away From Home Tour: Featuring Brother Ali, Bambu & Dj Last Word, Hosted By Mally at The Broadberry

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm $15-$18. I've lived and loved the culture of Hip Hop since I was in grade school, 1985. I use to study and memorize the greats like Melle Mell, Slick Rick and Whoodini. When KRS-One, Rakim and Public Enemy came out in the late 80's it blew my mind. I started writing and recording my own songs in Jr. High. By High School I was battling in cyphers everywhere I went and rockin' school dances. I met the Rhymesayers crew in the late 90's and learned the next level of DIY music. Ant and I started working together in '02. We made Shadows On The Sun and I started touring in support of Atmosphere (my label-mates and big brothers). We toured constantly for the next few years with comrades like Brand Nubian, Immortal Technique and Rakim. The Champion EP dropped in 04 and we kept it moving. Our last major release was The Undisputed Truth in Spring of '07. I had a great couple of years because of that record. My crew and I did our first headlining tours in the US, Canada and Aus… Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:00 PM – Sunday, October 26, 2014, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

ComedySportz Improv Theatre

ComedySportz Improv Theatre presents shows every Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm! ComedySportz is the worldwide sensation that is bringing hilarious, fast-paced, clean comedy to you. ComedySportz Richmond pits two teams, the Richmond Legends and the Virginia Hams, against each other in an improv battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot based off of your suggestions! The audience then votes for the winners. There is also a referee that calls the fouls and we even play the national anthem before each match. $10 with advance reservation, or $12 at the door! Call 266-9377 for reservations! http://www.comedysportzrichmond.com/. Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

Central Virginia Celtic Fest & Highland Games at RIR Complex

Highland games, Pipe Bands, Food, Pipe Bands, Drink, Pipe Bands, Music, Pipe Bands, drumming, Pipe Bands, Scottish Heritage, Pipe Bands, Clan tents, Pipe Bands, and of course Pipe Bands. Saturday, Oct. 25 -- 9 am to 6:00 pm Sunday, Oct. 26 -- 9 am to 6:00 pm Web - http://vacelticfestival.com/. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit vacelticfestival.com.

Peep My Feet: Sneaker X Streetwear Convention at The Broadberry

$5. Details: http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/687273-peep-my-feet-sneaker-x-richmond/. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 2729 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Goblins and Gourds at Lewis Ginter

Celebrate harvest-time in the Children's Garden with a concert by the Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra, pumpkin painting, seasonal food tasting, hoop dancing and more! It's a great chance to get outside, be active and enjoy the beauty of the season. Scheduled Activities Music - Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra Gourd Petting Zoo – Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra Pumpkin Painting - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (while supplies last) Pumpkin Carving Demonstration – Jerry Veneziano – Sweetwater Farm, LLC Scarecrow Stuffing – Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Seasonal Food Tasting – Edible Education Hoop Dance – Instruction and Demonstration presented by the RVA Hoop Lovers Gourd Carving Demonstration – Susan Sweder Stick Carving Demonstration – Cameron Lipscomb Halloween Craft - Keep Henrico Beautiful CVWMA Umami Tea - Sabrina Walters, owner of Umami Tea, will be providing herbal tea tastings. She will also have items available for purchase while supplies last.… Sunday, October 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.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. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 10515 Colonial Downs Pkwy New Kent, VA. For more info visit www.colonialdowns.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. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

Main Street Recycled Walking Tour

This historic business district long known for its 19th and 20th century ironfronts and high rises, is now being viewed by developers as an opportunity for urban residential growth. The tour focuses on the history of the area, the architectural styles and ornamentation of these buildings and their adaptive reuse for the 21st century. $15 per person; $5 for History Center Members Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check, or purchase online. On-street parking. http://www.richmondhistorycenter.com/node/271 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 tours of city neighborhoods, waterways, parks, retail districts, historic sites and battlefields. Led by a trained master guide, a Richmond History Tour is the best way to experience the city's rich past, present and future. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14th & Main streets Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Poe's Pumpkin Patch at Poe Museum

Make sure your kids grow up weird by taking them to this day of Poe-themed fun and games! Details: http://www.poemuseum.org/events.php. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1914 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.poemuseum.org.

#shutupcleary presents SPORTS BAR, The Awesome Few and The Sweater Band at Hardywood

What exactly is #shutupcleary? An easy answer is that it is the musings of local writer/radio show host/confessional humorist/festival curator/Richmonder Shannon Cleary. A extension of a fascination in music, storytelling, comedy, culinary art as well as a variety of other things. How does one bring this to the next appropriate stage? Outside of the following example, as examined by literary authoritarian John Hodgman, Sunday October 26th will be the first of hopefully many examples. FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/1530722777171166/ Details: http://www.hardywood.com/content/shutupcleary-presents-sports-bar-awesome-few-and-sweater-band. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.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. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Fourth Fridays: Meet Up with Art at VMFA

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://vmfa.museum/calendar/events/fourth-fridays-meet-art/. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

No Sleep Records Presents The Felix Culpa, Aviator, Rescuer at Strange Matter

5pm Doors | $8 In Advance // $10 Day Of Show | All Ages FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/471780899632017. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

Fall Richmond Restaurant Week

Monday, October 20 – Sunday, October 26 http://richmondrestaurantweek.com Join 30+ local restaurants as we celebrate Richmond for being what it is--a great food town. Each time you go out to dinner at participating restaurants during Restaurant Week, you are contributing to the local economy and helping eliminate area hunger through our partnership with FeedMore. For those of you who don't know: Richmond Restaurant Week was founded by Acacia's very own Aline Reitzer when she found herself inundated with donation requests. Modeled after Restaurant Weeks in New York and other cities, Aline founded Richmond Restaurant Week to include a charity component. The Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels were a natural partner from the beginning because their interest in food aligns closely with the restaurant industry. Area Chefs create a three-course price fixed menu following some basic guidelines and offer it up all week for $25.13 per person. On top of that dining deal, the restaurants take $2.1… Sunday, October 26, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Participating Restaurants Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondrestaurantweek.com.

Richmond Restaurant Week

Join 30+ local restaurants as we celebrate Richmond for being what it is--a great food town. Each time you go out to dinner at participating restaurants during Restaurant Week, you are contributing to the local economy and helping eliminate area hunger through our partnership with FeedMore. For those of you who don't know: Richmond Restaurant Week was founded by Acacia's very own Aline Reitzer when she found herself inundated with donation requests. Modeled after Restaurant Weeks in New York and other cities, Aline founded Richmond Restaurant Week to include a charity component. The Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels were a natural partner from the beginning because their interest in food aligns closely with the restaurant industry. Area Chefs create a three-course price fixed menu following some basic guidelines and offer it up all week for $25.12 per person. On top of that dining deal, the restaurants take $2.12 from each meal and donate that money to FeedMore. Last October alone the eve… Sunday, October 26, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Participating Restaurants Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondrestaurantweek.com.

Halloween III: Season of the Witch w/ Movie Club Richmond at Hardywood

Movie Club Richmond and Hardywood Park Craft Brewery celebrate the Halloween season with a free screening of Halloween III: Season of the Witch, taking place Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery (2408 Ownby Lane, Richmond, Virginia). This showing will mark the latest installment of Movie Club Richmond, a new repertory series that presents classic films and cult favorites in monthly screenings at locations such as Hardywood and Strange Matter. FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/665287293578553/ Details: http://www.hardywood.com/content/halloween-iii-season-witch-presented-movie-club-richmond-and-hardywood-park-craft-brewery. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Classical Incarnations w/ Richmond Symphony Members at Balliceaux

Free. Come to Balliceaux and hang with some of the Symphony Musicians of Richmond! Have a drink and enjoy a free concert of Mozart, Beethoven and others! http://classicalrevolutionrva.com/events/classical-incarnations/. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 203 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.balliceauxrva.com.

UR International Film Series: "Watchtower" (Turkey, 2012)

Friday, Oct. 24 and Sunday, Oct. 26 100 min. NR Friday showings are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday showings are at 7:30 p.m. The films are shown in the original language with English subtitles. This character study follows two haunted individuals determined to escape their troubled pasts. Their lives intersect at an observation tower located in a forest where Nihat treasures his solitude. He comes to know Seher, a bus hostess at a rural station she calls home. Together, they find comfort from their tragedies. “Watchtower is a finely crafted film about love born out of loss, guilt, and a sense of responsibility.” –Chale Nafus, Austin Film Society Details: http://library.richmond.edu/mrc/international-film-series.html. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Robins School of Business University of Richmond. For more info visit library.richmond.edu.

First Aid Kit at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $20 ADV | $23 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/first-aid-kit For two sisters from the suburbs of Stockholm who now share a label with idols like Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen and regularly tour and record with some of the biggest names in modern folk and indie, real life may seem like a bit of a fantasy at the moment, but it’s been a long, steady climb that’s brought them here. The future may always hold uncertainty, but for now, things are gold for First Aid Kit, and as they prepare to release the finest album of their career, tomorrow’s only looking brighter. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Treehouse, The Lost Dread, Dr Con at The Camel

Treehouse, The Lost Dread, Dr Con $5. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.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. Monday, October 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die at The Broadberry

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm $12.00 - $14.00 The most political music is often the most explicit, battering its audience with its beliefs. But that isn't always the case; sometimes it embeds its ideas in subtler, more successful ways. Take The Hotelier (previously The Hotel Year), whose second full-length Home, Like Noplace Is There is comprised of what can only be described as anthemic, cathartic rock songs, sent occasionally to delicate and destructive extremes. Singer Christian Holden pushes his clean voice until it crumbles, on "The Scope of All of This Rebuilding" against a strutting pace, and on the furious "Life in Drag" but most powerfully during the chorus of "Your Deep Rest" where his words are heart-wrenching and haunting. As drummer Sam Frederick stamps out an enormous beat and chords—strummed by Cody Millet, Scott Ayotte, and Chris Hoffman—clamor around him, Holden sings, "I called in sick from your funeral / tradition of closure made it feel impossible… / I should have never kept my wo… Monday, October 27, 2014, 7:00 PM – Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Laura Stevenson & The Cans at The Camel

$10. Laura Stevenson & The Cans - http://www.laurastevenson.net/ "A young singer and songwriter from Long Island... a lot like a sweeter voiced Sharon Van Etten with very smart witty lyrics, very literate, and wonderfully strong melodies that can then erupt into these jams... this had everything I love." - Jim DeRogatis, NPR Sound Opinions "Laura Stevenson is a slice of indie-pop heaven with a kitchen-sink mentality: chiming guitars, strings, violins, and Stevenson's soaring voice all stack atop one another, and the results are shimmering pop songs." - Marcus Gilmer, A.V. Club + 3 TBA. Monday, October 27, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

White Reaper, Sneaky Creeps, The Milkstains & Cherry Pits at Strange Matter

9pm Doors | $8 Cover | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/332234400294509. Monday, October 27, 2014, 9:00 PM – Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 12:00 AM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.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 28, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Life in Vacuum, Page of Concrete and Ostraca (ex-Kil Gore Trout) at Gallery 5

Life In Vacuum returns to Richmond once again supporting their recently released album “5″. This Ontario based trio blends post-hardcore and mathy punk unleashed at top volume and prime performance. https://lifeinvacuum.bandcamp.com/ Locals include: Page of Concrete local skramz nuts hell bent on rocking https://pageofconcrete.bandcamp.com/ OSTRACA a 3 piece continuation of Kilgore Trout 7pm $5 All Ages Details: http://gallery5arts.org/newsitedesign/?page_id=226. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 200 W. Marshall St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit gallery5arts.org.

Strange Matter & Stay Sweet Records Present The Flatliners, Single Mothers, Solids & Cross Eyed at Strange Matter

9pm Doors | $10 Cover | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/346301655521570/. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 9:00 PM – Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 12:00 AM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.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 29, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.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… Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 14435 Stone Horse Creek Rd. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit www.richmondscreams.com.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Allen Toussaint at Modlin Center

"When I meet someone like Allen Toussaint – that for me is like meeting the equivalent of the Dalai Lama, because he influenced the way I played the piano. He’s a historical part of rock-and-roll.” – Elton John “Return to the roots of jazz, America's great indigenous art form, and don't miss an opportunity for a performance by the ‘best jazz band in the land.’” – San Francisco Examiner From the heart of the French Quarter to the world’s stage, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band has spread the joyful, timeless spirit of true New Orleans jazz since 1961. This American musical treasure recently released That’s It! the PHJB’s first album of original material. Allen Toussaint is part of New Orleans music royalty – a renowned songwriter, producer, arranger, and performer celebrated for his distinctive deft and funky feel on the piano that earned him a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. With a poet’s ear for lyrics and songwriting steeped in New Orleans street music, Toussaint’s hit-making R&B songs have… Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

Silent Music Revival with Bermuda Triangles and "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)" at Gallery 5

During a Silent Music Revival event a classic silent short film is projected while local musicians act as the live soundtrack. As an added twist the band does not see the film prior the event and therefore creates an improvised score. Silent Music Revival presents: THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (1920) “considered by many critics to be one of the best films ever made and one of the greatest horror films of the silent period” with live musical score by: BERMUDA TRIANGLES https://bermudatriangles.bandcamp.com/ ” their sound still maintains the distinguishable chaos that a genre such as “post-apocalyptic-tropical” can promise, yet it makes more sense, a chaotic descent” ~ Shannon Cleary: RVA Mag 8 PM (sharp) FREE Details: http://gallery5arts.org/newsitedesign/?page_id=226. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 200 W. Marshall St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit gallery5arts.org.

Pre-Hollowscream In The City Part 2! at Strange Matter

Pre-Hollowscream In The City Part 2! Open Mic Starts At 9pm! $100 Cash Prize For Best Costume! 8PM Doors | $4 with college ID and costume // $5 with costume | 21+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/272455509544855/. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 9:00 PM – Thursday, October 30, 2014, 12:00 AM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.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. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Richmond’s Old Stone House and Poe Museum" by Rose Marie Mitchell at Virginia Historical Society

Even though the Old Stone House in Richmond is often called the Poe House because the legend has grown that the writer once lived in the structure, the story is not true. Poe never lived there. How then did the connection between the man and the house eventually become a reality and not just an Idea? After countless years of interest in Edgar Allan Poe and over three years of research, Rose Marie Mitchell has gathered the facts and stories to bring it all together to show how the house and the man are connected and how the Old Stone House is worthy of preservation in its own right and certainly worthy of being a memorial site for the internationally known and respected author. Details: http://www.vahistorical.org/attend-event/programs-and-activities/lectures-and-classes/richmond%E2%80%99s-old-stone-house-and-poe-museum?start=2014-10-30T12:00. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. 428 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vahistorical.org.

Fire, Flour & Fork Culinary Event

Fire, Flour & Fork is a two-and-a-half day culinary event (October 30 to November 2, 2014), organized by Real Richmond Food Tours and presented by Virginia Tourism Corporation, celebrating the best the Richmond region has to offer: its complex history, its rich artistic community and its established and rising culinary stars. What to expect: a highly curated mix of dining events (including an Urban State Fair), demonstrations, talks, food producers, cookbook authors, visiting chefs with Virginia ties, filmmakers, poets, playwrights, culinary historians, craft spirit makers and tableware designers. Beneficiaries include DNA, Lewis Ginter's Community Kitchen Garden and culinary scholarships. Info, tickets, & schedule: http://www.fireflourandfork.com/. Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Various Locations. For more info visit www.fireflourandfork.com.

Stay Sweet Records Presents Iron Chic, Crow Bait, Cancers & Hold Tight! at Strange Matter

5PM Doors | $10 Cover | All Ages FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/1484943461761046/. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.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 30, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.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… Thursday, October 30, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 14435 Stone Horse Creek Rd. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit www.richmondscreams.com.

The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die at The Broadberry

Love Canon doesn't cover the music of the '80s as much as kidnap it and take it on a bluegrass-tinged joyride. It's a general rule of American culture that it takes 20-40 years for a decade to shed its stale stench and get its groove back. There's no shortage of clever musical re-enactors giving the first generation of MTV an ironic makeover: a fool's errand, given that the music already was soaked in postmodern irony. By contrast, Love Canon refreshes and extends the originals with affectionate humor and effortless virtuosity. The players — including Old School Freight Train's Jesse Harper, Nate Leath, Darrell Muller, Virginia Commonwealth University guitar and banjo master Adam Larrabee, and Mandolin Virtuoso Andy Thacker — add layers of depth to the still-appealing pop hooks. They romp on throwaway classics such as ZZ Top's "Legs" and "She Blinded Me With Science." On their excellent version of "The Boys of Summer," the folk instrumentation adds a traditional context to the time-capsule lyrics. After b… Thursday, October 30, 2014, 8:00 PM – Friday, October 31, 2014, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Weezer (International Friendly), Operation Ivy (Reconciled World), Lifetime (Wifetime) at Gallery 5

International Friendly will be playing Weezer’s blue album in its entirety. Reconciled World is members of Sea Of Storms & Worn In Red and will be playing the best Op Ivy bangers. Wifetime is playing Lifetime. ‘Nuff said. Doors 7PM Details: http://gallery5arts.org/newsitedesign/?page_id=226. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 200 W. Marshall St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit gallery5arts.org.

Osaka Monaurail: Japan's Premiere Funk Orchestra First Live Tour In The United States! With Soulpower Djs Pari And Mr Felty! at Strange Matter

9pm Doors | $10 Cover | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/1484943461761046/. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 9:00 PM – Friday, October 31, 2014, 12:00 AM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.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 31, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Fire, Flour & Fork Culinary Event

Fire, Flour & Fork is a two-and-a-half day culinary event (October 30 to November 2, 2014), organized by Real Richmond Food Tours and presented by Virginia Tourism Corporation, celebrating the best the Richmond region has to offer: its complex history, its rich artistic community and its established and rising culinary stars. What to expect: a highly curated mix of dining events (including an Urban State Fair), demonstrations, talks, food producers, cookbook authors, visiting chefs with Virginia ties, filmmakers, poets, playwrights, culinary historians, craft spirit makers and tableware designers. Beneficiaries include DNA, Lewis Ginter's Community Kitchen Garden and culinary scholarships. Info, tickets, & schedule: http://www.fireflourandfork.com/. Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Various Locations. For more info visit www.fireflourandfork.com.

UR International Film Series: "The Kid With a Bike" (Belgium, 2011)

Friday, Oct 31 and Sunday, Nov. 2 87 min. NR Friday showings are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday showings are at 7:30 p.m. The films are shown in the original language with English subtitles. Winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes, this film takes an unsentimental view of children. Stubborn Cyril is an orphan who longs to be reunited with his father and cannot accept his circumstances. Cyril’s rebelliousness and search for a father figure takes its toll on those around him, especially Samantha, a salon worker who agrees to keep him weekends. Eventually he falls in with Wes, who has selfish plans for Cyril. Details: http://library.richmond.edu/mrc/international-film-series.html. Friday, October 31, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Robins School of Business University of Richmond. For more info visit library.richmond.edu.

Poe Goes to the Movies: An Evening with Victoria Price at Poe Museum

Vincent Price at the Poe Museum weekend kicks off Halloween night from 6-10 P.M. with Poe Goes to the Movies, a costume contest and film screen hosted by Vincent Price’s daughter, Victoria Price. Ms. Price and a panel of special guests will help judge the costume contest and Poe Look-Alike Contest. Then Victoria Price will introduce the movie Tales of Terror starring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, and Basil Rathbone. It will be a fun, frightening evening with games, tricks, and treats for the whole family. Admission for the evening is $15, and proceeds benefit the Edgar Allan Poe Museum’s education programming. Details: http://www.poemuseum.org/events.php. Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1914 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.poemuseum.org.

NT Live: Frankenstein at Modlin Center

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 31, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand. Directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation. The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying… Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

Richmond Ballet: "Carmina Burana" at Carpenter Theatre

Carmina Burana is one of the most popular works from the Richmond Ballet repertory. John Butler’s powerful, impassioned masterwork, choreographed originally in 1959 for New York City Opera, used the full breadth of Carl Orff’s choral score to explore the melding of classical ballet’s structure with the earthiness of contemporary dance, ultimately creating an innovative work that remains polarizing to this day. Orff’s grand-scale, incredibly varied musical spectacle was meant to overwhelm the senses, painting a lusty and emotional portrait of the cycle of medieval life, both celebrated and lamented in the 24 carminas, or songs, that were discovered in an ancient Bavarian monastery. With its avant-garde costuming and emotive lighting design, Carmina Burana is sure to soar with the powerful accompaniment of the Richmond Symphony and the Richmond Symphony Chorus, uplifting Orff’s oeuvre to its masterful heights, enlivening Butler’s extraordinary, groundbreaking work. Oct 31, 2014 7:00 pm Nov 1, 2014 2:… Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondballet.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 31, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 14435 Stone Horse Creek Rd. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit www.richmondscreams.com.

Night of the Living 70's! at Hardywood

Resurrecting the most wickedly rapturous years of American rock and roll, new wave and punk on All Hallows' Eve, with: Fear of Music (bewitching music of the Talking Heads) FULL MOON FEVER (enchanting rock and roll of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) and LOS RAMONES (spellbinding, and in Spanglish) Punk rock and Boka Tako Truck start at 7pm, beguilement is FREE til the witching hour. FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/881544638524823/ Details: http://www.hardywood.com/content/night-living-70s. Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

UR International Film Series: "The Kid With a Bike" (Belgium, 2011)

Friday, Oct 31 and Sunday, Nov. 2 87 min. NR Friday showings are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday showings are at 7:30 p.m. The films are shown in the original language with English subtitles. Winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes, this film takes an unsentimental view of children. Stubborn Cyril is an orphan who longs to be reunited with his father and cannot accept his circumstances. Cyril’s rebelliousness and search for a father figure takes its toll on those around him, especially Samantha, a salon worker who agrees to keep him weekends. Eventually he falls in with Wes, who has selfish plans for Cyril. Details: http://library.richmond.edu/mrc/international-film-series.html. Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Robins School of Business University of Richmond. For more info visit library.richmond.edu.

"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 31, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

A Spooky Evening w/ Three Sheets to the Wind at Capital Ale House

Guess what....Halloween is on a Friday this year, so get ready for an evening of thrills and chills with America's #1 Tribute To Yacht Rock! Three Sheets to the Wind returns to Capital Ale House's famous Music Hall for a Halloween night that is sure to quickly become a thing of legend! Win cash and prizes with our 3rd annual Halloween costume contest! Enjoy a special Halloween episode of Three Sheets TV™ and a full evening of yacht rock and 80s classics from Three Sheets to the Wind, America's #1 Tribute to Yacht Rock. $10 adv / $15 door Doors: 7:30 Three Sheets TV: 8:00 PM Three Sheets to the Wind: 8:30 PM Details - http://capitalalehouse.com/events-info/?ee=192. Friday, October 31, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.com.

The Taters Halloween Spooktacular! at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$15 advance; $20 door. An annual Fun Fright Night! This year on the actual day!! The Taters Halloween Show brings out the goblins, ghouls, and ghosts for their annual extravaganza… No Depression . The Taters play an eclectic mix of roots rock, pop, country, skiffle & Americana, a sound that’s been compared favorably to a mixture of Everlys, Orbison, Beatles, and Nick Lowe. Visit The Taters’ website: http://thetaters.com/. Friday, October 31, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

The Mantras at The Broadberry

Forming only six years ago, The Mantras continue to hone their direction and precision show by show. Building a reputation as go-for-broke live act, the quintet has been playing to consistently larger and larger crowds in their home state, including a number of sold-out shows. They have been steadily building a following both regionally and nationally with music that is a high-energy collaborative of funk-rock, middle-eastern, electronica, metal; a fusion that will shake your knees and rattle your toes. This rising profile has resulted in an incredible year so far, seeing The Mantras and their members in numerous festival performances and sharing stages in double-bills and direct support for the likes of Umphrey's McGee, Eoto, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Papadosio, Zoogma, The Werks, and many more. $10.00 - $12.00 Details: http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/686863-mantras-richmond/. Friday, October 31, 2014, 8:00 PM – Saturday, November 1, 2014, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

The Return Of The Living Dead Bands! at Strange Matter

The Return Of The Living Dead Bands! 7pm Doors | Free | 21+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/779692652090697. Friday, October 31, 2014, 8:00 PM – Saturday, November 1, 2014, 12:00 AM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

ComedySportz Spooktacular

ComedySportz Improv Theatre presents shows every Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm! ComedySportz is the worldwide sensation that is bringing hilarious, fast-paced, clean comedy to you. ComedySportz Richmond pits two teams, the Richmond Legends and the Virginia Hams, against each other in an improv battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot based off of your suggestions! The audience then votes for the winners. There is also a referee that calls the fouls and we even play the national anthem before each match. $10 with advance reservation, or $12 at the door! Call 266-9377 for reservations! http://www.comedysportzrichmond.com/. Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Friday, October 31, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

Return of the Creepshow Peepshow: Things That Go Bump & Grind in the Night! at Gallery 5

Experience queens of scream, devastating villains, and psycho go-go by Saffron Soleil and Zhora Nova! Costumes are encouraged- you can take part in our creepy costume contest. Grab your zombie sweetheart, purchase advance tickets, and prepare to trick and treat with the Richmond Burlesque Revue! Doors open at 8 and the Creepshow starts at 9. Tickets are $10 Advance and $15 at the door. Ages 18+ Details: http://gallery5arts.org/newsitedesign/?page_id=226. Friday, October 31, 2014, 8:00 PM – Saturday, November 1, 2014, 12:00 AM. 200 W. Marshall St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit gallery5arts.org.

NT Live: Frankenstein at Modlin Center

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 31, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand. Directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation. The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying… Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:00 PM – Saturday, November 1, 2014, 12:00 AM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

Fire, Flour & Fork Culinary Event

Fire, Flour & Fork is a two-and-a-half day culinary event (October 30 to November 2, 2014), organized by Real Richmond Food Tours and presented by Virginia Tourism Corporation, celebrating the best the Richmond region has to offer: its complex history, its rich artistic community and its established and rising culinary stars. What to expect: a highly curated mix of dining events (including an Urban State Fair), demonstrations, talks, food producers, cookbook authors, visiting chefs with Virginia ties, filmmakers, poets, playwrights, culinary historians, craft spirit makers and tableware designers. Beneficiaries include DNA, Lewis Ginter's Community Kitchen Garden and culinary scholarships. Info, tickets, & schedule: http://www.fireflourandfork.com/. Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Various Locations. For more info visit www.fireflourandfork.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, November 1, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

Heart of Virginia Wine Trail

Sat. & Sun. Time: All Day Tour 4 local wineries: Cooper Vineyards, Lake Anna Winery, James Riverhova Cellars & Grayhaven Winery. Your fee includes a passport for tastings at all 4 wineries, a souvenir Heart of Virginia Wine Trail tasting glass and light fare along the trail - As well as Stella & Dot for Sunday November 4th. $15.00pp. PLUS Celebrity book signing of the new Wine Dogs Vol. III and a "passing of the leash" by last year's SPCA mascot to our very own celebrity Wine Dog, Rosie. Rosie is very proud to represent the Richmond SPCA as mascot for the 2012-2013 year. http://www.lawinery.com http://www.coopervineyards.com http://www.grayhavenwinery.com http://www.jamesrivercellars.com. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Four Area Vineyards.

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, November 1, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. 500 Tredegar St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tredegar.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. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

Richmond Ballet: "Carmina Burana" at Carpenter Theatre

Carmina Burana is one of the most popular works from the Richmond Ballet repertory. John Butler’s powerful, impassioned masterwork, choreographed originally in 1959 for New York City Opera, used the full breadth of Carl Orff’s choral score to explore the melding of classical ballet’s structure with the earthiness of contemporary dance, ultimately creating an innovative work that remains polarizing to this day. Orff’s grand-scale, incredibly varied musical spectacle was meant to overwhelm the senses, painting a lusty and emotional portrait of the cycle of medieval life, both celebrated and lamented in the 24 carminas, or songs, that were discovered in an ancient Bavarian monastery. With its avant-garde costuming and emotive lighting design, Carmina Burana is sure to soar with the powerful accompaniment of the Richmond Symphony and the Richmond Symphony Chorus, uplifting Orff’s oeuvre to its masterful heights, enlivening Butler’s extraordinary, groundbreaking work. Oct 31, 2014 7:00 pm Nov 1, 2014 2:… Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondballet.com.

"Exquisite Corpse" Day of The Dead Party + Silent Auction at 1708 Gallery

OCTOBER 2 - NOVEMBER 1, 2014 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 Michael Pierce. Gallery visitors are welcome to come watch the artists and observe their process as they create this work that will be on display for the duration of Exquisite Corpse. Bidding on the Exquisite Corpse works will begin during… Saturday, November 1, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 319 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.1708gallery.org.

The Author's Appetite with Victoria Price at Poe Museum

On November 1 from 6-10 P.M. the Poe Museum will host The Author’s Appetite, featuring the new Poe/Price wines in addition to Vincent Price’s foods prepared from recipes in his own cookbook. Victoria Price will share some her memories of her famous father. The evening will also feature performances of Poe’s works by Anne Williams, a book signing by Victoria Price, curator talks in the new Raven Room. Admission for the evening is $50 and will benefit the Edgar Allan Poe Museum’s educational programming. Details: http://www.poemuseum.org/events.php. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1914 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.poemuseum.org.

Richmond Ballet: "Carmina Burana" at Carpenter Theatre

Carmina Burana is one of the most popular works from the Richmond Ballet repertory. John Butler’s powerful, impassioned masterwork, choreographed originally in 1959 for New York City Opera, used the full breadth of Carl Orff’s choral score to explore the melding of classical ballet’s structure with the earthiness of contemporary dance, ultimately creating an innovative work that remains polarizing to this day. Orff’s grand-scale, incredibly varied musical spectacle was meant to overwhelm the senses, painting a lusty and emotional portrait of the cycle of medieval life, both celebrated and lamented in the 24 carminas, or songs, that were discovered in an ancient Bavarian monastery. With its avant-garde costuming and emotive lighting design, Carmina Burana is sure to soar with the powerful accompaniment of the Richmond Symphony and the Richmond Symphony Chorus, uplifting Orff’s oeuvre to its masterful heights, enlivening Butler’s extraordinary, groundbreaking work. Oct 31, 2014 7:00 pm Nov 1, 2014 2:… Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondballet.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, November 1, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 14435 Stone Horse Creek Rd. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit www.richmondscreams.com.

6th Annual Bootleg Shakespeare: Antony & Cleopatra at VMFA Leslie Cheek Theater

6th Annual Bootleg Shakespeare: ANTONY & CLEOPATRA by William Shakespeare One of the world’s most famous tales of passion and war comes alive in this special performance of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra—Bootleg style! Mark Antony, the Roman military champion, is torn between his love for the volatile, irresistible Cleopatra, and his duty to the vast empire he helped to build. Bootleg Shakespeare brings together some of Richmond’s finest talents for one crazy day of rehearsal, and presents it to our community for a single night, free of charge. This show is first-come first-served and is normally sold out minutes after tickets are released. Avoid standing on line and secure your seats by including a $25 donation with your subscription. Details: http://henleystreettheatre.org/2014-2015-season. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit henleystreettheatre.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, November 1, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

The Void Tour ft RL Grime at The National

Doors: 8:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM **UNDER 21 WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL $3 AT THE DOOR** $20 ADV | $25 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/steez-promo-presents-the-void-tour-rl-grime. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Buddy Jewel at the Broadberry

$25.00 - $30.00 Dreams come true. We've all heard that. So, after winning the Dallas regional ALABAMA June Jam Talent Search and a couple of wins as Male Vocalist Champion on Ed McMahon's StarSearch, Buddy Jewell packed up his family and headed to Nashville to make his dream come true. A native Arkansan, Buddy's earliest recollection of music was associated with the radio in his parents' old blue Dodge. "I must have been about four years old " recalls Buddy, "and I remember trying to look inside the radio dial, hoping to catch a glimpse of the "little people" that I thought lived in there! I figured there must have been at least 100 of them because of all those different voices and sounds coming out of that little box in the dashboard. And all the time, I was wondering how they got to be so small and wishing I could get in there with them. Details: http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/686207-buddy-jewell-richmond/. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 2729 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Blacklist Burlesque presents (T)High Anxiety at Gottwald Playhouse

"It's good to be the king" Following the unprecedented success of "Game of Thrones: Burlesque is Coming," Blacklist Burlesque producer Moxie LaBouche has assembled a cast as silly as they are sexy to pay tribute to a living legend of comedy in "(T)High Anxiety: a Burlesque Tribute to Mel Brooks." Starring: Anna Steasya -- the knockout from the nation's capital; Bella La Blanc -- the "Stepford wife gone wild;" Dante the Inferno -- RVA's most prolific boylesque dancer and "the right tool for the job;" Cherrie Canary -- one good bad girl; Mina Corbeau -- our very own dark faerie; Moxie LaBouche -- one * hot * mess; Zadora Zaftig -- a feisty new face in burlesque; With Ray Bullock as The 2,000 Year Old Man (whose topics of discussion will come from the audience). $12. For Mature Audiences Details: hhttp://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/blacklist-burlesque-presents-thigh-anxiety. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Heart of Virginia Wine Trail

Sat. & Sun. Time: All Day Tour 4 local wineries: Cooper Vineyards, Lake Anna Winery, James Riverhova Cellars & Grayhaven Winery. Your fee includes a passport for tastings at all 4 wineries, a souvenir Heart of Virginia Wine Trail tasting glass and light fare along the trail - As well as Stella & Dot for Sunday November 4th. $15.00pp. PLUS Celebrity book signing of the new Wine Dogs Vol. III and a "passing of the leash" by last year's SPCA mascot to our very own celebrity Wine Dog, Rosie. Rosie is very proud to represent the Richmond SPCA as mascot for the 2012-2013 year. http://www.lawinery.com http://www.coopervineyards.com http://www.grayhavenwinery.com http://www.jamesrivercellars.com. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Four Area Vineyards.

Fire, Flour & Fork Culinary Event

Fire, Flour & Fork is a two-and-a-half day culinary event (October 30 to November 2, 2014), organized by Real Richmond Food Tours and presented by Virginia Tourism Corporation, celebrating the best the Richmond region has to offer: its complex history, its rich artistic community and its established and rising culinary stars. What to expect: a highly curated mix of dining events (including an Urban State Fair), demonstrations, talks, food producers, cookbook authors, visiting chefs with Virginia ties, filmmakers, poets, playwrights, culinary historians, craft spirit makers and tableware designers. Beneficiaries include DNA, Lewis Ginter's Community Kitchen Garden and culinary scholarships. Info, tickets, & schedule: http://www.fireflourandfork.com/. Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Various Locations. For more info visit www.fireflourandfork.com.

Virginia Thanksgiving Festival at Berkeley Plantation

Celebrate the first English Speaking Thanksgiving in the New World. Join us for a day dedicated to history, food and fun with tours of the 1726 manor house, a living history program, tribal dancers, arts, crafts and jewelry vendors, choral music, traditional Thanksgiving dinner and a re-enactment of the Landing of Capt Woodlief & his men. Nowhere can you find a more exciting, more educational or more enjoyable way to add to holiday traditions than a beautiful fall day at Berkeley Plantation. House Tour - 9:00 - 4:30 Festival - 12:00 - 4:00 Details: http://www.berkeleyplantation.com. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 12602 Harrison Landing Road Charles City, VA. For more info visit www.berkeleyplantation.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. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

Richmond Ballet: "Carmina Burana" at Carpenter Theatre

Carmina Burana is one of the most popular works from the Richmond Ballet repertory. John Butler’s powerful, impassioned masterwork, choreographed originally in 1959 for New York City Opera, used the full breadth of Carl Orff’s choral score to explore the melding of classical ballet’s structure with the earthiness of contemporary dance, ultimately creating an innovative work that remains polarizing to this day. Orff’s grand-scale, incredibly varied musical spectacle was meant to overwhelm the senses, painting a lusty and emotional portrait of the cycle of medieval life, both celebrated and lamented in the 24 carminas, or songs, that were discovered in an ancient Bavarian monastery. With its avant-garde costuming and emotive lighting design, Carmina Burana is sure to soar with the powerful accompaniment of the Richmond Symphony and the Richmond Symphony Chorus, uplifting Orff’s oeuvre to its masterful heights, enlivening Butler’s extraordinary, groundbreaking work. Oct 31, 2014 7:00 pm Nov 1, 2014 2:… Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondballet.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. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

UR International Film Series: "The Kid With a Bike" (Belgium, 2011)

Friday, Oct 31 and Sunday, Nov. 2 87 min. NR Friday showings are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday showings are at 7:30 p.m. The films are shown in the original language with English subtitles. Winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes, this film takes an unsentimental view of children. Stubborn Cyril is an orphan who longs to be reunited with his father and cannot accept his circumstances. Cyril’s rebelliousness and search for a father figure takes its toll on those around him, especially Samantha, a salon worker who agrees to keep him weekends. Eventually he falls in with Wes, who has selfish plans for Cyril. Details: http://library.richmond.edu/mrc/international-film-series.html. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Robins School of Business University of Richmond. For more info visit library.richmond.edu.

Jonathan Biss, piano and Miriam Fried, violin at Modlin Center

“So how do you like your virtuosos: Veteran or wunderkind?... This recital was not a competition, but a glorious collaboration between two like-minded players who share not only blood but also a passion for the intricate interplay that chamber music affords...” – St. Paul Pioneer Press American pianist Jonathan Biss is widely regarded for his artistry, musical intelligence and deeply felt interpretations, winning international recognition for his orchestral, recital, and chamber music performances and for his award-winning recordings. Miriam Fried has been recognized for many years as one of the world’s preeminent violinists. A consummate musician – equally accomplished as recitalist, concerto soloist or chamber musician – she has been heralded for her “fiery intensity and emotional depth” (Musical America) as well as for her technical mastery. Mr. Biss has been a member of Chamber Music Society Two at Lincoln Center, is a frequent participant at the Marlboro Music Festival, and often collaborates with… Sunday, November 2, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.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. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

Alton Brown Live at CenterStage

$53-$128. With his upcoming tour, Alton Brown brings his brand of quirky humor and culinary-science antics to the stage. The two-hour show is a unique blend of stand up comedy, food experimentation, talk show antics, multimedia lecture, and, for the first time...live music. Audience interaction is strictly enforced throughout the evening, though if you’re called upon as a culinary assistant you’ll definitely want to take the lab coat Brown offers, as things tend to get messy. Brown has worked his weird magic on live audiences across the nation for over a decade but this is the first time he’s actually hit the road with a live tour. The entire family will have a blast, especially as you sing along with Brown’s soon to be hits “Airport Shrimp Blues” and “TV Cookin Ain’t Like No Other Cookin.”. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Clash of the Comics at Funny Bone

$10. This is a two-part show with something for everyone… First… Comics compete for laughs to see who could be the next "big thing" and who should keep their day gig… Second… Headlining comedians crank it up a notch showcasing their talents for our general manager. Come out to the show, warm up your face muscles, and prepare your tear ducts for an evening of hilarity. If you are interested in signing up, just stop by the box office. Sign up ends one week before each competition. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

"The Life of Duncan Lee, Red Spy and Cold Warrior" by Mark A. Bradley at Virginia Historical Society

Children $4 Members Free (Join today) Seniors $5 Adults $6 Duncan Chaplin Lee was a Rhodes Scholar, patriot, and descendent of one of America’s most distinguished families—and possibly the best-placed mole ever to infiltrate U.S. intelligence operations. In his new book, Mark A. Bradley traces the tangled roots of Lee’s betrayal and reveals his harrowing struggle to stay one step ahead of America’s spy hunters during and after World War II. Drawing on Lee’s letters and thousands of previously unreleased CIA, FBI, and state department records, Bradley tells the unlikely story of a spy who chose his conscience over his country and its dark consequences. Details: http://www.vahistorical.org/attend-event/programs-and-activities/lectures-and-classes/life-duncan-lee-red-spy-and-cold-warrior?start=2014-11-06T12:00. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. 428 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vahistorical.org.

"Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle Film Series: The Abolitionists" at Virginia Historical Society

For almost a century following the American Revolution, abolitionists fought to end both slavery and racial injustice. The Abolitionists tells the story of several generations of men and women who led the battle to end slavery. Through innovative use of reenactments, this documentary puts a face on the antislavery movement. Info: http://www.vahistorical.org/attend-event/programs-and-activities/social-events/created-equal-americas-civil-rights-struggle-film?start=2014-06-19T18:30. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 428 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vahistorical.org.

"The Abolitionists": America's Civil Rights Struggle Film Series at Virginia Historical Society

The Virginia Historical Society (VHS) is proud to be one of the many organizations around the nation chosen to host the Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle film series in 2014. For almost a century following the American Revolution, abolitionists fought to end both slavery and racial injustice. The Abolitionists tells the story of several generations of men and women who led the battle to end slavery. Through innovative use of reenactments, this documentary puts a face on the antislavery movement. All programs are free and open to the public. A facilitated discussion follows each film. Details: http://www.vahistorical.org/attend-event/programs-and-activities/social-events/created-equal-americas-civil-rights-struggle-film?start=2014-11-06T18:30. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 428 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vahistorical.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. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

34th Annual Craftsmen's Christmas Classic Art & Craft Festival

November 7, 2014 – Fri. (10am – 9pm) November 8, 2014 – Sat. (10am – 6pm) November 9, 2014 – Sun. (11am – 5pm) Features original designs & work from hundreds of talented artists & craftsmen from across Virginia, the Carolinas and the nation. Visit with the actual artisans as you discover what goes into the creation of these one-of-a-kind treasures. There is something for every style, taste & budget with items from traditional to contemporary, functional to whimsical and decorative to funky. Thousands of unique choices for your shopping and gift giving pleasure. Details: http://www.gilmoreshows.com/craftsmens_classics_richmond_christmas.shtml. Friday, November 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.gilmoreshows.com.

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, November 7, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Adams & Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvafirstfridays.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. Friday, November 7, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"They're Playing Our Song" at Hanover Tavern

November 7, 2014 – January 4 Hanover Tavern Vernon, an award-wining, wisecracking composer, and Sonia, a slightly disorganized offbeat lyricist, come together in hopes of a successful collaboration and fall for each other in the process. This Tony nominated musical makes for an upbeat and entertaining evening filled with laughs, love and catchy tunes that are likely to get stuck in your head. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_theyre_playing.html. Friday, November 7, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

34th Annual Craftsmen's Christmas Classic Art & Craft Festival

November 7, 2014 – Fri. (10am – 9pm) November 8, 2014 – Sat. (10am – 6pm) November 9, 2014 – Sun. (11am – 5pm) Features original designs & work from hundreds of talented artists & craftsmen from across Virginia, the Carolinas and the nation. Visit with the actual artisans as you discover what goes into the creation of these one-of-a-kind treasures. There is something for every style, taste & budget with items from traditional to contemporary, functional to whimsical and decorative to funky. Thousands of unique choices for your shopping and gift giving pleasure. Details: http://www.gilmoreshows.com/craftsmens_classics_richmond_christmas.shtml. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.gilmoreshows.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, November 8, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.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. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.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, November 8, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"They're Playing Our Song" at Hanover Tavern

November 7, 2014 – January 4 Hanover Tavern Vernon, an award-wining, wisecracking composer, and Sonia, a slightly disorganized offbeat lyricist, come together in hopes of a successful collaboration and fall for each other in the process. This Tony nominated musical makes for an upbeat and entertaining evening filled with laughs, love and catchy tunes that are likely to get stuck in your head. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_theyre_playing.html. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Richmond Symphony Masterworks: Tchaikovsky 4 at Carpenter Theatre

Marta Ptaszyńska - Lumen for Orchestra R. Strauss - Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major Richard King, horn Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4 in F Minor $10-78. Details: http://www.richmondsymphony.com/events_details.asp?id=302. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondsymphony.com.

34th Annual Craftsmen's Christmas Classic Art & Craft Festival

November 7, 2014 – Fri. (10am – 9pm) November 8, 2014 – Sat. (10am – 6pm) November 9, 2014 – Sun. (11am – 5pm) Features original designs & work from hundreds of talented artists & craftsmen from across Virginia, the Carolinas and the nation. Visit with the actual artisans as you discover what goes into the creation of these one-of-a-kind treasures. There is something for every style, taste & budget with items from traditional to contemporary, functional to whimsical and decorative to funky. Thousands of unique choices for your shopping and gift giving pleasure. Details: http://www.gilmoreshows.com/craftsmens_classics_richmond_christmas.shtml. Sunday, November 9, 2014, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.gilmoreshows.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, November 9, 2014, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 3140 W. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.carytownrva.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. Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

"They're Playing Our Song" at Hanover Tavern

November 7, 2014 – January 4 Hanover Tavern Vernon, an award-wining, wisecracking composer, and Sonia, a slightly disorganized offbeat lyricist, come together in hopes of a successful collaboration and fall for each other in the process. This Tony nominated musical makes for an upbeat and entertaining evening filled with laughs, love and catchy tunes that are likely to get stuck in your head. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_theyre_playing.html. Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Rule of Law in an Age of Terror with Dennis Edney" at Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature

Queally Hall, Ukrops Auditorium. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Reception Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature Shuttle bus provided to take guests to reception and back 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. Monday, November 10, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 28 Westhampton Way Richmond, VA 23173. For more info visit museums.richmond.edu.

Draw Back the Curtain Documentary Premiere at Modlin Center

Draw Back the Curtain, a feature length documentary film shares the experiences of Russian Jewish families and the community volunteers that resettled them in Richmond 25 years ago. For the past three years, Jewish Family Services and University of Richmond Hillel have collaborated to document and preserve this part of our Richmond history. This program is financially supported in part by the Genesis Fund of Richmond Jewish Foundation, corporate and individual sponsors, and more than 8,500 volunteer hours across the community. A reception wil be held in Booth Lobby following the premiere. Registration is required for free tickets at http://drawbackthecurtain.richmond.edu http://modlin.richmond.edu/events/modlin-arts-presents/draw-back-the-curtain.html. Monday, November 10, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

"Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War" by Karen Abbott at Virginia Historical Society

Children $4 Members Free (Join today) Seniors $5 Adults $6 After shooting a Union soldier in her front hall with a pocket pistol, Belle Boyd became a courier and spy for the Confederate army, using her charms to seduce men on both sides. Emma Edmonds cut off her hair and assumed the identity of a man to enlist as a Union private, witnessing the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. Rose O’Neale Greenhow, engaged in affairs with powerful northern politicians to gather intelligence for the Confederacy. Elizabeth Van Lew, a wealthy Richmond abolitionist, hid behind her proper southern manners as she orchestrated a far-reaching espionage ring. Using a wealth of primary source material and interviews with the spies’ descendants, Karen Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating yet little-known aspects of the Civil War: the stories of four courageous women—a socialite, a farmgirl, an abolitionist, and a widow—who were spies. Details: http://www.vahistorical.org/attend-event/programs-and-activities/lectu… Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. 428 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vahistorical.org.

Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra (RSYO) Side-by-Side with the Richmond Symphony at Carpenter Theatre

More information to be announced. http://www.richmondsymphony.com/education.asp. Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondsymphony.com.

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $20 ADV / $25 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/suicidegirls-blackheart-burlesque. Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Champagne 'n' Shopping at Lewis Ginter

On this evening, the Garden Shop and Garden Cafe will be open (the outdoor gardens are not open). No admission fee required. Garden Members receive their 10% discount on all purchases! Learn more about the benefits of Garden Membership. Join us at the Garden for a special evening of shopping just in time for the holidays. Guests will be greeted with a glass of champagne or sparkling cider and enjoy live music and door prizes while you shop. The Garden Cafe will be open for dining 5 - 7 pm. Details: http://www.lewisginter.org/events/event_detail.php?event_id=351. Thursday, November 13, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Bubbles and Bites 2014 Progressive Dinner at Centerstage/Grace St./Jefferson

All aboard! Get ready to feast your way through four delicious samplings of culinary bites and libation bubbles. Richmond CenterStage Associates Board is holding its third progressive dinner featuring Richmond CenterStage’s Premier Restaurant Partners. The evening will begin at Richmond CenterStage where guests will embark on provided group transportation and journey to Julep’s New Southern Cuisine in Shockoe Bottom to taste inspired and unique southern culinary fare. The party then progresses to Lemaire for a modern culinary experience paired with the elegance and history of the iconic Jefferson Hotel. Guests then proceed to Rappahannock Restaurant for more libations, conversation, and fresh, farm-to-table morsels. This delightful evening concludes with a Southern sweet treat (or two) at Pasture. $55. Details: http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/bubblesandbites. Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Richmond "Symphony Rush Hour": Beethoven at Gottwald Playhouse

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 at Richmond CenterStage, 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! Tickets are only $20 and include a drink ticket! David Diamond - Rounds for String Orchestra Peter Schickele - Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra Tom Schneider, bassoon Beethoven - Symphony No. 2 in D Major Details: http://www.richmondsymphony.com/events_details.asp?id=355. Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondsymphony.com.

"They're Playing Our Song" at Hanover Tavern

November 7, 2014 – January 4 Hanover Tavern Vernon, an award-wining, wisecracking composer, and Sonia, a slightly disorganized offbeat lyricist, come together in hopes of a successful collaboration and fall for each other in the process. This Tony nominated musical makes for an upbeat and entertaining evening filled with laughs, love and catchy tunes that are likely to get stuck in your head. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_theyre_playing.html. Thursday, November 13, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

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, November 14, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Holly Jolly Christmas on Lakeside Avenue at Lewis Ginter

Friday, November 14 & Saturday, November 15, 2014; 5 - 9 p.m. The Garden Shop joins Lakeside-area merchants for a special holiday shopping event! Lakeside is known as a unique shopping district with shops featuring home decor, clothing, antiques and vintage treasures, toys, gourmet food and beverages and much more. Friday, November 14: Participating merchants (including the Garden Shop) extend hours til 9 p.m. Saturday, November 15: Regular hours apply Details: http://www.lewisginter.org/events/event_detail.php?event_id=352. Friday, November 14, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

The Gibson Brothers with special guest Liz Longley at Modlin Center

“So how do you like your virtuosos: Veteran or wunderkind?... This recital was not a competition, but a glorious collaboration between two like-minded players who share not only blood but also a passion for the intricate interplay that chamber music affords...” – St. Paul Pioneer Press American pianist Jonathan Biss is widely regarded for his artistry, musical intelligence and deeply felt interpretations, winning international recognition for his orchestral, recital, and chamber music performances and for his award-winning recordings. Miriam Fried has been recognized for many years as one of the world’s preeminent violinists. A consummate musician – equally accomplished as recitalist, concerto soloist or chamber musician – she has been heralded for her “fiery intensity and emotional depth” (Musical America) as well as for her technical mastery. Mr. Biss has been a member of Chamber Music Society Two at Lincoln Center, is a frequent participant at the Marlboro Music Festival, and often collaborates with… Friday, November 14, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

The Lone Bellow at Modlin Center

Lead singer/songwriter Zach Williams, singer/mandolin player Kanene Donehey Pipkin, and singer/guitarist Brian Elmquist form the trio The Lone Bellow. These transplanted southerners, now living in Brooklyn, NY deliver an acoustic-based blend of Alternative rock and Americana overflowing with soulful passion. The Lone Bellow’s self-titled Descendant Records debut dropped in early 2013 and is exuberant in its playing, welcoming in its attitude, and despite a melancholic undercurrent, the tracks are more often rave-ups than ruminations. Swelling harmonies and rousing group-sung choruses are the hallmark of this not-to-be-missed trio. Tickets $11-$22. http://modlin.richmond.edu/events/modlin-arts-presents/the-lone-bellow.html. Friday, November 14, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

"They're Playing Our Song" at Hanover Tavern

November 7, 2014 – January 4 Hanover Tavern Vernon, an award-wining, wisecracking composer, and Sonia, a slightly disorganized offbeat lyricist, come together in hopes of a successful collaboration and fall for each other in the process. This Tony nominated musical makes for an upbeat and entertaining evening filled with laughs, love and catchy tunes that are likely to get stuck in your head. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_theyre_playing.html. Friday, November 14, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

The Pumpkin Pie Show at Theatre Gym at the Virginia Rep Center

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. “With the trembling voice of Vincent Price and the sinister presence of Boris Karloff, Clay McLeod Chapman… uses the macabre to explore the humanity of his characters and reveal an almost spiritual side to the horrific. ” – The New York Times Celebrating its second decade of performances, The Pumpkin Pie Show is a literary fist in the face. Part storytelling session, part boxing match, part shamanistic ritual, The Pumpkin Pie Show has established itself as an all-points artistic hodgepodge of theatre and literature. The goal is to strip away the extraneous periphery of sets and costumes to put laser focus on the text and the performance itself, conjuring up an atmosphere of “creating something out of nothing,” as well as focusing on the ethereal connective tissue between the one telling the story and the audience. $11-$22. Details: http://modlin.richmond.edu/events/modlin-arts-presents/pumpkin-pie-show.html. Friday, November 14, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

Anthem Richmond Marathon / American Family Fitness Half Marathon / HCA Virginia 8k.

Why run Richmond? The reasons add up. A great senic course takes you through some of Richmond's most unique neighborhoods, culminating in a downhill finish in the heart of downtown. All of our on-course support is guaranteed to give you that extra boost of energy. Unique features such as junk food stops and wet washcloths along the course, as well as hot pizza and a complimentary massage to greet you at the finish line. Even an online registration system that doesn't hit you with extra fees to sign up. It's what led Runner's World to confirm what we've been saying all along: The Anthem Richmond Marathon truly is "America's Friendliest Marathon"! Details: http://www.sportsbackers.org/events/richmond-marathon/. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 5th and Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.sportsbackers.org.

Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra at Carpenter Theatre

Plant a seed, grow an orchestra. Be a maker, not just a consumer. This is a band whose members and instruments are locally grown! The Gourd Orchestra plays its own brand of Paleolithic lounge music – mixing past with present, rhythm with melody, and chaos with order. A band of musicians with dirt under their fingernails—they put the “cult” back into culture, and “culture” back into agriculture. Adults: $10, Children: $6. Details: http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/richmond-indigenous-gourd-orchestra. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Holly Jolly Christmas on Lakeside Avenue at Lewis Ginter

Friday, November 14 & Saturday, November 15, 2014; 5 - 9 p.m. The Garden Shop joins Lakeside-area merchants for a special holiday shopping event! Lakeside is known as a unique shopping district with shops featuring home decor, clothing, antiques and vintage treasures, toys, gourmet food and beverages and much more. Friday, November 14: Participating merchants (including the Garden Shop) extend hours til 9 p.m. Saturday, November 15: Regular hours apply Details: http://www.lewisginter.org/events/event_detail.php?event_id=352. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

"They're Playing Our Song" at Hanover Tavern

November 7, 2014 – January 4 Hanover Tavern Vernon, an award-wining, wisecracking composer, and Sonia, a slightly disorganized offbeat lyricist, come together in hopes of a successful collaboration and fall for each other in the process. This Tony nominated musical makes for an upbeat and entertaining evening filled with laughs, love and catchy tunes that are likely to get stuck in your head. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_theyre_playing.html. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

The Pumpkin Pie Show at Theatre Gym at the Virginia Rep Center

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. “With the trembling voice of Vincent Price and the sinister presence of Boris Karloff, Clay McLeod Chapman… uses the macabre to explore the humanity of his characters and reveal an almost spiritual side to the horrific. ” – The New York Times Celebrating its second decade of performances, The Pumpkin Pie Show is a literary fist in the face. Part storytelling session, part boxing match, part shamanistic ritual, The Pumpkin Pie Show has established itself as an all-points artistic hodgepodge of theatre and literature. The goal is to strip away the extraneous periphery of sets and costumes to put laser focus on the text and the performance itself, conjuring up an atmosphere of “creating something out of nothing,” as well as focusing on the ethereal connective tissue between the one telling the story and the audience. $11-$22. Details: http://modlin.richmond.edu/events/modlin-arts-presents/pumpkin-pie-show.html. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

VCU Rennolds Series: St. Lawrence String Quartet at Singleton Performing Arts Center

The St. Lawrence String Quartet continues to build its reputation for imaginative and spontaneous music-making, through an energetic commitment to the great established quartet literature as well as the championing of new works. Established in 1989, the St. Lawrence String Quartet has developed an undisputed reputation as a truly world class chamber ensemble. The quartet performs over 120 concerts annually worldwide and calls Stanford University home, where the group is Ensemble-in-Residence. $34. Details: http://arts.vcu.edu/music/2014/04/28/st-lawrence-string-quartet/. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

"They're Playing Our Song" at Hanover Tavern

November 7, 2014 – January 4 Hanover Tavern Vernon, an award-wining, wisecracking composer, and Sonia, a slightly disorganized offbeat lyricist, come together in hopes of a successful collaboration and fall for each other in the process. This Tony nominated musical makes for an upbeat and entertaining evening filled with laughs, love and catchy tunes that are likely to get stuck in your head. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_theyre_playing.html. Sunday, November 16, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

NT Live: Skylight at Modlin Center

Live Broadcast on Thursday, October 23 • 2pm Encore Broadcast on Sunday, November 16 • 3pm Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) feature in the highly anticipated production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry (The Audience), broadcast live from the West End by National Theatre Live. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires. About National Theatre of London Live The groundbreaking series National Theatre Live brings the best of British theatre direct from the stages of London to movie theatres around the world. Each performance is ca… Sunday, November 16, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

Richmond Symphony Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 at RMC

$20. David Diamond - Rounds for String Orchestra Peter Schickele - Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra Tom Schneider, bassoon Beethoven - Symphony No. 2 in D Major Details: http://www.richmondsymphony.com/events_details.asp?id=313. Sunday, November 16, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Blackwell Auditorium Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.richmondsymphony.com.

DakhaBrakha at Gottwald Playhouse

The Ukrainian subversive punk-folk group DakhaBrakha invents music that is highly rhythmic and energetic, capturing Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian influences in combination with Ukrainian roots to create a world of unexpected new music. Featured on NPR and at New York City’s 2014 globalFEST, this Ukrainian “ethnic chaos” band creates rich compositions that meld vocal intensity with thumping drum beats, creating enticing and inescapable intrigue. Be a part of this global sensation as these artists bring their eccentric brand of music to Richmond this fall. $11-$22. Details: http://modlin.richmond.edu/events/modlin-arts-presents/dakhabrakha.html. Sunday, November 16, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

John Butler Trio at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $25 ADV | $28 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/john-butler-trio The contradictions in John Butler are evident, and, despite his magnificently successful career (with number one albums in Australia and sell-out tours) his is a troubled soul. One of the most successful recording artists Australia has ever produced and a musician whose reputation has begun to rock the waters of both Europe and America, Butler is nevertheless a man on the edge, poised like a beautiful suicide. Where will he go next? Up or down? Despite the tensions within the man and his music the new album makes his future trajectory abundantly clear. An independent role model, founder of Australia’s Jarrah Records, family man and proud skateboard aficionado, JB, in spite of his matey public persona, remains an enigma. He is from everywhere and nowhere, an Australian/American, Everyman/Nowhere Man, and his music mixes rootedness and rootlessness, pain and celebration in a way that is… Sunday, November 16, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.